MARGARET BERKOWITZ - Margaret Berkowitz is thrilled to join Zoo Theatre Co.! She recently moved to Los Angeles after graduating from New York University and previously attended The University of Oxford where she studied Drama and English. Favorite shows include: Chess (Svetlana), The 25th...Spelling Bee (Logainne), Dog Sees God(Tricia), Legally Blonde (Margot u/s Elle Woods), Spring Awakening (SWING u/s Wendla). Thanks to Dan, Julia, Max, and Cassandra for entrusting her with their baby. Love to Mama, Pod, and the family!
MAJOR CURDA - is thrilled to be making his first appearance with the Zoo Theatre! Broadway/ Tours: The Little Mermaid(Flounder); Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular (Patrick, NYC/Tour); The King and I (Prince Chulalongkorn, Dallas Summer Musicals); The Man in the Ceiling (Charley Beemer, Bay Street Theatre, staged reading); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Reading with Sam Mendes). Regional: Falsettos (Jason, 3rd Street Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Ravinia Festival w/Patti LuPone); Gypsy (West Coast Ensemble); A Christmas Carol (GoodmanTheatre); My Goddamn BatMitvah (Noah, staged reading). Film/TV: Currently recurring as Dilton Doiley on CW’s Riverdale; Joy (Yoo-Jin, airing in France); Godlike (LA Shorts Festival); Hosting “What Parents Don’t Know” a Gameshow for Dreamworks, recurs as Lionel on Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans, guest appearances on Netflix’s Atypical, USA’s Playing House, ABC’s Private Practice, and ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey
CASSANDRA NOEL - Cassandra Noel is thrilled to be apart of this life changing show and cast. She has never felt such love and support from a community and show, it has truly been a once in a life time experience for her. Cassandra also regularly performs with CAC studios as well as co-owner of The Zoo Theatre Co.
ALASKA JACKSON - Alaska recieved her BFA in Acting from AMDA: Los Angeles. Since graduating, she has produced her own work and been featured in a variety of film and stage productions. Alaska is a womens' rights and LGBTQ activist, she is very excited to be a part of such an important piece of art. As an Actor, Vocalist, and Spoken Word Artist she is honored to speak for so many women in the Muslim community. This is a revolutionary piece! "Our Voices Will Be Heard!"
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GIONATAN NIO - Gio is ecstatic to be making his theatrical LA debut with The Zoo Theater Company. Gio is a native east coaster as well as singer-songwriter & fire performer who can be seen throughout the LA circuit. He is grateful for the wisdom & work ethic imparted from his parents and would like to thank The Zoo Theater Company for giving him this extraordinary experience. Instagram: giolamusic. Facebook: facebook.com/giolamusi Youtube Channel: Giolamusic
JACK MURILLO - Jack Murillo is most often cited for being eccentric, genuine, and full of energy. A San Diego native, Jack's passion for the performing arts began at a young age growing up in a family of musicians and singers. He had a young adulthood of passion for theatre, film, and music. Being the descendant of two immigrant families, Jack decided to give back to his country. He committed his belief and earned his stripes spending five years in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. His love for the visual and performing arts lasted through his service, moving straight to Los Angeles mere days after the end of his military service. Since then, his work has ranged from TV, Independent Film, New Media projects, to Social Media Acts and Music Videos. He currently studies acting and The Method at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood.
MILTON DAVID - Originally from Miami, FL, graduate from the University of Miami B.A. Theatre Arts program, Milton has been in LA for 13yrs., and has been working as an Extras Casting Director casting background for multiple Network TV Hit shows, to include "How To Get Away With Murder" (S. 1-3) & "Private Practice" (S. 3-6). Since 2015, he's been back on stage performing around the LA area in shows like "Marry, Fuck or Kill"(Vince) & as a member of CAC Studios which features Interactive Theatre Performances like "ChicabaRENT" (Halo/Angel), "The Experiment" (Ralph Hapshatt), "Thenardier's Inn" (Steward), "Project Mayhem" (Sunshine), & "The Bob Hope: USO Show" (Tyrone Power), onboard the USS Iowa. This June he can also be seen in MMProductionLA's musical mash-up "The Mitchell Sanitorium" (Dr. Bradford). He is currently also a member of The Zoo Theatre Co. "Rebels with a Cause Cabarets" which raises money and awareness for different charitable programs while recreating Broadways Bests. He is excited to play the part of "Max" in this amazing Musical experience alongside such professional peers. Most importantly, he extremely grateful for Zoo Theatre and it's founders for the continued love and support not only as a performer, but as a friend as well.
KATHERINE FLANNERY - Katherine Flannery is excited to be making her debut with Zoo Theatre Company. A transplant from New York City, she is a classically trained opera singer and featured soloist at Carnegie Hall. While on the East Coast, she could be seen at UCB and on screen in Swell, Zombie Pizza, and Josh Ritter’s music video “Evil Eye.” She experienced the excitement of walking the runway at Fashion Week and appearing on magazine covers. Since moving to California she has several ongoing projects, including working on multiple commercials for Disney. She’s also been cast in features and television. Katherine can been seen next as the female lead in the upcoming feature films The Domicile and Engagement. She is extremely grateful to be a part of this production because it’s wonderful to do what you love but even more special when it’s something you stand for.
LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE - Lawrence Dandridge is a recent transplant to the Los Angeles area. A New Jersey native, Dandridge is a former musical theater major at New Jersey City University. Most recently, he has concluded the first creative workshop of his new original musical, RED - A New Musical that marked it's world debut at the Sacred Fools Theater in a Staged Reading. Previous Credits include: Sister Act The Musical (TJ, 2nd National US Tour) The Producers (Ensemble), The Dreaming (David), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Adrien), Cabaret (Emcee), West Side Story (Bernardo), Hairspray (Seaweed), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry), Once on This Island (Storyteller), Into The Woods (Wolf/Steward), A Night in New Orleans (Happy), and Carrie (Freddie). Original workshop productions include: Imagine (Chauncey/Terrance), Wishlist (Jeremy), Southern Boys (Johnny), and The Movement (Freeman Bentley Jr./James Bevel) which was featured in the 2015 National Black Theater Festival. Lawrence looks forward to returning to the NBTF this summer with his original musical Something Like A Fairytalewhich won 6 awards in the 2016 New York Thespis Theater Festival including Best Original Play, Best Score, and Best Director. WE THE PEOPLE marks Lawrence's debut with Zoo Theater and he is so excited to bring such a timely and poignant story to the stage with such a talented crop of people. #ChooseLight Instagram: that_musicman Facebook: Lawrence Dandridge
DANEILLE COHEN - Danielle is thrilled to be making her debut on the Zoo Theatre's stage with We The People. Originally from Chicago, Danielle started dabbling in the arts at a very young age. Taking dance classes and performing for basically anyone who would watch her. Later Danielle moved to Florida where she became a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, backup dancer for Common and Erykah Badu and even performed in a local production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. She later moved back to Chi-town where she received her BA in acting at Columbia College Chicago. Danielle has a knack for comedy and graduated from the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Danielle's dream has always been to pursue acting in Los Angeles, dance her heart out, and rescue animals! Well, she's living the dream, "riding the wave," as she would say. Danielle would like to thank her beautiful friends and family for all their love and support! Follow all her extravaganzas at @danielleashley1011 and www.daniellecohen.me
SHEA DONOVAN - is thrilled to be making her debut with the Zoo Theatre Company! A graduate of Tulane University, Shea holds a B.F.A in Acting, a B.A in Communications and a minor in Dance. Recent credits include Paulina in the Archway Theatre's The Winter's Tale, Lady MacDuff/Witch in the Oxford Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth, Ariel in the New American Theatre's award winning production of Tempest REDUX, and Regan in King Lear at the Noho London Music Hall. Other favorite roles include Vixen in The Threepenny Opera at A Noise Within, Nina in The Seagull at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, Mrs. Popov in The Bear at the Lupin Theatre, and Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth with the Parsons Street Players. Shea has appeared in several independent films, and performed in various musical revues and concerts with the Color and Light Theatre Ensemble. She also works as a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer for kids and adults. In the wake of recent political events Shea was looking for a way to mobilize and activate through her art, and is so grateful that We The People has given her that opportunity. Thanks always to Gareth, friends and family for their constant encouragement and support!