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Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker

Meet the members of the class:

Carey CahoonCarey Cahoon (Theresa) was seen last on stage with tKAPOW as Antigone in The Burial at Thebes. Other favorite roles include Cassandra in Agamemnon, Julie in Miss Julie, Rita in Educating Rita, Hedda Tesman in Hedda Gabler, and Jessie in ‘night, Mother. Carey has also performed and directed with Boston Playwright’s Platform, Stage One Productions, the Palace Theatre, and the Anselmian Abbey Players. She holds a BA in Classics from St. Anselm College, and trained at the Atlantic Acting School and with SITI Company,thanks to support from the NH State Council on the Arts.

Katie CollinsKatie Collins' (Marty) recent credits include W;t with Milford Area Players, Rich is Better, Schtick and the female version of The Odd Couple all with Stage One Productions, Bat Boy with New Thalian Players, and Side by Side by Sondheim, Assassins, A Man of No Importance, Songs for New World, and Company, all with the Acting Loft. Katie is the Director of Development at the Capitol Center for the Arts and serves on the Board of Trustees for the NH Theater Awards.

Aaron CompangaAaron Compagna (Shultz) is happy to be performing with tKAPOW for the twelfth time in a little over two years. Favorite tKAPOW roles include Felix Tapkins in Dickens' Is She His Wife?, Calisto in The Illusion, and Odysseus in The Odyssey.  Favorite recent roles for other companies include Stevie in Good People (M&M Productions), Charles in Blithe Spirit (Majestic), Father Flynn in Doubt (Community Players of Concord) and Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stage Door Players).

Olivia DoddOlivia Dodd (Lauren) is thrilled and honored to be performing again with tKAPOW!  As a devout lover of Shakespeare, her favorite roles have been playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Rochester Opera House and Regan in King Lear with the Homeschool Drama Troupe. With this Troupe, she has also played Olivia in Twelfth Night and Hero and Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing. Her love of the arts also includes musical theatre. She has performed in CATS, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, and School House Rock Jr. with the Palace Theatre. Olivia has been taking private piano and voice lessons at the Concord Community Music School, and serves as an assistant to the director of the Purple Finches Children’s Choir.

Gary TrahanGary Trahan (James) recently appeared in MAP’s production of W;t, and in MAP’s Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and July 2012’s Shakespeare in Hollywood. Gary has performed in the New Thalian Players’ production of Bat Boy and Bedford Off Broadway’s production of Skin Deep. Other favorite roles: Osric in Fortinbras, TR in Tintypes, The Wizard in Once Upon a Mattress, The Inspector in Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s MacBeth, an assortment of roles in Twinges From The Fringe as well as the Now You See It ... comedy revues of Emmy Award winner Peter Tolan. Trahan has worked with a wide variety of performers, writers and directors (some of whom may even remember the experience): The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, The West Wing’s John Spencer, Diff’rent Strokes’ Mary Jo Catlett, and Bill Pullman. Trahan is author of The Nearest Exit, a play that simultaneously examines the reflective lives of two couples, first produced in NYC. Other works include Give Me Liberty or Get Me A Scotch, a one-act farcical look at censorship, and UMassed For It! (or Pardon Me, But My Tongue Is In Your Cheek). Trahan has also performed his one person show, Arrested Dvlpmnt (an adult look at childhood ... and other crap) and was a co-writer on the 2007 slasher flick Divine Intervention – adding the bits of humor, not the gore. Trahan received a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has been learning lessons ever since.

Lowell WilliamsLowell Williams (Director) is an acclaimed playwright, director and actor and a prominent member of the NH theatre community.  A graduate of the MFA program at Goddard College, his plays SIX NIGHTS IN THE BLACK BELT, THE WARMTH OF THE COLD,  and others have been widely produced throughout the region and the US. He recently collaborated with tKapow to bring a reading of his play LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS to the New England Theater Conference. Lowell most recently directed THREE DAYS OF RAIN for the Manchester Community Theater last winter.

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