Katherine Schroeder (Isabelle Arc)
Katherine is deeply gratified to be FINALLY performing this role in this play. Gloriosky. Not counting a brief but horrifying cameo in Shining City, she was last seen as Hesione In Different Stages’ Heartbreak House. Her last (and first, come to think of it) role with Jarrott Productions was Hazel in The Children.
Alyssa Hurtado (Joan Arc)
Alyssa is a freshman Acting major at Texas State University. She is excited to be a part of her first professional theatrical production as Joan in Mother of the Maid. Favorite past roles include “Millie” in PICNIC and “Fabiola” in MALA HIERBA. She is grateful to everyone who has helped bring this show to life and for the opportunity to be a part of it all.
Daniel Norton (Jacques Arc)
Austin: A Skull in Connemara, If I Forget, Howard’s Room; Off-Off Broadway: The Christmas Carol Conspiracy. Other theatre: Sea Marks, In the Boom Boom Room, Wait Until Dark, The Diviners, Arsenic and Old Lace, 15-Minute Hamlet. He is in the Austin-produced short film Labor+Justice, now in the festival circuit. Daniel has admired many shows from Jarrott Productions and is thrilled to be joining the team and performing at Ground Floor Theatre for his first time.
Christopher Gonzalez (Pierre Arc)
Christopher is excited to revive the role of Pierre in Jarrot Production's Mother Of The Maid. Chris studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. He has acted in numerous theater productions such as Austin Shakespeare's Indian Ink, The Merchant Of Venice, and Cante Jundo. Chris has also starred in many independent films, music videos, and commercials including Jackrabbit by dir. Will Dzuik and The Sun Bathers' Intimacy.
Beau Paul (Father Gilbert / Chamberlain / Scribe)
Beau has been working in the Austin theatre community for many years. This is his second role with Jarrot Productions having previously portrayed Iron Henry in the audio play The Frog Prince for which he received a B. Iden Payne nomination for Best Featured Performer. He was last seen in Different Stages’ production of Water by the Spoonful and Heartbreak House. Other performances include Different Stages’ The Magic Fire as Henri, Sam Bass Theater’s production of The Crucible, and City Theatre’s Uncle Vanya. He studied Acting and Directing at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University).
Rosalind Faires (Lady of the Court)
Rosalind is an Austin-based actor and director. Regional acting credits include: Passage and The Vineyard (Heartland Theatre Collective), Polly’s Playhouse (Frontera Fest), As You Like It and Pride and Prejudice (Austin Shakespeare), and Midsummer Forest Tour (ZACH). She was the 2016 recipient of Capital T Theatre's New Directions fellowship and was nominated for Outstanding Direction by the Austin Critics’ Table Award for her production of Marie Antoinette. She received dual degrees in Plan II Honors and Theatre and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. She will be seen next in Trinity Street Players’ world premiere production of jkjk’s Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes.
Will Gibson Douglas (Producer / Associate Artistic Director)
Will is an Austin-based actor and director. His directing credits include JP's recent hit The Pact, as well as Different Stages' Heartbreak House (B. Iden Payne Nomination). Acting credits include The Lifespan of a Fact and Significant Other for Jarrott Productions, both of which garnered B. Iden Payne Nominations. He has worked with numerous other local companies in various capacities including Different Stages, The VORTEX, Ground Floor Theatre, & Street Corner Arts. He is the Associate Artistic Director at Jarrott Productions and is a company member at The VORTEX.
David R. Jarrott (Director / Producing Artistic Director)
David created this theatre company whose first production (Freud's Last Session) was staged in 2015. Mother of the Maid our 15th Main Stage production, with another 4 Digital Stage productions. He is grateful for the many artists who have contributed to the success of Jarrott Productions over the years. As a theatre lifer (stage debut at age 10), David also had a 40-year career as a #1-rated radio personality, and is a 2011 inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He has also worked extensively in advertising and television as an on-air talent, writer, producer and director.
Isabella Anastasia Leigh (Production Manager)
Isa has served as the Production Manager for Jarrott Productions since 2022. She was also the Production Stage Manager for The Sound Inside, The Pact, and The Lifespan of a Fact. In addition, she has worked with Austin Shakespeare, Broom Street Theater, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Forward Theater, Music Theatre of Madison, Scriptworks, and StageQ, among others. Isa currently resides in Minnesota and is the Production Stage Manager for the Commonweal Theatre. Much love to her kitties, Rosalind and Beatrice.
Jennifer Anderson (Production Stage Manager)
Jarrott Productions: Significant Other. Austin Shakespeare: The Seagull, Wolf Hall. Zilker Theatre Productions: Footloose. Austin Opera Assistant Stage Manager: Flight, The Italian Girl in Algiers, La traviata, Hansel and Gretel, The Star, La bohéme, Dialogues des Carmélites, Rigoletto. Imagine That Productions: Here’s To You, House of Several Stories. Red Then Productions: When Something Wonderful Ends. Zach Theatre: The Clean House, Plays Well With Others. Three seasons as Artistic Administrator for Spotlight on Opera. Production Assistant and crew member for over 30 shows at Zach.
Natalie D. Garcia (Assistant Director / Marketing Director)
Natalie is a proud Advisory Board Member for Jarrott Productions and this marks her second time Assistant Director-ing with JP. She previously AD’d for The Children and most recently appeared onstage in The Pact. When she’s not being roped into holding David’s clipboard and hugging Will, you may have seen her onstage in award-winning theatrical productions here in Austin such as The Butcher of Baraboo and Strange But Perfect (Street Corner Arts), or at ColdTowne doing improv with house team Dr. Jack. Many thanks to her husband (THE Carlo Lorenzo Garcia) for making dreams come true at home and onstage.
Nadia Petru (Assistant Stage Manager)
Nadia is currently a senior at James Bowie High School and the President of the Starlight Theater Company. Next year she will be attending UT Austin for a BFA in Radio, Television and Film at the Moody College of Communications. Recent productions include stage manager for Violet Sharp and MacBeth at Bowie High School, director of Winnie-the-Pooh at Bowie High School, and lighting crew and spot operator for the Zilker Hillside theater’s production of Newsies. She is so excited to be joining the Jarrot Production crew!
Buffy Manners (Costume Designer)
This is Buffy’s first show for Jarrott Productions. She started her design career with Austin Ballet Theatre, where they performed the first Sunday of every month at the Armadillo World Headquarters. A few years ago, she was fortunate enough to be invited to design a production of Hamlet at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, directed by Tina Packer. She has been nominated for several B. Iden Payne Awards for her work and won Critics’ Table Best Costume Design for Shakespeare In Love.
Craig Brock (Sound Designer)
Craig has been involved in professional audio since 1989. With Jarrott Productions: The Sound Inside, The Pact, Pet Dick, Lifespan Of A Fact, The Frog Prince; The Speaker Speaks; The Niceties; Admissions; The Children; For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday; Significant Other; Seminar; The Father; Prodigal Son; The Herd; The Price; Freud’s Last Session. With ZACH Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Into the Woods; Matilda; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Sunday In the Park with George.
Demetri Bellini (Technical Director)
Demetri is a Scenic Designer and Technical Director from Houston, Texas. He moved to Austin in 2021 to pursue his career in theatrical design. Previously he has served as technical director on shows such as Heartbreak House (Different Stages) and The Sound Inside (Jarrott Productions). He hopes to continue serving the arts community in Austin and beyond, advocating for transparency and equity for all artists.
Al Grab (Scenic Consultant / Master Carpenter)
Making a career in live theatre is putting a bunch of part time jobs together to make that career. In 50+ years of live theatre work Al has way too many of those part time jobs to include in this limited space as he has basically done every job there is to do from front of house to backstage. BTW - At Al & Jan Grab's wedding 50 years ago David Jarrott was his best man.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Denise Hodgson | David R. Jarrott | Mark Keister| Stephanie Todd
Lisa Scheps & Patti Neff Tiven / Ground Floor Theatre; Janet Gurley / Violet Crown City Church; Jennifer Rose Davis / Archive Theatre Company; Nathan Alexander / ZACH Theatre; Dan Hemme; Alex Cogburn / The VORTEX
Jarrott Productions would also like to acknowledge these members of our original 2020 company of Mother of the Maid. They contributed greatly to the creation of this production, although they were not able to complete this journey with us. Our 2023 company stands on the shoulders of these artists: Clarissa Smith; Anna Maria Ward; Erin Scialabba; Michael Krauss; Alison Lewis; Morgan Brochu; Charlesanne Rabensburg.
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