CAST
 

 
Becky Raeta

Becky Raeta
Mayra Ecazin

A recent graduate of San Francisco State University, Becky Raeta is excited to immerse herself more in the Bay Area theatre community! Some of her credits at San Francisco State include: In Hollow TimeDead Man's Cell Phone, and Why We Have a Body. She has also performed roles for The Breadbox's Oh Dad, Poor Dad..., Repurposed Theatre's The Horse's Ass and Friends, and Second Wind Production's Jerusalem. She thanks her friends and family for their continued support, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Tony Crimele

Tony Crimele
Frey Pevenzy

Tony Cirimele is delighted to be making his Quantum Dragon Theatre debut. Tony has previously worked with such Bay Area theater companies as SF Theater Pub, No Nude Men, and Wily West Productions (in the premiere of the TBA Award-winning play Everybody Here Says Hello!). He has also appeared in 4 of the last 5 SF Olympians Festivals. Tony can currently be seen in the web series Floaters (Twitter: @FloatersTV) which, like this play, is set in the future. Go figure. Follow him on Twitter @tonycirimele

 
Dave Sikula

Dave Sikula
Tazmen Zandt

Dave Sikula's previous credits include Samuel Beckett (Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant; soon to be repeated off-Broadway), Alexander Andrews (The Walls of Jericho), Col. Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale (Grey Gardens), Narrator (Slaughterhouse Five), Edna Turnblad (Hairspray), Lawrence Jameson (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), title roles in Uncle Vanya and Bullshot Crummond, Boris Trigorin (The Seagull), Hildy Johnson (The Front Page), Mike Connor (The Philadelphia Story), Victor Prynne (Private Lives), and Charles J. Guiteau (Assassins). Love to Pidge.

 
Marisa Darabi

Marisa Darabi
Kip Rakai

Marisa Darabi is an emerging Bay Area actor thrilled to be working with Quantum Dragon Theatre for the first time. You may have previously seen her on stage in certain UC Berkeley productions, most recently as Nora in the premiere of Chasing Papeles and as Jean(ette) in Rhinoceros. She has studied acting at UC Berkeley where she received B.A.s in Theatre and French, and at The Barrow Group in NYC. Marisa has a small but expanding collection of tiny robots. www.marisadarabi.com

 
Casey Robert Spiegel

Casey Robert Spiegel
Nevek Kier

Casey is a SoCal transplant currently trying to stay sane in San Francisco. He’s currently working toward a BA in Drama (emphasis in Performance) at San Francisco State University, where he was awarded the Clarence Miller Musical Theatre Scholarship in 2015. His focus at SFSU has been in Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, and Voice Over. His original play I'm Here, I'm Queer, and I'm Hungy, a mostly fictional autobiography, was conceived in Roy Conboy's play development workshop and received readings at SFSU and PianoFight in 2015, followed by a workshop in 2016 at Z Space directed by Tracy Ward. Casey also appeared as "Cody" in the premiere of Stuart Bousel's Adventures in Tech (with Pillow Talk on the Side), directed by Allison Page. His college theatre credits include Swimming in the ShallowsStop KissInto the Woods, and Anon(ymous). You can usually find him drinking a Yerba Mate and saying something bitter.

 
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Greywolf
Ferrin Rubinowitz

GreyWolf will be seen next as Willie Clark in Neil Simon’s Sunshine Boys for Marin Onstage, he was last in Pinter’s Dumbwaiter. Previously he was seen as Aegeus in Medea last year for The Breadbox in San Francisco. He has been fortunate to be Richard III, Hamlet, Oberon, Capulet, Leonato, Cassius; Harpagon, the titular Miser, The Player of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Thomas in The Lady’s Not For Burning, Larry in Inspecting Carol, Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys, and many other roles around the Bay Area. He hopes to entertain you well in this adventurous new play.

 
Celeste Conowitch

Celeste Conowitch
Valki Oveyna

Celeste is thrilled to be a part of Quantum Dragon's second production and the opportunity to combine her two great loves: science fiction and theatre. Celeste has been seen in a variety of Bay Area productions since she graduated with her BA in Drama, emphasis Performance, from San Francisco State two years ago; most recently in Breach Once More production of Suburbia and The Breadbox's production of Oh Dad, Poor Dad...(and the rest of that long title). She would like to thank you for your patronage of local theatre and wish you live long and prosper. When not onstage, Celeste also serves as host and DM of the Venture Maidens podcast, a real-play 5th Edition D&D campaign with a cast of badass ladies - check them out at theventuremaidens.com!

 

CREATIVE TEAM

 

Bella Poynton
Playwright

Bella is a freelance playwright and scholar focusing primarily on Science Fiction and Fantasy material. Her plays have been developed at the Great Plains Theater Festival, The Barrow Group, New Perspectives Theater, The Science Fiction Theater Company, Otherworld Theatre, Lookingglass Theater (NYC), the Pittsburgh New Play Festival, Wheelhouse Theatere, and Road Less Traveled Productions. Her play Pope Joan  was a regional finalist at KCACTF and produced at the InCite Arts FEstival in 2009. The Aurora Project was produced at the Science Fiction Theater Company and Otherworld Theatre in 2013 and 2014. Other recent honors include the 8th Annual New Works Festival at Pandora Productions where Medusa Undone was developed, as well as finalist status for both the Woodward/Newman Drama Award and the Samuel French OOB Festival. Upcoming: Advanced Programs System at the First Annual Parallax Science Fiction Theater Festival and Speed of Light at Quantum Dragon Theater Company.

 
Sam Tillis

Sam Tillis
Director

Sam Tillis is the Artistic Director of QDT and geek-of-all-genres. You can read in depth about all of his nerdy credits on the QDT staff page.

 

Cassie Barnes
Lighting Design

Mercedes Mclean
Stage Manager

Mercedes Mclean recently received her BA in Theatre at San Jose State University, studying stage management and lighting design, and has an AA in Dance at Laney College. She was stage manager for Fuddy Meers and Spotlite’s Winter One Acts with Spotlite Stage Co. She has worked in production for a variety of plays and musicals such as Rent and The Great Gatsby at SJSU. She is also a choreographer and dancer of many genres, though her favorites are Modern and Lindy Hop. When she is not behind the scenes, she enjoys spending time with her family and her one-year old son, Quincy, as well as traveling the Bay Area. She also works as an event planner and leasing consultant during the day. 

Cassie Barnes has been involved in technical theatre for the last 10 years, but it was under the instruction of Joan Arhelger at San Francisco State University that her passion for lighting design was born. After graduating from SFSU, where she studied Theatre Arts and Women and Gender Studies, she began her freelance career. Cassie does lighting design all across the greater Bay Area for a variety of companies including The Breadbox, Bay Area Children's Theatre, 99 Stock Productions, Wiley West Productions, and Thunderbird Theatre Company. Although she got her start in theatre, she has since expanded her career to include dance productions, which have led her to work with Applegate Dance Company, Bayer Ballet, Ledoh with Salt Farm, Joe Orrach, and Meredith Webster.

Phil Surtees
Sound Design

Brett Jones
Costume Design

Brett Jones is a designer, teacher, and actor. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and moved to Bay Area in 2013. His costuming work has been seen at the Bay Area Children's Theatre and the Aurora Theatre Company. He is a teaching artist with the California Shakespeare Theatre, planning and executing in classroom residencies, Student Matinee Education Engagement, the Summer Conservatory Program, and afterschool programming in his tenure. He is excited to be a part of the Quantum Dragon family and to help bring this world to life. 

Phil Surtees is a composer and sound designer. Alumni of London's infamous BA PA degree at Middlesex Uni, and veteran of punk ska and indie outfits during a turbulent noughties. Currently enjoying the quiet life making sounds for Quantum Dragons, Silicon Valley Shakespeare and previously All Terrain and Los Altos Theatre companies. Also to be found making records.

Rachel Kerns
Props Design & Scenic Design

Rachel Kerns has been participating in amateur, educational, and professional theatre productions since 2005. In 2012, she graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California with a B.A. in Technical Theatre and Design and, in 2015, graduated from The Lir at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland with a Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design. Prior to her acceptance into The Lir’s MFA Stage Design course, she designed and constructed props for San Francisco-based theatre companies, including 99Stock Productions’ 2012 submission to the New York International Fringe Festival Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness! (Recipient of FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Overall Production). She has since been fortunate enough to participate in a range of different productions including Terminus (January 2014) with Galway-based ThereisBear!, Into the Woods (May 2014) and Midsummer (August 2014) with The Lir, and Spinning (October 2014) with Dublin-based Fishamble.

Jacinta Sutphin
Assistant Director

Jacinta Sutphin is pleased to return to QDT after appearing as Orange in Civil. Other acting credits include Lady MacDuff in Vallejo Shakespeare’s  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. 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.