The Staff.

SHAWN HOOKS (director) is thrilled to return to Directing for Encore. His last show he directed was See What I Wanna See. In the meantime he has frequently appeared in shows with ETC and other companies in Dayton. He was Jeff in ETC’s production of [title of show] and Jerry Gorman in Flight of the Lawnchair Man. He also has appeared as Booth in BCT’s production of Assassins, Billy Bigelow in Findlay Light Opera Company’s production of Carousel and Mark Smeaton in the University of Findlay’s production of Rex. When not directing or performing Shawn is a partner in the downtown law firm of Deal & Hooks, LLC, where he performs in the court room. CLC


ALLY WETZ* (stage manager/asst. producer) is an alumna of Sinclair, having graduated spring of ’09 with an AA in both theatre performance and technical. She currently resides in Chicago to pursue her BA in Acting at Columbia College. Most recently she Stage Managed Hell in a Handbag Production’s TROGG! A Musical, an original musical by Handbag’s Artistic Director, David Cerda. Ally is a member of Encore Theater Company and last summer she served as Stage Manager for both [title of show] and Next Thing You Know on ETC’s 2010 season. She is thrilled to return to Dayton and her Encore family this summer to serve as the Festival Coordinator as well as Stage Manage The Consequences.  *Ally is a 2011 ETC Company Member.

BRIAN COX / BLC ENTERTAINMENT (lighting designer)

NICHOLAS CRUMBLEY (lighting designer)

MARK IIAMES (sound designer)

ALEX CARMICHAL (choreographer)

DAVID BRUSH (producer/ETC artistic director)

SHANE ANDERSON (producer/marketing)

PATTI CELEK (asst. producer)

JEN SELHORST (bar tender)

JIM FARLEY (box office)

RAY ZUPP* (photographer/graphic designer) is a graduate from the theater program at the University of Evansville. He studied British politics and trained in theater arts in Grantham and London, England, where he also appeared in Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio) and I Hate Hamlet (Andrew Rally). Recently finishing his run of Hairspray as Link Larkin at LaComedia his other various stage credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Dark of the Moon (Floyd Allen), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Sideshow (Buddy), among others. Television and film credits include various works for the Oxygen Network and the HUB as well as GLBT Film Festivals selection ‘Bloomington’. He sends a huge thank you to Beth Truitt and his family. * Ray is a 2011 ETC Company Member.


Encore Theater Company Members

Lauren Morgan ~ Mark Barnhill ~ Ray Zupp – Corinne Derusha

 Abigail Nesson Bengson ~ Shaun McClain Bengson

Jackson Gallagher ~ Ally Wetz ~ JJ Parkey ~ Amy Leigh



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