About The Company

Jane Bartholomew (June/Stacy/Ellie/Doris) is excited to join T@F for the staged reading of The Bakery. Credits include Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple in Wellesley and Dr. Gorgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig in Belmont. She has also studied Meisner, has appeared in student films and worked as an extra in Grownups, Edge of Darkness, and Brotherhood.

Cindy Bell (Zara Boyajian) is delighted to be participating in this premiere event. She and Lisë performed together at T@F last summer and when Cindy saw that Lisë had written a screenplay, she was eager to be on board. It has been a wonderful experience.

Stephen Bagg, Jr. (Leon Vasquez/Grandpa//Duncan/Mr. Boyajian/Waiter/Emile) – This is Stephen's second show, and he's glad to be back again through T@F. A native of Miami, he's been in and around Boston for almost a decade, and still likes the winters. His thanks go out to his family and a cast that makes it fun to sit still for a long time.

Hilary Caplan (Technical Director) – This is Hilary's 4th production with T@F. When not working on theatre, she can be found indoctrinating 6th graders with geeky movies.

Sonia Chintha (Narrator) is a middle school English teacher who has a love for theatre and is excited to be back on the stage.

Chris DeKalb (Producer/House Manager) is pleased to be working on another T@F production, especially one with so many cupcakes. During the day he's a project manager at Books24x7.com.

Nellie Farrington (Rita Morgan) has been working on an array of show types this month from recorded (PMRP's The Mask of Inanna), to staged reading (T@F's The Bakery), to fully staged play (Ocean Wave Productions' All in the Timing: Sure Thing), and the day-to-day improvisation of teaching college mathematics (MMA's Algebra and Trigonometry and Calculus 1). It has been an interesting month. Also, she's glad to be here working with T@F again, glad you're here to enjoy it, and now she feels the need to go home and bake.

Zach Gillette (Gregor Boyajian) is a 20-year-old sophomore at Tufts, majoring in Psychology and Pre-Med. He was born and raised in Medford by an amazing family, graduated from Medford High School in 2009, and is very excited to be a part of The Bakery.

Nicole Kinsley (Fran Morgan) has performed in approximately 50 shows, and, on an unrelated note, is about to graduate from law school.

Andy Lebrun (Miles/Teddy/David/Tom) – This is Andy's 11th show with T@F (omg rly? ya rly!). You can hear his voice acting at The Mask of Inanna (a Post-Meridian Players studio production) and see him in All in the Timing on May 13th (for Ocean Wave Productions). In each of these three shows, he gets to play multiple characters, which is a favorite challenge of his.

Neil Marsh (Joe Morgan) is appearing on the stage for the first time with T@F since its founding. Previously, he has been behind the scenes, usually making sure each play has a terrific soundscape and musical score. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Post-Meridian Radio Players, T@F's sister organization.

Briavael O'Reilly (Sue Spalding/Gram/Mrs. Boyajian) likes to do stuff: theatre stuff, music stuff, radio stuff, outside stuff. She's thrilled to be doing acting stuff with Lisë and T@F, after an 18-month absence from the stage. After this she'll be focusing mostly on marriage stuff, as she gets ready for her September wedding. Love to Nicolette, and break a leg everyone!

Michael Simon (Sammy Booth/Mr. Jones) has been performing in Boston since 2004, most recently in Fishnet-Networks.Net, a satire opening for its fourth season this summer, Bad Habit Productions' Stop, Kiss, and Arlington Friends of the Drama's Our Town, as well as in children's fare playing a variety of baddies with the Makeshift Theatre Company. He is also very active in radio-style audio-drama/comedy, both as a performer with the Post-Meridian Radio Players and as a co-writer for the space-comedy serial, Red Shift: Intergalactic Do-Gooder, and the forthcoming children's edutainment, King Midas. Michael is a healthcare strategy consultant in his spare time, but he's grateful to Xu all the time.

Lisë Stern (Writer/Director) writes on topics ranging from software to health to travel, but her specialty is food. She's written four books, including Culinary Tea, How to Keep Kosher, and The Boston Food Lover and edits two food-related magazines: Hannaford supermarket's fresh and Taste of the Seacoast. She was in the cast of T@F's improv troupe Cat Soup and Festival@First 7: Shaken Up Shakespeare. She's thrilled to bring The Bakery to life with this wonderful troupe of actors.

Sweet Wednesday's Dave Falk and Lisa Housman (Musicians) have won numerous songwriting awards, including First Place in the Great American Song Contest. Their fun, engaging show has played to crowds of all ages at venues ranging from coffeehouses at folky haunts like Club Passim in Cambridge to raucous bars, intellectual college campuses, and the wedding of a couple whose first date was a Dave & Lisa show. Their debut album, Wherever You Go, is available at www.sweetwednesday.com.

Tianna Tagami (Marlene Morgan) moved to the Boston area from Phoenix last September. This is Tianna's first foray into the Greater Boston theatre scene, and she certainly hopes it won't be her last.

Jessica Viator (Dotty, Cynthia, Corinne) – Jessica received her bachelor's degree in theatre arts, performance/directing from Franklin Pierce College. Mostly, she concentrates on directing, namely, The Sirens of War, part of the Big Broadcast of 1946 with The Post-Meridian Radio Players and The 15-Minute Hamlet, and a staged reading of Will Eno's Tragedy: A Tragedy with T@F. This is the first time Jess has been on stage as an actor since 2009, when she burned crops and terrorized princesses as a dragon in T@F's Never After.