Zanna, Don't! Creative
Mike Bowers (He/Him) is so excited to be directing and choreographing his second show with Conundrum! You may have seen his directorial debut last year with Cabaret, or seen him as Roger in Rent or Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods. He could not have done it without the support of this team, so many thanks to Adrian, Lillian, Kyle, Omari and Leslie. Love always to VCR.
Music DirectorKyle de Tarnowsky
Kyle deTarnowsky (He/Him) is making his Conundrum debut with this production. He has served as music director and/or conductor for a number of productions in and around Los Angeles, including: 9 To 5: The Musical, Ghost: The Musical, West Side Story, Kiss Me, Kate, Fiddler On The Roof, Dreamgirls, and others. Additionally, Kyle has worked as composer, orchestrator, and performing musician for a variety of film, television, and web productions. He is on the faculty at USC’s Thornton School of Music and at AMDA College of the Performing Arts, and he is Music Director at USC’s Kaufman School of Dance. Free time is spent working out, baking, and writing a Murder, She Wrote musical parody with two friends. Thanks to Mike for the Conundrum invitation, and thanks to the entire creative team, cast, crew, and band for such a solid and fun production!
Assistant DirectorAdrián Genesius Barrón
Adrián Genesius Barrón (He/Him) returns to Conundrum having previously appeared in Cabaret, RENT, and Little Shop of Horrors. Now stepping into the role of Assistant Director, he has had the honor and privilege to be able to work with Mike to help guide the creative and artistic vision of this amazingly queer production, along with Leslie, [ ], Omari, and this incredible cast to bring Zanna Don’t to life. As both an actor and in his role as Assistant Director, Adrián could think of nothing better than to collaboratively breathe life into this production, from pre-production to the rise of the opening curtain, to have the opportunity to tell this story, one so full of love, magnificently to the audience. Mil gracias a mí familia. Other works include Faustus and Macbeth with THESPIHONEST Theatre Company, as well as Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.
Assistant ChoreographerLillian Kautz
Lillian Kautz (She/Her) is honored to return to Conundrum as Assistant Choreographer for Zanna, Don’t. She previously appeared in the ensemble of Conundrum’s Seussical the Musical, and also acted as dance captain for the show. Lillian has a BA in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University and has studied with American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Petit, and the Royal Danish Ballet. She has choreographed multiple shows for StarStruck Theatre including Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, James and the Giant Peach, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. She has also choreographed her own original works for Santa Clara University and Ballet Petit. Lillian currently works as a video editor for Revolve Agency editing promotional videos and trailers. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Stage ManagerLeslie Doyle
Leslie Doyle (They/Them) is very excited to stage manage their first production with Conundrum. A long time stage actor, Leslie is now back in school focusing on the technical aspects of theater. They would like to thank their family for always supporting their dream, now matter how often it may change. Previous stage managing credits include Faustus (Electric Lodge Theater), Macbeth (Hudson Theater), and Addams Family (Don Wash Theater).
Production ManagerOmari Miller
Omari Miller (He/Him) is thrilled to be back for another production with Conundrum. Having previously working on stage as a performer, Omari is excited to be helping from behind the scenes, for his first time, as a production manager in order to help bring the quirky, queer, and quaint fun of Zanna, Don’t! to life. Omari would like to thank Mike Bowers, Adrián Barrón, and the rest of the Conundrum Theatre Creative Team for allowing him the chance to dip his artistic toes into the world of theatre production and he hopes you Zanna, DO enjoy the show!
Set DesignerBryan Snodgrass
Bio coming soon.
Costume DesignerNikki Yates
After having worn the most fabulous costumes as Audrey in Conundrum's Little Shop, Nikki (She/Her) body swapped with Shawn Rios so they could again bring their costume design skills to the stage. Depending on the moon and positioning of the planets, they may swap back before the show but please don't bring it up; just act like everything is normal. In her regular body, Nikki serves as the Secretary and DEI Chair for Conundrum. She is eternally grateful to this community for allowing her to express herself in many different roles both onstage and behind the scenes.
Lighting DesignerAndrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts (he/him) is excited to make his Conundrum debut! (Sort of.) When he moved to LA last year, he spent his third day lighting the one-act Our Way. But now, he's taking on a full musical! Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, he has lit many shows including Ordinary Days, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, and more. He loves sitting in dark rooms staring at screens, whether it be lighting design, video editing, or gaming. He would like to thank Juliana, his family, and his best friends. He hopes you think the show looks beautiful! If you would like more updates, check out @AndrewJRoberts_
Sound DesignerFelicia 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 has previously served in technical roles ranging from stage manager to construction crew, and is delighted to be part of this amazing creative team as the sound designer. She would like to thank her fellow techies for everything that they've done to make this production happen.
Prop CoordinatorMorgan Moessinger
Morgan Moessinger (she/they) is so excited to be returning to Conundrum but in a different position this time. Normally you can catch her onstage in such productions as Suessical, Wild Wild Party, or playing DnD live in the Roguelike Rumbles. This is the first time she has ever done props for a show and is so excited to show off her prop building skills she's learned from cosplay. She would like to thank all of the wonderful people at Conundrum for this opportunity and her lovely friends and family for all their support. For more updates, check out @attackonmorgan.
Prop CoordinatorWynn Tutt
Wynn (She/Her) is immensely excited to have returned to Conundrum for the lovely Zanna Don't! Her previous experience with the company includes Hunter/Who (Seussical). When not pursuing theatrical endeavors, she enjoys playing drums and creating visual art. Thank you to my parental units and to my grandparents for instilling the love of film + musical theatre in me. Check out @guavavessel.
Marketing TeamErika Cruz
Erika Mireya Cruz (She/Her) is so excited to be joining the production team of Zanna Don't! After earning her BFA in Musical Theatre Erika found a passion for production. Growing her own production company Cabaret Corner during the pandemic, she found joy in graphic design, photography, and production management. Erika is incredibly grateful to Mike and the entire Zanna Don't cast and crew for trusting me and allowing me to be a part of an amazing production. @erikamireyacruz
Marketing TeamJordan Kaiser
Jordan Kaiser (She/Her) is thrilled to be on the marketing team of Zanna Don't! She also serves on Conundrum's board as Publicity & Events Chair, directed our production of RENT, assistant directed Cabaret, produced our A Weekend of One Acts festival and production of Little Shop of Horrors, and held roles in Seussical, Into the Woods, and The Wild Party. During the day, Jordan works as a film publicist and loves that Conundrum provides the opportunity for arts lovers with day jobs to volunteer in theater!
Marketing TeamWyatt Larrabee
Wyatt Larrabee (He/Him) is very excited to be working at Conundrum as an Arts Education Intern. Wyatt is a recent graduate of UCLA where he got his degree in Musical Theatre and his minor in education. For more information about Wyatt please visit www.wyattlarrabee.com!
Marketing TeamBianca R. Turner
Bianca (She/Her) is super excited to be back working with Conundrum on another exciting show. Her previous work with Conundrum includes Little Red (Into The Woods), Mae (The Wild Party), and Assistant Choreographer (Cabaret). She also teaches monthly dance classes; come out and dance for the next class in late September. For more info, you can find Bianca on social media at @biancarturner or visit her website biancarturner.com. #unitedwebargaindividedwebeg