Cast & Creative

Willa: Monica Lillian Jones

MONICA LILLIAN JONES was most recently seen as Venita in SkyLines (NYC). Other NYC credits include Celia in As You Like It (Frog and Peach Theatre Company); Perdita in The Winter’s Tale and Trebonius, Titinius, Marullus in Julius Caesar (Hudson Shakespeare Co) and Prince Richard and Captain James Blunt in Richard III (Love Creek Productions, NYC); Monica holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from University of Oklahoma School of Drama. Film credits include: Emory in The Other Girl (CCNY); Ellie in Run (Drexel); Beatrice in Rune (Isis Productions) and Monica in Burgers for Bigfoot (Gary Hatley Productions).

Faulkner: Alex Haynes

Alex Haynes is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received B.A.’s in Theatre and Psychology. He apprenticed for the Rubicon International Theatre Festival in Ventura, CA where he studied movement and acting with Moni and Mina Yakim from The Circle in the Square. After which, he acted in productions with Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre. An avid improviser, he also performed with Comedy City Kansas City and co-founded an improv group called Stitch Tactics. Since returning to his native New York, Alex has acted in productions by the Impetus Ensemble, Sanguine Theatre Company, and joined the improv group Day Camp Kids. He has studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigad. His improv group Day Camp Kids hosts a bi-monthly show at The People’s Improv Theatre called “Tug of War”.Promptly after or what she will concludes he’ll be getting married.

Julie: Dina Vovsi

Dina Vovsi is the Literary Associate at Working Theater and a co-founder and co-curator of the Working Theater Directors Salon. In New York, she has performed and developed new work with the JTNY, Coffee Black, The Lark, McCarter Theatre YouthInk! and starred in the short films Ladybug and Each Day. New York directing credits include All the Windows On Alcatraz (FringeNYC ’11), Up and Down (Complete Theatre Company, Short Play Lab), Leak (Cocoa Bar), AD: The Electric Baby (world premiere, Quantum Theatre, dir. Daniella Topol), OyamO’s White Hot Black Spice (New Dramatists, workshop). She has worked as a Producing Associate at Page 73 Productions and has facilitated theatre workshops in Detroit area juvenile facilities as a member of the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). Graduate of the University of Michigan with a dual degree in Theatre and English.

MOM: REBECCA MARTINEZ

Rebecca Martinez works as an actor, director, writer and     choreographer.  She recently choreographed The Brother/Sister Plays (Portland Playhouse), wrote, directed and performed in Mexico Lindo (La Luna Nueva Festival, Portland), choreographed the keynote address for the Independent Sector Conference (with Sojourn Theatre, Chicago) and wrote and directed American Sueño (Teatro Milagro, Portland). Ms. Martinez was recently seen in American Realism (dir. Katherine Brook), El Quijote (Miracle Theatre), Gossamer (Oregon Children’s Theatre), Chasing Empire’s Soul (Artists Repertory Theatre), Finding Penelope (Sojourn Theatre – featured in American Theatre Magazine July, 2011) and On the Table (Sojourn Theatre).  She was the Production Manager for the Working Theater’s 3rd Annual Directors Salon (NYC). Rebecca is an ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre and  is collaborating with The TEAM to devise and perform in Waiting for You… commissioned by Kansas City Repertory Theatre for February 2013. Awards include 4 time Portland Theater Drammy Award  recipient for ensemble acting and choreography and the Lilla Jewel Award for Women Artists.

Dad: Leo Arias

Leo Arias is originally from Bushwick, Brooklyn and began his acting career at age 7 when he was cast as Tybalt in his elementary school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Mr. Darias, pursued theatre and at age 13, he was accepted in to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (the FAME School). He was a student of the Stella Adler Studios, has performance credits at off-broadway theaters, and was an invited member of the AMAS Musical Theater Company. Mr. Darias is also an alumni of the Labyrinth Theatre Company Ensemble. His voiceover work was last heard in the indie film Eliot Loves, which was recognized in the 2012 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Man / Detective: John Say

John SayJOHN SAY is honored to be making his Fringe Festival debut in such a powerful piece. Currently training at MTB Studio, and having graduated with a B.F. A. from Elon University, John is proud to call New York City the home of his pursuit of the craft. Some favorite performed roles include: Yasha in The Cherry Orchard, Cardenio in The Tragedie Of Cardenio, Bobby in Company, Tripp Davenport in Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, The Treasurer in Manhattan Theatre Source’s The Rationale, and Cal Richards in Day, a new web miniseries premiering this summer.

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