Dylan Shelton is a creator of puppet theatre and serves as the Artistic Director of Madcap Puppets. In this role, Dylan writes and directs original puppet performances and adaptations of great literature that tour across the country and internationally.
Mel considers herself fortunate to have been mentored by Madcap founder Jerry Handorf. She acts and directs for Madcap as the Associate Artistic Director, and tours the Midwest as Madcap’s “Artist-In-Residence”.
Chris’ passion for mechanical and building began in his father’s workshop as a young boy. There he learned from his dad and his grandfather the basics of construction, auto mechanics, wood, metal working, as well as how to use and maintain tools and a workshop.
A Native Cincinnatian, Sean graduated from Capital University with a BA in Theatre studies and Music. Sean’s career at Madcap started in 2005, touring and premiering several shows such as: Monkey See, Monkey Do, Aesop’s Classic Fables, Look Out Galileo and Twain’s Twisted Tales.
Spenser is excited to be celebrating his second year working with Madcap Puppets! His passion for the arts began with his 5th grade production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever where he was given permission to do all the things his mom said he couldn’t.
Chaslee Schweitzer is ecstatic to be making her Cincinnati debut with Mad Cap’s touring company! Favorite credits include: Lucy and a Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q, Sister Sarah in Guys and Dolls, the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and directing Little Shop of Horrors.