Pilate: Who’s Who
What is truth?
The orders of Tiberius Caesar? The dictates of the mob? Or the man standing before you in chains? Pontius Pilate attempts to navigate the political intrigues and cultural landmines of his first appointment as governor of Judea. When his wife Claudia becomes captivated by a rogue rabbi, Pilate faces his thorniest decision yet – to free the innocent Jesus of Nazareth, or to appease the crowds chanting for death.
Produced by the Territorial Ministries Bureau in conjunction with The Glory Shop, this one-act play by Mark Allen Eaton will run at Theatre 315 in the heart of Manhattan from March 29-31, 2018. The audience is invited for a talkback after each performance to discuss the play’s themes.
Mature subject matter.
Not recommended for children under 12.
Chuck Goodin (Director)
Chuck is the Young Adult Ministries Director at The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territorial Headquarters. He received a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan and graduate work in film, theatre, and scriptwriting at Regent University. In addition to performing and writing, he loves being outdoors, sharing a good meal with great friends, and hearing people’s stories. He is extremely grateful for this opportunity–to be working with such a talented cast and crew in such a beautiful space. Special thanks: work family, small group family, The Owls, & friend/mentor Carol Jaudes
Carol Jaudes (Producer)
Carol is currently Special Events and Arts Ministries Director for The Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army based in West Nyack, NY. Her responsibilities there include building and growing a community of artists committed to living and communicating God’s love through the arts.
Her experience in professional theatre (including five years on Broadway as Jennyanydots, the tap-dancing Gumbie Cat in the hit musical CATS), is a gift that continues to influence and inform the ministry the Lord has given her. Her greatest desire is to continually leave it in His hands.
She is a soldier at the Montclair Citadel Salvation Army where she serves as Worship Committee coordinator and leads the youth drama. She is a member of Actors’ Equity and a former board member of CITA- Christians in Theatre Arts.
Ian Evans (Pilate)
Ian is a lifelong member of The Salvation Army. Sometimes called, “the voice of the Eastern Territory” for his extensive voiceover work on so many Salvation Army projects. Ian works full time for The Salvation Army as a Creative Arts Specialist at the Territorial Headquarters in West Nyack, NY.
There he uses his gifts performing, teaching, and every summer he leads a traveling group of young performers called the Creative Arts Service Team, or CAST, where young people are given the opportunity to use their talents in service to others. Before working for The Salvation Army, Ian majored in theater at the University of Connecticut and worked professionally as an actor appearing at Company One, Theaterworks, and The Hartford Stage Co.
Kathryn Higgins (Claudia)
This is Kathryn’s first ‘straight play’ after finding her home in musicals, improv, and circus arts. Hailing from Toronto, she has been featured in multiple Canadian musicals including Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival) and The Boys In The Photograph (Mirvish). Kathryn has had the opportunity to work with some incredible people: The Jonas Brothers, Bono, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch and Ben Elton. As the Dance Ministries Specialist for The Salvation Army, Kathryn assists with the development of free/ low-cost dance programs in at-risk communities. Heavily involved with The Salvation Army’s arts outreach, she is the director of Army On Its Toes Dance Company and sings with Unbound. Kathryn also performs regularly with the TAM Team (Territorial Arts Ministries), who specialize in Playback Theatre.
Jasmin Maria Gauguin (Margaret)
Jasmin is a Danish/Portuguese professional Musical Theatre Performer. She graduated from the Theatre and Film Conservatory at New York Film Academy in 2015. Her credits include: Ilse in Spring Awakening, Kali in A Lasting Impression, Piper in Alone in the US and Carrie in the musical movie Life in Free Fall. She is currently working for The Salvation Army in Harlem, where she has founded the Creative Arts Program for children ‘Gospel in Color’. She is also part of The Salvation Army’s touring dance company Army On Its Toes. Furthermore, she is a passionate composer and writer, working towards the dream of bringing stories of the gospel to Broadway. She thanks the TAM team for the wonderful opportunity and to God for His faithfulness and strength in all times!
Kyle Higgins (Jesus)
Born in Canada, Kyle attended Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. Some of his favorite credits include; Aladdin (Aladdin, Riza Productions), The Highwayman (The Highwayman, Artsake Theatre), Prince Charming (Cinderella, Riza Productions) Caldwell B Cladwell ( Urinetown! TheatreSheridan) and The Cantor (Hey Marilyn, Capricorn 9). Kyle works as the Creative Arts Coordinator at The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training and is a member of the TAM Team (Salvation Army Territorial Arts Ministries) who specializes in Playback Theatre. Kyle wants to thank his wife Kathryn and daughter Elizabeth for being the best family anyone could hope for.
Brad Cain (Tiberius Caesar)
Brad currently serves as the Divisional Creative Arts Director for the Salvation Army’s Eastern PA and Delaware divisional. Stage credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Ah, Wilderness, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Shadowlands, Big River, Comedy of Errors, Ragtime, A Year with Frog and Toad, Fifth of July, Sweeney Todd, Twelfth Night, and Guys and Dolls. Training: University of Akron (B.A. Theatre Arts/Directing), Regent University (MFA Acting/Directing) Thanks to family, friends, and God. Special thanks to Carol, Chuck and the TAM team for letting me be a part of this experience! Psalm 139: 7-14.
Jonathon Shaffstall (Sejanus)
Jonathon has been acting since he was in high school. He has acted in over 15 productions. Musicals, plays, one-acts, a one-man show, and several other kinds of theatre. Jonathon received a degree in Theatre Arts at Dordt College.
Erin Morgan (Death/Choreographer)
Erin works for the Arts Ministries and Special Events Bureau as the Creative Arts/Special Events Specialist. She received her BFA in Ballet Performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While in school Erin performed with leading choreographers from Philadelphia, New York, and Europe. She has danced professionally with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company and Putty Dance Project as well as performing in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins. She loves teaching, choreographing and performing. Erin’s heart is to be a part of discovering what can happen when the power and love of God are experienced through dance and the arts.
Heather Nataluk (Caiaphas)
Heather has a rich history in the dramatic arts. She grew up participating in drama troupes and star search competitions through the Montclair Corps, which lead her to the divisional drama teams. She was also cast in the Salvation Army musical, Stoned. Her pursuit of acting and drama led her to roles for TV and film and she has experience directing. She has a passion for acting and seeing the presence of God move through these creative endeavors so that the power of God can be seen throughout the world.
Scott Martel (Antipas)
Scott is a recent graduate of the Glory Shop here at Theater 315. His first full-length play was “The Unusual Tale of Mary and Josephs Baby”, where he played Joseph, and his most recent work was in a traveling production of “A Wrinkle in Time.” Scott enjoys the challenges that acting presents and appreciates the opportunity to work in this theater again. He also designs tabletop games in his spare time.
Olivia Renkel (Multiple Roles)
Olivia Renkel recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts Administration from Hunter College in New York. She is now blessed to be working in her field as the Creative Arts Director for TSA New Jersey Division. Olivia has always had a strong passion for the arts; at the age of 5 she tap-danced her way through her very first dance recital and has been hooked ever since. From that moment, she has been performing and using her gifts to glorify God. Some of her favorite and most recent roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years and Joanne in Godspell. Olivia is currently a member of the Army On Its Toes Dance Company and has also had the opportunity to perform and travel with the Creative Arts Service Team to several places around the country and to London, England. She is thankful for the many gifts and opportunities she has been given and is excited to be back in her favorite city! 1 Corinthians 16:14.
Matthew McCornell (Multiple Roles)
Matt is a 19-year-old actor from Cleveland Ohio. He is a student at The Glory Shop at Theater 315 and is in his fifth year of acting. He was introduced to acting through The Salvation Army in Cleveland through a program called M.A.P. He’s been involved with acting in The Salvation Army for a number of years experiencing performing in big productions, musicals, skits, improv and playback theater. He’s also taught drama classes for three years at various Salvation Army locations and summer camps. He is very excited to have been cast in the roles he received in Pilate. He gives credit to where he is in his in his life of acting, first and foremost, to God, and also to his mentor Jackie Hemming. He also thanks his mom for supporting him in everything he’s done in The Salvation Army.
Shante Wong (Multiple Roles)
Shante is ecstatic and humbled to be a part of this amazing production with TAM team, at theatre 315. Shante most recently played Maggie Lane in Theatre 315’s production of The Jesus Trip as well as Leanne in A Piece of My Heart at Stagehouse Theatre in San Diego. She is currently enrolled in The Glory Shop at Theatre 315, the Salvation Army’s Christian discipleship and Creative Arts program. She thanks God for everything in her life and for this amazing opportunity to work with incredible people. She loves spreading the gospel through theatre!