CCMOnStage PLAYS Presents


By William Shakespeare

Dec. 2-5, 2021, Cohen Family Studio Theater

  • Director k. Jenny Jones
  • Assistant Directors Maddie Gaughn*, Stone Mountain*
  • Scenic Designer/Props Master Abigail Heyd*
  • Costume Designer Reba Senske
  • Sound Designer Corbin Hopkins*
  • Production Stage Manager Rosie Burns Pavlik*

*CCM Student

CONTENT ADVISORY: For mature audiences. This show includes depictions of violence, blood, themes of suicide and self-harm.

Julius Caesar will last approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

The Company

  • Murellus, Lepidus, Plebeian #3, Soldier, Ensemble | Shaylee Bowman
  • Carpenter, Decius, Ligarius, Cinna the Poet, Plebeian #4, Strato, Ensemble | Noah Buyak
  • Caska, Lucilius, Plebeian #2, Ensemble | Shakoria Davis
  • Lucius, Messala, Plebeian #3, Ensemble | Rachel Jones
  • Calphurnia, Titinius, Plebian #1 and #4, Octavius’ Servant, Ensemble | Liza Lagerstrom
  • Octavius, Metellus, Artemidorus, Plebeian #2, Ensemble | Rachel Larson
  • Portia, Panderous, Plebeian #2, Ensemble | Jack McElroy
  • Julius Caesar, Ghost, Ensemble | Kevin Naddeo
  • Mark Antony, Ensemble | Malik Smith
  • Marcus Brutus, Ensemble | Kristina Lucy
  • Cinna, Flavius, Plebeian #1, Ensemble | Hunter Trammell
  • Ciaus Cassius, Ensemble | Isabella Wagner
  • Cobbler, Trebonius, Soothsayer, Poet, Plebian #2, Ensemble | Jake Weinheimer
  • Fight Captain | Jack McElroy
  • Block Captains | Hunter Trammell, Jack Weinheimer

Cast Profiles

Murellus, Lepidus, Plebeian #3, Soldier, Ensemble

Shaylee Bowman

Shaylee Bowman 
Junior Acting student from Burlington, Kentucky

At CCM: Wanderland, Julius Caesar, K.I.D.S.

Carpenter, Decius, Ligarius, Cinna the Poet, Plebeian #4, Strato, Ensemble

Noah Buyak

Noah Buyak
Senior Acting student from Nuevo, California

At CCM: Roger/Voice 2 in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Caska, Lucilius, Plebeian #2, Ensemble

Shakoria Davis

Shakoria Davis 
Senior Acting student from Atlanta, Georgia

At CCM: Lady Stutfield in Lady Windermere's Fan, 48 Hour Film Festival. Elsewhere: Ophelia in Hamlet, Miranda in The Tempest, Lady Anne in Richard III, roles at the Hoosier Shakespeare Festival and Richmond Shakespeare.

Lucius, Messala, Plebeian #3, Ensemble

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Rachel Jones 
Senior Acting student from Rochester Hills, Michigan

At CCM: Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosalie in Lady Windermere’s Fan, No. 8 in Scenes from The Wolves (CCM Lab), Agnes in Agnes of God (CCM Lab). Elsewhere: Marianne in Constellations (Cincinnati, Ohio), Connie in 1940s Radio Hour (Auburn Hills, Michigan), Linda u.s. in Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park).

Calphurnia, Titinius, Plebian #1 and #4, Octavius’ Servant, Ensemble

Liza Lagerstrom

Liza Lagerstrom
Senior Acting student from Flower Mound, Texas 

At CCM: Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lady Jedburgh in Lady Windermere's Fan, Mother Superior in Agnes of God, Soccer Mom in The Wolves.

Octavius, Metellus, Artemidorus, Plebeian #2, Ensemble

Rachel Larson

Rachel Larson
Senior Acting student from Mundelein, Illinois 

At CCM: Strings in Dirty Laundry (Transmigration Festival 2020), Sister in When It Rains (48 Hour Film Festival 2019), Cup in Trash! The Musical (Phoenix Project 2020), Margaret in Heist Film (CCM Acting/E-Media Short Film Festival 2021), Rachel in Nostalgia! (CCM Radio Play 2021). Elsewhere: Icek, Russian Doctor, and Ensemble in Hope After Hate, Filostrato in The World Is Ending And Maybe That's Kinda Hot (Bellevue Hill Park).

Julius Caesar, Ghost, Ensemble

Kevin Naddeo

Kevin Naddeo
Senior Acting student from Cherry Hill, New Jersey

At CCM: Ryan Martin in The Burials, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, various understudies in Midsummer Night's Dream, Uncle Jakob/Leon in Hope After Hate.

Marcus Brutus, Ensemble

Kristina Lucy

Kristina Steinmetz
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: The Duchess in Lady Windermere’s Fan, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Elsewhere: Ginny Yang in Smart People, Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God, work at Kentucky Shakespeare and StageOne Family Theater.

Cinna, Flavius, Plebeian #1, Ensemble, Block Captain

Hunter Trammell

Hunter Trammell
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Ben Martin in The Burials, Cinna/Flavius in Julius Caesar. Elsewhere: Sean in The Match Game with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Lee in True West with The Konk Basement (Cincinnati), Panfilo in The World is Ending and Maybe That’s Kinda Hot (Bellevue Park, Cincinnati). Film Credits: “And Then I Go” and “House of the Witch”.

Ciaus Cassius, Ensemble

Isabella Wagner

Isabella Wagner
Senior Acting student from San Diego, California

At CCM: Titania/ Hippolyta u.s. in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Shady in Men on Boats (CCM Lab), co-founder of CCM improv troupe Some Nights Improv. 

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Assistant Stage Manager | Sarah Patisaul
  • Production Assistant | Anika Shirvaikar
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Abigail Heyd
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Patrick Kiernan
  • Production Sound Engineer | Ryan Hurt
  • Sound A1 | Patrick Kiernan
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min


Production Staff Profiles

Assistant Director

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain
Senior Musical Theatre student from Austin, Texas

At CCM: Lt. Brannigan in Guys and Dolls, Daddy Murphy in Bright Star. Elsewhere: Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Dr. Faustus in Dr. Faustus with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Matthew Scott in Sondheim on Sondheim and Oscar Delancey/Davey understudy in Newsies with Lexington Theatre Company.

Sound Designer

Corbin Hopkins

Corbin Hopkins 
Senior Sound Design and Technology student from Austin, Texas

At CCM: A2 for The Rocky Horror Show, PSE for Midsummer, and Asst. Sound Designer for Wings.

Production Stage Manager

Rosie Pavlik

Rosie Burns Pavlik 
Senior Stage Management student from Farmington Hills, Michigan

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Dialogues of the CarmelitesJulius Caesar, and Orpheus and the Underworld, Calling Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dyonisia. Assistant Stage Manager for Cinderella, Galileo Galilei, and Travelogue, Production Assistant for The Magic Flute, and Rocket Science, Wardrobe Supervisor for Spring Awakening. Elsewhere: Orchestra Stage Manager for Aspen Music Festival, Assistant Stage Manager for The Sound of Music (Aspen Music Festival) and The Absentee (The KNOW Theatre of Cincinnati), Sub-Assistant Stage Manager for Don Giovanni (Aspen Music Festival).

Technical Director

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Janay Sukkarieh 
Senior Technical Production student from Irvine, California

At CCM: Master Carpenter for Opera Gala, Scenic Carpenter for CCM’s 2019-20 season. Elsewhere: 2021 Stage Crew at the Santa Fe Opera, Production Assistant at South Coast Repertory, Lighting Assistant for The Britney Runs a Marathon Movie Premiere.

Assistant Stage Manager

Sarah Patisaul

Sarah Patisaul
Junior Stage Management student from Cary, North Carolina

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Frankenstein, Assistant Stage Manager for The Burials, ASM for Julius Caesar, Production Assistant for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spotlight Operator for Pippin. Elsewhere: PSM for the Spring Recital with Pirouette Dance Company (Cary, North Carolina) ASM for Little Women at the Virginia Theatre Festival (Charlottesville, Virginia) ASM on Fidelio with Queen City Opera (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Production Assistant

Anika Shirvaikar

Anika Shirvaikar 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Millburn, New Jersey

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for She Loves Me and Thirty Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, Production Assistant for Julius Caesar and Pippin, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for Once and Sunday in the Park With George. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Thirteen Jr., Seussical Kids, and Something Rotten Jr. with Pixie Dust Players (Rahway, New Jersey).

Assistant Production Managers

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Leah Berry 
Senior Stage Management student from Lexington, Kentucky 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager The Rocky Horror Show, Student Choreographers Showcase; Project Manager for Light in the Piazza, Little Shop of Horrors and,The Laramie Project; Assistant Production Manager for CCM 21-22 Season. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager Holiday Inn, Flashdance, Mamma Mia!, and Matilda with Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven, New Jersey); Assistant Stage Manager James and the Giant Peach with Lexington Children's Theatre (Lexington, Kentucky). 

Emma King

Emma King 
Senior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager of Wings, Assistant Production Manager of TDP Projects 2021, Production Assistant of Clybourne Park. Elsewhere: Production Stage Manager of Little Shop of Horrors and Newsies with Performing Arts, Inc. (Cincinnati). 

Assistant Sound Designer/ Sound A1/ Sound Shop Graduate Assistant

Patrick Kiernan

Patrick Kiernan 
Second-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Kingston, New York 

Elsewhere: Off-Broadway productions of A Salute to the Brave (world premiere) and She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater); Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet (Time Shared Productions); Richard III, As You Like It, Around the World in 80 Days (world premiere), Julius Caesar (co-design, Matt Webb), Stuart Little, The Shakespeare, Stealer (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Henry VI Part One, Breach (Baldwin Wallace University); The Hunting of the Snark (The Players NYC/University of Michigan).

Production Sound Engineer/ Sound Shop Graduate Assistant

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Ryan Hurt 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Lincoln, Nebraska 

At CCM: A1 of The Rocky Horror Show, Production Sound Engineer of Bright Star, Sound Designer of Clybourne Park, Assistant Sound Designer of Lady Windermere's Fan, Sound Designer of Association of Controlled Dreamers. Elsewhere: Sound Designer of The Niceties at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sound Designer of Woyzeck at South Dakota State University, A1 of Seussical at South Dakota State University

Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

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Alex Brock 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Greenfield, Indiana 

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for 42nd Street, Assistant Designer for The Bartered Bride. Elsewhere: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Bay Street Theater, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua Theater Company and New York Stage and Film. 

Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Harris Woodstein (they/them)
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois 

At CCM: Sound Designer for Our TownUnfortunate Mechanism (CCM Radio Play) and The Missing (Radio Play). Elsewhere: Sound Designer for It’s a Small World at Bristol Valley Theater (Naples, New York), Macbeth and Twelfth Night at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York, New York), Casa Valentina with Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, Illinois), The Peacebook Festival 2019 and The Light 2019 with Collaboraction (Chicago, Illinois), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Saint Sebastian Players (Chicago, Illinois).

Stage Management Office Assistant

Jie Min

Jie Min 
Second-year MFA Stage Management student from Harbin, China

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Dance Works 2022, Assistant Stage Manager for L'Amant Anonyme, Assistant Stage Manager for Dance Works 2021 Elsewhere: ASM for Ushuaia Blue, ASM for Babel at Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, West Virginia), Co-director and Media Designer for Am I Still Alive, Film Producer for A Painting at Beijing Dance Academy (Beijing, China), Executive Director and Dance Choreographer of Gala Celebrate the Spring Festival at China Central Television (Beijing, China).

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WATCH: CCM Opera Series presents 'The Cunning Little Vixen'

Event: February 29, 2024 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents Leos Janáček’s beloved anthropomorphic opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" Feb. 29-March 2 in Corbett Auditorium. Sung in the original Czech, the opera follows a clever fox (or “vixen”), and the Forester, a human who captured her as a cub. Weaving between the human and animal world, the opera blends comedy and tragedy, exploring the cyclical nature of life and death.


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Event: February 8, 2024 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents "Clue: On Stage" (play) on Feb. 8-10, 2024 at Patricia Corbett Theater. Directed by Brant Russell, the hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery play is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie inspired by the classic Hasbro Board game.

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