Macon Little Theatre Repertory Company
Bite-sized productions featuring some of middle-Georgia's biggest actors!
Macon Little Theatre is incredibly excited to announce the brand new production company we are calling MLT RepCo. This by audition group of actors will present evenings of monologues and feature a rotation of some of middle Georgia's most talented and beloved actors as well as rising stars in the community. Each production will be a collection of short pieces presented by each member of the company (as well as a few surprise guests), and the pieces will all be presented around a theme or specific theatrical writer. These pieces will all be shot for the camera, and be presented via ticketed streaming events online. More information on how to purchase tickets and view productions will be available soon!
Meet the Cast!
Stuart Appleton has appeared in numerous productions at theaters around middle Georgia including Macon Little Theatre, Theatre Macon, Mercer University Players, and Perry Players. He appeared most recently in the title role of MLT’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Other pre-pandemic roles include Sir Andrew in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Greg in Sylvia, Bill Slank in Peter and the Star Catcher, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Harry in the musical Company. In addition to working as an IT consultant for the US Army, he is an accomplished voice actor and audio book narrator.
Matt Astin is a physician double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine based at Navicent in Macon. He is also team physician for Mercer Athletics and the Macon Mayhem. He has appeared on Macon stages for the past 24 years and plans on doing so for many more years. He has two kids, Kayla and Devon. Memorable roles at MLT include Shrek, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, and Frollo in the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
William Bercini is a relative newcomer to the theatre community here in middle Georgia. Originally from Charlotte NC, he moved to Georgia in 2011. He and his husband and two fur babies live out in the wilds of Monroe County. A retired systems analyst, he has traded his bits and bytes for lines and mics. William was last seen in Warner Robins in “Too Mamas Too Many”, and prior to that, in Theatre Macon’s productions of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” and “Twelfth Night.” In addition to acting, William makes props, and the occasional model aircraft. At the beginning of the year, he began studies at Middle Georgia State University. He is pleased to finally get a chance to work with the folks at Macon Little Theatre, especially the superlative artists of the MLT RepCo
Tyler G. Bryant
TYLER G. BRYANT is a resident of Perry. He is the co-founder and director of Murder with Friends Entertainment, a theatre troupe that raises money for local non-profits through group-written murder mystery dinner shows. To date, the organization has raised over $200,000. Tyler began acting almost 30 years ago and has performed in over 100 shows. Most recently, he appeared as Mr. Green in CLUE: ON STAGE for The Backlot Players at The Rose Theatre in Forsyth. His favorite role to date is Felix Ungar in THE ODD COUPLE at Macon Little Theatre. He has also been seen on stage at Warner Robins Little Theatre, CenterStage for Christ, and Perry Players Community Theatre. Tyler is married to his wife, Shannon, and has published several plays and books. He is the owner of Trending Media, a digital media marketing firm. When he's not working or on stage, Tyler enjoys improvisational comedy, writing, laughing, and traveling with his wife.
September Carter is a Registered Nurse employed by Coliseum Same Day Surgery Center. September is a veteran actor who has been in numerous productions on the stages of local community theaters for the past 35 years and has received a Macon Arts Alliance Cultural Award for her theatrical work. Notable past roles include the title character in the original play by Denver Pickard, The Shadow Behind the Flame: The Anjette Lyles Story, Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes, and Nurse Ratchet in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. She and her husband Sherwood have four wonderful grown children and five delightful grandchildren. She is so thrilled to be a part of the inaugural cast of Macon Little Theaters Repertory Company with such an amazing group of actors and distinguished director!
Tyshawn Gooden is thrilled to be returning to the Macon Little Theatre (virtual) stage! He trained with the University of West Georgia Theatre Company and has been fortunate enough to work with many of Atlanta’s professional theatres, including Actor’s Express, True Colors Theatre Company, and Horizon Theatre! Favorite Credits: Cabaret (Hans/Rudy); Dogfight (Fector); Evil Dead: The Musical (Ash); Home (Director); The Scarlet Letter(Roger Chillingworth); Abigail/1702 (Older Man); Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio/ Paris); Mother Hicks (Jake Hammon); Spring Awakening (Otto/ Ulbrecht); The Addams Family (Conquistador Ancestor). Special Thanks to the family and friends who have supported him along the way!
Deedra Jordan Hardrick
Deedra Jordan Hardrick, a resident of Warner Robins, GA, is a graduate of Spelman College and a proud mother of two, Madison and Mason Hardrick. She is a member of Bethel CME Church in Macon, Ga and the owner of Godsend Senior Services. She is a social worker by day and loves film, theatre, live music, and a Disney. She wants to be a princess when she grows up.
When Celia retired from Robins AFB last year, she planned to expand where and how often she participated in the middle Georgia arts scene. Then she slammed headfirst into the pandemic. MLT’s RepCo pulled her right out her isolation doldrums. With a BFA in Theatre with a concentration in acting, Celia has mainly acted and directed for Warner Robins Little Theatre and The Women’s Theatre Project while raising her two daughters (Sara Fowler and Emily Lewis). Now that her girls are grown, married to Cody Fowler and John Lewis, and have girls of their own (Antonia Lewis, Jemma Lewis and Charlotte Fowler), she is free to pursue her theatrical interests all over the middle Georgia area. So look out!
Gail Johnson and her husband Doug moved to Macon in 2006. She was a theatre major in college and performed in Atlanta and the Tampa Bay area before relocating to Macon. Some of her favorite shows that she has been in here are, The Glass Menagerie at Macon Little Theatre, Little Foxes and Mamma Mia at Theatre Macon and August Osage county at Mercer Theatre. Gail and her husband have three grown children and 3 grandchildren with another due in mid November. She hopes everyone enjoys this new theatrical venture as much as she does.
Faith Madison Holton
Faith Madison Holton is the Co-Director of the Madison Studio of Dance Education. Faith’s dance training took place at the Madison Studio and also under the mentoring of Valerie Madonia and Nicholas Pacana, respectively. Immediately following graduation from Mount de Sales Academy in 2008, she joined the Colorado Ballet, where she danced for five seasons. While with Colorado Ballet she had the honor of teaching in their Education and Outreach Department, extending the arts scene to public school children of Denver. She has also been on faculty for The Denver Academy of Ballet, Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive and National Audition Tour, Joffrey South Summer Intensive, Savannah Arts Academy, and more. She has served as the choreographer for multiple productions with Mercer University and Theatre Macon. Ms. Madison graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts.
Georgia Olson was born and raised in the UK and moved to the USA almost 19 years ago. She, and her husband Brian, have been in Macon for the past 13.5 years and have been very active in the theatre community here. Georgia has appeared in 33 shows in the last 10 years at the various middle GA theatres. Most recently she played Miss Shingle in Theatre Macon's production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Other notable roles include:Dotty/Mrs. Clackett (Noises Off - MLT), Titania (Midsummer Night's Dream - TM), Miss Hannigan (Annie - MLT), The Drowsy Chaperone (The Drowsy Chaperone - TM), Morticia (Addams Family - MLT) and Frau Blucher (Young Frankenstein - TM). Georgia teaches Chemistry and Theatre at Mount de Sales Academy. She is very excited to be joining MLT's inaugural RepCo!!
Kacy Polk is thrilled to be part of MLTRepCo! Her previous work with MLT includes Cecily Pidgeon in The Odd Couple (along with Tyler Bryant!) Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo, and Liz Vandiver in The Scarlett Girls. She also appeared in two productions at the Warner Robins Little Theatre: Annelle in Steel Magnolias (along with Celia Hohnadel!) and Meg in Leading Ladies. Kacy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Covenant College, and when she’s not acting, she enjoys running, reading, writing, sleeping, and spending time with her friends and family!
R. Andrew Stickland
R. Andrew Strickland is a veteran of more than 200 theatre productions as a director, choreographer (dance and stage combat), actor, designer, and publicist. He holds Ph.D. and Ed.S. degrees in education from Lesley University, an MFA in theatre directing from the University of Mississippi, and a BA in theatre from the University of Alabama. Strickland has served the last 17 years at First Presbyterian Day School where he is the Director of Fine Arts and a theatre, dance, and vocal music educator. Previous roles at Macon Little Theatre include Kodaly in She Loves Me, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka, and Rev. Crisparkle in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
The Air Force brought my hubby and me to Robins AFB in 1991 after moving around for 28 years. I’ve taught in six different states with my recent “gigs” being at Fort Valley State University and Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University. I have two children and a six-pack of grown grandchildren in Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois and Texas.
My first roles in plays were a tall pine tree and then a tall angel in elementary school. I was active in theatre in high school and minored in speech and theatre at Indiana University, and I have “tread the boards” whenever and wherever I could as the Air Force moved us around
I have been on all four local theatre stages with my favorite roles being Ethel Savage in The Curious Savages at WRLT, Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace at Perry Players, Julia in Sabrina Fair at Theatre Macon plus Peaches Verdeen in Red Velvet Cake War at MLT.
Actors: Why is RepCo Perfect for You?
Because productions from the RepCo will be presented entirely via streaming, all rehearsals will be online and performances will be pre-recorded. This provides the safest possible acting experience as well as flexibility for actors who are working on other projects at MLT (or any other theatre) or cannot accommodate a traditional 7:00-10:00 pm rehearsal schedule.
Because this is shot on a camera, this will also provide a drastically different acting experience closer to work in film or television than traditional stage work.
Actors: What are we looking for?
We are looking for a diverse group of talented actors who are willing to challenge themselves and attempt a wide range of characters and materials.
Currently, we are only looking for actors over the age of 18.
Experience acting for the camera is not required for participation in the company.
Actors should be prepared to work on their own between rehearsals, and have access to a computer to attend rehearsals.
Any Questions about RepCo?
Feel free to contact us with questions about your audition or how productions will work. Remember to submit your audition videos by emailing