Jeanine Mason And Zach Villa Will Star In Part One Of Hero Theatre's Floating Island Plays Event
Hero Theatre announced today that Jeanine Mason (Roswell New Mexico, Grey's Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance) and acclaimed actor and musician Zach Villa (Karyn Kusama's Destroyer) will star in the first two plays of a four-play cycle about the Cuban-American experience titled, The Floating Island Plays.
The Floating Island Plays are written by esteemed Cuban playwright Eduardo Machado, and will be directed by Elisa Bocanegra. The tetralogy includes, The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa, Fabiola, In the Eye of the Hurricane and Broken Eggs. Rarely produced together - and last seen in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group - all four plays will be presented as staged readings over the course of two days, beginning Saturday, March 30, 2019. Jeanine Mason will star in the first play of the cycle, The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa. Zach Villa will star in the second, Fabiola.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Ms. Mason began acting after winning Season 5 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, where she earned the title of America's Favorite Dancer. Mason can be seen in her series regular role of Liz Ortecho on the CW's reboot of Roswell, New Mexico. Other television credits include her work on Grey's Anatomy as surgical intern Sam Bello. Recent film credits include Valerie Weiss' The Archer (SXSW Premiere) and Simon Brand's Default, opposite David Oyelowo. She was last seen on stage in Center Theatre Group's 2017 revival of Zoot Suit opposite Demián Bichir.
A graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama, Zach Villa has performed on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and with the LA Philharmonic in the world premiere of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels. Recently, Villa was seen alongside Nicole Kidman in Sundance award-winning director Karyn Kusama's Destroyer.
His musical collaboration with Evan Rachel Wood, Rebel and a Basketcase went on to garner critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard and NYLON, culminating in a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His latest group Sorry Kyle recently released their debut record, and Villa is scheduled to debut his solo work this year. Villa's most recent television credits include a three-episode arc on the current season of Showtime's Shameless.
A complete cast announcement for the tetralogy will be released soon. The Floating Island Plays can be seen on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and further information can be found at www.herotheatre.org.