Cast Bios - HIR
Carla Noack (PAIGE CONNOR) returns to the Unicorn, having most recently appeared in Men on Boats, Grounded, How to Use a Knife, Lasso of Truth and Time Stands Still. Prior to moving to Kansas City from Minnesota, she was a co-artistic director of the Commonweal Theatre Company and a company member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include Ten Thousand Things Theatre, Theatre Latte Da, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Kansas City Actors Theatre (core artistic member 2010-20013). Carla currently serves as the Chair of the UMKC Theatre Department.
Sam Cordes (ISAAC CONNOR) was "born in a trunk" and grew up just down the street from Here. Previous Unicorn appearances include Mineola Twins, Farragut North and RED. Cordes received his B.F.A. in Theatre from Stephens College for Women in Columbia, MO and his M.F.A. in Theatre from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Cordes is also a proud member of Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre - samcordes.org
Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles (MAX CONNOR) is thrilled to perform at the Unicorn! A senior at the University of Central Missouri, they study piano performance and is heavily involved in the theater department. They played synthesizer and violin for the Unicorn’s production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert last summer, and will music direct UCM’s productions of Gypsy and Godspell next year. Their past roles include Jerry in The Zoo Story; Biondello in The Taming of the Shrew; Ben in Dead Boy. They competed in the final round of the 2017 KCACTF Region 5 Irene Ryans competition, and recieved the award for Best Classical Acting.
Phil Fiorini (ARNOLD CONNER) Was last seen at the Unicorn as Charlie in “The Whale”. Last fall he appeared as Finian in The Spinning Tree's production of Finian’s Rainbow. Recently, he was seen at KCAT in The Realistic Joneses with Carla Noack and The New Theatre in The Fabulous Lipitones with George Wendt. The past few years Phil has shared his time between KC and Cincinnati where he appeared at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in Hands On a Hardbody as J.D. and the Preacher in Violet. Audiences in KC might have seen him at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in Twelfth Night as Festes, The Fool in King Lear, and Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. At the New Theatre, he played Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and Amos Hart in last summer’s Chicago. Phil spent three years on the Broadway tour of The Lion King as Pumbaa the warthog. Later this summer Phil will be in “La Cage Aux Folles” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride for Kansas Repertory theatre in Lawrence.