Cast Bios

Katelyn Kendrick_Headshot

Katelyn (they/them) is elated to be working with Phamaly for the very first time! Katelyn has been seen in various shows, most recently as the understudy for Lizzie Borden in Lizzie (Forge Light Theatreworks), Veronica in Heathers: The Musical (Equinox Theatre), and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Equinox Theatre). Katelyn is thrilled to participate with a company that highlights actors with disabilities and identifies as disabled and neurodivergent (ADHD, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting Denver theatre and actors with disabilities!

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This will not only be Romy’s first show with Phamaly, but it will be his first ever acting performance. He has a strong choral and improv background. In fact, his improv group, RIOT, organized an event known as “Operation Comedy,” which raised over a thousand dollars for our veterans. Furthermore, he has only been living in Colorado since March of last year! Romy is highly grateful to Phamaly for welcoming him to both Colorado and the world of acting. He lives with visual impairment.

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Barbara is honored to be part of the remarkable Phamaly family. She is celebrating her 60th year participating in theater. Starting in Beacon High School selling ads for the program to being able to portray the remarkable Hannah. In between, she has had the pleasure of playing Martha in Virginia Woolf, Claudia in Nuts, lots and lots of nuns and ensemble parts, Frau Brucher and Fraulien Schneider and others. All while navigating dyslexia and other cognitive challenges, and the new challenge of hearing loss.

Sheila Ivy Traister Headshot

Some of the fondest memories from Sheila's childhood are of her family singing show tunes in the car as mile markers ticked by. It's been years since she sang on stage; her yearning has been palpable. She thanks Ben Raanan and the artistic team at Phamaly for the opportunity to play with this amazing cast and crew. Sheila dedicates her performances of The Spitfire Grill to her family, especially her father, Martin, and sister, Janice, whose songs now live in her heart. She thanks you, our audience, for your continued support of live theatre, without you we sing into the wind.

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Trenton is thrilled to be joining Phamaly once again in The Spitfire Grill this year. He has previously performed in shows such as Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Into the Woods, and has also performed with BETC Theatre Company in Going to a Place Where You Already Are in 2018. Most recently, you may have seen him in Alice in Wonderland this past summer. Trenton thanks his wife, friends and family for all of their support over the years.

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This is Sam’s tenth show with Phamaly. Most recently, she appeared as the queen in Phamaly’s original production of Alice in Wonderland. Other past roles include Rebecca Gibs in Our Town and the voice of the cat in Honk! The Musical. Last year, Sam also performed in "The Sound of Your Name," an audio drama podcast which can be found on all platforms. She is so humbled and excited to put on this powerful show with this incredible cast and crew! Sam is blind due to coloboma.

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Daniel would like to welcome and express his gratitude for those joining us here. A few of his favorite roles with PTC to date have been John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Millet in Fuddy Meers, Joseph in our remount of Joseph and the... Dreamcoat, Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Tom in The Glass Menagerie. He is hard of hearing and lives with a hip malformation.

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Kristen Mair is thrilled to be understudying the roles of Shelby and Effy in such a beautiful, heartfelt show. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College before returning to Colorado to pursue her career. Kristen has played many diverse roles, including Susan in Pitmen Painters, Elizabeth in Jekyll and Hyde and Cory in Barefoot in the Park. Kristen would like to thank her husband and family for their unwavering love and support, and her dogs for letting her cut their after work walks short for a few weeks.