The Cast of
Cindy has performed in several shows at Orange Coast College including You Can't Take It With You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and One More Day. Her role as Penny Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You earned her a nomination for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition of the American College Theater Festival. Her last performance was at the Westminster Community Playhouse portraying Vera Franklin in Mary Orr's The Wisdom of Eve.
Gavin Velez is honored to appear in a festival celebrating new creative works of theatre. A recipient of a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University, he has performed onstage in The Spitfire Grill, A Doll’s House, Hairspray, As You Like It, and Verses From the Fray. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support.
Darcy has been performing in Orange County since 2010. Credits include Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Catherine in Proof, and roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Philanderer, and Of Mice and Men. She would like to thank the folks at Panndora Productions, her family in San Diego, Michael, Chris, and Alec.
While calling California home for the last 17 years, Daniel Anthony originates from New York, where he attended the Stella Adler Conservatory for Theatre Study. Entertainment and theater have been the passion and drive for Daniel since the very beginnings. In the earlier days, Daniel stood as the front man for a number of touring rock bands before finding his love of theater. He was fortunate enough to study under the guidance of Tony Award winner Betty Buckley as well as perform side by side with Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. He is pleased to be here with this wonderful cast, crew and director and thanks all of you for your support of theater and the arts with your attendance.
Jennifer J. Kim
Jennifer has designed, acted, and assisted in producing many productions including Three Sisters, The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window, and new plays at UCSD. Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of the cast for the OC-centric New Play Festival for the first time.
Adam John Kalma
Adam ironically shares a lot of similarities to his character - minus the cradle-robbing. He has taught high school students for the past five years and directed productions of Grease, Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, Almost, Maine, and Our Town. He received a BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University, so he is happy to be back at his alma mater and on this side of the stage again.
Ketino is a graduate of South Coast Repertory’s Acting Intensive Program. She is a 3-time Irene Ryan Nominee at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A few of her favorite roles from the past include Blanche Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Maggie Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor, Rizzo in Grease, and Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
McKenna is a senior BFA Theatre Performance major at Chapman University. She has performed in shows at Chapman including Dog Sees God as CB's Sister (Sally Brown) and Millie Owens in Picnic. She is so excited for her OC-Centric debut in Fair and cannot wait to share Karly's story.
Ashley is excited to be making her OC-Centric New Play Festival debut after growing up in the Orange County theatre community. Various credits throughout NY, Chicago & LA. She is a recent graduate of USC with an MFA in Acting and a proud Northwestern Wildcat.
Sarah’s previous theatre experience consists of one-act scenes from Shakespeare's Hamlet and Twelfth Night. She played the male roles of Polonius and Malvolio, respectively, with the UCLA Shakespeare Reading and Performance Group.
Earlier this summer, Jessie performed in the Blank Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Festival production of Death Rows (Mackenzie), was in Singin’ in the Rain (Sound Engineer/ensemble) at Stagedoor Manor in Loch Sheldrake, NY, and in Peter Pan (Peter Pan) in Pasadena, CA. Previously she’s been in the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Stuffed (Audrey-Lee) and has also performed in A Christmas Carol at both the Glendale Centre Theatre and Sierra Madre Playhouse. She’s appeared in the DreamworksTV show OMG! and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
Alexander Niles (b. 2002 London, England) is an Actor/Musician with Dual Citizenship in Britain & USA. He attends the Orange County School of Arts & has been seen in Theater, Print, Commercials, TV & Film. Recently Alexander played a lead role in Distant Vision (2016), written and directed by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. As a keyboard player he has recorded professionally and performed at the Pizza Express Jazz Club and the 606 Club in London, and with The Wrecking Crew at Catalina’s in Los Angeles. His band QUARTET 5 has performed 3 times at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and opened for The Spinners at The Saban Theatre in Hollywood.
Kate Lee Riddle
Kate is delighted to be given the opportunity to play the role of Young Arden. Kate is 15 and a sophomore in high school this upcoming school year. She has been cast in various musical and theater productions; some of Kate’s favorite roles include Annie in Annie, Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid. When Kate is not acting or singing in film and theater she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and playing with her new dog Layla. Kate would like to thank all who have encouraged and supported her to have the confidence to achieve her “dream!”
Toni, being a native New Yorker, attended the city’s Professional Performing Arts High School as a musical theatre major. After moving cross-country, she obtained her BFA in acting from AMDA LA in 2016. In her spare time, Toni is an improv student and a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.