Meet the Cast: Boeing Boeing


JAYME CATALANO
 (Gretchen) is reprising her role in Boeing Boeing after a sold-out, TBA Award-Winning run at Altarena Playhouse in 2014. She recently JAYME Print Commercialappeared in Eat the Runt (Altarena Playhouse), a zany workplace comedy cast by the audience and for which she learned every role as she never knew which character she’d be playing on any given night. Other recent highlights include Sylvia in The Women (Masquers Playhouse), Elizabeth Elliot in Persuasion (Ross Valley Players), Jeri Neal in The Dixie Swim Club (Ross Valley Players), Catherine Connolly in The Laramie Project (Masquers Playhouse), and Ida Horowicz in Farragut North (Masquers Playhouse). Favorite film roles include Nurse Stacy in Uno and Karolina in Ghost in the Gun. When not performing or rehearsing, she is a freelance graphic designer (chromakit.com). She would like to thank John, Tim, Charles, Laura, Rhonda, Matt and Sue!


SEAN GARAHAN (Bernard) is an actor, teaching artist, and performing arts every man. When he’s not acting he’s either tour managing a rock band, teaching theatre to all ages, or Sean Garahan - MAIN SHOT TEXT 240_400dpi_16bitworking stage crew at a Bay Area theatre. He was recently seen as Paris in the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo & Juliet, and will be sporting an Irish brogue while playing Mat Burke in the Dragon Theatre’s production of Anna Christie this summer. Sean earned a BA in Theatre from Emerson College in 2008, is an EMC member of Actor’s Equity, and is a Resident Artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. You can follow what he’s currently working on at seangarahan.com.


ROBYN GRAHN (Gabriella) is flying high and super excited to be back at the Barn with a classy cast! Robyn was last seen at the Barn in Persuasion (Anne), Harvey (Myrtle), Arms KCM_2617and the Man (Louka), and Greater Tuna (the kids). Other credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), Sense and Sensibility (Eleanor), The Women (Jane), and I Hate Hamlet (Lillian). Robyn spends her daytime working at the Aquarium of the Bay, where she trains naturalists to educate guests about the wildlife of the San Francisco Bay and climate change. Now, please take your seats, fasten your belts, and observe your emergency procedure cards.


JESSICA LEA RISCO (Gloria) is thrilled to be working with Ross Valley Players! Ms. Risco hails from Minnesota’s lake country where she received a B.A. in Theatre and English Jessica Risco - Jessica Risco Headshotfrom Gustavus Adolphus College. She has worked in Minneapolis, New York City, Tucson, Honolulu and now the San Francisco/Bay Area, which has become her home. Locally, she has worked with The San Francisco Play House (The Nether), The Actors Theatre of San Francisco (Savage in Limbo and A Delicate Balance), the One-Minute Play Festival (Playwrights Center), the O’Neill Festival (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Iceman Cometh) and Off-Broadway West’s The Birthday Party which was nominated for Best Ensemble (TBA Awards). Favorite roles include: (Harper Pitt) in Angels in America, (May) in Fool for Love, and (Ellie Dunn) in Heartbreak House.  jessicarisco.wix.com/jessicarisco


MARK VASHRO (Robert) is excited to make his Ross Valley Players debut with such a wonderful cast and crew. He is an award winning actor and filmmaker originally from Mark Vashro - Mark Vashro_1Boise, ID. Being new to the Bay Area’s theatre scene, he is excited to become fully immersed and already feels very welcomed. As a graduate from Emerson College ‘08, Mark is very happy to be sharing the stage again with fellow Alumni, Sean Garahan. Aside from acting, Mark is a film producer with a short film titled Thunder Road that won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. Some of his past theatre credits are: Daniel in Coming Home by Jennifer Le Blanc (Longshotz, SF), Mark in Gloves for Guns by David Lawson (Urban Theatre, NYC), Adam in Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo (Best Ensemble IRNE award, Boston), and John in Tape by Stephen Belber (Rareworks, Boston).


ALISON WHISMORE (Berthe) is excited to be working with such a talented artistic team for Boeing Boeing. Alison has toured extensively in France, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK
Alison Whismore - Whismore_Alison_9676ret-LOWand North America, directing and performing well over 200 in-house written plays both in French and English in an eclectic range of venues. She moved to Northern California in 2010 to seek more adventure. Northern California credits include Pride and Prejudice (Sacramento Theatre Company), What I Did Last Summer (Piedmont Oakland Repertory Theatre), Arcadia (Big Idea Theatre), and directing & acting in short plays for ShotzSF. She plays Serene Rain, a time travelling hippie on the ongoing Magic Bus experience in SF, and is a Teaching Artist with several theatre companies. Her next acting projects will be with Livermore Shakespeare Festival 2016 playing Lady Russell in Persuasion and Alonso in The Tempestalisonwhismore.com

Boeing Boeing plays April 1 through May 1. Tickets are available HERE.

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