Short Stuff 2005

Student Biographies
Travis Baril (Ensemble) - of Plainfield, CT;is a Junior double major in History and Political Science;he 
was Spot Operator for "Renaissance Re-Creation 2003" at ECSU; in high school was Sound Board 
Operator and acted in "Grease." He made his Harry Hope Theatre acting debut in "Short Stuff 2005."
 
Steven Bartunek (Director, Act of Tom; Ensemble) - of Durham, CT; is a Senior Political Science major/
Theatre minor; who has played ECSU baseball and basketball. In high school, Steve performed in "Good 
News" and in "Boogeyman Training." He made his Harry Hope Theatre acting debut in "Short Stuff 2005."
 
Matt Corbit (Director, Cat Scratch; Ensemble) - of North Haven, CT; a Junior English and Performing 
Arts/Theatre double major; He is studying script writing as well. He made his Harry Hope Theatre acting 
debut in "Short Stuff 2005."
 
Josh Davis (Director, We're All Mad Here; Ensemble) - of Windsor Locks, CT; a Junior Communication 
major/Theatre minor; is a Resident Assistant on-campus. Josh was in the concert/marching band and chorus 
in high school. Josh was a reader in All-Ears Radio and is studying scriptwriting. He made his Harry Hope 
Theatre acting debut in Short Stuff 2005.
 
Sarah DiMeo (Director, We're All Mad Here) - of Bristol, CT; a Junior Fine Arts/Theatre major/
Philosophy minor;was the Assistant Stage Manager for "The American Clock" and "Electra '04." Sarah 
has acted in productions of "Aria De Capo;" "Macbeth;" "Once Upon a Mattress;" "Little Women;" "Bye 
Bye Birdie;" and "Treasure Island."  She also designed the set for "Romeo and Juliet."  Sarah also writes and 
is interested in filmmaking. 
 
Bridget Duggan (Director, Above and Beyond Just A Tad)  - of Mansfield Center, CT; a Senior Fine Arts/
Theatre major; has acted in summer Gilbert and Sullivan productions of "H.M.S. Pinafore," "The Mikado," 
"Pirates of Penzance," and "The Gondoliers;" and musicals such as "Guys and Dolls;" "Anything Goes;" 
and "Into the Woods." At ECSU she has performed in "The American Clock" for which she was chosen as 
an ACTF 2006 Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Alternate;  "Electra '04," for which she was chosen as an 
ACTF 2005 Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Candidate; "Bits of the Bard 2004" (performed at the Sargent 
Theatre, NYC); "America Hurrah: The Interview" (directed by guest artist Nora Cole); "The Renaissance 
Re-Creation 2003,""Short Stuff 2003" (also presented at the Sargent Theatre in NYC); "The Vagina 
Monologues;" "The Visit" (directed by British guest artist Christopher Ettridge); "A Dream Play;" "The 
Murder of Maria Marten" (directed by British guest artist James Simmons); "Chekhov Shorts/The Wedding;" 
and "Spoon River Abridged" (at ECSU and the Sargent Theatre). She was an ACTF 2004 Irene Ryan Acting 
Competition Partner. Bridget has studied voice for nine years. She participated in the ECSU International 
Summer School in London 2004 program.
 
Nicole Dutram (Ensemble) of Willimantic, CT; a Junior Psychology major; has appeared in "Short Stuff 
2005;""The American Clock;" "Electra '04," for which she was chosen as an ACTF 2005 Irene Ryan Acting 
Scholarship Candidate; "Vagina Monologues" and "America Hurrah/The Interview" (directed by guest artist 
Nora Cole.)  
 
Nate Gallup (Director, ABC) - of Willimantic, CT; Junior Communications major/Theatre minor; is an 
aspiring film maker and is a published author. 
 
Donald Hall (Director, Cat Scratch) - of Norwich, CT; a Senior Fine Arts/Theatre major; acted in "The 
AmericanClock" for which he was chosen as an ACTF 2006 Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Alternate; 
"Electra '04," for which he was selected as an Alternate and Partner for the ACTF 2005 Irene Ryan Acting 
Scholarship Competition.  Donald has worked with the River Front Theatre in Bradenton, Florida for seven 
years. He has also performed at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Sarasota, and toured with the New 
England Theatre Guild for Children.  He waslast seen in "Benedict Arnold's Brave Revenge" in Washington 
Park in Groton, and in the Majestic Rose Dinner Theatre production of "The Odd Couple;" and does voice-
overs for La Dolce Vita on Q105.  
 
Simon Hunt (Ensemble) - of Bethlehem, CT; a Senior Fine Arts/Theatre major; has acted in "Short Stuff 
2005;""The American Clock;" "America Hurrah/Motel" (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt) for which he 
was chosen as an ACTF 2005 Irene Ryan Acting Competition Alternate and Partner; "A Dream Play;" and 
"Lifelogues" (directed by guest artist Nora Cole).  He was also a Co-Director for "Short Stuff 2003" 
(presented at ECSU and at the Sargent Theatre in NYC). Simon has also appeared in Larry Hunt's 
productions of "Animam" (in Australia and Hong Kong); "About Face;" and "Playing with Klee" (in Hong 
Kong).  He also attended the ECSU International Summer School in London 2002 Program and then spent 
a semester abroad at London Metropolitan University. Simon played on the ECSU Baseball team for three 
years. 
 
Sean Kegler (Director, Act of Tom) - of Mansfield, CT;is a Freshman English major; He has studied clarinet 
and bass.
 
Scott Kegler (Director, Above and Beyond Just A Tad; Ensemble)  - of Mansfield, CT; a Sophomore 
Performing Arts/Theatre major; acted in "Short Stuff 2005;" "The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist 
Larry Hunt); "Bits of the Bard 2004" (performed at the Sargent Theatre, NYC); America Hurrah: The Interview" 
(directed by guest artist Nora Cole); "The Renaissance Re-Creation 2003," "The Sand Castle,"  
for which he was chosen as an ACTF -  Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Alternate; "The Visit" (directed by 
British guest artist Chris Ettridge); and "Short Stuff 2003" (presented at ECSU and the Sargent Theatre in NYC). 
He is also a member of the ECSU Concert Chorale. Prior to ECSU, Scott performed in such plays as "You 
Can't Take It With You;" "Cyrano de Bergerac;" and "The Crucible." Scott is Co-Vice President of Drama 
Society. He will be participating in the ECSU Performing Arts Japan Study Tour Summer 2005.  
 
Trisha Martin (Director, Thanksgiving Dinner With The Hendersons) - of Bristol, CT; a Junior 
Performing Arts/Theatre major.  Previous stage work includes the Connecticut Drama Festival; "The Wizard 
of Oz;" "Moon over Buffalo;" and "Funny Money."  Trisha was a performer for several years in the Bristol 
OM show and received a Philip O'Rourke Performing Arts Scholarship.  She attended Hunter College in 
New York City as a National Student Exchange student.  Trisha made her Harry Hope Theatre debut in 
"America Hurrah: Interview" directed by guest artist Nora Cole.
 
Matthew Mello (Stage Manager) - of Warren, RI; a Junior Communication major/Theatre minor; performed in 
"Romeo and Juliet;" "Bye, Bye Birdie;" "Really Rosie;" and "The Birds" in high school. He also designed the
 lighting for "Once Upon a Mattress" and "David and Lisa;" and designed the programs for other shows. 
At ECSU, Matt acted in "The American Clock;" "Bits of the Bard 2004" (presented at the Sargent Theatre in 
NYC); "The Renaissance Re-Creation 2003" and "America Hurrah/The Interview" (directed by guest artist 
Nora Cole) for which he was chosen as an Alternate (2005) and Partner (2004 and 2005) for the ACTF Irene 
Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition. He was also Light Board Operator for "Electra 2004," and Assistant 
Stage Manager for "The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt), and is the Secretary of Drama 
Society. He is Co-Host of the weekly ECSU TV/Radio show "Reality and Beyond." Matt participated in the 
ECSU International Summer School in London 2004 program.
 
Geoffrey Mitchell (Ensemble) - Westbrook, CT; a Senior Fine Arts/Music major; was the Sound Designer for 
"Electra '04" and "The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt), and the Sound Operator for 
"America Hurrah" (directed by guest artists Larry Hunt and Nora Cole). He is also a singer/song writer.  
Geoff acted in "Short Stuff 2005" and "The American Clock."
 
Justin Nardine (Director, ABC; Ensemble) - of Storrs, CT; a Junior Performing Arts/Music major. Justin 
acted in  "Short Stuff 2005;" "The American Clock;" "The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt).  
He has been singing and performing music (saxophone, guitar, piano, and bass) in various bands and 
ensembles since he was 16 and sings, composes, and plays electric bass in the band Homestar. 
 
Amy Sarfati (Ensemble) - of Cromwell, CT; a Junior Performing Arts/Theatre major with minors in Psychology 
and English; Amy has performed in high school productions of "Dracula" and "Beauty and the Beast."  
At ECSU she acted in "Short Stuff 2005" and "The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt) for 
which shewas chosen as an ACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition candidate.
 
Kelly Schreier (Director, Thanksgiving Dinner With The Hendersons)  - of Wallingford, CT; a Sophomore 
double-major in Performing Arts/Theatre and Criminal Justice. Kelly is a swimmer on the ECSU Women's 
Swim Team; and is a member of ECSU's Concert Chorale. At ECSU she has acted in "The American Clock;" 
"The Brothers M." (directed by guest artist Larry Hunt); "America Hurrah/The Interview" (directed by 
guest artist Nora Cole), "Renaissance Re-Creation 2003," and "The Sand Castle." Prior to ECSU she acted 
in productions of "The Music Man;" "Pippin;" "Spoon River Anthology;" "Annie Get Your Gun;" " David 
and Lisa;" "South Pacific;" "Our Town;" "Grease;" and other shows. Kelly participated in the ECSU 
International Summer School In London 2004 program.
 
Heidi Stearns (Director, Thanksgiving Dinner With The Hendersons) - of Storrs, CT; a Senior 
Communication and Fine Arts/Theatre major; performed in "Footloose, The Musical" at the Windham 
Theatre Guild in Summer 2003. At ECSU, she acted in "Bits of the Bard 2004" (performed at the Sargent 
Theatre, NYC); "The Renaissance Re-Creation 2003" and "The Vagina Monologues;" was light board operator 
for "America Hurrah;" and guest artist Nora Cole's dresser for "Voices We Must Never Forget." Heidi 
participated in the ECSU International Summer School in London 2004 program and will be participating in 
the ECSU Performing Arts Japan Study Tour Summer 2005.