Monday, July 25, 2016

Wild Boy: Meet the Cast

Ryan O’Donnell as Paul Collins
Ryan O'Donnell most recently appeared in The Foreigner at CCCT, also directed by the fabulous Ken Sonkin. Other favorite shows include: Take Me Out (Dragon); Buried Child (Boxcar Theatre); God's Ear, Ubu for President, Owners (Shotgun Players); Three Sisters (Porchlight Theatre); Devil On All Sides (PS 122 in NYC with foolsFury), Big Love, Twelfth Night (foolsFury); Rabbit Hole, and Importance of Being Earnest (Town Hall Theatre). He also teaches English and Drama at University High in SF, and holds an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul. He sends big love to his family, and to the hilariously fun and dedicated team of theatre-makers in this show.

Olivia Haas as Jennifer Collins
After graduating from Stanford in 2011, Olivia Haas moved to NYC where she enjoyed stints at The Public Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club. After realizing that it’s hard to live in New York with no money, she moved to LA where she enjoyed a longer stint working in film and television. After realizing that she wasn’t actually enjoying that stint, she chose to ditch the entertainment industry and return to the Bay Area where she is thoroughly enjoying her newfound peace of mind. A writer/director at heart, Olivia has had her plays produced both locally and Off(Off)-Broadway, and she has trained as an improviser at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. This is her second Dragon production -- she was last seen in this year's season opener U.S. Drag. A big thank you to Ken for this opportunity, and for his support throughout the journey.

Johnathan Tierney as Morgan/Peter
John Tierney is filled with delight to be a part of Dragon Productions’ Wild Boy. He recently was Hunter in Bandcandy Theater Company’s [title of show], Wildboy in University of San Francisco’s Wild Boy, and King Ferdinand in University of San Francisco College Player’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. Over the past three years, he has made ten short films for his personal enjoyment. In his free time, he creates digital art on Instagram under the alias KingPaleWave. He would like to thank the cast and crew for making this a wonderful show, and he is very grateful for his family and friends with their relentless support. 

John Stephen King as King George I (et al)
John Stephen King is excited to perform for the first time with Dragon Productions. He was most recently seen in a production of Catch-22 with the Los Altos Stage Company and before that with Artists Rep SF in San Francisco in a production of Peer Gynt. He recently relocated to the Bay Area from Atlanta where he performed with various theatre companies from 2007-2014. Before that, he spent 2002-2006 living and performing in Chicago. Companies he has worked with include; Give Us Brains Sketch Comedy, The Fern Theatre, The Shakespeare Tavern, Button Theatre, Onion Man Productions, Coup de Theatre, Corn Productions, and WNEP.

Bryan Moriarty as Chad (et al)
Bryan was last seen as Yossarian in Los Altos Stage Company’s production of Catch-22. His other recent credits include Jewel Theatre Company’s production ofGuys & Dolls as Angie the Ox, Courfeyrac in Les Misérables (South Bay Musical Theatre), the Earl of Kent in Mary Stuart (Jewel Theatre Company), and if you watch Giants games, as the Backyard Coach Dad in the San Francisco Giants’ 2016 TV ad campaign. In addition to his stage and screen acting work, Bryan is also a podcaster. He co-hosts two series: Nerds on Film and Nerds on History  through his Podcast channel,, which are available to download on iTunes.
Isabel Siragusa as Queen Caroline (et al)
Isabel is ecstatic to be making her Dragon Productions debut! Isabel graduated from Yale University with a degree in Theater Studies, and has studied at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires, the Moscow Art Theater in Russia, and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She got her professional start at B Street Theatre in Sacramento performing for thousands of school kids all over Northern California. Favorite theatrical experiences include performing with Clowns Without Borders in South Africa and doing stand up around the bay. Watch out for Isabel in the upcoming horror film, Capps Crossing

Mary Lou Torre as Dr. Rapp (et al)
Mary Lou Torre (Dr. Rapp, Alice, Paul’s Mom) is very grateful to be back at Dragon Productions to work with this wonderful group of artists in this amazing play. (Thank you, Ken! Thank you, Meredith!) Previous favorite roles at Dragon include Becky in Becky’s New Car, Bessie in Marvin’s Room, and Froggy in The Country Club. She has also worked with City Lights Theater Company, Arabian Shakespeare Festival, The Pear, Bus Barn (now Los Altos Stage Company), theatreQ, and Chanticleers. She sends heartfelt thanks to all of you for joining us for Wild Boy.


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