candice dickinson . director . producer . actor/singer
Candice is a director and actor passionate about furthering the performance arts and their impact on the Asheville community. After receiving a BFA in Musical theater from ECU, Candice has been fortunate enough to travel around the country to direct and act. In New York, Candice was a part of the Tres Artis directing group, frequently performed in cabarets, and was able to work with emerging artists on directing and producing new plays and musicals. Candice wants to thank everyone who has given their time, resources, ideas, and support to her during this project. Together, we can make a difference. Through art, we can be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Dwight Chiles . ACTOR/singer
Dwight Chiles is an actor/singer and Director from the mountains of Asheville, NC. He has worked with local companies including Asheville Community Theatre, Montford Park Players, Different Strokes PAC, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre and Parkway Playhouse. Favorite roles include Mrs. Jennings from Senses and Sensibility, Jack from Into the Woods, Oberon from Midsummer Nights Dream and Treplev from The Seagull. Favorite directing credits include Bonnie and Clyde, GODSPELL, Boeing Boeing, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet among others. Dwight is also the Co-Artistic Director of Mountain Art Theatre with his dear friend Henry Williamson III and together they have produced a new adaptation of The Seagull, Fall of a Sparrow a radical remix of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Stupid F@cking Bird and Sense and Sensibility. Dwight would like to thank everyone who comes to the theatre and helps support our local artists.
Amanda Kilinikowski . actor/singer
Originally hailing from eastern NC, Amanda is thrilled to call Asheville home and is grateful to have found such a welcoming theater community in WNC. After several years acting and studying in NYC and touring with a children's theatre troupe, she has found a new home with various theaters in the area such as HART, MPP, and Attic Salt. Some favorite roles: Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Jenny Diver in Threepenny Opera, and Louise in The Underpants. Amanda is passionate about bringing the arts to those less fortunate and sharing her love of theater with audiences of all ages through arts education and the staging of established and new works. She would like to thank all of the people who have welcomed her 'home' with open arms. Special thanks on this to Candice, Andy, and Louise.
adam Kampouris . actor/singer . mandolin
Adam Kampouris is a Western North Carolina native currently living in New York City, where he has performed in Oresteia (Classic Stage Company/Ashes Company), Essential Theatre Group’s Twelfth Night: A Folk Musical (The Sheen Center), The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Stages), and Camino Real (The Connelly). Regionally he has worked at Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC, Asheville’s North Carolina Stage Company (As You Like It), and most recently with the Immediate Theatre Project’s touring production of Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life! In the coming spring, he will be returning to the Philly Shakes to play the title role in their upcoming production of Hamlet. When not exploring his love of myth and storytelling on stage, he spends his time rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, and pickin’ on the mandolin. Adam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
christine caldemeyer . actor/singer
Christine Caldemeyer is delighted to be performing with her fellow nerds in Finding Home, and hopes that her lifetime obsession with music can be put to use, and do a little good for the community. She has previously appeared this past year in Parkway Playhouse's productions of Godspell (Ensemble), and Boeing Boeing (Berthe), as well as costume designing for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Her other acting work the past season includes Twelfth Night (Orsino) and Kate Hamill's Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Dashwood, Anne Steel, and ensemble) at HART's Fangmeyer theater, the former of which she also costumed. She got her degree in Music Theatre Performance at Catawba College.
allen law . acotr/singer
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janice vertucci . actor . assistant director
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david spivey . actor
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rob blackwell . piano . music direction
Rob Blackwell has worked as a musical director/pianist on more than 100 theatre productions in New York, Europe and much of the United States, including two years in Europe with the London company of Grease and the revival of Do I Hear a Waltz?, supervised by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. Most recently, he conducted Full Monty and Avenue Q for Asheville Community Theater.
Megan dollinger . violin
Megan Drollinger is a classically trained violinist originating from the heartland. Influenced by her father and sister, she began her musical journey at the age of four. Growing up she studied the Suzuki Method on violin at a local private music school while also learning fiddle tunes by ear from her father. Being a seventh generation fiddle player, she is honored to continue the tradition. Since moving to the mountains of North Carolina, she has felt inspired to weave together these two worlds. Blending her technical skill and knowledge with her love of traditional folk music, she strives to create a rich sound with informed harmonies that remind the listener of their true nature.