Bryan (he/him) is a co-founder of Conundrum Theatre Company and is honored to be directing Seussical the Musical. He started acting when he was in kindergarten, playing the Prince in a school production of Cinderella. The stage has been his passion ever since. Bryan received his BA in Theatre Directing from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a part of numerous productions, both on and off stage. He has been part of Conundrum’s productions of Rent (Mark Cohen), Cabaret (Emcee), Fun Home (Bruce), Into the Woods (Baker), Putting It Together, Bells Are Ringing, Pajama Game, and more. Some other acting credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Fuddy Meers (Kenny), and The Sound of Music (Max). He has also directed A Company of Wayward Saints, Bringing It All Back Home, Love Letters, and The Sound Of Music.
Assistant DirectorMatthew Namik
Matthew Namik (he/him) is returning to Conundrum Theatre company and for the first time as an Assistant Director with the company. His previous credits with Conundrum exist on the stage as Bobby in Cabaret and Alexi Darling in RENT. He was also seen In Conundrum's Night of One Acts! His directing credits include "The Library", "4.48 Psychosis", and "Change: The Musical". When he is not involved in the theatre, he can be seen in Amazon Prime series "Here Comes Your Man" and behind the scenes in the Art Dept. of The Kelly Clarkson Show. Thank you to everyone involved and to YOU! The audience!
"Imagination is the beginning of creation" - George Bernard Shaw
Music DirectorLisa Sedares
Lisa Sedares (she/her) is very happy to be music directing Seussical with this incredible, huge cast and amayzing creative team. A production this big wouldn't be possible without all the artists, designers, musicians, technicians, and volunteers involved. Watching Conundrum's growth since joining in 2019 has been a truly incredible experience and made her even more passionate about the importance of community arts engagement here in Burbank and beyond. During the day, Lisa is a space systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. By night, she is the president and resident music director of Conundrum Theatre Company. In her free time she's writing a musical about Rocket Science @rocketsciencemusical. She would like to thank her husband Lance for the continuous support of his ever-busy wife and her little Who on the way for being with her at every rehearsal, production meeting, practice session, and performance.
ChoreographerKylie Buckles Hall
Kylie Buckles-Hall (she/her) is just a girl living la vida loca with a heart full of gratitude, rocks in her pockets, and a dream. She would like to thank her friends, family, and voice teacher for always supporting her. IG: @_kylaaaaaaaay
Stage ManagerRachel Hogentogler
Rachel Hogentogler (she/her) is so thrilled to not only be making her Conundrum debut, but also musical theater debut. With a background in film and video production, she always wanted to get involved in theater and stage managing in the hopes of directing one day. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, knit, and go to the beach. She would like to thank her family and Sergio for always supporting her no matter what.
Marketing ManagerJordan Kaiser
Jordan Kaiser (she/her) is thrilled to be back performing with Conundrum after having just directed the company’s production of RENT. Jordan also assistant directed the first show of this season Cabaret, produced the A Weekend of One Acts festival, as well as held roles in the recent productions of Wild Party and Into the Woods. Jordan serves on Conundrum’s board as Membership Chair, reach out to her if you’d like to join in on the fun! Thank you to the Seussical team for making this the most incredible experience!
Production ManagerMike Bowers
Mike Bowers (he/him) joined Conundrum in August 2021 and is thrilled to be able to help bring this show to life. Previous Conundrum shows include: Cabaret (director), RENT (Roger), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince). Mike is the Production Chair on the Conundrum Board.
Costume DesignerNia Heinrich
Bio coming soon.
Assistant Costume Designer/Wardrobe MistressDiana Gomez
Bio coming soon.
Set DesignerKatie Iannitello
Katie Iannitello (she/her) is thrilled to be the set designer extraordinaire for this bananas production. Past design credits include Miss Saigon, Oliver (MAPA Maui), Little Shop of Horrors, Reefer Madness (ROLT SF) and many others. Outside of theater, Katie plays in her band Beauty Queen which you can listen to whenever you want!
Props CoordinatorAngelique Fustukjian
Angelique Fustukjian (she/her) is excited to be back with Conundrum for Seussical as both a performer and props assistant, having previously appeared in RENT, Cabaret, and Wild Party in 2022. She is also a veteran of 14/48 Hollywood and has been working in Los Angeles theatre for the last 6 years. In addition, Angelique is a series regular on the scripted podcasts, Cryptid Cape, and season 2 of St. Mary’s School (for Children with the Stigmata). Angelique is currently co-writing, co-producing, and starring in an original one-act production for the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival, premiering this summer. Besides performing, she co-hosts a comedy podcast called The Boozy Botanical Podcast. She is also an avid eater of apples. Check out @theangeliquee on Instagram for updates!
Lighting DesignerGregory Crafts
Gregory Crafts (he/him) is an award-nominated and critically acclaimed LA-based lighting designer, and he is thoroughly enjoying his first collaboration with the Conundrum team! He is the resident LD for studio/stage and the Madnani Theater in Hollywood, and designer-in-residence at Theatre Unleashed, a small non-profit performing arts ensemble. Recent design credits include "A Very DIE HARD Christmas" (Theatre Unleashed), "All This Intimacy" (Street Rat Media), "Carrie: the Musical Horror" (Sequoyah School), and "She Kills Monsters" (Pilgrim School). Portfolio and contact info at GregoryCrafts.com
Sound Designer/Sound Board OperatorWinsley James
Winsley James (He/They) is shivering in anticipation to make their Conundrum debut. He is a recent arrival from the East Coast and this will be the first production he has participated in. When not at work, he is either painting miniatures, gaming (pc/console/tabletop/pen and pencil), or wandering/exploring LA. For updates and pictures of his cat check out @jameswinsley on IG.
Tech Stage ManagerFelicia Cantu
Felicia Cantu (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Conundrum for this production. Felicia is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Theater Alliance. She’s worked on shows for the Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society and Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble, where she served as a student Co-Executive Producer for the 2017-18 season. She has previously taken on technical roles ranging from costume assistant to construction crew to board operator, but is delighted to be returning backstage as an assistant stage manager. She would like to thank her fellow techies for everything that they've done to make this production happen.
Light Board OperatorHaley Silver
Haley Silver (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Conundrum after making her company debut as Ensemble/Mark’s Mom in RENT! Haley is a Los Angeles-based costume designer and current costume production supervisor at LA Opera. Although she primarily focuses on behind the scenes work, her theater experience also includes years of singing in the A Capella group “The Hightones”, membership on a ComedySportz improv team, and roles in many musicals. On the rare occasions that she’s not in a theater, she loves reading sweeping sci-fi novels, planning her Dungeons & Dragons campaign, or making up songs about her cat Cheetara. She has a deep love of literally everything theater-related and is so happy to have been brought into the Conundrum family!