Love’s Labour’s Lost

Directed by Amanda McRaven
August 13-22, 2021 LIVE (no tix or res req)
Point Fermin Park in San Pedro
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Love’s Labour’s Lost Production Team

Cast of Characters 
Don Armado – Cylan Brown
Costard – Mason Conrad
Dumaine – Christopher Diem
Princess – Angel Dumapias
Longaville/Forester – Eli Gonzalez
Maria/Dull – Melissa Green
Katherine – Amber Luallen
Prince – Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott
Berowne – Azim Rizk
Moth – Mickey Tron
Rosaline – Mig Windows
Jacquenetta/Boyet – Maddy Wager

Meet the Cast Members

Cylan Brown  (Don Armado)
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Cy is returning to Shakespeare by the Sea for his eleventh season. Having directed The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew and Cymbeline for SBTS he has also directed Boeing Boeing, The 39 Steps and the ever popular Pick of the Vine short plays series for the Little Fish Theatre. When not directing for stage, Cy can be found acting and SBTS regulars may recognize him from his portrayals of Hamlet, Romeo, Autolycus, Touchstone, Falconbridge and Julius Caesar over the years. Other stage roles include Lt. David Wills in Taking Sides (Rubicon Theater), Victor Flemming in Moonlight and Magnolias, and Serge in Art.  (Civic Light Opera of South Bay). He also teaches students and directs young actors with the Much Ado About Shakespeare educational program.   (Cast List)

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Mason Conrad (Costard)
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Mason is an actor, poet, sculptor, and fantastical mess. He is a recent graduate of The Old Globe/USD Acting Program. He has most recently been seen at The Old Globe as Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. Other regional credits include Door Shakespeare, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Peterborough Players, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and XVI Havana Theater Festival in Cuba. He works consistently with JFI Productions in Los Angeles, making weird and wonderful immersive art. masonconrad.com, @masondconrad on Instagram. (Cast List)

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Christopher Diem (Dumaine)
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This is Christopher’s debut at Shakespeare by the Sea. Recent Shakespeare credits include Ferdinand in The Tempest, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Prince Hal in Falstaff’s Shakespeare Festival. Christopher is also a Resident Artist with Chance Theatre in Anaheim, CA where recent credits include James in James and the Giant Peach, Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time, and Dickon in The Secret Garden. Enjoy the show! (Cast List)

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Angel Dumapias  (Princess / Dance Choreographer)
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Angel is an award-winning actor, professional ballroom dancer/teacher & singer from So. California, USA and is thrilled to be doing her debut performance in Richard III (Queen Elizabeth/Lovel/Citizen) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess) with Shakespeare by the Sea!  Angel has been involved with theater, dance, and music for several years as a performer and educator. Some of her theatrical credits include A Chorus Line (Connie), West Side Story (Maria), Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine), Grease (Frenchie), and Romeo & Juliet (Juliet) in which she was awarded ‘Best Actress’ at the Sunny Hills Theater Arts Festival, CA.  You may also know Angel from her most recent roles in The Show Must Go Online’s 2021 production of John Lyly’s Gallathea as the Alchemist’s Apprentice, Peter as Diana’s Nymph, Ramia and Venus as The Goddess of Love, and has recently been cast in their current production of Dido, Queen of Carthage as Dido’s NurseIn her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends & family, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, playing with her dogs, and, of course, performing Shakespeare! @angeldumapias.ig @bardandjava (Cast List)

Eli Gonzalez (Longaville )
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Eli is an actor, comedian, and voice artist born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles. He got his BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University and has extensive improv training from the Upright Citizens Brigade. Credits include: Roderigo in Othello, Student 3 in Joe Calarco’s Shakespeare’s R&J, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Gunner in Misalliance.  elijosegonzalez.com  (Cast List)

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Melissa is an actor, playwright, and teacher based in San Juan Capistrano, California. She’s thrilled to return to the Shakespeare by the Sea stage after playing Dromio of Ephesus in the 2019 production of The Comedy of Errors. When she’s not performing she can be found at the Creative Kids Playhouse children’s theatre of South Orange County, teaching the next generation how to make fools of themselves. (Cast List)

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Amber Luallen (Katherine)
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Amber trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as well as iO West and The Groundlings. She is so excited to be returning to Shakespeare by the Sea. Amber is a hard-working full-time actress. She currently works with performance companies such as Teatro Martini, Imagination Machine, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Story Pirates! Her favorite theater credits include: Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Ophelia in Hamlet Has No Legs, Desdemona in Othello, Evelyn in The Shape of Things, Aspatia in The Maid’s Tragedy, Prudence in Beyond Therapy, and Elizabeth in Jeffrey Hatcher’s Jekyll and Hyde. Her television credits include Fox’s “The Mindy Project” and Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here.” (Cast List)

Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott (Ferdinand)
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Mateo is a Houston-born actor now hanging his hat in Echo Park. Since studying theatre at the University of Houston he has gotten to play many parts as well as participate in Shakespeare festivals in Houston, Arkansas, and Virginia with SBTS making him officially tri-coastal. Some previous stage credits include Romeo & Juliet – Romeo (VSF), Much Ado About Nothing – Benedick (AST), Merchant of Venice – Lorenzo (HSF), Jesus Hopped the A Train – Angel (4th Wall Theatre), I Carry My Heart – Josh (Bootleg Theatre Co),  I and You – Anthony (Stages Rep. Theatre). He’s also been on Netflix’s Never Have I Ever as Hugo, and Haikyuu!! as Hayato Ikejiri. (Cast List)

Azim Rizk (Clarence/Monk/Ratcliff/Ghost)
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Azim was born in Tucson, Arizona. He got his first taste of theater in middle school when he played the misogynistic tyrant turned romantic ruler in an elementary school production of Scheherezade. Azim has been performing in TV, film, commercials, stunt shows, and theater ever since. He had a supporting role in Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; was the Black and Green Power Ranger for two seasons of Power Rangers on Nickelodeon, and was most recently cast as the title character in a production of Pericles at the George Bernard Shaw Theater in London; and according to the most important reviewer in his life, his mom, he’s a really talented actor.  (Cast List)

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Mickey Tron (Moth)
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Mickey is an artist based in Los Angeles, joining SBTS for the first time. Mick’s most recent role was Macbeth at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where she earned her Master’s in Classical Acting. Mick’s costume work, drag performance, and other acting credits can be found at mickeytron.com  (Cast List)

Mig Windows (Rosaline)
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Mig is from Ashland, Oregon, where she studied theatre, film, and writing at Southern Oregon University and attended numerous classes and workshops at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Favorite theatre credits include playing Time in The Winter’s Tale, Helena in Midsummer (SOU), Sue in All My Sons (Camelot Theatre), and Sheila in An Inspector Calls (Theatre Convivio). Most recently, Mig appeared as Melissa in The Drunken City at the Tower Theatre Company in Hollywood. She is perhaps best known for playing Diane in “From the Dark,” an indie horror film that was recently featured on Dateline NBC and the podcast “Killer Role.” She is excited to be a part of this production! migwindows.com  (Cast List)

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Maddy Wager (Jacquenetta/Boyet) {they/them}
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Maddy is a character comedian, originally from Oklahoma City. They received their BFA from The Theatre School of DePaul University, as well as improv training, in Chicago. Maddy performs original characters at comedy venues in LA, teaches exercise classes in character as Tami (@tammercise), arm wrestles with the LA Lady Arm Wrestlers as Krafty Karen, and does drag as Greasy Bouffanti. They were handpicked by John C. Reilly to be in the ensemble for Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief, which had a sold-out run at the Pasadena Playhouse. Maddy is a director-actor-teaching artist with the educational non-profit, Story Pirates.    (Cast List)

Love’s Labour’s Lost Production Team

Lisa Coffi – Producing Artistic Director
Stephanie Coltrin – Festival Producer
Amanda McRaven – Director
Allison Dillard – Costume Designer
Christopher Beyries – Scenic Designer
Kaydin Hamby – Sound Designer
Cinthia Nava-Palmer – Sound Engineer
Kira Sherman – Tour Manager
Elena M. Cruz – Stage Manager
Scott Walewski – Scenic Construction
Sonja Inge – Development Director
Collette Rutherford – Managing Director
Angel Dumapias – Dance Choreographer
Mickey Tron – Music & Lyrics – “A Year and a Day”

Lisa Coffi (Founder & Producing Artistic Director)
Lisa CoffiAs founder of Shakespeare by the Sea, Lisa is delighted to present the 24th season of Shakespeare plays. She has an MFA in Theatre Management from CSU, Long Beach, and a BFA from CSU, Sacramento. Lauded as “Pedro’s Playmaker” by Random Lengths News, Lisa is living up to her moniker, producing more than 185 plays in San Pedro in the past twenty-four years. Her proudest achievement is Shakespeare by the Sea, which has grown into a mainstay of the Southern California summer experience. In addition to SBTS’s annual festival, she manages and produces at Little Fish Theatre, which delivers critically-acclaimed comedy and drama year-round in an intimate space, currently in its 19th season. Lisa judiciously divides her time between San Pedro and Newcastle (Sacramento) where she resides with her husband, Curt, two dogs (Sally & Charlie), one cat (Cricket), and two cows (Raisin & Nutmeg). (Production Team List)

Stephanie Coltrin (Associate Festival Producer)
Stephanie ColtrinThis is Stephanie’s thirteenth season having directed Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, The Tempest, King John, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Julius Caesar in summers past. She also directed Looking, Panache, The Weir, Bach at Leipzig, and The Love List at Little Fish Theatre (where she is also an Artistic Associate). Other favorite directing credits include The Last Five Years, Moonlight and Magnolias, Taking Sides, Miss Saigon (Ovation Award Best Musical)  Jesus Christ Superstar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Blithe Spirit, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quilters and Godspell. She has also received the Stage Scene LA award for Director of the Year, the Broadway World award for Best Director, and a nomination for a Garland Award. She looks forward to SBTS every year and is delighted to be back. (Production Team List)

Amanda McRaven (Director)
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Amanda directs and produces collaborative, feminist, socially conscious theater. Director: 16 Winters or The Bear’s Tale (American Shakespeare Center), Penelope (California Repertory Theater), The Pliant Girls, Macbeth, Antigone (Fugitive Kind), Much Ado About Nothing (Manawatu Summer Shakespeare, NZ), Famine Plays (Theatre of Note), The Wolves, The Seagull (University of Virginia), She Kills Monsters, Blind Mouth Singing (Cal State Long Beach), Arcadia (Cal State Northridge). Asst Director: The Clean House (Lincoln Center), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare), Hamlet (South Coast Repertory), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Utah Shakespeare), Red Noses (Actors’ Gang). Artistic Director, Fugitive Kind; Co-Artistic Director, Coeurage Ensemble; Drama League Fellow (Hangar Theater); Fulbright Award (Community-based Theater, New Zealand); LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award (The Pliant Girls); SDC Associate Member; Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. MFA UC Irvine. Amandamcraven.com (Production Team List)

Allison Dillard (Costume Designer)

Allison is an Ovation and LADCC award-winning costume designer based in Los Angeles. She received an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Recent local design work includes: Measure for Measure (Antaeus Theatre Co); Constantinople (Vista Players); Bliss: or Emily Post is Dead! (Moving Arts); Mutt House (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Born to Win; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Die, Mommie, Die!; BootyCandy (Celebration Theatre); Shine Darkly, Illyria; Antigone (Fugitive Kind); Anais: A Dance Opera (Mixed eMotion Theatrix); Spies Are Forever (Tin Can Bros.); Failure: A Love Story (Coeurage Theatre), Taming of the Shrew, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Addams Family,  Little Mermaid, The Lion King Jr. (Milken Community Schools). Her work can be seen at allisondillard.com(Production Team List)

Chris Beyries (Scenic Designer)
Chris Beyries PictureChris has designed shows for LFT including The Love List, Bach at Leipzig, Looking, And the Stones Will Cry Out, Henry IV Part 1, Taking Sides, Chapter Two and Time Stands Still, Hedda Gabler, Pick of the Vine, and The Weir.  Other favorite design credits include Taking Sides (Rubicon Theatre), Moonlight and Magnolias (Rubicon Theatre), Barefoot in the Park, The Light in the Piazza, The 1940’s Radio Hour, Beehive, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Spit Like a Big Girl, Wait Until Dark, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Green Room, Bye Bye Birdie, The Nerd, Steel Magnolias, Twice Upon a Time, Art and Godspell. He previously served as the Technical Director and Resident Scenic Designer for Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities. His work has been seen coast to coast (and beyond) including NBC, Princess Cruises, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, and Opera San Jose. Chris created the “Behind the Scenes Workshop” at the Santa Monica Playhouse, where he was also the technical director. Chris’ work has taken him to Mexico, Europe, and Japan.  (Production Team List)

Kaydin Hamby (Composer/Sound Designer)
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Kaydin is excited for their first show in the L.A. area, with hopes of many more visits to the West Coast. Kaydin holds a BA in Theatre Design and Production and a minor in music from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Their work primarily focuses on composing original music for plays but has recently branched out into sound design for online entertainment, as well.  Select sound design credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Dracula, Pericles (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore MD). The Phantom Tollbooth, The Revolutionists, War Boys, The Unicorn Girl (Hangar Theatre Company, Ithaca NY). Circle Mirror Transformation, Admissions, The Tempest (Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick MD). Othello (Taffety Punk, Washington DC). Rasheeda Speaking (Ally Theatre, Washington DC). To listen to Kaydin’s portfolio of work, please visit KaydinHamby.com  (Production Team List)

Kira Sherman (Tour Manager)
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A recent graduate of Cal State University Fullerton, Kira is thrilled to be back at the theater grindstone. Recent past work includes Little Fish Theatre’s virtual production of Pygmalion and CSUF’s Vinegar Tom. Thank you everyone for coming and enjoy the show.  (Production Team List)

Elena M. Cruz (Stage Manager)
Elena CruzElena has worked on a variety of theatre productions, doing everything from child wrangling to spotlight operator to stage managing. Some of her favorites have been working running crew on The Mystery of Irma Vep, stage managing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and being stage crew aboard several beautiful ships of the Princess fleet. Elena spent two years working for Princess Cruise Lines: effectively combining her passion for theatre with her love of travel. She has recently joined Ensemble Theatre on their productions of Measure for Measure, It’s A Wonderful Life: Radio Play, Emma: The Musical, and An Illiad. In addition to working on the mainstage shows, Elena has also served as the Young Actors Conservatory Program Coordinator. She returns to SBTS having stage-managed Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale. She is excited to be back for another summer full of Shakespeare by the Sea. (Production Team List)

Cinthia Nava-Palmer (Sound Engineer)
Cinthia Nava-PalmerCinthia began working with SBTS as a sound designer and audio engineer in the summer of 2018. Past productions include Measure for Measure, Titus Andronicus, Henry V, Comedy of Errors, A Winter’s Tale, and Merry Wives of Windsor. Cinthia is also an associate artist with Rogue Artists Ensemble, and is currently the assistant sound designer on the immersive Kaidan Project: Alone, an app-guided experience in DTLA’s Little Tokyo coming Fall of 2021. (Production Team List)

Sonja Inge (Development Director)
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Sonja is excited to be the Development Director for SBTS. While Sonja is a member of SAG-AFTRA, prior to acting, she spent a decade in the world of fundraising and outreach for non-profits in Washington, D.C., such as The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and The National Youth Employment Coalition.  She also was the assistant development manager for The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  She performed with SBTS during the summer of 2019 playing the role of The Abess/Emilia in The Comedy of Errors. Sonja holds a BA in Journalism from Howard University and a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin (Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.) (Production Team List)

Collette Rutherford (Managing Director)
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Collette has worked professionally in theatre as an award-winning actor, designer, producer, and director. In Los Angeles, she has worked with: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, The Blank Theatre, Torrance Theater Company, Redlands Shakespeare Festival, Not-Man-Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, and more. She is a proud Associate Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Collette founded Infinite Jest Theatre Company in 2012 and currently serves as their Artistic Director. ColletteRutherford.com Social: @LaCollette (Production Team List)

Angel Dumapais (Dance Choreographer)
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Mickey Tron (Music & Lyrics – A Year and A Day)
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