AUSTIN BARROW, a native of El Dorado, attended Louisiana Tech University, School of Performing Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and the University of Arkansas where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Drama. Austin has performed on-stage and screen in Chicago and Los Angeles. He has taught theatre at the University of Arkansas and Andrew College, where he served as the Chairman in the Fine Art Division. Austin now resides in his hometown with his wife Laura, son Max and daughter Olivia. He has been appointed as the President of the newly formed non-profit company, El Dorado Festivals and Events, Inc., and is excited to be a part of the future of El Dorado.
About the show Barrow said, "As a true Hitchcock fanboy, I was excited to hear about SAAC's plans to produce this play. Patrick Barlow has done an amazing job of capturing Hitchcock's great mastery of suspense with a gentle wink at the audience. The casting of the show calls for three men and one woman. I believe it important to maintain this request by the playwright, as the character shifts are an important function of the play. The most important feature of this play that should be highlighted is giving the audience the sense that at any moment, anything could happen."
Carol Cabrera is a 9th grade Social Literacy teacher at El Dorado High School. She is the founder and moderator of the club Young Playwrights. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Diego, Carol holds two degrees from the University of California, San Diego: one degree in Theatre with an emphasis in directing, and a second degree in Literature/Writing with an emphasis in poetry and playwriting. In San Diego at 19 years old, she founded Nomads Theatre Company, a theatre company focused on developing new works by young writers, and served as Artistic Director for two years. Her writing has also won acclaim, her piece "What It Means to Be Freezing," work shopped by New Village Arts Theatre, the California Playwrights Project and Patio Playhouse Theatre. She has taught playwriting since 2009 when she began working as a teaching artist in San Diego. She is a 2011 Teach for America corp. member.