Civil is Ms. Rojo's first time in the world of sci-fi. She was last seen in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Emma, and Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company's The Tempest as Trinculo. Ms. Rojo was a part Santa Cruz Shakespeare's inaugural season playing Audrey in As You Like It, the Host of the Garter Inn in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Queen Elizabeth I in The Beard of Avon. She earned her MA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz.
Louel is stoked to be working with Quantum Dragon Theatre! (No, seriously though. Sci-Fi? And Theatre? Combined!? OMG YES!) You may have last seen him in Sheherezade’s Last Tales (Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco), In Plain Sight (Those Women Productions), or In and Out of Shadows (San Francisco Youth Theatre). OR you may have not seen him stage managing and/or operating Ceremony (San Francisco Fringe Festival), Babies: The Ultimate Birth Control (All Terrain Theatre), or The Medea Hypothesis (Central Works). When he’s not acting, stage managing, or operating, Louel spends his time house managing at the Aurora Theatre and The Marsh, or writing as the resident playwright for Berkeley Interactive Theater. Feel free to stalk him at LouelSenores.com
Jacinta Sutphin is pleased to be joining forces with Quantum Dragon for the first time in this timeline. Recently, she enjoyed playing Lady MacDuff in Vallejo Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth and a shark in the premiere of Oceanus at the SF Olympians Festival. There are many places in the Bay Area where you might glimpse Jacinta at work, including Shotgun Players, California Shakespeare Theater, Bay Area Children’s Theatre or any German restaurant, as she is serious about good beer and spätzle. Jacinta considers Montana to be her first home, but California’s ridiculously pleasant weather and varied landscapes and people have won her affections in the meantime. She has subtle sci-fi and fantasy nerd cred, since, among other things, she grew up watching and reenacting episodes of Star Trek with her sister, but if you want to flame the real geek-fire, ask her about choral requiems. Go on, she dares you.
Suzanne is thrilled to be in this production, which marks her debut as a professional sci-fi nerd. Suzanne made her Bay Area debut last summer with In Plain Sight from Those Women Productions, and since then has participated in the PCSF 24-Hour Fest and the Playwrights' Foundation's Flash Plays Festival. The breadth of roles available to her in the Bay Area is a constant inspiration. She has also worked with Baltimore's Spotlight Theater and Young Victorian Theatre Company, with Shakespeare in Santa Fe, and many others. Suzanne recently fulfilled a long-time ambition by becoming a Jeopardy! champion.
Phil Wong is an actor, musician, and educator born and raised in The City of Oakland. Some of his favorite Bay Area theatrical endeavors include The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio - SF Shakes), Blood Wedding (Father, Old Woman - The Breadbox), The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr.Scott - Boxcar Theatre), Candide (Cacambo - Lamplighters), the world premiere of Do the Math by Emily Galvin (Overcast Theater), and Chinglish (Bing/Geming - Palo Alto Players). When he's not theatrimafyzing and making up words, Phil has been known to play his accordion and monkey around at the Athletic Playground. He also frequently attempts to make people giggle at stand-up comedy open mics and showcases around the Bay. Phil is thrilled to finally meld his love for science fiction and theatre into one all-powerful sci-fi/theatre Megazord.
Rob Matsushita is a playwright, filmmaker, actor, and podcaster. He's had plays performed in Madison, Chicago, San Pedro, and New York City. Matsushita has also written and acted for the web series Chad Vader (he plays the constantly-abused Lloyd). He's written and self-published two comic mystery novels, Knock Knock and Soccer Moms. He freelances as a videographer, shooting and editing promotional videos for theater companies, which you can learn about on his website. He also hosts the podcast "10 Minutes About Your Favorite Movie," easily found on iTunes.
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.
Hamilton Guillén makes his QDT debut with this production. He is the resident lighting designer with Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View and with Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito. Recent credits include designs for The Cutting Ball Theater, Theater Bay Area, TheatreFIRST, FaultLine Theater, and Deborah Slater Dance Theater. Upcoming projects include One-Act Play Festival with Marin Academy and One for All: A Solo Artists Festival with Douglas Morrisson Theatre.
Genevieve is a consummate fantasy nerd masquerading as a costumer, prop mistress, set painter, actress and general theatre maker. Her most recent design projects include props and costumes for I Saw It and Zero Hour at Wily West Productions, as well as a pretty awesome house in Sims 3. She loves to be a part of the development of new works and nurturing of local bay area talent; nearly as much as she loves watching The 5th Element over and over and over. Before returning to her home state of California, she gallivanted around receiving an eclectic theatrical education from unlikely sources in Wyoming, Colorado and North Carolina.