For those who are joining us for IT ENDS WITH US the play this July, we’ve got an exciting update! Between now and this summer, we will be periodically releasing information about the full cast of IEWU. And first up, we’re super excited to share with you the actors who will be portraying Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid!
Lily’s character will be portrayed onstage by Natalie Fox.
Natalie Fox is a stage Actress from Atlanta, GA. Her love of the theatre began young and widened her curiosity for all aspects of theatrical production. Natalie is currently a Senior at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. She’s also a Licensed Massage Therapist, lover of yoga, and aspiring director. Natalie says It Ends With Us drew her into Lily’s world from the first page and she experienced bouts of awe, compassion, and discomfort as she first read the book. She believes It Ends With Us encapsulates immaculate storytelling and Lily has been an inspiration with her bravery and complexity. She can’t wait to tackle this fabulous script and bring Colleen’s world to the stage! Natalie is especially grateful to Colleen and Triston for giving her the chance to open such a beautiful show. She’ll see you all in Sulphur Springs, TX this July!
Ryle Kincaid will be portrayed by actor Liam O’Brien.
Liam O’Brien is a local to Santa Fe and has never loved anything more than acting. He attended high school at the New Mexico School for the Arts Theatre mastery program. After graduation he continued to work on improving his craft at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s BFA acting program. He is currently enrolled as a junior and plans on attending grad school to earn an MFA in acting directly after he graduates. As a local to Santa Fe, he grew up immersed in art, but also pursues outside interests such as competitive Olympic Weightlifting Style, Trapeze and Ariel Silks as well as boxing and Krav Mega self defense. Liam says he was thrilled to be invited to work on this amazing show and was particularly interested in the honest and down to earth writing of the amazing Colleen Hoover. He feels blessed to be working with Triston Pullen on the project.
Liam and Natalie’s outstanding previous performances were what made this duo top picks for director Triston Pullen. He believed these two would best capture the essence of Lily and Ryle on stage.
Triston P. Pullen has been acting for over 16 years and has been directing for 6 years. He is a student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design working towards a BFA in Acting and a minor in Theatre Design with an emphasis in set design. He is the founder of Studio 1621, a summer stock theatre company based in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and is current working as the Artistic Director of Main Street Theatre. Triston is a freelance director who strives to create productions that fight for civic rights and show the empowerment of women. He works diligently with playwrights and artists (Aaron Levetmon, Rachel Robyn, and Colleen Hoover) to create new works that reach the audience in new and untraditional ways. Triston just returned from working in New York City as an intern for The New Group for the production Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster, and is now directing The Shape of Things in Santa Fe New Mexico. “Take your broken heart and create art, and then create a movement.”
We’re very excited for all the confirmed cast and we can’t wait to announce more cast members that will be joining us in Texas from July 7th-July 15th. VIP tickets and weekend tickets have sold out, but you can still grab tickets for a few midweek shows here.
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We’re giving away a copy of IT ENDS WITH US signed by the author, the director and the two actors announced here today! All you have to do is comment on this blog post! One winner will be chosen next week and announced in this post.