Meet the Cast

Jerrica Leonard

Practicing Democracy marks Jerrica’s third performance since her theatre debut in May. Coming hot off the heels of her portrayal of Mabel in An Ideal Husband at The Barn, she’s ready to give you the latest in election drama as Jenny Turner!

Dana Bocke

Dana Bocke is on the Children’s Team at the Columbia Public Library.  She teaches American Sign Language at the University of Missouri and knows more about cemeteries than you do.  She has previously appeared on stage with Talking Horse Productions, Columbia Entertainment Company, and the Maplewood Barn Theatre.

Michael Miller

Michael J Miller is originally from Grand Forks, ND.  He is attending ths BFA performance program at University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg and is expecting to graduate in the Fall of 2017.  He was recently seen at Maplewood Barn theatre in an Ideal Husband, at CEC in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and before that in Stud Ducks at Talking Horse all here in Columbia, Mo.  He is honoured to be a part of this show’s premiere performances for the League of Women Voters.

Nathan O’Neil

Nathan most recently appeared in Meg Philips Crespy’s one act play “The Attic” as part of the annual Strange New World performances. After his successful directorial debut last year with the Maplewood Barn’s production of “Macbeth”, he will again be directing, this time for up-and-coming local playwright Angel Kenison-Scott’s 10-minute play “At the Horizon” which will be part of Talking Horse Theatre’s Starting Gate New Play Festival this November. Nathan is thrilled to be apart of this wonderful production of “Practicing Democracy”.

Charlie Wilkerson

Charlie Wilkerson is a familiar face to Columbia theatre audiences. He was last seen as Lord Caversham in Maplewood’s production of An Ideal Husband. His voice is frequently heard on KBIA’s Maplewood Barn Radio Theater.

Terry A. Yates, Jr

You may recognize his voice(s) from the nigh on one hundred shows he’s recorded for the Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre on KBIA. He is also emcee and co-host of The Maplewood BarnCast along with Joe Bogue.