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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

Founder, Artistic Director

Starry is a playwright, teacher and director.  Her plays include The Boat, Mama Threw Me So High, He Who Speaks, Dream Train and Canary Cockroach Phoenix.  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.   Starry has worked as a teaching artist and director with the Missoula Children’s Theater, Drama Kids International and San Diego Junior Theater. She currently lives in San Diego, where she teaches theater to kindergarten through fifth grade students at High Tech Elementary.

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Amanda Foley

Managing Director

Amanda is a teacher and a theater enthusiast!  She has been with Imaginary Theater Company since the very beginning.  Her credits include The Boat, Mama Threw Me So High, She Who Speaks, Dream Train and Canary Cockroach Phoenix. Amanda is a 4th grade teacher in the Naugatuck Public School system and has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Elementary Education.  In her spare time, she can be found hiking, listening to podcasts and doing yoga!

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 original production of The Boat as Marina, a role which she reprised in the 2019 production.  She also played Scout in Dream Train and Emerald in Canary Cockroach Phoenix.  She enjoys being a big and little sister, dancing, friends and family and swimming.

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Alana Covington

Actor

Alana is a go getter, following in her big sister Aija's footsteps.  After watching for a few years, Alana decided it was her time to take the stage!  She played Chalcedony in Canary Cockroach Phoenix and Ida in The Boat.

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Ariana Valdes

Actor

Ariana returned to her home state to play Dawn in the original production of 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.  Ariana is currently performing 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.  She also played a train spirit in the chorus of Dream Train and Coral (a mermaid) in The Boat.  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.

Harmony Ali Bey

Actor

Harmony loves acting and baking.  She played a Wind in Canary Cockroach Phoenix and Anemone (a mermaid) in The Boat.

John Unghire

Actor

For seven years, John has been teaching history in the Enfield Public Schools.  He played Robert in Imaginary Theater Company's production of The Boat.  Previous acting experience includes annual church Christmas plays and reenacting US History for middle school students.

Juliann Castelbuono

Actor

Juli studied traditional Irish Music and Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland and has a Bachelor's of Arts in English with a concentration in British Romantic Poetry, specializing in Irish literature from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  She currently resides in New Haven and works as a freelance writer, musician, artist and tutor.  She played Zarya in Imaginary Theater Company's 2019 production of The Boat.

Kamaniya Ali Bey

Kami loves to act, sing and read.  Her favorite animal is a cat and she loves making new friends.  She played a Wind in Canary Cockroach Phoenix and Pearl (a jellyfish) in The Boat.

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 and Canary Cockroach Phoenix.  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, Ezra in Dream Train and Father in Canary Cockroach Phoenix.  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 as a train spirit in the chorus of Dream Train!  She also originated the role of Ariadne in Canary Cockroach Phoenix.  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, Honor in Dream Train, Casandra in Canary Cockroach Phoenix and Zale (a jellyfish) in The Boat.  She is a competitive Tap dancer who enjoys reading, photography and writing poetry.