2018 - 2019 Season

By Julia Cho

Directed by Ashley Teague

October 11 - 15 2018


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Ashley Teague is the Founding Artistic Director of Notch Theatre Company and recipient of the Embark Fellowship Award for Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship. As a creative content producer, Teague worked on such films as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, Paul Haggis' Next Three Days, and Tina Chism’s Peeples. Most recent directing credits include Capsized (Cherry Lane Theater, NY); Twelfth Night (Gallery Players, NY) The Rehearsal (FSU/Asolo Rep, FL), FIT (La Mama Studios, NYC; Trinity Rep, RI; White Heron Theater, MA), CHQ Project (Chautauqua Theatre Co, NY), Scapegoat (Delta Cultural Center, AR), Invasion! (Brown University, RI), A Kind of Providence (AS220, RI), Bean (Hollywood Fringe Festival CA), Jesus Hopped the A Train (Lyric Theatre, CA), Willful (California State Capitol), Ajax (Theater of War Productions, CA), and Halfway Home (Blank Theater, CA). Teague recently assisted director Liesl Tommy and Sarah Ruhl on the World Premiere production of Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical at Trinity Repertory Theater and assistant directed on the Off-Broadway premiere of Discord by Scott Carter, directed by Kimberly Senior at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Jackson Campbell (George) is a senior at Carolina studying Dramatic Art and Communications. He is thrilled to have a part in telling this beautiful and impactful story alongside an amazing cast and crew! His prior roles include Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret, Amos Hart in Chicago (UNC Pauper Players) and Longaville in Love’s Labour’s Lost (KTC). He would like to thank his family and friends, and hopes that by the end of this show, everyone understands the importance of bread to society.

Katie Distefano (Alta) is a junior studying Dramatic Art and Linguistics, so she is thrilled to be in a play about linguistics, living the dream that she never knew she had. Her past credits include The Hothouse (LAB! Theatre), War of the Worlds (Company Carolina), and Me Too Monologues (KTC). She would like to thank to Simon Wolf for helping so much with our languages/accents and the whole Language Archive team for bringing food to almost every rehearsal. Mir ne glessalla!

Ash Heffernan (Mary) is a senior from Jacksonville, FL. She is a Dramatic Arts and Communications double major, with a Social and Economic Justice minor. This is her first show with KTC as an actor, but this is her third year as a producer. She would like to thank the wonderful creative team on this show for such a fun process!

Olivia Herrera (Instructor) is a sophomore majoring in Business and Dramatic Art, and this is her KTC debut. She is very excited to be taking on this task, with a kind and
wonderful cast! She hopes you enjoy the production,
almost as much as you enjoy her instruction!

Andrew Linden (Old Man) is a sophomore at UNC studying Dramatic Art. This is his first KTC show, but he has worked on such shows as Duck Hunter Shoots Angel and Next to Normal with The LAB! Theatre and Into the Woods and Bonnie and Clyde with Pauper Players. Andrew would like to thank his wonderful friends and family, as well as his beautiful girlfriend, Kayla.

Anish Pinnamaraju (Resten) is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Dramatic Arts. He is excited for his first show with KTC! He’d like to thank his parents, his suitemates, and everyone who helped make this show possible.

Emma Scaggs (Emma) is a junior pursuing a double major in the Dramatic Arts and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. When she isn’t doing theatre, she works at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham playing with bugs.

Lizzy Campbell (Assistant Stage Manager) is a First Year and is thrilled to be working on her first show here at KTC. In her free time, she can be found drinking coffee and keeping the volume of the radio on intervals of three. Thanks to Amelia, Ashley, and late night at Rams.

Danny Ferguson (Sound Design) is a junior studying Biology and Drama. Previously an aspiring actor, he found his true passion in design last year with his debut sound designing KTC’s The Importance of Being Earnest and is so excited to be back with the company as sound designer for The Language Archive. He wanted to give a shout out to Emily Jane for getting him on board with the rest of the phenomenal group working on the show, as well as Amelia for keeping him on schedule (among other things).

Amelia Jerden (Stage Manager) is a sophomore studying Media and Journalism and Dramatic Art. She is so excited to be returning to KTC after Assistant Stage Managing for The Importance of Being Earnest in Spring 2018. When Amelia isn’t in class or at rehearsal, she can be found

Jaya Kuic (Scenic Design) is a sophomore majoring in History and Geography. Before set designing for The Language Archive, she worked with KTC and LAB! Theatre in stage management, set design, and props.

Livian Kennedy (Costume Design) is a senior at Carolina studying studio art and dramatic art. She is excited to be filling a new and exciting role of the crew! Recent roles include Alex in The Utopia Machine (Communications Dept.), War in The Underwear Models of the Apocalypse (Swain Series), and Daughter in Conversations with Hitler (l.i.t.). She would like to thank her amazing co-costumer, friends, family, and cast/crew for their support and hopes you enjoy the show!

Marissa Lupkas (Costume Design) is a senior at UNC majoring in Art History and Dramatic Art. Active within community theater in her hometown of Pinehurst, NC, she has performed in Chicago, Grease, and The Pirates of Penzance. Following a newfound interest in costume production and design, this is Marissa’s first experience costume designing and first show with Kenan Theatre Company.

Emily Jane MacKillop (Lighting Design) is a junior majoring in Dramatic Art. This is her third season working as a production assistant and Master Electrician with KTC. Emily Jane has previously worked with KTC as a lighting designer for The Kritik and Me Too Monologues, and as stage manager for The Wolves. Emily Jane would like to thank the wonderful cast and production team that has created this amazing production. Also thank you to Chris for all his support.

Connor Nielsen (Producer) is a senior studying Dramatic Art and Economic Development. At Carolina, he’s produced Antigonick (KTC), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Growing Pains (Pauper Players). As an actor, he’s appeared in five shows at UNC including Tartuffe (PlayMakers Rep) and The Cherry Orchard (KTC). A million thanks to the cast, crew, Nellie, Dave, and the Chason family for bringing this beautiful story to life!

Ava Pukatch (Assistant Stage Manager) is a first year at Carolina studying computer science. She is super excited to be a part of her first Kenan Theatre Company show! Much love to the cast and crew as well as family and friends!

Nellie Wise (Producer, Properties Master) is a senior studying Dramatic Art. The Language Archive marks her thirteenth show with KTC. Some of her favorite roles with the company include being the Scenic Designer for The Importance of Being Earnest and working as the Props Master for The Kritik and Antigonick. She wants to thank her family and the Chason family for their unconditional love, as well as David Navalinsky and Andrea Bullock for always supporting her work as a theatre artist.