CAST & CREW

Stockholm Syndrome

CAST

Alec Barnes (Razor) is thrilled to join the amazing cast of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME as Razor. Alec is active in New Orleans theatre, performing in numerous productions by the NOLA Project, Le Petit Theatre, and See ‘Em On Stage Productions. He is currently a member of the singing quartet The Big Easy Boys.

 

 

 

 

Keith Claverie (Brian) is an ensemble member and Marketing Director of The NOLA Project. For his work with the company, Keith has won two Big Easy Awards (OREGON TRAIL, TWELFTH NIGHT). Recent TNP productions: IT’S ONLY A PLAY, URINETOWN and CLOWN BAR. Recent outside credits: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Le Petit), THE STRANGER DISEASE (Goat in the Road) and RAGTIME (Summer Lyric). Keith thanks Adam, A.J., Jack, Skyler and the incredible cast and crew for a truly bizarre experience. Love to his favorite terrorist, L.L.C.

 

 

Leslie Claverie (Martyna) is a makeup/wig designer, actor and company member of The NOLA Project. Offstage company credits: SHINER, CAMILLE, CLOWN BAR and FLOOD CITY. Onstage with TNP: DON QUIXOTE, THE SPIDER QUEEN, URINETOWN, MEN ON BOATS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE REVOLUTIONISTS. Leslie is the recipient of two Big Easy Awards for her performances in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Summer Lyric) and LIZZIE (See ‘Em On Stage). Love and thanks to mom and to Keith.

 

 

Julie Dietz (Jane) was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Skidmore College where she earned a BS in Theatre Studies and Spanish Literature. Past New Orleans credits include: SHAKESBEER: ROMEO & JULIET (Juliet), THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Constance), THE SPIDER QUEEN (Bonehead/Adoxis), THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Blackie), MARIE ANTOINETTE (Therese de Lamballe), and WHAT THE LADIES DO (Elizabeth). Julie dedicates this performance to her sweet and talented friend, Brandon O'Sullivan.

 

 

Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth (Sue Jean) is thrilled to be acting with The NOLA Project for the first time. A New Orleans native, Rebecca is a graduate of Loyola University and co-owner of Bonafried Food Truck (@bonafriedtruck). She’s been awarded Best Lead and Supporting Actress for New Orleans 48 Hour Film Festival (2012, 2017) and the UNO Film Fest (Lead, 2013). Recent credits include ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES (Karen), MR. BURNS (Jenny), and FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC (Corinne-Big Easy nomination). Love to Aunt Sal, Uncle Joe, and her deep fried fella, Stephen. Eat at Bonafried!

 

 

Michael Krikorian (Marty) is beyond excited to be able to play with The NOLA Project again. Michael was last seen in TNP’s production of THE WINTER’S TALE. Other local credits include BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, NEXT TO NORMAL, and AS YOU LIKE IT. Thank you Katie for letting me do a show right before our wedding! Love you!

 

 

 

 

April Louise (Angie) is excited to work with The NOLA Project for the first time. Recent credits include A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS X-MAS SPECTACULAR, VIRTUOSO, NUNSENSE, and THE STRANGER DISEASE. She is grateful for the opportunity to bring this new immersive play to life with such a talented group of people.

 

 

 

 

Bill Mader (Red) is excited to join The NOLA Project again after having last appeared in THE THREE MUSKETEERS as Buckingham. Thanks to A.J. Allegra and the NOLA Project for the wonderful opportunity and love to my family and friends.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Moore (Mel) was born and raised in New Orleans. This is her first show with The NOLA Project. Kathleen graduated from The University of New Orleans and performed for many years with her uncle and New Orleans Blues legend Deacon John Moore. She is SAG eligible and an Equity Membership Candidate. Her most recent theatrical performances include VIRTUOSO (CAC New Orleans), PETER PAN (JPAS), RAGTIME (Summer Lyric), and THE WIZ (See ‘Em On Stage). Currently, she teaches music in school. You can catch Kathleen performing every Wednesday at 8pm till 11pm at The Columns Hotel in New Orleans.

 

 

Michael Pepp (William) holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Santa Fe University of Art & Design and an MFA in Acting from LSU. He studied extensively under Jon Jory, a theatrical director instrumental in the development of Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Robert Benedetti, a distinguished teacher and three-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film producer. Michael Pepp has performed with The Classical Theatre of Harlem, whose rendition of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT inspired Pepp's political approach to theatre. This is his second NOLA Project production (URINETOWN).

 

 

Mark Routhier (Jimmy) is a member of The NOLA Project. He is predominantly a director (THE PILLOWMAN, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, FLOOD CITY, MARIE ANTOINETTE, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, BALM IN GILEAD and some others outside of The NOLA Project like ShakesBeer's ROMEO AND JULIET: THE DRINKING GAME with Goat in the Road.) This is his first acting gig in three hundred years. He's very excited and nervous about it.

 

 

 

Kristin Shoffner (Lynx) is the Director of Education & Engagement for The NOLA Project. She recently received her MFA in Performance/Directing from UNO. The NOLA Project credits: URINETOWN (Soupy Sue/Mrs.Millennium) OSKAR AND THE COUNTLESS COSTUME CHANGES (Director); UNO credits: HEDDA GABLER (Hedda), A DOLL’S HOUSE (Director) THE ALIENS (Director) and TWELFTH NIGHT (Olivia). BFA acting-UCF. Next up: directing THE HENCHMAN: A SHAKESPEARE STORY in NOMA’s Sculpture Garden.

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

A.J. Allegra (Director) is the current Artistic Director of The NOLA Project. TNP Directing credits include URINETOWN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY, THE WINTER'S TALE, TWELFTH NIGHT, OREGON TRAIL: THE PLAY, A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT, and ASSASSINS. He has had the supreme pleasure of collaborating on several past theatre projects with friends and fellow artists Jack Craft and Skyler Stroup, including CLOWN BAR, THE WINTER’S TALE, and ROBIN HOOD: THIEF BRIGAND. This production has been a two-year labor of love for which he'd like to thank Adam, Jack, and Skyler immensely. Love to Kaci and family. A documentary of this production process is being made by Nisa East for the American Theatre Wing. Be on the lookout this Spring!

 

Ellen Bull (Scenic/Props Designer) is a scenic and costume designer who is completing her MFA at Tulane University's Department of Theatre and Dance. She works as a Production Designer and Costume Designer for theatre and film. Recent scenic design productions include MAD MOON (The NOLA Project); STORM, STILL (Tulane University); NO EXIT (Tulane University); ONE NIGHT STAND OFF (Feature Film); and CLYTEMNESTRA, a new work she created with Jessica Podewell and Hannah Lax (Tulane University). Ellen is also a proud co-owner of the new theatrical props company, Mad Props.

 

Sarah Chatelain (Stage Manager) is a UNO alum and company member of The NOLA Project. Her previous stage management credits include TALKBACK, MEN ON BOATS, URINETOWN, and more. I want to thank our talented STOCKHOLM team, on and off stage, for such a great and entertaining process! AND STEAK!

 

Jack Craft (Composer) enjoys a diverse musical career as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer. A New Orleans native, Craft's music has been commissioned by the WWE film Legendary, BMW in a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, and on the theatre stage with the NOLA Project and Broken Habit Productions. Along with writing partner Skyler Stroup, he has composed for NOLA Project’s productions of CLOWN BAR, ROBIN HOOD, THE WINTER'S TALE, DON QUIXOTE, and STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. His “day job” is as in-demand studio and pop cellist, having performed with Mumford and Sons, Jessica Simpson, Juvenile, Michael Cerveris, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Better Than Ezra, Edwin McCain, and Zigaboo Modeliste. He also produces all-girl electric disco string quartet Virtuosa. Most often he can be seen playing synthesizer with award-winning band Sweet Crude.

 

Megan Harms (Production Manager) earned her Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. She has previously worked with The NOLA Project as Costume Designer of THE PILLOWMAN and as a core faculty member of the High School Intensive. Megan teaches the theatre program at Hahnville High School and will be designing costumes and scenery for their production of BRIGHT STAR this February. Love to Lucas.

 

Betsy Primes (Sound Designer) is a second year graduate student at Tulane University pursuing a masters degree in Production Design. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Interior Design from Louisiana State University. Her latest achievement is set design for GREEN TABLE at Tulane University.

 

Erin Routh (Costume Designer) is a freelance costume and wig designer from Springfield, MO currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds an MFA in design from Tulane University and  BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University. She has built her resume working across the country as a designer for theatre, opera, and styling for print. Recent work includes ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Storyville Collective), BILLY ELLIOT (Rivertown) RAGTIME and MY FAIR LADY (Summer Lyric). www.erinrouthdesign.com

 

Kali Russell (Choreographer) is an ensemble member of The NOLA Project. She has been trained by New York University: Tisch School of the Arts in the Stella Adler Studio, Loyola University, and NOCCA. She was recently seen as Velma Von Tussle"in HAIRSPRAY at Tulane Summer Lyric, Alice in the Big Easy Award-winning rock musical LIZZIE, and was nominated for a Big Easy Award for her performance as "Cathy" in FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, "Loretta" in ZANNA, DON'T!, and “Lavinia” In TITUS ANDRONICUS. She would like to send much love to her family and friends for their love and support.

 

Tova Steele (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back in New Orleans working on her second show and first musical with The NOLA Project. Recent tech credits include THE REVOLUTIONISTS, SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF (Le Petit), and LOOK DON’T TELL (Belles Fetes Productions). She can’t wait to work with this crew on this crazy fun show!

 

Skyler Stroup (Composer) was born with a rare brain condition which causes light to trigger scent sensations. Scents can also trigger colors, and colors can trigger sounds. He is said to write best while watching MasterChef.

 

Adam Szymkowicz (Playwright) Adam's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages and The New Group, among others. Adam received a Playwright’s Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean’s Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer’s Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group, the MCC Playwright’s Coalition and of the first Ars Nova Play Group.

 

Jasmine Williams (Lighting Designer) is a second year graduate student at Tulane University. She is studying lighting and costume design. This is her first collaboration with The NOLA Project and hopes you enjoy the show. Also, STEAK!

 

James Yeargain (Assistant Director) started out as a barista in the mall serving espresso before anyone drank espresso in Louisiana. After that place shut down overnight, he worked at Middendorf’s as a dishwasher. One of the owners asked him, “Are you on crack!?” at which point all of the back of the house started calling him crackhead. He was 16. His next job was as a busboy at C’est Bon restaurant where a biker chick used him to make her biker boyfriend jealous. He was 17. Years passed and eventually he found himself at a restaurant where he and the chef owner drunkenly started a fight club. He made a lot of money in tips the next couple of weeks with the black eye and various cuts to his forehead.