Team Members

Shelby Maticic

Shelby Maticic

Director

Shelby is a Zoni-winning playwright (Return to Rosie’s Pub) and designer. She received her B.S. in Theatre Performance from NAU, and her MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship and Management from ASU. Select Brelby Acting Credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly Aster) She Kills Monsters (Agnes), Twelfth Night (Viola), Playing Games (Mel), Fangirl (Sophia), Windfall (Olivia). Select Brelby Directing credits: Godspell, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Little Women: the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Ghost the Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dogfight, Heathers the Musical, Jasper in Deadland (AZ Premiere), Fly By Night (AZ Premiere) and Carrie the Musical. Extra love to Brian, Rory & Link.

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Helen Morris

Helen Morris

Storyteller/ Composer/ Music Director

Helen Morris is a composer, singer-songwriter, and musician. She is an ariZoni award recipient for best original music for the 2019 production of “Luna and Solis,” and currently working as lyricist and composer of “Echoes,” a new musical. You can find her original music on Spotify, including her latest album released in April 2022.

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Maybe Stewart

Maybe Stewart

Stage Manager

Maybe Stewart (they/them) is a director, playwright, trans/disabled advocate, and all-around utility belt of a theatre person from Phoenix, AZ, where they received a BA in English Literature from Grand Canyon University. Their writing has been produced at theatres from AZ to NY, with plays like ALL THE WRONG PLACES, BUT IN OURSELVES, and JUST BE, which highlight life in the margins. Some of their proudest credits include stage managing I AM MY OWN WIFE and S#!TFACED SHAKESPEARE (which they also sound designed) with BLK BOX PHX, as well as co-director and movement director for SENSE & SENSIBILITY at Southwest Shakespeare Company. Currently, they are a Covid Compliance Officer for The Phoenix Theatre Company. You can learn more about them and their work at www.maybestewartartist.com, or on social media @maybestewartartist.

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Anabel Olguin

Anabel Olguin

Amara

Anabel is elated to return to the stage after two whole years with this wonderful production. Select previous Brelby acting credits include Pithy (Luna and Solís 2019), Malbete (Wolves of Sherwood), and Renee (12 Days of Christmas). When Anabel isn’t spending her evenings at rehearsals, she is spends her days working to shape the young minds of Gen Z. Thank you for your support!

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Noah Delgado

Noah Delgado

Aaron

Noah Delgado is thrilled to be joining the cast of his first ever Brelby stage production after previously appearing in their film “Nonfat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte with Sprinkles.” Noah is an ariZoni nominated local theatre actor whose previous stage credits include Frankie in “Forever Plaid” (Hale Center Theatre), Luigi Gaudi in “Lucky Stiff” (Arizona Regional Theatre), Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in “Jekyll & Hyde” (Actor’s Youth Theatre), Gus Coverly in “Arcadia” (Tuscany Theatre Company) and Angus Tuck in “Tuck Everlasting” (Valley Youth Theatre). In addition to his acting work, Noah is an arts and lifestyle writer with a particular fascination with the performing arts and horror media. Follow him on Twitter: @DelGoada

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Rebecca Ulbrich

Rebecca Ulbrich

Storyteller

Rebecca is thrilled to be returning to the stage with her Brelby family in this delightfully whimsical show. She is excited to be taking on the role of Amara after previously playing Sam in the 2019 run of Luna and Solis. Previous selected Brelby roles include The Red Queen (Alice’s Canvas), Jordan (12 Days of Christmas - 2020 web series), Oriana (12 Days of Christmas - 2018 production) and Elodie (The Wolves of Sherwood). Rebecca would like to thank Shelby for letting her help to tell this story, this wonderful cast for being so amazing to work with and her husband for spending so much time home alone with the dogs while she was at rehearsals.

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Jen Gantwerker

Jen Gantwerker

Dolo

Jen has had an amazing time working with this incredible group of artists, bringing such a magical, exciting, impactful show to life. Thanks to her family and friends, and to you for spending a few hours journeying through this world with us.

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James Beneze

James Beneze

Samuel

James is ecstatic to return to the stage in the newest incarnation of Luna & Solis. He is thrilled to be bringing the character of Sam to life after being the Stage Manager for the 2019 run of the show. Select previous Brelby acting credits include: Alice's Canvas (White Rabbit), Return to Rosie's Pub (Server 2), The Pledge (Andrew), and Quest for Claus: the Musical (Rat King). He has also been behind the scenes of countless Brelby shows as a designer, stage manager, and assistant director. When not doing theatre, James is a full-time marketing student at ASU trying to balance life and school with working overnights.

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Emma Domakeczna

Emma Domakeczna

Luna

Emma is thrilled to work at Brelby again. She was last seen on the Brelby stage as Young Marie in Marie’s Reverie and as Dahlia in Alice’s Canvas. She was also recently in Frozen Jr. at Spotlight Youth Theatre as Queen Iduna/Dance Captain. Emma attends ACAA and is a dancer of six years. She are also a film geek and seek to pursue a career in film. Shewould like to thank Shelby for casting them in this incredible show!

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Nickela Rooney

Nickela Rooney

Sienna

Nickela is very excited to once again be a part of telling this beautiful story. Last fall Nickela played Solis and is honored to now be playing the role of Sienna. Other Brelby credits include: Mocha Latte and Oh the Humanity a very long time ago. Recently, Nickela has toured with Missoula Children’s Theatre and is excited to get back out on the road with Luna and Solis! A huge thank you to Shelby and Helen for so much faith, and of course to “Bob”.

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Brian Maticic

Brian Maticic

Playwright/ Lyricist/ Dez

Brian received his B.S. in Theatre Performance from NAU. Acting: Black Stache/Peter and the Starcatcher (ariZoni nomination), Robert/12 Days of Christmas, Bob/Revenge of the Space Pandas, Duke Orsino/Twelfth Night, Bill/Poseidon’s Regret. Directing: She Kills Monsters, Love’s Labours Lost, Be a Good Little Widow, Princess and the Pirate, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost, missing grace, The Oz Chronicles, Evil Dead: the Musical. Playwright: Playing Games, Non-fat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte … With Sprinkles, 12 Days of Christmas, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost, Windfall, Depend on Me. Brian is the recipient of a 2019 ariZoni award for his fight choreography for TheatreWorks’ YouthWorks production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Kevin Fenderson

Kevin Fenderson

Pithy

After previously appearing in Luna & Solis at the Herberger and again on the Brelby stage, Kevin is excited to re-return to this whimsical tale! Select Brelby credits include Mitch Mahoney (Putnam) and Mr. Lethe (Jasper in Deadland). Buy or stream his EP “Boom. Covered.” wherever you listen to music! Thank you for supporting local theatre!

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Alexandra Utpadel

Alexandra Utpadel

Solis

Alexandra (Ixy) Utpadel is a twice ariZoni nominated actress who has been seen on many stages across the Phoenix Valley. Her previous roles include Guinevere in Camelot; Brooklyn/Zoe in The Gods of Comedy (AZ premiere); Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music; The Witch in Into the Woods; White Rabbit in Curiouser & Curiouser/Nutcracker/Too; Gertrude in Seussical; Sue in Carrie: the Musical; Boise in Blacklisters (ariZoni nom), and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. She has also designed hair and makeup for Into the Woods, The Gods of Comedy, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. When she’s not onstage, she can be found cuddling her cats or baking too many cookies.

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