What is Waa-2?
Waa-2 is a group of freshmen who represent the Waa-Mu show throughout the entire Waa-Mu process, from before the script exists until the final curtain and beyond. Waa-2 serves as the workshop cast of the musical as it is written, as well as performing as the public face of The Waa-Mu Show throughout the year.
2017 Waa-2 Members
Alec Steinhorn Annabel Heacock Emma Griffone Emma Rothfield Farrah Sklar
Grace Dolezal-Ng Graham Helfrick Hale Stewart Hannah Hakim Jon Toussaint
Mia Nevarez Morgan Mastrangelo Natalie Welch Olivia Worley Pablo Laucerica
Ross Patten Sam Linda
2017-2018 WAA-2 CO-DIRECTORS
Olivia Worley is a sophomore from New Orleans, LA studying theatre and business institutions. Last year, Olivia was a member of Waa-2, a digital media assistant to the executive board, and a cast member of BEYOND BELIEF. At Northwestern, Olivia has also performed in URINETOWN as Little Sally. She could not be more excited to help welcome the new Waa-Mu community as a Waa-2 Co-Director!
Jon Toussaint is a Sophomore studying Theatre and French. As a Freshman he was involved in Waa-Mu as a member of Waa-2, the Creating the Musical class, and the cast of BEYOND BELIEF. He is thrilled to continue making this organization a big part of his Northwestern journey, and is inspired by all of the crazy, smart, and talented people he has met along the way!
Bryan Eng has acted in DC at the Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and others. At Northwestern he worked with team music on Urinetown, orchestrated for The Waa-Mu Show, conducted the freshman musical, 13; and toured as a music director for Griffin’s Tale. This past summer he interned at the Marriott Theatre and music directed/orchestrated Bat Boy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also acted in R AND J, PASSION PLAY, and in the Agnes Nixon Festival. As a sophomore, he looks forward to orchestrating PIPPIN; orchestrating for The Waa-Mu Show; and music directing the Dolphin Show’s, RAGTIME.
Natalie Welch is a Sophomore studying Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Comparative Literature. As a former member of Waa-2, Natalie is beyond excited to be a co-director of Waa-2 this year! Last year she performed in the ensemble of The 86th Annual Waa-Mu Show BEYOND BELIEF. She is looking forward to fostering next year’s musical in the Creating the Musical class alongside Waa-2.