Rich Steinberg has appeared in numerous community theater productions, most recently, as Santa in two one-act plays at the Westfield Playhouse, Dr. Graham in Black Coffee at Center Stage, Krojack in Don’t Drink the Water at Center Stage, and Gonzalo in The Tempest for Noblesville Shakespeare in the Park. He is very pleased to land a part in this challenging and exciting play and hopes to do justice to his portrayal of Older Daryl. By day, he is a mild-mannered Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI.
Brian appreciates another opportunity to perform on stage. He most recently played Lance Cpl. Dawson in A FEW GOOD MEN at Civic Theatre this past May. He’s been fortunate enough to be in shows at The Athenaeum, The District Theatre, Westfield Playhouse, and other terrific venues around Indy. Some of his favorite roles include Franklin in DOCTOR CERBERUS, Dick Lugar in THE PRICE OF PROGRESS, Simon in NEXT YEAR’S MAN OF STEEL, and Harold in HAROLD AND MAUDE. He’s acted in Onyx Fest and appeared in another show by Dr. L. Jan Eira, as Dicky in THE CURSE OF COUNT DICKY for Indy Fringe Festival. He was fortunate to be accepted into The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He thanks Kate for her guidance and the cast for their commitment and determination.
Tanya is delighted to be appearing in her second L Jan Eira play having previously been seen in “The Gift”. Most recently, she appeared in “Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle” and “The Monologue Show” at the Westfield Playhouse. Other recent shows include “Don’t Drink the Water” (Marion Hollander), “You Can’t Take it With You” (Penny Sycamore) and “Harvey” (Harriet Chumley). Next year she will be directing Rising Star Youth productions for both Carmel Community Players and Westfield Playhouse. Tanya resides in Carmel with her very large and active family. Thanks as always to David for always being my biggest fan.
Tonya is pleased to make her debut at The Cat and to play a part in bringing this intriguing story to life. Although this is a new venue for Tonya, she is no stranger to the stage – having participated in more than 30 productions throughout central Indiana over the past decade. Most recently, Tonya presented an original piece titled “Navigating the Seas (and C’s) of Motherhood” in the 2021 Indianapolis offering of Listen to Your Mother at The District Theatre. In late 2020, Tonya appeared in The Belfry Theatre’s production of The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays. A handful of Tonya’s favorite performances include Nightingale, Jake’s Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Dining Room, and Talking With . . . . A former high school theatre teacher, Tonya’s behind-the-scenes work has included teaching improvisation classes and penning several original sketch comedies that have been brought to life by her student actors. In 2019, Tonya directed First Kisses at Center Stage Community Theatre, and she is looking forward to serving as an assistant director for Of Mice and Men, which will be staged through Main Street Productions in early 2022. Tonya would like to thank her family – especially her husband Toby – and all of the theatre lovers who have supported this production.
Missy is super excited to be back on the stage after an 18 month hiatus, and especially happy to be working with Kate Hinman at the Cat for the first time. Missy is a wife of 32 years, the mother of 3 grown boys and a dog mom! She works for Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood as a Funeral Director and adores her job. Missy has been seen on stage many times with First Folio Productions (Glenn Dobbs) in various comedic Shakespearean roles. She has also worked on stage and off at the Belfry in Noblesville; and most recently worked closely with local playwright, Casey Ross, and her original work “ArcadeFire: The Redemption of Billy Mitchell”. After “Stay Small”, Missy will be stage managing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, under the direction of Matthew Socey. She thanks her husband, Chris, for sharing her with community theatre, leaving him home to fend for himself and the dogs. Love you babe.