Our 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 She Stoops To Conquer

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Jonathon Lathers

Rehearsal Stage Manager

Jonathon is pleased to return for his second season with Pigeon Creek. Jonathon served as Rehearsal Stage Manager for last year’s productions of Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. His 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 Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland (Circle Theater) to Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (Central Park Players). His Shakespeare credits include the role of Egeon in 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 also received his BA in Sociology. When not furiously scribbling stage directions Jonathon enjoys spending time with his partner Dawn, his son Josh, their four dogs and two cats.

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Jose Alejandro Amoros

Sir Charles Marlow

Jose feels honored and excited for his debut with Pigeon Creek. Past and recent roles include Emile de Becque in South Pacific for Grand Rapids Civic Theater, “Kopka Award”, Governor/Inn Keeper in Man of la Mancha for Shadblow Theatre, Georges du Verger in The Killing Jar for Dog Story Theater, Peter Stossel The Christmas Schooner for Master Arts Theatre, Delivery Man/Santini Brothers in Barefoot in the Park for Grand Rapids Civic Theater, Zeblyan Kracystow in Two Jews Walk into a War for Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, Major Eduard Rugemer in Irena’s Vow for Jewish Theater Grand Rapids, Dr. Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro for West Michigan Opera, Narrator/The Knave in Princess Story at Dog Story Theater, Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers for West Michigan Savoyards, Gilbert & Sulivan, the Mayor/Compte in The Projectionist (film, by Tom Norton). He enjoys dancing, teaching Salsa, and “experimental cooking”.

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Kat Hermes

Tony Lumpkin Esq.

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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Chaz Albright

George Hastings

Chaz hails from parts unknown and has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2012. Some prior PC performances include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Orlando in As You Like It, The Douglas/Poins in Henry IV,  Charles Surface in The School for Scandal, and Master Fenton in The Merry Wives Windsor.

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Ashley Normand

Constance Neville

Ashley has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2015. Her previous appearances with PCSC include Twelfth Night - Orsino,  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, and MTU Theatre - South Pacific. She graduated from GVSU with a degree in Finance and a Minor in Theatre. 

Mike Dodge

Mr. Hardcastle

Mike s happy to continue his career with Pigeon Creek.  In particular, he is excited to appear with his talented wife, Nancy, in this production.  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, and bragging on his twin granddaughters.

Kate Bode

Kate Hardcastle

Kate is a member of Pigeon Creek’s repertory company who has been performing with Pigeon Creek since 1999. She serves as Secretary of the Artistic Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Education Committee. She has appeared in the 2019 season as Polina in The Seagull, Margaret in Richard III, Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra at the Rose. In the 2018 season, she appeared as Queen Margaret in Henry VI, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and The Grocer’s Wife in Knight of the Burning Pestle. Previous roles with PCSC include Marcus in Titus Andronicus, Ariel in The Tempest, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Henry IV in Henry IV Part I, Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well, Orlando in As You Like It, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Lady Teazle in School for Scandal, and Bolingbroke in Richard II, as well as Gertrude in Hamlet at the Rose Theater. She has been nominated for a Wilde Award for her performances as Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Margaret in Richard III. Kathleen received her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Children's Theatre and Social Change from Grand Valley State University. She also works as a Site Coordinator for T.E.A.M 21; the after school and summer program for the City of Wyoming’s public schools. 

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Scott Lange

Charles Marlow / Music Director

Scott has been working with Pigeon Creek since 2003. He currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors and is the chair of the research and development committee.  His acting roles in the 2019 season include Richard III in Richard III (for which he won a Wilde Award from Encore Michigan), Trigorin in The Seagull for the Lake Effect Fringe Festival, and Fabian in Twelfth Night. He also music directed the company’s summer production of Romeo and Juliet.  He also recently performed as Oberon in the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other notable roles with Pigeon Creek include Hamlet in Hamlet, Macbeth in Macbeth, Feste in Twelfth Night, Antonio in The Duchess of Malfi, and Antony in Antony and Cleopatra.  Scott also works as a music director; composing and performing for Pigeon Creek on a regular basis.  He has also composed music for the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival and Aquinas college. He recently nominated for a Wilde Award for his role of Ariel in The Tempest. Scott has a B.A. in theatre from Grand Valley State University and has trained with the London Theater Exchange.  He can also be heard on audiobooks through Brilliance Audio.

Nancy Dodge

Mrs. Hardcastle

Nancy is excited to be making her debut with Pigeon Creek. Nancy has previously performed with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, appearing in The Producers, Night of the Living Dead, Bye, Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act, Annie, and My Fair Lady. Nancy has also appeared with Heritage Theatre in their productions of Bus Stop and Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead. She enjoys working as a wig assistant and archivist at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. When not sharing theatrical pursuits with her husband Michael, Nancy works as a developmental pediatrician at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Nancy is grateful to be working with such a talented cast and for Michael’s unflinching support.

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Alex Weiss

Diggory

Alex is making his debut with Pigeon Creek. Alex has appeared in Civic Theater’s 2019 season as Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None. He also spent four years singing A Cappella at Butler University and started his own vocal performance group during his semester in Nottingham, England.