Beau Solley (Stephen) Beau Solley has been treading local area stages for some 37 years now. He is excited to be back at Highview for the second time this season. He was Sligo in our February production of The Kiss Me Curse, of which he was an original cast member when The Kiss Me Curse made its premiere some years back. He feels a strong need for the arts to spread throughout our community. Beau was a founding member of The Louisville Repertory Company, and after retiring from State Government, Beau has found himself traveling the world as an Albert Einstein look alike/impersonator. You can check out his work at alberteinsteinlookalike.com Beau's interests are varied outside the theatre. He is a master falconer, who also enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, playing guitar, and singing. Oh!...and Beau has a word to the wise....Be careful who you smooch! Beau and his loving and supportive wife June, reside in Pendleton, Ky
John Heffley (Jim) John is pleased to be making his first appearance here at the Highview Arts Center. He has owned and operated a plumbing business in Shepherdsville for the past 33 years. While serving in the Marines and stationed in Hawaii, his unit participated in numerous productions including Magnum P.I..He has been in a host of theater productions and appeared on the Hallmark Channel. He loves doing acting and counts it a privilege to perform.
Rayann Houghlin Walker (Jennifer) is delighted to be performing at Highview Arts Center for the first time. Recent theatre credits include OTHELLO and DETROIT with Commonwealth Theatre Center. She has also recently contributed to several films including WILDCAT, THE BIKERIDERS, MALUM, THE STARLING GIRL, and THE ART OF KILLING. Originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, and now practicing law in Louisville, Kentucky, Rayann plans to become more active in the Louisville theatre and film community.
Shannon Corbett (Agnes) was raised in Georgia but has been a resident of Kentucky for over 22 years. Shannon spent many years in choir and participating in high school musicals and plays. After many years in the Horse Industry and raising her two children she decided to find her way back to doing some of the creative things she loves. The last couple of years have included some local acting, modeling, and theatre. Shannon is also passionate about animal rescue and creative writing.
David S Traub Jr. (The Playwright) David S. Traub, Jr. is a Philadelphia-based playwright. Traub’s first two plays, Lincoln in Louisville and Woodford Place, were inspired by his life growing up in Louisville. Both plays were produced and performed at the Alley Theatre in Louisville. Traub attended university in Philadelphia and stayed on there where he followed a career in architecture, all the while writing in a spectrum of genres. In contrast to Louisville, where train travel is virtually non-existent, living on the East Coast allowed Traub to experience rail travel on the Amtrak trains which ply the tracks up and down the coast line, and up to New England as far as Vermont. Train to Essex Junction therefore has no roots thematically in his former life in Louisville. This new play is based upon an actual event in Traub’s life traveling from Philadelphia to Vermont to visit friends. As in his first two plays, a major theme of Train to Essex Junction is the portrayal of friendship in its various forms and transformations.
Vin Morreale, Jr. (Director) returns to Highview after having directed THE KISS ME CURSE and A DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE earlier this season. Vin is an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter and author with more than 1,000 productions of his stage, film, TV and comedy work to date. He has performed in hundreds of productions, and teaches acting in his nationally-known BURNING UP THE STAGE WORKSHOPS. TRAIN TO ESSEX JUNCTION represents the third work by David S. Traub that he has had the honor to direct.
Janice Walter (Stage Manager) Janice is excited to be back at Highview Arts Center for the 3rd time this year. Over the past 20+ years, she’s been onstage (most recently as Neil Diamond & a crazy 911 caller for HAC’s New Play Festival), above & behind the stage, rummaging in thrift stores & attics for props & costumes, and has even helped build, paint, and tear down a stage or two. She hopes you enjoy the show and that you come back soon!
Jill Marie Schierbaum (Set Designer) Jill is a Louisville-based multimedia artist, designer, and creative. She is the creator behind Design Studio 749 and works as Digital Marketing Manager with Looking For Lilith Theatre Company. Since 2006, she has worked almost every tech job theatre has to offer here in Louisville, besides hanging lights- terrified of heights. She would like to thank all the volunteers that have helped HAC this season, Scott Davis, Bluegrass Production Studios and her family, for which she wouldn’t have been able to pull this off. She will now put down the drill, after 20 years, and focus on building the next generation of designers.
Cameron Konz (Lighting Designer/Board Op) My name is Cameron and I am new to HighView Arts Center! I am 21 years old and LOVE lighting! I attended Atherton High School in Louisville KY where I was graduating as a Technical Theater kid who loves working with the lights, design and programming all behind the scenes and for shows. From more than 150 lights to working in a new and up in coming theatrical stage; I am EXCITED to be here! :
Taylor Torsky (Sound Designer) Taylor is an active event and wedding planner in Kentucky. Currently the Special Events planner at the The Ice House and Crushed Ice Catering, Taylor spends her days creating and designing Weddings, Galas, and Special Events like concerts, fashion shows, and trade shows. Her career in Kentucky started with Heaven Hill Distilleries and Taylor has worked in several industries event planning for both corporate and private clients.Prior to arriving in KY, she was a proud member of AEA, and stage managed on and off Broadway, with her longest tenure as an SM for Blue Man Group. Her experiences in NYC were sprinkled with stage managing anything and everything, from NYFW to galas with Billy Joel, movie premiers at Lincoln Center, to being a Parade Captain with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Taylor has tapped into the local community theatre scene, performing with TheatreWorks, Clarksville Little Theatre, Center Stage and Ballarmine University. A lover of theatre, animals, and bourbon, she and her husband, John, spend their free time with their greyhounds, Barnie and Blaze, singing show tunes to anyone who will listen, and hunting for special bourbons.
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