About the Artists | Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin
*Member Actors Equity **SAG/AFTRA
Written by Lisa Dring and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble, Directed by Sean T. Cawelti, Music Composed by Adrien Prévost, Scenic Design by Keith Mitchell and Dillon Nelson, Lighting Design by Karyn Lawrence, Costume Design by Lori Meeker, Video Design by Matthew G. Hill, Sound Design by Steve Swift and Gilly Moon, Properties Design and Associate Scenic Design by Glenn Michael Baker, Puppet and Mask designs by Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, and Brian White, Hair & Makeup Design by Monique Paredes
Assistant Director Darcie Crager, Associate Lighting Designer Liam Sterbinsky, Assistant Costume Designer Jazz Hager, Assistant Video Design Sara Haddadin, Associate Puppet and Mask Designers Morgan Rebane, Christine Papalexis & Greg Ballora, Music Consultant Shih-Wei "Willie" Wu, Movement CoachesJessica Hanna and Joyce Lu, Cultural Advisor Shigeru Yaji, Paranormal and Culture Consultant Jasmine Orpilla, Dramaturge and Immersive Consultant Spencer Williams, Dramaturge Dylan Southard.
Lisa Dring (Co-Playwright) Lisa Dring's plays have been developed and produced by Circle X Theatre Co., Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Apprentice Company, One Year Lease, The Motor Company and SCF at Son of Semele. She is currently in The Vagrancy's Writers Group for the 17/18 season. Lisa earned a BA in Theatre from USC and studied in CalArts' MFA Creative Writing program. www.lisadring.com
Chelsea Sutton (Co-Playwright) is a fiction writer, playwright, and a 2016 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow.Her plays have been finalists for the O'Neill Playwrights, PlayPenn, and Seven Devils Conferences, and the Stanley Drama, Woodward/Newman Drama, and Reva Shiner Comedy awards. For Rogue she is on the writing team of Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta (2017) and penned Wood Boy Dog Fish (2015). withcoffeespoons.com
Sean T. Cawelti (Director/ Puppet and Mask Designer) graduated from the University of California Irvine with honors in Directing and studied puppetry at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Sean has won awards for his work as a designer, director and playwright, honored with a UNIMA Citation of Excellence and the 2015 Sherwood Award by the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles. He was selected by the City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs Department to travel to Brazil for two months to study woodcarving and Candomblé. Sean is the founding Artistic Director of Rogue Artists Ensemble and has designed puppets, masks, props and video for theater, operas, music videos, museums, concerts and arena tours. Sean is a member of USA829. www.seancawelti.com
Dillon Nelson (Co-Scenic Designer) holds a BA in Theatre from Piedmont College. Dillon is a theatrical jack-of-all-trades who has been working professionally since 2007 holding a variety of positions across Georgia, North Carolina, Maine, and California. Aside from working as a full-time educator at the Skirball Cultural Center, Dillon has worked as a prop designer/set dresser and designer for such companies as A Noise Within (A Flea In Her Ear, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear), The Fountain Theatre (I And You, Citizen, Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, My Manana Comes, ) and of course the Rogue Artist Ensemble (Zen Shorts, Wood Boy Dog Fish). He hopes you enjoy the performance and would like to thank you for supporting the arts in your community. Find out more about Dillon at: www.dillonmacenelson.com/
Karyn D. Lawrence (Lighting Design) is an award-winning theatrical lighting designer based in Los Angeles. She is delighted to be designing for Rogue Artists Ensemble! Regional theater credits include East West Players, South Coast Repertory, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Ebony Repertory Theatre, International City Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The New Swan Shakespeare Festival and Great River Shakespeare Festival. In addition to theater, she is one of Radiance Lightworks' lead lighting designers for Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. She currently teaches lighting design at California State University Los Angeles. Her work has also been seen in Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania. www.kdlightingdesign.com
Lori Meeker (Costume Designer) is an artist and designer from beautiful Los Angeles CA, and has been making costumes for puppets and people for over 20 years! She is an ensemble member with the Rogues, and has designed past productions including Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta, Shakespeare-ISH (Fringe Award Winner, Costume Design) and Ovation nominated design for Wood Boy Dog Fish (with Kerry Hennessey). Lori is also part of the Sparkleblob artists collective, and is an in-store sign artist for Trader Joe's! Thanks for love and support: Mom, Anthony, and the amazing Jazz Hager.
Matthew G. Hill (Video Design) From stage to screen to the printed page, Matthew G. Hill is a storyteller by trade and by heart. He believes in the power of story and hopes to use it to inspire. As a theatre artist, Matt has won an Ovation Award, a StageRaw Award, and an LA Weekly Award. Matt has served as an artist-in-residence at the National Theatre of Croatia, the Getty Villa, and the Annenberg Beach House. He is currently the associate artistic director of the Rogue Artists Ensemble. Recent career highlights include: co-directing the feature film Burning at Both Ends (starring Carey Elwes, Judd Hirsh, and Greer Grammer), designing Maximus Musicus at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, production design for the feature film No Postage Necessary, and directing Hamlet for Inner Circle Theatre.
Glenn Michael Baker (Prop Design / Associate Scenic Design) is happy to be back designing such an ambitious show for Rogue Artists Ensemble and East West Players! Recent prop credits include Kentucky, Free Outgoing, Next to Normal (East West Players), Zen Shorts (Rogue Artists Ensemble), and Stuart Little (Lewis Family Playhouse), along with designing the scenery and props for Burners (Atwater Village Theater). He also specializes in scale modeling. Glenn holds a BA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Portfolio at www.glennmichaelbaker.com
Steve Swift (Co-Sound Design) is thrilled to be back with the Rogues for the Kaidan Project. Previous designs include Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta, Zen Shorts, and Wood Boy Dog Fish. He currently designs sound, video, and interactive installations for Thinkwell Group. Some recent projects include The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, and Stage 48: Script to Screen on the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Stephen has an MFA in Drama from UC Irvine. http://swiftstudios.net
Brian White (Puppet and Mask Design) has been a freelance illustrator since 1994. He first worked with the Rogues creating animations for Mr. Punch and Frog Belly Rat Bone. His association with the talented artists at Rogue Artists Ensemble led him to delve into the craft of puppet design and fabrication for Gogol Project. Mr. White won a 2008 LADCC award for his CGI/video work on Mr. Punch. In 2009, he received an LA Weekly Theater Nomination for Puppet Design and was awarded two LA Drama Critics Awards for Puppet Design and Video Design for Gogol Project. He was also a member of the Puppet Design team for Wood Boy Dog Fish which received an Ovation Honor in 2016.
Pete Hickok (Technical Director) is a Scenic Designer, Production Designer, and Artist based out of Los Angeles. His most recent scenic design projects include Farragut North at the Odyssey Theater, Die, Mommie Die! at Celebration Theater, and Crimes of the Heart at the International City Theater in Long Beach. He was also recently production designer for “Medicare Mermaids” among his other ventures curating and exhibiting in the contemporary art world. He was nominated for a 2016 Ovation Award for his design of Rio Hondo at the Theater of Note. He holds an MFA and PB from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Lewis & Clark College.
Darcie Crager (Assistant Director) is a theater director and producer. She serves as the Managing Director of Rogue Artists Ensemble and is a founding resident director and producer of the southland company. Recent directing credits include Bloomsday (The Hammer Museum); The Gita & The Gun (the southland company / Art Share LA); #SayHerName: An Evening of Arts and Activism (The Hammer Museum); an interactive, multimedia performance installation for the African American Policy Forum (Columbia University); Mercy Station (Blossoming 2017 / The Vagrancy); The Secret of the Flower Pot (Barnsdall Gallery Theater / Hamazkayin Theatre Co.). Crager holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Directing from UCLA as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts Management and Directing from Western Michigan University. She is an Associate Member of SDC and a member of the 2017-2018 SDC Observership Class. www.darciecrager.com
Liam Sterbinsky (Associate Lighting Designer) is a recent graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts where he earned a BFA studying lighting and scenic design. During his time at USC he worked on over 15 productions encompassing 11 designs. This year Liam had the opportunity to design the lighting for Insidious: Beyond the Further at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Liam is inspired by the work of immersive and themed entertainment companies and hopes to continue pursuing these types of projects. He is grateful to have been a part of the Kaidan Project and gives thanks to the team for the incredible experience. Liam especially wants to thank Karyn for bringing him onto the project and always being one of his biggest supporters.
Joyce Lu (Movement Consultant) is a member of Body Weather Laboratory (BWL), directed by Naoyuki Oguri and Roxanne Steinbergand has performed with BWL in various collaborations with Hirokazu Kosaka and the Arcane Collective at the Guggenheim and Getty museums, the REDCAT, and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. Joyce also dances with Christine Germain and Diana Lara in the San Francisco Bay Area and practices Balinese dance with Burat Wangi in LA. Joyce is a certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner and teaches in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Pomona College.
Spencer Williams (Dramaturge and Immersive Consultant, House Manager) is excited to venture into this new territory with Rogue Artists Ensemble. He has produced and directed site-specific immersive pieces for five years with his own immersive company, Walk the Night, at Blue Barn Theatre. Its current production, Death Marked Love, is running in the Midwest through October. He has acted, produced and written for the band Milo Greene's visual album, Moddison (Warner Bros. Records), and been hired to hock products for bus companies, dental companies, hearing aid companies, and even a university’s long commercial.
Dylan Southard (Dramaturge) has previously collaborated with Rogue Artists as dramaturg for Wood Boy Dog Fish and Cowboy Elektra. He has worked in new play development for theaters including Centerstage Baltimore, Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse, the Theatre @ Boston Court, Native Voices at the Autry Museum, Skylight Theatre Company, Theatre Dybbuk, Casa 0101 and the Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble. He was previously the co-artistic director of Needtheater, and he currently leads the playwright's program for the Robey Theatre Company. Dylan is also the founding creative director for the virtual reality production company VR Playhouse. Notable projects there include 360° music videos with Dawn Richard and Moses Sumney, branded content with companies including Jack in the Box, Red Bull, Time Life, Coach and Honda, and the original VR narrative experiences, Girl, First Person, and The Surrogate, nominated for the Innovation Award at SXSW 2016. He has written about theater and immersive entertainment online for American Theatre, Howlround, Better Lemons, and VR Scout.
Sarah Bond (Assistant Stage Manager) is a stage manager from Trabuco Canyon, CA. She recently received a BA in Technical Theatre with an emphasis in stage management from Pepperdine University. During her time at Pepperdine, Sarah stage managed several productions such as Crazy for You, Heritage, The Servant of Two Masters, and Dance in Flight 2016-2017. She also served as the production manager for the world premiere of The Interference at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her work outside of Pepperdine includes stage manager for Contempo Production’s The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Hollywood Fringe and assistant stage manager for Shakespeare OC’s As You Like It.
Gina De Luca (Assistant Stage Manager) staged managedCulver City Public Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet in Screenland and Waiting for Lefty at Los Angeles City College and to KCACTF Region VIII festival. Got her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at Cal State Northridge and her stage managing certificate at Los Angeles City College.
Dawn Anderson (Mori Storage Employee) is a SAG/AFTRA actress and creative based in Los Angeles. She has appeared in Prison Break, as a series regular in Sweden’s SVT Allt För Sverige, commercials, new media, short films, and live performance. Dawn has written a personal audience-interactive stage piece and performed it with an ensemble in the Fitzmaurice Voicework international conference in Vancouver. Before enthusiastically joining the cast of Kaidan, Dawn was most recently in the reading of East West Players upcoming premiere of As We Babble On written by Nathan Ramos. She also has recently joined the Deconstruction house team at The Pack Theatre. As a writer, Dawn is currently writing a feature film and a second world fantasy YA novel. www.officialdawnanderson.com
Yiouli Archontaki (Naz/Monk)is an artist of many mediums, born and raised in Greece. She began her performance career in Greece as a dancer, choreographer, musician, actor-creator and......architect! As a theatre educator, she brings theatre to underprivileged communities and at-risk youth ages 4-18. Yiouli is a member of the Hellenic Library of Southern California and is actively involved in the creation and performance of theatrical events with the intention to promote the Hellenic culture and preserve the Greek cultural identity. She holds an M.F.A. in Ensemble - Based Physical Theatre, a BA Hons and Professional Diploma in Architecture and has performed internationally as an actor, dancer, musician and puppeteer. When not on stage, Yiouli can be found advocating on the front lines in the battle for empathy, inclusion and social justice. www.yiouliarchontaki.com
Tyler Bremer (Eyeman/Monk) is an actor and theatre maker from Long Beach, CA. This is his second show working with Rogue Artists Ensemble, previously having worked on the workshop production Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta at Plummer Park. Tyler is a company member of the LA theatre company Four Clowns which he joined in 2015. Four Clowns credits include, Pinocchio at South Coast Repertory (as Lampwick, Judy, and others), Four Clowns Presents Hamlet (as Guildenstern) and the world premiere of Lunatics and Actors at The Shakespeare Center Los Angeles (as Bon-Bon). Tyler received his BA from California State University, Long Beach in theatre arts with an emphasis in performance. He studied at The Clown School under Zach Steel. Tyler is interested in new theatrical works and spends his free time developing and (more recently) producing plays written by up-and-coming CSULB playwrights.
Tom Dang (Seikichi) is pleased to premier in his first Rogue Artists production. Select regional theatre credits include: Book-It Repertory Theatre (SEA/WA), A Contemporary Theatre (SEA/WA), SiS Productions (SEA/WA), Colonials Shakespeare Company (LA/CA). BA: University of Washington School of Drama, additional training from John Kirby Acting Studio. Fun fact: Tom is the artistic director of REBATEnsemble Theatre Group. He also loves cats and was named after a cat. Visit: www.tomdangofficial.com
Lara Thomas Ducey (Okiku / Emi) After graduating with degrees in Theatre/Film and English from the University of Kansas, Lara Thomas Ducey moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. With a passion for both comedy and drama, she has appeared in several commercials and programs on notable networks (TBS, HBO, TruTv, MTV, Fusion, AMC). One recent project received numerous awards and was accepted into 52 international film festivals - including the prestigious AFI Film Fest. A favorite reoccurring opportunity is performing in sketches on late night's CONAN. As a founding member of Buran Theatre Company - she continues to act on various stages across the US. Lara also writes (contributed to HarperCollins published book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring ) and makes documentaries with Morgan Cooper Productions.
Eric Fagundes (Monk) is an actor and writer who has survived Los Angeles for 18 years. As an associate artist with Rogue Artists Ensemble and loves nothing more than getting lost in the worlds they create. He currently performs in their educational show Frog Belly Rat Bone as Rabbit and is grateful to be a part of Kaidan: Walls Grown Thin. He is always looking for new opportunities to create and collaborate.
Julia Garcia Combs (Monk) is a performance artist working in theater, dance, puppetry and film. She is a Rogue Artist Ensemble member, Kaidan Project is her 6th REA production. Julia is currently performing in an ongoing dance performance, “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge,” at the Skirball Cultural Center, and you can find a few of her films on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Explore more at www.juliagarciacombs.com
McCristol Harris III (mh3) (Monk) is a proud Angeleno native. Look for him in the August Wilson Reading Series at the MET or on screen in The S.H.U. early in 2018. Between acting gigs he stays busy developing original material and performing Spoken Word. He'd like to thank Rogue Artist Ensemble and East West Players for producing an awesome piece that is a pleasure and honor to be part of.
Heidi Hilliker (Puppeteer / Oni) is an actor, puppeteer, and member of Rogue Artists Ensemble. Her first Rogue show was the critically acclaimed D is for Dog for which she and her fellow castmates were nominated for an LA Weekly award. Since then she has performed in various Rogue shows including Zen Shorts, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, and Song of Bilitis. As a company member, Heidi has seen Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin evolve from an idea into a full realized show and is very proud to be involved in this production.
Tane Kawasaki (Kana) is an LA-based theater artist and educator. Recent projects/developments include: Sound House (Automata; Dir. J. Eagle, J. Geiser, C. Streb) a task-oriented meditation on the physical shaping of sound, minutemen, and bricks, utilizing puppetry and live-feed video/sound; Chamber Shakespeare bringing intimate adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays to your doorstep (various venues, Dir. Alexis Macnab) – Chamber Hamlet (Gertrude); Chamber As You Like It (Ferdinand, Phebe). Other selected stage credits include: Clouded Sulphur (Automata, Dir. Janie Geiser); The Waste Land (Filament, Dir. Hilario Saavedra); Termen Vox Machina (Filament, Dir. Max Truax); My Uncle Sam (Sacred Fools, Dir. Joshua Moyse); King Lear (Center for New Performance, Dir. Travis Preston). Thanks to the Rogues for this new opportunity to explore and create! Special thanks to Hilario, Sachi & Akira Saavedra, Joan Hardin & Barbara Morillo.
Steve Jun (Mori Storage Employee) is honored to be a part of Kaidan Project and would like to thank Rogue Artists Ensemble for this awesome opportunity. A San Francisco native, Steve came to LA to study at the AMDA College & Conservatory of Performing Arts where he got his BFA in such (Performing Arts). His theatre credits include Wombatman: The Cereal Murders, Airplane! Live, and also work with the award-winning company Marin Summer Theatre. He can also be seen in the film Kong: Skull Island (2017) and was a featured playwright in Samuel French's Summer Shorts Series for his play The Tree.
Jolene Kim (Kana) appeared on TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, 24, The Fosters, etc. She recurs on Days of Our Lives and upcoming Nickelodeon cartoons debuting in 2018. Jolene booked over 20 national commercials and appeared on stage with The Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, Boston Court Theater, etc. She produces and writes for The Golden Hour, which performs at The Comedy Central Stage and UCB Franklin. She also performs monthly with Idiot team Deep Squeeze. You can find her in her new series, Two Wongs Make a White. Jolene has studied with the likes of world-renown acting coach Larry Moss, Master Clown Phillippe Gaulier as well as The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is from Hawaii, half Japanese and Jackson, her dog, is her only friend.
Amir Levi* (Mori Storage Employee) LA credits include Amir Levi: The Unforgiven (Rockwell Table & Stage), Old Man in a Big Car(Fanatic Salon, starring Paul Dooley, directed by Dan Castellaneta), Craftsman (Lightning Rod Theater), Something Truly Monstrous (the blank), Clown Bar (Pasadena Playhouse Red, White & Bluezz), The Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools & Burglars of Hamm), Absolutely Filthy (Sacred Fools), The Phantom Tollbooth(MainStreet Theatre), Robin Hood (South Coast Rep.), Four Clowns (South Coast Rep, etc.). Internet: Unicorn Plan-It (autostraddle.com). Film: Head-Tie, Courting Chaos, Special Needs. TV: New Girl, The Middle, Casual, Transparent, Game Shakers, 2 Broke Girls. Amir is represented by Smith & Hervey/Grimes, and Debra Manners Talent. Amir is the co-producer and curator of We The People Theatre Action at Sacred Fools Theater Co. theamirlevi.com.
Thomas Isao Morinaka* (Aoyama) was born and raised in Honolulu where he earned a BA with Honors in Theatre from the University of Hawai’i, with an emphasis in Japanese theatre, literature, theatre movement, and history. He has performed regionally on stages throughout the west coast and is an accomplished stage combat and stunt coordinator. He just completed shooting co-starring roles on Fox’s Lethal Weapon and Netflix’s Disjointed, as well as doing some voiceover work for the film Kubo and the Two Strings. He is eternally grateful and privileged to be working with EWP again and Rogue Artists Ensemble for the first time. Favorite stage roles include Song Liling in M. Butterfly (Nearly Naked Theatre) and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (Two Roads Theatre). http://www.imdb.me/thomasisaomorinaka
Jasmine Orpilla (Kana / Additional Vocals / Paranormal Consultant), aside being an opera singer, physical theatre artist, musician and dancer (Théatre du Soleil, CAATA Festival, Hollywood Bowl, LATC, LACMA, Machine Project, Hammer Museum, Hauser & Wirth, UCB Hollywood, TED 2011 and many more) with an international performance career in multiple languages, is a not-so-closeted professional paranormal consultant and spiritualist, whose unique style of mediumship has led to her regularly starring on US network television and radio (AMC/Wetv, Steve Harvey Show, Sway Calloway, KDAY, etc). Jasmine would like to thank Rogue for their trust in her collaborative homage to the yokai of Japanese folklore. Member of unions SACEM, ADAMI, France. Visit her: www.NinjaMamaLickum.com (photo credit: Haruko Tanaka)
Ricky Pak (Mori Storage Employee) Artistic Director: Circle Squared Collective, a company of artists interested in exploring the intersection of traditional storytelling & avant-garde experimental theatre techniques with the goal to create art that is both innovative & accessible for a new generation of theatre goers. MFA: Performance for TV, Film, & Theatre from CSULA. Member of SAG/AFTRA for 13 years. Former adjunct professor for acting: CSULA, Cypress College & University of Redlands. He’s thrilled to be a part of the Kaidan Project & is grateful to the Rogue Artists & East West Players for the opportunity to be part of such a unique theatrical experience. He is eternally grateful to his artistic partner in life, Whitney for her unwavering support. www.TheRickyPak.com, www.CircleSquaredCollective.org United Warehouse Workers Local 666 for life!
Sarah Kay Peters (Oni/Puppeteer) is an LA based performing artist, educator and artivist with a BA in Theatre Acting/Directing (Colorado Mesa University) and MA in Applied Theatre Arts (University of Southern California). Sarah has been an ensemble member with Rogues for 4 years. In that time she has performed in several shows including The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, Zen Shorts (including performances at the National Puppetry Festival in June 2017) Hyperbole: Bard (including a tour that went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show), Candide (in partnership with Long Beach Opera), and most recently Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta (workshop production). She is part of the development team for Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin and is thrilled to help bring the show to life. Off stage, Sarah teaches theatre and runs Agency Arts, an organization devoted ending cycles of recidivism through diversionary arts programming. agencyarts.org
Jonathan Reich (Male Swing) is several things, but most pertinently, a lover folk and fairy tales which drew him to the Kaidan Project. He first met Rogue Artist Ensemble as a sound technician for Wood Boy Dog Fish in 2015 and has stayed close since. Reich’s theater background is predominantly from the dance and musical theater worlds including Trepak in Fargo Moorhead Ballet’s Classic Nutcracker, the titular character in Fiddler on the Roof and Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS for the Straw Hat Players, as well as a dancer for the world premiere of James Sewell Ballet’sInferno. He works primarily as a professional illustrator for film, science, and children’s stories.
Anthony Rutowicz** (Eyeman/Monk) is an American-born storyteller. Last year Anthony was in Steven Berkoff’s production of The Hairy Ape over at the Odyssey on Sepulveda. Anthony was recently seen cooking crack with RZA on Snowfall on FX. This Polish/Mexican character is also part of the actor pool over at PlaygroundLA, a monthly one-act staged-reading series. ‘Mahalo!’
Randi Tahara (Kana) is thrilled to be performing in a Rogue Artists Ensemble production and with this incredibly talented and supportive cast, crew and writers. Favorite roles include Fool in King Lear, Prospero/Ariel in two productions of The Tempest, Olive in the Female Version of the Odd Couple, Lotus Blossom in Teahouse of the August Moon, Lucienne in A Flea in Her Ear, and various roles in The Laramie Project and The Dining Room. While a self-professed ‘classics’ nerd, she also enjoys the challenges of performing new works, which presents her with the opportunity to interpret and define a character. Her performance is dedicated to Helen Borgers, Jazz DJ legend and Artistic Director of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. Get well soon! A huge thanks to her friends and family who continue to support her in her endeavors, artistic and otherwise.
Paul Turbiak* (Hoichi) is thrilled to be working with the Rogues again, following 2015’s Wood Boy Dog Fish. He has appeared onstage all over Los Angeles and beyond—including The Geffen Playhouse, LATC, the Colony Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, the Bootleg, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Actors Co-op, Sacred Fools, Not Man Apart, A Noise Within, Theatre of NOTE, Son of Semele, Highways, REDCAT, and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. MFA in Acting—California Institute of the Arts, BA in Theater—Gordon College. http://www.paulturbiak.com/