0 - The Opening Bit
1 - Homicidal Barber/ ”Lumberjack Song”
2 - Ministry of Silly Walks
3 - Dead Parrot
4 - “Bruce’s Philosophers Song”
5 - Ypres 1914/Hospital for Over-Actors
6 - Gumby Flower Arranging
7 - Cheese Shop
8 - Conquistador Coffee Campaign
9 - Job Hunter
10 - Election Night Special
11 - Four Yorkshiremen
12 - “Galaxy Song”
13 - The Argument Clinic
14 - “SPAM Song”
15 - Restaurant Sketch
16 - Gumby Theatre
17 - “Money Song”
18 - Spanish Inquisition
19 - Crunchy Frog
20 - Finale
DEAN DAVISON is enjoying his 5th year of theatre. Although now mainly doing tech work Dean is excited to again be on stage acting. He enjoys playing tennis in his free time. Dean went to Wylie High Last year but now goes to Richland Collegiate High School.
BROOKLYN DOWNS is a senior at Wylie High. She enjoys acting, singing and playing guitar. A few of her favorite roles have been Vera in She Kills Monsters (Wylie High), Cecily in Francine's Will (Rover Dramawerks) and Babsy in Creature Creeps (Rover Dramawerks). This summer Brooklyn has had a lot of fun directing and acting with her fellow Monty Python actors at Teen Voices. Enjoy the show!
GAVIN GRIER is a freshman at High Point Academy. Gavin was previously seen as Joly in Les Miserables (Artisan Center Theatre) and as a member of Texas Boy’s Choir. Gavin enjoys hanging out with friends, acting silly, and pretending that the floor is lava.
SOPHIE HELMS is a 15 year old high school student at McKinney Boyd. She enjoys acting, art, and fashion design. Some of her most recent shows were Girl in The White Pinafore and Music Man. She is very excited to get back onstage after a crazy year and would like to thank her amazing directors, Eric and Stacy for putting this show together!
MAX LEVY is 13 years old and will be going into 9th grade at Plano Academy High School. This is his first performance with Teen Voices, and he hopes this will be the first of many! Max loves comedy, science, engineering computers and anything to do with learning. He would like to thank his family for being supportive and helping with lines. The Teen Voices Staff for doing so well even during the pandemic, and the other actors in the play who worked very hard to get this all together.
CHRISTIAN MERRITT is very excited to be in the Teen Voices Monty Python Edukational Show! Christian is a Sophmore at Allen High School. Christian has recently been seen as Prentiss in Peter and the Star Catcher and various roles in The Laramie Project. When he’s not doing theatre, Christian can be found singing or hanging out with his friends. Christian would like to thank Stacy and Eric for all their help along the way, his friends for the encouragement, and his family for all the love and support. Christian hopes you enjoy the show!
NICK MERRITT is thrilled to be acting in Teen Voices Monty Python Edukational Show! Nick is an incoming freshman at Texas State University studying Electrical Engineering. When he’s not acting, Nick enjoys singing and playing video games with his friends. Nick has recently been seen as Boy in Peter and the Star Catcher, Galileo in We Will Rock You, and Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream. Nick would like to thank his wonderful directors Stacy and Eric, all his amazing friends, and especially his family for all their support and help along the way! Nick hopes you enjoy the show!
NOEL NIECZYPOROWICZ is excited to be part of this production! Noel is a Senior at Plano Senior High School. Her past works include Pippin (dance captain/ ensemble), Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrake), Bob: a Life in Five Acts (Helen), and Young Frankenstein (Igor). Noel would like to thank Stacy and Eric for being such wonderful directors, and the cast for being so lovely to work with!
ANDIE PACE is super excited to be in another show with Teen Voices! She has been involved in theatre for 4 years and has been in productions like Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Matilda (Miss Honey), and The Addams Family (Pugsley). In her free time, she enjoys drawing, singing, and writing poetry. Andie would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew for all their hard work, Eric for his comedic genius, and her mom Stacy for always pushing her towards greatness! Enjoy the show!
ANYA PURDIN is 15 years old and a sophomore at McKinney Boyd High School. This is Anya’s first time working with Teen Voices, but she’s no stranger to theatre having performed in over 20 shows. Some past favorite roles include The Sour Kangaroo in Seussical Jr. (The Stage Door), Elsa in Frozen Jr. (The Stage Door), and Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods (The Stage Door). Off stage, Anya enjoys playing her violin and listening to music. She thanks her family for their love and support, and the cast and crew for making this show such a fun experience.
OLIVIA QUEZADA is a thirteen year old girl who enjoys boba tea, the summer time, taekwondo, singing, and most of all, theater. She has previously acted with acting group HCPA and at Rover Dramawerks. She looks forward to acting with Teen Voices in the future and she thanks all her castmates/friends (AND DIRECTORS) for being so hard-working, kind, and funny.
LYDIA WILLIAMS is a 15 year old who loves acting. She fell in love with it after her first time acting at the age of 10 with HCPA (Homeschool Children's Play Association). Since then she has acted in many other shows including roles in HT^2's Fairy Tales Are Confusing (Supreme Empress Of The World In General) and Rover Dramawerks Creature Creeps (Maritza). She was recently thrilled to participate in her first Shakespeare show at Collin College, Measure For Measure (Graffiti Artist, Understudy, Crowd). She is so excited to perform in her first show with Teen Voices! She would like to thank everyone in the cast for making this such a fun show, and the directors for always being so responsive to actors' wants and desires! She hopes everyone enjoys all the hard work put into the show!
TABITHA WILLIAMS is thirteen years old and she is a dual credit student at Collin College. One of her favorite pastimes is theater, and she enjoys being a part of it whenever she can. She has been in shows since she was six or seven. She started acting in a homeschool acting group her mom started, and when she got older she began acting at Rover Dramawerks. She has been a part of many plays at Rover including: The Bell of West Texas, The Bold the Young and the Murdered, and The Creature Creeps. Tabitha has not been on stage in over a year and she is excited to finally perform again. She would like to thank her parents for being an unending support system in her life in general, and she would like to thank her directors Eric and Stacy for being easygoing and making the show stress free. Lastly Tabitha would like to thank her fellow cast mates for making this show such a fun experience.
meet our cast
JADEN WILLIAMS (LIGHT TECHNICIAN) is a sophomore at McKinney Boyd HS. He made his theatrical debut as a last minute stand-in for an ill member of the cast of Stinky Cheese Man in 2018. He is both an actor and a theatre technician. He has served as assistant stage director for McKinney Boyd High School’s 2020-2021 Theatre UIL Team and ran tech for their spring performance of Little Women. Jaden performed as Hawking Clam & Sanchez in Peter and the Starcatcher in the summer of 2021. He is currently in Advanced Theatre Productions at McKinney Boyd High School and loves all things Tech Theatre!
ERIC LEVY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) Eric has been acting, directing and producing theatre for over thirty years, first in Texas and then in England, where he taught high school theatre and served as the Head of Drama at one of the oldest all-girls schools in Europe. Favorite acting roles include Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Freddie in Noises Off, Adam in The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) and Reverend Hale in The Crucible. Favorite directing endeavors include Elephant's Graveyard, The Trial of God, Measure for Measure, The Laramie Project, and Head-Rot Holiday. However, Eric’s crowning theatrical achievement has been leading and directing three separate student performance tours to the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest performing arts festival in the world. As always, he thanks Stacy for doing literally everything to get this production off the ground, and his ever-patient wife Lissa, their three children, and their two dogs for all their love and support.
STACY WINSETT (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) is happy to be back in the company of real life dramatic teens! As the executive director of Teen Voices, Inc., Stacy is a jack of all trades - including, but not limited to, webmaster, prop-master, costumer, social media mogul, stage manager, technician, parent wrangler, student wrangler, and keeper of the cashbox key (that she lost during COVID). Favorite theatrical endeavors include The Laramie Project, (Executive Director, Teen Voices) Elephant's Graveyard, (Stage Manager, Costumes,Teen Voices/The Stage Door Plano) And Then There Were None and A Tuna Christmas (Costumer, both Allen's Community Theatre), and Delirium's Daughters (Costumer, Rover Dramawerks). In her free time, Stacy is an Account Manager for foreign military fiber optic communication systems in Europe, Israel, Germany and Australia. Stacy enjoys Allen High School Football, sewing, crafting, and swimming (aka floating in the pool, soaking up Vitamin D). She is married to the incomparable Mr. Winsett and has 3 children, Cameron (23), Andie (18) and Brock (16). She thanks her family for their undying love and support, and her Teen Voices partner (sometimes mistaken as husband, but she could NEVER deal with all the dad jokes) Eric Levy, for his support, creativity, big ideas, patience and understanding.
A very special thank you to David Benedict for his cheerful support and invaluable assistance with setting up and learning us on the technical aspects here at Cox Playhouse Theatre. Your steak and diet coke are forthcoming, David!!
Monty Python's Edukational Show was written by Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin and is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com.