Category Archives: Casts

Laramie Project Cast

Stage One is excited to announce the cast of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Jim Stewart

June 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 PM • June 24 & July 1 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

The Cast & Crew:
Christopher Ogden, Chloe Attalla, Manuel Renteria, Alexia Hollis, Jordan Malterer, David Graham, Laura Johnson, Jennifer Samson, & Nina Wagner
Producer – Michael Stalsberg
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Nicky Schwartz
Production Stage Manager – Michelle Dennis
Sound & Lights – Justin Tillett

About the Show: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

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Cast of 1984

Stage One Announces The Cast of George Orwell’s 1984

adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles Jr., directed by Michael Stalsberg

April 6, 7, 13, & 14 at 7:30 PM • 8 & 15 at 2 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. •

Cast & Crew:
Ken Church – Loudspeaker 1
Anna Thompson – Loudspeaker 2
Kristin Kalpinski – Parsons
Nichole Higgs – Syme
Brandon Pederson – Winston
Lara Polk – Messenger
Jennifer Samson – Coffee Vendor
Jason Furan – Martin/First Guard
Cassius Cox – Second Guard
James K. Doyle – O’Brien
Taylabai Anderson– Julia
David Graham – Big Brother
Jim Stewart – Goldstein
Claire Hintze – Gladys
Edie Baran – Landlady
Kristen Loudon – Stage Manager
Michael Stalsberg – Producer/Director

The Story: Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” – George Orwell

About Stage One: Stage One’s mission is to entertain, educate, and creatively challenge its audience and crew by producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays. This non-profit theatre company is based in Janesville, WI. For more information visit

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