In Love and Warcraft – Digital Program

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CofC Stages proudly presents

In Love and Warcraft

by Madhuri Shekar

A Staged Reading

Directed by Peter Spearman

Stage Manager
Riley Taylor
Assistant Director
Bea Lemaster
Interaction Designer
Bootsie Baldwin

November 3-6, 2023
Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun Street

Jump to: Acknowledgments | Director’s Note | Cast and Production Team Biographies


Madelein Hanson | Evie
Jenna Bush | Kitty
Brandon Alston | Raul
Chris Warzynski | Ryan
Phoenix Brown | Ensemble
Delaney Faile | Ensemble

Production Team

Director: Peter Spearman
Assistant Director: Bea Lemaster
Stage Manager: Riley Taylor
Lighting Stewards: Bootsie Baldwin and Chris Warzynski

Interactive Design Team
Project Coordinator: Dr. Bill Manaris
Lead Programmer: Drew Smuniewski
Concept Designer: Bootsie Baldwin
Head Animator: Reed Reed
Assistant Colorist: Autumn Rose Lloyd
Graphic Designer: Taj Ballinger

CofC Stages Operations Coordinator: Miles Boinest
Technical Director: JD Stallings
Stage Management Advisor: Susan Kattwinkel
Marketing & Communications: Nandini B. McCauley
Graphic Designer: Rob Alexander
Photography: Madison Berry
Publicity: Madison Berry, Bristol Barnes, Kaylee Phillips

Box Office: George Street Box Office

Special Thanks

School of the Arts Interim Dean Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Ellen Swick, Susan Kattwinkel, Addi Spearman, the students of THTR 315, the Department of Computer Science, Carolyna Ramirez, and the George Street Box Office Staff

Thank you to all of our donors!

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Director’s Note

For me, this is a play about vulnerability and how it can be hard to let people see all of us. However, there are situations and people for which being physically and emotionally vulnerable is not only worth it, but can be transformative.

I want to thank the cast, crew, department, and Dr. Manaris’s research team for making this experience truly memorable.

—Peter Spearman, Director

Cast and Production Team Biographies


Brandon Alston (Raul) is a senior Theatre major with a concentration in Costume Design and Technology. He has appeared in the CofC Stages productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Pipeline, and Living Dead in Denmark. 

Phoenix Brown (Ensemble) is a senior at the College of Charleston majoring in Theatre with a concentration in performance. They most recently appeared in October’s mainstage production of Men on Boats. They would like to thank the wonderful cast, crew, and directors for such a fun and exciting experience. 

Jenna Bush (Kitty) is extremely excited to be making her mainstage debut in In Love and Warcraft. Jenna is a sophomore Biology major with a minor in Theatre. She was last seen in Center Stage’s production of Firebringer as Zazzalil. She is currently rehearsing for CofC’s production of Pippin which opens on November 17th! Jenna would like to thank the lovely cast, crew, and amazing director Dr. Spearman for this wonderful opportunity and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Delaney Faile (Ensemble) is a senior majoring in Arts Management with a minor in Theatre. Previous credits at the college include Agave in The Bacchae (Center Stage), Ensemble in Violet (Department of Theatre and Dance), Andres/Cochenille in The Tales of Hoffman (CofC Opera), and Jen in The Cake (Center Stage). Delaney will also be playing Prince Orlofsky in CofC’s upcoming production of Die Fledermaus. Local credits with Footlight Players include Nadine in The Wild Party, Gloria in Wait Until Dark, and Ensemble in Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. She also works as a stage manager at Footlight Players and in the box office at PURE Theatre. Much love to the cast and crew, the gals of 308, her family, and Jonathan.

Madelein Hanson (Evie) is a junior majoring in Theatre (Theatre Studies) and French Studies with a minor in Linguistics. She was last seen in the mainstage production of Two Gentlemen of Verona and most recently as Brad Majors in Center Stage’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast. Madelein is currently working as the dramaturg for Center Stage’s upcoming play As I Was, Not As I Am.  She would like to thank Dr. Peter Spearman for all of his support, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Bea Lemaster (Assistant Director) is a senior majoring in Theatre with a concentration in Theatre Studies and was last seen as Hall in Men on Boats, directed by Sharon Graci. They want to thank Peter Spearman and the rest of the In Love and Warcraft team for all the fun they’ve had this week! 

Riley Taylor (Stage Manager) is a junior majoring in Arts Management and Theatre. This is her first time stage managing a production and she wants to thank Peter Spearman, Bootsie Baldwin, and the cast for such a welcoming environment.

Chris Warzynski (Ryan) is a junior Theatre Major at the College with a double concentration in Performance and Scenic/Lighting Design as well as a minor in Japanese Studies. Chris was last seen at the College in Center Stage’s Firebringer (Molag) and on the mainstage in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce). During the summer, they traveled abroad in Japan and created a new interpretation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the Yokohama Theatre Group. Back home, their play A Conversation was read during the Piccolo Spoleto’s Under The Lights event. Chris is currently working on a new play and is the Lighting Designer for CofC Stages’ upcoming production of Pippin. Chris would like to thank their grandparents for not evicting them.

Up next:

The Department of Theatre and Dance and CofC Stages present Pippin!

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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