Headshots & Bios

Meet the Cast of Our Town

 

Ryan Dunn is thrilled to be making his debut with CPCC.  Recent Charlotte credits include Pa Joad(The Grapes of Wrath) at Theatre Charlotte, Fred Gayley(Miracle on 34th St.) at Matthews Playhouse, and The Dinner Detective.  In Atlanta, Ryan was a resident puppeteer at The Center for Puppetry Arts, and improviser/sketch comedy performer with Dad’s Garage Theatre.  Ryan would like to thank his wife(Amy) and daughter(Juliet) for their love and support.

 

  Bruce Elliott is making his debut with CPCC Theater and is thrilled to be doing so. He has loved Our Town since first reading it in 11th grade, and considers it to be the greatest play ever written by an American. He most recently performed in You Can’t Take it With You at the Old Courthouse Theater in Concord. Bruce is a native of the Washington, D.C. area and has made Charlotte his home since 1983. He graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland with a degree in Communication Arts, and has worked in several capacities with large corporations. Deeply involved in the community, Bruce has worked as a volunteer on behalf of several nonprofits dedicated to improving the environment and the lives of disadvantaged children.

 

 Jim Esposito is thrilled to be returning to the Halton stage.  He was last seen as Senex in “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”.  His other CPCC shows include “Almost Maine” and “Inherit The Wind”.  Jim and his wife Bonnie reside in Mooresville.

 

 

Sebastian Hepp is 12 years old. He enjoys playing outside, eating doughnuts and learning about the universe. This is his very first time in a play. Sebastian would like to thank everyone at CPCC for giving him this chance.

 

 

 

Marcus A. Looney was bitten by the acting bug at the age of 12. His love for the stage grew stronger throughout high school, but he eventually got away from the stage for about 10 years. He came back to his first love in 2017, where he’d headlined a few local plays and began his very own “worship arts” ministry; a traveling show, that graced many churches, community, and charity events in the southeast.

 

Susan Barry-Mayo is delighted to be making her CPCC debut as Mrs. Webb in Our Town. Susan was in this play a million years ago; in college. She played 11 year old Rebecca Gibbs. Susan would like to thank her husband Tommy for all his support and running lines with her

 

 

Cadie Pittman is excited to make her CPCC debut as Mrs. Gibbs. She is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College and active Abbey Player, where some of her previous roles include, Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing and Susy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark. She would like to thank Doug for this opportunity and the Our Town cast and crew for being so welcoming and wonderful to work alongside. This show is dedicated to those who always help her find the right page in the script.

 

Deborah Rivers appeared as Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible last year, her first show after many years away from performing. She is pleased to have a second opportunity to be part of a talented CPCC cast.

 

 

 

Jeff Powell has been in awe of Halton Theater ever since playing a pirate in “The Pirates of Penzance” on this stage several years ago. Since then he’s had the pleasure of performing in “The Civil War”, “The Bridges of Madison County” and now “Our Town” in Halton. In the last year you may have also seen him in a cocoanut bra as Luther Billis in “South Pacific” at Matthews Playhouse and in yet another pirate role as Smee in “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Theater Charlotte. He is blessed with a loving wife, Sandra, who supports and endures his theatrical endeavors.

Brennan Sawyer is very excited to be performing in his first play at CPCC. He has been involved in theatre for 9 years and is aspiring to be a professional director. He performed in many shows in high school and most recently directed “Is There a Doctor in the House?” at Actors of Tomorrow children’s theatre.

 

 

Katy Schultz is a student at CPCC and is studying theatre. She recently graduated from NWSA where she studied musical theatre. She has been seen in various productions including The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Big Fish (Ensemble), Pippin (Manson Trio), and more. She also attended Governor’s School East in 2017 where she studied theatre. Katy enjoys performing on aerial silks. She would like to thank all of her teachers, friends, and family who have supported her throughout her acting journey and helped her get to this point, especially Faith and Clementine.

This April, Jonathan Stephens is making his theatre debut as “Simon Stimson” in CPCC’s presentation of OUR TOWN. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Fiction from California State University, Long Beach. He has always been a lover of the arts and is currently enjoying taking the next step in his acting courses at CPCC and improv courses at CATCh. In his next role at the end of May, he will be playing “Jan Egeland” in Three Bone Theatre’s presentation of OSLO. He hopes to continue enjoying this hobby and seeing where life leads.

 

  Rick Taylor Is a certified Spanish Language Court Interpreter employed at the Public Defender’s Office and is very pleased to be playing Joe Stoddard in his 4th play at CPCC, having most recently played King Louis VII in BECKET and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol at Theatre Charlotte.  Rick is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in TV and Radio Communications, and worked for over 25 years in Spanish Television & Radio Broadcasting in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, before moving to Charlotte in 2006.  He would like to thank his family for their love and support and dedicates this performance to his #1 motivation and inspiration, his lovely and talented daughter Emily who is a Freshman Theatre major at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.

 

Shannon Wright is excited to be a part of Our Town. This is her first CPCC production, and she would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this production together.