Monday, September 18, 2023 | 6:30p Doors / 7:30 Show | FREE!
MacLeod on York | 5930 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Featuring BRSPLA Stakeholders: Delia Baseman (First Mate), Patrick Arter (Chief Engineer), Kelly Lozo; With: Chloe Baldwin (Captain), Casey Morris, Nowani Rattray, Christine Lin, Alessandra Manon, Katie Herling, Will Leet, Dane Oliver, Martha Thatcher, Simon Longnight, Melissa Ortiz, Cass Foust, Enny Owl
Espoused BRSP Values:
Actuality: React to what is actually happening in the room.
Authenticity: Say it in your own voice. (No. Really.)
Generosity: Serve the whole play, not just your bit.
PATRICK ARTER (he/him) “Capulet”
BRSP Projects: (LA) Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona (twice!), Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Malvolio: a guy who tries way too hard to look smart, who tries way too hard to impress women, and who tries way too hard to find just the right outfit.
Favorite BRSPLA Moment: Seeing everybody’s hilarious Halloween costumes for the banquet scene in Macbeth: detectives sitting next to newsies sitting next to a wizard from Hogwarts. Just as the bard intended!
DELIA BASEMAN (she/her) “Nurse”
BRSP Projects: (LA) Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentleman of Verona, MacBeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; (Chicago) Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentleman of Verona, MacBeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Ceaser, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, King John, Othello, Merchant of Venice; (Virtual) A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen (Steppenwolf Garage/Best in Fringe NYC); The Diary of Anne Frank (Writers Theater); ctrl alt delete (Emmy nominated series)
Favorite Shakespeare quote: Today it is: “Hold thy piece, I pray thee hold thy piece.”
KELLY LOZO (she/her) “Balthasar & Others (Montague)”
BRSP Projects: (LA) Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
Favorite BRSP Moment: It was the end of the “All the world’s a stage” speech and I was playing Jacque. The audience was raucously enjoying the humor of the speech. However, as I neared the end, I was afraid the sad mortality of the speech was getting lost. I paused and they sensed it, grew silent and reflective for: “Last scene of all, that ends this strange eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivious; sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.” It fills me with wonder every time I think about it.
CHLOE BALDWIN (she/her) “Romeo”
BRSP Projects: (LA) Much Ado About Nothing (Chicago) Captain of Macbeth (Banquo), Lady Percy in Henry IV Part 1, Musician in Titus Andronicus, etc
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: -“Rosalind” in As You Like It. I’ve played her onstage twice and I adapted AYLI into a web series with my best friend. Just played the lead in a comedic heist film who is really bad a heisting, which feels apt. One time I played a very excited boxer in an Anheuser Busch commercial.
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Rosalind or Romeo
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “All days are nights till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me”
ALESSANDRA MANON (she/her) “Juliet”
BRSP Projects: Debut!
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Portia
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”
NOWANI RATTRAY (she/her) “Lady Capulet”
BRSP projects: (LA) Measure for Measure (NYC) Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet
Favorite Shakespearean quote: the sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness
The Shakespearean character I’m most like is: Beatrice
CHRISTINE LIN (she/her) “Montague & Friar John”
BRSPLA projects: Measure for Measure
Three roles/projects that epitomize me: Dewdrop in SOUL SAMURAI (InFusion Theatre), Ginny Yang in SMART PEOPLE (Nashville Rep), Mei-Lin on SURFSIDE GIRLS (AppleTV+)
Favorite Shakespearean quote: Lady M: “But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not fail.” OR stage direction: “Exit, pursued by a bear”
The Shakespearean character I’m most like is: Titania
CASEY MORRIS (he/him) “Benvolio”
BRSP Projects: (LA) Measure for Measure (Chicago) King Lear
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: Ray – The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Horatio – Hamlet, Officer Mike – Welcome to Jesus
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “For the eye sees not itself, but by reflection, by some other things.”
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Edgar
MELISSA ORTIZ (she/her) “Prince”
BRSP projects: Debut!
Favorite Shakespearean quote: “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
The Shakespearean character I’m most like is: Some combination of Beatrice, Imogen, Hermia and Horatio
CASS FOUST (they/them) Sampson
BRSP Projects: Debut
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: -Writing for the Nordly (Midwestern satire site), Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), choreographing a contemporary piece about the myth of Icarus
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Puck
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
DANE OLIVER (he/him) “Friar Laurence & Abram (Montague)”/Fight Captain
BRSP Projects: Debut!
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”
MARTHA THATCHER (she/her) “Mercutio”
BRSP projects: Debut!
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: -Creator/Show Runner and Series Regular Ainsley Wildes on “Burn The Witch: The Series” – An urban fantasy series about a modern day witch hunt – Currently streaming on Youtube with new episodes airing October 2023! Instagram | TikTok
Tilly Evans in She Kills Monsters (Fight Director Drama Desk Winner U Jonathan Toppo)
Sally Brown/CB’s Sister in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/Dog Sees God U/S White Rabbit in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Alice In Wonderland” (Dir. Sara Bruner)
Favorite Shakespearean quote: e not: It is an heretic that makes the fire, Not she which burns int.” – Paulina, The Winter’s Tale
The Shakespearean character I’m most like is: Paulina from The WInter’s Tale
KATIE HERLING (she/her) “Tybalt”
BRSP Projects: Debut!
The three roles/projects that epitomize me: -Mary Read in The Legend of Bonny Anne (Chandler Patton), Vera in She Kills Monsters (Qui Nguyen), Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream (Billy Shakes)
Shakespearean character I’m most like: Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing
Favorite Shakespeare quote: “Villain, I have done thy mother,” Titus Andronicus
WILL LEET – “Paris & Apothecary”
SIMON LONGNIGHT – “Gregory, Peter, & Others (Capulet)”