FACE IT – Actor Profiles

Actor Profile – Nathaniel William Wilkins

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Nathan Wilkins is not a stranger to the stage. He’s played in roles in UP!’s Always October, The Process, and even performed in the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He’s even had cameo scenes in 2 movies and has been a puppeteer in People Inc.’s Kids on the Block. He is excited about his upcoming roles in the 2nd act of Face It- Day Tripper.

Below is the text of Nathan’s interview with Unique Productions!

What is your full name?
Nathaniel William Wilkins

What character do you play?
Dr. Feelrite & Wise Man

How do you prepare for your roles as Dr. Feelrite & Wise Man?
Study lines, method act, test out different voices for the roles. I like to talk to the writers of plays to find out how they envisioned their characters.

Who is your favorite actor?
Denise Tontz

Do you have a favorite movie?
Serenity

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s very fun. It can actually help you be yourself.

What is your favorite food?
Burgers

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Video games, playing Magic the Gathering

Actor Profile – Stephanie Edbauer

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Stephanie’s getting back into acting as a gym and party extra in Act II of Face It. She is always all smiles and not afraid to be her self.

Read more from her interview:

What is your full name?
Stephanie Edbauer

How do you prepare for your roles?
Practice

Who is your favorite actor?
Molly Cyrus

Do you have a favorite movie?
Parent Trap

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Not sure, but it’s fun!

What is your favorite food?
Chinese Food

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Dancing, going to Our Place group

Fun fact?
Stephanie is a great singer.

Actor Profile – Matthew Garrison

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Come see Matt as a Train Conductor and a Street Magician in Act II of FACE IT. You can tell how much fun he’s having when he’s on stage!

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
Mathew Garrison

How do you prepare for your roles?
Study my characters

Who is your favorite actor?
Fred Jones

Do you have a favorite movie?
Scooby Doo

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Be ready, be organized, and don’t be too late!

What is your favorite food?
Italian

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Science, history, watching You Tube

Fun fact?
“I’m a very nice and kind guy. I’m here for a reason and I’m going to make a difference.”

Actor Profile – Matthew Len

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You’ll find it hard to believe that Matt has never acted before when you see play a major role in Act II of Face It as Clifford. It took him a week to learn his lines and his own style of acting.

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
Mathew Len

How do you prepare for your roles?
Rehearsing my lines and to not act expressive (for his role as Clifford).

Who is your favorite actor?
Leonardo DiCaprio

Do you have a favorite movie?
The Hunger Games

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Do the role the way you would, not the way someone else would.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Movies and video games

Fun fact?
Matt is a great singer. He recently finished 4th at a local talent show. He has had NO formal training.

 

Actor Profile – Amy Cavagnaro
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A fresh face to Unique Productions, Amy looks forward to her roles in both acts of Face It (Aunt Angelica in Respect and Homeless Person in Day Tripper).

Read more from her interview:

What is your full name?
Amy Elizabeth Cavagnaro

How do you prepare for your roles?
Rehearse a lot and study lines

Who is your favorite actor?
Dylan Sprouse

Do you have a favorite movie?
Annie

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Practice your lines.

What is your favorite food?
Cold pizza

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Swimming, track, bowling

Fun facts about Amy:
She likes to sing in her free time.

Actor Profile – Ron Ward

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Ron Ward has never acted before his future role of Steve, in Day Tripper, but you would never be able to tell.

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
Ronald P. Ward

How do you prepare for your roles?
So far I’m trying real hard to memorize the script. A lot of practice.

Who is your favorite actor?
Kimberly Williams

Do you have a favorite movie?
Jurassic Park

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Lots of fun but it is a lot of work. Practice makes perfect.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken Caesar Salad

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Watching wrestling, sports, shopping, going to amusement parks and haunted houses

Fun fact about Ron
When I was young, I put all my energy into getting my drivers license. And I got it!

Actor Profile – Amanda Rogers

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Amanda Rogers is new to acting and is excited to take part in Day Tripper, Act II of Face It. Even though she’s a little nervous about her upcoming role as a gym and party extra, she is confident that she will do great. Amanda is currently taking piano lessons in her free time and hopes to be a great musician and actress. She’s on the right track!

Actor Profile – Steve Ballow

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Steve Ballow loves having fun, but he’s taking his acting seriously, getting ready for opening night on December 3rd. Come see him play the wacky characters of Dr. Shrinkhead and Comic Man in Act II of Face It- Day Tripper. Steve is proving that he can do different roles and to be a very flexible actor (Get it? Flexible actor?).

What is your full name?
Steven Ballow

How do you prepare for your roles?
“Study different modes of acting”

Who is your favorite actor?
Peter Parker

Do you have a favorite movie?
Big Hero 6

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
“Don’t be shy, face the crowd, and be the you that you know you could be. Get out, put on a happy face and picture everyone in their underwear.”

What is your favorite food?
Burgers and gluten-free pretzels

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Hanging out with People Inc. Guys Group, swimming, playing basketball

Fun fact about Steve
I work at Rocco’s Pizzeria on Transit.

Actor Profile – Keller Vogelsang

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This isn’t Keller’s first rodeo- she’s been in many plays with Unique Productions, including writing her own play- The Civil War Opera. She is starring as Sherry in Act I of Face IT- Respect.

Read more from her interview:

What is your full name?
Harriet Keller Vogelsang

How do you prepare for your roles?
Practice my lines and practice singing when necessary.

Who is your favorite actor?
Dorthy Gale

Do you have a favorite movie?
Beauty and the Beast

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Pick a part you feel comfortable doing. Don’t force a role.

What is your favorite food?
Veggies

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Knitting, acting, musicals

Actor Profile – Ryan Cliffe

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Ryan has not performed in a play since high school and is exciting for his role as a hoodlum and gym extra in Act II, Day Tripper.

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
Ryan Andrew Cliffe

How do you prepare for your roles?
Read the lines and understand the feelings.

Who is your favorite actor?
Bruce Willis

Do you have a favorite movie?
Die Hard

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Understand your role, not just remember the lines.

What is your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Swimming, tennis, volleyball, music

Fun fact?
I’m very kind.

Actor Profile – Jason Sokody

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Not only can Jason Sokody lift a pound or two, he can also act! Check him out from Dec. 3-13 in Act II of Face It, Day Tripper, as Jax and as a Personal Trainer.

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
Jason Paul Sokody

How do you prepare for your roles?
Practicing everywhere, mostly in my car.

Have you ever been in a play before?
No, but have done commercials and modeling.

Who is your favorite actor?
Brad Pitt

Do you have a favorite movie?
Fight Club

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself.

What is your favorite food?
Steak

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Writing poetry, weight lifting, 4 wheeling

Fun fact?
I cry at the end of kids movies.

Actor Profile – David Ryer

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David hasn’t acted since high school, but he’s finally back at it. He plays in both acts of Face It as a counselor and Dr. Hurtz, the dentist.

Read more from his interview:

What is your full name?
David Christopher Ryer

Have you ever been in a play before?
In high school- Wizard of Oz and Titanic

How do you prepare for your roles?
Read and understand the lines and know the cues.

Who is your favorite actor?
Raven Simone

Do you have a favorite movie?
He Named Me Malala

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Be your self and find more of your original self through acting.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Writing, swimming, voluneering

Fun fact?
I love the ’90’s.

Actor Profile – Donalyn Caudill

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Donalyn is excited to play Sherry’s best friend in Act I Respect. She has played in Wizard of Oz in high school and Donna the Civil War Opera with Unique Productions.

Read more from her interview:

What is your full name?
Donalyn Caudill

How do you prepare for your roles?
Believe in myself and practice my lines. My friend Dave Schwartz tells me to chase my dreams, and I do.

Who is your favorite actor?
Robin Williams

Do you have a favorite movie?
Hook

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Believe in yourself and give it all you got.

What is your favorite food?
Everything

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Stay active, exercise, read, watch t.v., play guitar

Fun fact?
Likes to have a sense of humor. “With out that, things aren’t fun.”

Actor Profile – Jacob Siracuse

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Jacob Siracuse plays the role of Dylan in Day Tripper (Act 2).

Below is the text of Jacob’s interview with Unique Productions!

What is your full name?
Jacob Siracuse

What character do you play?
Dylan

What play?
Day Tripper portion of Face It

Have you been in a play before Face It?
No but I did do some voice work on YouTube videos

How do you prepare for your role as Dylan?
During my audition. I guess you can say the role just came natural to me!

Who is your favorite actor?
I don’t really have a favorite actor, to be honest.

Do you have a favorite movie?
Not a favorite movie but I do like animated movies, for sure!

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Well, just be yourself! Don’t care what people say to you, just do it!

What is your favorite food?
A lot to choose from but probably fish. No favorite type but I have tried salmon, shrimp and even oysters!

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Acting and storyboarding. Pretty much just playing video games.

What is fun fact that someone might not know about you?
I have a disability – I have autism. Most people don’t know that about me but it makes me who I am. It builds character for me!

Actor Profile – Chelsey Braun

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Chelsey Braun plays the roles of Miss Alice in Respect (Act 1) and Chloe in Day Tripper (Act 2). You may remember Chelsey from UP!s first production, The Process. She played the roles of Cecelia, Amy, Nina, and Pretty Girl!

Below is the text of Chelsey’s interview with Unique Productions!

What is your full name?
Chelsey Braun

What character do you play?
Chloe in Daytripper, Miss Alice in Respect

Have you been in a play before Face It?
Yes! I was in last year’s UP! performance of The Process
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How do you prepare for your role as Chloe/Miss Alice?
I prepare by reading my script and staying by the characters.

Who is your favorite actor?
There are a lot of them!

Do you have a favorite movie?
I love the Twilight series! I saw the last film in the series on FX and I loved it!

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into acting?
Be your true self! Face your fears and open up to the world.

What is your favorite food?
I have a lot of favorites. Pizza is the top fun food I like to eat.

Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Well, acting of course! I also like watching movies and listening to music.

What is fun fact that someone might not know about you?
I just enjoy being a fun loving person!

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