Kim Acquarelli (A Crumbling Vice: Bea) – Kim Acquarelli has been studying at Studio C for a year now and would like to thank Michael and Johnny for their wonderful training. She also hates writing bios so if you want to know anything feel free to talk to her after the show! http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/kimacquarelli
Meghan Allison (A Better You: Gloria) – BIO
Rishi Arya (Man In Peril: Man In Peril) – Rishi Arya is a Canadian born Actor/Comedian residing in Los Angeles. He trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting NYC where he also started his comedy career. Since then he’s toured across multiple cities in the U.S & Canada as a comic. He’s appeared in shows on Nickelodeon, ABC & CBS. He recently appeared as a crooked lawyer in NCIS: Los Angeles & just filmed a small role in a pilot for MTV called Loosely Exactly Nicole Byer. Rishi began performing on stage as a rapper at age 16 and toured North America & Europe with groups such as The Roots. He also wrote this Bio.
Megan Barker (A Better You: Tracy) – Megan Barker is thrilled to be working with Studio C Artists as part of her first Fringe Festival. Originally from Arkansas, she moved to Los Angeles last fall after graduating from Hendrix College with a BA in Theatre and in Psychology. Of her many college plays, she most enjoyed her roles in For the Love of the Nightingale (Philomele) and The Typists (Sylvia). Since coming to LA, she has been in several short films, and several small play productions. Most recently, she was a part of Underground Theatre’s production of Classic One Acts Fest, and she is currently in production for a short film called “In A Dream.” Follow her on Instagram (@meggieliz93) to keep up with her!
Nancy Daly (Claire and Peggy: Peggy) – Nancy Daly an actress, originally from Savannah, Georgia made the move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She was a member of the G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) organization and syndicated television series. She recently starred in several films including the upcoming “A Young Man’s Future” and “Coming to Terms” which won Best Picture at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Nancy’s training includes scene study, improvisation and Shakespeare and she is also a dedicated volunteer with various animal rescue groups while also taking care of her own crew of two cats and two dogs.
Monica Davis (Man In Peril: Villain) – Monica Davis is a Los Angeles native. She always dreamed of being a famous actress and comedian but early childhood chubbiness dissuaded her from her calling for years. It wasn’t until she graduated college that she pursued a career in entertainment. She interned for Comedy Central’s Development team and worked on the launch of the show, “Workaholics”. She even partied with the guys and broke Jaleel White’s couch in what her friends would call her “Did I do that moment?” Since recovered from the embarrassment, she’s been embarrassing herself in her romantic life which inspired her one-woman show, “The Monica Davis Show”. Monica hosted the show and then interviewed herself as several different characters; all representations of the many sides of her romantic self. By fragmenting herself in that way, she was able to honestly explore the chaos of her relationship and open herself to all the ugly, sad and hilarious parts of her past. She’s also writing and starring in the web series, “I Hate My Friends” about her job as a fitness instructor that will be released in the spring. Monica acted in the independent feature, ‘Savageland’ which is making its rounds in the festival circuit. She also performs regularly at the Comedy Store Hollywood and occasionally headlines at Flappers in Burbank.
Lisa Deily (Claire and Peggy: Claire) – Lisa Deily is thrilled to be a part of her very first Hollywood Fringe Festival. Originally from Chicago, she arrived back in Los Angeles last fall following a few years of “LA hiatus” in Boston—performing with the Anarchist Society of Shakespeareans, working on films produced in New England, and providing acting services to Boston University’s graduate Directing program. In May, she was featured in the web series pilot “Unsure/Positive” screened at AFI’s OutFest. Most recently, she’s been studying Shakespeare and Commedia dell’arte at Antaeus Theatre Co. She’s also trained at Stella Adler, Second City, and Harvard. (In whatever time she has left over, she plays bass guitar in the rock band Varsity Drag.)
John Drouillard (A Better You: Dave) – John Drouillard is happy to be returning to the stage after a long absence and couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this production. A BFA Acting graduate from the USC School of Dramatic Arts, John is perhaps best known for his appearances on DiscoveryID’s Disappeared and in the 2010 award-winning documentary See What I’m Saying. A lifelong and committed storyteller, John also directed the critically-acclaimed 2008 restaging of the Vietnam War drama Tracers at Hermosa Beach Playhouse as well as the first production of The Elephant Man to depict the title character as he actually physically appeared. In his private time, John enjoys pretending he’s a good enough piano player to jam with the old records he plays with as well as going on mad adventures with his wife, Natalie, to whom he dedicates his performance.
Jessie Franks (Stuffed: Audrey-Lee) – Jessie Franks, an 8th grader in Sierra Madre, has been acting since she was eight years old. Favorite roles include Seussical (Gertrude, Jojo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck, Thisbe), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), and The Little Mermaid (Ariel). She plays the ukulele, piano and guitar and sings (see youtube.com :-). Regional: A Christmas Carol (Little Fan, Alice Crachit, Want), It’s A Wonderful Life (Zuzu). TV: DreamworksTV “OMG!”
Ashley Key (Fall & Rise: Frima) – Ashley Key is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York City. She is happy to be back with Studio C Artists, having performed in last year’s In the Basement. You can also see her in the feature film Circle currently on NETFLIX, iTunes, and other VOD platforms. Other credits include (FILM) Accidentally Home; Grace and Casey (THEATRE) L.A: The Young Playwrights Festival; Sex, Money, Lies, & Politics; Off-Off Broadway & NY: Shakespeare Monologue Festival as Juliet; Something Outrageous- sketch comedy; Ladies at the Alamo as Dede Cooper; Royal Gambit as Jane Seymour; The Crucible as Abigail Williams; and a performer with the Chicago Dance Mob for Chicago on Broadway. She is also an actor in and producer of the award winning web series, The Vault (now on Blu-Ray and DVD) www.ashleykey.com
Michael Krueger (My New Neighbors: Him) – BIO
Brennan W. Penney (Man In Peril: Superhero) – Brennan’s an everlasting gobstopper of wit mixed with random blasts of sarcasm and a heart of gold. He studied improv at the Groundlings, as well as voiceover with Huck Liggett of The Voicecaster. When not acting, he writes, directs and produces his own shorts and features. He executive produced the award winning feature film “Shuffle”, directed by Kurt Kuenne. He’s excited to once again be working with his fellow Trojan, Edgar Pablos. Fight On! Follow him on twitter @BrennanWPenney
Anthony Rizzuto (Just Like Them: Paulie) – Anthony Rizzuto wants to make people laugh. From Boston, he first appeared on television trading jokes and one-liners with Howie Mandel as Case Holder #18 on NBC’s Deal or No Deal, and went on to laugh alongside Guy Fieri on NBC’s Minute To Win It. Rizzuto has collaborated with BuzzFeed, with his videos garnering over 4 million views. Anthony has interviewed Oscar nominees on the red carpet, was featured in a Sundance-entered comedy, and acted in numerous USC/UCLA student films. He has trained with UCB and is a member of the Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio. As a student at the George Washington University in DC, he once successfully snuck by Secret Service to meet the Dalai Lama. He enjoys Tai Chi, Feng Shui, lettuce and bananas, and believes the Panda may be his spirit animal. This is Anthony’s theatrical debut.
Seth Ruffer (Stuffed: Bubba-Blue) – Seth Ruffer (SAG-AFTRA) is a transplanted New Yorker who moved to L.A. four ago. He’s grateful to have been busy in TV and Film. A versatile character actor, he can be seen in such projects as the comedy feature “Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?”, starring Horatio Sanz and Cloris Leachman playing Deputy Owen Spence – the film just won the Audience and Director Best Film Awards at the Sedona Film Festival, and as criminal mastermind Timothy Grimes in the horror film “Eternal Damn Nation”, which last month was named Kings of Horror’s Best Horror Film of 2015. He’s delighted to be appearing tonight as Bubba-Blue in “Stuffed”. Seth is an avid hiker, an enthusiastic chef and a downright poor guitarist. He lives in Studio City with his wife, Soo and Mojo, the world’s largest labradoodle. He’s repped by Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group and Yuliya Rodriguez of JVC Talent Agency.
Andres Rey Solorzano (A Crumbling Vice: Dom) – Andres Rey Solorzano is very happy to be back running up and down the stairs at Studio C again. He’s Miami bred and has been seen in Studio C’s holiday show last December, and most recently in Dean Donofrio’s “Cranky Cocky Worried Nervous”, as well as Casa 0101’s Brown & Out series. He’s also a singer/songwriter performing as the masked Social Bandit and also plays lead guitars in the psych rock band Zero the Astronaut.
Colin Stephens (Fall & Rise: Fr. Gerard) – Colin Parker Stephens is very pleased and excited to perform with Studio C Artists for the first time. In April, Colin played the lead role of Tom in the William Inge Theatre Festival’s production of Where’s Daddy? (directed by Karen Carpenter). As an alumni of the Dodge College at Chapman University, Colin was afforded the opportunity to work on over 30 short or feature length film productions- in front of, or behind the camera. A native of Seattle, Washington, Colin has worked on stage and camera for fifteen of his twenty five years. His work as an actor has brought him around the world- from Seoul, South Korea to the sleepy plains of Kansas. Today, Colin is proud to call Los Angeles home. Colin would like to thank Disney for the eventual offer they will make to him for a spin off Star Wars Trilogy.
Dominick Vicchiullo (Just Like Them: Chucky) – Dominick is excited to be making his debut at STUDIO C for this Years Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Long Island native has had a busy year making appearances on TV shows including: BET’s “BEING MARY JANE”, CW’s “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES”, MTV’s “FINDING CARTER”, TVOnes’s “BORN AGAIN VIRGIN”, CBS’s “THE INSPECTORS”, and a Recurring Role on Vh1’s “HINDSIGHT”. Watch for him in The James Franco film, “IN DUBIOUS BATTLE” due for a Theatrical Release later this year. Dominick is repped by “ACROSS THE BOARD TALENT” in Sherman Oaks. Twitter: @DominickV Instagram: @DominickV68 www.IMDB.me/DominickVicchiulo
Jessica Nicole Webb (My New Neighbors: Her) – Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Jessica started ballet classes at age three, and continued dancing competitively throughout her teen years. After juggling pre-med studies, theatre, and dance at the University of Texas at Austin, Jessica moved to LA to pursue acting. She’s landed roles in several notable indie features, including “Key” and “Spreading Darkness,” as well as many short films. Last year, Jessica also booked her first national commercial! When she’s not pursuing the acting hustle, Jessica is a successful fit model, having fit with clients such as H&M, Forever 21, Lucky Brand, and Alternative Apparel. Jessica couldn’t be more excited to perform live in her first Hollywood Fringe appearance.
Julian Zambrano (Just Like Them: Owen) – Julian Zambrano is a recent graduate from the LACC Theatre Academy Conservatory. Some of his past works include The SeaGull, The Glory of Living, Sex & Love in The Modern Age and Sick. Being born in Colombia he has also done some shows in the South American country, including The Ridiculous Preciouses, Mokinpott and Sancho Panza and The Promised Insula.
This is Julian’s second time being a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Find out more connecting with him online @JulianZamGuz.