OpenStage Theatre & Company Twelfth Night Cast Features New and Returning Members to OpenStage

Jun 18, 2024 | Member News

OpenStage is excited to highlight their cast for Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” performing in the Park at Columbine Health Systems this summer. Directed by Debbie Swann, this outdoor production runs from June 8 to July 13, 2024 and all performances begin at 7 pm.

TRISHA GILLIN, Viola, (they/them) As a lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast, playing the role of Viola has been an absolute dream come true! Originally from Colorado Springs, Trisha graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Favorite past roles include the title role in a staged reading of Hamlet, Iaga in a gender-bent Othello, Melibea/Isabelle/Hyppolyta in The Illusion, and Adelaide in Six Years Old. You can catch them playing some sick riffs in Airness this winter at Bas Bleu.

BRIAN WILCOX, Orsino, is thrilled to be returning to OpenStage. His previous OST&C credits include Brian (Avenue Q), Malcolm (The Full Monty), Cliff (Cabaret), and, most recently, Will Bloom (Big Fish). He received his BME with a vocal emphasis in 2014 and has been teaching and performing ever since. When not treading the boards, Brian can be found teaching music to elementary students in Fort Collins. He would like to thank his caring wife, Alison, along with his friends and family, for supporting all of his endeavors, both on and off stage. He would also like to thank all those in attendance for supporting local art and theater and hopes that you continue to do so for many years to come.

MOLLY MCGUIRE, Olivia, first performed with OpenStage in 2004 in The Women. She began performing with the Company again in 2014 when she appeared as Nerine in Scapin. Since then she has appeared with OpenStage as Beatrice in The Servant of Two Masters, Millicent/Laurie in Stage Kiss, Danielle in Ultimate Beauty Bible, Suzanne in Don’t Dress for Dinner, in the Ensemble of Christmas Chaos and Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing, Angela in Natural Shocks and Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton/Gossip in Sense and Sensibility, Liginere in Cyrano de Bergerac, Miss Scarlet in Clue: On Stage, and Elizabeth Condell in The Book of Will. She is excited to be working with the amazing cast of Twelfth Night and would like to thank the entire cast, staff and crew for their unwavering support.

STEVEN P. SICKLES, Sir Toby Belch, first appeared with OpenStage in 2003 as Julian in Communicating Doors and has enjoyed numerous OpenStage artistic opportunities since then. Recipient of the 2017 Colorado Theatre Guild Outstanding Actor Award and two OpenStage OPUS Acting Awards, Steven’s recent OpenStage roles include Friar Tuck in Sherwood, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Valere in LaBête, Athos in The Three Musketeers, and The Elder in The Christians with OpenStage etcetera. Steven has a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts and has performed from Aurora to Boulder in such roles as Marc in Art, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and Merchant/Father in Belle and the Beast. Favorite roles include Arthur in Camelot, Perchick in Fiddler on the Roof, Matt in Talley’s Folley, Dr. Nakamura/Governor in Happy End, The Mikado in The Mikado, Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound, and his debut in sixth grade as the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Steve would like to thank all audience members and donors for supporting live theatre!

MARKUS RODRIGUEZ-INTULAKSANA, Andrew Aguecheek, Current STAD student at the University of Northern Colorado, Markus is proud to be pursuing his love of performing with OpenStage! Actor, musician, writer, and self-proclaimed “party dude,” Markus has recently appeared in The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (Various), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The Beadle), Alice by Heart (Alfred), and soon to be seen in A Chorus Line (Paul) this fall! He would like to thank his fellow cast members and wonderful director for supporting him while he balances his studies, his passions, and his other rambunctious life endeavors.

ALEIAH JASPER, Maria, is a Colorado-born actress who is thrilled to make her OpenStage Theatre & Company debut as Maria in Twelfth Night! Aleiah completed her degree in Theatre Performance at Colorado State University this May. Some of her favorite credits include Abigail in The Crucible (The Arts Academy at Pueblo County High School), Evil Gabbi in She Kills Monsters (CSU), #14 in The Wolves (CSU), and Ensemble in Native Gardens (Bas Bleu Theatre).

BRYAN HILL, Malvolio, feels incredibly privileged to perform with OpenStage again! He performed in OST&C’s 49th etcetera Season as The Pastor in The Christians and in the 50th season as Torvald in A Doll’s House, Part 2.. Bryan has been acting on stage, screen, and any other venue that would have him for the past 25 years. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife and 4 (yes, that’s not a typo) kids and splits his time as an actor, an educator, and a masked, crime-fighting vigilante.

TAYLOR BROTHERTON, Feste/Sound Designer, This is Taylor’s first show with OpenStage and she is very happy to be here! Taylor studied performing arts for the last decade all over the country. Some of her favorite theatre training was in New York at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, in Chicago at The Second City, iO Chicago and The Annoyance Theatre, and here at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. When not doing theatre she works as the Executive Chef at FoCo Cafe and lives with her roommates who are among her favorite people. She would like to give much love and big ups to A+A, the roommates (all two of you), the book club, her family back in Denver, and OpenStage Theatre & Company for supporting her through this process.

MARIN STUMPF, Fabian, is a recent CSU graduate and NoCo native who likes to spend their time going to drag shows, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and running lines with their dog, Charlie. Marin has been in several recent OpenStage productions, including Josephine in Big Fish (dir. Noah Racey), Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (dir. Kate Austin-Groen), Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists (dir. Brenna Freestone-Gilbert) and Frenchie in Cabaret (dir. Kenny Moten). When not doing theatre, Marin works for after-school clubs to help teach kids chess. Marin sends special thanks to everyone in the audience not only for their continued support but also for being very, very, very cool! An even more special thanks to the cast and crew who help breathe life into the show.

BAS MEINDERTSMA, Sebastian, is grateful to be part of the 51st season with this wonderful show. You may have seen him as Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret, Jerry in The Full Monty, Nicky in Avenue Q (OPUS/Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role), or Little Charles in August: Osage County (OPUS/Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role). Bas is thankful for being part of the theatre community through OpenStage, for which he is also the President to the Board of Directors. Bas would like to thank this amazing cast and crew and give a big thank you to his wife Ashley and daughters Sophie and Daphne for supporting his creative endeavors.

ALAINA NOBLE, Antonio, is thrilled to be in Twelfth Night at OpenStage! Alaina recently graduated from CSU with a BA in Musical theatre. You may have seen her in Silent Sky (Henrietta), Machinal (Ensemble and Intimacy Coordinator), and Spring Awakening (Ensemble). Alaina is so grateful to be a part of such an amazing cast of people and she is forever grateful to her family for being very supportive and compassionate about her pursuing her dreams.

TYLER RAYBURN, Captain/Priest/Ensemble, is thrilled to make his OpenStage debut with such an incredible cast and crew! In the last decade, you may have seen him in Bas Bleu Theatre’s Queen, La-De-Da’s A Musical Christmas Carol, James and the Giant Peach with Fort Collins Children’s Theatre, or dancing the can-can on a casket in the Encore! Encore! production of Is He Dead?

NYSSA JUSTIS, Assistant Director/Sailor/First Officer/Ensemble, is unbelievably excited to bring this show to the stage with her incredible castmates. Some of her favorite credits include Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CSU Theater), Thea in Spring Awakening (CSU Theatre), and Martha in Heathers (Spark). When not doing theater, she loves spending time with her dog and finding the best coffee in town.

ADELINE SUTHERLAND, Curio/Attendant/Ensemble, is a recent graduate from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. This will be her first production with OpenStage. Past credits include Rona Lisa Peretti from CSU’s Production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Lampito and Old Woman One in Lysistrata. She would like to say a big thank you to her friends and family for their continuous support and love.

ANH NGUYEN, Valentine/Second Officer/Ensemble, came to America at a young age and currently attends Colorado State University pursuing his BA in Theater Performance. Some of his credits include Polyneices in These Seven Sicknesses, Ensemble in She Kills Monsters, Judge in Machinal, Professor Willard in Our Town. Anh is grateful to the cast and crew of OpenStage for this opportunity. It has been a meaningful experience to be with the amazing cast of Twelfth Night, as well as a great learning experience in his career as an actor.

“Twelfth Night” is set to take place outside in the Park at Columbine Health Systems, located at Centre Ave and Worthington Circle. Audiences are encouraged to walk in, bike in, or drive in and pack a picnic or enjoy dinner from the featured nightly food trucks. This season’s food trucks include Cosmic Dogz, Angry Hippie, Walrus Ice Cream, Bedrock BBQ, The Goodness, Wild Brats, Fat Tomato, Backyard Bird Co, Rollin’ Stone, Brazi Eats, Charlotte’s Little Kitchen, and Momo’s.

“Twelfth Night” plays from June 8 through July 13. All performances start at 7 pm. Visit for a complete list of performances, including a free student/educator performance (June 6) and a pay-what-you-can performance (June 13).

Tickets for “Twelfth Night” range from $12–$34 and are available online at or by calling The Lincoln Center Box Office at 970.221.6730. The box office is open 12 pm–6 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

OpenStage Theatre & Company’s Season Sponsors are KRFC 88.9, Warren & Zoann Little Dusenbury Charitable Trust, Mike & Marsha Marberry, Odell Brewing Co., John & Anne Blair, Avogadro’s Number, Ken & Carol Severson, Sara Wade Makes Motion, Wych & Associates, Forma Furniture, and FoCo Food Trucks. The Producing Sponsor for Twelfth Night is Columbine Health Systems. The supporting sponsor for Twelfth Night is KUNC. Grant support is provided by the Downtown Development Authority, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, Art Works, Energize Colorado, OtterCares: Dollars for Doers, The Thornton Charitable Foundation, and Arts Without End.