Cast Announcement for CODENAME: KANSAS, Witch Hunter!

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Kansas logoCODENAME: KANSAS: Witch Hunter!   Presented by Academy of Interactive Entertainment 
Oct. 29th – Nov. 21st, 2015 at 
12th Avenue Arts
See the Show Page

It all started as a joke, some banter between friends. A post-apocalyptic Oz where Dorothy is a badass Witch Hunter and travels into the future, no better yet – the post-post-apocalypse, to take down the Big Bad Technomancing Witches. It just so happened these friends were on a Copious Love Staff outing at the time and we all agreed this needed to happen because it sounded freaking awesome! Since then this show has grown into so much more. We are breaking through artistic boundaries to bring together visual effects artists, programmers, theatre artists, technology, action movies and video games all culminating in a live theatrical experience unlike any other. Somewhere over the rainbow, shit’s about to get real.

We are thrilled to release the official Cast Announcement for
CODENAME: KANSAS: Witch Hunter! 


Madeline Noonan as CODENAME: KANSASMNoonan
Maddy is ecstatic to be making her Copious Love debut! When she heard she was going to be in this production, she karate-kicked the sky out of excitement and everyone at her day job looked at her funny. Previous credits around town include Ghostlight Theatrical’s Battle of the Bards and Handwritten Productions’ Sex’D: An Adaptation of Schnitzler’s La Ronde. In her spare time Maddy enjoys bubble baths, boxing, and bourbon in equal measure. Special thanks go to friends, family, and Apollo the puppy.

Evan Christopher as MASTER E.ChristopherHeadshot
Evan Christopher is a post-graduate from Western Washington University with a BA in Theatrical Arts. He spends his time channeling his inner Hemmingway and Groucho Marx in his writing and his commedia dell arte’. He would like to thank all of those who have lead him down his path through the arts; without you, he couldn’t have gotten this far nay see what now lies ahead.
C.MarieHeadshotCorinne Marie as GLENADA 
Corinne Marie is please as punch to be kicking ass with Copious Love Productions for the second time around! A graduate from Western Washington University, Corinne received training on the methods of Grotowski, Viewpoints, Suzuki, Devising, and Commedia. Trained in modern, hip-hop, and jazz, she knows how to command the dance floor in da clubz. Her favorite shows include: Taphouse (CLP), A Chorus Line (BPA), and US- The Young American Experience (WWU). She would like to praise her pillars of support– mi familia, David, Johnny, Lisa, and Bruce Lee. All who inspire her to be an artist of life.

Hannah Buckendorf as EASTH.BuckendorfHeadshot
This is Hannah’s first show with Copious Love and she is fiercely excited to be part of this new work and fabulous crew! Hannah is a company member with Ghost Light Theatricals and has performed in numerous Late Nite shows at the Ballard Underground with them. Hannah came to Seattle from Caldwell, ID where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a BA in Music and Theatre. Some favorite credits include: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Godspell; and Annie Get Your Gun. She would like to thank her wonderful lover, Andrew Hoover and her incredible parents for all the support. Also- thanks to Copious for the trust and of course, the love. Let’s play!

Nathaniel Leeson as ELFESTO N.LeesonHeadshot
Nathaniel couldn’t be more excited to join this stellar company and production team! He recently relocated to the Emerald City hailing from the faraway land of Northeast Ohio. Local credits include the Zig Zag Festival at Annex Theatre in the original pieces The Strongest Flavor, and Mythologizing me like I do you. He is graduate of Cleveland State University’s Theatre Program.

Emily Fortuna as SOUTH E.FortunaHeadshot
Whilst the sun doth wake, Emily Fortuna is an actual technomancing witch, programming computers at a renowned inquisition engine company. Come glorious night and the lady is a plucky theatre and film player skill’d in the comedy and combat arts. She hath performed with sundry mirable theaters abroad town, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Renton Civic Theatre, and the Driftwood Players. Whenas nary acting, she can be discover’d sculpting with polymer marl, setting victuals afire, tending to her garden, and playing (board or video) games.
Richard Sean Glen as STRONG MAN R.SeanGlenHeadshot
Richard Sean Glen has three first names, a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Idaho, and a handful of theatre credits. This show not only marks his first with Copious Love, but his first in an all-out Seattle production. And what a production! His previous artistic endeavors include the role of Flavius in Timon of Athens, Laertes in Hamlet (both for Moscow Art Theatre (TOO)), and various roles in Arouet’s ArtsCrush event, Conversations We Have. When he’s not performing, Richard seeks out opportunities to let his friends and family know how much he loves them, including (but not limited to) thanking them in his bio. Thanks guys!
Ryan Foster McAtee as TIN RONIN R.McAteeHeadshot
Ryan Foster McAtee is a recent Cornish grad with a BFA in Theatre- Original Works. A native of the West Virginia hills, Ryan started his career at Theatre WV, while training alongside the WV Dance Co. He recently explored extensive fight choreography playing Orcus in Cornish’s production of She Kills Monsters.
Shermona Mitchell as LEO S.MitchellHeadshot
Shermona could not be more pleased to be playing with Copious Love again! Originally from Kentucky, Shermona moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Theater.  She has been seen locally working with Book -It Repertory Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Anything Is Possible Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, StageRIGHT, Theater Schmeater and The Collision Project. She can currently be seen in …And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi with Sound and Brownbox Theatre!
Amy Korver as SLY View More:
Question: Is there any cooler title than ‘battle-cat’?! Answer: No, there isn’t. Amy doesn’t think that she could have more fun with Copious Love than jamming with Tony and Missy in Alice’s Anthem, but she is prepared to be proved wrong! Amy graduated from SPU and is now singing, playing, and acting around Seattle with some delightful theaters such as Book-It Repertory, Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Burien Actors Theatre, and Edmonds Driftwood Players. All the love to her family, both genetic and chosen.                      
 Lark Ballinger as OZ 
_DSC9987-2_8by10Lark Ballinger is a social justice advocate/actor. They have over half a decade of experience in community organizing and embrace the arts as a tool to enlighten and entertain. They advocate for many causes, most especially mental health, trans* rights, and queer health. Lark is a firm believer in the power of art to transform lives and raise awareness of social issues. They have performed at ACT as part of a multicultural showcase; at the Erickson in The Infection Monologues; in Let It Go, a film calling attention to poverty in Seattle; and in Costly Desires, to raise funds and support for survivors of human trafficking. Currently, Lark is working with people who inject drugs and writing a play on sexual assault amongst men. This is their first Copious Love Productions show!

Neil Hobson as T.O.T.O. Neil Hobson
Do cyber dogs dream of electric postmen? BARK! Neil Hobson is excited to go on his third adventure with Copious Love productions. He played the Caterpillar in Alice’s Anthem, a human male in Taphouse, and now is the digital guide T.O.T.O in CODENAME:KANSAS, Witch Hunter (think Siri with more byte!) So sit back and take his virtual paw and he will lead you through this insane tale of witches and robots, hackers and mutants! It is time to let slip this dog of war as the show is about to begin! WOOF!

Bianca Raso as FLYING MONK & MUNCHIE B.RasoHeadshot
Bianca Raso is thrilled to be making her Copious Love debut. She is an alumna of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance. Bianca enjoys performing in plays, musicals and operas. Some onstage credits include Germaine and Reporter 2 in LungFish Production’s Never The Sinner, Chava and Fruma Sarah in Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof and Petunia in FBN Production’s touring opera of the same name for children of all ages. Bianca was born in Toronto, Ontario and currently lives with her husband in Seattle, WA.

Tomoko Saito as FLYING MONK & MUNCHIE TomokoSaito21
Tomoko Saito moved to Seattle in 2009 after earning her BFA in Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma. Since then she has been working with various theatre companies such as: Annex Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Eclectic Theater, SiS Productions, & Handwritten Productions. Her favorite roles include Choi from Che and The Gate (Eclectic Theater), Birgito from The Abdication (Handwritten Productions),  Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Reduxion Theater Company), and Chizuye Juarez from Tea (Ameasian Theater Initiative). In addition to classical and contemporary acting training, she has extensive Lessac voice/movement training and experience with stage combat.

Kenna Kettrick as FLYING MONK & MUNCHIEKKettrick
Kenna Kettrick is pleased as punch (roundhouse style, naturally) to be braving the post-post apocalypse with Copious Love! Previous roles include such things as a medieval nun, a suspicious photojournalist, a fairytale witch, a verse-spouting lover, a beheaded queen, a dystopian freedom fighter, and a hooker with a heart of gold (twice), among many others. She also performs burlesque under the name Verity Germaine, likes to teach middle schoolers stage combat, and leads food tours in Pike Place Market for a day job. Much love to Acting Club & the frog prince.

Fantasia Oslund as FLYING MONK & MUNCHIE image1
Fantasia Oslund is thrilled to be a staff-wielding villain in CODENAME: KANSAS. She was last seen in Live Girls!, Quickies 16. She received a BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts and has also been dabbling in costume design for several local productions.

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