Meet the Cast

Mike R. Price
(George Hay)

Mike previously worked with Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington, Indiana, wherehe assisted with technical issues, production media and sound design, staging/combat and movement, as well as performing in shows. He moved to New Albany last year and has worked with Theatreworks as Duke in Big River and Ken in Rumors. Mr. Price has an MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.

Michelle Lori
(Charlotte Hay)

Michelle Lori is thrilled to make her TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana debut in Moon Over Buffalo. An Indianapolis native, Michelle has spent most of her adult life in New Albany and Louisville, first arriving to complete a Public Relations internship at Actors Theatre during college. In the region, Michelle has been seen in Mame and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Music Theatre Louisville), The Yellow Boat (Alley Theatre), and Night of the Living Dead (Stage One Family Theatre). After five years as submissions coordinator with the former Anchorage Press Plays, Michelle co-founded Dragonfly Theatre, a company for young audiences, leading theatre camps and performing Furry Tails with a Twist at schools in the area. Currently, Michelle is a mission associate for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. where she coaches international mission personnel for effective public presentations of their ministries. Michelle’s favorite role is mother to three marvelous adult children, all of whom share her love and penchant for music and theatre. Michelle would like to thank the cast and crew for their dedication and laughter - especially the laughter. We all need more belly laughs right about now!

Della Brown 

Della is excited to be here at this great new theatre.  She has performed locally at Clarksville Little Theatre, IUS, and Bunbury in Louisville.  Some of her plays include Octette Bridge Club, The Glass Menagerie, Gin Game, Dearly Departed, and Driving Miss Daisy.  As always, she thanks you, the audience, and this one is for Jill.

Macreena Groody

Macreena is thrilled to be doing her first show with Theatreworks. She has a BA in theatre with a minor in Communications from the University of Kentucky. Some of her favorite roles include Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Actor 3 in Zombietown, and Florrie in Waiting for Lefty. Macreena would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support!

Neil Brewer 

Neil is incredibly excited to make his debut performance with Theatreworks of Southern Indiana.   Some of his recent local credits include Issac in Hir (The Liminal Playhouse), the King of Hearts/White Night in Alice in Wonderland (Savage Rose), Michael in The Pillowman, and Ash in Evil Dead: The Musical (both with the Alley Theatre).  He sends his thanks to Jason for this awesome opportunity, as well as the rest of the cast and crew who helped bring this show to life.  He also sends his love to his family and wife, Rebecca, who still continues to let him be a child.

Leslie Renee Spitznagel

Leslie is over the moon to be a part of this production and back on stage after a brief hiatus. When not on stage you can find her online in the web series Bagged and Bored in a cameo role as villain, Addison Parker. Other work includes Once Upon a Snowflake and Pinkalicious (Derby Dinner Playhouse) and sometimes the occasional concert in the shower. She's also been trying her hand at choreography, both for dance and intimacy on stage, most recently with Clarksville High School's production of Zombie Prom. When not acting, she's making coffee for the masses and snuggling her dog, Ember.

Johnathan Jackson

Johnathan is excited to join the Theatreworks family as Paul in Moon Over Buffalo. He has recently been seen as Judas in Godspell  (C3PAM) and Rooster in Annie (Clarksville Little Theatre). When he isn’t at rehearsal, you can find him waiting tables at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen. Thanks to all the support of his friends and family, he couldn’t do it without you. 

William Strauss

Bill is very excited by the opportunity to work with Jason Roseberry and this amazing cast in this wonderful new theatre. Performing his first role in a play while in the eighth grade, Bill has been hooked ever since and holds Bachelor Degrees in Theatrical Performance and Broadcasting from Ball State University. Throughout his years as an educator, and also a member of the Richmond Civic Theatre, Bill has directed numerous plays and musicals. One of the roles he found most fun was that of Dr. Carrasco in Man of LaMancha (Richmond Civic Theatre), a role he reprised from more than thirty years ago as a student at Ball State University. He has also played Ferris Layman in The Diviners and Dr. Alex Gorman in The God Committee. Most recently he appeared as Mr. VanDaan in the The Diary of Anne Frank (Hayswood Theatre). Bill lives in New Albany and is currently an administrator and English teacher for a private high school.

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

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), 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.