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Written by Jessica Burrill-Logue

Originally developed and presented by Kerfuffle

Join Park Ranger Glow on an adventure in the woods! Audiences will hear crickets, sit on moss, smell the pines and be immersed in gentle darkness so the fireflies can finally come out and play. Featuring shadow puppetry and sensory-filled moments of audience interaction, "Firefly" transports children to a place of wonder and beauty.

  • Run Dates MAR 25 - APR 8, 2023
  • Appropriate Ages 1+
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Ticket Price Single Tickets on sale August 1, 2022

Cast & Credits


  • Park Ranger Glow – Matthew Olsen
  • Park Ranger Bow / Puppeteer – Katie Otten
  • Park Ranger Mo / Puppeteer – Elizabeth Peller
  • Teaching Artist – Jessica Burrill-Logue

Design Credits

  • Director/Playwright – Jessica Burrill-Logue
  • Stage Manager – Grace Luis
  • Scenic Designer – Kathy Voecks
  • Costume Designer – Sherri Geerdes
  • Hair & Make-Up Designer – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Lighting Designer – Sierra Smith
  • Sound Designer – Christy Hernandez

Production Credits

  • Director of Production – Sarah Buck
  • Technical Director – Jackson Curtright
  • Props Mistress – Devon Denn-Young
  • Resident Lighting Designer & Lead Electrician – Matt Benes
  • Resident Sound Designer & Audio Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Resident Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher
  • Scenic Charge Artist – Trent Grooms
  • Resident Costume Designer – Sherri Geerdes
  • Costume Shop Foreperson – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Stage Management Apprentice – Kenzie Jensen
  • Electrics/Audio Apprentice – Sierra Smith
  • Carpentry/Shop Apprentice – Ren Walther
  • Swing Techs – Jess Groff, Jeff Ludwig
  • Stitchers – Sherri Geerdes, Zach Kloppenborg, Audio Helkuik
Matthew Olsen, Park Ranger Glow

Matthew Olsen, Park Ranger Glow

Thrilled to bring this story to life! Previous Rose credits include Corduroy, Howie D: Back in the Day!, and It’s a Wonderful Life. You may have seen him around Omaha with Bluebarn Theatre (The Woodsman, Venus in Fur), Brigit St. Brigit (Bernhardt/Hamlet), Shakespeare On The Green (Much Ado, King John, Merry Wives, King Lear, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Othello), Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour (Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer, As You Like It). Other select Regional credits include: The Matchmaker, Both Your Houses (dir. Frank Galati), True West, School For Lies, How I Learned To Drive & Oleanna.

Matthew is an actor, facilitator, movement/fight coordinator based in Omaha. He holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and an MFA from Florida State University—Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. You can also catch him roasting coffee up the street at Bad Seed Coffee & Supply! Much love and thanks to my family! (theatrical & biological)

Kattie Otten, Park Ranger Bow / Puppeteer

Kattie Otten, Park Ranger Bow / Puppeteer

KATIE OTTEN received her MA in Theatre Performance at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, and her BA in Theatre Education at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Some of her other favorite roles include: The Glass Menagerie (Brigit Saint Brigit), and She Kills Monsters (Creighton University). She's also worked on several short and feature-length films and commercials. As a voice actor, she has narrated audiobooks, voiced characters in video games, and educational videos.

Additional credits: Sally in Cat in the Hat, Faux Fogg in Up & Away, Student in Grocer's Goblin & The Little Mermaid, Puppeteer in A Child's Garden of Verses

Elizabeth Peller, Park Ranger Mo / Puppeteer

Elizabeth Peller, Park Ranger Mo / Puppeteer

Elizabeth is one of the Rose Teaching Artist Fellows for the 2022-23 school year, and she couldn't be more excited to be performing in her first mainstage Rose production! She is a recent graduate of Creighton University, with degrees in English and Theatre with a concentration in Technical Theatre. While there, she focused on playwriting, costuming work, and acting. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her loved ones.

Additional credits:
Elizabeth is currently performing as Smalls in the Rose PreK touring show, Two Wolves. Other acting credits from Creighton include in Elektra (Chorus), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), and Legally Blonde: the Musical (Ensemble).

Jessica Burrill-Logue, Director

Jessica Burrill-Logue, Director

Jessica Burrill-Logue (Director/Playwright/Teaching Artist/ Park Ranger Flow) : is excited to be making her directing/playwright debut with the Rose Theater in this wonder filled show that is her heart. She is originally from Maine & has been involved in professional theater since the age of 3. Jessica holds a degree in early childhood development & education with a performing arts focus- vocal, instrumental, puppetry, writing & photography. She loves teaching & working with students (1 to 92) sharing the joy & passion that theater can bring to them & their community. She has taught & performed all over the world. Jessica is an award winning puppeteer, award nominated director and playwright, has been the voice for many commercials & videos in the Omaha Metro area, as well as worked on shows for CBS and the Discovery Channel. You will also find her as a fiber artist, designer, & educator when not directing, designing, writing, puppeteering, or on stage. She is mom to two amazing artistic daughters, Jules & Jocey, & would to thank all her family & friends for always believing in her & for supporting her as she chases after her dreams & passions.

You may have seen Jessica on stage or directing shows such as You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Cinderella, Up and Away, Penguin Problems, Elf the Musical, The Cat In The Hat, Winkin, Blynken, and Nod, Caterpillar's Footprint, Go Dog Go, The Little Mermaid, Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, Curious George & The Golden Meatball, & Good Night Moon just to name a few! She is an ensemble member for Kerfuffle TVY theater & OCP's Mobile Sensory Theatre as well as the puppeteer & voice behind the nationally award winning Professor Durham, for a weekly virtual show, Museum LIVE! at the Durham Museum. Jessica hopes you can find something special as you venture on this multi sensory show deep in the woods & that you will feel the wanderlust that fireflies hold plus so much more!

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