We are proud to present
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Cast & Crew Bios
James Lindsley as Demetrius & Flute
Words cannot come close to describing how happy James Lindsley is to be back in the world of theatre and to be a part of what is the first of many productions with Cardboard Cinema Productions. James Lindsley is born and raised in Austin, right out of highschool he worked as a stage manager for many years working on shows like: Assassins with the Soubrette theatre company, Blood Brothers with Trinity Street Players, and Twelfth night and Grease at the City theatre. A couple years ago he was bitten by the acting bug and just can’t seem to stop, he has appeared in shows like: I Hate Hamlet, The Lion In Winter, and Proof at the Wimberely Players, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Odd Couple at the Sam Bass Community Theatre, Quills with Aria Creative Productions and the Overtime Theatre, and served as ASM and Understudy for Filigree Theatres’ Production of Miss Julie. Also with Filigree James starred in their production of Turn Of The Screw in 2020 and is set to star in their upcoming production of the new work Lifted in 2022. While not doing theatre James fancies himself a writer and is currently working on a book of poetry to be published in the fall. James would like to thank his family for their support, as well as thank Brandon Lindsey for bringing him into this production. James would also like to thank Eden Gallegos for being the best support system a guy could ask for.
Olivia Rose McCain as Hermia & Starveling
My name is Olivia Rose McCain and I am going into my senior year at Southwestern University! I am majoring in Theatre with an emphasis in performance, playwriting, and directing. Even though I was fortunate enough to participate in tech capacities doing live theatre at school this past year, this will be my first time back performing on the stage since the fall of 2019!
My most recent project was directing a production of Macbeth, so I have had a blast getting to spend more time working on Shakespeare. I am very excited to be a part of this show with Cardboard Cinema Productions and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this company!
Riley Wesson as Lysander & Bottom & Fight Choreography
Riley graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Performance and Production and is so grateful to be performing in person once more. Select acting credits include Hamlet (Laertes), Next to Normal (Gabe, Speaking/ASL), First Date (Aaron), Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio), and As You Like It (Duke Frederick).
Select fight choreography credits include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, She Kills Monsters, and Tail End Charlie. Much like his characters in the show, Riley often gets lost in the woods and is the loudest person in any given room.
He would like to thank you (yes, you!) for coming to support the show, Brandon (of whom he is so proud) for all of his incredibly hard work in putting everything together, the entire team for making this so special, Liz Fisher for teaching him all he knows about Shakespeare, Mom and Dad for your constant support, and Jesus Christ for endless blessings. Enjoy the show! Rileywesson.com
Cassidy Ochs as Titania & Peter Quince
Cassidy is an SHSU graduate with a BFA in Theatre. She’s currently working as a bookseller and an axe throwing coach. Her favorite roles include Williamina Fleming in Silent Sky, The Duchess of Berwick in Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Marlene in Top Girls. This is her professional debut.
Brandon Lindsey as Puck
Brandon is the Artistic Director of Cardboard Cinema Productions. He has acted in several productions within the Austin and Georgetown area, select credits include Playboy of the Western World, (Christy Mahon), My Fair Lady, (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), and Mame, (Patrick Dennis). He is thrilled to bring to life this inaugural production for CCPro, and looks forward to bringing to life new theatre.
Morgan Brown as Helena & Snout
Morgan is so excited to be a part of Cardboard Cinema Productions’ first live theatre performance. She has been involved in the theatre since she was young, performing as Cinderella in Into the Woods, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and Ms. Darbus in High School Musical through youth summer camps at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. As well as performing in their main stage productions of The Addams Family Musical and A Christmas Carol: A New Musical as Virginia. She has a passion for animal rights and volunteers at different shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. She hopes you enjoy this production and will come back for more CC PRO shows in the future.
Hanna Dewerse, Director
Hanna Dewerse has been involved in theater from an early age but this is her official debut as a director! Throughout high school she has been involved in many theatrical productions including A Midsummer Night's Dream which is part of what inspired her to direct this show. Since her acting days she had worked as a theater instructor with Arts Avenue for Theater and Dance here in Georgetown. She is beyond thrilled to join this incredibly talented team at CCPro to present one of her favorite Shakespearean comedies!
Matthew Coonrod as Oberon & Snug
Matthew comes from good ‘ol lampasas, Texas. There he got his start in theatre through LISD and their theatre program. He was involved in shows such as Chemical Imbalance, Lemon Sky, Cripple of Inishmann, Peter Pan: The Boy who Would never grow up, and more! This is his first theatre appearance in over three years; and after dealing with the COVID lockdown he is more than ready to be back on stage!
Madison Murrah, Costumer
Madison Murrah is an actress and cosplayer based in Austin, TX. She previously performed as Pegeen Mike in Playboy of the Western World at Stage Austin and as the eponymous role in Saint Somebody at Melange Theatre Company. This is her debut as a theatrical costumer. While she is no stranger to the stage or to costuming, the experience of designing and constructing costumes for an entire cast was an invigorating challenge. She would like to thank the wonderful Georgetownians for embracing our new theatre with open arms.
Andi Dinehart, Best Practices & Intimacy Choreographer
Andi is a theatre artist from Houston, Texas. Her background has included a plethora of different functions within the beautiful world of theatre. She has played many parts on and off stage, been found in the seat of both teacher and director, and has recently begun writing for the stage. She considers herself a collector and purveyor of stories and art, (of any kind). With the goal of creating art for the rest of her life, it is her hope to provide her community with the opportunity to experience and participate in life-altering art. She is thrilled to have served the function of Best Practices and Intimacy Choreographer for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Currently achieving one of her many dreams, Andi is in the process of earning her Master's Degree in Theatre and Drama Studies at The National University of Ireland, Galway.
If you enjoy the show and would like to thank these talented actors directly, please consider giving to either the in-person or digital tip-jar! There will be tip jars on each table during performances. For those who are able, the CCPro Venmo is another way to give. To tip via Venmo:
1. Find @Cardboardcinemapro on Venmo.
2. In the "comment" section, specify these donations are specifically for Actor Tips.
Enjoy an outdoor performance of an old classic! Partnering with 309 Coffee, the show will take place in their cozy backyard. Grab a cup of coffee and find your seat under the string lights as we transport you to Athens. Relive the hilarious comedy of lovers and fairies in a socially-distanced environment.
Our performance dates are:
June 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th
The house opens at 6:00, and the show begins at 6:30. We recommend getting there early to grab a drink, some tacos, and a good seat!
To get a ticket, all you need to do is:
1) Purchase a drink or snack from 309 Coffee.
2) Tell your barista you would like to redeem a ticket with your receipt.
3) When getting your ticket, make sure to say which performance, (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday), you prefer.
4) Put your name and email down on their clipboard to receive a one-time-only email reminder with parking information, recommended arrival time, and other details about the performance. (Don't worry, we won't email you again!)
5) Done! All that's left is to enjoy the show!
Where To Go
There is a parking lot adjacent to 309 Coffee, as well as excess parking spaces across the street and near Tamiro Plaza. Please try to avoid parking in front of houses, we want to be considerate of our neighbors!
There is also parking just a few blocks south on the Georgetown Square. It's just a short walk to 309 Coffee.