THE KITCHEN DOGS
Rhonda has been a company member since 1998. Her first role with Kitchen Dog was Baboon/Mae in IN THE JUNGLE OF THE CITIES, throughout the years Rhonda has been seen on Kitchen Dog Theater stages many times. Some of her favorite roles are Cheetah Bee (Best Supporting actress nominee) in THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE, The Doctor in WOYZECK and her favorite role of all time The Woman (2013 Dallas Ft. Worth Theater Critics Forum Award) in THE CHAIRS. Rhonda has directed several staged readings for Kitchen Dogs New Works Festival for several years .Rhonda is also a company member with Undermain Theatre and has created many award winning roles there.
Vicki Caroline Cheatwood
Playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg. Most recent stage credits: MANICURES & MONUMENTS (WaterTower Theatre), HOME FRONT (Creative Arts Theatre & School), and RUTH (Kitchen Dog Theater). Off-Off-Broadway and regional theater credits include THE RISEN CHRIS at Vital Theatre, FITS & STARTS: THE SACRED HEART at Access Theatre, 10:10 and THE COWGIRL CHRONICLES for Actors Stock Company/NYC, and MANICURES & MONUMENTS for Journeyman Theatre Ensemble, Washington D.C. Her screen works include the feature film version of 10:10, a finalist in the Austin Film Festival, BREAK, an Official Selection for the Cannes Independent Film Festival and Best Dramatic Short winner in the Long Island Film Festival, and BREATHING ROOM, which won a Special Jury Gold Award in the Houston WorldFest Film Festival. Zookeeper and educator by day, Vicki spent two seasons as dramaturg/researcher at WaterTower Theatre, and has worked closely with KDT’s young playwrights program PUP Fest since the program’s inception.
Cameron has been a proud company member since 2008. Kitchen Dog credits include, MR. MARMALADE, RICHARD III, THE PILLOWMAN, BETRAYAL, MACBETH, TURN OF THE SCREW, RACE, and THE FIRESTORM. He also directed THE SEAGULL and BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE on the MainStage season, as well as many plays in the New Works Fest, including the original staged reading of BARBECUE APOCALYPSE. He has also composed music, designed make-up, created gore effects, and choreographed fights for various other shows throughout the years. He is represented by The Mary Collins Agency. In addition to his theatrical work, Cameron is a photographer. His work can be seen at www.cameroncobb.com.
Sarah Duc is proud to be an Artistic Company member of Kitchen Dog Theater, where she has been working since 2006. Past show credits as a stage manager with KDT include BARBECUE APOCALYPSE, SE LLAMA CRISTINA, COLLAPSE, BETRAYAL, LONG WAY GO DOWN, JIHAD JONES AND THE KALSHNIKOV GIRLS, and RAW VISION. Sarah is a Special Education teacher at L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson (Go Rams!!!). She is on the board of Hope Rising in McKinney. Hope Rising’s mission is to create positive change through arts-related events and activities that foster education and awareness about sexual and domestic violence. Sarah is so grateful to her husband Adam, as well as all of the friends and family who've supported her in all of these endeavors.
John M. Flores
John is an accomplished sound designer, whose credits for Kitchen Dog include, THINNER THAN WATER, GIDEON’S KNOT, THE MOTHERFUC*ER WITH THE HAT, RACE, SE LLAMA CRISTINA, ONE: MAN SHOW. RX, , THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANANE, BECKY SHAW, OCCUPY #S17, TURN OF THE SCREW, COLLAPSE, 26 MILES, PONZI, MACBETH, BETRAYAL, LONG WAY GO DOWN, THE SEAGULL, VIGILS, THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, RICHARD III, OUR LADY OF 121ST ST., CLOUD TECTONICS (Leon Rabin & DFW Critics Award), MR. MARMALADE, DEAD MONKEY, ¡CURANDERAS! SERPANTS OF THE CLOUDS. John’s work has also featured at Dallas Theater Center, Second Thought Theater, Theatre Three, Audacity Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Our Endeavors Theater Collective, Junior Players, Teatro Dallas, Cara Mia Theater, The Drama Club, Project X Theater, and Limehouse Theater, who presented his world premiere of his play HALLUCINOGENIC TOREADOR, a PLAY on the PAIN(TING) of SALVADOR DALI, at the 2008 Prague Fringe Festival.
Clare Floyd DeVries
Clare is an architect, a set designer, and a happy company member. Her first design for Kitchen Dog was a crazy “chicken-shack-bookcase” for HAZARD COUNTY ten years ago. Since then she’s gotten to cram into the MAC an over-scaled Walden Pond (for CHARM), a climbable two-story bridge (COLLAPSE), a Pritzker Prize winning architect’s condo (THE GOAT), a funhouse (SLASHER), a Victorian doctor’s office (IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY), and a rain-soaked Irish cottage (THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE). What fun! Elsewhere, Clare has designed over a hundred and fifty shows in DFW or as far off as San Francisco, Prague, or Oklahoma City. She’s designed an obscure TV game show and the award-winning indie film CIAO and gathered a few awards herself. In spare minutes she authored the how-to book, Alice Through the Proscenium: more scenic set design.
Martha has played a wide variety of roles at KDT since 2008, including BARBECUE APOCALYPSE (Deb), RX (Allison), IN THE NEXT ROOM…OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY (Mrs. Givings), ONE:MAN.SHOW, CHARM (Anna/Sparkler), SICK (Sarah), SLASHER (Sheena), and THE SEAGULL (Nina). You may also have seen her onstage in Dallas at Theatre3, Undermain, Nouveau47, and Echo Theatre. Represented locally by the Mary Collins Agency, Martha keeps busy with both on-camera and voice over work. Video game characters include Jane Carroll and Sarah Bell in THE WALKING DEAD: SURVIVAL INSTINCT, Aphrodite in SMITE, and Maya the Siren in the critically acclaimed video game BORDERLANDS 2. When Martha is not onstage, on-camera or in the sound booth, she teaches music classes for babies and small children at Kidville in Dallas.
Jenny is an actor living in Dallas, TX where she is a company member at Kitchen Dog Theatre. Her theatrical credits include Kitchen Dog Theater, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Second Thought Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival, The Dallas Museum of Art, and Shakespeare Dallas, The Undermain Theatre. Jenny is a multiple recipient of the DFW Critics Forum Award for Best Actress as well as a playwright. In addition to acting, Jenny’s voice can be heard on the band Home By Hovercraft’s album, Are We Chameleons?, and on Funimation Studio's FAIRY TAIL. Her Film and Television credits include KARMA POLICE, SPIDER VEINS, and ONE TREE HILL. She was part of the very first Playwrighting Workshop at the Dallas Theatre Center with Playwright in Residence Will Power. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.
Bill Lengfelder has been a Kitchen Dog Company member for 22 years. He has directed (poorly), acted (poorly), choreographed (occasionally not too bad). He co-wrote, directed, co-choreographed, acted in BARBETTE which was part of the 2002 New Play Festival. He is also a professor in the theater department of Southern Methodist University, and he is a member of the Irish Dance Theater Troupe, The Fabulous Beast. He has been a boxer, mime, theater professor, and stunt double for a dog.
Lisa is a proud Kitchen Dog Company Member. She works with many organizations in the Dallas Area, including Texas Ballet Theatre and Theatre Three, she is also Resident Lighting Director for the Island East End Theater Company in Galveston. Lisa is also President of the newly formed Hope Rising, an Arts Organization working to raise awareness and put an end to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Collin County area.
Company member Barry Nash has been seen in numerous KDT productions, including last season’s Barbecue Apocalypse. Locally, he has also performed with the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Second Thought Theatre, Our Endeavors Theater Company, and the Dallas Theater Center. He has received special recognition for his lead performance in the stage and screen versions of BOB BIRDNOW’S REMARKABLE TALE of HUMAN SURVIVAL and the TRANSCENDANCE OF SELF. Off stage, he works as Owner and Head Coach of The Coaching Company, a firm that provides performance training to business professionals and to television news organizations, including CNN and NBC. Barry and his wife, Sandra, are long-time residents of Oak Cliff and the forever-proud parents of two now-grown daughters, Barrett and Shelby.
A KTD company member for 10 years, Karen's credits at KTD include:THE ARSONISTS, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LENNANE, BOOM, WOZYCK, HEAVEN, JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RECKLESS, ACT OF PASSION, and ROAD. She directed BLIND DATE at KTD as part of 3 FOOTE for the Dallas Horton Foote Festival. Community awareness readings include: "Jill's War" to benefit the children of Iraq, "Truth Be Told" to benefit arts programs for incarcerated women, and a performance for Civilians Theater Company on the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She was a founding member of The Maryland Ensemble Theater, and a company member with The Contemporary American Theater Festival. She received an BFA from SMU and an MFA from West Virginia University. She has taught Acting, and Voice and Speech at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and at West Virginia University. Karen currently serves as a region and area UIL One-Act critic judge and teaches theater and English at The Winston School in Dallas.
As an undergrad in the Division of Theatre at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, Heidi stage managed her first show with Kitchen Dog in 1999, WAITING FOR GODOT. In addition to stage managing four other KDT productions, Heidi served as Development/Marketing Manager of KDT for two years. She was the Resident Stage Manager at WaterTower Theatre from 2004 to 2012, during which she became a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Heidi is currently a freelance stage manager, but her favorite new role is as mom to an amazing little girl named Hannah. She also enjoys her long-standing role as partner-in-crime to her awesome husband, Mike.
Ruth loves working at Kitchen Dog Theater with her fellow KDOGS. Ruth has stage managed numerous shows including RACE, THE CHAIRS, BECKY SHAW, 26 MILES, IN THE NEXT ROOM, MACBETH, CHARM, SLASHER, VIGILS, PSYCHOS NEVER DREAM, THE GOAT, RICHARD III, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, END TIMES, MR. MARMALADE, FAT PIG, NICKEL AND DIMED, HAZARD COUNTY, THE DEAD MONKEY, CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE DANUBE. Also you will usually see her house managing the New Works Festival at KDT. Other theaters where she has stage managed include Second Thought Theatre, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Modern Stage, and Martice Enterprises. She has also stage managed Tuzar Ballet’s Nutcracker for the last 3 years at the Eisemann Center. Ruth is the secretary on the board of the newly formed Hope Rising, an Arts Organization working to raise awareness and put an end to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Collin County area.
Lee Trull has been a company member at KDT since 2006. Favorite shows at KDT include: FAT PIG, END TIMES, THE PILLOWMAN, SICK, and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS THE MUSICAL. Work at other theaters includes: Dallas Theater Center (DTC); Trinity Repertory Company; Classical Acting Company; Theatre Three; WaterTower Theatre; Stage West; Dallas Children’s Theater; and Shakespeare Dallas. His directing credits include the upcoming A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hardin Simmons University, Fall 2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (DTC, Winter 2014); as well as BARBECUE APOCALYPSE (KDT); THE MIDWEST TRILOGY, DYING CITY (Second Thought Theatre). His plays include HUCK FINN and THE GIFT OF THE MAGI (CAC) and PUPPET BOY (Stage West). Mr. Trull is the Director of New Play Development and a former member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at DTC. He is also an artistic consultant for Second Thought Theatre, and serves on the National New Play Network’s Ambassadors Council.