A huge thank you to Ohio City Inc, our cast, and the audiences who came to the Cleveland premiere of Kid Mystery! Our inaugural production was a blast, and we’re very happy to have worked with great actors. Keep coming back to the site as we prepare for a series of staged readings in conjunction with Ohio City Writers.
Directed by Sarah Greywitt
Original Music by Joshua Kent
Stephen Daycak (Tad) is happy to be involved with Kid Mystery, and hopes you all enjoy the show! He is a senior at Cleveland State and is currently majoring in communication. When not acting or at school, Steven spends his time as a robot lumberjack, solemnly chopping down metal trees and singing Styx songs to himself.
Brittany Gaul (Ms. Grape) is a proud graduate of Cleveland State University. Past favorite roles include: Earth (Human Behavior), Inez (No Exit), Laundress/Therapist (Metamorphoses), Lavinia (Titus Andronicus), Electra (The Orestia) and many others. Off stage Brittany teaches at Talespinners Children’s Theatre, and is undergoing extensive training to become a Yoga instructor. She would like to thank her family for their continual support as well as Sarah for this great opportunity. Much thanks to CH.
Charles Hargrave (Hugo) is a graduate of the Cleveland State University’s Dramatic Arts Department. He has been a performer at Clague Playhouse, in a Cleveland Public Theatre Big Box production, three seasons of Cleveland State University Summer Stages, and two years of Ingenuity Festival. He has also worked as an assistant sound designer under Richard Ingraham for multiple productions, as well as a carpenter and electrician at The Beck Center for the Arts. And he is very proud to be the Technical Director at Talespinner Children’s Theatre for their first two productions. Much love and thanks to his beautiful girlfriend and incredibly supportive parents.
Aimee Liu (Mary) grew up in Beijing and started performing since very young. She started acting a year and half ago and has been loving it. It is something that makes her heart sing. She currently attends Houde School of Acting in Cleveland Heights, and takes singing lessons with Helen Todd. Having appeared in several acting school scene night shows, theater productions, as well as a couple short films, Aimee believes in the connection of theater and film acting as well as in all arts and sciences. When she is not acting, Aimee is a mechanical engineer and she loves to spend her time painting, drawing or ballroom dancing.
CoCo Smith (Missy/KM) is a recent graduate of Cleveland Central Catholic High School and will be furthering her education in the performing arts. CoCo enjoys spending her free time writing stories and hanging out with friends at Lake Erie. Her most recent performance was at Near West Theatre as Sarah’s friend in Ragtime. Her favorite role was as June in Chicago.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Ohio City, Inc.
Ohio City Writers
Frank Greywitt, Jr.
Joy Machines Bike Shop
Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West Branch
Rehearsals continue to go well – we were in the park today for the first time! It was hot, but the cast breezed through some scenes and it looks great! We play June 23 @ 11:30AM and June 30 @ 2PM in Market Square Park! Hope to post some pics soon!
A great group of actors, who we’re honored to work with.
Performances upcoming on June 23 and June 30, at the Market Square Park.
Ohio City Theatre Project
for the Cleveland premiere of Kid Mystery by Matt Larsen
Casting 2 women, ages 18-30ish
2 men, ages 18-30ish
1 man or woman to play the teacher, age 30+
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Improv experience may be useful, but not required.
Synopsis: Friends work together to thwart the plot of an evil classmate with the help of the masked detective, Kid Mystery. The villain poses a series of challenges
that Kid Mystery asks the audience’s help to solve.
(character descriptions below)
Audition Date: Saturday, May 19, 1-4pm; if not available May 19, other times by appointment
Audition Location: Cleveland Public Library’s Carnegie West Branch in Ohio City
1900 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Please e-mail Fred Mowery at email@example.com to schedule an audition.
Prepare one comedic monologue; you may be asked read sides from the script.
Please bring a headshot and resume. If you don’t have a headshot,
we can take a snapshot at the audition.
Performance Dates: Saturdays, June 23 at 11:30am* and June 30 at 2:00pm*
Performance Location: Market Square Park in Ohio City
There are no equity contracts. There is some pay.
MS./MR. GRAPE: A slightly befuddled schoolteacher who adores her/his students and her/his lessons.
MISSY KIDMAN / KID MYSTERY: A fiercely bright school girl who knows she must sometimes break the rules to fight for what is right.
HUGO BOWLER: A rich kid whose arrogance is matched only by his hunger for equality, he would be devastated to learn that the closest person in the world to him, MISSY KIDMAN, is in fact KID MYSTERY.
TAD HUFF: The skinny kid who is constantly hungry, always in motion and boyishly smitten with KID MYSTERY, unaware that MARY POST might have other designs on him.
MARY POST: A reformed criminal crayon eater who admires and fears KID MYSTERY and holds a torch for TAD HUFF.