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Freddy O. Gaitan, was raised in the Salinas Valley, California. The son of migrant farmworkers, he was the first of his family to go to college, and received his BFA in Theatre with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working at Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato Mexico and for shows that premiered at Boston Court Theatre and Portland Center Stage, he enrolled at USC School of Cinematic Arts. At USC, Freddy was mentored by the late Haskell Wexler and was the proud recipient of the Rodolfo Montes Scholarship, which honors academic achievement and community leadership; the Panavision Emerging Filmmakers Award; the Gene Autry Endowed Scholarship; as well as the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant, which recognizes innovative filmmakers who create stories that explore science and technology. Freddy recently co-wrote an episode of UnREAL by creator Marti Noxon while TINO, a short documentary he produced and King of Comfort Court, which he directed, showcased at San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara International Film Festivals.
Travis plays all of the roles in “An Emerald World.” He also created the backgrounds, filmed and edited the filmed version at his home during quarantine. Favorite things: motorcycles, brain games, and hiking anywhere. Favorite Roles on Stage: a roller-skating Snoopy, a tap dancing Swan, a very spastic Pseudolus, a stripping Keno. Television: policing on Black-ish, dead […]
Ariyan Kassam is an actor in The Monkey King. He is an Indian Actor born in London, England and raised in Nairobi, Kenya as well as Johannesburg, South Africa where he completed High School. He currently holds a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Ariyan has performed at the Under the […]
Daniel Passer directed Monkey King. He creates work as a performer, writer and director. For over a decade, Daniel has been a lead Clown and Comedy Conceptor for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Entertainment. He was the comedy and clown act designer for Cirque’s critically acclaimed Zarkana and comic performer and creator for Franco Dragone’s […]
Randy Brenner directed “An Emerald World.” Previous directing credits include: at PVPA, Fiddler and White Christmas (twice), Man of LaMancha, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(GCT), The Fix, Kiss of the Spider Woman, I Remember Mama, Nine (MTG), Autumn Canticle (GLAAD nomination; Celebration)). Directed/Collaborated Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots (regional). Mr. Brenner also directed all of David Pevsner’s one person […]
Noga Wind is an actor in The Monkey King. Noga is a theater maker, actor, clown, drag king, and queer activist from Jerusalem. Her work focuses on merging queer activism and art. Her original show Red And Boiling- Real stories of queer womxn, has performed in multiple festivals in the U.S and abroad. She has her […]
Jade V. Robinson is an actor in The Monkey King. She is an award-winning Canadian actress currently based in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Associate diplomas in Speech & Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity College London. […]
Aretha Amelia Sills is a Los Angeles-based writer and teacher of improvisational theater. The granddaughter of Viola Spolin, she studied theater games for many years with her father, director Paul Sills (creator/director of The Second City and Story Theater), and has conducted workshops for Paul Sills’ Wisconsin Theater Game Center, Bard College, Stella Adler Studio of […]
Capriana Campo recently moved back to Los Angeles, her hometown, after graduating in May 2018 from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theater. Selected credits include: Theater: Wendla in Spring Awakening and Kelly in Dying City. She is also the lead singer of the band Prickly Pear.