Announcing the Acting Company

Meet the Acting Company for PlayGround and 24 Hour Plays Inaugural THE 24 HR. PLAYS: BAY AREA!

Rinabeth Apostol* recently appeared in Leah Nanako Winkler’s TWO MILE HOLLOW at Potrero Stage, Min Kahng’s THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks (TBA Award nomination), Eugenie Chan’s MADAME HO, and Jiehae Park’s PEERLESS at Marin Theatre Company. Other world premiere roles include: Tala in MONSTRESS (American Conservatory Theatre), Gloria Windham (The Nymphomaniac) in the musical THE CABLE CAR NYMPHOMANIAC (FOGG Theater), Ana in Lauren Gunderson’s FIRE WORK (TheatreFirst), FIRST (PlayGround/Aluminous Collective), THE KITE RUNNER (Arizona Theatre Company & San Jose Rep) and USAPING PUKI: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Skirball Center for the Arts, New York). She has also appeared in: ALIENS WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS (B Street Theatre Company), OTHELLO (Marin Theatre Company), OF MICE AND MEN (San Jose Rep On Tour), AVENUE Q (San Jose Stage Company), RED (TheatreWorks) and IMELDA: THE MUSICAL (East West Players, Los Angeles).  Rinabeth has worked with Magic Theatre, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Playwrights Foundation, Crowded Fire, American Musical Theatre of San Jose and the Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles. Her TV/film credits include appearances on Nickelodeon, Showtime, LOGO and several independent films, including LIT, which received critical acclaim at Frameline, Outfest, and Palm Springs International Film Festivals last summer.  Rinabeth is also an educator/activist. When she’s not performing, you can find her choreographing for musicals or lecturing on gender and racial inequity in the performing arts. She is also a proud company member of PlayGround, Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, and SAG-AFTRA.

Julia Brothers’* last San Francisco appearance was as God in The Kilbane’s rock opera WEIGHTLESS at Z Space, directed by Becca Wolff.  In the Bay Area, Julia has worked at Magic Theatre, Aurora, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, A.C.T., Brava! Theatre, San Jose Stage, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Rep, Sacramento Theatre Company, Pacific Repertory Theatre and is a company member at B Street Theatre and PlayGround. Regionally, Julia has worked at Arizona Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse, GEVA Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, Virginia Stage Festival, Merrimack Rep and George Street Playhouse; Off Broadway at Westside Arts and on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

David Cramer* has a BFA from the University of New Mexico, studied at London’s Royal Academy and HB Studios in New York. He has performed locally with the Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Shotgun Players, Word for Word and Ragged Wing Ensemble. Television and film roles include M*A*S*H, The Waltons, Nash Bridges, The Last Word and Falcon Crest among others. He is a delightedly proud member of PlayGround.

Tristan Cunningham’s* Bay Area credits include A WINTER’S TALE, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with California Shakespeare Theater, THE ARSONISTS with Aurora Theater, TREE with the San Francisco Playhouse and SKELETON CREW with TheaterWorks Silicon Valley. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, a TBA and BATCC Award winner for her work in THE TAMING at Marin Shakespeare Theater, and a talent with Dan Hoff Agency and Citizen Skull Production Management. 

Douglas B. Giorgis* has performed on stages across the country from Off-Broadway (La Mama, Musicals Tonight!) and Indie Theatres (Retro Productions Company Member, Boomerang) in New York, to Regional Houses (San Diego Rep., Barnstormers-NH, Alliance Theatre-GA, Arizona Theatre Co-AZ) and local companies (Marin Theatre Co, San Jose Rep, Aurora, 42nd St. Moon, a 3 Girls Theatre Resident Artist and a PlayGround Company Member).

Cindy Goldfield* is thrilled to be back at PlayGround. An award-winning actor and director, her regional performing credits include: A.C.T., Center Rep, San Jose Rep, TheatreWorks, Broadway by the Bay, Marin Theatre Company, New Conservatory Theatre Center, 42nd Street Moon,  and Back It Up Prod. New York credits include D’Arcy Drollinger’s Project: Lohan, and Mr. Irresistible, at La MaMa E.T.C. Goldfield also enjoys a thriving cabaret career, collaborating with Scrumbly Koldewyn and David Aaron Brown.

Gwen Loeb* has been a company member with PlayGround since 2000 and is delighted to be taking part in the 24-Hour Plays! Gwen is currently in rehearsals for GRAVEYARD SHIFT at SF Playhouse. Other recent productions include: Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and Mrs. Bennet in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, at Livermore Shakespeare Festival; Brenda in CAN YOU HEAR ME BABY with Prospect Theatre in New York; Rose in STRANGE LADIES with Central Works; the Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; Pauline in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, and Babette in THE ARSONISTS at Aurora Theatre Company; and Gertrude Stein in the one-woman show THERE THERE with First Person Singular. Gwen is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Lisa Morse*: Local: Marin Theatre Co., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Symmetry Theatre, Just Theatre, PlayGround, Playwrights Foundation.  Regional: Missouri Rep, Kennedy Center, Boston Playwrights Theatre. NYC: Lincoln Center, CSC, P.S. 122, The Lark. Favorite roles: Maya in BRIGHT SHINING SEA, Woman in THE OTHER PLACE, Beverly Onion in ABOMINABLE, Mom in DOWN A LITTLE DIRT ROAD, Miss Finknagle in the film “MISS FINKNAGLE SUCCUMBS TO CHAOS”.

Joseph Patrick O’Malley* is a Bay Area Native and has performed at Cal Shakes, Aurora Theatre Co., Marin Theatre Co., Theatreworks, Shotgun Players, Just Theatre and Killing My Lobster. Regionally: Guthrie Theatre, the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse and the B Street Theatre. On Film: Blood Ties (Cannes 2014), brief. (NVFF 2017). Joseph is also a teaching artist and holds an MFA from USC.

Stephanie Prentice’s* past Bay Area productions include THE CHRISTIANS, COMPANY and OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET with San Francisco Playhouse, VALUE OVER REPLACEMENT, BEST OF PLAYGROUND 20, and BEST OF PLAYGROUND 19 with PlayGround, PARDON MY ENGLISH, CALL ME MADAM, THE BOY FRIEND and BAKER STREET with 42nd Street Moon, COMEDY OF ERRORS, ROMEO AND JULIET, and TWELFTH NIGHT with Shakespeare at Stinson, and THE FARM with TheatreFIRST and with Shotgun Players, among others. Stephanie is a Bay Area native, a graduate of the Santa Clara University Theatre and Dance program, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. She is a PlayGround company member, and also serves on the Creative Development Board and is the Casting Director at TheatreFIRST in Berkeley.

Cathleen Riddley* is a multiple award-winning actor who has performed at numerous Bay Area Theaters. She is a company member at PlayGround and Shotgun Players, and a member of AEA and TBA.  She is an alumna of The Juilliard School and an ASL Interpreter. A project close to her heart is working with incarcerated men in San Quentin.

JW Walker* returns to his roots as an actor after extensive experience as a producer in both theater and film.   He produced the Academy Award winning The Incredibles at Pixar and served as associate producer for Warner Bros.’ Osmosis Jones and The Iron Giant. He was an Executive Producer on Disney’s Tomorrowland.  Recently he produced Incredibles 2. He was Managing Director at the of the Tony Award winning Victory Gardens Theatre where he produced over 30 new plays. Walker also served as President of the League of Chicago Theaters for three years; as General Manager of the Royal George Theatre; Managing Director of Peninsula Players Theatre; and as General Manager for Cullen, Henaghan & Platt.   Walker co-produced John Logan’s Hauptmann at New York’s Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre before moving his career into feature films at Warner Bros. 

Pamela Gaye Walker* is a playwright, screenwriter, and director for both theatre and film, and is the president of GHOST RANCH PRODUCTIONS. She has taught acting for 20 years, both privately and in class – most recently at Pixar Studios. OFF-BROADWAY: HAUPTMANN. REGIONAL: SEA MARKS (Royal George, Chicago, Jefferson Award Nomination), HANNAH FREE (Victory Gardens, Chicago, Actress of the Year), AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Aurora Theatre),  WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST (Magic Theatre),  JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN (Aurora Theatre),  THE LAST SCHWARTZ (Zephyr Theatre, L.A.),  ALFRED STEIGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE (FCT, L.A. Best Actress & Best Production), BROOKLYN BOY (Theatreworks, Palo Alto),  LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ( Peninsula Players). FILM: Wooly Boys, The Incredibles, Last Rites.

Reggie D. White* Off-Broadway: HUNDRED DAYS (NYTW, Public Theater – UTR), I & YOU (59E59 Theaters), FOR THE LAST TIME (Clurman Theatre). Other Theatrical Credits include: THE BLUEST EYE (Arden Theatre), AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS (The Movement Theatre Company), THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE (People’s Light), FRONTIERES SANS FRONTIERES (Bushwick Starr), THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI (La Jolla Playhouse/Berkeley Rep), PARTY PEOPLE (Berkeley Rep). Film & TV: Gotham, Blindspot, The Parent ‘Hood, “Buzzer”, “Medias Res”, “Stranger In Blood”. Training: Atlantic Theater School, Cal State Hayward. Reggie is an Associate Artist at Merrimack Repertory Theatre and a Company Member of The Williams Project – a living wage theatre company. Reggie is also a Barrymore & NAACP Award Nominee and a recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship. www.reggiedwhite.netAaron Wilton* is elated to be working with PlayGround again; he was last seen in their Spring production of BRIGHT SHINING SEA. He’s been acting for 25 years and has numerous credits in Film, TV, video games, commercials and regional stages. Proud member of Actors’ Equity, The Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA and the PlayGround acting company.