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London Bicknell(they/she) Costume Construction

London Bicknell is a costumer who specializes in embroidery, patterning, and tailoring. They have been mentored by Bob Trump (head tailor at Opera Theatre Saint Louis) for the past 3 years; it has been the most artistically fulfilling experience in their life thus far. London prides themselves on their efficiency, accuracy and attitude – they hope to use those skills to never stop learning! Currently, London is working at STAGES St. Louis as the Assistant Costume Shop Manager; the first show in their season is Karate Kid the Musical (a test-run for Broadway). They hope to one day work in a Broadway costume shop and get more rights and recognition for those who make the beautiful costumes you see on stage.

Javi D. Cervantes(they/she) Costume Construction

Hola! Javi D. Cervantes is a Kansas native who loves costumes/fashion and anything to do with art. They enjoy channeling their energy into whatever ideas or projects they might be working on. They have worked for Opera theatre of Saint Louis, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and to commissions for local drag queens. Upon graduation, Javi hopes to spend their time designing and constructing costumes for queens, or photoshoots. Aiming to travel around countries to meet new people and continuously inspire themselves with different cultures and perspectives in life. To share the beauty of what fashion or art has to give.

Delaney Clare Dunster(she/her/hers) Stage Management

Delaney (she/her) is a stage manager whose philosophy is to approach each project with compassionate confidence. Some of her more recent projects include The Learned Ladies (ASM) and The Student Voices Project (PSM) at the Sargent Conservatory. Within the span of the pandemic, some other exciting highlights include a filmed one woman show (Apples in Winter, PSM) and an outdoor theatre concert event (Showstoppers, PSM) with Centre Stage in Greenville, SC, and a virtual musical at the Sargent Conservatory (Deadly, PSM).

Upon graduation, Delaney is open to what the future may hold. Overall, her goal is to work with thoughtful theatre-makers that illustrate care in all that they do.

Outside of theatre, Delaney spends time reading (she will always offer and/or accept book recommendations!), crocheting, playing cello, and working on her passion project takefiveopportunities.org.

Luke Esola(he/him/his) Stage Management

Luke Esola is a freelance stage manager currently based in St. Louis, MO.  He is pursuing a BFA in stage management at Webster University with minors in both French and finance. Before Webster, Luke completed a two year apprenticeship at the Omaha Community Playhouse. During which, he was able to work at many companies around his hometown including The Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Opera Omaha, and The Blue Barn Theater. Creatively, Luke’s passion lies in the circus arts.  When not working you can find Luke running, playing board games, or shouting incorrect answers at broadcasts of Jeopardy.

Kylie Ferguson(she/her) Directing

Kylie (she/her) discovered her love of storytelling at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Since then, she’s followed both her love of theatre and politics to St. Louis. She trained at The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, where she’s graduating with her B.A. in Directing and minor in Political Science. She’s a recipient of the The Marita Woodruff Endowed Scholarship and The Webster University President’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant (both 2021 & 2022).

During her time at Webster she became a certified Actor Combatant with SAFD. She directed The Revolutionists in London at Roehampton University and The Rocky Horror Show at Webster University. She assistant directed Light the Lights for Variety Theatre St. Louis. Assistant directing work at Webster includes MAC BETH, Picnic and Ismene.  Other university work includes staged readings of What the Constitution Means To Me, Deathtrap, and The Chairs. She’s currently directing her Senior Capstone, Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney.

Cole Frizzo(he/him/his) Technical Direction

Cole Frizzo is a Technical Director who is based in St. Louis, MO. He currently goes to Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts and will graduate in May 2022. Cole loves technical direction due to the challenges it presents, the build, but most importantly the drafting process. Cole has dedicated much of his time learning AutoCAD and is always trying to improve further.  

In his free time, you can catch Cole watching TV  while being a parent to three beautiful guinea pigs with his partner.  

Lucy Emily Garlich(she/her/hers) Wig & Makeup Design

Lucy is a Wig and Makeup Design Major who was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She recently had the pleasure of being the Wig, Makeup, and Costume Designer for Webster Conservatory’s production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and will be designing the Wigs and Makeup for their spring musical Amélie. This summer she will be working as a Wig Technician and Dresser at Stages St. Louis for their entire summer season which includes Karate Kid The Musical, In the Heights, and A Chorus Line. In her free time, Lucy enjoys drawing, reading comics, and shredding the guitar on Guitar Hero. She hopes to one day be part of a touring show so that she can get out there and experience all the wonders the world has to offer.

Deirdre Graham(any) Costume Construction

Deirdre Graham grew up in Crystal City, Missouri, a small town not far from St. Louis. They are graduating from Webster University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Costume Construction this upcoming May. They are getting ready to work on Webster’s production of Amelie as well as STL Shakespeare in the Park’s 2022 Season, Much Ado About Nothing. Their previous work includes both stitching and draping several Webster shows that include Fahrenheit 451, Urinetown, Deadly, Twelfth Night, and most recently, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Deirdre has also dabbled in other departments at Webster such as crafts with Ismene, props with Photograph 51, and wardrobe with Three Sisters, Water by the Spoonful, as well as Opera Theater of St. Louis’ 2019 season.

Dorathy L. Johnston(she/her/hers) Costume Design

Dorathy was born and raised in New Jersey and while in high school she moved to Illinois to live with her great grandparents. Dorathy loves to tell stories and create characters using clothing. When she’s not designing costumes she enjoys experimenting with other mediums of art such as silk screen printing and chain stitch embroidery. Dorathy loves spending time with her great grandparents, reading, baking sweets, crochet and collecting squishmallows and calico critters. Dorathy will be moving to New York City after she graduates in May. She hopes to meet you soon!

Mary Johnston(she/her/hers) Stage Management

Mary Johnston (She/Her) is from Columbus, Ohio and will be graduating from the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University with a BFA in Stage Management and a Minor in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Credits include Production Stage Manager for Sondheim on Sondheim (Sargent Conservatory), Production Stage Manager for Harmonious and Joyful Vocal Company Concerts (COCA- Center of Creative Arts), and Production Stage Manager for RealTalk (Virtual Live Reading) (COCA-Center of Creative Arts). Mary’s plan is to unite her two passions as a freelance stage manager and theatrical marketing coordinator.

Maggie Nelson(she/her/hers) Scene Design

Maggie Nelson will graduate this spring from The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts, where she is pursuing a BFA in Scenic Design and an emphasis in Scenic Art. Educational design credits here include Canfield Drive, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and coming this spring, Amélie. At Hope Summer Repertory Theatre she was the Scenic Designer for The Importance of Being Earnest and A Year With Frog and Toad, and Charge Artist for the outdoor 2021 season. She was recently awarded the USITT 2022 Richard Hay Undergraduate Scene Design Award. Her online portfolio can be found at maggienelson.design. She likes spaghetti and nature.

Fallon Mary Podrazik(she/her/hers) Scenic and Graphic Design

Raised in Casper Wyoming, Fallon is a St. Louis based Scenic and Graphic designer. Discovering her love for theater in high school she found her way to Webster designing for the stage. Always looking for the next exiting show she loves every form of theater and more than anything loves working in a fast pace environment and is always up for a challenge. Fallon loves to read and keep active by going ice skating and hiking. Fallon has worked for Opera Theatre of St. Louis and several other local theater in the area. Most recently, Fallon has done the scenic design for Sondheim on Sondheim and The Learned Ladies at The Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University.

Sara Mae Preston(she/they) Costume Construction

Sara Mae Preston is a wardrobe technician currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Costume Construction at the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Most recent credits include Wardrobe Head for The Learned Ladies (Sargent Conservatory), Dresser for A Christmas Carol (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), and Wardrobe Head for Sondheim on Sondheim (Sargent Conservatory). After graduating, Sara Mae hopes to join a national tour with the hope to travel across the USA meeting and working with as many people as possible. Sara Mae fell in love with wardrobe in high school and loves to be a part of bringing a performance to life. When she is not performing quick changes or burning her fingers with the iron, she can be found reading or hanging out with friends.

Jim Mozley Robert(he/him/his) Technical Direction

Jim Robert, soon to be graduate of The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts, has already begun his raucous career. He mixed FOH sound for two seasons with Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s East Coast tour of A Christmas Carol. He held the FOH audio position onboard the Carnival Breeze, Fantasy, and Liberty. He spent four seasons with Opera Theatre Saint Louis as a Props Carpenter, and was Props Master for a season each at Rocky Mountain Rep and Opera New Jersey. Recently he’s been a Props Carpenter at The Muny for two going-on three seasons, and currently is the Technical Director at Chaminade College Preparatory School. He is a driven craftsperson who is constantly looking for the next project to test his skills. He stands on the shoulders of his many mentors and is a proud self teacher. He truly believes that if you can bring him an idea, he will make it a reality.

Jonathan Scully(he/him/his) Lighting Design

Jonathan Scully is a Lighting Designer, Assistant, and Programmer based in St. Louis, MO where he was born and raised.

His pursuit of lighting began after being exposed to a wide variety of live entertainment. As well as observing how lighting enhances a performance in many cases can become a character of its own to help tell a story.

After Jonathan receives his BFA in Lighting Design from the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in May 2022, he’s excited to venture into the professional world to continue to learn and grow as a designer.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys watching all sorts of TV from classic sitcoms to trashy reality TV, going out with friends to find new local breweries, and spending some time outdoors in his hammock.

Charlotte Nicole Seidensticker(she/her/hers) Wig & Makeup Design

Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Charlotte is a St. Louis based Wig and Makeup Artisan.. After finding her love for makeup at a young age, she found a place where she fit right in, the Wig and Makeup Department. Loving anything from opera to musical theater, she thrives in the high paced, social environment that is live theater. She likes to keep busy, refining her cooking skills or picking up a camera for an impromptu photoshoot. Charlotte has had the pleasure of interning at The Glimmerglass Festival as well as Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Most recently, her design work was showcased in Sondheim on Sondheim at The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

Dustin Thomas(he/him/his) Costume Design

Hailing from Daingerfield, Texas, Dustin completed his Associates of Theatre Arts from Tyler Junior College located in Tyler, Texas in 2019. While there, Dustin served as the costume designer for the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance. His credits include The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. While apart of Theatre TJC, he served in various costume construction roles such as Hamlet (Firsthand), Terra Nova (Wardrobe Supervisor), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Stitcher). In Addition to his work in the theatre, he served as president of Las Mascaras, Tyler Junior College’s oldest active campus organization whose purpose is to advance the art of theatre and speech.

He currently attends Webster University where he will receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts with and emphasis in costume Design. In His time at Webster, he has worked in the costume shop for multiple productions such as Picnic, Urinetown, and Sondheim on Sondheim. He has designed Revolt. She said. Revolt again. and will be designing Amelie in April. After graduation he hopes to work professionally or attend graduate school to further his education and one day teach on a collegiate level.

Grant Vocks(he/him/his) Technical Direction

Grant Vocks is a Technical Director originally from Austin, Texas who currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

He has chosen a career in technical direction because he enjoys managing a variety of areas within the field, managing cross departmental projects, and coordinating schedules and budgets.

His goal is to start working as an Assistant or Associate Technical Director in a fast paced environment doing either large scale theatrical productions, concerts, or repertory productions. After receiving his BFA in Technical Direction with a second emphasis in Lighting Design at The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Grant expects to graduate in May of 2022.

Grant likes to keep himself busy in his spare time by watching some his favorite tv shows such as Parks and Recreation or The Office and hiking.

Thomas White(he/him/his) Sound Design

Thomas White is a sound designer and engineer currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sound Design at the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Most recent credits include A2 for A Christmas Carol (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), A1 for Dress the Part (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), and Audio Intern at The Muny in St. Louis for the 2021 season.

Upon graduation, Thomas hopes to join a national tour with the ultimate goal of becoming an associate sound designer and a sound designer for National tours and Broadway productions.

Ever since childhood, Thomas has been fascinated with the idea of traveling the country to do theatre. Telling stories through the art of sound for people all over the country, in vastly different venues and environments.