Ciara Neidlinger – Darlene Seward
Ciara hales form Hiram, Maine and is currently studying Musical Theatre Performance at The University of Southern Maine. Previous credits include Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (M&D Playhouse), Maud Dunlop in The Music Man (Studio East Seattle), Gretel in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (RBCC Players) and Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd (M&D Playhouse).
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Bowen Greenleaf – Rufus
Bowen is very excited to be in his first production at M&D! In the past, he was part of Fryeburg Academy’s production of The King and I as The King, as well as Hairspray and The Pajama Game. When not doing Stigmata hand modelling or decorating his trailer with Christmas wonderment, you could probably find Bowen cheering (and complaining) for his favorite sports teams. Special thanks to Sandra and Jessica for pushing Bowen to do what he loves, and to the cast and crew for allowing him into their close knit family of trailer trash. Enjoy the show!
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June E. Desmond – Betty
June is so happy to be returning to the Trailer Park as Betty to finish off the 2019 season; it has been a busy one for her. She was most recently seen as Jessie in ‘night, Mother. Some of her favorite roles at M&D include: Kate Monster in Avenue Q; Vernadette Sims in The Dixie Swim Club; and Mrs. Pascal in The House of Yes. June would like to say a special thank you to her family and friends for their continued support while she pursues her passion. Also her appreciation goes to the audience for supporting live theatre.
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Kayla Charles – Linoleum
This is Kayla’s fifth show with M&D. Her past credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Tin Woman, Be My Baby, and A Christmas Carol. She would like to thank her kids for being so supportive. Kayla is very happy to be working with an amazing cast and crew. Hope you all enjoy the show!
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Ashley Kerr – Pickles, Music Director
Having appeared as Linoleum in M&D’s 2015 production of this show, Ashley is ecstatic to be the music director and the character of Pickles this time around! It is now one of her goals to play every lady part in this show! (lol Pickles said lady part.) Ashley appeared as Dancer in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues last December and music directed Little Shop of Horrors this summer. She has had the privilege of music directing Spamalot and Avenue Q, as well as appearing in August: Osage County, Avenue Q, and Death of a Salesman, to name a few.
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Ken Martin – Jackson “Jackie” Boudreaux
Ken is thrilled to join the trailer trash cast of this show. He hopes you, the audience, enjoy this musical romp through Christmas as much as he and the rest of the crew have enjoyed putting it together. Many thanks to the hard working team behind the scenes who made this show possible. Ken has performed in musicals, comedies and dramas here at M&D as well as at the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln, and at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. He is very much looking forward to his move to Hawaii in September of 2020!
Christopher Bellis – Director
Christopher is the owner (with his husband of twenty-three years Eddie Bennett) of the Cranmore Inn and proud father of two children, David and Sherie Bellis-Bennett. Christopher has an undergraduate degree in theatre from William and Mary and a graduate directing degree from Catholic University. He has worked on numerous productions as an actor and director in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New York City, and is pleased to be working again with M&D Playhouse. Many thanks to the cast and crew – and hope you enjoy the trailer park!
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Siobhan Stevens – Assistant Director
While this is Siobhan’s first time assistant directing, she has had the fortunate opportunity to stage manage The House of Yes, M&D’s first play on the historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse stage. She has worked in the booth and behind the scenes for Little Shop of Horrors, Lovers and Other Strangers, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, and The Pillowman. Siobhan is also on M&D’s Board of Directors and acts as it’s publicist. When she is not at the theater, she can be found hanging out with her awesome husband Jason and her two incredible daughters Seddaly and Kylie. She would like to thank her amazing family and parents for all their love and support. She would also like to give a huge thank you to Christoper for taking her under his wing. Siobhan wants to thank all of you for supporting a place so near and dear to her heart. Please enjoy the show.
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Mark Sickler – Stage Manager
Mark is very happy to be back doing one of his favorite jobs in the theater, stage managing. As a stage manager, he has worked professionally and regionally in New York City and the metro-Boston area. For M&D he last served as rehearsal stage manager for The 39 Steps and assistant stage manager for Killer Joe. When not at M&D, or trying to hold down his day job, he’s active with White Mountains Pride. Special thanks to Tracy, for keeping him grounded, entertained, and doing the hardest job in theater. Also huge thanks to Chris, Ashley, Siobhan, Dale, the cast, and the entire production team! Happy Holidays!
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Tracy Orlando – Assistant Stage Manager
Tracy serves on the Board of Directors for M&D and has been in dozens of shows in Western Maine and Eastern New Hampshire over the last 12 years. It has been really fun working on this production in a backstage capacity! Thanks to her family for accommodating her insane schedule; thanks to M&D for always putting so much intelligence, heart, humor and thought on the stage; and thanks to YOU for making any of it possible. Enjoy!
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Tom O’Reilly – Set Designer
Tom’s bio coming soon!
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Dan Tetreault – Lighting Designer
Dan’s bio coming soon!
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Dale Amanda O’Reilly – Choreographer
Dale is an artist and educator in the fields of dance and yoga. She received her yoga training in New York City and is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa styles, in addition to Prenatal, Yoga for Cancer and Restorative techniques. Dale received her BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, and has performed and presented original work in Chicago, Orlando, New York City, and throughout New England. This is her third time choreographing for an M&D production. She is truly grateful to be a part of this hilarious and heartwarming show and thanks the entire cast and crew for their hard work and dedication. Y’all enjoy!
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Maria Bilger – Hair & Makeup Design
Maria is a licensed Cosmetologist and Professional Makeup Artist. She is the owner of Maria Claire Beauty LLC and The Maria Claire Salon at Whitney’s Inn in Jackson, where she specializes in bridal makeup. Maria frequents New York City for trainings and while doing so, has attended numerous Broadway shows. She recently flew to LA for a TV and film seminar and most recently got to meet Louie Zakarian, Dept Head Makeup Designer for SNL at another convention in Provincetown, MA. Maria is thankful for her husband and four children, her family and friends, and her professional family, The Powder Group, for all of the support in her ever growing career as an artist, and to M&D for giving her this opportunity to work in theatre!
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Lauren O’Reilly – Props Master
Lauren’s bio coming soon!