Chris Koval ~ Dion & others

Chris Koval, Dion & others

Chris received his B.A in theater at Kent State University. He continued his conservatory training in San Francisco at The Bennett Theatre Lab, and is currently Assistant Instructor to Philip Bennett here in Tucson, as well as the drama teacher at Catalina High School. Some of his San Francisco credits include, A Midsummer Night’s DreamCabaretDinner With FriendsBobby Gould in HellFall Out on Turk Street, and It’s a ‘Miserable’ Life. As a member of California Desert Regional Theatre, he performed John Brown’s Body and Lone Star. New to the area, he has recently performed with C.A.S.T (Clean and Sober Theater), a youth outreach program of Cope Mental Health Clinic, as well as Tucson Theatrical Mime Troup. This is Chris’ first production at The Rogue.

Dylan Page ~ Mopsa & Others

 Dylan Page ~ Mopsa & Others

Dylan is currently a Studio Art and Anthropology student at the University of Arizona.  She has performed with The Rogue Theatre as Dewey Dell in As I Lay Dying, Jenny Hill in Major Barbara and Felicity Cunningham in  The Real Inspector Hound.  Her other recent credits include Flaminia in Commedia dell’Arte Day with the Illegitimate Theatre Ensemble, Janice in Member of the Wedding (Arizona Onstage Productions), and Evelyn in The Shape of Things (Arizona Repertory Theatre).

Marissa Garcia ~ Dorcas & Others

Marissa Garcia, Dorcas & Others

Marissa performed with The Rogue Theatre as Barbara Undershaft in Major Barbara. She is a Tucson native and received her BFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. Since graduating, Marissa has performed and directed with companies throughout Arizona, Colorado and California. She was seen on Los Angeles stages in premieres of Bernardo Solano’s Lost and Evangeline Ordaz’s Visitors’ Guide to Arivaca, a show she was also involved in here with Borderlands Theater. Other credits include: Ana in Living Out (2005 Mac Award Nominee–Best Actress), Julia in School of the Americas (Borderlands Theater); Thomasina in Arcadia, Cordelia in King Lear (Arizona Repertory Theatre); and Evelyn in Close Ties (Catalina Players).

Christopher Johnson ~ Rogero & Others

Christopher Johnson, Rogero & Others

Christopher is currently in his fifth season as the Artistic Director of Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop, where acting credits include Thom Pain (based on nothing), Jailbait, Dying City, Kimberly Akimbo, The Santaland Diaries, Say You Love Satan, The Eating Disorder Talent Show (which he wrote), Mr. Marmalade, Cloud 9, The Rocky Horror Show, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lemon Sky (Mac Award Nomination, Best Actor), The Penis Monologues, Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Mac Award Nomination, Best Actor), Savage In Limbo, Dog Sees God, Bug, Sweet Eros, Fat Pig, Tape, Corpus Christi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus. He has performed elsewhere with Winding Road Theater Ensemble (United, Fifth of July, The Lion in Winter, Armor), Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Camino Real, Antony & Cleopatra), Invisible Theatre (Swimming in the Shallows), Brachiate Theatre Project (Macbeth), 1984 Theatre (Waiting for Godot) and Tucson’s Shakespeare Under The Stars (Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing). This is Christopher’s first appearance at The Rogue.

Lee Rayment ~ Archimedes & Others

Lee Rayment, Archimedes & Others

Lee performed the role of Stephen Undershaft in The Rogue Theatre’s production of Major Barbara. He is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado. Lee has recently returned from a brief stint abroad. Some previous roles include Katurian in The Pillowman for The Now Theatre, Salieri in Amadeus, Pantalone in The Servant of Two Masters, and Mr. Cladwell in Urinetown.

Dan Thomson ~ Cleomenes & Others

Daniel Thomson, Cleomenes & Others

Dan is a Theatre, Film and Television student currently studying at the U of A. With The Now Theatre he has appeared in This Property is Condemned, A Night of Three Short Plays, The Bald Soprano, and G.B. Shaw’s Overruled, which he directed. Dan is a member of The Charles Darwin Experience, the University of Arizona’s only all-improv comedy group.

Philip Bennett ~ Antigonus

Philip Bennett, Antigonus

Philip G. Bennett is a graduage of the four-year training program in acting, teaching and directing at the American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art. He has been training actors professionally for more than forty years.

He served as Assistant Artistic Director, actor, and instructor under the Russian émigré teacher, author, and director, Sonia Moore, American Stanislavski Theatre.

He made his professional debut on the New York stage in 1970 as Lopachin in Chekhov’s, The Cherry Orchard, and played such roles as: Cabot in O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, Nato in Pirandello’s To Clothe the Naked, King Alonso in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

In 1976 he founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy and its professional company, The Stanislavski Ensemble. He later transformed the Academy into The Bennett Theatre Lab in San Francisco and the TheatreLab & Conservatory in Tucson.

James Cockrell ~ Mamillus

 James Cockrell ~ Mamillus

James is an eighth-grader at Orange Grove Middle School. He has been an active member with the Tucson Diving Team at the UA Aquatic Center and sings in the St. Philip’s St. Nicholas and Schola Choirs. Recently James played the role of John Henry in The Member of the Wedding for the Arizona Onstage Productions. Before that he sang the role of Harry in the UA School of Music’s production of Britten’s opera Albert Herring. James has been a frequent actor at the UA School of Theatre Arts where he played the roles of Winthrop in The Music Man, Tommy (age 5) in Tommy and in The Miracle Worker andCarousel. The role of Mamillius is his tenth on stage, beginning with his Arizona Opera debut in Madama Butterfly at age of 3½. James attended the Interlochen Arts Camp for five summers in northern Michigan, where in addition to singing, acting, dancing and playing the violin, he enjoyed riding his bike, swimming, fishing and cookouts.

Julian Martinez, Florizel

Julian was last seen in Rogue Theatre’s As I Lay Dying.  Other Tucson credits include Borderlands’ White Tie Ball as Edward Moreno and Oedipus El Rey.  He trained at the School at Steppenwolf, the Second City Conservatory, received his BFA from Columbia College Chicago and attended PCPA Theaterfest’s conservatory program.  In Chicago he’s performed with Urban Theatre, Steppenwolf, The Second City, Writers’ Theater, Lookingglass, Chicago Art Institute’s Voices program and numerous Chicago storefronts.  He co-produced a webisodic series, which he’s in the process of turning into a novel trilogy.

Dallas Thomas ~ Perdita

Dallas Thomas, Perdita
Dallas is the Production Manager for Stories that Soar!  She holds a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma State University. With The Rogue, she has performed the roles of Miranda in The Tempest and Juliet inImmortal Longings. Dallas has appeared locally with Beowulf Alley Theatre (Wait Until Dark), The Invisible Theatre (Natives, Don’t Talk to the Actors, Premiere) and Live Theatre Workshop (Prelude to a Kiss), among others.