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Cast Bios (alphabetically)

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This is Sam's 13th show with PHAMALY, and she’s ecstatic to be performing in one of her favorite shows of all time with this incredible cast and crew. Past roles include Shelby Thorpe in Spitfire Grill, and the red queen in Alice in Wonderland. Sam wishes to thank her family, this team, Ben, Daniel, Fred, Dalia, Katelyn, Hannah, Brooke, and Romy for their unending love. “To Carly, I’ll walk on with you. Not gone.”

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This is Lily’s third time with Phamaly. She has been in The Rocky Horror Show as Usherette. She has been in multiple school plays/drama clubs and even won an award for best actor for school. Her dream is to become a special education teacher. She is going to UNC and is almost done with her first year. Lily is excited to come back and thanks her mom for letting her dream. Deaf can never stop a person from dreaming.

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VIN ERNST (They/them)

Vin Ernst is honored and excited to join the cast of Phamaly for a second time for this amazing production. Vin holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from MSU Denver and some of their other recent theatrical credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Phamaly), Stage Kiss, and Murder on the Orient Express (Stagedoor Theatre). Vin is autistic and lives with ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome.

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RYAN FINN (He/him)

This is Ryan's debut with Phamaly and he's so grateful to be part of this incredible cast! Previous favorite roles include Kyle/ Nikos/Dewey in Legally Blonde, Margaret Meade/Tribe in Hair, and Leonard in In The Next Room with Fearless Theatre as well as Georg in Spring Awakening and George in The Drowsy Chaperone with MSU Denver. He'd like to thank the incredible crew, cast, and production team, as well as his friends and family for their continued support. Ryan is a big advocate for mental health, living with BPD, GAD, and ADHD himself.

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Bobby, Dieter

Keenan is 23 years old and is acting in his fifth Phamaly Theatre Company Production (Morph Masters, Come to Your Senses, Alice in Wonderland, Theatre as Sanctuary reading of Asher Lev). He is very excited to be performing in the ensemble and looks forward to working more with Phamaly in the future. Keenan would like to thank his family for their continued support of his acting career. He lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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RIVER HETZEL (They/them)

This is River’s debut with Phamaly and they could not be more excited. River is a current studio art painting and ASL student at Arapahoe Community College and has also studied acting and design and technology theatre at UNCo. River would like to thank their Mom and Dad, Anna High, Annie Butler, Christy and Brownie, Jane and Grace and most importantly Laura High who helped mold River into the person they are today, River would like to dedicate their performance to her. River lives with autism and ADHD.

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Anna, Dance Captain

Miranda is so excited to be joining her 6th PHAMALY show! Recent PHAMALY credits include The Rocky Horror Show and Honk! The Musical. Rocky Mountain born and bred, she holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BA in Psychology from MSU Denver. Miranda is monocular, having a prosthetic left eye. She would like to thank her wonderful friends and family for their unyielding support, and you, dear theatregoer, for supporting live arts!

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Ilse, Vocal Captain

This is Katelyn’s 3rd production with Phamaly Theatre company and an angsty, inner-adolescent dream come true! Katelyn’s previous productions with Phamaly include The Rocky Horror Show (Phantom) and The Spitfire Grill (Percy). Other roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Veronica in Heathers: The Musical, and Vivienne in Legally Blonde: The Musical. Katelyn would like to thank Ben and the entire staff of Phamaly Theatre Company for the the opportunity to portray Ilse. Thank you for creating a safe-space where divergence from the norm is not only welcomed, but encouraged. Katelyn is autistic and lives with multiple disabilities, including PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. Thank you for supporting disabled theatre!

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Romy is beyond excited to be a part of his third production at Phamaly! After his debut performance as Joe Sutter in “The Spitfire Grill," he went on to die gloriously as Eddy in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show." His most heartfelt thanks goes out to Phamaly Theater Company as a whole for giving him such wonderful opportunities. After living in Denver for two years after having to move cross-country from the tri-state area, he truly feels like he has found a permanent home in Phamaly. Romy lives with blindness and anxiety disorder.

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Griffin is excited to be joining Phamaly for his 3rd production! His past Phamaly shows were "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol” and "Chicago." Griffin is a National Chess Master and loves to sing to his students. Griffin lives with epilepsy, chronic headaches/migraines, and ½ of his brain.

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Sullivan is making his Phamaly debut in this fantastic show!  He was in Beauty and the Beast many years ago and is excited to get back on stage!  Sullivan is in his junior year of home school and it interested traveling with as a National Chess Master. He wants to thank his family for all the support.

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This is Phoenix's 14th year with Phamaly. They have previously been in Phamaly’s production of Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Phamaly’s 30th Anniversary Concert, and most recently, The Rocky Horror Show.  They currently work as an outpatient therapist for Ellie Mental Health, specializing in trauma and dissociation. They live with blindness, a dissociative disorder, complex PTSD, and Elhers-Danlos Syndromes. They have the deepest gratitude for all who made this show possible and to you, the audience. Thank you!

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ACE NOLAND (He/they)

Ace is excited to be working with Phamaly for the second time with their production of Spring Awakening! Back in 2019 they were in Phamaly’s production of ‘Open Your Senses’ and fell in love with the supportive and diverse cast and board of Phamaly. The sense of welcomeness and support Ace felt through Phamaly encouraged them to find; Divergent Productions; a variety troupe that specializes in promoting local performers of all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, and orientations. Ace grew up in a theatrical family and led them to fall in love with theatre at a young age and has been in multiple productions throughout his life. Outside of theatre he works for the Transgender Center of the Rockies as a Peer Specialist and is a self-published author. Ace lives with ADHD and Scoliosis.

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ANNIE SAND (She/they)
Ensemble, Wendla/Ilse Understudy, Fight/Intimacy Captain

Annie is thrilled to join Phamaly Theatre Company in their newest season, for her second show. Hailing from the Midwest, Annie moved to Colorado 9 years ago and has been enraptured with theatre ever since. They were most recently seen as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Phamaly). Other roles include: Estelle in No Exit (Actual Reality Theatre); Mrs. Wilson and Amelia in 1 Night 6 Plays (5280 Artist Co-Op); and, Snoopy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Annie would like to thank the tremendous team and patrons of Phamaly Theatre Company for creating a space where her disabilities and neurodivergence are honored within her art.

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Adult Males

Trenton is overjoyed to be joining Phamaly for his 11th year in the production of Spring Awakening. You may have seen him in various Phamaly shows through the years such as Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret. You may have also recently seen him in Spamalot with Vintage Theatre. Trenton thanks his boss, friends, and loved ones for their support. He lives with cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, depression, and bipolar.

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This is Madison's 4th year and 6th production with Phamaly. Past credits include Alice in Wonderland and Rocky Horror. Madison would like to thank her friends and family for their tremendous support and encouragement. Madison lives with a prosthetic leg as a result of VACTRL Syndrome.

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Kathleen Traylor (She/her)
Adult Females

Kathleen is a Co-Founder of Phamaly and has performed in 23 of its productions, including 2020''s HONK (Maureen, Pink Foot, the Old Woman's Voice), which traveled to Japan and 2010's Beauty and the Beast. Kathleen's ability to entertain us has been recognized by the Colorado Theatre Guild. In 2022 , all co-founders were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathleen is a double amputee due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. She dedicates this production to her heroic son, Daniel Traylor. You are my hero!