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Finding Patience Playwright and Director

Local History Theatre has been Angie’s passion for the past decade and a half as she has written and directed historical fiction plays and musicals which have been performed in Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah (at the General Conference Theatre in Salt Lake City), Washington, North Carolina and other locations across the country.  


With degrees in Theatre and Sociology, Angie is passionate about creating works that can help bring a community together. After writing and directing the first iteration of the sold-out Finding Patience – The Story of Holly Springs in 2017, she was so touched by the cast, crew and the audience members’ connection to the stories in the play, that she wanted to share the power and potential impact of Local History Theatre on a broader scale.  


Makeithra “Ketra” Evans

Makeithra “Ketra” Evans, entered this world as Makeithra Parrish to her loving parents Stanley and Princess Parrish and hales from Chapel Hill, NC. Ketra  has been acting for over 20 plus years. She has been married to Gregory Evans Sr. for 8 years with a combined family of 3 girls and 3 boys, along with 3 awesome grandsons. She has been a member of Victorious Praise Fellowship under the leadership of Pastor Wil Nichols in Durham, NC for 23 years where her adult acting career began in 2001.


Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy is a Canadian-born composer living in the Raleigh area with his wife Erin and their happy Corgi, Parker. Being raised in a musical family, Jeremy has been entrenched in song for his entire life. He studied Music Theory & Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Christian Songwriting at Liberty University.

After marrying Erin, a novelist with a theatrical background, they soon figured out that they could combine their passions for music and storytelling and began writing and publishing faith-based musicals under the name The Faithful Troubadour in 2016.

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Sarah Larson
Stage Manager

My family and I have lived in Holly Springs for over seven years now. As transplants from South Dakota, we love everything North Carolina has to offer! From traveling from the mountains to the ocean; from enjoying small town comforts to urban excitement; and from the diversity of those who live here now and from those whose stories we learn about from the past.      


Desirae Johnson

Desirae Johnson Barton is a dance teacher and history lover. With a degree in both history and dance, Desirae has spent the past twenty years using her training to connect with her community while living in
Utah, California, and North Carolina.

Dena Konkel

Graphic Designer, Web Designer, & Marketing

Part of the original cast of Finding Patience, Dena met Angie when she played the roles of widower and Kathy. She was excited and honored to be a part of the inaugural show, and help tell the story of our special little town.

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Rachel Atkin
Product Design

Rachel Atkin has been a proud resident of Holly Springs for 7 years and hopes to spend the rest of her life here.  Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, she and her husband and four children decided to settle down here and open her husband Daniel’s chiropractic office, Simply Chiropractic. 

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Angela Clemente
Costume Crew

Angela Clemente is originally from New York, but has lived in North Carolina since 1993. She loves the concept of Finding Patience and sharing the history of the town she now calls home.

Kaleen Holdaway
Costumer Designer

Kaleen grew up in sunny Tucson, Arizona where she learned to love music and the performing arts. She enjoys all things costumes and has spent many years learning the art of bringing a character to life through an amazing costume. 

Cynthia Savoldi

Public Relations and Events Co-Coordinator

  Like so many others, the Savoldi’s agree with the statement “Sometimes you don’t choose a town; the town chooses you.” Cindy and her husband Mark felt drawn to Holly Springs when relocating 22 years ago, have raised their 6 children in Holly Springs, and have felt honored to watch Holly Springs blossom. 


Hadassah Patterson

Marketing Assistant & Food History Consultant

Hadassah is a Triangle Native with a background in finance and the hospitality industry. She is a freelance journalist, experienced multimedia visual talent, national brand ambassador, chef and hospitality director/consultant. 


Michelle Yousik
Set Designer

Michelle began singing along with Olivia Newton John when she was little (she even had the same ONJ haircut for 3 years) to singing in her high school chorus, mixed show choir and in an acapella choir. Michelle played the violin all though elementary, middle & high school and learned to play the cello and viola when needed.


Tomiko Lane

Events Co-coordinator: Community Events, Costume Crew, & Prop Crew

Tomiko Lane is a creative soul, using her crafty side to bring life to art and imagination.  Introverted, she isn’t a big talker but rather a judgment-free listener who speaks up when it is warranted. While she tends to avoid the spotlight, Tomiko does enjoy singing, dancing, and supporting local theater and charities.

Nancy Truett

Marketing Team, Events Crew
& Sponsorship Team


Nancy Truett is currently a Business Marketing Manager for Ting Internet in North Carolina. She has lived in Holly Springs for the past seven years and has found a real home and life here in the small town.


Tara Miles
Grant writing & Events Crew

Hi everyone! My name is Tara Miles, I decided to be a part of this project to get involved in the community and meet new people. I’ve lived in Holly Springs basically my entire life so I’m super excited to see how this all comes together and to be a part of something so great!


Crystal Lee
Prop & Events Crew

I have had a love for the theatre all my life. Being in the audience is such a high.  But working behind the scenes and watching a show come together is so very cool. Now I have the opportunity to participate in a show.


Trina Rose
Dialect Coach

Born in California, raised in Germany, Colorado, and Alabama, Trina developed a knack for learning how to sound like the people around her. She simultaneously developed a love of performing for anyone who would watch, which took her to a Fine Arts high school and then all the way through a Bachelor of Arts in Theater with an emphasis in Acting. 

Meet the local historians

Barb Koblich

“Sometimes you don’t choose a town; the town chooses you.” This statement could not be more true. In August of 1993, we were getting ready to relocate from a small farming community in Western New York to the Triangle. I poured over all the maps, pamphlets and new home guides that our real estate agent had sent us.

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Doris Battle

Doris has become a force for good in Holly Springs and surrounding areas. She is gifted at researching, resourcefulness and organizing people in order to bring forgotten history to light. Her biggest asset is her heart. 


Mrs. Doris Battle is the Chairperson and Founder of NC Forgotten History. 

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J. Dwayne Garnett

J. Dwayne Garnett is an Empowerment Speaker, Love Advocate, and self-proclaimed History Buff from Augusta, GA, now living in the Raleigh-Durham area. His passion for history was rekindled through the character development process of the original Finding Patience.

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Warren Holleman remembers when Apex and Holly Springs had a combined population of less than 2000 people! And when he graduated from Apex High School in 1973, there were 99 students in his class.


Hadassah Patterson
Local Indigenous Historian

Hadassah is a Triangle Native with a background in finance and the hospitality industry. She is a freelance journalist, experienced multimedia visual talent, national brand ambassador, chef and hospitality director/consultant. 

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