2019. Boots on the Ground Theater, Inc. Cocoa, FL

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Our Family

Charlotte Overby

CEO, Founding Member

Charlotte Overby; producer, writer, all around creative and coffee enthusiast originally hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her passion for creating and sharing stories led her to pursue a bachelors in both English as well as Theater from Coastal Carolina University. Following graduation, she co-founded and remains the CEO of Boots on the Ground Theater. Overby has a profound desire to empower others to live life to the fullest; following your heart and turning your dreams into goals. In addition to the arts, you can find her advocating for the community working for a local Community Health Center (FQHC) as a Certified Application Counselor, Outreach Coordinator and crisis mentor. Mental Health First-Aid Certified. AHA Life Support Certified. 

Mikayla Goetz

Founding Member

Mikayla is an actress, dancer, writer, educator, and creator, born and raised in the sunshine state.  Her passion for storytelling led her to Coastal Carolina University where she received a B.F.A in Acting. In the summers between college, Mikayla performed in The Lost Colony and as an acting apprentice with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. After graduation, Mikayla co-founded Boots on The Ground Theater where she performed as The Pilot in the company’s inaugural production of Grounded. In 2017 While living in Ukraine gathering stories from Jewish Ukrainians preparing to leave their home country, Mikayla collaborated with the artists of the Les Kurbas Theatre Centre in Kyiv.

Mikayla's writing about her time in Ukraine has been featured by the Center for Civilians in Conflict. Mikayla has also worked as an artist educator for performers with different abilities with Art-Stream Inc and BodyWise Dance as well as a dancer with Contradiction Dance Theatre. 

Dalton Hedrick

Founding Member

Dalton Hedrick is an actor, creator, and musician. Dalton is originally from Fredericksburg, VA where he comes from a decorated background of athletics. This passion for the human body and its capabilities led him to Coastal Carolina University where he received a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Physical Theatre. Dalton continued this work in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell’Arte. Additionally, he has trained at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and has worked with The Ume Group in N.Y.C. Dalton worked on BOTG’s inaugural production of Grounded as the scenic and co-lighting designer, and served as a member of the "dream team" during BOTG's Underground: ArtSpace. Dalton is currently working on ALIYAH as the Director of Movement.

Anna Rae Lutz

Artistic Core

Anna Rae Lutz is a theatre artist based in New York City. She believes theatre and art are catalysts for change, and it is her duty to use her voice to promote empathy and awareness. She holds a degree from Marymount Manhattan College in Theatre Performance and Digital Media, and studied Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Anna Rae has performed as a vocalist at Carnegie Hall, St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City and throughout Europe. She has also worked in Stage Management for the International Brazilian Opera Company’s productions of “The Seventh Seal” and “Plastic Flowers” and STORM Theatre’s production of “Ah, Wilderness”. Anna Rae is serving as Director of Casting for BOTG’s upcoming film ALIYAH. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and entertaining her cat, Scamper.

Michael Onofaro

Artistic Core

Michael is an actor, creator, and storyteller born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Acting. Recently, Michael was living just outside of NYC and studying improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade. In the summer of 2018, he headed down to Florida to work on Boots on the Ground’s production of Darkside. He loved this experience so much that he decided to continue working with BOTG and left the big apple for the sunshine state. When not performing, Michael enjoys traveling and hanging with his dogs. Michael is working with BOTG's Education to build curricula for our upcoming community classes.

Duncan Overby

Artistic Core

Duncan moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2009 and there began his love for theatre

and the arts. He has performed in shows such as Legally Blonde, Blood

Wedding, and Twelfth Night. He loves to make people laugh and to make

lifelong friends. Duncan believes that art is the way that the global community progresses. Art is the space in which we as humans expose and scrutinize the intricacies that make us who we are. By examining the inner workings and sharing them with one another, we find common ground, we find a common enemy, and we rise above to a new level of existing.

Brooks Leibee

Artistic Core

A filmmaker at heart, Brooks is an artist growing in his practice of cinematography, editing, and video production. His background in Graphic Design and Photography provides him with a unique perspective that wields and extensive range of skill-sets. When he's not behind the camera, Brooks enjoys devoting his time to friends and family. He continues his creative drive in his free-time by making shorts and composing orchestral music as a practice. Cooking and learning new things in the kitchen is a recent trade of his.