Stage Talk Preview: A Wrinkle In Time

Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel A Wrinkle In Time has been a cherished story for decades. Recently adapted to the stage, Threshold Repertory Theatre has accepted the challenge of bringing this sci-fi fantasy to Charleston. Once again, the good folks at Threshold allowed me a backstage glimpse at the production and a chance to talk with the cast and crew.

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DIRECTORS

Mike Kordek (Director, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer) – Mike started in the theatre at the ripe old age of 5 in a production of The Hobbit and has been involved in theatre ever since. Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of theatre; directing, acting, stage managing, and everything in between. Some of his more favorite roles on stage include Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, Santa in Santa Clause Conquers the Martians, and hanging upside down by his feet as James in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Most recent acting credits include Romeo and Juliet and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Mike is proud to be involved with Threshold and is thankful to Pam Galle for giving him the opportunity to showcase his talents.

Courtney Daniel (Assistant Director) – Courtney is the Executive Director of Threshold Rep and graduate of the Arts Management department at the College of Charleston. This is her first time assistant directing and has had a wonderful time with the cast and crew. She would like to thank the staff, Board of Directors, actors, crew, and audience for making her time at Threshold Rep so special. She hopes you enjoy the show!

CAST

Kimi Hugli (Meg Murry) – Kimi is excited to be a part of A Wrinkle in Time! Some of her previous shows include, The Producers, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Catch Me If You Can, 4000 Miles, The King and I, and Miss Saigon. She would like to thank her friends and family for the never-ending support and love, especially mama and papa!

Taran Gabriel (Charles Wallace Murry) – 

Krosby J Roza (Calvin O’Keefe) – Krosby is delighted to be appearing for the first time on Threshold’s stage. He was last seen as Neville Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Footlight, and will be back on Threshold’s stage for What If’s production of Cabaret in December. He thanks the cast and crew for their enthusiasm and hard work, and is happy that the theater still stands after the recent biblical flooding.

Jessica Edwards (Mother/Mrs. Who/Aunt Beast/Camazotz Woman) – This is Jessica’s first acting experience in Charleston, and she has had an amazing time. Her most recent shows were Antigone, The Tempest, and The Bear. She would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew who made this show so much fun to work on!

Daniella DeRobbio (Mrs.Whatsit/Man With Red Eyes) – Daniella is thrilled to be a part of A Wrinkle in Time. Her previous credits include the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Johnny Mercer Centennial at Carnegie Hall, Power Play, It’s a Wonderful Life, South Pacific, Get Smart, Fiddler on the Roof, and Grease. She studied the Meisner technique under Nina Murano. A big shout-out to her family and friends for supporting her through it all. <3

Chad Estel (Father/Narrator/Camazotz Man) – This is Chad’s first show with Threshold. Chad is a retired Navy veteran. Some of Chad’s favorite shows that he’s acted in include; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Odd Couple, Noises Off, Dearly Departed, and The 39 Steps. Chad also performs at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and is excited to be in Charleston Stage’s Seat of Justice next February. He would like to thank his wife Sharon and daughter Sacha for their love and support!

Shaffer Ripley (Narrator/Mrs. Which) – Shaffer is very excited to be a part of her 3rd show at Threshold Repertory Theatre. She was previously seen in Romeo and Juliet, and The Taming of the Shrew. A local Charlestonian, she graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014, and enjoys being a part of the great theatre community Charleston has to offer!

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Shawn McIntosh (Assistant Technical Director, Set Designer) – Shawn is very excited about this season at Threshold. This is Shawn’s third season with Threshold as the Assistant Technical Director and his first time set designing. He has enjoyed (and hopefully all of you) all of the projects that come with putting on many one-of-a-kind performances. Shawn would like to thank the Threshold staff for letting him be a part of the Threshold family and allowing him to have a wonderful and creative outlet!

Kristen Bushey (Costume Designer) – Kristen is a Theatre Charleston Outstanding Costume Designer Award recipient and nominee for her work on Threshold’s Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell (Nominee, 2015), Midtown’s Always Patsy Cline (Nominee, 2015), Pippin (Nominee, 2014), and Driving Miss Daisy (Winner, 2013). Kristen holds a BA in Theatre from the College of Charleston. She is the Resident Costume Designer for Midtown Productions and enjoys guest designing at many local theatres. Kristen is very pleased to be back working with the Threshold team!

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.

2 thoughts on “Stage Talk Preview: A Wrinkle In Time

  • November 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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    Taran Gabriel is brilliant in this play. His ability to change his character into someone completely different is
    amazing. He is a talented young actor.

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    • November 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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      Agreed! I really enjoyed what I got to see during the preview. He has a very natural stage presence.

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