Cast and Crew for ​ANTIGONE


Ben Tebbe, Director

tebbe-ben-headshotBen Tebbe earned his B.A. in theatre from Marian University in 1999. He has been working consistently as a professional actor since that time and is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers. His professional credits include work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, ShadowApe Theatre Company, and Beef&Boards Dinner Theatre. Mr. Tebbe is a founding member of Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre (HART) and was  instrumental in the development of Shakespeare on the Canal, the free summer show from HART in White River State Park. At Marian, Mr. Tebbe has directed ​The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, Songs for a New World, Almost, Maine and Escanaba in da Moonlight. His other directing credits include Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years (Indiana Premiere - Loose Cannon Productions), Titanic (Footlite Musicals), Rumors (Cardinal Ritter HS), and The Country Club (Red Barn Summer Theatre). Mr. Tebbe is a 2011-12 Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. 


Kristopher D. Steege, Set Design and Technical Director

Steege_addams headshotKristopher D. Steege hails from the plains of South Dakota where he finished his undergraduate studies, a double major in art and theatre, at South Dakota State University in 1995. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he received his M.F.A. in scenic design for theatre in 1998. Professor Steege joined the faculty at Marian University in the fall of ’98. He is thrilled to finally be back designing and working in the Marian University Theatre! When he’s not busy with Marian University, he also works locally as a freelance designer and painter. Some of his local professional designs have been for Butler University, Anderson University, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, The Children’s Museum, and Dance Kaleidescope. He would like to thank both his family and the Marian University community for their tremendous support of the theatre program.


Matthew Ford Cunningham, Lighting Designer

CunninghamMatthew is the technical theatre teacher at Herron High School. He is also resident lighting designer for BobDirex, Theatre on the Square and Marian University Theatre. Previously, he was a sound designer for Carnival Cruise Lines and American Cabaret Theatre. Some of his recent designs include: Bat Boy and Killer Joe at TOTS, Jesus Christ Superstar and Billy Elliot for Bobdirex, and Little Shop of Horrors, Twelve Angry Jurors, and ​The Addams Family  for Marian University Theatre.

Pam AlbrechtName: Pam Albrecht
Role: Crew
Age: 19
Class Year: Freshman
Hometown: Speedway, IN
Major/Minor: History major/ Theatre minor
Favorite thing about show: Building the set.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The theatre kids
Favorite quote: "I never said be like me, I said be like you and make a difference" - Marilyn Manson
Past performance experience: The Addams Family, High School Musical, The Almost Totally True Tale of Hansel and Gretel, Grease, Phantom Tollbooth, Will Roger’s Follies, Flowers for Algernon


Tess BarnettName: Tess Barnett
Role: Crew
Age: 18
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fortville, IN
Major/Minor: Nursing, Global Studies

Favorite thing about show: I love Ancient Greek literature and history
Favorite thing about Marian: Small and service-focused.
Favorite quote: "Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction." Evelyn Waugh
Past experience: The Addams Family, Almost, Maine, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and Fiddler on the Roof.


Joe BarsantiName: Joe Barsanti
Role and Committee: Chorus, Media Committee, and Sound Designer
Age: 23
Class Year: Super Senior
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Major/Minor: Music, Vocal Performance and Theater minor

Favorite thing about show: I like the post modern approach we are taking with this show, it gives it a unique feel.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The amazing faculty we have in the music and theater departments.
Favorite quote: "Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” - Johannes Brahms
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family​, Cats; Once on This Island; Grease; Music Man; Bugsy Malone


Shelbi BerryName: Shelbi Berry
Role and Committee: Ismene / Costume committee
Age: let's not talk about it
Class Year: Super Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis
Major/Minor: Philosophy with a double major in Music, concentration in Choral Education. Minoring in Psychology
Favorite thing about the show: 

My favorite thing about the show is that I was cast as a character that is nothing like me. It's the first time this has truly happened and learning how to portray someone opposite of me is a learning experience I truly value.
Favorite thing about Marian: My favorite thing about Marian University are all the professors and music instructors that have been so supportive of me and pushed me further than I thought I could go, both in music and academically. I love that I am not just a number, but an individual here, worthy of someone's time and energy when it comes to shaping my future.
Favorite Quote: There are a lot of times I say "well my mom always told me _____." So anytime I say that, it must have stuck with me for a reason.
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family (​Wednesday Addams), Soloist for Knight Fusion Singers, UIndy's Echoing Scare, Chamber Singers, University Choir, Madrigal Singers, Lucy in You'r A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Perry Meridian High School (alumni musical).


IMG_6599Name: Rachel Bowen
Role: Stage Manager
Age: 19
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Major/Minor: Biology with a concentration in pre- medicine
Favorite thing about show:The close cast.
Favorite thing about Marian University: People on campus are very nice.
Favorite quote: A rock, as you know, sinks like a rock.
Past performance experience: The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, 12 Angry Jurors, Harvey, Godspell, Almost Maine, Phantom of the Opera, All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Footloose, Murder Most Fouled Up, Crazy for You


Maggie BritnerName: Maggie Britner
Role and Committee: Chorus / Costume committee
Age: 22
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Franklin, IN
Major/Minor: Art Major, Psychology Minor with a Concentration in Art Therapy
Favorite thing about the show: This story is still relevant to our time and society.
Favorite thing about Marian University: My favorite thing about Marian is all the connections, and opportunities I have been given. I love being able to call Marian home.
Favorite quote: “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou
Past Performance Experience: High School: Suessical the Musical  tech crew Crazy For You and A Midsummer Night's Dream. At Marian: ​The Addams Family, Crystal in Little Shop Of Horrors, Songs For A New World, Stage Crew Manager I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change  Assistant Prop Manager Almost Maine .

Allison BryantName: Allison Bryant
Role and Committee: the Messenger; Set committee
Age: 19
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major/Minor: Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science; Spanish minor
Favorite thing about show: the contemporary twist on a Greek classic
Favorite thing about Marian University: the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab
Favorite quote: “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing” – Abraham Lincoln
Past performance experience: Elementary and middle school plays and musicals


Daniel BurkhardtName: Daniel Burkhardt
Role: Creon
Age: 20
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Psychology
Minor: Theatre
Favorite thing about show: This show is clever and quick-witted.
Favorite thing about Marian University: Small campus feel; I can say “hi” to almost anyone by name.
Past performance experience: The Addams Family, 12 Angry Jurors; Little Shop of Horrors; Almost, Maine; songs for a new world; To See the Stars; The Sound of Music; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Crazy for You; and more!


Catherine CarrolName: Catherine Carroll
Role and committee: Eurydice / Props committee
Age: 21
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite thing about show: The modern theme that was taken with this production.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Favorite quote: “The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.”- excerpt from Mother Teresa’s “Anyway” poem
Past performance experience: 14 past shows as both cast and crew. High school theatre at Bishop Dwenger.


Julia FrenchName: Julia French
Role: Crew
Age: 20
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Indianapolis
Major: Exploratory and minor in Theatre
Favorite thing about show: The set and painting
Favorite thing about Marian University: Theatre class
Past Performances: 7 years of theatre, shows including ​The Addams Family, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Shrek the Musical, and 12 Angry Jurors

Sarah HunterName: Sarah Hunter
Role and Committee: Antigone / Set committee
Age: 21
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Perrysburg, OH
Major/Minor: Religious Education/Theatre
Favorite thing about show:Antigone’s strength in being able to stick to what she knows is morally right and the shows ability to be incredible relevant even in our modern day world.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The friends I’ve made and the chances I’ve had to express myself both creatively and intellectually
Favorite Quote: “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures. We are the sum of the Father’s love for us.” ~St. John Paul II
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family ​(Morticia) Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #8); Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peaseblossom @ The Richmond Shakespeare Festival); Almost, Maine (Glory); Songs for a New World (Company)


Nick KeppolName: Nicholas Keppol
Role and committee: Chorus / Multi-media committee
Age: 19
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Major/Minor:English major with minors in Theatre and Pastoral Leadership and a Writing Concentration
Favorite thing about show: The fact that it was written several thousand years ago, but is still very pertinent to modern day society.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The small class sizes and family community.
Favorite quote: “Love art in yourself, not yourself in art” – Konstantin Stanislavski
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family ​(Lurch), 12 Angry Jurors (Juror #7), Little Shop of Horrors (Bernstein), Little Women (Braxton), Anatomy of Grey (Phineas Wingfield), These Shining Lives (Mr.Reed)


Alex KuorisName: Alex Kouris
Role and Committee: Third Guard-Media Committee
Age: 20
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: LaPorte, IN
Major/Minor: Psychology. Double minor Philosophy & Pastoral Leadership
Favorite thing about show: The other cast members are very enjoyable
Favorite thing about Marian University: The environment and community
Past performance experience: John the butler (The Happiest Millionaire), Dromio of Syracuse (Comedy of Errors), Tom Snout (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Leonato (Much Ado About Nothing)


Kegan MainName: Kegan Main
Role and committee: Chorus / costume committee
Age: 19
Class Year: 2019 Sophomore
Hometown: Batesville, IN
Major: Biology (pre-med) with minor in theatre
Favorite thing about show: I love the sense of audience inclusion created by the Chorus
Favorite thing about Marian University: the community.
Favorite quote: “Normal is an illusion my dear”- Addams Family
Past Performance: At Marian: ​The Addams Family ​(Lucas Beineke), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), and 12 Angry Jurors (Foreman). Community: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiiddler on the Roof


IMG_6569Name: Katelyn McLaughlin
Role and Committee: Page / Set committee
Age: 18
Class Year: 2020
Hometown: Avon, IN
Major: Biology
Favorite thing about the show:The tragedy of it all.
Favorite thing about Marian University: The people.
Favorite quote: “There’s no need to be a hero. You don’t have to force yourself just to make people acknowledge you."
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family​, Scene Night 2013-2016, Avon High School

TJ ONealName: T.J. O’Neil
Role and committee: Haemon / props committee
Age: 19
Class Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fairfield, Ohio
Major/Minor: Marketing/Pastoral Leadership
Favorite thing about show: My favorite thing about the show is the fresh new take Ben Tebbe has used for this show. The narrators are cleverly thought out and the use of media during the show will make it something truly unique!
Favorite thing about Marian University: I love the small atmosphere where I bump into someone I know no matter where I am.
Favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world."
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family​, Music Man (Barbershop Quartet), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Into the Woods (Wolf),  Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow)


Abby OsborneName: Abby Osborne 
Role and committee: Chorus / multi-media committee
Age: 20
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lebanon, Indiana
Major: Psychology, Gender Studies minor
Favorite thing about show: I'm on social media 95% of the time I'm awake and not in class. So the fact the show has so much new technology and social media focus is amazing!
Favorite thing about Marian University: I can leave my room 10 minutes before class and and get there on time.
Favorite quote: "Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason"
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family, Annie Jr (Rooster Hannigan), The Music Man (Chorus), Noises Off (Stage crew), Shrek The Musical (Bluebird/Elf), Catch Me If You Can (Bank Teller), 12 Angry Jurors (4th Juror)


Dani PayneName: Dani Payne
Role and committee: Guard One / Costume committee
Age: 21
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Pittsboro, IN
Major/Minor: Major in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies and a concentration in Writing
Favorite thing about show: Being able to spend time with her friends three times a week!
Favorite thing about Marian University: The Communication Department
Favorite quote: "No." - Rosa Parks
Past Performance Experience: Uncle Fester in The Addams Family. Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors Soloist in Marian University Knight Fusion, and over 20 other productions before coming to Marian in 2014
Claire ThompsonName: Claire Thompson
Role: Costume Designer / Assistant Stage Manager
Age: 21
Class Year: 2018, Junior
Hometown: Westfield, IN

Major/Minor: Art major and minors in psychology, pastoral leadership, and art history with a concentration in art therapy
Favorite thing about show: I love our take on the contemporary Antigone and I am excited to see how all of the technical elements come together to make it a truly modern and exciting show.
Favorite thing about Marian University: TThe best thing about Marian is the opportunity to be involved in a variety departments and activities on campus. Because of the small campus, everyone is needed to make the university what it is.
Favorite quote: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Past performance experience: Claire has stage managed for the following productions in the past 3 years. The Addams Family, The Hungry Coat, Wizard of Oz Junior, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Almost, Maine, Songs for a New World.


Kate TimmermanName: Kate Timmermann
Role and Committee: Chorus, Set Committee
Age: 19
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greenville, IL
Major/Minor: English and Biology
Favorite thing about show: Coming up with my character’s backstory
Favorite thing about Marian University: Rachel Bowen
Favorite quote: “He who knows best knows how little he knows.” –Thomas Jefferson
Past performance experience: Little Shop of Horrors (chorus) and 12 Angry Jurors (Juror 9)


Maddi WincekName: Maddi Wincek
Role and committee: Nurse / Bios/Facebook chair
Age: 22
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis
Major: Bio and secondary Ed with a minor in Global Studies
Favorite thing about show: The cast and crew and the parallels of the show to today's society 
Favorite thing about Marian University: The opportunities in studies and extracurriculars as well as the community.
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family ​(Grandma Addams), Aladdin (Iago), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Egeus), Crazy for You (Mrs. Lottie Child), Almost Maine (Marvelyn), Little Shops of Horror (Patricia Martin and hair/makeup chair), 12 Angry Jurors (Hair/makeup chair)


IMG_6568Name: Claire Zink
Role and committee: Second Guard / props committee
Age: 19
Class Year: 2020, Freshman
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major: Pastoral Leadership
Minor: Theatre
Favorite thing about show: Even though it is thousands of years old, the elements in the story can still be applied to today.
Favorite thing about Marian University: Starbucks, all the different opportunities Marian has to offer, and how it is such a strong-knit community.
Past performance experience: ​The Addams Family​, Godspell, Jr.; Anne of Green Gables; Seussical, Jr.; Pride & Prejudice; Alice in Wonderland; several acting camps & black box theatre productions

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