Meet the Cast

Taylor James Torsky (Rona Lisa Peretti)

Taylor Torsky is thrilled to be apart of this production and thanks Jason and Hannegan for taking a chance on a stranger. Returning to performing after 15 years, Taylor has spent most of her time backstage as a Stage and Event Manager. She has worked in Michigan, Indiana, Florida and New York City. Most notable productions include Blue Man Group, City Center Encores, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and Living for Today Gala series. Taylor is currently a Marketing and Event Manager and lives in Louisville with her husband, John, Greyhound, Barnie, and cat, Ashley.

Mike Price (Vice Principal Douglas Panch)

Mr. Price moved to the area in 2017 and is grateful to be involved in the area theater scene! Other shows with Theatreworks include Rumors, Big River, Moon Over Buffalo, and the Christmas Madrigal. Mike has worked across the river with Little Colonel Playhouse in Bloody Murder and at the Alley Theater in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens. Mr. Price has an MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.

Anthony David Ward (Mitch Mahoney)

Anthony is from Niagara Falls, NY, and very excited to perform in Indiana with Theatreworks for the first time! Since graduating from college 2 years ago, this is the 6th state Anthony has the pleasure of performing. He was last seen on stage in U of L’s production of Taming of the Shrew. Anthony’s favorite past roles include Dan Goodman in Next To Normal, Kadmos in The Bacchae of Euripides, Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, and Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Anthony hopes to work with a professional Shakespeare Company in the near future; he’s also interested in applying for graduate programs in Acting and Direction.

Alex Roby (Chip Tolentino)

Alex Roby is thrilled to be in his first production with TheatreWorks! He has his masters degree in commercial music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he worked as a voice teacher and arranger. As a musician, he has shared the stage with artists such as Hans Zimmer, Laura Bell Bundy, and CeCe Winans. He can been seen next as Bernstein in Acting Against Cancer’s production of Dogfight. Some of his favorite past productions include Mamma Mia (Sky), Spelling Bee (Barfee), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), The Rocky Horror Show (Phantom), and Carrie: The Musical (Stokes).

Amy Miller (Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre, Choreographer)

Amy Harpenau is the current Producing Director of Theatre Arts at New Albany High School. A graduate of Ball State University, Amy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance and has returned to Floyds Knobs from living and working as an actor and choreographer in NYC. A 2007, Floyd Central High School graduate, Amy has performed, directed, and choreographed throughout the Midwest with numerous companies including 3 seasons with The Barn Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Music Theatre of Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Round Barn Theatre, Kandel Theatre Company, and The Duplex in NYC. Amy has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and 5 times at International Thespian Festival, including her performance in the National Cast production of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Flannery. A former member of Actors' Equity Association, Amy’s favorite credit was starring as The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot. Most recent acting credits include 42nd Street and Pump Boys and Dinettes with TheatreWorks' first season in 2016. Amy has guest directed Pride and Prejudice for Floyd Central Theatre Arts and choreographed the award winning 2013-2014 Providence High School Singers. Having choreographed and directed over 20 shows in the last three years, Amy was also a part of New Albany RiverStage Productions' inaugural summer season in July of 2014 as Director and Choreographer of Seussical the Musical. She is thrilled to be continuing with TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana for its second season as a Board Member. 

Jenna Ryan (Logainne Understudy)

Jenna is thrilled to be returning to Theatreworks after performing in the Christmas Madrigal Feast! A theatre and Spanish language graduate, she has worked with several local theatre companies, as well as the Glimmerglass Opera Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Favorite roles include Rosie in Mamma Mia, Sister Mary Downy in Disaster, Amy in Company, and Hope in Urinetown. She's ecstatic to have another chance at the Bee, having previously played Rona and Olive in other productions. (Third time's a charm!)  She currently works with Five-Star Technology Solutions to create awesome learning experiences for kids. E-N-J-O-Y the show!

Peighton Radlein (Marcy Park)

Peighton Radlein is thrilled to be making her TheatreWorks debut! She is a Theatre Major at Indiana University Southeast. She was recently seen in IUS’ production of 9 to 5 as Judy Bernly. Some of her favorite shows that she has been in are, A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Columbia), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Guys and Dolls, & Once Upon a Mattress. She would like to thank her family and friends for being so supportive and loving. She would also like to thank Jason & Hannegan for giving her and the cast this great opportunity. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Spelling Bee! 

Noah Kelso (Leaf Coneybear)

Noah Kelso is thrilled to be a part of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Though not much of a speller himself, he’s loved learning two new words. This is Noah’s second show with Theatre Works, having previously portrayed Oscar Wilde in A Man if No Importance last fall. As well as acting Noah hopes to move into the directing world as well, having directed a student led production of Edward Albee one acts at IUS. Noah looks forward to continuing his theatre career with Theatre Works in their future productions. 

Maren Gosman (Olive Ostrovsky)

Maren is thrilled to be performing with Theatreworks of Southern Indiana. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University. Upon graduation, Maren moved to New York City where she performed in Stinky Kids the Musical (Jen) and The Berenstain Bears the Musical (Sister Bear) Off-Broadway. In addition, she toured the country as Junie B. Jones in Junie B. Jones, the Musical. Previous credits also include Olive (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Jo March (Little Women the Musical), and Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Maren would like to thank Jason and Hannegan for getting her back on stage and performing again. She would also like to thank her husband, Max for his constant support and encouragement. 

Jareth Gaddis (William Barfée)

Jareth Gaddis  is ecstatic to be back on the Theatreworks stage after last being seen as Ernie Lally in A Man of No Importance. Jareth is a junior at Indiana University Southeast studying Music Education, but is heavily involved in both collegiate and regional theatre, with some of his favorite roles being Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Beast in Beauty and the Beast. Although Jareth's face may look lugubrious tonight, he hopes you enjoy the show!

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.

Miranda Ledford (Stage Manager)

Miranda Ledford is thrilled to be working with Theatreworks for the first time. She has previously worked with IU Southeast for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Almost Maine, and 9 to 5. She has also worked with Jeffersonville Riverpops! as Assistant Stage Manager for their productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie. Miranda has also been a stage manager for a plethora of shows at Clarksville High School, such as All Shook Up and Dracula. Some of Miranda's accomplishments include design and application of the Beast makeup in the Jeffersonville RiverPops! production of Beauty and the Beast.

Dr. 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.