VPAD 2015 The Woodsman

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The Woodsman ran October 9 & 10, 2015

Tickets for Village After Dark productions are available only day-of-show at the box office. There are no online, or phone pre-sales. Seating is general admission, and all tickets are $10.

The Village After Dark productions are “concert readings.” (See: Reader’s Theatre) This means that there is limited staging, and technical aspects to the performance. The actors will have their scripts in-hand, and will present the show in its most raw and true form.


Walter is a loner and a convicted sex offender just out of prison. He works in a warehouse, lives alone, and only interacts with his brother, his therapist. and his demon. He watches the children on their way to school. Nikki, a coworker, shows an interest in Walter who confesses his past, but she is unfazed. Walter’s life is going well until he follows Robin, a twelve-year-old girl, into the city park. A policeman pays a visit, Walter disappears, a search ensues, and secrets are revealed. The Woodsman will make you question; conviction or compassion?

The Woodsman contains Adult Language, Themes, and Content. It is not recommended for young audiences. A talkback will follow each performance with the cast, director, and a counselor specializing in abuse.

  • Written By: Steven Fechter
  • Directed by: Jeffrey J. Albright
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

You may view the full program by clicking here.

The Cast

Zac Gilley
Dawne Garrett
Jeff Bell
Elden Lee
Michael Rywalski  
Casssandra Bodenmiller  

The Crew

Jeffrey J. Albright
Jean Mills & Chris Jagodzinski
Stage Manager:
Debbie Marinik
Lighting Design:
J. Judson Lohman
Lighting Crew:
Debbie Marinik
Sound Designer:
Laura Crawford
Sound Crew:
Judy Meeks
Set Designer:
Jeffrey J. Albright
Set Builder:
Chris Jagodzinski
House Manager:
Chris Jagodzinski
Box Office Manager:
Jake Gordy
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Marie Adkins, Carol Ann Allen, Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Marylue Bodenmiller, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Deb Brescol, Lois Brining, Kim Bruggemann, Mary Brushaber, Janet Butterfield, Connie Darling, Nancy de la Garza, Richard & Lilianne Dockett, Pam Engle, Beth Harp, Darlene Hatfield, Bev Jacobs, Helene Kilcourse, Marilyn Kline, Debbie Krieger, Garry & Marcia Kudlinski, Denise McHue, Jean Mills, Ruth Moeller, Brittany Moore, Sam & Darlene Partin, Rick & Jane Bihn Perse, Gary Peters, Dean Redfield, Jon & Tamara Riggs, Sally Ritter, Lorenzo Salazar, Vickie Serr, Cheryl Shinover, Suzette Skowronski, Bob & Marian Smith, Sara Speelman, Dr. Rick Szczygielski, Diana West, & Laura ZelenkaPublicity:[/one_fourth]
Chris Jagodzinski
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Chris Jagodzinski

The Biographies

VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Jeffrey Albright
Jeffrey J. Albright (Director) is one of the founding members of Actors Collaborative Toledo where he recently appeared in Thom Pain (based on nothing), and Wonder of the World, and directed ACT’s production of An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein. He is also member of Glacity Theatre Collective and recently performed in GTC’s original Junk Box Musical House of Vinyl. He is directing the upcoming The Village Player’s production of The Birds. As always, thanks to Scott.
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Zac Gilley
Zac Gilley (Walter) has been seen most recently as Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Vinnie Bavasi in Proposals. Memorable turns include Van Gogh in Inventing Van Gogh, Barney in Last Of The Red Hot Lovers, and Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. When not treading the boards he serves as a member of The Village Players’ Board of Directors, and can often be found in the light booth. He’d like to dedicate his performance to the memory of his mother, Sharon, Joe. C, and all of the previous directors who have given him the wonderful opportunities he’s had to be on stage.
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Dawne Luna Garrett
Dawne Garrett (Nikki) is happy to be a part of this new season of Village After Dark and The Woodsman Cast. Debuting here in Toledo last season at The Village in As Bees in Honey Drown; she has performed in NYC, MA and ME in shows such as Hurt So Good, Hotel Oracle, Into the Woods, and No Exit. She is very excited to be able to work across from her partner, Zac Gilley, in this show. Thank you Village Players!
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell (Rosen) has come a long way from his first acting job in 1939 in a diaper commercial. His acting trip includes productions in ten different cities. Thirty-four Toledo productions include shows for the Toledo Rep, The Village Players, the Toledo Opera, and the University of Toledo. Jeff is a volunteer teacher for the Toledo Public Schools and has been a theater teacher for the Rep and the Children’s Theatre Workshop.
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Elden Lee
Elden Lee (Lucas) Elden’s love of theater began at Anthony Wayne High School and went with him to Miami University of Ohio where he studied theater for two and a half years before dropping out to pursue full time work. His 30 years of community theater experience have included shows with Waterville Playshop, 3B Productions, Staged Right Productions, Theater for the World and, most recently, a benefit production for the Grand Rapids Historical Society. Even though he lives here in the West End, this is Elden’s first show with The Village Players and he is really looking forward to doing some serious drama with this group of very talented individuals. Elden would like to thank his wife Linda for encouraging him to step out of his comfort zone and audition for this show.
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Michael Rywalski
Michael Rywalski (Carlos) looks forward to bring life to this production, and working with such a talented cast and director. Rywalski was last seen in the Croswell opera house’s production of Memphis. Some other credits are Oregon Community Theatre’s The Boys Next Door (Lucien P. Smith), Waterville’s Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse), Toledo Rep’s Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (villager #4, telegraph boy, chorus, and dancer); and The Rep’s Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2). He also has done The Rep’s A Christmas Carol as a chorus member and a dancer. He’d like to thank his family and friends who support him in pursuing his career.
VPAD 2015 Woodsman - Sandra Bodenmiller
Casssandra Bodenmiller (Girl/Robin) is a 17 year old Junior in high school. This is her second time being featured at The Village Players. The first was in From Up Here as Lauren. Sandy has more than 14 years of life on and behind the stage. This will be her 52nd production. Many of those productions were at Children’s Theatre Workshop. Her most recent being Over the Tavern, directed by Eric Simpson, at the Genoa Civic Center, where Zac Gilley played her father. An accomplished singer, she prefers musicals. Sandy is excited and grateful to be included in The Woodsman. Some of her other activities include softball, choir, hanging with friends, and fried chicken. When she graduates from Woodward Sandy has hopes of attending the University of Arizona to study meteorology. Sandy would like to thank Jeff for casting her, and her family for supporting her.