Kelley GarlandKelley Garland (Clown 2) is very excited to be returning to Artisan Theater for this production of THE 39 STEPS. This will be his fourth production with the Artisan, but his first time performing on Second Stage. Past roles played at the Artisan include Dr. Einstein in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Lt. Brannigan in GUYS AND DOLLS, and R.F. Simpson in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Kelly was most recently seen performing with the Stolen Shakespeare Guild in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, STATE FAIR, and the 2016 SSG Shakespeare festival.
Lindsay HaywardLindsay Hayward (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret) has regional and international credits which include Theatre Three, Audacity Theatrelab, Theatre Arlington, MainStage-ILC, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Boarshead Theatre, London's Lyric Theatre, Croydon’s Ashcroft Theatre, and South Africa's National Theatre. She has appeared in UK Arts Council's THE CAF, the ITV series, ‘Dream Team,’ and provides narration to the audiobook, ‘Invasion: Identity Crisis 2029.’ Hayward holds a BFA/Theatre from Texas Christian University with a PGD/MA through Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, UK. Learn more at www.lindsaylhayward.com.
Doug HerringDoug Herring (Clown 2) has lived in the metroplex for 12 years. During that time he has acted on Artisan’s stage, played guitar, and sang in a local folk-rock band, and performed stand-up comedy at locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Favorite past credits include Jonathan Brewster in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Foreman in 12 ANGRY MEN, Creon in ANTIGONE, Argan in THE IMAGINARY INVALID, and Moon in THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND.
Brandon WimmerBrandon Wimmer (Clown 1) is immeasurably excited to be doing his fifth production with Steven Lindsay. After a one-year break from the stage to be a professional pirate/butler at an escape room, he’s thrilled to have an audience that is not so captive. He is exhilarated to be doing such a unique show with such a wonderful cast and crew. Other roles Brandon has played include Petruchio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, Uncle Louie in LOST IN YONKERS, Charlie in ON GOLDEN POND, Mortimer in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, and Axel in THE NERD.
Jeff WittekiendJeff Wittekiend (Richard Hannay) is humbled to be making his ACT debut. He has performed on stages across the Metroplex, including WaterTower Theatre, Circle Theatre, and Stage West. Jeff studied theatre at Baylor University and graduated in 2012. As always, he would like to thank his wife, Maria, for putting up with him and God for His grace and mercy, which He pours out abundantly.
Steven Lindsay (Director) is best known for directing: ON GOLDEN POND, THE NERD, LOST IN YONKERS, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, DEARLY DEPARTED, SHADOW BOX, YOU KNOW I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER’S RUNNING, PYGMALION, and NANGEL STREET. You may have also seen him on stage as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dr. Chapman in CASH ON DELIVER, The Bishop of Lax in SEE HOW THEY RUN, Charlie Baker in THE FOREIGNER, Sir Evelyn Oakley in ANYTHING GOES, Aegeon in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Maurice in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Touchstone in AS YOU LIKE IT, Nick Cristano in OVER THE RIVER, Bobby Franklyn in RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, Master Ford in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Volpone in VOLPONE, Renfield in COUNT DRACULA, Joe Keller in ALL MY SONS, Paravicini in the MOUSETRAP, and more. Steven holds a BS in Dramatic Production from Bob Jones University and studied Shakespeare with Chris Pickles of the Royal National Theatre.
Jason Leyva (Director) is no stranger to Artisan. In 2007, after spending ten years in the north working as an Entertainment Manager for Six Flags and the Director of Entertainment at the Double Resort in Michigan, he moved to Texas. Shortly after that he became Tech-Director at Artisan, and remained so until spring of 2012, when other opportunities presented themselves. He is currently the Tech-Director at Firehouse Theatre and owns a production company called L.I.P. Service. He has performed in and directed/designed over a hundred stage shows from Washington D.C. to Dallas, Texas. Some of his stage credits include the title role in HAMLET, George in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Treat in ORPHANS, Austin in TRUE WEST, George in OF MICE AND MEN, and Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (at Artisan). He has also been in the independent films 'Dirty Red,' 'The Gunslingers,' and 'Texas Tango.'
Phyllis Huaute (Stage Manager) has many shows as a techie and/or actress under her belt. However, this is the first time she has stage-managed a production at Artisan. She can usually be found behind a sound board, or checking microphones. She is very happy to be working with Jason again, and welcomes this new challenge.
Danny Macchietto (Assistant Director) has worked with a variety of theatre companies onstage and off in the DFW metroplex for over 15 years. Offstage, he directed LIP Service’s acclaimed and multiple Column Award winning production of THE WHALE. On the Artisan stage, he was most recently seen as Paul Bratter in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. His favorite roles include Uncle Louie in LOST IN YONKERS, Nick in OVER THE RIVER… and Professor Krempe in PLAYING WITH FIRE.
Alex Eddins (Costumer) is thrilled to be working on another show here at Artisan! Alex holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Abilene Christian University, and has received a Betty Lynn Buckley Award for excellence in costume design. Some of her favorite shows she has designed include ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Artisan, NEXT TO NORMAL at Abilene Christian University, and ANYTHING GOES at Birdville High School. Love and thanks to her family!
Wendy Searcy-Woode (Scenic & Set Designer) is the Scenic Design/Build Director here at Artisan Center Theater. Wendy has designed and built extravagant sets for Artisan for STATE FAIR, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, BYE BYE BIRDIE, BIG FISH, FOREVER PLAID, and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. For the Children’s Theater she has built sets for THE CAT IN THE HAT, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and others. With 25 years of theatre experience on and off the stage, she brings her passion and is completely grateful to be doing what she loves most. She would like to thank her family for their continued love and support.