LOVE LETTERS

A Christmas Carol 2016 Sedona

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by A.R. Gurney
directed by John Reynolds
produced by Camilla Ross

The Collective Sedona's Vista Hall
7000 AZ 179, Sedona AZ 86351
(928) 284-4310

 

 

 

CAST & CREW

Michael Peach as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
Lisa Schatz Glinsky as Melissa Gardner
Also featuring The Red RockAppella Chorus
Paulie Amato Sound Designer
Kevin MacDormott Lighting Designer

Camilla Ross
Dev Ross headshotCamilla Ross (Producer) is the current president and co-founder of the Emerson Theater Collaborative, and a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She currently sits on the Emerson College Alumni Board, and teaches at Three Rivers Community College as an adjunct instructor and a proud member of the Business Department. She is a member of Kappa Beta Delta, and in 2013, was given the honor of being selected Women of the Year by the Women's Network of Southeastern CT. When not running the day-to-day operations of the company Ms. Ross produces the productions that ETC offers to its community. As an actress, she was seen most recently performing Harriet Tubman in Lisa Giordano's Harriet Tubman's Dream for the 2015 co-production of "Freedom Trail" with the Farmington Valley Chorale in Farmington and Simsbury, CT and at Sturbridge Village for their "Freedom Week." Some of her favorite acting moments include: Performing the role of Mabel in Jacob and Daniel Seligmann's new, original musical "The Big Bank," and opening as Harriet Tubman, a role she continues to reprise, in Lisa Giordano's Harriet Tubman's Dream to a sold out house for "The Hateful Things Exhibit" at the Mark Twain House. Her latest directing project has been Hour Farther by Tony nominated playwright, producer, and actor David Greer.

Michael Peach
Dev Ross headshot Michael Peach (Andrew Makepeace Ladd III) is an actor, director, and playwright. He is a former member of the Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau and a Certified Interpretive Trainer for the National Association for Interpretation. He starred as Pastor Martin in the groundbreaking web series, Purgatory, Arizona. In addition to his long-running one man shows at the Sedona Heritage Museum, Northern Arizona audiences have enjoyed his performances with Shakespeare Sedona, Actors Repertory Theatre of Sedona, Oak Creek Theater Company and Canyon Moon Theater. He is the author of The Facts Keep Gettin' in the Way of the Story and Leave Your Big Behavior in Your Home Corral. In 2012, two of his original shows were designated as official Arizona Centennial Events.

Lisa Schatz Glinsky
Dev Ross headshot Lisa Schatz Glinsky (Melissa Gardner) is thrilled to be performing for the Emerson Theatre Collaborative in this production of Love Letters. She is appearing in the Mouth Project presented by Red Earth Theatre, which will be performed throughout the state of Arizona. Recently she has performed in the Little Black Dress readings, the Sedona 24 Hour Theatre, and several Canyon Moon Murder Mysteries. Glinsky began her acting career in musical theatrical as a child growing up in Chicago. She appeared in a large number performances throughout her teenage years. She also choreographed a number of musicals then reinvigorated her acting career when she moved to New York. While in New York, Lisa had performed on regional stages before arriving in Sedona in 2008. Among her credits are Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Annie, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, California Suite, Plaza Suite, 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Wizard of Oz and several children's theatre productions. She is an Interior Designer, enjoys knitting and gourmet cooking, and is a prize-winning quitter. Thanks to her husband, Martin and wonderful children and grandchildren for being supportive of her acting career.

Kevin MacDormott
Kevin MacDormott headshot Kevin MacDormott (Lighting Designer) was born in Michigan, served four years in the military, attended Mott Community College where he attained an Associates degree in science, and currently lives in Sedona. Kevin initially found his passion for the performing arts as a roadie for a rock band in Detroit. Kevin has worked as Stage Manager for the local theatre production "Sky Diamonds," as well as assisting with stage management and tech for "Painting Churches," "The Recycling Show," "Lop Lop and The Queen," and "A Woman's Hand." In addition, Kevin has recently embarked on a voice-acting career lending his voice to the cartoon productions "The Hug Bandit" and "American Fantasy."

 

Paulie Amato
Paulie Amato's headshotPaulie Amato (Sound Designer) has worked as a sound designer and technician for Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona for 3 years. He has designed sound for multiple musicals and plays including two award winning productions: Much Ado About Nothing and Thoroughly Modern Millie (both Mingus Union High School A.T.O.R.T. productions). He is excited to be working his second productions with The Emerson Theater Collaborative.

 

 

 

The Red RockAppella Chorus
The Red RockAppella ChorusRed RockAppella is a dynamic Sweet Adeline chorus committed to musical excellence through education, performance and competition. We perpetuate the unique American art form of barbershop harmony within the community by promoting 4-part a cappella harmony, friendship, education and self-esteem among women.

 

 

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