GEORGIANNA KRIEGER (Saxophone Player) is an Oakland saxophonist whose first musical memory is of Gerry Mulligan, so it’s not surprising that she plays the baritone saxophone in addition to alto and soprano. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in music from Uarts Philadelphia after attending the Arts Magnet High School At Booker T. Washington, Dallas. Today, Georgianna plays with the Resonance Jazz Ensemble (an octet featuring strings) Hot Air! (a saxophone quartet) and Playtime (a jazz quartet featuring her original compositions). She also gives individual saxophone lessons, in her Oakland, California studio, to students age nine and up. www.georgiannakrieger.com
MIYOKO SAKATANI (Dr. Kurtz / Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing in the SF Fringe Festival, and so honored to be working with Amy Crumpacker, Bill Hyatt and a fabulous cast and crew! Past shows include, THE FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT, Berkeley Repertory, DISTRACTED, and a multi-ethnic touring version of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Miyoko performed her own solo piece at the Marsh Theatre about her family's immigration and internment. She is currently appearing in the award winning feature film, EAST SIDE SUSHI. Miyoko performs regularly with the Stagebridge Theater Company's touring musical-comedy troupe, and with a Bay Area ukulele band. Deep gratitude for Richard and Shanti for their unwavering love and encouragement.
SARA JUDGE (u/s Eugenia) is a theater artist and singer-songwriter. She studied theater at Rutgers University and trained at Walnut Street Theatre, Wilma Theater, EgoPo in Philadelphia and ACT in SF. Her work as an actress has been featured in the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and many indie companies in Philly. She has won awards for performance including an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Acting” in Pennsylvania's statewide PACT Festival. Most recently she co-created and directed the show I LIKE THAT, and produced the short play festival ON THE SPOT with the SF Theater Pub. Her album "So Buttons" can be heard at www.sarajudge.com
GREGORY SCHARPEN (Sound Designer) has been the resident sound designer for Central Works in Berkeley for nearly two decades, and has designed for a number of companies around the Bay, including Shotgun Players, Theatre Rhino, TheatreFIRST, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. He a BATCC Award recipient, and has twice been nominated for a TBA Award. He produces several radio shows on KALX 90.7fm, performs, records, and releases experimental (aka: unlistenable) music under the peculiar moniker Thomas Carnacki, and edits documentaries, some of which have won Emmys. Upcoming shows include Central Works’ “Into The Beautiful North” and a Carnacki performance at the Gray Area.
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KIM HERBST (Illustration) is a freelance illustrator that transplanted to San Francisco from the East Coast. Her work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, music albums, and educational materials. You can find more of her work at www.kimherbst.com
PETER ALLAS* (Lt. “Marty” Martinez) Actor/Director & Teacher @ the BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE. Broadway NYC credits: 2016 Dinner With Boys and 2013 Premiere of Trailerville. Award winner: 2016 Carbonell (FL) for Glengarry Glen Ross - Ricky Roma; 2011 Helen Hayes (DC) for American Buffalo - Teach; and 1997 L.A, Critics for Det. Story - Giacoppetti. Regional: Anna in the Tropics National Tour dir. Sharon Ott (Seattle Rep); Expecting Isabel (Mark Taper, L.A.). Over 75 film and TV series, including Spiderman 2; S.W.A.T.; HBO's "CAST A DEADLY SPELL" and is most recognized for speaking Italian in "The SOPRANO'S” and "Calzone Man" on “SEINFELD!”
EMILY MARIE GRANT (u/s Eugenia - at SF FRINGE SNEAK PEEK performance) has traveled many paths, from her work as a performer at PCSF’s 24 HOUR PLAYFEST in 2015, to independent and big budget commercials, TV shows and feature films (SAN ANDREAS, STEVE JOBS), she finds herself one of the lucky few able to make a living doing what she loves - acting. A past life as an entrepreneur/business owner has prepared her for the rigorous life of an actor on the go. She is excited to make her SF Fringe Festival debut and a return to her love of performing on stage. @emilymariegrant on Twitter
WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST
a multi-media comedy about scientists, capitalists and an irradiated monster!
by Bill Hyatt
* These Actors and Stage Managers appear with the special permission of Actors' Equity Association.
SYDNEY SCHWINDT (Fight Choreographer) is a fight director, actor, and teaching artist originally from Boulder, Colorado. She has her BFA in Acting from the Hartt School as well as having trained at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory and the Academmia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). With over 12 years of fight training, Sydney has certified in various disciplines with the Society of American Fight Directors, Dueling Arts International, and Stage Combat Deutschland. Recent Fight Director credits include: CYRANO DE BERGERAC; Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, HAMLET; San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, ROMEO AND JULIET, MR. BURNS: A POST ELECTRIC PLAY; UC Davis, and MARGARET OF Anjou; Those Women Productions.
SINOHUI HINOJOSA (Video Design/Producer) is a visual storyteller and creative media consultant. He created the web series EXIT STAGE LEFT about an off-Broadway theatre company. Produced & directed TRIGGER HAPPY (LA Comedy Shorts), IN FOCUS, POD NATION (Orinda Film Festival), DARK HARVEST, SCARE ME and a kids TV series for the CW44. Sinohui is the co-founder of both the San Jose & Walnut Creek International Short Film Festivals & the San Jose Digital Filmmakers Network. As the driving force behind EAP Creative, he works with clients including small businesses, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies to produce stories that matter. http://www.sinohuihinojosa.com/
DON HARDWICK (DIrector) has worn many theatrical hats over the decades. Though primarily a performer and director, he has also served as producer, stage manager, props designer, music/vocal director, composer & writer. He recently concluded the four-year performance run with FOODIES! THE MUSICAL. He has also performed for such companies as Lamplighters, Berkeley Playhouse & Douglas Morrisson. He has directed for Left Coast Theatre Company and PCSF, including four 24-Hour Play Fests. He is currently on the directing team of The Speakeasy, a massive theatrical event due to open October 1.
KAYA MEY (PuppetMaster) enjoys all aspects of creating new theatre- devising, writing, crafting and acting- particularly if they involve puppets, masks, stylization and subversive themes. She performs in Naked Empire's monthly show TOO SOON! (A subversive bouffon show devised around current headlines) every 3rd Saturday. Previously she appeared in LYSISTRATA at the ODC. Kaya spent time in the UK performing and created puppets for shows like TIN SOLDAT, THE PASSAGE and HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES. She has delighted in studying under renowned puppet masters Finn Caldwell and Mikey Brett while pursing her BFA in Physical Theatre at East15. She also studied Physical Theatre at Dell'Arte International. Follow @ Kayameyy
MELISSA QUINE* (Eugenia) is an actor and educator based in San Francisco. She has been lucky enough to play with the likes of San Francisco Playhouse, Aurora Theatre, Pear Theatre, California Conservatory, SF Shakes, Symmetry Theatre, and Playwrights Foundation among others. Melissa graduated from the University of Vermont and is a recipient of the 2016 Titan Award. She is a proud member of Theatre Bay Area, AEA, and SAG-aftra. Follow Melissa on Twitter @melissa_quine.
TOM BLEECKER (Capitalist / Ensemble) is very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the SF Fringe Festival AND to work again with Bill Hyatt, in whose play GAMES: A SHORT SEX COMEDY he portrayed Ben during the SF On The Spot festival at PianoFight. His most recent role was as in Ubuntu Theater’s production of OTHELLO. Prior to that, he performed at Dragon Theater, Hillbarn, Masquers Playhouse, and others. He has worked as an actor, mime, puppeteer, in technical theatre, and as a psychologist, and has studied at Studio ACT, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, and with Shakespeare and Company.
PATRICK M BRENNAN (Production Manager) is a playwright. Produced plays include SINGULARITEEN (San Francisco Fringe), NO POLITICS (Theatre Cooperative, Somerville MA), MILGRAM'S WAR (Attic Theatre, Los Angeles), and GET OUT OF MY AMERICAN WAY (Boston Theatre Marathon). His plays have been performed in and around Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and around the world. Patrick is a cofounder of Undefined Symbol Theater. Patrick is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, the Pear Avenue Playwrights’ Guild, PlayCafe, and Playwrights’ Platform.
BERT VAN AALSBURG* (Stage Manager) Having just finished stage managing the successful run of THE BOX at Z Space, Bert is happy to be back, stage managing another Fringe project. And with some of the same folk he worked with on a previous Fringe show, SINGULARITEEN. Bert’s passion, if you haven’t guessed, are new plays. And he’s proud to have both large and small new plays in his list of SM credits, which include STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Magic Theatre and Carol Lashof’s JUST DESERTS. Bert is also an active member of Actors’ Equity.
WHO'S WHO IN PRODUCTION
COLIN HUSSEY (Graphic Designer) has been involved in theatre in high school and has been a freelance graphic designer for over fifteen years. Notable clients have included Footloose Dance Company, Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, Theatre Aluminous, and the comic magician, MR. MYSTIC. This year, in addition to laying out the graphic materials for Fukushima, he's designed the postcards for four other SF Fringe shows, ABRACADABRA, KICKING FACEBOOK, THE MEDICINE CABINET and WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE. Colin also works as an actor and photographer and will being carrying out both those tasks in the upcoming SF Olympians Festival at the EXIT following the 2016 Fringe.
JOHN LENNON HARRISON (Irate Person / Monster / Ensemble) an MFA Meisner trained actor, has taught English and Theater 8th grade through college, written plays and screenplays, directed, designed lights and sets for theatrical productions, and acted in numerous live productions including a few musicals. For the last few years he has primarily worked as a commercial and industrial SAG actor as well as a variety of small film roles both comical and dramatic also in a few varying accents. He began focusing completely on his acting career after being on the realty television show WIFE SWAP as a clown family while his wife was attending clown school.
MELODY PERERA (Susie) is excited to be a part of this show. Her credits include Extraordinary Girl (AMERICAN IDIOT) with CCCT, Little Sally (URINETOWN) with DVC, Trina (PEACE SIGNS), Dani (THE BEST ME) with Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre, Alcyone, Hunger, Therapist (METAMORPHOSES), Troll, Amy u/s (LITTLE WOMEN), Figurehead, Wendy u/s (PETER PAN), Kitty Lydia Bennet u/s (PRIDE & PREJUDICE) with PCPA Theatrefest. She studied at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre and at Diablo Valley College.
BRIAN LEVI (Ray) is thrilled to debut in The Fringe. Recently in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Mitch) at Shelton Theater and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (Larkin) at Custom Made, Brian has done many BA shows over the years. Others include TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Atticus) at Hillbarn, PCSF's SHEHEREZADE'S LAST TALES and SF Olympians at The Exit, SYLVIA (Greg) at CRT, PEAR SLICES 2015 (TBA Finalist), THREE SISTERS (Vershinin) at DMT and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (McCann) at The Dragon. Brian performed while at Rice University, including with the RSC. Catch him next in Southern Railroad Theatre’s TAKEN in October. Follow Brian at facebook.com/brian.levi.actor.
BILL HYATT (Playwright; Webmaster) is a playwright, director, dramaturg and occasional actor. Produced plays include: CHRISTMAS IN CHECHNYA (Backstage West 2003 Critics List); BABE HUNTING SEASON; THE BEAUTY OF GROWING OLDER. Locally produced plays include HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO (PSCF at Exit Theater), GAMES: A SHORT SEX COMEDY (TheaterPub at PianoFight). Direction includes many World- and West Coast-premieres. Bill was one of several directors of THE LYSISTRATA PROJECT (Ebell Theater, 2003) – an international theatrical effort protesting U.S. entry into Iraq. Bill is a co-founder of undefined symbol theater. Professional memberships: Dramatists Guild, Pear Theater Writers Guild, PCSF, and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. www.billhyatt.com
undefined symbol theater (Producing Theater Company) was founded in 2013. We are theatrical artists who are dedicated to the development and performance of new works for the stage. Our Inaugural production, SINGULARITEEN, was honored with four “Sold Out” awards and a “Best of Fringe” award. Christina Augello, SF Fringe Producer, called us out as the play that “everyone was clamoring to see.” We are following up that production with IT CAME FROM FUKUSHIMA. We hope our productions give you something to think about and leave you asking for more. http://www.undefinedsymboltheater.com/
Playwrights Center of SF (Producer) was founded in 1980. The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco (PCSF) is an organization open to playwrights, actors, directors, and anyone interested in the creation, development, and production of new theatrical works. PCSF offers several programs each season including Scene Nights, Developmental Readings, Staged Readings, and our yearly fundraiser Sheherezade. The Center's staff and Board of Directors is comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors and works tirelessly to maintain the Center's dedication to Bay Area playwriting excellence and artistic support. PCSF is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)3, educational theater organization dedicated to encouraging and developing local playwrights and promote script writing, audience development, and related arts. http://playwrightscentersf.org/