Meet the Cast and Crew
Tyler Lenn Bradley
Writer, Director, Choreographer
Tyler Lenn Bradley is the writer, choreographer and Artistic Director of, HUMANITY. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Bradley spent her childhood between athletics and the performing arts. At Central Michigan University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a Theatre major and minors in Dance and Business Administration. Currently, Bradley is pursuing a Masters of Arts Management degree at Columbia College in Chicago. Bradley is so thankful for her supportive cast, family, friends and mentors. She loves HUMANITY because it creates a sense of togetherness in audiences from all walks of life and inspires people to think about various social issues that impact our society everyday. A fun fact about Bradley is that she loves Disney, Michael Jackson, Sailor Moon, Marvel and just life in general!
Assitant Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Kathryn Hunter is the assistant director, co-choreographer and a dancer in HUMANITY. Native to St. Johns, MI, Kathryn dedicated most of her life to learning, teaching, and creating dance. At Central Michigan University, she is working towards a degree in Elementary Education while minoring in dance. Kathryn is a member of the University Theatre Dance Company and is directing her second original dance production. Her role in Humanity is in the piece about suicide. Portraying a character who commits suicide has been in many ways, a challenge. However she felt very connected to this role on a personal level, and was extremely honored to be given the opportunity to spread awareness on the issue and offer help to those effected by suicide. A fun fact about Hunter is that she works as an Autism Professional for 10 year old twins!
Stage Manager, American Sign Language Consultant
Becca Hansen is the Stage Manager for HUMANITY. She also helped teach the dancers Sign Language for the ASL dance. At CMU she has also stage managed "The Cherry Orchard" and "Hair". She is an Early Childhood Development and Learning major and will be graduating in August. She has loved being a part of such a moving show and working with such talented people. A fun fact about Becca is that she has a YouTube channel where she talks about books and her birthday is on Leap Year!
Jesse Techentin is a 5th year theatre tech design student/artist from Hartland, Michigan. Jesse acted as lighting designer for the original production of HUMANITY and artistic lighting consultant for the continued tour of the production. “For me, HUMANITY is the show that our world needs right now. Tyler and the cast has created such a beautiful piece that touches on so many issues that are extremely prevalent in our society today. My role as the lighting designer is simply to reinforce the passion and the poignant messages that the cast effortlessly puts forth every night with my color palettes and lighting looks.” A fun fact about Jesse is that he worked for 2 years as a tour guide at the Great Movie Ride in Walt Disney World.
Gabriella Csapo is a Junior at Central Michigan University. She is a theatre major with a concentration in acting and technical theatre. Besides HUMANITY, over the past two years she has worked on "The Hundred Dresses", "A Streetcar Named Desire", and "The Marvelous Land of Oz". She is extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work on this original dance production and premiered in her first dance show, "Phantasmagoria" this past January.
Dancer, Community Engagement Coordinator
Alissa Marie Hild is a dancer in HUMANITY. She is from New Baltimore, MI and has danced most of her life. At Central Michigan University, she is earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Early Childhood Development and Learning and minors in Dance and Nutrition. She loves HUMANITY because it puts a lot of important issues in perspective. It makes others think about these issues that they may not typically know or understand. And, it creates a lot of want for the change that needs to happen. A fun fact about her is she is an only child that loves Lions football and classic Disney movies.
Molly Hebeler is majoring in Broadcasting and Cinematic arts, and minoring in Media Design, Production Technology, and Advertising. She comes from a city right outside of Grand Rapids Michigan that goes by the name of Jenison. Her role in the show is someone who is a drug addict. This role has really opened her eyes, she had to work really hard to take on the role of what it would be like to be so dependent on something and breaking away from it before it has the chance of breaking her. It's been an amazing opportunity to dance in this role and she has so much love for this amazing group of humans that she gets to dance with and to top it off, we get to spread a beautiful message!
Damon S.A. Hunter
Dancer, Sound Designer
Damon S. A. Hunter graduated this December with a B.F.A. in Theatre and Broadcast & Cinematic Arts. He was born and raised in Grayling, MI. The dance he is featured in is "Those Who Dream of Acceptance" which is a commentary on Human Rights and Acceptance in our country. Only recently has our country allowed the right for gay couples to marry, but we still have a history of intolerance and injustice towards not just those in the gay community, but people of different races, colors, and creeds. This issue still exists. Kim Davis refusing marriage licenses to gay couples in Kentucky is one example of intolerance and injustice still residing in America. Fun Fact Tuesday, Damon has written, directed and choreographed various shows of his own.
Lauren Lynn is from Okemos, Michigan. As a senior at CMU she studies Elementary Education with a focus in Language Arts. When she is not studying, she can be found working in the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center where she is the on-campus service student coordinator and a site coordinator for the Lunch Buddies Program. Dance has always been a part of her life, her freshmen year Lynn was a part of an original student led dance show called, "REM" and now she is a part of HUMANITY! Lynn loves being able to do two of her favorite things, which are to dance and serve great honors. Her passion is to serve and educate others in whatever she does!
Nicole Bannasch is going into Elementary Education with a Major in Mathematics. She is from Rogers City, which is about an hour away from the Mackinaw Bridge. The main thing she has learned from this show is how hurtful one simple word can be. Words are much more powerful than people realize and others should be aware of how one small description can hurt others. A fun fact about Nicole is that she has been bowling along with dancing her whole life. Her family actually owns a bowling alley in her hometown. In turn that has given her various opportunities to meet others and gain various scholarships and awards.
Wyatt Anthony was originally a dancer in the Human Rights piece of HUMANITY. He is currently a senior at CMU who is the Secretary of ΑΨΩ (National Honorary Theatre Fraternity) and has been in the Scarlet Pimpernel (ensemble), 42nd Street (ensemble), The Marvelous Land of Oz (the Tin Woodman), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit Concert (singer), A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Collector), and is currently in Oklahoma! (ensemble), as well as several other technical theatre credits. He has loved being a part of the "Hu-Family" and will continue to support them in all of their efforts to spread the important message that the show sends.
Grace Gimesky is a Special Education major with a minor in Leadership. She is from Dundee MI, she is in the dance that has ASL and it has been amazing to learn sign language while performing a dance simultaneously. This dance challenges us to remember to put people first. When we encounter people in our lives who communicate differently then us, it is a beautiful opportunity to appreciate and learn. Our abilities are part of our story but not all of our story. See the shining soul of each person you encounter! A fun fact about Grace is
she coaches an amazing group of middle school cross country athletes at Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant!
DaRon Turner is 20 years old and is and entrepreneurship major and really enjoys dancing, video games, and anime. He joined HUMANITY because he believes people should treat others how they wish to be treated. DaRon was in a social justice theatre troop called “Awkward Pause” where they did shows that touched on very similar issues that are brought to light through dance. If it wasn’t for that he probably wouldn’t have been a part of this phenomenal group.
Becca Zaborowski is a recent graduate from Central Michigan University, and is currently studying Dance Therapy through Lesley University. Becca is from Gaylord, Michigan, and she is featured in "There are those who can't get out and escape thier pain." Having her own past of being within an abusive relationship, this role has strengthen her drive and passion to fight/defend for oneself (abuse can come from either partner), for equal rights, and to raise awareness of domestic abuse. A fun fact about Becca is that she is a huge fan of Studio Ghibli movies and artwork.
David Moy is from West Bloomfield, MI. He is majoring in Theatre and is featured in the dance "There are those who can't escape their pain." He has learned how to be a better dancer, actor, and person from this show. Fun fact about David is HUMANITY was the first show he ever performed in.
Dancer, Choreography Captain
Currently preparing to graduate in spring with her Bachelors of Science, Jamie Payne is a senior in the Communications Sciences and Disorders program. She also has a second major in Spanish and is minoring in Dance. Jamie is from LaGrange Park, Illinois; but Michigan has become her second home over these past four years. A fun fact about this energetic girl is that she is a group fitness instructor for CMU's residential halls. In HUMANITY, Jamie dances the roles of a individual who communicates with American Sign Language and a woman who can no longer be married to the love of her life. Jamie has found empowerment embracing the emotions that one feels as these individuals. She is grateful to have learned so much from her director Tyler Bradley the loving cast, outstanding crew and Hue. Jamie wants all humans to remember there is so much more than meets the eye.
Dancer, Social Media Head
Danielle Kwiatkowski recently graduated from Central Michgian University where she studied English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minored in Dance. She was born in Warren, MI and has been dancing since she was three years old. She met Tyler Bradley during her first original production REM in 2013. Danielle was originally in 'There Are Those Who Have To Fight To Prove Themselves Equal" and is excited to come back to the production. Being a part of HUMANITY has been like having a second family for Danielle, she loves each and everyone of her fellow cast and crew memebers. A fun fact about Danielle is that she is the social media head for the Facebook and Twitter page.
Kyle Becker is a sophmore at Central Michigan University studying Musical Theatre. He is a member of the University Theatre Dance Company and has performed in various CMU productions. This summer Kyle will be working in the vocal ensemble of the College Light Opera Company in Massachusetts. Fun fact about Kyle is that he is a force to be reckoned with in a lip sync battle!
Julianne DeMarco is a Junior working toward a degree in Communication Disorders and a minor in Psychology. Before coming to Central, she lived in Brighton, MI where she took every opportunity she could to dance. Julianne fulfills her two passions of performing and helping others through volunteering and dancing in shows. In HUMANITY, Julianne portrays a woman in the work place, fighting to prove she is equal with the men. She has loved to be a part of something that focuses on topics that most people do not want to talk about. She feels the issues brought up in this show are the ones that should be talked of the most, instead of being kept taboo. Julianne is so thankful to be a part of this show and to work with this amazing cast and crew. Julianne's fun fact is that she went hiking in the Rocky Mountains over the summer!
Alex is a sophomore at Central Michigan University studying Theatre. She is a member of the University Theatre Dance Company. Fun Fact about Alex is that she looks a whole lot like Princess Tiana and is destined to be an Alvin Ailey Dancer!
Justine is a sophmore at Central Michgian University studying Psychology. She is a member of the University Theatre Dance Company and recently portrayed the role of Dream Laurey in the CMU production of Oklahoma! Fun fact about Justine is that she choreographed an original ballet, titled Cupid and Psyche.
Marc is a sophmore at Central Michigan University studying Biomedical Sciences. Marc is invovled in various activites at CMU including Alternative Breaks. Fun fact about Marc is that he is originally from New Jersey.
Stephan Wilson is from the Genesee County area. He's an alumni of Lake Fenton High school and is now a sophomore in the music theatre program here at CMU. He has really enjoyed being apart of the cast of HUMANITY. A fun fact about Stephan is that his spirit animal is an Elephant and his dream role is the Genie in Aladdin the musical.