Cast and Crew
Viola/CesarioShannon Hurst is a recent Graduate from the Wayne State BFA Acting program. She has an interest in both direction and acting, and has been a part of the Detroit theatre community for several years. Some past acting credits include: Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Heather Duke in Heathers the Musical, Wendy in Peter Pan, Mimi in RENT, Breanna in Essential Magick, and Audra Long in Forbidden Love. Directing credits include Genius, or Crazy? and Cushie as a part of Boxfest Detroit.
SebastianMike Suchyta, a dancer from Dearborn, was born into a theatre family and decided to become a performer after graduating from the U of D Jesuit. Some of his other credits include: Henrik (A Little Night Music), Peter Van Daan (The Diary of Anne Frank), and Lord Farquaad (Shrek the Musical). He hopes to see you in the audience later this season when he takes the stage at Little Door as Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, as Orcus in She Kills Monsters, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
MariaJM Ethridge has appeared at Planet Ant (In the Wilde Award-nominated One Cat Away From 61), Shakespeare Royal Oak, St. Dunstan's, The Snug, Stagecrafters, and now Little Door, where she will appear this season in Twelfth Night, The Seagull Importance of Being Earnest, and Romeo and Juliet. JM received her degree in Theatre Education at Michigan State University and uses it daily in her role as a high school teacher. Her loves include her husband, two children, chocolate, & napping.
Sir Toby BelchJason Garza is proud to be a part of LDT’s first season. Jason was recently seen as Orsino in Water Works production of Twelfth Night in Royal Oak. He also performed for seven years with the Kearsley Park Players in Flint, MI. His favorite roles include Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Charles Condomine in Blythe Spirit. Garza studied theater at Adrian College and the University of Michigan—Flint. Garza currently lives in Troy with his beautiful
Feste the JesterMichael Meike has been acting for 23 years, having played countless character roles. He is a graduate of WSU's theatre department, and most recently directed Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters for The Underground at The Studio. He teaches improv comedy workshops, writes and directs murder mystery dinner shows, and is a veteran performer at Genitti’s Hole-In-The-Wall in Northville. Stage acting credits: Selsdon, Noises Off!; Sir Toby Belch,Twelfth Night; Bill Findlay, Gladiator; Grandpa, Snow Queen.
MalvolioCarlos Westbrook would first like to thank Little Door Theatre and Shannon Hurst for the wonderful opportunity! Carlos has been working on stage since 2007 and is working on 2 more productions with Little Door, "Mercutio" in Romeo and Juliet and the funny "Steve" in She Kills Monsters this season! Carlos has also been featured on CBS: 48 hours for his work with The Bullycide ct, an original piece written under Trust Theatre Ensemble!
FabianaDanielle Peck has appeared in Stagecrafters' The Best Man and Mary Poppins. She also played Rosalind in As You Like It during a residency at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London with the Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance program. As a high school English teacher, Danielle gets to share her love of literature and drama with students every day.
Antonio/ValentineDavid has appeared on amateur, college, and professional stages in Georgia, New York, and Michigan, and is thrilled to be doing his first Shakespeare production at Little Door. Previous Michigan credits include directing the state-wide premiere of TREVOR by Nick Jones, Glenn Cooper in RUMORS, and Sir Archibald Proops in JEKYLL & HYDE (all at Stagecrafters), Peter in BARE: A Pop Opera (Detroit Actors Theatre Company), and Sky Masterson in GUYS & DOLLS (North Rosedale Park Players).
Captain/Priest/OfficerTim Falk is excited be a part of Little Door's opening. Already an alum of Ball So Hard University, Tim just graduated from OU with his degree in Theatre over the Summer. Tim would like to thank the cast and crew for making this such an awesome experience. He would also like to thank his family, both blood and otherwise, for all the support, but especially to Mom and Dad for always believing in and loving him, and of course, God.