Being cut off from friends and creative outlets can be incredibly difficult to handle, especially with the added stress of school and homework. In this show, audience members will be able to experience a slice of what it feels like to be a high schooler in the middle of a global pandemic. Quaranteens is a collection of monologues written about the struggle of being a teenager in quarantine. Directed, performed, and filmed by members of STC’s Active and Creative Teen Theatre group. Directed by Mel Rhodes.
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Meet the Cast and Staff
*denotes first ACTT appearance
*Matthew Antonacci (“My Room”) is a sophomore that has participated in his school play twice. He is on the soccer team and is a drummer in the school band. Outside of school he enjoys playing video games, watching youtube videos, hanging out with friends, and playing with his dog after he finishes his homework.
Sarah Beck (“Juliet”) is currently a freshman at Auburn High School and the secretary for ACTT. She played the stage manager in ACTT’s last show, “Our Town”, and has also been in many other shows with STC and the Muni. She would like to thank Cynthia and Andrew for being such wonderful role models and mentors, and her biggest fan, Milo the Cat.
Arlo Dennison (“Girls Club”) goes to Tri-City High School and is in the ninth grade. At her school she has played roles such as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, and Kiki the Colorist in Legally Blonde, along with a Narrator in Shrek the Musical. She has also played numerous community theatre roles, such as Simon Stimson in Our Town (ACTT), a Lioness in Lion King Jr. (TIP), and played ensemble roles in 13 (STC), Into The Woods Jr. (STC), and Little Mermaid Jr. (Midsummer).
*Sofia Flick (“Thumbs Up”) is a freshman at Glenwood High School and has participated in lots of community theatre. She likes to read, make earrings, and play ukulele. Sofia is excited to be part of her third virtual show and would like to thank the ACTT staff for making this show possible.
Jacob Giacomini (“Our Hearts Beat Together”) is a sophomore at Glenwood High School. He is in Student Council, Newspaper, and Jazz Choir among being Executive Producer at ACTT. He has been in over a dozen shows around the Springfield area. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.
Mel Rhodes (Director) is a junior in high school and has been in numerous shows around Springfield, including 13 the Musical (STC), Peter Pan (Muni), and several at Williamsville High School. Mel directed Under The Influence at Sherman Park and works at King Pin Lanes, and would like to thank Twisty for being everyone’s favorite man-eating lizard.
*Amberlee Southwell (“Feeding Ducks”) is a freshman at Springfield High School and the Student Technical Coordinator for ACTT. She has been performing since around 6th grade with roles such as a Geek in 13 (STC) and Pumbaa in The Lion King Jr. (TIP). She would like to thank her Grandpa for always supporting her, Cynthia for always believing in her, and Mel for typecasting her as the one who talks to ducks.
Brigid Wilhite (“Painful Endings, New Beginnings”) is a junior at Springfield High School. She has been in many shows over the past 11 years including STC’s Beyond the Beanstalk, MASS Media’s Enchanted Bookshop, and ACTT’s Our Town, among others. Outside of theatre Brigid enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, and just driving around.