Hayley Rousselle (Anne Frank) Hayley is thrilled to return to the BCT stage performing a role she has always dreamed of portraying. Previously, Hayley was seen at BCT as Helen Keller in the Miracle Worker—a performance she was honored to take to the 2013 AACT State and Regional competitions. Hayley has been acting professionally in the Portland area since the age of six. Last spring, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seattle University and is planning to attend law school this fall.
Michael Rouches (Otto Frank) Michael is excited for his first BCT show and thankful to be part of such a powerful and connective play. Growing up in a small theatre in Wisconsin and now roaming Portland area theatres. Some of his favorite roles have been as Rooster in Annie, Steve in August: Osage County, Nathan in Guys and Dolls, and Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!. Thanks to this wonderful and talented cast and his remarkable wife and children for their support.
Valarie Brown (Edith Frank) Valarie is very humbled at being cast in this stage classic after a brief hiatus from acting. She last appeared onstage in the BCT production of Crossing Delancy, and deeply enjoyed appearing in The Miracle Worker, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, and A Bad Year For Tomatoes in seasons past. Valarie thanks her Beloved David from the bottom of her soul for understanding her need to "ride her bike".
Sarah Felder (Margot Frank) Sarah is a freshman at Portland State University and is very excited to be doing her first show with Beaverton Civic Theatre! Favorite roles include Dori in Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Miss Hannigan Annie, and Lily Belle in The Curious Savage. When not onstage she is typically found reading for class, snuggling with her dogs, or drinking coffee. She is very grateful for her parents and friends for always supporting her, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Kate Donovan (Mrs. Van Daan) Kate is super excited to be in another BCT production! She has been a member of the West Side Singers since 2011. Favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere's Fan, and Queen Marie in Exit the King. She also dabbled in stand-up comedy while living in Los Angeles. She is grateful to her many childhood friends who taught her Yiddish, Hebrew, and about Jewish culture.
Kraig Williams (Mr. Van Daan) Kraig is excited to be back on stage with BCT in this powerful production. Some of his favorite roles include Hysterium in Forum, Reverend Hale in The Crucible, Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off, and Max in Lend Me a Tenor. He is very grateful to Steve for this opportunity and would like to thank this amazing cast for a wonderful experience. He'd also like to thank his kids and Nicole for their support.
Jacob Alexander (Peter Van Daan) Jacob's previous roles include Quarm/Faerie Ensemble in Litha (Joy & Wonder Theatre), Dakota in Please Fire Me (PDX Playwrights/Fertile Ground Festival), Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ensemble in The Wizard of Oz (both with Northwest Children's Theater). When he’s not onstage, Jacob works as teaching artist and office assistant at Northwest Children’s Theater and School. He is currently a student at Portland Community College, studying for his Associates of Arts degree.
Alan Holst (Mr. Dussel) Alan recently settled in Beaverton after living in eight countries during his career with the State Department. A graduate of the UCLA film school, his acting roles through the years include George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun, and Colonel Melkett in Black Comedy. He has also directed productions ranging from Everyman to Play It Again, Sam, and taught English in Japan. Alan is married with three children.
Patricia Alston (Miep) Patricia is grateful to return to the BCT stage to bring Miep Gies to life. Her most recent acting credit was another WWII themed project, a short film, The London Connection (Duke Castle, LOSN). She previously appeared at BCT as the Grand Duchess in You Can’t Take it With You. Last summer, she enjoyed her role as Polonius in Penguin Production’s Hamlet. Thanks to my faithful fans, family, and ever encouraging husband Tom. I am Blessed!
Gregory Mansfield (Mr. Kraler) Greg is delighted to return to Beaverton Civic Theatre. Previously he has performed at BCT as Walter Pierce in Death by Design and multiple roles including Sir Francis and Judge Obidiah in Around the World in 80 Days. He was also seen recently as Monsignor O’Hara in Sister Act at Lakewood Theatre Company. Greg wishes to thank his wife Jemi for all her love and support.
Nicklas Gantzer (Officer) This is Nic’s 4th show at BCT. He recently played Jack in The Hundred Dresses and Mr. Bundles in Annie. Some of his favorite past performances have been Wolf in Hair and Jean in Rhinoceros. He wants to thank his friends and family for their support during his time on the stage. Thank you Ainsley and Nolan!
Joseph Alaimo (Officer) Joseph's theatre acting enjoyment include being in Anatomy of Gray, and in a scene study performance of Doubt, A Parable, playing Father Flynn. He has been doing film acting recently including playing a soldier guard while working alongside notable actors Ewan Bremner and Toby Jones in Kelly Reichardt's film First Cow, currently in post production. He has also been self-training in voiceover and hopes to get that going in the near future.
Nicholas Etchart (Officer) Nicholas, a native Oregonian, acted in several plays in his youth. Always a fan of live theater and the unique collaborative experiences it creates, he is excited to be performing on stage once again. When he’s not acting he enjoys going to Portland Timbers matches with his wife and playing board games with his identical twin sons.
Steve Holgate (Director) Steve Holgate is honored to direct this talented cast in a play that perhaps speaks to us more urgently than ever. This is his first directing assignment for BCT, and he is grateful for the support of a great team as he has called on some rusty directorial skills. Steve has appeared in a number of BCT productions over the years, and also regularly performs a one-man show on Abraham Lincoln.
Emily Cnossen (Stage Manager) Emily is new to Beaverton, but a longtime fan of theater. Being a remote employee, she was desperate for a reason to get out of the house and is happy to have found BCT. She spent six years doing improv and is excited for her first experience as stage manager. Outside of theater, she takes pole dancing classes and hopes to compete later this year. She’d like to thank her husband for his enthusiastic support.
Kimberley Battad (Stage Manager) Kimberley is thrilled to return to BCT on this show after previously stage managing productions of You Can’t Take It With You, Annie, The Hundred Dresses, and Silent Sky. She also served as the production manager for HART's Barefoot in the Park last summer. She has BA in Musical Theatre from Sweet Briar College and enjoys reading, crafting, baking, and exploring. Thanks to family and friends for their support in letting me do what I love: "theatre-ing"!
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