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*Member of Actors' Equity Association
Sincerest thanks to 2018 HEPHAESTUS workshop cast members Amber Nicole Dilger (Demeter), Sean Anthony Jackson (Ares), Derek Argall (Hermes) and Meghan Randolph (Hera).
Meghan Randolph (Producer/Director) Meghan's career as a performer, director, and arts/nonprofit manager includes work on the national tour of CATS, as well as MTM, Skylight Music Theatre, Madison Opera, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Theatre LILA, TAPIT/New Works, Children's Theater of Madison, Forward Theater, Four Seasons Theatre, Waukesha Civic Theatre, Middleton Players Theatre, Center Stage Performing Arts, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, SAIL Madison, Monroe Theatre Guild, Strollers Theatre, Madison Rep, and more. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Voices Theatre, where she produced and directed The Exonerated as a benefit for the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Meghan trained at Interlochen Center for the Arts (Camp and Academy) and earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and an MS in Arts Management from Drexel University. She founded MTM in 2005 and has grown the company to being one of the few in the United States focusing specifically on lesser-known musical theatre. She has also published arts marketing research internationally and is a vocal and acting coach in Madison. Learn more at meghanrandolph.com.
Mark Wurzelbacher (Music Director/Orchestrations) is a Madison-based music director, pianist, teacher, arranger, and composer. Hephaestus will mark his sixth time working with MTM as music director, having previously music directed Little Miss Sunshine, The Puppet, Arlington, A New Brain, and Nightmare Alley, and will music direct their production of Indecent in 2020. He has worked with numerous Madison-area organizations as a pianist and music director, including Forward Theater, Children's Theater of Madison, Capital City Theatre, UW-Madison University Theater, Madison Savoyards, and Fresco Opera. Before moving to Madison, Mark was the Resident Music Director for Windy City Music Theatre, a Chicago performing and educational company producing shows for youth and all-ages casts. Mark holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Organ Performance and Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Music Theory from UW-Madison. In addition to musical theatre projects, Mark maintains a large piano teaching studio. He is the composer and lyricist for The Puppet, a satirical operetta about a presidential election, which enjoyed a reading with MTM in the fall of 2017. markwurzelbacher.com
Hayley Mason (Choreographer) is wicked pumped to work with the brilliant artists at MTM again after serving as ASM for 2016's A New Brain. Previous choreography credits include Newsies and Footloose (BDACT), Crazy For You (SPHS), How to Succeed…, The Producers, and Children of Eden (VACT), and Little Shop of Horrors (MHS). She has also choreographed for high school and collegiate show choirs and competitive dance teams. “MTM’s mission is important, performers and production team beyond talented, and productions top-notch. I am honored to be involved in their creative process.”
The Hephaestus production team includes Manager Kristen Emery, Costume Designer Brenna Farmer, Scenic Designer James Schrader, Sound Designer Asiah Doyle, our 2019 interns, and more!