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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From childhood, Rachel dreamed of becoming a professional actress. Starting out in youth theatre groups, she pursued her passion for acting by earning the role of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Discovering she could sing, dance, and act opened up even more opportunities. Then came Shakespeare. Cast as Hamlet, the momentous challenge has been her favorite role to date. About a year later, she was introduced to The Long Beach Shakespeare Company, where she played Iris in The Tempest, singing, dancing and performing Shakespeare along side trained professionals! Becoming a company regular, she has appeared in a variety of roles, including Jim, Miss Prothero, and a Magical Bird in LBSC’s original production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales. She played Juliet in scenes for a special LBSC touring project, which included coaching ESL students in various aspects of performing Shakespeare. Other LBSC credits include live Old-Time-Radio productions of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, Arch Oboler’s Chicken Heart, Orson Welles’ adaptation of The War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still (based on Harry Bates’ story), Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Rachel can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. www.facebook.com/racheltullyactress/
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.
Rem is an Actor, Performer and Dancer. A working Michael Jackson Tribute Artist. Rem has done work with Long Beach Playhouse, portraying Star Cat in the play, Psycho Beach Party. Performed in his high school plays as leading roles, including Kenickie from Grease and Oberon from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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.
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.
Veronica graduated as a Valedictorian in high school and went on to receive her B.A. at UCLA. Pericles, Prince of Tyre marks Veronica’s stage debut.
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