Anna Beshoar(she/her) Costume Design

Anna Beshoar is a designer, stitcher, and wardrobe tech hailing from Southern Illinois. The Sargent Conservatory and the world of theater was the culmination of years of drawing cool costumes, making doll clothes, and yearly cosplay. At Webster, she designed costumes for Student Voices and Mud. Other Conservatory positions included wardrobe head, stitcher, draper, first hand, crafts head, and props and paint crews. Anna’s professional wardrobe work began with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2022 season,  consisting of Carmen, The Magic Flute, Harvey Milk, and Awakenings. Recent professional work includes both stitching and wardrobe crew for Stages St. Louis’ Aida. In her free time, Anna is a giant nerd who enjoys reading, writing, drawing, doting on her animals, and documentaries on topics ranging from archaeology and shipwrecks to ghosts and cryptids.

Rose Bonarek(she/her/hers) Costume Construction

Rose is a seamstress who has found joy in the areas of construction, design, wig artistry, and crafts. Outside of costuming, she loves board games and has recently found a passion for aerial dance. Her credits at Webster have included draping for Urinetown, Learned Ladies, American Idiot, Myths and Hymns, Rain and Zoe Save the World and designing Romeo and Juliet. She has worked two summers at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a stitcher on Carmen, The Magic Flute, Awakenings, Harvey Milk, Treemonisha, Tosca, Così fan tutte, and Susannah.  She will be returning this summer for her third year at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for their 2024 season.

Shavante Brogley(she/her) Stage Management

Shavante is a Saint Louis based Stage Manager that has experience in theatre, dance, opera, and events. She enjoys working in a variety of genres and hopes to one day use her skills to work on a horror film. She recently worked as the Event Coordinator for The Polar Express at Union Station with Slay Events and was the Production Stage Manager for Romeo and Juliet (Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory). Future projects include Stage Managing The Theatre Circle Awards (The Repertory Theatre Saint Louis) and serving as the Production Stage Manager forWebster University Dance Ensemble. Some of her past Stage Management credits include; Mud, Amelie, Edward Tulane (Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory), Production Assistant credits; House of Joy, Dreaming Zenzile; and Wardrobe Crew A Christmas Carol,  (The Repertory Theatre Saint Louis) , and the 2022 Festival Season  (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis).

Zoie Cox(she/her/hers) Costume Design

Zoie Cox is a costume and wig artisan from Ozark, Missouri, who enjoys working with any and all media. She has stitched for The Muny on such shows as Beauty and the Beast, Chess, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sister Act,She also stitched for the St. Louis Opera for the 2023 season, with shows like Treemonisha and Cosi fan tutte. She has additionally had some fun stitching with independent local costume shops. She has recently costume designed Sueño, Myths and Hymns, and Burial At Thebes, wig and makeup designed The Spitfire Grill, and worked on many other shows while pursuing a Costume Design degree at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts. In her free time she enjoys exploring new projects she hasn’t tried before, such as cobbling, paper wigs, clay sculpting, and upholstery.

Victoria Esquivel Technical Direction

Victoria is a technical director and carpenter from Houston, Texas. Her credits at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory include serving as technical director for Romeo and Juliet, Myths and Hymns, Silence, A Bright Room Called Day, Burial at Thebes, Student Voices Project, American Idiot, and the 2023 Webster University Dance Ensemble, among others. Professionally, she has worked for Saint Louis Shakespeare, The Repertory Theater of Saint Louis, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Timber Lake Playhouse in various carpentry and audio positions. This summer, she will join Opera Theater of Saint Louis’s 49th Festival Season as an assistant technical director and IA carpenter. Victoria can also be found taking gigs as an audio engineer/mixer, and with IATSE Local 6. She adores discovering new music, traveling, and trying new coffee shops.

Corissa Gavin(She/Her/They/Them) Costume Construction

They are currently pursuing a Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. Recent shows include Rinaldo (Stitcher) at The Glimmerglass Festival, Costume Intern at the Des Moines Metro Opera, Christmas Carol (Stitcher) at the Repertory Theatre St. Louis, Romeo and Juliet (Draper), Sondheim on Sondheim (Draper), Revolt. She said Revolt Again. (Draper), The Learned Ladies (Crafts Head), and Urinetown (Firsthand) at the Sargent Conservatory at Webster University. During her free time Corissa loves to play video games, embroider, and spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys creating unique cosplays for craftsmanship competitions, including the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2 2022.

Megan Gesse(she/her/hers) Costume Construction

Megan is a costume technician for theatre and dance. She has worked as a draper, stitcher, first hand, crafts head, and assistant costume designer. She will be graduating with a BFA in costume construction from Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts and a minor in English. Recent draping work includes: Webster University Dance Ensemble 2021-2023, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sargent Conservatory), The Learned Ladies (Sargent Conservatory), Mac Beth (Sargent Conservatory); first hand: Sondheim on Sondheim (Sargent Conservatory); stitcher: Cinderella,( 42nd Street (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre); crafts head: Romeo and Juliet (Sargent Conservatory); assistant designer: The Bridges of Madison County (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre).  She also interned in the patternmaking department at Weissman Dance Costumes.  In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and tap dancing.

Katelyn Gillette(she/her/hers) Sound Design

Katelyn is a sound designer from Lenexa, Kansas. Her recent design work includes: The Great Comet of 1812, The Spitfire Grill, Romeo and Juliet, Blood at the Root, Myths and Hymns, A Bright Room Called Day, Seminar, American Idiot, The Learned Ladies, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The J Kansas City). She is also an alumni of Starlight Theatre’s Bob Rolf program. In addition to her work in theatre, Katelyn is also pursuing a double major in English, studying how stories are told on paper, on the stage, and everywhere in between.

Bobby Julga(They/them) Technical Direction

Bobby values the quality of work and makes the work fun. They want to captivate the audience and their fellow technicians.  Recent Theater Productions: Mud (Technical Director), Rain & Zoe Save the World (Technical Director & Scenic Designer), Sueño (Technical Director), Revolt, She Said Revolt Again!(Assistant Technical Director), Learned Ladies (Assistant Technical Director), Seminar (Scenic Designer), Sodhiem on Sodhiem (Head Carpenter) with Webster Univeristy’s Sargent Conservatory, Romeo and Juliet, Raisin in the Sun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sound of Music, Clue, Trouble in Mind as a carpenter with Utah Shakspeare Festival.  Bobby is experienced with planning and fabricating decor for weddings, corporate events, auctions, and other events and has experience in all scenic departments, including rigging, props, painting, carpentry, welding, load-in, scheduling, and budgeting.  Bobby is capable, committed, and excited to get to work.

Rebecca Mack Wig, Hair, and Makeup Design

Rebecca Mack is a wig and makeup artist and senior at Webster University Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts. She has worked with the Utah Shakespeare Festival on several productions, including Thurgood, Sweeny Todd, Comedy of Errors, Clue, The Sound of Music, and Richard the Third. Rebecca has worked wig maintenance for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis on Private Lives and It’s a Wonderful Life. She built a wig for The New Jewish Theatre in St. Louis for Gloria: A Life. Rebecca designed Sweeney Todd at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Credits at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory include designing for Romeo and Juliet, A Bright Room Called Day, and Burial at Thebes. In addition to designing, Rebecca has built and run serveral shows for Sargent Conservatory including American Idiot, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Sondheim on Sondheim. She has assisted Blood at The Root and Sueño.

Luna Martin Directing

Luna Valerie Martin is a Seattle-raised director, puppeteer, and producer. She recently directed the World Premiere of Founders, Keepers at the Young American’s Theatre Company in Seattle and worked as a Puppet builder and designer for St. Louis’ Metro Theatre Company’s production of Maddi’s Fridge. She is currently directing Silence by Moira Buffini at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts where she is getting her BA in Directing. She is in her second year producing for Webster University’s Surfacing New Works Festival. As a queer and trans visual artist Luna strives to create and showcase authentic trans and queer stories through her skills as a director, puppet designer, and builder.

Ash Neece Lighting Design

Ash Neece is a Dallas-born lighting designer who is passionate about collaboration and working in other disciplines of theater such as scenic design and lighting design Their most recent lighting design work at the Sargent Conservatory of Theater arts at Webster University includes Romeo and Juliet, Rain and Zoe Save the World, and Silence. They’re currently the 2023-2024 scenic designer for Day Spring Arts and Education. They have also designed sets at the Sargent Conservatory for Mud and The Spitfire Grill. Additionally, they have worked professionally as an assistant lighting designer on By The Queen (Trinity Rep) and Clyde’s (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). Their recent stage management work at the Sargent Conservatory includes Verdant Dance Concert (Production Stage Manager), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Assistant Stage Manager), and Seminar (Assistant Stage Manager). Ash is so grateful for the opportunities and productions she’s worked on and is excited to see what new collaborations the future holds.

Christiana Osborne(she/her/hers) Costume Design

Christiana Osborne (Tiana) is a costume designer originally from Washington state. She was the costume designer and wig and makeup designer on several shows for Festival 56, including Twelfth Night and Footloose and was the costume coordinator for Something Rotten. She worked as a costume shop assistant at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater onThe Little Mermaid. Christiana has worked on many shows at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory including costume design for American Idiot and A Bright Room Called Day, wig and makeup design for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and in the shop as a draper for Romeo and Juliet. She worked at Opera Theater of St. Louis  as a costume design assistant for Treemonisha, Tosca, Cosî fan tutte and Susannah and will be returning for the 2024 season.

Isobel Pierce(she/her) Costume Construction

Isobel is a Costume Construction major with a second emphasis in Costume Design. She is looking forward to completing her degree this year  after a very exciting semester last Spring at Walt Disney World working as a costuming hostess for the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Some of her credits at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts include Draper on Romeo and Juliet (2023), Sueño (2022), Amélie (2022), and First Hand on Blood at the Root (2023).  Outside of her work you can often find her attending vintage toy shows or watching James Cameron’s Avatar. For her final semester, she will be a Draper on Silence as well as Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

Katie Radford Costume Design, Costume Construction

Katie’s first experience in theater started with a position she got at the Anchorage Opera in 2017. Katie has also worked for the local 918 and the Anchorage Ballet. Katie then gained further experience by working summers at the Bard Fisher Center in New York, which she has done since 2019. After leaving her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, she moved to St Louis where she continued her journey in the St. Louis Opera Theatre. Katie has worked there since 2021. Katie is lucky enough to have worked in every position in the costuming world, including tailoring, machine stitch embroidery, tutu making, draping, pattern making and wig making. Katie looks forward to what her theater journey has in store for her when she graduates 

Erin Riley Lighting Design

Erin Riley is a Lighting Design major based in St. Louis, MO. While at Webster, she has had the opportunity to design 6 shows with credits that include: The Burial at Thebes, Sueño, BFA: Verdant, and Myths and Hymns. Additionally, Erin has also dipped her toes into the St. Louis theater scene with credits that include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at St. Louis Shakespeare, Camp Rep 2023 as the Lighting Designer and Teacher at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and In Bloom at Tesseract Theatre Company. She also has had the pleasure of being the Assistant Lighting Designer for MOTHeR at COCA, Twelfth Night at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and Sueño at Trinity Repertory Company. In their spare time, you can catch Erin walking her dog, listening to records, or watching cartoons. Additionally, Erin is extremely grateful for all of her mentors, friends, and family for all of their guidance and support throughout her career and cannot wait to see what the future holds!  

Lou Ritter(he/him/his) Lighting Design

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Lou specializes in EOS Programming and Electrician work. Recent professional credits include Programmer for the 2023 Festival Season and 2023 & 24 New Works Collective at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Assistant Head Electrician for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 Season at The Repertory Theater St. Louis; and the Associate Lighting Designer for the STAGES St. Louis 2023 production of Million Dollar Quartet, as well as Assistant Lighting Designer for the 2022 productions of In The Heights and A Chorus Line. Upcoming professional credits include Programmer for the 2024 Festival Season at Opera Theater of Saint Louis. At the Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts, Lou has served as the Head Electrician for numerous productions including Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Blood At The Root, A Bright Room Called Day, and American Idiot. Outside of work, Lou spends his time hanging out with friends, traveling, and trying to experience as much of life as he possibly can. Member IATSE Local 6.

Spencer Roe-Weaver Lighting Design

Spencer is a lighting designer with a minor in Graphic Design. His academic and professional interests also encompass video and sound design. Recent lighting design credits f include Spitfire Grill and A Bright Room Called Day (Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts), and BFA II: Exhale (Webster University’s Department of Dance). Recent video credits include projection design for American Idiot (Sargent Conservatory), and video content creator for the 2023 season at The Muny. Spencer has also been involved in a variety of video and projection projects. A recent highlight of his work includes a collaborative projection installation titled Underlined, created in partnership with Andrew Sanker.

Lexi Sims Stage Management

Lexi spent the fall semester of her senior year as the Assistant Stage Manager for two dance concerts in collaboration with Webster University’s Dance Department, as well as working as the Production Assistant for The Lehman Trilogy at Repertory Theatre St. Louis.  She has been an On-Site Event Coordinator for The Polar Express at Union Station with Slay Events for two consecutive seasons.  This past summer, she interned at The Muny for their 105th season.  Upcoming projects include working as the Production Stage Manager for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts.  Other stage management credits include: A Bright Room Called Day and Sueño (Sargent Conservatory), Murder on the Orient Express (Repertory Theatre St. Louis) andDear Jack, Dear Louise (The New Jewish Theatre).

Lily Tomasiac(she/her/hers) Scenic Design

Lily is a scenic designer raised in St. Louis who loves collaboration and combining functionality with creativity. Throughout her college career, she has worked in scenic artistry, carpentry, and as a props artisan, but has found her real passion in scenic design. Having designed six productions at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory, her favorites include Romeo and Juliet, Myths and Hymns, and Burial at Thebes. Around St. Louis, she has also designed Action (Action Arts Collaboration), Godspell (Take 2 Productions), and Matilda (Spotlight Productions). She has worked with The Muny as the Scenic Design Intern and Hope Repertory Theatre as a scenic artist and designer. Whenever she gets the chance, she enjoys reading, playing video games, and soaking up the sunshine with her dogs. With her experience and skills, Lily is eager to expand her abilities and continue creating amazing theatrical experiences.

Audrey Wubbena(she/her) Lighting Design

Audrey Wubbena is an Iowa-born lighting designer and assistant. While at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts, she has worked as a designer, assistant, electrician, and programmer. Design works at Webster include Blood at the Root and Mud. Selected assistant works include The Spitfire Grill, Romeo and Juliet, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Urinetown: The Musical. Outside of Webster she has also had the privilege to work with The Muny (Lighting Design Intern), St. Louis Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night: Programmer, Much Ado About Nothing: Assistant Lighting Designer), Trinity Repertory Company (La Broa’ (Broad Street): Assistant Lighting Designer), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Assistant Head Electrician), and Chaminade Preparatory College (A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Lighting Designer). Outside of theatre, Audrey has a strong passion for traveling, jumping into cold bodies of water, and listening to music.