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Cliff Odle (Playwright)
CLIFF ODLE (Playwright) is a playwright, actor, director and historical interpreter. He is a native of New Jersey and current resident of Maine who has spent the bulk of his theatrical career working in Boston. Currently, he is a lecturer at Bates College where he is designing a playwriting concentration track under the Theatre Major. He has also taught at Emerson College, Wheelock College, and University of Massachusetts, Boston (where he taught classes such as Black Theatre History and the Black Image in stage and screen). He is a longtime member of Theatre Espresso and helped to inaugurate several of their productions including the role of Anthony Burns and also as co-writer on The Nine Who Dared. He has also written educational theatre plays for Deana’s Educational Theatre and The Freedom Trail Foundation. He has also worked as a tour guide and historical interpreter for The Freedom Trail Foundation performing as a variety of characters including Revolutionary War veteran Barzallai Lew, veteran and activist Prince Hall, Sailor and Boston Massacre victim Crispus Attucks and several more. He also helped to write and inaugurate the Foundation’s Black Patriots history tour. As of this writing, he is working on a series of plays about African Americans in Boston during the lead up to the American Revolution as well as a play that combines the stories of Colonial slave and early American writer Lucy Terry along with colonial captive Eunice Kanenstenhawi Williams.
Jon Ferreira (Director)
JON FERREIRA (Director) is thrilled to be directing his very first play at the Old State House. He was hired as the Interpretive Programs Developer in January, and is responsible for directing and producing all live theatre at the museum. Originally a native of Bangor, Maine, Jon left the area to train with Kristin Linklater at Emerson College, where he earned his BFA in Acting, and later earned a second degree in Theatre Education from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Jon has worked for over 30 years as a professional actor and a director, from Los Angeles to Maine, and most recently, Chicago. While in the Midwest, Jon graduated with an MFA in Directing from Illinois State University.
Raven Bouvier (Stage Manager)
RAVEN BOUVIER (Stage Manager) graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Dance Production. While there, she had the privilege of being the inaugural Stage Manager for StrikeTime Dance Theatre, Hope's educational dance troupe. Previously, Ms. Bouvier spent two seasons on technical staff with The Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Having experienced the performing arts throughout her life, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Theatre Education at Emerson College to share what theatre has to offer with the creators of tomorrow.
Amberly Soto (Stage Manager)
AMBERLY SOTO (Stage Manager) graduated from Castleton University in 2013 with a BA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Technical Theater and Design. Since graduating she has worked with many different companies and productions in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Off-Broadway: Stage Manager - Breaking Heels (Just a Boy Productions); National Tours: Asst. Property Master- Annie the 40th Anniversary Tour (Troika Entertainment), Company Stage Manager - Encore! (Chamber Theater Productions), Director - Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It (Rutland Youth Theater) Professional: Stage Manager: Cato & Dolly (The Bostonian Society) Director: Fox Hunt (Mill River Union Middle School). Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: The Little Mermaid Jr. (Mel O’Drama School of Acting), Asst. Stage Manager : On the Town (Boston Pops Orchestra), Stage Manager - West Side Story (Boston Pops Orchestra). She looks forward to what the future holds.