Si Si is an up and coming actor, director and filmmaker based in NYC. Their most recent projects include "I'M SO SORRY BABY" a film by Friday Anderson. "Switch Seats With Me" a sketch comedy show featuring a diverse group of actors, writers, and directors and JJ Maley's I'm (Also) Not that girl. They have also worked with The LGBTQ Center in coalition building and The Next Generation Project for the advocacy of TGNC folks across the state of New York. They hope to use storytelling as not only a medium for creating change, but facilitating joy and belonging.
Simon Broucke is a composer, orchestrator, copyist, and music director based in New York City. He has worked on several theatrical productions and workshops, including Showing Up (2019 workshop, 2021 preview, Middlebury Town Hall Theater), Me Before You (2022, GableStage), and The King's Wife (2022, Playwrights Horizons). He is most interested in the development of new works. He has also composed for the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, the Schoen Movement Company, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. His orchestral arrangements of cinematic music have been programmed by pops orchestras in the United States and Europe. He graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a BA in Music and Mathematics. www.simonbroucke.com
An alumni of The Fame School, he is the Artistic Director of MilkyWay Theatre Company and founding Artistic Producer of Melting Pot Collective LLC, where he serves as one of the leading producers, as well as being a versed performer who's first home was the theater.
Jamiel is a familiar face in the NYC theater and music scene as well as a regional favorite, with recent performance credits that include Elf the Musical (Fake Santa/Ensemble), Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tale (Tigger), Symphony For Portland (Aaron), Comedy of Errors (Dromio), Rock of Ages (Ja’Keith Gill/Mayor/Ensemble), Come Together (Myself), Cabaret (Herr Schultz), And Then There was Us (Franklin/Youth), Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince/the Wolf), Rent (Angel Dumonte Shunard), Newsies (Henry), Pippin (Pippin/Lewis), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas).
On the business and technical side of theatre, he’s directed a number of projects with MilkyWay as well as serving as the executive producer. Currently in production for the First Annual New Works Festival, a series of performances of 3 up and coming playwright's new plays and musicals:
Masked: The Musical by Tianna Davis, January 12th @ 7pm. Tix Here.
The American I.D. Channel: Vol. One by Mx. Hasberry, January 20th @ 7:30pm. Tix Here.
ELLIPSES by David Quang Pham, January 26th @ 7:30pm. Tix Here.
At Melting Pot, he's used his expertise to manage the planning and execution of numerous film projects, as well as lead the fundraising team. While their first and second film projects are finishing post-production, Jamiel and the rest of the team have a couple different projects in the works that they're very excited to share very soon.
Outside of his own companies, Jamiel enjoys stage managing and working as part of the events staff at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, learning valuable skills in live sound mixing and light operation. He is so blessed to be able to do what he loves everyday, having worked in various capacities with Off-Broadway companies like MCC and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. With him learning valuable wisdom about this industry at such a young age, he can't wait to use his unique perspective to support the development of new projects and new voices.
Flynn Jungbin Byun is a South Korean musical actress based in New York. She was born in Daegu, Korea, and raised in Beijing, China. She is fresh out of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and has a BFA in English Linguistics & Literature in Tsinghua University. She is thrilled to make her theatre debut in New York City with ELLIPSES!
Oscar E. Chicaiza is 28 years old. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Staten Island. Oscar received his undergraduate and graduate degree in emergency management at John Jay College and is currently seeking a PhD candidacy. Most recently, Oscar made his debut in M Center’s Annual Voice Series and continues to receive vocal coaching through Mary E. Micari. Oscar enlisted in the Army in 2012 as a financial management technician. In 2014, he deployed to Afghanistan to assist with retrograding financial operations. He received a commission from CUNY ROTC in 2018 as a field artillery officer. In his free time, he finds inspiration from nature and philosophy. He is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and pursuing the arts as a form of therapy. Two professional goals Oscar is currently working towards are receiving acceptance for a PhD program in psychology and law, where he wants to focus on prevention measures for domestic terrorism. Secondly, he is actively seeking opportunities to grow as a vocalist and performer.
Maria Noriko Cabral is excited to be joining the cast of ELLIPSES. Some of her previous roles were Charlotte in JUNK (Burbage Theater Co), Ensemble/Featured Dancer in ELF (Cumberland Theatre), Faerie/Lady in Waiting in MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Townsperson in A LIE AGREED UPON (The Gamm Theatre), and Bebe Benzenheimer in A CHORUS LINE (Footlights Rep Co). Maria graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre at Rhode Island College where she played Emily Brennon in THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, Bessie in MARVIN’S ROOM, Daughter in QUILTERS, and Marie in BARBEQUE. Maria was also the 2020 recipient of the Kennedy Center ACTF ASPIRE/LORT Leadership Award, as well becoming a 2021 KCACTF ASPIRE National Fellow. She also became a Gamm Fellow for Emerging Artists of Color at The Gamm Theater for their inaugural year (2021-2022). She would like to thank her parents and friends for their endless support and love and to Jamiel for this opportunity.
Kenedi Chriske is elated to be a part of her second production with Milky Way Theatre Company! She was most recently in the Miscast Cabaret, performing "I Love Betsy" from HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. Offstage, Kenedi can be spotted learning to surf, taking pictures, and googling space facts. She hopes you enjoy ELLIPSES!
Leigh Dillon is a semi-recent BFA MT graduate of LIU Post. She was just seen as a holiday performer at Hersheypark and recently performed with Cabaret On The Couch Live at The Triad and with The Comeback Cabaret at Don’t Tell Mama. Favorite credits include Lizzie: The Musical (Lizzie), Lippa’s Wild Party (Nadine), and Aulis (Anthea) at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She thanks her loved ones for their support.
Yoosep Im is an actor, singer, and voice teacher from Seoul, South Korea. He received his degree, MFA Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2022. He performed in numerous concerts, movies and musical shows over 10 years in Korea. His dream as an artist is to try as many different genres as possible and expand his acting, singing, and teaching career in the US.
Brandon Jackson is a Chicago native and sought-after young composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musician. His work has awarded him countless hours of experience on both sides of the studio glass as well as being on and off the podium in many wonderful projects. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, Jackson has had the esteemed pleasure to work with the likes of Eric Stern, Mike Wartofsky, Julius Williams, and Dr. David Wallace. Brandon’s work as an orchestrator has awarded him working on 5 new musicals, two of which started in Boston during his studies. He is the current music supervisor/orchestrator for Connected: The Musical and Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical. He has also orchestrated work for film, including Juan Kleban’s scores for Arkansas, Etc., and Long Line of Ladies.
Chyna Jackson is a graduate from LIU Brooklyn with a BFA in Theater, Film, and Television. She is a graduate from Stella Adler Studio of Acting and was a dancer at Mark Morris Dance Center and Dancewave. Her previous credits include Outside In, Mr.Burns Post-electric play, and Twelth Night.
Chris King is an artist and performer from Houston,Texas. He recently moved to NYC last year and is excited to make his Off-Broadway debut with Milky Way Theatre Company at Theatre 71. He also has recently signed with UGA Talent and is excited to see the journey that takes him on. He wants to thank God for his gifts, you for coming to support local talent, and his community for their continued inspiration,love, and support. - "The level of our success is only limited by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." - Aesop
Joseph Lee is very excited to be part of ELLLIPSES. Recently, he took part in NAAP's The Pajama Game as an ensemble. He has an MFA in Performing Arts, BA in Theater Arts.
Sabrina was born and raised in Central California and moved to NYC in 2021. She graduated from the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles in 2019 where she played Veronica in “Heathers,” Henry V (II,i) and Captain Gower in “Henry V,” and Meg Magrath in “Crimes of the Heart.” Throughout the pandemic Sabrina helped produce online productions of “Arms and the Man” as Raina and “Enemy of the People” as Katherine. Sabrina has extensive experience in musical theatre and acting from, roles including Esmeralda in “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Yum Yum in “The Mikado,” Molly in “Farragut North,” and Evelyn in “Shape of Things.” Sabrina thanks everyone for attending and hopes you enjoy the show!
Gabriella Jean McKinley holds a B.A in Theater Arts from Buffalo State College with a concentration in Musical Theater and Theater Administration. She graduated with the President's Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student for her achievements in Theater. Gabriella has appeared in several professional productions across Western New York including Toni Stone (Toni Stone/ Ujima Theater), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennett/ KavinokyTheater), Camelot (Guenevere/MusicalFare Theater), People, Places, & Things (Laura/ Kavinoky Theater). Gabriella currently serves as the Program Director at Ujima Co. Inc. and as a Teaching Artist with The Anne Frank Project at Buffalo State College. Gabriella hopes to use theater as a tool to serve disenfranchised and underserved communities. She thanks her mother, brother, bestfriend, and fiancé for their endless support and love.
Jay Michaels is a university professor and member of the indie arts community since the off-off Broadway movement. He is a prominent figure in the horror and sci-fi communities as host of FearCon TV on ROKU and "the voice of Boston Sci-Fi" on Filmocracy. His book, Hidden Monsters: The Morality of Horror and Sci-Fi published by Red Cape Publishing will be out Fall of 2023.
Carla Angeline Mongado is thrilled and grateful to be a part of the production of ELLIPSES! She is a singer and actor from the Philippines, now based in New York City. Carla received her Bachelor's in Music with Voice as a major at Silliman University, Philippines, where she was a member of Silliman University Choristers, Women's Ensemble, and Ating Pamana Inc., which toured North America in 2011. Carla was a featured soloist in various cultural and national events in Malaysia, such as Voices in Harmony with the Sarawak Symphony Orchestra. Recent stage appearances include Constance in The Clockmaker's Daughter, Wow Seattle?, Dear Mom, I'm Gay, and the New York premiere teaser concert of The Pretty Pants Bandit. She can be heard on the Original Concept Album Recording of Goodbye New York and Platinum Girls.
Karina Ordóñez is a multidisciplinary creative artist and activist based in NYC. A graduate of LaGuardia School of the Arts with a focus in the Dramatic Arts, Karina has centered her life around representation, as she's worked with the Tony-winning non-for-profit organization, Broadway For All and is currently studying pre-law at Baruch college. She is also double-minoring in Black and Latino studies as well as journalism. She has worked with MilkyWay Theatre Company on multiple cabarets at Don't Tell Mama, and most recently was in the original cast of the Young Arts awarded new work, "Voicemails." Deep gratitude to her family, friends, and the MilkyWay team.
Due to youthful trips to space camp and operas, Musical Theatre Science Communicator David Quang Pham writes love letters to science, devising stories from its branches. His purpose is to guide scientists to the fourth wall and theatre artists to the fourth dimension. His notable musicals personifying quantum mechanics, cosmology, and dimensions are respectively: TOUR (2020 Downtown Urban Arts Festival finalist), ELLIPSES (2021 Theater Resources Unlimited Musical Workshops, 2020-2021 Working Title Playwrights), and PARALLEL UNIVERSITY with Marie Incontrera (2021 NYPL Across a Crowded Room). After completing an astrophysics and theatre education at Michigan State University, David Quang Pham studied playwriting as the second apprentice of Working Title Playwrights in Atlanta. He is the Literary Fellow of Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco. Composer Janelle Lawrence mentors him, helping to forge his broad range of musical styles including gospel, pop, punk, tango, and Xiqu. His songs have been showcased at Cabaret on the Couch, Musical Theatre Factory, NYPL Performing Arts, and Play Café. He is also a proficient trombonist; a moderator at LMDA; a founding member of CreateTheater; a member of ΣΠΣ, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild. David Quang Pham hails from Wyoming, Michigan.
Yasmin Ranz-Lind is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate on new works like ELLIPSES! She is NYC based and a recent graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting and minor in Political Science. She is a proud Middle Eastern/North African/American actor and singer. Favorite credits include: Amelia Earhart in a workshop reading of Airborn (Bridge to Broadway and Beyond Festival), Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet (Syracuse University) and Wendla in Spring Awakening (Ovations Theatre). She can be seen next originating the role of Chambermaid/Princess in the NYC Workshop of Allerleirauh at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in March! Endless thanks to her supportive parents, wonderful friends, TLJ and all of the mentors who have supported her throughout her theatrical journey thus far.
Jason Shu is a classically trained violinist originally from Minneapolis, now based in New York City. Though the world of musical theater is relatively new to him, Jason has extensive experience playing in and leading ensembles of all sizes and varieties, and is excited to help contribute to ELLIPSES!
Kristen Amanda Vargas Smith is a New York based artist with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Most recently, she was seen across the country in the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage as Patty! Some of her other credits include Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening (Pittsburgh Playhouse) , Georgia Hendricks in Curtains (Pittsburgh Playhouse), Starr in A Symphony for Portland (The Players Theatre). She is so excited to be a part of this cast!
Coming from a small agricultural town in Colorado, Caitlyn's exposure to theater was very limited; however, Caitlyn gravitated to the microphone and theatrical stage since before she can remember. She could always find herself performing at local competitions, fairs, sporting events, community theater and school productions. She knew in middle school when she landed her first ‘real role’ as Miss Adelaide from Guys and Dolls Jr. that she was hooked. She tried different things: modeling, sports, fashion design, marine biology, and English Lit, but nothing resonated for her like theater. After high school, she took a leap of faith and moved to New York City to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and never looked back. Bringing her small town ethics and beliefs to the big city was a huge change, one that she happily embraced. She finds each new experience and encounter an amazing life story that she can bring with her to the stage. She is dedicated and determined, striving to bring out the best in herself and those around her.
Eli is an NYC-based actor and singer originally from Northern Virginia with a BA in Drama from Vassar College. In addition to Vassar, Eli has trained with Hangar Theatre, Powerhouse Theater, Synetic Theater, and Traveling Players Ensemble. Eli aims to create inclusive, collaborative, and spectacular theater that challenges entrenched systems of power, especially gender.
Isaac Williams is a New-York based actor from Junction City, Kansas. Isaac graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Vocal Music Education and Theatre. After graduating in December 2021, Isaac made his spring NYC stage debut originating the lead role of Diego in “Mad Little Reefers.” This summer, Isaac also made his film debut in Konstantin Pivovar’s “Iconic” which will be submitted into the 2023 film festival cycle. In the Fall of 2022, Isaac debuted the show, “A Symphony for Portland” directed by Jay Michaels off-broadway. Most recently, he did a run of the "The Wiz" with the NYC Black Arts Festival as Tinman.
Isabelle Wood is an actress, singer, and dancer based in New York City. She is originally from Columbia, South Carolina and is a recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC where she studied Musical Theatre. She just recently finished shooting a pilot for a TV show called Clout, so hopefully you will be able to catch that on TV in the spring (fingers crossed)! This is one of her first performances in NYC and she is so happy that it is with her guitar. Playing guitar has led her to so many other passions and she’s so excited to share that with you tonight.