Danielle Airey (Ensemble)
Danielle is so excited to be making her Cygnet Theatre debut! Other local credits include Carousel (Musical Theatre West), 9 to 5 (SDMT), The Producers (SDMT), Peter Pan (Moonlight), 42nd Street (SDMT), West Side Story (SDMT), Cats (SDMT), and Madagascar: Operation Vacation (Seaworld). Other favorite credits include The National Tour of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (McCoyRigby), Hector is Magic! (Disney Cruise Lines), Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Productions), and In the Air (Royal Caribbean Productions). Thank you for supporting the arts!
Adrian Alita (Father)
Adrian is grateful to be making his return to Cygnet Theatre after last year’s When the Rain Stops Falling. Other credits include: The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Hamlet, As You Like It (New Swan Shakespeare Festival); Over the River and Through the Woods, Beau Jest (Hale Centre Theatre); Boy Gets Girl (6th@Penn); diction coach for Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse). He performed numerous fights and high falls in live stunt shows at Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, and Universal Studios, and he worked as a puppeteer at Disney’s California Adventure. His voice can be heard in numerous television commercials as well as the narrator on the Disney Toy Story read-along CD. He holds an MFA in Acting from UC Irvine, and currently works at his undergraduate alma mater, San Diego State University.
Marc Caro-Willcox (Ensemble)
Marc is thrilled to be making his Cygnet Theatre debut! A San Diego native, Marc recently moved back from the Bay Area where he was choreographing and teaching for the New Conservatory Theatre Center of SF. Previous credits include: A Chorus Line, Seussical (CPH); Dancer for Visionary Dance Theatre and KO Dance Co. Marc currently teaches dance at various youth theatre companies around San Diego. Thanks to Oliver for everything you do.
Kevane La'Marr Coleman (Mother)
Kevane is thrilled to be joining the Cygnet family in this production of Shockheaded Peter. Previous credits include 1940’s Radio Hour, Return to the Forbidden Planet (New Village Arts); 9 Hours (Playwrights Project-Old Globe Theatre); South Pacific, Miss Saigon (Moonlight Amphitheatre); Airline Highway, Grey Gardens, Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Red Planet Respite (ion Theatre); Naughty or Nice, De-construction of a Drag Queen (Circle Circle Dot Dot); The Car Plays (La Jolla Playhouse); As Much As You Can, The Facts of Life-The Lost Episode, Our Gay Apparel, Stage Directions (Diversionary Theatre); Oklahoma, Crazy for You, Aida, Ragtime (Starlight Musical Theatre). Kevane was also a member of the Boston Ballet for four years while he attended Boston College.
Sarah Errington (Emcee)
Sarah is excited to be back at Cygnet after appearing last season in The Rocky Horror Show and prior to that in Dogfight. Sarah most recently got off the tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer where she flew around as Rudolph himself at Madison Square Gardens. San Diego Credits include: Moonlight: Sister Act (Mary Robert), Peter Pan (Tootles), Titanic (Kate Mullins), Little Women (Beth), Nunsense (Amnesia). North Coast Rep: Spelling Bee (Logainne), Dames at Sea (Ruby). Intrepid: Spelling Bee (Olive). New Village Arts: Into the Woods (Cinderella), Suds: The Rockin’ 60’s Musical Soap Opera (Cindy). Welk Resort: Meet Me in St. Louis (Rose), Winter Wonderettes (Missy), Chicago (Hunyak). Special thanks to Robby for allowing me to be a part of this crazy trip and always, all my love to Rae.
Donny Gersonde (Ensemble)
Donny is proudly making his Cygnet debut! Other SD credits include: 9 to 5, White Christmas, 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles (SDMT); American Rhythm, West Side Story (Lambs Players); Meet Me in St, Louis (Welk Theatre). Regional: A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), and Harmony, Kansas (Goodspeed FNA). Big thank you to Michael and Robby for this outrageous opportunity. Love to Wendy Nash, Mom, Dad, and Michael.
Steve Gouviea (Siren)
Steve was last seen at Cygnet in The Rocky Horror Show, where he played Eddie and Dr. Scott. Other credits include: Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast/First National Tour/La Jolla Playhouse); October Sky (The Old Globe); Little Shop Of Horrors, Pageant, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cygnet Theatre); The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (La Jolla Playhouse); miXtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The Apollo Theatre Centre/Stage West); It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol (San Diego REP); Sweeney Todd (The Fritz Theatre); Hair (Starlight Bowl). As a musician, Steve has worked and played with Pete Townshend, John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Alex Lifeson, Rik Emmett of Triumph, Jung-Ho Pak, The Verve Pipe, Andy Qunta of Icehouse, The Red Dirt Band, and many others. His solo album Shine is available online at iTunes.
Siri Hafso (Ensemble)
Siri is thrilled to return to Cygnet after appearing in the concert reading of Follies! Recent credits: Ulla in The Producers, Rhoda in White Christmas (’14, ’15), Graziella in West Side Story, and Annie Get Your Gun (San Diego Musical Theatre), Lisley Witherspoon in The Angel’s Arms, American Rhythm, West Side Story (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, Spamalot (Moonlight), Annie in Chigaco (Coronado Playhouse), Ilse in Spring Awakening, Little Sally in Urinetown, and RENT (Lake City Playhouse). She recently performed alongside her sisters for the Rady Children’s Hospital 107th Anniversary Charity Ball, “Heart of Gold.” She thanks her bosses, family and Vince for their continuous love and support! @hafsosisters.
Isaac Kalimo (Ensemble)
Isaac is excited to be making his Cygnet debut with Shockheaded Peter. Isaac has been working as a dancer and freelance choreographer throughout southern California for over 15 years. Favorite local credits include: Cultureshock Dance Center, Formality Dance Team, ilive2dance Team, Mesa College, APA Studios, and The Origin. In Los Angeles, Mr. Kalimo has danced for recording artist Jasmine Villegas and nationally distinguished choreographer/teacher Erik Saradpon, while training at Debbie Reynolds Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, Movement Lifestyles, and IDA Hollywood. He studied with Sidestage Improv and is independantly writing/producing his own web-series and short films. Most Recent work was in Bocón (Miguel) at Laura R Charles Theater. Mr. Kalimo would like to thank Rob Lutfy and Michael Mizerany for such a great opportunity to share the Cygnet Stage.
Mariel Shaw (Female Swing)
Mariel is delighted to be at Cygnet for Shockheaded Peter. Past credits: The Fantasticks, On Air, The Heir Apparent (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Blood Wedding (Grossmont College); Nunsense (Pickwick Players); Don Quixote, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (City Ballet); Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man (CCT). Mariel received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, and her master’s degree from USD. Special thanks to her WD-40 Company tribe for their support.
Rob Lutfy (Director)
Rob is the Associate Artistic Director at Cygnet Theatre. Cygnet Theatre: Bad Jews, Stupid F***ing Bird, When the Rain Stops Falling, Hay Fever, Sons of the Prophet, The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Elsewhere: Clown Play, NYC International Fringe Festival; The Gin Game, Anacostia Playhouse; The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Threshold Repertory; The Sunset Limited, 3M Productions; Time Stands Still, Collaborative Arts, Bodas de sangre, Grossmont College. He has worked on plays in development at The Kennedy Center, The O’Neill Theatre Center, Burning Coal Theatre, The Hub Theatre and The Rensing Center. He has assisted directors at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center and Marin Theatre Company. He was the 2014-2015 National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at Marin Theatre Company, and the 2012-2013 William R. Kenan, Jr. Directing Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center. Rob is a graduate of the directing program under Gerald Freedman at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Patrick Marion (Music Director)
Cygnet Theatre: Gypsy, The Rocky Horror Show, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, Spring Awakening, Company, Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret; Lamb’s Players Theatre (Associate Artist): Oz, West Side Story, Les Miserables, miXtape, The Music Man, An American Christmas (‘09 through ‘12), Pump Boys and Dinettes, Godspell, Boomers; North Coast Repertory Theatre: The Humbug Holiday Spectacular; San Diego Musical Theatre: Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Coronado Playhouse: Chicago the Musical, The Wild Party; Francis Parker School: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Once on This Island, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Always Patsy Cline.
Michael Mizerany (Choreographer)
Michael is the artistic director for Compulsion Dance & Theater. Choreography Credits: At Cygnet: Stupid F**king Bird, When the Rain Stops Falling, Spring Awakening. Elsewhere: Dooley, Divine Sister, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain, Hot Guys Dancing 1-3, In The Va Va Voom Room 1 & 2 (Diversionary Theatre); Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens, Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Fever, Jesus Hates Me, Airline Highway (Ion Theatre); Carnival!, Suds, Altar Boyz (The Coronado Playhouse); The Full Monty (New Village Arts); Trolley Dances (SDDT); Rent (Southwestern College); West Side Story, Once on this Island, The Wiz (J*Company).
Abigail Caywood (Assistant Costume Designer)
Abigail received her B.A. in Drama from the University of California, Irvine, where she was awarded Honors in Design. Professionally, she has designed costumes for Hershey Felder in Our Great Tchaikovsky (San Diego Rep), MAESTRO: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (San Diego Rep and 59E59 Off-Broadway), and An American Story (Pasadena Playhouse), as well as costumes for Marry Me a Little (Theatre Out) and The Iliad (UC Irvine). Her university design credits include Hay Fever (set and costume), Ghosts, The Tempest, The Fifth of July, and Yerma. Assistant costume design credits include The Illusion (North Coast Rep), Hamlet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth (New Swan Shakespeare Festival). Abigail has been a costume design assistant at both The Old Globe and The La Jolla Playhouse.
Vanessa Dinning (Assistant Director)
English-born and professionally trained in theatre and classical music in London, Vanessa pursued a successful stage career in acting, direction, theatre education, cabaret, and text and dialect work throughout the UK, working at The Royal National Theatre, The Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, various drama schools and touring. Moving to San Diego in 2007, Vanessa became Artistic Director of San Diego Shakespeare Society, a position she held for three years, producing and directing performance and outreach programs. Recently she has worked at North Coast Rep Theatre School, Coronado Playhouse, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Write Out Loud, The Welk Resorts, San Diego Musical Theatre, Bodhi Tree Concerts and Moonlight Stage Productions as an actor, a director, a voice teacher and a dialect coach. Vanessa is excited to return to Cygnet after working as dialect coach on several productions.
Sean is a Southern California based scenic designer and Resident Artist of Cygnet, where he has designed over twenty productions including On the 20th Century
, Seven Guitars
, King Hedley II
, Hay Fever
, The Vortex
, The Whale
, Sons of the Prophet
, Maple & Vine
, The Importance of Being Earnest
, and many more. Elsewhere: Full Gallop
(Craig Noel Award Nomination), A Doll’s House
, Plaid Tidings
(The Old Globe); Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy
, In the Heights
, (San Diego Repertory Theatre); My Mañana Comes
(Marin Theatre Company); Brownsville Song
(Moxie Theatre); Now or Later
, the World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced on Air
(Diversionary Theatre); West Side Story
(San Diego Musical Theatre); The Improv at Harrah’s
and Menopause The Musical
(Harrah’s Las Vegas). He holds an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from San Diego State University. See more of his work at www.seanfanningdesigns.com
Jungah Han (Scenic Designer)
Jungah is a New York based designer who graduated from Yale School of Drama. Her design credits include When the Rain Stops Falling, A Number (Cygnet Theatre), Paradise Lost, Coriolanus, Cardboard Piano, Measure for Measure (Yale Iseman Theatre), Gone Missing (USD Studio Theatre), The Diviners and The Good Body (LBCC Auditorium), Henry the Tenth/Julius & Cleopatra (LBCC Studio Theatre), Re-Drowning Ophelia (San Diego Rep Lyceum theatre), Cabaret (USD Shiley Theatre), The Little Dog Laughed and No Exit (Diversionary Theatre), If I were Your Superhero (Old Town Theatre), Big Money (Director’s Studio Williamstown Theatre Festival), Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Cherry Orchard, and Nickel and Dimed (Don Powell Theatre, San Diego State University), Massie/Kahahawai and Heads by Harry (Kumu Kahua Thatre). She lived in San Diego and Los Angeles where she taught classes at University of San Diego and Long Beach City College.
Rachel Hengst (Properties Designer/Assistant Scenic Designer)
Rachel is delighted to work with Cygnet Theatre again. Recent prop design credits include Lamb’s Players productions You Can’t Take It With You, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Mixtape, The Wizard of Oz, Dinner with Marlene, The Miracle Worker, American Rhythm, and Equivocation. Other credits include Cygnet Theatre productions of On the 20th Century, Bad Jews, A Christmas Carol, The Rocky Horror Show, Stupid F**king Bird, and Gypsy. She also contributes to Lamb’s Players Theatre and Cygnet Theatre as an Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God’s guidance in her life.
Peter Herman (Wig & Makeup Designer)
Cygnet Theatre: Costumes and Wig/Makeup Design for Shakespeare’s R&J, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Wigs/Makeup Design for On the 20th Century, Bad Jews, Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gypsy, Stupid F**king Bird, The Rocky Horror Show, When the Rain Stops Falling, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, My Fair Lady, Sons of the Prophet, Pageant, Fool for Love, True West, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Spring Awakening, Maple and Vine, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Company, Assassins, A Christmas Carol, Gem of the Ocean, Mistakes Were Made, Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Parade, A Behanding in Spokane, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd. Elsewhere: Peter has designed hair and wigs for over 300 productions, including the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, San Diego Opera and Disneyland. Peter currently teaches wig and makeup at SDSU.
Matt Lescault-Wood (Sound Designer)
Matt is excited to be back at Cygnet. Previous credits include: Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, A Behanding In Spokane, Man of La Mancha, Assassins, Company, Spring Awakening, Pageant, True West, Fool For Love, Sons of the Prophet, My Fair Lady, Hay Fever, The Vortex (Cygnet); Eurydice [2010 San Diego Critics Circle Nominee], Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Hickorydickory, ENRON, Eternally Bad, The Kid Thing (Moxie); Hamlet, Macbeth, I Hate Hamlet, Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Intrepid); Seascape, Stage Kiss, Lord of The Flies, Big River (New Village Arts); Henry V [2014 San Diego Critics Circle Nominee], Les Liaisons Dangereuses (New Fortune); MixTape  (Lambs); Lizard Boy (Diversionary); Into The Beautiful North (San Diego REP). Matt has a degree in Theatrical Design and Technology from SDSU.
Hannah May (Assistant Stage Manager)
Hannah is excited to come back for her second show at Cygnet. Hannah graduated from SDSU with a BA in Theatre Design and Technology, and currently works as a Stage Manager serving the greater San Diego area. Production credits include: Cygnet’s Stupid F**king Bird. The Old Globe’s The Blameless, Meteor Shower, Globe For All 2016, The Last Match, Full Gallop, Rich Girl. SDSU’s Les Misérables in Concert, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, and Pal Joey.
(Costume & Puppet Designer
For Cygnet: Pageant
, The Importance of Being Earnest
, WCYG A Christmas Carol
(’12, ’13), Parade
(Craig Noel Outstanding Costume Design Award), Spring Awakening
, Mistakes Were Made
, The Glass Menagerie
, Little Shop of Horrors
, Our Town
, Sweeney Todd
, Private Lives
, It’s a Wonderful Life
(‘09, ‘10, ‘11), The History Boys
, A Christmas Carol
(’09). Selected Regional and San Diego Theatre: The Pasadena Playhouse: The Fantasticks
; The Old Globe: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville
, Rich Girl
; Diversionary Theatre: The Boy Who Danced on Air
, Now or Later
, Marry Me A Little
, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler
, When Last We Flew
, Harmony Kansas
, Next Fall
; New Village Arts; Seascape
, Into the Woods
. Shirley received her MFA in Theatrical Design from San Diego State University. View her work at: shirleypiersondesigns.com
Dean Remington (Stage Manager)
Dean is thrilled to return to Cygnet, having completed successful runs of When the Rain Stops Falling, Stupid F***ing Bird, and the Finish Line Commission Readings of The Wind and the Breeze and Death of a Late Summer Songbird. National Tours include The Lion King and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In the UK he was delighted to work with Cameron Mackintosh on his musical, Hey, Mr. Producer! Other highlights include Outside Mullingar and the world premiere of Manifest Destinitis at San Diego Repertory Theatre, as well as international productions of Grease, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, and Meet Me in St. Louis. He has also enjoyed working in Film and Television on numerous projects as Production Coordinator. Dean is grateful to come home to Cygnet to join the team for Shockheaded Peter!
Chris Rynne (Lighting Designer)
Cygnet Theatre: Design and installation of lighting system for the original Cygnet space in Rolando, On the Twentieth Century, Gypsy, The Rocky Horror Show, When the Rain Stops Falling, Dogfight, My Fair Lady, Sons of the Prophet, Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Company, Assassins, Gem of the Ocean, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2003). Off-Broadway: The Pianist of Willesden Lane. His other credits include The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, San Diego Opera, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Madison Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Hartford Stage, San Diego Musical Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Diversionary Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, and Starlight Theatre. Chris also designs lighting for museum exhibitions, special events, architectural features, and lighting systems for new venues.
Emily Wilson (Assistant Costume Designer)
Emily is currently a third year graduate student at SDSU, studying costume design, where she has designed The Drowsy Chaperone and The Matsuyama Mirror. She is very excited to be working at Cygnet Theatre on such a unique production. She previously worked at Capital Reperatory Theatre in Albany, New York, as the Costume Shop Assistant. Emily completed her BFA in theatre at Millikin University. Works include: How Water Behaves, They Built America, and Pure Poe at Capital Reparatory Theatre; Biloxi Blues, Little Shop of Horrors, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage!, and Rounding Third at Millbrook Playhouse; Young Frankenstien at Schenectady Light Opera; Orpheus in the Underworld and Spring Awakening at Millikin University. Most importantly, she is happy to be here and part of the San Diego community.
Taylor M. Wycoff (Dramaturg)
Taylor is delighted to be continuing her work as dramaturg for the Cygnet Theatre. Favorite dramaturgical credits include When the Rain Stops Falling, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, The Whale, My Fair Lady, Sons of the Prophet, True West, Fool for Love, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Spring Awakening, A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Assassins (Cygnet); Red Planet Respite (Circle Circle dot dot); Kita y Fernanda, Yellow Face (Mo’olelo). She has presented at multiple conferences and her work has been published in Praxis: The Journal for Theatre, Performance Studies, and Criticism. She has taught for Playwrights Project and Kids Act, and is a graduate of Young Audience’s Teaching Artist Institute. Taylor received her BA in Theatre and International Relations from the University of San Diego and is a proud member of the community based theatre company Circle Circle dot dot.