Who are we?
Forrest Hejkal, director
Forrest was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's been involved in theatre from an early age, beginning by earning his stripes with the Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild. He's worked with many theatres in a multitude of capacities since then, acting, directing, stage managing, producing, building and designing. In 2011, he founded the Carriage House Theatre of Ann Arbor, a summer community theatre, which he continues to run. He is currently studying theatre, primarily directing, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Vagari Project is part of his academic pursuits.
An Ann Arbor native, Angie Feak has been a theatre lover since the second grade, when she played a Squirrel in the Thurston Players 1999 production of On Thurston Pond. Throughout Middle and High School, she acted, directed, and crewed with the Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild, for which she is eternally grateful. Angie is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a double major in drama and anthropology. Angie is also an archaeology enthusiast, and her personal hero is David Attenborough.
Emily is an actor, director, and all-around theater enthusiast. Originally from Western Massachusetts, she graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in social justice and a variety of theater experiences including acting, directing, stage management, working with kids and incarcerated women, and managing Wesleyan's student-run theater production company. After college, she moved to Ann Arbor, MI, where she continued her theater training and acted with regional theaters including the Performance Network, Two Muses Theatre, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival tour. She likes small moments and big ideas. Learn more about Emily at www.emilycaffery.com.
Matt Frost is a writer, director, and actor hailing from New Hampshire. He grew up doing theater and clowning before going to study film and television at New York University. He is excited to return to the world of performing and happy to be involved in the Vagari Project. Matt also works as a video editor, reads at superhuman speeds, and lumberjacks in his spare time.
Nathan has been an actor, director, and board member with Barefoot Productions in Plymouth, Mi for nearly five years, but he also has experience with Carriage House Theatre, Eastern Michigan University Theatre, Sad Tire Productions and the Young Actors Guild. Nathan lives in Canton, Mi and enjoys writing, pad thai, and memorizing things.