Monday, June 13, 2016

Anna Christie: Meet the Actors

Tina Rutsch (Anna Christopherson) is happy to be initiating her relationship with the Dragon Theatre alongside the incredible cast and creative team of Anna Christie. An East Bay native, her most recent work in this part of the Bay was playing Antipholus of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors with Silicon Valley Shakespeare. She is a proud teaching artist, working with Veterans at San Quentin through Marin Shakespeare's Shakespeare for Social Justice program. Love to Dave-o.

Geoff Fiorita (Chris Christopherson) is a member of Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors, as well as a residential interior designer. Film/TV: PATCH ADAMS (Universal Films) with Robin Williams, TRAUMA (NBC TV), NASH BRIDGES (CBS TV). Commercials: Taco Bell, Marriott Hotels, Shell Oil, Cost Plus, Pepperidge Farm, Sargento, TGI Friday’s, Sprint, State Farm Insurance, Oracle, California State Fair, KCBS,, Debt-Free. Corporate films: Levi Strauss, Apple, Intel, Cisco, Sun Micro, Hewlett Packard, Autodesk, 3 COM, Seagate, AMD, Lucent, Compaq, Trend Micro, Synopsys, Cuna, Brience, PG&E, Visa, Toastmasters. Stage: DOUBT, BREAKING THE CODE (“Actor To Watch” Artsopolis/Wave Magazine), AN EVENING OF SHORTS, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, NEVILLE’S ISLAND, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE ODD COUPLE (Bus Barn Stage Co.)/ A KING’S LEGACY (Pear Avenue Theater)/ SPECTER (SF Fringe Festival)/ SAY SOMETHING (Above Brainwash)/ LOVERGUYS (Theater Rhino)/ A FEW GOOD MEN, TALK RADIO (Lafayette Town Hall Theater)/ THE NIGHT HANK WILLIAMS DIED, ANASTASIA, AMADEUS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL, THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 (Center Repertory of Walnut Creek)/CLOSE TIES (Shellie Award, Best Supporting Actor)(Moraga Playhouse)/ THE WIDOW’S BEST FRIEND (Willows Theater). When not acting, Geoff is designing and renovating homes; see his portfolio at

Sean Graham (Mat Burke) is an actor, teaching artist, and performing arts everyman. When he’s not acting he’s either tour managing a rock band, teaching theatre to all ages, or working stage crew at a Bay Area theatre. He was recently seen as Bernard in Boeing Boeing at Ross Valley Players and as Paris in the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo & Juliet. He is thrilled to sport an Irish brogue and try out the “gift of gab” his ancestors passed down to him in this production! Sean earned a BA in Theatre from Emerson College in 2008, is an EMC member of Actor’s Equity, and is a Resident Artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. You can follow what he’s currently working on at

Warren Liu (Larry) has performed in short films, stage readings, and managed a theatrical production. He attended Shelton Studios in San Francisco where he began development of his craft as an actor. When he isn’t performing, he spends his days working in the magical world of tech. And if Warren had a superpower, it would be to never get caught in traffic. Many thanks to the theatre and the director for giving him the opportunity to make his theatrical debut.

Barbara Ann Cecchetti (Marthy) is delighted to be appearing at the Dragon Theatre in Anna Christie. Barbara Ann holds a degree in Dramatic Art from U.C., Berkeley and has, for many years, performed in Bay Area, Central Valley, and California Foothill Theatres. She has appeared as Mrs. Chumley in Harvey at Sierra Repertory Theatre, Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace at Role Players Ensemble Theatre, Eulalie Shin at the Western Stage, and performed for the last two seasons with The East Bay Children’s Theatre. Barbara Ann would like to dedicate this performance to former U.C. Berkeley professor and O’Neill scholar, Travis Bogard, sadly now deceased, for enriching and encouraging her long life’s journey into theatre.

Butch Welby (Johnny the Priest) is a local actor making his Dragon Theatre debut.

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