Pastry King 

Cast and Creative Team



Clay Wheeler (Leo)

Clay is a Dallas-based actor, director, educator and improviser. Most recently he appeared as Nils Krogstad in Joanie Schultz's acclaimed new adaptation of A Doll's House at WaterTower Theatre and as Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Dallas. He's worked across DFW at Theatre Three, Stage West, Kitchen Dog Theater & Second Thought Theatre, among others. Clay is a voice actor for Funimation and is featured on many shows, including My Hero Academia, Black Clover, Golden Kamuy, KADO: The Right Answer, D.Gray-man & One Piece. As a director, Clay has earned recognition for his productions of Standing 8 Count and My Name is Rachel Corrie, two award-winning one-person shows. He is a founding member and co-manager of The Laugh Supper, a popular short-form improv comedy troupe, and the co-founder of Rite of Passage Theatre Company. A former Teacher of the Year, Clay is a proud public educator and director of an award-winning Speech and Theatre Department. He has a BFA in Theatre Performance from Baylor University and is the recipient of multiple DFW Critics Forum Awards.

Ana Hagedorn * (Julia)

Ana is thrilled to be bringing Pastry King to life with such an incredible group of artists. Ana is a proud member of the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theater Center where her credits include: The Wolves, Steel Magnolias, Inherit the Wind, and A Christmas Carol (2017, 2018). Last year, she wrote, produced and performed in her one-woman show Let Me Talk My Dreams about Margo Jones. She holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University, is represented by Grogan Managment, LLC, and is the Social Media Coordinator for Second Thought Theatre.

Jeremy Schwartz * (Don)

Selected Stage: Stage Kiss (Circle Theatre); Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (T3); Outside Mullingar; The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, And Count Leo Tolstoy…Discord (WTT); The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of The Knight Errant Don Quixote (Amphibian Stage Productions); Se Llama Cristina, Detroit, Thinner Than Water (Kitchen Dog Theatre) Jonah; Galileo; Sarajevo; All He Fears; The Seagull; Shiner (Undermain); Loot, How I Learned To Drive, A Christmas Carol (DTC); Bull, In a Forest Dark And Deep (Second Thought); Karla (Culture Project NYC; At War; Speakeasy (Fire Dept. NYC). Max And The Truffle Pig (NYMTF); The Viy, Single Bullet Theory (Lightning Strikes NYC). Beach, Downwinders (Clubbed Thumb NYC); Stomp And Shout An’ Work It All Out (Babel Theatre NYC).

Selected Film: Almost Home; Staten Island; The Education Of Charlie Banks; Montclair; Parting Words; Radiant.

Selected Tv/Web: Board With Life; Good Medicine; The Sopranos; Law And Order: Svu; Rescue Me; Strangers With Candy; Filmfakers; The Agency; Vo Narration- Whiskey Business; Moonshiners; American Weed; Hard Riders; Iron Men; American Eats; Promo Vo- Comedy Central; Espn; Msnbc; Hbo; A&E; Adult Swim; Fox Sports 1; Destination America Animation: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F; One Piece: Film Z; Ghost In The Shell; Space Dandy; Sealab: 2021; T.V. Funhouse; Space Dandy; Dimension W; Escaflowne; Fairy Tale; Heroic Legend Of Arslan; One Piece.

Games: Smite; Borderlands; Battleborne; Grand Theft Auto 5; Star Wars: The Old Republic; World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria; Aerofighters Assault; Lost Planet 3; Warhammer Online; Nocturne; Dominion; Daikatana; Anachronox

Spencer Roberts (Chris)

Spencer graduated from the Meadows School of the Arts, double majoring in Music Education and Music Composition with saxophone as his primary instrument. Spencer plans to attend graduate school to acquire Masters degrees in both Music Composition and Conducting, helping to further expand his possibilities and education as a refined musician, while also continuing to purse a satisfying and lucrative theatrical career. Though his studies have been mainly musically oriented, he has always harbored a passion for the performing arts as a whole genre, and has always been looking for opportunities to enter the world of theatre.

William Bartell (Oliver)

William is a seventh grader at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts where he’s in his fourth year as a member of the Texas Boys Choir. He has appeared as The Child in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. As a Trinity Shakespeare Festival cast member, he’s played Mamillus in A Winter’s Tale and the Duke of York in Richard III. A member of Kids Who Care since age 7, his KWC credits include productions of Peter Pan, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Shrek the Musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, District XI: Believe in Me! and Choices. He truly believes that the earth is round, that a good dog is worth the time it takes to scoop its poop, and that an apple butter cannoli dusted with powdered sugar is worth the calories.

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association

Creative Team

Scott Zenreich

Scott Zenreich (Writer/Producer) is a theatre artist living in Dallas, TX. His plays include Pastry King, The Play Is the Thing, The Mostly Accurate Story of Sylvain Dornon, and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. As an actor, Scott has worked with Amphibian Stage Productions, Undermain Theatre, Casa Manana, Dallas Children’s Theater, WaterTower Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival, the Growing Stage, New Century Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, the Majestic Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center. He earned a BFA from Emerson College.

Rhonda Boutté

Rhonda Boutté (Director) is honored to be a longtime Company Member with both Kitchen Dog Theater and Undermain Theatre in Dallas TX.
Rhonda last directed critically acclaimed NNPN (National New Play Network) World Rolling Premier Br’er Cotton by Terrance Arvelle Chisholm for Kitchen Dog Theater. She has directed several stage readings for Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival over the last 17 years most recently, Ratus and Hattie by Lisa Langford part of NNPN’s Cross- Pollination project, The Johnsons by Amina Henry, The House of Pretty Mbane by Jen Silverman and The Singularity by Crystal Jackson. Rhonda has also directed for Theater Quorum at Dallas’ Festival of Independent Theatres.
Some Kitchen Dog Theater acting credits: ! Curedaras !, Reckless, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, In the Jungle of the Cities, Nickel and Dimed, Woyzeck, Rockabye, Pickling, Blackberry Winter and The Chairs. Undermain acting credits: JOHN, Macbeth, Silence, Eurydice, The Hyacinth Macaw and Galileo.

Seancolin Hankins

Seancolin Hankins (Scenic Designer) Recent scenic designs include King Liz, Cyrano, The Trap, Northside Hollow, Crossing the Line, and Isaac's Eye for Amphibian Stage Productions, Like a Billion Likes for Stage West, Peter and the Starcatcher for Kids Who Care, Henry V, An Oresteia, Julius Caesar, and Another Part of the Forest at Rutger’s University. Seancolin spent three summers with Williamstown Theatre Festival as staff/charge scenic artist, and studied at the Globe Theatre in London, England. He earned a B.A. in Technical Theatre from King’s College and an M.F.A. in Set Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Cindy Ernst Godinez

Cindy Ernst-Godinez (Props Designer) Shakespeare Dallas Credits include Hamlet, Taming Of The Shrew, Comedy Of Errors, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Richard III, She Stoops To Conquer, As You Like It, And Cyrano De Bergerac. Favorite Credits include props design For Pompeii!!, Ironbound and Br’er Cotton including set design for 26 Miles and 3: Foote with Kitchen Dog Theater.  Set/Production design for Waiting For Lefty, Apartment Plays, The Violet Hour and Suburbia with Upstart Productions. She designed costumes and props for multiple readings in Shakespeare Dallas’ 5 year initiative of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Cindy also contributed as production designer to the short film Mailcall with Aleja Productions. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama from University of Dallas.

Korey Kent

Korey Kent (Costume Designer) is very excited to be a part of the creative team for Pastry King . Korey prides himself on being a well-rounded artist and considers himself a theater generalist. He enjoys the challenges of all forms of the theatre and embraces taking risks in his work and challenging himself to learn and implement as much as he can. His Regional work includes, the Dallas Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cabaret (Assistant Stage Manager), Upstart Productions: Suburbia (Costumed Designer), Year of the Rooster (Producer); Second Thought Theater: Cock, Great God Pan (Costume Designer); Theater Three: Heisenberg/Actually, Once (Costume Design) Project X: Diamond Dick (Associate Director), Kitchen Dog Theater: Boom, Betrayal, Becky Shaw, Gideon's Knot Thinner than Water Totalitarians (Costume Design), Titus Andronicus, The Chairs,(Assistant Director), Psychos Never Dream ( Stage Manager); The Drama Club: Faust, Wild Wicked Wyrd (Costume Design).
Korey is an Artistic Company Member at Kitchen Dog Theater, an Artistic Associate for Drama Club, and the Associate Producer and Casting Director for Shakespeare Dallas. He received his BFA in Theater Studies from Souther Methodist University with Emphasis in Acting Directing and Design. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to collaborate and create on PASTRY KING with so many impeccable artist. She works with many organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Texas Ballet Theatre, and Theater Three. She has been a proud company member at Kitchen Dog Theater for nine years and her credits include the premiere of Barbecue Apocalype and the Regional Premieres of IRONBOUND and recently You Got Older. Recent works include Carmen with the TCU Opera Studio and The Father at Stage West. Upcoming work includes Coppelia with Ballet North Texas and Lone Star Love Potion at Island East End Theatre in Galveston. Her Dance Credits include, Ballet Dallas, Ballet North Texas, Bovesher Ballet and Wichita Falls Ballet Theater. Lisa is also founder of Hope Rising, an Arts organization in North Texas that seeks to raise awareness and put an end to Sexual and Domestic Violence through the Arts.

David Lanza

David Lanza (Sound Designer) works as resident sound designer for Amphibian Stage Productions and Kids Who Care, as well as regularly designing for Jubilee Theatre along with many other companies. Some recent sound design credits include Lonely Planet (Amphibian Stage Productions), Obama-ology (Jubilee Theatre), The Mountaintop (Dallas Theater Center), A Chorus Line (Booker T. Washington High School), and Hands On A Hardbody (UNT Theatre). David has also acted as production sound operator for national tours of Menopause The Musical, A Tuna Christmas and Tuna Does Vegas, as well as the annual Dance Salad dance festival in Houston, TX. Additionally David has provided sound design and mixing for animated media projects produced by companies including Nickelodeon, Alfalfa Studios, Kate Spade, and The Ford Foundation. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University.

H. Bart McGeehon

H. Bart McGeehon (Video Designer) is excited to be back collaborating as a designer for the ELEVATOR PROJECT after recently designing Dark Circles Contemporary Dance ’s production of Aladdin: Habibi & Cry Havoc Theatre’s Babel. Bart recently designed the productions of Angels in America: Part 1 & Part 2, Pricilla: Queen of the Desert, The Full Monty, Broadway Our Way 2016, The Toxic Avenger, Soho Cinders, the critically acclaimed Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as well as his award winning projection design for Songs for a New World for Uptown Players. His design work has been seen on many Dallas stages. These include Are You There & Romeo & Juliet for Stage West, Br’er Cotton for Kitchen Dog Theatre Company; A Kid Like Jake for Second Thought Theatre; A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Shakespeare Dallas; and multiple productions at Theatre Britain and Dallas Children’s Theater. Bart currently serves as the Production Manager at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas’ Arts District and oversees all the Elevator Project productions.

Gabriela Leodiou

Gabriela Leodiou (Stage Manager) Is delighted to be a part of this sweet treat experience! Still fairly new to Dallas she is excited to call this area her second home and cannot wait to continue her Stage Management journey in the D-FW Area. Previous Credits include; Just Girly Things at DGDG, Anna in the Tropics at Eastfield College, Tina’s Journey and Bless Me, Ultima at Cara Mia Theatre Co. She wants to thank her family and friends for their continual support. “Inspire with Enthusiasm!”

Karlee Perego

Karlee Perego (Technical Director) is a scenic designer, scenic painter, builder, and props artisan based in Dallas, Texas. Karlee recently was scenic designer for A Doll’s House Part 2 at Stage West. Some of her other credits include The Wizard of Oz (CYT), Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet (both Outcry Theatre),Taming of the Shrew (Junior Players), The Merry Wives of Windsor (University of North Texas), and The Diver’s Wife (University of North Texas). In addition to designing, Karlee currently works as the Shop Foreman for Stage West. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas.

Allen Dean

Allen Dean (Puppet Designer) began working in puppetry in 2009 as an intern at Hip Pocket Theatre under the supervision of master puppeteer, Lake Simons. Since then, he has performed as a puppeteer in several shows directed by Simons including Lowdown Wax (2010), Wind Setup (2011), Moby Dick (2012), Tree Pop (2015), Don Quixote (2016), and The Land of Oz (2017) at Hip Pocket Theatre. He reprised his role in Tree Pop at HERE! Arts Center in NYC in 2017. In 2015 he served as set and shadow puppet designer for Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins at Amphibian Stage Productions. In 2016 he wrote a short story titled The Very Tall Giraffe and workshopped it into a shadow puppet show at Amphibian Stage Productions in conjunction with Concrete Temple Theatre. In 2018 he designed and constructed several creature puppets for She Kills Monsters at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus.

Nicole Berastequi

Nicole Berastequi (Fight Choreographer) is thrilled to join Scott Zenreich’s amazing team for the first time choreographing this talented cast for The Elevator Project series! Recent fight work includes: Real Women Have Curves; Twelfth Night; Fetch Clay, Make Man; Steel Magnolias; Gloria (Dallas Theater Center); Guadalupe in the Guest Room (WaterTower Theatre); Straight White Men (Second Thought Theater); Wild, Wicked, and Wyrd (The Drama Club); Titus Andronicus; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Dallas). Nicole received her BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, where she trained in hand-to-hand fight combat, rapier and dagger, and quarterstaff. When not orchestrating onstage violence and murderous mayhem, Nicole can be seen as an actress and aerialist around town. She would like to give a special thanks to director Rhonda Boutté, for her incomparable inspiration, support, and encouragement!

Nina Angelilli Conoley

Nina Angelilli Conoley (Pastry Consultant) is a Pastry Chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. She completed her externship at the one Michelin star and James Beard awarded restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, and has since worked at Abacus, Uchi, Easy Tiger, Bufalina, Gemma, and Sachet.