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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

ETC and the Upper Dublin Library present a one-act version of William Shakespeare’s popular, love-entwined comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a story full of drama, love, magic and humor, in an adaptation for all ages to enjoy!

One of William Shakespeare’s most popular love-entwined comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is  full of drama, love, magic and humor! A feuding King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers, magical fairies and a troupe of laborers trying to rehearse a play to perform at the Wedding celebration of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. As the dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddles with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and the complications become fantastically funny.

Free Performances:

Wednesday, July 17

Thursday, July 18

Friday, July 19

Saturday, July 20

PRESHOW beginning at 6:15PM: Join us for family activities – you even learn a dance for the INTERACTIVE portion of our performance! PERFORMANCES begin at 6:45 PM

We’ll be on the Upper Dublin Public Library’s front lawn: bring refreshments, a picnic blanket and chairs.
In case of inclement weather, we’ll move the show inside.

On Friday, July 19th from 5-8PM, we’re hosting a food truck: FROM THE BOOT ON THE MOVE (pizza and wings).
On Saturday, July 20th, the KONA ICE truck will be with us from 6-8:00PM for some sweet treats!

These are free perfomances; no tickets or RSVPS are necessary.

Upper Dublin Public Library
520 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR: Debbie Thompson
PRODUCER:Georgette Hamaty
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR and STAGE MANAGER: David Toll
CHOREOGRAPHER: Sarah Leakey
COSTUME DESIGN: Matthew Hogeland

SET CONSTRUCTION & DECORATION: Matthew Hogeland, Leah Stein, Jon Thompson, David Toll
STAGE CREW:
Carissa Shellenberger, Leah Stein 
COSTUME CREW: Logan Pring
GRAPHIC DESIGN: MeLinda Tatum Kaiser
SIGN GRAPHICS: Theo Cerequas
PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY: Mark Sirota
HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY: David Toll
MEMBERSHIP: Michelle Grow Sirota

 

CAST

SCOTT BIONDI

SCOTT BIONDI

Theseus

Scott has taken acting classes in college at the University of Scranton, written plays, and has appeared in Hamlet and several independent productions. He was also in Twelve Angry Men in a production in Long Island, New York. Scott is an avid supporter of the arts and is thrilled to have landed a role in this production. He is returning to theater after a very long hiatus to focus on his career.

NICK BRESSLER

NICK BRESSLER

Snout

Nick is experiencing his first show with Everybody’s Theater Company. He is from Lansdale and is excited to work with a new group of performers. Nick studies theater at Temple University, where he is entering his junior year. He’s had a fantastic time working on this show and hopes that the audience will enjoy watching it as well!

ANDREW CAMPBELL

ANDREW CAMPBELL

Bottom

Andrew (he/him) has been singing his whole life, and started doing theater in high school. Since then, he has had the pleasure of playing Anthony in Sweeney Todd, George in Hedda Gabler, and Gibson in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, among other roles. He has an associate degree in mathematics and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science at Temple University. In his free time, Andrew plays TTRPGs and takes his bike out on local trails.

THEO CEREQUAS

THEO CEREQUAS

Demetrius

Theo (they/them) is thrilled to be in their first production with Everybody’s Theater Company (but their second production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream)! Before this, they were also the stage manager for the play Everybody. In daily life, Theo is a graphic designer and enjoys crochet, video games, D&D, and scary movies.

HANNAH COLLINS

HANNAH COLLINS

Hippolyta/Goblin

LEIGH COLLINS

LEIGH COLLINS

Peaseblossom

Leigh (they/them) is thrilled to be working with Everybody’s Theater Company on this production! They started acting in play festivals, with roles like The Host in Nothing Is As It Seems and Hoover in Creep. However, it’s been a bucket list item for them to do a Shakespeare in the Park-style production, and this team has been more than a pleasure to work with. They would like to thank their family and friends for their endless support!

VINNIE EMILIANOWICZ

VINNIE EMILIANOWICZ

King Oberon

Vinnie is very happy to be involved in his first show with Everybody’s Theater Company. He has recently been seen locally in The Addams Family Musical (Gomez), Dial “M” For Murder (Lesgate/Swann) and Matilda (Sergei). He considers his moments on stage an opportunity to invest time in his art after deciding to pursue musical theater and drama in his adult life. He always enjoys facing the challenge that each new role presents, and wants to thank his family for all their loving support and for believing in him no matter what.

CASEY FOSBENNER

CASEY FOSBENNER

Puck

Casey (she/her) is ecstatic to make her Everybody’s Theater Company debut as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Casey recently graduated from Merion Mercy Academy and plans to attend Michigan State University as a BFA Acting major this fall. In her prior theater experiences, she has acted with Merion Mercy Music Theater, Cape and Sword Drama Society, and Upper Darby Summer Stage. She also currently works as Drama Counselor at a local summer camp! Casey wants to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the new faces she met at ETC for making her feel welcome. Enjoy the show! 🙂

CHRISTIAN FOSTER

CHRISTIAN FOSTER

Lysander

Christian has been doing theater since the fifth grade and is involved in the Upper Dublin High School Theatre Department in many ways including holding a position on the drama club board. One of his earliest roles was Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas (2017) with ETC. Midsummer is his fifth production with the company. As Christian enters his senior year, he hopes to pursue the arts after high school.

TRACEY GATTE

TRACEY GATTE

Queen Titania

Tracey is excited for her first ETC show! Tracey Gatte is the director of Truman High School’s theatre program in Levittown. She is also a full-time theatre teacher at Truman, her alma mater. Tracey is featured in the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and was the inspiration for character Tracey on NBC’s RISE. Tracey has been featured on two reality television shows as well, Ultimate Spartan Challenge and Squid Game: The Challenge. Tracey would like to thank her family and friends for unconditionally supporting her.

DIOMIRA KEANE

DIOMIRA KEANE

Mustardseed

Diomira (she/her) graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts program in 2020. Not much else is known about her other than what has been deciphered from the ancient runes: that she has 2 cats (Marzipan and Wonton) and she was a renowned jester in the French Royal Court in one of her past lives. She also loves pickles.

JAIMAN KONDISETTY

JAIMAN KONDISETTY

Quince

Jaiman is entering his junior year at Temple University where he is studying Risk Management and Insurance. This is his first show with ETC and his first since high school. He’s super excited to be a part of this show and wants to thank his family for encouraging him to perform again.

ANNA LANGENBERGER

ANNA LANGENBERGER

Hermia

Anna is thrilled to be making their ETC debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is a junior elementary and theatre education major at Hollins University. Some of her previous credits include Bumble’s Big Adventure (Hollins University) and Camp Rock (Theatre Row). Anna would like to thank their friends and family who have supported her throughout the process, and to the ETC staff who trusted them with such an amazing role.

BEE MICKLOS

BEE MICKLOS

Starveling

Bee is 17 years old and attending Widener this fall in the nursing program. They have been in previous productions with Everybody’s Theater Company and have done theater since they were in 6th grade. They spend most of their free time reading and are very excited to play Starveling!

JENNA MICKLOS

JENNA MICKLOS

Thistleweed

Jenna has been performing with ETC since their production of Elf Jr, making a recent appearance in The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition. Jenna is a part of the International Thespian Society at her high school, and is going into 11th grade.

BLAIR OCKERSHAUSEN

BLAIR OCKERSHAUSEN

Philostrate/Goblin

Blair Ockershausen (they/them) is a junior studying theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Blair has loved theater since their mom took them to see Mary Poppins on Broadway at a young age. They’re fortunate to have seen many shows at different venues, their favorite being Fiddler on the Roof. Blair has performed in plays, musicals, and staged readings with Upper Moreland High School Drama Company, UM Summer Arts Theatre Camp, and MCCC Theatre Arts & The Drama Club. Blair would like to thank their grandfather, mom, brother, professors, and other friends and family!

MARIANNA PALOMBO

MARIANNA PALOMBO

Moth

Marianna has been doing theater since she was very young and it has always been a passion of theirs. This is their first show with ETC and they are currently a rising junior at Upper Dublin High School. They want to pursue acting as a career and enjoy all aspects of theater. In their free time they also enjoy playing guitar or ukulele as well as drawing and painting.

NANCY PRIFF

NANCY PRIFF

Snug

Nancy is a freelance writer and editor who works primarily for clients in medical and health publishing. In addition, she is a voice-over narrator who enjoys tackling technical language as much as creating character voices. Nancy has also acted in TV and film projects, industrial and educational videos, and live theatrical, musical, and dance performances. Now she’s excited to be part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Everybody’s Theater Company.
NancyPriff.com

HAYDEN RYAN

HAYDEN RYAN

Helena

Hayden has been doing theater since fifth grade and is super excited to be making her ETC debut! She is a rising senior at Upper Dublin High School and has participated in nine of their productions, her favorites including Murder on the Orient Express and Footloose. She holds a position on the UD Drama Board and is also one of the founding members of a local performing arts collective called garageWORKS, which is hosting a short film event soon. She plans to study theatre after high school and would one day love a career in the arts.

RUSSELL SHELTON

RUSSELL SHELTON

Egeus/Goblin

Russell is a talented young actor/writer who will portray Egeus and a goblin in the upcoming Midsummer Night’s Dream play. Russell has been involved in theater since 2012, inspiring him to become an excellent actor. Shelton’s numerous roles were Oscar (The Appliance Department), Moth (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Randal (Brother’s from Another Mother), and Nattilai’s Brother (The Fire and the Rain). Shelton also has theatrical technical experience as a director/playwright (Dark Clouds), a narrator (You Make Your Own Friends), an assistant stage manager (John Proctor is the Villain), and a producer assistant (The Mountaintop).

LEAH SIROTA

LEAH SIROTA

Flute

Leah has been working with Everybody’s Theater Company since 2014, playing various roles onstage including Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas and Aphra in Children of Eden, and most recently serving as the light board operator for their production of Urinetown in May. She is an Upper Dublin High School graduate, where she acted in and stage managed many plays and musicals. She currently attends Franklin and Marshall College, where she studies cognitive science and participates in student-run theater, and will be directing an upcoming production of Mamma Mia.

LEX STORM

LEX STORM

Cobweb

Lex (he/they) is excited to be in his first ETC production. He would describe himself as two chaotic goblins fighting for dominance in an oversized sweater. He has been in Everybody as Death, Midsummer as Moth, Heathers as J.D. understudy, and many more! He is happy to have acted alongside so many talented people and wishes to continue to do so. He’s been in Midsummer once before and keeps coming back to it like a Stockholm syndrome victim :). Thank you and enjoy the shindig!

CAST

SCOTT BIONDI

SCOTT BIONDI

Theseus

Scott has taken acting classes in college at the University of Scranton, written plays, and has appeared in Hamlet and several independent productions. He was also in Twelve Angry Men in a production in Long Island, New York. Scott is an avid supporter of the arts and is thrilled to have landed a role in this production. He is returning to theater after a very long hiatus to focus on his career.

NICK BRESSLER

NICK BRESSLER

Snout

Nick is experiencing his first show with Everybody’s Theater Company. He is from Lansdale and is excited to work with a new group of performers. Nick studies theater at Temple University, where he is entering his junior year. He’s had a fantastic time working on this show and hopes that the audience will enjoy watching it as well!

ANDREW CAMPBELL

ANDREW CAMPBELL

Bottom

Andrew (he/him) has been singing his whole life, and started doing theater in high school. Since then, he has had the pleasure of playing Anthony in Sweeney Todd, George in Hedda Gabler, and Gibson in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, among other roles. He has an associate degree in mathematics and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science at Temple University. In his free time, Andrew plays TTRPGs and takes his bike out on local trails.

THEO CEREQUAS

THEO CEREQUAS

Demetrius

Theo (they/them) is thrilled to be in their first production with Everybody’s Theater Company (but their second production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream)! Before this, they were also the stage manager for the play Everybody. In daily life, Theo is a graphic designer and enjoys crochet, video games, D&D, and scary movies.

HANNAH COLLINS

HANNAH COLLINS

Hippolyta/Goblin

LEIGH COLLINS

LEIGH COLLINS

Peaseblossom

Leigh (they/them) is thrilled to be working with Everybody’s Theater Company on this production! They started acting in play festivals, with roles like The Host in Nothing Is As It Seems and Hoover in Creep. However, it’s been a bucket list item for them to do a Shakespeare in the Park-style production, and this team has been more than a pleasure to work with. They would like to thank their family and friends for their endless support!

VINNIE EMILIANOWICZ

VINNIE EMILIANOWICZ

King Oberon

Vinnie is very happy to be involved in his first show with Everybody’s Theater Company. He has recently been seen locally in The Addams Family Musical (Gomez), Dial “M” For Murder (Lesgate/Swann) and Matilda (Sergei). He considers his moments on stage an opportunity to invest time in his art after deciding to pursue musical theater and drama in his adult life. He always enjoys facing the challenge that each new role presents, and wants to thank his family for all their loving support and for believing in him no matter what.

CASEY FOSBENNER

CASEY FOSBENNER

Puck

Casey (she/her) is ecstatic to make her Everybody’s Theater Company debut as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Casey recently graduated from Merion Mercy Academy and plans to attend Michigan State University as a BFA Acting major this fall. In her prior theater experiences, she has acted with Merion Mercy Music Theater, Cape and Sword Drama Society, and Upper Darby Summer Stage. She also currently works as Drama Counselor at a local summer camp! Casey wants to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the new faces she met at ETC for making her feel welcome. Enjoy the show! 🙂

CHRISTIAN FOSTER

CHRISTIAN FOSTER

Lysander

Christian has been doing theater since the fifth grade and is involved in the Upper Dublin High School Theatre Department in many ways including holding a position on the drama club board. One of his earliest roles was Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas (2017) with ETC. Midsummer is his fifth production with the company. As Christian enters his senior year, he hopes to pursue the arts after high school.

TRACEY GATTE

TRACEY GATTE

Queen Titania

Tracey is excited for her first ETC show! Tracey Gatte is the director of Truman High School’s theatre program in Levittown. She is also a full-time theatre teacher at Truman, her alma mater. Tracey is featured in the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and was the inspiration for character Tracey on NBC’s RISE. Tracey has been featured on two reality television shows as well, Ultimate Spartan Challenge and Squid Game: The Challenge. Tracey would like to thank her family and friends for unconditionally supporting her.

DIOMIRA KEANE

DIOMIRA KEANE

Mustardseed

Diomira (she/her) graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts program in 2020. Not much else is known about her other than what has been deciphered from the ancient runes: that she has 2 cats (Marzipan and Wonton) and she was a renowned jester in the French Royal Court in one of her past lives. She also loves pickles.

JAIMAN KONDISETTY

JAIMAN KONDISETTY

Quince

Jaiman is entering his junior year at Temple University where he is studying Risk Management and Insurance. This is his first show with ETC and his first since high school. He’s super excited to be a part of this show and wants to thank his family for encouraging him to perform again.

ANNA LANGENBERGER

ANNA LANGENBERGER

Hermia

Anna is thrilled to be making their ETC debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is a junior elementary and theatre education major at Hollins University. Some of her previous credits include Bumble’s Big Adventure (Hollins University) and Camp Rock (Theatre Row). Anna would like to thank their friends and family who have supported her throughout the process, and to the ETC staff who trusted them with such an amazing role.

BEE MICKLOS

BEE MICKLOS

Starveling

Bee is 17 years old and attending Widener this fall in the nursing program. They have been in previous productions with Everybody’s Theater Company and have done theater since they were in 6th grade. They spend most of their free time reading and are very excited to play Starveling!

JENNA MICKLOS

JENNA MICKLOS

Thistleweed

Jenna has been performing with ETC since their production of Elf Jr, making a recent appearance in The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition. Jenna is a part of the International Thespian Society at her high school, and is going into 11th grade.

BLAIR OCKERSHAUSEN

BLAIR OCKERSHAUSEN

Philostrate/Goblin

Blair Ockershausen (they/them) is a junior studying theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Blair has loved theater since their mom took them to see Mary Poppins on Broadway at a young age. They’re fortunate to have seen many shows at different venues, their favorite being Fiddler on the Roof. Blair has performed in plays, musicals, and staged readings with Upper Moreland High School Drama Company, UM Summer Arts Theatre Camp, and MCCC Theatre Arts & The Drama Club. Blair would like to thank their grandfather, mom, brother, professors, and other friends and family!

MARIANNA PALOMBO

MARIANNA PALOMBO

Moth

Marianna has been doing theater since she was very young and it has always been a passion of theirs. This is their first show with ETC and they are currently a rising junior at Upper Dublin High School. They want to pursue acting as a career and enjoy all aspects of theater. In their free time they also enjoy playing guitar or ukulele as well as drawing and painting.

NANCY PRIFF

NANCY PRIFF

Snug

Nancy is a freelance writer and editor who works primarily for clients in medical and health publishing. In addition, she is a voice-over narrator who enjoys tackling technical language as much as creating character voices. Nancy has also acted in TV and film projects, industrial and educational videos, and live theatrical, musical, and dance performances. Now she’s excited to be part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Everybody’s Theater Company.
NancyPriff.com

HAYDEN RYAN

HAYDEN RYAN

Helena

Hayden has been doing theater since fifth grade and is super excited to be making her ETC debut! She is a rising senior at Upper Dublin High School and has participated in nine of their productions, her favorites including Murder on the Orient Express and Footloose. She holds a position on the UD Drama Board and is also one of the founding members of a local performing arts collective called garageWORKS, which is hosting a short film event soon. She plans to study theatre after high school and would one day love a career in the arts.

RUSSELL SHELTON

RUSSELL SHELTON

Egeus/Goblin

Russell is a talented young actor/writer who will portray Egeus and a goblin in the upcoming Midsummer Night’s Dream play. Russell has been involved in theater since 2012, inspiring him to become an excellent actor. Shelton’s numerous roles were Oscar (The Appliance Department), Moth (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Randal (Brother’s from Another Mother), and Nattilai’s Brother (The Fire and the Rain). Shelton also has theatrical technical experience as a director/playwright (Dark Clouds), a narrator (You Make Your Own Friends), an assistant stage manager (John Proctor is the Villain), and a producer assistant (The Mountaintop).

LEAH SIROTA

LEAH SIROTA

Flute

Leah has been working with Everybody’s Theater Company since 2014, playing various roles onstage including Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas and Aphra in Children of Eden, and most recently serving as the light board operator for their production of Urinetown in May. She is an Upper Dublin High School graduate, where she acted in and stage managed many plays and musicals. She currently attends Franklin and Marshall College, where she studies cognitive science and participates in student-run theater, and will be directing an upcoming production of Mamma Mia.

LEX STORM

LEX STORM

Cobweb

Lex (he/they) is excited to be in his first ETC production. He would describe himself as two chaotic goblins fighting for dominance in an oversized sweater. He has been in Everybody as Death, Midsummer as Moth, Heathers as J.D. understudy, and many more! He is happy to have acted alongside so many talented people and wishes to continue to do so. He’s been in Midsummer once before and keeps coming back to it like a Stockholm syndrome victim :). Thank you and enjoy the shindig!

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