Wolves of Sherwood


Director’s Note

When are we too proud? When are we too cautious? How do we strike a balance that allows us to push through our greatest fears while also maintaining safety? The Wolves of Sherwood by Chelsea Frandsen offers us an exciting exploration of when to step in and when to step back. Further, it shows us the costs when we’re too afraid to act and too foolish to act first without thinking. The play offers this moral quandary—as well as explorations of love, friendship, and loss.
At Brelby, we imagine, create, and inspire. One of the ways we do this is by producing new work. The Wolves of Sherwood makes its premiere on our stage, bringing together over 20 artists to create new stories, imagined through our collaboration, to inspire the key partners of the work we do—you—our audience!
Thank you for joining us and for supporting new stories in our community. It is our hope that we’ve created a fun and unique experience for you through reimagining the classic world of Robin Hood—enjoy the show!
– John Perovich, Director

Artist Bios


Brian Maticic (Executive Director/Scenic Design/ Fight Choreography/Robin of Locksley) received his B.S. in theatre performance from NAU. Acting:  Black Stache/ Peter and the Starcatcher (ariZoni nomination), Robert12 Days of Christmas, Bob/ Revenge of the Space Pandas, Duke Orsino/ Twelfth Night, Bill/ Poseidon’s Regret. Directing: She Kills Monsters, Love’s Labours Lost, Be a Good Little WidowPrincess and the Pirate, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lostmissing grace, The Oz Chronicles. Playwright: Playing Games, Non-fat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte … With Sprinkles, 12 Days of Christmas, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost, Windfall, Depend on Me.  

Shelby Elise Maticic (Costume Design/Hair & Makeup Design/ Marion of Locksley) is a Zoni nominated playwright and designer. She received her BS in Theatre Performance from NAU, and her MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship and Management from ASU. Shelby is proud to serve as the Vice President of the ariZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence. Select Brelby Acting Credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly Aster) She Kills Monsters (Agnes), Twelfth Night (Viola), Playing Games (Mel), Fangirl (Sophia), Windfall (Olivia). Select Brelby Directing credits:  GodspellPicasso at the Lapin Agile, Little Women: the musicalLittle Shop of Horrors, Ghost the MusicalThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dogfight, Heathers the Musical. Extra love to Brian and Rory. 

John Perovich (Director/Lighting Designer) is the founding Artistic Director of Now & Then Creative Company, whose mission includes new play development and production opportunities for new works. Perovich is also the Director of New Work Development at Brelby Theatre Company. His most recent play—BE MY LITTLE BABY—runs at Space 55 in Phoenix, AZ, from May 17 through June 9. He is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and The Dramatists Guild of America.

Chelsea Frandsen(Playwright) was bitten by the theatre bug at age three, and has never recovered. She has worked in design, dramaturgy, fight choreography, and directing in addition to her script scribbling. Her plays Angel’s Alley(Studio Series) and Trackers(Night of Shorts) both premiered at Brelby and she’s thrilled to be back! She is a Company Member of Renaissance Now Theatre and Film, and has performed at the Great Salt Lake Fringe, Utah Shakespearean Festival and Utah’s Covey Center for the Arts. Her latest play, B/V, was named a semi-finalist at the Pegasus Play Lab. Her greatest loves are her family, theatre, dark chocolate and ginger…in that order. Love to Shelby, Brian, John, and amazing cast!

James Beneze (Stage Manager) Wolves of Sherwood marks James third time stage managing at Brelby, previously working on Whisper Sweetly and Spy Love You. You may have seen him onstage in the past year in Powerhouse or Return to Rosie’s Pub. Up next, he is assistant directing Jasper in Deadland.

Terrance McNulty (Cassian of Locksley) This is Terrence’s first production with Brelby! In his free time he likes to play Hockey and is in National Honors Society at his school. Terrence looks forward to playing Cassian Locksley and hopes to continue his career with Brelby. He would like to thank his family and friends for supporting him.

Ruqayyah Rashad (Ravena of Gisbourne) would like to thank John and Brelby Theater for this opportunity and experience. Also, thank you to the Cast and Crew for making it a memorable experience for her.

John Noseworthy (Will Scathelocke) is enthusiastic to be making his Brelby stage debut. This is only his second production, with his first being a minor role in Almost Maine. When not at the theater, you can probably find him cooking in the kitchen, or at his computer playing video games! He’d like to give a shout out to his fiance Sarah Bary (Tirzah) and her family for all the love and support!

Tyler Miller (Jean-Luc) is delighted to be taking part in this Brelby production! Previous credits include Brelby’s 3rd Annual Night of Shorts (actor), 12 Days of Christmas (lighting designer), Powerhouse (Anthony/Ensemble), Return to Rosie’s Pub (lighting designer), Spy Love You (Director ABC), Spin (Hudson), and Elf Academy (Nicholas), Ghostlight’s Some Sweet Day (Casey), B3’s Matt and Ben (lighting designer) and Festival of Shorts (actor). He would like to thank the cast and crew, his family, friends, and you. Enjoy Wolves of Sherwood!

Rebecca Ulbrich (Elodie) is excited to be a part of her first stage combat show. She has been seen previously in 12 Days of Christmas (Oriana), Return to Rosie’s Pub (Gaia) and Spin (Alice). Rebecca would like to thank John for giving her this opportunity to try something new. She would also like to wish this amazing cast many broken legs during our run!

Ashley Updegraff (Braelyn Scathelocke) is excited to return to Brelby for this production. Her first performance with Brelby was in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She would like to thank John Perovich for giving her this opportunity to further her acting career.

Anabel Olguin (Malbete) is super excited to be a part of this world premier. She was most recently seen on the Brelby stage as Renee in 12 Days of Christmas and as Numbers in Spy Love You. She hopes you all enjoy this fantastic show.