Ebenezer Scrooge … Gregory Burgess+
Gregory Burgess (Ebenezer Scrooge) a member of CSC’s Resident Acting Company, has performed in CSC’s productions of The Winter’s Tale, The Fantasticks, Richard III (2017, 2012), Anne of the Thousand Days, Wild Oats, A Christmas Carol (2014-2017), Titus Andronicus, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014, 2010), As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew (2017, 2013), and The Merchant of Venice, among many others. His training includes The Martin Blank Studio, The Shakespeare Theater, and Howard University.
Bob Cratchit … Steve Torres
Steve Torres (Bob Cratchit and Guest) is making his CSC and Baltimore debut. Previous credits include: Tecumseh!, Macbeth (Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama); Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood, Christmas Carol, and The Secret Garden (Hampstead Stage Company); Oedipus El Rey, King Lear, and Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center); The Mousetrap, Passion Play, and Avenue Q (Santa Rosa Rep); To Live is to Fly (Kitchen Dog Theatre); Jump/Cut (Echo Theatre). Recent directing credits: Assistant Director/Hamlet; Director/Titus Andronicus (Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama). Education: MFA in Acting (Southern Methodist University), BA in Acting (California State University, Fresno).
Mrs. Cratchit and Ms. Winthrop … Molly Moores+
Molly Moores (Ms. Winthrop, Guest and Mrs. Cratchit) is a CSC Resident Acting Company Member and CSC Teaching Artist. She has performed with CSC in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018, 2011), The Winter’s Tale (2018), A Christmas Carol (2014-2017), Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet (2012, 2015-2017), Anne of the Thousand Days, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth, Richard II, The Taming of the Shrew (2013), Antony and Cleopatra, Pride and Prejudice, and The Merchant of Venice. www.mollymoores.com.
Fred and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come … Elliott Kashner+
Elliott Kashner (Fred, Guest, Waterman, and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) is a CSC Associate Company member. He has appeared as Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer, Fred in A Christmas Carol (2017), Roderigo in Othello, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (student matinee: 2016), and Lamp in Wild Oats. Regional credits include Everyman Theatre: Book of Joseph (Craig); Signature Theatre: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill (Chad U/S); Local credits include: Adventure Theatre MTC: Junie B Jones is Not a Crook (Handsome Warren); Keegan Theatre: Golden Boy (Roxy); Molotov Theatre Group: Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe (Poe); Quotidian Theatre Company: Doubt: A Parable (Father Flynn); WSC Avant Bard: The Bacchae (Pentheus); Elliott is Institutional Giving Manager at Everyman Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Dorothy (Fred’s wife) … Elana Michelle+
Elana Michelle (Guest, Dorothy, and Baltimore Lady) is a CSC Resident Acting Company member and CSC Teaching Artist. She has performed with CSC as Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer as Hippolyta and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), Time, Rogera and Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale, Jane Seymour in Anne of the Thousand Days, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, (movable production and school matinee: 2016), and in A Christmas Carol (2015-2017). She appeared as King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well with CSC’s Blood & Courage under-30 company. Other roles include Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream with Maryland Renaissance Festival, Candace in Project Run-A-Way with Annapolis Historical Society, Katherine in Henry 5×7 with Barabbas Theatre, and Abby in the 2016 film, The Spirit of the Staircase.
Young Scrooge and George William Brown … Terrance Fleming
Terrance Fleming (George William Brown, Young Scrooge, Waterman and Baltimore Gentleman, a Cop) has performed with CSC in Macbeth (student matinee: 2018) and Alice in Wonderland. Since moving to Baltimore he has appeared in many productions, including The Cradle Will Rock with Iron Crow Theatre, Memphis with ArtsCentric Theatre, Romeo and Juliet with The Green Globe Theatre, Grey Gardens with Stillpointe Theatre, and Schoolgirl Figure with Cohesion Theatre. Terrance holds a BFA, with an emphasis in performance, from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is from Mobile, AL, and moved to Baltimore in January 2016.
Robert Cary Long, George Wilkens and Topper … Bart Debicki
Bart Debicki (Robert Cary Long, George Wilkens, Topper and Mr. Jones) appeared as Brakenbury in CSC’s Richard III (2017 and 2012). He has also appeared in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Fells Point Corner Theatre, and as El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly!, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, and Juan Peron in Evita at Spotlighters Theatre. Bart trained at New York’s Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has a PhD in Management Strategy and teaches cross-cultural management and international business at Towson University.
Mr. Fezziwig and The Ghost of Christmas Present … Gregory Michael Atkin
Gregory Michael Atkin (Mr. Fezziwig, The Ghost of Christmas Present and Baltimore Gentleman) has perform with CSC as Jack Slang and Diggory in CSC’s She Stoops to Conquer the Mock Turtle in CSC’s Alice in Wonderland. Other credits include How I Became a Pirate with Adventure Theatre MTC; A Dream Within A Dream: A Madness with Through the Fourth Wall Productions; Twelfth Night with Prince George’s County Shakespeare in the Park; and Featured in the Source Festival with the Source Theatre. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Ohio University.
Mrs. Fezziwig and Older Belle … Tamieka Chavis+
Tamieka Chavis (Mrs. Fezziwig, Older Belle and Mrs. Dilber) a CSC Resident Acting Company Member and Teaching Artist, just closed Macbeth as Lady Macbeth, and has also appeared in Romeo and Juliet (student matinee 2018) as Prince Escalus, and The Tempest as Queen Alonso. Select regional credits include Mosaic Theatre Company: CHARM; Constellation Theatre Company: Caucasian Chalk Circle; Ally Theatre Company: Rabbit Summer, Clover; The Hub Theatre: The Late Wedding; NextStop Theatre: Middletown, Eurydice, Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Faction of Fools: Foolish Fairytales; Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Mother Earth and Me, Lions of Industry-Women of Invention; Atlas TYA: Stay Awake. Select TV/Film: Anacostia (2015, ’17, & ’18 Emmy Nominated Daytime Digital Drama Series, and numerous Indie Soap Awards and Nominations including Best Lead Actress), HBO’s The Wire, Torn. She is also a company member and teaching artist with Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater and Ally Theatre Company. Tamieka is a faculty member and graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
James (Older Belle’s husband) and Josiah … Michael Toperzer
Michael Toperzer (James, Guest, Waterman, and Josiah) is a CSC Teaching Artist and has appeared with CSC as Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland and Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet (student matinee 2018). Recent credits include Keith in Don with The Secret Theater, The Attendant in The Last Poet on Mars with Brooklyn Actors Troupe; Malvolio in Twelfth Night with Monday Theater Co., Tybalt and Paris in Romeo and Juliet with Occupy Verona, Fluello in The Honest Whore with The Flea Theater, Mel in Slam! with Sequoia Theater Co., and Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus with Empty Chair Theater. He holds a BFA in Acting from Adelphi University, through which he studied abroad at London Dramatic Academy.
The Ghost of Christmas Past and Laura … Emily Karol
Emily Karol (The Ghost of Christmas Past, Laura and Lady in Snow) is making her CSC stage debut. Her regional credits include: MD Renaissance Festival: La Dama Boba (Nise), The Tempest (Director), As You Like It (Audrey) Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Comedy of Errors (Courtesan). Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet). MD Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet (Nurse/Tybalt/Lord Capulet/Balthazar), Merchant of Venice (Portia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). Shakespeare & Company: Measure for Measure (Provost/Elbow/Francisca), Othello (Emilia u/s), Twelfth Night (Malvolio/2nd Officer). Kensington Arts Theater: Steel Magnolias (Shelby Eaton-Latcherie), Jekyll & Hyde (Emma Carew). Emily is also a resident teaching artist with CSC.
The Ghost of Jacob Marley and Chickenman … Steven Hoochuk
Steven Hoochuk (The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Guest, Baltimore Businessman, and Chickenman) has appeared with CSC as King of Hearts, Walrus and Duck in Alice in Wonderland; Antonio in The Tempest; Mortimer in The Fantasticks; Baptista/Haberdasher in The Taming of the Shrew; Peter Quince/Egeus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( YEAR?); Belarius in Cymbeline; Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus; and Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing. He has appeared in numerous roles with Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Solas Nua. He attended Rutgers University, and the Shakespeare & Company Intensive Actor Training Program.
Marian and Caroline … Kate Forton+
Kate Forton (Children’s Choir Director, Guest, Marian, Caroline, Mrs. Jones and Lady in Snow) is a CSC Associate Company Member. She has performed in several productions with CSC, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), A Christmas Carol (2017, 2016, 2015), The Taming of the Shrew (2017), Richard III (2017), Anne of the Thousand Days, Titus Andronicus (2015), The Comedy of Errors (2015), Richard II, and As You Like It (2014). Other recent credits include NEW YORK and Company with Just Off Broadway.
Jill, the fiddler … Ellie Cattle
Ellie Cattle (Jill, the fiddler) is a local musician and actress, performing in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s 2017 production of A Christmas Carol as well as various festivals in the Maryland and DC area.
Director of A Christmas Carol … Gerrad Alex Taylor+
Gerrad Alex Taylor (Director, Associate Artistic Director and Director, The Studio) oversees all programming in The Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, which offers classes year-round for area youth and adults. Gerrad teaches in the theatre departments at UMBC and George Washington University. He holds a BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Along with being a member of CSC’s Resident Acting Company, Gerrad has worked as an actor, director, and educator for theatres and educational institutions across the country including: the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Pacific Conservatory Theatre-PCPA, Everyman Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, Washington Stage Guild, and the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. He is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
+ CSC Company Member