Krisha is -really trying to be in the moment and appreciate what an extraordinary opportunity this is.-
Thank you to our community and friends who continue to support live theatre in any means possible.
In my true form I am an actor, stage combat choreographer and occasional stunt coordinator. By day I must disguise myself as mild-mannered engineer, and my hapless co-workers suspect nothing. My favorite roles include Vanda in VENUS IN FUR, as noted, Spike in the World Premiere of HOUSE RULES by Staci Swedeen, and Lady Macbeth in MACBETH. I also co-founded a pop-up theatre/gallery called The Moving Theatre. My hobbies include fake fighting with shiny swords, running around the trails at Ijams, and eating.
This marks Mitch’s second production with Flying Anvil Theatre, the first being 2018’s Sylvia, in which he played Greg. Other previous stage roles include Felix Unger in The Odd Couple, Ken Gorman in Rumors, the Stage Manager (narrator) in Our Town and multiple roles in both The Dining Room and The Laramie Project. Mitch’s on-camera work includes feature and short films as well as television and commercial projects. He is also a writer and filmmaker.
Davion T. Brown is a current UTK grad student working toward his MFA in Acting. Before joining the UTK roster, Davion spent the prior three years traveling around the country as a freelance Actor. Davion has been cast in a cornucopia of productions, with some of his most noteworthy roles being; Hamlet (Hamlet), Joseph Garcin (No Exit), and Macbeth (Macbeth), to name a few. This is Davion's first official production with Flying Anvil Theatre, and he is very excited to be a part of this highly experimental production! Davion hopes that he and his fellow artists can help bring you some joy in this rather confusing time. Most importantly, Davion would like to thank You for supporting the Arts and her Artists.
David Dwyer has been an active Screen Actors Guild member for 33 years and has appeared in nearly 100 films and TV series. He was recently seen as Sheriff Smoot Schmidt in Netflix's The Highwaymen, with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, and has finished work on Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy, helmed by Ron Howard and starring a ferocious Glen Close, the fantastic Amy Adams and the indelible Bo Hopkins.
Several years ago David was brought back to the theatre, after an absence of more than 30 years, for a UT Clarence Brown production of Amadeus. That proved fortuitous as it reignited his love and passion for extraordinary theatre. David has always loved a good story, well told, so he is proud and excited to be on the board of Flying Anvil Theatre as we all navigate our paths through these most interesting and challenging times.
Joe is making his second voyage with Flying Anvil. We will all get through this and once again grace the great stages of our World. The play is the thing!
McKinley, a UT theatre alumni and a native of Nashville, is excited to be a part of “Do You Read Me?”! While this is her first show with Flying Anvil, she has been on the Clarence Brown stage many times. Her favorite roles include: the ensembles of The Threepenny Opera, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Kiss Me, Kate and Sweeney Todd, as well as Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a member of the Shakespeare medley, Will Power!, and Bec in 4000 Miles all at the Clarence Brown Theatre. When not social distancing, you can often find McKinley interning at a cappella conventions, performing in local theatre, and singing with her 90s cover band, Teen Spirit. Stay healthy, wear masks, be patient to the folks you’re stuck inside with, and enjoy the show!
Raine Palmer is a local East Tennessee actress. Some of her most recent acting credits include Gretchen in Flying Anvil Theatre’s Boeing Boeing, Romeo in 70/30 Creative's Romeo and Juliet, Susan Hendrix in Theatre Knoxville’s Wait Until Dark, Peter Quince in Tennessee Stage Company's Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Elizabeth Proctor in Foothill Community Players’ The Crucible. She would like to thank her infinitely wonderful family and friends for their love and support.
Keegan is thrilled to be a part of Flying Anvil’s first online production! Previous acting credits include Hand to God (FAT), Clybourne Park, Leading Ladies (TKD), The Idiot Box (LAB), Peter and the Starcatcher, and South Pacific (CBT). Keegan directed The Lacy Project, Disassembly (LAB), and Horse Girls (UT), and assisted directors on The Madwoman of Chaillot, Dream of the Burning Boy (CBT), and HIR (FAT). He graduated from UT in 2019, where he taught improv workshops and was a member of the university’s first improv/sketch troupe, Involuntary Sports Party. Thanks to Jayne and David for making theatre happen, especially when it’s hard.
The Production Team
Assistant Stage Manager