Current Production ~ An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Daren Scott
March 23* – April 21, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

A young working girl is found dead and Inspector Goole calls upon the Birling family to make certain inquiries. Thus begins this psychological mystery that is acclaimed as a classic of its genre.

* Preview Night: Friday, March 22

• Cast   • Production Staff   • Production Photos   • Press


Cristyn Chandler (Edna) returns to the stage after a five-year hiatus. Last seen at SRT in Arsenic and Old Lace, and opposite Jill Drexler in Return Engagements. Over 15 years acting experience that includes numerous national and local commercials, plays, short films, feature films, print/modeling work. Highlights include: supporting role in the feature film, The Test, with Kelly Sullivan; Recent short film credits: ‘48Hour San Diego Film Project’ winners: Momentum, The Heiress Lethal, Just a Man; Television: recurring role on Terriers with Donal Logue

Danielle DeCarlo (Sheila) was last seen on SRT’s stage in this season’s Perfect Wedding. Other local theater credits Welcome Home (Playwright’s Project/New Village Arts); Not Now, Darling and Lion in Winter (SRT); Steel Magnolias and The Sign of the Four (OnStage Playhouse); and The Heidi Chronicles and Springtime for Henry (PowPAC). Dani is also the Audition Coordinator and Publicity Manager for SRT, where she is also a Board member. “Thank you to John, Dyllan, and Jax for your constant love and encouragement.”

Jill Drexler (Mrs. Birling) is happy to be working at last with Daren and with the fabulous and fun cast of An Inspector Calls. Favorite recent roles at SRT include Painting Churches, Not Now Darling, Holiday Memories and The Lion in Winter. Other favorite shows: Lend Me a Tenor (North Coast Rep); Foxfire (Critics Circle nomination), Ring Round the Moon, Moon Over Buffalo, and You Never Can Tell for Moonlight Stage Productions; Hysterical Blindness for Backyard at Cygnet; and Fit To Be Tied (Critics Circle award, Patté award) for Diversionary Theatre. Ms. Drexler is the Artistic Director of SRT and would like to thank all those who make it possible to produce this kind of live, exciting theater in an intimate setting.

Fred Harlow (Arthur) Appeared at SRT last season in Brooklyn Boy, and is delighted to return in this production. Around town he has performed at Moxie, Diversionary, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Before moving to San Diego he lived in NYC where he helped form Lightning Strikes Theatre Co. along with D. Candis Paule, and loves this opportunity to work with her again. Favorite local productions include, Valere in La Bête at The Fritz, Roy in The Best Mistake, produced by Playwrights Project, and half the citizens in A Tuna Christmas at Compass Theatre.

Joshua Jones (Eric Birling) is appearing in his fourth production at SRT, last seen as Billy in a feminine ending, and is very excited to be working with such a wonderful group of artists. Josh has performed at several locations in and around San Diego. He earned his BFA from Abilene Christian University and was previously a manager at a Public Radio Station and the owner of a wedding video production company. Josh also works at Sea World San Diego, where he is the tailor for company wardrobe. Check out his profile page at

Jake Rosko (Gerald) was last seen at SRT in Perfect Wedding. Outside of SRT, Jake recently performed at the Avo Theatre in The Mousetrap. He received a B.A. in English Literature from San Diego State University and has since appeared numerous times at Grossmont Theatre, in Hamlet as the title character, All My Sons, The Tempest, Fortinbras and many others. He is very excited to be back at SRT in another fun and unique production.

D. Candis Paule (Inspector) Select SD credits: NCRT – The Miracle Worker, Diary of Anne Frank, Abundance, The Adjustment, The Heiress; Diversionary – Weldon Rising; Sledgehammer – Sincerity Forever. Select Film/TV credits: Jennie Project (Disney); Invisible Man (SciFi); Cover Me (USA); plus a variety of voice-overs and commercials. Ms. Paule also has performed many times with The Fritz Theatre, is currently the Board President of the SD Performing Arts League, and sits on the La Jolla Playhouse Leadership Council.


Production Staff

Daren Scott (Director) is an actor, director and photographer based in San Diego. He last directed Of Mice and Men at New Village Arts, which was nominated for three Critics Circle Awards, winning one. Prior to that he directed the west coast premiere of Sweet Storm, also at NVA. He is an award-winning actor (Critics Circle, Patté, and Playbill), and does much of the theater photography around town. He also is proud to be a member of U-T San Diego’s “Front Row” theater panel. “My thanks to all these wonderful artists that made this play happen.”

Megan Ames (Stage Manager) is happy to be back at Scripps Ranch Theatre for her third production. She is a recent graduate of San Diego State University, where she received a B.A. in Design and Technology for Theatre, with an emphasis in stage management. Previous credits include When Last We Flew (Diversionary), Perfect Wedding and California Suite (SRT), Zanna, Don’t!, Doubt, Symphony of Clouds , A Grand Night for Singing (SDSU) and Dear Harvey (USD).

Jason Connors (Sound Design) is pleased to be designing his fifth show for SRT, including this season’s Perfect Wedding and a feminine ending. He recently was Asst. Sound Designer for UCSD’s production of Pirandello’s Tonight We Improvise. Other sound/composer credits include: WCYG Presents A Christmas Carol, War of the Worlds –reading, Our Town, Man From Nebraska, Desire Under the Elms (Cygnet); Much Ado About Nothing (NVA); As Much As You Can (Diversionary); and Waiting to Be Invited (Common Ground). Jason is also an accomplished actor, playwright and director, receiving numerous local awards in each discipline.

Jemima Dutra (Costume Design) Credits include: Lamb’s Player’s MIXTAPE, Trying, See How They Run, and Hip Pocket (for LPT’s educational outreach touring show); All This and Moonlight (SRT); Old Wicked Songs and Talley’s Folly (North Coast Rep); and Side Man (Bang! Productions). Jemima has worked at Lamb’s for over six years in the costume department as a cutter/pattern maker, seamstress, and assistant to Jeanne Reith, and also has worked backstage as Asst. Stage Manager for Boomers and Godspell. Jemima has showcased her designs at local San Diego fashion venues, and has been featured in 944 Magazine and The San Diego Social Diary.

Chad Oakley (Lighting Design) Previous lighting design work at SRT: Almost, Maine; Crimes of the Heart; They’re Playing Our Song; and As Bees in Honey Drown. He also served as stage manager for Crimes of the Heart and Chapter Two. Chad has designed lighting or sets for over 80 productions at several San Diego area theaters, as well as directing Pippin for Pickwick Players in 2012.

Aashish Rathi (Production Manager) is very excited and happy to be back for his second project with SRT, his first being as Asst. Prod’n Mgr for this season’s romantic-comedy, Perfect Wedding. He has previously worked for an animation company, where he was the branch manager. Aashish is a graduate of Poona University, India, where he received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, and also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Andy Scrimger (Set Design & Technical Director) has been doing projects all over the west coast including San Francisco Areas, Los Angeles and most recently for Cygnet Theatre and The Old Globe here in San Diego. He enjoys design work of all types as President of Volume 11 Graphics, a local sign shop whose work ranges from window displays to vehicle wraps. Andy is always focused on using environmentally conscious materials and processes, and is excited to be working with this SRT cast and crew.

D.J. Sullivan (Asst. Director) has been directing and teaching for 48+ years. Students have included Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate) and Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys), as well as Academy Award Nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty). As an actress Ms. Sullivan has appeared in TV shows such as Murder She Wrote, General Hospital, Pensacola Wings of Gold, Dallas, and Baretta. Film roles include all four of The Killer Tomatoes movies, and she has worked with such stars as Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury, Joan Plowright, Patty Duke, and Anthony Perkins. A 30-year SAG National Board member, D.J. also has had the distinction of being the Regional VP for both AFTRA and SAG.

Angelica Ynfante (Properties Mistress) is a Texas State University graduate with a BFA in Theatre. She spent five years working in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky and Cancun, until she made it to sunny San Diego, where she is currently the props person with San Diego Rep, Moxie Theatre, and Cygnet. SRT productions include: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Almost, Maine; the Out On A Limb project; Brooklyn Boy; A Perfect Wedding; Holiday Spirits; and a feminine ending. She would like to thank SRT “for giving me the opportunity to do what I love every day.”


Production Photos

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Photos by Daren Scott



Scripps Ranch cast shines in ‘An Inspector Calls’ – Pomerado News, Review by Elizabeth Marie Himchak, April 7, 2013
An Inspector Calls at Scripps Ranch – San Diego Reader, Out & About Theater Review by Jeff Smith, March 31, 2013
An Inspector Calls – Press Release
An Inspector Calls – Press Release – Calendar