Kate Rose Reynolds, Roxane Carrasco, Joel Miller & Ruff Yeager in Margin Of Error - Photo by Sean Fanning

Season 2018 Continues!

 

Our 2nd season presses on as we continue our mission of bringing together notable local actors, directors and playwrights. The Roustabouts Theatre Co. is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences in southern California by producing fresh visions of classics, well-known contemporary plays, and new works. Get your tickets today and experience the very best of theatre - right here in San Diego!

 

 

 

 

Photo by Daren Scott

Romeo, Romeo & Juliet 

A World Premiere by Ruff Yeager

 

What happens when Shakespeare's iconic, star-crossed lovers get a third wheel? An extra Romeo means a tangled triangle of unrequited love in this fun and fizzy world-premiere romantic comedy! A rehearsal room full of actors becomes a hilarious hothouse for palpable passion, witty repartee, and sexual conflict as the Bard's glorious language inspires the hopeless romantic in us all.

 

Starring Brian Mackey, Michelle Marie Trester & Michael Silberblatt 

Directed by Kim Strassburger

Title Sponsor - Alan Campbell

 

MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

June 14 through July 8, 2018

 

 

Note: Post Show Talkbacks

July 1st featuring Jill G. Hall (Author), Ruff Yeager (RR&J Playwright) & Phil Johnson (Actor/Writer)

July 5th featuring Thomas Haine (Director) & Ruff Yeager (RR&J Playwright) 

 

 

 

Cast & Creative Team


 

 

Actor

 

Brian Mackey was last seen in The Explorers Club at Lamb’s Players Theatre. He’s also appeared in Silent Sky, The Angel's Arms, Equivocation, Dinner with Marlene, The Nerd, An American Christmas and Twelfth Night at Lamb’s. Elsewhere: The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, History Boys, Christmas Carol (Cygnet – Resident Artist); Abundance (Backyard Renaissance Theatre); All My Sons, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical, An Enemy of the People (Intrepid Theatre); In the Heat of the Night, The Woolgatherer, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Jack Goes Boating, All in the Timing, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath (ion theatre); In the Next Room, The Vibrator Play (San Diego Rep); The Pride, The Little Dog Laughed, Baby with the Bathwater, As Much As You Can, Corpus Christi (Diversionary); A Christmas Carol (’07, ’08, ’09), Little Women (North Coast Rep); Born Yesterday (AVO Playhouse); Night Sky (Mo’olelo); The Heidi Chronicles, Julius Caesar (New Village Arts); Side Man (BANG!). Brian was awarded the 2011 Craig Noel Award for Actor of the Year. Brian has also appeared in the readings of The Little Foxes and Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge with The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

 

 

 

Actor

 

Michael Silberblatt is excited to return to his hometown to make his San Diego theatre debut! Regional: King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Six Americans (The Kennedy Center), The Exonerated (Next Theatre). TV: Time After Time (ABC), Shadow of Doubt (Investigation Discovery). Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and graduate of the Coronado School of the Arts. Michael is a National YoungArts Award Winner and was distinguished as one of three U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts for Theater by President Barack Obama in 2010. MichaelSilberblatt.com | Instagram: @MichaelSilberblatt

 

 

 

Actor

 

Michelle Marie Trester is thrilled to be making her The Roustabouts Theatre Co. debut! San Diego credits include: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Cygnet Theatre), 4000 Miles (ion theatre), Hand to God (u/s) (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Hackathon (Playwrights Project at The Old Globe), Same Time, Next Year (Oceanside Theatre Company), Noises Off (Premiere Productions at Welk Resort), and Flemming (An American Thriller) and On Air (Scripps Ranch Theatre). Elsewhere: Fight Dreams (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The XYZ Files (Off-Broadway), Little Piece of You (NYC International Fringe Festival), and the title role in Henry VI (The New School for Drama). Michelle has also toured with her solo theatrical clowning show TO DO: to various festivals including the NYC International Fringe Festival. TO DO won the "Fringe of the Fringe" award at the San Diego Fringe Festival. Film/Television credits include: Deadly Devotion (Discovery ID), Mary Pillard 2016 (Safe Circle Productions). Michelle has also served as a teaching artist at San Dieguito Academy. MFA, The New School for Drama. MichelleMarieTrester.com

 

 

 

Writer & Sound Design

 

Directing: She-Rantulas from Outer Space – in 3D!, BentFriends of Dorothy (Diversionary Theatre); [sic]Bronze (Sledgehammer Theatre); American Buffalo, Medea, Come Back to the 5-and Dime, Jimmy Dean (Compass Theatre); The Threepenny Opera, Cuatro Corridos (UCSD School of Music); Brooklyn Boy, The Sunshine Boys (Scripps Ranch Theatre); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Coronado Playhouse); Prom Night, Trevor, A Man of His Word (Playwrights Project); Macbeth, Night of the Iguana, The Laramie Project,RENT, Balm in Gilead, Twelve Angry Men, You Can’t Take it With You (Southwestern College). Produced Plays: She-Rantulas from Outer Space – in 3D! (New York International Fringe Festival), Bronze (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Friends of Dorothy, Oedipus in the Tragicomic Bathtub, Cool as We Fly, Dance on the Sun, Come to Life! Not-So-Tiny Tim’s Great Big Musical.

 

 

 

Director

 

Directing credits include 8 Songs For A Mad King (2017 Best of Festival-San Diego International Fringe Festival/Bodhi Tree Productions); The Woman In Black with Jason Heil (CSU San Marcos): Sunday In The Park With George with Glenn Paris (2017 Craig Noel Award-Best Direction of a Musical), Master Class, Passion (Nomination-2014 Craig Noel Award-Best Direction of a Musical), Grey Gardens, Gypsy with Claudio Raygoza (Nomination-2011 Craig Noel Award-Best Direction of a Musical) and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Ion Theatre); A Civil War Christmas, A New Brain (Diversionary Theatre); Gutenberg, The Musical! (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company) Seascape (New Village Arts Theatre). Recent acting credits include The Moors (Diversionary Theatre) and The Normal Heart (Ion Theatre) (2017 Craig Noel Award-Best Featured Actress in a Play). Kim is a graduate of Catholic University of America, studied at LAMDA, and is a 2014 member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. She also teaches Drama at the Coronado School of the Arts.

 

 

 

Production Stage Manager

 

Charmaine is happy to return to The Roustabouts again as PSM. She just completed her role as PSM for the Playwrights Project Young Playwright’s Festival 33rd Season at The Old Globe Theatre. Other SM credits include; Vanya and Masha and Sonia and Spike and Murder at the Howard Johnson’s (SRT), Amazons and Their Men and Tru (Diversionary). Intern: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe Theatre). Charmaine has a Technical Theatre degree from Palomar College and a B.A. in History from CSUSM, where she also earned a Teaching Credential.

 

 

 

Siri Elena - Production Assistant

 

This is Siri’s first season with The Roustabouts. Siri received her BFA in Theatre Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Previous credits include Crisis Comedy Hour with Wrights of Spring (director), Esperanza Rising and Undo (assistant director), as well as Number the Stars (music creative team/ violinist) at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is currently directing Arsenic and Old Lace for Trinity Theatre Company in San Diego.

 

 

 

Costumes

 

This is Jordyn’s 2nd production with The Roustabouts. Previous costume designs include the 2018 and 2017 PBYW Festival (Old Globe), The Jungle Book, Crimes of the Heart (SDSU), Assassins, Glorious Ones (Westminster Theatre), and All Shook Up (Plays in the Park). Jordyn teaches Costuming, Makeup and Fashion Design at Mesa College. She has also built costumes for Disney Imagineering, The Old Globe, McCarter Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, and Two River Theater.

 

 

 

Lights

 

Select local credits include: Margin of Error and Withering Heights (The Roustabouts Theatre Co.); Lizard Boy, Now or Later, A Civil War Christmas, Amazons and Their Men, and A New Brain (Diversionary Theatre); Gutenberg! The Musical (Backyard Renaissance); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, End of The Rainbow, Quality of Life, I Hate Hamlet, All My Sons, Macbeth, and Oleanna (Intrepid Theatre Company); Big River, The 1940s Radio Hour, and Seascape (New Village Arts); Chess in concert, Next to Normal, and Spring Awakening (Barn Stage Company); Little Women and I Love A Piano (Moonlight Stage Productions); Grease, Catch Me If You Can, A Piece of My Heart, Batboy, Big Fish, Legally Blonde, and Pirates of Penzance (Coronado School of The Arts). Curtis holds a BFA in Lighting Design from California Institute of The Arts.

 

 


 

 

A Special Thank You To Our Season Title Sponsors

 

A Jewish Joke

March 14 through April 8, 2018

Jeff & Karen Silberman  Board President ot the Jewish Community Foundation & Philanthropists

 

Anyone Can Whistle

April 2 & 3, 2018 at MOXIE Theatre

Michael McCarron  President/CEO MHM Glass Etching

 

Romeo, Romeo & Juliet 

June 14 through July 8, 2018

Alan Campbell  Architect & Philanthropist

 

 


 

 

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