Angela Ferlo O'Donnell Artistic Director, Board President FOUNDER
Angela Ferlo holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has directed and performed with both the Missoula Children's Theater and Bristol Renaissance Faire, as well as locally, with the Oshkosh Community Players. She is proud of her awards in both directing and technical theater.
Angela specializes in Acting, Period/Historical, Shakespeare, Directing, Youth/Educational, and Costume/Makeup Design.
Larissa Petersen Events & Bookings Manager, Board Member
Larissa Petersen, having performed with Hysterical Productions not only on the main stage but in numerous ITEs, is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She joins the staff after her 2014 internship with Peninsula Players.
Larissa specializes in Arts Management, Public Relations and Musical Theater.
Molly Schlaak Education/Outreach Liaison, Board Member
Molly is very familiar with all things theater and music, and is thrilled to be a member of the Hysterical Productions board. She received a BM in Choral/General Music Education from UW - Stevens Point. She has been theatrically involved in every way possible: acting, directing, music directing, choreography, technical theater... if it has to do with a production, she's probably done it! She teaches general music and middle school/high school choir for the Manawa School District and is also the one-act play director for her school as well. Through her endeavors at schools, she is familiar with outreach, fundraising, and much more.
Molly specializes in Music Direction, Choreography, Youth/Education.
Amanda Petersen Fails Managing Director, Board Vice President FOUNDER
Amanda Petersen Fails holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has extensive experience as a director, music director and performer locally with UWFox Theatre, Oshkosh Community Players, Attic Theatre and Riverside Players.
Amanda specializes in Musical Theater, Shakespeare, Period/Historical, and Dramaturgy.
Amanda Finch Business Manager, Board Treasurer
Amanda Finch - who is no stranger to local stages, having performed and worked with many production companies across the valley - joined the Hysterical Productions Board in 2015. She is an accountant for Sunset Hill Stoneware LLC, and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2012 with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Kyle Brauer Development Director, Board Member
Kyle received his BM in Choral/General Music Education and BA in Theatre Performance and Education from Lawrence University. He has been an avid performer since childhood and continues to expand his interests to include directing, stage managing and choreography.
Kyle specializes in Acting, Choreography, Musical Theater, Shakespeare, Physical Comedy, and Youth/Educational.
Patrick O'Donnell Retired FOUNDER
Patrick O'Donnell holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has performed both as an actor and stage combatant at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Locally he has extensive experience as an actor, director, fight director and technician.
Patrick specializes in Improv, Stage Combat, Physical Comedy, Dialects, Technical Theatre, and Lighting Design.