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ROBERT LEE HART is a MFA graduate from the Yale School of Drama, where his credits include The Seagull and Marty and the Hands That Could. Other credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Macbeth (California State University, Long Beach); The Laramie Project, Flowers for Algernon, and Electric Roses (El Camino College).
SKY PALEY is a film, TV, and stage actor who hails from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Recent screen credits include Clover (2020) alongside Chazz Palminteri, Gangster Squad (Warner Bros.), Covert Affairs (USA Network), and Warehouse 13 (SyFy Network). He also starred opposite Stephen McHattie (Seinfeld) in the BravoFact short and sci-fi film fest fave, Manifold (2013) directed by Anthony Scott Burns.
Paley is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed one-man play Antiman, which he first workshopped with The Echo. It premiered in Los Angeles in 2011 to positive notices from the LA Weekly (“…a Triumph!”). The play has since gone on to sold out performances in New York and Toronto with particular attention paid to his mesmerizing transformation into a local West Indian.
He has also directed The Echo’s productions of Tom & Eliza by Celine Song, Wrightwood Hookup by Wes Walker, A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile by MJ Kaufman, and the Zoom production of Forget Me Not When Far Away by Kira Obolensky.
MATAJI BOOKER GRAHAM Director of Movement
Mataji Booker Graham is an LA native actor, writer & multi-disciplined artist. Her recent theater credits include Ron Athey’s Broad Museums production of ‘Gifts of the Spirit’, ‘Shade, A Colorful Musical Comedy’ at The Second City and Carmina Escobar’s ‘Bajo la Sombra del Sol/Under the Suns Shadow’ showcased at the Redcat’s Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater. An eternal learner, Graham has trained with the Lula Washington Dance Theater, The SAG Conservatory, Robert Galinsky and Chris Fields of Echo Theater Company. For over ten years she has worked with young people on both coasts – training them in the art of Spoken word, Theater, Dance, and Film; further honoring her intention to give voice to the voiceless and to expand access to artistic healing.
Anthony is an Actor from California who received his BA in Theatre from CSU Long Beach. He would like to thank The Wu-Tang Clan.
Brent hails from Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and his Master of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Southern California. Much love to the cast, friends, and the continued support from the Los Angeles theatre community. RIP Vin Scully.
Campbell is a multi disciplinary artist, with a deep love for storytelling. Although she has a great passion for acting, her talents extend beyond the stage and screen. Campbell is an aspiring screenwriter with a strong desire to bring positive, uplifting, and inspirational stories to screens everywhere. She will be debuting in her first leading role in an Indie feature this coming year.
CARLOS HARRISON CANALS
Having a life in the world of acting, lightning designs, directing, dancing and fights Chorography describes almost everything what Carlos Harrison is in love with. We’re leaving a lot of things unsaid, but well, this is just a bio…. You could say that life as an actor for this fellow began at a very early age. With him being his sister’s “favorite actor”, puppet or toy, (because she was definitely the Director) she will transform Carlos (his little brother) into whatever her imagination came to be, for some reason he understood her crazy ideas. By moments Young Carlos would be a old man, a tree, dog, monkey, a magical bean, Air or werewolf (his favorite). Anyways, you get the idea. Always saw his self as a storyteller, but more so as a builder, creator, a craft-entity. He kept training and adding skills in a more academic way since his high school years all the way to college in The Public University of Puerto Rico and finishing with a MFA in The University of Southern California. This young Puerto Rican bilingual actor is looking to expand his experiences and relationships with other fellow creators, that are willing to share their ideas. If there is a quality that I admire about this creator is his imaginative empathy to give life to his and others creator dreams…
Now, enjoy the show.
C.J. Lindsey is a graduate of Purchase theater conservatory and has had the privilege to work in regional theater most notably in the production of August Wilson’s Jitney at the Denver Center. He also has worked in both film and television most recently with a leading role in the Film All the men in my life, television roles on S.W.A.T. CBS, Tales BET and Angie Tribeca TBS.
Emma is queer actor and theatre maker living in LA. She has worked in theaters across the country including the Goodman Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, American Theatre Company, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was an acting apprentice in the professional training company. She recently closed the critically acclaimed production of Angels in America presented by Foolish Production Co. Emma has also worked extensively in independent film, and her latest short, Hobbies, will be premiering in the summer of 2022. She is passionate about new play development, political theatre, and queer-centered art.
Gabriela Bonet is an actor, dancer and singer born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Some of her theater credits include The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Antaeus Theater) Homeward LA 2019 (The Boston Court) Bright Room Called Day- Revisited (Scene Dock USC) Middletown (Scene Dock USC) Mariology (Critical Mass Performance Group) Platero and I (The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland). Film credits include The Babymoon, La Negra, The Lemon Tree and the Puerto Rican TV Series Incognita 2. Gabriela holds a B.A. in Acting from the University of Puerto Rico and an MFA in Acting from the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Josh Adams is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles). He is a proud member of the Echo Theater Company as well as an original member of the TRUK. He is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to provide free theatre to his community.
This is Kreli’s first show with the THTR TRUK, but his second run of this show with this amazing cast. He is incredibly thankful for the opportunity that has been provided to him by the directors. And hopes that you all enjoy the show.
Lea Lanoue is a classically trained trilingual actress. She completed an MFA in Acting at USC in Los Angeles and a BFA in Acting at Concordia University in Montreal. She completed several workshops including Le Théâtre Corporel at L’école Omnibus and an Acting Intensive at Central Saint Martins in London. She has performed in a number of theatrical works including the role of Beverly in The Receptionist, by Adam Bock and directed by And Chapman; Ina in Guarded, by Boni B. Alvarez and directed by David Warshofsky; the Colonel in Father Comes from the Wars, by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Gregg Daniel; Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare and directed by Andrei Belgrader; Laura in Praying Mantis and Hologram, by Don Nigro and directed by Liz Valdez; Helene and Shandy in Mavericks and the Monokins: Playball, directed by Roxane Loumede; Eve and the Assassin in The Serpent, directed by Andrew Robinson. She is thrilled to be joining the Echo Theatre Company and the Theatre Truk in this magical version of Midsummer Night’s dream as Francis Flute and a fairy, by Shakespeare and directed by Robert Lee Hart.
Sherrick O’Quinn is an actor/writer/educator originally from Louisville, KY and graduate of the USC MFA Acting Program. His joy is to be a change agent through art!