2017 Conservatory

2017 Conservatory


Addison Lavour copyLavour Addison | CTC: First Season
Lavour Addison graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. He also holds a certificate from the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in NYC. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: Clybourne Park, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, and a cameo in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. At Cleveland Play House he has performed in The CPH Centennial Plays, the world premier of Quiara Alegria Hudes' The Good Peaches in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the world premiere reading of FEED by Eric Coble. Other credits include serving as the Acting Captain of the Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures and working as a full time member of the Professional Acting Company with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. He recently played Macbeth with Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival. Favorite credits include The Wild Party, The Genteel Sabai, and Bug.


Apple Jennifer copyJennifer Apple | CTC: First Season
NY: The Calico Buffalo (NYMF – Best of Festival), Something Funny’s Going On (Martin Charnin/54 Below), Factory Girls (MTF). Regional: Good Woman of Setzuan, Cardenio, Merchant of Venice, Love & A Bottle, Suddenly Last Summer, Lungs, Romeo & Juliet (American Conservatory Theater); The Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed); Monty Python’s Spamalot (LMST); Fiddler on the Roof (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Cape Fear Regional). Select Readings/Workshops: The Wolves, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Clickshare, Malicious Animal Magnetism, Scarcity. Jennifer will be entering her final year in the American Conservatory Theater’s MFA Acting Program. www.JenniferApple.net


Daly Emily copyEmily Daly | CTC: First Season
After receiving her B.S. in Theatre and Creative Writing at the University of Evansville (Evansville, IN), Emily headed to the University of California, Irvine to earn her MFA in Acting. When she's not focused on acting, she enjoys writing and collaborating with other artists, and watching stand-up comedy and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Her past professional experiences include The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Great River Shakespeare Festival, and PCPA Theatrefest. Emily graduates from UCI in May 2018 and can't wait to dive into the professional world alongside her many talented classmates.


Foley Patrick copyPatrick Foley | CTC: First Season
He is entering his third year as an MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. At Yale his credits include: Titus Andronicus, Everything That Never Happened, The Winter's Tale, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Three Sisters, and Our Lady of 121st Street. Other credits include: Lake Kelsey, This American Wife (Yale Cabaret); Alice In Wonderland, and Antarctica, which is to say Nowhere (Yale Summer Cabaret); Change in a Void Moon (Incubator Arts Project); Lake Victory (Judson Memorial Church); All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare on the Sound); Edward II (The Tank); Wallenstein, Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre Company); and Shakespeare’s R&J (Signature Theatre). BFA in Drama: NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.


Gebeyehu Yonatan copyYonatan Gebeyehu | CTC: First Season
Yonatan just finished his 2nd year at UCSD's MFA acting program. UCSD Credits: Strange Men, Streamers, Native Son, How to Use a Knife, The Venetian Twins. Past credits: Stan, Bobrauchsenburgamerica!, The Lady From the Sea (The Brewing Department); Kassandra and the Wolf, Balm in Gilead (The Juilliard School); Taming of the Shrew (Columbia University). He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia University.




Harrison Will copyWill Harrison | CTC: First Season
Will Harrison joins us from Pittsburgh, where he is training at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Early on, he discovered a love for Shakespeare, playing parts such as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Ferdinand in The Tempest, and Macbeth in The Scottish Play. His recent film credits include three short films: It’s Perfect Here, Venefica, and In Arms. Will also writes and performs folk and rock music, both as a solo artist as well as with his band, Fake News. He looks forward to returning to CMU where he will be playing Ambrose in The Matchmaker, and Scott in a new feature film from director Grace McCarthy, Teaching Yourself How to Die Fast.


Ingram Monique copyMoses Ingram | CTC: First Season
Moses left school at Morgan State University for a place at the Yale School of Drama. She is a rising second year and falling more and more in love with New Haven ice cream every day. Her past professional experience includes In the Red and Brown Water at the Yale Cabaret, Ruined (Everyman Theatre); and Playwrights Arena at Arena Stage.




Jenison Kelsey copyKelsey Jenison | CTC: First Season
Kelsey recently completed her MFA in Acting from University of California, Irvine and previously, her BFA from University of Evansville. Regional: As You Like It, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet (New Swan Shakespeare Festival); Parade, Love's Labor's Lost, These Shining Lives, The Taming of the Shrew (University of California Irvine); Odyssey, Longitude (Counterbalance Theatre); Mr. Wheeler's, Wild Blue (The New Harmony Project).



Latimer Jules copyJules Latimer | CTC: First Season
Jules is currently a second year drama student at the Juilliard School. Her recent credits at Juilliard include: Antony and Cleopatra; A Raisin in the Sun; and Animal Farm. This summer she participated in an outreach program in El Salvador before coming to Chautauqua.




Mason Maggie copyMaggie Mason | CTC: First Season
Maggie was born in London, England but moved to California after she was accepted to Stanford. She then attended the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program in acting, and has just graduated this year. Past professional credits include: Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, SF Playhouse, Aurora Theatre, Center Rep, and San Jose Stage.




Mitchell Adrianna copyAdrianna Mitchell | CTC: Second Season
Adrianna is thrilled to return to Chautauqua for a second season. Last summer she played the trickster Tranio in CTC's gender-swapped Taming of the Shrew. Regional: Las Meninas, Topdog/Underdog, Every 28 Hours One-Min. Play Festival, Romeo & Juliet, Love and a Bottle, Black Orpheus, Merchant of Venice, Lungs (American Conservatory Theater); Measure for Measure (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Our Town (Central Square Theater). New York: Day of the Feast (J&S Young Artists Project). Adrianna will be entering her third year at the American Conservatory Theater and can be seen on A.C.T.'s Geary stage in Hamlet played by John Douglas Thompson this fall! Spelman College Alumna, 2013.


Pask Isabel copyIsabel Pask | CTC: First Season
Isabel Pask is a recent graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama where she graduated with a major in Acting and a minor in Creative Writing. Her favorite CMU role was Celestina del Sol in Jose Rivera's Cloud Tectonics, and she has spent the last two summers working professionally at Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Quantum Theatre. After CTC she plans to move to NYC to help tell stories worth telling.




Peoples Micah copyMicah Peoples | CTC: First Season
Micah received his B.A in English at Arizona State University in Phoenix. This fall he will be entering his second year as a MFA candidate at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Some of his past productions include 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog (A Public Fit Theater); Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams and Las Meninas by Lynn Nottage (A.C.T. - MFA).




Saunderson Saddiq copySiddiq Saunderson | CTC: First Season
Siddiq recently received his BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. The Brooklyn native refers to himself as an "artist," and enjoys filmmaking, choreography, and photography along with performance. Past credits include: D'Artagnan in Three Musketeers (Carnegie Mellon), the title role in Peribañez (Quantum Theatre), and The Royale (City Theatre).



Design and Directing Fellows

Bransky Amelia copyAmelia Bransky | Scenic Fellow | CTC: First Season
Amelia will be going into her third year of Southern Methodist University’s MFA in Stage Design program this fall. Selected designs at SMU include Mary Stuart (scenic design), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (scenic and costume design), Grand Concourse (scenic and costume design), and St. Joan of the Stockyards (scenic design). She is looking forward to designing costumes for Iphigenia at SMU this fall, and in the winter will be scenic designing Frankenstein at Tony Award-winning Dallas Theatre Center. www.ameliabransky.com



Miller Long Alexandra copyAlex Miller-Long | Lighting Fellow | CTC: First Season
Alex recently completed her MFA in Design from the University of California at San Diego. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In recent years, Alex has worked in both design and production for various companies, including La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Symphony, and Malashock Dance. Her work can be seen at: www.alexmillerlong.com




Tani Jordan copyJordan Tani | Sound Fellow | CTC: First Season
Jordan received his B.A. in Music Literature and Technology from the University of California, San Diego before pursuing an M.F.A in Sound Design at the University of California, Irvine. Previous experiences include South Coast Repertory and The Geffen Playhouse. He is expected to graduate in 2018 and hopes to someday work in sound for animation studios such as Pixar, Dreamworks, or Laika while still being able to work in the world of theatre.




Taylor Mari copyMari Taylor | Costume Fellow | CTC: First Season
Recent Costume Designs include: Associate Costume Designer for Shakespeare Dallas' Quixote, L’elisir D’Amore (SMU Meadows Opera), The Hot L Baltimore (Southern Methodist University), The Taming of The Shrew (Junior Players), School of Rock (Dallas Academy of Performing Arts). Recent Assistant Costume Designs include: The Tempest (Dallas Public Works); Gloria, Deferred Action (Dallas Theater Center). Mari's work has also been seen at Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Opera Saratoga, and Actors' Theatre of Columbus. MFA in Stage Design: SMU, BA Theatre: Miami University. MariTaylorDesigns@gmail.com


Walker Adin copyAdin Walker | Directing Fellow | CTC: First Season
Adin graduated from Princeton University with degrees in English, Theater, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. Recent projects as director/choreographer include Pin* and the Blue Fairy (Drama League Artist-in-Residence, Dixon Place); Gruesome Playground Injuries (TheaterLab NYC); Jacqmin Family in the Petrified Forest (Source Festival); Rent, Singin' in the Rain (Princeton/McCarter). As choreographer and movement director, Adin choreographed the NYC premiere of Normativity (dir. Mia Walker) and has collaborated with directors Alexandru Mihail, Ethan Heard, Tracy Bersley, and Whitney Mosery. Adin has assisted directors Shana Cooper, Christopher Liam Moore, Joel Sass, Dustin Wills, and Yehuda Hyman. www.adinwalker.com