Michael Uribes is thrilled to be returning to Theatre Planners after being in their world premiere of Neil Koenigsberg’s Off The King’s Road, as well as their wildly fun production of Future Sex Inc. Theater credits: the title role in Hamlet for the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company, Man of La Mancha (The Duke) Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Picasso), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Guildenstern), Twelfth Night (Tranio). Camino Real (Kilroy), Oedipus El Rey at The Boston Court (Choro) Candida (Eugene). He was nominated for the Valley Theatre League Award for his performance in the world premiere musical Musical Chairs written by Academy Award winning composer Joel Hirschorn. Film and TV credits: Harry’s Law, America’s Most Wanted, Dick Night. (AEA Member)
Lena Bouton is an actor, writer, producer who loves cats and tennis! She first fell in love with acting and comedy on the stage and the love affair continues. She was awarded a SCENIE for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in 6 RMS RIV VU at the Sierra Madre Playhouse and has most recently been seen on stage in the comedy's Last Men On Earth and West Destiny at ZJU. She is beyond excited and grateful to be working with the talented and classy Athena Cats on Ashes to Ashes! For more credits and info visit www.lenabouton.com.
Kevin is thrilled to be making his West Coast theater debut with this amazing theater company. He is a 2001 graduate of Webster Conservatory and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Regional credits include: Tom in Glass Menagerie (Performance Network), Lady Enid in The Mystery of Irma Vep (Tipping Point Theatre), Clown in The 39 Steps (Meadow Brook Theatre) and Katurian in The Pillowman (Breathe Art Theatre). Kevin can be seen in the feature film “Oceans Rising”, and on this season of ID’s “Married with Secrets”. Kevin would like to thank the amazing team at the Athena Cats for this great opportunity! (AEA Member)
An actress of film, television and stage, Ann says her career spans a "ton of years." Ann writes and performs her own stand-up comedy, Who Got Cheese on My Chakra & Momedy, which, much to her children’s embarrassment, tells the true and hilarious stories of their growing years. Film and TV credits include “Rogues,” “In Passing,” “Nobel Son,” “The Good German,” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” Stage credits include Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd., Miss Hannigan in Annie, Sister Kate in And Then There Were Nun, Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. She's very thankful for her wonderful kids and fabulous friends who have hung in through her ups and downs in life and career. She's especially delighted to be working with The Athena Cats and Theatre Planners on this wild comedy. She feels very blessed!
Susan Huckle loves doing new works and is thrilled to be part of Ashes to Ashes’ premiere. She recently did the staged readings of the new musical The Scarlet Letter, and before that, she was in the premieres of JonBenet Ramsey: The Musical, L.A. Deli, Dorian’s Descent, BoomerMania, and Disenchanted. Favorite roles include Inga in Ovation-nominated Young Frankenstein at DOMA Theatre Co., Janet in Rocky Horror, and Rona Lisa Peretti in 25th Annual…Spelling Bee. TV appearances include “Jane the Virgin,” “The Mindy Project,” “Sam and Cat,” and “All About Christmas Eve.” B.A. in Dramatic Art from UNC-Chapel Hill. You can regularly see Susan hosting the Special Effects Show at Universal Studios Hollywood. www.imdb.me/susanhuckle
Andrew is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful experience! A graduate of California State University Channel Islands, he holds a B.A. in Performing Arts, and is represented by DDO Artists Agency. Primarily a musical theatre actor, Andrew has been very fortunate to work with some amazing people in numerous wonderful productions across Southern California, most recent being 5-Star Theatrical's (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) Peter Pan as "Noodler the Scottish Pirate." Some other recent and favorite credits include: "Lefou" (Beauty and the Beast), "Clopin" (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), "Nicely-Nicely" (Guys and Dolls), "Uncle Fester" (The Addams Family), "Victor Frankenstein" (Young Frankenstein), "Marcus Lycus" (A Funny Thing Happened...Forum), "Shrek" & "Lord Farquaad" (Shrek: The Musical), and "Thénardier" (Les Misérables). He'd like to thank Richie Ferris and Michael Donovan, Anthony Boyer and the team at DDO, his parents, and Mackenzie.
Michael is the recipient of six Artios awards, given by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. His theatre credits include shows produced at Pasadena Playhouse, the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Geffen Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, International City Theatre, Ebony Repertory Theatre, the Getty Villa, Laguna Playhouse, the Falcon Theatre, the Colony Theatre, The Theatre @ Boston Court, the 24th St. Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, San Francisco Symphony, Arizona Theatre Company, Arkansas Rep, the Totem Pole Playhouse, and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, as well as several national tours. Michael has cast numerous independent films, more than a dozen TV series, and over 1,000 commercials. Michael is the Co-Artistic Director for Reprise 2.0, and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Foundation for New American Musicals, and Camp Bravo. Michael teaches at various venues throughout the Los Angeles area, including U.C.L.A.
Lucy Pollak has been providing publicity services to the Los Angeles arts community for the past 25 years for companies including 24th STreet Theatre, Antaeus Theatre Company, The Echo Theater Company, Fountain Theatre, International City Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, Latino Theater Company at the LATC, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Padua Playwrights, Theatre Planners, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum; numerous independent theater and dance productions; and large events and festivals such as the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at The Music Center. From 1981 to 1990, she was production manager/staff producer at the Odyssey Theatre, where she co-produced over 100 productions with artistic director Ron Sossi. For the 1993 Los Angeles Festival, she line produced Reza Abdoh’s controversial Quotations From A Ruined City. She is the recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award (Master Class), an LA Weekly Award (Mary Barnes), four Drama-Logue Awards (Mary Barnes, Idioglossia, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, It’s A Girl!), and a Women in Theatre Recognition Award. She has served on the boards of directors of the Los Angeles Theatre Alliance (now L.A. Stage Alliance), Women in Theatre and P.A.T.H. (Performing Arts Theatre for the Handicapped).
Headed by Kiff Scholl, AFK Design has a long history of designing original and eye catching graphics for Los Angeles theatre and film productions. Long time theatre clients include the wonderful folks over at The Athena Cats, Theatre Planners, Sierra Madre Playhouse, West Coast Jewish Theatre, Indie Chi, KADM Productions, Sacred Fools, Theatre of NOTE, as well as countless independent companies. In addition to graphics, Kiff is also an award-winning actor, director and filmmaker. Like AFK Design on Facebook and follow Kiff on Twitter @afkiff. www.KiffScholl.com
On Broadway, Cricket earned a Tony Nomination and a Drama Desk Award for her design of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Off Broadway designs include The Marvelous Wonderettes. She has also designed regionally at The Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Ahmanson, The Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, The Kirk Douglas Theater, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Other selected L.A. designs include East West Players, NoHo Arts Center, Ghost Road Theater Company, and The Celebration Theater. She has earned 20 Ovation Nominations, as well as winning The Kinetic Award for Outstanding Achievements in Theatrical Design, an LADCC and a Garland Award. www.cricketsmyers.com
Stacy McKenney is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate in Lighting Design from the University of California, Irvine. She has also received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2008. She has been cultivating her art and craft for the last several years to become a professional lighting designer and artist. Over the last 10 years she has enjoyed designing and assisting on numerous stage performances. She looks forward to continuing her lighting design career in theater, dance, opera, and installation art. Her love for light is immense and she appreciates its emotional importance not only on the stage but in everyday life, which she diligently observes with keen eyes.Currently Miss McKenney is the Master Electrician at Irvine Barclay Theater, CA. Her responsibilities include implementing lighting plots, designing, programming (Eos and Ion Light boards), maintenance of lighting equipment, leading the crew on lighting calls and stage management.
Pete Hickok is a Scenic Designer, Production Designer, and Sculptor based out of Los Angeles. His most recent scenic design projects include Farragut North at the Odyssey Theater, Die, Mommie Die! at Celebration Theater, and Crimes of the Heart at the International City Theater in Long Beach. He was also recently production designer for “Medicare Mermaids” among his other ventures curating and exhibiting in the contemporary art world. He was nominated for a 2016 Ovation Award for his design of Rio Hondo at the Theater of NOTE.
Karen Osborne is thrilled to be working on her first production with The Athena Cats, having just completed Richard II with Chase What Flies. She would like to thank Racquel Lehrman at Theatre Planners for the opportunity. Karen has been an Assistant Stage Manager at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum since 2014, and worked on August Osage County (Ovation nominee 2015) As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Other Desert Cities, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice, amongst others. She has also stage managed two Seedlings productions and their Intern showcases in 2015/2016. Previously she was the Director of Operations for Tahoe Players whose shows include Annie, 101 Dalmatians, Les Misérables, Willie Wonka, and Shrek the Musical. Karen hails from the outskirts of London, England and has a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Psychology from Brunel University.
Kate is happy to be working with Theatre Planners again, having also designed Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally and Transition. Recent credits – Chasing Mem’ries, Next Fall, Yes, Prime Minister (The Geffen Playhouse), Hopscotch, the Mobile Opera (The Industry with Ann Closs-Farley), Daytona, Super Variety Match Bonus Round, Cock (Rogue Machine), Twelve Angry Men, The Roger Miller Story, Six Dance Lessons…. (Laguna Playhouse), Tribes (Change Theatre) Broadway Bound (The Odyssey Theatre), For Piano and Harpo (Falcon Theatre), Gigi, Cabaret (Backstage Garland Award) (Reprise Theatre), Prisoner of Second Avenue (El Portal Theatre), Side Show, Shrek, the Musical (3D Theatricals – Ovation Nomination), The House in Scarsdale, Creation (Theatre at Boston Court), Amahl and the Night Visitors, Art, Sleepless in Seattle, Casa Valentina (Ovation Nomination, LADCC Award) (Pasadena Playhouse). Kate works in all mediums telling stories with costumes.– theater, opera, dance, film, television, commercials.
Nick Santiago has worked for numerous universities and theatre companies including Skylight Theatre (Forever House, Church & State, Obama Ology), Rogue Machine (A Permanent Image, Luka’s Room, Honky), USC (Trojan Women, On the Town), Pasadena Playhouse (Ham), and LA LGBT Center (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life Revisited). He received an Ovation nomination and a LA Drama Critic’s Circle award for his work on Rogue Machine’s A Permanent Image. www.nsantiagodesign.com
Michael Allen Angel is a graduate of the UCLA Department of Theatre, Film, and Television. He has served as Prop Master for The Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, Reprise LA, and the long running interactive theatre experience “Tamara.” He even hired himself to design props for his own short film “Broken Hart.” Recently, he took a break from props to direct The Beauty, The Banshee & Me written and performed by Cathy Lind Hayes. And this summer, he directed Barrage From The Garage (a Festival Directors’ Pick) at the 2017 Short + Sweet Hollywood Play Festival.
Cindy is a Storyteller & Outreach Nerd from Los Angeles, currently a Write-at-Home-Mom in Orlando for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain. She is Communications Director at 2th STreet Theatre and Staff Writer at NOok Real Estate. Her current project is a re-telling of Hamlet from Horatio’s point of view and The Oresteia from Electra’s. She divides her personality into Twitter accounts such as @CindyMarieJ, @FairyFolkMyth and @ParentingNerd (NSFW). https://cindymariejenkins.com/