Mary feels fortunate to be included in this production. Mary has a BFA from Point Park University (when it was still a college!) with a concentration in Theater. She has spent the last 30+ years performing, teaching and directing, with some time off to concentrate on raising her amazing son, Logan. Mary was last seen at South Park Theater, as Ida in Mornings at Seven.
Through the years, Mary has performed with numerous local venues, including the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Little Lake Theater, and many others.
Some of her favorite roles include: Big Mama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Berthe, Boeing Boeing; Mattie Fae Aiken, August: Osage County; Aunt Queenie, Bell, Book and Candle; Prudie, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and many other roles including some great original, first-time produced plays and musicals.
One of the best compliments Mary ever received was when a fellow actor told her, after realizing he had seen her in various roles, that she was a “chameleon.” These days, Mary spends her days (and some nights!) as a Standardized Patient for the University of Pittsburgh, and other universities. For the past 13 years, she has also a Section Leader for East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
“Be merciful to those who doubt.” ~ Jude 1:22 NIV
It is a privilege to bring Father Flynn to life at such a challenging time in our world. Stage: Furman Univ. Playhouse - The Adding Machine (Four, Young Man); Ghost Light Prod. - 12 Angry Men (Juror 8); The Case of the Prince Formerly Known as Hamlet (King Hamlet, Claudius, Ghost); Brooding and Dangerous (Kenneth); The Odd Couple (Speed). Film: Ghost Light Prod. - A Case for Murder (Joe Macintosh); Hero in the Wings (Guitar Player); Summer Stalk (Lance); Netflix - Mindhunter (GA Police Officer). Director: Ghost Light Prod. - A Christmas Carol. Writer: Ghost Light Prod. - The Last Ride of Dick Dice; A Taste for Murder; Hero in the Wings; Summer Stalk. - Love and thanks to my family and this incredibly talented cast & crew!
Jamie Fair is pleased to join Ghost Light again after appearing in two of her favorite one-act plays here last winter, Sure Thing and Katie and Frank. A native of Pittsburgh, Ms. Fair earned her B.F.A. in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University, and studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City.
Favorite past productions include: Wilde Tales (PICT,) Farragut North (Ida, Belajac Actors Studio) Promises, Promises (Marge, Confidential Theatre Project, ) Fiddler on the Roof (Chava, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh), On the Town (Resonance Works,) Annie, and The Music Man (both with Stage Right! in Greensburg.) In addition to film and television credits, Jamie has also performed in numerous operettas with Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh (where she was also a featured dancer,) Pittsburgh Opera, and in everything from site specific choral concerts to musicals with Resonance Works Pittsburgh.
A passionate teaching artist, Jamie is the founder of East End Performing Arts, a theater and music program located in Regent Square, where she teaches classes in acting, musical theater, voice, and piano. She thanks her family for unknowingly providing fourteen years of character research for this production, having sent her to Catholic schools as a child (and the wonderful education it afforded her, even if the uniform skirts were itchy.) www.jamiefair.com
Charlene Canty is excited to make her debut with Ghost Light Productions in the role of Mrs. Muller. Ms. Canty is known throughout the Pittsburgh region as an accomplished classical singer. She has performed major staged roles in various operas such as Porgy and Bess, Don Giovanni, Norma, Le Nozze di Figaro, and La Bohème. She most recently debuted the role of “Sky” in the World Premiere of A Gathering of Sons, which was broadcast by local PBS affiliate WQED-TV.
Ms. Canty has been featured in recital for Pittsburgh′s “Music in a Great Space” concert series as well as collaborated and performed with various organizations throughout the region such as the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus, Opera Western Reserve, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Camerata.
She currently works in downtown Pittsburgh as an Intake Coordinator/Legal Assistant at Rothman Gordon law firm and she is also the soprano soloist and section leader at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church.