October 24-November 18, 2018
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ANGELA SAUER (Li’l Bit) is thrilled to be returning to CVRep! Since appearing as Vanda in Venus in Fur last year, she has appeared on the television show Get Shorty, and worked with Sacred Fools Theatre Company (The Art Couple), A Noise Within (Noises Off), and Theatre Dybbuk (Lost Tribes). She received a BA in Theatre from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, where she won the Excellence in Theatre Award, and went on to earn an MFA in Acting from the prestigious Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Angela has also worked in regional theatres in Chicago, New York City, Indiana, and Florida. She has appeared on television in Masters of Sex, The Daily Show, and Pan Am. Her work has screened at San Diego Comic Con, Newport Beach Film Festival, and HollyWeb. Angela is the reigning champion of LA’s Manhattan Monologue Slam. Instagram: @AngelaSauer — AngelaSauer.com
DENNIS GERSTEN (Peck) last appeared at CVRep in The Chosen. He is co-artistic director of Theatre Unlimited and runs T.U. Studios in the Noho Arts District in LA. Here he co-produced and directed Indulgences in the Louisville Harem and the award-winning production ofThe Author’s Thumb, his adaptation from the writings of Henry Fielding. With Theatre Unlimited he was seen in Shoe Man and Move Over, Mrs. Markham. OtherLA performances include: Sanctuary, Company of Angels; Macbeth Revisited, New American Theatre; The Hairy Ape and Tempest Redux, Odyssey Theatre; Perfect Timing, Theatre 40; The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, Boston Court; The Lady’s Not For Burning and Accomplices, Fountain Theatre; Compleat Female Stage Beauty and Henry V, Crown City; Double Falsehood, Coeurage Theatre; David and Goliath in America and Dirk, Road Theatre; San Fran Scapin and Don Juan: The Trickster of Seville, Andak Stage. Also a director, playwright and teaching artist, Dennis is a founding member of Stagewrights, Inc. in NYC, where he wrote Mine, Rhetoric and Puppy Chow and the Michael Chekhov Studio, in L.A. He received an MFA from CalArts where he wrote Willie Said To, which was produced at Playwrights Arena and Unity Players.He is also a teaching artist at Inside Out Community Arts/P.S.Arts, and City Hearts.
CHARLES PASTERNAK (Male Greek Chorus) Regional: Twelfth Night at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol (two years), The Three Musketeers, The Mousetrap, and Two Gentlemen of Verona at Indiana Repertory Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher, The Busybody, and Titus Andronicus at The Clarence Brown Theatre; The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Henry IV, and Henry V at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Macbeth at Sierra Repertory Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Romeo and Juliet and The Three Musketeers at The Denver Center; The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles; Creditors at Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara; A Shayna Maidel at International City Theatre, Long Beach; four seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. Artistic Director of the Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company in Los Angeles, CA
DEBRA CARDONA (Female Greek Chorus) New York credits include A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, Soul Doctor (off-Broadway) and Temple of the Souls (Innovative Theatre Award nomination). She has toured the U.S. with On Your Feet, Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof. Favorite regional credits include Candide (The Guthrie), The Light in the Piazza (Pioneer Theater Company), Ragtime (Paper Mill Playhouse) and In the Heights (The Ordway and PCPA Theaterfest). You can see Debra on TV as Hector’s Mom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Tsubone in Aggretsuko on Netflix. Debra is married to voice actor Darin De Paul. Twitter/Instagram: @DebraCardona —debracardona.com
JILLIAN TAYLOR (Teenage Greek Chorus) is an actor and producer who divides her time between NY, California, and Miami. Most recently, she collaborated on “JIB,” a theater/film experience with the NYC based theater company OSR, which featured new music and lyrics by Amanda Palmer and received critical acclaim in its first public production in Philadelphia. She can currently be seen in the indie dramedy film The Historian as well as “Eva,” the face of the Jacob’s Coffee campaign which plays throughout Europe and Asia. She holds a BA in Human Development from CSU Long Beach and an MFA in Acting from Yale. itsjilliantaylor.com