Cast and Creative
HANNAH PARKE (Co-Creator/Honey) is an singer, actor, and playwright from Tennessee. Most of her writing is based around her upbringing in the South and how often people have to escape the crappy hand that their parents left them with. She moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts and has worked with several companies including Azuka Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Commonwealth Classic Th. Co., The National Constitution Center, and toured nationally with "The Lightning Thief". When she isn't working on Honey, she is probably singing jazz in a dark bar somewhere. www.hannahparke.com
KATHERINE PERRY (Mama) (she/her) is a Jersey girl who has made her artistic home in Philadelphia as an actor, teaching artist, and improviser. Previous credits include the Arden Theatre Company, On the Rocks, the IRC, EgoPo Classic Theatre, and the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. As a teaching artist Katherine works with 1812 Productions, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Theatre Horizon, and the Walnut Street Theatre where she specializes in work with neuro-diverse students. In 2016 Katherine co-founded BINJ with Shamus Hunter McCarty, a no-frills (read: affordable) workshop program designed to create organic connections through actual collaboration for artists in the Philadelphia area. Katherine is also the creator/performed behind Brooke Spitz and SEX TALK (the show). www.katherineperry.net
CAMILLE E. YOUNG (Dolly) is a recent graduate of Temple University. She can’t help but smile (Flippers in OF COURSE) at the thought of working with this team of Grand Supremes and getting the opportunity to live out her secret Country music star fantasies! She’s not thrilled, she’s PUMPED to be here, one of the many side-effects of the go-go juice!”
KENDYLL YOUNG (Baby) is all dolled up in rhinestones and glitter and has her flippers fully secured in preparation for the pageant of the century! Favorite work: Annie (Walnut St. Theatre), West Side Story (Media Theatre and OCTC), The Fantasticks (Broadway Theatre of Pitman), Chicago (Maples Repertory Theatre). Temple made! Huge thanks to the creative team for making my country pageant dreams a reality, the best stage mom ever, and my partner, Grant. www.kendyllyoung.com
COLLEEN MURPHY (Angel) spent thirteen years in Catholic school just to prepare herself for this moment. She has worked with The Eagle Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, EgoPo Classic Theatre, The Candlelight Theatre, New City Stage Company, and more. Past credits include Amy (Little Women), Dainty June (Gypsy), Amber Von Tussle (Hairspray), Lois/Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate), and April (Company). Love to Knobs, the fam, and friends! Thank you to all of these awesome artists! www.colleen-murphy.com
JENNA KUERZI (Sweetie) is an actor, singer, director, rag-a-muffin garbage person currently occupying space in the city of brotherly love. She’s worked lots of places and you probably know her face, or at least her hair. She’s been working with the “Close Your Legs, Honey” crew for a year. She may be a little insane. www.jennakuerzi.com
GRANT STRUBLE (The Host) A Temple made actor and Philadelphia native, Grant is thrilled to be performing in this exciting new show! Previous credits include Bus Stop at Bristol Riverside Theater (Bo), West Side Story at The Media Theater (Tony), The Lydie Breeze Trilogy with EgoPo (Jeremiah Grady). Many thanks to the Honey family for this opportunity and much love to my scene/life partner Kendyll. www.grantstruble,com
AMY BOEHLY (Swing) is thrilled to be returning to the remounted production of Close Your Legs, Honey! She is a recent graduate of Rider University where she received her B.A. in Acting. Her most recent credits include the concert version of Close Your Legs, Honey (PHIT Comedy), A Flea In Her Ear (Rider University), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Westminster Choir College), as well as a handful of play readings throughout the Philadelphia area. Much love to Mom and Pop pop.
Eleanor Safer (Stage Manager) is a freelance, Philly-based stage manager. She's so excited to get to work on a fun new musical again for the first time in years! Management credits include: The Rivals [Bristol Riverside Theatre], The Lydie Breeze Trilogy [EgoPo Classic Theatre], Hello Blackout [New Paradise Laboratories], Hir, Ironbound [Simpatico], Sans Everything [Lightning Rod Special], Animal Farm to Table [Renegade], Avenue Q, Peter and the Starcatcher [Bristol Valley Theatre], A Knee That Can Bend [Orbiter 3]. Eleanor recently produced A New Kind of Whole, as well as After Last Call...or How To Make A Play In 24 Hours, a 24-hour play festival that donated hundreds of dollars to The Rainbow Railroad. Last summer, she was the assistant producer of the International Fringe Festival in Be’er Sheva, Israel. Thanks to Shamus for getting her on board this exciting project! www.eleanorsafer.com
SHAMUS HUNTER MCCARTY (Co-creator/Director) is a two-time Barrymore Award Nominee (Outstanding Ensemble, New Play) as a performer and co-creator of Anna with EgoPo Classic Theater. Directing credits include Quince Productions, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Temple University, Curio (Associate Director), Manayunk Theatre Co., ReVamp Collective, New Jersey Fringe & others. As a performer he has collaborated with The Kimmel Center, The Eagle, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Bristol Riverside, Tennessee Williams Festival, Die-Cast, Pendragon, Commonwealth Classic & many others. Next up Shamus will serve as Assistant Director for Treasure Island at the Arden Theatre Co, & King Lear with Shakespeare in Clark Park. www.shamushuntermccarty.com
DAMIEN FIGUERAS (Orchestrations & Arrangements) is a Philadelphia based Sound Designer and Composer. Recent credits include: Party Face (Off-Broadway, New York City Center), Don't Dress For Dinner (Lantern Theatre Company), Antihero (Barrymore nominated, Tribe of Fools), Moth (Barrymore nominated, Azuka Theatre), Next to Normal (R.T.C.), It's A Wonderful Life (Walnut Street Theatre), Hair (11th Hour), Fun Home (Millbrook Playhouse). As always, he would like to dedicate his work to the memory of his mother. www.Dfigueras.com
DANA KREITZ (Choreographer) Dana is a New York City-based actor. Originally from California, she found her training, her roots, and her husband (actor Griffin Stanton-Ameisen) in Las Vegas, where she graduated with a BA in theatre performance from UNLV's Stage and Screen Acting program. Dana now lives in New York City and has recently appeared Off-Broadway, in commercials, & in multiple independent web series and films.
MATTHEW MASTRONARDI (Additional Music) is so excited he tickled the ivories and created some seriously rockin’ jams for this titillating new musical with Shamus and Hannah! He is a Philadelphia based actor/musician/teaching artist, having worked with Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company, People's Light, Drexel University, The Haverford School, and Wilma Theater. He was recently seen at the Walnut Street Theatre in A Child's Christmas in Wales, where he also served as the music and vocal director for the production. He will be returning to the Walnut this spring in a similar role for their production of Civil War Voices.. Matthew holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts. www.matthewmastronardi.com