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Tartuffe-Artist Bios 
 CAST - In Order of Appearance


  Shalyn Welch  -  Pernelle

Sophomore BFA Acting
Jacksonville, Florida

Shalyn’s credit on the Millikin Main Stage includes last year’s production of Cinderella as Joy, a stepsister.
 

Catherine Cable-Barber  -  Flipote

Freshman BFA Musical Theatre
Dallas, Texas

Catherine Cable-Barber has recently appeared in Plano West's Productions of Sweeney Todd (Mrs.Lovett) and Once Upon a Mattress (Winifred); and Art Centre Theatre's productions of Into the Woods (Witch), Anything Goes, and 13 (Patrice).
 
 
 


  Anna Dvorchak  -  Elmire

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre
Naperville, Illinois

Anna Dvorchak recently appeared on Millikin University’s Main Stage in Machinal as the mother. She was also seen Neuqua Valley’s Jekyll and Hyde as Lucy Harris, The Outsiders as Cherry Valance, The Little Mermaid as Ariel, Raggedy Ann and Andy as Raggedy Ann, Crazy for You, Kiss Me Kate and Aladdin.
 

Emmy Burns  -  Mariane

Junior BFA Musical Theatre
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

Emmy's credits include: Pickles in The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Caril in Love Kills: A Rock Musical (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre). Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Muny St. Louis).
 
 


  Elena Romanowski  -  Dorine

Seanior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor
Chicago, Illinois

Elena's credits include Sweet Smell of Success, Equinox: A Concert of Dance 2011, Solstice: A Concert of Dance 2012, and Equinox: A Concert of Dance 2013 (Dance Ensemble/Choreographer) on the Millikin Main Stage.
 

Adam Glickman  -  Damis

Senior BFA Musical Theatre
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Adam was most recently seen this past Summer in Mississippi at the Oxford Shakespeare Festival with performances including Loves Labour's Lost (Moth), and Hello, Dolly! (Ensemble). He was last seen on the Millikin Main Stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee), and The Sweet Smell of Success (Ensemble). Additional Credits include The Grid (Workshop), The Magic Flute (Pappageno), and the Jimmy Nederlander Awards in NYC.
 
 


  Quinton Sledge  -  Cleante

Senior BFA Acting
Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Quinton's credits include Orpheus in the Underworld, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Macbeth, and Machinal (Millikin Main Stage); and HAIR (Last Chance Theatre).
 

Nathan Spees  -  Orgon

Sophomore BFA Acting
Schaumburg, IL

Nathan most recently performed in Continental players' production of Cellar Doors. Other recent productions that Nathan has appeared in include: Machinal (Millikin University); Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, and Love Kills (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); as well as The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Schaumburg On Stage).
 
 


  Erich Peltz  -  Valere

Senior BA Theatre
St. Louis, Missouri

Erich'c redits include Crazy for You, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and This Untoward Generation (St. Croix Festival Theatre); Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Lie Of the Mind (Millikin Main Stage); and Rabbit Hole, Cracker, and I Love You! Lets Light Ourselves on Fire (Pipedreams Studio Theatre).
 

Ryan Reid Hickey  -  Tartuffe

Sophomore BFA Acting
Galesburg, Illinois

Ryan first appeared on the Millikin Main Stage in last year’s fall production of Macbeth as King Duncan, then as the Husband in Machinal. Ryan was also featured in Gangsters, Gals, and Gumshoes – a benefit production for the Millikin Homestead. At Moon of Hope Theatre, Ryan was seen in RED (Ken), The Lion in Winter, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). Additional credits include: Annie, Beauty and the Beast, and The Pirates of Penzance.
 
 


  Zachary Keith Street Minder  -  Loyale

Senior BA Theatre
Muscatine, Iowa

Zach’s credits on the Millikin Main Stage include Machinal and The Drowsy Chaperone.
 

Dave Thompson  -  Police Officer

Sophomore BA Theatre
Oak Forest, Illinois

Dave's credits include his Millikin Main Stage debut in Macbeth. As well, Dave has begun working as a writer and cast member in the comedy troupe Un Bit Butter.
 
 


  Andrea Muhlbauer  -  Understudy

Sophomore BFA Acting
St. Louis, Missouri

Andrea recently trained with Kari Margolis at the Margolis Training Center Summer Session in Barryville, NY. She also directed Black Comedy with Lindbergh High School. Additional credits include Little Shop of Horrors and Much Ado About Nothing with Lindbergh High School.
 

Jake Wagner  -  Understudy

Freshman BFA Acting
Dallas, Texas

Jake's credits include Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Dallas Young Artists); Macbeth in Macbeth, Lenny Ganz in Rumors, Orpheus in Eurydice, Judge Danforth in The Crucible, Ren in Footloose, and Will Parker in Oklahoma! (South Garland High School).
 
 

ARTISTIC TEAM


  Alex Miller  -  Director

Associate Professor of Theatre

Alex is Assistant Professor of Theatre from Paola, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Webster University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Classical Acting from George Washington University. On the Millikin University Main Stage, Alex provided fight choreography for My Favorite Year, 6 Characters in Search of an Author and Ruthless, and directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Lie of the Mind. He has also performed in Brilliant Traces in the American Theatre of Actors, Richard II in the Actors Studio at Raw Space, Macbeth in the Present Comp. Theatorium, The Tempest at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arcadia at the Rep Stage (Maryland) and The Merchant of Venice at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.
 

Barbara Mangrum  -  Scenic Design

Associate Professor of Theatre


Barbara is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Millikin University in the Design/Production Program. Although trained as a Scenographer, most recently Barbara’s design work for the Millikin stage has been focused primarily in the scenic area with last season's designs for Machinal and Cinderella. Later this year Barbara gets a chance to design costumes again when her work can be seen in the final show of Millikin's season, Yankee Tavern. Additionally Barbara serves as the Theatre Department’s Resident Properties Master.
 
 


  Jana Henry Funderburk  -  Costume Design

Associate Professor of Theatre/ Head of Design & Production

Jana's designs for Millikin include 43 productions in costume and scenery. Selected professional credits include costume work for Universal Pictures, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Kansas City Ballet, The Station Theatre, and The Legacy Theatre. Jana earned her M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
 

Matt Albrecht  -  Lighting Design

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Matt Albrecht is a lighting designer from Madison, WI. For the last four years, Matt served as the resident Lighting and Sound Designer/Production Manager at Lone Star College-CyFair in Houston, TX. Some of his design highlights include The Greeks (Madison Repertory Theatre), The Water Engine (University Theatre), Into the Woods (Houston's Center Stage Theatre), The Temperamentals (Celebration Theatre), and Annie (Madison Theatre Guild). Matt has also had the opportunity to work with Peninsula Players in Door County, WI as a technical intern. Matt is thrilled to join the Millikin theatre family as the newest member of the design tech faculty. Matt would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work.
 
 


  Kelly L. Lipsey  -  Sound Design

Senior BFA Design & Production
Sandwich, Illinois

Kelly's redits include (Sound Engineer) The Little Dog Laughed with Millikin University; (Master Electrician) Spamalot, Doubt, They’re Playing Our Song, Next Thing You Know, and Damn Yankees with TriArts Sharon Playhouse; (Assistant Sound Designer) Judas Iscariot with Millikin University; and (Lighting Designer) Machinal with Millikin University, Cracker with Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, HAIR with Alpha Psi Omega at Millikin University, and Equinox: A Concert of Dance with Millikin University.
 

Seth Wheeler  -  Stage Manager

Senior BFA Theatre Administration
Chatham, Illinois

Seth's credits include (Stage Manager) Les Miserables at The Muni Opera; Facilities Manager at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre; (Assistant Stage Manager) Macbeth, Spring Awakening and (Fly Captain) Cinderella on the Millikin Main Stage.
 
 


  Hannah Davis Shatinsky  -  Assistant Stage Manager

Sophomore BFA Stage Management
Naperville, Illinois

Hannah's credits include (Assistant Stage Manager) Spring Awakening on the Millikin Main Stage; (Assistant Director) Jekyll and Hyde and Carousel with Neuqua Valley Theatre.
 

 
 
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