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The Team at Cygnet Productions

Mike DiNapoli, Chief Engineer

Mike is the Program Director for the Studio at North Rim where our show is produced and, he also directs the NPO Together4Oregon. Earlier in his career, he served as Production Engineer for the several shows at Mount Hood Community College including The Mouths of Others, a creative writing speaker series and the weekly live broadcasts of Midnight Sunrise Radio and On the Block Radio and Potcast Oregon. He directed the tech of music sets of the 2014 Pickathon Woods stage, where several were chosen as NPR Favorites of the year.

Mike has helped produce many live-to-broadcast sports, entertainment, and charitable events in the Portland area. As an engineer he has traveled the country installing, maintaining and designing infrastructure systems for radio, television, and broadcast clients including NBC, AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon, and Comcast.

Sherry Lamoreaux, Media Relations

Sherry’s been involved with Cygnet since the late nineties, both as a publicist and a coauthor of Vitriol & Violets. She was the press officer for Bag & Baggage Productions from 2009–2013. She’s also worked as a writer and/or editor for high tech companies including Swan Island Networks, Act-On, and Intel. She’s on the board of PlayWrite, a non-profit that pairs theatre professionals with at-risk kids to teach the youth creative skills to manage and surmount trauma. PlayWrite’s tagline is “Transforming the lives of ‘youth at the edge’ through the power of performance in art.” 

Rodolfo Ortega, Composer & Sound Designer

Rodolfo has designed sound and composed music for some of the most prestigious theatre companies in the United States including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (The Tenth Muse, Romeo and Juliet), Denver Center Theatre Company (The Three Musketeers, Romeo & Juliet), and South Coast Repertory Theatre (The Monster Builder). Rodolfo has also written the compositions for Native Gardens at Cleveland Playhouse and recently worked on Actors Theater of Louisville's production of Flex and Nicole Clarke is Having a Baby for the Humana Festival. In addition to being a Resident Artist at Artists Rep, Rodolfo is also an Associate Artist with Santa Cruz Shakespeare (Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, The Man in the Iron Mask, Henry IV (I & II), Henry V). His composition for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour's Lost drew high praise from the Wall Street Journal’s reviewer, who called his music “unexpectedly haunting”.

For Artists Rep, Rodolfo has designed and composed music for 1984, La Ruta, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Caught, Skin of Our Teeth, The Liar, Blithe Spirit, Exiles, Miracle Worker and Intimate Apparel, just to name a few of the over one hundred shows he has done for Artist Rep since 2000. Rodolfo recently won the Prague Quadrennial Competition in Music for his composition for Artist Repertory Theater’s Magellanica, where he was a featured Artist, in Prague in June 2019. He also works extensively at Northwest Children’s Theatre where he has been commissioned to write numerous musicals (Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and El Zorrito). Rodolfo spent 13 years working with Profile Theatre where his credits include sound design and music for The Blue Door, A Lesson Before Dying, Lips Together Teeth Apart and Master Harold and the Boys. He has also worked with Portland Playhouse, Oregon Children’s Theatre, CoHo Productions, Corrib Theatre and Milagro Theatre. www.rodyortega.com

Damian Staffon, Sound Editing

Damian has been in the production industry for 20 years doing sound and video for live shows, podcasts, corporate events and everything in between.  While still in Recording Arts School he started his career in live sound and then quickly became Production Director for multiple high-volume properties. He is currently the Lead Technician for the Studio at Northrim and Crew Chief for People’s AV.

Carol Ann Wohlmut, Stage Manager

Carol Ann has been the Stage Manager for over 30 plays at Artists Rep, where she is a Resident Artist. In addition, Carol Ann has been a properties artisan, production manager, board operator (and even an accountant) for a variety of theatres in the Portland area over the past 30+ years. These theatre companies include Portland Center Stage, Portland Rep, Stark Raving Theater, New Rose Theatre, triangle productions!, Musical Theater Co, Metro Performing Arts, Northwest Children’s Theatre, and Carousel Co. Carol Ann also guest lectures on the topics of Stage Management and making a living in theatre arts at various educational facilities.