Getting to know some of our Brief (physical) Encounters Actors:
Alouette (An April Atwater Short)
Claris Park (April) is thrilled to work with the Revamp Collective again and is excited to be working on this beautifully strange piece. A recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Claris works as an actor, writer, and filmmaker and is currently an apprentice at InterAct Theatre Company. Favorite credits include Celia in Trigger Warning, various roles in the Philadelphia Young Playwright's 2017 Young Voices Monologue Festival, Constellations, and Naked Knotted Neurons, a collaborative piece presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Sol Madariaga (Dawn): Two Gentlemen of Verona (EgoPo Classic Theatre), Blood Wedding (Philly Fringe), Azul (The Drake Theatre), Normativity (Polyphone Musical Theatre Festival) A Chorus Line (The Merriam Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Caplan Studio Theatre), A 2,50 La Cuba Libre (Tierra Colombiana). Follow www.solmadariaga.com for updates!
Mary Kate Smyser - Sound Designer
The Return of the Shogun
MyKey Cooper (Saleem)
At just 12 years old Actor/Model/Poet/ Mykey Cooper is already a well-known public figure. Mykey has appeared in numerous theatrical productions, television series, feature and short films, and music videos. At just 9 Mykey made his on-Broadway debut in Angie Jackson the Musical. He is known for his appearances in NBC’s The Blacklist & State of Affairs, FOX’s Gotham, TV ONE For My Man, and he plays Young Keduse on the new Netflix series Seven Seconds. Mykey also stars in The Birth of Hip Hop’s original series Itching for a Scratch where he played the legendary Grand Wizzard Theodore. At his young age Mykey Cooper is already a productive talent in the entertainment field.
Mekhi Cooper (Goku)
7 year old Actor/Model/ Mekhi Cooper has appeared in numerous plays, print ads for Fun and Functions, feature and short films, and more. Starring in films such as Just Us where he played Tyler, The Perfect Date as Ash, you can also see Mekhi in the new feature film How to Get Girls with Disney actor Zach Fox. Mekhi also appeared on Law & Order SVU, and in numerous fashion shows including a benefit show for the NAACP. At age 3 Mekhi was Starring in Comcast original series Party Rockers Tween Scene as a featured dancer, Mekhi has appeared in plays such as Japanese Azteroids, For Colored Girls, and more.
Hez Green (Maleek)
Hez Green is not your typical triple threat. He is an actor, comedian, and dancer. He has been on stage with some of the worlds greatest performers such as Will Smith, Eve, Music Soul Child, and many more. He has been in several stage plays and hosted many comedy shows. A few of his most notable performances were touring with R And B recording artist Brandy; featured dancer in Boyz to Men's Vibin video; and hosting Kevin Harts See Comedy Jam Finals. Look out for of Hez Green in the near future.
Emani Jhan’e Parks (Sabina) Emani is an Actress, Dancer, singer and writer who’s been performing since age 6. She is very driven on her goal to being a successful triple threat and starting her own Art School for underprivileged kids. She is an active member of John Graves Productions. While only being 23, she strives at being the best mother, motivator, and Artist she can be.
Maya Knell (Rachel) is a recent graduate of Bennington College and Headlong Performance Institute. In her creative life, Maya focuses her energy on working on boundary-pushing stage plays, and creating new performance art on her own. She’s so excited to be a newcomer in the Philadelphia theater world, and to be working with ReVamp and Plays & Players.
Stage credits include: Circle Mirror Transformation,The 24 Hour Plays @ The Signature Theater, Daughters of Io, Fairy Tale, The Seagull, Top Girls, Romeo & Juliet, Circadian, Gravitas, Secret in the Wings, Rue Imaginarium, Almost Maine, and Les Miserables.
Ciera Gardner (Dina) recently graduated from both The University of the Arts '16 with a BFA in Acting, as well as the Headlong Performance Institute '15. Within one year since graduation, Ciera became a new member of the interdisciplinary art collective, Plant Me Here, and has worked and performed with Azuka Theatre (The Gap), Shakespeare in Clark Park (Coriolanus), The Hear Again Radio Project, Philly Young Playwrights, and The National Trust of Cliveden (Liberty to Go to See). Stay tuned, y'all.
Cameron DelGrosso (Daniel) is an enigma cracked only thru aggressive interrogation - NYC transplant, a founder of Philly's new theatre company The Word Players, an avid lover of stroopwaffles.
Becca Khalil is playing the role of Gretel
Ailbhe McDonnell (Hansel) is a visual artist who is making their theatrical debut in Bread Crumbs as
Hansel. They somewhat recently graduated from Hampshire College, where they studied organic chemistry and dance, and subsequently moved to Philadelphia. Ailbhe usually spends their spare time dreaming of queer separatist utopia, touching trees and flowers while contemplating destruction and community, and desperately wishing they could ride a bike with their cat in a basket on the handlebars.
Katja Gottlieb-Stier (Witch) is a writer and theatre maker whose work focuses on queerness, Jewishness, intimacy, aloneness and sexual violence. Most recently, her play Human Animal was workshopped as part of Magic Theatre’s Virgin Play Festival in San Francisco, CA. Raised in Philadelphia, Katja has recently moved back to the city from California.
Vivian Chace - Dramaturg
The Wall with Four Eyes
Arthur Robinson is playing the role of KIM JONG-IL
Kimie Muroya is playing the role of CHIN-SUN
Seung Hyun Chung - Stage Directions
Alice and Tommy Cross the Street
Mauriana D. Calhoun is currently studying at the University of the Arts to receive her BFA in Acting. She has performed in a range of productions, from the play Standing on the Edge by Ayesis Clay to script readings for Cotton and Gold by Alyse Hogan and Ayoma! by Morriah Young. She aspires to act, direct and produce her own work in the near future. Wait on it!
Dray Cottingham is a Philadelphia-based and Pittsburgh-born actor, educator, and teaching artist. Having been exposed to theater at a young age, Dray has worked with the August Wilson Center Theater Ensemble, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwright’s Theatre, and is the founder of MBK Theatre Company. He has recently received his BA in Acting from Temple University and has since been working in and around the Philadelphia area. In May, he will be graduating with his M.Ed. in Theater Education. More recently, Dray has been seen in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival’s Cotton&Gold, Philadelphia Young Playwright’s Annual Festival, and soon can be seen playing Adeyola Nnamani in Cabbage: the Web Series.
Emma Wells (Leigha) is a 2017 graduate of Bryn Mawr College. Recent acting credits include As You Like It (Swarthmore College), Hamlet (Bryn Mawr,) and Speed-the-Plow (Langhorne Players). She’s also worked with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and Ramshackle Enterprises.
Camilla Dely is playing the role of Other
Greg Nanni is playing the role of Connor
McKenzie Clifford-Kiley is playing the role of Kiley
Nicole Godino is playing the role of Con
Janet McDonald is playing the role of Kil