Julia Slomski (Rosie) Julia is happy to continue her journey with An American Hero. She has played such roles as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Darlene in the Diviners and Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. She would like to thank her family and the cast and crew, especially Cody Cole, Mac McIntosh, Kenn Stilson and Josh Harvey. www.juliaslomski.com
Andrew Freeland (Basilone) is very excited to be making his NYMF debut! Favorite past roles include Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; The Young Fool in Big River; and previous versions of An American Hero. Special thanks to his parents, cast, and best friend Connor for constant support.
Abigail Becker (Peggy) NYMF Debut. This is Abigail’s third time in the cast of An American Hero. Favorite past roles include Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls) and Debbie Fox (Back to the '80s). Abigail has performed at Musical Theatre Heritage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Faust Theatre, Theatre in the Park and River Campus Summer Arts Festival. She is a candidate for a BFA in musical theatre at Southeast Missouri State University.
John Pletka (Ensemble) John is excited for the opportunity to work at NYMF. Some of John's previous credits include: Regional: Maine State Music Theatre: NEWSIES (Romeo), TOMMY (Cousin Kevin), GREASE; Fulton Opera House: GUYS AND DOLLS. Other credits include: Cedar Point’s nightly show LUMINOSITY 2016 (Dancer); AN AMERICAN HERO at The Gallery Players; ON THE TOWN at SEMO Conservatory (Gabey). Special thanks to Michelle Contrino, Judith Farris, and all his family and friends that have guided him through his career so far! JohnWPletka.com
Deana Luetkenhaus is one of our Costume Designers American Hero and Costume Shop Supervisor at Southeast. She is a costume designer & technician. She received her BA in Theatre & BA in Sociology from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina, and her MFA in Costume Design & Technology, secondary in Scenic Design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She loved collaborating with James M. Miller and the rest of the cast and crew. Special thanks to her family.
Philip Nacy (Sound Designer) is an Associate Professor of Theatre and sound designer at Southeast Missouri State University. Recent sound designs include A Raisin in the Sun, Dracula, Big River, Orpheus Descending, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Brighton Beach Memoirs.
The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University is located in the Holland College of Visual, Media & Performing Arts where they offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. They offer a professional training program with with the goal to prepare students for an active and successful career through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer work with professional companies. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts.
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