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Working, A Musical

Directed by Marc C. Howard
Music Directed by D. Keith Stiver
Streamed August 21 - August 29 of 2021

This new version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. The strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. Working is set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths and allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.


David Rusnak is elated to be making his debut with Geauga Center for the Arts during their first season. Some of his favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Plaid Tidings: Forever Plaid, and Ordinary Days. David has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He would like to thank family, friends, and YOU for supporting local theater.

Annette Fernandez is excited for her debut show with Geauga Center of the Arts. Some of her favorite previous credits include Terms of Endearment at Western Reserve Playhouse, Chicago at Aurora Community Theatre, and First Date for Twin Masks Performing Arts Center! Annette thanks all her family and friends for their continued support in her theatrical endeavors. Lastly to you all, enjoy this amazing show!

Hannah Marzano is thrilled to be back on stage and performing with the cast of Working, A Musical. No stranger to the stage or backstage, some of her favorites past productions include Bonnie and Clyde, Heather’s, Jesus Christ Superstar, Next to Normal, and many more. Hannah would like to thank front-line workers, specifically those working in early childhood education and child care. “One day our dreams will come true. For now, we do what no one wants to do.

Elisabeth Roter is ecstatic to be part of Working, A Musical which is her first play since the pandemic started. She is active in community theatre and has sung professionally. Elisabeth’s favorite roles include Atina in The Little Mermaid, Regina Kogan in The Wall, Sandy Margolin in Heaven Help Us, and Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank. She would like to thank the director, musical director, cast, and crew for this amazing experience.

Joseph Sorzano has worked in Cleveland, Ohio in various venues performing as a sketch comedian. His recent credits include The Voltron Show - Cleveland's Best Sketch Comedy, Brite Winter's Twibrite Zone, and Pink Flamingo's Quarantine Sketch Showcase. Joe has loved working in Sketch Comedy, but after an 11-year hiatus, he's taken the initiative to return to theatre. He has no upcoming shows booked as of now but check out his IMDB page to see the films he's worked on for the past decade or Aldous Mustache's YouTube for filmed sketches he's produced or acted in!

Harvey Bernstein is delighted to make his GCA debut with this awesome and talented cast. He last performed as Grimsby in The Little Mermaid at C.V.L.T. Other theatre credits include H.E.L.P at Gates Mills Players. Harvey would like to thank his family for their support. He also wants to thank Marc, Keith, and the rest of the production staff for their patience and guidance.

Sharon Shaffer is extremely excited to be Working on this project with the Howard-Stiver super team and all the other talented artists and technicians that are making this production possible. Her day jobs are teaching voice and conducting her synagogue choir. For more information, go to

Peter Stoycos is excited to debut at Geauga Center for the Arts. Some of his most recent credits include Matilda at Beachwood Community Theater and Bonnie & Clyde at Aurora Community Theater. Peter has really enjoyed working with the cast and crew and hopes that he can work with them again.

Neda Spears is excited to make her Geauga Center for the Arts debut. Performances include the virtual production of The Girl Who Would Be King with Forge Theater and Blank Canvas’ Drive-In Concert Make Them Hear You. Other credits: Matilda The Musical at Beck Center, Avenue Q and We Will Rock You at Blank Canvas Theatre, The Baker Street Irregulars at Dobama. Much thanks to Marc, Keith and the man-friend, Richard for his patience

Mar Yankowski is excited to perform in Working: A Musical at Geauga Center for the Arts. Their recent credits include Sound of Music, Zoo Story, and Death of a Salesman. Mar thrives on learning new music and getting to know the cast and crew of each production. They especially want to give thanks to the cast, crew, and all those who supports them!

Lisa Georges is delighted to be part of her second show at Geauga Center for the Arts having been a part of A Killer Party cast. She has performed at Aurora Community Theater, Beachwood Community Theater, Chagrin Valley Little Theater, Western Reserve Playhouse, and Twinsburg Community Theater. Lisa also performs with the Blossom Festival Chorus and the Cleveland Orchestra. Thanks to Marc and Keith, for directing this wonderful show.

Kyle Palmer is extremely excited to embark on this new journey. This is his first theatre performance and he’s sure it won't be his last! Finding the courage and spending the last three years focusing on performance, has allowed him to join this amazing production of Working, A Musical this summer.

Sydney Noelle Warren is overly excited to work with a brand-new group of talented people! Her recent credits include Big Fish, Chess, Little Shop of Horrors, and HAIR. This is Sydney’s first show with Geauga Center for Arts! She has a thorough background in film and theater. Sydney would like to thank the cast and crew for their support.

Winn Douglass has been in several productions at GLTG including Mousetrap, Deathtrap, Sweeny Todd, Somethings Afoot and more. Working on this production of Working certainly has been an experience, what with “Zooming” and video auditions and Working from home.

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