Derek’s love of theater truly runs deep, and has his entire life. Derek has used his talents as a director, actor, stage manager, designer and stage technician in venues up and down the entire east coast, including Ford’s Theater, Universal Studios and more. Derek was the founder and artistic director for Clandestine Arts, producing professional works throughout Central Florida since 2013. He is honored to be the Managing Artistic Director and Co-owner of the brand new Theater West End.
Willow Draper is a Theatre UCF graduate with a passion for plays, puzzles, and puppies. She is a certified Actor Combatant through the Society of American Fight Directors and has a passion for long and short form improv comedy. Some of her favorite performance roles include: Marcy Park (The 25th Annual...), Cinderella (Into the Woods), and Olivia (LEGO Friends To the Rescue).
Kasea received her B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University in 2014. She has 2 decades of experience in theater as a performer, choreographer, and as an education instructor. She taught at multiple schools in North Florida during her time in college, choreographed young artists with Central Florida Vocal Arts, and much more. As a performer Kasea has been in over 65 productions within Central and North Florida and has had the opportunity to perform internationally in Melbourne, Australia. Some of her favorite shows include Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Harvey, to name a few. Aside from performing and teaching, Kasea serves as the Operations Manager here at Theater West End.
Robb Ross received his Bachelors of Music Education and a Minor in Theatre from Stetson University and his Masters of Education in Music from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Apopka Memorial Middle School in the Orange County Public School district where he has been teaching for the past 13 years. In addition to teaching he has also served as director of music at Park Lake Presbyterian Church in downtown Orlando.
Not only does Robb have a passion for teaching others about music and theatre he is an avid performer as well. He as performed all over stages in the Central Florida area including Theatre Winter Haven, Theatre Downtown, Bay Street Players, Breakthrough of Winter Park, Mad Cow Theatre and many more.
Colton Chase Brooks
Colton is an Actor, Singer, Composer, Conductor, Vocal Coach, Musical Director, and an active supporter of the arts. He received a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from The University of Mobile, and also attend the International Performing Arts Institute in Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Brooks has worked as a performer for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World Orlando, and spent time volunteering and performing in local groups here in center Florida such as Opera Orlando, The Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Central Florida Community Arts.
Favorite roles include, Shrek in Shrek , The Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera, and Fredrick Barrett in Titanic the Musical.