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You're Invited


Señor Plummer’s
Final Fiesta

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It’s 1942 and you receive an invitation to the book launch of Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old Californian, Eugenio Plummer’s (mostly) true account of his life in early Los Angeles. You arrive in the newly dedicated Plummer Park, only steps away from where Plummer himself has lived since 1877 - but the festivities stir up a merry band of ghosts and shadows who sweep you into a past filled with wild west duels, pirates, land-grabs, violent mobs, shark-riding, romances, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas.

Told through a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, music and a cast of 20 actors, Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Señor Plummer’s whimsical tales of early Los Angeles in a memory map that reflects back the communities of our modern city. From Señor Plummer’s darkest nightmares, to his most luminous joys, the adventures you encounter are not always friendly, not always logical, but always exist in the vibrant, mysteriously shifting ground at the very heart of Eugene Plummer, the original resident of West Hollywood.

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Stage Raw Recommended

"There’s magic in the making at Plummer Park...The ensemble creates a vibrant, exciting sense of community through the use of puppetry, music, dance, and good old-fashioned storytelling...Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta is a celebration of family and community, and it’s entertaining as hell. Marvels, magic, and moments brilliance abound. The Rogue Artists Ensemble have created something truly special, a certain source of pride for the whole city. And that’s no tall tale." - Stage Raw

"A truly beautiful adventure takes place here at Plummer Park and you’re not going to want to miss a second of it." - Haunting 

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PRESS

"Highly imaginative...a lively night...All routes culminate in the title’s promised fiesta, by which point you won’t want the adventure to end." LA Times

"Señor Plummer offers guests a kind of choose-your-own-adventure experience that brims with a fantastical version of history... An enchanting experience, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta is yet another beautiful success from Rogue Artists." - Media Geeks

"Sets the standard for innovative immersive theatre." - Horrorbuzz

"Entirely charming...Myth bleeds into history as land sharks become literal sharks and widows become totem spirits and back again. Most of Eugenio’s memories have a peppy, dream-like quality. And then there is the nightmare... 

It is realized with the same level of fidelity that Rogue’s Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin was executed...

Señor Plummers’ Final Fiesta is the best kind of living history, one that I hope finds a way to become an LA perennial." - No Proscenium

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Location and Tickets


Location and Tickets


TIckets & Location

Location

Plummer Park - Great Hall
Check in at the old Audubon Space
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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EXTENDED TO November 18, 2018

Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm
++++Added show Wednesday November 14 at 7:30pm (Tix $35)

Prices

GENERAL ADMISSION: $45 OR
$55 - includes 2 drinks from Angel City Brewery & a special Final Fiesta keepsake. (Drinks are $7 at the bar - buy the VIP ticket & save!)

Returning Patrons!

Did you already see the show but didn’t see IT ALL? There is more happening at the performance than any one person can experience in an evening. We will send you a code for a discount for a returning ticket after you attend - reach out to tickets@rogueartists.org for more info!

 

Community Discount Tickets 

We are able to offer a minimum of two $20 discount tickets to each show. If you would like to be considered for a community discount, please fill out the below survey and we will be in touch! 

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About Eugene Plummer


About Eugene Plummer


Go Back In Time...

You're Invited to the 1942 book launch and final fiesta celebrating eugenio plummer! 

An original Los Angeles Pioneer, Don Eugenio Plummer and his family at one time owned huge sections of Los Angeles, including the area where the Ambassador Hotel stood, and areas that are now considered the Hancock Park area, mid-Wilshire, Hollywood Hills, and West Hollywood. His holdings eventually dwindled to three acres in West Hollywood, which is now known as Plummer Park. His home was moved to the Leonis Museum in Calabasas.

His life and times are chronicled in his own words in the book Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old Californian, published in 1943.

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Eugenio Plummer (LA Public Library)

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Plummer's house in West Hollywood.

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Eugenio Plummer (LA Public Library)

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FAQ


FAQ


FAQ

Attending Rogue Artists Ensemble's Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta? Check out our FAQ below. If you have further questions, email us at tickets@rogueartists.org. 

+ Is this a haunted house or an escape room?

Nope! This is an immersive experience, which means YOU are surrounded by and are part of the story. There’s no one jumping out at you, and no timed puzzles. Sit back and let the story take you on a ride.

+ How scary is this show?

There is only one area that is dark and spooky - but you don’t have to experience that area if you don’t want to! You have control over your experience.

+ What is the suggested age limit?

We rate the show PG-13.

+ Any warnings/emotional triggers I show know about before attending?

It’s hard to tell if any one story point, effect, or music cue might affect one patron or another, but we can tell you that there is some physical touch and there is one area of darkness (but only if you choose to go in that room). If you or anyone in your party has specific requirements, please reach out to us before you buy a ticket and we will work with you!

+ How long is it? How many people per group? What is the format?

The entire experience lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. You are welcome to come early to partake in our bar. Each evening has up to 60 people. The play begins with everyone together, and then you will get to choose which stories you follow - so each area or track could have anywhere from 1 to 20 people at any given time. There are several areas with different stories - far more stories than you can see in one evening (so come a second time to see it all!) - and you are welcome to move freely from area to area during your time.

+ What is your policy on cell phones?

There will be specific photo opportunities available before and after the show. We ask that you do not film, take photos, or use your cell phone during the performance.

+ Where is the venue?

Plummer Park is at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The performance takes place at Great Hall and the buildings/courtyard connected to it. You will check in at Great Hall at our Box Office, just beyond the tennis courts.

+ Where can I park?

Plummer Park has two parking lots, one off of Fountain Ave and one off Santa Monica Blvd. The parking lot off of Santa Monica Blvd has a 3-hour time limit. 

+ What should I wear?

You will be walking and moving, so wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Part of the experience is outside in the courtyard, so if you are sensitive to the chill of October in Southern California, prepare accordingly. 

+ Will there be food and drinks available?

There will be a bar with beer from Angel City Brewery, as well as water and non-alcoholic beverages. A small food/snack offering will be available during the show.

+ Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes!

+ Do you have discounts?

We have a community program through which we will make a minimum of 2 $20 tickets available for each performance to those who need the discount. Fill out this form and survey to be eligible for the $20 offer.

+ Can I take picture or video?

We hope you will take photos about your experience and will post on social! Please tag us @rogueartists #rogueartists #finalfiesta when you do! However, please do not take photos or video during the performance.

+ Will the Final Fiesta close if it rains?

We will plan for rainfall and drizzle that might happen in a SoCal October, so we will continue on through the weather. If we approach storm territory, then we will let you know about rescheduling.

+ How can I get involved in the Final Fiesta?

We love our volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer to help with any aspect of the production, please fill out our volunteer form here!

+ Can I change / refund my ticket?

We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges. Please plan accordingly when you purchase a ticket.

+ I have a problem with my ticket, can you help me?

Yes! Email us at tickets@rogueartists.org for help.

+ Who was this Eugene Plummer guy anyway?

Eugene Plummer was a real man who lived in the early days of Los Angeles. Plummer Park was part of his large Ranchero and his house used to stand within the park but has since been moved to Calabasas to the Leonis Museum. Eugene was interviewed by an LA Times writer for the book Senor Plummer: The Life and Times of an Old Californian, which details his life and LA history as he remembered it. Our play is based on that book.

+ What happens if I’m late to the show?

There is no late entry into the show. The park closes at 9:30pm and we will begin the show precisely at 7:30pm. Please plan to be there at least 15 minutes early to park and check in.

+ Will I be touched by the actors? How interactive is the show?

There may be some light touch during the show, but mostly for the purposes and guiding audience members from one location to another. The audience will have games to partake in, some areas to explore, and may talk with some of the actors and even dance! The audience may also choose to sit back and watch with no interaction. It is as interactive as you choose it to be.

+ How much walking is there? Will there be a place to sit?

You will be walking from story area to area around the Great Hall and courtyard areas. There will be places to sit and rest in most areas whenever you need it. 
 

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Sponsors


Sponsors


Our Sponsors 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Angel City Brewery is our official BEER SPONSOR of Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta. Angel City beer will be available before and during the show.

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta was commissioned by the City of West Hollywood.

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Media


Media


Media

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About the Artists


About the Artists


Our Team

Written by Diana Burbano, Tom Jacobson, and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble 
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti
Original Music by Adrien Prévost

Starring Ricky Abilez, Kawika Aguilar, Richard Azurdia, Jacob Barnes,Tyler Bremer, Magaly Castellanos, McCristol Harris III, Mariux Ibarra, Amir Levi, Cinthia Nava-Palmer, Carene Rose Mekertichyan, Robert O’Hare, Sarah Kay Peters, Marta Portillo, Sheila Korsi, Marcos Ruiz, Tighe Skehan, Zach Taylor, Cary Thompson, John Wuchte


Scenic Design by Matthew G. Hill
Lighting Design by Wesley Chew
Sound Design by Steve Swift
Costume Design by Elena Flores
Mask & Puppet Design by Jack Pullman, Morgan Rebane, Mark Royston, & Brian White
Properties Design by Lauren Marina & Toni Barbosa
Video Designer Dallas Nichols
Choreography by Blanca Soto
Technical Director Sara Haddadin
Technology Director Peter Helstrom

Production Manager Stephanie O’Neill
Assistant Director Julia Garcia Combs 
Assistant Scenic Design by Effy Yang
Assistant Costume Design by Lori Meeker
Set Dress Johnathan Reich
Stage Manager Manichanh Kham
Assistant Stage Managers Jeremy Hohn and Matthew Westman
Master Electrician Brittany Cobb
Publicist Susan Gordon

Development Team

Julia Garcia Combs, Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, Chelsea Sutton, Sarah Kay Peters, Matt G. Hill

 

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Program


Program


 

Program

Read about our artists!

 
 
 Ricky Abilez

Ricky Abilez

 Kawika Aguilar

Kawika Aguilar

 Richard Azurdia

Richard Azurdia

 Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes

 Tyler Bremer

Tyler Bremer

 Magaly Castellanos

Magaly Castellanos

 McCristol Harris III

McCristol Harris III

 Mariux Ibarra

Mariux Ibarra

 Amir Levi

Amir Levi

 Cinthia Nava-Palmer

Cinthia Nava-Palmer

 Carene Rose Mekertichyan

Carene Rose Mekertichyan

 Sarah Kay Peters

Sarah Kay Peters

 Sheila Korsi

Sheila Korsi

 Marta Portillo

Marta Portillo

 Tighe Skehan

Tighe Skehan

 Marcos Ruiz

Marcos Ruiz

 John Wuchte

John Wuchte

Ricky Abilez

Ricky Abilez is thrilled to be returning to Senor Plummer’s Final Fiesta! He is continuously inspired by the passion found in Eugenio’s stories and the creativity of Rogue Artists Ensemble. He is also currently appearing in More Guns! at Second City Hollywood. Recent credits include Frederick! (MainStreet Theatre Company), In the Heights (Broadway at the Gardens), Shakespeare in Love (South Coast Repertory), and Secret in the Wings (Coeurage Theatre Company). He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and has his BFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. @rickyabilez

Kawika Aguilar

Kawika is extremely excited to be working with the Rogue Artists Ensemble. He studied theatre at CSUF and counts himself lucky that he has been able to put his skills to work not only onstage, but backstage as well. Past roles include Arthur (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Billy Claven (The Cripple of Inishmaan), and Jonathan Harker (Dracula). Kawika is also a writer and actor for The Collaboratory, a non-profit children’s edutainment company, performing at schools, libraries, and community centers throughout Southern California.

Richard Azurdia

RICHARD AZURDIA Is born and raised in L.A! Theater credits include productions with: Denver Center Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Fountain Theatre, Circle X Theatre, Sacred Fools Theatre, Echo Theatre, Son of Semele Ensemble, Odyssey Theater, Bootleg Theater, Company of Angels, Cornerstone Theater Co. & 24th Street Theater. He's been nominated for the Ovation Awards, Stage Raw Awards, Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards & Broadway World Awards. Film/TV: SOUTHLAND, GRACE & FRANKIE, Hulu's EAST LOS HIGH (recurring), WEEDS (recurring), LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON, AMERICA 101. He's a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and was named one of L.A. Weekly's 54 Fascinating People in 2015. www.RichardAzurdia.com.

Jacob Barnes

Jacob has been living in LA since fall of last year and is loving the sun! Originally from Utah where he worked as an actor and studied theatre at Weber State University. Jacob has been performing consistently for 11 years and considers himself incredibly lucky to do so. Past theatre credits: Usnavi, In The Heights (Good Co. Theatre), Romeo, Romeo and Juliet; Jonathan Harker, Dracula; Charles Bingley, Pride and Prejudice (Salty Dinner Theatre), Sky, Come Back: Serial Killers; Son, We The People Theatre Action; Jake, Adrift: Serial Killers (Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Hollywood) Mace, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Jose, Mockingbird (Pygmalion Theatre Co.), Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Eugene, Brighton Beach Memoirs; Daddy, The Sandbox (Weber State University). Past film credits: The Great American Novel (Late Nite Pizza Productions), Little Monster (Henrie Thompson, UCLA) Yellow Pig (Antonio Galdino). Jacob is grateful to have the chance to work with Rogue Artists Ensemble on this project. In his free time he supports live and local music, and collects extra cash for rent by driving for Lyft and Uber. He thanks his family and friends for their endless love and support. Cheers!

Tyler Bremer

Tyler is an actor and theatre maker from Long Beach. He is a company member of the LA theatre company Four Clowns, and an associate member of Rogue Artists Ensemble and Sacred Fools. Recent Theatre Credits: Wood Boy Dog Fish at The Garry Marshall, Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, and the workshop production Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta at Plummer Park, with Rogue Artists Ensemble. Denim Doves at The Broadwater with Sacred Fools. Pinocchio at South Coast Repertory, Four Clowns Presents Hamlet, and the world premiere of Lunatics and Actors at The Shakespeare Center Los Angeles, with Four Clowns. Tyler received his BA from California State University, Long Beach in Theatre Arts. He studied at The Clown School under Zach Steel. Tyler is a member of Actors' Equity Association.

Magaly Castellanos

Magaly Castellanos is an actress/writer/director/producer from Chihuahua Mexico. She has been working and training since 2006 including experience in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and USA. When Magaly moved to the United States she studied at the Michigan Actors Studio, then she moved to San Francisco and studied at the American Conservatory Theater and Shelton Studios before deciding to move to Los Angeles in 2014. Since that time she has been working in TV, film, commercials, and theater in both English and Spanish. Her play El Bulto won the people´s choice and third place of the Jury Vote in the Short and Sweet Hollywood Latino Festival 2018. She produced/co wrote and directed the play.Magaly published a children's book in Spain in 2010, worked for Exito Latino a magazine from Los Angeles and Sucesos multimedia Chihuahua as a writer. She speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese. She has been teaching drama to children since 2014.

McCristol Harris III

McCristol is a happy native Angeleno. He is happy to be playing with Rogue Artist Ensemble. He is always happy to act, weather it is on stage or screen. If you enjoy comedy clubs, you'll be happy to see him do stand up, because he is a funny comedian. McCristol hopes you have a happy day.

Mariux Ibarra

Mariüx Ibarra is an Actor, Storyteller, Writer and Director working in theater, film and museum education. This is Mariüx third production with the Rogue Artists as he reprises the role of Eugenio Plummer. Mariüx is the Co-creator of Globo Libre, an independent production company seeking to produce entertaining films that transport audiences into unique worlds through visual and imaginative storytelling. You can also find Mariüx performing weekly in the award-winning exhibit, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

Amir Levi

Amir Levi (Don Juan/Horace). Previously with the Rogues:  Wood Boy Dog Fish, Kaidan Project:Walls Grow Thin, and MANY many workshops & readings.  Some LA theater credits: Something Truly Monstrous (the blank), Clown Bar (Pasadena Playhouse Red, White & Bluezz), The Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools & Burglars of Hamm), Robin Hood (South Coast Rep.), Four Clowns(South Coast Rep, etc.).  Co-Producer of ongoing We The People Theatre Action at Sacred Fools. Film: Head­-Tie, Courting Chaos,Special Needs.  TV: Speechless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Middle, Casual, Transparent, Game Shakers, 2 Broke Girls. Amir is represented by Debra Manners Talent, and Smith & Hervey/Grimes. Theamirlevi.com

Cinthia Nava-Palmer

Cinthia Nava-Palmer (Understudy / Assistant Sound Design) graduated from UC Irvine with her B.A. in Drama. Recently she designed sound for Little Fish Theatre and Shakespeare by the Sea. She has directed, performed, and taught internationally and is very enthused about working with Rogues for the first time! 

Carene Rose Mekertichyan

Carene is a proud Angelena and thrilled to work with Rogue on this meaningful piece. She has returned to the states after a run of American Asylum at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Recent credits include: Circus Sans Politique (Urban Theatre Movement), the cabaret Never Let You Go, LeeLee Jackson’s Comb Your Hair (or you’ll look like a slave), and Macbeth (Northern Stage). Additional credits include: for colored girls (Lady in Red), Chicago (Matron ‘Mama’ Morton), and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Elizabeth). Training: Dartmouth College, BA; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Certificate. Carenerose.com

Robert O’Hare

Robert is thrilled and honored to take part in both his first Rogue show and first immersive theatre experience. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Robert moved out to Los Angeles this past June after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Acting. Favorite past productions include: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Master Ford), Biloxi Blues (Selridge), and Oklahoma! (Jud).  In his free time Robert can be found making music, writing scripts, doing yoga, or settling in to read a good book. Much love to his Mom and Dad for their never-ending love and support.”

Sarah Kay Peters

Sarah Kay Peters is an LA based performing artist, and artivist with a BA in Theatre Acting/Directing (Colorado Mesa University) and MA in Applied Theatre Arts (University of Southern California). An ensemble member since 2014, Rogue shows include The Story of Frog Belly Rat BoneZen 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), Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta (2017 workshop production), Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, and most recently part of Team Puppet in Wood Boy Dog Fish. She is very happy to be back playing in this magical world again.

Marta Portillo

Marta Portillo is an associate artist with Rogue Artists Ensemble. Last year she worked on the workshop production of Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta and is thrilled to be part of this full production! She was also the co-host for the Rogue's Winter Fete and Telethon. Recent credits include Nicky (U/S) with Coeurage Theatre Company, Ludo's Funny Burlesque at the Frida Kahlo Theatre. You can also catch Marta in commercials and on instagram ads. 

Sheila Korsi

Actress, Singer and Entertainer, Sheila Korsi has performed in dramatic and comedic roles in theater, film and television.  She decided to follow her artistic dreams after earning a Master’s Degree in Hispanic Studies from Florida International University, where she finished on the Dean’s list. She worked in Season One of NBC’s “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” where one of the characters she played, Louise, Hot Dog Vendor, was very favorably received by the public.  Her other film and TV credits are listed in the Internet Movie Database under IMDb.me/SheilaKorsi, where some of her demo reels can be seen.  
In Los Angeles she has studied privately and at The Groundlings, and in Miami at the prestigious Prometeo Theater Group. Her theatre roles have ranged from playing the Nurse in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" - in English - to Aunt Augusta in "It Happened in Havana" at the Bilingual Foundation of The Arts. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, BMI and SAG-AFTRA.

Marcos Ruiz

Marcos J. Ruiz (Understudy) Second time performing with Rogue Artist Ensemble. I want to thank Sean, Julia and my fellow actors for the awesome opportunity.  Additional credits include: "Balthasar" in "Romeo and Juliet" (A Noise Within); Other theaters include: Dean Productions, The Underground Theater, Eclectic Company Theater, Lead Players Company, Neon Venus (Long Forum Improv), LA Connection Comedy, Monkey Butler, Inner City Shakespeare, Archway Theatre Company Education/Training: A Noise Within (Intern), Company of Angels (Intern), Second City, Groundlings, East Los Angeles College Theater Arts, Glendale Community College Theater Arts.

Tighe Skehan

Tighe Skehan is a born and raised Angeleno. He is extremely excited to sink his teeth into another production with Rougue! Tighe is one of the members of cast leadership at Sins O' The Flesh, which produces the weekly Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Nuart theater in West Los Angeles. 

Zach Taylor - info coming soon!

Cary Thompson - info coming soon!

John Wuchte

John is excited to be playing with Rogue for the first time. Beginning his career in NYC, he performed Picture of Dorian Gray, The 3 Christs, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Cloud 9, Balm in Gilead, and others. He was the Artistic Director of RAKKA-THAMM!!! Theater Co. for a decade adapting/directing Greek tragedies performed outside in Washington Square Park. Wrote/directed Vivian Vance is Alive and Well and Running a Chinese Take-Out. In L.A, has performed with Theatre Movement Bazaar in several pieces and is a long time member of Sacred Fools Theater Company performing in There is a Happiness That Morning Is, Valparaiso, [SIC] and Crazyface. He can be seen in the upcoming horror film Aprubtio. Check out the workshops he devised and is teaching at www.TribalActing.com.

Diana Burbano - Playwright

Diana Burbano, a Colombian  immigrant, is an Equity actor, a playwright and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble. Diana’s plays focus on female protagonists and social issues. Written work includes Policarpa (Living Room at the Blank 2018, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brown Swan lab 2017), Fabulous Monsters (Latinx Play Festival, San Diego Rep 2017), Caliban’s Island (2017 Headwaters New Play Festival), Enemy|Flint which premiered in April at Rio Hondo College, and Linda, (in English and in Spanish), which has been seen all over the world. www.dianaburbano.com

Tom Jacobson - Playwright

Off Broadway:  The Twentieth-Century Way, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and The Theatre @ Boston Court.  Los Angeles: Plunge at Son of Semele Ensemble, Tar at Playwrights Arena, Mexican Day at Rogue Machine Theatre Company, The Orange Grove at Playwrights Arena, Bunbury, Tainted Blood, Ouroboros and The Friendly Hour at The Road, Cyberqueer at Celebration, Making Paradise at Cornerstone, Sperm and The Chinese Massacre (Annotated) at Circle X, House of the Rising Son at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA, Diet of Worms at Chalk Rep, The Devil’s Wife at Skylight, Walking to Buchenwald at Open Fist.   Film:  Prairie Sonata.  Opera: Hopscotch.

Chelsea Sutton - Playwright

Chelsea Sutton is a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. Her plays have been finalists for the O'Neill Playwrights, PlayPenn, and Seven Devils Conferences, the Ingram New Works Lab, and the Stanley Drama, Woodward/Newman Drama, and Reva Shiner Comedy awards, and she was a Humanitas PlayLA Award Winner. She was nominated for a Stage Raw Award for her play Wood Boy Dog Fish, written for Rogue Artists Ensemble. She was recently a Sewanee Writers Conference Playwriting Fellow, and a resident writer at Willapa Bay AiR. In 2017, she co-wrote with Lisa Dring the critically acclaimed, immersive Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin for Rogue Artists Ensemble.

Sean T. Cawelti - Director

Sean T. Cawelti 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

Blanca Araceli - Choreographer

Blanca Araceli is an accomplished actress, choreographer, director, producer and dancer. Her most recent accomplishments it's on the two Golden Globe Awards and two Oscar 2018, Disney /Pixar movie...COCO, in which she lend her voice to EMCEE. Blanca has participated as actress in more than 50 plays in the past 30 years in LA. On TV she had worked in several TV shows: Shameless, AHS, I’m Sorry, to mentioned some. Since 1996 Blanca Araceli has been the director and choreographer of Tierra Blanca Dance Company.Her passion for children took her to established “Tierra Blanca Arts Center”in 2002. She has created several programs to bring quality of performance to local communities, such as, Semblanza, Cultural Summer Camp, Foro de Arte y Cultura, Danza Escénica, among others.

Julia Garcia Combs - Assistant Director

Julia Garcia Combs is a performing artist, director and producer working in theater, film, performance art, puppetry, and dance. Julia is an Ensemble Member with the Rogue Artists Ensemble and a full-time Puppeteer, Performer, Storyteller and Educator at the Skirball Cultural Center. Her work with Rogue Artists Ensemble includes the ovation award winning production Hyperbole:origins, Shakespeare(ish), Candide (collaboration with the Long Beach Opera), Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, and Senor Plummer’s Final Fiesta.  For more info visit www.juliagarciacombs.com

Matthew G. Hill - Set Design

Matthew G. Hill is a storyteller by trade and by heart. He works as a designer, director, illustrator, and writer. He is the associate artistic director of Rogue Artists Ensemble and he teaches design at the University of La Verne. Matt has won many awards, including an Ovation Award, a StageRaw Award, and both the Kairos & Chronos Prizes in screenwriting. Recent career highlights include: co-directing the feature film Burning At Both Ends (starring Carey Elwes & Judd Hirsch), scenic and video design for The Immigrant at Sierra Madre Playhouse, and production design for the feature film No Postage Necessary. To find out more about Matt, please visit LogicINK.net.

Elena Flores - Costume Design

Elena Flores is a theatre, film, and tv costume designer and proud member of CDG Local 892 and Echo Theatre Company.  This is her first time working with Rogue Artists Ensemble. Recent credits: Ripe Frenzy (Greenway Court Theatre), The Willows (Bootleg Theatre), Hummingbird (Chops Films feature)

Steve Swift - Sound Design

Steve is thrilled to be back with the Rogues for Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta. Previous designs include Wood Boy Dog Fish, The Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, and Zen Shorts. In addition to his work in theater, Steve creates sound, video, and interactive exhibits for museums, theme parks, and other permanent installations. Most recently, his work can be heard at Warner Bros. World, a new theme park in Abu Dhabi, UAE. http://swiftstudios.net

Lauren Marina- Prop Designer

Lauren is a designer and visual artist, having graduated with a BFA The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a background in sculpture, photography, and video. She has worked as a photographer, lighting designer, and prop master for many theater productions, and worked extensively with the Maya theater company 'Palenque Rojo' in Chiapas, Mexico. She has learned from respected Broadway designers such as Howell Binkley, Jules Fisher and Twyla Tharp, and adapted the play 'Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida' (Frida Kahlo: Long Live Life) by Humberto Robles for American audiences, with the roles of Artistic Director and Prop Designer. She recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue artistic opportunities in theater as well as film, and is grateful to have had the opportunity to work on such a unique and original project as this one, with both historical and cultural significance. For more information about Lauren's work visit: www.laurenmarinamusic.com

Mark Royston - Mask & Puppet Design

Mark Royston is an ensemble member of Rogue Artists Ensemble, a board member of the LA Guild of Puppetry, and a recent alumni of the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. Mark has been performing with the Rogues since 2015, and is excited to have the opportunity to contribute as a designer. Recent Puppet Design credits include: Billy Elliot at the Berkeley Playhouse and Midsummer Night's Dream at UCLA.  Instagram: @markroyston

Morgan Rebane, Puppet Designer

Morgan is a designer, fabricator, and puppeteer based in LA. He’s excited to be designing for Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta! Past shows with RAE include: Wood Boy Dog Fish, Kaidan Project, Zen Shorts, and Shakespeare(ish). Outside of the Rogues, Morgan has created puppets and masks for Netflix, Cartoon Network, Story Pirates, Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Long Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, South Coast Repertory, and Cornerstone Theater Company. Morgan studied puppetry with John Bell at Emerson College and has a degree in Performing Arts and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco. MorganRebane.com

Jonathan Reich - Set Dresser

Jonathan Reich first met Rogue Artist Ensemble as a sound technician for Wood Boy Dog Fish in 2015 and has stayed close ever since. Acting as a performer in Kaidan: The Walls Grow Thin and set dresser for Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta, Reich is enjoying his first year as an Associate Artist with the Rogues. He works primarily as a professional illustrator for film, science, and children’s stories.  

Manichanh Kham - Stage Manager

Manichanh Kham received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. Her recent work includes: Stage Manager for Merrily We Roll Along (The Colony Theatre), Assist. Stage Manager for What Happens Next (La Jolla Playhouse & Cornerstone Theater Company) and part of the Stage Management team for Without Walls (WOW) Festival (La Jolla Playhouse). This is her first time working with Rogue Artists Ensemble and she is excited to be a part of this production.