Production Team:

 

Angel Adedokun (Choreographer)  is a bilingual vocalist, songwriter, and dancer. She has worked with the Latin company MundoBeat Entertainment and was featured as lead singer of Indianapolis Salsa band Grupo Bembe. In 2015, Angel moved from Indianapolis to California and has since jumped into musical theatre and teaching. Her stage credits include Hairspray (Lil Inez) with Footlite Musicals, SILENCE! The Musical (Ardelia Mapp), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter, Dance Captain) with Ray of Light Theatre, Iron Shoes (Second Girl) with Shotgun Players, Avenue Q ( Gary Coleman) with NCTC,  and Troop Beverly Heels and Mean Gays with Peaches Christ Productions. With a dance background in Salsa, Plena, Bhangra, and Hip Hop, Angel choreographed her first Ray of Light Show (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) with Alex Rodriguez. She is privileged to have worked with the amazing cast of Caroline or Change and thanks them for their magic, creativity, and strength! “This cast is pure gold. Every rehearsal was filled with such love, collaboration and openness. What an honor to be surrounded by such presence everyday.” 

Jenn BeVard (Director) received her MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago where she directed and choreographed The Conduct of Life, Waiting for Lefty, Ghosts, The Lover, The Pillowman, and Copi’s The Four Twins and developed new work with Chicago’s Lucky Plush dance company and The Pavement Group. As a recipient of an Orchard Project artist’s residency she devised, co-directed and choreographed Counterfeiters with Dog & Pony Theatre Co. Upon returning to the Bay Area she assisted on the Rocky Horror Show and West Edge Opera’s production of Lulu, directed The End of the Rainbow at OMG! Productions and the world premiere of Laura Schwendinger’s opera Artemisia with Left Coast Ensemble. Jenn is an artistic associate at Ray of Light Theatre where her directing credits include The Wild Party and Reefer Madness.

Connie Caranza (Assistant Stage Manager) Is honored to be working with Ray of Light again!  Into the Woods was her first production with them and has since worked in almost every one – recently American Psycho the Musical.  She has worked with theatre companies FOGG and The Overcast. She’d like to thank her family and friends for their support!

Bethany Deal (Costume Designer)  is excited to be joining the ROLT family. She has her MFA in Costume Design/Hair & Make-Up design from Utah State University. You may have seen her costume designs in the greater bay area including A Christmas Carol-Center Rep, Ain’t Misbehavin (Bay Area Theater Critic’s Circle nomination for Best in the Bay overall production), 110 in the Shade, Saturday Night, New Girl In Town- 42nd Street Moon, Joseph…, Sister Act-Broadway By the Bay, Dream Girls, Sister Act  and Annie-Berkeley Playhouse, Cymbeline-Theater of the Others. Her other work includes Mr. Marmalade-Garage Theatre, Legally Blonde the Musical-USU, Talk Radio, The Fantasticks-OMG, Blues in the Night-Stage 3, Beehive!: the 60’s Musical, and Trailer Park-Sierra Rep. Another skill she has is Hair & Make-up Design – recent projects include Wig Design for Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike, Rock Of Ages and Freaky Friday at Rep, as well as Beehive!:the 60’s Musical at Sierra Rep. Other collaborations include CMT- Music Circus, Town Hall Theater, and Marin Shakespeare Company. In addition to the stage, Ms. Deal has worked in film and television including Costume Designer for “Not Your Year” and “North Beach” both currently in the festival circuit. She did costumes for Salt Lake 48 Hour Film Project Winners in 2013. 

Jacqueline Dennis (Wig Designer) is thrilled to be back for her second Ray of Light show! She holds a B.A in Music Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute (#dayjob). Credits include The Color Purple (Nettie) at Hillbarn Theatre, Dreamgirls (Michelle Morris) at BBBAY, and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette) at Ray of Light. Endless thanks to friends and family for their continued love and support!

Lori Fowler (Stage Manager) is elated to be back with Ray of Light Theatre for the entire 2019 season! Lori has stage managed a great deal of shows over scads of years. When not in a dim theatre they can usually be found cross stitching snarky sayings and cuss words, baking or at a bar. 

Jerry Girard (Sound Designer) His recent credits include American Psycho (2019) with Ray Of Light. Young and Unafraid (2018) with Custom Made Theatre Company, and Shepard’s Gate (2019) short film. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support.

Kuo-Hao Lo (Set Design) has been working as scenic designer/ technical director since 2001.  His designs received Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Scenic Design 2018 “It’s only a play”, 2016 “Mothers and Sons”, 2015 “Die Mommie Die” and 2014 “August, Osage County”, and San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Achievement Award Set Design 2009 “Dames at Sea”, 2010 “Sugar Witch”, and 2013 Faces of Theatre Bay Area Honorees. His previous Ray of Light designs including “Silence-The musical” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. He received M.A in Theatre from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri.  Currently he is a resident at Washington State and continues working as a freelance set designer.  www.kuohaolodesign.org

David Möschler (Music Director) is an award-winning conductor and musical director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Caroline, or Change marks his fifth production with Ray of Light Theatre, after garnering a Theater Bay Area Award nomination for LIZZIE, and winning Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical Direction with Into The Woods and Assassins. Möschler has conducted over 100 musical productions, with recent credits including Throckmorton Theater, Mountain Play, Lamplighters Music Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, West Edge Opera, and Shotgun Players, among many others. He is Resident Musical Director for YMTC and has been a member of the music staff at College Light Opera Company since 2005. In 2013 Möschler founded Awesöme Orchestra Collective, which he conducts regularly. See davidmoschler.com for more information.

Kevin Myrick (Lighting Designer) has been working as a theatrical designer since 1974. Most recently he has designed lighting for the African American Shakespeare Company (“Richard III”, “Cinderella”, “Black Eagles”), Youth Musical Theatre Company (“A Man of No Importance, “Bat Boy”, “Parade”), and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Company (“Soulful Christmas”, “The Urban Retreat”). He has also designed lighting, projections and sound for dance companies like Dimensions Dance Theatre Company, the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, Push Dance, Village Dancers, and theatre companies like Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company, Just Us Theatre Company, and San Francisco’s AfroSolo Theatre Company, Cultural Odyssey, and TheatreFirst in Berkeley.