Tragedians Anonymous Shakespeare's Tragic Characters in Therapy...Virtually Cast
Roman Ricardo (Romeo)
Roman has performed previously in many productions with Arts in Motion Pasco including Peter Pan as Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling, Annie as Daddy Warbucks, Wizard of Oz as Lion, Back to the 80s, The Little Mermaid as Prince Eric, A Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit), Seussical as Horton, Shrek, and High School Musical as Coach Bolton. Roman is Treasurer of the AIM Players, takes tap dance at Blackwood Studios and is a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Homeschool Association. He also serves as an altar boy at Saint Leo Abbey. He is interested in technical theater and works as a Stage Hand at The Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel High School. He would like to thank the cast and production team for their hard work and guidance and Craig Hartfield, his voice coach, for all his help and support.
Aaron Washington (Prospero)
Aaron Washington a native of Ohio and attended Wright State University, Aaron has been fortunate to have directed and/ or choreographed over 50 shows and the best part of this is he loves that every show is still an active learning experience. Keeping the Arts Alive is vital during this time. Thank you for being an Audience Member and supporting!
Victoria Tribble (Juliet)
Victoria is an aspiring actress and has had the great fortune to be apart of many CCC productions. Her last acting endeavour was "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (Carrollwood Players) back in Feburary, so she is very happy to be back on the stage! She has Stage Managed productions such as "True West" (Washington and Eisenstadt),as well as Assistant Stage Managed for "Hunchback of Notre Dame" (MAS), "Damn Yankees" (MAS), "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (Carrollwood Players). She would like to thank Aaron for this opportunity, her amazing cast/crew, her vocal teacher Christopher Holloway, and her family and friends for supporting all her crazy theatrical endeavours!
Jessica Watzman (Ophelia)
Jessica is delighted to participate in another MAS Theatre production. She has also appeared in numerous local film and television productions, and is an entertainer at The Florida Aquarium. Jessica is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida with degrees in public relations and psychology. To Jessica, success means making enough money to open and run a cat sanctuary. She would like to thank her parents and her cat Snickers for their unending support. "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Iroh
Holly Imfeld (Lady Anne)
Holly is doing her first show with MAS Theatre. She began her adventures in the theater world in NTP's production of The Little Mermaid. A graduate of USF with an MA in Applied Linguistics, Holly enjoys singing, creating miniature, inedible food, and baking for her friends and family. She is an active member of the Life Teen band at her church as one of the lead vocalists and aspires to be a singer/songwriter. Holly is thankful to her parents, four siblings, and her dog Max for always encouraging her to pursue her dreams.
Kaileen Barreto (Hamlet's Fatal Flaw)
Kaileen is so excited to be making her MAS theatre debut! Previously she has appeared in ‘The Producers’ at Carrollwood Players (ensemble) and, The Acting Studio’s productions of ‘Into the Woods’ (Cinderella), ‘Godspell’ (Joanne), ‘The Addams Family’ (Morticia) and, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ (Schwartzy). Last summer, Kaileen trained with New York’s Broadway Artists Alliance. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, her vocal coach, Emilia Sargent, and the talented cast. Kaileen hopes that you all will enjoy the show!
Kimberly Rostas (Weakness)
Kim was in the ensemble for Oliver, her very first musical in July 2009. She also sings with the Carrollwood Cultural Center Community Chorus. She has since been in numerous musicals with MAS Theatre such as Maude/Mrs. Squires in Music Man, danced the role of Eliza in King and I, and gym teacher in Hairspray. She went on to play a nun as well as Baroness Elberfeld in Sound of Music, followed by Seussical the Musical with New Tampa Players. She returned to MAS in 2015 for All Shook Up and acted in and was stage manager for The Wizard of Oz, The Dining Room, and Hunchback of Notre Dame and in From Generation to Generation for Kol Ami.
Isabel Natera (Fate)
Isabel has been acting in varying and diverse roles since she was 15 years old. In 1995, she auditioned and was invited to attend the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. Some of her stage credits include: Stageworks’ Picasso at the Lapin Agile, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies; The Space’s Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. She is currently pursuing TV and film as well and has worked throughout the Southeast Region. To learn more, visit www.isabelnatera.com
Randy Macgruder (Hamlet)
Randy is making his second appearance on stage for MAS Theatre, having played Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor last September. He's been active in local theatre for more than 10 years. He would like to thank his family for juggling their schedules to help him rehearse for the show and hopes you are as impacted by the content of this show as he has been.
Carl Canestrano (Claudius)
Carl is so excited to be a part of this breakthrough, alternative production with the MAS theater. The talent and energy that comes through is absolutely amazing. Recent roles for Carl include Reverend Mother Regina in Nunsense A-Men!, King Louie/Congregant in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Van Buren in Damn Yankees, Andy in Looking, General Genghis Khan Schmitz in Seussical, The Musical and Joe in Who Maid Who. Other credits include From Generation to Generation (Coach), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Senex) and Goodbye Charlie (George). When he is not on stage, Carl enjoys singing with the Carrollwood Cultural Center Community choir, golfing, and otherwise enjoying the Florida sunshine. Carl would like to thank his girlfriend Kristin and his children for their support and understanding to allow him follow his passion.
Diego Rosado (King Richard III)
Diego Rosado was born and raised in Puerto Rico on September 15th, 1995. He moved to North Carolina to attend UNCC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) in 2013 to study Criminal Justice and Psychology. Diego always loved Disney movies; these were what interested him in singing. He was involved in some minor plays in High School produced for the children of the school and reenacted historical native Taino indian figures in activities for the Boy Scouts in Puerto Rico. It was not until 2016 that he was finally introduced into the thespian world. The first major community theatre show he was involved in was the Green Room Community Theatre’s production of West Side Story in Newton, North Carolina. He had the opportunity to portray the character Chino. Falling in love with acting and the stage, he continued to audition for another production they would have.
Dave Shrute (Lord Montague)
Dave Shurte, Illustrator (shurdesign.com), Designer, Branding Specialist (Currently Senior Graphic Designer for exhibitconcepts.com). BMI Recording Artist (shavemusic.com) Music is all free - enjoy. One of my best friends encouraged me to try acting (Thanks Aaron). Nothing but love for this cast and company!!!
Lauren Burke (Lady Montague)
A classically trained mezzo, Lauren has been performing for over 30 years in both professional and community theater across the southeast. Favorite past roles include Carmen in FAME, Katisha in HOT MIKADO and Sylvia in ALL SHOOK UP. She can also be seen as Joanne in MAS Theatre’s upcoming RENT: IN CONCERT. As always, she sends her unending love and adoration to Ryan and Piper.
Ted Hamilton (Lord Capulet)
He wants to thank his entire family for staying quiet during zoom rehearsals and for their continuing encouragement. He particularly wants to thank his wonderful wife Sarah who continues to encourage him after 28 years of marriage. Thanks also to Aaron Washington for ne
Eve Hanna (Lady Capulet)
Eve has always had a passion for the Performing Arts. She began acting in High School and continues to be a ham whenever possible. Thanks to CCC and the MAS Theater, she has had an opportunity to be in multiple musicals and plays. Her favorite musical role was the Good Fairy in Sweet Charity. Her most memorable drama role was as Kay in the radio play version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile. She is excited to be under the direction of Aaron Washington and Paul Berg and their creative process for this virtual play. “All the world is a stage” and I am glad to be an actor on this one!
Neil Bleiweiss (Polonius)
Neil Bleiweiss is excited to join the cast of Tragedians Anonymous! In a virtual world, Neil is ecstatic to see how MAS Theatre and other organizations are managing to keep the show going. Recent credits include The Baker (Into the Woods, NYNE), Ko-Ko (Hot Mikado, MAS) Harry Houdini (Ragtime, Plant City Entertainment), and more. Outside of the theatre, he has been a member of the Carrollwood Cultural Center community chorus and has played clarinet for 12 years. Neil is thankful to have the support of his friends and family as he continues his journey into the world of theatre.
Richard Haerther (Deception)
Richard’s career includes working shows and festivals as a stagehand or stage manager with artists ranging from the Sex Pistols to the Florida Orchestra, was road manager for several bands and JoAnn Castle (Lawrence Welk show alumni), managed motorcycle jumper “Diamond Jeff” Guiterrez, worked as a sound and light tech, and as a presenter. He has had several plays produced, was a non-commissioned writer of comedy and satire for “Week Ending” on BBC Radio 4 and “News Revue” at Canal Café Theatre in London and has produced or co-produced several CD’s. His hobbies include several things.