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About the show
Written by Naomi Iizuka
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.
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Cast & Creative Team
Anette Orellana is very eager to make her Theatre and Dance at Wayne debut. One of her favorite roles was Mrs. Simpson in Do You Wanna Dance? when she was a sophomore in high school. She is excited to explore new performance opportunities at Wayne State such as Company Fresh. Anette is a first-year BA Theatre student at Wayne State University.
I would like to thank my family and WSU for allowing me to pursue my dreams. I hope everyone enjoys our version of Naomi Iizuka‘s Anonymous.
Brittney is a senior BFA actor with a minor in musical theatre. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support.
Chelsee is excited for the audience to see the hard work of the entire "Anon(ymous)" ensemble finally come together in her last play at Wayne State. Chelsee is a senior BA student in Acting.
This is Ciera's final production at Wayne State University. She would like to thank the faculty and staff in the department for encouraging her for the past four years. She would also like to thank her family — Faith, Brianna, Mom, Dad, Holly, and Cami- for being supportive of her dreams.
Emily Clark is a first-year Theatre Management MFA student at Wayne State University. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Advertising Management in 2015, and she is thrilled to bring her skills to an artistic setting. Emily co-hosts "Five Minutes to Places", Theatre and Dance at Wayne's podcast. Outside of theatre, most of Emily's time is dedicated to stopping her cat, Cheese Louise, from eating cardboard. She thanks her mom, dad, brothers, and Alex for supporting her along the way. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Erin Gall is so happy to be presenting her first performance as a part of Theatre and Dance at Wayne. She is a Junior in the BFA program, and her favorite credits include Cherry in The Outsiders and Sylvia Barrett in Up the Down Staircase.
J. is graduating this spring with his B.F.A in Acting and plans to move out to Los Angeles, California when things settle down. While he loves performing for the stage and screen, he really enjoyed getting to work with so many talented people in this process and work on developing a new, hopefully continuously learned skill, in directing. He would like to thank his friends and family for their consistent love and support. This is for them!
Joshua Poppink, a sophomore BFA Acting student at Wayne State, is excited to be a part of this new and experimental process of creating and performing theatre in these difficult times. Favorite credits include Stuart in Stuart Little and Dick Wilkins in A Christmas Carol. They hope you enjoy this dive into the possibilities of digital theatre with their lovely peers who helped them push themselves despite the circumstances.
This is Keegan's first time officially stage managing a production at Wayne State. He is very excited for everyone to see the final product of a long rehearsal process. He would like to thank all of the staff and his peers that helped him get to where he is now, and specifically his mentors, Sally and Ciera.
Kelli Crump holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory. Kelli is also a graduate of Central Michigan University and has studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She is a recipient of the NAPAT Classical Acting Award and the VASTA Vocal Excellence Award presented by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Kelli has worked with many of our nation's most critically acclaimed and award winning professional theatre organizations including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. She is extremely excited to work with such a talented community of theatre artists. For more than a decade, Kelli has worked as a teaching artist, bringing the gift of acting to a wide range of students. She prides herself on exposing others to the depth, richness, and excitement of live theatre. Kelli is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Some stage credits include: Hair, Doubt, Hairspray, The Laramie Project, Little Shop of Horrors, Hamlet, Chicago, and Tartuffe. Film/TV credits include: HBO's LOOKING, ABC's When We Rise, Being Flynn with Robert DeNiro, The Normals, and The Storyteller.
Marck Kiselevach is excited to be making his debut with the Wayne State Theatre Department. Some favorite credits include Oscar in Sweat (Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids), and Jimmy in Miracle on South Division Street (Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids). Marck is a second-year transfer BFA student in Acting at Wayne State University.
Melissa Figliuolo is thrilled to be apart of Anon(ymous) at Wayne State University. She's very glad that she was able to be apart of a show during a global pandemic. Past theatre credits include Caroline in A Christmas Carol, Pearl Burras in A Tuna Christmas and Bertha Bumiller in Greater Tuna. You can also catch her playing Mia in Something About Him, directed by Abby Barnett of the WSU Film Department.
Steph Bedore is thrilled to take on their last semester at Wayne State with these shows! Favorite credits include Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Rosie from Mamma Mia, Martha in Heathers, and recently Antigonus in The Winter's Tale last year at Wayne State.
Tyler Black is beyond excited to be a part of Company Fresh, a wonderful new program which granted so many the opportunity to be creative during a time where creative inspiration is hard to find. He hopes that Cat Fish can offer some much needed laughter and smiles during this pandemic which has brought so much sorrow and sadness to the world. He truly, truly hopes you enjoy this short piece and all others that are a product of Company Fresh!