PHOEBE APPEL (SOREL) is thrilled to be making her debut at Coronado Playhouse! She is currently a junior at San Diego State University, in the Theatre & Performance program, with an emphasis in acting. This spring, she played the Baker’s Wife in a production of Into The Woods, and she also directed her first production of Little Women, through the Skull & Dagger Dramatic Society at SDSU this past fall. Other appearances at State include Rosalind in As You Like It and Betty/Mrs. Saunders in Cloud 9. She is so grateful for her amazing friends, family, and her theatre community she cares for so deeply.
DAVID DARTT (DAVID) is excited to be back on the Coronado Playhouse stage after appearing in this season’s Ripcord. Other notable performances around San Diego County include multiple roles at PowPAC; The Dining Room (2022), Native Gardens (2021), A Christmas Carole (2018) as well as performances in Rumors (Scripps Ranch Theater) and Bedside Manners (OnStage).
ISAÍ LUNA (SANDY) is very excited to be back at Coronado Playhouse! He was previously seen as Scotty in Ripcord. He was also recently part of The Dee Silver M.D. Commission at Cygnet Theater in a reading of Bombs Over Everything! by Ray Yamanouchi. His favorite credits include, Bus Stop, The Taming of the Shrew, Sonnets for an Old Century, Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Stupid F*cking Bird, Dear Harvey and Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower. He would like to thank his friends, family for all the support.
BENJAMIN MONTS (SIMON) is beyond excited to join Coronado Playhouse for Hay Fever. Monts has been seen in First Date as Aaron (OnStage Playhouse) and Reggie/Ex-Boyfriend/Future Son (Tenth Avenue Arts), David in First Day in December, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, and Boland in Dogfight (Toronto). Monts attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and dedicates his performance to his family, his wife; Emily, and all those who have supported him in his journey thus far! @benjamin.monts
BOBBI RANDALL (JUDITH) played Dorothy in the Point Loma Playhouse production of Glorious! and Ann in Lamplighters’ production of The Cocktail Hour. NYC/Regional: Maria in Twelfth Night, Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler, Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, Queen Christina in The Abdication, Lyubov Ranyeskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Fastrada in Pippin and Vincent in Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Celebration of the Artist. B.A in Theatre (Smith College), MFA in Acting (U.Conn).
VIOLETA RUIZ-LOPEZ (JACKIE) is grateful & excited to be returning to Coronado Playhouse this season! She’s a freelance voice actor and she received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from UC Irvine. Some of her previous roles are Olivia in Miss You Like Hell, Vanessa in In The Heights, & Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot. She dedicates this show to her loving familia and friends for always showing her endless love and support. IG: @viioleta__
KATHRYN SCHELLINGER (MYRA) is excited to be returning to Coronado Playhouse after appearing in Clue (Yvette) and Murder on the Orient Express (Ensemble). Other recent credits include The Savannah Sipping Society (Randa) and Air Turbulence (Monica) at PowPAC, Love/Sick at Point Loma Playhouse, and Silent Sky (Henrietta Leavitt) at Lamplighters Theatre. She completed the improv training program at The Groundlings in Los Angeles and has written and performed sketch comedy and improv throughout San Diego.
JACQUELINE WATERWORTH (CLARA) is delighted to revisit Clara, this time in a modern-day setting. Hay Fever (OnStage Playhouse, 2004). She is amused by how she was encouraged to lose her cockney accent, and dedicates this performance to her late mother, Grace Askem/Brown, a World War II evacuee. “You can take the girl out of London, but you can’t take London out of the girl!”
PETE ZANKO (RICHARD) is performing at Coronado Playhouse for the first time. Recent roles include Pete in In The Heat of The Night, Ludie in The Trip to Bountiful, George Bailey in She’s At the Library, Tony in Dial M for Murder, Smith in Murder on the Nile, and Levinsky in Nuts. He also hosts local haunted tours while wearing a very large hat.
HANNAH MEADE (DIRECTOR) is thrilled to be directing Hay Fever at Coronado Playhouse! Hannah is a three time member of the directing cohort at The John F Kennedy Center. San Diego: God of Carnage (Backyard Renaissance, Associate Dir.) Life Sucks (Cygnet, Asst Dir.) Houston: Roe, Murder for Two, NSFW (Stages, Asst. Dir), Actually (SHSU, Dir.) BFA: Sam Houston State University.
LAURA JIMÉNEZ (SWINNG/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is thrilled to return to Coronado Playhouse where she was last seen as Kathy in the live concert of Vanities (2021). Credits elsewhere include Carla in In The Heights at Patio Playhouse (2018), Belen in The Madres at Moxie Theatre (2018), Louisa in Soldadera at Moxie Theatre (2018), Alexander Hamilton in Orlando at San Diego Repertory Theatre (2016) and Wife in Bodas de Sangre at Stagehouse Theatre (2016).
MAYA AIZENMAN (STAGE MANAGER) is excited to be working with Coronado Playhouse for the first time. After graduating San Diego State University in 2022 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a B.A. in Linguistics, she is currently the production manager for Mesa College’s theater program. When she is not working at Mesa College, Maya is a freelance stage manager and has worked with such theaters as The Roustabouts Theatre Co. (Guntopia, Stage Manager/Production Manager) and Diversionary Theatre (Eighty-Sixed, Assistant Stage Manager).
KANDACE CRYSTAL (INTIMACY CONSULTANT) is glad to be back with the CPH team after Intimacy Directing Company and Murder on the Orient Express. Select intimacy credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe), The Children (Moxie Theatre), and Ripped (Loud Fridge Theatre Group).
HANNAH BEERFAS (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is excited to be making her debut at the Coronado Playhouse with Hay Fever. Previous theatrical lighting design credits include Newsies (2023), The Election (2022), Footloose (2022), and Clue (2021) with Grossmont High School, Spring Awakening (2019) with Skull and Dagger Dramatic Society, and Women at War (2018) with CSU San Marcos. Dance design credits include I Love to Love You, Valentine (2023) with Grand American Ballet and Entrances & Exits (2023) and Breaking Boundaries (2022) with Grossmont College.
RUBY VAN RHYN (COSTUME DESIGNER) is happy to be a part of Coronado Playhouse’s production of Hay Fever. This is her first production at CPH. Ruby is currently a student at Grossmont College studying theatre arts. She’s been a part of multiple productions there as well, the last stage managing for She Speaks: A Musical Revue. In her free time Ruby likes to draw and spend time with her two dogs and little sister.
STAN SOTH (SCENIC DESIGNER) is happy and very proud that this production marks the beginnning of his second decade as a member of the Coronado Playhouse family. He has been a builder for innumerable shows and designed sets for a number of CPH productions including Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls and Murder on the Orient Express (Aubrey Award). He expresses endless thank you’s to the many, many skilled and talented designers and builders who have given so much to stand beside him in their accomplishments. He looks forward to more years of being a little cog in this amazing organization he calls his theatre home.
BOB BRUM (SCENIC DESIGNER) joined the CPH set building team three years ago annd rapidly became known as the fastest carpenter in Southern California. His set design experience began last season when he designed CPH’s Hands on a Hard Body and continued as an active co-designer for CPH’s Big Fish. Bob is happy he found the CPH team and is looking forward to many years of developing high quality sets to complement the exceptional productions at Coronado Playhouse.