Cast Bios - Stupid Fucking Bird


Doogin Brown (CONRAD) is grateful to be back at the Unicorn. Previous Unicorn shows: Bad Jews, My Name is Asher Lev, Next Fall, Speech and Debate and Orson's Shadow. Other Kansas City credits include work at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, KC Actors Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, New Theatre, Coterie Theatre, and the American Heartland Theatre. Regional Credits include Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington and Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana. Chicago credits: Steep Theatre, Commission Theatre Company and Bluebird arts.

 

 


 

Duncan McIntyre (DEV/MUSIC DIRECTOR) is a 3rd year MFA Acting student at UMKC, and is pleased to be making his Unicorn debut in Stupid Fucking Bird. His Kansas City Credits include: Duke of Cornwall in King Lear (KCAT), Lepidus/Eros in Antony and Cleopatra (KC Rep), Sir Wilfull Witwoud in The Way of The World, Jim/Detective Bacon/Adam in Desire and Lennie Ryan in O Beautiful (UMKC). Over the summer, Duncan had the pleasure of joining the acting company of Season 14 at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN. There, he appeared as Hastings/Ratcliffe in Richard III, Jailer/Musician in Comedy of Errors, and Louis de Rougemont (understudy) in Shipwrecked! An Entertainment! Duncan would like to thank the Unicorn and UMKC Theatre for making this production possible, the cast and crew for all their incredible work and specifically to Cynthia Levin and Theodore Swetz for this amazing opportunity.

 

 


Heather Michele Lawler (MASH) is thrilled to be making her Unicorn debut! She has performed in New York City, Chicago, regional theatres and internationally in Perth, Australia. Heather is currently in her final year of MFA training at UMKC. KCAT: King Lear (Goneril); Riverside Theatre: Macbeth (Ross/Witch 1/Young Siward), Marion Bridge (Louise); C&P Productions: Sense and Sensibility (Marianne); KC Rep: Antony and Cleopatra (Iras/Octavia), KC Fringe: Story of the Century (Ivey); Colonial Williamsburg: The Servant of Two Masters (Beatrice) and Bloomington Playwrights Project: She Kills Monsters (Agnes). “Thanks to my incredible family and friends for their support, guidance and love.” 

 

 


Amy Billroth-MacLurg (NINA) is elated to debut at the Unicorn among this talented cast and crew. Other co-productions in Kansas City include King Lear (Regan) with KCAT and Antony and Cleopatra (Caeser) with the OriginKC New Works Festival. Locally, Amy has performed with Right Between the Ears and in Neighborhood Goons (Sophia) at the KC Fringe 2017. At UMKC she was in Desire (Layley/Roe) and O Beautiful (Alice Fletcher). Amy has performed in Pippin at the Balagan Theatre (Seattle), and with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in As You Like It (Audrey), Sense and Sensibility (Lucy Steele), and in Pride and Prejudice (Charlotte Lucas).

 

 

 


Katie Gilchrist (EMMA ARKADINA) is elated to be back at the Unicorn where she was last seen in Men on Boats. She is a co-founder of Bohemian Cult Revival, the co-Proprietrix of The Pearl, and Artistic Director of KC Irish Theatre. She is a member of the Late Night Theatre Girls’ Troupe, an educator with Crossroads High, and a director/creator for Worlds of Fun/WinterFest. Voted Best Actress by Pitch Readers (2013-2016). Past Unicorn credits include: Lobby Hero, Intimate Apparel, Rabbit Hole, Distracted, and Everyday Rapture. Upcoming: Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Egads), Inaugural Season of KC Oyster Cult, and quite a few naps. For the Charlotte furries.

 

 


Robert Gibby Brand (DR. EUGENE SORN) first appeared with The Unicorn Theatre in Hunting Cockroaches in 1987. Ten other productions with this theatre have come and gone since then, including Breaking the Code, Judas Kiss, Old Wicked Songs, and I am My Own Wife. A familiar face on the Kansas City stage, he has appeared with Kansas City Actors Theatre, Heart of American Shakespeare Festival, Spinning Tree, New Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, KC Lyric Opera, The Coterie, and The Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 

 

 

 

 


Brian Paulette (DOYLE TRIGORIN) is thrilled to return to The Unicorn, where he feels right at home.  Previous Unicorn credits include How to Use a Knife, Clybourne Park, God of Carnage, Next of Kin, Blue/Orange, Lobby Hero, Proof, Light:Damage, Prelude to a Kiss, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, The Waiting Room, Mud River Stone, Quills, and Mad Forest.  Brian is a core artistic member of Kansas City Actors Theatre, where he has appeared in many productions, and has also been seen on the stages of The Kansas City Rep, The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, The Coterie, The New Theatre, and others.  He lives in Kansas City with his wife Cinnamon, and their two lovely children.