Susan Lyles

 Susan Lyles, is an award winning director with an BA from Wichita State University, and received certification from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Shakespeare.  She has worked on stage in London, Chicago and Denver and has also worked in film, commercials, print, industrials, and voice over. Susan is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of And Toto too Theatre Company, and has directed more than 20 plays, including the award winning Naked in Encino, Car Talk, and Heads. She has designed costumes for more than 50 plays, including Lion in Winter (Denver Victorian Playhouse), 12th Night (Denver Victorian Playhouse), and Greater Tuna and Christmas Tuna (Denver Victorian Playhouse, Town Hall Arts Center). Susan was recently honored with a 2015 True West Award. Susan is branching out into film with her newly formed film/theatrical production company Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions.




Chris has appeared with the Denver Center Theatre Company (Merry Wives of Windsor), Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (Outside Mullingar, Hysteria, Ambition Facing West, Annapurna, Bach at Leipzig, How the World Began, Crime and Punishment), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Comedy Of Errors, The Inspector General), The Edge (Cock), Catamounts (Moulin Scrooge), Feral Assembly (The Night Season), Miners Alley (A Picasso), and Listen Productions (Macbeth). Upcoming: Casa Valentina at The Edge.


 Kate Poling is so excited to be a part of this exciting work in progress! She was last seen with And Toto too as Julie in Smoke, by Kim Davies. Kate has a BFA in Acting from New York University, and is now back in her native Denver acting and teaching theatre at such places as Miners Alley and The Arvada Center. Kate can currently be seen in The Emperor's New Clothes at Miners Alley Playhouse.


Austin Terrell is making his return onto the Denver scene after spending some time in Austin, Texas. He is happy to be working with Susan to explore new works like Edith's The Tightwad. Local credits include: Perception, Stones in His Pockets, The Fantasticks, and Arcadia. 


 Seth Palmer Harris is an experienced stage and voice actor and student at DU's Korbel School of International Studies. He was last seen on stage at the Three Leaches' production of Rabbit Hole. When not acting or studying, Seth can be found at local karaoke haunts, dancing like a crazy fool, or risking death daily on his bicycle


Jason is a proud company member of The Catamounts, a small but fierce group of artists out of Boulder.  He was last seen on stage with them in Spirits to Enforce by well known Chicago playwright Mickle Maher.  Last summer Jason had a blast performing the role of Jesus Costazuela in The Odd Couple, which ran at The Barth and was directed by Edith Weiss. 


A graduate of Loretto Heights College, Carol has acted and production managed for many Denver theater companies over the past 30 years including The Changing Scene, Aurora Fox, And Toto too, and Germinal Stage. Most recently she was seen on stage in Germinal's Six Characters In Search of an Author


Emma Messenger is an award winning actress (Henry, True West, Bill's Best, Marlowe, Edgy, Vintage, CCTC) who is delighted to support new work by female playwrights. Many thanks to Susan and Edith for inviting her. Emma is thrilled to direct her first show Steel Magnolias, opening at the Spotlight Theatre in April. And you can catch her this July performing the one woman show I'll Eat You Last: a Chat with Sue Mengers at the Edge Theatre. 


Roger Winn is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, with a degree in chemistry/theatre/music. Roger also has a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. He is an actor and musician, having worked with Su Teatro, Main Street Players, Theatre on Broadway, The E Project, Compass Theater, and Industrial Art Theater, where he was the Executive/Artistic Director. As Artistic Director for the Spark Theatre, Roger directed Mill Fire, Coyote, and Much Ado About Nothing, which was nominated for Best Comedy by Roger recently directed Occidental Moon and One Night of Thunder for Theatre Esprit Asia in February 2015, and was lighting designer for TEA's Fermata in May 2015. Roger also serves as the theatre director for Golden High School and is the Executive Director for Theatre Esprit Asia.


Nicole is very grateful to Susan for this opportunity to perform in this staged reading of the The Tightwad.  Most recently she played "Kate" in Blasted with Obscene and Courageous Theatre Company, "Westphalia" in Hamlet Prince of Pork with Gene Kato at Vintage Theatre, "Hedy LaRue" in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Town Hall Arts Center and “Gretchen” in Boeing-Boeing at Spotlight Theater. Nicole would like to thank Edith Weiss for bringing such life to all her works, this talented cast of actors, and Susan for every single opportunity. Nicole would also like to thank her family, mentors and man friend for all their love and support. She hopes you enjoy this lovely staged reading!




Darren serves as president as well as technical director for And Toto too, Darren is responsible for the technical operations of the theater, determining technical staffing and equipment requirements for productions, and acts as the central coordinating point for the designers, the stage management team, the craftspeople, etc. – throughout each production. With more than 30 years of experience both on-stage and in almost every capacity behind the scenes, Darren brings a wealth of ideas and best practices to And Toto too.