Victoria Tamez ( Creator, Director, Actress) email@example.com
Victoria is a bicoastal actor, director, singer, dancer, and lover of physical theatre. She is currently earning her BFA at the New School for Drama in NYC and is a graduate of the Theatre Department at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Most recently, Victoria made her Off-Off Broadway debut as Ophelia in the solo show Hamlet & Ophelia with the Semicolon Theatre Company. She has also gotten to play Juliet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in a pre-show event (directed by Ben Donnenber of Shakespeare LA) for the National Ballet of Canada. Previous credits include Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Chloe (Arcadia), and Tomoko in I'll Still Love You from Kyoto (Nominated for Best Actress at the 2014 MoonDance Film Festival). She has also been awarded the Lupe Ontiveros Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Merit in Theatre.
Victoria has been a part of numerous workshops, readings, and world premiers; most recently she participated in a staged reading with Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA during their inaugural festival of LA Fest. She has also had the chance to travel the world by collaborating and performing with the Hangzouh School for the Arts to premiere Pacific Cinderella the Musical in Hangzouh, China. As of late, she's been working as a company member of the Naked Angels Theatre Company's Issues Lab in New York to help create new, socially conscious, devised theatre.
Eliana Pipes (Creator, Writer, Director, Actress)
Eliana Pipes is an actress, produced playwright, and filmmaker currently studying at Columbia University in New York City. She graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she was in the theater department. In 2013, she was as a national finalist for the August Wilson Monologue Competition with the Center Theater Group, performing at the Mark Taper Forum and the August Wilson Theater on Broadway. She's a three time Young Arts winner for dramatic writing (2013-2015); and a winner in the spoken theater category (2014). From 2007 to 2010 she performed in summer shows with The Actor’s Gang Theater in Culver City as an ensemble member.
As a writer, in 2013 Eliana was a winner of the Blank Theater's Young Playwright's Festival, where her play “Mom, Put Your Flask Away” was produced at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood. In January 2015, her play “From Another House” premiered in San Diego at the Old Globe as a winner in the California Playwright's Project. She was also a winner in the 2014 Young Playwrights, Inc. competition and in January 2015 her play “Snow Gray” received a staged reading off-Broadway. In summer 2015, her play “To Serve Butter” premiered at Ensemble Studio Theater/LA as part of LAFEST.
She’d like to extend her thanks to the Center Theater Group, the Actor’s Gang Theater, The Young Storytellers program, and the Western Justice Center for helping her realize her goals of creating social change through art.