Christine Yepsen Speaks with Wolfbane's the Howlin' Wolf!

"It's Sangria Saturday!" "I made the bubble suit!...a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into that."

 

Christine Yepsen holds a BA in Theatre Arts Production focusing in Design. After graduating she worked at the local children’s museum, Amazement Square, assisting in the design of more than 10 exhibitions. In NYC she has done costuming for web series and independent theatre companies including, Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams where she worked with Mathew Lilliard on his NY directing debut. In 2015 she was nominated for her costume designs from the Planet Connections Theatre Festival for her work on the play, When The Party’s Over. This will mark her sixth year as a member of the wolf pack!

 

Beverly Owens and Jeff Price Speak with Wolfbane's The Howlin' Wolf!

***Some Colorful Language Ahead***

 

JP - "[The most exciting part of the process] is the chance to work with Bev and Bryan who I think are two of the funniest people in this area and they just make me want to be funnier on stage as a comedic actor. And professionally, with Wolfbane productions, was the opportunity to sit down with the writers and pick their brains. 

BV - "Any time you're able to do something [with] a blank slate and decide who you are as a character and make choices that will work with the people in the audience."

Beverly Owens (Lorraine/Ensemble) was last seen in Wolfbane’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Previous Wolfbane credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MacBeth, and Dark of the Moon among others. Some of her favorite roles have been ‘Gary Coleman’ in Avenue Q and ‘Tanya Garrett’ in Bare. She would like to thank Dustin Williams and the entire Wolfbane family as they are a constant inspiration.

Beverly Owens (Lorraine/Ensemble) was last seen in Wolfbane’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Previous Wolfbane credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MacBeth, and Dark of the Moon among others. Some of her favorite roles have been ‘Gary Coleman’ in Avenue Q and ‘Tanya Garrett’ in Bare. She would like to thank Dustin Williams and the entire Wolfbane family as they are a constant inspiration.

During the day; Jeff "Big Papa" Price is the Director of Sales at Bentley Commons Senior Living Community. Jeff first began working with Dustin Williams in 2002 (we were babies!) in The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors and to this day contends that his legs look better in fishnets than Dustin's. He was recently seen playing Starveling/Moonshine in Wolfbane's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In addition to his stage work in the Greater Lynchburg Area, he serves as President Elect for the Virginia Theatre Association. Recent roles include Charlie in August Osage County, Ben Franklin in 1776, Eduord Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles, and Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty. It is always a joy to work with Wolfbane and specifically with my dear friend Bev Owens who challenges me daily to use profanity in new and cutting edge ways.

Melanie Brook (Chloe Molinski) Speaks With Wolfbane's Howling Wolf

***Warning: Colorful Language***

 

"It's all the comfort and family feel you get with a really nice community theater but it's professional - and, can I swear? Everyone is ______ awesome! So talented and so nice. And that's so rare."

 

Melanie Brook (Chloe): Wolfbane debut! Selected theatre credits: 50 Shades The Musical (Off Broadway & National Tour),The Guide to Being Single (NYMF). TV: The Knick (Cinemax). Film: Viral (MTV). Wagner College grad. Thanks M+D!

Gabrielle Mirabella (Mrs. Livingston) Speaks with Wolfbane's The Howlin' Wolf.

"The [cast] is so fun and they bring something new every time we go on stage. I actually had to yell at people in rehearsal for making me laugh too much. They're just so funny! It's very creative every time we go on."

A native Floridian and avid beach-bum, Gabrielle is incredibly excited to join the cast and company of Bubble Boy, The Musical here at Wolfbane. National Broadway Touring credits include MAMMA MIA! and Elf The Musical. Other touring credits include emulating Los Angeles comedienne Annabelle Gurwitch in the 2nd National Tour of You say tomato, I say shut up! As a lover of both opera and theater, Ms. Mirabella holds a Vocal Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Love to her parents and family and to David, her favorite stagehand