Fly

Meet the Cast

Shayne David Cameris
Shayne David Cameris
Bomber Pilot Reynolds

Shayne is a local boy and is THRILLED to be back with theREP. Credits include: Capital Repertory Theatre-Cinderella: On the GO! (King et. al), Sleepy Hollow: On the GO! (Brom Bones), Camelot (Guilliam/Percussionist), Blue Sky Boys (CJ Caldwell); Lake George Dinner Theatre-Buyer and Cellar (Alex More) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry et. Al); Troy Foundry Theatre-Where There’s Smoke: Ilium Burns, The Prohibition Project: Ilium Was, Catastrophe Carnivale and New World Order; Saratoga Shakespeare –Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Mistress Quickly et. Al), The Winter’s Tale (Clown), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull); Theatre Voices-The Birthday Party (Stanley). Creative Associate with Troy Foundry. Love to JSC. www.sdcameris.com

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Yao Dogbe
Yao Dogbe
J. Allen

Other Theatres: Regional— Nollywood Dreams (MCC Theatre) Cymbeline (Utah Shakespeare Festival) Intimate Apparel (Northlight Theatre); Fences (American Players Theatre); Homebound, Ohio State Murders (Round House Theatre); Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Richard III, Twelfth Night (Houston Shakespeare Festival); Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks)

Awards: listed as one of Houston’s best actors in 2017 for his performance as Booth in Suzan Lori-Parks’ Topdog/Underdog; recently received an honorary membership into Alpha Psi Omega (the National Theatre Honor Society) from his alma mater, Norfolk State University

Education: MFA in acting from University of Houston

Professional Affiliations: Member of AEA (Actor’s Equity Association)

Instagram: @Yaonation

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Omar Edwards
Omar Edwards
The Tap Griot

Omar Edwards, internationally acclaimed Tap- dancer/Griot has been in love with Tap dancing since he was 12 years old. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Omar’s dancing has been shaped by the Masters, including Jimmy Slyde, Marie Brooks, Gregory Hines, and his cousin Savion Glover.  For over two decades, Omar has been on the Tap-dance scene dancing at music festivals all over the world including France, Germany, Japan, and the Philippines. In his travels he has shared the stage with Billboard Top 10 flautist Ragan Whiteside. song-writer- vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, and Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. In addition to Omar’s performance in Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk   and the national touring company of Black and Blue, Omar is well known to theatre and TV audiences for his 7 – year stint as the “Sandman in NBC’s Show Time at the Apollo, a show he co- hosted with actress/ comedian Monique. Other notable performances include featured performer at Live at the Hollywood Bowl with Alicia Keys, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Stars on Broadway at the Kennedy Center, and featured performer at the 2021 Soul Train Awards.

Omar originated the role of the Tap Griot in FLY and was nominated for a Bessie Award at the New Victory Theatre NYC, and a Broadway World.com LA Award for Best Featured actor in a Local Production at the Pasadena Playhouse. Omar and cast received the NAACP Image Award for Best Ensemble.

Omar has recorded 3 Tap CDs, Tap Dancin’ is Music, Groovy Gravy and Al Unique.  He was the first of his generation to record a CD where the Tap Dancer Leads the Band.

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Ryan Fuchs
Ryan Fuchs
Bomber co-pilot Shaw

Ryan Fuchs is originally from Spokane, Washington, and moved to the Capital Region in 2018 after spending 10 years living in Washington, DC. He recently completed a run of Ordinary Days at Schenectady Light Opera Company as an ensemble member and understudy for the roles of Jason and Warren. Past theater credits have included roles as Rolf in The Sound of Music, Simon in Jekyll & Hyde, and others. Ryan works full-time as the COO of a tech startup, he is a fitness enthusiast, and he is thrilled to be making his Capital Repertory Theatre debut in Fly

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Torsten Hillhouse
Torsten Hillhouse
Capt. O'Hurley

New York City credits include The Polish Play (off-Broadway); The Odyssey (off-Broadway); Tender (Thirteenth Night Theatre); As You Like It and The Recruiting Officer (New York Classical Theatre); and WTC View (59E59 Theaters). Regional credits include Amber Waves (Indiana Repertory Theatre), God of Carnage (Theatre Aspen),  Be Here Now (Cincinnati Playhouse); Doubt and Other Desert Cities (Capital Repertory Theatre); A Few Good Men (Pioneer Theatre Company); Harvey (Arvada Center); In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Perseverance Theatre); The 39 Steps and the world premieres of Love/Sick and Out of Sterno (Portland Stage Company); Ripcord (The Public Theatre); Pericles and Is He Dead? (Theater at Monmouth); Snow in June and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (American Repertory Theater); Life is a Dream and the world premiere of Billy Hell (Creede Repertory Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days (Cape Fear Regional Theater); Much Ado About Nothing and Elizabeth Rex (Stonington Opera House); The Lion in Winter (Commonweal Theatre Company); Three Sisters (Moscow Art Theater School); and Cinzano (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Film credits include Adam and Where God Left His Shoes. Television credits include Blacklist, FBI, BullLaw and OrderLaw and Order: SVU, and As the World Turns. Torsten received his MFA from ART/M.X.A.T. at Harvard University.

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Trevor McGhie
Trevor McGhie
Oscar

New York Theater: Bounce and Aliens Coming. Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts – The Meisner Studio, Stonestreet Studios and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Trevor also owns and operates McGhie Productions, a film production company. His recent film, Lineage, has screened at multiple film festivals across the U.S. and can be streamed online. McGhie Productions upcoming films: Until It’s You, Bethesda and Hayawan. Much love to Mom, Dad, Ryan and Rebecca. Special thanks to everyone at KMR! This one is for the 332d .

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Jeremiah Packer
Jeremiah Packer
Chet Simpkins

Is making his Capital Rep. debut! As the son of a retired 100% disabled Army Veteran, he’s honored to be a part of this production. He’s a graduate from both The University of Alabama (M.F.A.) and Fayetteville State University (B.A.) located in his hometown. Credits: Intimate Apparel, A Raisin in the Sun, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Henry V. Many thanks to his family, all those involved, and God for this ram in the bush! He dedicates this performance to his Father, Daryll J. Packer, Sr. and all those who have and continue to serve this country with pride. www.jeremiahpacker.com

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Calvin Thompson
Calvin Thompson
W.W.

Calvin M. Thompson (W.W.) A native of South Carolina, he is an alum of USC-Aiken and AMDA. Off-Broadway: COURIERS AND CONTRABANDS, AT BUFFALO, WELCOME TO SHOOFLY. NY Theatre: A SOLDIER’S PLAY, EVERY 48 HOURS PLAYS. Regional Theatre: THE MOUNTAINTOP, THE ROYALE, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, VOODOO MACBETH, SEVEN GUITARS. Film & TV: OPHELIA, YING-YANG, LAW & ORDER.  Mr. Thompson is also the 2019 semi-finalist for the American Black Film Festival “Star Project”. He holds deep gratitude to God for infinite abundance, for family & friends, for Dottridge Management, for this talented cast and for the Tuskegee Airmen in which we honor their excellence and achievement.  Follow Mr. Thompson’s IG/Twitter Mr. CallyCal.

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Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

has directed more than 100 productions and has worked on, off, off-off Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the US. For theREP, favorite productions include Grand View, She Loves Me, Outside Mullingar, To Kill A Mockingbird, Race, Red, My Fair Lady, The Taming Of The Shrew, The Trip To Bountiful, The Crucible, Metamorphoses, Terra Nova, Nora, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly and most recently, Shakespeare in Love. Recently, she directed one of her favorite works, Syncopation, for Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara, CA. Adaptations and co-authored plays for young audiences include Sleepy Hollow, Pure Poe, A Christmas Carol, Alice In Wonderland (With Margaret Hall), They Built America, Friend Of A Friend (with Jill Rafferty) and Henry H (with Maureen Aumand). Before her tenure at theREP, Maggie served as Producing Director of Urban Stages in New York City, as Artistic Director for Theatre Under Glass in Denver and worked on the staffs of The Women’s Project and Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. She taught acting at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. Maggie received a Director Project Fellowship from the Drama League of New York, holds an MFA in directing from Columbia University, was named one of the 100 Women of Excellence by the Colonie Regional Chamber’s Women’s Business Council and was awarded the “Distinguished Leadership Award” by the Chamber’s National Association for Community Leadership. She is a recipient of the Norman S. Rice Award for Excellence in Arts, Culture and Education.

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Beowulf Boritt
Scenic

Beowulf Boritt (Set Designer) Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Therese Raquin (Tony Nomination), Come From Away, Flying Over Sunset, Freestyle Love Supreme, Be More Chill, The New One, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Meteor Shower, A Bronx Tale, Prince Of Broadway, Hand To God, Sondheim On Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock Of Ages, Chaplin, Harry Connick, Jr- A Celebration of Cole Porter, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two And Only. Broadway Revivals: On the Town, Sunday in the Park… Off- Broadway: 100 shows including The Last Five Years, Fiddler On The Roof (in Yiddish), Sleepwalk With Me, and Miss Julie. 

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Hope Clarke
Choreographer

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Clinton Turner Davis
Director

CLINTON TURNER DAVIS has directed productions Off-Broadway, and at regional theatres, colleges, and universitiesA noted interpreter of August Wilson’s “20th Century Cycle of Plays,” his productions have received multiple AUDELCO awards and regional commendationsrecipient of the Lloyd Richards Directing Award from the National Black Theatre Festivalhe has developed new works nationally and internationally. His future projects include Fault Lines, a Bunraku informed opera/music theatre work about the African presence in Asia; Kieu, his adaptation of the 19th century Vietnamese national epic poem, and Sapeur, a play that considers the diasporic implications of the Dandies in the Congo. Most recently, he directed Two Can Play for the New Federal Theatre. 

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Rob Denton
Lighting

Rob Denton (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be returning to Capital Rep where he last designed The Irish. Rob’s recent designs include Chicago, On Your Feet, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Muny); The Cake (Repertory Theatre St Louis); Dracula: A comedy of Errors (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Girlfriend (TheaterWorks); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Will Roger’s Follies (Goodspeed Musicals); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Under the Stars); Tosca and La Bohème (Opera San Antonio).Some of Rob’s upcoming designs include: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Mary Poppins, Legally Blond and Chicago (The Muny). @rdentexdesign 

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Trey Ellis
Playwright

Mr. Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, essayist and an associate professor in the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University. Mr. Ellis also co-created Fly with Ricardo Khan which was commissioned by the Lincoln Center Institute and continues to be performed around the country. His work for the screen includes the Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated HBO film The Tuskegee Airmen.

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John Gromada
Sound

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Romello Huins
Scenic Assistant

ROMELLO HUINS (associate set designer) is a NY-based scenic designer for theatre/film (as well as exhibition and editorial). He graduated this year with a B.F.A. in Design & Production from UNC School of the Arts! Most recent work: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ NCTheatre Raleigh, as well Off-Broadway debut of “The Last Boy”. Post Grad – Asst/Assc. Scenic Designer – The Sound of Music: Dallas Theatre / Freestyle Love Supreme: Bway / Merry Wives: The Public Theatre / Anastasia National Tour / Fly More: The Musical. He’s blessed to embark in spaces that uplift the voices of the unheard and the power of storytelling.  

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Ricardo Khan
Playwright

Ricardo Khan is a director, writer, educator and Tony Award-winning Artistic Director. In 1978 he co-founded the Crossroads Theatre Company, one of history’s few African American theatre organizations to ever rise to national prominence as a major professional regional arts institution, and launched countless careers for writers, directors, designers and actors of color, and over one hundred premieres of new and innovative plays for the American theatre, for Broadway and for television. On June 5, 1999, his company became the first black theatre in history to receive the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America. During his 21 years at Crossroads, Khan nurtured countless new works that have forever enriched the cannon of the American theatre, having worked with August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove, George C. Wolfe, Anna Deveare Smith, Melba Moore, Odetta, Leslie Lee, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, among the many. In addition to co-writing FLY with Trey Ellis, he co-wrote SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE KANSAS CITY SWING with Mr. Ellis, about Negro Leagues baseball and American jazz with Kansas City as its backdrop in 1947, the year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major leagues baseball. KANSAS CITY SWING was developed and first debuted at the University of Missouri where he is a visiting professor in its professional training program for theatre. It received its professional premiere at Crossroads in New Brunswick, NJ followed by the Vineyard Playhouse on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where he is an Artistic Associate.

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Isabel Rubio
Costumes

Mexican Costume Designer, is happy to be back At Capital Rep! CAP REP credits: HAVING OUR SAY, RAISIN IN THE SUN, SMELL OF THE KILL, & SUPERIOR DONIGHTS.  

Theatre credits: Director Martha Banta, SLOW FOOD, TRAFFIC & WEATHER. FILMING O’KEEFE; Director Mark Fleisher: BRUSH THE SUMMER BY, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG; Director Gabriel Barre LOVE SONG, TICK, TICK BOOM, A KID POPE; Director Andrei Serban, PEER GYNT; Director Jenn Rapp, MR ROGERS’ DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL TOURS. 

Dance: DORRANCE DANCE, Jacob’s Pillow; DIANA VISHNEVA, BEAUTY IN MOTION; KINGS OF THE DANCE TOURS; MARRINSKY BALLET. 

TV Credits: GHOSTS, POWERBOOK THREE; MADAM SECRETARY; DAVID LETTERMAN LATE SHOW; LAW & ORDER; POST CEREAL COMMERCIALS  

Film credits: JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE TARAHUMARAS, Assistant Costume Designer (Mexico); NOMADAS, Costume Designer (USA / Mexico): MATTIE FRESNO, costume designer. Upcoming MARIANNA’S WEB, (Mexico/USA) 

Honors: Exhibitor Prague Scenofest Quadrennial / USA National Exhibit 2007; Virginia Museum Costume Design Fellowship. Thanks Maggie! 

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Nathan W. Scheuer
Projections

Select projection credits include Halcyon Days (Oberon Theatre Ensemble), A Taste of Things to Come (Broadway in Chicago), Oslo (RepSTL), Guys & Dolls, Matilda, Gypsy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Wizard of Oz (Muny), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Seussical (TUTS), A Charlie Brown Christmas; Live! (National Tour), The Evolution of Mann, Shoes & Baggage (The Cell), Ruddigore (Skylight Music Theatre), Tosca (NYOS), Sister Act, Have You Met Miss Jones? (New Theatre), Water by the Spoonful (TheatreSquared), Spamalot (Arkansas Rep) Lord Tom (The York), La Plage (Tom Gold Dance). Nathan has also designed for artists like Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Selena Gomez, and Alice Cooper, as well as working with New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Lincoln Center Festival, Alvin Ailey, San Francisco Opera, and Center Theatre Group. Proud member of USA 829. www.nwscheuerdesign.com

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Jessica Stevens
Associate Projection Designer

Jessica is a New York City based assistant/associate designer with experience assisting in projections, lighting, scenic, wardrobe, wigs, and administration for the theatrical industry. Most recently, she has assisted on multiple productions at Theatre Under the Stars (Houston, TX), The Muny (St. Louis, MO), the first national tour of An Officer and A Gentleman, and The Confession of Lily Dare Off-Broadway. She is a graduate of Webster University and wishes happiness and health to everyone in these difficult times. Thank you for supporting the arts. 

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Lincoln Center Education

(LCE) is the educational cornerstone of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Founded in 1975 as Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, LCE enriches the lives of students, educators and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, digitally, and within the community.  For over three decades, LCE has offered unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory of music, dance, theater and visual arts. LCE’s work has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world.

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Capital Repertory Theatre

has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. Established in 1981, it came into existence through the dedication and perseverance of a group of Albany business, community and civic leaders. Donated labor, materials and expertise transformed the National Biscuit Co., a two-story-and-basement industrial building, constructed in 1888, located at 251 North Pearl Street, into what was to become the home of Albany’s first professional resident theatre.

Outreach was made to The League of Theatre Artists, a group of diverse actors, directors and playwrights, who spent summers at Art Awareness in Lexington. Working together, these artists, community leaders and an army of volunteers founded Capital Repertory Company. This initial investment of time and resources created the highly acclaimed, award-winning Capital Repertory Theatre with an annual operating budget of $2.3 million, and a history of producing more than 5,000 performances, employing more than 1,500 professional artists.

In all programs and services, theREP serves its mission by embracing the community as a source of inspiration. We embrace cast, crew and audiences from every background to expand the horizons of thought and understanding of the human condition through the power of theatre.

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