ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW
Mia Villeneuve is beyond joyful to be playing the role of Joy in this production. Mia has been seen in other projects such as Union College's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time (Siobhan) and The Importance Of Being Earmest (Miss Prism) as well as in Proctors Theatre's Stuart Little (Mrs. Little and others). Thank you to the wonderful cast and crew!
Maggie Kelley '24 is a Sophomore from Wenham MA, double majoring in Computer Science and Theater! This is her first production at Union, and she is so excited to finally get involved! She is very thankful for the rest of the cast & crew and hopes you enjoy the show!
Brendan Cullen is a first-year student here at Union, and this is his first college production. He is very excited to be a part of the show, and cannot wait for everyone to come see it! His most recent roles include Officer Lockstock in “Urinetown,” Mal Beinecke in “The Addams Family,” and “Charlemagne” in “Pippin.” He would like to thank his friends and family for all their support and the incredible cast and crew of “The Sex Habits of American Women” for being an amazing group of people to work with.
Haoyu (John ) Jiang is a senior at Union College from Xinjiang, China. Before Union, He went to Cheshire Academy. He is a theater major, visual arts and psychology double minor student. He was in seven Union College theater department productions before, and he was also in Proctor Theater’s PB&J Cafe’s production of Stuart Little. He would like to thank his family, friends and Union College Department of Theater and Dance for their help and support.
Genesis Gonzalez Villatoro is a senior, Chemistry-Theatre ID major from Houston, TX. During her time at Union, she has played the role of Lucia in Fade and Pussy Kat in Sam Spade Always Gets Her Man. Aside from acting, she has helped out in productions such as Macbeth, American La Ronde, and i put the fear of mexico in 'em in areas of costume and stage makeup. She would like to give a special thanks to her family and friends for helping and supporting her throughout her college experience.
Helen Smith is a senior here at Union College. She is a double major in mathematics and theatre, as well as a minor in Japanese. While at Union, she has performed in productions such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, When the Promise Was Broken, The Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth, and The Trojan Women. She would like to thank her amazing directer, Kim Stauffer, crew, and fellow actors for making her time on The Sex Habits of American Women incredibly fun and memorable.
Dan/Understudy - Dr. Tittels
Hestia Doud is a first-year student from Cockeysville, MD majoring in Physics. This is her first show at Union and she hopes to continue working with Union Theater as time goes on. Hestia would like to thank her family, old and new friends, the cast and crew, and the Union Theatre department for all their love and support throughout the years and in the years to come!
Understudy - Edgar
Matthew Parr is a first-year student from South Hamilton, MA, majoring in theatre. This is Matthew’s first production at Union College. Matthew would like to thank his friends, family, and the Theater and Dance Department for all their support and kindness, especially to his fellow actors and tech crew.
Understudy - Agnes
Kristen Campbell is a first-year student from Norwood, MA, majoring in Environmental Policy on a law track with a minor in music. This is her first play at Union College but she participated in many productions while in middle and high school both musical and non-musical. Kristen would like to thank the Union College Theater and Dance Department for giving her the opportunity to participate in this production and her friends and family for their endless support.
Understudy - Daisy
Sarah Wright '23 is a Junior Biomedical Engineering major from Frankfort, NY. At Union, she has starred as Sam Spade in Sam Spade Always Gets Her Man. Prior to Union, she has been in A Christmas Carol, Dead Man's Cellphone, Lines, and Love/Sick. Sarah would like to thank her family and friends who have come to see every performance she's ever been in and every teacher/professor who has encouraged her theatrical work on- and off-stage.
Chloe Savitch is a Senior Theater and Psychology major with a Sociology minor from Putnam County, NY. At Union, Chloe has worked both on and off stage in many of the departments shows, including Macbeth (Witch 1), Trojan Women (Cassandra), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (ensemble), I Put the Fear of Mexico in Em’ (Assistant Director), Resilience - Dance Concert 2021 (Stage Manager). Outside of Union Chloe has performed in many high school productions including Hello, Dolly (Dolly) and Working (Teacher). Recently she has also worked backstage for Proctors Broadway Camp’s production of RENT (Intern). Chloe has also gotten into film recently on Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (Extra). Chloe is extremely excited to be a part of this production of The Sex Habits of American Women as the Stage Manager. Break a leg to the entire cast and crew!
Assistant Stage Manager / Katie
Rochelle-Leah Nuqui is senior ID Theater and Studio Arts major, from Fontana, CA. Before The Sex Habits of American Women, she has performed in three Union College theatre productions including, When the Promise was Broken, Macbeth (Donalbain), and a voice actor on Sam Spade Always Gets Her Man. Off stage at Union she was Light Board operator for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Other than theatre, Rochelle is also a part of the Union College Softball team. Thank you Chloe for all you have done for this show! Thank you Kim for this amazing opportunity! Break a leg everyone! Best wishes!
Kim Stauffer (She/Her) is grateful to be returning to Union College after previously directing their production of American La Ronde. She is a director and actor who has performed in NYC and regional theatres across the country. Previous directing credits include Intimate Apparel, A Streetcar Named Desire, Good Kids, and Water by the Spoonful at UAlbany, Playwright Mentoring Project at Barrington Stage Company, and The Kiss at Berkshire Playwrights Lab. Additional credits include performances with New York Classical Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Barrington Stage Company, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, WAM Theatre, and Capital Repertory Theatre. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. She is Head of Acting in the UAlbany Theatre Program.
Randy Wyatt has directed over 70 productions. Recent highlights includeThe Trojan Women with Union College, Lungs, The Nether, Rhinoceros, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, melancholy play, See What I Wanna See, Circle Mirror Transformation, Twelfth Night, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Corneille’s The Illusion, The Moors, Equivocation, The Jungle Book, Love and Information, Treasure Island, and Bethany. Randy is also a playwright with many publishing credits to his name through Smith and Krause, Playscripts Inc, YouthPLAYS Inc, and others. His plays continue to be produced throughout the US and around the world. He has devised work under the umbrella of Theatre for Social Change including currently #thewaterproject about Michigan and Great Lakes water issues. He served for twelve years as the Theatre Program Director for Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A member of the Dramatists’ Guild and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
Brittney Belz' (She/Her) work has been seen at theatres across the country including Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Her local design credits include 5 seasons with Saratoga Shakespeare Company, where her favorite productions include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and Cyrano; the East Coast premier of David Mamet's The Christopher Boy's Communion, the world premieres of Lady Randy with WAM Theatre; and Mr. Fullerton with Great Barrington Public Theatre. Prior to designing regionally, she spent 6 seasons constructing costumes for the Glimmerglass (Opera) Festival in Cooperstown, NY. She holds an MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the University of Virginia.
Andrew Mannion joined Union College faculty after working at Western Carolina University as an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. Recent designs include RENT at Proctors in Schenectady, NY, Trojan Women at Union College and a.Lone at CCIAC which was selected for the Circus International Film Festival. Upcoming design include La Traviata at First Coast Opera and Villainous Company at Curtain Call Theatre. While living in New York City, he worked with Broadway designers John Lee Beatty, David Zinn and Anna Louizos. He has also designed and painted at Stella Adler School of Acting, NC Stage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Mount Baker Theatre Company, Julliard School, The Gala Hispanic Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Goodspeed Musicals and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Lighting Designer/Technical Director
Andrew Bodd comes to us, originally from Long Island, and most recently from Northern New Jersey, where he was the Technical Director, of the Theater Program, at Delbarton School. Prior to Delbarton, Drew has been the Technical Director, for Sabbatical Replacement, at Ithaca College, and was the TD / Production Manager, Props Master, and Set Design faculty at SUNY at Albany. In addition to educational theater, he has been the Technical Director at the Hangar Theater, in Ithaca, New York, since 2012, and Assistant Technical Director at Utah Shakespearean Festival, in 2010. Drew has also worked as a Theatrical Technician, in the New York City area for the past 16 years.
Eric Hand is a Grand Rapids based freelance sound designer, director, and actor. Previous sound design credits include : La Ronde (Union), I Put the Fear of Mexico In Em (Union), Miz Martha (Ebony Road), The Moors (Aquinas), and Constellations (Freshwater Performance Company) among others.
Jill Malouf has worked, over the past 17 years, as a Director of Photography, Assistant Cameraperson, Gaffer, Grip, Editor and still photographer. A freelance filmmaker based in Albany, NY, she has been involved in numerous projects ranging from feature films, documentaries, commercials, corporate video and live performances. Jill's experience and versatility has given her the opportunity to work with crews of one to one hundred all over the United States and beyond.
Kris Stengrevics graduated SUNY Fredonia in 2004 with a BFA Production Design. Kris has worked various technical theatre positions in Washington, D.C. (Summer Opera Theatre Co), Chicago, IL (Strange Tree Group) and Rochester, NY (Geva Theatre, CenterStage and Eastman Opera Theatre).
Jacqueline Springfield (she/her/hers) is a professional actor, director and instructor of acting, voice, movement and dialects. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Acting at Kennesaw State University. Her other teaching credits include: The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY), The Black Arts Institute at Stella Adler, New York Film Academy, Brooklyn College, Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts, Montclair State University, University at Albany, Wildwind Performance Lab at Texas Tech, The Kennedy Center, and The American College Theatre Festival. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a certified Associate Instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Jacqueline is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA and she continues to work as a performer in film, theatre, and television.
J Paul Nicholas is currently an Associate Artist with Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, where he teaches Acting and Stage Combat, and also acts and directs. His next project for FST will be to choreograph the stage violence for The Play That Goes Wrong. Before FST, Paul worked as an actor or director in over 50 stage productions all over the country, and appeared in 7 network TV series, including 8 seasons as the attorney Linden Delroy on Law & Order: SVU, and most recently in Mare of Easttown opposite Kate Winslet. Paul has an MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting at GWU. He is also a proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab. Please visit www.jpaulnicholas.com
Robin M. MacDuffie has been a theatrical technician and manager(Trojan Women), performer, designer, and playwright (Sam Spade Always Gets Her Man) for over 35 years. His theatrical history spans the country and he stays active in professional, nonprofessional and academic theater. Big shout out of thanks to Deb Miller.