Meet the Cast
Not Just Any Statue in the Park
Cameron Michael Fehring
Cameron Fehring is a performer, writer, designer, and teacher. He was born and raised in Wyoming, educated in Montana, and grew into himself as an artist in NYC. Some of his favorite roles as an actor have included Nicely-Nicely Johnson in "Guys and Dolls," Bobby Strong in "Urinetown," the Narrator/Mysterious Man in "Into The Woods," Lennox in "The Scottish Play," Mac in "The Retail Song Cycle," The Sheriff and Otille in "Trouble in Tumbleweed," Himself in "The Complete Works of Willam Shakespere: Abridged." and Tybalt/Juliet's Nurse/Professor Claude Knight in "Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet."
Ed Novotny hails from Lander, Wyoming, and is excited to portray Socrates in Not Just Any Statue in the Park. Ed's previous work includes Professor Burns in "Trouble in Tumbleweed," East/Steve/Phil/Man in "Almost, Maine," Pa in "Grapes of Wrath," the Lion Tamer in "Carnival," Pozzo in "Waiting for Godot." Ed spent quite a few summers working with Oakley, Cameron, Joe, and Dave with the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company. Some of his favorite Shakespeare roles include Benvolio in "Romeo & Juliet," King John in "King John," and Oberon in "Midsummer Nights Dream."
Amara is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist with Fremont County roots and is delighted to be a part of Not Just Any Statue in the Park. Some of her favorite roles as an actor include Truvy Jones in "Steel Magnolias," Bridget/Malinda in "The Retail Song Cycle," Ginnette/Glory/Villian/Gayle/Hope in "Almost, Maine," Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar," Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Rosalie in "Carnival," and Belle in "Beauty and the Beast."
Amara founded Communal Pancake Performing Arts in 2017 to provide unique and rewarding performing opportunities for local artists of various backgrounds.
Born and raised in Lander, Oakley is so thrilled to return home to be a part of “Not Another Statue In The Park” and reuniting to work with this incredible cast of men after 15-plus years.
Oakley's life passion for deep connection, healing and expansion through the arts is focused on bridging her two dominant creative communities in Wyoming(E. Shoshone/N. Arapaho land) and NYC(Lenape land). Manifesting in projects such as endurance art piece: SILENCE based on Marina Abramovics "The Artist Is Present" in NYC and Wyoming, documentary production for Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame, Flappers to Fringe: A History of Women's Fashion and Nervous Means Do It: Lifestyle Concept by Mei Ratz.
National Tour: Cabaret
Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing, Hoi Polloi, Fade Out, Fade In, Silk Stockings, Early to Bed, Being Seen, Chomolungma
Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina, Adriana LeCouvreur, Norma, Elektra(Live in HD), Mefistofele, Manon Lescaut(Live in HD), Rigoletto, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Otello(Live in HD)
Regional: Singin’ In The Rain, Comedy of Tenors, The Drowsy Chaperone, Boeing, Boeing, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing
Film: The Rider, Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man, Charlie,Trevor and A Girl…, Reflections, Carry Me, The Last Wash, White Briar Rose, BullThistle, Maktub:It Is Written, Before I Say Goodbye
TV: Vinyl, High Maintenance, Evil, Elementary
Ongoing Training: Meisner Technique at MCS NYC and vocal coaching with Don Lawrence
She also works as the Outreach Coordinator for the Lander Art Center.
This is her second collaboration with Communal Pancake.
Social Media: @OakleyBoycott
Joe grew up in the foothills of the Wind River Range in Lander, WY. Some of his notable roles include Pete/Jimmy/Lendall/Dave in "Almost, Maine," Duke Orsino in "Twelfth Night," Paris in "Romeo and Juliet," Cripple Billy in "Cripple of Inishmaan," Stefano in "The Tempest," a Weird Sister/Sottish Noble in "Macbeth," and Duke of Buckingham in "Richard III,"
When Joe is not acting, you can find him playing music with The Low Water String Band and Pushroot or by the river catching monster trout.
Dave is a Hoosier by birth, though he has lived in Wyoming since 1975. Prior to college, he wandered about with his family around northern Indiana. Graduating from the University of Indianapolis in 1970, he moved to Wyoming.. His interest in theatre began in 1968 with a small acting role in Eugene O’Neill’s “Ah! Wilderness”, and continue on through productions of three Shakespeare tragedies, an Anton Chekov play, his first appearance in “Inherit the Wind” and several musicals, as long as they didn’t require him to sing or dance for very long. After moving to Wyoming in 1975, he started a local theatre company in Lander that featured “Lysistrata” as its first production, then went on to do a few somewhat lighter comedies by Kaufmann/Hart and Woody Allen. During this time, Dave gained an interest in writing plays, too.
In the late 1990’s, he began performing plays at Central Wyoming College, and shortly after that joined the inaugural season of the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company.
Dave’s first play produced was in 2001, a play based on the writing of 19th Century journalist Ambrose Bierce. Originally conceived as a One-Man play, “Nothing Matters” was rewritten as a play for two people and performed by the East Lynn Theatre Company of Cape May, NJ, then rewritten again almost 20 years later for the same company in 2020, also appearing on YouTube the next spring.
He began work on the current play about the time he left college, and has rewritten it several times, not always for the best. The current version stems from an invitation to submit a script to Communal Pancakes “First Three Pages” event last year. Prodded to finish it both by Amara Fehring and the occasion of a new plays contest sponsored by The Gary Marshall Theater, in Burbank, CA, the play was finished, though Dave keeps rewriting it as the spirit moves him.