Meet the Cast

Cast

Matt Street
(Eugene)

Matt Street s incredibly excited to be making his TheatreWorks debut as Eugene! You may have previously seen him on stage as Jerry (The Zoo Story), Lendall/Man (Almost, Maine) or as a Phantom (The Rocky Horror Show), all on the Robinson Stage at IUS. He would like to thank his friends, professors, and family for their support, and the TheatreWorks staff for this amazing opportunity!  You can find Matt on Twitter: @MattStreet11.

Laura Eigelbach
(Blanche)

Laura is a Louisville based actress, having come back to acting in 2017 after an eight year hiatus. Favorite roles include Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice (The Theatre Downstream), Woman 2 in All People Sneeze (Chamber Theatre), and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Phoenix Shakespeare Company). Laura is incredibly excited to be working with Theatreworks of SoIn for the first time! Endless love and gratitude to Mark, Laurel, and her family for their unwavering support. Laura is represented by Helen Wells Agency. You can find Laura on Instagram: @eagleback.

Heidi Platt
(Kate)

Heidi Platt is thrilled to be stepping on stage with TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana for the first time and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and crew. She was last seen in Victor/Victoria with Pandora Productions. Some of her favorite roles include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Nurse Ratched)/Wayward Actors Company, The Addams Family (Morticia)/Acting Against Cancer, 9 to 5: The Musical (Violet Newstead)/Clarksville Little Theatre, and Steel Magnolias (Truvy Jones)/Hayswood Theatre. Heidi is a chemical engineer and owner of Platinum Grants & Proposals, LLC.

Arabella Paulovich
(Laurie)

Arabella is a student at University of Louisville where she is studying Early Elementary Education and she is a graduate of Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville. At YPAS she was in Hamlet (Ophelia), Tom Jones (Honour), and The Crucible (Mercy Lewis) along with in Pandora Productions of The Children's Hour (Mary Tilford).

Tara Renee Smith
(Nora)


Tara Smith (Nora) is beyond excited to be joining the Brighton Beach family for her debut performance at New Albany Theatre Works! This is also Tara's first production since she portrayed the role of Christine in the National Theatre for Student Artists 2015 cast of Expedition. Tara has been a part of the theatre community for over ten years. She attended New Albany High School and Indiana University Southeast.  Some memorable roles include; Miss Hannigan (Annie), Evil Step Mother (Cinderella the Musical), Violet Beauregarde (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the Musical), and Antigone (Antigone a Greek Tragedy). Tara would like to thank her friends and family for their never ending support, and for pushing her to pursue her dreams and get back on the stage!

Ryan T. Land
(Stanley)

Ryan T. Land is excited to perform in his first production at Theatre Works! Ryan is a graduate of West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas with a Degree in Performance Theatre. He currently works at Sojourn Community Church in the Arts & Culture ministry and communications team. Some of his previous credits are Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest, Laertes in Hamlet, and Martin in Seminar.  You can find Ryan on Twitter: @RyanTLand.

Jason M. Jones
(Jack)

Jason M. Jones is excited to make a return to the stage after a decades long absence in Brighton Beach Memoirs. “I understand Jack Jerome,” says Jason.  “Probably better than any character I’ve ever played.” Among Jason’s favorite past roles are Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, and Inspector Truscott in Loot. A software designer at Churchill Downs and dad to a brilliant teenage son, Jason is also a graduate of Indiana State University. Jason dedicates his performance in BBM to the former chair of the ISU theater department Gary L. Stewart who went to the great proscenium in the sky this spring.

Crew

Steven Belcher
(Stage Manager)

Steven is excited to have found a home here at TheatreWorks, having volunteered with the company since the beginning of the current season, and served as a Production Assistant for Proof. He would like to thank the cast and crew of each production for their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise, and an even bigger thanks to each and every audience member – without you, we can't do what we love!

Jason Roseberry
(Director)

Dr. Jason Roseberry is the former Co-Artistic Director of the Kandel Theatre Company, an alumni of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprentice program, and a past director at Silver Creek High School. Some of his favorite directing opportunities include:  Richard II (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot - NYC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kandel Theatre), Proof (TheatreWorks), Moon Over Buffalo​ (TheatreWorks) and Finders Keepers at Expanded Arts (NYC).  Jason is also a playwright and lyricist. Some of his produced plays and musicals include: Burke and Hare and E.A. Poe, Into the Mind of Madness (Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival), The End of the Sentence (The Red Room - NYC, Louisville Repertory Company, Humana Festival/Heideman Award Finalist), The Invisible Man (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, St. Pauls' Parlor Stories), Finders Keepers (OOB-Expanded Arts, Kitchen Sink Festival Winner), Freshman Year (Ball State University), and Romeo & Rosaline (SCHS, Indiana Thespian Festival). Jason is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for Five-Star Technology Solutions - an educational technology company.

Kota Earnhardt
(Technical Director)

Kota is a graduate of Floyd Central High School where he was involved in all aspects of the technical theatre program.  He was part of the F.C. tech team that presented the feature mainstage production of the Drowsy Chaperone at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He also contributed with set and sound design for Les Mis at F.C. as well as being involved with numerous other productions.  Kota attended the University of Louisville, majoring in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.  Kota is honored to be the technical director for TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana.

Chris Bundy
(Set Designer)

Having worked in theatre for almost five decades, Chris has directed, designed or acted in four hundred plus productions during his career. He holds degrees in theatre from Indiana University and Northwood Institute, Performing Arts Division. His involvement in educational theatre spanned 39 years beginning with his teaching career at West Washington H.S., followed by Silver Creek H.S. and retiring from many years as Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central H.S. He was founder and artistic director of the popular Spring Mill Theatre for the Indiana State Parks System for a fourteen year run and has directed productions for a variety of community theatres as well as directing several shows featured at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska and four shows representing Indiana at The Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival. He is proud to have former students working in all areas of the performing arts from Broadway to L.A. and throughout the world. Awards include The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award; The Founder’s Award and Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame Honors; Arts Council of Southern Indiana Arts Advocate Award; WHAS ExCel Award, and I.U. Armstrong Teacher Educator Honors, among others.