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SUNSHINE Cast

Ashkon Davaron

Sunshine

SUNSHINE Creatives

Daniel John Kelley

Playwright

Ashkon (@ashkonmusic) is an actor and musician from the San Francisco/Bay Area.  He received his BA in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz. Notable roles include Pinky from Our Lady of 121st St (SF Playhouse, West Coast Premiere), and the title rolls in Beardo (Shotgun Players, World Premiere) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SF Playhouse).  He received a BATTC award for Best Actor in a Principal Role for Beardo, and his music videos on YouTube have over 5 million views to date. www.youtube.com/Ashkeezy

Will Goodwin

Will Goodwin is thrilled to be joining this wonderful cast and creative team for The Legend of Sunshine. Will is a native of Ohio and recently graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite projects include Assassins, Angels in America, Street Scene, and many more. Enjoy the show!

Sammy

Anthony M. Lopez is happy to finally be a cowboy. Recent theatre credits include Doug Panch, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Nat'l Tour), dir. Darren Katz; Narrator, Birthday Boy, dir. Darren Katz; Rat King, All The Rats & Rags, (3LD and Joe's Pub), dir. Andrew Scoville; TonyCat, Copy_Cat (Brooklyn Philharmonic/Tim Fite), dir. Andrew Scoville; Mr. Buttermen, Storytime with Mr. Buttermen (2012 NYC Fringe).

Anthony M. Lopez

Lancaster Small

Daniel John Kelley is a playwright, opera nerd, and Brooklyn native. His plays include Wall, Ball, Summer And Fall (A Coney Island Adventure); Family Circle, Overlooking the Rhine; Bulba; Love, Death and Vengeance: A Comedy; The Conveniences of Modern Living (co-written with Emily Plumb), and The Legend of Sunshine (with music by Nick Moore). His work has been produced in NYC in the NY International Fringe Festival and by The Mirror Repertory Company, Mainspring Collective, The Gallery Players, The American Globe Theatre and The New York Theatre Experiment. Outside NYC, his plays have been performed in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as abroad in Dublin, Ireland by the Painted Filly Theatre, and in Nepal and Australia. He is currently an MFA candidate at Hunter College, studying with Tina Howe and Mark Bly. Daniel is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Nick Moore

Composer/Musical Director

Nick Moore (Composer) is both a theatrical composer and sound designer. His work includes: Off-Broadway: the currently running play The Drawer Boy-SoHo Playhouse and Oberon Theater Ensemble; Expatriate - Culture Project; Crazy for the Dog - Jean Cocteau, Defenses of Prague - La Mama; Embraceable Me -  (NY) Rachel Reiner Productions & (NC) Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Broke Wide Open - Samah Productions, Off-off-b-way: 17 Resonance Ensemble productions, including 23 Knives (IT nominee, best sound/music); 4 Oberon Theater Ensemble productions including Keep on Truckin’ It’s War (MITF nominee outstanding sound); Peace (IT nominee, best Musical) -  Milk Can Theatre Company;  Monster Lit. 1-5 – The Brooklyn Lyceum with Main Spring Collective,  Film: The Ticket Taker by Laura Archer; Winner of Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Contest Being Reel.  Member: Dramatists Guild; Resonance Ensemble. Roundabout Theater Company: Teaching Artist.

Glenn De Kler

Director

Matthew Dalton Lynch is a graduate of the the Stella Adler Studio’s full time Conservatory.  Recent credits include Ferdinand and Stefano in The Tempest, Charles the Wrestler and Silvius in As You Like It, and the Sheriff in Robin Hood in repertory in New Hampshire for Theatre Under The Stars’ summer season.  He also played Lou in Arthur Miller’s After The Fall for The Variations Theatre Group at the new Chain Theater in Long Island City.  He is excited to work with this company of artists and actors and thanks them for this wonderful opportunity.

Matthew Dalton Lynch

Waiter

Glenn De Kler moved to New York City in 2004 and has been working within the New York theater community ever since, fulfilling his lifelong desire. He holds a Bachelor of Science & Communication in Motion Picture Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Miami. Glenn made his directorial debut with the Panicked production of Howard Korder’s Boy’s Life. He has produced two original works with Panicked Productions, and co-wrote Whiskey, Beer, and Apple Pie. His last production of an all-female adaptation of Rosencantz and Guildenstern are Dead received critcial acclaim from the NYC Indie Theatre press and won six awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, including Outstanding Direction and Oustanding Production of a Play.

Michael Kirk Lane

Michael is thrilled to be a part of The Legend of Sunshine. He was a 2013  MAC Award nominee for Piano Bar Singing Entertainer and was previously nominated in 2011 as producer and host of the critically acclaimed open mic The Show Tune Room. Lane previously worked with TSGO productions in developmental readings of Apathy, and in How To Marry a Divorced Man which was part of our rock musical reading series in 2011. Favorite credits include: Puppeteer, The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks; Huck, Big River; Jimmy, Millie; Horton, Seussical, and Simon Stimson, Our Town.  He also works with No Strings International and Wingspan Arts. Lane holds a BA from Siena Heights University. www.michaelkirklane.com

Chie currently works as the management assistant for Joey Parnes Productions (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Golden Theater), is the assistant managing director for the New York Neo-Futurists, and contemplates dynamic music curating, distribution and adventuring with Heather Christian and the Arbornauts. Since moving to New York in 2010, Chie has worked with a variety of wonderful companies and ensembles, including The Public Theater, Extant Arts Company, Ugly Rhino, Panicked Productions, Ars Nova's ANT FEST, Fresh Ground Pepper and art.party.theater.company, concentrating on producing, casting, and movement. She recently cast her first short film, Crossing the River, which begins its festival life this month! She also moonlights as an aerial artist and a semi-professional photographer. www.flavoredphotography.com

Judge
Chie Morita
Casting

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