MEET THE COMPANY

Leading Ladies

by Carolyn Gage

February 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 PM
February 23 at 2 PM

Ginger Agnew, M.Ed.

Bernice/Charlotte Cushman/Minnie Maddern Fiske

Ginger is a director, teaching artist, writer, actress, photographer, Barrymore Nominator, Nanny, Guide Educator for Historic Germantown, and reviewer whose involvement in many aspects of theater goes back to the 1970’s. Ginger is delighted to appear in Leading Ladies. Ginger appeared in Suddenly in New York as a part of the 2019 Opioid Project with Elephant Room Productions. In 1998 Ginger founded OFF Book Productions as director, theater educator, and producer of original plays. Ginger’s theater education work extends to private coaching, head-shot photography, and youth programs at Darlington Arts Center, Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk, Princeton University, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, Doane Academy, and Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. Ginger is on the board of Philadelphia Women's Theater Festival and is Committee Chair for Play Reading/Play Selection. Ginger has directed many shows, but some favorites are: Our Town, Aida, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Diary of Anne Frank, You Can’t Take it With You, Cinderella, and Aladdin. Ginger appears in Philadelphia The Great Experiment on ABC, has done a variety of short films, and is one of the many local extras in Creed 2. Favorite roles include: Salamander (Woman), A Stoop on Orchard Street (Bubie), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde) twice,  Pippin (Berthe) twice, The Pajama Game (Mabel), Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), The Secret Garden (Mrs. Sowerby), Working (Ruth), and Mother Goose.

Jessica Heller (she/her)

Sydney/Sarah Siddons

After 5 years and 10 shows, Jessica is in complete disbelief that she still gets the chance to play with such incredibly talented individuals here at Pulley and Buttonhole! Every show has allowed her to expand her skill set and challenge herself as an artist and she could not be more thankful to Bridget, the Beauchamp fam and all her ridiculous friends who support her.  Jessica dedicates this performance to all the women who have inspired her through the years and all those who continue to struggle with seeing themselves through unfiltered lenses.

Taylor Kellar

Mary/Eleanora Duse

Taylor is so grateful to be back with PBTC for Leading Ladies! Previous credits include PBTC's The Penelopiad (Melantho), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), and The Wolves (#14), as well as various others. She would like to thank her family, Joe, and her friends for their love and support. Twitter/Instagram: @taylorkellar

Jennifer Pam

Anna

Jennifer is making her third appearance with PBTC as she was last seen in Love, Lost, and What I Wore and Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner. By day she works in the Insurance Industry. All other times she is living in Horsham , raising three beautiful daughters, singing in local community theaters, and living life by leaps and bounds with her friends. Most fun fact: Jennifer has played both the Lion and The Wicked Witch in two different performances of the Wizard of Oz, and she has played the Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast. So, she is famed for being...The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe!

Stacy Skinner

Edith/Laurette Taylor

Stacy is delighted to be returning for the fourth time to Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company where she was last seen as Mrs. Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance. Favorite credits include: Breath of Life (Madeleine) South Camden Theatre Company, The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism) Hedgerow Theatre, Hamlet (Gertrude)  Hedgerow Theatre, and My Name is Asher Lev (The Women) South Camden Theatre Company. She has also acted at the Walnut Street Theatre and Shakespeare in the Summer, among others. Stacy holds degrees in  both Theatre and Speech/Language Pathology. Next up: Noises Off  (Mrs. Clackett) at Hedgerow Theatre. 

Miranda Thompson

Tanya/Sarah Bernhardt

Miranda is thrilled to act again! This past summer she worked as a theatre technician for Celebrity Cruise line. This spring she will be the followspot operator for Million Dollar Quartet, at the Delaware Theatre Company.

Bridget Reilly Beauchamp (she/her)

Founding Artistic Director / Director

Bridget is the Founding Artistic Director of PBTC. Although she loves all of her productions equally, if pressed, she would rank The Penelopiad, Sense and Sensibility and Mr. Burns among her favorites. Bridget wishes to thank her family (as always), Carolyn, for sharing this play with us, and Jeff Lustig and the Cutlers, without whom none of this would be possible.

Adiah Hicks (she/her)

Sound Designer

 Adiah Hicks is a Philly based theatre artist.  She is also a former Arden Professional Apprentice.  Her recent credits include: creator and performer in APA Class 25's Showcase "5 by 5" and director of "Blood" and "Holy Maria" for PBTC.  Adiah is very excited to be working on this production of Leading Ladies and has had a blast working with everyone in the company.  She is eternally grateful for the support of her friends and family.

Kristina Denzel Bickford

Choreographer

Kristina Denzel Bickford is a mother, artist, and educator who was in her first play Alice in Wonderland (Alice) Spring Lake Farm Day Camp as a fourth grader and has subsequently never been able to shake the theatre bug.  She has performed locally with PBTC, JMT, and Willow Manor Players, and has choreographed many middle school and upper school musicals at Abington Friends School.  Classically trained in ballet and a current student of circus aerials, Kristina believes sound is meant to be moved to and is a firm believer in the truth that everyone can move, and therefore dance.  Kristina has been with PBTC since the beginning and is honored to be a part of the journey of this amazing theatre company.

Zanna Yoshida (they/them)

Music Director

Zanna Yoshida is so excited to be part of this amazing team on Leading Ladies. They were previously seen with PBTC in The Penelopiad, Two Things You Don't Talk About at Dinner and Mr. Burns. They also composed and music directed The Penelopiad, and directed Who Said I Don't Want to Dance in the African One Acts this past May. Recent credits include Le Super Grand Conntinental (Philly Fringe), A Period of Animate Existence (Philly Fringe). They teach at the Robert J. Wilf Preschool in Wynnewood. Thanks to the cast and crew of this production, and all my love to my family.

Megan Reilly

Costume Designer

Megan Reilly serves on the Board at Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre and helps out at the box office. She is delighted to be doing the costumes for Leading Ladies and looks forward to working with this amazing cast and crew.

Noelle McManus

Set/Prop Designer

Noelle McManus is excited to be working with PBTC for the first time! She currently is working as a fabricator with Monkey Boys Productions, making properties, puppets, and costumes for domestic and international clients. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Theatre Arts, she started working with White Box Theatre as a fabricator and later expanded her role to production assistant. She has recently been working with Philadelphia Young Playwrights and 11th Hour Theatre Company. She is excited to be using her education and experience to work in the Philadelphia theatre community. 

Kathy Mosher

Accompanist

Ali Roy (she/her)

Lighting Designer / Resident Stage Manager

Ali is happy to return for her 4th season at Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company. She has been involved in theater for over 15 years mostly behind the scenes as stage manager, run crew, and light crew. Ali has worked locally with Storybook Musical Theatre; in Massachusetts she worked with Hampshire Shakespeare Co., Majestic Theater, Disturbed Theater, Comedy for the Ages and Amherst Cinema Arts Center. Thanks to the love of her life, Griff and this great cast and crew for all their hard work.

Josh Beauchamp (he/him)

Technical Director

Josh is a composer, guitarist and educator from Jenkintown, Josh has the rare fortune to be married to the lovely and talented Founding Artistic Director of PBTC, Bridget. Past PBTC credits include creating the original score for ALMOST MAINE and sound design for THE WEIR and ANTIGONE, music director for REALLY ROSE and HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD and composer, co-lyricist and music director for JENKINTOWN: THE MUSICAL. Other music director credits include THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL, BYE, BYE BIRDIE and THE PAJAMA GAME.

Chris Springer (he/him)

President/Managing Director/House Manager

Chris is thrilled to work with this talented team on Leading Ladies.  He has worked in theatre off and on since high school and loves it!  Chris is Board President & Managing Director of Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company and has worked in various roles, on and off stage, on each production since 2014.

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