Anniwaa Buachie (Joan Of Arc) – Award winning Actress, Anniwaa Buachie is a Ghanaian- British actress . She attended the prestigious British method based acting school – East 15 Acting School. Shortly after graduating from East 15, Anniwaa was awarded The Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer award. Since winning this Award, she has continued to work on the British stage national TV, in British classics such as: Eastenders , Law & Order: UK and Holby City. She is now based in LA accessing the growing opportunities that America has for actors of her casting. Anniwaa will soon be taking the lead in feature : The Tutor. A film based on the encounter of an ex ballet dancer and a young delinquent. Anniwaa has recently finished working on a BBC World service radio play THE CACTUS FLOWER and film; VIRGIN which focuses on the effect of FGM. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3977267/
J. Bailey Burcham (Falstaff) – Meet J. Bailey Burcham, a recent transplant from Kansas, he is honored to be in his first Studio C production as Falstaff. After receiving his second degree in Theatre last Fall (AA and BFA), he and his wife made the leap to Los Angeles. Bailey works steadily as an actor and director and wishfully as a rapper (2 albums available on SoundCloud). LA Theatre Credits include: Forks in the Road (New Musicals Inc.), Outspoken (Studio C Artists). Regional Theatre Credits:Billy Elliot as Big Davey, South Pacific as Luther Billis, (Papermill Playhouse), West Side Story as Krupke (MTWichita). Bailey wishes to thank Studio C and the Outspoken staff for giving him a chance, his wife, Rachel, for always being close to his heart when he is on stage, and his friends and family who came out to support. With J. Bailey Burcham. J. Bailey is in rehearsals for both Outspoken and Damn Yankees at Cabrillo Theatre. Broadway World: http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/J.-Bailey-Burcham/; Backstage: https://www.backstage.com/jbaileyburcham/
Michael Edelstein (Falstaff (10/16 & 10/17)) – Michael’s professional career on stage began in Yiddish musical productions in New York and Miami. LA theatrical credits include Bottom of The World at The Lounge Theatre, A View from The Bridge at Pacific Resident Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Sierra Madre Playhouse, It Must Be Him and the award winning Hoboken to Hollywood at the Edgemar Center of the Arts.On screen he has appeared in Avalon, Fall Time, One Child (in the role of Dr. Henry Kissinger) and Catching Fireflies. Michael attended the “Famed” High School of Performing Arts and the Tisch School of the Arts. The Examiner Review of It Must Be Him at Edgemar Center for The Arts: “Beth Lane as Rose and Michael Edelstein as Leo are brilliantly funny….I loved both Beth Lane’s mother, Rose and Michael Edelstein’s judgmental and funny Leo. These two characters add much to the humor.” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0249048/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Contact: email@example.com
Will Gressman (Hamlet) – Will Gressman is so grateful to be able to play his dream role alongside his favorite artist (Shakespeare). Will was last seen at Studio C during the Hollywood 2015 Fringe Festival’s “In The Basement” where he played Raymond in Reel Wood. Notable theater performances are: As You Like It (Classic Stage Company), Battledrum (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Crimes of the Heart (Asolo Rep), and Macondo (The Guthrie). He is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Acting Program and has a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan. He would like to thank all cast members and the director, Esdras Toussaint. Working with them are the “stuff that dreams are made of.” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2350720/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Press on Will & Esdras in Reel Wood: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2433?tab=reviews
Blaire Baron Larsen ( Paulina) – Blaire wants to acknowledge William Shakespeare as her co-author in OUTSPOKEN. Ms. Baron Larsen has worked as an actress in films, television and Off Broadway since age 18. After working for two decades professionally, she started the renown Los Angeles Drama Club with Julia Walker Wyson (Doll) – LA Drama Club is the Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Ensemble, and it reaches over 200 children and youth. In Spring, 2015, Blaire’s new play, The Milk Meetings (featuring a dysfunctional group of breastfeeding mothers) enjoyed packed houses on Hollywood’s Theatre Row at Studio C and retured in July by popular demand. Her short play, Stay Away (about an AirBnb nightmare) was chosen for the August staged reading series at LA’s Fresh Produced. Her play, The Below, was a semi-finalist at New York New Works Festival, 2015. The Below , a nostalgic short play about a delusional eccentric and his toxic Brooklynese sister Bunny, debuted at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 with Blaire as Bunny. Blaire’s play The Basket Weaver was chosen by Publishers Samuel French for their 2014 OOB Playwrights Festival. Blaire wrote/produced Women In Boxes, an award-winning documentary about female magic assistants. (Her in-laws, all magicans, started The Magic Castle). She has won numerous screenwriting awards (Atlanta, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Beverly Hills, Nicholl (semifinals). In 2014, Blaire was honored by PBS as a Community Champion (for her work with underserved youth and Shakespeare; she is prominently featured in an ongoing PBS Special, LA ART.) www.losangelesdramaclub.com
Juliette Millar (Juliet) – Bio
Brandon Nagle (Jack Cade) – Brandon is excited to be making his LA stage debut. Originally from Round Rock, TX, Brandon holds a BFA in Performance from Baylor University and an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Theater credits include: Pan in Macondo, an original play devised for the Guthrie Theater, Biff in Death of a Salesman, Jerry in Betrayal, Marat in Marat/Sade, Kent in Reasons to be Pretty, Vince in Tape, Vershinin in Three Sisters, David Ames in Earth and Sky, Brother Smith in Hard Heart, Troy Helmer in Tracing Nora. Film credits include: Brad in Land of Smiles, and the lead role in A Man Full of Days. Last year Brandon was fortunate to get to work with Marfa Live Arts in Marfa, TX, where he adapted and directed a version of Joan of Arc with a cast of local fifth and sixth graders. Scenes from the play were shot and used in Maid, a short film written by Erik Ehn.
Kila Packett (The Gaelor) – Kila Packett was last seen at Studio C Artists in And All the Dead, Lie Down. Other L.A. Theatre: Theatricum Botanicum, Upright Citizens Brigade, Lillian Theatre, Theatre Asylum, Lounge Theatre, Colony Theatre, New Musicals Inc., and NoHo Arts Center. Off-Broadway: BAM, Classic Stage Co., Pearl Theatre Co., Mabou Mines, and LaMaMa etc. TV: “Hawaii Five-0.” He is a founding member of the Plastic Theatre and co-author of, The Secret Court, (Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Play). MFA: Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Favorite roles include: Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Orsino in Twelfth Night, and Orlando in As You Like It all at Classic Stage Company. Article about Kila Packett in “Hawaii Five-0”: http://www.honolulupulse.com/2013/01/five-0-redux-kila-packett/.
Julia Walker Wyson (Doll Tearsheet) – Julia began acting in Chicago, where she performed with many of Chicago’s foremost theater companies, including Bailiwick Repertory, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theater, Chicago Dramatists Workshop, Commons Theater and Pegasus Players. She has worked in regional theaters across the country, including Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New American Theater in Rockford, Illinois, New Stage Theater in Jackson, Mississippi, and First Stage Milwaukee. Shakespearean roles include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Rosalind in As You Like It, Lady Percy in the Henry IVs, Dolly in Shaw’s You Never Can Tell, and Henriette and Martine in Moliere’s The Learned Ladies. A former dancer, she has performed with a variety of Chicago dance companies, and has choreographed shows for Chicago Actors Ensemble, Bailiwick Repertory, and MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago, and Zoo District and the Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance in Los Angeles. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Julia has worked primarily as the Executive Director for Los Angeles Drama Club, where Outspoken received its premiere production. At LADC, she has directed or co-directed (with Artistic Director Blaire Baron Larsen) more than 25 productions of Shakespeare’s plays – her work includes not only popular plays like Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, but rarely done selections like Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, King John, and Pericles. Julia received her Theater degree from Northwestern University, and her MFA in Shakespeare from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Professional Actor Training program, and has studied at the Actors’ Center in Chicago, and the Laban Institute in New York. http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/3-reasons-support-youth-theater/
Edmund Wyson (Kent) – After spending many years making commercials and doing theater, with only occasional appearances on camera, Edmund just finished work on three films – Essential Tremors, where he played Henry, a man with Tourette’s Syndrome, Gumshoe, a comedic homage to film noir, where he played the straight-laced detective surrounded by clowns, and Merrily, where he plays a love interest. Los Angeles theater credits include Inherit the Wind as The Mayor with Wasatch Theatrical Ventures, The Gambler’s Daughter as Lloyd Pickering at The Eclectic Company Theatre, Unbroken Circles as Johnny Bill Crawford at the Odyssey Theater, Peaches en Regalia as Syd Barlow at Sacred Fools Theater, Bury the Dead as The General at ICAAP, and The Room as Sinclair Lewis at Open Fist. Regionally, he has appeared in As You Like It at The Huntington Theatre Company-Boston and Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and The Nerd as Willum Cubbert at American Inside Theatre-Milwaukee. Edmund was formerly based in Chicago, where he appeared in Vanity Fair as George Osborne at Lifeline Theatre, The Sea Gull as Trigorin at Chicago Actors Ensemble, American Enterprise as Beman/Jackson at Organic Theatre, Noises Off as Garry Lejeune at The Theatre Building, as well as appearances at Court Theatre and American Blues Theatre. Film credits include “After Thought,” “Jinx No More,” “Phantoms,” “Normal Life,” “Thieves Quartet,” and “Horicon.” On television, he appeared “You’re Whole” (Adult Swim/Cartoon Network), “Bird Dog” (TNT), “12 Miles of Bad Road” (HBO) and “Eleventh Hour” & “CSI” (CBS). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944137/