Posters & Flip Flops
Written by Jeremy Gaydosh
Directed by Stephanie Wilbert
Asst. Directed by Tori Tillison
Stage Managed by Abbie Garrison
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Sofia Castellanos - Annie
Erin Dolan - Dr. Harrison
Jailyn Harris - Ms. Garrett
Keith Hudson - Travis
Cathryn Ott - Shahad
Autumn Riddle - Jordyn
Nate Summers - Officer Charles
Caitlin Zickefoose - Brittany
Madeline Bundy, Sheliyah Cordero, Ellen Froliklong, Leylah Hodge, Avalon McLaughlin, Lynna Metresin, Owen Mills, Spencer Mills
CREATIVE TEAM & CREW
Director - Stephanie Wilbert
Asst. Director - Tori Tillison
Stage Manager - Abbie Garrison
LCCC Theatre Director - Jeremy Benjamin
Spark Artistic Director - Rachael Endrizzi
Spark Board President - Jessica Franklin
Costume Designer - April Rock
Video Director - Dagna Griffin
Sound Mixer - Georgiana Lascu
Sound Assistant - Annalyse Florcyk
Production Assistant - Finch Clayton
Division of Arts and Humanities Staff, LCCC Campus Services, Brenda Pongracz, The Stocker Arts Center Staff
Jeremy Benjamin (LCCC Director of Theatre) is in his 31st year as Production Manager/Technical Director/Designer at Lorain County Community College. Mr. Benjamin teaches Stagecraft, Lighting, Sound technology and theatre history courses, along with coordinating all technical and design aspects of the Arts and Humanities Division programming. Jeremy has spent the past 30+ years designing lighting for all forms of the performing arts. Besides LCCC, Mr. Benjamin’s lighting designs have been seen at the Beck Center for the Arts, Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Department, Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cleveland Municipal School District, Dancing Wheels, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Ingenuity Festival, Lorain County Community College, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Miami University Summer Theatre, Oberlin Opera Theatre, Oberlin Department of Theatre and Dance, Ohio Dance Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Paramount Productions, and Pointe of Departure Dance.
Sofia Castellanos (Annie) is a 13-year old Ohio-based performer. Sofia enjoys diverse experiences in acting and singing. Acting credits include, The Man with the Cough (Christen), roles with Lakewood Young Film Academy, and Hathaway Brown. Singing credits include performances as a soprano in the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and several Theatre@Home Productions. Sofia is passionate about character analysis and dives deep into each character she portrays. Beyond performing, Sofia loves nature, animals, and spending time with her identical twin sister.
Erin Dolan (Dr. Harrison) is an Early Childhood Educator, Actor, Playwright, and Poet. She studied theatre at Kent State University and Lorain County Community College, where she first became involved in theatre for youth. Her path then led her to Houston, Texas, and later Columbus, Ohio, and then the Akron area, where Ms. Dolan focused solely on her work in Early Childhood Education for several years. She returned to Northeast Ohio four years ago to rejoin the exciting arts community here. She was most recently seen onstage in Talespinner Children's Theatre's The Tortoise and the Hare.
Rachael Endrizzi (Spark Artistic Director) is an Elyria native and also attended LCCC before graduating from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Endrizzi is a professional actor and director working throughout the United States, and is thrilled to be able to bring more arts to Lorain County. Regionally she has worked with The Cleveland Playhouse, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Florida Repertory in Fort Myers, Florida. As a director, her work has been seen in Atlanta with The Gypsy Theatre Company (Moonlight & Magnolias) and The Legacy Theatre (Lend Me a Tenor, Pinkalicious, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Always...Patsy Cline), In Florida with the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (The Nerd), The Strauss Theater (Camping with Henry & Tom, Freud's Last Session), Florida Rep (The Odyssey Experience, And Then They Came for Me, Thomas Edison: Fire of Genius), and Theatre Conspiracy. Rachael is especially excited to collaborate with LCCC Theatre department on this production, and in addition to being an LCCC alum, she also had the privilege to direct their production of Dead Man's Cell Phone. www.RachaelEndrizzi.com
Jessica Franklin (Board President) is the current Senior Benefits Processor for the Cleveland Bakers and Teamsters Pension Fund, a Lorain County native, and an Elyria High School graduate. After graduation from EHS, she went on to obtain a B.S. from University of Akron and a Masters Degree in Human Services and Non-Profit Management from Capella University. Jessica has been organizing and fundraising for nearly 15 years throughout her professional career in Northeast Ohio and is excited to join the Spark team. Her previous experience within nonprofit organizations is varied, and includes Community Relations Committee Chair for Coltene/Whaledent Inc.; Former Social Co-Chair, Fundraising Co-Chair and President of The Society of Women Engineers; and former Board Member for Elyria Summer Theatre. In addition, Jessica is also proud of her work as an activity leader for Kids Career Day through Women in Engineering and Science Education and Outreach with Girl Scouts of America. She was also an administrative volunteer and Learning for Life tutor for the Adopt a Family/Zacchaeus Housing Project with the West Side Catholic Center in Cleveland. She thrives on giving back and believes Spark Theatre is a culmination of her lifelong love of performing arts and her pursuit of a career focused on service.
Abbie Garrison (Stage Manager) is the stage manager for Posters & Flip Flops and has also stage managed Spark's recent productions of The Imaginators and The Odyssey Experience. Additionally, Abbie played Mother in Spark's inaugural production, The New Kid. She is also an alumnus of LCCC Theatre Department and stage managed their production of Dead Man's Cell Phone. Her recent credits include; Wardrobe Supervisor for Cleveland playhouse's Getting Near To Baby, Stage Manager for Ohio Shakespeare Festival's Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crew Member for Ohio Shakespeare Festival's She Kills Monsters, Production Stage Manager for Camp Ballibay and Assistant Stage Manager for Stages' Little Shop of Horrors. Abbie is always excited to work with Spark because she loves bringing theatre to schools and loves how impactful Spark is to their students.
Jeremy Gaydosh (Playwright) is overcome with excitement to see the first professional production of his first full-length play. As an LCCC alumni, he appeared in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. He has turned to writing since, cutting his teeth in fifteen-minute shows in student-produced festivals for colleges in the Dallas area. As a student of journalism, he was a contributing writer / film critic for the Richland College Chronicle newspaper, picking up an award for photography in the process. He was the sole recipient for the 2017 Eleanor Fordham Jones Award for Creative Writing for the Dallas Community College District, and first place winner for the 2019 Adult Short Work for the Rowlett Arts & Humanities Commission. As far as what the future holds, he hopes his writing will continue to be produced, and his craft to be honed. He wishes to express his immense gratitude to Jeremy Benjamin, to whom he first sent his script to, who saw it’s potential, and to Rachael Endrizzi and Stephanie Wilbert, who selected it to be added to their season. And to the amazing cast and crew, he is thrilled that you all came together to put on this show.
Dagna Griffin (Video Director) is a self-motivated and meticulous Filmmaker, Video Producer & Graphic Designer with 13 years of career experience in film, corporate video production (1 person video crew), graphic design, & vendor negotiation. Expert in handling a project from idea development to post-production. Currently pursuing happiness as a Wedding Filmmaker. Dagna is also a Part 107 Drone Licensed Pilot, obsessed with Aerial Videography!
Jailyn Sherrell Harris (Ms. Garrett) completed her Bachelors in Theatre at Bowling Green State University. Jailyn performed in Spark's The Fisherman & his Wife as well as many other shows for young audiences including Day of Absence at Karamu House, Suds at American Repertory Theatre, The Lives of Tiresias at The New School in New York, and A Midsummer Night's Dream with Great Lakes Theatre Festival. Other professional credits include Leading Player in Pippin (Rubber City Theatre), Freaky Friday (Lakeland Civic Theatre), Merry Widow (Bowling Green Opera), Parade (French Creek Theatre), and Sister Act (Karamu House). She has studied many styles of dance and is a current member of The Actor's Project in NYC.
Giorgiana Lascu (Sound Mixer) always thought she’d be a private eye. Instead she just plays one tv (in her dreams). A recent graduate from Cleveland State’s Theatre Department, she has been seen acting, producing, and otherwise assisting on various projects around town. Most recently she’s produce the feature length film Don’t Shoot the Piano Man, acted and produced the series The Coroner’s Assistant and edited Leo’s Legacy. By day she is an independent arts educator working with kids in from elementary to high school.
Cathryn Ott (Shahad) is a student at LCCC studying Graphic design. This is her first play with LCCC and Spark Theatre, and she is beyond excited. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing her Cajon, playing piano drawing, and acting. She is excited to participate in this play acting as the role of Jordyn, and sincerely hopes that you enjoy watching the show as much as she enjoys being in it.
Autumn Riddle (Jordyn) was born and raised in Ohio, and is excited to be a part of the film Posters and Flip Flops in her first movie role. Autumn is a current LCCC theatre student. Beyond film acting, she has enjoyed taking part in the musical Les Miserables at Olmsted Performing Arts in 2016, as well as many skits throughout the years. Autumn loves to act, sing, and write as well as spend time with her family, friends and her two dogs and cat.
April Rock (Costume Designer) graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Costume Design from Kent State University. April is the Resident Costume Designer/Shop Supervisor for both Lorain County Community College and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival and she also works as a freelance designer throughout the greater Cleveland area. Recent design credits include Buried Child and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (LCCC Theatre), Little Women, Romeo and Juliet, The Miracle Worker, Anne of Green Gables, Barefoot in the Park (Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival), Ragtime, Hamlet, Peter and the Starcatcher (The Academy for the Performing Arts), The Wiz, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Near West Theatre).
Nate Summers (Officer Charles) is from Cleveland, Ohio, earned his degree at Bowling Green State University and specialized in Acting and Directing on stage. He is most known for his work as in Motown: The Musical National Tour (Swing) and on Norwegian Cruise Lines (lead soloist). Other theatre credits include Aida (Radames), Dreamgirls (Curtis), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Pippin (Pippin), Songs for a New World (Man 1), Radio Golf (Roosevelt Hicks) and The Boys in the Band (Bernard). His film credit includes Finding Fish, directed by Denzel Washington. Nate is beyond grateful to be a part of this special project and pleased to be on the Blank Canvas stage once again. Hope you enjoy!
Tori Tillison (Asst. Director) is an LCCC Theatre alumnus and also assistant directed LCCC & Spark Theatre's fall production of The Imaginators. She is very excited for the debut of her second assistant directing project with Spark Theatre 4 Youth. Tori is primarily a performer but for Spark’s past two productions she’s tried her hand behind the scenes. She has had a wonderful time working with Spark & LCCC and she hopes to do more directing in the future.
Stephanie Wilbert (Director) is an Actor, Director, and Adjunct Faculty Theater Professor at Lorain County Community College. She received her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she primarily focused on ensemble-based performance and devised theater techniques. Naropa University performance credits include: Sirens Fury Playlist, Now! (For Something Completely Different (Directed by Stephen Wangh), and 7/21 (Directed by member of The Tectonic Theater Project, Greg Pierotti). Stephanie is an Actors Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) and received her BA in Theater Arts from Cleveland State University. In Northeastern Ohio, Stephanie worked as the Interim Artistic Director for The Illusion Factory and has performed with The Ohio City Theatre Project, Ensemble Theatre, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, The Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, Stratosphere, and Ohio Capoeira Brasil. Stephanie is currently a Teaching Artist for The University Settlement, Ensemble Theatre, and Spark Theatre 4 Youth.
Caitlin Zickefoose (Brittany) studies Theatre and Dance at CSU, and previously hs worked on shows with Open Door Christian School. She is very excited to join LCCC Theatre Department and Spark Theatre for Youth on this production after recently playing Nina is Spark Theatre & LCCC's fall production of The Imaginators.