York College (The City University of New York)

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 Christel Pinette
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 George Kyriakopoulos
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Jarrel Lynch  |  Actor

his past production credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Fabulation, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Macbeth, All In The Timing and Fame.  Jarrel has been a stage technician, actor, and an assistant stage manager for a number of shows at York.  The skills that he has gained through productions and coursework at York also help with work outside the school. He wants to keep the theater close while he continues his profession in Communications & Technology, pursuing a career in sports-casting and videography.<...Continued

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 Jennifer Ceide
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 Staci Ishmael
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 Ceejay Abenn
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 Ceejay Abenn
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Earline Stephen  |  Actor

 

EARLINE STEPHEN is a senior majoring in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts. Her past performances include War and Peace in Ancient Greece and Harlem Speakeasy.  She was excited to get involved with this project because the actors all get to explore so many sides of themselves.   Earline has loved performing ever since she could walk and hopes to continue acting and singing after she graduates.  Her favorite quote as of now is "if you ain't makin money then you ain't got nothing for me" from Beyonce....Continued

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 Kemi Aiyedun
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 Desmond Nicholson
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Joe Grasso  |  Actor

Joe Grasso(Caliban) is a Senior at York double majoring in Poli-Sci and Theatre Arts.  Joe has performed numerous roles in York productions including Gary Gauger in The Exonerated, Abbie Hoffman inSpeak Out, The Plant inLittle Shop of Horrors, and the title role of last semester’s Scapin.  He is excited to be his first Shakespearean play.  Joe hopes to pursue theatre after graduation.  If you have work for him please find him after the show.<...Continued

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Kevin Gomez  |  Actor

is an upper junior at York College. He is currently majoring in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Arts. He took an interest in the arts after taking a Basic Acting course at York with Professor Schilling. Kevin also enjoys listening to music, watching movies, as well as putting on small performances at church-related events. His past productions include: Scapin, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, All InThe Timing, The Tempest, CVR, SlapDASH, Don Juan in Chicago and Fame.<...Continued

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Emerson Sampaio  |  Actor

Emerson Sampaio (Ferdinand, Prince of Naples) is an upper junior, majoring in Business Administration.  The Tempest is the second play in his acting career.  Last semester he made his York College debut as Geronte in Moliere’s Scapin.  Aside from acting, Emerson enjoys singing and songwriting with his prized acoustic guitar.  A good quote to live by:  “I am bigger than my body gives me credit for.&...Continued

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Luz Chavarrio  |  Actress

 Is a lower senior at York College majoring in Marketing and Theatre Arts. This is her second performance on the York College stage. Last semester Luz played Zerbinette in Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s adaptation of "Scapin". Luz hopes to be a huge movie star and a successful entrepreneur in the years to come.

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Bency Pierre  |  Actor

Bency Pierre (Francisco) is a a regular in the York College theater department.  Since transferring here from Hofstra University, he has been in numerous shows including Anna In The TropicsSPEAK OUT, The Exonerated, Scapin, and I am Pan Africa.  He is glad that he had the opportunity to be a part of them.  In his spare time, he loves to write spoken word poetry and rap.&...Continued

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Sebrena Mason  |  Actress

SEBRENA MASON is an upper senior, majoring Speech Communication/ Theatre Arts. This is her fifth performance with the York College Theatre. Her past productions include Yo Soy Latina, Scapin, All In The Timing and Fame. Even with just four productions at York, Sebrena is no stranger to the stage.  She has been in many productions outside of York, with a theatre company in the city. Since the age of two, Sebrena has been a classically trained ballerina and has a love for music and the arts as well as the sciences....Continued

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Ryshon Shepherd  |  Actor

 

RYSHON SHEPHERD is a senior here at YorkCollege, majoring in Speech Communication/Theater Arts with a minor in Psychology. This is his first performance in a musical, however he is no stranger to the stage.  Some of his past productions include: The Exonerated, Fabulation and Scapin.  With a strong passion for acting, he is bound to end up on the big screen or Broadway....Continued

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Timothy Amrhein  |  Director

TIMOTHY J. AMRHEIN (Associate Professor of Theatre/Theatre Arts Coordinator) holds an M.F.A from Wayne State University in Theatre Design and Technology.  Prior to his arrival at York College, he served as the faculty technical director and guest designer at the University of Pittsburgh and the faculty designer at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI.  Though Mr. Amrhein is known for his scenic and costume designs on the York College stage and throughout the tri-state area, he has directed several productions as well.&...Continued

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Josmerly Carreno  |  Actress

 Is a lower senior at York College majoring in Social Work with a minor in Theater Arts. She has been working as a backstage crew member on York College Theatre productions since her freshman year and has written three plays: one of which won her first place; another for Brooklyn College; and another one for which she gained recognition and a chance to meet with television editors and fellow authors. She enjoys reading books relating to the Holocaust and plans to write a play about the topic in the near future. After graduation, Josmerly plans to continue her career as a social worker and would like to own a day care center as well. ...Continued

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Francis Madi  |  Actress

is graduating in Anthropology and Theatre-Drama from CUNY-Queens Colege. Originally from Venezuela, some of her previous credits include: Istwa! (also performed during the 2011 NY Fringe Festival), Yo Soy Latina as Lisette Davila Rivera, Last Days of Judas IscariotAnna in the Tropicsas Conchita (all at York College) and Bonafide Women (Off-off Broadway). Her improv and acting education was under Sarah Schilling, Timothy Amrhein and Tom Marion from York College. La Luz de un Cigarrillo would be her first production in Spanish.<...Continued

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Yociel Ortiz  |  Actress

 Is an upper junior majoring in Psychology and her first time acting in a York College Theatre production. She has always loved acting, but had never had the change to be in a play. For Yociel, acting is something that she always wanted to do and has found that opportunity with this play. She has previously performed at York College with the Latin Caucus Club; dancing Spanish music like Merengue. The Club represents all the Latin/Hispanic cultures at York College. In the future, she hopes to be involved in more plays and she believes that we all have a purpose in life…it is just a matter of finding it.<...Continued

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Franchesca Guzman  |  Actress

 Is an upper sophomore at Queens College majoring in Business Finance. This is Franchesca’s first time acting in a York College Theatre production. She received her Associates in Business Administration at LaGuardia Community College this past fall. Franchesca was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and came to New York on 2004. She loves to dance and hang out with friends and hopes to gain confidence. “Who loves you, doesn’t make you cry”.<...Continued

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Nancy Tapanes  |  Actress

 Is a lower sophomore at York College majoring in Marketing with a minor in Theatre Arts. This is Nancy's first time appearing on the York College stage, however, she has always enjoyed acting and looks forward to it in the future. Nancy plans to transfer to Queens College to pursue her career and play volleyball. She believes that sometimes in life we take things too serious, but there is point where we realize that we only live once.<...Continued

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Diana Huacause  |  Actress

 Is a Sophmore at York College majoring in English with a minor in Education. This will be Diana’s first performance on the York College stage. She discovered that acting is another option to escape the real world, aside from her passion for writing.

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Nicole Rajaram  |  Actress

 Is a sophomore at York College with interest in Occupational Therapy and is the recording secretary for the York College Student Government. This is her first performance on the York College stage. However, Nicole intends on being involved in many more York College Theatre productions in the future.

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Arinze Nwogu  |  Actor

Arinze Nwogu(Mariner 2/ backstage building crew carpenter) is an upper junior at York College majoring in Speech Communication/Theatre arts. This is his first time being involved in a York Theatre production. He was an usher for York Theatre’s recent presentation of Scapin.

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Rashia Burrell  |  Actor

Rashia Burrell(The Ariel) is a Junior at York College. She graduated from Music & Art High School (LaGuardia), and from the Juilliard School 2-year Music Advancement Program.  She was also a member of Amas Off-Broadway Musical Theatre founded by Rossetta LeNoire.  A member of the singing group Bittar Sweet, she has studied at the John Robert Powers Acting School and aspires to have a career in the entertainment Industry, and a degree in Law.<...Continued

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Fabella Decema  |  Actor

Fabella Decema (The Ariel) is an upper sophomore at York College majoring in gerontology studies.  It is her first time performing at York. Fabella has been acting, singing and modeling  since she was 8 years old and she is currently with an acting agency. Fabella plans to act in future shows at York and after graduation, to continue her career as a gerontologist and if that doesn't work out, she hopes to have a future on the big screen.<...Continued

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Guerschom Dieurine  |  Actor

Guerschom Dieurine(Sebastian) is a junior at York College majoring in Speech Communication / Theatre Arts.   Her has been part of many plays outside of school;  this is his debut performance at York.  He seeks to pursue a career in the theatre after completing his degree.

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Kevin Gómez  |  Actor

Kevin Gómez(Mariner 1) is in his 6th semester at York College and is now majoring in Speech Communications after changing it 7 times. The Tempest is Kevin’s second York College production and he is honored and excited to participate. Kevin recently took up an interest in acting, and after being trained by the Wild Samoans he hopes to achieve great accomplishments in the theatre. His other accomplishments include: climbing sand castles, drowning fish, passing the 5th grade and being able to play songs on Hard in Guitar Hero. His interests are music, writing and Jessica Alba. ...Continued

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Freddy Gonzalez  |  Actor

Freddy Gonzalez(Master of the Ship) is an upper junior and  majoring in Theatre Arts and Speech Communication. This is his first time in a York College Theatre Production and will most certainly not be his last. He is an aspiring Director and is in hopes of becoming something huge in the future. For now though his main goals are finishing college and starting his own production team. Freddy feels in order to achieve excellence as a director he should study hard and work on his acting.  Expressing himself  through film and plays is something he’s wanted to do since he was 12.<...Continued

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Leah Kesselly  |  Actor

Leah Kesselly(Gonzalo) is a upper junior at York College is majoring in biology. Although she is studying medicine, she also has an extreme passion for acting. She has always been involved in the theater world whether it was on stage or working backstage. Leah has performed in various plays such as A Street Car Named Desire, Hamlet, and A Mid Summer Nights Dream. Leah also performed in her very first York College production Speak Out. The Tempest will be her second York College production. ...Continued

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Oyinkansola Ogunleye  |  Actor

 Oyinkansola Ogunleye (The Ariel)is a Freshman Biology major at York College. She likes to keep herself occupied with many activities in and outside of school.   This semester she was a dancer in "I Am Pan Africa".   The Tempest is her debut performance.  Her career goal is to become an Obstetrician.

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Olubukola Ogunmola  |  Actor

Olubukola Ogunmola(Miranada) who goes by the name Bukola, is a sophomore at York College. Her major is Business Administration and she has a minor is Theater Arts. She likes to read and watch movies.  Following last semester’s Fabulation, this is her second production with the York College Theater program. She is looking forward to being involved with many more.<...Continued

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Kazeem Oni  |  Actor

Kazeem Oni(Alonso, King of Naples) is a York College lower junior, who is studying Computer Science. Born in Brooklyn, Kazeem was always a good story teller who could portray many different roles at the same time. So he decided to try acting out. He got his first acting opportunity in High School playing Othello. Therefore, Kazeem jumped at a chance to act in a York College production.  The Tempest  is his first play at York.<...Continued

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Solomon Peck  |  Actor

is a recent graduate of York College.  He earned his degree in English Literature with a minor in Theatre Arts.  Solomon has performed in number of York College productions including The Tempest, SpeakOUT, CVR, Oleanna and The Exonerated.   He is also building his career in the world of music. With his completed debut LP, Solomon is well on his way to becoming a “singing sensation.&...Continued

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 Devon Phillips
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Devon Phillips  |  Actor

Devon Phillips (Antonio) is a student at York College on the verge of completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management.  When Devon is not “soaring the skies, flying at 5000 feet off the ground,” he enjoys playing basketball and watching science-fiction movies such as Star Trek and Mission to Mars.  His favorite sitcoms are The Fresh Prince, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, and The Wayans Brothers.  These inspirations allow him to creatively express himself through acting.&...Continued

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 Ronald Soutar
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Ronald Soutar  |  Actor

Ronald Soutar(Stephano) is a Sophmore  Speech Communications and Theatre Arts major at York College.  This is his second York performance, and he works in his spare time with the Ensemble Theatre Company in Manhattan.  He looks forward to a future in the performing arts.

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Leatrice Whitney  |  Actor

Leatrice Whitney (The Ariel) is currently a junior at York College majoring in Speech Communication/Theater Arts and minoring in Childhood Education. She wants to become an elementary school teacher. Her long-term goal is to pursue a career in educational community outreach and support. The Tempest is Leatrice’s first time performing at York College, although she has been acting in dance recitals and theatrical productions since she was a toddler. ...Continued

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Phil Williams  |  Actor

Phil Williams (Boatswain) is an upper sophomore at York College majoring in Music with a minor in English. Although this is his first time participating in a theatre production at York, he’s no stranger to the stage: he has been a member of the York College Big Band since 2008, under the direction of Prof. Zlabinger. Along with playing the saxophone, Phil possesses a strong passion for the written and spoken word, and he also plans to do some playwriting of his own in the near future. ...Continued

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Amalia Bueno  |  Actor

 

AMALIA BUENOhas had a love for singing and dancing since she was a young kid.  A friend at York College told her about Fame which included appealed to both of her passions.  She has now ventured into acting and has discovered that it is as rewarding as her first two loves.

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Rashia Burrell  |  Actor

 RASHIA BURRELL is a junior at York College who graduated from the Music & Arts High School and the Juilliard School of Music's MAP program.  She has been a part of twoAmas Musical Theatre, Off Broadwayproductions and is amember of the singing group Bittar Sweet and the JohnRobert Powers ActingSchool.  Rashia aspires to pursue a career in the entertainment Industry and also obtain a law degree.<...Continued

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Shonique Tiffany Solomon  |  Actor

 SHONIQUE TIFFANY SOLOMON is a Sophomore at York College majoring in Marketing , with a minor in Theatre Arts.  She is a Brooklyn native and has been involved in theatre, music and dance for a long time. This is not Shonique’s first performance. She has performed in three off-Broadway musicals and numerous ensemble acts, including dancing and singing since the age of five. She knows that this is her passion and is continuing to perfect her craft. Shonique also has a compassionate side, with over five years in community outreach/activism.<...Continued

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Stephen Pink  |  Actor

is a sophomore at York College. Mr. Pink has a tremendous passion for singing and dancing and has found nothing more satisfying. He believes that he can achieve the impossible because of his talents. Some of his past performances include: FAME The Musical, The Red Shoes, West Side Story and All Shook Up.&...Continued

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Olubukola Ogunmola  |  Actor

 

OLUBUKOLA OGUNMOLA who goes by the name Bukola, is a junior at York College. Her major is Marketing, with a minor in Theater Arts. Following last semester’s Fabulation and The Tempest, this is her third production with the York College Theater program. She is looking forward to being involved with many more....Continued

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 Olubukola Ogunmola
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Phil Williams  |  Actor

PHIL WILLIAMS is a lower junior at York College majoring in Speech Communication/Theater Arts with a minor in Music. He has been a member of the York College Big Band since 2008, under the direction of Prof. Tom Zlabinger. He made his acting debut at York last semester, participating in the York College Drama Club’s production of I Am Pan Africa, and York's first fully staged Shakespearian play, The Tempest. He is very excited about being in a musical, as it combines the two art forms he loves. ...Continued

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Dominique Jamison  |  Actor

 

DOMINIQUE JAMISON has been in various plays throughout her life. She has also, made several cameos on TV shows such as Law & Order and Let’s Talk Pep. Whenever she is not performing, she is freelance styling or playing rough in the ring, as a boxer. She loves to cook Italian cuisine as well as speak the language.  Her motto is, “A Diva has to do, what a Diva has to do.&...Continued

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Sabrina Thomas  |  Actor

is a senior at York College working towards her B.A in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts.  Her past productions include: FAME, The Musical (Ms. ...Continued

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Leah Kesselly  |  Actor

 

LEAH KESSELLY is a senior at York College is majoring in Biology. Although she is studying medicine, she also has an extreme passion for acting. She has always been involved in the theater world whether it was on stage or working backstage. Leah has performed in various plays such as A Street Car Named Desire, Hamlet, and A Mid Summer Nights Dream. Leah also performed in two York College productions: Speak Out and The Tempest. She is looking forward to participating in this performance, and anticipates her appearance in many more York College productions....Continued

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Alex Constantinides  |  Actor

ALEX CONSTANTINIDES is a lower senior at York College with a double major in English and Speech Communication/ Theater Arts.  This will be his seventh show at York College.  His past productions include: The Exonerated, Scapin, Istwa!, Fame, The Complete works of William Shakespeare Abridged andAll In The Timing. His main Interest includes comedy and he cannot get enough of it.  He is excited to be a part of another show at York and looks forward to participating in more plays and pursuing acting outside of school.&...Continued

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Tori Alleyne  |  Actor

 

TORI ALLEYNE is a freshman at York College and plans to study Psychology. She graduated from Humanities and the Arts High School. While there, she was actively involved in gymnastics, cheerleading, and the dance team; all while maintaining a place on the Honor Roll and student government. Not only is Tori athletic and hard working, she also has a passion for song writing and the performing arts. Tori dreams of becoming a marriage counselor, lyricist, and choreographer. She would like to thank God for blessing her with this opportunity and for making her into the young lady she is today. ...Continued

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Jasmaine Calizaire  |  Actor

 

JASMAINE CALIZAIRE is majoring in Speech Communication/ Theater Arts and Education. She is an All-Star and Change Agent (on the Creative Arts Team) of the City University of New York. Jasmaine plans to pursue a Master’s in either theater or urban studies and continue on to become an elementary school teacher. She is currently working on launching her own organization which is a not-for-profit mentorship program for both youth and adults.&...Continued

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Marcos Caamano  |  Actor

 

MARCOS CAAMANO is a sophomore at York College. Although this is his first show at York, he is no stranger to the theatre. He has in been in a variety of shows both in high school and at La Guardia Community College such as: The Wiz, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Annie and Cinderella to name a few. ...Continued

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Alex Cortez  |  Actor

 

ALEX CORTEZ started his interest in the entertainment industry at the age of 8 when he participated in his school production of Romeo and Juliet. He pursued his new found passion for the performing arts for the Performing Arts through out his school years by taking part in school productions show casing dance. He currently has had the opportunity to broaden his horizon by taking up modeling and done freelance work. He now dances his way on stage at York College in Fame.<...Continued

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Alicia Gray  |  Actor

 

ALICIA GRAY graduated from BMCC with an Associate’s in Liberal Arts.  She is a transfer junior majoring in Journalism. She has always noticed since she was a child that acting is a possible career for her to express her feelings. This is her first time performing on the York College stage and hopefully not her last. ...Continued

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La-toya Mason  |  Actor

 

LA-TOYA MASON is performing for the first time on the York College stage. She has been dancing ballet, tap and jazz since the age of three and continues to dance, whenever she gets a chance. She is a part of a theatre company in the City, in which she performed in two plays and worked backstage. On her free time she likes to watch movies and take pictures.<...Continued

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Oyinkansola Ogunleye  |  Actor

 

OYINKANSOLA OGUNLEYE is a sophomore Biology major at York College. She likes to keep herself occupied with many activities in and outside of school. Last semester she was a dancer in I Am Pan Africa and a performer in The Tempest.  Her career goal is to become an obstetrician.

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Stephanie Rodriguez  |  Actor

 

STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ is a senior at York College majoring in Psychology with a minor in Theater Arts. This is her first time actually performing for the York College Theater. However, she has worked on other productions like Antigone, which she was the stage manager on, and on Little Shop of Horrors, which she worked backstage. Although this is her first time performing in the theater, this is not her first time performing at York College. She has performed in a variety of shows for the Latin Caucus Club at York, which she has been a part of for the past three years. ...Continued

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Sergio Sanchez  |  Actor

SERGIO SANCHEZ is a sophomore at York College majoring in Aviation Management. Sergio has performed with the Latin Caucus Club at York College and has enjoyed bonding with his own culture. Not only does he love to dance to Spanish music but he loves to dance to hip hop and R&B along with singing. In his future years Sergio would like to pursue his career in aviation in which he has a great passion for since he was young. Flying is where he finds his happiness....Continued

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Daniel Anthony Hidalgo  |  Actor

raised in Puerto Rico, Daniel and moved to New York to pursue acting.  Past theatre credits include: Angel Dumott Schunard  in RENT, Nick in Dark Play or Stories For Boys and Ernst in Spring Awakening

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Fior Peralta  |  Actress

was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She has been living in the United States for the past nine years.  This is her second year at York College and her major is Spanish because she wants to become a bilingual teacher.  She is a very friendly, dedicated person and is the current secretary of the Latin Caucus Club at York.  This is her first time being in a play like this one, but for her this is just the beginning of many great things to come. She is very excited to begin this new project.<...Continued

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Katherine Rodriguez  |  Actress

is currently in her fourth semester at York College. She has a major in Anthropology and a minor music. She was born and raised for ten years in the Dominican Republic. Katherine is a member of the Latin Caucus club and this is her first time on the York College stage.  She is very excited and cannot wait to get started working on this production....Continued

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