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Company Bios

Adella Bailey

(Ensemble), a sophomore, is super eager to be participating in her second fall play at West Springfield! Her past show experience includes last year’s fall play, The Monster Under The Bed (Ensemble), and numerous one-acts her freshman year, such as the VHSL one-act “It Stays” (Person #1). She would like to thank her family for picking her up from rehearsals every day as well as the cast and crew for making this show something to remember!

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Alanna Garagliano

(Stage Manager) is a Senior who is honored to work on the fall play for the third year. She previously was an assistant stage manager for Les Miserables, the Winter One Acts last year and Monster Under The Bed. She would like to say thank you to every crew member working closely with her, and she would like to dedicate her performance tonight to her parents, who she loves so much.

Alex Adams

(Prop Crew), a junior, is doing crew for the first time ever. They enjoy it an awfully large amount and most definitely do it again.

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Alex Kobylski

(Production Manager/Ensemble) is a Senior.

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Alex Park

(Madder/Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to perform for you all today! She is currently a senior and is an active member of both the choir and theatre departments at West Springfield. Her past credits include the Summer Theatre Program’s Newsies and Kiss Me Kate, West Springfield High School’s Into the Woods, The Monster Under the Bed, and Les Miserables, and Hayfield Secondary School’s Footloose the Musical. She would like to thank her family, friends, her voice teacher Mrs. Cara, and her director Ms. Nash for all their support. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Alyxandarius Strong

(Costume Designer/AME), a junior, gets concussions often. Alyx has worked many shows as a tech in his time here, loving every second of it. Past shows include: working Les Misérables as sound, and Into the Woods as lights. He would like to thank his family for dealing with his concussions and helping him to continue technical theatre. Special shout out to all his friends for helping to look after him an reprimanding him when necessary. He loves all his friends very much for sticking with him. Live long and stay Strong!

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Anna Griesshammer

(Technical Director), a junior, is excited to be working on this year’s fall play. After doing lighting and set building for Into the Woods, she was on the scenic crew for Monster Under the Bed, acted as Max in the One Act: Overactive Mind/Toxic Thoughts, and acted as Hugo as well as assistant designing and building the set for Les Misérables. Anna hopes to build a career in theatre by taking both acting and tech classes at WSHS. She enjoys many artistic hobbies such as singing and piano. Since she has been a kid, Anna has seen many live performances with her family, especially Shakespeare.

Audra Jones

(Ensemble), a sophomore this year, is eager to be a part of her third Spartan Theatre production. You may have seen her in The Monster Under the Bed (Ensemble) or in the Winter One Acts show titled Think About It (Victim). She would like to thank her friends and castmates for being stellar and supportive, her family for being willing to drive her home from rehearsals, and of course, her wonderful director Ms. Nash.

 

Caleb Sumpter

(Colonial Zombie) a junior and is excited to be experiencing his first fall play. This isn’t Caleb’s first play in WSHS; he was also in last year’s VHSL competition piece, “It Stays”, in which Caleb played a bully. He made so many friends through VHSL and doesn’t regret it. “It Stays” advanced to Regionals last year. Caleb would like to thank his friends for being super supportive and helping him out when he is in need.

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Camila López

(Oklahoma Zombie), a junior, is very excited to be a part of the play this year. She has appeared in all the Winter One Acts thus far. Camila hopes that she will appear in more main stage productions. All her thanks go out to her family and friends who are unconditionally supportive and loving.

Camille Berger

(Zombie Monster), a junior, is happy to be a part of her first Spartan Theatre production. Camille is a captain of the West Springfield Dance Team and appeared on season 3 of World of Dance with her teammates.

Charles Heinbaugh

(Einstein’s Brain), a junior, is ecstatic to finally utilize his ten years of German education for the role of Einstein’s Brain. Some of his favorite roles include Dickie Harrington in Awesome 80s Prom, Brujon in Les Misérables and James in last year’s VHSL One Act “It Stays”. In his free time he performs in local bands such as Milk Ice & Fry, Pipe Dream, and definitely not Hotdog Water (who’s that?). He’d like to thank his fantastic friends and family for their enduring love and support and his dog Sharkbait for helping him practice.

Charlie Lamb

(Mr. Whizzer), a junior, is excited to be participating in his fifth production with Spartan Theatre. Previous credits include Les Misérables (Javert), “Martians and Missiles” (Captain Krill), and Into the Woods (The Mysterious Man). He would like to thank his parents for supporting him with his hectic schedule.

 
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Charles Todd

(Swamp Thing), is a sophomore at WSHS. His favorite credits are Rock of Ages (Drew Boley), Singing in the Rain (R.F. Simpson), They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras (Brown Grass), and Charlottes Web (Wilbur). He would like to thank his parents for always supporting his pursuits, especially in theatre, and for picking him up from countless rehearsals.

Colin Malleck

(Cartoon Zombie) a senior at West Springfield High School. Colin is in Theatre 3/4 and has only been in one play, Monster Under the Bed as one of the school children. His family has participated in selling tickets and setting up posters for different plays. Colin has great potential. He is excited to be a part of Einstein’s Brains.

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Connor Brunson

(EAAUYERRUAEWRRGGHHHG) is a senior who is excited and sad to return to WSHS for his third and final Fall play. He previously appeared as Grantaire in Les Misérables, Ben in Monster Under the Bed, and Jack in Into the Woods. He would like to thank his elementary teacher Mrs. Redford for getting him interested in theatre, and his parents for always letting him drive the car.

 

Dana Brown

(Assistant Costume Designer), a sophomore, is so excited to work on all these very different costumes she usually wouldn’t get to make. Last year she was assistant costume manager on MUTB, and this year she is excited to get to make more design decisions that will bring the characters to life. She would love to thank her theatre family that helps her de-stress and have fun while being useful and hanging out with her friends! Lastly remember to watch out for monster!

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Davis Stickler

(Scenic Crew) is a senior.

Diana Wilcox

(Props Designer/Assistant Stage Manager), a junior, is happy to be on crew again. Working on last year’s Les Mis (props designer), and One Acts (props designer), she is excited to come back for more productions. She would also like to thank everyone who has helped her along the way.

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Emma Barnes

(Costume Crew),a sophomore, is excited to kick off another season of Spartan Theatre. Previously, she worked on lighting crew in Les Misérables and The Monster Under The Bed, and played Olivia in the 2019 Winter One-Acts. She would like to thank TJ Green and Cameron James for keeping her sane throughout the production, Mrs. Bridges and all the other parent volunteers for providing much-needed help and advice, and her parents, for helping her get through everything relatively in one piece.

 

Emma Domachowski

(Gall), a junior, who is new to WSHS, is so excited to be a part of this production and hopefully many more. Emma has been involved in theatre for a while and is nervous/excited to be a part of Spartan Theatre. Some favorite credits include Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (The Evil Queen), Fiddler on the Roof (Avram), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Jesus) and her all time favorite, Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss). Emma would like to thank her family for supporting her throughout all of her productions, especially her mom for driving her to and from rehearsals!

 
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Finley Cochran

(Jean Valzombie/Sound Crew), a sophomore, is very excited to be in his third West Springfield production! His previous credits include The Monster Under the Bed (Schoolchild), “It Stays” (Kyle), Sick (TJ), and Forced Adulthood (Carl). He is so grateful for all the opportunities given to him by Ms. Nash and would like to thank his parents for putting up with him for 15 straight years, his friends for not disowning him, and his best friend (He who shall not be named) for being awesome. He would also like it to be known that any rock gnomes in the audience should leave now.

Fiona Hood

(Costume Crew), a sophomore, is new to WSHS this year. This is her first show, and she is very excited to be taking part in this production. Fiona would like to thank her family, friends, and Ms. Nash.

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Giselle Concepcion

(Ensemble) is a sophomore who is ecstatic in taking on the WSHS stage once again. Previously starred in Three Guys and a Brenda (Joe), Xtra Drama Island (Felicity), and Very Serious (Mom), she hopes that Einstein’s Brains will be an unforgettable addition to her theatre journey. Giselle would like to thank her entire family for their immense love and support, her friends for existing, and the greatest cast and crew that she has had the most pleasure working with.

 

Jacob Desch

(Sound Crew) is a junior, and is excited to be participating in his fifth show at WSHS. His credits include Sound Crew for the 2017-18 Winter One Acts, Props and Sound Crew for Into the Woods, Sound Designer and LX Crew for Monster Under the Bed, and Assistant Sound Designer and Sound Head for Le Mis. He would like to thank his friends, parents, Ms.Hriniak, Mr. Deleo and Ms. Nash for helping him along his theatre journey. To all of my fellow production members; break a leg!

Jason Richter

(Dr. Harvey), a sophomore, is very excited to be in his 3rd full length production at WSHS. Credits include The Monster Under the Bed (Ensemble), and Les Misérables (Combeferre), both performed at WSHS! Jason would like to thank his amazing friends for putting up with him, and his parents for always encouraging him.

Jaye Frazier

(Gorge) is a senior (woah that’s weird) and is thrilled to be a part of Einstein’s Brains and her third fall play at West Springfield! Recent credits: WSHS: The Monster Under the Bed (Puppeteer/Movement Choreographer), It Stays (Creature/Movement Choreographer), and Les Mis (Joly) Synetic Theater: Teen A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug). She was nominated for a Cappie for Best Ensemble last year for The Monster Under the Bed. From being an emo 80s teenager to a laundry pile to a liver, thanks to everyone involved for three amazing fall play experiences.

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Jenna Cain

(Publicity) is a freshman. This is her first show at West Springfield and she is excited to be helping out with crew!

 

Jes Willis

(Light Crew) is a freshman, and this is her first time working on a high school show. She is super excited.

Jonah Manibusan

(Gone), a senior, is looking forward to performing in his final year of theatre at West Springfield High School. His previous stage credits include: The Awesome 80’s Prom (Feung Schwey), New Kid (Ensemble), Think About It (Bully), Forced Adulthood (Frank), and Les Misérables (Ensemble). Besides being an actor, he is also a Cappies critic that has his own movie review page @dangitzjonahreviews on Instagram. He would also like to thank his family for supporting him throughout this journey.

Johnathan Roundy

(Run Crew), a freshman, was born at a young age. He hasn't been a part of any shows here at West SpringfIeld or at IrvIng, but he has been encouraged to be a part of this show by his friends, like Justin Ly, and his famIly. He is very excited to be a part of future productions here at West SpringfIeld High School.

Joshua Sampley

(Run Crew), a senior, feels kind of out of place, but really enjoyed the whole experience. He joined the West Springfield Theatre senior year, but felt immediately welcomed. Josh has never been in any of the WSHS productions, but was in Washington Irving’s Xanadu (Greek Chorus) in 7th grade. Although he hasn’t been in any of the prior productions, he is more than grateful to have found a group who has accepted him as he is. Josh would like to thank his parents for pushing to do other things and helping him enjoy the different aspects of life.

 

Kaitlyn Diem

(Scenic Crew), a junior, is excited to be a part of a spartan theatre production this year. Kaitlyn would like to thank Mia Bridges and Ms. Nash for inspiring and encouraging her to be more involved this year.

Katherine Fair

(Ensemble), a junior, cannot believe her first Spartan Theatre show is over. Just moving from Germany, Katherine cannot wait for future WSHS shows to make great friends and memories. Past performances include South Pacific (Liat), High School Musical (Kelsi), Anatomy of Gray (June), Coney Island Christmas (Shirley), and 4 AM (Juliet), and Firebirds (Melanie). Katherine would like to thank her mom for schlepping her around, WSHS Theatre for being welcoming, and Ms. Nash for being a great director.

Kate McClurken

(Assistant Stage Manager) a junior, is excited to be a part of this amazing group. She previously worked costumes during Les Misérables. Kate would like to thank her parents and sibling for supporting her and her friends for always making her laugh. She hopes you enjoy the show!

 
 
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Kathryn Wevley

(Dura) is so excited to be a part of her fifth main stage production at West Springfield High School. Her most recent credits include STP’s Kiss Me Kate (Ensemble), Spartan Theatre’s Les Misérables (Ensemble) and The Monster Under The Bed (Ensemble), STP’s Disney’s Newsies (Ensemble), and MVCCT’s Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte). She is currently a student in Signature Theatre’s Conservatory Program. She wants to thank her parents for their incredible support, her siblings for putting up with her, Ms. Nash for this wonderful opportunity, and the cast and crew for making this show such an amazing experience. Enjoy the show!

Kyra Tannehill

(Scenic Crew), a freshman, is looking forward to seeing it all come together. This is Kyra’s first production at West Springfield as well as her first time in crew. Some of her favorite productions she’s been in are Mary Poppins Jr. (Mrs. Corry), Superhero Issues (Evil Prue), and Twelfth Night or What You Will (Maria). Kyra would like to thank her family for supporting her long nights and loud singing practice as well as her amazing middle school teacher, Mr. King, for setting her on the awesome path of theatre. Break a leg, actors!

Laura “L” Larrimore

(Ensemble/Costume Crew) is a freshman. L is ecstatic to be in both the cast and crew of Einstein’s Brains! This is her first play with West Springfield High School and will definitely not be her last. Laura has been drawn to theatre and music ever since she was a toddler. Her favorite shows that she’s been in are Oliver!, The Little Mermaid Jr., and Beauty and the Beast. She has made so many new friends through Spartan Theatre and wants to let them all know that they’re amazing!

Lindsey McDowell

(Awesome 80’s Prombie), a junior, is very excited to perform in her first full length play! According to her parents, she’s always been dramatic, but she is sooo ready to rock that stage. Recent credits being “It Stays” (April). She’d like to thank her parents, grandparents, and sisters for always supporting her in her extremely artistic ways. She would also like to thank Ms Nash for helping her along the way. Enjoy the show, everyone, and look out for the zombie in the prom dress!!

 
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Lucas Parker

(Ensemble), a sophomore. Lucas is excited for his first main stage production at West Springfield High School. Lucas thinks that Einstein’s Brain is a hilarious show and hopes you like it. He wants to thank his family for working with the rehearsal schedule and his friends for helping him out along the way.


Lydia Desjardins

(Master Electrician, Lighting Designer) is a junior and is excited to be working on Einstein’s Brains. She’s been a part of Spartan Theatre since her freshman year, and has worked on shows such as The Monster Under the Bed, Into the Woods, and Les Misérables. She’d like to thank her family for always supporting her, her friends for being cool, and Ms. Nash for telling her she has “senior energy”.

Madeline Howard

(Megan) is a senior participating in her eighth theatre performance here at WSHS. Wow that makes her feel old...Madeline’s favorite productions at WSHS have been, Into the Woods as Milky White, Monster Under the Bed as an ensemble member, and of course Oklahoma as a lead dancer. She can’t wait to perform again for you guys tonight! Madeline wants to thank her parents for all their love and support throughout rehearsals. A big shout out to Ms.Nash, as well as the cast and crew for making this show possible too!!

Madelyne Mitchell

(Ring-o), a sophomore, is so excited to be a Beatles member. Last year she appeared in Monster Under the Bed (Ensemble) as the sad little girl that crossed the stage, but this year she gets to be the one making the jokes! She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her and especially Amelia Goetz for always being there for her. Lastly, remember to always keep your hands and arms inside rollercoasters.

 
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Madison Durkin

(Props Master), a junior, worked her first show for WSHS last year as a props crew member for Les Misérables and immediately fell in love with WSHS theatre and all the people involved. She hopes to help out with as many plays as she can for her last two years at West Springfield. Maddie would like to thank her family and friends for helping out, the amazing props crew she worked with this fall, Ms. Nash for bringing her into this crazy theatre world, and being a welcoming personality of the theatre program.

Max Kroll

(Lights Crew) a freshman, is supposedly very good on stage but for personal reasons (he doesn’t really know) doesn’t enjoy it, and has performed in several meager show roles, including Rerun (It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown), Tea Party guest number 2,(Alice in Wonderland), and one he can’t remember in second grade. He also has worked on various show crews, including sitting next to the guy working a spotlight in sixth grade (with visible frustration) because they put too MANY PEOPLE ON LIGHTS!!!! So yeah, not the most impressive resume.


Meg Hogan

(Ensemble/Lighting Crew) is a sophomore who is incredibly excited for her second year in Spartan Theatre. She has been in other shows such as Heavily Clothed and Calm, as Sophia, Les Misérables as part of the Poor ensemble, and Kiss Me Kate as part of the ensemble. She would like to thank her parents for being so supportive, her friends for existing and being fantastic, beautiful people, and the cast, crew, and director for making this such a great start to the season.

Meghan Wagner

(Igor) is a sophomore. This is Meghan’s second show with Spartan theatre. You may have also seen Meghan skipping across the stage as a little girl in WSHS production of Monster Under the Bed. You may have also seen her being Too Darn Hot in STP’s production of Kiss Me Kate. Meghan is super excited to be Igor in Einsteins Brains! SHe would like to thank Mrs Nash for giving her this opportunity. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for being amazing! Break a leg!

 

Mia Bridges

(Ensemble) is so excited to be a part of Einstein's Brains! You may have seen her as a Puppeteer in The Monster Under The Bed or as the Old Woman in Les Misérables. She'd like to thank her friends, her family, and the entire amazing company that made this show possible!

Naomi Yilma

(Props Crew) a sophmore, loves theatre and may or may not burst into tears during her first show at WSHS. Naomi is very excited for her first time working backstage its beautiful to help watch the show come alive. This is her first show and she's really excited. She would like to thank her parents for supporting her and driving her to and back from school, her friends for helping her survive, and her theatre Mrs. Nash for who without all this wouldn't have happened.

 

Natalia Anseeuw

(Zombie Bride) is a junior, and has been in theatre ever since middle school. Natalia has worked both sides of the theatre world having been cast in Les Misérables (ensemble), and in the One Act Sick (Lillith Arius), but also worked in costumes and makeup for Monster Under the Bed. Natalia has also spent her summer with STP working on Kiss Me Kate (ensemble) She would like to thank her family for supporting her through all of the rollercoasters participating in theatre has presented during her time on and off the stage.

Nick Frazier

(Abe Lincoln Zombie) is a freshman and is absolutely thrilled to be in his first high school production. You might have seen him at Irving Middle School in Mary Poppins Jr. or Rock Of Ages. He would like to thank his friends and family for all their support and he would especially like to thank Timothy R. King for getting him into theatre.

 

Nicholas Willis

(Prisoner Zombie) is a senior and is excited to be performing in his first Spartan Theatre show.

Peter Dasher

(Dr. Frankenstein) is a performer who is sure to be seen, leaving his signature impression onstage. As a junior who lives for looney and creative, Peter won’t soon be ready to abandon his place on the stage. His favorite credits include Irving’s VHSL one act in 2017 (Jack), Les Misérables (Babet), and last year’s one act, “Martians and Missiles” (lunatic martian). Peter would like to thank his family for believing in him, his buddies for putting up with him, and Ms. Nash for recognizing his potential and giving him a chance to do what he loves. Let’s get wild!

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Rhylee Honeycutt

(Scenic Crew) is a junior.

Riley Zimmerman

(Ensemble), a freshman, is excited to be at her first show at West Springfield. Riley began her Theatre journey began at WIMS, appearing in Rock of Ages (Ensemble), Superhero Issues (The Kid), and Mary Poppins (Chimney Sweep). She is thrilled to participate in Theatre at WSHS, and hopes she is in many more shows to come!

 

Sam McQuiston

(Costume Shop Manager) is finally a senior! She has worked every show since her freshman year and has loved every minute of it! She would like to thank her family for putting up with her insane schedule and Alyx Strong for being her amazing friend and designer throughout this show. She also wants to thank her boyfriend Murtuza Rizvi for the occasional rides to and from rehearsal. And lastly she would also like to thank Ms. Nash for the opportunity to work on yet another great show! Let’s get this show on the road (literally)!

Sam Woodworth

(Scenic Crew) is a sophomore working on the tech team. She has worked set last year in the play The Monster Under the Bed (Scenic Crew). She also acted in The One Acts in her freshman year. Besides working for her school Sam is experienced with acting outside of Spartan Theater. After working her first time with the tech team in The Monster Under the Bed and acting in The One Acts, she plans to continue working in both the tech and the performances here at West Springfield. Sam would like to thank her family for supporting her and everyone involved in the production for doing a good job on this production of Einstein's Brains.

Selane Martinez

(Costume and Makeup crew), a sophmore. This is Selane’s first show at West Springfield High School. She has been in costume crew at her old middle school, Fruit Cove. She’s glad that she met may new people. She can’t wait to help out in many more productions.

Spencer Salusky

(Otto), is a senior who is very excited to be performing in his second full length production for Spartan Theatre. He performed in last year’s production of Monster Under the Bed(Ensemble), and the VHSL One-Act, It Stays (Steven). Spencer would like to thank his family for supporting him and all of Spartan Theatre, for welcoming him with open arms and giving him life-long memories.

 

Stella Bunch

(Evelyn Einstein) is a senior and is stoked to participate in her final play and 6th production with Spartan Theatre. You may have seen her in WSHS’s Monster Under the Bed (Mum), Into The Woods (Rapunzel), or in the ensemble of Les Mis, Oklahoma! and The Awesome 80’s Prom. She is also a member of Synetic Theater’s teen company. Past credits include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She hopes you enjoy the show! “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” - Albert Einstein

Steven Sayers

(Professor Kinki Horder), a senior, is delighted to play the evil role of Professor Kinki Horder. You might have seen Steven in Martians and Missiles as Alpha Martian or in Monster Under the Bed as Danny last year. Steven hopes to make this year a memorable one by giving it is best this year. He’d like to thank everybody who worked on the show for their hard work, the show isn’t possible without them.

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Steven “Fish” Smith

(Pizza Whiz Employee/Pizza Whiz Zombie) is a junior.

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Thomas Seeger

(Young Dr. Harvey), a freshman, is thrilled to be appearing in his first Spartan Theatre production! He appeared in Irving’s production of Mary Poppins JR. (Von Hussler), and hopes to be in more Spartan Theatre shows over the next four years. Thomas would like to than his family for their support, his friends for always being there for him, and, of course, Ms. Nash and the amazing cast and crew of Einstein’s Brains for putting on a wonderful show!

 

Trinity Green

(Asst. Master Electrician, Set Designer) is a sophomore who is very excited to be designing for the first time and watching it come to life on stage. She previously worked on lights for Les Misérables and was an assistant stage manager during the 2018-19 Winter One Acts. She’d like to thank Ms. Nash for trusting her to design a set even though she had no clue what she was doing, Emma, Sam, and Meg for keeping her sane while trying to manage AP World and theatre, and her parents for supporting her endlessly.

Zephyr Deliee

(Zombie Hamilton) is a sophomore and ecstatic to be bringing the undead hordes to a stage performance. He performed in Les Misérables last year as one of the constables and part of the poor ensemble. He would like to thank his family for standing by him and his friends for putting up with him.

 

Zoelle Pierce

(Sound Designer) is a sophomore and is very hype to be working on Einstein’s Brains. She has previously worked on Les Misérables and The Winter One Acts 2018. Zoelle would like to thank the Desjardins family for basically letting her live at their house so she could work on sound. She’d also like to thank Ms. Nash for putting so much trust in her and also helping her through a new territory within the world of sound.

Zoey Barnett

(Publicity Crew) is a senior.