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The Cast of

Love's Lost Words

Cleta Cohen

Cleta is delighted to make her first appearance at OC-centric this summer. She has been a part of the OC and LA theatre scene for decades, having appeared on 20 stages. She was most recently seen in Rumors at the Whittier Community Theatre in the role of Cookie. Her other memorable theatrical roles include M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Bunny in The House of Blue Leaves and  Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank. She thanks you for attending and hopes you enjoy the show.

Jessica Gray

Jessica is a musical theatre performer, born and raised in New York. As a young girl she knew she was born to be on the stage, and in addition to her dance classes, took to directing and choreographing shows for her family gathering. She attended Adelphi University where she received her BFA in Theatre and her BA in Dance. Past performances include: Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), and a two-year national touring contract with Sesame Street Live! Jessica has also written, directed, and choreographed several productions. Jessica is so incredibly excited to be a part of this year’s OC-centric production of Love’s Lost Words. She would like to thank her amazing director Angela Cruz for this wonderful opportunity, her fellow cast members, her friends near and far, and Jason. This performance is dedicated to her family supporting her from the East Coast.

Bill Carson

Bill is excited to be cast as Murray in the OC-centric production of Love’s Lost Words. Bill’s theater credits include Bob Ewell, To Kill a Mockingbird; Inspector Robert Hearn, Witness for the Prosecution; Dr. Baugh, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof; Kris Kringle/Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street; Hermann van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank; Dr. Edward Armstrong, And Then There Were None; and Father Brendan Flynn, Doubt. Bill also works as a background actor in television and film. With his background in dance, Bill was the Assistant Choreographer for the inaugural Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade and performed in the Academy Awards.

Kevin Stark

Kevin is excited to be appearing in OC-centric  He has previously appeared at La Mirada Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, and Westminster Community Theater where he just received an Abbey Award for Best Supporting Actor in Fox on the Fairway for the 2014-2015 season.  Previous roles include Ponyboy from The Outsiders, Huck Finn, and Stanley Yelnats from Holes.

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