Julianne Brosnan – Viola
Julianne is excited to be back on stage at M&D Playhouse working with such a talented cast and crew! Favorite roles performed here include Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman, Olive in The Odd Couple, female version and Sister Aloysius in Doubt: A Parable. She thanks Dennis O’Neil for the opportunity to work again with some of the most talented actors in the valley, including her husband. She wishes to also thank the technical crew and the many people who have had a hand in bringing this production to the stage. Enjoy the show!
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Bruce Cooper – Sebastian
This will be Bruce’s second performance at M&D Playhouse. He is delighted to be performing with the same cast and director as last year’s Boys Next Door, where he took on the role of social worker Jack Palmer. Bruce would like to give thanks to all of his friends and family, including those at M&D who have continued to support him in all his creative endeavors.
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Ken Martin – Captain/Priest
Fresh off his appearance as Ernie in Papermaker, Ken steps into multile small roles in one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Ken has appeared in professional and community theatre productions around the state, and in Hawaii and California. He is happy to have been a founder, actor and director at M&D Playhouse for 17 years and looks forward to many more years of success for this award winning theatre company.
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Jonathan Dubey – Antonio
Jonathan has previously been seen here at M&D in several shows, including Boys Next Door and Spamalot. He’s always wanted to perform Shakespeare on stage, and this is his big chance. He’s a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. The character of Antonio isn’t on stage very much and doesn’t have many lines, but Jonathan wishes to remind you all that there is no such thing as a small role, especially since he is so very tall.
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Andrew Brosnan – Orsino
Andrew is excited to be back onstage at M&D Playhouse in this production of Twelfth Night. Andrew has previously appeared in several M&D shows including Lend Me a Tenor, California Suite, All My Sons, Glengarry Glenross, The Real Inspector Hound, Deathtrap, Of Mice and Men, Death of a Salesman and The Boys Next Door. Andrew would like to thank director Dennis O’Neil as well as the entire cast and crew for all of their hard work. Enjoy the show!
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Lauren O’Reilly – Valentine & Curio
Lauren is pleased to return to the M&D stage and especially glad to work with Dennis O’Neil. She is a devoted theatre lover having worked in many aspects of community theatre not just as an actor but as a skilled make-up artist, costumer and production manager. Her past roles with M&D include Megan Wells in 84 Charing Cross Road, Hester in Equus, Barbara in Nickel and Dimed, Sarah Lee in A Cold Christmas Carol, Margaret in A Night In The Theatre. She has also performed locally with Boston’s Mystery Café.
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Janette Kondrat – Olivia
Janette is happy to be planting her feet on the ground at M&D for Twelfth Night. She has been absent from the theatre for three years while living her dream as a flight attendant. She currently flies for JetBlue out of Boston’s Logan airport. She spends most of her time with her head in the clouds, and no – she hasn’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on her list! Much love to Dennis and the cast for all the support and laughs, and especially to Ashley and Alec Kerr for putting her up on the weekends (and for putting up with her!).
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June E. Desmond – Maria
June is extremely excited to be a part of Twelfth Night. She was seen most recently on the M&D stage in I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change, where she played 14 or 15 different people, as Kate Monster in Avenue Q, and as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support while she pursues her passion for theatre.
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Eric Jordan – Feste/Clown
Eric sometimes wishes he lived in a simpler time, when mimes were mimes and no one knew that the plural of moose is still moose. A time when saying that he’s been in shows such as Last Gas or The Odd Couple: Female Version with M&D for going on nine years, and most recently directed Dirt, would have simply been a bio and not the passcode to unlock Kevin Spacey’s expansive closet.
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Rich Russo – Malvolio
Rich Russo has over 40 years of acting and directing experience. He studied in New York with Julie Bovasso, Jack Poggi, and Stefan Rudnicki, and with Michael Finlayson of the Royal Shakespeare Academy in London. He received his Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts from C.W. Post University in Brookville, N.Y. Acting credits include: Henry McCoy in Papermaker, Bill Perch in The Jacksonian, Lyman Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, Noel in Homestead Crossing, and Joseph Halpern in Halpern and Johnson, among many others. He has worked with M&D since 1999, and during that time has directed many productions. A two-time winner of The New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Director (The Glass Menagerie in 2002 and Talley’s Folly in 2011), he also won the Best Actor Award for the role of Joseph Halpern in Halpern and Johnson in 2012. Rich would is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and director, and would like to thank Dennis for the opportunity. Thanks also go to his wife, Sandra, for her support, sacrifice and understanding. Rich lives in Glen with Sandra and their German Shepherd, Zorro.
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Sam Kilbride – Fabian
Sam is a proud holder of a BA in Theatre from Johnson State College. Previous stage credits include Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Dr. Livingston in Agnes of God, and the voice of The Plant in Little Shop of Horrors. Sam was last seen on the M&D stage in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Clever Little Lies. She would like to thank this wonderful cast for putting up with her, and hopes you all enjoy this wonderful show.
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Dan Tetreault – Toby Belch
Dan has been performing with M&D for a few years now. His most recent credits include The Jacksonian, Last Gas, Equus, How the Other Half Loves, and many others. He would like to thank this terrific cast and Director Dennis O’Neil for all their hard work and dedication in bringing to life this play. Thank you to all the people who make this playhouse possible.
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Tom O’Reilly – Sir Andrew
Tom has appeared frequently with M&D and won Best Supporting Actor at the 2008 NH Theatre Awards for his role as John Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross. He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Maine. Tom wishes to thank this audience for their support of local theatre.
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Jen Meers – Attendant to Olivia
Jen has been involved in community theater in the Mount Washington Valley for over 10 years. She lives in Freedom and works as a graphic designer/office manager for a rare coin company in Wolfeboro. Jen thanks M&D and the cast for keeping her busy as she adjusts to the first year with both her kids away at college.
Dennis O’Neil – Director
Dennis has directed numerous productions for M&D Playhouse including most recently The Boys Next Door and Equus, which won the 2016 Best Drama Award given by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Other productions include Death of a Salesman, Of Mice and Men, All My Sons, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Diary of Anne Frank. He has been the recipient of the Best Director Award three times given by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. He appears regularly throughout Mount Washington Valley with his musical duo “Dennis and Davey.”
Tracy Gardner – Harpsichordist
Tracy is the harpsichordist for Twelfth Night and is enjoying this production and the cast and crew immensely. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from UNH and taught music in the Conway School District for eight years after graduating from UNH. She has played keyboard for many years for the Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company’s summer productions and has been Music Director/pianist for many local theatre groups over the past 20 years or more. She was the Music Director for Arts in Motion’s recent production of The Wiz, Kennett Drama Club’s Cinderella, and Arts in Motion/Kinetic Professional Theatre’s Ruthless, the Musical and Into the Woods. She was also the Music Director/pianist for M&D’s production of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical last year. Tracy has been the organist and choir director for St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church in Conway for the past 24 years.
Sharon O’Neil – Stage Manager
Lori Jean Rowe – Lighting Designer/Sound Designer
Deb Jasien – Set Designer
Patty Hatch Hibbert – Costumes