The Cast of
Thump In The Night
Vercylanne Bustos is thrilled to be returning to this year’s OC-Centric festival, a second time around! You may have seen her last year as Patricia/Terri in James Colgan’s The Mulberry Bush. Stage credits include Tales from the Shadow Zone, Lysistrata, The Nerd, All in the Timing and more. She would like to thank her director Katie Chidester for this fun and wonderful opportunity, to the cast for being awesome to work with, and to Madison for her dedication and incredible hard work through it all. Lastly, to her family, friends, and boyfriend for their endless love and support.
When you hear the name Ryan Goldsmith and expect to see a nice Jewish boy, you're wrong, but you're also in for a treat. Using comedy as an outlet to express himself freely, Ryan draws you in with his upbeat, conversational style as he pokes fun at mistaken identity (he's Jamaican), racial stereotypes, doomed relationships, and more. Audiences find him likeable and easy to relate to, even as he tries-and fails-to be politically correct.
OC-Centric debut! Regional credits with Shakespeare Orange County: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck); with Long Beach Playhouse: Agatha Christie’s Spiders Web (Clarissa Hailsham-Brown), The Tempest (Ariel), Picnic (Millie Owens), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee (Barbara Amory), Dead Man’s Cell Phone; with the Curtis Theater: Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee); with the Robert B. Moore Theater: As You Like It (Rosalind); with Theatre Out!: The Medea Project; with Newport Theatre Arts Center: Oklahoma (Ado Annie), Death By Design, Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced; with OCPA: One Cheap Night in Hungary (Sense of Adventure). Thanks to the casts and crews of the entire festival, and her loved ones for their patience, time, and devotion.
Kim is excited to be involved with OC-Centric for the first time. Kim is a veteran Orange County actor who has worked primarily with the New Voices Playwrights for the past several years. He would like to thank his fabulous family and darling wife, Karen, for all of their love and support.
Melinda Oschmann is a native Californian and lives in Orange with her husband. After retiring from Business Sales she began acting and has had both lead and supporting roles in short films, student films and TV. In February 2019 she had the lead as Amalia in the stage production of Undocumented, written by Elaine Romero, at CSUDH, directed by Bill DeLuca.
Grayson is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area & is a current senior earning a BFA in Screen Acting from Chapman University. He can be seen later this fall in the school’s production of Measure for Measure.
Chris Hecker has mostly stuck to Fullerton College for his acting experiences. Recently being cast in 4 original, student written and directed productions, this will be his first step into new territory. Chris focuses heavily on his comedic delivery.
Paisley's movie and TV credits include: TNT’s Honeydripper, Disney’s Rosa Parks Story, Burt Wonderstone,
Netflix Original Flaked, Harry’s Law, 90210, and Glee. Her stage credits include Jitney, Smokey Joes Café, and Othello. Paisley is also a credited dancer and can be seen in: MTV VMAs, Brooklyn 13 (televised), and the NAACP Theatre Awards. She has been featured in music videos such as: Beyoncé’s Run the World, Robin Thicke's Give it 2U and Toni Braxton's Long As I Live. Paisley was recently featured in a clip announcing the auditions for the Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders. She is also a 2015 BTW /CPAC Alumni Award recipient.