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The Compass

By Michael Rohd
Directed by Jeffrey Mosser
Performed by the Professional Training Institute Ensemble

July 28 — 31, 2022

Stiemke Studio

Approximately Running Time: 1hr and 30 minutes with no intermission


The Compass is a groundbreaking, live interactive performance that explores the intersection of technology and decision-making. At the center of The Compass is a trial, determining the fate of a young person who used the app to make a life-altering decision. In this play, every show will end differently, depending on what you, the audience, decide. Join us as we navigate the question: When someone else, or something else, tells you what to do, what exactly are you responsible for?

What to Expect

  1. Interactive does not mean that you will be pulled onstage; however, you will participate in a group discussion moderated by an actor.
  2. Purchasing a ticket guarantees admission. We will let you know your seats when you arrive.
  3. As an audience member, you will be asked to: make decisions; persuade others of your opinion; determine the fate of those on stage; have fun and enjoy the show!

The Professional Training Institute (PTI)
PTI is an advanced actor training program for students in 9-12 grade.  The class of 2021/22 consists of 15 students from 10 different high schools. Learn more about PTI here.

Cast

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Gabriela Bastardo
Chaz / Juror 1
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Alexa Crump
Juror 12
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Jonathan Edwards
Defense
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Terynn Erby-Walker
Marjan
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Ana Gutierrez
Principal / Juror 5
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Liam Jeninga
Jury Foreman / Juror 9
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Michael Loomans
Kenneth / Juror 2
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Kyra Mathias
Entrepreneur / Juror 3
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Molly McVey
Juror 10
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Yexuanj Rivera Melendez
Mr. Daniel Ferguson / Juror 8
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Costello Mylott
Juror 11
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Angel Rivera
Blanca Riverez / Juror 7
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Magdalyn Rowley-Lange
Ada / Juror 4
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Alexandria Woods
Prosecutor
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Isabel Young
Ms. Ellis / Juror 6
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Gabriela Bastardo
Chaz / Juror 1
Bio

Gabriela Bastardo attends Golda Meir High School.

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Alexa Crump
Juror 12
Bio

Alexa Crump attends Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

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Jonathan Edwards
Defense
Bio

Jonathan Edwards attends Rufus King High School.

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Terynn Erby-Walker
Marjan
Bio

Terynn Erby-Walker attends Golda Meir High School.

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Ana Gutierrez
Principal / Juror 5
Bio

Ana Gutierrez attends Ronald Reagan IB High School.

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Liam Jeninga
Jury Foreman / Juror 9
Bio

Liam Jeninga attends Delavan Darien High School.

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Michael Loomans
Kenneth / Juror 2
Bio

Michael Loomans attends Slinger High School.

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Kyra Mathias
Entrepreneur / Juror 3
Bio

Kyra Mathias attends Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance.

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Molly McVey
Juror 10
Bio

Molly McVey attends Nicolet High School.

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Yexuanj Rivera Melendez
Mr. Daniel Ferguson / Juror 8
Bio

Yexuanj Rivera Melendez attends Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

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Costello Mylott
Juror 11
Bio

Costello Mylott attends Rufus King High School.

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Angel Rivera
Blanca Riverez / Juror 7
Bio

Angel Rivera attends Pius XI Catholic High School.

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Magdalyn Rowley-Lange
Ada / Juror 4
Bio

Magdalyn Rowley-Lange attends Ronald Reagan IB High School.

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Alexandria Woods
Prosecutor
Bio

Alexandria Woods attends Rufus King High School.

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Isabel Young
Ms. Ellis / Juror 6
Bio

Isabel Young attends Walden III High School.

Creative Team

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Jeffrey Mosser
Director
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Jeffrey Mosser
Director

Joseph Burke
Video Designer
Nicholas Hartman
Costume Designer
Emily Ottinger
Lighting Designer
EJ Hankins
Sound Designer
Josh Hart
Stage Manager
Anna Hundt
Assistant Stage Manager
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Ash Schwabe
Assistant Director
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Jenny Toutant
Line Producer
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Joseph Burke
Video Designer
Nicholas Hartman
Costume Designer
Emily Ottinger
Lighting Designer
EJ Hankins
Sound Designer
Josh Hart
Stage Manager
Anna Hundt
Assistant Stage Manager
Bio

Anna Hundt attends Whitefish Bay High School.

Ash Schwabe
Assistant Director
Bio

Ash Schwabe attends Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

Jenny Toutant
Line Producer