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The past never returns, what returns is not the past,  but a present that has distant roots.
Luigina Sgarro


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Penelope by Enda Walsh

Meet the company of Time Stands Still:

Carey CahoonCarey Cahoon (Sarah) was seen on stage earlier this seasonwith tKAPOW in Russian Roulette/Parisian Poker and in Macbeth, for which she won the 2014 NH Theatre Award for Best Actress. Other favorite roles include Antigone in The Burial at Thebes, Cassandra in Agamemnon, Julie in Miss Julie, 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 trained at the Atlantic Acting School and with SITI Company, thanks to support from the NH State Council on the Arts.

Aaron CompangaGina Carballo (Mandy) is a member of theatre KAPOW's ensemble of actors and also sits on their board. Past KAPOW credits include;  Penelope, The Illusion, A Dream Play, and The Birds. When she is not playing with KAPOW, Gina keeps busy with the NH Theatre Awards and currently leads the organization as the President of the Board of Directors.   She 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. Professional Credits include The Pact, Service/Order and The Diner with Yellow Taxi Productions and Barefoot in the Park with Stage One Productions.Gina enjoys spending her free time with her partner Justin and their Weimaraner Silver, living and playing in Cambridge, MA.

John Decareau (James)

Peter JosephsonPeter Josephson (Richard) is in his fifth season as a member of the theatre KAPOW company. He appeared in theatre KAPOW’s productions of Agamemnon, A Dream Play, Buried Child, The Burial at Thebes, The Zoo Story, and Macbeth. He was nominated for a Seacoast Spotlight Award for his performance in the New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. Peter is a former member of the Actors’ Equity Association and a six-time New Hampshire Theatre Award nominee, and won the award for his performance in KAPOW’s production of Penelope. He is a member of the Michael Chekhov Association and trains with theatre KAPOW.

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, The Burial at Thebes, and the February 2014 production of Penelope which won three NH Theatre Awards including Best Production, Best Director, and Best Actor (Peter Josephson). 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’s theatre training includes work with Double Edge Theatre Company, SITI Company, the New England Center for Circus Arts, and Range of Motion Arts. In 2013, Matt attended the 14th Annual International Symposium for Directors at LaMaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy. 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.

Katie Ferrara (Stage Manager)

Jim Webber (Scenic Designer) is a winner of the NH Theatre Award for Scenic Design. Jim is also a director for the Community Players of Concord (Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Boeing Boeing) and the Majestic Theatre (Cabaret).  He directs plays at NHTI in Concord (The Skin of Our Teeth, Last Night of Ballyhoo) and lectures on theatre music at the Concord Community School of Music.  Co-author of the musical, Judy’s Scary Little Christmas published by Samuel French, Jim is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Tayva Young (Lighting Designer) discovered the joy of bringing stories to life with light more than 20 years ago. After pursuing this joy across the country she finally landed back on the East Coast, then took a hiatus from theatre and began to raise a family. It is here that she met a wonderfully talented theatric family and began to join them in the art of storytelling on stage. Now in her 4th season with KAPOW, she is excited to be working alongside them once again. She thanks her family and friends for all their help and support as they make it possible for her to pursue her love for the theatre.

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