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2019 - 2020 Season

One-Act Festival

By various
Directed by various
November 21 - 25, 2019

by Susan Glaspell
Directed by Rasool Jahan

Night Vision by Dominique Morisseau
Colored by Winter Miller
Directed by Brandon Haynes

This was Fun 
by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Rob Piscitelli 


Sam Henry, Hannah Whittington, Emily Morgan

Tiffany Melenzio, Eric Groves

Caroline Greelish, Cole Kordus


LJ Enloe (Hale 1916 - Trifles) is a junior. He loves being involved with all kinds of theatre at UNC, including this, his fifth show with KTC. He hopes to still be working on theatre when next semester comes around. 

Emma Scaggs (Purple - Colored) is a senior double majoring in the Dramatic Arts and Biology. Previous KTC credits include Language ArchiveThe Kritik, and Distracted. When she isn’t doing theatre, she works at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham playing with bugs. 

Anish Pinnamaraju (Trifles & Colored) is a junior majoring in Dramatic Arts/Communication. He would like to thank his family, his directors, and his crew for a wonderful experience.
Sam Henry (County Attorney - Trifles) is a Freshman at UNC and acting in his first show with the Kenan Theatre Company. Past credits from Durham School of the Arts include Jesus in Godspell, Cassio in Othello, and Mrs. Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatchers. He also sound designed KTC's first production this year, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. He would like to thank Rasool as well as the entire cast and crew of Trifles for their hardworking in making the show a success.
Cole Kordus (Him - This Was Fun) is a Senior at Carolina studying Dramatic Arts, Russian, and Global Cinema and is thrilled to be making his stage debut with the Kenan Theatre Company! Cole is an avid writer, with such works as La Fiesta and After Life having been produced by LAB! Theatre, as well as an aspiring film director (Kevin's Conscience, Connected). Cole is grateful to his very talented cast and crew, as well as everyone who came out for the show.
Bethany Lockhart (Mrs Peters - Trifles, Green - Colored) is a sophomore at UNC majoring in English and Dramatic Art. This is her first performance with Kenan Theatre Company, but she is very excited! She would like to thank her friends, family, and the wonderful cast and crew!
Damion Williams (Hale - Trifles, Also Blue - Colored) says "Greetings! I am a current freshman at UNC Chapel Hill, currently majoring in Environmental Health Sciences with a minor in Health and Society. Sorrowfully, I have not been predisposed to any dramatic works but coming to Carolina I knew I wanted to explore the world of Theatre! I absolutely have to thank my parents, my wonderful tar heel friends, and the cast and crew of both shows! Rah Rah!"
Kendall Mason (Pink - Colored) is a sophomore from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is so excited to be making her KTC and UNC debut. Kendall would like to thank the awesome cast and crew for all the hard work they put into making this production possible!
Hannah Whittington (Mrs. Peters – Trifles) is a sophomore studying English & Comparative Literature and Dramatic Art. She is very excited to be making her KTC debut! Prior acting credits include The Belkin Tales with LAB! Theatre and Mamma Mia! with Pauper Players. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, and everyone involved with the One Acts Festival for making it such a fun experience!
Emily Morgan (Mrs. Hale, 1916 – Trifles) is a senior at UNC studying History and Dramatic Arts. She is a producer for Kenan Theatre Company as well as a performer, having recently produced By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, the 2019 Lillian Chason Production. She would like to thank the cast, crew, and her dog.
Eric Groves (Sheriff 1960s - Trifles, Ezra - Night Vision) is a sophomore from New Castle, PA studying Human Development and Family Studies and French. He is so thankful to be a part of the One Acts Festival, his first engagement with Kenan Theatre Company. He was last seen as Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror Picture Show (UNC Pauper Players) and an ensemble member in Mamma Mia! (UNC Pauper Players). Eric would like to thank his family for supporting his journey at UNC and the amazing cast of crew of Kenan Theatre Company.
Michael Sparks (Sheriff – Trifles) is a man trying to capture life through a lens.
Aubree Dixon (Mrs. Hale 1960 - Trifles, Blue - Colored) is a junior at UNC studying Dramatic Art. She is thrilled to be in her sixth show with KTC! Some recent roles include Emma Parker in Bonnie & Clyde (UNC Pauper Players), #11 in The Wolves, and Lottie McBride/Carmen Levy-Green in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (KTC). She would like to thank the cast and crew for being so kind, and her friends and family for accepting that she will not stop talking about the shows she has been in.
Jonathan Melton (Yellow – Colored) is a freshman majoring in Dramatic Art and Film Studies. He is very excited to be in his first show at KTC and his first show at UNC. He is super excited to be performing and wants to thank everyone who worked super hard to make this show possible.
Tiffany Melenzio (Ayanna Understudy – Night Visions) is a first-year studying Psychology and Dramatic Art. She is so excited for her first show with the Kenan Theatre Company! She was recently Riley in Black Girl, Interrupted (BATC). She would like to thank her friends and the incredible casts and crew of the One Acts Festival.
Caroline Greelish (Her - This Was Fun) is a senior at Carolina studying Dramatic Art and Advertising. She is very excited for this show, her second with Kenan Theater Company! Recent roles include Eurydice in Eurydice (LAB! Theater), Ms. Prism in Importance of Being Earnest (Kenan Theater Company) and Sylvia James in Sisterly (LAB! Theater). She would like to thank the incredible cast and crew as well as her family for always supporting her dream of becoming an actor!

Elizabeth Redding (Stage Manager - This Was Fun) is a first-year studying Chemistry and Dramatic Arts. She is very excited to be working with KTC again after Stage Managing for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark in Fall 2019. She would like to thank Amelia and Emily Jane for being amazing tech mentors, Rob, Caroline, and Cole for all of the fun rehearsals, and the entire cast and production team for all of their hard work and energy! 

Bea Manaligod (Sound Designer - Trifles/This Was Fun) is a junior at UNC studying computer science and communications, but she loves to be involved with theatre for fun! This is her first show with KTC, but in the past she's directed with LAB! Theatre (The Belkin Tales), acted with Company Carolina (Our Place) and is a part of the goofy yet truthful Modern Shakespeare Society. She'd like to thank the sweet face of KTC, Kayla Brown, for being a talented friend and roomie.
Alexandra Corbett (Costume Designer and Properties Master - This Was Fun, Properties Master - Trifles) is a senior at Carolina studying Psychology and Philosophy. She is very excited to be a part of her first Kenan Theater Company show. Before designing for KTC, she designed costumes with Company Carolina last year for Bright Star and Julius Caesar. In her spare time, she can be found painting and working on completing a novel!
Zoë Lord (Costume Designer- Colored) is a sophomore at Carolina Studying Political Science and Public Policy. She is excited to be working on her second KTC show, she was previously involved as a dresser for KTC's production of Hedda Gabbler. She would like to thank her family, her friends, Marissa Lupkas, and the other production staffs.
Rob Piscitelli (Director – This Was Fun) is a senior at UNC studying Dramatic Art and Advertising. This is Rob's first time directing with KTC. Previous directing credits include Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (LAB! Theatre), The Pillowman (LAB! Theatre) and Home Fairing (New Works Project). Rob acted as an assistant director on Real Estate (PlayMakers Ground Floor) and Tartuffe (PlayMakers Repertory Company). Rob is proud of his cast and happy for this opportunity to bring a play onto the stage of the Kenan Theater.
Duncan Mitchell (Lighting Designer – Night Vision) is a junior at UNC studying political science. He is honored to be a part of this show, his fourth overall with KTC. His other interests include eating cheesesteaks, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and quoting the movie “Goodfellas.” He would like to thank the cast and crew for putting in that work.
Emily Sallade (Stage Manager – Trifles, Props Master – Night Visions and Colored) is a sophomore and the props master for Kenan Theatre Company. This is her first time stage managing, and she is thrilled to be here and be learning new things about theater!
Amelia Jerden (Production Stage Manager for all shows) is a junior double majoring in Advertising and Public Relations & Dramatic Art. Amelia has previously stage managed The Language Archive and Just Like Now with KTC. Other stage management credits include Bethany and Sisterly with LAB! Theatre Company. In addition to stage managing, she enjoys her role on KTC's board as a co-publicity director – follow us on Instagram @kenantheatrecompany and Facebook @KenanTheatreCompany! Thank you for attending our first ever One Acts Festival!
Rasool Jahan (Director – Trifles) is a local professional actress, who is exciting to be Directing. She is delighted to be working with this very talented cast and crew! As an actress, on the PlayMakers stage, Rasool has played such roles as Shelley in DOT and Esther in Intimate Apparel, to name a few. She can currently be seen on the FOX series, The Resident as well as The Swamp Thing and The Reprisal, a new Hulu series airing in December. She is committed to Social Justice Theatre and serves on the Board of Hidden Voices, an organization devoted to giving a voice to under-served communities through artistic expression. Rasool would like to thank the cast, crew, producers and David for making this happen! Thanks, Y'all!
Rachel Ellsworth (Costumes Supervisor-All Shows) is a sophomore at Carolina studying Exercise and Sport Science and Biology. This is her 4th show with Kenan Theatre Company, working backstage on wardrobe crew and she can't wait to do more! She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her in one of her many random endeavors, as well as the cast and crew for this amazing production!
Parker Jenkins (Lighting Designer – This Was Fun) is a junior double majoring in Dramatic Art (BA) and Psychology (BS), conc. in Neuroscience, and is honored to have had the opportunity to work on KTC’s One Acts Festival this semester! Recent design credits include UNC Pauper Players (Ghost Quartet), Company Carolina (Julius Caesar, Sweet Charity), in addition to working as an undergraduate lighting assistant with PlayMaker’s Repertory Company. In addition to technical theatre, previous production credits include his current direction of Kenan Theatre Company’s 2020 Me Too Monologues. Recent acting credits include productions with Kenan Theatre Company, the UNC Pauper Players, and Lab! Theatre. He would like to thank his family and friends who push him to redefine what theatre truly is with every production!
Ava Pukatch (Producer) is a sophomore studying Journalism and Political Science. She is happy to be a part of her second show with KTC after previously ASMing The Language Archive last year. Ava also enjoys being a KTC work study! She would like to thank her fellow producer Elizabeth, Dave, Amelia and the cast and crew for the One Acts. Much love to friends, family and goats.
Ryan Kroll (Sound Design - Night Visions) is a sophomore Management and Society and Communications double major. Thank you.
Jackson Seymore (Deck Crew) is a convenient plot device. He exists solely when he is needed.
Karmen Black (Costume Designer - Trifles) is a Senior Dramatic Arts major. This is her 4th show with KTC, previously doing costume designs for Elephants Graveyard, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play. She also did costumes of LAB! Theatre's Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. Karmen would like to thank her family, friends, loved ones, and the awesome cast and crew for their support and help throughout the process of the play!
Aoife Delany Reade (Set Design - Trifles, Sound Design - Colored) is theatre maker on exchange from Ireland for the semester. This marks her first, and unfortunately her last show with KTC! She is part of the Irish theatre company war/war/war Theatre, a Galway based group.
Amanda Roberts (Light Board Operator - One Acts) is a senior Communications Major with minors in Dramatic Arts and Mandarin Chinese Studies. Amanda's recent technical work includes set design for Circle Mirror Transformation (Company Carolina) and co-technical director/co-assistant stage manager for Sweet Charity (Company Carolina). This is her first show with Kenan Theater Company and is excited to work alongside a great crew. She would like to thank her cast, crew, and her family for all their support.
Emily Jane MacKillop (Scenic Design – Night Vision/This Was Fun, Lighting Design – Colored) is a senior and the Lillian Chason Scholar for 2019-20. She serves as the Master Electrician for KTC. She has previously designed for KTC most recently during By The Way Meet Vera Stark. You’ll often find her with a blanket and a cup of tea within the halls of the CDA.
Emma Craig (Lighting Designer - Trifles) is a sophomore at Carolina studying Biology, Journalism, and French. This is Emma's first show as a lighting designer and she is thankful for this new opportunity. She would like to thank her family, friends, and the cast and crew of the One Acts.
James Wright (Sound Board Operator) is a sophomore at Carolina studying Communications Studies with a concentration in Media Production. He intends on joining the Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor in his junior year. He is the sound operator for the four shows in the One Acts. He would like to thank his parents, brother, and crew for their support!
Elizabeth Durham (Producer) is a Junior Dramatic Arts and Business major who can’t wait for you to see the show! Previous theatre credits include Antigonick, The Wolves, Mr. Burns (KTC), Sweet Charity (Company Carolina), Rocky Horror (Pauper), and The Belkin Tales (LAB!). Hi mom! Thanks to all, including Dave for the memes, Amelia, and Ava in particular. Connor, thanks for the hugs. Hedgehogs, thanks for existing. Love you Jackson.