Bernadette Garcia started in the performing arts when she was five years old, but actually didn’t take an acting class until well into adulthood. She is classically trained in ballet, voice, piano and modern/theatrical dance. Favorite roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Lady Thiang in The King and I, Gigi in Miss Saigon, and Betty Gow in Violet Sharp. Odd bit of trivia: she earned her SAG-AFTRA card simply by chirping “Ding!” on a Southwest Airlines (her day job) commercial.
Annalize Sanders is a local actress, massages therapist, activist, and mother. She has lived in the Carson/Reno area for over twenty years. She got bitten by the performing bug at a young age while training in ballet and hip hop. After she was cast in her high school production of the Cricket on the Hearth, Annalize knew she’d be a stage hog for the rest of her days. Her more notable acts have been Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird, Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop, and most recently the Ghost of Christmas Past/Present/Yet to Come in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. She also performs poetry and stand up for Reno Spoken Views Collective and has had three books published.
Ariel Quinain is a 23-year-old recent graduate from UNR, with degrees in both Theatre and Computer Science. Her most recent role was as Eurydice in UNR’s production of Antigone and this is her first foray into digital theatre! She’s not gonna lie, when she wanted to find the cross section between her two degrees, she certainly didn’t imagine it’d be like this, but she’s very excited for the new experience!
After giving up Broadway dreams to work an office job and raise two kids, Michelle Leutzinger has reignited her love of performing the last few years in Reno dabbling in burlesque, storytelling, spoken word, and badly belting Broadway at local karaoke nights. She’s excited to dip her toe into the Reno theater scene.
Matt Denney is a Nevada native and received his BA in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Theatre and English. Since graduating, he continues to collaborate with East West Players in Los Angeles and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC. He is currently a Graduate Student studying Higher Education/Leadership at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he researches support systems for Latinx/o/a college students. In the Reno Theatre community, some of his favorite previous roles include Marshal Herrick in The Crucible at Bruka Theatre, Father in Eurydice at UNR, and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at UNR.
Adriano Cabral (Adi) is the assistant professor of voice and movement in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. Adi is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and Knight-Thompson Speechwork. They are also a certified Master Reiki Healer. As an actor, they have performed/trained around the world in the U.S., Japan, Colombia, and Indonesia. Previous RLT coaching credits include Sense & Sensibility, The Foreigner, Violet Sharp, and Steel Magnolias. Previous RLT acting credits include The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Calendar Girls, and Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.
Nandita Shenoy is an actor-writer who lives in New York City. As an actor, Nandita has worked Off-Broadway (Marian, or the True tale of Robin Hood, Washer/Dryer) and in various Regional Theatres (Trouble Cometh, Some Other Kind of Person). Nandita holds a BA from Yale University in English Literature with a distinction in the major. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, the Dramatists Guild, and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Nandita is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.nanditashenoy.com
Perspectives: A Multicultural Play Reading Series is an official program of Reno Little Theater. Founded in collaboration with the group “Reno Theatre of Color,” Perspectives seeks to present readings of thoughtful plays that explore culturally relevant themes and give voice to diverse stories. The Perspectives Play Reading Series productions are free with donations accepted. Donations will be split among the playwright, artists, and RLT.
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**Please note, this is a virtual performance. Tickets must be purchased at least 15 minutes before the event begins, it will stream directly to your ticketing account. Please further note, the livestream is only available for 6 hours, after the event begins.**