The River Bride

Cast

PAULA REBELO

Belmira

Paula Rebelo is a Brazilian actress based in Los Angeles. She is thrilled to be making her debut with ATC. Select credits include The Clean House (Boise Contemporary Theater); The Temptation of St. Antony (FourLarks Ovation Award winner for Acting Ensemble); Sheila Callaghan’s That Pretty Petty; or The Rape Play (Son of Semele); Theatre Movement Bazaar’s Big Shot (South Coast Repertory Bootleg Theater, and international tours to Scotland and China); and CalArts Center for New Performance’s Prometheus Bound (The Getty Villa). In early 2018, Rebelo will be playing Gwenevere in Theatre Movement Bazaar’s newest show, The Grail Project, in Los Angeles. She holds a B.F.A. from CalArts. www.paularebelo.com.

SARITA OCÓN

Helena

Sarita Ocón is thrilled to make her ATC debut. Theatrical credits include The Mathematics of Love (Brava Theater); The Crucible (Play- Makers Repertory); To The Bone, Othello, Waiting For Lefty (Ubuntu Theater Project); PLACAS (Los Angeles Theatre Center, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, South Coast Repertory, San Francisco International Arts Festival, and others); Twelfth Night (California Shakespeare Theater); Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (San Francisco Playhouse); Ghost Light (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Night Over Erzinga (Golden Thread Productions); Ghosts of the River (ShadowLight Productions); The House on Mango Street, School of the Americas, Dog Lady / Evening Star (Teatro Visión). Ms. Ocón received her BA from Stanford University and is the recipient of the 2016 RHE Charitable Foundation Artistic Fellowship. She is a proud company member of HERO Theatre in Los Angeles and Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland. She is a co-founding member of the Bay Area Latino Theatre Artists Network. www.saritaocon.com.

LEANDRO CANO

Señor Costa

Regional favorites include Rules of Seconds (Latino Theater Company); Motherf***er With the Hat, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, American Falls (barebones productions); El Henry (La Jolla Playhouse); Of Mice & Men (Pittsburgh Playhouse); Stories, Romeo & Juliet, Fables (Denver Center Theatre Company); Oedipus el Rey, Colony Collapse (The Theatre @ Boston Court); American Falls (Echo Theater Company); The Tempest, The Fattest Man in the World Lives Upstairs (Yale Summer Cabaret); The Rats, Amigo’s Blue Guitar, American Buffalo, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Genesis, Don Juan (Perseverance Theatre). Film: Jonestown, Fugue, In the Death Room, Coming & Going. Television work includes: Bull, CSI: Miami, Castle, Without a Trace, Life, Huge, General Hospital, Boston Legal, Days of Our Lives.

SEAN BURGOS

Duarte

Sean Burgos is a Los Angeles based actor in film/TV and voiceover in both English and Spanish language markets. He has just wrapped on the feature film Emerald Run starring alongside Baywatch star David Chokachi. Previously, he starred in the indie shorts: Elie’s Overcoat, The Case of Conrad Cooper, and Coyotes. Sean is co-founder of Actor’s Circle Ensemble and has starred in The Indian Wants the Bronx and Hedda Gabler off-Broadway, and Experiment at South Coast Repertory. His company also sponsors the hit Orange County New Playwright’s Festival, OC-Centric. Sean has made his mark in the voiceover world, lending his voice to a multitude of radio/TV advertisements, trailers, animation, and video games. His recent credits include: Comedy Bang Bang!, Para Ellos, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

DENA MARTINEZ

Señora Costa

Dena Martinez is thrilled to be working at Arizona Theatre Company. Her regional theatre credits include: Fuddy Meers and A Streetcar Named Desire (Marin Theatre Company); American Night and The House of the Spirits (Denver Center Theatre Company); Sunsets and Margaritas and Distracted (TheatreWorks); Barancas and Holy Food (Magic Theatre); American Night (Cal Shakes); The Taming of the Shrew and La Posada Magica (San Jose Rep). Other theatres include: Seeing Double and Secrets in the Sand (San Francisco Mime Troupe); August Osage County and Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (Capital Stage); The Clean House and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Pacific Rep); Reckless and Gibraltar (San Jose Stage); This World in a Woman’s Hands (Shotgun Players); Cloud Tectonics and Dia De los Cuentos (B Street Theatre); Simply Maria and El Soldado Razo (El Teatro Campesino). Ms. Martinez has also worked with Campo Santo, Teatro Vision, Word for Word, Berkeley Rep, and American Conservatory Theatre. TV/Film: La Pastorela, Village of the Damned, Technolust, Wolf, You Can Choose, Short Stories and Tall Tales. Voices for Pixar Animation and Zoetrope.

HUGO E. CARBAJAL

Moises

Hugo E. Carbajal is excited for his first show with Arizona Theatre Company. Mr. Carbajal is a collective member of the Tony Award-winning political theatre company the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He has performed with companies such as Marin Theatre Company, AlterTheater Ensemble, TeatroVision, and Su Teatro. Mr. Carbajal was also in the premiere of Marisela Treviño Orta’s Heart Shaped Nebula at Shotgun Theatre Ensemble. Television credits include Goliath on Amazon, Chance on HULU, and Scandal on ABC.

Creative Team

MARISELA TREVIÑO ORTA

Playwright

Marisela Treviño Orta is an award-winning playwright in her third year of study at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays include: American Triage, Braided Sorrow (2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, 2009 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama), Ghost Limb (2017 Brava Theater world premiere), Heart Shaped Nebula (2015 Shotgun Players world premiere), and Woman on Fire (2016 Camino Real Productions world premiere). Currently, she is working on a cycle of fairy tales inspired by Latinx mythology, which includes The River Bride (2016 Oregon Shakespeare Festival world premiere), Wolf at the Door, and Alcira. Most recently, Marisela presented her new play Shoe at the Kennedy Center as part of the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights Week. She is an alumna of the Playwrights Foundation’s Resident Playwright Initiative, a founding member of the Bay Area Latino Theatre Artists Network, and a Steering Committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons.

KINAN VALDEZ

Director

Recent credits include: Off-Broadway: La Esquinita, USA (Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre). Regional credits: Heart of Heaven (Center Theatre Group); Corridos Remix (San Diego Repertory). Other theatres: Zoot Suit (National Tour); Popol Vuh Trilogy, Mummified Deer, Victor in Shadow, and Sam Burgesa & The Pixie Chicks (El Teatro Campesino). Film: Ballad of a Soldier (ETC/CTR Productions). Mr. Valdez is an educator at the University of California Santa Cruz and San Jose State University and is a national organizer for the Latina/o Theatre Commons.

REGINA GARCIA

Scenic Designer

Regina Garcia returns to Arizona Theatre Company, where she designed La Esquinita, USA. She is an Illinois-based scenic designer, who has had longstanding relationships with renowned Latino theatres including Repertorio Español, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, INTAR, and Pregones Theater. Recent projects include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Rembrandt (Steppenwolf); and El Paso Blue (GALA Hispanic Theater, Helen Hayes Nomination). Ms. Garcia is a Fellow of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers and the Princess Grace Awards, USA. She is a company member with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Chicago) and a Regional Associate Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and Advisory Board for the Latinx Theatre Commons.

ROSE PEDERSON

Costume Designer

Arizona Theatre Company: The Heidi Chronicles, Fertility Rights, Fires in the Mirror, Dancing at Lughnasa, Shadowlands, Private Eyes, La Malinche. Broadway: Largely New York (Kennedy Center). Regional: 47 plays including Roz and Ray, A View From The Bridge, Outside Mullingar, Red, Road to Mecca, and The Heidi Chronicles at Seattle Repertory Theatre; 28 plays including The Royale, The Price, Middletown, The Invisible Hand, and Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam at A Contemporary Theatre; Nickel and Dimed and Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam (Mark Taper Forum); The Importance of Being Earnest (Berkeley Repertory Theater); How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Pajama Game (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Nickel and Dimed, Electra, Ghosts (Intiman Theater). Other theatres include New Century Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, The Merc Playhouse, and Theatre Under The Stars.

DAVID LEE CUTHBERT

Lighting and Projections Designer

David Lee Cuthbert returns to Arizona Theatre Company, where he designed lights for Chapter Two, An Act of God, Disgraced, Around the World in 80 Days, The Importance of Being Earnest, God of Carnage, and Lost in Yonkers; lights and projections for Snapshots, Next to Normal, The Kite Runner, and Enchanted April; and lights, projections, and scenery for Romeo and Juliet. He lit Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays on Broadway and its subsequent tours and the HBO film. Off-Broadway, his lighting and projections for The Snow Queen won the award for best overall design at the New York Musical Theater Festival. Internationally, he designed Terminal, directed by Joseph Chaikin, and his scenic and lighting design for The History (and Mystery) of the Universe has been seen at major theatres across the country. His regional credits include San Jose Rep, Arena Stage, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Old Globe. Mr. Cuthbert is a Professor of Design at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

EMILIANO VALDEZ

Sound Designer

Emiliano Valdez is a second-generation music composer and performer whose career has spanned 25 years of professional theatre and music production work. His regional musical director/composer credits include Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven (Center Theatre Group). Other credits include: Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, Ubu Roi, The Four Agitators, Zoot Suit, La Virgen de Tepeyac, La Pastorela, La Gran Carpa de Los Rasquachis, Corridos Remix, Voices of the Community, and Shockingly Shockley. Professional film and television credits include: Ballad of a Soldier, Beto the Diabetic, A Nightmare on Aids Street, Mexico: an IMAX Experience, The Kwoon, Amor y Tomates, and Oscar.

ROSALINDA MORALES AND PAULINE O’CON

Casting

Rosalinda Morales and Pauline O’con bring together diversified experiences from the theatre, independent, network, and studio casting worlds. Uniting their professional relationships in the agency and management communities, and utilizing various sources outside of the normal casting search criteria, they work collaboratively with their filmmakers, producers, and directors in creating a cast that showcases the increasingly diverse population of audiences that exist today.

BRUNO INGRAM

Stage Manager

Bruno Ingram has worked as a professional stage manager since 1998 for a number of companies. ATC: Talley’s Folly, The Underpants, Anna in the Tropics, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Ella, To Kill a Mockingbird, Somebody/Nobody, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, and The Mountaintop. Other regional credits include productions at Cleveland Play House, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Pasadena Playhouse, and Theatre for a New Audience.

EMMA DEVORE

Assistant to the Stage Manager

Emma Devore served as Assistant to the Stage Manager for ATC’s productions of Holmes and Watson, Fiddler on the Roof, King Charles III, …Discord, Of Mice and Men, Fences, Disgraced, Romeo and Juliet, Murder for Two, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Around the World in 80 Days, Xanadu, The Importance of Being Earnest, Clybourne Park, Freud’s Last Session, Lombardi, God of Carnage, and The Great Gatsby. Regionally, she has worked at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Phoenix Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, and Southwest Shakespeare Company. She was the Production Stage Manager for E&M Theatrical’s Las Vegas production of The D*Word: A Musical, and has toured with the vaudeville troupe Handsome Little Devils, and with The Magic of David Copperfield.