Patrick Elkins Zeglarski
Patrick works as a dramaturg locally and nationally. Projects include new play series, established texts in production, and classes in text analysis, tablework, and talkback facilitation, Patrick’s writing and curation has appeared in study guides for theatre companies and websites across the country.
Melissa has directed and choreographed plays and musicals all over Denver, including Town Hall Arts Center, Athena Project, Mizel Arts Center and most recently, Hi-Hat Hattie and Real Women Have Curves at the Aurora Fox. An award winning playwright, she is the author of Painted Bread, a play about Frida Kahlo which has had multiple productions in Denver. Her full length play, Lost Creatures, about silent film star Louise Brooks and British theatre critic Ken Tynan was produced by And Toto too Theater Company and will receive a NYC reading this fall. She teaches playwriting at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.
dARREN sMITH (sET/sOUND/projection dESIGN)
Darren Smith has been designing sets and sound for And Toto too since 2005, and is the resident Tech Director. In 2008 he received an Ovation Award Nomination from the Denver Post for his sound design of The Glider. Select Set/Sound Designs: The Glider (2008), Heads (2009), Car Talk (2011), The Playground (2014) and Smoke (2015). Darren has directed 7 short films for Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions, including the award winning Blameless. His daytime alter ego is co-founder of the software company Point of Reference.
Sean Mallary (LIGHT DESIGN)
Sean holds an MFA from Northwestern University. Since moving to Denver, he's worked on over fifty productions in less than four years. Local credits include The Arvada Center, Off Center at the DCPA, The Aurora Fox, The Catamounts, Parker Arts, Littleton Town Hall, Breckenridge Backstage, Vintage and The Edge. For more information, please check out his website: www.seanmallarylighting.com
Alexander Palmer (assistant sound/projection design)
Alexander is an Audio Engineer and Projectionist with a wide array of experience in Theatre and Music. With a Bachelor of Music from Shenandoah University, he currently works at Colorado Creative Music Recording Studios (CCM) as well as the Community College of Aurora (CCA) while tackling other projects in between. Promoting the arts is essential to his philosophy and seeing the impact this has on the world around him is the most rewarding aspect of the job. Through this he has designed audio and projection for productions such as CCA’s Living Echoes, tackling issues with the identities of marginalized groups in America. Over the years, Alex has also worked with many Denver area musicians from Hip-Hop to Heavy Metal to Classical genres. Every project is important as the arts contribute so much to our culture and attitude towards the world at large.
Julie LeBlanc (Costume Designer)
After earning her BA in costume design from Purdue University, Julie settled in NYC where she designed for multiple theatres, and equity showcases. After designing for various regional theatres across the country she landed in Denver. Local work includes shows at Miner’s Alley, The Vintage Theatre, The Aurora Fox, PACE Center, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, and The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge. She has had her own bridal design business for the past 30 years, and for the past 22 years has been a surgical technologist specializing in Orthopedics. She is excited to be part of Show of Force, her first show for And Toto too Theatre Company. Thanks to Susan, and Love to Frank. Thanks for supporting live local theatre. Enjoy the show!
Andy Bakehouse (PROP DESIGN)
Andy has been working in professional theatre for many years now. He mainly works behind the scenes helping make sure everyone has what they need. Props credits include: Benchmarks productions of A Kid Like Jake, The Arsonists,Uncanny Valley, What You Will, Wakey Wakey and 1984, The Lake Dillon Theatre 2017 summer season, The Edge’s productions of Resolutions, Glenngarry Glenn Ross and Death of a Salesman. He also works at The Studio School teaching technical theatre to 4th and 5th graders. When not at the theatre Andy can be found enjoying a book and hanging out with his cat Beauty.
Stuart Barr (Stage Manager)
Stuart Barr* has been working in theatre since 1985. He has been working as the Technical Director for the DCPA Department of Education since 2009. He has also worked as an actor, director, set designer, and lighting designer. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association as a stage manager. His education includes degrees or certifications in Theatre, Radio/TV Broadcasting, Scenography, and Massage Therapy. He has performed in Film, Television, TV Commercials, Regional Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Outdoor Drama, Theme Parks and spent 2 years as a Radio Announcer. He has worked as a Scenic or Lighting Designer at many local theatres including: The Arvada Center, Town Hall Arts Center, Lakewood Cultural Center, Vintage Theatre, and The Aurora Fox Cultural Arts Center. Stuart has directed for Lafayette Community Theatre and Coal Creek Community Theatre. He was the Technical Director/Associate Producer for Town Hall Arts Center from 1999 through 2007. He was a Teaching Assistant at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and has taught for Arapahoe Community College, The National Theatre Conservatory and the Denver Center Theatre Academy. Stuart is currently the TD for DCPA-Education and the Touring Production Stage Manager for DCPA-Education’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program which brings Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to schools all over Colorado. In his spare time, Stuart is also the TD for the Community College of Aurora.
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, And Toto too Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.