SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN by Craig Pospisil
Directed By Kristen Fogle and George Bailey.
Produced By Jerry Pilato
The cast....Production Closed 6/29
Timothy Benson (Jasper): is a former Marine turned actor. After the liberation of Iraq, he returned to a high school interest of his—theater. Since receiving his honorable discharge, he has had the privilege of being in several plays across San Diego County. He recently played Antonio in the comedy I Take This Man at the Broadway Theatre in Vista and Weekend Comedy; he has also been in several others including The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Hollywood) at the Compass Theatre, Come Back, Little Sheba (Turk) at the Community Actors Theatre, and A Christmas Carol (Fred) at the Avo Theatre in Vista and Star On The Door with Different Stages at The Sunshine Brooks in Oceanside. He is absolutely stoked you've come to the show and can't wait for you to be just as enamored with the cast and play as he.
Chris Braden (Mr. Sanders) is currently a student at Mira Costa Community College where he has performed in a number of shows. Some of his favorites were: Charley's Aunt, Machinal, and Henry IV - Part 1. He plans to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree and further his career in acting. This is his second performance outside of school. He is happy to be a part of this play and Different Stages inaugural production at the Electric Ladyland.
Ed Cao (Man in Elevator, Man 2): is a theatre gradate from the University of Riverside. This singer, actor, writer, and dancer has run crew for Velina Hasu Houston's House of Chaos, Love of the Nightingale, Julius Caesar, and Urinetown. He was worked with The Children's University Theater's productions of Disney's Jungle Book and Wonderland! Recently he was seen in Once Upon a Mattress as the Jester as well as the choreographer. Some favorite roles include: Fourthwall's production of Hair!, a mouse in California Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, Baby John in West Side Story, Scarecrow in The Wiz, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Paris Hilton in the student production Pieces of Paris, Jamie in A Bad Night in a Men's Room at Sunset Boulevard, and currently his costume character roles at Sea World.
Beth Gallagher (Mary, Lawyer): has her Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from SDSU and directs the After School Theatre Program at Rancho Santa Fe School. Upcoming: The Missing Gap (Sierra) with NeoTribalist Films. Previous acting credits include: Fat Pig (Jeannie) at Patio Playhouse, Come Back, Little Sheba (Marie) at Community Actor's Theatre, and Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins (Agnes) at Diversionary Theatre. Previous technical theater credits include: Next Fall (Stage Manager), Fair Use (Stage Manager), Santa Claus Is Coming Out (Stage Manager), [Title Of Show] (Stage Manager), Speech And Debate (Assistant Director), Marriage Bed (Stage Manager), and The New Century (Scenic Artist) at Diversionary; Bent (Scenic Artist and Properties) at ion/Diversionary; Jack Goes Boating (Assistant Director) and Hurlyburly (Properties) at ion; Jesus Chris Superstar (Scenic Artist and Properties) at YTC; Il Travatore, The Most Happy Fella, Showboat, and Porgy And Bess (Properties Master) at Utah Festival Opera Company; and Miss Saigon (Dresser) at Starlight Theatre.
Maelyn Gándola (Holly): is a San Diego native, Maelyn has performed and directed all over the county. Recent credits include: And Then There Were None and Almost, Maine with Carlsbad Playreaders, The Vagina Monologues with Diversity Arts, How The Other Half Loves at Scripps Ranch Theatre, and Foggerty’s Fairy with Talent to aMuse. The current Artistic Director of Carlsbad Playreaders, Maelyn holds a BA in Directing & Communications from BYU. Maelyn is also an accomplished playwright, dramaturg, and acting coach.
Matthew Gherna (Chris, Homeless Man, Man 3): Matthew is thrilled to be working with Different Stages Productions. Having performed all over North County, this is his first performance with this company. Past shows include: Camelot, Side Show, What's Wrong with this Picture, Noises Off, and many others. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and the cast and crew for all of their hard work on this wonderful production.
Amy McDowell (Woman 1, Tourist, Woman at Party, Valerie): is excited to be in Somewhere In Between with such a wonderful cast and great friends. She has performed with such musical theater companies as Lyric Opera San Diego, The Welk Resort Theater, Moonlight Amphitheater, Starlight Musical Theater, and others throughout California. Most recently she played Guenevere in Camelot with Premiere Productions. Other favorite roles she has played include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Grace Farrell in Annie, and Pam in Baby. Amy received her BA in Music, voice emphasis, from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific and now passes on her musical talents musical directing and teaching voice: www.amymcdowell.com.
Andrew Pearson (Rick, Man at Party, actress): was born and raised in San Diego. He took up acting in high school during video production class and carried it on to college where he obtained his performing arts degree. While he enjoys being on stage, what he really wants to do is to cross over into film. He recently played the role of Garson in Norman, Is That You? at Community Actors Theatre. Other roles include: a Wise Man in The Messiah, as well as the comical bartender in Big Daddy Returns. Andrew considers himself very lucky to be part of this show.
Clifford Wright (Robert, Man 1, Construction Worker): is excited to be working with Different Stage Productions for the first time. Clifford graduated from the Mesa College Theatre Company as a student pursuing a degree in Dramatic Theatre Performance. He has recently participated in productions of: Harvey (A Staged Reading) as Dr. Sanderson; Comedy of Errors as Ant. of Syracuse; Two Gentlemen of Verona as Valentine; Fools as Leo; and Mr. Los Angeles as Joe. He loves the San Diego theatre community and will be pursuing more work here in the future.
Kristen Fogle is an online editor/freelance writer by day and currently edits two websites: pacificbeach bulletin.com and heightsbulletin.com. You can also see her weekly theater reviews at SDTheatreReviews.com, which is putting on the Bravo San Diego Awards in November (she will serve as their Nominees Coordinator). On the performing front, she has been acting and singing for almost 20 years. She studied music at California State University, Northridge and has competed in and won many talent shows (and even pageants) over the years. In San Diego, she has written, directed, and acted in musicals and plays at the Broadway, Avo, Community Actors, Compass, Brooks, Point Loma Actors, and North Park Vaudeville Theatres, as well as La Jolla’s Riford Center (now La Jolla Community Center). Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls,” Vixen in “Reindeer Monologues,” and participating in CSUN’s “Vagina Monologues.” She has won Best Ensemble at the North Park Playwright’s Festival and Best Supporting Actress with Premiere Productions. She and theater wife George look forward to directing “Picnic” in September at the Patio Playhouse and will be co-directing a musical at Community Actors Theatre in March.
George Bailey has directed several musicals and plays on the East and West Coasts. Recently, with Kristen Fogle, he has directed the plays, Norman, Is That You?, Come Back, Little Sheba, and The Octette Bridge Club at Community Actors Theatre. At Riford Readers' Theatre in La Jolla, he directed the staged reading of Goodbye Charlie. He has performed in over seventy five shows in summer stock, dinner, and community theater. Some of his favorite roles include: Tobias in Sweeney Todd, Gaston in Gigi, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Georg in She Loves Me, Paul in A Chorus Line, Mozart in Amadeus, and Mel in Star On The Door for Different Stages at The Brooks Theatre in Oceanside. He is a director, singer, actor, pianist, vocal coach, playwright, and published poet. He looks forward to additional opportunities to work with his "theater-wife," Kristen Fogle, as well as further collaboration with Different Stages