Cassie has been with the Adirondack Center Stage as Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Assistant Costumer, Assistant Producer, and actor. She studied dance for 16 years at "Joy of Movement" of Corinth. Acting roles include "Step-Sister" in Cinderella, "Suzy" in It's Up to You, New York, New York, "Grace" and "Caterpillar" in Alice in Wonderland, "Cobweb" in A 1920s Midsummer Night's Dream, "Jester" in Once Upon a Mattress, "Veruca Salt" in Willy Wonka Jr, and many more. She loves working with children and aspires to be a well-known photographer. This is Cassie's third year as Director/Choreographer, and she couldn't be more thankful for this amazing theater program to keep her love for the arts alive. She has directed Disney's Lion King Jr. in 2017 and Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. in 2018. She is a dedicated director of the Adirondack Center Stage programs and is always excited to work with all of the kids to put on an awesome show.
Summer Theatre Workshop 2020 Staff
This is Meghan’s third year with the Summer Program. She is thrilled to take on the commitment of the head costume designer. Meghan is a Senior at SUNY Oneonta majoring in Theatre and Fashion. Her passion has always been theatre and she aspires to work on Broadway. Meghan has costumed several productions while at SUNY Oneonta including: Stop Kiss, The Good Person, Colony Collapse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet; as well as solo designer on The Actor’s Nightmare and Titanic. She has also assisted in costuming numerous productions with Corinth MS/HS Drama club over the years.
Her ultimate goal is always to help the actors shine and create a visual masterpiece for the audience.
Assistant Stage Manager:
Maddie has been with the Adirondack Center Stage for 4 years now. She began by acting in the ensemble in Once Upon a Mattress. She then found her passion for backstage work, and has loved it for the past three years. Although her spotlight isn't on stage, she shines very bright backstage through all of her help building set and prop pieces, painting, moving set, and making the stage come to life. She enjoys working with the other kids to make the shows amazing. Maddie is entering her sophomore year in the fall of 2019 at Corinth High School, and will continue her course of study through all available honors classes. She works hard to achieve her goal: to one day be a pediatric dentist. She also works at Biscuits Bakery in Corinth, but she always makes time for her many sports including softball, field hockey, and basketball, as well as her friends and family. Maddie is very excited for this year's production and can't wait for you to enjoy the show!
Jonathan has been Musical Director/Accompanist for over 20 productions. Most recently he was the elementary band director at Hadley-Luzerne CSD. He was Musical Director for Disney The Little Mermaid for the 2018 Summer Theatre Workshop Some notable productions he has musically directed include: Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, bare: A Pop Opera, RENT, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. At age eight, Jonathan started piano lessons and continued his training for two decades. Jonathan has earned four platinum and two gold rankings with his choruses over three years in the "Great East Festival" and his Select Chorus was chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. He is actively involved in the local community through the choral group "Adirondack Voices," the Glens Falls Lions Club, and promoting advocacy for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Jovanni most recently directed The Night Before Christmas for the Hometown Christmas event hosted by the Town of Corinth Image Committee. Jovanni is a rising senior at Corinth High School and a freshman at SUNY Adirondack, pursuing his high school and college programs simultaneously. One of his most lauded performances was lead role of "The Baker" in Into the Woods where he danced, sang and made fairytale magic seem to come to life (2019). This is his 18th production with Adirondack Center Stage. Jovanni is a President's Honors student who performs in several a capella groups, high school chorus, concert and jazz bands, and is a seasoned dancer (jazz, tap, lyrical). He intends to pursue a career in cybersecurity and computer networking, while continuing to participate in theatrical productions in his free time.
Assistant Stage Manager:
Carlos is organizing behind the scenes to ensure each scene proceeds with ease. Also a talented performer, he played multiple roles in Cinderella (2017) while also helping backstage, and had both onstage and backstage roles in the winter theater production of A Seussified Christmas Carol. This is his 7th production. He worked as Assistant Stage Manager for the summer productions of Disney Lion King JR and Disney The Little Mermaid JR. Carlos is a President's Honors student who will be entering 10th grade in the fall. He is in chorus, is a talented and prolific artist, and a skilled athlete (baseball, soccer).
Katherine’s love for theatre runs deeply, as she has vivid memories of her parents bringing her to Broadway as a young girl. She is extremely proud of her most important role as Mother to four outstanding children, all of whom love the theatre as much as she does. While being onstage is not her aspiration; we are lucky to have her backstage as her strengths for organization, management, and creativity are endless. She has worked with the Corinth MS/HS Drama club for several years in areas such as student management, costume design, prop production, lead hair and make-up artist and stage management. Katherine holds a Master’s of Special Education degree from Salem State College, which aids in her ability to interact and connect with our actors with an increased understanding of how they learn and communicate.
Norm is Organist, Choir Director and Minister of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Corinth. He was piano accompanist for the 2009 STW production of Willy Wonka Jr., Annie Jr. (2010), Oliver! (2011), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2012), A 1920's Midsummer Night's Dream (2013), Once Upon a Mattress (2014), Alice in Wonderland (2015),It's Up to You! New York, New York (2016), Disney The Lion King Jr. (2017), and Disney The Little Mermaid (2018). His original musical, Nudges, was produced in the Fall of 2014 to wide acclaim. He enjoys playing for his friends at the Saratoga Nursing Home, and has played with various local bands and in many shows, despite occasional bouts of common sense and better judgment.
Summer Workshop Administrators
Executive Producer & Grants Administrator
Kendra is an artist and arts enthusiast. She has worked as executive producer and grants administrator for the Summer Theatre Workshop for many years, each year successfully reapplying for multiple program grants. In the program's second year, she directed Willy Wonka Jr. She has been a set and props painter and designer for ACS productions and for plays with Glens Falls Community Theatre as well. Kendra attended the Art Students League in New York City and University of Pennsylvania. She runs her own business, The Sign Studio, which has given Corinth, the surrounding area, and parts of Bucks County, PA a collection of picturesque signs and logos for businesses, churches, and municipalities. She volunteers as Treasurer of the Corinth School CSEA, as Secretary of the Board of Directors at Saratoga Arts, as Secretary and Treasurer of To the Himalayas With Love, Inc. and is a founding member and past president of The Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society. She loves traveling, skiing, canoeing, hiking, and plein air painting.
Lauren is a theatre artist and foreign language teacher. She has worked with Corinth Theatre Workshop for ten years and was integral to the program's foundation. As Artistic Director, she's involved in public outreach and promotion, program staffing, casting, online presence and play selection. She began her work with ACS as Dorothy and the Wicked Witch in their first summer production of The Wizard of Oz in 2008. She has served the program in a variety of roles since then as director (2013), choreographer (2010-2013), costumer (2010-2017), set designer (2010-2013), grant writer (2010-2018), playwright (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018) and producer (2014-present). She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She attended the NYSSSA – Theatre Program (2009) and the Cambridge Theatre Conservatory (2008). She teaches French and Spanish for St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus School in Glens Falls, and in addition to facilitating the CTW program, during the summer she teaches at Saratoga Arts Theatre Camp. In her limited spare time she enjoys traveling, skiing, roller coasters and writing plays and poems.