The Cast of Cyrano de Bergerac
We are extraordinarily proud to welcome an extremely fine group of actors to The Archive Theater for our upcoming September show Cyrano de Bergerac. We hope you will enjoy learning a little bit about them.
Cyrano de Bergerac - Patrick David Wheeler
In 2017, following a recent move to Austin and after nearly a 5 year hiatus from theater, Patrick David Wheeler got the itch to start auditioning again and hasn't looked back since. He has had the pleasure and great fortune to meet and work with so many talented and passionate individuals over the past two years and continues to grow as an artist both on and off the stage because of their ability, warmth, and generosity. Some Austin credits include Bill Fordham in August: Osage County (BWW award, Best Featured Actor in a Drama), Amos Heart in Chicago, Shamreyev in The Seagull, and the title roles in both Hamlet and Macbeth. Patrick is so incredibly honored to be part of this production of Cyrano de Bergerac, and hopes you, like Cyrano, will live your truth, love always, and enjoy the show. Risk, Fail, Risk Again!
Roxanne - Liz Waters
Liz Waters graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She is an active participant in the film, theatre, improv, and sketch comedy scenes in Austin. She played a role in both of HBO's SXSW immersive experiences. She was Miss Elizabeth in SXSWestworld and, most recently, she was Maris in the Game of Thrones' SXSWesteros. She is currently cast as Grace in Bottle Alley Theatre's The Rain Sessions. She was also in The City Theatre's productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as Helena, and Tartuffe, as Cléante.
She works for a local production company, 3 or Less Productions, where she is a producer, editor, writer, and camera operator. She played opposite Larry Miller in the film New Soul as Grace, as a gregarious after-life secretary. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her improv troupe, Documentary Later. Liz is excited and honored to bring Roxane to life in The Archive Theatre's production of Cyrano. You can see more of Liz at www.lizwaters.com.
Christian - Brennan Patrick
Brennan Patrick is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a degree in Journalism. Other recent roles in the Austin theatre community include Jean in Miss Julie for Filigree Theatre, Victor in Dry Land for Permanent Record Theatre, and an upcoming role in Filigree Theatre's world premiere of 100 Planes by Lila Rose Kaplan. He will also soon be appearing in The Merchant of Venice in Zilker Park with Austin Shakespeare and will be traveling to L.A. with 100 planes at the end of July. Brennan is very excited to be working with Archive Theater, and in such a historic venue.
Le Bret - Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Tampa double majoring in Film and English Literature. His parents are very kind to have allowed this. He's appeared in a handful of plays around Austin including City Theatre's production of Playhouse Creatures, Sam Bass Theatre's Inga Binga & Flaming Idiots, Bottle Alley Theatre's Wraith Radio, and Mercurial Theatre's The Colour Out of Space & Call of Cthulhu. Michael has never won an award or been nominated for anything, but did receive a nice mention in The Austin Chronicle one time, so there's that. He recently co-produced and performed in a feature film with Thirty Thousand Feet Productions titled Austin Weird that he highly recommends you check out.
Ligniere - Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens has been appearing on Austin stages for the past 26 years.His most recent roles include Joe Gargery and John Wemmick in Great Expectations with Different Stages, Falstaff in Henry IV part 1 with The Baron’s Men,Avram Moskowitz in Postville with Last Act Theater Company, and Dr. Gerald Lyman in Bus Stop both at City Theatre. He has also recently been heard as Santa, Narrator, and Kuma (a hyper-intelligent polar bear) in Last Act Theater’s radio serial podcast The Adventures of Mrs. Clause 2: The War on Father Christmas. Robert began acting at UT's Shakespeare at Wine Dale program in 1991, and has since appeared in 24 of Shakespeare's 38 plays. He has a Master's in Liberal Arts with a focus on Medieval English
The Duenna - Jamie Cooley
Jamie Cooley came to theater through a love of history and historical reenactment. She was one of the early members of the Baron’s Men and made the transition with them from a traveling stage to the Curtain Theater. In fact, she directed several of their first shows at the curtain including The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrewin which she directed Jennifer Rose Davis as Grumio. She is pleased to be renewing old friendships and returning to the stage with Cyrano de Bergerac and The Archive Theater.
First Lackey / First Cadet - Zachary Barrett
Since his inaugural stage appearance in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (which ironically was during 3rd grade), Zachary Barrett has chased the warmth of stage lights. His other Austin credits include Old Gobbo and Balthasar in Austin Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as well as Lucky in Waiting for Godot and Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon with The University Theatre Guild at UT. He’s looking forward to this project with Jennifer and The Archive Theater, where he also is in charge of website clickity-clackity things.
Second Lackey / Second Cadet - James Lindsley
James Lindsley is overjoyed to be working with the Archive Theatre, and is honored to be apart of the fantastic show, and this breathtaking cast. James Lindsley is born and raised inAustin, right out of high school he worked as a stage manager for many years working on shows like: Assassins with the Soubrette theatre company, Blood Brothers with Trinity Street Players, and Twelfth night and Grease at the city theatre. A couple years ago he was bitten by the acting bug and just can’t seem to stop, he has appeared in shows like: I Hate Hamlet, The Lion In Winter, and Proof at the Wimberely Players, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Odd Couple at the Sam Bass Community Theatre, Quills with Aria Creative Productions and the Overtime Theatre, and served as ASM and Understudy for Filigree Theatres’ recent Productionof Miss Julie. In between Theatre gigs, James also works in the world of film, working with Red Twit Entertainment and Wild Canvas Media frequently, he can be seen in the web series Holism and well as a new short called Degenerates. When not acting James enjoys writing poetry, trying to be a screenwriter as well as musical endeavors
Fourth Lackey / Fourth Cadet - Stephen Cook
Stephen Cook has appeared in many theatrical productions, often Shakespeare, in the Austin area, most recently as Hotspur in The Baron’s Men’s Henry IV Part One, and as Berowne in the same’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The proud father of two youngsters, he is a graduate of the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance. Steve is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the inaugural production of The Archive Theater Co., and would like to thank the founders as well as all the amazing people bringing Cyrano to life from behind the scenes.
First Musketeer - Marc Carlson
Marc Carlson is currently the CFO of a coffee importing company, and also works as a financial advisor and actor/movie extra! Marc has previously been cast in the Lakeway Players productions of “Sing On”2015, “Ghost of a Chance” 2016, and “The Foreigner” 2018. He has most recently been seen in the original production of “Breakfast at Joe’s” at Ground Floor Theatre, and will be in the upcoming Lakeway Players production of “Barefoot in the Park”. Prior to 2015, Marc’s stage performance was back in high school as“Sir Henry” in The Hound of the Baskervilles. He has also been cast as a movie extra in Parkland, Believe Me, and My All American. When he is not counting beans, memorizing lines, or giving financial advice, Marc enjoys cycling, baseball, golf, and spending fun nights on the town with his wife, Kim.
Fourth Poet - Garrison Martt
Garrison Martt is a poet, writer, director and actor who has been active in the Austin Theater Scene for more than 40 years. He has directed and/or performed in more than forty productions in that time and has unparalleled sensitivity for text in performance. He is also the founder of The Past Poetry Project which has performed free poetry readings for the Austin Community for over twenty years. His image is taken from a graphic rendering that Jennifer Davis created for his performance of Prospero in The Tempest in 2009