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BIOS

LUKE J. HAMILTON is the Founding Executive Director of Art Factory. Behind the scenes, he also is the Director for many productions at Art Factory, as well as the Resident Choreographer. Luke has appeared across many Houston stages at the Alley Theatre, TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, Masquerade Theatre, The House of Blues, The Landing Theatre Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, and several other local theaters. Recent Art Factory selected credits include REEFER MADNESS (Jimmy), DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS (Jonthan Harker), HAIR (Berger), METAMORPHOSES (Vertumnus and others), PIPPIN (Lewis / Director/ Choreographer) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Gaston), XANADU (Terpsichore and others), HEAD OVER HEELS (Musidorous), A NEW BRAIN (Roger), SWEENEY TODD (Beadle Bamford), CABARET (Cliff Bradshaw), COMPANY (Peter), MONSTER, GATSBY (Gatsby), PIPPIN (Director / Choreographer), [title of show] (Jeff), URINETOWN (Hot Blades Harry), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Rocky), GREASE (Eugene / Director), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Loki), TUCK EVERLASTING (Hugo), I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, MURDER BALLAD, HEATHERS (Kurt Kelly), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Leaf Coneybear), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Clopin), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Simon Stride), REEFER MADNESS (Jimmy Harper), and SPRING AWAKENING (Hanschen). Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) credits include ALL SHOOK UP (Featured Soloist / Dancer), OLIVER (Assistant Choreographer / Featured Dancer), A CHRISTMAS STORY, and THE MUSIC MAN. Alley Theatre Credits include four years of their annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Apparition / The Ghost of Christmas Future), HUCK FINN (Tom Sawyer), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Other favorite credits include TRIASSIC PARQ (Velociraptor of Innocence), NEXT FALL (Luke), OKLAHOMA (Will Parker), THE FANTASTICKS (Matt), GUYS AND DOLLS (Sky Masterson), TARZAN (Tarzan), DOGFIGHT (Boland), METAMORPHOSES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Simon Zealotes), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), and THE WILD PARTY (Jackie). Luke attended the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University. He received extensive musical theatre and dance training at the Houston International Ballet Academy, the Tribble School, the Royal Academy for Performing Arts, the Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre, and he trained privately in dance, voice, and acting for over twelve years. Luke is thrilled to see Art Factory entering its 7th Season, and could not be more proud of the growth this company has made and all of the wonderful, talented, and passionate people involved. Follow him on IG: @lukejhamilton

 

 

 

 

JULIA NOBLE is a proud Savannah, GA native and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She is so honored and excited to be coming full circle with AF, reprising her first role in her first show with the company. Most recently seen in REEFER MADNESS (Mary Lane), DRACULA (Mina), HAIR (Jeanie), NINE TO FIVE (Margaret), METAMORPHOSES (Myrrha / Hunger), and PIPPIN (Catherine), favorite AF credits include GATSBY The World Premiere Musical (Daisy Buchanan), URINETOWN (Little Sally), NINE (Necrophorus / Claudia), GREASE (Patty Simcox), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Olive), DISENCHANTED! (Rapunzel), MURDER BALLAD (Sara U/S), and the EaDo Playhouse productions of LIZZIE (Alice Russel) and REEFER MADNESS (Mary Lane alt.). Other Art Factory credits include: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Babette), XANADU (Erato), HEAD OVER HEELS (Ensemble), A NEW BRAIN [2018] (Waitress / Nancy D.) [2022] (Rhoda), CABARET (Helga), COMPANY (Susan), WIZARD OF OZ (Aunt Em / Glinda), ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Eddie / Dr. Scott), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Hel), TUCK EVERLASTING (Betsy Foster), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Puppenkiste), I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (Woman 1), FUNNY GIRL (Mrs. Strakosh), HEATHERS (Coach Ripper / Ens.), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Ens.); the AFonline productions of MISS FIGGY PUDDING’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA (Carol), and PIPPIN (Ens.), as well as the EaDo Playhouse productions of BROOKLYN (Female Narrator), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Nellie / General Glossop), and SWEET CHARITY (Rosie) - plus over 15 AF concerts! Select previous credits include THE FANTASTICKS (Luisa), SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Gertrude McFuzz), INTO THE WOODS (Little Red), THE OUTSIDERS (Cherry Valence), and THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE (Eve). Julia would like to give special thanks to Nicole Slatnick for establishing the perfect blueprint and for being so supportive over the years. She would like to sincerely thank the AF Company, Crew and Creative Team for every single amazing opportunity they have given her, for their dedication to presenting some of the most stunning theatre in the city and for continually re-imagining and re-defining what that looks like! She would also like to thank her English Bulldog, Hattie Pearl, for being the best friend a girl could ever ask for. Follow her on IG: @jewelpop to see her biennial posts.

CARYN FULDA is so grateful to be entrusted with playing the iconic role of Amanda Wingfield, a dream come true growing up in and around Tennessee Williams’ beloved New Orleans, where she made her professional acting debut in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. She made her Art Factory debut earlier this year in  9 to 5 (Kathy/Roz u/s).  She most recently played Barbara Pitts, Zubaida Ula, Catherine Connelly and seven others in The Laramie Project at Theatre Suburbia. Previous roles include Witch (Into the Woods), Babe (Crimes of the Heart) and Lorraine (A Lie of the Mind). In addition to acting and singing, Caryn is a composer, writer, producer and director; she is also co-founder of the sketch and musical comedy troupe The 80s Kids and regularly performs in cabarets and open mic nights. Voice-acting credits include AI in the animated series Neon Lights. She would like to thank her partner David and spoiled Rottie Liberty Biberty for their patience and understanding, and her mom, Clytae, for her love, support, and for being the best mom and cheerleader a (now grown-up) theater kid could ever hope for.  youtube.com/@carynfulda

LAMONE BROOKS is glad to have recently discovered Art Factory last year; being seen on the Art Factory stage in 9 to 5 (Josh), PIPPIN (Berthe / Player), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Bookseller / Maruice Understudy), IT’S BRITNEY, B*TCH (Featured Singer), and XANADU ( Young Danny/Ensemble). A graduate of Trinity University, Lamonte works as an artificial intelligence developer when not pursuing acting.

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