Core Acting Company

Our Core Acting Company includes the folks you see on our stages the most, as well as those that serve as our Artistic Fellows–i.e. the directors of our small shows.

Suzanne Balling

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Suzanne first performed with 7 Towers Theatre as Anna in their site-specific production of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. Since becoming a company member, she has played the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well, M in Crave (staged reading) and Anna in Closer. Other recent Austin credits include Bull (Street Corner Arts), Rapture, Blister, Burn (Southwest Theatre Productions), Zeus in Therapy (Tutto Theatre Company), A Delicate Balance (City Theatre Company) and Lady Windermere’s Fan (Austin Playhouse). Suzanne has also performed in New York, Boston, Houston, and her home town of Galveston. Notable works include legendary NYC playwright Richard Foreman’s adaptation of Young Goodman Brown–performed as a jazz opera—and the first English translation of JeanGenet’s posthumously published short play Elle. Suzanne is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Travis Bedard

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Travis is Artistic Director of Cambiare Productions and the managing editor of 2amTheatre.com. He has recently performed with Classical Actors Ensemble (Macbeth, Angus; Julius Caesar, Citizen 1; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Snout/Egeus; The Merchant of Venice, Gratiano; Volpone, Company); Tory Bend Productions (If My Feet Have Lost the Ground, Video Puppeteer); Macalester College (As You Like It, Corin / Assistant Director);  Vortex Rep (Changelings; Magus Kemp) Trouble Puppet (Cruel CircusThe Crapstall Street Boys, The Strange Case of Edward Hyde and Dr. Jekyll, Wars of Heaven (Part 1): Company), Poor Shadows of Elysium (Richard II, Gaunt/Carlisle), Different Stages (Quills, Dr. Royer Collard) the Hidden Room Theatre (Rose Rage, Company), 7 Towers Theatre Company (All’s Well That Ends Well, Lafew; Pillowman, Katurian; Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Friar, Bergettto, Cardinal), Last Act Theatre Company (Doctor Faustus, Pope/Lucifer -Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus) and the Exchange Artists (Story Seekers, Storyteller). [C=MMR]

 

David Boss

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David is a five year Austin theatre veteran.  7 Towers Theatre credits include Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well, Detective Tupolski in The Pillowman, and Florio/Poggio in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.  Other theatre credits:  Austin Shakespeare: Othello, Twelfth NightArcadiaHamlet, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet, Mary Stuart, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing. Breaking String Theatre:  FlyingThe Cherry Orchard.  Hidden Room:  Taming of the Shrew.  Something for Nothing:  Two Gentlemen of Verona.  UT New Works Festival:  Colossal. Fair Dog Players:  In The Shadow of the Glean, Riders to the Sea.  David trained with the Shakespeare at Winedale program and owes everything to the program and its director, James Loehlin.

Sara Cormier

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Sara recently played “Desdemona” in Othello, “Helen Carver” in Design For Living, and “Lydia Bennett” in Pride And Prejudice for Austin Shakespeare Company. She debuted in Austin as “Annabella” in 7 Towers ‘ production of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore in the summer of 2012, served as a puppeteer for The Pillowman in the summer of 2013, and played Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well in 2014. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts.

Chris Hejl

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Chris is an actor and scenic designer in Austin. He studied at Northwestern University (2007), and is also a member of theater company Weird Rodeo. Chris appeared as Dan in 7 Towers’ Closer, and served as the set designer for All’s Well That Ends Well. He would like to thank his family for their love and support, and Ia Enstera for mentoring him during his first years working in Austin. Mittens.

Stephen Price

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After several years off the boards, Stephen Price returned to the stage in February of 2013 as the Duke of York in Poor Shadows of Elysium’s  Richard II. He then played Detective Ariel in 7 Towers’ The Pillowman in the summer of 2013 and the King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well in 2014. In the summer of 2016, he played Russ/Dan in Penfold Theatre’s production of Clybourne Park. Steve received his MFA in acting from the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and he worked in New York City with several companies, including the Pearl Theatre. Before returning to Austin, Steve spent three years in San Antonio as a founding member of the San Antonio Public Theatre.


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