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The Cast of

Corrupt Impressions or The Dangerous Ones

Jeremy Howard

Jeremy is thrilled to be making his OC-centric debut in Corrupt Impressions! He is currently a junior at Chapman University working towards a BFA in Theatre Performance. At Chapman, he was most recently seen in productions of The Hot Mikado and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Other notable credits include: Thomas in Gathering Blue (Oregon Children’s Theatre), Tony Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You (Magenta Theatre Company), and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Catlin Gabel High School). Jeremy is very grateful to OC-centric and director Payden Ackerman in particular for the opportunity to be a part of this brilliant show!

Drew Petriello

Drew is an actor from Washington State attending Chapman University as a BFA Theatre Performance major and is thankful for the chance to be in OC-centric for the second year in a row.  Last year, he played James from Gray People and has assumed a wide variety of roles in his time as an actor including Mel from Slam! and the Gravedigger from Hamlet.  When he isn’t acting, Drew spends his time exercising his other creative faculties, particularly writing some very odd fiction and composing ear-rending heavy metal music that no one else would honestly admit to liking.

Lisa Renee
(The Chancellor)

Lisa started her acting career later in life after beginning her entertainment career briefly as a local music radio personality at age 19.  After raising her family, she decided to take a commercial acting class as a favor to a friend. She immediately knew this was something she wanted to pursue. With training from South Coast Repertory, OC Crazies (Improv), and various acting workshops, she is enjoying many facets of acting. This is her first step into theater. You're never too old to start something you love to do! Lisa is married, with two adult children and two puppies.

Chris Strombeck

Christopher is an enthusiastic and passionate young actor. Growing up in a family of musicians, he developed a love for the arts early on in life. Throughout most of his childhood, the guitar fed this desire, which led him to win the Southern California championship for classical guitar at the age of 13. In his mid-teens, acting took hold of him and he has never looked back. He has had the privilege to perform an array of productions through South Coast Repertory, the Performing Arts Guild and Mount San Jacinto College. Christopher's goal as an artist, has always been to entrance his audience and share the simple moments of the stage with them.

Lizzie Worsdell

Lizzie is a British actress who attended East 15 acting school in London before moving to LA and graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her credits span theatre, television and film. She won Best Supporting Actress at the LA Movie Awards and the Wild Rose film festival for her role of Sandra in the short film 'Rose Mary and Time.' Her previous theatre credits include Jean in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Arkadina in The Seagull, The Waiting Room and California Suite. She recently shot a British comedy pilot called 'British Andy' and is due to start filming on an independent feature, later this year. Lizzie is excited to perform at OC-centric for the first time.

Ray Parikh
(Mr. Mittal)

Ray is originally from Orange County, CA. After graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he lived in Buenos Aires, Boston, and Munich before making his way back to Southern California. Ray's credits include Amit in the West Coast premiere of Samsara at the Chance Theater. He has also been in webseries and indie films such as Colored People, Super Squad, The B Team, and Emigrate. In addition, he has done sketch comedy at The Second City in Hollywood in a show called TMI Hollywood. Ray would like to thank his family and friends for their support. 

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