Helen Overstreet (Usherette/Phantom) has been working with Minerva Stage since she was in the eighth grade, and has been in productions including The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) and Peter Pan (Wendy). She also participates in The Fall Festival of Shakespeare at Mt Greylock Regional High School, where she will be a junior next year, and Spring Young Company (SYCo) at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox. Helen has played piano for 7 years and hopes to pursue being a pianist/singer. She is excited to be working with such a talented cast.
Thalia Rossitter (Horatio/Ensemble) makes her Minerva Stage debut with this production. A rising senior at Mt. Greylock Regional High School, she has appeared four times in the Shakespeare & Company Fall Festival. She has also appeared in Mt. Greylock productions of Singin’ in the Rain and Brigadoon. In past summers she has been involevd with Starlight Stage in Williamstown as well as Riotous Youth at Shakespeare and Company. Thalia studies Jazz, Acrobatics, and Ballet.
Mark Winnie (Phantom) has been acting since age 9 with the Greylock Theater Project through the Wiliamstown Theater Festival. He has also participated in chorus from elementary to middle school. He was a member of a rock band as a middle school student at the Pine Cobble School. He was also in the production Alice in Wonderland and played OZ in The Wizard of Oz. He was part of a staged reading of No Questions Asked as Lafayette. Mark loves to dance and is a wonderful rapper he aspires to be the first good gay/bisexual rapper to make it in the big time. He would also like to someday appear in films and would like to be part of a TV series. Mark would also like to try his hand at underwear modeling. He had no idea what Rocky Horror was when he auditioned with his rendition of the song Happy Birthday!
Emily Eastman (Phantom) is a Junior at Drury High School. She started theatre as a freshman in Dracula and was hooked. Now she is excited to be branching out into theatre outside of school. She jumped at the chance to audition for the Rocky Horror Show after hearing about the auditions from a teacher. She loves that the cast has become so close – rehearsal is her favorite time of each day. What an amazing way to end the summer!
Nicholas Fahey (Bernardo/Ensemble) is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where he studied fine and performing arts, education, and interdisciplinary studies. During his course at MCLA he has played the roles of Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet in Hamlet, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. He is currently enjoying life as an unemployed educator.
Nathan Samson (Technical Director) is the lighting designer and board operator for the Rocky Horror Show. He is 20 years old. After high school Nate enrolled at Berkshire Community College in the criminal justice program and after his 2nd semester realized that criminal justice was not for him. After talking to a friend who is a 3rd grade teacher at Sullivan Elementary, Nate asked her if he could come in and shadow her class and she was more than happy to facilitate this. After spending just one day with her students, Nate realized that being in a classroom is where he belongs. Nate currently works as a teaching assistant in the 3rd grade at Sullivan and it has been a wonderful experience. He also works as the technical director for Topia Arts Center in Adams and owns Ultimate Entertainment Adams which is a Disc Jockey and Holiday Decorating business. Nate enjoys being outside, rollerblading, golf and being an exterior holiday decorator. Lighting is one of his passions. Nate dreams to someday own a performing arts center. He would personally like to thank each and every one of you for coming to the Rocky Horror Show and hopes you enjoy the show!