Emily Cooper (Anne)
Emily Cooper (Anne) is so excited to be a part of her first show with Mariposa! A recent Pitt grad with degrees in digital media and theatre, she was last seen as The Witch in Into the Woods and The Leading Player in Pippin, both with Pitt Stages. Other recent credits include She Kills Monsters, Legally Blonde, Blue Rooms, Little Shop of Horrors, and Parade. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Jim Hartley (Tim)
James Hartley (Tim) is psyched to be back at Mariposa after appearing last summer as the King in Princess and the Pea, a character that is surprisingly similar to the eight-year-old Tim. Other past credits include Philip in The Lion In Winter, Brick in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Tom Sawyer in Big River.
Tori Ann Heckert (Nina)
Tori Heckert (Nina) is very excited to be in her first show here at Mariposa. She obtained her BFA in Musical Theatre at Clarion University. Most recently she played Dainty June in Gypsy at Mon-River Arts. Her favorite credits include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Weary Arts Group and Violet Karl in Violet at Clarion University. She thanks you for coming out and hopes you enjoy the show!
Cynthia Dallas (Willa)
Cynthia Dallas (Actor) Cynthia is ecstatic to be performing in her first Mariposa production! A recent graduate from the full-time Actors' Programme at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, Cynthia is excited to get back into the swing of things on the Pittsburgh theater scene. Theater credits include Tituba in The Crucible (Primestage Theater- Pittsburgh), Gloria/Soldier in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Theater 68 - Los Angeles), and Big Bromden in One Flew West (Outlaw Style Thrance Theater - Los Angeles). Cynthia has also made numerous guest star appearances on TV shows including i-Carly, 2 Broke Girls, Westworld, and Days of Our Lives in addition to principal roles in commercial campaigns for Nike, NCAA, Northwestern Mutual and Bud Light.
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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!