Jessie Chapman (Director); is a Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University for the Theatre and General Education programs and Executive Director of Advice To The Players (ATTP) in Sandwich, NH. Jessie earned her MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College in 2016 and her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Plymouth State University in 2009. Jessie has been leading ATTP since 2016 and working with the company since 2007 as an actor, teacher, administrator, and behind the scenes. She has worked outside NH with Shakespeare & Company, Lincoln Center Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts–as a teaching artist, company manager, stage manager, and in programming and education administration offices. Jessie spends her time not at the theatre with her daughter Lenore. Find out more about Advice To The Players at http://www.advicetotheplayers.org
Production: Little Women
Anna Skala is a senior Theatre Arts major with options in Music Theatre Performance, Theatrical Design/Tech, and Acting. She will be making her final Plymouth State performance as Mrs. Kirk and Mrs. Parrot. Previously, she’s been seen in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: She-Wolves and Queens, Sister Act, and An Enemy of the People. Otherwise, she is actively involved behind the scenes and will continue to be so post-graduation. Anna thanks her family, associates, and consultants for their steadfast support in everything she strives to do.
Grace Gilbert is a junior Music Theatre Performance major from Pawcatuck, CT. Some of her favorite past credits include Schwartzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Portia in Something Rotten, Natalie Haller in All Shook Up and Smitty in How to Succeed in Business. She was also the recipient of three CT HALO Awards and a CT Stephen Sondheim Award nominee for her role as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! Grace is eternally grateful for the wonderful cast and crew of this beautiful show!
Aidan Lamont is very excited to be performing again with Plymouth State Theatre for Little Woman as Rodrigo! Aidan has previously worked in other productions here at Plymouth State, such as Sister Act in the fall of 2020. He has also worked back in his home state of Rhode Island on multiple productions, mainly in Woonsocket’s Stadium Theatre as Archie (13: The Musical), Twig (Bring It On: The Musical), and Schlomo (Fame: The Musical). Aidan, also a junior Music Education Major for ages K-12, is the proud Vice President of his NAfME Chapter.
Emma Molloy is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a contract in stage management. Her recent acting credits include Lucy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (PSU) and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (ETC). In addition to classes and shows, she enjoys creating chaos at the Costume Shop in the Silver Center, laughing with friends, and petting every possible dog that she can find. She is so thrilled to be returning to the stage after COVID cut short so many opportunities.
Audrey Solinas is a senior pursuing a Theatre Arts degree with an option in Acting. Her performances at PSU include Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Richmond/Salisbury/Exeter in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: She-Wolves and Queens, and Nikkie in SilverStar Voyages. She also stage managed for Rights and Riots. She works as a stitcher and is currently in her first design role. Solinas is grateful for all the opportunities and experiences she has had at Plymouth State University and will miss the people she has met along the way.
Matt Kizer has been the resident designer for Plymouth State since 1996. He has presented workshops on projections for performance nationally and internationally, including the National Opera Association in New York, and The Cyprus Theatre Organization in Nicosia. His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and with A-Fortiorni dance company in Germany. He designed for two years with Operafestival Di Roma in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. In 2019, his work was included on behalf of the United States at the The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space both in exhibition and performance. He has a B.A. from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.