Meet the Crew of Marie Antoinette
Aileen Lynch-McCulloch (Director) has been the drama teacher at The Baldwin School for the past five years. She holds her Masters in Theater from Villanova University, and her BA from Mary Washington, and has studied with the renowned Delle Arte Theater in Blue Lake, CA. For 25 years she ran the award winning Vagabond Acting Troupe, and merged the company with the Steel River Playhouse where she was education director for the last four years. She believes that every child should have access to an arts education, and was named Outstanding Humanitarian of the week by Y-102 radio for her work with children in underserved regions. She thanks her team of actors and staff for their dedication to a very difficult production - and gives a special thanks to Lee Hagon-Kerr and Josh Samors for their constant help with this production. “Destiny Brown - you are a bright light in my years of being a teacher and have become my right hand as Maskers’ stage manager - I will miss you next year.”
Anajah Brown ‘21 (Co-Sound Design) is a student of the Advanced Theater Class at Baldwin and has enjoyed theater since 8th grade. While helping around in the theater department, Anajah also plays basketball year- round. This is Anajah’s first time sound designing and hopefully the beginning to a new asset. She has previously designed the advertisement poster for Hairspray in 2018 and has assisted in the set building for the past 5 shows in Middle and Upper School here at Baldwin.
Destiny Brown ‘19 (Stage Manager) is a senior at Baldwin. She was in a play at the Walnut Street Theatre when she was five, being the narrator for Little Red Riding Hood. She thanks everyone who has believed in her, and she especially thanks Mrs. McCulloch for trusting her as her stage manager for her fifth and final year. She began her stage managing journey when she stage managed her Drama VIII class play in November 2014, We All Fall Down. After this she would go onto stage manage the Middle School productions of The Little Mermaid Jr. (2015), Aladdin Jr. (2016), Mulan Jr. (2017), Honk Jr. (2018), and Thumbelina (2019). She directed a class production The Wedding Story (2017), Baldwin alum Julia Maenza’s ‘18 original play First Ladies in the winter of 2017, and a class production of a division of Molière’s Tartuffe (2019). She recently crossed-over to stage managing Upper School, stage managing the Maskers’ fall musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This is her final show at Baldwin culminating a five year run as a stage manager for Mrs. McCulloch.
Lucy Bonin ‘21 (Assistant Stage Manager, US Louis XVI) is a sophomore at Baldwin. She worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for Much Ado About Nothing, Mulan Jr, Honk Jr, and Thumbelina at Baldwin, as Assistant Stage Manager for Urinetown the Musical and Sweeney Todd at the Arden, and as the stage manager of Hairspray last year. When she is not doing theater (which rarely happens), she enjoys reading, listening to music, and creating extensive and highly unlikely hypotheticals in her head. She would like to thank this incredible cast and crew for putting together one of the most impressive shows she’s ever seen and to Destiny Brown and Ashley Tate for helping her get to where she is today.
Andrea Coler '19 (Costume Designer) enjoys costume and fashion design and looks forward to a future in the direction of design. She worked on sound as a freshman in the 2016 production of Into the Woods and acted in plays as a middle schooler. She also costumed the Middle School production of Honk Jr. last year and the Upper School production of Hairspray. This year, she worked on the Upper School production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She wants to thank her parents for all of their support as well as the cast and crew for giving her the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing group.
Elizabeth Delaney ‘22 (Assistant Stage Manager) is a freshman at Baldwin. She worked as Assistant Stage Manager for Maskers’ 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Co-Costume Director for the middle school play Thumbelina. She is on the dance and crew teams for Baldwin and is a part of Spectrum. Outside of school she enjoys sewing, reading, and building things with her dad.
Grace Halak ‘22 (Assistant Set Design, Program Design) is a freshman at Baldwin. This is her second time working on a Maskers production; she was the assistant lighting designer for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Outside of theater, she writes and designs for The Hourglass (the school newspaper) and plays rhythm guitar in the jazz band. She enjoys playing music and reading Stephen King while it’s raining.
Aya Ibikunle ‘22 (Assistant Director) is a freshman who has contributed to two high school shows; she acted in Much Ado About Nothing and was part of crew in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. During her middle school years, she acted in Mulan Jr. and Honk Jr. She’s developing an increasing interest in theater and loves to help out wherever she can. Her main hobbies are reading, doodling, and making ceramic dishes and structures.
Alyssa Morales ‘19 (Set Designer) is very passionate about all aspects of design. She completed the set for the 2017 Upper School Fall Production of Much ado About Nothing, the 2018 Middle School Musical of Honk Jr., the 2018 Upper School Spring Musical of Hairspray, and the 2018 Upper School Fall Musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Her pursuits for the future include more set designing and interior design.
Cara Prendergast ‘22 (Assistant Stage Manager, Co-Sound Designer) is a 15-year-old freshman at Baldwin. She previously was the Props Master for the Upper School production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the middle school’s production of Thumbelina. She enjoys creating art and writing in her free time. She is super excited to work on Marie Antoinette and wants to thank the cast and crew for being so amazing!
Josh Samors (Technical Director) is a Philly-based theatre artist. He is the resident lighting designer and technical director at South Camden Theater Company. He has performed onstage and worked backstage at several theaters in the tri-state area, including The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, and The Montgomery Theater, among others. Find more info at www.joshuasamors.com.
Estella Stein ‘22 (Lighting Designer) is a 14-year old freshman in her first year at Baldwin. Her previous roles for Baldwin shows include Assistant Director for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Lighting Director for Thumbelina. She has also acted in several musicals for Wolf PAC and Music Training Center. Her favorite activities include writing, drawing, and playing piano and ukulele.
Lenora Thomas '19 (Makeup, Costume Assistant) is a senior at Baldwin. This is her first time aiding the Baldwin Maskers in a production but not her first time participating in the performing arts. She has participated on the Varsity Dance Team and one of Baldwin’s handbell groups since freshman year and Baldwin’s Upper School Chorus since Junior year. She decided to do makeup and assist in costumes for this play due to an interest in the time period and its relevant fashion along with a budding interest in theatre. Her hobbies include creative writing, reading, singing, and playing guitar.