Performer Bios

Becky Cofta

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The Good Father – Jane

Becky Cofta has worked for many local theater companies including Alchemist Theatre, First Stage, Off the Wall Theatre, All In Productions, Bard and Bourbon and Milwaukee Opera Theatre. She was recently seen in “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” at the Alchemist Theatre. She is a dancer who specializes in tap and is also a choreographer. She has studied acting, comedy, voice and dance. She also prides herself in her monkey impressions.

Amy Callahan

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Bloomsday – Cait

Amy Callahan has enjoyed performing with Milwaukee Irish Arts in and around Milwaukee and at previous Acting Irish International Theater Festivals in Winnipeg, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, and Florida and is grateful to be a part of this production. When she’s not teaching or designing French courses, you can find her inflicting new recipes on her marvelous husband and two wonderful teenagers while reciting Bloomsday lines, singing Irish folk tunes or belting out Dolly Parton songs.

Kevin Callahan

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Bloomsday – Robert

Kevin Callahan is a Milwaukee Irish Arts veteran since 1986, having performed in such productions as JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, THE WEIR, and WHITE WOMAN STREET. But his favorite roles by far were as “Eddie” in THE COUNTRY BOY, opposite his future wife Amy and sharing the stage with their daughter Rose 17 years later in THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS.

John Gleeson

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The Quiet Land – Nashee

John Gleeson begain his performing career in Brendan Behan’s “The Quare Fella” with the Guinness Players in his native Ireland. He has acted with the Irish Players in Liverpool (“Them”, “Many Young Men of Twenty”, “On Trial”), Bray Little Theatre (“Silver Wedding”, “The Plough and the Stars”, Cafflin Johnny”) and Milwaukee Irish Arts (“A Dublin Saunter”, “Da”, “Juno and the Paycock”, “The Broken Jug”). When he grows up he wants to scut on Aeroplanes

Eamonn O’Neill

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The Quiet Land – Eamonn

Eamonn O’Neill has represented Milwaukee Irish Arts for over 30 years In many roles, from the old classics to the contemporary. He is a founding member and the company’s resident Seanachie – storyteller (or terrific liar, if you like). He is also the principal facilitator for the ongoing live theatre venue at Milwaukee’s annual Irish Fest the nation’s largest Irish festival. Eamonn has performed for many local theatre groups including Rehaissance Theatreworks and Cornerstone Theatre, Some of Eamonn’s favorite roles include: The Bartender in Ah, Wilderness and Juror 9 in Twelve Angry Men. Irish theaterworks remains his passion.

April Paul

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Bloomsday – Caithleen

April Paul is esctatic to be bringing this beautiful play to life with Milwaukee Irish ARts from the home stage to an Ireland stage. When she is not immersed in theatre, April enjoys ice skating, horseback riding and of course the small-town classic: blowling! Special thanks to Pam and Lindesy for this incredible opportunity, and to so many others for their hard work and dedication. Timing is everything in this life, enjoy the ride!

Nate Press

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The Good Father – Tim

Nate Press is an actor/director/educator in Milwaukee, WI.  His previous credits with Milwaukee Irish Arts are Nial Lynch in Moment, for which he won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival held in Cincinnati in 2015, and a member of the ensemble in 2016’s showing of  The Plough and the Stars that was hosted in Milwaukee. He has worked with many theatre companies over the years including Alchemist Theatre, Bialystock & Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act, Off The Wall Theatre, Renaissance Theater Works, Sunset Playhouse, and Theatrical Tendencies . Some of his favorite rolls from the recent past are: Ned/Walker Janeway in Three Days of Rain (Carte Blanche Studios), Horst in Bent (The World’s Stage), and CB in Dog Sees God (Splinter Group). Nate received his theatrical training at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.

Mitch Weindorf

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Bloomsday – Robbie

Mitch Weindorf is thrilled to be debuting with Milwaukee Irish Arts in this delightful play! Mitch enjoys spending time with his wife and dog. He is also thankful to not have to do an Irish dialect for this show. Mitch would like to thank his wife Lindsey, family, friends, and mentors for their continued love and support!