M. Caroline Prince has been happily pretending to be other people onstage for more than forty years. A recent transplant from Huntsville, Alabama, she has most recently appeared as the maid in the garden in Independent Musical Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar, a member of the ensemble in Alabama Creative Artists’ Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and Sheila in Theater Huntsville’s The Boys Next Door. She sends her thanks and love to those who put up with her, most especially the cast and crew of this show and her beloved husband, Martin.
Doug Allen (Russ/Dan)
Doug is excited to be back on stage in a Circle Player’s production. He was seen previously in One Flew Over TheCuckoo’s Nest and The Grapes of Wrath. He loves Clybourne Park because it tells a beautiful story of how our prejudices have shifted and been shaped culturally during his lifetime. He is currently a professional mental health counselor. Doug started acting on the stage at age 4 and has performed in many theatrical productions along with appearances in commercials and feature films. Some of his favorite and more recent theatrical productions are All My Sons, Rumors, The Miracle Worker, The Normal Heart, Bent and Pride and Prejudice. He wants to thank Daniel for casting him alongside a wonderful group of talented actors. And, he sends a huge amount of love to Kathleen for supporting him “playing” in another show.
Chandra Walton (Francine/Lena)
Tennessee native/Chattanooga-born Chandra has always had a thirst for the stage and screen. While performing as a child, she developed her talents; and while a student at Tennessee State University, she honed her skills. She has performed on stage in plays ranging from Romeo and Juliet to and Where Did I Go Wrong and has been blessed to take classes from highly-regarded actors such as Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls), Myketi Williamson (Forrest Gump) and Carl Payne (The Cosby Show and Martin). .All Chandra wants to do is act—and she credits everything to God and her granny. "She was and still is the most funny and most godly woman I knew. She was MY supporter and my best friend.”
Ethan Treutle (Jim/Tom)
Ethan is a Nashville transplant for a little more than a year. He received his bachelor's degree in Theatre Performance from Marshall University and has performed all over from West Virginia to Edinburgh, Scotland (mostly West Virginia though). Ethan was last seen in Circle Players’ production of Stuff Happens. He'd like to thank Daniel and this great cast for the wonderful experience this production has been.
Preston Crowder (Albert/Kevin)
Preston is a Nashville native and Oberlin College graduate (Class of 2016). His previous credits include PsychoBeach Party, A Wedding Band, Treasure Island, All's Well That Ends Well, and The Connection. His directorial and playwright works include his original plays Flames, The Monsters Underneath and The Body Sacred. Preston is excited to perform in his first production with Circle Players.
Matt Smith (Karl/Steve)
Matt is thrilled to make his Circle Players debut in this brilliant and thought-provoking work. Previous theater adventures have included Beyond Therapy at Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, The Normal Heart (Music City Theatre Company), Spamalot! (Street Theatre), Same Time, Next Year (Encore Theatre), Southern Baptist Sissies (Kirk-Burgess Productions) and The Shadow Box (ACT 1). In his spare time, Matt is sales manager at Highlands Residential Mortgage and a member of the managing board of ACT 1 Theatre Company. He’s grateful every day to his best friend and partner in life, Memory-- the one who drives him crazy and keeps him sane. “IFLY, Baby!”
Maggie Pitt (Betsy/Lindsey)
This is Maggie’s seventh show with Circle Players, starting with Treasure Island in 2007 and most recently performing in The Grapes of Wrath in 2010. Other recent productions include Sorry, Wrong Number and Lysistrata (Act 1), The Philadelphia Story and Unnecessary Farce (Lakewood Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play (Bethlehem Players) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Towne Centre Theatre). She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Clybourne Park and has thoroughly enjoyed working with this cast and crew. Thanks to her friends and family for their support.
Matthew Robert C. Laird (Kenneth)
Primarily employed as a designer and finishing technician at Nashville’s animatronics and character shop Animax Designs, Matthew Robert C. Laird occasionally moonlights as an actor or puppeteer in Nashville and Atlanta. Past credits include: New Puppet Order’s Nature Calls, Dragon Con’s Late Night Puppet Slam 2015, Zombie Cat Productions’ Magic the Gathering the Musical, KB Productions’ Equus and Peculiar Parts Collaborative’s Bookscape.