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June 2023:
Thank You, and Have a Nice Day
By Monroe Oxley
"Meteorologists have determined there is stuff falling from the sky so please be cautious if you venture outside.Inclement weather is imminent please be advised. Thank you and have a nice day."

Featuring SBT members Maggie Meador, Anna Becker, David Lampe, and Yaakov Abrams; plus Shane Cullum (Austin Shakespeare's THE REAL THING): The snow is not right. ...In the best way possible? This play explores forgiveness and faith in each other. Maybe. Neighbors find themselves locked in due to 'weird snow' and disastrous weather; with updates provided by an increasingly dooming weather channel. As the play evolves, the weather - and the people- seem more sinister & darkly funny. Twists reveal into these characters' lives. Plus, there are kolaches.  SBT works with Southwestern University: Grants for SWU students to work as production team.

More on the author:

Free preview (teachers only): June 7: 7:30pm
June 8-10 & June 15-16: 7:30pm
June 17: 8:00pm (*featuring pr
e-show staged readings by local playwright Max Langert- more details to come)

(Limited) Discounted tickets for teachers: $15/ and $20-$22/general public 

Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751

Production & Behind-the-Scenes photos:

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Meet the Cast and Production Team

Jon DeMitchell:

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Jon is a founding member of Summer Break Theatre and producing director. Jon serves as the theatre director at East View High School in Georgetown. Prior to that, he was an actor of stage and screen in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate of Chapman University's BFA in Theatre Performance program. Jon performed locally in the School of Rock for Georgetown Palace Theatre and performed as Joe for SBT's production of Cul-de-Sac by John Cariani.

Maggie Meador:

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Maggie is the founder of Summer Break Theatre. Maggie served as a Theatre teacher for 9 years, with most of her time teaching in Round Rock ISD. Maggie was a member of ARTS Lead, Academic UIL, and her theatre program placed nationally at TX Thespians' Jr. Prior to teaching, Maggie toured as a stage manager and actor in NYC, and worked with Austin Lyric Opera and the Long Center.  Maggie works for Austin Civic Orchestra and is an Events Coordinator.

Anna Becker:
 Patty Jenkins

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Anna is a core member of Summer Break Theatre. Anna has her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Florida and later on earned her Master of Education from Texas A&M.  She is a middle school theatre teacher in Lake Travis ISD.  Prior to that, Anna lived in Los Angeles where she was a founding member of the award-winning sketch group Oh You and Your Bone Spurs, a frequent participant in Comedy Central’s storytelling night Sit and Spin, and happened to film a TV pilot, a couple of indie movies and a studio picture.  She lives in Austin with her husband and two sons and is beyond excited to work with Summer Break Theatre!

Shane Cullum:
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Shane Cullum is a (fairly) recent transplant to Austin, Texas. He has performed in, and directed, numerous plays over the past 20 years, throughout California, Nevada, and Texas, as well as having a number of film & television credits to his name (including appearances on the TV shows "Sex Sent Me To The ER" and "Outrageous 911"). Over the years, he has performed on stage in such shows as "True West", "A Doll's House", "The Lady from the Sea", and "Take Me Out", as well as two separate one-man shows: "Thom Pain" and "Iphogenia in Orem". Shane was last seen on stage earlier this year in "The Real Thing" for Austin Shakespeare.

David Lampe:
Thomas Jenkins

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David Lampe (core member) has been a high school English teacher for over 25 years. He has been performing in theater and improv troupes even longer and he is delighted to be joining Summer Break for their third season.

Monroe Oxley:
Playwright/Tech Director


Monroe Oxley is a native Texan who received his undergraduate degree from Lamar University and a Masters in Theatre from Texas A&M Commerce. Monroe has been doing design work professionally for over 15 years and teaching for over 11 years. Currently Monroe is the Scene Shop Manager at Southwestern University and working on his MFA in playwriting at UTEP.


Yaakov Abrams:
Weather Service

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Yaakov is thrilled to be part of SBT. He is a graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA and has a BA in Theatre from The UT - Austin.  Yaakov has been a theatre educator for 10+ years and worked as an actor in Texas and Chicago before that. 

Ashlyn Zunker: 
Stage Manager


Ashlyn Zunker is excited to be a part of Summer Break Theatre as their stage manager. She is a current performance major at Southwestern University and previous student of the London Theatre Academy. She has been doing theatre for 8 years now both on and behind stage. Her most recent projects were as performer in G.H.O.S.T Unit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as set dresser in film "Party O’Clock.”

Gavin Kenter:
Lighting Designer


Gavin Kenter is a recent graduate from Hutto HS and plans on furthering his theatrical lighting education at ACC. Gavin has worked on 10+ productions as lighting designer and plans on continuing his work in the Austin area.


Caleigh Kenter:

Caleigh is a Jr. at Hutto High School. She started as an actor, but in her Freshman year she decided to try the tech side of things. Throughout her last two years, Caleigh has worked as a tech on a total of 11 shows including theater performances, dance shows, and out of school jobs. She is trying out many sides of tech: stage management, set building, and most recently, lighting.


Aidan Balakrishnan: Sound/Tech

Aidan Balakrishnan is a sophomore at Southwestern University where he is a double major in Computer Science and Theatre. He was the Soundboard Operator  for "How I Became a Pirate" and the Assistant Sound Designer for "Ride the Cyclone". He hopes to keep learning and working with sound and lighting in more productions in the future. Aidan also aspires to learn new theatrical technology.

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