Actor’s Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel (4610 Charlotte Ave)

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Patrick Marber

Just married. Already bored.
Hedda longs to be freed . . .

In this classic play by A Doll’s House playwright Henrik Ibsen, gender norms within the institution of marriage clash with a woman’s desire for independence. Hedda confronts whether power, or even equality, is within her grasp as a woman, a question whose answer remains uncertain for many in 2018.


7:30pm Wednesday 2/28
7:30pm Thursday 3/1
7:30pm Friday 3/2
7:30pm Saturday 3/3


$15 / $10 with student discount (email us for the promo code)

Please note: No late seating.

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Lauren Yawn

Hedda Gabler

Lauren is so excited to be making her debut with Second Stage Student Theatre. She has most recently appeared in Lipscomb University’s production of She Loves Me (Amalia Balash) and Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Richard II (Green). Lauren has also made several appearances on CMT’s Nashville (2016). She is currently pursuing her B.F.A. in musical theatre at Lipscomb University and hopes to pursue her M.F.A in musical theatre after graduation. Thank you all for being a part of our story. Enjoy!

Brooke Bethel


Brooke Bethel is a junior at Lipscomb University pursuing a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. She had the privilege of stage managing 2SST’s first production, Really Really, and is thrilled to be a part of Hedda Gabler! She has previously appeared in Lipscomb productions such as The 39 Steps, Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, and The Miracle Worker. Ephesians 3:16-19

Katherine Broome


Katherine Broome is very excited to be in 2SST’s production of Hedda Gabler. Katherine is from Spring Hill, TN and is currently a freshman Theatre Education major at Lipscomb. Katherine would like to thank the 2SST production team, the Lipscomb Professors, Ms. Rice, the Sexy Babies, and her family for the support during this production. Enjoy the show!

Sam Kell

Brack, Master Electrician

Sam is very excited to join this team for his second Second Stage production. He has appeared in HPAC’s Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), The Boys Next Door (Barry), Circle Players’ American Idiot (Chase), Pull-Tight’s Legally Blonde (Kyle), Chaffin’s Barn and Dinner Theatre’s Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Stocking), the regional premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss) at the Renaissance Center, and Second Stage Theatre Company’s debut show Really Really (Jimmy). His most recent appearance was in Lipscomb University’s She Loves Me (Kodaly). Sam is a pursuing his B.F.A. in Acting at Lipscomb University where he also works as the Master Electrician for the Theatre’s lighting department. Enjoy the show Hedda Gabler!

Jonathan Killebrew


Mr. Killebrew is working towards obtaining his B.F.A in Acting at Lipscomb University. Jonathan has been seen in Robertson County Players’ Smokey Joe’s Café (Ensemble). He has also been seen in Lipscomb University’s She Loves Me (Arpad Lazlo), The Miracle Worker (James Keller), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Mac). Jonathan is very excited about making his debut with Second Stage Student Theatre.

Hendrick Shelton


Hendrick Shelton is a Lipscomb Sophomore Directing Major. At Lipscomb he has performed in such shows as Peter and the Starcatcher and She Loves Me. He has worked backstage for Lipscomb’s production of Beauty and the Beast, along with working as a foreman in their Scene Shop. He’s performed with Nashville Christian School from kindergarten to senior year in such shows as Mary Poppins, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, and Music Man. He has performed with the Nashville Children’s Theatre in Godspell and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him; he couldn’t do it without them!

Brooklyn Thompson


Brooklyn Thompson is thrilled to make her debut with Second Stage Student Theatre as Juliana Tesman. Brooklyn is a Junior at Lipscomb University, majoring in Musical Theatre. A few favorite past roles are: Exton (Richard II), Sylvia (All Shook Up), and Evillene (The Wiz). She sends a special thanks to Scott Wilson and the rest of the 2SST/Hedda team for being so wonderful and making this an exemplary experience. Much love to Mom and Dad. Enjoy the show!


Scott Patrick Wilson

Director, Producer

Scott Patrick Wilson is a co-founder and co-producer of Second Stage Student Theatre. Scott’s work with 2SST has been multi-faceted and enriching as an actor, director, producer, and music-director for plays and cabarets that the company has presented to the public. As an actor, Scott has been seen on Tennessee’s biggest stage, The Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC, in Studio Tenn’s Evita. Scott will soon be making his Nashville Repertory Theatre debut as Bertram Cates in the American-Classic Drama Inherit the Wind. Scott has also had extensive experience in session work with Musical Theatre International, recording projects like West Side Story, Newsies, Footloose, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Chicago. Soon, Scott will be moving to New York City to pursue theatre, film, and writing for the stage and screen. He wants to thank you for seeing his directorial debut on a project and with people he cares so deeply about. Enjoy the show.

Morgan Bowling

Costume Design, Producer

Morgan Bowling is a co-founder and co-producer of Second Stage Student Theatre. With 2SST, she has worked as a co-fight director, costumer, treasurer, and performer in 2SST’s musical theatre cabarets. On stage you might have caught her in Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth as Seyton and as fight captain, or in various Lipscomb University productions. She will soon be acting in Inherit the Wind with the Nashville Repertory Theatre. Morgan is a proud member of the Lady Bits improv troupe. This past summer, she tested and certified as an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors at the National Stage Combat Workshop. She is so thankful to the people who have worked so hard to make what was once an idea a reality, and to you for taking part in that. Enjoy. Insta: @morganbowlingforsoup

Siena Isabela DeMatteis

Graphic Design and Photography

Siena Isabella DeMatteis is currently in her second year studying film production at Lipscomb University. While film is her main aspiration, she is also a talented photographer and graphic designer. She captured all of the promotional photos for Hedda Gabler, along with designing the poster. She has filmed and directed music videos for local Nashville artists such as Chloe Kohanski and is prepping for her upcoming shoot for the artist Augustus Carroll. Siena’s focus is in cinematography. She won an award for Best Cinematography at Lipscomb’s 5 Minute Film Festival in 2017 for her work on a short film, A Crack in the Robin’s Egg, directed by Kwame Marah. She is currently the videographer intern for the Lipscomb Missions Department, and has created many short films for them. She will be making a short film on her next mission trip to the Bronx coming up in March. Siena created a short documentary showcasing a local portrait artist Michael Shane Neal and is working to further her work in the documentary field. She is the social media advisor for the Tennessee Women in Film and Media Student Chapter and is an active part of building the voices for women in film.

Maya Denning

Stage Manager

Maya Denning is a junior Theatre Directing major with a minor in Dance. Some of her favorite work includes run crew for Into the Woods, assistant stage manager for Peter and the Starcatcher, and director of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon. She serves on the junior board for Warren Arts, a theatre company in McMinnville, TN, where she has done carpentry, helped pick seasons, and directed her first show. She is very excited to be involved with this production of Hedda Gabler and would like to thank Second Stage Student Theatre for this opportunity.

Logan Dozier

Technical Director

Logan Dozier is honored to be helping put this amazing production of Hedda Gabler on with Second Stage. Logan has been involved in set building for many years. He is currently a shop foreman for Lipscomb University, and he has also built many sets for shows at Lipscomb including Miracle Worker, On the Verge, and She Loves Me. He is pursuing a BFA in Acting with a Directing minor at Lipscomb University. He enjoys being on the stage, but has found a real passion in the technical aspects of theatre. He would like to thank Second Stage for allowing him to be TD for them and giving him an opportunity to work with the technical side of theatre some more. Logan also is part of a film group based in Nashville called Latitude 36 Productions. They have a lot in the works currently for some projects coming up including a short film for Lipscomb’s Five Minute Film Festival. He hopes that everyone reading this enjoys the show. Remember to keep up with Second Stage too because they put on many events that make for a very enjoyable night. There are always many great things going on in Nashville involving the arts.

Natalie Risk

Scenic Design, Producer

Natalie Risk is a co-producer and co-founder of Second Stage Student Theatre. She is thrilled to be scenic designing her first production through such a rich and invigorating story as Hedda Gabler. Last spring, she had the privilege of directing 2SST’s debut production, Really, Really. She has served as an Assistant Director on numerous productions in Nashville, including Doubt (Studio Tenn), Haunted (Actor’s Bridge Ensemble), Richard II (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), and, this spring, Inherit the Wind (Nashville Repertory Theatre). Currently, she is proud to be aiding in the development of new plays for the stage through interning with the Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Project, a nationally recognized and valued program that empowers the extraordinary voices of new playwrights. Aside from her work as a theatre artist, Natalie serves as the Vice President of the student chapter of Tennessee Women in Film and Media. She has won numerous awards for her work in film, both as an Actor and Director. In May, she will graduate with a BFA in Theatre: Directing and Film Production from Lipscomb University. She would like to thank her family, friends, and baristas for their invaluable love, support, and caffeine.

John Theo

Lighting and Sound Design

John Theo is from Houston, Texas and a current film student at Lipscomb University, focusing mostly on directing and writing. Second Stage’s production of Hedda Gabler is John’s first experience with any kind of theatre production, both for lighting and sound design. His extensive experience in large-scale, live music production, specifically in lighting design, informs his work here greatly. As for the music for Hedda, a strong concept from Scott Wilson provided an invigorating direction and process for this show’s sound design, birthing a finished piece that feels cohesive, rich, and challenging. Thanks to the whole team for support and trust.

Abby Wyatt

Assistant Stage Manager

Abby Wyatt is very excited to be assistant stage managing for her first time! She is currently a freshman at Lipscomb University, where she majors in musical theatre and minors in contemporary music. While at Beech Senior High School, she appeared in the ensemble of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and was Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Cyndi Gibson in Back to the 80’s. She was also part of her high school’s show choir where she won best performer and competed in solo competitions across the south. Abby wants to thank Second Stage Student Theatre for giving her the opportunity to be a part of this production.