Jeff Cote as Atticus Finch
Jeff is a versatile local actor marking his 20th production at 6th Street Playhouse. He recently performed with the Santa Rosa Symphony as the Narrator for The Composer is Dead. In 2018, Jeff appeared in South Pacific, Peter Pan, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time all at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center. He also appeared as "Rooster" in 6th Street's recent production of Annie. Other productions at 6th Street include Animal Crackers, Clybourne Park, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, Intimate Apparel, Dirty Blonde, Into the Woods, and Over the River and Through the Woods. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University.
Cecilia Brenner as Jean Lousie “Scout” Finch
Cecilia is excited to be performing in her second play on the 6th Street stage. She has been acting for four years and her most recent roles include an orphan in Annie, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, Jr., and Prince John in Robin Hood: Naught in Nottingham. She will also be performing this summer in Young Frankenstein.
Mario Giani Herrera as Jeremy “Jem” Finch
Mario is honored to be back on the 6th Street stage as Jem! His most recent credits include Pugsley in Addams Family the Musical at Spreckels, Gordo in The Tailor of Gloucester at Spreckles, Flick/Ralphie in A Christmas Story the Musical at San Francisco Playhouse, and Children’s Chorus in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Woodminster Amphitheater. Mario would like to thank his voice teacher, his family, and acting instructors for helping him through his journey! Thank you to 6th Street Playhouse for giving him this amazing opportunity!
Liev Bruce-Low as Dill
Liev is psyched to make his debut on the 6th Street Playhouse stage. Before TKAM, he performed in many productions at The Throckmorton in Mill Valley, 23 Elephants in San Anselmo, and in his hometown theater, Cinnabar Young Rep. He would like to thank his family for chauffeuring and supporting him.
Caitlin Strom-Martin as Mayella Ewell
Caitlin is making her Playhouse main stage debut! She was last seen in its production of The Comedy of Errors on the Cannery stage. Caitlin is a graduate of The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco, and was last seen as “Letta” and “Jenny” in Death of a Salesman at Novato Theater Company, and as “Janet” in Accomplice at The Raven Players (Healdsburg). Next, she will direct Time Stands Still for The Raven Players. Caitlin wishes to thank her family and friends, for their support.
Jordaun Olivier Verde as Tom Robinson
Jordaun is honored to make his 6th Street debut with such a beloved American classic. Recent roles: Ensemble in Violet, The Musical (Bay Area Musicals), vocalist in “Holiday Big Band Bash 2018 @ the Great American Music Hall” (John Bisceglie Productions), Edward IV/Catesby in Richard III and Theseus+Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (African-American Shakespeare Company) and Antipholus of Syracuse in A Comedy of Errors (Theater of Others). He is very grateful to Marty, Jenna, Noelle, Celina, and the rest of this incredible cast and crew for this experience. He is thrilled to be in the stomping grounds of one of his favorite and most influential professors, ever: Gina Alvarado!
Nicolas Agusta as Reverend Sykes
Nicolas was raised in Santa Rosa since the age of five. With over 20 years of dramatic experience this is surprisingly only his second appearance at 6th Street Playhouse, his previous appearance being One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He looks forward to the challenge of presenting such a weighted and iconic play, but feels fortunate to be able to so with such a stellar cast, of not just actors but individuals.
Val Sinckler as Calpurnia
Val is grateful, beyond measure, to be collaborating and retelling this story! Val crafted the critical mass of her career in the Bay Area, following studies and extensive ties throughout Stanford University. Her roots in dancing and acting were planted nearly 20 years ago. Offstage, she spearheads a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers countless cross-sections of San Francisco's seminal subculture to live locally and affordably, via community ownership of the land. www.purplehouseproject.org
Al Kaplan as Judge/Cunningham
Al is proud and excited to be a part of this timely production. Recent credits include Visiting Mr. Green, (2017 Marquee Theater Journalists Association award, outstanding performance in a drama), Charlie in Death of a Salesman, (6th Street), and Henslowe in Shakespeare in Love (Shakespeare in the Cannery).
Jasmine Williams as Helen
Jasmine is excited to be performing in this classic play and making her 6th Street Playhouse debut! She hopes you enjoy the show!
Tom Glynn as Heck Tate
Tom is very happy to be making his 6th Street Playhouse debut. Tom began his professional career in 1983 at The La Jolla Playhouse. He was a member of the acting company at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and has performed at several regional theaters throughout the country. New York credits include Phaedra’s Dream at Company XIV and Cold Harbor at Mabou Mines. Feature films include: Leatherheads directed by George Clooney, State of Grace with Sean Penn and Ed Harris, and Asan el Ness (Egypt).
Ella Jones as Tom Robinson’s daughter
Ella is 12 years old and has always been passionate about theatre. Ella has most recently performed in 6th St.’s School of Drama summer musical productions, including Hairspray Jr. and The Jungle Book Kids Edition. She is very happy to be doing another production with these amazing people.
Terry Kolkey as Gilmer
Terry has found that the greatest joy of acting is working with superbly talented, professional directors, actors, and crew, and that this production has been absolutely delightful. Previous roles: Gloucester in Lear, Polonius in Hamlet, Grumio in Taming of the Shrew, Governor Danforth in The Crucible, Walter in Arthur Miller’s The Price, Lymann in Other Desert Cities, Mr. Manningham in Gas Light, Paravacini in Mouse Trap, Andy in The Wild Guys, and a team member in Improv Theater Sports productions.
Brandy Noveh as Maudie
Brandy is happy to be returning to 6th Street Playhouse where previous roles include Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and The Woman in Death of a Salesman. Originally from New Orleans, Brandy is a classically trained soprano who loves to sing many genres of music, ranging from jazz to opera. You can catch her singing regularly with the Wednesday Night Big Band and It’s a Grand Night for Singers at Jarvis Conservatory. Favorite stage roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Lily in the The Secret Garden, and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore.
Mike Pavone as Bob Ewell
Mike retired from his career as a television/feature film, screenwriter/director and was last seen at 6th St in Clybourne Park. He’s worked at several Sonoma County theaters. He is happy to be a part of this wonderful production and working with this amazing cast.
Ellen Rawley as Jean
Ellen is back on the GK Hardt stage after having dusted off the Southern accent she learned as Shelby in Steel Magnolias (6th St. Playhouse). She also has been seen locally as Smith/The Reverend in Threepenny Opera (6th St. Playhouse), Kate in Speechless Shakespeare (Petaluma Shakespeare Company), and nationally on EVINE TV as the spokesperson for ODE of McEvoy Ranch.
Betsy Glincher as Ms. Dubose
Betsy started in theater with the Santa Rosa Players and has done shows with the SRJC, Spreckles, the Raven and Curtain Call Theater. Favorite roles include: Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey, Clairee in Steel Magnolias, Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Paula Abignale in Catch Me If You Can, the Musical. Betsy started the Kelly Street Cabaret with some fellow theater people doing musical theater type shows for seniors for 19 years and counting! She is thrilled to be a part of this amazing show!
Jill Wagoner as Stephanie
Jill is a veteran of numerous Bay Area stages and concert halls, having appeared with Festival Opera, Verismo Opera, Samantics, Solano Choral Society, Irregular Resolutions, Hoochi-Doo Productions, Goat Hall Productions, Sonoma Arts Live, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Marin Onstage, 6th Street Playhouse and Ross Valley Players. Recent roles: Fay Templeton in George M!, Snout/Wall in Fairyworlds!, M’Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias, First Actress in The Dining Room, Chairman/Sapsea in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Abbess/Emilia in The Comedy of Errors, and Speed in The Odd Couple.
Conor Woods as Boo/Nathan
Conor is delighted to be a part of this wonderful show. In addition to his acting endeavors, Conor is also the Technical Director for the playhouse. Recent credits from 6th Street include: George M!, The Threepenny Opera, Noises Off, and The Comedy of Errors.
Eric Yanez as Bailiff/Townsperson
Eric was most recently seen on the Cannery stage as Duke Solinus in The Comedy of Errors. Other credits include: Ensemble in Anything Goes, Neil and Juan Maria in Tamalko; Ensemble in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge; and Theloneous, The Bishop, Papa Bear, The Dragon Puppeteer and the voice of Grumpy in Shrek the Musical.
Guy Conner as Townsperson
Guy first went on the stage at the age of seven, and appeared in various theatrical productions until his career took two very different turns – first as a software engineer, and then as a politician. He is now very happy to have returned to his first love – acting, appearing most recently as the Apothecary in the Petaluma Shakespeare Company production of Speechless Shakespeare. To Kill a Mockingbird is his first appearance at 6th Street Playhouse.
Bonnie Gamble as Townsperson
Bonnie first studied acting at UC Berkeley where she obtained a BA in Dramatic Art. She has performed in many plays and musicals in the North Bay, East Bay and San Francisco. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and Grandma in Lost in Yonkers. She is grateful to 6th St. educator and mentor Lennie Dean for her inspiration and guidance and to Marty Pistone for this opportunity to be part of this iconic production with her fellow veteran actors. She thanks her husband, family and friends for their undying support!
Sara Joslyn as Townsperson
Sara is delighted to be participating in this beautiful retelling of one of the greatest stories in American literature after having participated in many acting classes, showcases and staged readings with Lennie Dean at 6th Street Playhouse. She is truly grateful to Lennie for all she has taught her and to Marty for giving her her first opportunity on the GK Hardt stage.
Maggie Ward as Scout Understudy
Maggie is 11 years old and has been acting since she was 5. Recent roles include Gavroche in Les Miserables (MTME), Kate in Annie (6SP), and Young Fiona in Shrek (Raven Theater). Next she will be part of the ensemble in the Raven Theater's production of Young Frankenstein. She is excited to be part of the cast and and hopes you enjoy the show!
Trey Hansen as Dill Understudy
Trey is thrilled to be making his debut with 6th Street Playhouse. He first took to the stage at age 7 in Spreckels Theatre Company’s production of Mary Poppins. His favorite roles include: Peter Pan (Tootles) and The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn). A 6th grader at Miwok Valley Charter School, Trey plays trumpet in the band and likes to spend his spare time reading and cooking.
Jess Headington as Maudie Understudy
Jess has a BFA in Acting from Stephens College. She recently starred in the one-actor holiday comedy The Twelve Dates of Christmas at 6th Street Playhouse. Other favorite roles include Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky, Adriana in Comedy of Errors, and the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol. Elsewhere in Sonoma County she played Deb in Barbecue Apocalypse at Spreckels Theatre Company and Agnes White in Bug with Narrow Way Stage Company. Jess is a two-time winner of the SOTA award for Best Actress.
Serena Elize Flores as Calpurnia Understudy
Serena has been honored to perform on many Bay Area stages in the past four years. Favorite roles include Morticia (The Addams Family), Rita (The Naked Truth–US premiere), Yaz (Water by the Spoonful), Columbia (The Rocky Horror Show), Jenny Diver (The Threepenny Opera), Rosie (Bye Bye Birdie), Mathilde (The Clean House), The Witch (Big Fish), Anita (West Side Story), Lucy (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Chiffon (Little Shop of Horrors), Nickie (Sweet Charity), and Francine/Lena (Clybourne Park–TBA Best Actress nom/Best Ensemble win).
Anthony Abate as Bob Ewell Understudy
Anthony is happy to be returning to 6th St Playhouse. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, ACT, & RADA. His exploits on stage & screen have taken him across the States, to England, Scotland, Italy & Greece. Bay area audiences may remember Anthony from SF Shakes, Marin Shakespeare Co, Shakespeare at Stinson, Virago Theatre, Sonoma County Rep, Cinnabar Theatre, Main Stage West, & Shakespeare in the Cannery. A yacht racer, tandem paragliding instructor & solar power consultant Mr. Abate can be reached at Anth.Abate@gmail.com. www.sfcasting.com/AnthonyAbate