Meet the Cast

Halloween Dreams

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Vanessa Stipkovits (Autumn Carpenter)

Vanessa has been a member of the Ghostlight since 2004, first appearing in the ultimate ghost story, A Christmas Carol. Since then, some spooky shows she's appeared in include The Innocents, Ten Little Indians, Night of Dark Intent (2008 and 2018), Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula (2010 as Mina and 2020 as van Helsing), Frankenstein, The Silver Lady, The Lodger, The Haunting of Hill House, The Poe To Go Show, Tales from the Ghostlight, Night of the Living Dead, and Jekyll/Hyde.

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Ariana Rose (Jamie Carpenter)

Ariana is no stranger to the Ghostlight stage since she first appeared in A Christmas Carol in 2019. Since then she's managed to be part of almost every single production, including our first-ever ghost tour weekend as our resident ghost, Mary, Tales from the Ghostlight, Night of the Living Dead, All Through the Night, Jekyll/Hyde, and Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage! She is also a member of our teen acting class and a recipient of the 2022 Jed Woomer Memorial Spirit Award. 

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Autumn Borowiec (April Carpenter)

Autumn is extremely active both on stage at the Ghostlight and behind the scenes! She's a member of our kids' acting class and always lends a hand at crew. She's appeared on stage among her fellow acting school classmates in productions such as All Through the Night and Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage.

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Joann v. Mis (Gram Doobie)

Joann has been a vital part of the Ghostlight family since before we even had the Ghostlight Theatre! She's originated several spooky roles and appeared in tales of monsters over the years including Danse Macabre, A Night of Dark Intent, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula (2010 as Prof. van Helsing), Halloween Dreams (2011 as Autumn Carpenter), Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Edgar Allan Poe Show

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Ryan Walters (Norman Carpenter)

Ryan is extremely active at the Ghostlight with multiple roles acting on stage, building sets, and running lights and sound. You may have spotted Ryan in some of our favorite fall thrillers and spooky shows over the years, including The Birds That Stay, A Christmas Carol, The Edgar Allan Poe Show, Child's Play, and Night of the Living Dead.

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VJ Battaglia (Sheriff Jake Watkins)

VJ is an integral part of the Ghostlight family, having become extremely active since first joining in 2018. Since then, he's been working furiously at crew to help build our sets and he's even appeared in most of our productions since he joined us. Some of our favorite spooky shows include The Lodger, The Silver Lady, and Tales from the Ghostlight.

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Don Swartz (Reverend Brittle)

Don is the playwright of Halloween Dreams with other frightening tales such as A Night of Dark Intent, Deep End of the Dark, The Silver Lady, and Frankenstein. A lover of all things spooky and Halloween-themed, Don has appeared in numerous fall thrillers and spooky shows over the years including A Christmas Carol, Night Must Fall, Ten Little Indians, Child's Play (2007 and 2017), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula (2010 and 2020), The Mousetrap, The Spiral Staircase, Deep End of the Dark, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Uninvited, Murder in the Smokey Mountains, The Haunting of Hill House, and Night of the Living Dead.

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Carla Kwasniak (Carol Murphy)

Carla has been with us at the Ghostlight since she was a young girl. She's been part of many aspects of the theatre, including co-directing Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula with DJ Swartz in 2020 and appearing in many shows over the years. Some of our favorite spooky shows she's appeared in include The Uninvited, The Birds That Stay, The Edgar Allan Poe Show, The Lodger, The Poe To Go Show, and Night of the Living Dead

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Juliet Mysiak (Trick-or-Treater)

Juliet recently joined our Ghostlight family and it's safe to say she's been bit by the acting bug! Making her debut in 2021's Night of the Living Dead, she's also appeared as Helen/Mabel in All Through the Night, Alice in Jekyll/Hyde, and as a neighborhood kid in Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbaage! Juliet is also a member of our kids acting class.

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Dylan Flynt (Trick-or-Treater)

Dylan made his Ghostlight debut as Boy Scrooge in 2019's A Christmas Carol. Since then, he's appeared as John in All Through the Night, the Newsie in Jekyll/Hyde, and as a neighborhood kid in Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage! He is also a 2022 recipient of the Jed Woomer Memorial Spirit Award and a member of our teens acting class. 

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Isabella Rose (Trick-or-Treater)

Isabella recently joined the Ghostlight family, filling in as Helen in All Through the Night in 2021. Since then, Isabella has become extremely active at the theatre, helping at crew to build sets and costumes and most recently appeared in Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage! 

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James Eskra (Trick-or-Treater)

James has been part of the Ghostlight family for several years now, appearing on stage and participating in our teens acting class. He's appeared in shows such as Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula (2020), A Christmas Rose, and All Through the Night

Luke Brunn (Trick-or-Treater)

Luke is making his acting debut at the Ghostlight in Halloween Dreams.

Molly Rosen (Trick-or-Treater)

Molly is making her acting debut at the Ghostlight in Halloween Dreams.

Jason Ruisi (Trick-or-Treater)

Jason is making his acting debut at the Ghostlight in Halloween Dreams.