Acting and Design Associates

Acting Associates

Oge Agulué
Oge AguluéBarbarossa and Don Riccardo in The Dwarf, Poseidon in The Odyssey

Oge Agulué is an NYC based actor who has appeared in film, television, on Broadway and in theatres across the country. Favorite roles onstage include Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and The General in The Book of Mormon. Collaborations with Annie Loui: The Dwarf, The Odyssey, A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present). MFA: University of California, Irvine. @iamoge

Jacob Dresch

Jacob DreschRochester in  Jane Eyre, Piccolino the Dwarf in The Dwarf, Assistant Director The Odyssey, and, most recently, Modjeska’s Wicked Fairytale where he served as composer and lyricist, in addition to performing remotely as the menacing, pre-recorded green screen Narrator.

As an actor, he is a member of Actor’s Equity Association; specializing in repertory and classics. Some favorites include: The School for Scandal (Off-Broadway with the Red Bull Theater Company), Hamlet, The Playboy of the Western World, The Foreigner, Lend Me a Tenor, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Great Gatsby, and Shakespeare in Love (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pericles, The Odyssey, and The Book of Will (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (2022 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Actor in a Play), The Importance of Being Earnest, and Neil Simon’s Rumors (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre) and, most recently, the Denver Center’s production of A Christmas Carol. A Denver local, he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at MSU Denver and University of Colorado Boulder. MFA in Acting (University of California, Irvine).

Tracy Hazas

Tracy HazasMother in Blue Light, developmental workshop Café le Monde

TRACY HAZAS (AEA) is an actor and movement director from Louisville, Kentucky. She made her feature debut in White Rabbit (Sundance ’18). In New York, she’s performed at the Bushwick Starr, New York City Center, Dixon Place, Abrons Art Center, Theater for the New City, HERE Arts Center and Punchdrunk’s McKittrick Hotel. Teaching: Stanford University and Queens College, CUNY. BA, Smith; MFA, UC Irvine. Collaborations with Annie Loui: Blue Light, Restoration Comedy, Café le Monde.

Mary Hill

Mary HillBiddy Mason in The Story of Biddy Mason

Mary Hill is an actor, educator, and musician born and raised in El Monte, California. She received her BA in Education and Community based theater studies in 2018 at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, where she was also recognized in the same year as a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region VIII) Irene Ryan finalist for her role as Esther Mills in Intimate Apparel. Some of Mary’s most recent onstage roles include: Biddy Mason in The Story of Biddy Mason (Counter Balance, World debut), Angela in The Comedy of Errors (New Swan Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming:   Olivia in As You Like it.(New Swan Shakespeare Festival)   MFA Drama- University of California, Irvine.

Abel Garcia
Zak Houston

The Creature in Reading Frankenstein-2019 , Klembolo & The Two Headed Giant in Madame Modjeska’s Wicked Fairytale, Smith & Judge Hayes in The Story of Biddy Mason

Abel was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where he received his BFA in Theatre Performance from UT El Paso in 2016. Favorite roles include Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (New Swan Shakespeare Festival), Pale in Burn This (UCI), Peter in Silent Sky (Greenbrier Valley Theater, WV) and Ralph D in The Motherfucker with The Hat (Teatro Neplanta, TX). MFA UC Irvine. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife beautiful Miriam and their cat Francesco.

Zak Houston

Zak HoustonOdysseus in The Odyssey, Barbarossa, developmental workshop of The Dwarf

Zak Houston is an NYC based actor and songwriter. He makes music under the moniker Go Home (@go.home.exe). Favorite Roles include Odysseus (Counter-Balance), Hamlet (New Swan), and Clarence in Henry 6 Parts 2 and 3 (Utah Shakespeare Festival).  M.F.A. UC Irvine, B.A. The Ohio State University. @zakhouston

Kaden Kearney

Kayla KearneyThey/Them. The Muse and clocks in Longitude, She in She, Mary Shelly in Reading Frankenstein-2019

Kaden Kearney is an actor, singer and teacher based in LA. They starred in the 1st Broadway National Tour of The Prom as Emma. TV credits include Nat on Prodigal Son (Fox) and Clay on Belated (FX). Additional theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, One Man Two Governors (Chautauqua Theatre Company); S/he and Me (Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner’s Renberg Theatre); The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Swan Shakespeare Festival) Education: B.A. Theatre Arts – Long Beach State University. M.F.A Acting – University of California, Irvine.

Anika Solveig
Anika Solveig

Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre,  Assistant Director The Dwarf

As an actress, Anika has performed regionally with Frank Theater at the Guthrie in Minneapolis, Shakespeare Orange County, New Swan Shakespeare Co., and with Counter-Balance Theater Co. In New York, she has performed with Barefoot Theatre, Brick-a-brack, Looking Glass, Amios, terraNOVA, and Panoply Lab. As a director Anika has worked with The Flea Theater, Amios and San Francisco Shakespeare Co. She is the Director of Classical and Period Acting at AMDA and organizes LMT workshops in NYC. Member of AEA.

Thomas Varga

Thomas VargaJohn Harrison in Longitude, Paris/Diomedes in The Iliad, Mr. Lucius in Elsewhere, Titi/Mamora/Animals in Madame Modjeska’s Fairytale

Thomas Steven Varga is an actor, writer, and acting teacher based in Los Angeles. His acting credits include work with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, and Counter-Balance Theater; film/television airing on Apple TV+, Hulu, Freeform, LMN, and SyFy; among others. In addition to acting, Thomas also serves as the full-time Game Writer for Ember Lab, an award-winning, narrative-focused, video game development studio. He earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

Design Associates

Andy Broomell

set design and projection: Elsewhere, projection Longitude

Kaitlyn Kauffman

costume design: The Dwarf, Odyssey, Elsewhere

Hannah Tran

projection design: Mad Madge