Brian Abbott as Egeus
A retired Drama teacher, Brian is delighted to be in his first 6th Street Production. Brian is a resident of Petaluma, and an avid North Coast Gardener and musician. Married to a Kaiser nurse with two children in college, Spencer and Helena life is good.
Armand Beikzadeh as Oberon Fairy
Armand is thrilled to be joining the cast of FairyWorlds! in his debut with 6th Street Playhouse! You may have seen him in shows like A Few Good Men (PFC Santiago) with Redwood Theatre Company, In The Heights (u/s Sonny) and The Music Man (ensemble), at SRJC. In his spare time, he works with the PEERS coalition at the JC doing mental health outreach. He would like to thank his family for their endless support. Enjoy the show!
Iris Berto as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Iris began acting when she was six years old, and has loved fairies for about as long! She has acted in School of Drama plays for eight years, as well as two plays in the Studio Theater. You may have seen Iris in the ensemble of 2015’s The Wizard of Oz, as Babette in last summer’s teen production of Beauty and the Beast, or as Velma Von Tussle in this summer’s Hairspray Jr. production. She is absolutely thrilled to be a fairy!
Josie Crawford as Dancer Fairy
Josie has been dancing for six years and performing in the Sebastopol Nutcracker for the last 6 years. She attends Waldorf school. She enjoys dancing, art, theater swimming, and soccer. Recently she has traveled to Florida, Colorado, Costa Rica, Spain and Hawaii. She is excited to be preforming in this show.
Eyan Dean as Francis Flute/Thisbe
Eyan Elton Ephrem Dean enjoys Shakespeare because it reminds him of the balance between a person being serious and silly and telling us about ourselves in as brutal a way as can still be likened to flattery. For someone who admires faults and isn't afraid to share his own, Shakespeare lives on. As for his triumphs here at sixth street, he have worn many hats: director, substitute teacher, writer, actor, crew, light/sound board operation, and has had so much joy "playing" around with how to make art. Thank you for joining in on the fun.
Teagan Donahue as Changeling
Teagan is thrilled to be a part of this magical production of FairyWorlds! A 3rd grader at the SR Arts Charter, she loves performing, dancing, and drawing. Teagan just recently made her 6th St. Playhouse debut with her role of “Ed” in their summer kid's production of The Lion King Experience, and previously played the role of caterpillar in her school's production of The Garden Show. She would like to thank Jared for this opportunity, and Craig for thinking of her!
Anastasia Encarnacion as Amazon Woman
Anastasia is a multi-talented: actor, voice over artist, director, musician, instructor, conductor, composer, and Bachelor of Music Vocal Concentration cum laude graduate from SFSU with 35 years as a Bay Area vocal soloist, lead and character actor, and company member: Sonoma Theatre Alliance, Fairfax Theatre Company (FTC), Theater Artists of Marin, Marin Opera, Bay Area Youth Opera, Voices S.F., Contra Costa Musical Theater. She is a voice teacher, and vocal coach for FTC. Her passion: performing composers’/playwrights’ new works.
Kailey Espinoza as Dancer Fairy
At 17 years old, Kailey has had 12 years of dance experience. She has spent all of this time at the Sebastopol Ballet School learning ballet technique year round, as well as jazz, modern, and other genres. Every December, she participates in her studio’s performance of The Nutcracker. Through her travels to Latin America, Kailey has also learned salsa, merengue, cumbia, and festejo. She currently attends El Molino High School and is looking forward to starting college next year.
Joseph A. Favalora as Puck/Philostrate
Joseph is a Broadway veteran, whose many credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan, National tour of Cats and the International tour of West Side Story. Joseph works as a professor at Sonoma Academy as well as a theater arts consultant and choreographer in the local public and private school programs. He is working towards his Masters in Theatre Arts, so as to continue his love of theater. Joseph would like to give special thanks to his partner Dr. J. Davis Mannino for his untiring devotion, support, and suffering as a theater widow!
Sarah Flores as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Sarah is 17 years old and a senior at Art Quest, where her specialty is dance.
Alexia Friedman as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Alexia is a sophomore attending ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School for dance. She was born in New York taking ballet and tap at age 4. She then moved to Santa Rosa, California where she now studies Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop at the Dance Center. She loves to watch dance documentaries and live performances. This is Alexia’s first performance with the 6th Street Playhouse.
Katherine Gallagher as Cobweb
Katherine began dance and drama at age 5 and has remained active in dance, theatre, and drama ever since. Her formal training includes ballet, hip hop, karate and numerous other dance styles. Past performances have included musical theatre productions, numerous television appearances while living in LA, and regular dance performances throughout Sonoma county. In 2002 she opened her own dance studio (Le Studio Danse) in Santa Rosa where she teaches currently.
Sam Gleason as Oberon Fairy
Sam is an SRJC Theater Arts student and was in the ArtQuest Theatre Arts program at Santa Rosa High School. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (Adolescent Ebenezer/Dick Wilkins), Anything Goes (Sailor/Ensemble), Women of Manhattan (Bob), and The Tempest (Caliban). He is honored to be part of an excellent production with such a talented cast and he hopes you enjoy the show!
Natalie Green as Dancer Fairy
Natalie is a high school senior who has been doing theater since she was nine years old. She is a dancer for Sebastopol Ballet as well as an intern for Main Stage West, where she is currently the dance choreographer for Shakespeare and the 7 Deadly Sins.
Montana Hamel as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Montana has been preforming in front of audiences since she was 10 years old. From playing original music at open mics to roles in the Nutcracker and A Plot Against Shakespeare. Montana is making her Shakespeare in the Cannery debut dancing the role of a fairy and is thrilled to be working with 6th Street Playhouse and all the actors and dancers helping to bring Fairy Worlds to life!
Morgan Harrington as Moth
Inhabiting both opera and theater worlds, award-winning Bay Area soprano Morgan Harrington is thrilled to make her Shakespeare In The Cannery/6th Street Playhouse debut! Recent local credits: Cecily Pigeon (The Odd Couple) and Pamina (The Magic Flute) at Cinnabar Theater. International programs: the Banff Centre’s Opera as Theatre Program in Canada, and the iSING! International Young Artists Festival in China, which included performances with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and a concert in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People. www.morganharrington.com.
Elizabeth Henry as Hippolyta/Titania
Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UC Irvine, worked as a waitress and a pharmaceutical research tech, and then started studying voice after the birth of her second child. This led to a love affair with opera and then to a fascination with acting. She has performed all over the Bay Area. Even after getting a second degree in Graphic Design, she still does not know what she wants to be when she grows up.
Al Kaplan as Peter Quince/Prologue
Al has been active in theater since starring in The Duck at Kozminski School in Chicago back in 1954. He was most recently seen as Mr. Green in Visiting Mr. Green, a TBA "Go See!" production here at 6th Street. He appeared in story theater at the Body Politic in Chicago from 1969 to 1973 under the direction of Paul Sills. He has appeared in Proof, Noises Off, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August Osage County, and One Man Two Guvnors. He has been active in Shakespeare in the Cannery since its inception and was most recently seen as Banquo in Macbeth. He wants to thank his wife Alice for her help in shaping countless characters he has played.
Abbey Lee as Hermia
Abbey has been part of the 6th Street family for a few years now. She was most recently seen as Jane in Spreckels Performing Arts Center’s production of Tarzan. Favorite roles have included Arabella Rittenhouse/Mrs. Whitehead in 6th Street’s Animal Crackers, “Susan” in [Title of Show], “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, and “Norma Cassidy” in Victor/Victoria. She has been honored to receive two nominations and one award for her work as Norma and Susan. She’d like to thank her family and extended theater family!
Hannah Line as Peaseblossum
Hannah is 16 years old and has been acting since she was 5 years old. She has taken dance classes, has had voice lessons since she was in the fifth grade and has been trained by countless directors and teachers. She has portrayed plenty of roles, all the way from an orphan in Annie to Mary Poppins. Although this is her first Shakespearean role, Hannah is excited for any more timeless roles that come her way. She is currently working on her dream of going to college for acting.
Devin McConnell as Demetrius
FairyWorlds! is Devin’s fifth project with 6th Street Playhouse, having previously appeared as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (2007), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (2008), Peter Shaw in Silent Sky (2016), and Danny “Nebraska” Jones in A Masterpiece of Comic Timing (2017).
Sidney McNulty as Dewdrop
Sidney is tickled pink to take part in both productions at Shakespeare In The Cannery this summer, as well as returning to 6th Street Playhouse! She is a self professed nerd and lover of all things Shakespeare. When she isn't scanning iambic pentameter or analyzing soliloquies, Sidney enjoys obsessively cuddling cats, playing her ukulele, and writing dorky love songs. Favorite past roles: Margaret (In The Mood) with Shakespeare in the Cannery, Celia (As You Like It) with Redwood Theatre Company, Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Rusty (Footloose) at SRJC, and Frenchy (Grease) at 6th Street Playhouse. Thanks to her loving partner Armand for all of the support and post-rehearsal burritos! Enjoy the show.
Craig A. Miller as Bottom
Craig is originally from Peoria, Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting at the Illinois State University School of Theatre, and his Master of Fine Arts in Directing at the University of South Carolina. He is currently the Artistic Director of 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA. Before coming to the Playhouse, he served as the Executive Artistic Director of East Window Theatre Co. in Chicago, IL (1996-2000), served as Casting Associate for The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (2003-2005), and founded and served as the Artistic Director of The Texas Repertory Theatre Co. in Houston, TX (2005-2011). He was nominated for Best Director by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle for his productions of August: Osage County and RED, and both productions won the SFBATCC award for Best Ensemble.
Gabriela Muca as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Gabriela is a Montgomery graduate, and will be attending the JC this fall. She has been a part of the theater community through school productions. She hopes you thoroughly enjoy this play as she has enjoyed being a part of it.
Jimmy Nguyen as Oberon Fairy
From Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jimmy was formally a competitive bodybuilder with Alberta Bodybuilding Association in the light weight division, when he fell into Ballet at the age of 24 and eventually ended up in the Open Division at the School of Alberta Ballet. Since then he has done dance pedagogy with the dance department at the SRJC in 2016, performed as a Demi-Soloist in CCD's Alice in Wonderland (2016), and as a soloist with Sebastopol Ballet in the Spring time Celebration of Dance (2017). Jimmy's ballet training is focused in the cecchetti society of Canada, and Royal Academy of Dance techniques, but is now expanding into the Bolshoi and Bournonville techniques. Jimmy has also been trained by Pilobolus in his modern techniques.
Nicole M. Novach as Mustardseed
A lifelong dancer and lover of all art forms, Nicole is thrilled to be making her first appearance with Shakespeare in the Cannery! Nicole moved to Sonoma County in 2012 from Washington DC and spends her time as an elementary school teacher, doing yoga, adventuring and rock climbing outside, traveling, gardening, cooking, dancing of all kinds-mainly ballet and bollywood at the moment, and enjoying life among friends and family!
Haley Rome as Helena
A 2015 graduate from Marin School of the Arts theatre program, Haley has continued pursuing theatre at SRJC. She recently played Muffaletta in their rendition of A Servant of Two Masters and has been taking classes at Berkeley Repertory. Haley has been in A Midsummer Night's Dream twice before, playing Titania both times. She's looking forward to bringing her height and her tall personage to the part of Helena this time around.
Gloria Rubio-Verduzco as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Gloria E. Rubio-Verduzco is originally from the Central Valley and has been performing and choreographing in the Bay Area since 2008. She received a dual bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State in Theater Arts (dance concentration) and Psychology, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology (expressive arts concentration) from Meridian University. She has a deep passion for creativity, tacos, and coffee (not necessarily in that order), and when not on stage, you can find her selling her artisan wares at local art events.
James Sanders as Starveling/Moonshine
FairyWorlds! is James’ second production at 6th Street Playhouse. He just recently played the part of Frank/Franz in the staged reading of Appropriate. James has also appeared in the Santa Rosa Junior College production of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, playing the parts of President Kennedy and the Doctor. He is also a professional musician of 30 years, having written, recorded, and performed with many bands, during that time.
Chris Schloemp as Theseus/Oberon
Chris returns to 6th Street Playhouse after last season's A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing. Notable performances for the Playhouse were A Christmas Story, The Addams Family Musical, and the SBATCC Award-winning production of August: Osage County. He has performed in venues all over the county for the last 20 years, and teaches Drama and English Literature at Montgomery High School.
Alyssa Kathryn Schmid as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Alyssa has been dancing in the movie aisles and class since age three. Her passion of ballet, hip hop, and jazz has contributed to Healdsburg Ballet schools past performances where she was the Grinch in Twas the Night Before Christmas, and also as Nana the dog in the production of Peter Pan. She will be a 5th grader attending St. John the Baptist Catholic school in Healdsburg this fall.
Benjamin Stowe as Lysander
Benjamin is very excited to be working with 6th Street again, where he was last seen in A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing and One Man Two Guvnours (for which he received a TBA award for Best Supporting Actor). Other credits include Lucky Penny Productions’ Maple & Vine and Gruesome Playground Injuries, WE Players productions of Ondine at the Sutro Baths, Macbeth at Fort Point, Twelfth Night on Hyde Street pier and Hamlet on Alcatraz, The Lion in Winter with Spreckles Performing Arts Center, and Romeo and Juliet with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival. He has also performed with several North Bay Theaters in All the Great Sports (Abridged), The Three Musketeers, A Long Days Journey into Night, Hamlet, Moonlight and Magnolias, American Buffalo, Welcome Home Jenny Sutter and Equus.
Emmalina Kelley Stowe as Changeling
Emmalina is very happy to be in her very first professional production with 6th Street Playhouse. If you are a theater connoisseur, you may have seen her in local productions of Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz with Star Kids. She would like to thank her Mama, Dada, Big and Little Grandma’s, Gampa and Memaw, and the rest of her family for all the fun she has.
Jordan Tauzer-Pardo as Dancer Fairy
Jordan is thrilled to be in her first Shakespeare in the Cannery Production as an en Pointe Fairy. Though FairyWorlds! is her first outdoor drama production she is not new to the stage. Jordan started dancing at age three and has appeared in five Sebastopol Nutcrackers under Susan Borgeson, and is an award-winning competitive dancer with the Katherine Wheeler Dancers under Katherine Malaby. Jordan is excited to be part of this talented group and hopes you enjoyed the show.
Jill K. Wagoner as Tom Snout/Wall
Jill is pleased to return to 6th Street Playhouse after a successful run of George M! as Fay Templeton. She has performed with such Bay Area companies as Dreamweavers Theatre, Sonoma Theatre at the Center, Nicholson Ranch Players, The Valley Girls, Hoochi-Doo Productions, North Bay Opera Theatre Ensemble, Verismo Opera, Goat Hall Productions, SamAntics, Sonoma Stage Works, Silver Moon Theatre, The Opus Project, Sonoma Arts Live, Spreckels Performing Arts Center and Irregular Resolutions. She resides in Glen Ellen.
Emily Walters as Dancer Fairy
Emily graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2014 with a BA in Vocal Music and has spent the last three years in Boston studying Irish Dance. Emily started dancing at the age of five and competed at the World Championships twice before retiring from competitive dancing this year. She also has experience in tap, ballet, jazz, and ballroom. She was seen in 6th Street's production of George M!
Conor Woods as Oberon Fairy
Conor has been with 6th Street since September '16, where he appeared as a musical vagrant in The ThreePenny Opera. Conor is also the Associate Technical Director for the playhouse, having a hand in each set since his arrival in Sonoma County. A native of Massachusetts, Conor made his way to California with the help of Sacramento Theatre Company, where he was seen last year as the titular Hound in The Hound of the Baskervilles, among others. Woof. He most recently appeared in George M! at 6th Street. Thanks to Mum, Marty, Ryan, Amanda, RJ, and Kevin Bacon.
Lindsay Zaied as Titania Fairy Ensemble
Lindsay Zaied, Esq. taught all forms of dance before obtaining her graduate degrees. She trained at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and performed Bachata and Salsa nationally with Daniel Y Desiree World Team Project. In "Get on Up," she indulged in Southern delicacies as "Elite Luncheon Lady, 1962." While on set, Dan Aykroyd said to her, "The key to movie food is not to eat much of it, if at all." Lindsay is background talent in "13 Reasons Why," Season Two.