Kristin Pacelli (Omar, Mother, Leilah)
Kristin is thrilled to be continuing her journey with Mariposa TYA after her recent return to the land of cardboard boxes and make-believe as Florrie in this past winter's Home! She has been involved with Mariposa since its' opening production of Schoolhouse Rock: Live! and has found herself involved with every show that the theater has produced since then, both onstage and off. When not on the Mariposa stage, Kristin has performed locally with theaters such as Washington Community Theater, Stage 62, and The Strand Theater Initiative. When she has to set aside all of the fun and games, Kristin is also a Junior Benefits Analyst at Dunbar, Bender & Zapf, Inc. Retirement Firm. Kristin would like to thank Caren for not only giving her the opportunity to continue doing what she loves most, but for challenging her to grow and learn as a performer alongside some truly wonderful people.
Shayla Barrett (Aladdin)
Shayla is a recent graduate with a degree in musical theatre. New to the Pittsburgh theatre scene this will be her second show in the city. Some of her previous favored roles were Marvalyn in Almost Maine at Stage Right, Ursula in the Little Mermaid, and Mrs. Muller in doubt. She’s really excited to be doing children’s theatre for a change and can’t wait to get back in touch with the joy that it brought her when she was a child.
Adam Seligson (Mustapha the Baker, Sultan, Al Zarnati)
Adam is super psyched to be making his way back onto the stage after a bit of a hiatus! Most recently, he performed in Forbidden Broadway at The Theatre Factory. Other recent credits include All Quiet On The Western Front (Prime Stage), Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story (Bricolage), In The Heat Of The Night (Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre). A huge thanks to all the people at Mariposa for allowing Adam to be his goofy self and to have so much fun performing this show. He hopes you enjoy!
Minnie Jones (Servant, Genie)
From her award-winning short story written in 6th grade, to the numerous productions she has been apart of, Minnie Jones continues to find creative ways to express herself. Along with theater, Minnie enjoys singing with Treble in the Making, an a cappella group she founded, and occasionally fiddles with her violin she’s played since the age of eight. Aside from the performing arts, Minnie finds joy in volunteering with various organizations that include Habitat for Humanity, local libraries, soup kitchens, and her church. Jones attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she majored in Civil Engineering with a minor in Music. Minnie would like to thank Michelle Jenkins and Jeffrey Webb for going above and beyond their educational duties and serving as mentors that helped shape her into the person she is today.
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THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Julie Bermea (Production Stage Manager)
Julie is happy to be returning to Mariposa for their third season! She’s excited to continue stage managing for an exciting season of imagination and magic. Thanks to Caren for the opportunity to continue working for a company that brings joy to so many local children and families!