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The Crew

Director/Artistic Director…Jake Brockmann

Assistant Director…Madeline Wakley

Stage Manager…Nicole Allee

Props Designer/Associate Artistic Director…Kyle Conner

Lighting Designer…Ross Zentner

Graphic Designer…Sage Kossman

Marketing Director…Aimee Koehler

The Cast

Becky Foster…Amy Hansmann

Joe Foster…Robert WC Kennedy

Chris Foster…Jason Nykiel

Walter Flood…Joe Krapf

Kensington (Kenni) Flood…Cara Johnston

Steve…Joe Nettesheim

Ginger…Pam Scheferman

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Bios

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Jake (Director) is very excited to bring BECKY'S NEW CAR to Milwaukee. His previous credits include directing SPEECH & DEBATE, and ASUNCION for Forge Theater, THE ALIENS for dropoutArts, and PRIDE AND PANCAKES for Chamber Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival. He also directed DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, and A NUMBER at Splinter Group, where he was also the Associate Artistic Director and Company Sound Designer. Jake would like the thank the cast and crew for their incredible work and Brian and Sue Brockmann for their constant love and support.

Nicole Allee

Nicole (Stage Manager) is honored to be working with Forge Theater for the first time. Previously she has worked with Sunset Playhouse, Waukesha Civic, Village Playhouse, and several other local theater companies since moving to Milwaukee 4 years ago. Special thanks to her mom for always supporting her. 

Kyle Conner

A Milwaukee native, Kyle (Props Designer and Associate Artistic Director) has had the pleasure of working with a number of companies in town including Bunny Gumbo, Windfall, Off the Wall, First Stage, and Voices Found Rep. He is elated to watch Forge grow and keep moving forward by providing Milwaukee with stories about the 'working class citizen.' A big thank you to Urban Harvest and the Undergound Collaborative for their support with this production.

 
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Amy (Becky Foster) is beyond delighted to be back on stage and reunited with former (theatrical) husbands and lovers. Some of her favorite roles include the title role in Macbeth and Emma in Betrayal with Soulstice Theater, Phaedra in Phaedra's Love with The World's Stage Theater, and Masha in Three Sisters at Windfall Theatre. She has also performed with Bialystock & Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Bunny Gumbo and Boulevard Ensemble. Eternal love and gratitude to Tim and Nick.

 
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Cara Johnston (Kenni) is proud to be making her Forge debut! Originally from Dallas, Texas, Cara relocated to Milwaukee with her husband, Dustin, and her pet rabbit, Ozma. Local credits include: QUALITY STREET at Acacia and THE VIOLET HOUR at Renaissance Theatreworks.

 
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Robert W.C. Kennedy (Joe Foster)
This handsome six-footer, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Specialist In Acting Major, is making his Forge Theater debut with this production. He has performed with other local companies including Bialystock & Bloom, Bunny Gumbo, Cornerstone, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Next Act, Milwaukee Irish Arts, Optimist, Splinter Group, Skylight, Windfall and The World’s Stage, as well as in Chicago, New York, Canada and Ireland.

 
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Joe (Walter Flood) is excited to be making his debut with Forge Theater as Walter Flood in Becky's New Car. Joe has recently appeared on stage around Milwaukee at All in Productions, Off the Wall Theatre and Soulstice Theatre, where favorite past roles include Robert in Betrayal, Rick in The Nerd and Frank in The Memory of Water. Joe sends big thanks to the cast and crew for the great time we've had telling this story, and his friends for their unending support and beers. 

 
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Joe Nettesheim (Steve) is honored to be a part of the talented cast and crew of Becky’s New Car.  Appearing in his third show, and first outside of the Waukesha Civic Theatre, he was encouraged to try acting by friends and family.   Previous roles include Henry Mitchell in Sex Please, We’re Sixty and the repairman in Father Knows Best   Joe has found being on stage has been an honor, adrenaline rush and the most fun ever!

 
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Jason (Chris Foster) is super excited to be performing with Forge Theatre for the first time.  He has also performed with Milwaukee Entertainment Group, Kohl's Wild Theatre, Lake Country Playhouse, Emerald Condor Productions, (in Wisconsin), Project 891, The Public House, Pride Films and Plays, and Quest Ensemble (in Chicago) among other theatres.  Jason earned his BFA in theatre from the CCPA at Roosevelt University.  Jason is represented by Lori Lins Ltd.  Jason would like to thank the cast and crew for a such a fun show.  He would also like to thank Sam and Bodie for always making him feel better and dealing with his crazy hours.

 
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Pam (Ginger) is thrilled to be performing with Forge Theater in this amazing production.  She is excited to be getting back into theatre after years away playing the role of a lifetime as a mother of two. Most recent theatre credits include playing Detective Copper with Milwaukee Entertainment Group, Captain Ultimate with Milwaukee Cooperative One Act Festival and Heather Edgerton in Knee Deep in the Hoopla with Cedarburg Players. She thanks Rachael and Sammy for sacrificing their evenings with Mom to let her "get back into the game".   

 
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Madeline Wakley (Assistant Director) is happy to be back at Forge after appearing in its inaugural production, Speech & Debate. She was most recently seen in Br!NK Br!efs at Renaissance Theaterworks and The Children's Hour  with Outskirts Theatre. Other Milwaukee credits include work with Bard & Bourbon, First Stage Children's Theater, Cooperative Performance MKE, Theater RED, and Luminous Theatre. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and a degree in Classical Performance from LAMDA.

 

Ross Zentner

is a freelance lighting designer and photographer. Originally from Southern Wisconsin, Ross has made Milwaukee home. Ross holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee. He has worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Forward Theatre Company, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, YoungBlood, Splinter Group, Next Act Theatre, Children's Theatre of Madison, In Tandem Theatre, First Stage, ACME Production Corp, Majic Enterprises, and many others throughout the Midwest. Ross is also works with I.A.T.S.E local 18. For more information please visit rosszentner.com

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Our Sponsors

Southern Lakes Physical Therapy, Robert Brumder, Omega Burckhardt and Eric Heilig, and Brian and Sue Brockmann

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Special Thanks

Seth K. Hale, Thorin Kettelsen, Nicolai Kettelsen, Adam Qutaishat, Urban Harvest Brewing Company, The Brockmann Family, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Tim Backes, Sage Kossman, 5am A Cappella, Ruth B8r Ginsburg, Nutritious and Delicious, Mobcraft Brewery, Lakefront Brewery, Colectivo Coffee, Untapped Tours, Float Milwaukee, Sam Szymborski, Jaalah Hall, Matt Kemple, and The Underground Collaborative