Adrienne Marquand hails from Montana, where she discovered her love for acting at the ripe old age of 5. Eventually her zeal for performing brought her to Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre at the University of Southern California. LBSC welcomed Adrienne into its ranks during the summer of 2011 when she played the bearded Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor. She will next be seen on the stage of the Richard Goad Theatre as Paulina in The Winter’s Tale and most recently portrayed Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew and Maria in Twelfth Night. Other LBSC shows include Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol and Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Adrienne joined forces with two other company members to co-direct and star in an all-female production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], which will be revived in April 2013. She lent her vocal talents to the LBSC’s Audio Theatre on the Web in A Christmas Carol, Lights Out and The Shadow, as well as staged readings of The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. During the summer of 2012 she acted as the Artistic Director of the Go Shakespeare summer day camp for kids and teenagers. Other Shakespeare acting credits include Beatrice Much Ado About Nothing, Viola in Twelfth Night and Biondello in Taming of the Shrew. When not managing a private tutoring company, Adrienne auditions for countless film, television and commercial projects. She is currently working on multiple webseries and soon hopes to direct a film on which she has been collaborating for the past year. When not acting, Adrienne can be found enveloping herself in Middle Eastern culture, decoupaging and traveling. Learn more at www.imdb.me/adriennemarquand or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adriennemarquand. She is currently represented by The Polygon Group and Committed Artists Entertainment.
Amy has been in several East West Players’ Studio Lab Projects, TeAda's Delicious Reality, and I Have a Voice, solo pieces performed in Vancouver, Canada. She is a company member of the Hereandnow Theater Company.
Ashley Marquand (Director and Actor)
Ashley has been with LBSC, since the December 2011 production of A Christmas Carol, in which she played nine different characters. She continued this pattern of schizophrenic behavior in several other LBSC productions, playing everything from a clueless servant in The Taming of the Shrew, to a regal queen in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. She is proud to be back on the Goad stage, putting her training from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy to good use! When she's not making costume changes or learning lines, Ashley is busy juggling several artistic projects, including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged; Revised, which will be returning to the Goad later this April. She also enjoys reading autobiographies and chick-lit novels, collecting anything with glitter, and international traveling.
Brandon Alexander Cutts
A 13-year veteran with the company, Brandon joined LBSC through their educational outreach program at Cabrillo High School. He has performed in over 40 shows with LBSC. He has also performed with Cornerstone Theater Company, The Ahimsa Collective, and New York’s Instant Shakespeare Co. “Brando” (a nickname he earned from his fellows in the company) made his directorial debut at the Goad Theatre with Lysistrata. Since then, he has directed the 2011 LBSC Summer Festival’s Merry Wives of Windsor, LB Seafest’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids, and The Winter’s Tale at the Goad. He has a degree in Drama from UCI. Favorite past roles include Silvius in As You Like It, Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, Yefim in Uncle Vanya, St. Peter in Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and the title role in Hamlet.
Brandy is from Omaha, Nebraska and moved to LA to pursue a career in acting. She performs with LBSC and Azusa Renaissance Theater. She has performed as Cynthia, the Voice in To My Ninth Grade Self, as Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and was a featured member of the ensemble cast for The Gift of the Magi. She was also heard in both The Shadow episodes during the Monster Rally Radio Series, all at LBSC, where she can be found volunteering.www.brandyeaves.com
Carl has been a member of LBSC since 2007, and has performed in dozens of plays, radio shows and staged readings at the Richard Goad Theater. Most recently, Carl played the leads in King Lear and Richard III, to great critical acclaim. He has also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Professor Pearson in The War of the Worlds, and his performance as Mark Twain in LBSC’s one-man show, “Is Shakespeare Dead?” Carl can be seen in two upcoming episodes of Travel Channel's Hotel Secrets and Legends. An accomplished voice actor, Carl performed English language overdubs for the father in Antboy, a Danish superhero feature film recently released in the US; and for the father in an upcoming State Farm TV commercial, featuring Ultraman, that was filmed in Mandarin Chinese. Carl also served as the announcer in two East West Bank TV commercials that recently aired in major US markets. Carl is also a versatile musician and composer.
Colter is a young man from Colorado, looking to make his way in the world. Before moving to L.A. one summer ago, he graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a B.A. in Theater Arts. As T.E. Lawrence said, "Big things have small beginnings." His credits with LBSC include Cornwall in King Lear and Ben Quick in The Long, Hot Summer.
Dana is a Los Angeles-based actor who does anything and everything, from playing “Woman” in an unnamed webisode to Lady Macbeth in a performance at women’s prison. Shakespeare roles are her particular pleasure, and she intends to play as many possible! She was most recently seen as Goneril in LBSC’s King Lear.
Daniel grew up in Germany and moved to the US when he was nine years old. He used to run track and field in high school and liked to sing and write. In college, he majored in Psychology and ran a German club in his senior year. At present, he works for LAUSD as a Special Needs Aide. This is his stage debut!
Diana hails from West Monroe, Louisiana. She moved to Los Angeles to be a radio personality, working at Hot 97, KRAB-FM, and heavy metal mainstay, KNAC.com,, where she was known as “The Rock Goddess.” She studied acting at the Actors’ Workshop, and has been with LBSC for about a year, appearing in Cymbeline and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She also played British ghost, Harriett Cole, in Fates Thread at the Horseshoe Theatre.
Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Eduardo now lives in Long Beach. His roles with LBSC include Rosencrantz in Hamlet, Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew, Captain Fluellen in Henry V, and Raganeau in Cyrano de Bergerac. Other credits include The Rainmaker at the Whittier Community Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest at the Westminster Community Theatre, Twelve Angry Men at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, and Sordid Lives at Theatre Out. In Their Nature, an independent film in which Eduardo played the lead, got an honorary mention at the Kansas City Film Festival. Eduardo has also performed in the LBSC Audio Theatre on the Web, including Frankenstein (he played the Monster), Dick Tracy, My Client, Curley, and numerous performances of The War of the Worlds.
Eric grew up in rural Upstate NY near the city of Rochester. There he was a core member of the Burning Barn Theater Company, where he spent happy years working on everything from original children’s shows, to classic Shakespeare, to contemporary vignettes in the Bare Bones Festivals. In August of 2009, he moved to LA and only looks back to say “hi” to his folks. He has performed in a number of LBSC webcasts and was featured in Scott Ware’s original scripts for ‘Speared, Shaken and Stirred. On the Goad’s mainstage, Eric was Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. In his off time, he enjoys fiddling with his guitar, devouring books and playing chess.
A native of Long Beach, Fiona received a Bachelor of Theatre degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Fiona has been a member of LBSC since 2007, having performed in such productions as Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Some of her other credits include the role of Dinah Lord in Long Beach City College's production of The Philadelphia Story, as well as characters from Medea, Measure for Measure, The Trojan Women, and Frankenstein. Fiona was also featured in Loyola University Chicago’s 2012-2013 McElroy Shakespeare Festivals. Fiona was last seen on stage as Regan in LBSC's production of King Lear.
Acting since he was five years old, Jacob received the International Modeling and Talent Association’s Actor of the Year Award in 2003. Since then, he has had both supporting and lead roles in theater companies in Washington, Florida and California. He is also an experienced voice over, film and commercial artist. His roles with LBSC include Fleance in Macbeth, Solinus in The Comedy of Errors, Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Antonio in Twelfth Night, and Horatio in Hamlet. Jacob is an honor student and plays the violin. Jacob Ochsner is managed by Semler Entertainment, LLC.
Jesse Seann Atkinson
Originally from a small town in Missouri, Jesse went on to graduate from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre--thus trading in his political and criminal law studies. After dancing for Walt Disney World for two years, he moved to Chicago where he began working in television and film, and on many stage productions, including writing and directing his own first play, Between Friends. Living in Long Beach since 2007, his many projects have led him into getting his membership in the Screen Actors Guild. His stage credits include: Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Butterflies Are Free, What the Butler Saw, and most recently Spider Baby the Musical. Film credits include: Angels and Demons, Undying Love (short), Blue Plate Special (short), and recently Return To Zero, and Boystown, a television series set to air March 2013 on Canada's OutTV. When he is not on-stage or on-screen, he writes both feature film scripts and plays, and works with Turbo Orange Films out of New York City. Jesse is extremely happy to be working once again with LBSC, following his participation in their latest production of The Winter's Tale. You can find more info on him at www.imdb.me/jesseseannatkinson.
Jo has appeared in several radio plays for LBSC's Audio Theatre on the Web. Her film credits include: What Women Want, Sudden Impact, The Opposite of Sex, Contact, and several shows for The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet (Yes, Virginia, there is a show called "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant"). Jo has also appeared in a lot of annoying commercials for Hewlitt Packard and "Fit N' Slim: The Garment that makes you look 20 lbs thinner!" She has performed Improv with the Groundlings, LA Theatersports, Impromptune, and, currently, with Corporate Recess Players.
Joe has been doing voice over work for the past fifteen years, including voicing commercials (Shell Oil, Air China, Ameristar Casinos, etc.), audio books, and industrials. Joe has been studying acting in L.A. from the likes of Pat Fraley, Lynda McCarrell, Sue Blu, Harvey Kelmenson, and at SCR with Greg Atkins, Greg Unger and Chris Best. He also studies singing with Tom Shelton in SCR’s ‘Singing for the Actor’ class. He is also a founding member of the Corporate Recess Players, an Orange County based Improv troope. They have been performing together for over six years. He is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA.
Julie was last seen as Joanne in Company and will soon be seen as The Countess in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at CSH Playhouse. She has also appeared in King Lear, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cymbeline and The Gift of the Magi at LBSC as well as a variety of KBRD radio shows. Prior to that, she was seen in Crazy Love at the Toluca Lake Players and Blithe Spirit at the Whittier Community Theatre. Julie has studied with The Acting Center, The Independent Shakespeare Company, AMDA and LAMDA.
Kevin has been with LBSC since the fall of 2012, when he starred as Rosencrantz in Hamlet. Since then he has performed in a number of productions with the company, including The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, Cymbeline, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Kevin has also participated in many of LBSC's holiday and radio shows. A graduate from the University of Southern California's Dramatic Arts program with a Bachelor in Arts. He is originally from Huntington Beach, but now lives in Venice.
Lauren has been with LBSC for over eight years, starting at the age of twelve. Her first production with the company was Macbeth, in which she played the son of Macduff. Other roles with LBSC include: a Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Phebe in As You Like It and Cordelia in King Lear. She is in her senior year at CSUF for theater.
Les first got interested in acting through the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA, where he studied and graduated in long-form improv. He later took courses at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting where he trained for over a year. Before being being cast as Edgar in LBSC’s recent critically-acclaimed King Lear, he played Valentine in a school production of The Two Gentleman of Verona.
Lindsay has been with LBSC for over a year, where she has enjoyed playing a variety of roles onstage and in the radio broadcasts. She was recently seen onstage as Perdita (The Winter's Tale), Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew) and Viola (Twelfth Night). Outside of LBSC, Lindsay performs as a member of the LA-LA's Women's Acapella group, as well as in various musical projects. She acts as producer/director of the audio web series "Girls Next Door," and voices the character of Sarah. For more information, please visit her website at www.lindsayzana.com
Lizelle has been acting for over 15 years. She received a Theatre and Political Science degree from UCR. Her theatre credits include playing Evita’s young mother in Eva Peron: Enigma of a Destiny at the Knightsbridge Theatre. She played a supporting role in the award winning independent film, Los Traficantes. imdb.me/LizelleGutierrez
Mike made his stage debut in LBSC’s 2007 production of The Wakefield Second Shepherds Play, and hasn't missed a show since. Just a few of his credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, Lysistrata, The Winter's Tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear, and Richard III. Mike has also performed in the LBSC Audio Theatre on the Web, including Gunsmoke, The Adventures of Harry Lime, The Shadow, and My Client, Curley. 2014 marks his fifth performance in The War of the Worlds. And, although Mike has performed as Bob Cratchit in full-stage and radio adaptations of A Christmas Carol at the Goad, 2013 also marked his debut as Scrooge. A versatile talent, he has served as choreographer for several productions, and has composed and performed music for shows, too. He plays both piano and guitar.
Originally from Texas, this Actor/Dancer/Choreographer has recently moved to Los Angeles from New York City, where she ventured to pursue her dreams of acting and choreography. However, Rachel was intrigued by life on the west coast, so she packed up her things and moved to sunny L.A. Rachel holds a B.F.A. in Theatre and Dance from Texas State University, having graduated in May 2008. Shakespeare being her ultimate passion, Rachel studied in England under the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Getting to see where Shakespeare lived and breathed was a life-changing experience for Rachel; that was when she knew she wanted to perform Shakespeare professionally. Besides her classical training, Stanislavsky, Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Fitzmaurice, and Brestoff add to her training. Rachel is an accomplished dancer and choreographer as well, having taught dance in Texas, New York, Michigan, and California. She is currently Dance Faculty at IDA Hollywood, teaches dance/acting at Cal State LA, and Lead Choreographer/Assistant Director with Theatre 31, staging/choreographing musicals at 5 different schools within Santa Monica USD. She has the opportunity to inspire and affect dancers, in hopes that the art becomes a passion in their lives. A proud company member of the Rag Dolls Burlesque Troupe, and Artistic Director/Founder of her own dance company, Dolls 'n Dames, a vintage 1940s burlesque troupe, Rachel has made a lifelong dream come true. www.rachellaurenmcvay.com
Randi was last seen at the Goad in Cymbeline, playing (and fighting!) as the young Arviragus. Favorite roles include Olive in The Odd Couple, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, and various roles in The Laramie Project. Bard credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, and The Tempest, in which Randi will play Prospero this summer.
Rebecca has been working with LBSC since the ripe old age of 18 (which means more than seven years). At the moment she is completing her studies at CSULB, and choreographing for her dance company, Sema4 Dance Theater. She acts, dances, choreographs, and also fancies herself a writer on certain occasions, but is never an elitist.
Her credits with LBSC include The Player Queen in Hamlet, a Goddess in The Tempest, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and the Mystery Character in The Braid of the Muses.
Her credits with LBSC include The Player Queen in Hamlet, a Goddess in The Tempest, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and the Mystery Character in The Braid of the Muses.
Remotely began acting while attending Germantown High School, a performing arts school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Recently, he's appeared on 2 Broke Girl$, So Random and the stage production, The Dark Side Of The Moon. www.facebook.com/
Sean Mo Williams
Mo graduated from Chapman University as a screenwriter. After graduating, he began training at the Playhouse West School and Repertory Theater. Previous roles include Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar, R.P. MacMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rolf in The Sound of Music, and Alex in the short film Drawn In.
Stephanie is excited to be back performing with the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. Her previous credits with LBSC include Francoise in Pan, Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. She was most recently seen on stage as Baroness Christa Winsloe Hatvany in The Room at the Open Fist Theatre and as Georgie in Spike Heels as part of Scene Bites at Edgemar Center for the Arts. Stephanie is a member of SAG and studies her craft with Michelle Danner. She is also a member of the Open Fist Theatre Company, the Edgemar Theatre Group and Nosotros.
Steven began his acting career at an early age in Asheville, North Carolina. He recently fi nished writing and appearing in his own short fi lms Cats: Th e Tragic Life of Steven Masters, Text, and Business Class. He can be seen this fall in Sheryl Gauntlett’s Roommates. He currently practices acting with his Crash of Rhinos.
Summer is a native of southern California. She has performed on stage since childhood, acting and singing, and began to formally study theatre at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Creative Writing from California State University Long Beach. Summer is currently working on her graduate studies in Library Science at San Jose State University. Previous roles with LBSC include Mrs. Barrymore and Laura Lyons in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Desdemona in Fortune’s Fools, and Fan, Belle, and numerous other roles in A Christmas Carol, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Olivia in Twelfth Night. She co-directed and acted in an all-female version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[Revised] for LBSC’s birthday tribute to W.S. She has also provided her vocal talents for several staged reproductions of classic radio programs, including an episode of Gunsmoke.
*Member of the Screen Actors Guild
**Member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Actors
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