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The Hunting of the Snark at Javista Coffee - A StageCrafts Venue

Dates: (6/7/2024 - 6/29/2024 )

Theatre:

Javista Coffee - A StageCrafts Venue

FutureHome

1532 Highland Ave
Los Angeles,CA 90028

Tickets: Pay What You Will

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Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s fantastical poem, “The Hunting Of The Snark” invites adventurers aged 5 to 105 to come aboard for a tall tale of mischief, mayhem, high seas hijinks, impossible voyages, an improbable crew, an extraordinary task, an inconceivable creature, a peculiar land, and the unquenchable thirst for adventure. Originally developed by the Forks & Hope Ensemble in collaboration with Chicago’s Strawdog Theatre, this clownish cast of compatriots stretch, flex, trip over chairs and treat the voyagers to a hilarious and touching take on one of the world’s best loved poems. 

Cast and Creative team for The Hunting of the Snark at Javista Coffee - A StageCrafts Venue

Cast

Juan Ayala

The Beaver
Juan Ayala (he/him) is an actor from Venezuela with a BFA in acting from CalArts. This is his second time performing at the Hollywood Fringe with Future Home Productions. The first one, playing Polina in The Seagull. He recently performed with the Speakeasy Society at the Immersive Invitational, and OC Winter Fest’s The North Pole Journey. On film you can find him in Future Home’s GOON and Horse Chick Film’s The Film. He also features a small role on Netflix’s upcoming Nobody Wants This. When he’s not acting, Juan PAs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Curb your Enthusiasm, The Lincoln Lawyer and Monster S2. Because we’re in Hollywood, baby and it’s all about the grind! He is really happy to be working with Josh and this amazing team once more!


River Collins

The Baker
River Collins (they/them) is a 24 year old, Afro-Caribbean, non-binary, femme polymath with a BFA in Acting from CalArts! Born n’ raised in Long Beach & Los Angeles, River has been picking up speed in the underground music & acting scene this past year and brings a smile to every space they enter. Keep a lookout this year for their EP debut. As well as, some upcoming DJ and Fashion shows River will be apart of for the summer. River will also be submitting some poetry with the Long Beach Arts Council!


BK Dawson

The Bellman
The half-man, Half-Dhoomsday Device, BK Dawson (he/him) is an award-winning actor and now two-time Tony-Nominated Producer with FutureHome (Gutenberg! The Musical & Appropriate). BK is also honored to enroll in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland later this year. Always at home as a thespian, BK is more that excited to be silly and playful ringing the bells of the crew. Shoutouts to Ma, Aunt Catherine, Kat, the Crows, Josh & LEXI, Sensei Pody, and the leagues of great people who I've been blessed in knowing.


Curt Gavin

The Barrister
Curt Gavin (He/Him) is a Los Angeles based actor and musician who is super excited for his first Hollywood Fringe and FutureHome production! A few of his theatre credits include: three years as a resident on house sketch team Nightchurch at The Pack theater. Captain of Talbot's Army/ attendant in Taffety Punk's "Henry VI." Guard in 4651/Woolly Mammoth's "Exit the King." Du Croisy in "Les Précieus Ridicules" at the Richard Newdick Theatre. Staples in "Finer Noble Gasses" at Shafer Street Playhouse. He made his television debut as Thomas Russel (Co-star) in Fox's "Legends and Lies" and created his own television show during Covid where he self produced, directed, acted, and scored a 4 episode piece called "Grill em N Kill em." He is a drummer in garage/punk band Slow Death Cowboys and indie/rock band Reckless Raven. Hailing from Virginia with a BA in theatre and minor in history at Virginia Commonwealth University, he works a day job in Operations at Center Theatre Group.


Jessie Wray Goodman

The Boots
Jessie Wray Goodman (She/Her) is thrilled to debut at the Hollywood Fringe. Select Theatre credits: Locked “Cara” (Metropolitan Playhouse), LA Reading, Black Box “Ilana” (Dortort/Fowler Museum), Puffs “Megan Jones” (Civic Light Opera), Equus “Jill” (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), Mumburger “Tiffany” (Off the Wall Productions), Lobby Hero “Dawn” (Barebones Productions), Our Country’s Good “Dabby Bryant” (VoiceTheatre), The Speckled Band “Enid” (Kinetic Theatre), King Lear “Oswald” (Quantum Theatre), 1984 “Julia” (Prime Stage Theatre), Titus Andronicus “Lavinia” (Cup-a-Jo Productions), The Importance of Being Earnest “Cecily” (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company). Select Film/TV credits: Misha “(Something)” (Films Etcetera), Natalia “Brownstone” (Goat Milk Fudge Productions), Heather “Drift” (BA Creators), Jane “Corpsing” (72nd Street Films). Jessie received her BFA in Acting from Shenandoah Conservatory. Website: www.jessiewraygoodman.com


Alice Pelayo

The Bonnet-Maker
Alice Pelayo (she/her): I'm pleased to be returning to the stage since returning from Colorado! I adore independent theatre as a radical and creatively liberated medium, and I'm so excited to be working with PulpPunk and FutureHome to bring some silliness to the stage in "SNARK!" I'm a huge fan of strange and interesting stage productions, and I hope you love this one as much as we all do. As this is my first public stage role since transition, I see this family-friendly comedy as a beautiful way to re-introduce myself to audiences, and I can't wait to share that joy with all of you! <3


Madison Stamm

The Butcher
Madison Stamm is a multidisciplinary artist from Dallas, Texas, specializing in acting, dance, poetry, improv, and figure drawing modeling. Madi is a SAG-AFTRA member represented by Aqua Talent and Ideal Talent. This is Madi's third FutureHome Production. Other notable collaborations include: The Center for New Performance, Hyundai, Proactiv, MOCA Geffen, Hand Follows Eye Studio, Luna Collective Magazine, and Shakespeare Dallas. BFA in Acting, Creative Writing Minor, California Institute of the Arts. Thank you to Josh and BK for nurturing such an inspiring community! Thank you to Madi's friends, mentors, and huge, hilarious family for filling up the audience at every play. "I love my cheering section!"


Chacha Tahng

The Banker
Chacha Tahng (she/they) is a queer, Thai-American artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are a recent graduate of the CalArts BFA Acting program. She was last seen in the world premiere cast of This Is Not A True Story at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (Artists at Play, Latino Theatre Company). CalArts: Seven Hoshi, The Water Station, Oedipus the King. Directing credits: Assistant Director of The Brothers Paranormal (East West Players), Something In The Air (Hollywood Fringe 2022).


Creative Team

Josh Sobel

Director


Kat Walker Shea

Stage Manager


Soran Schwartz

Lighting Designer


Ly Eisenstein

Video Designer


Katherine Paez Froehlich

Publicity Producer


LEXI

Teaser Director




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