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Cabaret Cast and Creative Team

Cabaret Cast and Creative Team

TIM FUCHS* (Ernst Ludwig) is thrilled to be performing at the Goodspeed Opera House. Originally from Ithaca, NY. Loves a good sharp cheddar cheese and ice cream, not at the same time. Nat’l Tours: Something Rotten, 42nd Street. Cruise Ship: CATS (Royal Caribbean.) Regional: The REV, Westchester Broadway, Barrington Stage, Engeman Theater. Tim is on the dance and film faculty at AMDA in NYC. Love to all friends and family who support him, Sierra. Dave at Daniel Hoff. AEA. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent Van Gogh | Timfuchs282.com, timfuchsproductions.com | IG: @givesnofuchs @Timfuchsphotography.

BRUCE LANDRY* (Clifford Bradshaw) Broadway: Les Misérables and Anastasia the Musical. National Tour: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Bruce has performed at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, The York Theatre, Schimmel Center, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Theatre Row, and Radio City Music Hall; as well as many of the top theaters and touring venues across America. Ithaca College Alumnus. Love and eternal gratitude to Mom and Dad, Jason, Nicolosi & Co, and to everyone at Goodspeed Musicals. @thebrucelandry

KEVIN LIGON* (Herr Schultz) played Rudolph in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler. Other Broadway shows include On The Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway, The Phantom Of The Opera, Sister Act, Finian’s Rainbow, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Kiss Me, Kate, 1776, The Secret Garden. At Goodspeed he appeared as Gussie in By Jeeves! and Snake in The Apple Tree. Other credits include Eddie in Mack And Mabel (City Center Encores!), Cogsworth in Beauty And The Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse), Max in The Sound Of Music (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration). Kevin won a Jeff Award for his performance as Nicely-Nicely in the national tour of the critically-acclaimed 1992 revival of Guys And Dolls.

TERRA C. MacLEOD* (Fraulein Kost) is thrilled to be at Goodspeed as Cabaret celebrates its 50th anniversary. Broadway: Chicago (Velma Kelly) West End, National and International tours. Regional: Annie (Hannigan), Beauty and the Beast (M.Bouche), Tuacahn Theatre; Chicago (Roxie), Addams Family (Morticia), Moonlight Theatre; Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Blood Brothers (Mrs. J.), The Producers (Ulla), West Side Story (Jessie Award recipient; Supp Actress) Arts Club Canada; Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cats, Damn Yankees, Guys And Dolls. Select TV/Film; Lizzie Maguire Movie, The Reagans, The Dead Zone, Jeremiah. Special thanks to James, this incredible company, and family always. @terracmacleod

ALINE MAYAGOITIA* (Sally Bowles) Born in Mexico City and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Aline is thrilled to play this dream role. Off Bway: Notes From Now; Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Regional: A Crossing (Barrington Stage), Eva Perón in Evita, Cinderella in Into The Woods, Lauren in Kinky Boots, Nina in In The Heights. TV: Love Life on HBO Max; ViacomCBS Comedy Showcase. Aline is an educator on IG, TT, & YT: @alinemayagoitia @SchoolToStage Todo es para mi familia. “…keep breaking traditions, I beg you.” —Stanislavsky

JELANI REMY* (Emcee) is a New Jersey native excited to make his Goodspeed debut! He was last seen on Broadway playing the role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations!. Jelani made his Broadway debut playing the role of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King as well as on the National Tour and Las Vegas productions. Prior shows include High School Musical (National Tour), High School Musical 2! (Fox Theater), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Off Broadway), The Apple Boys (Off Broadway), Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale, Oscar Michaeux Suite and Rock and Roll Man. Papermill Playhouse Rising Star alumni and Chita Award Nominee. Thanks to AEA, DGRW and God. IG: @itsjelaniremy

JENNIFER SMITH* (Fraulein Schneider) is a veteran of 15 Broadway shows including the original companies of La Cage Aux Folles, The Secret Garden, Victor/Victoria, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, Gentleman’s Guide and Anastasia. Past Goodspeed appearances include Lucky in the Rain, George M! and How to Succeed…. Film and TV credits include High Maintenance, The Skeleton Twins, Law and Order SVU and Criminal Intent, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadbeat and Katy Keene. She is a native of Lubbock, Texas and has a spot on the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame there. Thrilled to be back in East Haddam!

MATT ALLEN* (Ensemble) Escape to Margaritaville, Something Rotten, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Wedding Singer, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun; Off Broadway: Newsical. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Spamalot, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun, Jolson the Musical. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company: (pre-Bway) Once Upon A One More Time, Arkansas Rep: Chicago (Amos Hart), Casa Mañana/NCT/Ogunquit Playhouse: Buddy Holly (Hipockets Duncan), Papermill Playhouse: Honeymoon in Vegas, Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Pippin; North Shore Music Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley-IRNE Nomination), All Shook Up. FILM: The Producers. TV: Gotham, Law & Order: Organized Crime. BA in Jazz Performance Trumpet at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. mattallen.xyz

NICOLAS DE LA VEGA* (Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! Credits include, Theatre: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Priscilla Queen of the DesertMame, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Dream Curly in Oklahoma, La Cage Aux Folles. National Tour: Saturday Night Fever. TV/Commerical: Estee Lauder, Kate Spade, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Halston. Dance: North Carolina Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Ballet. Training: School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School. Nicolas has also worked closely with the Verdon Fosse Legacy. IG @nick_delavega

SHELBY FINNIE* (Ensemble) Goodspeed Debut! Broadway: The Prom OBC. Other favorite credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE on NBC; Radio City Rockettes; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV; The Prom (Alliance Theater); Sarasota Ballet Company. UNC School of the Arts alum. Love to Noah, Mom and Fam, Eddie and Lucille. @shelbyfinnie

CAROLINE KANE* (Ensemble) [she/her] is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Regional credits include Sacramento Music Circus, PCLO, Walnut Street Theatre, The Rev, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Cortland Rep. Film/TV include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Seasons 4 and 5), I Am Wrath, and Holidaysburgh. Thanks to the Hoff team, mom and dad, sisters, and Max for their love and support. @carolinekane7

AURORE JOLY* (Ensemble) is a native from France. She is beyond thrilled to be back at the Kit Kat club. Broadway Tour: Chicago (Hunyak). Favorite Regional and International credits: Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl (Hunyak), Cats (Bombalurina), Cabaret (Frenchie), Annie Get Your Gun, Folies Bergere Paris and her one woman show la Mome Piaf. Grateful to her hubby Yohann, her friends and family for their love and support. @cleophaseve

KATHY LIU* (Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! Kathy is a proud SF Bay Area native and has worked across various mediums in dance since her graduation from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Dance: International Music Awards: Iggy Azaela, Palm Springs Dance Festival TV/Film: Dickinson, Evan Giia Sidelines Thank you to my family and friends for their endless support! @kathyliu_

CHRISTIAN ELÁN ORTIZ* (Ensemble) Broadway: West Side Story Revival OBC directed by Arthur Laurents, International Tour. Off-Broadway/Regional: Tommy Djilas in The Music Man directed by Chase Brock (FR Playhouse), Chino in West Side Story (Guthrie Theater/Broadway Sacramento), Deathwatch (The Drama League), Evita (PA Shakespeare Festival). TV/Film: Katana, Passcode, Xmas Eve EveVersace Softboi. AEA Award-Outstanding Broadway Chorus, Gene Kelly Award-Best Supporting Actor. Proud AEA Union Member, SAG-E & Socialist. Ailey & Interlochen Alum. My love & thanks to my family, friends, this inspiring cast & creative team! IG: @christian_elan

ANTONIA RAYE* (Ensemble) is excited to make her debut performance at Goodspeed Opera House. Raye recently participated in two cycles of DLNY. Performances include West Side Story at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cabaret with Arizona Theatre Company, After Midnight with Warren Carlyle/NCL, and productions with Royal Caribbean. Raye earned a Dance BFA at The University of the Arts and trained at summer sessions of Alonzo King Lines Ballet and The American Dance Festival. @tonitonitoni93

ADAM ROGERS* (Ensemble/Dance Captain) has appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in the Orignal Broadway casts of Chaplin and An American in Paris. He was also seen on the 1st national tour of Cinderella and the 25th Anniversary tour of Phantom of the Opera where he was featured as the Lead Dancer. Favorite regional credits include La Cage Aux Folles (Pioneer Theater), West Side Story (Papermill Playhouse), Chicago The Musical (Riverside Theater), Aladdin (Muny Theater). @adamr87

NATHAN FISTER (Swing) [he/him] is excited to be making his Goodspeed debut! Recent credits: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (dancer); West Side Story (Tio) - IHI Stage Around Tokyo; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Naphtali) - Drury Lane Theatre; A Chorus Line (Larry), Legally Blonde (Nikos), 42nd Street (Thief) - Lexington Theatre Co; Nashville Ballet 2. Thanks to the Cabaret team & cast, Peggy & Taylor, teachers that have filled his toolbox, and family/friends for their love and support! @nathanfister; Representation: The SquarePeg Group, Inc.

EMILY LARGER* (Swing; Understudy for Fr. Kost, Sally, Fr. Schneider) is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed with this amazing team! Emily has been seen in the National Tours of Elf (Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden), The 39 Steps, and Cabaret. Regional Credits include Billy Elliot (Goodspeed), A Chorus Line (Cassie, BCCPA), A Merry Little Christmas Concert (Bucks County Playhouse), and Calamity Jane (NY Premier). Love to Danny and her family! emilylarger.com TikTok: @emilyndannylivetogether

GEORGIA MONROE (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled to perform at Goodspeed this spring. Her favorite credits include: Escape to Margaritaville (Wanda, U/S Rachel - National Tour), Rock of Ages (PCLO), The Little Dancer (Marie - Theater 71). Proud alumni of Pace University’s Commercial Dance Program (BFA).  Massive thanks to my wonderful, supportive family and friends! @georgiaemonroe

JOSEPH SPIELDENNER* (Swing; Understudy for Cliff, Emcee, Ernst, Schultz) played the role of Grantaire in the national tour and Broadway run of the 25th Anniversary Les Misérables. Other notable credits include Cable in the national tour of South Pacific and Paul in Company at Barrington Stage with Aaron Tveit. He is the resident director of Everblue Arts in Fair Hope, AL. He can be seen on Netflix in Iron Fist and on America’s Got Talent. All my love to Jason, Jordan, Jasper, and Lily.

JAMES VÁSQUEZ (Director) is a Resident Artist of The Old Globe Theatre, where he recently reopened the theater with his production of HAIR on the Lowell Davies Festival Stage. He directed the West Coast premieres of Tiny Beautiful Things, Hurricane Diane, the world premieres of American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Rich Girl, and Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. Vásquez received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical in 2018 for In the Heights (Moonlight Stage Productions) and in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company). His other recent directing/choreography credits include In the Heights (Dallas Theater Center), American Mariachi (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), Dr. Seuss's The Lorax (as associate director; Children's Theatre Company), The Addams Family and On Your Feet! (Moonlight Stage Productions), West Side Story and Cats (San Diego Musical Theatre), the West Coast premiere of [title of show], Pippin, and Next Fall (Diversionary Theatre), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pageant (Cygnet Theatre Company), as well as developmental workshops at the La Jolla Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. He is founder of Daisy3 Pictures, along with Carrie Preston and Mark Holmes. Their films have played worldwide, premiering at Sundance, and taking top honors at several major festivals. Vásquez is an amateur gardener, lover of dogs, and graduate of The Juilliard School.

LAINIE SAKAKURA (Choreographer) is thrilled to be returning to Goodspeed for the third year in a row. Previously a writer at Goodspeed Musicals Johnny Mercer Writers Grove and choreographer for A Grand Night For Singing. An award-winning choreographer (2015 Joe A. Callaway Award, 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award). Broadway veteran (6 original casts) including Chita Rivera The Dancer’s Life, Onstage Dance Captain & Dance Reconstruction for Fosse (1999 Tony Award Best Musical). Book & Direction, 5th Avenue Theatre's NYC reading Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Paul Fujimoto, music/lyrics). Concept & Direction, Lincoln Center’s Public Library for the Performing Arts’ My AAPI Broadway Story: Breaking Barriers. Director/Choreographer, MSU’s Head Over Heels. Co-Concept/Writer/Additional Lyrics, BCEFA Red Bucket Follies 60th Anniversary Flower Drum Song Celebrating Asian Americans on Broadway. Co-founder/Co-chair, Rockettes of Color Alumnae. Founder/Advisor, Abingdon Theatre Company’s Alvin Ing Scholarship Award. Advocate for diversity and inclusion in the performing arts. Sakachez™. LSakakura.com

ADAM SOUZA (Resident Music Director) Broadway credits include Wicked, Kinky Boots. National Tours: Wicked (2nd National, Original MD/Conductor), Kinky Boots (Original MD/Conductor), Spamalot (1st National as MD/Conductor), The Midtown Men, and Les Misérables. Adam also served as Associate Music Supervisor for the international mountings of Wicked in São Paolo, Brazil (in Portuguese) and Mexico City (in Spanish). His regional credits include Next to Normal (Hartford TheaterWorks), North Shore Music Theatre, and over 15 productions with Goodspeed, including A Grand Night for SingingBecause of Winn DixieThe Great American Mousical with Julie Andrews, Snapshots by Stephen Schwartz, Roar of the Greasepaint..., George M!BrigadoonVery Good EddieRagsGreat Expectations, and The Road to Hollywood. Adam serves as Associate Artistic Director and Music Supervisor for Destination Broadway (destinationbroadway.org) and has served on faculty for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as an Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, of which he is also an alumn. 

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Designer) Regional Theater (Selected): Portland Center Stage; Ford’s Theatre; The Old Globe; Cleveland Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Asolo Repertory Theatre; The MUNY; Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater and multiple productions for Goodspeed Musical. Selected Off-Broadway: The Bus and the American Premier of Frank McGuinness’ Gates of Gold (59 E 59); Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova); The Black Suits (The Public Theater); Things to Ruin (Second Stage, The Zipper Factory); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Theaterworks USA at The Lortel). Selected Tours: James Taylor’s One Man Band; Ella. Michael recently designed Marie Antoinette the Musical for TOHO in Tokyo, Japan. His production of Phantom for EMK International has been running in Seoul, South Korea for 8 years. msportfolio.com

LEX LIANG (Costume Design) NYC/Off-Broadway: 50+ productions—recent work includes Penelope: A New Musical, Antigone, Nine Circles, and The Bacchae. Upcoming: The Acting Company’s Romeo & Juliet. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Asolo, Barrington Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, Geva Theatre, The Guthrie, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Woolly Mammoth, and others.  Lex is the founder and owner of LDC Design Associates, an experiential event design and production company in NYC. Recent projects include Ubuntu Pathways: Fight for Good, Operation Smile’s 35th Anniversary Gala, The Tony Awards Gala, and BCBG’s 30 Year Retrospective, NYFW. Member, United Scenic Artists-829.  www.LexLiang.com

AMANDA ZIEVE (Lighting Design) is delighted to make her debut at Goodspeed. Her work has been seen around the country: Off-Broadway, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, TheatreWorks, Music Theater Heritage, San Diego Symphony, and at Cygnet Theatre. She has had the privilege of working on 19 Broadway productions. Her Broadway Associate credits include Escape to Margaritaville, Bright Star, and Allegiance. One of her most rewarding experiences has been assisting on Hamilton. She received her B.A. in Theatre from California State University, Northridge. https://www.amandazieve.com

JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals and is happy to be back in this beautiful theatre for the 2022 Season after the nearly two years of pandemic shutdown. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre in Chester and recently created sound design for Goodspeed’s successful re-entry programming Goodspeed by the River and A Grand Night for Singing. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Audio Supervisor and has spent much of his time during the pandemic recording, mixing and mastering musical theatre content for streaming platforms including Goodspeed’s 2020 Gala Shakin’ the Blues Away. He and his wife, Goodspeed Artistic Director Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut with Cookie and Macy.

JASON P. HAYES (Wig, Hair & Make-up Design) is a 2016 & 2017 Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Wig & Hair Design for his work on The Legend of Georgia McBride & The View Upstairs. Hayes was the Hair Supervisor for The Present, starring Cate Blanchett. His Broadway Theatrical design credits include Casa Valentina, The Realistic Jones's, Spring Awakening, Blithe Spirit, 13 The Musical & The Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 10 years. His Film & TV credits include Imordecai, The Rise of Hololywood, The Mysteries of Laura, Smash, Hostages, 30 Rock, Mercy, Gossip Girl, SNL and his film credits include Transamerica, Camp, The Savages, & Party Monster to name only a few. His Celebrity clients include Cate Blanchett, RuPaul, Angelica Huston, Debra Messing, Toni Colette, Dylan McDermott, Felicity Huffman, Jennifer Hudson, Liza Minelli, Sean Hayes, Josh Lucas, Megan Fox, Antonio Banderas, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cherry Jones, Angela Lansbury, Laura Linney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Macauley Culkin, Marilyn Manson, Harvey Fierstein, Paul Rudd, Patrick Stewart, T.R Knight.

UNKLE DAVE’S FIGHT-HOUSE (Fight Direction) is a team of fight directors who create illusions of violence for the stage/flim/tv. Goodspeed credits: Billy Elliot, Oliver!, Oklahoma!.  Broadway: Girl From The North Country, Escape To Margaritaville, The Great Society, Tuck Everlasting, An American In Paris, Disgraced. Off-Broadway: On Sugarland (NYTW); Kimberly Akimbo (Atlantic); Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven (Atlantic Theater, Drama Desk Nomination). Oedipus El Rey (The Public Theater - Drama Desk Nomination). Film/TV: Poor Behavior, Emoticon, Annie Live!.

JENNIFER SCAPETIS-TYCER (Dialect Coach) Jennifer’s coaching credits for Goodspeed include Billy Elliot, Passing Through and Hi, My Name is Ben. Other coaching credits include work for Berkshire Theatre Group, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bated Breath Theatre at 59E59 NYC, Bay Street Theater, Playhouse on Park West Hartford, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, The Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Dirty Pretty Theatre at 45 Downstairs (Melbourne, Australia), The Rose Theatre Bankside (London), Oval Theatre (London) and the short film: Crime Wave. Jennifer teaches on the MFA and BFA Acting programs at University of Connecticut and coaches for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. She holds an MFA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and trained as an Actor at ArtsEd, London. Jennifer has performed in theatre, film, TV and audiobook narration. www.jenniferscapetis.com

LAUREN LOVETT (Intimacy Consultant) A graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division, Lauren has worn many hats in the entertainment business. At first as an actor, then teaching voice and speech in many studios and institutions including UC Santa Barbara, as well as coaching many actors in dialects and character evolution. Recently, with the demand for protocols and safety measures regarding nudity and simulated sex acts on stage and on set, Lauren has sought out education from all three of the primary organizations providing intimacy training. She has been a supportive part of productions on the west coast in both film and theater including Hair at The Old Globe Theater, and To the Yellow House at La Jolla Playhouse. Lauren is honored to be sharing this work with Goodspeed Musicals.

ADAM J. RINEER (Assistant Music Director) is an NYC-based composer, writer, and music director. Their musicals include The Naked Truth (The Green Room 42, The West End Lounge), Obscene, Lewd, Lascivious, and Filthy! (NAMT 15-minute Musical Contest Winner), A Trip To The Moon (The Maas Building, Polyphone Musical Festival Semi-Finalist), and BrandedTM! (Polyphone Musical Festival Finalist). They graduated from Temple University with an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Collaboration and is pursuing a D.M.A. in Composition at The Hartt School. adamjrineer.com

PAUL HARDT (Casting) is happy to continue this 18-year relationship with Goodspeed. Broadway/National Tours of West Side StoryCome Fly AwayAugust: Osage CountyHot FeetOn Golden PondLegendsWhistle Down The WindA Bronx TaleDirty DancingThe Bodyguard, the current tours of Cats and Annie plus the upcoming Broadway musical Once Upon A One More Time.  Other Regional theatre credits include Delaware Theatre Company, Bucks County Playhouse, TUTS, Pasadena Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage and Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, DC.


ALLEN* (Ensemble) Escape
to Margaritaville, Something Rotten, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Wedding Singer,
Oklahomal, Annie Get Your Gun; Off Broadway: Newsical. NATIONAL TOURS: Billy
Elliot, Spamalot, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun, Jolson the Musical.
REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company: (pre-Bway) Once Upon A One More Time, Arkansas
Rep: Chicago(Amos Hart), Casa Mañana/NCT/Ogunquit Playhouse: Buddy
Holly(Hipockets Duncan), Papermill Playhouse: Honeymoon in Vegas, Little
Mermaid Scuttle), Pippin, North Shore Music Theatre: A Christmas Carol(Jacob Marley-IRNE
Nomination), All Shook Up. FILM: The Producers. TV: Gotham, Law & Order: Organized
Crime. BA in Jazz Performance Trumpet at Southern Illinois University at
Edwardsville. mattallen.xyz