The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Cast and Crew

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Jaime Giangrande-Holcom - The Woman -  is thrilled to be working along side the wonderful people of Think Tank. She is a Brooklyn native and a graduate of USF’s School of Theater and Dance. She has been performing, directing, stage-managing and teaching in the Bay area for last 13 years.  Jaime has worked in theaters throughout New York and Orlando. Some of her other favorite performances include the American Premier of When We Were Singing, The Rocky Horror Show, Comedy of Errors, Noises Off, Guys and Dolls, Gorey Stories, Return to the Forbidden Planetand 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.  She is also Artistic Director of the sketch comedy troupe Some Sort of Show. She would also like to thank her family, friends for their love and support and her amazing and disgustingly talented husband Chris for being her biggest supporter. M.T.L.I

Adam - Edward/Composer - is excited to be making his ThinkTank Theatre debut. Having recently moved from the Washington DC area, he was recently seen locally in 1984 and Dancing at Lughnasa (Jobsite Theater), and in Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal as part of the 21st Century New Voice Play Festival at American Stage. Previous roles include Happy Death of a Salesman, Perchik Fiddler on the Roof, Ernst Cabaret, and Chip 25th Annual Spelling Bee. Love to Mom.

LOGAN FRANKE - The Woman, YAE - is so excited to be back for her second production with ThinkTank. She participated in the inaugural production for the company, James and the Giant Peach. Recently, and most favorably, she has been seen as Velma Kelly in Chicago High School Edition, Abby Binder in Ripcord, and Dolly Gallagher Levi in The Patel Conservatory's production if Hello, Dolly! Lots of love and thanks to her parents, Dan and Diane for constantly pushing her to work harder and helping her realize her true potential. Special thanks and love to Timothy. She hopes you enjoy the beautiful tale of a beautiful friendship. @loganfranke

Derrick Phillips - The Man/Set Design -  is thrilled to be a part of The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane. He was last seen on the Stageworks stage in judgement at Nuremberg and the award winning play The Aliens, where he won outstanding actor from Theatre Tampa Bay. Derrick is also the co-artistic director for ThinkTank Theatre. He has been seen all over the Tampa Bay Area. His local credits include 1984, Trinculo in The Tempest for Jobsite Theatre; Jimmy Floyd in The Pitmen Painters at (American Stage); Tiger Brown in Three Penny Opera, Orlando in As You Like It, Theo in The Underpants, Actor #2 in Lebensraum (Jobsite Theatre), Richard III in Richard III, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Macduff in Macbeth, Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Tampa Shakespeare Festival); Man in Tender Napalm (TRT2); Joseph Cardin in The Children’s Hour and Peter Shaw in Silent Sky (Tampa Repertory Theatre); Woodnut in The Nether (Guest artist for Eckerd College); The 39 Steps and Fox on the Fairway (Southern Arena Theatre). He received his MFA in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2016, Derrick received a Best of the Bay award for Best New Local Face in Theatre, and this year he received best Outstanding Lead Actor for The Aliens at Stageworks Theatre. Thank you to all friends and family for constant inspiration.

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Alex Klass-James - Player -  is a student at USF and is pursuing his degree in theatre performance. Previous shows he has been in are She kills monsters, Machinal, and They won’t pay, we won’t pay! He has also participated in the Tampa Fringe festival. This is his first ThinkTank show and is very excited to be a part of this amazing cast.

He also wants to thank all of his teachers and family for pushing him forward and believing in him.

CAROLINE HOWARD - Player, U/S The Woman, YAE - is thrilled to be in another production with ThinkTank!  National tours: Susan in Miracle On 34th Street, Esther Jane in A Christmas Story The Musical.  NYC:  Fiddler On The Roof 50th Anniversary Gala (National Yiddish Theatre), national anthem with “Stay Tuned” (Madison Square Garden).  Regional: James And The Giant Peach (ThinkTank), Fiddler On The Roof, Grey Gardens, Christmas Carol (freeFall), Grapes of Wrath (Asolo), and Warsaw (staged reading).  Love and thanks to ThinkTank TYA for this amazing opportunity, God, Jody Prusan, Nancy Carson, William Wade, Kristin Carbone, Eugenie Bondurant, and family.  2 Timothy 1:7 @carolinehoward @staytuned_5     

Blase Roque - Player, YAE- is so happy to be working with ThinkTank again! His previous roles include Leaf Coneybear in "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", Jack in "Into the Woods", and was an Ensemble member in ThinkTank's last show, "James and the Giant Peach". Special thanks to his parents and to Georgia Guy for this opportunity to be a part of this show!

TONI KEENE - Assistant Stage Manager/Actor U/S, YAE-  This is Toni’s second time working with Think Tank. Although she enjoys working behind the scenes, she can usually be found onstage, like in her most recent role, Mary Sunshine in Chicago. Toni takes voice lessons at The Leopold School of Voice and Piano and is currently teaching herself how to tap dance. Thanks to Mom and Dad, free Uber drivers!

Jamesyn - Assistant Stage Manager U/S, YAE - is so thrilled to be apart of his second ThinkTank Theatre Show, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. He usually acts on the stage in productions such as Side Show (Sir’s Lawyer), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), and ThinkTank Theatre’s very own James and the Giant Peach. He says thank you for coming and hopes you enjoy the show. 


Ryan - Director/Set Design/Sound Design - is an actor/director based in Tampa, FL. His previous directing credits include the regional premieres of MMF by David Kimple, and Now Circa Then by Carly Mensch (Silver Meteor Gallery), as well as Wanda's Visit (Ghostlight Theatre). Local acting credits include What the Bellhop Saw, The Three Musketeers, Laughing Stock (Hat Trick Theatre), Judgement at Nuremberg, Psycho Beach Party, Inherit the Wind, A Few Good Men (Stageworks Theatre), and Keely & Du (Innovocative Theatre). He also serves as head writer for the Best of the Bay award winning sketch comedy show, Some Sort of Show! When not working inside a theater, Ryan is a theater instructor and education assistant at Focus Academy, a local charter dedicated to serving students of various physical and cognitive abilities. He would like to thank Georgia and ThinkTank TYA for this incredible opportunity, as well as his family, friends, and cat for their unending support. 

Zoe Lewis - STAGE MANAGER/Projections - recently graduated from USF with a Dual Degree in Theatre Arts and American Sign Language Interpreting. Her recent stage management credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Little Shop of Horrors (TheatreUSF) and Bye Bye Birdie (Theatre eXceptional). Outside of theatre, Zoe also has a passion for helping children and is heavily involved in Bulls For Kids, a student organization at USF that raises funds and awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children. This is Zoe’s first production with Think Tank and is more than grateful for this opportunity!

Jo Averill-Snell - Lighting Designer - Jo is delighted to work with ThinkTank! Regional audiences may have also seen her lighting designs in other shows at Stageworks, Jobsite, Tampa Rep, freeFall, or Urbanite Theatre.  She is a graduate of the theater program at USF, and is also the artistic director of the literary performance troupe Improbable Athenaeum.  Her alternate daytime identity is as the teen librarian at the Temple Terrace Library.

Georgia Mallory Guy - Costumes/Projections/Props -  is a professional actor/director and the Co-Artistic Director of ThinkTank Theatre TYA in Tampa FL. Regional Credits include: Milwaukee Rep., Orlando Shakes, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Florida Rep., American Stage, freeFall Theatre, Jobsite Theatre, Stageworks Theatre, Tampa Rep., Banyan Theatre, A Simple Theatre, The Show Palace, Monomoy Theatre and Festival 56. Georgia is the former Artistic Director for the award winning children’s theatre company at South Tampa Center for the Arts, where she still heads up the private voice studio and continues to direct and consult with the STCFTA program. Georgia has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, Ohio University, a Guest Artist at Troy University’s Summer Spotlight, and has been a clinician around the Southeast at various theatre festivals. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. MFA – Ohio University 2010. She currently goes back and forth between Florida and New Jersey and has a very loving, handsome, and supportive husband, Traveis, some amazing puppies – Cooper and Bailee, and her old kitty cat - Sophie., IG – georgiathatguy,

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Melanie Perez - Props Artisan - is an Army veteran and owner of Squared Away Quilting.  She especially enjoys making personalized memory quilts from special clothing such as      t-shirts, baby clothes, and even dance costumes.  When not quilting or making clothes for bunnies, Melanie loves spending time with her two great kids - Jake and Marley.  They love to explore new places and hang out in their neighborhood.  Melanie would like to thank Georgia Mallory Guy for the opportunity to make props for ThinkTank Theater’s production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane