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The Tempest
Presented by RLT’s Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage

By William Shakespeare. Adaptation, music, & new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet. Originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theater.

July 21 – 30, 2017
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

View the photos by Elspeth McClanahan.

The Tempest 2017

Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions, and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love.


Prospero: Ricky Hall
Ariel: Sofia Alba and Gabriela Alba
Caliban: Will Taylor
Miranda: Mercedes Ruiz
Ferdinand: Colton Hartzheim
Gonzalo/Ensemble: Chris Inhulsen
Trinculo/Ensemble: Emily Miller
Stephano/Ensemble: Jessica Soffian
Antonio/Ensemble: David Snee
Alonsa/Ensemble: Angel Koshy
Sebastia/Ensemble: Sydney Porter
Boatswain/Ensemble: Dane Swanser
Ensemble: Audrey Porter
Ensemble: Emma Johnson
Ensemble: Isabelle Walsh
Ensemble: Alexandra Willbrand
Ensemble: Monique Fogg
Ensemble: Emily Freer
Ensemble: Aidan Morrison
Ensemble: Skysha Jones

Teens Back Stage

Nick Bryson
Lindsay Drake
Tyler Gromo
Maddy Pilione
Sophia Ross


Bass: Joe Wimberley
Percussion: Bobby Sherard, Tim Wall

Production Team

Director: Patrick Torres
Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer: Connor Gerney
Music Director: Shane Dittmar
Choreographer: Jess Barbour
Scenic Designer: Jennifer Leiner
Lighting Designer: Kaitlin Gill Rider
Costume Designer: Elspeth McClanahan
Sound Designer: Todd Aberts
Sound Designer: John Maruca
Production Manager: Todd Aberts
Technical Director: Jessica Horn
Stage Manager: Emma Heath

Teens On Stage Conservatory Teachers

Acting Teacher: Laura Levine
Movement/Improv Instructor: Jacob Snyder Timmons

Production Crew

Audition Crew: Marie Berry (coordinator), Ann Marie Crosmum, Cindy Hartzheim, Melody Jones, Susan Mygatt, Freyja Helmer-Sindemark

Costume Shop Crew: Jenny Mitchell & Vicki Olson (shop managers), Nick Bryson, Lindsay Drake, Tyler Gromo, Maddy Pilione, Sophia Ross

House Managers: Sydney Edwards, Freyja Helmer-Sindemark, Kathy Lagana, Lilo Miles, Tara Smith

Light and Sound Crew: Nick Bryson, Lindsay Drake, Tyler Gromo, Maddy Pilione, Sophia Ross

Prop & Running Crew: Nick Bryson, Lindsay Drake, Tyler Gromo, Maddy Pilione, Sophia Ross

Set Construction & Painting Crew: Nick Bryson, Lindsay Drake, Tyler Gromo, Maddy Pilione, Sophia Ross

Kidznotes Choir

Raleigh Little Theatre is proud to partner with Kidznotes for this production of Public Works’ The Tempest. Participants from Kidznotes sing selected songs with the performers.

Giovanni Centeno
Lilianna Centeno
Samanatha Perez-Gonzalez
Mariama Camara
Kennedy Pope
Favour Moses
Andre Cherry
Bailey Valle Quintero
Marielli Martinez
Hillary Hankins
Jasmin Ramos
Jennifer Jennifer Ramos
Gabby Rodriguez

Kidznotes Orchestra

Kidznotes musicians perform during the overture. The overture is arranged and orchestrated by Musical Director, Shane W. Dittmar, based on music by Todd Almond.

Jessie Marin, Violin
Sophia Gee, Violin
Felicia Adizue, Violin
Spencer Smith, Violin
Kiarra Truitt-Martin, Viola
Lawrence Hunt, Cello
David Fragoso, Cello
Sabine Charles, Flute
Heyda Ortiz Paredes, Flute
Lesly Reyes Dominguez, Flute
Isabella Graves, Clarinet
Jackie Marin, Percussion
Jabari Truitt-Martin, Percussion