The Cast of
KATE

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Elle Maslanova
(KATE)



Elle Maslanova performed at Area Stage (Miami Beach) as Lou in Road To Nirvana, at Mark II (Orlando) as Mrs. Pothiphar in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, among other roles. Additional credits extend to dance, modeling and commercials including a national AARP commercial “Hoy Es Un Buen Dia”. She trained at Joffrey Ballet and at American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC). In addition to performing, she runs her fitness classes @fit2gonow.

Toby Guebert
(GORDON)



Toby Guebert is delighted to be cast in the OC-Centric New Play Festival. His stage debut came in a new play written by a colleague at Citrus College in Glendora, which received recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2013. Since then, Toby has performed Shakespeare for festivals in Claremont, Riverside, and Fullerton. In addition, he is often cast in student films, mostly here at Chapman University.

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Stephanie Jeker
(TANYA)
 

Stephanie is ecstatic to join the OC-Centric New Play Festival this season! She is originally from Upstate New York and is a recent graduate of Long Island University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of her recent credits include: Twelfth Night, Through the Looking Glass (a piece devised by the ensemble), Alice in Wonderland, Bring it On: the Musical, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Special thanks to the entire creative team and much love to friends and family who are always supportive.

Izzy Geldbach
(INDIA)

Izzy Geldbach is a sophomore at Chapman University currently earning her BA in Theatre. Her most recent roles include : Ann Putnam in The Crucible, Juror 6 12 Angry Jurors, and Connie Crazy Eights. She has also worked on shorts with roles such as Joanna in The Verdict to Iris in A Side of Sister Betrayal. This coming fall you can find her playing the Stage Manager in Our Town at Chapman University. She is ecstatic to be working on this project, and is looking forward to sharing Kate with others!

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Melinda Oschmann
(CAROL)

Melinda Oschmann is a native Californian and resident of Orange. Her parents nourished a passion for theater, music and cinema. As a child/teen she learned ballet, tap, singing and acting. She received a Business degree from Cal Poly Pomona and did Business Sales for 27 years. She retired in 2017 and attended The Actor’s Studio of Orange County for 3 years. She has been in over a dozen student Short films and acted in over 25 commercials. In 2019 she had the lead role in the play Undocumented by Elaine Romero, and performed in a One Act play, A Thump In The Night, for OC-Centric New Play Festival. Melinda is thrilled to participate another year in the OC-Centric New Play Festival.

Judy Rosenfeld
(HEDDY)

 

Judy recently played “Mrs Squires,” a “Pick-a-Little Lady,” in the musical, The Music Man, at the Fremont Theatre in South Pasadena. Kate is Judy’s second show with OC-Centric New Play Festival. She is very grateful to be cast as “Heddy” in Kate, an intense and complex character with a whole life behind her. “Heddy’s” physicalization and dialect are going to be challenging and a joy to tackle.

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