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Meet the cast & production team of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
MAT YOUNG (Director, Technical Designer) was most recently seen as one of the Actors in And Away We Go at Curtain Call in the Dressing Room Theatre. Some of Mat’s favorite directing projects were Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Boys Next Door, Drood, and Picasso at La Pan Agile. As an actor; Joyful Noise, The Lobby, Cactus Flower, Beau Jest, A Midsummer Night’s Queen, Much Ado About Nothing, The Pillowman, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Frost/Nixon.
KELLY NAYDEN (Choreographer) is thrilled to be making her Crystal Theatre choreographic debut! Recent Choreo Credits: Beautiful, The Wizard of Oz, A Grand Night for Singing, Nunsense (Curtain Call), Super Nifty Holiday Bash (Ridgefield Theater Barn), Evita, [title of show] (Wilton Playshop). Kelly received a BA in dance from Connecticut College.
GRADY DENNIS (Christopher) is excited to be making his Crystal Theatre debut. A native of Sumter, South Carolina, he began studying theater at the age of 7 at the "Sumter Little Theater'' (under the direction of the late Katie Damron). Grady has been a part of many different facets of the theater from acting, directing, writing, producing, acting/voice coaching, choreography, and costume design. Grady was last seen on stage with the Town Players of New Cannan as Smith in Joyful Noise. Other local credits: The Wilton Playshop as Hunter in Title of Show, Curtain Call: Bob in Beyond Therapy, Charlie in The Foreigner, and Jack in The Boys Next Door. Some of his favorite regional credits include: Clifford in Side Man, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin in Pippin, Emory in The Boys in the Band, Anatoly in Chess, Huck in Big River, The Young Thing in Hello Again, Marvel Ann in Psycho Beach Party, and Sideway/Collins in Our Country's Good. He has written and starred in over 100 online sketch comedy shorts, which have been featured in “The Huffington Post,” “Time Out New York” and several other media outlets. Other training includes musical theater at Millikin University and improvisational comedy at the famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. He is an official advisor to the Summer Youth Theater Board (Curtain Call) under the leadership of Brian Bianco. From Grady: "As a neurodivergent actor, it is my greatest honor to play Christopher Boone. Thank you Mat, for giving me the opportunity to bring this extraordinary character to life, I am forever grateful. I would like to dedicate this performance to my family, Mama, Daddy, G, M.A., and Wally. Thank you all for growing with me and always doing your best to understand me, even when it may be difficult and foreign. To my Preschool teacher, Carolyn Huggins, who never tried to change or fix me, but truly saw me for who I am...you made me Superman, and I love you. Lastly, to Paul and Eric...my Theater Dad's, I hope I've made you both proud. One more thing...to anyone reading this that has struggled with fitting in, being seen, or feeling small, remember you may be different, but you are certainly not less. There is only one like you, and YOUR LIFE MATTERS."
SALLY ROSE ZUCKERT (Siobhan) is proud to be a part of this special show. Some credits include: TPNC’s Hay Fever (Sorrel Bliss), LawnChair Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Queen (Helena), Curtain Call’s Murder on the Orient Express (Mary Debenham), and Chicago Theatre East’s MY H8 LETTER… (Brene). For her work in the 2019 East Coast Premiere of Rocket Girl, Sally Rose earned a nomination for BroadwayWorld’s Regional Performer of the Decade Award. Gratitude to this company and team. And a sincere thank you to her students at SLS, who help her to be a real-life Siobhan every day.
PATRICK DUFFY (Ed) is thrilled make his debut at the Crystal Theater. He has been blessed to perform in theaters such as, CT Playmakers, Curtain Call, Wilton Playshop, Powerhouse in New Canaan, Boston Center for the Arts, Casey Theater (Wellesley, MA), and Westport Community Theater. His most recent roles have been as Bishop Egerton in A Joyful Noise (Town Players of New Canaan) and as Serge in Art at the Wilton Playshop. Other favorite roles have been in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Wilton Playshop (Michael), Arthur Miller’s The Price at WCT (Walter), Beau Jest at Curtain Call (Bob), The Good Woman of Szechwan at the Casey Center in Wellesley, MA (Yang Sun), and Fool for Love at the Carriage House (Old Man). He also has participated frequently with TPNC’s Stage II readings directed by Frank Petrilli, including Mr. Petrilli’s original works Hedgehog and Of No Pleasant Side. Patrick grew up in Cos Cob, CT, lives in Greenwich, and daydreams of his vacations in Maine.
CHRISTINA DUFOUR (Judy) is thrilled to be performing in this inspiring production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Most recently she could be seen as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Eastbound Theatre and has previous theatrical experience on stage with The Wilton Playshop and off-Broadway with WedRepCo of NYC. She’s trained with esteemed teachers such as Matthew Barry, a Hollywood casting director and at the Ridgefield Playhouse with actor, Jeffrey Tambor. Christina has a degree in Business and is certified to teach Ballroom Dance, Yoga, Qigong and Meditation. She loves spending time in nature and exploring various forms of connection through introspective and expressive practices. She has a great passion for inspiring and leading other professionals in her corporate training and coaching business. Christina has much gratitude for the support of family, friends, and clients. For our audience, she says, “I hope Judy inspires you to be grounded in patience and compassion for yourself and others." Much of Christina’s acting has been on camera, visit: christinadufour.com
ERIC JAMES DINO (Roger Shears, Duty Sergeant, Man Behind Counter, Mr. Thompson, Football Hooligan, Engine) is thrilled to be a part of this unique and meaningful play. Born in New Hampshire and raised in upstate NY. Eric is a NYC based theatre, film, commercial actor and voice over artist. Favorite theatrical roles include Mitch, A Streetcar Named Desire, Satan, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and David Sarnoff, The Farnsworth Invention. Along with theatre Eric has many TV and film credits to his name. Having studied with Uta Hagen and Ed Morehouse at HB Studio in New York in the early 90’s, Eric took time off from the business to raise 2 kids. Aside from being a lifelong actor, he also spent 20 plus years in commercial radio. As a country music DJ, Eric has interviewed artists ranging from Garth Brooks to Willie Nelson.
SEB WINTERTREE (Station Police, Finance Guy, Engine) has a personality that mostly reflects a mixture of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. He started doing musical theater as a kid doing many years of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; however, in his teen years he hit a mental health block and stopped acting. He has come back to theater in his late mid-twenties starting with doing backstage crew Mamma Mia with Fairfield Center Stage. His last performance he played LeBlonde/Deborgh in Joyful Noise with The Town Players of New Canaan. During the day, Sebby does software development for the matrix, and practices Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing. He is very happy to return to the theater community after living in Tucson, AZ, and doing van life part time on the west coast.
PATRICIA GRIFFITH (Mrs Shears, Mrs. Gascogne, Shopkeeper, Engine) is a multi-disciplinary artist, visionary, and lover of culture. Her theater credits include: Millie, Vanity Scam (Westchester Collaborative Theater/Ossining Arts Council) and Nora, (Dolls House) (Westchester Collaborative Theater). You most recently saw her in Suessical: The Musical as Yertle the Turtle as well as the ensemble with Sandbox Theater located in Mamaroneck, NY. Instagram: @Patty_Wanderer
KATE TELFER (Mrs. Alexander, Posh Women, Police Women, Engine) graduated with a BFA in acting from Ithaca College and is thrilled to be making her debut at Crystal Theatre. She has been seen in various local community theatres such as Curtain Call, Town Players of New Canaan, The Carriage House, Darien Arts Center, Eastbound Theatre, Actor's Conservatory Theatre and a few venues in NYC. In her downtime, her favorite thing is being "Ding Ding" to her Grandson, Cameron, and anxiously awaits the birth of another baby boy in December! Special thanks to Mat, Kelly, Laszlo, and this dedicated cast for trusting her to help bring this important show to light!
CHANDLER HALL (Punk Girl, #40, Information, Lady in Street, Engine) is in her senior year at Darien High School and has a love for all things creative. Some favorite roles have been Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Jovie in Elf, and Karen Aldrich in Ordinary People. When she is not acting, she is producing music and working on a second draft of her novel. She thanks her family for the support and her English teacher for introducing her to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time book.
JONATHAN HALL (Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Mr. Wise, Station Guard, Voice Four) is very happy to be performing at Crystal Theatre for the first time. Jonathan’s theatrical debut was in Baby the Musical, at the Darien Arts Center, in which he played Dean Webber. He also acted in Lawnchair Theatre productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Mat Young) and Much Ado About Nothing. Jonathan, widely known as Jonno, was born in Canberra, Australia, and has spent his career in the highly dramatic world of finance. He lives in Darien, Connecticut, with his theatrically talented wife and daughter, and sporty son, and is a board member of the Town Players of New Canaan.