Artistic & Fight Direction / Production Design
Production Stage Manager
GRACE ADELL BOLLINGER
Assistant Stage Manager / Prop Supervisor
GRACE A. BOLLINGER (Production Stage Manager)
MEGAN CLARK (Assistant Stage Manager)
TYANNA A. WEST (Priscilla Martin)
JARED WACHSMUTH (Joseph Martin)
ADAM PHILLIPS (Caleb Martin)
ALAYNA JENSEN (Sally Martin)
DARRELL KING (Rev. McKenzie)
CHRISTOPHER STONE (Col. James Williams)
JEREMY HOMESLEY (Maj. Patrick Ferguson)
MATTHEW LUCAS (King George III / Bloody Bill Cunningham)
CHRISTIAN LEE UNDERWOOD (Isaac Shelby / Germaine)
NICK HOWELL (John Sevier / Dragging Canoe / Henry Middleton)
COREY MANSFIELD (Capt. DePeyster / Joseph Galloway)
JUSTIN CHAPMAN (Benjamin McQueen)
MARY GRACE KELLER (Elizabeth McQueen)
GRANT SIZEMORE (Franklin McQueen)
ANNABETH BERRY (Nancy Ward)
CALEB ROLLINS (Patrick Henry)
NICOLE WILSON (Ensemble)
JUDY JONES (Ensemble)
KATIE STONE (Ensemble)
ASHLEY MARIE DEMAR (Ensemble)
SETH CHAPPELL (Ensemble)
SIERRA DREWERY (Ensemble)
JANA SALES (Ensemble)
ERICA CARPENTER (Ensemble)
ADDI BERRY (Ensemble)
CHEYENNE VEACH (Ensemble)
DIANA MANSFIELD (Ensemble)
Matthew Lucas is an actor, film critic, sound designer, and marketing professional from Blowing Rock, NC, where he majored in Theatre and Film Studies at Appalachian State University. This is his second season with Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama, where he will be reprising the roles of King George III and Bloody Bill Cunningham. He is best known for his role as Sundance in the Wild West Train Adventure at Tweetsie Railroad, where he performed for 9 seasons from 2007-2015. Other roles include Ambrose Kemper in "Hello, Dolly!," Curio in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Reverend Brown in "Inherit the Wind," Young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future in "A Christmas Carol," and the Nephew in Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Woman of Setzuan." Matthew also collaborated on the sound design for "Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama" with director Caleb Sigmon, and recently provided the sound designs for "Cyrano" and "Wait Until Dark" at the Green Room Community Theatre in Newton, NC. He is thrilled to return to "Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama" and for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast. He looks forward to making new discoveries and finding the humanity in his traditionally villainous characters.
Darrell King, a professional magician and actor originally from Lincolnton, NC, returns to the role of Rev. Walter MacKenzie for his third season of Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama. Previously, he appeared in the outdoor drama "Horn in the West" in Boone, NC, where he performed for over 27 years, including over 20 years in the role of Rev. Isaiah Sims; and ten years appearing as roving magician Simon St. Clair at the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC. Some of his other favorite roles have been Ray-Bud in "Dearly Departed," the Count DeGuiche in "Cyrano," Professor Van Helsing in "Dracula," and Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." His performing repertoire includes "Haunted," an original one-man production using principles of magic and stage illusion to illustrate a collection of old Southern ghost stories.
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Nick Howell, who is 18 and a homeschool senior, enjoys theater, dance, and music. He has been a member of Liberty Mountain since the 2014 World Premiere. Some of his favorite roles, aside from those in Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama, include Jack in "Into the Woods", Bert in "Mary Poppins", Donkey in "Shrek", Genie in "Aladdin", and Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast". He has entertained as a street performer with the Carolina Renaissance Festival and as an actor with the Kings Mountain Revolutionary Ghost Tour. He enjoys making character appearances, such as Spiderman, and each December he can be seen appearing as The Grinch. He is thrilled to be a part of Liberty Mountain for Season 4, and thankful for the incredible opportunity to work with Bob, Caleb, Katy, and another great Liberty Mountain Cast and Crew!
Corey Mansfield is a 17-year-old homeschooled rising senior. He is grateful to return for a second season of Liberty Mountain. Favorite recent roles include Henry Higgins, “Pygmalion”; Algernon Moncrieff, “The Importance of Being Earnest”; Frank Butler, “Annie Get Your Gun”; Pinocchio, “Shrek: The Musical”; Walter Hobbs, “Elf the Musical Jr.” When not performing, he can be found immersed in Star Wars, Legos, and art projects. He thanks Caleb Sigmon and the entire production staff for this opportunity to delve into the pivotal history of this battle (and the awesome fight scenes). He also thanks his parents and the Lord for way too much to list.
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Mary Grace Keller is excited to be returning to Liberty Mountain for the fourth time and to be undertaking a new role this season. As a Kings Mountain resident this show holds a special place in her heart. Mary Grace has a BFA in Theatre Performance from Adelphi University and a Masters in Accounting from UNC Charlotte. She spends her days as a CPA in a firm here in Kings Mountain that she owns with her father. When not working Mary Grace is still passionate about being involved in Theatre in any capacity. She has most recently been seen as Lady Merle in “Robin Hood” at the Lincoln Theatre Guild and Eleanor in "Divorce: Southern Style" with the Kings Mountain Little Theatre. She was also seen as Casey in "Anton in Show Business" with Greater Shelby Community Theatre. Mary Grace would like to thank the cast, crew, and director for making this show another amazing experience! She is excited to answer the call and "Join the Revolution" once again.
Grant Sizemore developed a love of theatre at the age of seven with his debut in the musical Miss Nelson is Missing. Since then the stage has become his second home giving him the opportunity to play some of his favorite characters including Tommy “Miracle on 34th Street,” Bjorn “The Clockmaker’s Child,” Winthrop “The Music Man,” Thing One “The Cat in the Hat,” Cousin Itt “The Addams Family,” and Chip “Beauty and the Beast,” and Kurt “The Sound of Music.” Grant is also a member of the Sharon Elementary Honors Chorus, a dedicated dance student, and was a participant in the 2017 Winter Festival of Dance at the UNC School of the Arts. In his free time he enjoys attending performances, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family. Grant adds, "After seeing Liberty Mountain last season, I knew I wanted to audition. I am so excited to take part in this Liberty Mountain adventure and look forward to sharing this remarkable story and making many new friends."
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Nicole Wilson is excited to begin her first adventure with Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama! She has been in several productions with local community theaters such as “The Odd Couple, “Anton in Show Business,” and “Enemy of the People.” She fell in love with the story behind the Battle of Kings Mountain when she scared the pants off visitors during the Revolutionary Ghost Tour this past October. Nicole is native to North Carolina and has lived in Shelby her entire life. She is the mother to one beautiful daughter Simone, a dog named Lucy and a cat named Linus. She would like to thank all her friends and family for supporting her in all her endeavors.
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Ashley Marie DeMar is thrilled to be returning to Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama! Originally from Northern New York, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance with a double major in English from Niagara University. NU credits include: “Into the Woods” (Cinderella), “Damn Yankees” (Lola), “Bat Boy: The Musical” (Meredith), “Curtains” (Georgia), “Urinetown” (Little Becky Two-Shoes) and “The Pirates of Penzance” (Daughter). NU directing credits include the world premiere of Snapshot. While participating in the NU Study Abroad program, Ashley toured “Twelfth Night” (Viola) with Live Literature Co. in London and to the West Coast of England. Following graduation, Ashley returned to London where she held an internship in the study of Applied Drama. Recent credits include: “Robin Hood” (Maid Marian) with Lincoln Theatre Guild; three touring productions with Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre in the Finger Lakes region of New York and “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” (Mary Patton). Favorite credits include: “South Pacific” (Nellie Forbush), “Man of La Mancha” (Aldonza), “Little Women: The Musical” (Jo March), “Barnum” (Jenny Lind), “Hamlet” (Ophelia), “Twelfth Night” (Olivia) and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Hermia).
Seth Chappell is a 15 year old from North Carolina. He has been with Liberty Mountain since its World Premier in 2014. Seth enjoys and studies drama in his homeschool co-op. His great great great great grandfather was captured by Major Patrick Ferguson and forced to fight at the Battle of Kings Mountain, therefore he feels especially thankful to be a part of the Liberty Mountain family and grateful to be able to help retell a story that is part of his family history. Seth hopes to pursue a career in biology and perhaps acting. He enjoys living on a small farm with his mother and their animals. Fishing and building with Legos are two of his favorite hobbies.
Sierra Drewery is a student at Cleveland Community College. She enjoys photography, videography, writing, and acting. Her first theater experience was with the very first production of “Liberty Mountain- The Revolutionary Drama.” Her theater experience also includes: “A Christmas Carol,” “Mary Poppins,” “Shrek-the Musical Jr.,” “Grease,” “A Seussified Christmas Carol,” and “Peter Pan.” She would like to thank Caleb Sigmon for allowing her to be part of this amazing production for the fourth season.
Jana Phylise Sales is currently a graduating senior at Bunker Hill High School. Jana plans to double major in musical theatre and theatre education. Her recent productions include “Into The Woods”, as Little Red Riding Hood, Juliet in The Green Room Community Theatre's “Romeo and Juliet”, and Consuela in “West Side Story.”
Adam Phillips is proud to have been a part of Liberty Mountain since 2014! Since the 2015 season, he has brought the role of Caleb Martin to life, and is excited to see what this summer has in store for Caleb! Adam has been in several local productions, and was most recently seen in Lincoln Theater Guild's production of “Charlotte's Web” as Wilbur. Adam will be in the 6th grade at Kings Mountain Intermediate School in the fall. In addition to acting, Adam enjoys sports such as basketball, baseball and target shooting. He also collects rocks and gems and enjoys researching history. Adam is thankful to once again spend his summer with the cast and crew of Liberty Mountain!
Alayna Jensen has played Peter in KMLT’s “Peter Pan,” Alice in CLT’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Lucy in LTG’s “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,” and LadyBird in GSCT’s “James and The Giant Peach.” Alayna likes to read, play cello, sing, and draw and is a member of the Beta Club honors program at her school. She is extremely excited to be a part of this production.
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Tyanna West is SO excited to be a part of the Liberty Mountain family! She was last seen in the National tour of THE CLOTHESLINE MUSE, alongside Grammy- nominated jazz singer, Nnenna Freelon. Theatre credits include: “Memphis” (ensemble), “RENT” (Joanne Jefferson) “Carrie: The Musical” (Norma), “Once On This Islan”d (Mama Euralie), “Dreamgirls” (Michelle), “The Color Purple” (ensemble), and “Hairspray” (dynamite). Tyanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Many thanks to the cast & crew of Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama and her wonderful husband and 3 children!
Addi Berry is a graduating senior from Wagner College on Staten Island, NY. She is expected to graduate in May, 2017 with a BA in Theater and a concentration in Performance. She calls Boone, North Carolina home and has lived there since 2008. She has had many amazing opportunities at Wagner, including appearing in seven shows produced by Wagner College Theater. Credits include “Trojan Women 2.0” (Andromache) in Stage One, and “Titanic” (Madeline Astor), “Iolanthe” (Phyllis), “The Most Happy Fella” (Gladys), “Damn Yankees!” (Teenager), “Cats” (Rumpleteazer Swing/Pit Singer), and “Hello, Dolly!” (Ensemble) on Wagner College Theater’s Main Stage. She also had the opportunity to perform for Adam Guettel in a workshop hosted by Theresa McCarthey at Wagner. She worked last summer at Universal Studios, Orlando in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a member of The Frog Choir and is thrilled to be working with the Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama team this summer!
Erica Carpenter has been performing since elementary school. She first got her start on the Shelby High School stage. She was apart of the Shelby Children's Theatre for five years acting and singing is plays such as “The 101 Dalmations” and “The Big Bad Musical” to name a few. She later continued her acting career to Kings Mountain High School where she performed in “It’s Not You. It's Me”, “The Wiz” and “The Beauty in the and Beast”. She has also had the honor of performing in “Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama” at the Joy Performance Center for three years running. The latest show she performed in was also as the Joy Theatre where she played Wendy Darling in “Peter Pan Jr.” Erica graduated with an Associates in Arts in May from Cleveland Community College. She will later transfer in hope of following a career and possible mission opportunity in Dental Hygiene.
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Diana Mansfield is a 16-year-old homeschooled rising junior. She is excited to be back for her second season with Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama, after performing in the 2016 season as Mary Martin. Past onstage roles include Gwendolen Fairfax “The Importance of Being Earnest”; Jovie “Elf the Musical Jr.”; Little Red Riding Hood “Into the Woods”; Pig 3/the Dragon “Shrek the Musical”; Etcetera “CATS the Musical”. Diana also works behind the scenes, most recently as the assistant stage manager for “Wait Until Dark” at the Green Room Community Theatre. When not performing, Diana entertains as various princesses and characters for parties, designs her own costumes for cosplaying, practices music through piano and ukulele, and writes fiction, which recently won her an original short story publication.
CHRIS STONE / MARY GRACE KELLER
ASHLEY MARIE DEMAR
Outreach and Marketing
Megan Clark is from Granite Falls, NC, and has been stage managing area productions for four years. Her theater credits include shows with Foothills Performing Arts and CAST Theatre, both in Caldwell County, and Lincoln Theatre Guild in Lincolnton. She is thrilled to be spending her first summer in Kings Mountain working on Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama!
Grace is a rising Sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she is pursuing a BFA degree in acting. She was a part of the 2016 Liberty Mountain company as Nancy Ward, and is excited to be back for another season running things behind the scenes! "I hope you enjoy the show and leave our playground ready to #JoinTheRevolution!"