Damla Coskun was born in Ankara, Turkey and decided to pursue her passion for acting at the age of 14. She then pursued training in AMDA-LA’s B.F.A. Acting Program — where she has been able to use her diverse cultural background in fostering a unique performance perspective. While at AMDA, Damla has performed as Katherine in the Taming of the Shrew and as the Landlady in the staged reading of 1984. She is very excited for her up coming role Lucy in Chimpskin (in Hollywood Fringe Festival). This is Damla debut at Santa Monica Theatre. She is reading many roles in Romeo and Juliet; her favorite being Peter.
David William Buckland is an LA-based professional actor & singer, involved in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry: benefits/reviews, commercials, films, musical theater, music videos, print work, PSA’s, theater & television. Last fall he portrayed Ton Ton Julian in the Charles-Stewart-Howard production of Once on this Island. He is reading for Montague and the Apothecary in Aprils stage reading of Romeo and Juliet. After a lifetime of broken dreams, Dave would like to thank his Lord Jesus Christ for renewing what the locusts have eaten in his earlier life endeavors. Additional thanks to Melanie Keenan for “discovering” his hidden potential and encouraging him to pursue a career in acting.
Kevin Stack loves long walks on the street and theatre. While he has spent most of his life as an avid consumer of theatre, he recently began to find his chi as an actor and accent enthusiast. This is his debut at Santa Monica Theatre. He is playing many roles in Romeo and Juliet; his favorite being Abram! Mr. Stack is grateful for this opportunity and would be remised if he did not thank the Director Dicle Ozcer and his mother Vivian Escobar-Stack.
Mr. Dupras is an Army brat born in Okinawa, Japan. He has lived on the East Coast most his life in Massachusetts. At the early age of 8 Andrew started making films. This is his third time gracing the stage of Santa Monica Theatre. The first performances with SMT are: Carl in Brandon Cahela‘s Toxic during their short play night, Don Pedro in Much Ado about Nothing, and now Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Andrew would like to thank Chad for having this space open for the arts and the community. He looks forward to continue working with SMT. If he had life his way he would live on a film set and the theatre.
Ben Flohr is a British trained American actor. He graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July of 2016, and this is his first performance at Santa Monica Theater. Some of his recent credits include The Rover, adapted by Robert Hayes for the Richard Burton Company, and Dorian Gray with BigFinish Productions. He’s excited to be putting his roots down in LA and looks forward to future opportunities.
Morgan is proud to be a part of such a classic show with an incredible cast! She is a Los Angeles native and a lover of the arts. Her past shows include “History Lit” and “Little Women”, as well as “Midsummer Nights Dream” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their support in her carrier!
Amiracle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He began studying guitar at the age of 12. After earning his BA in Music from CSUN, he used his talents in different bands, teaching guitar, & working at lame jobs like Enterprise Rent a Car & T-mobile. After years of disappointment in the music industry, Amiracle began implementing comedy in his band The Sweet Sweet Laxatives. They performed songs that sh*t on fools. Genius.
For the last 10 years, Amiracle has been perfecting his unique style of comedy. You can find him in Youtube sketches, TLC’s Style By Jury, Kingdom, & Ted 2. He now performs all over the US in various comedy clubs, colleges, competitions and theaters.
Amiracle’s musical brand of comedy is widely accessible and works anywhere in the world. From California to Canada, Europe to the Middle East, every audience loves to witness Amiracle. Music, Acting, Writing, Stand up Comedy, & lots of Charm make Amiracle exciting to watch everytime.
Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy” shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped.
Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn’t looked back since, performing in clubs and colleges across the country. Covering topics such as dating, trying to find employment, and attempting to find acceptance in a world not designed for him, Ryan tackles the issues in a way that makes you think while laughing the entire time.
With his quick wit, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous.
Ashoka Thomas is a writer and comedian who structures his material around his multi-cultural background growing up with the rare sitings of his African American father and the way too often sitings of his eccentric, Jewish mother. Recently, Ashoka was brave enough to come out to hashtag blessers as… openly pessimist. Despite wide criticism for his lifestyle, he is quite happy being miserable. Instagram: ashokathomas
Dayvin is a company member over at the Ruskin Theater and a product of their Meisner training. He has been in over 20 plays and many films and shorts over the years. He has a B.A. in Theater from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has done intensive trainings at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco & at Yale University