The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Mathew has been directing and acting in the Champaign-Urbana area for a little over 15 years. In addition to directing Parkland Theatre’s 2017 production of The Crucible and appearing as Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, he has also directed 12 productions as a member of Urbana’s Station Theatre (including last season's August: Osage County and Sweat) and will direct their production of The Women of Lockerbie this January. Mathew has an MA in English & American Literature and recently concluded three years as coordinator of the youth tutoring program for East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC.)
Sheri is the Costume Shop Manager at Parkland and also teaches Costume Design and Stage Makeup. She started her career working behind the scenes for CU Ballet, then transitioned to theater and eventually designed her first show, Urinetown in 2013. She has designed locally for Parkland, CUTC, The Station Theatre, DLO, Twin City and more. This fall when she designs for Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 it will be her 25th show in five years.
Q: What first drew you to Costume Design?
A: I’ve always loved to sew; however, once I began sewing for theater I realized how much of the story can be told through costumes. Balancing all the aspects, the color, the fabric, the design, creating the mood of the total character all the way from the glasses to the shoes, this is what draws me to costume design.
Molly Ilten Fullan
Molly earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering followed by her MFA in Scenic Design. She settled in Champaign with her family four years ago and has been designing sets for theatres in the area including: Parkland, Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, and The Station Theatre. Over the years Molly has worked on productions across the country a couple of her favorites include Roberto Zucco and Grapes of Wrath.
Q: What first interested you in theatre?
A: I was very shy as a child and shocked my parents when I first decided to start acting. I first got interested in theatre in middle school. I loved the chance to portray an array of characters. The crazier the better. One of my favorite roles was Cassandra in Trojan Women.
Yen Vi Green
Stage Manager & Props
Yen Vi Green has been involved in Champaign-Urbana theatre for 13 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from SIU Carbondale and has stage managed 24 local productions, primarily for Parkland College Theatre and the Station Theatre. Recent stage management credits include The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing for Parkland College and The Christians and August: Osage County at the Station.
Q: How long have you been working with props?
A: I’ve really only gotten back to working with props since The Crucible last fall. It seems like I dove right back in since I will be doing props for my next four productions.
Dominick Rosales is a recent graduate of Parkland College who is now pursuing a B.F.A. in Sound Design & Technology at the University of Illinois. As a Parkland Theatre student, he worked on many productions including: Much Ado About Nothing and Memphis. Dominick is grateful to be involved with The Servant of Two Masters and thanks everyone for all of their continued support. Enjoy the show!
Q: How long have you been doing Sound Design?
A: I started in the Spring of 2017 when I was the Sound Designer for Parkland Theatre’s Annual Student Production, Kazam!
Stuart Wilson is in his final year as a MFA student studying lighting design and technology at the Krannert Center for the Performing arts at the University of Urbana Champaign. Originally from Fishers, Indiana Stuart received his bachelors degree in theater design from Ball Sate University. At the Krannert Center, Stuart’s recent design credits include All the King’s Men and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Over the past few years Stuart has also designed a number of shows locally, including The Christians, Party, Majorie Prime, and August: Osage County at The Station Theater and Joseph and the Technicolored Dreamcoat at The Virginia Theater.
Q: How long have you been doing lighting design?
A: I started my Junior year of high school. However, I didn’t get seriously into lighting design until my first year of college for my bachelors degree in 2012. All said, I’ve been in theater working with lighting for about 9 years.