Bare Backstage Productions
The Episodic Life
by R.J. Soule
Vincent - lars J loofboro
benjamin/brianna - jordan Everette boley
Verna - Dixie Edwards
pam - Marissa Danielle Harrington
Mitch - Lucas Campbell
direction by sarah e maclean
stage manager - stefani lynn wallace
props/set by penny lorio
producer - laura kay henderson
Sound Tech - Kristine Lynn Baker
Light Tech - Jaycee Curtis Myner
Stage Crew - Torri Jo Mitchell
Front of House - Brian and Martha Bay
music by miranda lee
Dawn & Reed Shilts
Laura Kay Henderson
Dixie Edwards (Verna)
Dixie Edwards has been a Kalamazoo resident for 23 years. She has been a performer since age 3 and has worked in Kansas City, MO, Lansing, MI (Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing Community College) in Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Mystery of Edwin Drood. In Kalamazoo she has worked at Western Michigan University (Tony & Tina’s Wedding) and extensively at the Kalamazoo Civic, most recently in As the World Goes Round. She has done work for Rhino Media, Chuck Bentley Productions, and Bare Backstage Productions.
Lucas Campbell (Mitch)
Lucas Campbell is a 30 year veteran of the stage, and was last seen (in person) in the All Ears Theatre production of “Phoenix Reborn”. He has been active with Bareback Stage Productions since 2018, and is also a member of Open House Theatre Company. In addition, he is the founder of TDS Productions and co-host of the Pick ‘Em Wars Podcast with Luke and Corey, as well as the Parlay Buddies YouTube show.
He would like to thank Laura and everyone at BBP for their continued support and love, as well as RJ Soule for this great opportunity. “To mom, dad, Cody, Erin, and Corey…thank you from the bottom of my heart, for being there. I love you all”.
Jordan Boley (Benjamin/Brianna)
Jordan Everette Boley is excited to be performing again, and in his debut with Bare Backstage Productions. He will be appearing as the role of Brianna/Benjamin. He is no stranger to the stage, as he has performed at Mattawan High School, Paw Paw Village Players, Kindleberger, and the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. His notable credits include Claude in Hair (PPVP), Brad in Rocky Horror Picture Show (PPVP), Rooster in Annie (PPVP), The Toymaker in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Civic), Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mattawan), Francis Nurse in The Crucible (Mattawan), along with ensemble roles in Hello Dolly (Civic), Psycho Beach Party (Civic) Godspell, The Wiz, Hot Mikado (Mattawan) and also works behind the scenes during Matilda and Elf (Civic). Jordan is a chemist by day, but loves to sing, and you will usually find him at the local karaoke bar. Jordan would like to thank his high school director David Hook for helping him find his love for music, his longtime friend and choreographer Don Fialkowski for helping him find his love for musicals, RJ Soule and the cast and crew of this production for the opportunity, and last but not least: my parents Scott, Alana, and my sister Kierstin, for always believing in me, supporting me, and being the three best people I could ever know.
Lars J Loofboro (Vincent)
Lars J Loofboro, a graduate of the Western Michigan University Theatre Department, is so glad to get this production up on the boards with Bare Backstage Productions in the role of Vincent. No stranger to the stage, he has an extensive theatrical resume, which spans over 40 years performing in over one hundred productions. He began acting with the former Kalamazoo Junior Civic in 1981with such productions as Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Trial of Tom Sawyer, The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria and The Pied Piper. Kalamazoo Central High School productions of Carousel, Annie,
Musicians of Bremen. The Magenta Moth, The Mousetrap and Annie Get Your Gun. Lars has worked in a myriad of theatre venues throughout South West Michigan over the years. A resident company member for the Actors & Playwrights, Initiative between the years 1992-1995 and the What A Do Theatre Company from 2014-2018 with production highlights of The Glass Menagerie, Execution of Justice, Salome, Hamlet, The Dark Lady (API) and August: Osage County, Peter and the Starcatcher, 1984, The
Tempest, Bus Stop, Frost/Nixon (WAD). His credits at WMU Theatre Department included The Pillowman, A Doll’s House, Moon over Buffalo and Esmoreit. Other acting credits have been with the New Vic Theatre, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Battle Creek Civic Theatre, South County Players, Center Stage Theatre, Great Escape Stage Company, Queer Theatre Kalamazoo, Face Off Theatre Company, Celery Flats Shakespeare in the Park, Paw Paw Village Players, and Three Rivers Community Players. Production Highlights include The Importance of Being Earnest, Psycho Beach Party, Billy Elliot, the
Musical, Young Frankenstein, the Musical, Now Way Out, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Leading Ladies, Medea, The Imaginary Invalid, 33 Variations, All My Sons, The Odd Couple, A Cat on Hot Tin Roof (KCT) Rimers of Eldritch, Caught in the Net, What the Butler Saw (NVT), Arsenic and Old Lace (GESC), Blithe Spirit (SCP) Barefoot in the Park, Chicago, Sister Act, the Musical (CST) Step Three (QTK) You Can’t Take it with You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Drinking Habits (TRCP) Run
for Your Wife (PPVP) Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona (CFSITP) .
Marissa Danielle Harrington (Pam)
Marissa is a founding member of Face Off Theatre Company and graduate of Western Michigan University’s Theatre Program. She has directed numerous productions in Kalamazoo including: The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, Grease at Hackett Catholic Prep High School, In the Heights at Kalamazoo Central High School, The Learned Ladies at Kalamazoo College, Dancing Granny at WMU, as well as several FOTC productions (Been Loving You, Chain, The Mountaintop, The Colored Museum, and Dreamgirls). Marissa has also performed in several productions including Ruined, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding, Detroit 67, and By the Way Meet Vera Stark. She resides in Kalamazoo with her husband Harold, beautiful children Lyla, Hunter, Estelle, and dog Enzo.