Who's Who in Sister Calling My Name

The Cast

@susieduecker

Susie Duecker

Sister Anne

Susie Duecker

Susie Duecker is honored to be returning to Storm Theatre where she was previously seen in Our God’s Brother. She also worked with Peter Dobbins to perform as St Thérèse of Lisieux for Fr. Peter Cameron’s keynote speech at Magnificat Day in Philadelphia, aired nationally on EWTN. Other favorite credits include: Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Mary in The Twelve Dates of Christmas (one woman show) with Next Act Theatre, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Montjoy in Henry V with Mad Rogues, Rosalind in As You Like It with Hudson Shakespeare Company, Anne Elliot in Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Estella in Great Expectations with Acacia Theater Company, and Alice in Drowning Girls with Renaissance Theaterworks. Susie also works as a voiceover artist, director, and screen actor. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Most importantly, she’s very grateful to her fellow cast members and production team for being so awesome, and would like to extend an extra special thank you to her dear friends Albert and Jean. Peace and love to all!

@johnmarshallactor

John Marshall

Michael

John Marshall

John Marshall is a Vermont native and it shows. After AMDA NYC, John performed in the New England regional stage scene for several years. John has recently focused on film, and meanwhile enjoys Barbershop quartet singing, riding the train, and hiking the mountains of New England. First Storm show! JohnMarshallActor.com 

@gillian.todd

Gillian Todd

Lindsey

Gillian Todd

Gillian is thrilled to get back in the theatre after recently wrapping a lead role in the indie feature film DEAD REMAINS. Her recent TV credits include EVIL LIVES HERE, TRUE CRIME, THE PERFECT MURDER & DIABOLICAL. If it’s all sounding a bit grim, she’d like you to know she’s only died once. Gillian wants to extend a special thanks to her coaches & community at The Freeman Studio and to her friends and family for their support!

Creative

Peter Dobbins

Director

Peter Dobbins is a cofounding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Storm Theatre Company since its inception. Recently he directed the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre's production of Ah, Wilderness! at the Sheen Center. Last spring he directed The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, and the prior spring directed Death Comes For The War Poets by Joseph Pearce. Both at The Sheen Center. Dobbins’ other directing credits include: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral; Dion Boucicault’s The Shaughraun and Arrah~na~Pogue; Stewart Parker’s Spokesong; William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night; The Karol Wojtya (Pope John Paul II) Festival, including The Jeweler’s Shop, Jeremiah, and Our God’s Brother.

Fleur Alys Dobbins

Associate Artistic Director

Fleur was last seen as Lizzie in the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre/Storm Theatre’s production of The Rainmaker at the Sheen Center as well as world premieres of The Fight and Deconstruction and recently was awarded Outstanding Actress in a short subject play for her portrayal of Paula in Between Men at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. She has co-starred on and off Broadway at the Roundabout, LaMama ETC, Playwrights Horizons, and on Broadway National Tour. Regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, Festival Stage, Denver Center Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Lobero Theatre, and Bancroft

Theatre London. Training: BFA, SMU, RADA. Fleur is a writer and composer and is currently developing a musical called Hushabye.

Buzz McLaughlin

Playwright

Buzz McLaughlin is a playwright and screenwriter, theatre and film producer, script
consultant, and teacher. His plays, which include Transcendence, Leaving Jane,
Traverse des Sioux, Sister Calling My Name, Spirit on the Plains, Absent Without
Leave, Limits, and Wings (a musical adaptation of Aristophanes'; The Birds), have been
produced in NYC and regionally in the U.S. and Canada. With his wife Kris he has
written several screenplays and teleplays. His work has won numerous national
competitions, including the National Play Award for Sister Calling My Name, and he is
the recipient of a Playwriting Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
He has twice been a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project, a national
playwrights/screenwriters conference held annually in New Harmony, Indiana, and for
many years was on the Project's advisory board. For the past six years he served as
Program Director of the MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen offered by the New
Hampshire Institute of Art and has recently moved the program to New England College
as a genre track in their Creative Writing MFA program. He is co-founder/producing
partner of the independent film company Either/Or Films (www.eitherorfilms.com) that
produced the feature films The Sensation of Sight (www.thesensationofsight.com),
starring Academy Award Best Actor nominee David Strathairn, and Only Daughter
(www.onlydaughterfilm.com). He runs a professional script consulting service and is the
Founding Director and former Artistic Director of Writers Theatre of New Jersey
(www.wtnj.org) a professional (AEA) theatre currently in its 32nd year dedicated to the
development of new and emerging playwrights and writers in various other genres
(formerly called Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey). A former Professor of Theatre
Arts and playwright-in-residence at Drew University, Buzz taught playwriting and
screenwriting and, as chairman, founded and built the department into one of the
leading undergraduate theatre programs in the country. Prior to his years at Drew he
was an Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Virginia where he developed
the university’s MFA program in theatre. His book, The Playwright';s Process: Learning the Craft from Today’s Leading Dramatists (Back Stage Books) includes extensive
excerpts from his four-year interview series at the Dramatists Guild, NYC, with sixteen
of America’s foremost playwrights. He holds a doctorate in theatre and dramatic
literature from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and is a member of the Dramatists
Guild and Writers Guild of America.

Kellie Taylor

Production Stage Manager

Kellie is an NYC based stage manager, director and teaching artist. She also serves as the Education Director for The Shakespeare Forum. Recent credits include: The Revolutionists, Skin of Our Teeth and As You Like It at Atlantic Acting as well as Othello[s] at The Shakespeare Forum. Kellie is grateful to be working on her first protect with Storm! www.kellietaylornyc.com

Michael Abrams

Lighting Design

Design credits: Ah Wilderness!, The Rainmaker, Antigone, The Play’s The Thing, Le Cid, Marius, The President, The London Merchant, Music Man, The Merry Widow, The Salvage Shop, My Favorite Year, Twelfth Night, The Last Starfighter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Occupation: Dragonslayer, American Nocturne, She LovesMe, Amadeus, Quartet, Last Five Years, Jekyll  & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Parade, King and I, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, I Do I Do, Meet Me in St. Louis, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Annie, Forever Plaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, and Damn Yankees. Michael dedicates this show to his wife, Stephanie and his son, Andrew.

 

Daniel Prosky

Scenic Design

Daniel Prosky is a New York-based set designer. Recent theater includes 1969: The Second Man (NYTW Next Door), Two by Friel (Irish Repertory Theatre), Medea (Atlantic Acting School), Julius Caesar (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Other Kids Ran Away and Leni & Joseph (The Shelter/New Ohio), Flea Fridays (The Flea Theater), Ragtime (Ellis Island), Story Bank (Future of Storytelling), Little Murders (site-specific), An Iliad (Atlas Performing Arts Center), The Pulitzer Centennial Celebration (Sanders Theater) and Bride*Widow*Hag (American Repertory Theater Institute). Production Design includes The Dead Die Once (2018), American Bison (2019), The Letter (post-production). He received his B.A. from Harvard University.  danielprosky.com

Jake Posner

Costume Design

Jake Poser’s recent design work includes Sleeping Beauty at the Project Y Women in Theatre Festival and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at Stella Adler in New York. Jake has recently assisted on Ivo Van Hove’s West Side Story and Lortel Award-winning designer Dede Ayite on The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center and Toni Stone at Roundabout Theatre. He's also worked as an assistant on Hamilton, Mean Girls, and Frozen. Jake holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He grew up in Boca Raton, Fla. where he attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Ian Wehrle

Sound Design

 Ian Wehrle is a composer and collaborator for various music direction and sound design for theater. Recent credits include: Monica Piper's "Not That Jewish" (New World Stages);  "A Room Of My Own" and "Hellman V. McCarthy" (Abingdon Theatre Co.); "A Dream of Red Pavilions", "Sayonara" and "No No Boy" (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Co.); et. al. various works (Columbia Stages & NYFA); Credits at Food Network, MTV, and PBS.

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