Who’s Who in the Cast- Out of the Woods 2019

Jansen A. (The Duchess, Tree)

This is Jansen’s fourth year at STP. Over the years, her favorite role was “Jenny” (Prodigals) in the gym class scene. Jansen wants the world to know that “all things happen according to His plan, He’s always in control”. 

Nia A. (Gothel)

In the Five years Nia has been apart of STP, her favorite role was “Billie Holiday” in Joseph. In her spare time, Nia enjoys musical theatre, reading, journaling, and organizing. Her future plans include addending university in the fall, enrolling in nursing school, and receiving her masters. As an individual who is passionate about women’s rights, Nia hopes the travel and use her degree to assist women in need. This year, Nia has learned that “when looking for worldly validation and acceptance, you will always end up searching for more. True beauty and self-love come when you look towards your Creator and begin to see yourself through the eyes of your Savior.” 

Christine B. (Lulu)

This is Christine’s seventh year in STP! Her favorite role was “Alice” in Through the Looking Glass! Christine’s favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is the creativity of the directing staff. She says “The show is constantly changing and that’s honestly the most fun part of theatre—the malleability.” In her spare time, Christine can be found playing tennis, writing, reading, and pursuing artistic endeavors. One thing she has learned is “To be careful not to upstage others- Jesus should be the center of attention. He’s not just our Audience, He’s also the main attraction!” 

Grace B. (Alice)

In the four years that Grace has been in STP, her favorite role was “Nancy” I’m Oliver Twist. One thing Grace has learned from being in Out of the Woods is “I have learned to never stop praying, caring, and  showing love towards others even if they are  not living a Christ-like life.” Grace wants to be a missionary stationed in Cancun, Mexico. Her hobbies include Spending lots of time in the great outdoors, traveling, and learning Spanish. Grace wants to tell the world, “I encourage you to live every moment with the intention and mindset  that Christ will be returning to earth very soon. As believers in Christ, we need to continue to pray and seek for many opportunities to share the gospel with others. One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord whether you are a believer or not!”

James B. (Hansel)

This is James’ fifth year in STP, his favorite role was “The Scarecrow” in The Wizard of Oz. This year, James has enjoyed the “the fun, but crazy, preparation. Walking into rehearsal I am never disappointed, from talking about the objective of a 20 year old tree, to warming up our voices while playing human pac man with our director.”In his spare time, James enjoys wakeboarding, music, and reading! When he grows up, James wants to be a pastor. James says, “While playing the role Hansel, I see a story of hope, that even when you are left with no one, God shows the way, He leads you to people to bond with, protect you, and help you grow in Him.”

Anna C. (Sasha) 

This is Anna’s first year in STP! Her favorite role in was being apart of the ensemble in Les Misérables. In her free time, Anna loves ballroom dancing, under-water basket weaving, art, mountain yodeling, and piano. Anna’s favorite part of being in this show is being able to tell others about God. 

Haven C. (Ensemble) 

In her five years at STP, Haven’s favorite role was “Tracy” in Prodigals. Her hobbies include acting, painting, and journaling. In the future, Haven wants to be a set designer. Her favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is getting to work with the creative team to help bring to life the vision for this show! This year, Haven has learned about being flexible and working as a team with my classmates. Haven wants to tell the world that “no matter where you are at or the state of the world, you are always able to call out to Jesus and he will guide you out of the darkness.”

Levi C. (le Saint)

This is Levi’s first year of STP! Levi’s favorite role was “Beast” in Beauty and the Beast. Levi’s hobbies include playing piano, singing, and playing ultimate frisbee. Levi wants to be knight when he grows up! His favorite part of the show was enjoying the atmosphere and hanging out with fellow cast mates. Levi has learned to appreciate the intricacies of the trinity and the Holy Spirit while developing his character. Levi hopes that what people take away from this show is how great God is and for the show to inspire God’s children to preserver and keep his word.

Amber D. (Cinderella)

In her four years in STP, her favorite roll was “Ada” in Through the Looking Glass. One thing Amber has learned this year is to be patient and wait on God’s timing, because He has a plan. In the future, Amber wants to be an activities director for an assisted living center or a middle school guidance counselor. In her spare time, she likes playing piano, ukulele, and singing. Amber wants to tell the world “I want to tell the world that God has a plan for your life and you’re never too far gone. Just be patient and know He’s there every step of the way. You just need to trust in Him and surrender your life to Him. You can’t do it on your own.”

Kaitlyn D. (Chorus) 

This is Kaitlyn’s first year in STP! When she has free time, Kaitlyn can be found reading, painting, baking, ridding her Ripstick, and playing the electric guitar. When she grows up, Kaitlyn thinks she will do something with business and computers. Her favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is the wonderful community at STP! Kaitlyn wants to tell the world “I hope that the play reminds people of the great hope we have in Jesus!”

Emily E. (Lala) 

In Emily’s four years in STP, her current role is her favorite one! Her favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is getting to know people and growing closer to them. One thing she has learned this year is that God can bring good things out of negative circumstances. Emily wants to be an actress and voice teacher when she grows up, but for now her hobbies include reading, singing and playing the ukulele. Emily wants to tell the world “God’s Love never fails. He will always be there for you, even when you can’t feel his presence, he will never leave you.”

David F. (Mark)

This is David’s eleventh year in STP. One things he has learned from being in Out of the Woods is “greater is He who is in you than He who is in the world. Even when you’re getting beat up pretty bad, there is only one outcome, and that is Jesus winning.” David wants to be a CGI artist in the future. He says, “If you don’t know what that is, don’t feel bad. Nobody else knows what that is either.” Davis wants to tell the world “I want people to know that God is the god of the universe, and he can blow your head clean off… if he wants to.”

Leanna F. (Claire) 

This is Leanna’s third year in STP, and her favorite role was “Jamie” in Audience of One. In the future, Leanna wants to be a behavioral analyst for the FBI. For now, she enjoys being in plays and going to see plays, videography, and exploring local parks. One things she has learned from being in Out of the Woods is “that there is a difference between rebelliousness and Independence. Being rebellious for the sake of opposing authority is not beneficial to anyone, but being independent for the sake of personal growth and for the sake of the growth of others is very healthy.” Leanna wants to tell the world that Jesus, “is attentive; he sees your faithful heart even if you are surrounded by wrong-doing. He will reward holy loyalty!”

Josh F. (Kingdom Citizen, Rumpelstiltskin, King of Hearts, Come Follow Me Soloist, Tree)

This is Josh’s sixth year in STP! His favorite role he has played was Gene/Pew in Ceramic Goose’s Treasure Island. In his free time, Josh enjoys composition, writing, and computer coding, in the future, he wants to be a software developer. His favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is listening to Mr. Brian’s piano playing. Josh wants to tell the world that Jesus, “can reach and strengthen us through everything we experience and participate in.”

Kate F. (Myra) 

Over her four years at STP, Kate’s favorite role was “Martha” in The Secret Garden! In her free time, you can find Kate reading, playing volleyball, and singing. In the future, Kate wants to be a pediatric oncology nurse! Her favorite part about being in Out of the Woods is how unique the show is, and how it is inspired by Revelation. Kate wants to tell the world “Trust God because he has a great plan for your life.”

Aaron G. (Dragon Voice, Tree, Mad Hatter)

Throughout the four years Aaron has been in STP, his favorite role was “Mr. Sowerby” in Oliver Twist. In his spare time, Aaron can be found reading, sword fighting, and playing video games. In the future, Aaron would like to get a job and be a father. His favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is seeing all the different STP characters interact and come together for this one big show. Aaron wants to tell the world that “the real Jesus is not what most of today’s Christianity thinks Jesus is. He is so amazing and beyond comprehension and we can only understand and find Him when we look in His Word.”

Lili G. (Chorus, Tree)

This is Lili’s fourth year in STP, her favorite role in that time is her current one! One thing Lili likes about being in Out of the Woods is that everyone is important. She also loves that the cast, and that they all keep each others spirits up! When she grows up, Lili wants to be a film director and maybe even be a director at STP. Lili wants to tell the world that “Jesus is the light and you got to follow the light!”

Meredith G. (Evil Chorus 3, Queen of Hearts, Tree)

This is Meredith’s fourth year in STP, and her favorite role is her current ones! One thing she has learned this year is to yell pretty loud! In her spare time, she likes art, playing ukulele and piano, playing Smash Bros, and reading/studying the Bible and theology. In the future, Meredith wants to be a wife and mom.  Meredith wants to tell the world, “There’s so much I want to tell! But we’ll stick with this… Jesus the Son of God came to earth and died for your sins. Repent and believe in Him. He is the ONLY Way. He is everything you need and the only thing you have.” 

Darcy H. (The Wicked Witch) 

This is Darcy’s seventh year in STP, her favorite role in that time was “Mrs. Pruitt” from The Secret Garden or her current role. Her hobbies include writing, drawing, painting, play on her instruments, and looking on Pinterest. Darcy wants to be a author when she grows up! Darcy wants to tell the world that “My favorite Bible verse is Matthew 5:16, which says, Therefore let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. This says that we need to go and witness to the world, and that is exactly what I plan to do.”

Lucie M. (Woman 1, Tree)

In her five years at STP, Lucie’s favorite role was a “Ziegfeld Girl” in Joseph. Theatre takes up a huge portion of Lucie’s life, but when she’s not at rehearsal she can be found writing, playing music, reading poetry, drinking tea, and taking long quiet walks down every target! In the future, Lucie hopes to pursue a degree in early childhood education, with a minor in writing and theatre. One thing she has learned this year is “do not conform to this world, and all the lies it wants you to believe.” Lucie wants to tell the world that “no matter what- God loves you and you are always worth it!”

Dominic M. (King Michael, Tree)

This is Dominic’s second year in STP, his favorite role was “FDR” in Joseph (“the man who could not walk, but still ran for president”). In his spare time, Dominic enjoys theatre, and “contemplating the meaning of a certain class of dank memes”. When he grows up he “wants to be a millionaire without having to work for it…but not all dreams come true.” Dominic wants to tell the world that “Do what you do for God, so your success will be because He ordained it, and your failure will not matter because He controls the outcome.”

Sumner M. (Chorus) 

This is Sumner’s second year in STP and her favorite role was “Tweedledum” in Through the Looking Glass. Her favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is how every little thing works together for an amazing “big picture” and overall experience and aesthetic. She doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, but for now, her favorite things include writing, reading, singing and art. Sumner wants to tell the world about Jesus’ forgiveness. 

Luke O. (Alex) 

During the five years he has been in STP, Luke’s favorite role was “Gavroche” in Les Misérables! In his free time, Luke can be found whittling, birdwatching, singing, playing piano, working on carpentry, gardening, and fishing. When he grows up, Luke wants to be “older than I am now!” His favorite part of being in Out of the Woods is singing the finale! Luke wants to tell the world that “You’re never too far gone to respond to Jesus knocking a the door.”

Cana P. (Christiana)

This is Cana’s seventh year in STP, and her favorite roll in that time was “Madame Thenardier” in Les Misérables. Cana loves journaling, dance and most sports. Her favorite part of Out of the Woods is getting the spend time with all her amazing friends and getting to learn more about God with them through this year. Through Cana’s role she is learning the importance of uplifting her brothers and sisters in Christ through prayer. This fall She will be attending a community college to get her associates degree in forensic science and then, Lord willing, move to Appalachian state to get her bachelors degree. Her favorite verse is Exodus 14:14 which says “The Lord will Fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Rylee R. (Woman #2) 

In the six years Rylee has been in STP, her favorite role was “The White Queen” in Through the Looking Glass. In her free time, Rylee enjoys reading, singing, and acting. One day, she hopes to be a pediatric nurse because she loves kids and wants to help the world in some way. One thing Rylee likes about being in Out of the Woods is “the story. It shows the message of God in so many ways.” Rylee wants to tell the world that “Jesus is the Savior of the world and he will never leave you EVEN in when it feels like He has.”

Emma-Kate W. (Queen Laralyn)

This is Emma-Kate’s fifth year in STP! Her favorite thing about being in Out of the Woods is “Getting to be a part of sharing this amazing story! And I get to do it with some pretty awesome people.” Emma-Kate’s hobbies include writing, playing violin, and singing- in the future, she wants to be a writer! One thing she has learned from being in Out of the Woods is “When God is with me, I can overcome anything.” Emma-Kate wants to tell the world that “No matter how difficult life is, we always have hope in God’s promise to never leave us!”