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2015-2016 Season

Who’s the Troupe!?: Part II

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Well we have officially opened! The show is going great and we were happy to see many of you come out and support us. For those of you who are still planning on making it, we are excited to see you soon!

Last post we were able to get to know half of our cast members a little bit better than the programs allow you to. Today we’d like to get to know the rest of the cast as well. I feel like the more you get to know about a person the more you get to know them as an individual. I hope that as you get to know our cast you realize how different individuals can come together to make something great. Their differences don’t hurt the process rather they make it richer and more fulfilling.

Without further ado here is the rest of the cast!

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Scott Jackson – plays Orsino

Scott studies marketing in the Marriott School. Before transferring to BYU, he studied dual drama/English and education degrees at Queen’s University, Canada. At BYU, he manages the Prop shop and has designed the props for many department shows since fall 2014 (including this one). Onstage he has performed as Melchizedek in a mask-club adaption of “the Alchemist” (fall 2014) and danced in two “Christmas Around the World” productions. He has enjoyed this wonderful opportunity.

  • What is your favorite line that your character says in the show?
    “Oh, thou dissembling cub!”
  • What is one random fact about you?
    I speak Spanish.
  • Where is the furthest place you have traveled and why did you go there?
    The Netherlands for a high school history trip.
  • How many kids are in your family? And where do you fit into the mix?
    I have 2 older sisters and a younger sister and brother. The Jackson 5!!
  • What is your favorite book?
    The Harry Potter Series…or Lord of the Rings…or many others.
  • What is your favorite T.V. show?
    Avatar: The last Airbender and of The Adventures of Kora…or Once upon a Time.
  • What is your favorite Movie?
    Stardust…or Ghost town
  • What is your favorite animal?
    Komodo Dragon
  • What is your type of favorite food?
    Pizza…but I shouldn’t really eat dairy.
  • What was your first theater show and how old were you?
    An original play for Christmas. I was the abominable snowman. I was about 12 years old.

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Olivia Ockey – plays Maria

From Lindon, UT. Freshman in theatre education. Favorite roles include Kupava in Snegurochka at BYU, Ballet Girl in Elephant’s Graveyard at Pleasant Grove High School, and Ophelia in Hamlet at Pleasant Grove High School. She received regional 1st place in Dramatic Monologues from the Utah High School Activities Association two years in row. Olivia loves Shakespeare and is thrilled to be a part of this production.

  • What is your favorite line that your character says in the show?
    “Go shake your ears!”
  • What is one random fact about you?
    I have never met anyone with shorter thumbs than mine!
  • Where is the furthest place you have traveled and why did you go there?
    Australia to visit where my dad grew up. I was 4.
  • How many kids are in your family? And where do you fit into the mix?
    Four. I’m the second youngest.
  • What is your favorite book?
    Harry Potter
  • What is your favorite T.V. show?
    BBC’s Sherlock
  • What is your favorite Movie?
    The Princess and the Frog
  • What is your favorite animal?
    Horses
  • What is your type of favorite food?
    Panda Express.
  • What was your first theater show and how old were you?
    My first show was Twelfth Night in 6th grade. I played Olivia and was 12 years old.

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Jacob Baird – plays Toby

From Westerville, OH. Junior in the acting program. Performed as the Young Shepherd in A Winter’s Tale at BYU, and also as an ensemble member in the 2014 award winning production of Our Town at BYU.

  • What is your favorite line that your character says in the show?
    “Fire and Brimstone!”
  • What is one random fact about you?
    I don’t have gills.
  • Where is the furthest place you have traveled and why did you go there?
    I live in Ohio, so, road trip!
  • How many kids are in your family? And where do you fit into the mix?
    3, and I am the middle kid.
  • What is your favorite book?
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr., and John Archambault.
  • What is your favorite T.V. show?
    Arrested Development
  • What is your favorite Movie?
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • What is your favorite animal?
    Tarantula
  • What is your type of favorite food?
    Macaroni and Cheese!
  • What was your first theater show and how old were you?
    Wizard of Oz, and I was 16. Yo-hee-ho, Yo-ho!!!

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Costner Henderson – plays Malvolio

From American Fork, UT and Thousand Oaks, CA. Senior in theatre arts studies, directing emphasis. This is his first role since returning from his mission in Seattle, WA. Previous roles include Grumio in Taming of the Shrew, Stranger in The Monster of Dr. Frankenstein and Trogg in an adaptation of Bang Bang, You’re Dead, all at BYU. He is so excited to be a part of another BYU production!

  • What is your favorite line that your character says in the show?
    “This does make some obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering.”
  • What is one random fact about you?
    I make the best Ramen in the world!
  • Where is the furthest place you have traveled and why did you go there?
    Hawaii, for a cruise!
  • How many kids are in your family? And where do you fit into the mix?
    I’m the second oldest of five.
  • What is your favorite book?
    Pendragon, by D.J. MacHale
  • What is your favorite T.V. show?
    The Office
  • What is your favorite Movie?
    It’s a Wonderful Life
  • What is your favorite animal?
    A Lion
  • What is your type of favorite food?
    Real Chinese Food.
  • What was your first theater show and how old were you?
    Jack and the Beanstalk when I was 7.

Well that’s our cast. They’re pretty amazing people. Especially when you take into account how different each one of them is. We’ll see you sometime this weekend or next week when you come to see the show and hopefully you can meet the cast in person. Let them know some of your favorite things when you talk to them. Until next time!

Photos are credited to
BYU Young Company production of Twelfth Night.
January 19, 2016
Photo by Jaren Wilkey
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