Meet The Cast & Staff

Meet The Cast & Staff 2022-08-31T20:32:32-04:00


TIM HUNT (Frank N Furter) recently reprised his 2018 critically acclaimed title role of Hedwig Schmidt in Zach & Zack’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch on stage at The Park at the Phoenix last summer. Tim was honored for his 2018 performance by as the Indianapolis region’s Best Professional Actor in a Musical. Previous credits include: Referee Angel, Kinky Boots (B&B); Brad, The Rocky Horror Show (Z&Z 2016); Paul, Jesus Christ Superstar (BOBDIREX); Chantal, La Cage Aux Folles; Fred Casley, Chicago; Sparky, Forever Plaid (ATI); Edward Rochester, J. Eyre (EclecticPond Theatre Company); Paul, A Chorus Line (Civic).

COREY RUDELL (Brad) After an interminable hiatus, Corey is over the moon to be making his return to the stage. He studied Theatre and Telecommunications at Ball State University and, since then, has used said degree to accrue the wildest (and only tangentially theatrical) resume possible, including puppet maker/puppeteer, trivia host, bingo caller, college professor, emcee, podcaster, and, most recently, actor/interpreter at Conner Prairie Living History Museum. When Corey isn’t collecting weird jobs, he can generally be found riding a bicycle, on a paddle board, or disappearing for months at a time to live in the woods and walk across the country.

MAYA MAYS (Janet) is an actor in Indianapolis. She graduated from Purdue University in 2021 where she studied both psychology and acting. She was involved in several plays, workshops, and musicals on the stages at Purdue. Recently she has performed at IndyFringe (Fly Blackbird Fly: Voices We Can’t Unhear), The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Boy Robin Hood), and other independent shows around Indiana.

ADDISON KOEHLER (Magenta) is thrilled to be back on stage after two long years, playing one of her favorite characters. Previously a performer at Catered Cabaret before its closure in 2020, Addison starred in many shows, including Them Girls, Encore!, and Sizzle, among countless others. Her performance as Rose Fenney (Dogfight) received several nominations at the 2018 Encore Awards. Addison is ecstatic to get the chance to perform Rocky Horror again after playing Columbia in Buck Creek Player’s Play-A-Part Fundraiser. In her free time, Addison loves going out with her friends and spending time with her cat, Stevie. Addison would like to thank her family and closest friends for encouraging her to keep doing what she loves.

JACOB A. BUTLER (Riff Raff) is excited to make his Z&Z debut! Past roles: Charlie Price in Kinky Boots(B&B), Padre in Man of La Mancha (B&B), Joseph in Joseph (Booth Tarkington Civic), and Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (BOBDIREX). “Love to Logan. Thanks to our families for their constant love and support!”

CYNTHIA COLLINS (Columbia)  Credits include: Off-Broadway, National & International Tours, Regional, Summer Stock, Cabaret, Dinner Theatre, Cruise Lines, Film & TV. She has had the pleasure of working with such artists as: Ben Vereen, Sandy Duncan, Claude Aikins, Comden & Green, Cy Coleman, Avery Schrieber, Joel Grey, Cyndi Lauper, Fred Waring and his famous Pennsylvanians, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Jerry Michell, Diane Rehm, Billy Stritch. A Native of N.J. and a long-time resident of NYC, Cindy now resides in Carmel with her lovely partner Judy and their daughter Lizzie. Thank you, Zach, Zack, Kenny (my pal) & Tenéh! I was introduced to Rocky Horror in High School and sat where you sit now; all dressed up – yelling, laughing, and cheering. And now, to be on the other side, performing it live, is a blast! Have fun!

JACOB BARNES (Rocky) You may have seen Jacob in IndyShake’s A Comedy of Errors, Beef & Board’s Newsies, ATI’s A Comedy of Tenors, Summit Performance’s staged reading of HYANNIS, or in Lost in Yonkers, Urinetown, or Tarzan at Red Barn Summer Theatre. Chicago credits include Pride Arts Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Citadel, and Three Crows Theatre Ensemble. A BFA Acting graduate of Ball State University, Jacob is also a published poet, his book “TubLove: A Poetry Art Book” is available on Amazon. He currently serves as the Near East Side Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate and is passionate about expanding human rights, quality public education, and reforesting the state of Indiana. This one is for anyone who ever felt like they didn’t belong; your differences make you beautiful–the world needs you and your authenticity now more than ever. We belong here.

JOSIAH MCCRUISTON (Eddie/Dr. Scott) is a minister, regional actor, teaching artist, and director. Josiah is excited to be back with the dynamic duo of Z&Z with such a fantastic cast of people. He is currently focusing on completing his degree at IUPUI and developing a theatre company. You can catch him in class either learning or teaching with Asante Art Institute, Indy Urban Youth Music Academy, or the Indiana Arts Commission, leading worship at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, or on stage around town. A major thanks to this AMAZING cast and crew for their work and care, this incredible production team, his beautiful girlfriend, and his family for being so supportive. Instagram @muse.used.josiah

CRAIG KEMP (Narrator) is excited to work with Z&Z again, having performed in their productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Great Bicycle Race. Craig has appeared in various productions in the Indianapolis area over the last ten years. Favorite roles include: Gloucester in First Folio Productions’ King Lear, Ross in their production of Macbeth, Dorn in Catalyst Theater Company’s The Seagull, Frank Doel in Epilogue Theater’s 84 Charing Cross Road, Clown 1 in CCP’s The 39 Steps, Elisha Whitney in Footlite Musicals’ Anything Goes, and, for Mud Creek Players, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, Sergeant  Toomey in Biloxi Blues, and Juror 8 in Twelve Angry Jurors. London-born, he grew up in the South East of England and settled in Indianapolis in 1992.


MATTHEW ALTMAN is thrilled to be back doing the Time Warp AGAIN! He is honored for this to be his first musical back on stage, having been a cast member since the 2012 production. He is a proud member of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. His stage credits include Here’s Johnny (IMC), Boys in the Band (IMC Fringe), YAS, TWAIN (Z&Z), and Mamma Mia (Civic). Special shout out to his beautiful niece and his nephews, family, and friends. He thanks you for supporting live local theatre and artists. Instagram @MattyBFierce

MEGAN ARRINGTON is thrilled to be making her Indy theatre debut with Rocky Horror! She has her degree from Belmont University with her BFA in Musical Theatre and has been seen performing regionally for the past several years. She is thrilled to be back home again in Indiana. Some of her favorite roles include Marion in The Music Man, Sophie in Mama Mia, Ellie in Freaky Friday, and a singer/dancer at Cedar Point. Much love to all her family and friends for their undying love and support!

KELVIN BURZON is a Filipino-American visual artist and educator. Burzon received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, where he studied studio art and music. He received his Master of Fine Art degree from Indiana University’s School of Art + Design. He was a performing member of the African American Dance Company, where he flourished in a collaborative performance outlet. This outlet blossomed interests in the role of performance in the art studio, art’s role in social identities, cultural narratives, and archival gaps. As a performer, Burzon has had the privilege to dance in performances at The Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati; Columbus, Indiana’s Art for Aids; Festival de Fuego, Satiago de Cuba; and China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China. @kburzon

ELIZABETH GEE  is thrilled to be making her Rocky Horror debut at the Athenaeum. She attended Ball State University, where she received a degree in Theatre Creation. Previous roles include Jan in Grease, Stoner Chick in Heathers, and Sapphire in Rock of Ages. Elizabeth is so excited to be a part of this experience.

DANNY KINGSTON studied at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy (NYC) and is a local professional performer. Other Indy theatres include Beef and Boards, Phoenix Theatre, Actors Theatre of Indiana, and more. Huge thanks to Zach, Zack, and Kenny for the chance to do the Time Warp again!

MELISSA MELLINGER is so excited to be making her Z&Z premiere in Rocky Horror! Most recently seen on Civic Theatre’s stage in Elf the Musical (2021 and 2019), she’s also been featured in Hairspray(Tammy/Dance Captain), Joseph… (Wife/Potiphar Dancer), and Fox on the Fairway (Louise), among others. Favorite roles include Ronette (Little Shop) and Margot (Legally Blonde). Other favorite rolls are Hawaiian and crescent. Thanks to Zach, Zack, Tenéh, and Kenny for the opportunity to perform in one of her favorite cult classics! And many thanks to Chris and her besties for all their support throughout this crazy year. That’s enough antici…pation…enjoy the show!


ZACH ROSING (Producer) is the owner of Zach Rosing Productions, providing video, photography, and multimedia production services to over 30 arts organizations across Central Indiana. Zach’s 2012, 2014, and 2016 productions of The Rocky Horror Show and 2018 production of Hedwig won NUVO’s Best of Indy for Best Locally Produced Play. Along with his producing partner Zack Neiditch, Zach & Zack have produced YAS TWAIN, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gab (IndyFringe 2017 Outstanding Local Show and Audience Choice winner), Mad Mad Hercules, Holy Ficus, The Great Bike Race, Bat Boy The Musical and Heathers The Musical.Zach also produced the 2008 Indiana premiere of Bare: The Musical. Zach’s video and sound design work have been seen on stage with Actors Theatre of Indiana, Beef and Boards, Indianapolis Opera, BOBDIREX, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Footlite Musicals, and Theatre on the Square.

ZACK NEIDITCH (Director) is a director, playwright, and actor (bragging) from Indianapolis, IN. He is ecstatic to bring The Rocky Horror Show back to Indy! Zack has directed such productions as We Will Rock You, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Heathers The Musical, and Bat Boy The Musical. He also served as writer/director of Fringe hits such as The Great Bike Race, The Gab, and YAS TWAIN. Zack is a proud company member of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, for whom he has adapted and directed As You Like It and A Comedy of Errors. Love to Mom, Dad, and Scot.

CRAIG MINCE (Associate Producer)

KENNY SHEPARD (Choreographer, AEA, SDC) directs, choreographs, and produces projects starring Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and American Idol stars and is an on-camera choreographer for Broadway Jr. and the Disney Collection of choreography videos seen worldwide. Kenny’s performance credits include over 100 productions including CATS (Munkustrap), Cabaret (Bobby/Victor/Max), Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Oklahoma! (dream ballet), West Side Story (Action), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), and over 1,000 performances as Belle’s Prince in Disney World/Hollywood Studios’ Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include Off-Broadway, Atlantic City, Branson, and world cruise ships touring the Americas, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. Kenny is an adjunct professor at Ball State and Anderson Universities and has directed, choreographed, and/or performed locally with ATI, Beef and Boards, The Children’s Museum, Civic Theatre’s YAP, The Great American Songbook Foundation, IndyFringe, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, Phoenix Theatre, and the Indianapolis, Carmel, and Anderson Symphony Orchestras.

TENÉH B. C. KARIMU (Music Director) is a multi-hyphenate creative encompassing talent in piano, voice, theatre, and creative direction in the performing arts. Tenéh studied and performed the piano for 30 years in her hometown of Indianapolis. After attending Hampton University to study piano and voice, she returned home to contribute to the local arts scene, most notably as an instructor and director at Asante Children’s and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatres. Currently, she is the accompanist at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. In 2020 she was honored to be chosen as a Featured Artist by the Indianapolis Arts Council for its annual Art and Soul series. She has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Indiana. Some of Tenéh’s favorite performing and directing credits include It Should’ve Been You, The Color Purple, and Dreamgirls.

BRITTANY KUGLER (Costume Designer) is a costume designer/stitcher and social practice artist based in Indianapolis. Locally, she has designed costumes for Cardinal Stage, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Phoenix, Fonseca Theatre Company, Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, Summit Performance, Marian University, and Cathedral High School. You can see more of her design work at Cardinal Stage’s Elf this December!

SHANE CINAL (Scenic Designer) is a scenic designer, artist, and educator who enjoys developing a thoughtful world through scenery and innovation for theatre. Shane has received awards and accolades for productions of The Boatman, Assassins, The Jedi Handbook, Steel Magnolias, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and most recently, Flint Rep’s reworked gay version of The Fantasticks. He has a strong background in new and conceptual works for theatre, opera, puppetry, and television, having worked on Apple TV’s The Shining Girls and FX’s The Bear. Shane holds a BA in Theatre and History from Indiana University-Bloomington and received his MFA in Scenic Design from The Ohio State University.

VANINA KELSEY (Hair/Makeup Designer) is from Madison Indiana. This is her first time designing hair and makeup for a show, but it’s been a dream of hers for a long time and she is very excited! She recently graduated from Aveda Fredric’s Institute of cosmetology. Vanina wants to thank her mom and dad for always supporting and giving her the love of theatre and the arts.

JENN TOBIAN  (Hair/Makeup Designer) has a long theatrical rap sheet, with a BA in Performance from Park University and course work in Sound Design at California Institute of the Arts. She is currently pursuing a cosmetology license at Aveda Institute, where she was recently selected to compete in the North American Hair Styling Awards. This is her Indianapolis theatrical debut. All the thanks and love in the world to her number one fan, her husband Bryan.

MICHAEL MOFFATT (Lighting Designer)

BELLA MURRAY (Stage Manager) is excited to be stage managing with Z&Z again! She’s previously stage managed Rocky Horror (2018), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2018), and Heathers the Musical (2016) with Z&Z. Recently she’s stage managed The Wild Party (Footlite), The Last Five Years (CCP), and Be Here Now (Summit Performance). She is incredibly thankful to her fiance for so being so supportive, specifically during this run of Rocky Horror, and for finishing wedding planning for the November wedding. Upcoming projects include The Bodyguard at Footlite next March.

PHOENIX LYONS (Technical Director) is overjoyed to be part of the return of the Rocky Horror tradition! While this is his first production with Z&Z, Phoenix is no stranger to the performing arts in Indy. He began his career primarily in non-profits, schools, and churches and has freelanced around the city as a sound designer/technician, lighting designer/technician, technical director, set designer, and even a musician! Phoenix has served as a technical director for the Athenaeum since 2019, including IPAC productions of The Wiz, The Color Purple, and Dreamgirls, numerous ballet/dance performances, and IndyFringe 2021 shows in the Athenaeum’s Basile Theater. When not working one of his many jobs, Phoenix enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, Laura, and daughter, Eleanor.

CLAIRE WILCHER (Intimacy Director) played the role of Magenta in Z&Z’s 2016 production of Rocky, and now she is a part of the creative team as the intimacy director! Claire is happy to be back home in Indianapolis after earning her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Michigan State University in 2021, where she specialized in acting, pedagogy, and intimacy direction. Claire is a trained professional intimacy director/choreographer with IDC Professionals, where she also works as a teaching artist alongside the industry’s leading educators and practitioners, advocating for consent-based theatre spaces, bodily autonomy for actors, and safe-yet-creative storytelling. Her intimacy choreography has been seen on the stages of the Phoenix Cultural Center, Summit Performance, Marian University, Williamston Theatre in Michigan, Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, and Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, among others.