WELCOME TO THE LACC THEATRE ACADEMY’S Written by Richard Alger Directed & Choreographed by Tina Ensemble: Alondra Natalie Andrade Raquel Brooks Andrew J. Dominguez Alexis Gardner Jeronimo Franco Ekaterina Koltunova Courtney Martin Isaiah Noriega Carlos Patzan Matthew Perelman Mychel Scott Mark Sho Valerie Vega Ryan Virtucio Arnol Zepeda Technical Director Vern Yonemura Sound & Video Design Costume Design Kronis + Alger Lo Brewer Production Stage Manager Victor Mendoza Special Thanks Keith Middleton, Leslie Ferreira, Kelsey Schedler-Wells, Jason Goldhammer and Shadow the Turtle Crew Asst. Stage Manager……Cassandra Shellum Asst. Costumer Designer………Arista Haspari Tunnel Sequence Camera & Art Direction……………………………………………………….Alexis Gardener Costume Design Team…………….Ebonee Agbowu, Simeon Alojipan, Saem Cho, Zhara B. Hooper Graphic Design……………………………………………………………………………………………Justice Wainwright Wardrobe Crew………………………………………………………………Cassandra Aguiniga, Victoria Mellado Director’s Note This new work is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and set in a present-day Hollywood TV and film studio. As Alice tries to make her dreams come true, she falls into the cruel court of the entertainment industry, where everyone is subject to the wayward whims of the studio executive, and the backlot becomes an enchanted scene of accidental surrealism. Created, rehearsed, and performed live and entirely online. Production Team Tina Kronis (Director/Choreographer) currently serves on the faculty of the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy where she directed Post Pinocchio, Government Inspector, Model Behavior, Seagull, and Anton's Uncles (all TMB adaptations), the latter of which was a National Selection from the KC/ACTF, and was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For the Academy she also co-directed and choreographed Untitled Warhol Project and Within Us. In addition, she is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the LA-based interdisciplinary theatre company Theatre Movement Bazaar (TMB), a company dedicated to creating original performance works. TMB’s award-winning productions merge dance, theatre, and cinema, heightening physicality and remixing theatre forms to create provocative story telling. Ms. Kronis is co-creator, director and choreographer on all TMB projects. Her productions tour the US, UK, China and Russia. Recently, her TMB adaptation of F. S. Fitzgerald, ВЕЛИКИЙ Gatsby, premiered and is now in the repertoire in Russian at Gorky Drama Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia. Ms. Kronis’ work as a performer also includes 3 shows for the Swiss mask-dance-theatre company, MUMMENSCHANZ, on Broadway and internationally as well as co- creating their recent touring show, You and Me. For more information: www.TheatreMovementBazaar.org Richard Alger (Writer) is Executive Director and co-founder of Theatre Movement Bazaar. He wrote TMB’s Track 3, Hot Cat, The Treatment, Cherry Jam, Anton's Uncles and Model Behavior. He wrote and performed in TMB’s Subliminal, Monster Of Happiness, Cafe Oublie and Dry Cleaning. Richard wrote and designed TMB’s Grail Project, Poker Night Blues (translated and performed in mandarin), Big Shot, Strange Beliefs, Cirque Picnique, and Dumbshow, and performed in the original TMB production of Watch. In addition to co-writing Anton's Uncles for Los Angeles City College, he wrote the adaptations for Post Pinocchio, Platonov-An Unfinished Party, Government Inspector, Model Behavior, and Seagull as well as collaborating with Leslie Ferreira and Tina Kronis as text engineer to create Untitled Warhol Project. He recently wrote TMB’s adaptation of F. S. Fitzgerald, ВЕЛИКИЙ Gatsby, now running in Russia. Mr. Alger has a mechanical engineering background and has been in the motion picture industry for over 30 years. www.TheatreMovementBazaar.org Lo Brewer (Costume Designer) is a third semester Costume Design student at LACC. She previously completed a 4-year program at Rutgers University for Journalism and Media Studies. Lo has worked on Liam Young's Planet City art installation (Seamstress), AFI’s Man in Blue (Set Costumer) and LACC’s Post Pinocchio (Assistant Costume Designer). Ebonee Agbowu (Costume Design Team) is in her first semester at LACC. She owns and operates the online children’s boutique Big Style Kids, and homeschools her two young daughters. She has a passion for creating characters through costume design and styling and hopes to one day bring characters to life on film and television. Simeon Alojipan (Costume Design Team) (he/she/they) aka Lea Salonganisa is a drag artist and first-year student in the Academy’s Costume Program. Simeon previously received his BA from San Francisco State University, and now performs in drag and hosts shows regularly in Los Angeles (and now anywhere, thanks to the power of Zoom!) Victor Mendoza (Stage Manager) has worked on a handful of previous LACC productions, most notably stage managing for The Sandstorm: Stories from the Front, directed by Louie Piday, and as prop master for Post Pinocchio, also directed by Tina Kronis Cassandra Shellum (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be assistant stage manager for LACC’s Going Mad: Alice in Hollywoodland. She is a freshman at LACC majoring in Technical Theater. Her favorite projects include Romeo and Juliet with Pickwick Players, The Merchant of Venice with the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and Welcome to La Misa, Baby with Diversionary Theater. Cast Alondra Natalie Andrade (Regina) has been with the Los Angeles Theater Academy for 2 years. She was last seen in the one act play Frostbite as Komachi (the Kid).” Before that she played Cassie in the short film Picnic Date and Dahlia in Render. She is also a lead vocalist in The LA Opera’s Zarzuela Project and performs at the Ahmanson Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Before that, she played Wednesday Adams in The Adams Family Musical at Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise, as well as the titular role in Hamlet. Raquel Brooks (Mouse) grew up in the Los Angeles area, around the film industry. As an LA local, Raquel has been in commercials, short films and early morning television. Raquel is happy to be collaborating with Theatre Movement Bazaar for this Zoom production of Going Mad: Alice in Hollywoodland. Andrew J. Dominguez (Tony Dum) is an Los Angeles-based actor/writer and second year student at the Academy. Whether portraying Tony Dum or a more complex, dramatic character, the fun for Andrew comes in telling the story his characters are part of. Theater and storytelling are meant for us to go home and think about, hopefully to change the world for the better. Jeronimo Franco (Tuttle, Lloyd, Max) is in his fifth semester at the Academy, where he was part of the Alger/Kronis Post Pinocchio in 2019, and in Spring 2020 he was Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, LACC’ first online Zoom production, directed by Louie Piday. His last production was Virtual Greenroom, directed by Leslie Ferreira during Fall of 2020. Jeronimo is happy to represent the Latino community at the Academy. Alexis Gardner (Alice) is a second year Academy student appearing in her first lead role. She has previously served as the Light Board Operator on Post Pinocchio and the Assistant Stage Manager on Frostbite. Ekaterina Koltunova (Blanche) was born in February, in Moscow, and moved to America in 2015. She is looking forward to growing her craft here in theater and film. She is interested in the electric guitar, piano and saxophone. Courtney Martin (Ocho) is currently in her final semester at the Academy. Prior performances include Charlayne in Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard, directed by Larry Robinson, Colombinia in Post Pinocchio, by Richard Alger, directed by Tina Kronis, and Jackie in Lanford Wilson’s Hot L Baltimore directed by Louie Piday. Isaiah Noriega (Hare) is in his final year of training at the LACC Theatre Academy. He has appeared in previous Academy productions such as Virtual Greenroom and Post Pinocchio. Carlos Patzan (Rex) is now performing in his fifth production, after previously being seen in, among other shows, The Sandstorm: Stories from the Front. Matthew Perelman (Whitey) is a fifth semester acting student at the LACC Theatre Academy. This is his fifth production with the Academy. He hopes you enjoy the show! Mychel Scott (Hatter) has experienced great pleasure serving and learning previously as a crew member and is grateful to be onstage this year. She was the Sound Board Operator for the Alger/Kronis Post Pinocchio and the Assistant Stage Manager for Larry Robinson’s Pretty Fire. She is exhilarated to continue growing as an actor and collaborative member in the LACC Theatre Department. Mark Sho (Chessie) received a Bachelor Fine Arts degree in Animation and Illustration in 2014, and later opened his own company, TinyBig Productions LLC to produce feature films. Before that, he supported himself with work as a videographer, cinematographer, photographer, and actor. While working with an agent in San Francisco, Mark booked commercials and TV shows, including Doucheaholic, Winview and Gold Mountain. Mark also appears on Wells Fargo savings account posters. He is currently working on a feature filmset to begin shooting in 2021. Valerie Vega (Cinco), is a third semester acting student at the LACC Theater Academy. This is Valerie's second production with the Academy. She has been featured in the short film More Than A Feeling, directed by Callum Hanlon, the Netflix series YOU, HBO’s Euphoria and ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Outside of theatre, Valerie is a proud advocate of affordable housing, equal rights, anti-racism and animal rights. Ryan Virtucio (Tony Dee) has been seen in the plays The Resurrection as a musician, Lysistrata Vs. Toxic Masculinity as Ilithio/ Josephine/Cave Dweller, Hot L Baltimore as the Cab Driver, The Standstorm as Cpl. Tracy Waters, Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda’s as Am Issa/The Doctor, the Zoom production of Stand and Deliver as the Security Guard/ Hector Delgado, and most recently as Ryan in the Zoom production Virtual Greenroom. Arnol Zepeda (Humphrey) has worked as a background actor in Netflix, HBO and Hulu series. He’s recently been in Travis Scott’s new music video Highest in the Room that has received over 325million views. He is the one that catches the shoe! He is also gaining a following of his own and has more than 2,000 subscribers on YouTube. LACC Theatre Academy Department Chair Tony Maggio Full-Time Faculty Eddie Bledsoe, Leslie Ferreira, Louie Piday, Tina Kronis, Jennifer Rountree Adjunct Faculty Leith Burke, Chris Fairbanks, Beth Hogan, Karolyn Kiisel, Susana Sandke, Vern Yonemura Department Staff Kathleen Becket, Christopher Brown, Monte Cooper, Becky Tyler-Rickon, Vern Yonemura Los Angeles City College Administration President Dr. Mary Gallagher Vice President of Academic Affairs James Lancaster Vice President of Administrative Services James Reeves Vice President of Student Services Dr. Regina Smith Asst. Vice President of Administrative Services Anil Jain Deans of Academic Affairs Alen Andriassian, Dr. Anna Badalyan, Dr. Thelma Day, Dr. Armando Figueroa-Rivera Dr. Carol Kozeracki, Dr. Vi Ly, Dr. Angelica Ramirez, Dan Wanner Deans of Student Services Dr. Saadia Legarda, Dr. Jeffery Holmes, Dr. Jeremy Villar LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Andra Hoffman, President Steven F. Veres, 1st Vice President Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President Mike Fong, Ernest H. Moreno, Scott J. Svonkin, Trustees David Vela Elias Geronimo, Student Trustee DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Chancellor Melinda A. Nish, Ed.D., Interim Deputy Chancellor Ryan M. Cornner, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness Mercedes C. Gutierrez, Ed.D., Acting Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Carmen V. Lidz, MS, Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer Jeanette L. Gordon, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Jeffrey M. Prieto, J.D., General Counsel Rueben C. Smith, D.C.Sc., Chief Facilities Executive The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David M. Rubenstein. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; and the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation. Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts. This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels. Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction and performance. Last year more than 1,500 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide. By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.