Production Staff

 

Tony Gerow – Facilities Director

 is a Bangor native who is glad to be back home! For the past four years he has been the Production Manager and Technical Director at the Waterville Opera House. Tony did multiple set, lighting, and projection designs at WOH and was lucky enough to play Jack Kelly in their production of Newsies. Prior to that he was the Head Electrician for Marvel Universe Live and toured with Disney on Ice, both produced by Feld Entertainment. Tony is thrilled to be a member of the PTC team and wants to thank Kacie, Roslyn, Magnolia, and Bucky for their endless love and support. (He/Him)

Tony@penobscottheatre.org


Ben Wetzel – Production Manager/Technical Director

originally from Minnesota, Ben received his BFA from North Dakota State University in 2013. A professional carpenter, he spent time at American Players Theatre (Wisconsin), Maples Repertory Theatre (Missouri), and Northern Stage (Vermont) before finding his way to PTC prior to their 43rd season. Ben is grateful for his family (here and back home) and for their support. (He/Him) ben@penobscottheatre.org

 

 


Zac Whitenack – Assistant Technical Director

hails from Northern New York and most recently from Memphis. Zac joined the Penobscot Theatre Company team in 2019. He has a BA in Anthropology and when not building sets for the stage, he can be found playing the steel drum or in used record stores looking for Zappa. He looks forward for what the season has in store! (He/Him) Zachary@penobscottheatre.org

 

 


Kelly Bernard – Master Carpenter

Coming from Upstate New York, she received her BA in Theatre from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2019. Since then, she’s worked at multiple summer stock theaters including Jean’s Playhouse, as their Master Carpenter, and Weathervane Theater, as both their Lead Carpenter in 2020 and then as their Technical Director in 2021. She is ecstatic to be joining the PTC family and bringing theater back to Bangor after a tough couple of years. She wants to thank her family and friends for their constant support in her career and life goals. (She/Her)

mastercarpenter@penobscottheatre.org


Neil Graham – Sound Designer

Originally hired as an actor for a handful of shows at PTC starting in 2015, Neil has always been passionate about sound and its role as a storytelling tool and emotional trigger. Recently, when PTC launched “Digitus Theatrum”, Neil was tapped to create and design “Ghost Postcards from Maine” and “The Dog Operas”. He is also incredibly fortunate and appreciative of the opportunity to create and guide some of Dramatic Academy’s programming, like “Night of the Living Dead, The Radio Play”, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Monster Lab”. It is impossible to relate how truly rewarding those experiences have been, and will continue to be. It was through these and similar projects that Neil decided to allow his heart to dictate his path, and has since devoted all his creative energy to sound production and education. As a longtime commercial radio host and current host of a nationally syndicated Rock & Roll show, Neil looks forward to bringing his passion and experience as a musician, actor, and technician to shape what you, the audience hear; and thus, bolster what you see. (He/Him) neil@penobscottheatre.org


Reed Davis – Assistant Stage Manager / Production Associate

Reed Davis is a Maine native and resident of Dedham, ME, having grown up enjoying production after production at Penobscot Theatre Company. He is thrilled to be joining the team as a full-time member after working on crew for PTC’s productions of Elf the Musical and Matilda the Musical. He recently graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Theatre, concentrating in stage management. He previously completed an internship at Opera House Arts in Stonington, ME, serving as the assistant stage manager for their 2019 summer season. He is looking forward to transferring his skill set to work with a dedicated and talented group of artists, bringing you theatrical content digitally.(He/Him)  Reed@penobscottheatre.org


Kevin Koski – Costume Department Manager & Resident Costume Designer

Kevin Jacob Koski is a Maine native and awarded graduate of the University of Maine’s 2011 Theatre Arts program. He focused on costume design and construction while also designing multiple productions and minoring in Permaculture. With a nearly 10 year tenure at Penobscot Theatre Company, he has designed many main-stage and dramatic academy productions. Some of these credits include: WIT, One Blue Tarp, Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Cerberus, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, Calendar Girls, Rock of Ages, The Full Monty, Misery, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Graduate and Gaslight. In 2012, Koski opened his own design firm and alteration shop, where he tailors garments for formal events. With his background in retail management, visual displays and stockroom coordination, he continues to work on inventorying our extensive costume stock for a future, worldwide rental program. (He/Him)  Kevin@penobscottheatre.org


Grace Wylie – Costume Shop Apprentice

Grace is a costume designer originating from Northern Indiana and has a passion for working on new shows and creating inspiring work. With her BS from Ball State University, she’s designed 11 shows including Pericles, Bunkerville, and Gianmaker. She also worked on over 40 shows as a technician such as Gypsy, American Idiot, and Shrek. Once graduation hit, Grace received a costume design contract at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tennessee where she designed 4 shows including, Junie B. Jones the Musical, Flat Stanley, Schoolhouse Rock and a new work titled When We Get Good Again. When she’s not designing, Grace is a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Indiana and Illinois, enjoys working on her podcast- ‘Dressing Room Talk’, and is currently working as the Costume Shop Apprentice at Penobscot Theatre Company. (She/Her) costumes@penobscottheatre.org


Meredith R. Perry – Resident Props Designer

Meredith Perry has been with Penobscot Theatre Company since 2003 making her the most tenured staff member. Favorite productions include Little Shop of HorrorsI Am My Own WifePeter Pan, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Other interests include quilting, fishing and target shooting. She would like to thank her parents and their barn and Pixie for waiting up for her on long nights. (She/Her)  meredith@penobscottheatre.org