Cast and Crew

Tanya is humbled to be playing Hamlet for INNER CIRCLE THEATRE. Her fatanyavorite credits include Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Lucia in BLACK COFFEE, and Inez in NO EXIT. You can see her on screen in the upcoming THE LETTER RED, as well as in GOOD WITH CHILDREN and THE HOUSE. She is a student of Jeffery Brooks at Inner Circle Theatre. Huge thanks to Jeffery Brooks; Matt Hill; Robert, Janet, and Eric Gorlow; Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm; Ken Macfarlane; You Lee Kim; Kali Cook; and the countless other wonderful people in my life for saying “yes, you can” at every turn. My friends and family, you are all the best people in the world and I am so grateful for all of you in my life.

Tanya Gorlow has been producing film since 2008 both independently and with Seraph Films. She has been a part of Inner Circle Theatre since it’s inception and has helped to produce “R+J Equal Love” and “Shall We Play” with the company. Hamlet is her first stage project where she’s take on a lead creative role and as such she owes a huge debt of gratitude tpJeffery Brooks for his kindness and guidance and belief in her and Matt Hill for his willingness to jump in with both feet and collaborate with her creatively, while making this Hamlet distinctly his own. She also needs to thank all the Inner Circle Theatre members, her friends (both new and old), and family who have generously devoted their time, energy, expertise, and even money to the realization of this project. Thank you, thank you, thank you, all.

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Matthew G. Hill is an award-winning multi-media, multi-disciplinary artist. From stage to screen to the printed page, Matt thinks of himself as a storyteller by trade and by heart.  He believes in the power of story and hopes to use it to inspire.

Matt is a director, designer, writer, and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Matt has served as an artist-in-residency at the National Theatre of Croatia, the Getty Villa, and the Annenberg Beach House. He is currently the associate artistic director of the Rogue Artists Ensemble and teaches design at the University of La Verne.

Recent career highlights include: production design for the feature film No Postage Necessary, directing The Doll for Inner Circle Theatre, designing all three stages for the 2013 & 2014 Buskerfest Music Festival, designing the national tour for Mike Kenny’s Walking the Tightrope, and Man Covets Bird.  To find out more about Matt, please visit www.LogicINK.net.

 

ninasilverblk01-2Nina is grateful to work with Inner Circle Theatre for the first time! Off-Broadway, “Pentecost” and “Lovesong of the Electric Bear” with PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2. L.A. theatre credits include “Habitat” LATC, “D is for Dog” South Coast Repertory, “Songs of Bilitis” at the Getty Villa, “Wood Boy Dog Fish,” “Gogol Project” and “Mr. Punch” Bootleg with Rogue Artists Ensemble, “The Night Before Christmas” with Furious Co. Pasadena Playhouse. Nina has played Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, and Portia, Long Beach Shakespeare Co. NYC theatre includes Meg in “Crimes of the Heart”, Emilia in “Othello”, Rosencrantz in “Hamlet”, “Wild Wind” and “Whiskey Down” NY Fringe Festival, “The Heartbreak Diet” Theatre for the New City. Regional credits include Gertrude in “Hamlet” (go figure) – Middlebury College visiting artist. Nina is excited and proud to continue working with director Matt Hill again in the near future!  Nina has a B.A. in Theatre and Spanish from Middlebury College, VT. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Film, TV credits and contact through  www.lacasting.com/ninasilver. Love to Miguel, Olivia and Max.

 

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This is Flynn Platt’s debut performance with Inner Circle Theatre. He comes to this production after studying theatre at UC San Diego and at several schools around Los Angeles. His past performances include Our Country’s Good, Grapes of Wrath, Cats, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Upstarts Improv.

 

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Caleb Mayo – Inner Circle Theatre debut. Los Angeles:  Knightsbridge Theatre, A Noise Within. Washington DC: The Shakespeare Theatre. Boston: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Huntington Theatre Company. Regional: The Public Theatre, Monmouth, ME.

 

wesWesley Mann: Polonius, Other theatres: Ebenezer Scrooge at Portland Center Stage, Ten Seasons with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival appearing in seventeen of Shakespeare’s plays. World premier of Lovers And Executioners at The Arena Stage, Elephant Man at Arkansas Rep, Three plays at The Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina, Feste in Twelfth Night and Larry in Burn This at American Conservatory Theatre. Multiple roles and plays at PCPA Theatrefest. Most recently and locally, R + J = Love for Inner Circle Theatre and The Dock Brief at Pacific Resident Theatre and You Never Can Tell at A Noise Within. Film and TV: fourty-seven credits so far including recent appearances on 2 Broke Girls and Liv and Maddie. wesleymannactor.com

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Amy Moon: Ophelia. Amy is over the moon to be ending a long hiatus with this bad-ass production of Hamlet. Special thanks to Jeffery Brooks, Duncan MacLoed, and Cameron Watson and the Monday night crew without whom this would never have happened. She’s opting out of listing credits, but there’s always the Internet.

 

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Edward Gusts (Fight Choreographer/Laertes) is thrilled to be a part of this show. Edward is a sword fighter, actor, film producer, and cofounder of Helsinki Institute Pictures. They recently shot their first feature film: THE LETTER RED. Thanks to everyone for their support, especially his wife and cats.

 

 

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Gerald C. Rivers is a recognized Actor & Voiceover Artist.  He recently starred in “TOM” at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.  He can also be heard in the animated Disney TV series “The Lion Guard”, “Tobacco Free Florida” & Geico TV commercials as well as the popular video game “Streetfighter”. Known as “The Voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” he inspires audiences across the country.  www.geraldcrivers.com

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Kerry Kaz graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Acting and Minor in Creative Writing. He is an actor, screenwriter and playwright. He was a 2015 Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and a recipient of the Aaron Sorkin Fellowship while at Syracuse. Previous acting credits include Orlando in As You Like It, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Leon in Fools, Jacques in As You Like It, and Jud Fry in Oklahoma! A huge thank you to Tanya, his parents, and the creator of Cheez-Its.

 

tintinTintin Nguyen (Stage Manager) just graduated CSULA with a BA in Theatre Arts last March and is proud to be working in the field so quickly.  Recent productions include Brian Friel’s DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Stage Manager), directed by Heather Chesley; Stephen Schwartz’ THE BAKER’S WIFE (Assistant Stage Manager), directed by Richard Isreal; and Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE (Assistant Stage Manager), directed by Dylan F. Thomas.  He wants to give a shout to his friends and family for supporting him and the arts.

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Big Black Bugs is a Los Angeles based electronic musical collaboration between artists Ezrah, Emily Florence & Dylan Powers.  Their new 2016 album “Wake” is a concept record exploring the journey 3 intertwined souls make when coming to terms with their sudden, traumatic and unexpected passing. BBB are honored that selections from “Wake” will be featured throughout this iconic play, and it has been an additional thrill for them to compose a special “Ophelia” track for this innovative and inspired production.

 

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Delaney Poe (Costume Designer) is currently a senior at the University of La Verne, where she is double majoring in Business Administration and Theatre Arts. She has been the head costume designer for *Electricidad*,*Copenhagen*, *Chalk Boy*, *Baal*, *The Flower Society*, *The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee*, *The Laramie Project*, *When the World Was Green*, *Art*, *The Dog’s Will* (Asst.) and *Measure for Measure *(Asst.)at ULV. She has also designed costumes for *Dramatis Personae*, *Forced Conviction*, and *Faster* for the 2014 and 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival.In addition, she has worked as an assistant costume designer for *What of the Night* and *Zen Shorts*, both produced in L.A. Recently, she was awarded the Region VIII Meritorious Achievement Award from The Kennedy Center for her Costume Design for *Electricidad*.

 

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Kaeli Carr has extensively trained in dance for over eighteen years at The Performing Arts Center. Throughout that time she has studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop, being mentored by Joe Malone. Kaeli has trained at many exclusive summer programs such as American Ballet Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Complexions Contemporary Dance with Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden.

Kaeli has appeared in television and movies, most recently appearing in several episodes of the new ABC Family series, Bunheads. She has also appeared in ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Nick@Nite’s Hot in Cleveland, and The Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and Shake It Up. One of her fondest memories was dancing with Mary Tyler Moore in CBS’ Movie of the Week The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.

Some of Kaeli’s live performances have included performing at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards with the Pussycat Dolls and in TV Moves II Live for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Performing in live theatre is a huge passion for Kaeli. Some of her favorite roles include Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Kristine in A Chorus Line, Lily St. Regis in Annie, and Mayzie in Seussical, the Musical. Kaeli is also the assistant director/choreographer with the Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network (MET2).

Jennifer Bobiwash is an actress of both stage and screen, a producer, and an accomplished playwright living in Los Angeles. Originally from Canada, she is a First Nations, and Ojibwe.jen-website-1000x1100

As an actress, she has appeared as the lead in multiple films including Four Quarters, and Walking on Turtle Island. She has several guest starring roles on television notably in Mohawk Girls, and Life with Kat and McKay. She is the Associate Producer of the acclaimed web series, Short Term, and Produced the award-nominated indie short film, Lee’s Last Stand. Additional projects that Jenn has produced can be seen on her YouTube Channel, Welcome to the Tipi. Jenn is the author of the play, “There is No ‘I’ in NDN,” which was work-shopped at the prestigious Native Voices at the Autry’s Festival of New Plays. This achievement garnered her a choice spot as a playwright at UC San Diego’s Artist in Residence program in its 2014-2015 season.

She is happy to be working with Inner Circle Theatre again.

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David DeSantos is a member of the acting company of LA’s Antaeus and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He’s had leading roles at Berkeley Rep, Sputh Coast Rep, Kansas City Rep, Denver Center, Arena Stage and others. TV / Film credits include Castle, The Red Road, Ray Donovan, CSI, Alvin & The Chipmunks, When The Game stands Tall, and the upcoming Brand New Old Love with Aya Cash. His short film Closure is currently in the film festival circuit.

 

jan-munroeJAN MUNROE (Securtate/Vampire/Grandfather) has done new performance work since early studies with Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux. A co-founder of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo in Los Angeles and The Theatah of the Apres-Garde in the Bay Area, he is a recipient of two NEA Theatre fellowships, a C.A.C. New Genre fellowship, a Rockefeller Playwrights fellowship,11 L.A. Weekly and Drama-Logue Awards and an
Ovation Award. As an actor, he has originated roles in plays by Thomas Babe (Demon Wine, LATC), The Modern Artists Company (Plato’s Symposium), Austin Pendleton’s Booth with Frank Langella, Bart DeLorenzo’s Hard Times and Michael Sargent’s Black Leather. He has also appeared in various tv shows/movies/commercials as well, including Catch Me If You Can, A Few Good Men, The Forbidden Zone, Poseidon, Criminal Minds, The Practice and Monk.

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Kirsten Benjamin is so thrilled that she got to help out her friends at Inner Circle Theatre and be a part of a show as creative as *Hamlet*!! Kirsten is a LA transplant from Chicago and most recently appeared as Desdemona in ZJU’s *Othello*.  ICT will always have a special place in her heart—it was her home away from home when she first came to Los Angeles. The friends she made there, like Tanya and Jeffery, are truly wonderful people and she is so happy their dreams are being realized in this show!