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Mr Wolf by Rajiv Joseph

Meet the company of Mr. Wolf

GIanna AnthonyGianna Anthony (Stage Manager) is in her senior year of high school at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, and has been working behind the scenes for 7 years. She has also been working in theatre technology such as lights and sound. This is her second time as a stage manager and is excited to see the success of the hard work put into it from the cast and crew. Enjoy the show!

Carey CahoonCarey Cahoon (Hana) was seen last season with tKAPOW as Ashlee in Dance Nation. For tKAPOW’s 2017 production of Living in Exile as Briseis she won the NH Theatre Award for Best Actress (Professional). She also won the 2017 NH Theatre Award for Best Actress as Queen Marguerite in Exit the King, and in 2014 for her roles in tKAPOW’s 3-person Macbeth. Other favorite roles include Sarah Goodwin in Time Stands Still, Cassandra in Agamemnon, Julie in Miss Julie, Hedda Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Jessie in ‘night, Mother, the Pilot in Grounded and Penelope in The Penelopiad. Carey has also performed, directed or designed with Glass Dove Productions, Boston Playwright’s Platform, Stage One Productions, the Palace Theatre, and the Anselmian Abbey Players. She holds a BA in Classics from St. Anselm College, and trained at the Atlantic Acting School, Shakespeare & Company, and with SITI Company. careycahoon.com

Matt Cahoon (Director) is the Artistic Director of theatre KAPOW.  Matt has directed many productions for the company including: The Boyg, Agamemnon, A Dream Play, Raining Aluminum, and The Penelopiad  His work with theatre KAPOW has resulted in three NH Theatre Awards for Best Director. Matt has directed for a number of other companies including the Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Miss Julie, Robin Hood), Jean’s Playhouse (Kimberly Akimbo), and LaMaMa ETC. (The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald in NY and Me and Bea at LaMaMa International in Spoleto, IT). Matt’s theatre training includes work with Double Edge Theatre Company, SITI Company, the New England Center for Circus Arts, and Tectonic Theater Project. In 2013, Matt attended the International Symposium for Directors at LaMaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy. After 18 years as the Director of Cultural Programming at Pinkerton Academy, Matt is excited to be the new Theatre Director at New Hampton School.

Kyrie EllisonKyrie Ellison (she/they, Intimacy Director) is a performance maker, designer, and Intimacy Advocate based in New Hampshire. Her work utilizes the choreographic, through stage combat and movement, to build femme communal spaces & speculative narratives to confront oppressive forms. She’s curious about the stories we tell each other to “just get through it” and how they relate to the fairy tales and tropes made popular by writers. Since graduating with her M.F.A in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, Kyrie is working as Technical Director for the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH, and collaborating with theatreKAPOW as an Intimacy Director.

Barbara HolbrookBarbara Holbrook (Costume Designer) has a BA in Theatre, an MFA in Costume Design, and a passion for creative collaborations on stage and off. She’s thrilled to be returning to Theatre Kapow for Season 15 after costuming last year’s Dance Nation. Past projects with special places in her heart include Pippin, The Secret Garden, Annie, Godspell, The Imaginary Invalid, Merrily We Roll Along, Candide, Shadowlands, The Good Person of Szechwan, and The Man of La Mancha. Her path has taken her through various positions in theater, retail, consulting, and being a mom of three. Barbara’s a certified meditation instructor, Reiki Master, yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT-500), and serial pattern disruptor. She lives north of Boston in a multi-generational household where she hones her practices of love, humor, resilience, and unapologetic self-care.

Peter JosephsonPeter Josephson (Mr. Wolf) is in his twelfth season as a member of the theatre KAPOW company. An accomplished actor and director, he has won two New Hampshire Theatre Awards for his roles in Penelope and Exit the King (both with tKAPOW). He has performed with the New Hampshire Theatre Project, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, and the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company, and has appeared in numerous productions with theatre KAPOW, including AgamemnonA Dream PlayMacbethBuried ChildStupid F&%!ing Bird, and most recently A Tempest Prayer. He trains regularly with the International Michael Chekhov Association and tKAPOW, and teaches acting workshops on the Seacoast and in central New Hampshire. For 39 years (!) he has benefited from the love and support of his wife, without whom he would be a shadow of his present self.

Amanda LattanziAmanda Lattanzi (Theresa) is a Boston-based actor and 2021 graduate of Plymouth State University. Recent stage credits include Dani Girl (Dani) at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, as well as War of the Roses (Margaret) and Quilters (Lisa) at PSU. Immersive theatre credits include Choco Town with Fever, and the Murder Mystery Company with American Immersion Theatre.  Currently, Amanda is a standardized patient/physical exam instructor with New England Clinical Skills, working with medical students to improve communication and examination skills.  Special thanks to mom, dad, Lauren, Andrew, roomies, and hometown friends!! More at amandalattanzi.com

Nicholas MeunierNicholas Meunier (Michael) is humbled to have this second opportunity to work with Theatre Kapow, after appearing in Pride & Prejudice (Wickham/Collins). Other favorite acting credits include August: Osage County (Bill Fordham) - South Shore Theater Works; Peter & The Starcatcher (Stache) - Cannon Theater; Pericles (Pericles); The Winter's Tale (Polixenes); The Comedy of Errors (Dromio), and The Tempest (Prospero) - Concord Players; Boeing Boeing (Bernard) - Zero Point Theater; Hay Fever (Simon) - Theatre To Go; Death of a Salesman (Biff) - Arlington Friends; and Cabaret (Cliff) - Theatre Co. of Saugus. Directing efforts include Fahrenheit 451 with Cannon Theater; As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and Much Ado About Nothing with Concord Players; A Chorus Line with Arlington Friends; [title of show], Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet with Theatre Co. of Saugus, M*A*S*H with Theatre To Go, and A Streetcar Named Desire with Psych Drama Co. So much love always to my brilliant partner, Lexi and our three wonderful children.

Courtney St. Gelais (she/they, Julie) is an actor working throughout the New England area. This past summer played Sandra in The Play that Goes Wrong at the Rochester Opera House, Hermia/Snug in Midsummer with 7SSC. Other previous NH credits include: Women Playing Hamlet (Woman 2), Twelfth Night (Olivia). They live in Manchester New Hampshire with their Husband Tyler and their corgi Seiko T. Dog. Training: BFA Theatre Salem State University. They want to extended their gratitude and love to Tyler whose support and patience is always abounding. courtneystgelais@gmail.com

Tayva Young (Lighting Designer) is in her 11th year with tKAPOW. She is very excited to be working on the 14th season of: Return  and more importantly to be bringing The Boyg, to you! She considers tKAPOW her theatre family and could not have asked for a more talented, supportive and imaginative group of people to work with. She has been honored with two NH Theater Awards for best Lighting Design for Time Stands Still and Living in Exile. Some of her favorite tKAPOW productions are: Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl, Living in Exile by Jon Lipsky, Grounded by George Brant and Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. She enjoys the collaboration process with so many talented individuals, bringing the magic of live theatre to all audiences. She lives in Maine on a small homestead with her husband Steve and 2 children, Nolan and Norah. She thanks each and every one of you for supporting the arts, during this time of uncertainty and distance. Welcome Back and Enjoy the Show!

Mr. Wolf