Event Date

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm


An Original Devised Work by Kari Margolis

A surrealistic audition has a group of actors wondering what the invisible yet omnipotent directors might be seeking and what may be required of them. The fierce competition among them, however, makes the goal of winning take precedence over all else. HEADSHOT takes a sideways look at our need for acceptance and our desperate search for individuality. 


  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM

Tickets $12-14

Rated PG-13


  • Albert Taylor Theatre

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Margot Fontayne.........Trinity Thomas
Vera Belmont...............Kathleen Mitchell
Ava Garden..................Erica Mendez
Destiny.........................Jazmine Tamayo
Roxy Martini................Catherine Cable-Barber
Mara Love...................Katie Meyer
Albert Finman...............Kyle Kite
Richie Valentine.............Jordan Luty
Buddy Banowitz...........Michael Scott Alexander
Nick Jackelson.............Kevin Stoffel
Peter McCallister..........Jake Wagner

Mission Control Team....Meghan Bryan
                                        David Blakeman
                                       Benjamin Brawner

Motley Crew................Hannah Geisz
                                    Logan Johnson
                                    Rachael Leek
                                    Christopher Joey Mudd
                                    Marielle Tepe



Trinity Thomas

Senior BFA Acting, Dance Minor

Castle Rock, Colorado

Trinity Thomas - ­Credits include Jersey Shore: The Musical and [title of show] (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Millikin Children’s Show); The World Goes 'Round, and Blood Wedding (Millikin Mainstage). Trinity would like to thank her family for their constant support and love.





Kathleen Mitchell

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor                           

Overland Park, Kansas

Kathleen was most recently seen in Avenue Q at Theatre 7 and A Nightmare on Backstreet at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. In Springfield, Missouri, she was in Bread and Puppet Theatre’s production of Shatterer of Worlds. She has also been seen in Crazy for You and City of Angels (MTKC); Children of Eden (TTIP); and All Shook Up and Aida (Saint Thomas Aquinas).





Erica Mendez

Junior BFA Acting, Entrepreneurship Minor

Chicago, Illinois

Erica Mendez - Credits include Little Shop of Horrors and Equinox: A Concert of Dance (Millikin Mainstage), The Drowsy ChaperoneOliver!A Midsummer Night's DreamDraculaBeauty and the Beast, and Black Comedy (Stahl Family Theatre); and American Girl Revue (American Girl Theatre).





Jazmine Tamayo

Senior BFA Musical Theater                           

Antioch, Illinois

Credits include: Blood Wedding (Millikin Mainstage); Umbrella Escapades (Millikin Children’s Show); American Theater Through Dance and SongYoung FrankensteinA Chorus LineWorkingSouth Pacific, and The Miser, for which she was nominated for The Irene Ryan award for her performance.




Catherine Cable-Barber

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor

Dallas, Texas

Catherine Cable-Barber - Credits include being the Tour Actor/Director for Blackbeard the Pirate (Missoula Children's Theatre); TartuffePeter PanEquinox: A Concert of Dance, and Solstice: A Concert of Dance (Millikin Mainstage); Nightmare on Backstreet, and Jersey Shore: The Musical (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre).




Katie Meyer

Junior BFA Acting                           

Oswego, Illinois

Credits include Estelle in No Exit (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, Gertrude in Seussical (Limelight Theatre Company); Carla in In the Heights, Penny in Hairspray, Carol Melkett in Black Comedy, Essie in You Can’t Take it With You (Oswego Performing Arts); and Glinda in Wicked (Noble Fools Theatricals). Special thanks to family and friends for their endless support and love!




Kyle Kite

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Greensboro, North Carolina

Kyle Kite - Credits include The Addams FamilyMeasure for Measure, and The Ladies Man (Millikin University Mainstage); [title of show] and What I Didn’t Learn in College (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); and MacbethIn the HeightsShrek: The Musical, and Much Ado About Nothing (Weaver Academy School for Performing and Visual Arts).




Jordan Luty

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre                           

Abilene, Kansas

At Great Plains Theatre, Jordan began his theatrical career and encountered many Millikin alumni, persuading him to pursue Musical Theatre here at MU. Recently, he was Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Benjamin in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Maples Repertory Theatre.



Michael Scott Alexander

Junior BFA Acting, Dance Minor

Kansas City, Missouri

Michael’s credits include Bassinet in The Ladies Man (Millikin Mainstage); Jimmy in The Last Smoker in America (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Lanyard Bellamy/Dance Captain in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Musical; and Buddy Fidler in City of Angels.



Kevin Stoffel

Senior BFA Acting                           

Algonquin, Illinois

Kevin Stoffel was most recently seen in Thunder Bay Theatre's productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Issachar), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Ephraim) and Spamlot! (Sir Bedevere, Concorde). On the Millikin Mainstage, Kevin's credits include Measure for Measure (The Provost) and Rough Magic (Ariel). He was also seen in Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre's production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Henry Clay/Black Fox).





Jake Wagner

Senior BFA Acting

Dallas, Texas

Jake Wagner – Credits include TartuffeThe Whipping ManBlood Wedding (Millikin Mainstage); and On Stars Not Falling (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre).




Meghan Bryan

Senior BFA Acting, Dance Minor                           

Ashburn, Virginia

Meghan Bryan was most recently cast as the swing for Blood Wedding and the Kangaroo in Peter Pan (Millikin Mainstage); Patty Jenkins/Camera Man in The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Millikin Children’s Show). Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre credits include Storyteller Understudy/Ensemble in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Kali in On Stars Not Falling. Other theatre performance credits include performing on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as Isabella in Measure for Measure while studying abroad.




David Blakeman

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Frankfort, Illinois

Credits include: Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (Millikin Mainstage); Martin Van Buren/Various in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); and Bernstein in Dogfight at The Drama Group located in Chicago Heights, IL.




Benjamin Brawner

Junior BFA Acting, Writing Minor                           

Oswego, Illinois

Benjamin has recently performed on the Millikin Mainstage in Blood Wedding and Measure for Measure. At the Limelight Theatre Company, he appeared in 12 Angry MenA Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth.




Hannah Geisz

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Hannah recently worked with the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival for their Summer Shakespeare Camp. Her credits include Into the Woods (Sleeping Beauty) at The Muny; a cast member of the Millikin Children’s Show Umbrella EscapadesFiddler on the Roof (Yente) with St. Louis Summer Players; and Seussical (Gertrude), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Dorothy), and Secret Garden (Mary) at Westminster Christian Academy.



Logan Johnson

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre                           

Bozeman, Montana

Logan Johnson has recently appeared as Noah Claypole in Oliver!Guys and DollsFiddler on the RoofA Christmas CarolIs He Dead?, and White Christmas with Montana Theatreworks. Other recent work includes being a swing in Rough Magic on the Millikin Mainstage; and appearing as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Bingley in Pride and Prejudice with the Belgrade Theatre Company.




Rachael Leek

Junior BA Theatre, Dance and Entrepreneurship Minor

Metropolis, Illinois

Rachael Leek has most recently appeared in Anything Goes at McLeod Summer Playhouse and worked on the design team for Umbrella Escapades at Millikin University. Rachael’s other credits include Beauty and The BeastGrease, and And Then There Was One. Rachael has also been seen at The Four Rivers Carson Center in The Russian Nutcracker Ballet as the Spanish Variation.




Christopher Joey Mudd

Sophomore BFA Acting                           

Galesburg, Illinois

Joey Mudd - Credits include You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and Our Town (Prairie Players Community Theatre).




Marielle Tepe

Junior BA Theatre, Psychology Minor                           

Harlan, Iowa

Marielle's past credits include: the little girl in the Millikin Children's Show Umbrella Escapades; Annie in Annie Jr., Bunny in Medium Rare, Lowbutt and Dot in Honk! Jr. (Harlan Community Schools); and a swing/Sebastian in the staged-reading Commedia DellArt'Gay. This is Marielle's Mainstage debut.





Production Team


About Kari and Tony:

Kari Margolis and Tony Brown have been an artistic team for four decades. They first met in Paris while training with Etienne Decroux from 1975-1978, and were core ensemble members of Omnibus Theatre in Montreal from 1978 - 1982. On returning to the United States they founded the ADAPTORS company and began teaching in New York City, first as Artists-in-Residence at the prestigious experimental theatre performance space BACA Downtown and then in their own facility called the Second Story Theatre. Their theatre research and productions have received international recognition and such awards and fellowships as: six National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Fellowships, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, A New York “BESSIE” Performance Award, A PEW/TCG National Artist Residency, a Creative Capital National Artist Fellowship, a McKnight Foundation National Artist Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships and multiple Bush and McKnight Foundation Fellowships among other awards. 




Kari Margolis


Kari has been a Master Teacher for the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival for fifteen years, is a keynote, speaker, published author and set and costume designer. Margolis Method theatre training is now taught in universities and theaters throughout the United States and in Barcelona and the Margolis Method Online Learning website has an international membership. Kari is also a freelance director.





Tony Brown

Original Music and Multimedia Design

Tony ran a multimedia program for the New York State Council on the Arts, helped design the media center for the University of Minnesota and recently created multimedia for Galt MacDermot’s (composer of Hair) new musical Goddess Wheel at Snug Harbor in NY. He has also created soundscapes and multimedia for several commercials and dance, opera and theatre companies. 





Jarod J. Hanson

Assistant Director

Core Ensemble Member

Jarod J. Hanson began his studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he attained his BA in Theatre Arts, and first intersected with Kari Margolis. He has been a creative contributor to the creation of company productions SleepwalkersAmerican SafariThe Human ShowCyclopediaPulling Strings and HEADSHOT's work-in-progress, and as a principle actor in these productions has toured nationally and abroad. Jarod has assisted Kari Margolis and led workshops, residencies, and master classes internationally. Jarod is Lead Faculty at the Margolis Method Center, where he also oversees the international Certification Program and is Director of Programs for the company. Jarod is also a songwriter and part of the Stage Hackers podcast team.





Allie Wilson

Scenic Design

Senior BFA Design Production

Sherman, Illinois

Credits at Millikin include scenic design for Blood Wedding, Assistant Scenic Design for The Ladies Man, Paint Charge for Rough Magic, Props Master for The Addams Family and The Whipping Man, and Wardrobe Supervisor for Little Shop of Horrors and Measure For Measure (Millikin Mainstage).





Barbara Mangrum

Costume Design

Associate Professor of Theatre

Design and Production

Millikin University

Barbara, an Associate Professor in the Design/Production Program, has designed scenery, lighting, and/or costumes for various productions at Millikin. She has most recently worked as scenic designer for last season's productions of The Addams Family and Little Shop of Horrors.




Therese O'Shaughnessy

Lighting Design

Senior BFA Design Production

Oswego, Illinois

Therese became infatuated with lighting design after her first attempt at the art form in Solstice: A Concert of Dance (2013). She has recently performed duties as the Master Electrician in The Addams Family and The Magic Pinafore, and Lighting Designer for Blood WeddingHEADSHOT! is the second devised theatre piece Therese has collaborated on and her most challenging design thus far. 




Dani Ryan

Sound Design

Junior BFA Design Production

Palatine, Illinois

Dani Ryan – Fly Operator for Peter Pan at Utah Festival Opera & Theatre; Carpenter/Stagehand for Porgy and BessShowboat, and Puccini’s Trilogy at Utah Festival Opera & Theatre; Scenic Designer for the Millikin Children’s show The Planet of the Perfectly Awful People; Assistant Sound Designer and Sound Engineer for The Addams Family, Master Electrician for Rough Magic, Assistant Master Electrician for The World Goes ‘Round, Sound Designer for The Ladies Man, and Props Master for Peter Pan on the Millikin Mainstage.





Brittany Schmidt

Stage Manager

Junior BFA Stage Management

Lake Villa, Illinois

Previous Credits include: Stage Manager for the Millikin Children’s show Umbrella Escapades and for Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre’s production of What I Didn’t Learn in College.





Diana Juarez

Assistant Stage Manager

Freshman BFA Stage Management

Willowbrook, IL

Diana was most recently a Technical Intern for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at First Folio Theatre; the Properties Mistress for RENT at Illinois Theatre Festival; and Stage Manager for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Hinsdale South High School. She would like to thank those who have and continue to support her on her journey; they hold a special place in her heart.





Lauren Villarreal

Assistant Stage Manager

Sophomore BFA Stage Management

Hemet, California

Past Credits include Assistant Stage Manager for The Addams Family and Little Shop of Horrors on the Millikin Mainstage; and Script Supervisor/Director’s Assistant for Ramona.