About the Company

Maia faces away from the camera, smiling with a illuminated purple backdrop behind them. They wear a flowy blouse and dangling earringsMaia Aoibheil (Lighting Designer, Playwright, Stage Manager)

Maia Aoibheil is a Junior Theatre major at Miami University. This is their third devised show and second time participating in IAS. Maia would like to thank their devising team for their support and insight.

 

 


Eleanor stands in front of a brick wall in a purple tank top

Eleanor Alger (Actor, Playwright)

Eleanor is a Theatre major with minors in Musical Theatre and History. Her past credits at Miami include “She Kills Monsters,” “Bat Boy,” “Echoes of Miami,” “Tartuffe,” and “Gathering Blue.” In addition to being an actor, playwright, and dramaturg, Eleanor spends her time baking cookies and talking about Mamma Mia.

 


Ryn stands looking away from the camera in front of a city skyline and a benchKathryn Bondi (Actor, Costume Designer)

Kathryn Bondi is a junior Marketing and Arts Management Co-major with minors in Music Theatre and Theatre Arts. After traveling from Wayne, PA, Kathryn is excited to be involved in her first MU Theatre experience. She is the current secretary of Stage Left, Miami’s student-run musical theatre organization, and was previously seen assistant directing their fall production. On campus Kathryn is also involved in the MUMB and TBS. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, and the IAS company for all their hard work!


Photo of Cassie Duker smiling in front of a body of waterCassie Duker (Actor, Stage Manager)

Cassie is a sophomore Theatre and Special Education major at Miami University. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Cassie has worked as both an actor and Stage Manager in past Miami productions. Her past work includes Stage Manager of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Vanishing Ring, Narrator/Farrah in She Kills Monsters and #7 in The Wolves. She is also involved in the Best Buddies and Delight organizations on Miami’s campus. She would like to thank her family, friends, and the Miami Theatre Department for all their support.


Sarah poses with her hand in her hairSarah Finley (Costume Designer, Dancer)

Sarah Finley is a Primary Education major with a minor in dance. She has been involved in the dance world for most of her life. She has attended several competitions and worked her way into the teaching world. She is now a teacher at Encore Performing arts where she teaches and assists students all different styles of dance. She would like to say a big thank you to all her family, friends, and teachers who have supported her along the way.

 


Liv Gorom (Director, Marketing)

Liv is a senior theatre and integrated language arts education double major. Liv recently had two of her original works debut in the Miami Univeristy Digital Fringe Festival- Not Quite Morning (which she also directed) and Trip. Liv will have two plays featured in New Wave’s Short Play feature later this year. She is delighted to be working on this show with such amazing and strong women!


Dylan Gray (Lighting Designer, Stage Manager)

Dylan Gray is a Junior Theatre major with a minor in Musical Theatre. Previous Miami credits include Ceremonials (Acolyte 1/Co-Lighting Designer), 21 Chump Street (Ensemble), Bat Boy (Bud/Pan), She Kills Monsters (Assistant Lighting Designer), and Blood Sisters (Lighting Designer). They would like to thank Marly Wooster for all of the work she has done for the IAS company this semester.


Jordan stands posed next to a wall with her hand under her chinJordan Myers (Actor)

Jordan Myers is a junior theatre major with film studies and musical theatre minors. In her most recent project, she served as the co-director of photography and as an actor for “From The Many”, a feature film made for the MU Fringe Festival. She is also delighted to have been in “The Wolves” (#2) and “When We Get Good Again” (Nadiya) with the Theatre Department last year. She is grateful for her experiences here and is very excited to explore her craft more.

 


Jake stands in front of a plain wallJake O’Brien (Dancer, Scenic Designer)

Jake is a senior Psychology major with minors in Music Theatre, Criminology, and Dance from Toledo, OH. Some of his past roles include Ensemble/Dance Captain in Pippin, Freddy in Carrie the Musical, Narrator in American Idiot, and Gabe in First Date. He is involved in Stage Left, Miami’s student-run musical theatre organization. He would like to thank his fellow IAS Company, friends, family, and Miami Theatre for this wonderful opportunity.

 


Caroline faces camera with her hair in a ponytail and a city behind her.Caroline Reckers (Dancer, Sound Designer)

Caroline is a sophomore Biology major with a co-major in Premedical Studies and a minor in Musical Theatre. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, she has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical dance and competed regularly throughout high school. She is the current volunteer and outreach coordinator for the Miami University Zoology/Biology Club and is also choreographing for the New Wave show “A Beginner’s Guide to High School Dances” this semester. She is very excited to be participating in IAS and would like to thank her friends, family, and teachers for all the support they give.


Haley smiles slightly facing the camera in a blouse. She's in front of a blank backgroundHaley Sieg (Dancer, Program Design, Sound Designer)

Haley is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering, Premedical Studies, and Theatre triple major at Miami University with a minor in musical theatre. Her projects at Miami include playing Favorite Son in Stage Left’s American Idiot virtual cast recording/album, Lilith in Sirens of the Never-Ending Summer and Program Designer for IAS 2020, tech crew for Miami Theatre Department’s She Kills Monsters, and Dance Captain for Stage Lefts Fall 2019 Musical: Pippin. In addition to IAS 2021, she is also currently working with New Wave Theatre Company, playing Stanton in their virtual production of a Beginner’s Guide to High School Dances.


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Laura Smith (Director, Dramaturg)

Laura Smith is a double Theatre and Creative Writing major. Amazon Crime is her directorial debut! She co-produced Archive Record 62 for the MU Digital Fringe Festival last fall, and before that has acted for the Miami University Theatre Department as #00 in The Wolves, and Historic Helen in Echoes of Miami. She would like to thank her devising team, her cast, and her family.


Micki leans against a tree in a flower-patterned dressMicki Smolenski (Choreographer, Marketing)

Micki is a senior Software Engineering major with a minor in Theatre Arts from Mt. Prospect, IL. She previously was the director and writer for Conversations with Women in STEM, performed in the dance film, Squared, and was the director and choreographer for Pippin. She is the current president of Stage Left, Miami’s student-run musical theatre organization, and recently interned with PlayMaker’s Laboratory in Chicago. She would like to thank her friends and family, as well as Marly Wooster and Ashley Goos for their support!


Charlotte smiles in front of a blank backgroundCharlotte Snee (Choreographer, Costume Designer, Dancer, Deviser, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer)

Charlotte is a theatre major with minors in English Literature and Arts Entrepreneurship. She is very excited to be participating in IAS for her third year in a row.

 

 


Kyla Stone (Actor)