Shannon Toot (Taylor) is excited to be performing in her first Fringe Fest! A Rochester native, she is thrilled to be a part of The Company Theatre’s inaugural season. Previous favorite credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II Puppeteer) at JCC CenterStage, A Christmas Carol (Ensemble) at Geva Theatre Center, Avenue Q (Kate Monster) and Urinetown (Hope Cladwell) at SUNY Brockport, and As You Like It (Duke Senior) at RCP. Shannon graduated from SUNY Brockport with a B.S. in Theatre and has studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. When not performing onstage, she enjoys working backstage as well! Previous credits as Assistant Stage Manager at Geva Theatre Center include A Christmas Carol, Airness, and Yoga Play.
Ged Owen (Terrence the Blood Mage) is originally from the White Mountain Region in New Hampshire. He is thrilled to be returning to perform in his fifth Fringe festival with such a unique show! Ged has a Musical Theatre BFA and Dance minor from Nazareth College. Favorite credits include: Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra (RCP), Dogberry in Much Ado (RCP), Macbeth (RCP), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Redhouse Arts Center), and Edmund in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (RIP/RCP). Ged would like to thank his wife, Jordyn, and family for their constant support.
Christopher C. Conway (Royce the Guard) is a native of rural, deep East Texas, and somehow finagled his way onto stages in Houston, Seattle, and now Rochester. Last seen in JCC CenterStage’s world premiere of Tracy Jones, he has also appeared locally with Blackfriars, Out of Pocket, and Rochester Community Players. He is thrilled by this chance to finally get fringey again, noting with some astonishment that this, his second Fringe Festival outing, comes 30 years after his first – 1992 in Seattle. Wow! Some favorite past roles include: Larry in Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Fagin in the musical favorite Oliver! and Moricet in the Feydeau farce 13 Rue de L'Amour. He thanks the entire Cell Outs team for having him along to play. Christopher is a proud member of The Company Theatre.
Calvin Staropoli (Larry and Royce U/S) is excited to be working on his first Fringe Festival production. He graduated in 2020 with a BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia, where he played such roles as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Floyd in The Grapes of Wrath, and Provost in Measure for Measure. This summer he played Octavius Caesar in RCP’s production of Antony & Cleopatra. He also recently appeared as various characters in OFC Creations’ A Golden Girls Christmas Carol, which he will be returning to again this December. He also directed a production of Almost, Maine at OFC last year. Other recent credits include Balthasar in RCP’s Much Ado About Nothing and Captain/Porter/Young Siward in MacBeth. He would like to thank his family and his partner Karla for their endless support!