Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca's famous tragedy about a doomed couple escaping their family, their town, and the vengeful figures of the Moon and Death. A beautiful and poetic classic that explores the cycle of life, the progression of time, choice, deception, fate, and nature.

Directed by Lisa Hagen. September 25-27, 29-30, October 1-4, 6-11 (UVU Noorda Theatre)

Blood Wedding Bios

Alexander Woods (Groom) is a Performance Emphasis major from Sammamish, Washington. Previous UVU credits include Brian in DNA, Innkeeper/Musician in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Musician in The Story Stone, Hamlet in Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, and Sampson in The Romeo and Juliet Project. “Special thanks to Jill.”

Allyson Mitchell (Death/Girl) is a Performance Emphasis major from Sandy, Utah. This is her first role at UVU. Off campus credits include Macbeth. “Special thanks to Jill.”

Angela Nibley (Mother) is a Performance Emphasis major from Provo, Utah. Previous UVU credits include The First Lawyer in Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Brooke Christen (Moon/Girl) is a Performance Emphasis major from Provo, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Holiday Night Live, Ophelia in Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, and the Blackbox Repertory Company.  Off campus credits include As You Like It, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, and a character performer at Walt Disney World. “Special thanks to Tamalin, Cody, Coleman, Brooke, Carson, Andrew, and Lisa. I’m obsessed with all of you.”

Brian Kocherhans (Leonardo) is a Performance Emphasis major from Orem, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Simon/Sargent in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Hamlet in Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, and Judge Hawthorne in The Crucible. Off campus credits include Dear Harvey.

Briana Hulme (Wife) is a Performance Emphasis major from Alpine, Utah. She is currently also playing Voice Picker in Bocon. Off campus credits include ODT Thriller, Bye Bye Birdie, and Hamlet. “Many thanks to the professors, friends, and family that have extended such exorbitant amounts of love and support.”

Emma Christopherson (Neighbor) is a Performance Emphasis major from South Jordan, Utah. Previous UVU credits include the Clown in Androcles and the Lion, College Student in The Short Attention Span Theatre, 8 in Chris, Spirit/Puppeteer in Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Leah in DNA. Off campus credits include Lend Me a Tenor. “I would like to thank my family for being so supportive and all of the amazing professors in this department that I have worked with.”

Jill Loveridge (Production Stage Manager, Master Electrician/Assistant Lighting Designer) is a Design Emphasis major from Lehi, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Production Stage Managing Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Trouble with Tricks, The Short Attention Span Theatre, Lighting Designer for The Story Stone and Assistant Lighting Designer for Next to Normal. Off campus credits include Cinderella and the Neil Simon Festival. “I would like to thank Lisa for giving me the opportunity to be a part of her wonderful production. Also, thank you to my family and brother, Rick, for supporting me.”

Kacey Spadafora (Assistant Director/”Father”) is a Performance Emphasis major from Spanish Fork, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Hamlet in Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, Creepy Larry/Frankie D in The Short Attention Span Theatre, Leonard Fisk in The Tragedy of Leonard Fisk, Assistant Directing DNA. Off campus credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Little Women, Pericles, and Resuscitation. “Special thanks to my entire family, Lisa, and Eric.”

Kaitlin Lemon (Ensemble) is a Performance Emphasis major from Kearns, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Cathy in DNA. Off campus credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Music Man, The Crucible, and Crazy for You. “Special thanks to Lisa, the cast, and crew for allowing me to see brilliance in each of you. You’re all amazing.”

Katrina Crossette (Mother-in-Law/Dramaturg) is a Performance Emphasis major from West Jordan, Utah. . This is her first role at UVU. Off campus credits include Johnny Guitar, The Good Doctor, Once on this Island, and Anything Goes. “Thank you to my wonderful husband for being the one who keeps me sane.”

Laicey M. Gibby-Brown (Bride’s Servant) is a Performance Emphasis major from Riverdale, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Grammy/Chrysanthemum in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Off campus credits include Children of Eden, The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Aida, and Hello Dolly. “Special thanks to Jill. And my mom!”

Michael Gray (Scenic Designer) is a Design Emphasis major from Hemet, California. Previous UVU credits include Lighting Designs for Next to Normal, The Crucible, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frozen, and Never Swim Alone. Off campus credits include 9 to 5, Cinderella, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Box. He is currently a lighting programmer at the Hale Center Theatre in West Valley. “Special thanks to the Hale Center Theatre in West Valley for all of their help with this production.”

Paige Porter (Lighting Designer) is a major from Mesa, Arizona. Previous UVU credits include Acting in DNA and Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, Lighting Designer for Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming, and Assistant Lighting Designer for The Story Stone. Off campus credits include The Box, Noises Off, The Tell Tale Heart, and Shackled. “Special thanks to Jill for being the most awesome assistant designer. And thanks Michael for being a great person to bounce ideas off of.”

Rachel Bigler (Third Girl) is a Performance Emphasis major from Seattle, Washington. Previous UVU credits include Ida in Show, and Holiday Night Live. Off campus credits include Beauty and the Beast, 13 Past Midnight, Oklahoma! The Man Who Came to Dinner, and The Pajama Game. “I would like to thank Lisa for this opportunity to be involved in this production, as well as my family for continuously supporting me in theatre.”

Riley Branning (Bride) is a major from Houston, Texas. Previous UVU credits include Princess Serena in The Trouble with Tricks, Abi/Pem in The Story Stone, Garland in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Letters to Myself and Holiday Night Live. Off campus credits include Hairspray, Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Annie Get Your Gun, and Annie. “Special thanks to Lisa Hagen for taking a huge chance on me! I am so grateful to my family for always supporting me in everything I do. Love you all!”

Scott Edward Twitchell (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Design Emphasis Major from American Fork, Utah. Previous UVU credits include playing Mango and Robber in The Short Attention Span Theatre, Dr. Livesly in Treasure Island: The Musical, Preacher in Elephant’s Graveyard, and the light board operator for Caucasian Chalk Circle and Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance.) Off campus credits include Barnum, Aida, and Beauty and the Prince. He is currently a board member of the American Fork City Theater Arts Council. “Special thanks to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Presidency, Golden Key International Honour Society Chapter Presidency, The Center for the Advancement of Leadership, family & friends, and Kohl’s.”

Taylor Jack Nelson (Woodcutter) is an Integrated Studies major from Lindon, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Benjamin Vellone in The Tragedy of Leonard Fisk. Off campus credits include Resuscitation, Clue, and Much Ado About Nothing. “Special thanks to Frey Seagrove and my parents for always supporting me.”

Trevor Elzey (Woodcutter) is a Performance Emphasis major from Cedar Hills, Utah. Previous UVU credits include Tommy in Ah, Wilderness and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sundance.) Off campus credits include Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, and Ragtime. “Special Thanks to my mom and dad for all their support, Lisa Hagen for pushing me to be a better actor and helping put together a wonderful production and Jill Loveridge for being an incredible stage manager.”