The Cast of
Marcello & Musetta Break Up For Good
Amy Rebecca King
Born in Los Angeles, Amy Rebecca King built her career in arts education as an instructor of acting, voice, and dance. She graduated from NYU Tisch with her BFA with Honors in Theatre Arts. She also received an Honor's Certificate for her thesis, Must the Fat Lady Sing? The Misrepresentation of Women of Size on the American Stage. She's currently an MFA candidate at CSULB for Acting Pedagogy. Throughout her life, theatre, music and dance have been key avenues of self discovery, and she hopes to continue working in the public sector to make performing arts more accessible to people of different backgrounds and experiences.
This is Nic Lara's debut with OC-Centric, and he's very excited to take part in it. He's been versed in the world of Theatre for about 8 years now, and this will be his first time taking the helm and performing as the lead for a show. He's ready to dedicate everything he has to the role, and is hoping to put on a performance that's both entertaining, and does the play justice.
Judy graduated UCLA with a BA in Theater Arts and taught dance for many years at Oakwood Secondary School in North Hollywood. She has performed in plays and musicals in Los Angeles and Orange County; some favorites have been The Crucible, Our Town, Ragtime and Hello, Dolly! (The last at Long Beach Civic Light Opera with Martha Raye). Judy is excited to be performing for the first time in the OC-Centric Play Festival as BENOIT in Marcello and Musetta Break Up for Good.
Ramon is a Filipino-American artist from Southern California. At a young age, Ramon entertained the thought of being an actor. It wasn’t until his second year at CSU Fullerton when he said “f- it, I’m doing this”. He switched his major and auditioned for the acting program. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Acting in 2020. His most recent work was Creon in Oedipus, El Rey by Luis Alfaro. Quarantine allowed him to reflect, reground, and navigate his purpose in the art of storytelling. When he isn’t acting you’ll find him working on his pottery, photography, or just chillin at the beach.
Justine Elise Banal is honored to make her debut with OC Centric! She has been a dancer and performer for 13 years and ignited her love of acting through Bindlestiff Studios' Stories High program. A passionate storyteller with a heart for her community, Justine appeared in Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company's production, "ROOTED: Stories of Belonging Inspired by Asian Elders in the Bay Area." When she's not on-stage or performing in drag as Sam Paguita, Justine co-hosts Fandom Femmes, a comedic podcast centers queer POC perspectives on our favorite anime, comic books, and more. She'd like to thank her friends and family for keeping her grounded and reminding her that she CAN have it all!
Adrián Genesius Barrón
Adrián has had the honor to work with this amazing cast, Reed, Gillian, Emma, and the rest of the creative team. He hopes to add his experience, Mexican heritage, and his own truth to this role, and tell this story magnificently. Mil gracias a mí Papá, Maribel, Anaís, y mí familia por todo el apoyo en mi arte. Los quiero mas que nada en este mundo. Previous works include Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It. Other projects include being a member of Fancy Hobo Improv team and the voices of Griffith and Void and as a writer on Project Zerk: Berserk Abridged, which are available on YouTube.