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Best of NH 2013


Penelope by Enda Walsh

Meet the company of Penelope:

Wayne AsburyWayne Asbury (Quinn) was seen last on stage with tKAPOW as Bradley in Buried Child. Past credits include: Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Henry, Mud; Slim, Cowboy Mouth; Provost, Measure for Measure; Martin, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? and Claudius, Hamlet. Great thanks to the talented cast and crew of Penelope and, as always, love to his beautiful family... Kimberly, Benjamin and Madeleine.


Neal BlaiklockNeal Blaiklock' (Fitz) is pleased to be in second show with tKAPOW, having appeared in last season's The Illusion.  He is thrilled to be back to work on this quirky,challenging and wonderfully-written show, and is grateful to be given the chance to work with such a talented cast and crew, and thanks them all for their hard work and commitment. Neal has worked with a number of theatre groups in southern New Hampshire, and some favorite roles from the past include Prospero in The Tempest, Oscar in The Odd Couple and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.  Neal thanks all involved in 'Penelope' and has no doubt that it will be a memorable show...and not just because he will be seen wearing a Speedo.

Aaron CompangaGina Carballo (Penelope) was most recently seen with tKAPOW in The Illusion. She also performed in Time Stands Still (Mandy) and A Dream Play (Stage Door keeper). Gina has been involved with Community and Professional Theatre for over ten years and has earned recognition with numerous nominations for Best Actress/Supporting Actress at the NH Theatre Awards. She is currently the Vice President of the NH Theatre Awards. Memorable roles include Alice in Closer with M&D Productions and Sarah in Children of Lesser God with Bedford Off-Broadway. Professional Credits include The Pact, Service/Order and The Diner with Yellow Taxi Productions and Barefoot in the Park with Stage One Productions.

Peter JosephsonPeter Josephson (Dunne) is in his fourth season with tKAPOW, where he has acted in productions of Hedda Gabler, Agamemnon, A Dream Play, and The Burial at Thebes.  He is a four-time New Hampshire Theatre Award nominee, most recently for his performances in KAPOW's productions of The Illusion and Buried Child.  Peter has also appeared with the New Hampshire Theatre Project (Seascape, Lysistrata, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Six Characters in Search of An Author), Ghostlight Theatre (Titus Andronicus, Waiting for Godot), and with ACTONE, Seven Stages Shakespeare, and others.  Peter performs in KAPOW's retreat performances in Dunbarton, and he helps to lead KAPOW’s open training sessions.  He is a member of the Michael Chekhov Association.

Colby MorganColby Morgan (Burns) is thrilled to be making his tKAPOW debut in this wildly hilarious and devastating play. Colby is a proud graduate of the BA Theatre program at the University of Vermont. Recent favorites: Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Anthem Theatre/Boston Center for the Arts), Robert in Betrayal, Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive, Sir Charles in The Beaux Stratagem and Detective Cole in Stop Kiss (University of Vermont). Thanks to tKAPOW as well as his friends and family for all their support. Enjoy the show!


Matt CahoonMatt Cahoon (Director) is one of the co-founders of theatre KAPOW, and has directed many productions for the company including: Agamemnon, A Dream Play, Buried Child and September production of The Burial at Thebes. Matt has worked with many other companies including the Boston Playwrights' Platform, The Actors' Theatre of Columbus (OH), Yellow Taxi Productions, and the Palace Theatre.  He currently serves on the boards of the Arts Presenters of Northern New England and the Greater Derry Arts Council. Matt holds a Masters in Arts Administration from Goucher College and his theatre training includes work with Double Edge Theatre Company, SITI Company, the New England Center for Circus Arts, and Range of Motion Arts. In July, Matt attended the 14th Annual International Symposium for Directors at LaMama Umbria in Spoleto, Italy where he had the opportunity to study under world renowned theatre artists including  Academy Award-winning actress and director Estelle Parsons. Matt is the Director of the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry.  In 2011, Matt was named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” program.  

Dan BilodeauDan Bilodeau's (Scenic Designer) favorite designs include Crime and Punishment at the Gamm Theatre, King Lear and The Glass Menagerie at the Theater at Monmouth, Proof at the Lewiston Public Theater, and Doubt at the Portland Stage Company. Recent work includes WIT at the Penobscot Theater Company, and Spring Awakening at the University of Maine. Dan holds an MFA in Design from Brandeis University, and is an assistant professor of theatre at the University of Maine. He is the resident scenic designer at the Theater at Monmouth, where he has designed over twenty plays including ten by William Shakespeare. Dan would like to thank Beth, Sophie, and Luke for all their love and support.

Carey CahoonCarey Cahoon (Costume Designer) has designed costumes and sets for The Anselmian Abbey Players of St. Anselm College, Pinkerton Academy, Central High School, the Manchester Community Theatre Players, and more.  As a performer, she was seen on stage with tKAPOW as Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation.  Other favorite roles include Antigone in The Burial at Thebes, Cassandra in Agamemnon, Julie in Miss Julie, Rita in Educating Rita, Hedda Tesman in Hedda Gabler, and Jessie in ‘night, Mother. She trained at the Atlantic Acting School and with SITI Company, thanks to support from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Bob Haas (Fight Director) trained with the Society of American Fight Directors for 13 years, and has taught and choreographed stage combat for professional and community theater for about 15 years. 

Nat Ward (Sound Designer) is a rock musician (Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt, Alchemy) who also enjoys scoring plays (NHTA winning The Picture of Dorian Gray, Smudge) and occasionally playing scores (BBAJ). He is very pleased to be back sound designing with tKAPOW, after last season's productions of The Illusion, Buried Child and Perchance: An Exploration of Dreams.

Tayva Young (Lighting Designer) began her adventures with KAPOW three years ago with Agamemnon and has been with them ever since. She is thrilled to again be able to participate in the season: AWAKE. There will be new adventures and new challenges keeping everyone on their toes. It is a joy to be working with everyone involved with KAPOW and could not have asked for a more talented, supportive and imaginative group of people to work with.

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