Meet Our One Acts Directors

Each year North Central Theatre presents an evening of one act plays filled with mystery, comedy, drama and excitement. Winter One Acts is a vital part of the education theatre students receive at North Central. This long standing tradition provides a unique opportunity for advanced theatre students to direct plays and touch many lives in the process. The experiences helps them to grow intensely and it’s one they will never forget.

Meet our 2017 One Acts directors.

Zoe Richardson

Next Door

Zoe Richardson is excited to be directing her first play. She is a North Central senior, and has been on both the acting and technical sides of the theatre. She has done stage crew for nine North Central productions, and has acted in four. Zoe would like to thank her family for supporting her even when rehearsals ran late. Not only does she act, but she can also play a wicked solo on the triangle.

Susie Sullivan

Honeymoon Hotel

Susan (aka Susie Q) Sullivan is excited to participate in her last One Acts as a director! She has been involved in theatre since her freshman year, where she stole the hearts of millions as Who #26 in Suessical! the Musical. At North Central, she has played Mitzi Bond in Murder Takes The Stage, Gina in Death, Wendy Wilson in Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face, Jimmy Carter/others in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Mom in Who’s Bag Is It, Anyways?, and Butcher/others in The Arabian Nights. Susan has been a member of North Central Stage Craft for 3 years, a member of Repertory Theatre for 2 years, and a member of Thespian Troop #1851 for 3 years. She has staged managed the past 3 musicals at North Central: The Drowsy Chaperone, Catch Me If You Can, and Oklahoma!. Last year, she directed a scene showcased in Repertory Theatre’s Black Box Production called Creep. Her sophomore year, Susan was assistant stage manager of The Farnsworth Invention and production manager of Repertory Theatre’s Black Box Productions which included The Effect of the Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Little by Little, Proof, and Diviners.

Outside of North Central, Susie participated in Indianapolis Repertory Theatre’s Summer Conservatory in 2014 where she was able to work with professional actors, directors, arts managers and more. The following fall, she starred in her first professional play at Fringe Theatre on Massachusetts Avenue as Natalie in Distracted produced by Wisdom Tooth Productions. Susie’s won several awards through North Central Theatre including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Murder Take the Stage), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Death), Best Stage Manager (The Drowsy Chaperone and Catch Me If You Can) and Spirit of Theatre. She would like to thank Mr. Shewell and Mr. Lamirand for their endless support and dedication to her art and North Central’s program. Next year, she is planning to attend IU with a major in Theatre Arts and a minor in Political Science.

Mason Perry

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Mason R. Perry was ecstatic to be given the role of Student Director for Oklahoma! The Musical. Mason has been a member of Repertory Theatre for two years, however this is his first time having a directing role. He is delighted to be able to use all the skills Mr. Shewell has taught him, and assist the old and new faces in North Central Theatre to put on this production. He would like to thank not only Nathan Shewell, but also, Justin Wade, Vacketta Herzog, and Ashleigh Baker for being artistic leaders and helping him grow up as a performer.


North Central Theatre has given me a space to be myself, something that I do not have anywhere else

NC Theatre Graduate