Gayla Morgan (composer/lyricist; music director) was a KW fixture for 6 years, appearing on stage around town in 8 productions, at Little Room's piano singing weekly 70s Happy Hours, on the beaches playing violin for weddings, and in the balcony of St. Mary's cantoring and playing piano. Her Off-Broadway musical, A DOG STORY (written with the late Eric Weinberger, bookwriter, who was a beloved KW part-time resident) premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse before running 11 weeks at the former Davenport Theater on W. 45th St. in NYC. She's thrilled to be back (with 8-yr-old puppy Kaya, of course!) for the Fringe's 6th production of CR-TM! GaylaMorgan.com
Trey Forsyth is a native of North Carolina and has been acting, singing, and dancing up and down Duval St. for thirteen years. He is trilled to be back with his second show with The Fringe Theater “The Little Dog that Laughed“. And his third with Gayla Morgan, “Oil City Symphony”, “A Dog Story.” Special thanks to Rebecca and Gayla for allowing me on this revolutionary journey. Long live the Conch Republic!
Wilhelmina was first introduced to the world of Theater by Fringe Theater, when she was asked to direct a play reading of the August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. She'd never done anything other than singing, but being one who loves a challenge, she said yes! Then she starred as Ma Rainey in Fringe's staged reading of August Wilson's Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She also performed in a small skit at the Tennessee Williams Museum. Then she coordinated readers for Fringe's online production of “Woke" which showcased some of our black talent here on the island (and even have my own family members). be apart of it. Wilhelmina was in a play reading of Jeffrey Manor by Playwright, Tonya Pinkins, called Jeffrey Manor. She is born and raised on the island and is happy to celebrate Conch Republic with Fringe!
Wayne LaRue Smith
A veteran of high school, community and regional theaters in the 1970’s, including appearances in U.T.B.U., A Comedy of Errors, The Mousetrap, The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, Cabaret and Pippin, Wayne went on to law school and countless dramatic performances as a trial lawyer in courtrooms small and large. Wayne is delighted to make his long awaited and eagerly anticipated return to the stage to celebrate his adopted home – The Conch Republic.
Zach returns to Fringe Theatre for a second musical this season after starring in DIVA: Live From Hell as the devilish Desmond Channing. Most recently he portayed multiple characters in the Waterfront Playhouse production of Clue. In February 2020, Zach worked as stage manager for Fringe's dramatic reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, starring fellow cast member Wilhelmina Lopez-Martin, and he's excited to see all his Fringe family once again to celebrate the Conchs. Zach moved to Key west in late 2019 with no prior acting experience, having majored in Business Administration at UT Austin. A former business consultant, international student exchange liaison, and backpacker abroad, Zach now works full-time as an Animal Care Associate at the Florida Keys SPCA.