Meet the Cast of Hunchback #1

The Hunchback of Seville is a co-production with The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, so it’s bringing a lot of new faces from their program to our stage for the very first time. CCM is home to some of the finest young talent in the nation and we’re thrilled to let them loose in our theatrical playground to show you what they’ve got.

This unprecedented collaboration provides their students an opportunity to experience working in a professional theatre environment while simultaneously allowing us to to present a production unlike anything our audiences have seen here before. Because there will be so many unfamiliar faces, take a moment this week to learn a bit about three of the cast members who’ll be bringing Charise Castro Smith’s words to life this October!


Name
Colleen Ladrick

Role
Maxima Terriblé Segunda (The Hunchback)

Bio
Colleen Ladrick is a senior at CCM, and will graduate with her BFA in Dramatic Performance this spring. Favorite roles at CCM include: Romaine Patterson/Rebecca Hilliker in The Laramie Project, Reporter in Speech and Debate, and Evil Razor in You’re Welcome (A Cycle of Bad Plays). Personal projects include her rock-karaoke-musical The Rise and Fall of Twiggy Fartdust and Tripping, a short film which she wrote, produced, and starred in.

Who is Colleen, really?
You know, I’m just a small town girl; living in a lonely world. I like puppies and kitties (even though I’m allergic.) I stopped eating dairy a couple months ago, but pizza is still fair game (and also sour cream at Chipotle….and ice cream….I’m not perfect, okay?)

What is your quest?
To be wealthy and famous, but humble about it.

If your character were suddenly transported to modern times, what do you think would shock them the most?
Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

If you were the crippled twin sibling of an all-powerful monarch and got locked in a tower so
no one knew you existed, what three books would you like to have with you to read?

The World According to Garp by John Irving, The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace, and Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
You’re just a poopy little kid who works at his daddy’s cheese stand!


Name
Andrew Iannacci

Role
Christopher Columbus/The Deputy Governor of Hispaniola

Bio
Andrew Iannacci is from Ipswich, Massachusetts and is a senior this year at CCM. Before attending CCM, Andrew attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick Massachusetts. While attending CCM he has had the pleasure of performing as Hopkins in The Crucible, The Porter in Macbeth and a myriad of characters in You’re Welcome (A Cycle of Bad Plays). Andrew is pretty stoked to be making his Know Theater debut.

If you could go back and visit any point in history, when and where would you go, and why?
I suppose I’d go back to the future, visit the wild wild west and save Doc Brown from being murdered.

If you discovered a new world, what would you name it?
Vespuccia.

If you were the crippled twin sibling of an all-powerful monarch and got locked in a tower so
no one knew you existed, what three books would you like to have with you to read?

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and My Left Foot by Christy Brown

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” -Aubrey Drake Graham aka (Drake)

If your character were suddenly transported to modern times, what do you think would shock them the most?
Hashtags and Donald Trump


Name

Sydney Ashe

Role
1

Bio
Sydney Ashe is a Cincinnati native and a junior in CCM Drama. CCM credits include: Macbeth (Witch #2/Fleance), and The Heidi Chronicles (Denise) Sydney has studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, at the Experimental Theatre Wing of NYU, and at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. This past summer, Sydney helped create the original show, Shirtzencockle, which premiered at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

What is your quest?
To make others smile! :)

If you could say one thing to Christopher Columbus, what would it be?
I know this guy named Andrew Iannacci who does a really good impression of you.

If you discovered a new world, what would you name it?
Pizza.

If your character were suddenly transported to modern times, what do you think would shock them the most?
The fact that people don’t ride around on horses anymore.

If you could go back and visit any point in history, when and where would you go, and why?
I would have to say the Italian Renaissance – the most artistic and creative time in human history. I consider myself to be a person of ambition and this has to be one of the most ambitious time periods out there!