Meet The Cast
BERRY NEWKIRK is happy to be writing this about himself in the third person, and doubly glad to be returning to work with PaperHouse Theatre since his last stint with them in La Ronde, in ages past. He last graced the stage in Charlotte in Queen City Theatre’s P.S. Your Cat is Dead as Vito Antonucci. He has spent countless hours avoiding work by building spaceships and is finally focusing on what really matters: synchronized underwater basket weaving. This bio is the result of too many projects and not enough sleep, Berry hopes you enjoyed it.
ANDREA “ANGIE C” CHANDLER is an educator, theatre artist, and cultural arts ambassador whose mission is to cultivate culture to effect change. Angie is a proud graduate of CUNY-Brooklyn College. After 10+ years of classroom teaching she now works as an actress and a community arts educator/programmer. Angie was most recently seen on stage as Harriet Tubman in Freedom Train and in Three Bone Theatre’s production of Fahrenheit 451 as Ms Alice Hudson. She’s grateful to have worked on stage and behind the scenes with On Q Performing Arts, XOXO, and of course PaperHouse Theatre. She thanks her family and her village for their amazing support.
CHAZ POFAHL is thrilled to be acting with PaperHouse Theatre for the first time since their inaugural FROCK Shop production, A Woman of No Importance. This summer he will be returning to the role of Jim Bakker (yes, THAT Jim Bakker) in the original musical Born For This, playing at Boston’s Majestic Theatre after runs in Atlanta, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Chaz has performed in over 25 productions with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, as well as with regional theatres throughout the country, but he is proud to call PaperHouse his artistic home.
ANDREA KING has been working undercover as
an actor in Charlotte since 2001. She has solved a number of high profile cases, including the Much Ado trickery and School for Wives ploy at PaperHouse Theatre; the Twelfth Night deception and the Comedy of Errors misunderstanding at Chickspeare; and the skulduggery of Women Playing Hamlet at Donna Scott Productions. Her most recent case was also at DSP, the Eat the Runt conundrum, which she solved by infiltrating a different role each night. She has closed many cases outside of the theatre as well, such as the disappearance of the gold earring and the mutilation of the laptop cord (both perpetrated by the cats.) Her real identity is known to none but a few trusted confidants...like the bartender, the bagel baker, and the candlestick-maker. Andrea is grateful to her assistants, Fred and George, for their knavery; and to her partner in crime, Jenn, for her undying love.