"Compulsion, or the House Behind" in production
Get To Know The Cast of Our Upcoming Production: Compulsion, or the House Behind
James Houska (Sid Silver) - James was last seen in Advise and Consent at Riverwalk Theatre this last October. Prior to that he has performed in The Armed Forces Theatre in Zweibrucken Germany, also doing touring shows to Worms and Berlin. Also seen at the Okemos Barn Theatre, LCC, LCP, OCP, Riverwalk Black Box productions, Riverwalk Main Stage , Icarus Falling, Starlight Theatre, and The Ledges Playhouse. He has done some film work in Grand Rapids and radio work here in Lansing. He has also done commercial and training video work for " Two Men and a Truck Int." James is most proud of directing the World Premier Stage Adaptation of the HBO Movie Conspiracy, and having the great joy of working with its writer Loring Mandel. James also is a founding member of the Dorman Art Gallery in Elsie, Michigan. James is fortunate to share his life with his wife of 31 years, Janet, and has three lovely girls, Jacquie, Ashleigh, and Chanae. This is James first stage work with Peppermint Creek and would like to thank the director and anyone else involved for giving me the chance to finally work with this truly wonderful group .
Genevieve Taricco (Ms. Mermin, etc) - traded in sunny Southern California this winter for chilly Michigan to seize the opportunity to work with Mycah Leigh Artis and Peppermint Creek Theatre on this wonderful production. She is a recent graduate of The National University of Ireland’s Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies in Galway. During her time in Ireland Genevieve devised a solo work, Serotonin Syndrome, in association with THEATREclub. The piece was further developed with Mycah for production in the 2012 Galway Fringe Festival under the title, Serotonin Syndrome—Part III. Genevieve holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she trained at the Stella Adler Studio. She is very thankful to Mycah and Chad for gifting her the opportunity to play these three remarkable ladies. Lastly, but certainly not least, she would like to give a special thanks to Karen and Jerry Jennings for their generosity of spirit and hospitality during her stay in Lansing. Professional Theatre Credits Include: Present Laughter (Little Fish Theater); The Thunderous Heart (Galway Arts Festival); Macbeth (Marin Shakespeare Company); The Melody Lingers On (Downey CLO); Inside the 309 (Looking Glass Theatre, NYC), Florescence Seas (Looking Glass Theatre, NYC).
Joseph Dickson (Mr. Thomas, etc) - Joseph is excited to be performing for the first time with Peppermint Creek. Joseph was last seen on stage as Jimmer in Over the Ledge Theatre's production of Escanaba in da Moonlight. Other recent local acting credits include: Company, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", Fortinbras, Book of Days, Into the Woods, and A Few Good Men. Special thanks to Aunt Alice for supporting him in all things, and to you for supporting the arts