Meet the Company: Hinterland


by Matt Cameron | Directed by Lucy Pearce
A WCTeen Blackbox Production
Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 18
Recommended for audiences age 12+
Seating is limited. No late seating.

Afraid of the dark and plagued by power failure, Henry Quealy is living in the shadow of terror. Returning one day from his job as a door-to-door salesman selling doors, Henry discovers a hitherto hidden portal in the wall of his home. The government declares Henry a shadow of his former self — literally — and he is taken away through the mystery door. Hinterland is a satirical comedy about the divided self and the paranoia of the insular state.

Miranda Cassee (Winsome) age 16 - Miranda is a Junior at South Whidbey High School, and enjoys reading, acting, traveling and studying. Her favorite experiences at WCT include The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot,) Chamber Music (Amelia Earhart,) and Proof (Claire.) Miranda would like to thank Lucy Pearce and Kathryn for making this show happen. She’d like to dedicate her performance to all of her friends who are always there to support her.

Libby Hawkins (Frank) age 16 - Libby is a Junior at South Whidbey High School. She enjoys working in all art mediums, and writes prolifically. Her favorite experiences at WCT include Wingspan (Daff) and Seussical the Musical (Horton.) Libby loves being at WCT and just being herself! She wants to thank the late Rhianna Hobbs for keeping a spark inside her soul even today, and Rod Stewart for being so darn awesome. Her performance dedication is for Terri Doucette, “…in the hopes that you will see how important this play is. I love you.”

Caelen Coe (Henry Quealy) age 18 - Caelen is a senior at South Whidbey High School, and when he isn’t busy doing homework or practicing lines, he is sleeping. Prior works include Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap and Captain Hook in Peter Pan and Wendy. He would like to thank his cast-mates for being such an awesome group to work with, and Lucy for dealing with all of them.

Keagan Adelle Leland (Olive Quealy) age 15 - Keagan is 15 years old and is currently homeschooled, in 9th grade. She is so happy to take part in such an intense and meaningful production and is so grateful to everyone from WCT that make it possible to do what she loves in the environment of the theater. Keagan has been acting since she could move her body and preformed for her first time on the Sacramento Theater Company stage. She is deeply in love with drama but is also a poet and a writer, a photographer, and an overall enthusiast. She would like to thank her family who is always so supportive, and the stage for always being there to come back to. She would also like to thank the amazing world that this production has sucked her into and the thoughts it has induced.

Sabrina Carey (Stagecrew) age 15 -  Sabrina is a Sophomore at SWHS - has had previous experience working as stage crew on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, last year's Proof, and Inside Frampton and the Outside World. Some of the previous plays that she has been in include Willy Wonka, Wingspan, and last year's teen Winter play, The Mousetrap. Most of her favourite past times are singing, reading, and listening to poppin' tunes. She would like to dedicate this play to the director Lucy Pearce, because she decided to put up with me for another play.

Lucy Pearce (Director) - is so grateful to be back directing at WCT.  An actress for many years she recently performed in the three plays, Jane Eyre/Julius Caesar/As You Like It, with Island Shakespeare Festival. Some of her other credits include a dramatic reading at WICA of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, Frankie in Frankie and Johnny with Local Jewell Productions, Hattie in The Underground Theatre Company’s production of Laundry & Bourbon, Mother Samsa in Ghost Light Theatrical’s production of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children as well as Emilie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal at the Sheridan Theatre in London. A graduate of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and The Second City Hollywood, Lucy has appeared in various short films, commercials, improv and sketch comedy shows. When not acting and directing she can also be found singing and writing music or poetry.  Much thanks to all involved with putting this play together. Special thanks to Kathryn Lynn Morgen, I could not have done this without her and Sean Keeley for the endless support.

Kathryn Lynn Morgen (Stage Manager) - is so proud of this production—the cast, crew, and the volunteers and audience members who said yes to showing up and supporting the work and youth that she believes in with all of her heart and soul. Kathryn is an actor, director, set designer, and theatre techie. She has worked at WICA, OutCast, and ISF. She has the immense honor of serving as Artistic Director of Whidbey Children's Theater. Deepest gratitude to Lucy Pearce for a creative partnership made in heaven, love you woman!

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