Alice—Samantha Miller is a senior at Westminster pursuing her BFA in Theatre Performance. You may have previously seen her in Girl in the Red Corner (Brian), Next to Normal (Diana), Othello (Desdemona), Women of Trachis (Chorus), Memory of Water (Teresa), Innovation (Ensemble), Bellwether (Neighbor/Reporter). She has also directed a one-act (Salome), designed hair/makeup (Machinal, Clybourne Park, Cripple of Innishman), prop designed (Ah, Wilderness, Men on Boats, The Real Thing, Clybourne Park), and sound designed (School for Scandal).
Bessie—Maddie Hiatt recently completed her undergrad with a B.A. in Theatre Performance at BYU-Idaho. This is her first production in Utah and she is thrilled to be working with the Sasquatch Theatre cast and production team. Previous credits include Miss Marple (A Murder is Announced), Penny (You Can’t Take It With You), Henrietta Leavitt (Silent Sky), Player 1 (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged), among other leading roles in plays and workshops. Additionally, Maddie has enjoyed many years of improvisational theatre (Comic Frenzy, BYU-I) and attributes much of her growth as an actor to the principles of improv. She is thankful and humbled to assist in telling the sobering story of The Drowning Girls.
Margaret—Viviane Turman is a Westminster alumnus with a BFA in Theatrical Performance as well as a figure artist. Her regional credits include The Moors (Marjory), Malleable Vulnerability (Artist), Mr. Burns (Jenny), The Women of Trachis (Chorus), Macbeth (Witch 3/ Lennox), Herakles (Protestor/Chorus, Puppeteer), and Didn’t Go as Planned (Kathy). She also directed “The Woods” at this year’s Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. You may have previously seen her on the Westminster stage in The School For Scandal (Sir Oliver), Spring Awakening (Frau Bergman/Chorus), Love and Information (Karen), Blithe Spirit (Madame Arcati), Gypsy (Marjorie May/chorus), Don Juan Comes Back From War (Maid).
Director– Evan Leeds is a junior at Westminster College pursuing a BA in Theatre Studies alongside an Entrepreneurship minor. Although their beginnings in theatre were in performance, and you may have seen them in Spring Awakening (Ernst Robel) or School for Scandal (Joseph Surface) at Westminster College, they have recently found a love for some of the behind the scenes aspects of live theatre–technical, stage managerial, and primarily directing work. Recent stage manager credits include American Idiot (Assistant Stage Manager) and Constellations (Stage Manager) at Good Company Theatre, accompanied by directing credits on The Thought Doesn’t Count (Director) and a staged reading of Jump (Director) at Westminster College. They are eternally gratefully to Sasquatch Theatre Co. for trusting them with this opportunity.
Stage Manager—Maya Rung is a sophomore at Westminster College currently studying towards a BFA in Technical Theatre. Her Most recent productions include Westminster College’s Girl in the Red Corner (Stage Manager), One Act Festival (Stage Manager/Assistant Production Manager), The Christians (Prop Designer), and The School for Scandal (Assistant Stage Manager); Westminster Theatre Society’s Next to Normal (Stage Manager); Sasquatch Theatre Co’s Snapshot (Stage Manager) and The Jewel of the Colorado (Stage Manager), The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival 2019 (Assistant Technical Director), and The Sting and Honey Company’s Snow White (Assistant Stage Manager).
Sound Designer—Lydia Oliverson is excited to work on her first show at Sasquatch Theatre Company. Some of her favorite shows she’s worked on were: American Idiot, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tempest, Coriolanus, Almost, Maine, and Constellations. She and has designed for such companies as Goo Salt Lake Acting Company, Good Company Theatre, and Lagoon Amusement Park. Lydia graduated from Weber State and interned with California’s Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Lydia wants to thank her husband, Brian, and puppy, Cookie for all the support they give her in pursuing her dreams.
Costume/HMU Designer—Abbie Hagen is ecstatic to be working on The Drowning Girls, her first production with Sasquatch Theatre Company. She is a second-year at Westminster, pursuing a BFA in Theatre Production and Design (emphasizing on costume design), with a minor in Cello Performance. Abbie recently finished a summer working with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival as their costume intern, on both The Music Man (Wardrobe Crew), and Julius Caesar (Shop Intern). Abbie also worked on Salt Lake Acting Company’s The Cake (Assistant Costume Designer) through their University Professional Theatre Program. Her Westminster Theatre credits include Ah, Wilderness! (Hair/Makeup Designer), Girl in the Red Corner (Wardrobe Crew), Next to Normal (Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer), School for Scandal (Assistant Costume Designer/ Dresser), Men on Boats (Run Crew), Othello (Servant/Messenger) and The Stoned Guest/Ages Ago (Dresser).
Movement Choreographer—Cameron Welch is a local, third-year student working on their BFA in Dance at Westminster College. Through Westminster, they have performed in works by fellow-students Bailey Sill and Mikenzie Hendricks, faculty Allison Shir, Natalie Desch, Bethany Hansen, and Martha Underwood, guest artist Amelia Millward, and premiered their duet, Some Kind or Slanted Something, with Kate Blair. In the 2018 Fringe Festival they performed in the show Seep, by Mikenzie Hendricks and Cambri Fox. In June 2019, they played Natalie’s double and a dance ensemble member in Next to Normal, presented by Westminster Theatre Society. They also enjoyed their summer dancing in Indigo Cook’s Touch in the 2019 SLC Fringe Festival. Aside from dancing, they have a passion for dance photography, which they hope to continue in the future along with a career in Movement Therapy and/or teaching.