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Noah Anderson
(Wayne Hopkins)

a sophomore, is immensely excited to work on Puffs! Noah has played the roles of White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland and the Unexpected Cop in CLUE at Draco Playhouse! He also worked on the sound crew for the Draco Playhouse's Something Rotten! Noah would like to thank his directors, Jenna Grace Jonkman and Jefferson Shepherd, for allowing him the opportunity to play this role and for being such amazing directors. He would also like to thank his theater family for the continuous support that they give to him.

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Ella Rae Brown
(stage manager)

 a senior,  is overjoyed to be back in the booth for Puffs. She was projections operator for Frozen and Willy Wonka and sound board operator for Alice in Wonderland. She is a member of NHS, International Thespian society, and the CHS Chamber Choir. She is so grateful for being given this opportunity to create a world of magic with this wonderful cast and crew. 

Alex Dupuy
(various characters)

a junior, has been involved with the Draco Playhouse since he was a freshmen. He has appeared on stage as Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka, various roles in The Course Acting Show and Robin in Something Rotten! He wants to thank Jefferson and JennaGrace for casting him in this wonderful production.


Sam Fuller
(various characters)

a sophomore, is so excited to make her debut on the Draco Playhouse stage. She would like to thank her amazing directors, Jenna Grace and Jefferson, for the opportunity. As well as her family and friends for their love and support.

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Mary Thomas Hattier
(Megan Jones)

a senior, is so excited to return to the Draco Playhouse stage.  Mary Thomas has appeared in and worked behind the scenes for many productions both in school and locally. Some of her favorite experiences include directing Alice in Wonderland at CHS, being a featured dancer in Something Rotten! (CHS), playing the maid in The Coarse Acting Show (CHS) and the cook in CLUE (CHS). Next she will be appear as Countess Lily in Anastasia at the Draco Playhouse.  Mary Thomas would like to thank God for giving her the love of performing and the opportunity to be a part of Puffs. She would also like to thank Jefferson and JennaGrace, the crew, and the cast for all of their hard work and for making this show so much fun!

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Max Jonkman
(various characters)

a sophomore, previously appeared in CLUE (Colonel Mustard), Alice in Wonderland (Tweedle Dum) and Something Rotten! In his free time, Max enjoys spending time with his family and playing piano. He would like to thank his family for their support and the directors for leading the cast through this production.

JennaGrace Jokman

a junior, is so thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in directing Puffs! She is a Junior, and her most recent roles include Ms. Furnival in Black Comedy, Sally Jackson in The Lightning Thief and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland. She has had the best time working with this amazing cast, and she would like to thank all of them for their work and dedication to the show. She would also like to thank Anneke and Hope for their fantastic work with the costumes and props.


Elaine Lindsey
(various characters)

a senior, is excited to be joining the in-the-round production. She has most recently appeared in The Addams Family (Harrell Theater), Something Rotten! (CHS), and Lightning Thief (New Day).  She has also been seen on the stage in James and the Giant Peach (New Day), and past Draco Playhouse productions of Frozen Jr. and Willy Wonka Jr. She is so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew and cannot wait for the rest of this season! She would like to thank her directors, JennaGrace and Jefferson, and her parents for supporting her and helping her through the course of the show.


Nic Luter

a senior, has appeared as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (New Day), Nick Bottom in Something Rotten! (CHS Draco Playhouse - HSMTA Outstanding Lead Actor nomination), Ken Gorman in Rumors (CHS Draco Playhouse), Buddy the Elf in Elf  (Harrell), John Darling in Peter Pan (Playhouse on the Square), Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (Theatre Memphis), Ariel in The Tempest (GCT), and Arty Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers (GCT). He also directed The Coarse Acting Show and co-directed Alice in Wonderland at CHS. He would like to thank Jefferson and JennaGrace for their direction and his cast mates for their support and dedication.


Caleb Meurrens
(Oliver Rivers)

a senior, has most recently appeared in Elf at the Harrell Theatre as Chadwick and as the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland at CHS. He also played

Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten! for which he was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor at the HSMTA's. He is very excited to continue his time on stage this year. He would like to thank the directors, JennaGrace and Jefferson, for their wonderful support, as well as Mr. Luter and Ms. Williams for their encouragement.

Leah Miller
(assistant stage manager)

a senior, has loved being involved in  her fourth production at CHS. She has previously performed Yvette in CLUE as a featured dancer in Elf, Alice in Wonderland and Something Rotten! and couldn't be more happy with her experience so far. She is incredibly proud of everyone's hard work that has been put into this production.


Savannah Murphy
(assistant stage manager)

a senior, is so excited to be involved with another production at the Draco Playhouse. She has previously appeared as featured dancer in Something Rotten! and Frozen Jr. at CHS.  She would like to thank her wonderful directors, JennaGrace and Jefferson, for all letting her be a part of this production of Puffs as well as Mr. Luter and Mrs. Williams for all of their help.


Liam Rudewicz
(Cedric / Mr. Voldy)

a junior, has appeared in ten different productions at theaters ranging from New Day Children's Theatre to The Draco Playhouse and has loved them all. Some of his favorite roles have been Ernie Cusack in Rumors, The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and Mr. Green in CLUE. This spring he will play Dmitri in Anastasia.  Liam is very grateful for the family he has found in theatre and the opportunity to play this role and help bring the character to life in hopes of inspiring more people to participate in theatre. He is also very grateful to his family's support and hopes that he will get to entertain them for more years to come.


Lucca Scarpace
(various characters)

a freshman, is happy to be in his third production at CHS.  He has previously appeared as Peter in Peter and the Star Catcher at GCT and Black Comedy at CHS. He would like to thank JennaGrace and Jefferson for this amazing opportunity and is excited to continue in theatre at the Draco Playhouse.

Jefferson Shepherd

a senior, has previously appeared in Frozen Jr. as Sven, Willy Wonka Jr. as Grandpa George, The Coarse Acting Show as Frederigo, Francis Flute in Something Rotten!, and most recently as The March Hare in Alice in Wonderland.  He would like to thank the cast and crew for making this show such a wonderful experience.


Grayson Tooley
(various characters)

a junior, is absolutely thrilled to be performing with these incredible people!  Some of his previous roles include The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho) at New Day Children's Theatre, Something Rotten! (William Shakespeare) here at CHS, James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper) at New Day, Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie Bucket) at CHS, and Les Misérables (Thenardier) at New Day. He would like to give a huge thanks to his friends/directors JennaGrace and Jefferson for casting him in Puffs.


Anneke van Wijk
(various characters)

a senior, is happy to be in her fifth production at CHS. She was previously in CLUE (Mrs. Peacock), Willy Wonka Jr (Oompa Loompa), Something Rotten! (Ensemble), and Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Mother). She also appeared in New Day Children's Theatre's The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble) this summer. She loves working both on stage and backstage as she designed costumes for Puffs, assistant stage managed The Coarse Acting Show, and ran projections for Two by Two last year. She would like to thank her family for their constant emotional and financial support.



Adele Ward
(various characters)

a junior, has appeared in the ensemble of Alice in Wonderland on the Draco Playhouse stage. When not on stage she enjoys singing in chamber choir.  She wants to thank her amazing directors and cast.


Brit Witherspoon
(various characters)

a junior, recently moved to Collierville from Texas, where she lived for 15 years. Her most recent productions include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van de Graaff) at New Day Children's Theatre, Alice in Wonderland (Alice) and Something Rotten! (Ensemble) at Collierville High School, Elf (Ensemble) and the Harrell Theatre, Into the Woods (The Baker's Wife) at The Arise Acting Studio in Rockwall, Texas, and SpongeBob the Musical (Sandy Cheeks) with the Arise Acting Studio. She is thankful for her directors JennaGrace and Jefferson making this show amazing.

Photography by Scott Jackson

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