Amy Paloma Welch
In the summer of 2015, Amy joined LBSC to play "Ceres" in The Tempest. Since then, she was "Nell Quickly" in Henry V, a number of characters in several old-time-radio shows for the October Classic Radio Horror Showcase, and was assistant choreographer for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Some of her other favorite roles include Rosalie in Real Women Have Curves and Quince in A Midsummer Night's Gay Dream. She studied at Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Los Angeles. One of Amys favorite theatrical hobbies is performing with a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast named K.A.O.S.
Andy’s credits with LBSC include Prospero in The Tempest, Agrippa in Antony and Cleopatra, and several characters in our radio shows, including Arsenic and Old Lace and The War of the Worlds. He was most recently seen in LBSC’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales. A veteran of over eleven seasons with Shakespeare by the Sea, Andy is featured in The Wisdom of Children, a web series featuring Shakespearean actors performing the words of children. In the recent horror film, Love in The Time of Monsters, he was eaten alive by zombies. He is glad to have recovered to be with you tonight.
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.
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.
Cort joined LBSC in the spring of 2015, and has since played King Alonso in The Tempest, and both Exeter and Bardolph in Henry V. Past Shakespearean roles include Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s “Gay” Dream. A graduate of the Circle in the Square Professional Actor Training Program in NYC, some of Cort’s other favorite roles include Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias, Serge in ART, and Orgon in Tartuffe. Having no desire to pursue any type of film or TV work, when not in the theater, Cort is an avid animal lover. In addition to his own brood of two French Bulldogs (Fannie & Elvis) and three cats (Miss Diva, Lola, and Huey), he fosters dogs and cats for a number of different organizations, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Long Beach Animals. Cort also works as a Job Development Specialist for the City of Long Beach, assisting and coaching people in their job search endeavors.
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.
Emily has never felt herself in this day and age. Call it nostalgia or plain discontent, our world simply doesn't have the gravity it takes to keep this girl in the sand. You can find her traversing through Shakespeare's magical world, taking on identities such as Caliban, Peter Quince (the watermelon), Don Adriano De Armado, Elbow, and other farcical characters of the like.
Garret started acting in fifth grade with Go-Fame Youth Theatre Company and continues to act with Go-Fame and Saint John Bosco High School. His first show with LBSC was Richard III, in which he played Edward, Prince of Wales. He was also in Go-Fame's Twelfth Night, in which he played Duke Orsino.
Gerardo received a B.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso. He went on to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England, focusing on Shakespeare, trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and HB Studios in NYC, and studied Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Notable projects include the NY Fringe production of Butterfly, Butterfly, Kill Kill Kill! and writing/starring in his first short film, Goat Eyes. HIs roles with LBSC include Trinculo in The Tempest, and Corporal Nym/Bishop Ely in Henry V.
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.
Jessica made her first appearance with LBSC as Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice. Previously, she was in several plays and musicals in high school, including A Midsummer Nights Dream, in which she played Helena, and Grease, in which she played Sandy. Recently graduated from high school, she is grateful to already be a part of such a wonderful company.
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 is a Los Angeles based actor from New York. He is a member and weekly performer at The Improv Space Theater, and has most recently appeared in the feature films Spaghettiman and Welcome to Willets. His LBSC credits include Montjoy and Westmoreland in Henry V and Sherlock Holmes in The Red Headed League.
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.
An actor, producer and dramaturge, Ken has studied and written about Shakespeare for almost 25 years. Ken has worked for various professional theaters, including the Marin Shakespeare Company, Knights of Allentown Productions, and the American Renaissance Theater. Some of his favorite roles include Gogo in Waiting For Godot, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Winter, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Polonius in Hamlet. His credits with LBSC include Stephano in The Tempest and Pistol in Henry V with LBSC.
Ketty started performing on stage in Europe in her late teens. She then moved to LA where she took acting, writing, camera, and directing classes. Acting prevailed. In addition to theatrical leading roles, ranging from Two Rounds, Honour, Delayed Reaction, Dr. Claus & Dr. Krauss, she has also dipped her toe into many independent films, and enjoyed a variety of challenging roles. Some of these films are currently touring festivals, including Mother and Son, The Bell Wire and Silent Voices. Ketty’s credits with LBSC include Alice in Henry V and the Prince of Arragon in The Merchant of 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.
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Leo attended the University of Texas at Austin. Past stage credits include: Th e Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona(the Musical), Jesus Christ Superstar, and Godspell. His credits with LBSC include the Chorus in Henry V, Professor Pierson in Th e War of the Worlds, Uncle Bert in A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and Antiochus in Pericles.
Megan is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, class of 2015, and the founder of Lead Players Theatre Company. Her credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dean Productions); A Flea in Her Ear and A Christmas Carol (A Noise Within); and Romeo and Juliet, Agamemnon, Bourgeois Pig (Muhlenberg College). Her LBSC credits include: Provost in Measure for Mea-sure; and Tranio, Hortensio, and the Widow in the radio version of The Taming of the Shrew.
This is Randi’s 5th adventure with LBSC, after appearing in Cymbeline, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra, and The Tempest. Shakespeare performances at other venues include Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, and Richard III. Recent notable performances include The Dining Room at Whittier Community Theatre and Timeshare at ECT in Valley Village. Please visit imdb.com for representation of film work.
Ruby is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where she majored in Theatre Arts, with a focus in Performance. She has appeared in a number of Theatre Threshold productions at CSULB. She is also an artist with the non-profit organization, Up & Coming Actors. She recently appeared as Conrade in LBSC’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Now attending college, Sam is a recent graduate of the Orange County High School of the Arts, where he appeared in shows such as Anything Goes, A New Brain, and Titanic, the Musical. His credits with LBSC include Twelfth Night, As You Like it and Merchant of Venice.
Sarah’s credits include Letitia Blacklock in A Murder is Announced, Maj. Margaret Houlihan in M*A*S*H, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in Music Man, Winnie in The Pirates of Chemo, and various roles at Disneyland. Sarah was part of various productions at the Fringe Festival in Scotland, including appearing as Melinda in the UK premier of Runaways. Her LBSC credits include Helen Stoner in LBSC’s Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure, and the Nurse in the radio play production of Romeo and Juliet. Sarah also plays keyboards for LBSC’s radio plays.
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.
*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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