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Our Team

Meet the amazing cast and crew that brings Imaginary Theater Company to life!  We are always looking for new characters of all ages to welcome into our creative family.  Stay tuned for audition notices and invitations to collaborate!

Starry Krueger

Director, Playwright

Starry is a teacher and playwright in New Haven, CT.  Her plays include The Boat, Mama Threw Me So High, She Who Speaks, and Dream Train.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Theater from Skidmore College and her Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of New Haven.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Starry toured the U.S. and Canada with the Missoula Children's Theatre.  When she is not dreaming up new plays, Starry can be found traveling, doing yoga or singing a cappella with What's On Tap.

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Amanda Foley

Stage Manager

Amanda is a New Haven resident and theater enthusiast!  Her credits include The Boat, Mama Threw Me So High, She Who Speaks and Dream Train.  Amanda has a background in psychology and current teaches 4th grade in Naugatuck, CT.

Aija Covington

Actor

Aija is a hard worker and is full of life.  She has received awards throughout her school year for enthusiasm, leadership, respect and attendance, just to name a few.  Aija first found her love for the stage at the age of seven while starring in The Boat as Marina.  This summer she played Scout in Dream Train.  She enjoys being a big and little sister, dancing, friends and family and swimming.

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Ariana Valdes

Actor

Ariana returned to her home state this summer to play Dawn in Dream Train!  National Tour/Singapore: My Fair Lady (Mrs. Hopkins).  Regional: Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), In the Heights (Daniela), James and the Giant Peach (Aunt Sponge), Shrek (Dragon), Seussical (Sour Kangaroo).  Ariana received her BM in Vocal Performance (Opera) from Boston Conservatory.  This fall Ariana will understudy the role of the Mother Abbess in the NETworks North American Tour of  The Sound of Music.  Visit www.ArianaValdes.com and follow @arianavaldiva for updates!

Duha Yeroz

Actor

Duha made her acting debut as Alvera in She Who Speaks.  This summer she was a train spirit in the chorus of Dream Train.  Duha loves to read, do flips and play with her sisters!  

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Elizabeth Grayson

Actor

Lizzy's roles with Imaginary Theater Company include Mama in Mama Threw Me So High, Granny in She Who Speaks and the leader of the chorus in Dream Train.  Professionally, Lizzy is an elementary school teacher, although she took this past year off to take care of her 10-month-old daughter!

Libby Seidner

Musical accompaniment/Sound Design

Libby's Imaginary Theater Company credits include guitar accompaniment for Mama Threw Me So High and She Who Speaks as well as flute accompaniment and sound design for Dream Train.  Libby is a music teacher in Guilford.

Nicole Dankowski

Actor

Nicole's first adventure in acting was playing the Advisor to the Mayors in Dream Train.  In her free time, Nicole can be found petting cats, thinking about petting cats, or hiking.  She is looking forward to more acting escapades in the future.

Tim Smith

Actor

Tim's Imaginary Theater Company credits include Paul in Mama Threw Me So High, Voice in She Who Speaks and Ezra in Dream Train.  Tim recently went back to school to become a librarian which he loves and spends his free time playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game.

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Tracine Allen

Actor

Tracine made her acting debut this summer as a train spirit in the chorus of Dream Train!  She loves to sing, read and play with her friends.  Her favorite color is every color in the rainbow!

Ziani Boone

Actor

"Ziani means energy and I have a lot of that!"  Ziani played Rose in  Mama Threw Me So High and Honor in Dream Train.  In addition to acting, Ziani loves dancing, reading and spending time with her family.