(Jean Louise Finch)
To say that this role holds a special place in Katherine's heart would be a vast understatement. In point of fact, the entire story does. She has played the pivotal role of Jean Louise once before with the Granbury Theatre Co back in 2015 and is absolutely beyond ecstatic to be able to put life back into her once more. Katherine has always felt a kinship with the girl known as Scout and has grown into someone similar to that of Jean Louise. This is her first time to perform on the brand new Dudley Hall stage, but not her first time at Plaza. You last saw her in a Plaza show as Anne Bonny in TREASURE ISLAND, a role she still gets excited about. Her most recent credit is Elaine Harper in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE with Granbury Theatre Company, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Katherine would like to thank her parents for always supporting her, but most importantly, her daughter, Jaydn Eve, for never giving up on her and always being excited for her. "Je t'aime, Petite!"
Lily would like to thank the directors for casting her as Scout. This is a role she has dreamed of playing. Prior shows include Gracie Shinn in MUSIC MAN, Young Anne in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Little Fan/Want in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Young Cosmos in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Mary Lennox in SECRET GARDEN, and ensemble roles in MARY POPPINS and THE LITTLE MERMAID. Lily is active in Plaza Academy taking dance and theater classes. She is currently Timon in LION KING EXPERIENCE. She was The Cat in SEUSSICAL JR., Gabriella Montez in HIGH SCHOOL JR., Violet in CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and ensemble roles in PETER PAN and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Lily is a member of the JTF group traveling and performing in Atlanta, Ga. Lily is a 7th grader at Nichols Middle School in Joshua where she is active in UIL One Act Play and All Region Choir.
Lily is blessed to experience this time in history on stage. Please sit back and enjoy as the cast performs this classic show.
Mimi has practically grown up on the Plaza stage having appeared in well over 20 Mainstage productions at the theatre. She turns 12 this year and is enjoying playing one of her dream roles as Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. She has also enjoyed playing in ANNIE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES among others and especially loved playing Junie in JUNIE B. JONES JR. at Plaza Jr. In her spare time Mimi's favorite past time is dancing to whatever music she hears in her head singing at the top of her lungs. She sends loves to her great, big family and thank you all for coming to see the show.
Anthony is excited to be in his 7th show at plaza! He loves being in shows with all these talented people. He has played the role of Young Ramone in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Young Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND Young Gilbert in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. He is also excited to be playing a role that doesn't start with the word young. Anthony enjoys singing, writing, reading, and riding his Go-Cart. He would like to thank Gavin Clark (Dill) for being an amazing friend, and his parents for driving him here almost every day.
Baylor is excited to be performing in his second main stage show at Plaza Co. He has enjoyed his other roles at Plaza in the ensemble of MARY POPPINS, as Horace in 101 DALMATIANS, and he loved performing in the camp show, ALL SHOOK UP! He is currently playing Mr. Roeder in his school's one act play, RADIUM GIRLS. Baylor is in 7th grade at Kerr Middle School, and he enjoys playing football, playing on the drumline, track, drama select, and being the student council president. He also enjoys participating in youth group activities at his church. Baylor would like to thank God for this experience and his friends and family for all of their support!
John Broyles is excited to make his debut on stage with Plaza Theater. John has performed on stages near and far including Dallas Rep Theater, Richardson Players, Emporium Players, Butterfield Stage and Murder Mystery Players. John has also been seen in commercials and industrial films for Walmart, Honda, Home Depot, Radio Shack, Mary Kay, Ford, TGI Friday’s and JC Penney. In his spare time, John hunts Big Foot, researches aliens and spends time with his wife, four kids and two dogs.
This is Luke's 40th production with Plaza Theatre Company. He has appeared on the Plaza stage as Froggy LeSeuer in THE FOREIGNER, George Banks in MARY POPPINS, as Dickens in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and most recently as Long John Silver in TREASURE ISLAND. He has also appeared locally as Sweeney Todd in the Granbury Theatre Company production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. He is the Theatre Arts Director at Alvarado High School and is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife, Rachel. His next assignment with Plaza is directing Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park’s production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
This is Shaundra’s debut at the PlazaTheatre family in To Kill a Mockingbird! Her experience on with WG ministries where she has worked on stage and backstage. She is the former Box Office Mgr of Jubilee Theatre, where she also was the assistant director of TWO TRAINS RUNNING. Shandra is also a member of the New Life Fellowship Drama Team.
Shaundra is thankful for God’s amazing grace to allow her to do what brings her heart joy!
Her family and friends are very appreciated, all the times of running lines or to stop to do a monologue,
Thank you for no having me committed! I love y’all!
A student at Tarleton State University majoring in construction science management, Derien has participated and competed in fine arts productions and competitions since he was a child. He expresses his love for the arts in his church choir and his past roles in talent shows, performing at Six Flags Over Texas, and regional and state competitions. With aspirations of becoming a world-renowned singer and actor, Derien is looking forward to showcasing his debut on the acting stage and hopes you enjoy watching half as much as he enjoys performing for you.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD has long been a top favorite of Kathy’s, and she is honored to be part of this relevant and moving story along with this talented cast. Kathy was most recently part of the cast for MUSIC MAN as Alma Hix, one of the Pick-a-Little Ladies. Other PlazaCo roles: Madame / Congregant in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Marilla in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Miss Andrew (the evil Nanny) in MARY POPPINS, Marmee in LITTLE WOMEN, Glinda in WIZARD OF OZ, Wicked Witch, et al in SHREK, Nimue in CAMELOT, Esther Simowitz in BREAKING UP, Mrs. Peacock in CLUE THE MUSICAL, Mother Abbess in SOUND OF MUSIC. She has also worked with GPAC and Granbury Theatre Company. She studied vocal performance at Howard Payne University, holds a Master’s degree from SWBTS, has sung with the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and has recorded one album. As always, “My love to Jim who keeps a song in my heart!”
Madison is so thrilled to be working on this production! She is currently a sophomore at Texas Christian University where she is majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Arts Administration. Madison's favorite past roles include Annelle and Shelby in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Narrator in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, and Diana Berry in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. She has found a new interest in stage managing and has had the pleasure of being the stage manager for multiple Plaza Academy productions. Madison loves baking, thrift shopping, and lifeguarding. She gives a huge thank you to everyone who worked on this show, her parents, and her sweetheart, Cameron.
Trich Zaitoon (Mrs. Dubose)
Trich is so grateful to be a part of this production. As part of her required reading in high school she feel just thrilled to see this story come to life on the beautiful Plaza stage. She feels blessed to be a part of this wonderful cast and crew. And would like to thank Kevin and JaceSon for thinking of her for a mean old lady who is addicted to heroin. She is getting concerned that she is type cast. Trich was last seen here at Plaza in Steel Magnolias and Anne of Green Gables. Trich performs all over the Metroplex and is represented by Linda McAlister Talent. She has also been honored to have received numerous Column Award nominations and as well as several Column awards. Trich is quick to tell you that her favorite roll is MiMi to Audrey, Elise and Garrett.
Brandon is honored to be a part of this amazing production. This is his performance debut and he could not be more excited and dedicated. When he isn’t acting, Brandon is teaching drum lessons at Flam Tap Studio, teaching his four wonderful children Braedon, Ramsey, Kaemon, and Mariah, and serving Our Lord. While Brandon enjoys his new found talent, his all time favorite role is being a U.S. Marine. The honor, dedication, and discipline learned there is carried over in every aspect of his life!
(Boo Radley / Nathan)
Rodney is excited to be making his Plaza Theatre Company At Dudley Hall debut! Some of Rodney’s most recent roles with Plaza include Drake/Cabinet Member in ANNIE, Mr. Pinky et al in HAIRSPRAY, Mr. Phillips/Fred Wright in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Rodney in SINGING IN THE RAIN and Ensemble in The LITTLE MERMAID. Rodney would like to thank the producers at Plaza for creating such a supportive and welcoming environment for him to play in as well as his director Kevin for giving him the chance to be apart of such an important show. Rodney would also like to thank his parents, sisters, Bentleigh, Armani and Parker Posey.
McKenna Meachem is very excited to be a part of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for This will be her first play with The Plaza! Her most recent roles have been a gypsy girl in the regional premier of ZORRO with The Plaza, a DYNAMITE trio in HAIRSPRAY,ATTINA in THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARTHA in SPRING AWAKENING,ALICE in BIG RIVER, ANITA in WEST SIDE STORY an PAULETTE in LEGALLY BLONDE. Along with her passion for theatre, McKenna is also a makeup and wig artist! Her most recent work was seen in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING...DREAM COAT and EVITA at CASA MANANA, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ADDAMS FAMILY right here at PLAZA!
Gavin is so excited to be in his third main stage show at Plaza Theatre Company. He feels so lucky to be doing a show with all these extremely talented people. He is thrilled to play the role of Dill! He previously played Young Diego in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Shermy in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS as part of Plaza's Junior Theatre, and was last seen in THE MUSIC MAN as ensemble. He would like to thank Kevin Poole for casting him in this beautiful show, his parents for driving him to Cleburne on a daily basis, and his amazing friends for convincing him to come back to Plaza over and over again. Last, but not least he would like to thank Salty Salter for being such an amazing meme!
Nicholas is very excited to be returning to Plaza Theater in the new Dudley Hall! His first performance was Michael Banks in MARY POPPINS at PlazaCo. Since then he has been in 5 other performances all over the DFW. He has even added a feature film to his credits. Nicholas also enjoys reading, sports, video games, and singing for The Texas Boys Choir.
Jeff is thrilled to be in his second Plaza show after appearing this Spring as Mayor Shinn in THE MUSIC MAN. He serves on the board of directors for Granbury Theatre Company and performed at the historic Granbury Opera House as Luther Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC, Dick in 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Motorman and Sidney Purvis in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and R.F. Simpson in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Assistant directing credits with GTC include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and SHREK: THE MUSICAL. Jeff wants to thank his family and friends for their support and encouragement. Also many thanks to Kevin, Stormy, and the Plaza producers for the chance to participate in this great story on the Dudley Hall stage.
Micky is honored to be a part of the superb cast of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, his first production with Plaza Theatre Company. A veteran of nearly forty stage productions, Micky performs regularly at the Granbury Opera House and serves as President of the Granbury Theatre Company. Micky’s favorite stage credits at GTC include Atticus in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Underling in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Captain Markinson in A FEW GOOD MEN, and Senator Wingwoah in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Micky would like to thank everyone at Plaza Theatre Company for their kindness and hospitality and his beautiful bride, Beth, and daughter, Whitney, for their love and support.
Tabitha is proud to be a part of this wonderful production. Some favorite credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Eponine in Les Miz, and Florence Raines in The Man With The Pointed Toes. Some favorite choreography credits include THE MUSIC MAN, ALL SHOOK UP, WEST SIDE STORY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and 42nd STREET all with PlazaCo and Plaza Academy. She was honored to receive an award for Best Director of a Play Non-Equity at the Column Awards this year for her work on Anne of Green Gables at PTC last spring. As much as she adores the stage, Tabi's all time favorite roles are mommy to Baby Gemma and wifey to her dashing husband Saúl
Michael is honored to be Bob Ewell in Plaza Theatre's production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. It has been an immense pleasure for him to work with old friends and meet new ones while bringing this timeless and timely show to the stage. He was last seen as Ernie Cusack in RUMORS. His most memorable roles to date have been George Hay in MOON OVER BUFFALO, and Max Levene in HEAVEN CAN WAIT.
- John 3:20
Trevin is excited to return to the Plaza stage, where he has appeared as Tranio in TAMING OF THE SHREW and Lt. Wright in THE SECRET GARDEN. He has also appeared as Rooster in ANNIE (Artisan Center Theatre), Ali Hakim in OKLAHOMA! (Cleburne Carnegie Players), East/Lendall in ALMOST, MAINE, Rumplestiltskin/Actor in THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON: THE MUSICAL (Haltom Alumni Association), and as Nessie in CHASING LIGHTS (Gateway Performing Arts). Trevin is a theatre teacher at North Oaks Middle School, which he considers the best job in the entire world.
Quentin Scott is a human, who is delighted to be in yet another Plaza Theatre Company production, this time as the classic and much beloved role of "Third Man". Quentin has been in numerous Plaza shows in the past(Such as MARY POPPINS, ANNE OF... GABLES, and TREASURE ISLAND to name a few), however this is his first time to be given the opportunity to perform in a production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. After this production he is performing as a member of Plaza Theatre Company's new Improv troupe, THE IMPLAZABLES. He would like to thank his friends and family that make practicing his favorite hobby at his favorite theater a reality.
Robert was last seen on stage in RUMORS, SLEIGH HARD WITH A VENGEANCE, ZORRO THE MUSICAL and TREASURE ISLAND. Among his favorite shows he has appeared in over the years is: JULIUS CAESAR, THE FOREIGNER, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, THE TEMPEST, SHREk THE MUSICAL, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, SHAKESPEREAN DEATHMATCH, SAMURAI NOSFERATU, NOISES OFF, and THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT.
This elusive Robert can also be seen on screen in season 3 of PRISON BREAK, DEALEY PLAZA, and ZUGIO AND THE SUNSHINE KIDZ.
Kevin is honored to be able to present to you the very first play to be shown here in the new Plaza Theatre at Dudley Hall. MOCKINGBIRD marks the third production Kevin has taken the director’s chair for Plaza which he considers an honor beyond description. Even as Mockingbird opens, Kevin, along with several other cast members, are beginning rehearsals for our annual Shakespeare in the Park playing June 8th and 9th, where you can see him as King Oberon in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Recent Plaza performances also include Frollo in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Matthew Cuthbert in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, and Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Kevin would like to take this opportunity once again to thank the Producers for allowing him this opportunity. Heartfelt thanks to this amazing cast and crew, our lovely volunteers and to every patron who continually amaze us with such loyal patronage. Special thanks also to Vanessa and Eli, for their continued love and support.
Stormy is very excited to have the honor of stage managing such a talented and devoted cast and production team! The cast and crew are looking forward to sharing with our audiences this great tale, which is still so relevant in our culture today! You will have recently seen Stormy on stage here at Plaza Co in ANNIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MARY POPPINS, THE SECRET GARDEN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and many others. She also enjoys working backstage moving sets, helping with costume changes, and working on mics in shows like MUSIC MAN, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ZORRO, TREASURE ISLAND, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, and others in the past! Stormy is thankful for her children, Ady and Aaron. She hopes that through this show they can learn some important lessons from Scout, Jem, Dill, Atticus, and Boo. “One thing doesn’t abide by majority rule, a person’s conscience.” -Atticus Finch
(Set Captain / Gossip Lady)
Whitney is beyond words to be making her Plaza debut with this show! Whitney is a finishing up her sophomore year at TCU pursuing a BA in Theatre. She just completed her set build credit for BAT BOY at TCU as well. She generally works at Granbury Theatre Company in the production office and as a stage manager/technician for a majority of their shows. Previous credits from GTC include ALMOST MAINE, BEAUTY...BEAST, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, SHREK, 9 TO 5, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Whitney is overjoyed to be making this debut with her father, Micky, on his favorite show and would also like to thank her best friends, David and Eden, for introducing her to this beautiful theater.
WENDY RENE SEARCY
Wendy has worked in the DFW theater community for over 25 years, both on and off the stage. She is an award winning scenic designer, with over 45 productions under her belt. This marks her 4th production with Plaza. She is thrilled to be included in this wonderful production. In her free time Wendy is a nature lover, outdoors enthusiast, Disney fanatic, and Mother.