Our Fall Company

Below are the biographies of our summer company actors, directors, stage managers, fight directors, and music directors.  To learn about actors performing at the Rose, please click here.

The Cast Of Twelfth Night

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Jonathon is pleased to again be working with Pigeon Creek. His first experience with the company was serving as Stage Manager in this summer’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Jonathon’s previous backstage roles include Assistant Stage Manager at Actors’ Theater and Firearms Wrangler for GRCC Players. Onstage, Jonathon has embodied a diversity of characters from Pontius Pilate in Central Park Players’ Jesus Christ Superstar to Humpty Dumpty in Circle Theater’s Alice in Wonderland to a Bramble-Bush in Holland Civic Theater’s Festival. His Shakespeare credits include the role of Egeon in Muskegon Community College’s production of Comedy of Errors. As one of his last stage credits, Jonathon assumed the mantle of King Basilio in Life Is A Dream at Aquinas College, where he later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. When not furiously scribbling stage directions Jonathon enjoys growing his beard, and having abandoned graduate school, now roams the earth like Cain from Kung-Fu.

Rehearsal Stage Manager

Jonathon Lathers

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Rachel is making her Pigeon Creek debut in Twelfth Night.  You may have seen her previously as Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap (Civic), April in Company (Circle), Jackie-O in The House of Yes (Theatre 616), and Bombalurina in Cats (Circle).  Other favorite roles include Masha in The Cherry Orchard, Girl Type in Neighborhood 3, and Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Lin in Cloud 9. Rachel earned her degrees in Theatre and French from Aquinas College. Her background is in theatre for social change, devised work, and community-centered storytelling. She has spent the last several years working on the east coast as an actor, director, dramaturg, instructor, and writer for various Baltimore and DC theatres and schools. She has trained with SITI Company, The Linklater Center, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and Baltimore Center Stage theatre. She is thrilled to be returning to southwest Michigan and to be working with this wonderful cast!

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Rachel Varley

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Kat is a member of Pigeon Creek’s repertory company and has been working with PCSC since 2008. Past roles with PCSC include Konstantin in The Seagull,  Hamlet in Hamlet (nominated for a 2018 Wilde Award), Edmund in King Lear, Titus in Titus Andronicus, Richard in Richard II, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Viola in Twelfth Night and Anabella in ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore. She received a 2012 Wilde Award for “Best Performance of the Bard” for the role of Falstaff in Henry IV Part 1. She has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew for Pigeon Creek. She has also worked with Stark Turn Players and Actors’ Theater in Grand Rapids and Piven Theater in Chicago. Kat served as President of the Board for Dog Story Theater for several years. She received a BA in Drama/Speech from Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) and studied Shakespeare and Performance at Mary Baldwin College in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA).

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Kat Hermes

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Chaz hails from parts unknown and has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2012. Prior performances with the company include Orlando in As You Like It, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet,  Shamraev in The Seagull, The Douglas/Poins in Henry IV,  Charles Surface in The School for Scandal, and Master Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Chaz studied theater at Grand Valley State University where he appeared in several Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Productions. Chaz is also a proud member of the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, and would like to urge you to brake for turtles!

Sebastian

Chaz Albright

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Ashley has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2015. Her previous appearances with PCSC include As You Like It (Amiens),  Hamlet (Rosencrantz), Knight of the Burning Pestle (Rafe), and Much Ado About Nothing (Hero). Ashley has also worked with MY Musical World (Princess Story), The Brutal Sea (Love & Semiotics), GVSU Theatre (Richard III, WASP), Heritage Theatre (The Time of Your Life), and MTU Theatre (South Pacific). She graduated from GVSU with a degree in Finance and a Minor in Theatre.

Orsino/ Officer

Ashley Normand

Mike is pleased to continue his career with Pigeon Creek.  Recent roles with the group include Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Sorin in Chekhov’s The Seagull, Phoebe in As You Like It, and Gloucester in Henry VI.  Also, he has appeared with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre in My Fair Lady and Annie, and with Circle Theatre in Freaky Friday and It Shoulda Been You.  Semi-retired from a career teaching various liberal arts, you may find him reading, biking, bragging about his new granddaughters, and spending time with his delightful wife, Nancy, when not communing with the Bard.

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Mike Dodge

Seraphina has been working with Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company since 2018. Her first debut with the company was in the production of Hamlet were she played (Fortinbras and Marcellus). She has since also been in Antony and Cleopatra (Thyreus/Dolabella/Ensemble), Henry VI (Joan, Buckingham, Exeter) at the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, (Queen Margaret- Understudy) Richard III and (Helena) in Pigeon Creek’s Midsummer Madness.

You can keep up with Seraphina @seraphinazorn on Instagram.

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Seraphina Zorn

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Lauren is excited to work with Pigeon Creek for the third time.  Lauren has appeared in several of Aquinas College's productions, including Everybody, The Moors, and Equivocation.  She also works with the Alternative Acts Theatre Company (Lockdown) and has been involved in the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival (Defy the Stars). Previous PCSC credits include Hermia in Midsummer Madness and Iras/Maecenas in Antony and Cleopatra at the Rose. Lauren also does dramaturgical work (Constellations with Freshwater Performance Lab/Beat Theatre Collective and #thewaterproject) and graduated from Aquinas in the spring with a degree in theatre.

Sir Andrew

Lauren Heyboer

Maggie is elated to be back with her friends at Pigeon Creek after a nearly two year hiatus!  

In previous seasons you may have seen her in King Lear (Cordelia), the Knight of the Burning Pestle (Boys), or Hamlet (Ophelia/2nd Gravedigger).  She also recently completed a run of the Crucible (Abigail Williams) with Shadblow Theatre.  Maggie is a proud alumna of Oakland University (BFA Musical Theatre) and has trained at Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA). Outside of acting, Maggie is an early childhood educator at a local daycare center. Love, always, to Mama Krista, her mates at Pigeon Creek, and to Mark Rylance. Keep in touch at maggiehinckley.com!

Olivia/ Valentine

Maggie Hinckley

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Amanda has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2017. Previous roles with Pigeon Creek include Lord Hastings in Richard III, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and Westmoreland in Henry V. Amanda has also performed with Heritage Theatre Grand Rapids in TIP$ The Musical (Jane), Circle Theater Grand Rapids in HAIR (Tribe), New York City’s On The Rocks Theater Company in Marat/Sade (Charlotte Corday) and McBeth: The Scottish Play with a Tennessee Twang (Lady MacDuff), and NYC’s Mile Square Theater production of the original musical, Leaving Moscow (Irene), to name a few. Amanda was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Detroit Best Actress in a Musical award for her work in TIP$ The Musical.  She can also be seen starring in the Stonestreet Studios produced short film, The Wish. Amanda has a BFA in Theater from New York University.

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Amanda Grah

Scott has been a member of Pigeon Creek Shakespeare’s Repertory Company since 2010, and appeared in PCSC’s 2019 season as Sextus Pompeius in Antony and Cleopatra, Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew, and Sir William Stanley/2nd Murderer in Richard III.  In 2018 Scott appeared as Touchstone in As You Like It; Falstaff's Ghost/Chorus in Henry V; Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York in Henry VI; and as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing.  Other past highlights with PCSC include Lear in King Lear; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Charles the Wrestler/Amiens in As You Like It; Prospero in The Tempest; and Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV. Scott recently appeared as D/S William Blore in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s 2019 production of And Then There Were None, as Alonso, King of Naples in the 2017 Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest, and has appeared in many other film and theatre productions around the Grand Rapids area.  Scott was fight choreographer for PCSC's recent productions of Richard III, Hamlet, and King Lear, and holds certifications in Sword&Buckler and Rapier&Cloak from Stage Combat Deutschland, in addition to being a recognized Actor/Combatant in the Society of American Fight Directors.

Sir Toby Belch

Scott Wright

Ashley is making her debut with Pigeon Creek.  As your typical International Woman of Mystery, not much is known about the elusive Ashley.  She has many faces, many voices, and plays many characters, both on stage and off. With her remarkable ability to make connections and be anyone other than herself, she knows many in the theatre world, and in turn, many are pleased to say they’ve worked with her, but still…. Do any really know her?  From her work as a Fairy Godmother, doing costuming work, to creating and running All About the Drama, one of the largest Facebook groups for theatre in West Michigan.

Maria/ First Officer/ Priest

Ashley Vierson