Rebel and Misfits Productions presents the Third Installment of The Immersive Theatre Project

An Immersive Shakespeare Premiere

(TITLE TO BE REVEALED SOON)

Directed By: Sean Patrick Higgins and Kelly Hummert

Joel Antony

Joel Antony is elated to embark on this journey with the Rebel and Misfits. Joel is an actor of 6 years and began his formal training at STLCC Forest Park. Many of the productions that he’s been involved in (Every 28 Hours one minute play festival, Until You’ve Walked In Her Shoes’ #MeToo, Gitana Productions’ Black and Blue, and “Between Worlds”) directly address social issues in some way or another. “Raising awareness and stimulating growth and healing are the ultimate purpose of using my gifts.” Joel would like to thank his family/friends who’ve supported him tremendously. Special thanks to Kelly Hummert for trusting me with this responsibility and Sean Higgins for going the extra mile in bringing out the best version of me for this role.

Paul Cereghino

Paul Cereghino is a performer, pianist, composer and arts educator. Locally he has worked with Shakespeare Festival, Young Liars, St. Louis Actors Studio, Metro Theater, Mustard Seed, and others.  He received a Theater Circle award for his role in “Souvenir” with Max & Louie.  He music directs professionally around town and with high school theater programs.  Paul teaches acting and voice privately and through the Stages Performing Arts Academy.  He also works for Parkway North High School as their choir accompanist; he holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University (c/o 2009).

Tielere Cheatem

Tielere Cheatem is ecstatic to be returning to the immersive world of Rebel and Misfits (RAM)?  Tielere made his debut with RAM as The Player King in their production of Hamlet: See What I See.  Other recent credits include: R-S Theatrics The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio Naccarelli), Stray Dog Theatre’s Sweeney Todd (Adolfo Pirelli), Mustard Seed Theatre’s Elegies (Keith), Eugene Oregon in Concert (Lenski).  When Tielere is not on stage he is avidly making his mark on the world with his art series La Beaute de Hummer (IG: @rustyartist).  He would like to wish his cast a successful run and to thank his family, and T.O.E.S for their unwavering love and support!

Kevin Corpuz

Kevin Corpuz is thrilled to join the team at Rebel and Misfits! St. Louis credits include Altar Boyz (Luke),  In The Heights (Sonny), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), Spring Awakening (Otto), 21 Chump Street (Derek), American Idiot (Favorite Son), Rent (Benny), Heathers: The Musical (Preppy Stud), Spinning Jenny (Cal), The Gringo (Ensemble) and Hell (Spencer). What’s next? La Cage aux Folles (Jean-Michele) and Be More Chill (Rich) at New Line Theatre. For my family.

Jeff Cummings

Jeff Cummings (Duncan) is thrilled to join this Immersive Shakespeare project.  Since returning to St. Louis, Jeff has worked at the Rep in HAMLET and CAUGHT, and most recently at New Jewish Theatre in LIFE SUCKS.  Regional credits include Brutus in JULIUS CAESAR for Utah Shakespeare Festival, Claudius in HAMLET for Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Phileas Fogg in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Indiana Rep., and in seven seasons with Oregon Shakespeare Festival favorite shows include: LOVE’S LABORS LOST, TITUS ANDRONICUS, TAMING OF THE SHREW, TROILUS & CRESSIDA, RICHARD II, HENRY VI, and MERCHANT OF VENICE.

Patrice Foster

Patrice is thrilled to be working with Rebel and Misfits! Recent St. Louis credits include, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), As it is in Heaven ( Mustardseed Theatre), Good People (Kirkwood Theatre Guild) and Sin Titulo (St. Louis Actors Studio). Before moving to St. Louis, Patrice had been working as an Actor, Director and Educator in Chicago. Patrice received her MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas and is an Theatre adjunct faculty member at Lindenwood University.

Sean Patrick Higgins

Off-Broadway: A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages), This Land Was Made (Vineyard).  Regional: The Three Muskateers, As You Like It (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Pericles (Elm Shakespeare Company); The Liar, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off, Taming of the Shrew (Idaho Repertory Theatre); Wintertime, Macbeth, Women Beware Women, Winter’s Tale, Deer and the Lovers, Fucking A, Paradise Lost, Tempest, This Flat Earth, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, This Land Was Made (Yale School of Drama).  As a writer and director, Sean’s work has been seen in New York, Connecticut, Wyoming, California, and the UK.  Certificate from Oxford (British American Drama Academy).  BFA, University of Wyoming.  MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Kelly Hummert

Kelly Hummert is the Artistic Director and Producer of Rebel and Misfits Productions, and a member of the global Sacred Secret Theatre.  New York Credits: Viola in Twelfth Night and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Brooklyn Shakespeare Experience, Maggie in After The Fall at The Lion (Broadway Extension), Medea in Medea Precluded in The 24 Hour Plays at the Public, the New York Premiere of Kato McNickle’s Swimming In The Ocean, and Helen/”Venus” in Warning: Adult Content at MCC. She participated at The LaByrinth as an actor during 2005-2008 alongside theatre legends such as Stephen Adly Guirgis, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Patrick Shanley, and Sam Rockwell.  She has understudied countless amazing women on and off-Broadway, including Carla Gugino and Eve Best.  Favorite roles: Zayla in Project Mayhem, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Jack in Lord of the Flies, Hermione in Winters Tale, Lady Margaret in Edward II, Olivia in Sex With Strangers, Ophelia in Hamlet: See What I See, Mrs. Walker in Tommy, Lula in The Dutchman, Antony in Julius Ceasar, Edie Sedgwick in Kill Your Superstars, and Pony in The Realistic Joneses.

Phil Leveling

Phil Leveling is thrilled to be making his debut with Rebel and Misfits on such a wonderfully creative production! He studied Theater Performance at SIUE. Recent credits include Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom (SDT), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dr. Fine/Madden in Next to Normal (TTP), and Richard in Adverse Effects (Tesseract Theatre). He would like to thank everyone at R&M for this wonderful opportunity and the entire cast and crew for the amazing talent and dedication. Most improtantly, he would like to thank his family and friends for all of their continued love and support. Love you QG!

Alison Linderer

Alison is proud to be a part of St. Louis’s rich theatre community and even more honored to be making her debut with the talented cast and crew of Rebel and Misfits in their powerful immersive production. Alison was most recently seen on stage in Stray Dog Theatre’s “Steel Magnolias” as Annelle and Black Mirror Theatre’s “Eclipsed” as Mandy Prenderville. Next, you can see Alison as Abigail Williams in Stray Dog’s production of “The Crucible”. Along with performing live, Alison spends a lot of time in front of the camera in short films and music videos.

Aarya Sara Locker

Aarya Sara Locker, a mom who holds a B.A. in Acting from Washington University, passionately advocates through performance and education, developing theatre projects that voice the underserved and promote social justice.  Aarya teaches Shakespeare and physical comedy in the juvenile detention system. Directing credits include; The Disability Project, Prison Performing Art’s Alumni Company, Picture This! and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. At the St. Louis Public Library, Aarya curated “We Are Shakespeare” and developed the Storytime Theatre series.  A performance career spanning two decades and several countries includes Cirque du Soleil and Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Hailey Medrano

Hailey is so thrilled to be joining Rebel & Misfits for the first time with this incredibly special production. Originally from San Antonio, TX, Hailey is a recent graduate from the Webster Conservatory with a BFA in Acting, as well as the Movement Theatre Studio in NYC. She was most recently seen in Black Mirror Theatre’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and touring with Metro Theater Co. in Frida Libre. Many thanks to Kelly and our fearless team for their brilliance and collaboration!

Reginald Pierre

Reginald is a proud member of Rebel and Misfits and is thrilled to be working with the company again after having appeared in Hamlet: See What I See. His recent appearances include Lost in the Stars with Union Avenue Opera, 2018 LaBute New Theater Festival with St. Louis Actors Studio, Blow, Winds with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Cardboard Piano with West End Players Guild, and Bud, Not Buddy with Metro Theater Company. As always, he thanks his family for their unwavering support.

Cynthia Pohlson

Cynthia received her Masters degree in Acting from the University of Iowa, Bachelor’s at University of Northern Colorado. Some of her favorite roles include Irina and Chekov’s THREE SISTERS, Laura in Melanie Marnich’s TALLGRASS GOTHIC, and the title role in George Bernard Shaw‘s CANDIDA. While the stage is her favorite playground, embodying Liz in Scott Pardue’s short film SMOKE was a blast! She is most delighted to share with you her Saint Louis premiere! She is extremely grateful to be welcomed into this creative community. See her next performing as Elizabeth Proctor in Stray Dog Theatre’s CRUCIBLE early next year.

Spencer Sickmann

Spencer Sickmann is thrilled to be working with Rebel and Misfits productions. You may have seen him in Tennessee Williams Festival playing Mitch In Street Car named Desire, Metro Theatre Company in Hans Brinker and the Silver skates or at STLAS in The Feast and The LaBute New Theater Festival. Some of Spencer’s favorite roles include Frank Elgin in The Country Girl, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Fonzie in the Ohio regional premiere of Happy Days, the Musical. He is grateful to Rebel and Misfits Productions for giving him this opportunity and is excited to be working with this incredible group of artists.

Shane Signorino

Signorino is incredibly honored to work with Rebel and Misfits. He is an instructor in the Theater and English Departments at SIUE. His most recent credits include SATE’s No Exit, SIUE Summer Showbiz’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, R-S Theatrics’ Shake 38 Macbeth, Gateway Opera’s 15 Minute Mozarts, and SATE’s Of Mice and Men. In August, he made his professional directing debut with Joe Hanrahan’s original one-person show for The Midnight Company as part of the 2018 St. Lou Fringe Festival. He holds two BA degrees, one in Psychology, and one in English/Theater, and an MA in English/Creative-Writing.

Jordan Woods

Jordan Woods joined Rebel and Productions as the Assistant Director in their 2017 production of “Uncle Vanya: Valiantly Accepting Next Year’s Agony”, and now serves as their Associate Artistic Director. He has also Directed “Peter/Wendy” by Jeremy Bloom and Choreographed “Alter Boyz” with Silhouettes Productions. Jordan is a Company Artist and Teacher with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and looks forward to presenting his first work with them this fall in their upcoming concert, “Stasis”. Jordan is a photographer with “Walk in the Woods Photography” where he incorporates geometric face paint design with portrait work.

Rules of Engagement:

Once you have safely boarded transportation and arrive at your destination, your hosts will most humbly welcome you into their home. Although we accept any and all friends whose lives have been uprooted by the recent wars, your status as a citizen is pending authorization. You will receive your official paperwork on the vehicle, and, for your protection, you must go through a small process in order to claim your current status as a refugee. Again, this is for your safety and the safety of others. All guests are welcome, however your hosts have a few rules that you must abide by during your stay with us.

  1. In our home, we do not tolerate discrimination in any form. We firmly and passionately believe in equal rights for all people, regardless of sex, race, sexual preference, ethnicity, or social status. Any behavior that shows a bias against another person for those reasons, will result in serious consequences.
  2. There is a time and a place for speaking in our home. We are under military rule, and there are formal guidelines we must follow out of respect for our leaders and soldiers. In private, we speak matters of the head and heart. In public, we do not share our personal feelings regarding any subject. Please respect this request. We ask that gentlemen do not take part in conversations with women, unless they are expressly invited to do so. We make few exceptions to this rule.
  3. We ask that you do not make physical contact with any members of the royal family or our soldiers, unless they expressly allow you to do so. These are combat veterans, and to touch them without permission would be doing them dishonor and putting you at risk. If you are invited to share physical space with someone in our home, we ask that you do so in a respectful manner which is done as a mutual agreement between the two of you.
  4. Under the current regime, there are heavy opinions and views which your hosts do not agree with. You may find them as distasteful as we do. We ask that you remain silent regarding their points of view, as an open disagreement will result in the King’s displeasure. We want to warn you, these views are things that your hosts find to be racist, homophobic, intolerant, and prejudicial. We legally must follow the rules of the current leader, and honor our duty and service to the Crown, but that does not mean we agree with the current control occupation. Perhaps it is time that our country embraces some new ideas. We think you will agree with us.

WARNING: This play contains extreme violence, some nudity, simulated sexual acts, sexism, topics of racism and homophobia and politics. We will also be using firearms and gunshots, strobe lighting, fog, and haze during the show. (It is going to be awesome: be prepared!)

Questions and Answers Regarding the Production:

Must I stay on a linear track and follow the action, or can I take my own route and follow specific actors?

In this immersive theatre piece, you may choose infinite experiences. Follow one actor for the evening. Stay in limited locations and let the action come to you – we promise it will. Or, simply follow whichever storyline intrigues you the most.

I have problems standing up for long periods of time. Can I still enjoy this experience?

Should you choose the very active path, please be aware that the performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs, or remaining alone. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for many minutes at a time over the course of the performance and will also be required to navigate several flights of stairs. HOWEVER: Should you choose a less active path for your experience, there are separate rooms across the playing area that you must travel to. All are accessible.

Should I dress up according to the theme of the show?

We always appreciate it when our audiences get into the spirit of the show. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of movement during the show and the pre-show. Before your trip, we will send you an email with suggestions regarding what to wear. We may have some very specific suggestions for the amount of layers you will need to wear to remain comfortable, depending on the weather.

I need special assistance because of mobility issues. Can I still attend the show?

For the less active path for anyone requiring special assistance, we ask that you email us at info@rebelandmisfitsproductions.com. We can discuss your specific needs, and should you choose to attend, we will provide a separate entrance for you and someone will be there to greet you and assist you from the front entrance of the building. Should you request a drink from our downstairs bar, someone will assist you in doing so.

There are strong opinions in this show and things might get awkward. Does this reflect your company’s views?

The views expressed by the characters are merely that: a character’s point of view and not that of the actor or the team creating the show.

Will I be able to talk to some of the characters? What about touching?

We follow very specific rules for audience contact. We almost always know which audience members would like to have personal moments and we wait for you to give us consent to touch you. If for any reason you do not want us to make any physical contact, please put one hand up in front of you to say “stop.” The characters will come to you – some moments will be within a group, and some will be one-on-one. The more you seek, the more you will find. Remain bold and available, and you will find that you will have a more fulfilling experience.

If I see a prop during the pre-show, can I pick it up?

We want you to explore our world as much as possible. If we put it there, it means we want you to see it and feel it.

What age do you recommend for viewing this production?

We recommend this show for ages 13 and above. If you are younger than 21, you will be given a bracelet that will not allow you to order drinks at the bar. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you MUST attend with a parent. Please email us at kellyhummert@me.com if you plan on bringing an attendee between those ages.

Do you offer a student discount?

We are pleased to offer a $35 discount to college students with a valid student ID.

Do you accept requests to usher?

Due to the nature of immersive work, we do not allow anyone outside of the artistic and production team into our space. This is for our safety and for yours.