(2020) Frankenstein: Prometheus Bound

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Frankenstein:  Prometheus Bound is a new adaptation of Shelley’s work by Jeffrey T. Heyer.  In it, the dialogue is very faithful to the book.  However, in compliance with B3‘s mission to be Bold, Brazen, and Brilliant, many of the male characters have been cast as females, including the Creature.  A new, sympathetic view of the Creature comes from this vision, and Victor Frankenstein is seen as the monster he is.  With inspired design work which pushes the limits of zoom, Frankenstein:  Prometheus Bound will make you consider the legend of the Creature in a different light.


B3 Theater strives to be inclusive and celebrates many different points of view.  We are Bold in our choice of works, Brazen in our development of them, and Brilliant–we hope–alongside our audience, making the 3 B’s of B3 Theater.  We are in the process of becoming tax-exempt and incorporating, and donations can be made by contacting our Managing Director JP Clemente at jpb3productions@gmail.com.  We truly hope you enjoy our Digital yet Live production.  It is an honor to make theater for our community, especially during these times.


Alexandra Palmatier (Agatha)

Alexandra is a local Arizona actress with a theatre performance degree from Northern Arizona University. This is her first show with B3 Productions, and she is thrilled to be working with so many talented people. Most recently, she was seen as a Daughter in Mesa Encore Theatre’s production of Pirates of Penzance, Christina Grant in Desert Stages’ production of Murder on the Nile, and Doris in Desert Stages’ production of Damn Yankees. She would like to thank Ilana Lydia for this opportunity; she is so humbled to be working with so many talented artists!

Angelica Saario (William Frankenstein)

Angelica Saario is a junior at Desert Vista High School, in Phoenix. She has been acting for eight years in supporting and lead roles with various youth theater groups in Arizona. A graduate of Childsplay Conservatory, Angelica aspires to continue her acting and make it her life long profession. Competing in national gymnastic competitions and already a Reiki Master, Angelica has a vibrant enthusiasm for all the parts which she takes on. This will be Angelica’s first virtual performance, and she promises that she will bring lots of energy to her character.

James Andrew Olsen (De Lacy)

James Olsen (DeLacy) Is thrilled to be participating in B3’s first full length theatre production as well as its first virtual one. It has been an amazing experience returning to a passion that six months ago seemed to be placed on an indefinite hiatus. Previous roles include Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic & Old Lace), Richard the Lionheart (The Lion in Winter) and Simon Mostyn (Murder on the Nile) to name a few… In his spare time, James enjoys writing, reading and traveling with his lovely supportive spouse Jennifer. James would like to thank Ilana for her amazing leadership/direction, the incredibly talented cast of the play for their camaraderie and support, the design and technical teams for their exceptional contributions and constant desire to push the envelop of theatre forward. “Sit back and prepare to be blown away, you’ve NEVER had a theatrical experience like this!”

Javier Gilmore (Victor Frankenstein)

Javier is a lifelong fan of Frankenstein, in all incarnations, so he is particularly tickled and grateful to be included in this groundbreaking version produced by the wonderful humans at B3 Theater and guided by the steady hand of esteemed director, Ilana Lydia. Javier Gilmore is a Phoenix native, married father of 4 amazing daughters and a 20-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, retired. Jumping back into performing, Javier has performed in several local plays, recently including The NIght Of The Chicken (nominated for a 2020 Zoni Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor), at Space 55 Theatre, as well as appearing in the Festival of Shorts at B3 Theatre in May 2019. A starring role in an episode of The Food Network “Mystery Diners”, plus a string of commercials for Sullivan Tire and Auto in the Boston market, are Javier’s contributions to commercial television. So far. Javier has had over 12 years of joy in earning, performing, and teaching improvisational theatre.

Joey Bridgman (Ernest Frankenstein)

I am currently a student at Arizona State University, majoring in theatre, and minoring in business. I have recently finished my first devised piece, Who am I, which was a huge success. I have been in a couple small pieces through out the last few years including Yerma, Us/Them. Additonally, being a part of a short film called The Pill.

Juliet Rachel Wilkins (Elizabeth)

Juliet Rachel Wilkins (Company Member/Associate Artist) has been onstage (or backstage) in some capacity since the age of six. Her philosophy includes traveling by bubble (can’t we all?) to make sure that she arrives at the theater precisely on time to ensure that no hair is out of place and that she always sparkles. During tech week, she has been known to survive on a combination of cupcakes, glitter, and caffeine IVs. She’s thrilled to embody several characters on the verge of something risky. There’s a kind-hearted prostitute (“In His Eyes”) who’s on the verge of playing a very dangerous game; there’s a doctor (“Firefly”) on the verge of following a mysteriously vanished sibling into certain danger; finally there’s a performer(“Anything You Can Do”) on the verge of proving it’s impossible to outshine a diva.

Kayla Cook (Henry Clerval)

Kayla is beyond ecstatic to be returning to the stage as Henry Clerval for B3’s Frankenstein: Prometheus Bound. Having studied theater and earning her bachelors at NAU, she has honed her skills on stage and in outdoor festivals alike to entertain the masses and wax poetic like the old days. Some of her favorite shows and performances include Alice in ALICE (Silver String Circus), Gargoyle in Hunchback of Notre Dame (Zao Theatre), Pinhead in The Elephant Man (Zao Theatre), and Ms. Peacock in Dead West, a short film produced by Lookit Productions. When she isn’t on the stage, she can be found collecting then learning new instruments from around the world and ‘tuning’ into their music (Ba-dum TSS), making semi bad puns that are much like paper; tearable, playing D&D, indulging in other such nerdy activities, and honing her crochet skills to make unique pieces. She would like to take a moment to thank family and friends for being supportive of her theatrical shenanigans.

Lindsey Gemme (The Creature)

Lindsey Gemme is a Casa Grande resident, and has been on stages in the Valley and Pinal County for the last nine years as actor and musical performer. Her most recent roles include that of Caroline Cox in “Luna Gale,” Ozella Meeks in “Southern Fried Funeral,” Chris Harper in “Calendar Girls,” and ensemble member in “Frogwoman”. When not on the stage, Lindsey works as a birth doula and parent educator. She lives with her husband and their three fur babies.

Lisa Arnseth (Alphonse Frankenstein)

Lisa was nominated for AriZoni awards for sound design in War of the Worlds with Is What It Is Theatre, and as best director for Amateurs (IWII). She’s also participated in Arizona Women’s Theatre Company’s Pandora Festival and Arizona Curriculum Theatre’s annual PoeFest. Some favorite stage roles: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (IWII); Linda Christie in Play it Again, Sam (Monmouth Players); Sylvia in Sylvia (IWII); Elaine in Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Don Bluth). At IWII, Lisa performed the role of Prince Malcolm in Macbeth alongside Ilana Lydia and she’s excited to be working again with Ilana! Lisa is a member of the Phoenix Screenwriters Association and works with a number of local screenwriters and novelists as a critique partner. Her sci-fi/drama TV pilot called Captivity has been entered in numerous screenwriting competitions. Lisa thanks her family for their love, support and patience: Trish Black, Donna Arnseth and Kane Black.

Pina (Justine)

PINA: Has written /Performed & Toured her One woman, Self Published Show: Pinhead Number One, (LuLu.com) in 4 Fringe Festivals; Edinburgh, Scotland (2019), Tucson Fringe ( 2017), Adelaide, Australia (2016) & Phoenix Fringe (2014). Pina has acted in Films ; Veil ( Gate Keeper of Death), Wasteland Cop ( Signrun), Funny As hell ( Satan), Mark of the Banshee ( Banshee), Ilyushin (Maxima). Pina was seen in Lady for a day ( Spanish Countess) at Don Bluth theatre. Pina can be heard on Audio Recordings for Pride and Prejudice ( Mrs. Bennet), Macbeth (Witch 2). Pina played Multiple Character roles in RoseMary’s Baby Goes to Highschool (2020) B3 Productions. Pina recently performed two Virtual Shows with Arizona Virutal Theatre ; Three Sisters ( Anfisa) Lysistrata (Female Ensemble). Pina plays the role of (Justine) in this show of Frankenstein.

William Blankmeier (Robert Walton)

Will Blankemeier, (24), is excited performing with B3 Productions. Past show credits include A Plot Discovered, Hello, Dolly, Big Fish, and This is Modern Art. Will graduated from ASU in 2019 with his Bachelors in Theatre with a Concentration in Acting. He would like to thank his many mentors, Zack Diepstraten for being a great brother, and his family for always supporting him.



Ilana Lydia


Ilana would like to express her joy at working with this outstanding creative team and cast for Frankenstein: Prometheus Bound. She is particularly indebted to B3’s Company Manager JP Clemente for his inspirational insight and hard work. Ilana Lydia is a playwright and director, with many shows’ experience acting and designing sound, as well. She has published two novels on Amazon (one under a pseudonym), and has taught theater at the university level. Recently, she has directed the feminist piece The Waiting Room for Mesa Encore Theatre where she took Director of the Year for a Black Box Production. She became Associate Artistic Director for B3, then Bare Black Box Productions, in May 2017, before moving on to become the Artistic Director in September. Lydia was the 2017 recipient of the New England Theatre Conference’s Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award for her children’s play The Mulligrubs. She has kept busy directing and producing as well as writing.

Stage Manager

Charlotte Strayhorne

Charlotte Strayhorne is a graduate of Xavier University with a B.S. in Communication arts-Public Relations and Theatre. She previously worked with B3 as Stage Manager for Be My Little Baby. Originally from Cincinnati, her acting credits include Hogsquatch, Fame, Working, Godspell and Parade. She received an ariZoni for her performance in To Kill A Mockingbird at the Hale Centre. She was nominated for an AriZona for her appearances in Fame and Best Little Whorehouse. She enjoys crafting her art and encouraging others to Stay Strong in their journey and to Stay True to their destiny.

Costume Designer

Connie Gal

A native of Phoenix, Connie Galeener started her career as a model and then worked as a performer and costumer with her husband. They had Arizona’s largest theme party business for over 25 years. Non traditional venues and guerilla theater were often the norm for performances. Connie has costumed numerous plays while employed at Mardi Gras costume shop. She continues to supplement costumes for local theater. In the last decade Connie has been involved in the Steampunk community as a ‘maker’ creating wings, hats and unique cosplay costumes. Fortunately for B3, Connie’s personal collection made it easier to collect costumes suitable for Frankenstien. Currently Connie is busy writing, producing and costuming her own productions at her ‘regular’ job teaching theater at Civitan Foundation. All of her students/actors are adults with developmental disabilities. Connie was the costume designer for B3’s recent productions of Callas and Munroe and If It’s Any Constellation.

Hair and Makeup Designer

Juliana Jackson

I am thrilled to be invited to design hair and make up for Frankenstein! I have loved being a part of the theater community for over 40 years. Hair and make up designs for past shows include: Into the Woods (AriZoni winner), The Lion King (AriZoni nominee) Cats (AriZoni and NYA winner), Beauty and the Beast, Annie (MET winner), Legally Blonde, If it’s Any Constellation, Callas & Monroe, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and Bonnie and Clyde. Thank you to my wonderful family and friends! 143

Media Designer

Micky Small

Micky Small is a multidisciplinary media/theatre artist. She received an MFA in Digital Media/Theatre at ASU. Recent Media Design includes Bauer and The Burn with BLK BOX PHX, VirtualHalloweenSeries.com with Davisson Entertainment, Suddenly Last Summer and Boy Gets Girl at Mesa Encore Theater, and Law & Order: Fairytale Unit, a theatre for youth production. She directed a staged reading of Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties for the Bridge Initiative. Favorite projects include ConVIXtions (Director), La Casa Inez (Media Design) for Habla AZ, Two Badass Women (Filmmaker), and The Violet Blaze Chronicles (Filmmaker). As a performer, favorite roles include Sylvia in Sylvia, Eve Ensler in The Good Body, and multiple shows at WOW Cafe Theater in NYC. She has produced theater in Hollywood, New York, Santa Fe and Palm Springs and was Production Manager for a season at In The Life television in NYC. www.purplepopmedia.com

Props Designer

Stephen Floyd

Stephen Floyd is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild of America, Arizona Playwrights, London Playwrights Workshop, Player-Playwrights Kilburn (London) UK, & the Modern Language Association. He has worked as Set Designer for «Convent of Pleasure» and «Rosemary’s Baby Goes to High School». The Aside Theatre produced his full-length comedy «Hogsquatch» in July 2019. Stephen’s full-length play for Young Adults, «Superstition Afternoons» received the Michael J. Libow Award from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild in June 2020.

Set Designer

Jean-Paoul Clemente

JP joined B3 Theater earlier this year and is very honored and excited by the artistic opportunities that B3 offers to all those involved. The philosophy of inclusiveness generates the collaborative endeavors of the company. He is grateful for the opportunity to design the Virtual Background/Set for the Actors and this production of Frankenstein. We are on a new frontier of live Theater and Virtual presentation. This hybrid has been a challenge and extreme fun. The possibilities are limitless. Enjoy this production and JP hopes you continue to support B3 Theater and be part of its growth and evolution during these changing times.

Sound Designer

Chris Piraino

BIO: Chris is a Sound Artist who has built audible sculptures of handmade electronic devices. Older circuits using analog processes in created, new instruments has been an essential part of his live performance. The original compositions for theatre have been performed without arrangement software in an effort to maintain a live connection. GET TO KNOW ME: An East Coast upbringing in Brooklyn and teens spent racing around the swamps and shores of rural New Jersey finished with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I began to study music in traditional genres and instruments as a Jazz bassist for several years before moving to Piano. Electronic Music and sound influenced by hand made instruments and experimentation are my current outlet. Hobbies today revolve around music, performance, sound, instrument design, sound analysis, DIY and Maker activities in instruments and electronic sound.

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Paige Westfall

Paige Westfall has made community theater an integral part of her life. When she is not onstage, she involves herself backstage in various capacities. Her favorite roles onstage include Dr Armstrong in Desert Foothill’s And Then There Were None and Amy Lee in Mesa Encore Theatre’s Laundry & Bourbon. Outside of theater, her favorite role is being a mom and she would like to thank her kids for being her biggest fans. She wants to extend her love and gratitude to her closest friends and family and to B3 Theater for giving her many opportunities to do what she loves to do.

Managing Director

Jean-Paoul Clemente

JP joined B3 Theater earlier this year and is very honored and excited by the artistic opportunities that B3 offers to all those involved. The philosophy of inclusiveness generates the collaborative endeavors of the company. He is grateful for the opportunity to design the Virtual Background/Set for the Actors and this production of Frankenstein. We are on a new frontier of live Theater and Virtual presentation. This hybrid has been a challenge and extreme fun. The possibilities are limitless. Enjoy this production and JP hopes you continue to support B3 Theater and be part of its growth and evolution during these changing times.

Artistic Director

Ilana Lydia

Ilana Lydia has kept busy directing and producing as well as writing, bringing Droppin’ Johns, my love | my lumberjack, True Believer and The Last Castrato, and A Woman on Stage, B3’s Festival of Shorts, Polyphemus, The Time Machine, be my little baby, B3’s Second Festival of Shorts, The Play of Endings, Matt & Ben, An Appeal from One of the Scummettes, The PreCog, Empty Words: An Adaptation of Crime & Punishment, Rosemary’s Baby Goes to High School, the Published Play Project and the UNpublished Play Project to the stage.