Playbill | Meet the Cast

LAUREN BAMFORD

Leon Czolgosz

Lauren is beyond thrilled to be joining such a talented cast/crew for her first time on the TheatreFEST stage! Lauren has a bachelor’s in biology from Cornell University, a master’s in marine sciences from the University of New England, and currently works in employer relations at Wake Tech. Past roles in the Triangle area include Elizabeth Benning (Young Frankenstein, NRACT), Phoebe (Gentleman’s Guide, RLT), and the Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat, Cary Players). When not running around on stage, Lauren can be found traipsing through the forest, causing chaos with her best friend Chelsey, or cuddling with her favorite orange cat, Dodger.

TREVON CARR

John Wilkes Booth

Trevon is excited to join the cast of Assassins! Trevon was seen most recently in Justice Theater Project’s We are proud to present… and Theatre Raleigh’s Oh what a night. In his free time, Trevon loves capturing moments in the streets of Raleigh through photography and exploring new things.

JED DIXON

Giuseppe Zangara

This is Jed’s first production with University Theatre and he brings nearly 30 years of performance experience to the stage. A recent(ish) transplant from the West, he has delighted Northern California audiences at Off Broadstreet Theater (Nevada City, CA) in over 30 productions as well shows on both coasts and even some in the middle. Memorable roles include Dan in Next to Normal, Dave in The Full Monty, Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie, and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. Above all, Jed loves singing in harmony and absolutely LUNGED at the chance to perform Sondheim with this sensational cast. A native Minnesotan and University of MN-Duluth graduate (BFA-Acting), Jed has spent the past 3 years in the Triangle as a telecommunications content developer. He dedicates his work and his art to his children, Nolon and Wyndle, and hopes they find healthier ways (than these characters) to handle disappointment. Cheers!

KARTER JET DOLAN

Balladeer

Karter is thrilled to be working on Assassins, written by his all-time favorite composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Originally from North Dakota, Karter received his BFA in musical theatre from the University of North Dakota and has performed regionally since. Some of his favorite past credits include Peter and the Starcatcher at the Empire Theatre Company, The Fox on the Fairway with Prairie Repertory Theatre, and Freaky Friday with the Round Barn Theatre. For more on Karter visit karterdolan.com or @karter_dolan on Instagram.

ABBE FRALIX

Samuel Byck

Abbe is a classically trained actor and educator based in Raleigh and is delighted to join the cast of Assassins! Select credits include Elsa (Road to Mecca–Burning Coal), Hermione (A Winter’s Tale–Sweet Tea Shakespeare), Macbeth (Macbeth–Steadfast Shakespeare Co), Mammon (The Alchemist–Steadfast Shakespeare Co), and Rosaline (Love’s Labour’s Lost–Prague Shakespeare Co). MFA, Mary Baldwin University. All love to her family and partner for their unending support.

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GRAYSON WHITAKER FULP

Ensemble

Grayson is in his ninth show with University Theatre, though his first TheatreFEST show. You may remember him as Harry Houdini in the musical Ragtime, or as Peter Quince of the Mechanicals in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nothing makes him happier than performing, and he plans to do so for as long as he has the opportunity, in whatever capacity he can. He is incredibly grateful to University Theatre for all the amazing opportunities it as provided, and for his family’s unwavering support.

WILL ALEXANDER GODBY

Ensemble

Will is excited to participate in his first TheatreFEST this year with his involvement in Assassins. Will’s previous credits with NC State University Theatre include Mr. Krabs in The SpongeBob Musical, King Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Younger Brother in Ragtime.  

CHRIS J. INHULSEN

John Hinckley, Jr.

Chris is honored to be returning to the stage for his second appearance in NC State’s TheatreFEST. He is a two-time graduate of Wake Tech and is working on his bachelor’s in science degree at UNCG. Some of his favorite roles have been Huckleberry Finn in Big River, The Baker in Into the Woods, Jimmy Ray in Bright Star, Danny Zuko in Grease, David Harold in Assassins, Gonzalo in The Tempest, and Scott in Evil Dead the Musical. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support especially during the pandemic. “No matter what you find yourself doing, find a way to keep the Arts part of your life!”

Danica Jackson

DANICA JENELLE JACKSON

Charles Guiteau

Danica (she/her) is an award-winning director and educator with specialties in movement, accent coaching and community-based theatre. As one of the newest members of the creative staff at NC State, Danica currently serves as Assistant Director: Performance at University Theatre. Danica is a proud new member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), and the proud co-host of Talkulture, the celebrity livestream. Danica is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with such an exceptional caliber of artists for her inaugural production at UT. www.danicajenelle.com

GRACELYN KITCHINGS

Swing

Gracelyn is a recent graduate of NC State who obtained her degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She is ecstatic to be in her 8th show with University Theatre! Prior shows at UT have included The SpongeBob Musical (Patchy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Helena), and Men On Boats (Hall). Gracelyn would like to thank her family and friends who have continued to encourage and support her passion for theatre over the years.

RHONDA LEMON

Ensemble

Rhonda is a 2014 NC State alum and is excited to be back on the Titmus stage once again in their first ever TheatreFEST as a performer! Some favorite credits include Young Frankenstein and Peter and the Starcatcher at NRACT, the Old Man and the Old Moon with Theatre in the Park, and Twelve Angry Jurors with Cary Players. She sends love to her friends, family, three very stinky cats, and her ever supportive spouse Christian. And many thanks to YOU for continuing to support the arts and live theatre!

TEAL LEPLEY

Emma Goldman

Teal is a local performer, writer, and alumna of NC State and University Theatre. She has appeared in past TheatreFEST productions (Hay Fever; Go Back for Murder) and UT’s 2022 production of A Case of Salt as a guest artist, and she’s delighted to return once again to their stage. She has also recently worked with Brave New Classics, the National Women’s Theatre Festival, and Cary Playwrights Forum. Much love and many thanks to her family for their continuous support!

JULIA ROBBINS

Ensemble

Julia is going into her fifth and final year at NCSU. She is excited to start her first TheatreFEST off with a BANG performing in Assassins! Julia has been involved with other shows at University Theatre such as A Case of Salt and Devised 2020. Of roles Julia has played, her favorites are Maria in The Sound of Music and Holly in The Wedding Singer. Julia would like to thank all her family and friends for supporting her dreams as a performer. 

SUSAN JORDAN SHANK

Sarah Jane Moore

Susan is so happy to be part of TheatreFEST this year! Recent roles in the Triangle include Bea in Something Rotten and the ward of the Major General in Pirates of Penzance. You may have also seen Susan chewing all the scenery in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Divas! 2022. She would like to thank this cast and crew, as well as Adam and Simon, for their constant support and inspiration. Susan is also grateful to Stephen Sondheim for teaching her that nice is different than good.

NATALIA SOTO

Proprietor

Natalia is glad to be back on the stage for TheatreFEST. She was in the preceding TheatreFEST in 2019 as Edna in Bright Star. Natalia was most recently seen on stage in Theatre Raleigh’s production of Oh What a Night! Favorite credits include Wendla in Spring Awakening (NRACT) and Billie Jean King in Ashe in Johannesburg (Burning Coal). Natalia would like to thank Ellie, Griffin, and Jayme for their dedication. “Thanks Danica for letting me be myself; only on a stage and with guns. And thank you Heather for those guns.” Most importantly, Natalia would like to thank her family for their tireless support and encouragement.

GREG TOFT

Ensemble

Greg is beyond thrilled to be making his NC State debut in Assassins. Originally from Colorado, Greg has performed across the nation. Now living in Durham, Greg has been seen at many of the area’s theatres including Theatre in the Park, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, and Raleigh Little Theatre. Much love to James and Tallulah.

KRYSTIN WINGFIELD

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

Krystin is making her TheatreFEST debut! Theatre and music have been close to Krystin’s heart since kindergarten. Now, as a busy social work student, theatre is a safe haven for expression and community building. Some of Krystin’s favorite roles in the Triangle have been Christine (Be More Chill), Portia (Something Rotten), and her childhood idol Marylin Monroe (A Trip With Marylin). When not on stage, you can find Krystin singing live around the Triangle, performing with Transit Vocal Band, or preparing for her BSW.