RAP-Punzelby Beth Duda & Adam Ratner
In this adaptation of a classic tale, Punzel uses her love of language and rhyme to overcome her fears and fully realize her authentic self.
This humorous and touching tale of self-actualization will have you and your students tapping your toes and rooting for Punzel as she encounters challenges on her road to becoming RAP-Punzel.
GABRIELLE WILSON is a recent graduate of Rider University where she received a B.A. in Theatre Performance. This past summer she worked as an acting apprentice with Berkshire Theatre Group. Some credits with BTG: A Little Night Music, You’re in Town, and Birth to Earth. Other credits: The Clean House, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wedding Singer, and Wild Geese (Rider University.) She is thrilled to be making her debut with FST!
BRIAN CRAFT Directly from New York City, Brian Craft is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brian is a proud alum of Shenandoah Conservatory, since graduating Brian has worked steadily as an actor in New York City appearing in Avenue Q, Into the Woods, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway Revival of LMPC. Brian performed in many benefit concerts including Broadway Battles Bullying at Joe’s Pub, ASPCA at 54 Below, and Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project. www.brian-craft.com
ERIK GOSNELL is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE and he is ecstatic to be joining FST. Past credits include: SHREK the Musical (Pinocchio) at Pinewood Bowl, INC., Monty Python’s SPAMalot (Patsy) at LCP, and Much Ado About Nothing (Balthasar) with Flatwater Shakespeare. He also recently directed a sold out run of OLIVER! at LCP. Favorite NWU credits include: A Chorus Line (Paul), Spring Awakening (Moritz), & Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene). www.erikgosnell.com
KATELYN MCKELLEY graduated from Idaho State University in the spring of 2012, receiving high honors and an Honors Bachelor's Degree in Theatre, her emphasis being acting. She has performed in a vast variety of shows throughout her career thus far, from Shakespeare to Children's Readers' Theatre, Absurdist to Contemporary. She moved to New York City shortly after graduating to begin the long road of auditioning and was thrilled to hear about the FST program in the fall of last year. She is very much excited to be continuing her work here as a second year acting apprentice and looks forward to all this new season will bring.
RYAN EHRESMAN is a theatre performance graduate from Sterling College (KS), is ecstatic to be joining the Florida Studio Theatre for their 2014-15 season. Favorite roles include John/Judas in GODSPELL, Alex in I LOVE A PIANO, Aladdin in ALADDIN (Crown Uptown Theatre), and Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC (Sterling). He would like to thank his family for their endless support and the FST staff for this amazing opportunity. Micah 6:8
JOSEPH JAMES is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with a BA in English from Claflin University in South Carolina where he was part of productions of Monsieur Baptiste the Con Man, A Soldier’s Play, Medea and The Little Shop of Horrors. The latter being one of his favorite roles. Joseph is grateful to God and his family for their continued support and is exited to begin his journey here at FST!
Director | Jason Cannon
Stage Manager | Sonja Beyer-Paulson
Scenic Designer | Bruce Price
Costume Designer | Sara Hinkley
Lighting Designer | Mike Wood
Composer | Jim Prosser