as Genevieve Snow or just Nana
For over fifty years, Taylor Ashbrook, has pursued a passion for theater and creativity. She is honored to share the loving optimism of Meadowlark Falls alongside such talented, fun, and diverse colleagues. Her deepest Christmas wish in 2020 is for a safe and sane world for everybody where truth matters.
as Jenny Snow
This will be Carley's second time working with Tin Can Telephone Productions playing the role of Jenny. Other favorite roles include: Gretchen in Freaky Friday the Musical (PCPA) and Mairead in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (San Jose Stage). She thanks TCTP for the opportunity to dive into a virtual theater experience.
Samantha Frontera is delighted to rejoin her friends in Meadowlark Falls and bring some cheer this socially distanced Holiday Season! She hopes this immersive experience will brighten everyone's year and bring love and laughter to what's left of 2020. Thank you so much to my MLF fam for bringing this little town back into my life this year!
as Mr. Roman Dearborn
Amir Levi is a non-binary performer and activist based in LA. Several Theater & TV & Film credits. Most recently performed in the Drive-In theatrical experience MARCH with LGBT Center & Playwrights Arena. Watch Amir on the Blank Theatre’s YouTube Channel: Nathan C. Jones: A Love Story?. theamirlevi.com. IG: @theamirlevi. Twitter: @lunifiedmaggs. Facebook: facebook.com/theamirlevi
As Douglas Patel
Anil's theatre credits include Photograph 51 (South Coast Repertory), The Clay Cart, The Comedy of Errors, Our Town, The Music Man, Quixote (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Bombay Dreams (National Broadway Tour), Baby Taj (Theatreworks), All's Well That Ends Well (CalShakes), and Disgraced (Nevada Conservatory Theatre). Television credits include Grey's Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Silicon Valley, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dr. Ken, Speechless, and The Brink.
Nicholas Mc Donald
Proud Oregonian, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles to study acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He later went on to study at South Coast Rep. Theatrical credits include: Anthony Pascal in THE HOUSE OF YES (The Zephyr Theater), Yves BEING AT HOME WITH CLAUDE, Mercutio ROMEO AND JULIET, Tranio TAMING OF THE SHREW, Puck MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Lovers and Madmen).
Carene Rose Mekertichyan
As Whitney Blanc
Carene is an actress, writer, singer, educator and proud Angelena. She is the Artistic Associate for Social Justice and an ensemble member at Independent Shakespeare Co., Hero Theatre Company Member, and Sacred Fools Associate Member. Training: Dartmouth College; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). @carenerose | carenerose.com
As Trish Blish
Keiana Richàrd received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her theatre credits include New York: Lincoln Center’s Tony-nominated Broadway production of Dividing the Estate, The Pearl Theatre Company’s Ghosts, and The McCarter Theatre’s Eclipsed; Los Angeles: Rogue Arts Ensemble’s Wood Boy Dog Fish, The Hudson Theatre’s Good People, and Center Theatre Group’s The Trip To Bountiful. A founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Collaborative Artists Bloc.
Video & Audio Editor
Sara Haddadin is a freelance theatre tech, building and painting for various projects. She has been working with the Rouge Artist Ensemble in some capacity for the last 7 years, she had been a member since 2018. Most recently she was the technical director for Señior Plummer's Final Fiesta. She is also the tour manager for Shakespeare by the Sea. During the school year most of her time is spent as the technical director for the Archer School for Girls and Mission Viejo High School.
Creator, Playwright, Illustrator, Producer
Since childhood, Lori has been painting, sewing and crafting up a storm in a multitude of mediums. She began her artistic career right out of The LA County High School for the Arts, crafting costumes for TV and film ( The Drew Carey Show, Austin Powers, Desperate Housewives) and for theater (Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Eclectic Company Theater) Most notably Lori received 2 Ovation nominations for Costume Design for her work as an ensemble member with Rogue Artists Ensemble (Wood Boy Dog Fish, Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin). Lori is a long time employee of Trader Joe's, working as a sign artist and muralist for over 20 years. She is also a long-time collaborator with Sparkleblob, a non-profit arts collective from Los Angeles. Now a producer or her own work, Lori is proud to share this magical Christmas world of Meadowlark Falls to audiences everywhere. Find out more at lorimeeker.com
Alexis Nicole Robles is a freelance Production and Stage Manager based out of the Los Angeles area. An alumni of the University of La Verne, Alexis strives to work with artists committed to innovative and unique storytelling. She is very excited to be back in Welcome to Meadowlark Falls universe and can't wait for you to experience the play!
Chelsea Sutton is a fiction writer, playwright, screenwriter and director, and a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. As a director, she has led over a dozen new works as well as staged readings and workshops. Theatrical plays and experiences include the world premieres of Low Tech by Jeff Folschinsky, 99 Impossible Things (writer/director), The X-Mas Cabaret (writer/director), Traveling Carnival Freakshow (writer/director), Sally Spector the Musical by David Johnson (Hurricane Season), and The Theory of Silence (co-writer/director). Her assistant director credits include Preposterous and Turkey Day at the Eclectic Company Theatre (dir. Taylor Ashbrook) and Bunny Bunny at the Falcon Theatre (dir. Dimitri Toscas). MFA UC Riverside. Chelseasutton.com
Interactive Map Designer
SparkleBlob is a multidisciplinary arts and performance collective in Los Angeles that enthusiastically serves and educates the community and creates new art makers and arts leaders by shaping culture, teaching people to connect, opening eyes to different experiences, and creating conversations. We are the creators of Craftnight at Akbar, the annual Halloween Countdown Calendar Gothtober.com, and a host of other activities around Los Angeles including our annual holiday puppet show, and passing out Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dogs to LA marathoners! (yes you read that right! ) We are proud to support and collaborate with our volunteers who make our organization so great, which is why we were glad to help create the lovely interactive map of Meadowlark Falls you see here. With design by Julianna Parr, and Lori Meeker and programming by Cristin Pescosolido. Find out more about Sparkleblob at sparkleblob.org, Craftnight at crafthead.com and gothtober at gothtober.com