Tennesee Williams'

A Streetcar Named Desire

November 7-23
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium


Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Props Mistress
Stage Manager
Randy White
Mark Smith
Aja Bell
Mike Price
Sarah Sandberg
Ethan Philbeck




Catania,-AmandaAmanda Catania (Stella Kowalski) is delighted to make her Cardinal Stage Company debut. Other Chicago credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Parks) Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre) 50 min Romeo and Juliet as well as multiple staged readings (Shakespeare Project of Chicago) Regional credits include: Macbeth, Failure: A Love Story, Comedy of Errors, Othello, As You Like It, The Rivals (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) Othello, Comedy of Errors, Charlotte’s Web, The Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival)Catch-22, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing(Aquila Theatre Company) Film credits include: The United States. Amanda received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Philip ChristiansenPhilip Christiansen (Doctor) is a veteran of over 50 productions, most recently as Joseph Hewes in Cardinal’s 1776. Christiansen’s favorite productions include being music director for Into the Woods and performing the roles of Cervantes, Emile de Becque, Frank Maurrant. He again lives in Bloomington having just completed a three year stint as a visiting professor at Ohio University. Prior to that he served as Artistic Director of Doña Ana Lyric Opera at New Mexico State University. He has also held collegiate teaching positions at University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Indiana State University, Millikin University, and Vincennes University.


Heise,-SteveSteve Heiss (Steve) was previously seen in the Cardinal production of Grapes of Wrath. His other roles have included Robert in Symphony for Three, MacBeth for MCCT, Thespis, and Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross. He worked for several years with What If Interactive Theater, which took him to most of the large prisons in the state. He continues his interactive work as a mediation trainer with CJAM. He has recently received permission from Robin Williamson to perform Five Denials on Merlin’s Grave. Steve would like to say a fine ‘Fare Thee Well’ for Jim Hettmer.


Holzfeind,-MattMatt Holzfiend (Stenley Kowalski) very happily makes his Cardinal Stage debut. Most recently he was seen in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Indiana Repertory Theatre. In Chicago, his credits include Our Class (Remy Bumppo), The Mikado (The Hypocrites), Completeness (Theater Wit), the title role in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bailiwick Chicago), Peter Pan: a Play (Lookingglass), ENRON (TimeLine), Porgy and Bess (Court Theatre), Another Part of the Forest (Writers Theatre), and Honus and Me (Chicago Children’s Theatre). New York credits include The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen for Strange Tree Group at FringeNYC. Regionally he has appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Titus Andronicus, and Scapin (Utah Shakespeare Festival); The Fox on the Fairway (New Theatre); and The Tin Woman and And Then There Were None (Peninsula Players). His film credits include Return to the Hiding Place and Black Box. Matt received his BA from the Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama.

Iaria, MaryannMaryann Iaria (Mexican Woman) A Streetcar named Desire is her first acting role, with Cardinal Stage Company. Previously, she’s worked as Assistant Stage Manager of Cardinal Stage’s Big River. Maryann is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Her family runs Iaria’s Italian family Restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Maryann is a dancer, character actor, and supernumerary. She’s appeared in Music Man, My Fair Lady, Finian’s Rainbow, and Wildcat in Footlight Musicals in Indianapolis.  She was Anita in Sweet Charity with the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.  At Ball State University, she performed in Aida and The Nutcracker.   Maryann spent a summer studying at the Luigi Jazz Center, New York, NY under Luigi himself.  She was Lady Capulet in IU Opera’s Romeo and Juliette.  She serves on the Monroe County Civic Theatre’s Board of Directors as a Network Advertising Director as well as performing in Shakespeare in the Park. She is a Performance Intern with The Windfall Dancers, and is in her 26th year as an administrative secretary for IU.

Miranda, MauricioMauricio Miranda (Pablo) is a second year MFA student at IU. New York, Off-Broadway, Spring Awakening (Lammermeier/ Helmut) for the Roy Arias Theatre/AlphaNYC Productions. Sonia Flew (Zak) for Jewish Theatre of Bloomington. Woyzeck (Captain Alexander) for IU Theatre. The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Cousin Julio). He holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance and an M.A. in Ministry from Freed-Hardeman University. For FHU, The Dumb Waiter (Ben), Seascape (Charlie), Exit The King (King Berenger), Hedda Gabler (Eilert Lovborg). New York Film: Take Care –NYU Tisch, The God Phone –Calavera Films. Mauricio is originally from Lima, Peru.


Pappas, Nicholas headshotNick Pappas (Young Visitor) is very excited to be rejoining Cardinal Stage Company after appearing in the chorus of Les Misèrables this past summer. Past credits: For Indiana University: Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse), Chicago (MC), Sunday in the Park with George (Jules/Greenberg). For Indiana Festival Theatre: Moses Man (Chorus), Arnie the Doughnut (Mr. Bing). For Bloomington Playwrights Project: The Truman Show (Contest winners/Ensemble). For Indiana Union Board: Aida (Zoser). For Monroe County Civic Theatre: Urinetown (Fipp/Harry), Working (Eddie/Utkarsh/Charlie). For independent projects: Art (Serge), Refusing the Flower (Drunk man/band). Nick is junior musical theatre major at Indiana University from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Patterson, Carrie LeeCarrie Lee Patterson (Blanche Dubois) is delighted to make her Cardinal Stage Company debut. She has performed throughout the country as well as in Chicago, where she makes her home. Her latest work has been with Stage One Theatre Louisville, Victory Gardens Theater, Drury Lane, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Equity Library Theatre, and Chicago Dramatists. Favorite roles include the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (Arizona Repertory Theatre), Ophelia in Hamlet (Washington Shakespeare Festival), Catherine in Proof (Nebraska Repertory Theatre) and the singer Hayyah in Famous Door Theatre Company’s award-winning production of Ghetto. Carrie Lee is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and AGMA. She works regularly in commercial and voiceover, and her most recent film credits include Where It Gets You, The Last Days of British Honduras, and Cloistered Honey. She is a graduate of Willamette University and earned her M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Arizona.

Shakalis, ConnieConnie Shakalis (Eunice) is excited to make her debut with Cardinal Stage Company. She and her husband recently moved to Bloomington from New York, where she led an improv theater group and was the singer for the Long Island Accordion Alliance. A past member of Actors Equity Association, she began in Indianapolis in Show Boat, starring Van Johnson. She has toured the U.S. performing roles such as Nellie in South Pacific, Woman in Side by Side by Sondheim, Maria and the baroness in The Sound of Music, Dolly and Mrs. Molloy in Hello, Dolly!, and Vera in Ten Little Indians. Other roles include Fiona in Brigadoon, Phyllis in Iolanthe, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, and Woman in Oh Coward! Connie graduated Summa cum laude from the State University of New York and has won awards for her published writing. She also wrote and led tours of Central Park.

Teninty,VinceVincent Teninty (Harold Mitchell) is honored to be working with Cardinal Stage Company for the very first time. Vincent has been an actor in the city of Chicago since 1999, and has worked with several different theatre companies including: The Goodman Theatre – Sweet Bird of Youth, Talking Pictures, and The Good Negro; Steppenwolf – Mother Courage and her Children and A Lesson Before Dying; Timeline – A Cry of Players; Strawdog – Julius Caesar; Steep Theatre – The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui; The Hypocrites – Desire Under the Elms, and last but not least, Pine Box Theater Company (of which he is the Artistic Director) – Life and Limb, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing and the 2011 hit A Girl with Sun in her Eyes. He was also nominated for a Jeff Award in 2003 for his role as “Dexter” in Trivial Pursuits (Visions & Voices), and is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf class of 2004. Regional credits include The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. He has studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Western Michigan University. Vincent’s television credits include The Beast (A&E TV), BOSS (Starz Network), and most recently Chicago Fire (NBC).

Underwood, BeckyBecky Underwood (Nurse) (Matron) is very pleased to be back on stage with Cardinal.  She appeared as Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz and Widow Douglas in Big River.  She also performed with MCCT and Bloomington Music Works.  All her love to her supportive family!