The Team


Kalli Randall is an Alaskan actor and director whose journey in theatre began as a casual engagement with her college community, ultimately blossoming into a lifelong passion, particularly after discovering her love for directing during her senior year at UAA. Following her graduation, Kalli relocated to Chicago, where she spent six years honing her craft. It was during this time that she founded Midnight Summit Ensemble, a theatre collective dedicated to both reviving classical works and showcasing new pieces from emerging playwrights.  Noteworthy productions among Kalli’s directing credits are a series of plays by Ashley Rose Wellman, including Shrines, You Are The Blood, and Gravity, as well as adaptations such as Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, Don Zolidis’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Joanna Castle Miller’s Around and Around and Around The Static Sun, Karen Zacarías’s Book Clu, and Gary Steven’s Uncle Ted. Kalli’s most recent directorial credit was an all female cast production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar in Anchorage, Alaska. Kalli is thrilled to be making her SheLA debut with Blanche Stuart Scott by Kristen Ritter and hopes you enjoy the show.  


Shanice Lawton is excited and honored to be the Stage Manager for such an amazing production. She has been in the theatre world for years, and has had the opportunity to Stage Manage and Assistant Stage Manage various shows such as the all female cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Happy Christmas Jeeves, The Play That Goes Wrong, and Ordinary Days. When she isn’t doing theatre, she is either reading or working on her book that will be published in 2024. 


Kristen Ritter is a Fulbright Fellow and an Alaska Literary Award recipient. Her writing has been supported by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Kennedy Center, the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation, and Theater Alaska. Her work has been developed at the Valdez Theater Conference and with assistance from Brown/Trinity Rep. MFA: Vermont College of Fine Arts | BA: Vassar College.


Katy Laurance is a performer, storyteller, and playwright based in Anchorage, Alaska. Recent performances include Lord Edgar etc. in The Mystery of Irma Vep, Julia in Fallen Angels, and the Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest (Cyrano’s Theatre Company). Katy currently serves as Artistic Director and performer with Scared Scriptless Improv, the longest running improv troupe in Alaska, and as a vocal soloist with Anchorage Cabarets. Katy is the winner of multiple Alaskan and NW Regional NATS Adult Musical Theater Competitions.

Katy has appeared as a host and storyteller for Arctic Entries, and her storytelling performance with The Moth Mainstage, Shells on a Beach, was featured on The Moth Podcast. Her plays have been featured in the Valdez Theater Conference Play Lab since 2021, and last year’s work, The Good Word, was a semi-finalist in the 2023 SheNYC & SheLA Summer Theater Festivals.


Danielle Rabinovitch is an Alaska-based actor most recently appearing in Lisa M. Konoplisky’s Dog Park with Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Last year she appeared in Chantal Bilodeau’s one-woman show No More Harveys on the Conference Mainstage. Recent film work includes REW, Revenge of the Language Master, I Die You Live, and Botch. Other credits include Mrs. Mumler in Summerland, Emelia in Othello, Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Maureen in RENT, and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (TAU). She has trained with instructors from the Atlantic Theater Company, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, and New York Film Academy.


Martha Robinson, an Alaskan-based actor, is delighted to be part of the 2024 SheLA Theater Festival in Kristen Ritter’s wonderful play, Blanche Stuart Scott. Her previous theatre productions include The Play That Goes Wrong (Lewis, Sayer & Shields) as assistant director, with performance roles in Our Town (Thornton Wilder), Dog Park (Lisa Konoplisky), Fallen Angels (Noel Coward), Shamed (Joanna Castle Miller), Broadway Bound (Neil Simon), Our Friends, The Enemy (Alex Gwyther), Things My Mother Taught Me (Katherine DiSavino), Calendar Girls (Tim Firth), I Hate Hamlet (Paul Rudnick), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Sarah Ruhl), and The Vagina Monologues (Eve Ensler). Martha has performed in a variety of Alaskan play festivals and participated in the annual Valdez Theatre Conference for the past ten years.


Aaron is so thrilled to be a part of this production of Blanche Stuart Scott! An actor for most of his life he has performed in a multitude of shows from his role as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing to Tiger in At Home with the Clarks to Robert in The Play that Goes Wrong. When he isn’t on stage you can find Aaron out exploring the world around him and doing his level best to brighten the environment he’s in. He would like to thank you for coming to see this show and supporting productions led and written by such talented women.


Jihye is a freelance dramaturg and a deviser based in Seoul. Her interest and specialty lie in new play development, ensemble-devising, site-specific immersive works, solo performance and literary translation (Korean to English). Jihye has worked for Great Plains Theatre Common’s New Play Conference in 2022, 2023 and 2024 and she is a current season researcher at Doosan Art Center in Seoul.