Cast and Crew
Ronald Doyle: (Director) Ronald Doyle is a current resident of Lake Charles, La. and has worked with Itinerant Theatre since moving here and IT’s beginning in 2012, and the McNeese State University Bayou Players from 2011 until Spring of 2014. He has been involved in a number of productions as either an actor or backstage crew. Stage managing credits include McNeese’s The Women of Lockerbie and Itinerant Theatre’s Race, and was also director’s assistant for IT’s This Wide Night. His swan song at McNeese was directing A Behanding in Spokane as the first student directed show in a handful of years. The Beauty Queen of Leenane is second Martin McDonagh play to direct and also his professional directorial debut.
Jo Ann Hanks (Maureen Folan) holds a BFA in Theatre from William Carey University and has been acting over 30 years. Jo Ann recently played “Rachel” in Itinerant Theatre’s Louisiana Women: Bound, and played the aunt of Mildred Douglas and other voices in Itinerant Theatre’s staged reading production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape. Locally she has been in numerous plays, at Lake Charles Little Theatre, ACTS, ABOB (A Block Off Broadway in Jennings) and McNeese Theatre. Some of those roles include “Blanche” in A Streetcar Named Desire, “Maureen” in Beauty Queen of Leenane, and other plays are Fuddy Meers, Blythe Spirit, Cemetery Club, Moon Over the Brewery, Our Town, Diary of Anne Frank, and Steel Magnolias among others. Some others of her favorites have been Our Town, Crimes of the Heart, Laundry & Bourbon, Joined at the Head, Sylvia, A Flea in Her Ear, and Red Velvet Cake Wards. Jo Ann has served as President of the Board of Lake Charles Little Theatre and has been involved with local theatre since she moved here from Mississippi. She and husband Tony have been married for over 21 years and are the parents to many feline babies. Jo Ann is a Deputy Clerk at the 14th Judicial District Clerk of Court’s office.
Joy Pace (Mag Folan) Joy is the Artistic & Executive Director and co-founder of Itinerant Theatre, Inc., Southwest Louisiana’s 1st professional theatre company. Joy earned her B.A. from Centenary College of Louisiana, and her M.F.A. in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Though a native Texan, Ms. Pace has lived in various areas of the country. She teaches adjunct for Angelo State University. Joy was head of theatre at McNeese State University for seven years and has taught in universities in Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky and Virginia. Joy has worked professionally as an actor, director, producer, set designer, costume designer, vocal coach, instructor, and stage manager. Some of those credits range throughout the country & in Sibiu Romania. Her favorite recent acting credits include “Lorraine” in This Wide Night, “Martha” Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf , “Maggie” and “Rosa” in Itinerant, Theatre Inc.’s production of The Writers, “Josie” in A Moon for the Misbegotten, “Sister Aloysius” in Doubt , and “Cornelia Scott” in Something Unspoken. Joy is greatly looking forward to a life filled with theatre, her great passion.
Claude DarDar (Ray Dooley) T-Claude DarDar is a Louisiana native- born in Houma, raised in DeRidder, and currently living in Lake Charles. He graduated in May 2015 from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communication and a Minor in Communication Studies. Throughout his time at McNeese T-Claude was part of several shows at their theatre under the direction of Joy Pace. He played the parts of “Thomas” in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot as well as “Oberon” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. T-Claude is also a member of the Lake Area Film Group, and plans to work on various media projects with the other members. He enjoys writing, editing, and directing. Fun Fact: Claude is the third in a line of really awesome people named Claude in his family.
Daniel Sadler (Pato Dooley) is a native of Nashville Tennessee. He has been performing in shows since early childhood. His latest productions include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Mouse Trap, and Nunsense Amen. He is very excited to be part of the Lake Charles community and to be working with the amazing cast and production team of Itinerant Theatre.
Jordan Belle Ashworth (Stage Manager) has been acting since she was nine years old. She was a member of Company and danced for thirteen years with Ashworth’s School of Performing Arts. She loves traveling, spending time in her garden and LSU football games. Jordan works as a Crime Scene Technician at the Lake Charles Police Department. Previously, Jordan was the stage manager of Itinerant Theatre’s Louisiana Women: Bound. Jordan was last seen in Lake Charles Little Theatre’s production as “Shelby” in Steel Magnolias and Itinerant Theatre’s production of This Wide Night as “Marie” and as “Honey” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.