Monday, January 23, 2017

Dead Accounts: Meet the Cast

Michael Champlin (Jack) Michael is a South Bay actor and director who has been part of a few dozen productions at theaters such as The Pear, The Dragon, Bus Barn, Northside and TheatreWorks. He was most recently seen in The Dragon's production of Waiting for Godot, and he couldn't be happier to return to this stage again so quickly with the incredibly talented cast and crew of Dead Accounts. Much love and thanks to his wife Katie and his boys, Jack & Henry.

Janine Saunders Evans (Jenny) Janine very proudly returns for her 8th show at Dragon and is excited to tackle this poignant and relevant play with such a strong and committed cast. She holds a BA in Theatre from Santa Clara University and has also worked at Santa Clara Players, Palo Alto Players, Renegade Theatre Experiment, Silicon Valley Shakespeare, Pear Theatre and Shotz SF.  Favorite roles include Meena in Rx here at Dragon - which earned her a Theatre Bay Area Award nomination in 2014 - and Ivy in August Osage County at Pear this past summer. A Bay Area native, Janine lives in Mountain View with her husband and 2 daughters. She thanks you for supporting the arts.

Brian Flegel (Phil) A life boomerang brought Brian back to the Bay Area from the hustle and bustle of NYC where he had been seen playing many a Shakespearean role. Here in the Bay Area Brian has worked with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco as well as SJ Real shows at the San Jose Rep. Brian has worked with The Dragon Theater Company in Redwood City being seen in both Rx by Kate Fodor and Smash by Jeffrey Hatcher as well as Superheroes with Wily West Productions in San Francisco. He has also been seen at the Pear Avenue Theater in both House & Garden by Alan Ayckbourn and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. 2016 saw Brian in Palo Alto Players Death of A Salesman directed by Kristen Kaye Lo and at the New Pear Theatre’s Beard Of Avon by Amy Freed directed by Karen Altree Piemme. Brian is very happy to be in Dead Accounts. Not only is he back with friends but he gets to not have an English accent.

Kristen Kaye Lo (Lorna) Kristen Lo is so excited to be back at Dragon Productions. She was last seen on the Dragon stage as Holly in Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business. Some of her other favorite roles include Belinda in Noises Off, Miss Forsythe in Death of a Salesman, and Hilda in The Master Builder. She received a BA in Theater from Emory University and an MAT from Brown University. Currently, she teaches theater and stage tech at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. She would like to thank her mom, dad, in-laws and husband, Felix, for supporting her through this project, and her sons, Anders and Erik for giving her a good example of what siblings act like.

Jackie O’Keefe (Barbara) Jackie is excited to perform at the Dragon for the first time.  She has been performing in the Bay Area for over 30 years  Jackie was last seen at The Pear Theater in Tribes last year.  Recent performances include Pygmalion and Death of a Salesman both at The Pear, Looking for Normal at Palo Alto Players and August: Osage County at City Lights Theater. Jackie has studied with Richard Seyd and attended The New Actors Workshop in New York City.

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