Meet The Cast & Staff

Meet The Cast & Staff 2018-10-17T14:02:22+00:00

Cast

Frank N Furter: Dave Ruark

Dave has been performing professionally in Indianapolis as an actor, singer and comedy performer for over 25 years. He played Che in Evita and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty at the American Cabaret Theatre at the Athenaeum, Dr. Parker in Bat Boy The Musical and Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages at Theatre on the Square, and tons of other roles at other theatres including Phoenix and Beef & Boards.  Dave is a founding member of ComedySportz Indianapolis.

Brad: Adam Tran

Adam is excited to make his Zach & Zack debut with this production. He’s had quite the busy theatrical year: A Company of Wayward Saints (self produced), Million Dollar Quartet (ATI), Silent Sky (the inaugural Summit Performance production), Whisper House (at the Know Theatre in Cincinnati), and Romeo and Juliet (directed by Indy’s Zach Stonerock). He’d like to send love and thanks to Kelsey Leigh; obviously.

Janet: Andrea Heiden

Damnit, Janet! Andrea is thrilled to be a part of this amazing show! This is Andrea’s second show with Zach & Zack, the first being a masculine turn as the enigmatic Ned in Bat Boy The Musical. Other favorite productions around Indianapolis include Infinity (Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis), Spring Awakening (Phoenix), American Idiot (Phoenix), J. Eyre (EclecticPond), The Bad Seed (Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project), and Haul & Oatz I & II (Defiance Comedy).

Magenta: Anna Lee

Anna is thrilled to be playing Magenta in Rocky Horror! You may have seen Anna recently in various productions including Hairspray! and Joseph… (Civic), Sister Act (Footlite) and a number of 2017 shows at TOTS. Anna hopes to continue on this exciting ride called community theatre for many years to come!

Riff Raff: Davey Pelsue

Davey is an Indianapolis native and long time lover of the stage as a musician and actor. He has worked on several shows with Catalyst Repertory, Defiance Comedy, Wisdom Tooth, and Theater on the Square. Since seeing it for the first time as a freshmen in high school, he has long awaited an opportunity to be a part of Rocky Horror and is thrilled to join this show!

Columbia: Alexandria Warfield

Alexandria is so excited to be in this cast! She’s a graduate of DePauw University and currently teaches music at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School. She’s performed around the city of Indianapolis in Hairspray (Civic, Dynamite; Footlite, Cindy Watkins), West Side Story (Footlite, Consuelo), RENT (Footlite, Seasons of Love Soloist), and Camp Rock (BOBDIREX, Ella) In her down time, she enjoys going to the gym, baking, raising her dog Zeus, and long boarding.

Rocky: Joe Doyel

Joe is excited to play the LEAD ROLE in Rocky Horror… AGAIN. Additionally he’s has had so much fun writing, directing, sound designing, building the sets, and playing all the instruments in the orchestra this time around. You may remember Joe from his starring roles in the movies E.T., Dune, She’s All That, The Burbs, and Ernest Saves Christmas. In closing, Joe would like to give a quick shout out to Our Dark Lord, Satan. May every knee bend to his fiery will. Kisses!

Eddie/Dr. Scott: Josiah McCruiston

An actor and coach, Josiah is excited to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant minds of Zach & Zack once again. He currently works around Indianapolis as a freelance actor and has been seen in shows all over the Midwest.

Narrator: Adam O. Crowe

Adam is a graduate of Wabash College and has been slinking through the local theater scene for many years, most recently appearing in Kiss Me Kate with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has also graced the stage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Indiana and Cardinal Stage in Bloomington. He dedicates this performance to Transylvanians everywhere!

Ensemble

Matthew Altman

Matthew is thrilled to return to The Rocky Horror Show! He is a graduate of the American Musical Dramatics Academy in New York. His stage credits include Hairspray, Mad Mad Hercules, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Joseph… and The Producers. Big shout out to his family for their everlasting love and support.

Becca De Tar

Becca is thrilled be to a part of the Rocky Horror cast! She graduated from Butler University with a degree in Theatre and a minor in German. Her favorite past roles include Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Nellie in Jekyll & Hyde and Mu Sochua in Journeys: The Monologues from Seven.  She wants to thank Zach & Zack for giving her this opportunity and her friends and family for their love and support.

Maddie Deeken

Maddie earned her BFA in Acting from Ball State University in 2016. Since then she has secured a job as a full time actor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Rocky Horror has been a bucket list show for her since she was too young to know what Rocky even was, and she is beyond thrilled to join this phenomenal cast!

TJ Ford Cunningham

TJ saw Beyonce perform live on July 25, 2018. Special thanks to his husband of three years Matthew Alan, Shade Enclosed, every black Make-up Artist with a YouTube channel, Oprah Winfrey, white tears, and to Destiny’s Child’s 1999 platinum album, “The Writings on the Wall.” Special shade goes to your President, Kanye West, and __________ (fill-in-the-blank with the latest problematic celebrity!) “This goes for all my nasty hoes from across the globe” -Cardi B

Michael Humphrey (Dance Captain)

Michael is a professional dancer/choreographer. A dance major at Ball State, Michael was a five year member of the Ball State Dance Theatre, as well as the Ball State University Code Red Dance Team. Since college, Michael has worked in Los Angeles as a dancer for Snoop Dogg/Carl Thomas video, as well as playing an intern on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.  He also works with Indiana Pacemates in appearance performances as well as the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. The past two years, Michael has been dancing on Holland America Cruiseline as professional entertainer.

Josh Maldonado

Josh is so excited to be a part of this production! A graduate of Anderson University, his most recent stage appearances were as Wilfred in Ballet Theatre of Indiana’s Giselle, The Nutcracker Prince in Anderson Young Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, Albert in Disney’s Newsies and Dick in 9 to 5, both at Porthouse Theatre. Before that, Josh worked as a touring puppeteer, performing for children all over the Midwest. In his spare time, he loves learning about technology, eating popcorn, and playing the organ. He would like to thank Diet Coke for continuous hydration, his friends and family for their support, and God for His love.

Charlene Piccio

Charlene is ecstatic to be in her first Zach & Zack show! She was last seen in Hairspray at Civic Theatre as one of the Record Shop Kids. Other credits include Joseph… (Wife), Grease, The Music Man (Teen Dance Ensemble), and Legally Blonde (Sorority Girl/Greek Chorus). A former competitive jazz dancer and musician, Charlene now wishes to branch out into choreography and other aspects involved with theatre. She would like to give a huge thanks to Zach & Zack for this amazing opportunity.

Ashley Saunders

Ashley is fired up to make her debut with Zach & Zack! Favorite theatre credits include Cabaret (Lulu) with Actor’s Theatre of Indiana; Star Tracks: A Menace Exposition (Princess Laura) & The Emperor’s New Clothes (Dance Captain, Villager/Dancer) both with Lilly Theater at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; SWING! (Dancer), Pippin (Player), and Cabaret (Lulu) all with Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Townsperson, Congregation), HAIR (Tribe), Spamalot (Laker Girl) all with BOBDIREX; ZirkusGrimm (Shimmer Zimmer) with Q Artistry.

Staff

Producer: Zach Rosing

Zach is the owner of Zach Rosing Productions, providing video, photography and multimedia production services to over 30 arts organizations across Central Indiana. All three of Zach’s previous productions of The Rocky Horror Show have won NUVO’s Best of Indy for Best Locally Produced Play. Along with his producing partner Zack Neiditch, Zach & Zack have also produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mad Mad Hercules, Holy Ficus and The Great Bike Race. Zach has also produced the Indiana premiere of Bare: The Musical. Zach’s design work has been seen in Avenue Q (Phoenix), Yellow Wallpaper (NoExit), How I Learned To Drive (CCP), RENT, The Last 5 Years and Souvenir (Footlite), The Wizard of Oz, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, and Golda’s Balcony (Civic). 

Director: Zack Neiditch

Zack is a director, actor and writer (bragging) from Indianapolis, IN. He is a proud graduate of North Central High School and Northern Illinois University. Zack’s 2017 production of The Great Bike Race appeared on many Best of 2017 lists, and his most recent project The Gab was named Best Local Show in the 2017 IndyFringe Theatre Festival (more bragging). Zack still occasionally acts onstage, most recently in Star Tracks at The Lilly Theatre and Twelfth Night with HART in White River State Park.

Associate Producer: Tim Alan Thompson

Tim is thrilled to be the Stedman to Indy’s Oprah & Gayle, Zach & Zack, and to be working with the entire Rocky staff and cast. Stage credits include: Anything Goes: In Concert (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra); NOISE! (Original Cast); The Sound of Music (Rolf); Bye Bye Birdie (Harvey Johnson). Creative credits: Shrek the Musical (Producer); RENT (Associate Producer). National Tours: The Book of MormonWickedLes Miserables; Spring AwakeningGreen Day’s American IdiotThe Color PurpleRock of AgesSister ActDreamgirls9 to 5Memphis; Disney’s Mary Poppins and more.

Choreographer: Mariel Greenlee

Mariel is originally from Vestal, NY. She holds a BA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and has studied many different styles of dance, both classical and otherwise, at various schools across the US. She has been a professional modern dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope for over 11 years and teaches ballet and modern dance locally. Her choreography has been seen at the Phoenix Theatre, IRT, with Zach Rosing Productions, Marian University, Summer Stock Stage, Dance Kaleidoscope, and UIndy.

Music Director: Brent E. Marty

Brent has been Musical Director of over 80 productions and is actively involved in the Indianapolis arts community as a director, musical director, performer, instructor and accompanist. He currently serves as Director of Music and Education for Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre where he administrates the state’s largest classroom-based theatre education program and oversees all “musical” aspects of production.  Mr. Marty was named a 2015 Creative Arts Renewal Fellow by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and is a graduate of the Music Directing Intensive at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Costume Designer: Peachy Keen Costuming

Peachy Keen Costuming is brought to you by the twisted minds of Ashley Kiefer and Andrea Bear. They are two Indiana-based costume designers with over 20 years combined experience who have joined forces to help bring beauty to the Indy stage.

Scenic Designer: Andrew Darr

Originally from Richmond, IN, Andrew has designed scenery for several productions, including: The Yellow Wallpaper, 1984 (NoExit), Picasso at The Lapin Agile (Studio10), To Kill A Mockingbird (Murray Theatre), Collected Stories (Studio10), The Rocky Horror Show (Footlite), And Then There Were None (Atlas Theatre), Sherlock Holmes – The Final Adventure (Atlas Theatre). He has been scenic charge numerous times and has designed lighting for: The Tempest (Studio10), Cabaret Poe (2010, QArtistry), Company, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and Legally Blonde. He has stage managed and designed sound for The Richmond Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer’s Night Dream & Titus Andronicus. In addition, Andrew worked as a stagehand with IATSE 229.

Lighting Designer: Michael Moffatt

A member of the Indianapolis theater community for over 25 years, either freelancing or as a resident artist, Michael has designed lights, set, and sound for hundreds of productions around the central Indiana area.  Michael has served for eight years as the lighting designer for Summer Stock Stage. During the “school year,” his full time job is Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Cathedral HS, where he has designed over 60 productions for their thriving theatre program for the past 15 years.

Sound Designer: Matthew Ford Cunningham

Matt is Resident Lighting Designer for Indianapolis Men’s Chorus and Marian University Theatre. Previously, Matt was a sound designer for Carnival Cruise Lines and American Cabaret Theatre and has been working as an audio technician for Actors’ Theatre of Indiana’s current season. Recently he has done original sound design for productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Rocky Horror Show, and Dreamgirls.  His lighting designs have been seen in productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Heathers, and Bat Boy (Z&Z), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Billy Elliot, Jesus Christ Superstar and Spamalot (BOBDIREX), Home For Christmas (IMC), and Fiddler on the Roof, The Addams Family and Antigone (Marian). When Matt is not at a theatre, he is molding the minds of young technicians as the Technical Theatre Teacher at Herron and Riverside High Schools.

Hair/Makeup Designer: Andrew Elliot

Andrew Elliot is a musician, makeup artist, wig designer, stylist, and basically anything that is stereotypically gay. He is fortunate to be surrounded and supported by creative, kind, and generous artists and friends, many of whom make up this fine company of Rocky. www.andrewelliotbeauty.com

Technical Director: Stephen Matters

Stephen is excited to work with this staff for this wonderful production! He has been a TD, SM and a variety of other tech positions. Stephen would like to thank Zach & Zack for the opportunity to build this wonderful production for them. He would like to give a big thanks to his family for always helping with every show he does, and his stunningly beautiful wife for putting up with him building all the time (literally, all the time.) Thank you for coming to see the show and come again soon! 

Social Media: Bill Skaggs

Bill has been involved with Indianapolis theatre community for over a decade and is very excited to be part of the Rocky staff this year. He is Managing Creative Director of INDYPROV, Indy’s only Emmy-nominated improv comedy troupe.

Stage Manager: Bella Murray

Bella has been stage managing for seven years, her first production being Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella as a junior in high school. During her summers home from Purdue, Bella worked around Indy on various productions including Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical and West Side Story (Footlite), Billy Elliot (BOBDIREX) and Heathers The Musical (TOTS/Z&Z). During the school year at Purdue, Bella earned a degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Theatre Stage Management. At Purdue, Bella was SM for productions of The Liar and Cabaret. Since graduation in 2017, Bella was SM for Frankenstein (UIndy) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Z&Z). She’s finally settled down as an administrative assistant in a staffing company (aka stage managing for recruiters).

Band

Keyboard/Conductor: Brent E. Marty
Synth: Ginger Stoltz
Guitar: Nick Friend
Bass: Todd Mack Reischman
Drums: Andrew McAfee
Sax: Jarom Christensen