The Cast of
The Mulberry Bush
Written by James Colgan
Directed by Michael Serna
Relatively new to the Orange County theater scene, Bri’Unia is thrilled to be a participant of the OC-Centric. A graduate from UC Berkeley’s Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department, she has performed in such works as Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand, Peter Glazer’s original musical, Heart of Spain, and the title role in Sophocles’ Antigone. Both a talented actor and a skilled dancer, Bri’Unia has also performed as part of an internationally recognized competitive hip-hop dance company. When not on stage, Bri’Unia enjoys pursuing a career in film, which she enjoys documenting on Instagram @not_thecheese.
After a one-year hiatus, Vercylanne is thrilled to be returning to the stage. Receiving her A.A. in Theatre from Long Beach City College, she decided to give television and film a shot. With the opportunities and accomplishments that followed, she owes it to her professors for instilling the commitment, love and respect for acting. She is honored to be part of this production and expresses many thanks to Michael Serna for the opportunity, trust, and guidance during this entire process, to the cast for allowing this experience to be worthwhile, and to Cassie for her awesome dedication and hard work. Stage credits include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Laramie Project, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Lysistrata, The Nerd, All in the Timing, and Tales From the Shadow Zone. Lastly, to her family, friends & boyfriend for their ridiculous love & support through it all.
Originally from Missouri, Lara Fox recently graduated from Chapman University’s BFA Screen Acting program. Though she was heavily involved with the film school she also participated frequently in the theatre program including her roles in Picnic, Chicago the Musical, The Life and Death of Julius Caesar, and A Payment Unkind. Post grad she has moved to Los Angeles and pursues her dream of becoming a successful actor.
Jeff is excited to make his first appearance in the OC-Centric New Play Festival this year. He is a seasoned television, film and theater actor having been seen in such shows as Ryan's Hope, General Hospital, and Criminal Minds as well as several films and musicals. He has studied acting at NYU and HB Studios in New York City.