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The Company of
For Time & Eternity

The Cast and Crew of For Time & Eternity. Photo by Steve Rogers.

Rob Yoho

Rob Yoho is a founding member of American Berserk Theatre. He is an Austin transplant originally from Cocoa Beach, FL (which explains why he lives here now), and he works on the management team and faculty at The Hideout Theatre. He is a theatre generalist, and has directed, performed, taught, and designed for educational and professional theatre companies all over the United States and internationally. He loves improv, devising new theatre works, and the company and production team of For Time & Eternity. MFA in Directing, Baylor University.

Director, Co-Producer

Curtis Luciani

Curtis Luciani is a writer, actor, comedian and longtime Austin resident. You can find him performing with his sketch comedy troupe Your Terrific Neighbors and improv duo The Amazon & The Milksop. His previous work includes monthly shows The Hustle Show, The Encyclopedia Show, ABT's first collab Subject to Control, and many productions at the Hideout Theatre. You can also check out his podcast, Marginalia.

Playwright, Co-Producer

Kaci Beeler

Kaci Beeler is a visual artist, improviser, and stage and film actor based out of Austin, TX. She has been performing improvisational theatre since 2002 and is a company member with several award-winning ensembles and duos including Parallelogramophonograph, The Amazon and The Milksop, and Available Cupholders. In addition to her work as an actor, Kaci is also the Director of Design at The Hideout Theatre in Austin and creates dynamic scenic, costume, promotional design for over 15 improvised productions and events a year. 

 

She has directed and produced dozens of improvised and devised shows in Austin in the past eleven years and has won several Austin Critics Table and Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" Awards for her work. Kaci has toured to over 40 cities and 8 countries including the UK, Australia, France, Spain, China, South Korea, and Japan to perform and teach improvised theatre. She can also be seen in numerous national commercials and films. When not working, you can find her kissing her husband Roy and/or dancing to K-Pop.

 

Kaci is beyond thrilled to be working on For Time & Eternity with Curtis, Rob, and the whole crew, 4 years after the debut of her first devised scripted piece, Blood, Sweat, and Cheers (available through YouthPlays), and 1 year after ABT's first collab Subject to Control.

Emma Smith, Set and Production Design, Co-Producer

Jon Bolden

Jon Bolden is an Ohio-born artist living in Austin, TX. He has spent the last eight years working intensively in the realm of improvisational theater. He was honored to direct Nothing and Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Plays (Winner of a B. Iden Payne for best production and Direction), Manhattan Stories: Improvised Woody Allen, and The Untitled Avant-Garde Theater Project with A Really Long Title. He was a member of the long-running weekly comedy troupe Bad Boys at ColdTowne theater and travels the country to perform and teach with Squirrel Buddies (with Roy Janik of Parallelogramophonograph). He teaches improvisational theater at The Hideout Theatre and is a previous instructor of the State Theatre School of Acting. He is a retired photographer and past producer of The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Talk to him about coffee and linguistics.

Joseph Smith

Kareem Badr

Kareem Badr is a founding company member of Parallelogramophonograph (PGraph). He is co-owner and general manager of The Hideout Theatre and does whatever his dog tells him.

Brigham Young, Isaac Hale, William Law

Zac Carr

Zac Carr is an actor, improviser, and teaching artist living in Austin, TX.  He has performed in a range of local productions, including An Obviously Foggot with Poison Apple Initiative, the play Cock with Theatre En Bloc, and the collaborative adaptation, The Hotel Vanya, or a Metaphysical Paradigm at the End of Everythingness. He also improvises with his friends in the group Crickets. Zac is thrilled to be working with American Berserk Theatre on their second project.

Hyrum Smith, Newel Whitney, Porter Rockwell

Katie Dahm

Katie Dahm is an improvisor, actor, and native Austinite. She has performed narrative and short-form improv in Austin since 2010. Recent performances include the Hideout Theatre’s Start Trekkin’: Improvised Episodes Based on the Original Series, Peter Pan and the Great Unknown, and Process: An Unscripted Scripted Play. Katie has studied Moment Work and Viewpoints, and is super pumped about devised theater. She is honored to have been part of the collaborative process for this show.

Helen Mar Kimball, Elvira Cowles, Fanny Alger, Emily Partridge, Jane Law

Kelly Hasandras

Kelly Hasandras is a choreographer, dancer, and actor in Austin, Texas. In the last year she performed in: Catastrophe Theory Arts Workshop, Gnap Theater’s Soul Grudge Showdown (Tulsa Tammy), An Evening of Selected Scenes for Austin Community College (Dinner with Friends), On Display Austin at the Blanton Art Museum, and Mi Casa Es Su Theatro (Lucy Walker, a solo from For Time & Eternity). She is a certified DanceAbility International instructor who also performs with BodyShift Dance Company (created by VSA and Forklift Danceworks). During the day she co-coordinates a free teen art and theater program for the City of Austin called, Totally Cool Totally Art.

Lucy Walker, Elizabeth Ann Whitney, Louisa Beaman, Maria Lawrence

Margaret Rose Hunsicker

Margaret Rose Hunsicker is an improviser, teaching artist, director and actor who has lived in Austin for only a few years. She originally hails from Orlando, where she studied interactive theatre and played various ghouls and demons at Universal Studios. Today, she spends her time doing as much improv as possible, teaching kids social and emotional skills using theatre through Creative Action, and teaching kids' improv classes at the Hideout Theatre. Her recent stage credits include Peter Pan and the Great Unknown (Asst. Director and Cast), I'll Take the Physical Challenge (Valentina), and Coven (Director).

Eliza Snow, Sarah Whitney, Nancy Rigdon, Julia Smith

Roy Janik

Roy Janik is the Artistic Director and co-owner of The Hideout Theatre, an improv theater in downtown Austin. His most recent acting credits include Peter Pan and the Great Unknown, Savage Swords, and Heavens, Mr. Darcy. He is also a company member of the improv ensembles Squirrel Buddies and Parallelogramophonograph, which recently won The Austin Chronicle's "Best Improv Troupe of 2016" award.

John Cook Bennett, John Cleveland, Willard Richards

Valerie Ward

Valerie Ward has been performing, directing, and teaching improvised theatre for over 15 years; at the Hideout Theatre and as part of the award-winning and internationally touring Parallelogramophonograph. This is her first full-length scripted production in Austin.

Sarah Cleveland, Zina Huntington, Mary Fielding Smith

J.R. Zambrano

J.R. Zambrano is an Austin area actor, improviser, and writer. He's been in a number of productions with the Hideout Theatre recently, including Process, Fiasco, and I'll Take the Physical Challenge. Additionally he's excited to be directing How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation coming up in May/June (also at the Hideout). When not on stage he writes for the internet, which if you think about it, explains a lot. He'd like to thank Shaquille O'Neal whose off-screen cameo in Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden was all too brief, but legendary nonetheless.

Sidney Rigdon, Horace Whitney, Governor Thomas Ford

Lance Hunter

Lance Hunter is an Austin-based carpenter and installation artist. Most recently, he oversaw construction of the set for Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves and American Berserk Theatre's Subject to Control. He has both designed and built multiple large-scale art installations at the Burning Man and Flipside art festivals, and was the lead of Flipside's Design and Fabrication Team in 2014. He also performs regularly in his improv duo Worst First Date.

Lead Builder

Lindsey McGowen

Lindsey McGowen has a BA in Technical Theater and after moving to Austin from Detroit in early 2014, she quickly made herself a go-to person for technical theater needs in the area. In addition to working on Hideout Theatre productions such as "The International Improv Experience", "Boy, Howdy!", "Fiasco", "Austin Secrets", and "Peter Pan and the Great Unknown" she was also a technical improvisor and stage manager for both the 2014 and 2015 B. Iden Payne Award-winning shows "Hurly Burly" and "Nothing & Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Plays". Outside of improv, Lindsey is a nationally touring teacher, judge and performer in the contemporary a cappella community. 

Lighting Designer

Ammon Taylor

Ammon Taylor is a pianist, composer, and musical director who is actively involved in Austin's theatre community. He enjoys collaborating with the many musicians, actors, and directors in the Austin area. He was awarded Best Original Score by the B. Iden Payne Council in 2015 and 2016, and is currently the Resident Music Director of the Paramount Theatre.

Musical Arrangement and Recording

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