Lizard Boy Cast and Creatives


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KIRSTEN “KIKI” DELOHR HELLAND (Siren, she/her) is a Seattle-based award-winning performer. Seattle Rep: Lizard Boy. The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Sound of Music (Maria), Grease (Rizzo), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Elf (Jovie), Hairspray in Concert (Penny Pingleton), Afterwords (Kali’s Voice – Musical Radio Play). Village Theatre: Les Misérables (Eponine), Trails (Amy), The Tutor (Hildegarde), String (Lachesis–Beta Series), Afterwords (Jo–Beta Series). ArtsWest: American Idiot (Whatsername). Film: Laggies (dir. Lynn Shelton). deLohr is cowriter of The Lamplighter (with Justin Huertas and Sara Porkalob) which was recently adapted for The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Musical Radio Play series.




JUSTIN HUERTAS (Music, Book, Lyrics, Trevor, he/him) is a Seattle-based award-winning playwright, composer-lyricist, actor, and musician. His musical Lizard Boy premiered at Seattle Rep, toured to Diversionary Theatre, and presented at NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals before arriving here at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Justin also wrote The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion (co-composed with Steven Tran) for ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery and Lydia & the Troll (co-created by Ameenah Kaplan) for Seattle Rep. He is composer-lyricist for The Lamplighter (co-written with Kiki deLohr and Sara Porkalob), which was recently adapted into a musical radio play for The 5th Avenue Theatre. Justin is currently under commission at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His next musical, We’ve Battled Monsters Before, premieres this fall at ArtsWest to in-person and digital audiences. 


WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS (Cary, he/him) is a California native, and a musician/actor now based in New York City. He originated the role of Cary in Lizard Boy at Seattle Rep, for which he won a Gregory Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other regional credits include: Of Mice and Men (Seattle Rep); Zanna, Don’t!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Contemporary Classics); Beauty and the Beast, Showboat, The Gypsy King (Village Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors (Seattle Shakespeare Company). William played guitar in productions of Spring Awakening (Balagan), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (ArtsWest), and took on the bass guitar for The Iceman Lab at Target Margin in NYC. William received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.



BRANDON IVIE (Director, he/him) is currently Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre in Seattle. World premieres: Justin Huertas’ Lizard Boy, Kooman and Dimond’s The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster’s Jasper in Deadland, Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond’s String, and Danny Haengil Larsen and Michelle Elliott’s The Yellow Wood and The Hinterlands. Broadway assisting: Next to Normal, A Christmas Story, Catch Me If You Can, First Date. NYC/regional: The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, HERE Arts Center, Prospect Theater Co., Paper Mill Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage Co., Goodspeed Musicals, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Diversionary Theatre, and The 5th Avenue Theatre where he spent four seasons as Casting Director. Drama League Directing Fellow, Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship, LCT Directors Lab. UW School of Drama. Thanks Jerry.


ROBERT J. AGUILAR (Lighting Designer, he/him, Latinx) is a designer whose work has been seen on stages around the country including Seattle Rep, Pittsburgh Public Theater, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), Portland Center Stage, Jacob’s Pillow, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, The Old Globe, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Joyce Theater, Intiman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Public Theater UTR, and many others. Robert has been the lighting designer for Lizard Boy since its very first workshop and he is extremely delighted for this show to be making its TheatreWorks debut! Robert is the Managing Director and Resident Lighting Designer of Contemporary Classics and he is the Lighting Director of Seattle Rep. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829., IG: @fake_robert


ERIK ANDOR (Costume Design) is an artist, designer, and fabricator who has created work for theatre, opera, ballet, dance, circus, cabaret, installation, film, and television, collaborating with artists of all disciplines. Some highlights: Dina Martina, The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special, Alternative Miss World, Ezra Dickinson, CabinFever, zoe|juniper, Kyle Loven, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Radio City Rockettes, Seattle Rep, Intiman Theatre, John Galliano, Opera national de Paris, Cirque du Soleil, Siegfried & Roy, Bob Mackie, Los Angeles Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. Erik operates ANDOR STUDIO in Seattle, follow on Instagram @andorstudio. Dedicated to Jerry Manning and Robert Aguilar.


ANDREA BECHERT (Scenic Adaptation) has designed 36 productions with TheatreWorks, including Fun Home, Native Gardens, Finks, Constellations, and Crimes of the Heart. Ms. Bechert designs for theatres across the country including Berkeley Rep, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Play House, Jewel Theatre Co., Chautauqua Theater Co., American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Co., The Starlight Theatre, the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas, Opera San José, Center REPertory Co., and many others. Awards include Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards (most recently for Fun Home), the Silicon Valley Laureate Award, and a Denver Ovation Award. Her designs were included in the World Design Expo and Prague Quadrennial. She teaches design at San José State University, and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, where she serves as Exam Committee Chair.


TAYLOR MCQUESTEN (Stage Manager, she/her) is beginning her ninth season at TheatreWorks, where favorite credits include: The Language Archive, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, tokyo fish story, Frost/Nixon, and Tuck Everlasting. Other select credits include EVAN+ZANE (tour manager), SF Sketchfest (assistant technical director), California Shakespeare Theater (master electrician), Dead Equal performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (assistant stage manager), Legion A/V (technician), DEMAS (swordswoman), Highlander Films (production assistant), ACT, Center REPertory Co., The Independent SF, Cabrillo Stage, Hillbarn Theatre, Magic Theatre, and more. McQuesten also trains mêlée weapons at Davenriche European Martial Arts School under master swordsman Sir Steaphen Fick. She would like to thank Justin, Kiki, Bill and Brandon for welcoming her into the Lizard family, “Yer a Lizard, Taylor!”


JEFF MOCKUS (Sound Design) is a designer whose previous TheatreWorks credits include Mark Twain’s River of Song, Tuck Everlasting, Native Gardens, The Bridges of Madison County, The Four Immigrants, Rags, Crimes of the Heart, Daddy Long Legs, Tokyo fish story, Jane Austen’s Emma, Sweeney Todd, Once on This Island, Silent Sky, Little Women, Being Earnest, Big River, Of Mice and Men, The Secret Garden, Fly By Night, Superior Donuts, and [title of show]. Recent work includes The Wizard of Oz at The Western Stage, The Book of Holding On for Santa Clara University, and Love Goddess, the Rita Hayworth Cabaret for Blue Panther Productions. Mr. Mockus has served in residence at both PCPA Theaterfest and San Jose Rep, and is delighted to begin residence at TheatreWorks.


L.B. MORSE (Original Production Design) is a lighting, scenic, and multimedia designer for the performing and cultural arts. He has designed for Seattle Rep, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Indiana Rep, Village Theatre, Intiman Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Woodland Park Zoo, UCSB Launch Pad, Tantrum Theater, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and On the Boards, among others. L.B. holds a BA in Theatre Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Scenic Design from University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


CHLOE ROSE SCHWEIZER (Assistant Stage Manager, she/ her) is looking forward to her third season at TheatreWorks, where she holds credits including Production Assistant for The 39 Steps and They Promised Her The Moon, and Stage Management Intern for Frost/ Nixon and Archduke. Other credits include Rock of Ages at Theatre Aspen (Assistant Stage Manager), Cymbeline and Intimate Apparel at Utah Shakespeare Festival (Production Assistant), and Pagliacci, Hansel & Gretel, The Parting Glass, and Love & Secrets: A Domestic Trilogy at Opera San José (Assistant Stage Manager). In addition, Ms. Schweizer works as an electrician throughout the SF Bay at companies including American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Smuin Ballet, and others. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude from UC Santa Cruz.


EMILY ANDERSON WOLF (Assistant Stage Manager) has been the Assistant Stage Manager for TheatreWorks’ Archduke, Frost/ Nixon, Fun Home, Finks, The Prince of Egypt, Rags, Crimes of the Heart, Jane Austen’s Emma, Triangle, Fire on the Mountain, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweeney Todd, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Little Women, and Other Desert Cities. She was also the Assistant Stage Manager for Threesixty Entertainment’s First National Tour of Peter Pan; Journey to the West at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and with American Musical Theatre of San Jose. Ms. Wolf also works as a stagehand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. She holds a BA in Theatre, Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College.


TIM BOND (Artistic Director) joined TheatreWorks as Artistic Director in July 2020. He is a nationally-known director and educator with past leadership roles as Producing Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage, Associate Artistic Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director at Seattle Group Theatre, and tenured full Professor and Head of the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington School of Drama. Over the last 37 years Tim has directed at many theatres including the Market Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre, Guthrie Theater, Seattle Rep, Milwaukee Rep, The Wilma Theater, Arena Stage, GEVA Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House, Indiana Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, PCPA, Arizona Theatre Co., Portland Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, A Contemporary Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Paul Robeson Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. He is the recipient two Backstage West Garland Awards, two Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards, and a Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award.


PHIL SANTORA (Executive Director) joined TheatreWorks in 2007. He has served as Managing Director of Northlight Theatre (Chicago) and Georgia Shakespeare Festival (Atlanta), as well as Development Director for Great Lakes Theatre Festival (Cleveland) and George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick). He holds an MFA in Theatre Administration from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Drama from Duke University. He has served as Vice President of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Board. Prior board service includes the League of Chicago Theatres, Atlanta Coalition of Theatres, and the executive committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). He was named 2000’s Best Arts Administrator by Atlanta Magazine and received the Atlanta Arts and Business Council’s 1998 ABBY Award for Arts Administrator.