Monthly Archives: February 2018

Meet Bridget Rue Esterhuizen

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Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, an actor, director and teacher, is an assistant professor of theatre at Davis & Elkins College. During her time as a company actor with the American Shakespeare Center, Esterhuizen performed more than 36 roles in 20 productions. She was in the Actor’s Renaissance Season of 2015 and completed three national tours between 2011 and […]

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Meet Kyle Stemple

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Kyle Stemple is currently a sophomore theatre major at Fairmont State University. During his brief time at FSU he has been seen on the MainStage as Mr. McQueen in the KCACTF Award Winning production of Urinetown the Musical and as Bernard in Boeing, Boeing.  In his debut season with The Mechanicals he will be appearing […]

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Meet Michael Vozniak

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Michael Vozniak was born and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. He graduated from Fairmont State University in 2009 with a B.A. in English and Minors in Theatre and Biology. He is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and Sigma Tau Delta. Currently, he is enrolled in the English M.A. program at West Virginia University.  ​Michael […]

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Meet Melissa Ryan

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Melissa Ryan is proud to begin her first season with The Rustic Mechanicals.  She will be playing Dromio of Ephesus in this summer’s The Comedy of Errors.  Melissa grew up in Maine and West Virginia. Her very first role was Juliet in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet at the age of 14. She has […]

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Meet Thomas Lyall

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Thomas Lyall hails from Morgantown where he is an English Major/Theatre Minor at WVU and a frequent contributor to Morgantown’s community Theatre scene.  This season he will make his Mechanicals debut as Solinus and Balthazar in the WV Summer Shakespeare in the Parks tour of The Comedy of Errors. This will be Thomas’s second experience with […]

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Meet Sean Marko

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Sean Marko, a Morgantown native, has been acting and directing continuously in West Virginia since 2003. He was a member of Morgantown High’s Thespian Troupe 27 and went on to receive his BA in Theatre from Fairmont State University in 2011, where he studied all aspects of the performing arts. Since then, he has acted, […]

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Meet Bailey Kershner

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Bailey Kershner recently graduated of Fairmont State University with her bachelor’s in Theatre Arts, and is continuing her studies there as she pursues a masters in Education.  Bailey appeared in numerous FSU productions including Boeing Boeing, A Rose of Emily, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  This summer she will return to New York’s Catskill Mountains […]

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Meet Sarah Beth Ealy

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Sarah Beth Ealy is excited to begin her first season with The Rustic Mechanicals. She will be playing Luciana in A Comedy of Errors.  Some of Sarah Beth’s previous theatre credits include The Witch in Into the Woods and Yente in Fiddler on the Roof with the Morgantown Theatre Company, Dolly in Hello, Dolly! with […]

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Meet Daniel Crowley

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Daniel Crowley is thrilled to be joining The Rustic Mechanicals for their 2018 season. Last season Daniel was seen as Kent in The Rustic Mechanicals’ Forget & Forgive Tour of King Lear. This season he will be playing Buckingham in Richard III and Laertes in Hamlet.  A native of Logan WV, Daniel studied theatre at […]

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Meet David Byard

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David has been making things and solving problems for theater off and on for 10+ years, first for local children’s plays and later for Vintage Theatre Company’s productions. Though David’s full time position is in IT, his creative outlet is in technical theater and he has served Vintage Theatre Company as Technical Director since the […]

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