Amanda Abright (Gladys/Mrs. Wotton)
is delighted to be back with Haven Arts Theatre. She took up acting after college with the Community Theatre League in Williamsport PA and continued once she moved back to Texas with The Owen and in The Woodlands Arts in the Park and Montgomery County Shakespeare Festival. Favorite past shows include THE 39 STEPS, MACBETH, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, and of course, TARTUFFE. She would like to thank her wonderful husband John for his patience and support during rehearsals.
Bill Shafer (Adrian /Geoffrey)
Bill is excited to making his debut with Haven Arts Theatre. This is his first role since everything shut down in 2020. Other rolls include Senator Fipp (Urinetown the Musical), Sam (Mamma Mia), Constable Joe (Tuck Everlasting), Frank-n-furter (The Rocky Horror Show). Bill would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.
Brianna Rose Buth (Mrs. Vane/Lady Narborough)
Brianna is thrilled to be back on the stage with Haven Arts Theatre. She recently appeared with them in Much Ado About Nothing as Verges. Bri majored in Theatre at SHSU and now teaches theatre at Harmony school of Excellence. She would like to thank Amy for being so awesome.
Bryan Allred (James Vane)
Bryan is excited to be in his first show with Haven Arts Theatre! His most notable past roles include Little John in Robin Hood, a featured dancer in Hello Dolly, as well as an actor and playwright for 24 hour plays at Lonestar College. Bryan is attending Sam Houston University and majoring in History. He would like to thank his family, friends, and cast mates for encouraging him through this journey. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Genevieve Roehl (Victoria/Patti)
Genevieve Roehl is honored to be part of this brand new adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” In her spare time, she writes, draws, and does other such things involving art and literature. Theater is one of her most loved hobbies, and she participated in her high school’s theater program for each year she was there, (except for 2020 of course.) She can’t wait to perform!
Heba Toulan (Gwendolen)
Heba Toulan, born in Cairo, hails from Washington, D.C. area. Her credits include Stacy for The Last Floor, Hero for Much Ado About Nothing, Hecate for Macbeth at the Woodlands Arts in the Park and Shakespeare in the Shade, Improv Night, Talent Show, Complicit, Les Miserables, Rocky Horror Picture Show, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hangdog, What I Wore, and The Vagina Monologues. Film and TV-wise, she starred in Insomniac, The Voice, Bailey’s Voice and The Love Language. She performed at the Wolf Trap Park, and Cairo Opera House in Egypt with the Gallaudet Dance Group. She can be found behind a book, fostering Great Pyrenees through a rescue, or practicing her Hecate monologue. Check her out at www.hebatoulan.com.
Heba would like to thank the Haven Arts Theatre for giving her a “voice” on the stage; as the Bard said it best, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Jared Alan Barnes (Basil Hallward)
Jared is the Founding Executive Director of Haven Arts Theatre and is thrilled to see this World Premiere production come to life. Favorite credits include Guido in Nine (artFACTORY), Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Haven Arts Theatre) and Hercules at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Jeremiah Steinert (Dorian Gray)
Jeremiah was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas where he attended Dulles High School and went on to play baseball and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Texas Lutheran University. After his professional baseball career came to an end, he began modeling and acting. Having been published in “Burnside Clothing Magazine” & “Shutter Up” magazine, he was able to book his first feature film, “Reunion from Hell,” October 2020. Jeremiah would like to thank Jared and Amy Barnes for their guidance, experience and teachings they shared throughout this process, and the cast for their dedication and hard work. He would also like to thank his family and friends for their love and support him and his pursuits in the arts.
Juliet Caine (Sibyl Vane)
Juliet is earning her BFA in acting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Her favorite credits include Brutus in an all female production of Julius Caesar and Angela Wexler in The Westing Game. She is delighted to be playing Sibyl and would like to thank her family for their unending support.
Matt Elliott (Alan/Parker/Romeo)
Matt is a veteran actor seen in various productions across Houston. His most recent productions were Harvey (Mr. Wilson) A Few Good Men (Corporal Howard) at Stageworks theater. He has also been seen as a supernumerary in various shows at the Houston Grand Opera.
Melissa Cummins (Aunt Agatha/Haggard Woman)
is excited about bringing this new work of art to life! She was last seen in Haven Art’s production of Tartuffe with a wine glass in her hand. She has previously appeared as a cranky old nun (Sister Act) and a cut dancer in Chorus Line among other theater and radio credits. When not at the theater, she can be found teaching music history courses at Sam Houston State University where her research interests include women composers in musical theater and 19th/20th-century French opera. She thanks all her friends for their continued support!
William Larsen (Henry Wotton)
Will Larsen was raised on Shakespeare and has been acting for years, in both his homeland of Texas and in Vermont, where he went to school. Most recently he was a cast member (and occasional inebriate) at “S***faced Shakespeare” in Austin.
Wyatt Langehennig (The Portrait)
Wyatt Langehennig (The Portrait) is thrilled to be back on the stage, and even more excited to work with Amy again after being part of her previous show, Cabaret, in the spring. Wyatt’s previous notable credits include: Cliff Bradshaw (Cabaret), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), and Eddie (Mamma Mia). He would like to thank his family for their constant support of the arts, his girlfriend Faith for her love/support, and would like to thank you for coming to the show! He hopes you enjoy the production! Social Media: officialwyattdl
Amy K Barnes (Director)
Amy K Barnes is the Founding Artistic Director of Haven Arts Theatre. She has been honored to work with this incredible team to create this brand new production. Recent directing credits include Cabaret (The Players Theatre Company) and Much Ado About Nothing (Haven Arts Theatre). She would like to thank her husband for his constant love and support. She also sends all her love to her two kiddos.
Bethany Romo (Stage Manager)
Bethany is so excited to be Assistant Stage Manager for The Picture of Dorian Gray! You can usually find her performing onstage, but she’s glad she was given the opportunity to do something different this time. You might remember her from Haven Arts Theatre’s previous productions of Much Ado About Nothing (Messenger/Seacole) and Tartuffe (Damis)! Some of her favorite roles to date include Chava (Christian Community Theatre’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Cindy Lou Who (The Owen Theatre’s SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL), and Big Kid/Ensemble (Lone Star College – North Harris’ MATILDA THE MUSICAL). She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support!
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