20+ Characters. 11 Actors. 3 Plays. 1 Story.
Kevin Paquette as Thomas Williams
Kevin is thrilled to be working with Vagabond again, having last appeared in Supergravity And The Eleventh Dimension, as well as several TWBW readings. Recent local credits include: The Diary Of Anne Frank (Boston Children’s Theatre), Loot (Hub Theatre Company Of Boston), and The Walk Across America For Mother Earth (Circuit Theatre Company). Training: Improv Boston, Company One, Boston Children’s Theatre. I would like to thank Kevin, JPS, Zach, Alex, and the whole cast and crew for the amazing time and opportunity. Shout out to Shane and Brion for helping me stay sane.
Damon Singletary as James | Mr. Finch
Damon is excited to be making his debut with Vagabond Theatre Group in this challenging and thought-provoking piece! His most recent stage role was Bernard in The Boys in the Band, by Marty Crowley (Zeitgeist Stage Company).
Some of his other favorite Boston area stage roles include Jim in Thinking of You, written by Elizabeth DuPré (Boston Actors Theater); Matt in Lapse, by Gail Phaneuf, for Boston Theatre Marathon XV (Boston Actors Theater); and, he played roles ranging from a piece of furniture to a narrator in a devised theater piece Dancing Wilde, based on the writings of Oscar Wilde (Boston Actors Theater); dual roles of Dr. Mandril and Big Six in Larry Gelbar and Cy Coleman’s City of Angels (Lyric Stage Company of Boston); and Coach in Andrew Hinderaker’s Colossal (Company One).
He is a company member of Boston Actors Theater, and lives in Cambridge with his wife and fellow BAT member Laurie, and their college-age son Sterling.
Jesse Tolbert as Gabriel Proctor
Jesse Tolbert is a Boston native and 2008 graduate of the theater arts program at Boston Arts Academy. Since high school he’s been working to bridge the creative gaps between Boston youth and audiences, and to foster a stable foundation for young, upcoming artists. As an actor, past credits include Ronnie in House of Blue Leaves, directed by Rosalind Thomas Clark for the Boston Arts Academy stage, Buddy/Snake in Company One’s The Book of Grace (written by Suzan Lori-Parks), Coyote in References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot (written by Jose Rivera and also on the WHAT stages). Currently, he is excited for the production of A Southern Victory, written by Kevin Mullins and produced by The Vagabond Theater Group on The Boston Playwright’s stage, at Boston University. He is thankful for the opportunity to perform for James and Zach, for an incredible story from Kevin and grateful for such an incredible cast experience. Thanks ya’ll, see you up there!
Rachel Katherine Alexander as Valerie
Rachel Katherine Alexander is thrilled to be working on another Vagabond show,especially one that is so challenging. This is her first production after taking over a year off to start her own Massage Therapy business and it was certainly an epic role to come back to. She most recently performed in The Ridiculous Project’s The Birds as Pisthetairos and previous to that she was Carmen in Vagabond’s Supergravity and the Eleventh Dimension. She would like to thank James Peter Sotis and Kevin Mullins for their insight and unwavering guidance through this fascinating alternate universe. And of course, the cast for their generous spirits and incredibly thorough hard work. A special thanks goes out to Kris for helping her memorize this massive masterpiece!
Regine Vital as Jazz Lady | Harret
Regine Vital is truly thrilled to be performing in A Southern Victory, her first production with Vagabond Theatre Group! Past roles include: Ms. Hannigan, Annie; Leading Player, Pippin; Sarah, Ragtime: School Edition (NSMT); Mrs. Muller, Doubt (Winthrop Playmakers); and most recently, Francine/Lena, Clybourne Park (AFD). To Kevin M.: THANK YOU for writing a cadre of strong, smart, independent, charismatic women — and I get to play two of them! To the Misters Sotis, Aroyan, and Winston: Thank you for keeping us on point, in time, and upbeat; your energy and enthusiasm have been infectious. To our designers and technical peeps: THANK YOU! YOU ROCK! To my cast mates: This trilogy of ours has been a TRIP! I’m so glad I went down this rabbit hole; working with you all is a pleasure and a privilege I’ll not soon forget. And of course, to my people out there in the seats—you’re THE Bee’s Knees! I’ll never have enough thank yous for your support. Merde! 😉
Noah Tobin as Lukas Williams | Confederate Soldier | Texas Ranger
Noah Tobin is pleased to bring A Southern Victory to the stage after 2 years of readings and workshops. He has performed locally with Southcity Theatre, 11:11, The Footlight Club, Heart & Dagger, and Flat Earth and returns to Vagabond Theatre Group after performing in Supergravity and the Eleventh Dimension as Fred. He would like to thank Kevin and James and the ASV crew for giving him the opportunity to be a part of such an ambitious project. A huge thank you to the audiences who are going with us on this journey!
Elise Roth as Diana Williams | Hans Schleyer | Arnold Rothstein
Elise Roth is delighted to be making her Boston theatre debut with Vagabond Theatre Group. Past roles include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Ana in Sarah Ruhl’s A Clean House, and Beatrice in A View from the Bridge, and has also sung the roles of Papagena in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and Gretel in Hansel & Gretel with New England Conservatory Opera. Ms Roth also performs with 18-piece authentic big band “Dan Gabel & the Abletones”, and has been lucky to perform for two Massachusetts governors, WGBH, and Scullers Jazz Club. She is grateful to VTG for the opportunity to premiere this affecting new work.
Conor Walsh as Artemis Bellows
“A Southern Victory” is Conor’s second show with Vagabond Theatre Group, and he is thrilled to be back! After receiving his Theatre degree from Suffolk University, Conor has been busy working on a web series, “Dungeon Bros”, audition hunting, and working as a Pedicab driver for Boston Pedicab! He hopes to continue working with Vagabond Theatre Group on future productions, as well as expand his theatrical horizons! Enjoy the Show!
Mikey DiLoreto as The Conductor | Charlie
Mikey is elated to be making his Vagabond debut. Recent theatrical highlights include: The Boys in the Band, BENT, The Normal Heart (IRNE Award, Best Supporting Actor), LIFERS, KerPlop! The Tale of the Frog Prince, The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues and the 2013 Elliot Norton Award winning Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Humble thanks to the amazing cast and crew for a truly rewarding experience.
Cassandra Meyer as Margaret Mitchell
Cassandra Meyer received her BA in performance from Northeastern University and has also studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Previous credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company), Henry V (Arts After Hours), The Enigma Variations (Flat Earth Theater), Burning Up The Dictionary (Vagabond Theatre Group), Twelfth Night (Arts After Hours), Girl Hopping (Sugar Cereal Productions), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Happy Medium Theater Company), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Winthrop Playmakers), The House of Yes (Apollinaire Theatre Company), and the film Ascendants: Raven (Charles River Media Group). Many thanks to James, Kevin, Zach, Alex, and an astonishingly audacious cast and crew! To L, always.
Evan Grande as Jacob Preston
Evan Grande is an actor from Kingston Massachusetts. He is a recent graduate of Plymouth State University, where he received his BA in Theatre. This is his first first show with Vagabond Theatre Group and he is thrilled about it. Past credits include Rumors (Glenn), Dracula (Harker) and Tartuffe (Tartuffe.) Thanks to the cast for all your hard work bringing this world to life, and thank you mom and dad for all your hard work making these past few months possible! “He who can take the disgrace of a nation, is said to be the master of the nation. He who can bear the misfortune of a nation, is said to be the ruler of the world.” -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching