Rebecca Robinson (Bella)
Rebecca Robinson’s first appeared with Jarrott Productions in ADMISSIONS. Prior to that, she appeared in Capital T productions of IT IS MAGIC, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and A LIE OF THE MIND which garnered her the B. Iden Payne award for Outstanding Featured Actress. She performed in two different productions of THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA, (Different Stages and Capital T) and received the B. Iden Payne Best Actress Award. Other appearances include FALLEN ANGELS with Different Stages, and WAKEY WAKEY, THE REALISTIC JONESES, MIDDLETOWN, MARION BRIDGE and CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, all with Hyde Park Theatre.
Tucker Shepherd (Christopher)
This is Tucker Shepherd's 3rd show with Jarrott Productions, (previously seen in ADMISSIONS and heard in PET DICK). Tucker is currently a student at Texas State University studying business management with a minor in philosophy. This is his first live performance since the pandemic, and he is looking forward to returning to the stage.
David R. Jarrott (Director & Producer)
David R. Jarrott created Jarrott Productions in 2015 because apparently Austin didn’t have enough theatre companies. This is JP’s 14th live Main Stage production, with another 5 Digital Stage productions in its list of credits. With a theatre career spanning some 68 years, David’s other tangential careers have been in radio, television, and advertising. He considers himself a communicator and a story teller—with more stories to tell. Stay tuned.
Will Gibson Douglas (Associate Producer & Properties)
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.
Isabella Anastasia Leigh (Production Manager & Stage Manager)
Isabella Anastasia Leigh hails from Madison, Wisconsin, and is excited to be working with Jarrott Productions once more. Previously, Isa has stage managed THE PACT and LIFESPAN OF A FACT with Jarrott Productions. She’s also worked with Austin Shakespeare and ScriptWorks. Much love to her kitties, Rosalind and Beatrice.
Alison Lewis (Lighting Designer)
Alison is a freelance lighting designer based in Austin. She graduated from Baylor University with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology. Previous work includes THE CHILDREN, which she received a B. Iden Payne nomination for, ADMISSIONS, THE NICETIES, and THE PACT with Jarrott Productions, THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO with Street Corner Arts, and a production of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL with Past is Prologue, a new company. Upcoming is FIRE IN DREAMLAND with Filigree Theatre.
Zane Bares (Scene Designer & Properties)
Zane Bares works as a Production Designer and Set Decorator in the film industry; with clients like AT&T, Dell, and Valero, often times the work is artistically unfulfilling. So Zane really loved working with Jarrot Productions on his inaugural theater production in something that has a satisfying creative aspect and hopes to do more shows in the future.
Aaron Flynn (Costume Designer)
Aaron Flynn has been costuming for the theater community in Austin since 2016, and has worked before with Jarrott Productions on 2019’s production of ADMISSIONS, as well as LIFESPAN OF A FACT and THE PACT in 2022. Other notable works include Rude Mechs NOT EVERY MOUNTAIN, the Hidden Room’s THE ROVER, Frank Wo/Men’s RUB A DUCK, and Penfold's production of AMADEUS. Aaron is grateful for theater’s return after the ghost light’s two year residency of our stages.
Craig Brock (Sound Designer)
Craig has been involved in professional audio since 1989. With Jarrott Productions: 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.
Rodd Simonsen (Audio Engineering Designer)
He works full-time as a Audio Visual Design Consultant. His experience includes sound design for film and theatre, video design for theater, and live streaming video production. Simonsen enjoys working with educational programs, including many area programs ranging from middle schools to university. He has worked with many community theaters including ZACH Theatre, Zilker Theater Productions, and Summer Stock Austin. Off the stage and screen, he enjoys music, cooking, cycling and keeping up with the latest technology.
Lowell Bartholomee (Projections Designer)
Lowell Bartholomee is an artistic company member of Rude Mechs and Hyde Park Theatre and a playwright member of Scriptworks. His video work includes THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT (Jarrott Productions), PREVIEWS OF DEPARTING ATTRACTIONS (Austin Playhouse), SINGLE BLACK FEMALE (Ground Floor), SOME HUMANS WERE HARMED... (Enroute), and several other titles and companies. He has been honored with the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Outstanding Video Design Awards.
Lisa Scheps & Patti Neff Tiven/Ground Floor Theatre, Janet Gurley/Violet Crown City Church, Chaz Sanders/KidsActing, Maddox Hilgers, Mama D, Rommel Sulit/Street Corner Arts
HELEN MERINO & LEO PRATT
Please note: understudies never perform unless there is an announcement prior to the beginning of the performance. Helen Merino and Leo Pratt will be starring in performances at 6pm on January 22nd and at 2:30pm on January 28th.