Weber State University presents Wit by Margaret Edson

Weber State University presents Wit by Margaret Edson


Shawnee K. Johnson (Vivian Bearing)

Shawnee K. Johnson (Vivian Bearing) is a Senior in the Musical Theatre department at Weber State. Her favorite roles at Weber include Margaret Fuller (Charm), Dame Goodwit (The Plain Princess), and Mrs. Mister (The Cradle Will Rock). Favorite roles outside of WSU include Maureen (RENT), Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), and Amber Von Tussle (Hairspray!). 
       Shawnee is thrilled to be able to work with the brilliant Tracy Callahan on their fourth production together. She feels incredibly blessed to have been able to work on W;t with such an amazing team, and to share the stage with such amazing talent. She would like to thank the entire production team, especially Tracy, for their hard work, and for having faith in her. 
       In her spare time, Shawnee likes to indulge in large amounts of candy, watch any kind of reality TV, and hang out with her amazing husband and their kitty. 
       Shawnee would like to dedicate her performance to her amazing cancer-booty-kicking mom, Luann, as well as the rest of her family and all those who have been affected by cancer, and to her amazing guardian angel, Uncle Paul

Jason Baldwin (Harvey Kelekian/ Mr. Bearing)

Jason Baldwin is thrilled for the opportunity to be working again at Weber State University. He most recently appeared in the premier of Picnic at Hanging Rock as Michael. He is currently in his second year at WSU working on a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include, Henry in Next to Normal and Cain in Children of Eden. He and his wife, Sarah, recently welcomed a little girl into their family and named her Phoebe. They are so happy with the new edition to their lives. Thanks Sarah for being so supportive through all the late nights and rarely being home. I love you.

Cory Thompson (Jason Posner) 
Cory Thompson is an Acting/Directing major in his sophomore year at Weber State. W;t is his second show with Tracy Callahan. Cory has wanted to be an actor since he was a small child, and is very great full for all the opportunities the department has given him. 

Flo Bravo (Susie Monahan)

Flo Bravo is so honored to part of W;t at Weber State University. She truly believes in the power and importance of the story being told and can't wait to share it with audiences. Flo is a senior in the WSU theatre program emphasizing in acting and directing. This is her first role. 
It's nearly impossible to try to put this experience into words. It has meant so much to me personally and as a theatre artist. I am so grateful to Tracy for her guidance and support. She is an incredible director and I'm so lucky to learn from her. The cast is also wonderful. It's hard to put into words just how amazing it is to work with a group of talented and dedicated actors. They're the kind of people who challenge and support you. 
I could not be here without the undying support of my family. They inspire me to pursue my dreams. To my dear husband and my beautiful daughter: I love you forever, I like you for always.

Judy Elsley (E.M. Ashford)

     Born and raised in England,  I moved to the U.S. in 1979. After living on the Arizona/Utah border for a couple of years, I went back to school to earn a Master's degree in English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I completed my MA in 1984, and went on to the University of Arizona where I earned a Ph.D. in 1990.  I have worked at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah since 1990.
      My dissertation explored the semiotics of quilting, and many of my publications focus on quilts in literature and culture. I also write and publish personal essays. As well as teaching a variety of writing and literature classes at Weber State University, I'm also a part-time administrator, first running the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, then co-coordinating First Year Experience, followed by the Bachelor of Integrated Studies Program. I am currently the director of the Honors Program.
      I'm married to Alan Livingston, who has three grown daughters, my bonus daughters, and we have two adorable grand children.

Robert Riley French (Lab Technician, Student, Resident, Code Team Head)

Robert French is extremely privileged to be given the opportunity to be involved in the ensemble of W;T. As a freshman at Weber Student University, it is an immeasurable learning opportunity. Robert was most recently scene as the title character in Moliere's Tartuffe performed at Bingham High School. He looks forward to future opportunities that may present themselves as he continues his education at Weber State. 

Cassidy Wixon (Lab Technician, Student, Resident)

Cassidy Wixon is a musical theatre major here at Weber State University. It is her second year here and she loves the opportunities she has been given and the friends she has made. Some of her favorite roles consist of "Pandora" in "Of Myth and Mud" and "Mama Noah" in "Children of Eden". She wants to thank the rest of the cast members for helping to make this a comfortable learning environment and Tracy Callahan for giving her this opportunity.

George Osborn (Lab Technician, Student, Resident)

Amanda Shiner (Lab Technician, Student, Resident)

Amanda Shiner is a freshman at Weber State, and is excited to be a part of this program and in the show W;t.

Lara Vo (Lab Technician, Student, Resident)

Lara is delighted to be in this incredible production of W;t. She is currently a junior studying Musical Theatre at Weber State. Other productions she has been in are RENT, The Actor's Nightmare, and The Least Offensive Play in the World. Thank you to friends and family for all of your support! :)

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