Elena is a New York City native and is excited to be in her first Quantum Dragon Theatre production and is especially honored to be in the world premiere of Ageless. She has studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse/SF for a year and was previously a student at HB Studios in New York City. Her experience includes the lead in a feature film currently in production, short films, commercials, music videos, dance productions, and modeling. A multi-faceted artist, Elena also pursues studies in dance and voice, and was a visual arts major. She is a champion salsa dancer and instructor and has performed around the world. Passionate about languages and traveling, this multi-lingual actress would love to continue to perform and participate in productions around the globe.
Dylan / Assistant Director
Dave is happiest when working on new plays. He has acted with a variety of Bay Area theater companies, large and small, for the past umpteen years. Roles have ranged from William R. Hearst to Pa Ubu, from Longshoreman #2 to Yousapouf the Russian nobleman. Singing has often been involved. As a teacher, he has led hundreds of incarcerated teens through the process of writing their own plays.
Annette Amelia Oliveira
Annette Amelia Oliveira recently played a mom in Douglas Morrison Theatre’s Real Women Have Curves, an Argentinian temptress in The Clean House at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, and a jaded God in a rock opera at Z-Space. Off-Broadway and in East Coast theaters, she appeared in Antigone, The Madness of Lady Bright, and other plays. Annette does play readings for Berkeley Rep’s Playground, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and other groups. She assumed a cornucopia of roles for Shoestring Radio Theatre and has narrated fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. Annette studied with Uta Hagen. She is a graduate of The Meisner Technique Studio of San Francisco.
Gianna DiGregorio Rivera
Young Marin / Coral
Gianna DiGregorio Rivera is a 2017 graduate of UC Santa Cruz where she earned a B.A. in Theater Arts. There she had the opportunity to be a part of UCSC’s production of Zoot Suit as El Pachuco under the direction of Kinan Valdez. She was most recently seen in Custom Made Theatre’s How I Learned to Drive and has performed with several companies throughout the greater Bay Area including Berkeley Playhouse, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Napa Valley Conservatory Theater, and Shakespeare Napa Valley.
Mary Ann Rodgers
Mary Ann Rodgers is an actor, director, and educator. Most recently, she has played with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as Gertrude, Livermore Shakespeare Festival as Titania, and Ross Valley Players (RVP) as Grace in William Inge's Bus Stop. Mary Ann was recognized by the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle for her acting in Pack of Lies (RVP, dir: Molly Noble) and for her direction of The Cocktail Hour (RVP). Having spent some time with the classics earlier this year, working at Quantum Dragon on a world premiere of a play set in the next century was the obvious counterbalance.
Kenny Scott is an actor from Washington, D.C. and Oakland, California. He attended Morgan State University and was a member of the Laney College Fusion Theatre Project in Oakland, where he was featured in three productions (Más, The Late Wedding, and In The Wound). Kenny has performed at Ubuntu Theatre Project, Shotgun Players, and Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where he was also the Assistant Director of the West Coast premier of Sojourners by Mfoniso Udofia. Kenny is a big fan of all things sci-fi and fantasy and so is excited to make his Quantum Dragon debut!
Bridgette Dutta Portman
Playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman’s plays have been read and produced in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, and overseas. She is currently president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, a founding member of Ex Nihilo Theater, and a member of the Pear Writers' Guild. Full-length plays that have received a production include Caeneus & Poseidon (Dragon Productions Theatre Company) and La Fée Verte (Acadiana Repertory Theatre); one-acts include Stella Wind, Wave-Walker, and The Pequod Meets the Ocean Steward (Pear Theatre), Murder (PCSF PlayOffs), The Suicide Coaster(Pegasus Theatre & Artists’ Exchange), and Auto-Incorrect (Embers Theatre Company, Pint- Sized Play Festival, Wily West, & Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco).
Katja Rivera (Director) is an actor/director/writer originally from Los Angeles. She is an artistic associate with Shotgun Players and Playground-SF, and a member of AEA. Directing credits include The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Eurydice, Three Tall Women, and How I Learned to Drive (Custom Made Theatre), The Road to Hades and Our Town (asst. director, Shotgun Players), Pleiades (Phoenix Theatre), staged readings of Grace and The How and the Why (Douglas Morrison Theatre), and multiple new works at Playground SF. Acting credits include Three Sisters, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, and King Lear (Shotgun Players), and True West and A Lie of the Mind (Boxcar Theater). Katja is currently co-writing her own science-fiction play, which QDT looks forward to reading with great anticipation.
Louel is delighted to be working again with Quantum Dragon Theatre! He last joined their party during their first production, Civil, playing what has turned out to be one of his favorite roles ever: Blue. This time, he joins the behind-the-scenes team of Ageless as their Stage Manager. Recent acting appearances include: Hedge (PlayGround SF), Billy Elliot (Berkeley Playhouse), and The Most Dangerous Highway in the World (Golden Thread Productions). Louel is also a proud Amtgarder; His alter-ego, Endol, holds the title of Paragon Bard, fighting fabulously with sword, shield, and song every Sunday (when there’s no rehearsal or show, that is).
Sara Saavedra is a transplant from Southern California, specifically Glendale Community College where she originally studied acting and music, to the Bay Area. She went to San Francisco State University and graduated two years ago with a BA in Dramaturgy and Play development. She started doing electrics and lighting as one of the last parts of her educational program and hasn’t stopped yet. She is excited to share this first project as a lighting designer. Ageless is also her first show with Quantum Dragon Theatre.
Jessica McGovern is beyond excited to be involved with her first production with Quantum Dragon Theare. After graduating from Penn State in 2016 with a BFA in costume design, she moved to the Bay Area to work on the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's 2017 production. Bay Area credits include costume design for Multiverse at Ragged Wing Ensemble and costume assistant for Broadway by the Bay's Singin' in the Rain. Jess would like to thank the beautiful and creative cast and crew that made this piece an amazing project to work on, as well as her family and friends for the continued support!
Tom O'Brien is a San Francisco-based designer who has designed sets and properties for stage and still photography for many years. Some of the productions he has been involved in are Arturo Ui, Emilie, Anything Goes, and How I Learned To Drive.
Miles Callan is a graphic and industrial designer who apprenticed at Italdesign Giugiaro, designers of every nerds' dream car: the DeLorean DMC-12. He's worked with clients worldwide in the creation of furniture, consumer products, and even a locomotive paint scheme. His passion for clean, timeless design with a nod towards cyberpunk, dieselpunk, and Art Deco has led Miles to professionally building scale models of locomotives, structures, and other vehicles under the handle “The Weathering Man.” Miles loves finding various relics from the machine age and fixing them up- be they brass locomotives, old telephones, or automobiles. His other main interest is the discovery of webcomics and graphic novels.
Ard is a local San Francisco designer, noisemaker, mechanic, and theatre vagrant, who composes soundscapes & music for humans, dogs, parrots, and bicycles. Ard’s sound-design work has been heard at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Z Space, Cutting Ball Theater, Strand Theater, and the Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Recent credits include design for The Royale at Aurora Theatre Company, You For Me For You with Crowded Fire Theater, and The Most Dangerous Highway in the World with Golden Thread Productions. Ard is a co-founder of SoundPlay.media, and is currently producing short plays for podcast at BareWireTheatre.com.