Susanna Apgar (Masha) is an actor, writer and director.  She trained with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and studied with Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.  Past shows include Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Lysistrata, The Celebration, and The 24-Hour Theatre Project.  She also skated and coached for Pioneer Valley Roller Derby in Northampton, MA for several years.  She is attending Smith College as an Ada Comstock Scholar, and lives with her small, naughty cat, Mitch.

Photo by Lisa Keating
Emily Brown (Constance North) is an actor-singer-dancer with a passion for storytelling and performance. Originally from Sonoma County, California, Emily will graduate with a BA in Theatre from Smith College in the Spring of 2011. Prior to receiving her undergraduate degree, Emily completed a number of theatre and music training programs, including the California State Summer School for the Arts as a Vocal Major, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar for Juniors, and the British American Dramatic Academy in London, UK. She has performed in multiple productions with the Summer Repertory Theatre and Sonoma County Repertory Theater. This year, Emily will be involved in the creation and performance of an original work based on the lives such artists as Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe, exploring the artist's identity, her relationship to her art, and the intersecting pathways of artistic and personal passions. Favorite roles include: Maria in "West Side Story", Nancy Blake in "The Women", Sabine in "The Three Musketeers", Isabella in "Measure for Measure" and, of course, Una in Kendra Arimoto's "Shikataganai (It Can't Be Helped)." Email for casting inquiries.

Johnny Donaldson (Nelson) was born and raised in the arts-centric college community of Northampton, MA. He has acted since high school and studied theater at the University of Massachusetts. Since 2008, he has taken an aggressively DIY approach to acting, appearing in several plays (including Measure for Measure and a previous Smith College production, Cuentas De Eva Luna) as well as a slew of independent shorts and feature films. In 2010, Johnny became a film producer as well as an actor, with the horror feature Killing Brooke, which is currently in post-production with a premiered slated for late 2011. This August, he will once again produce and star in another feature length horror movie, a remake of the 1971 Italian B-movie The Devil’s Nightmare – a film with which he will also make his co-screenwriting debut. In addition, Johnny writes horror-related stories for, an entertainment website devoted to geek culture. (A trailer for Killing Brooke can be found at, while a short clip from the movie can be found at
=FyyntDvngkQ. You can also “like” us on Facebook.)

Hannah Vasconcellos Hastings (Christopher) is from Andover, MA and is a Junior majoring in Government and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Smith College. Hannah has been acting since she was in third grade and has greatly enjoyed returning to the theater through various opportunities at Smith. This is Hannah's third appearance on the stage at Smith. Last year she participated in the 24 hour play festival and Henry V. Christopher is her first major role in her time at Smith and the challenge of playing a young boy is one that she is greatly enjoying. Outside of theater, Hannah enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee for Smith's club team, Lunadisc, and spending time with her wonderful girlfriend and friends. While at school she greatly misses her loving and supportive parents, two older sisters, and dog. This summer she hopes to travel to South America or Europe to pursue her interests in development and sustainability. She loves the ocean, reading, cooking, cuddling, dancing and singing.

Rory Alexander Farrell Madden (Officer Partridge) is an actor and a playwright. He has performed in several productions at Smith and in and around Northampton. His plays often explore science fiction themes and are generally whimsical in nature.  He is a contributor to, a D&D gaming blog, and he has a twitter account (Rory_Madden) where he writes 140 character long micro stories. During the day, he is a producer and tester at GameTable Online, an online board game website. 

Kevin Maroney (Detective) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production. Last fall he appeared in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, creating multiple roles (including the police inspector). He is an Artistic Associate with the Hampshire Shakespeare Company, and played multiple roles last summer’s production of Hamlet. Kevin has performed in several musical productions, including The Producers (as Franz Liebkind) and Curtains (as Sid Bernstein). He works in marketing and development at WGBYTV-57, and has also appeared as a contestant on both Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Family Feud. Kevin lives in Shelburne Falls with his lovely, patient wife and their two teenage children. Next month, he will be directed by his son in the play “pfv,” which he expects will be a life-altering experience.

Alex Techeira (Carl) is happy to be making his Smith College and Massachusetts acting debut.  A New York based actor, Alex worked acted most recently in Song for a Future Generation by Joe Tracz, at the Under St. Marks Theater, and Bully to You by Erica Lipez at Soho Rep. Credits also include Long Wharf Theatre Stage 2, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, California Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Rhinoceros and The 6th Street Playhouse. TV:  Alexander the Great on The History Channel's Man, Moment, Machine. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BA from UC Berkeley.  Thank you Rebecca, Mom and Dad.