libby arnold (director)
Libby Arnold has acted and directed in New York, Los Angeles, Florida, New Mexico and most recently Colorado. Previous And toto Too directing credits include Who Will Sing For Lena, SWAN Day Reading - Worse than Cold Feet, and assistant director of The Greater Good. Notable acting credits: NY Off-Broadway: The Libertine (Director Eric Tucker, Theatre Row); Swimming With Watermelons (Director - Diane Paulus, Vineyard Theatre); Six by Tenn (Red Room) Regional Credits: The Heidi Chronicles (DCPA- Ed.) Naked In Encino (And Toto too), Pursuit of Happiness, Suddenly Last Summer, Night of the Living Dead, The Dead Guy, (Hippodrome State Theatre, FL); Three Times a Lady (Santa Monica Playhouse, CA). International Tours: Lysistrata (Greece), Our Town (Brazil). Ms. Arnold holds a M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Performing Arts with a minor in dance from The College of Santa Fe, NM. In addition, she studied mask & commedia with Dell'Arte International Theatre, as well as improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.
Christy Kruzick (sonia)
Christy has appeared on the Disney Channel's The Jersey as well as Showtime's Resurrection Blvd. Christy's favorite theatre roles include Peter in Peter Pan, Frannie in Stanton's Garage and Tess in Six Degrees of Separation. Christy is an avid lover of theatre and film. For the last several years she has been studying with the incredible faculty at the Denver Center Theater Academy. She has also studied in Los Angeles with Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West and with Margie Haber at Margie Haber Studios.
Paula Jayne Friedland (toshia)
Paula Jayne Friedland earned her degree in music from CSU, and received her acting training at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, where she spent 13 years working in professional theatre. She played Sheila in three European tours of the Broadway musical Hair, and played leading roles in regional productions of A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Hello Dolly and Side By Side By Sondheim. Local productions include Iph (Irish Theatre Company) TomFoolery ( Marlowe Award for Best Ensemble, Denver Victorian Playhouse), The Familiars (The Edge Theatre), and the 2015 Plays in Progress series with The Athena Project. She has co-written three original Stephen Sondheim Revues: Art Isn't Easy, Our Time and Love Marriage and Other Natural Disasters, all of which have played to critical acclaim at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.
Vicky Serdyuk (natalia/young natalia)
Vicky is so excited to get to do her second staged reading with And Toto too. Other productions she's worked on have included Beets, at the Aurora Fox, and their Benefit Gala last year. She has also worked on many school shows at George Washington High School, both on stage and back. She got to see this play in one of its first drafts, doing a sofa reading with the playwright and a few others, and is so excited to see the play move to this stage. She hopes you enjoy this play, as it is touching, heartbreaking, and an important part of history that teaches the importance of hope in times of pain.
Mindi Kessler worked with the multi-media performance group Fischerspooner from 1998-2004.She is delighted to be working with such talented artists.
Meredith, a California native, “hiked” back to the mountains five years ago. Pre-re-migration, Meredith received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and went on to do Creede Rep., playing Tina Denmark in Ruthless and Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town. Denver credits include Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Lauren in Circle Mirror Transformation (Curious Theatre Company), Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Spark Theater), and Lizzie in Goblin Market (Spark Theater). Meredith was also a sanguine member of Jane's Addiction (Improvised Jane Austen) for a few years and performed in And Toto too's 2015 Play Crawl. She would like to infinitely thank her amazing family for their incredible love and support.
Christine Davidson recently rekindled her love of acting after a few years’ hiatus.Most recently, she played the leading role of Susan in The Three Leaches world premiere of Look at Me (Ruff Ruff) a new work by CS Hanson. Ms. Davidson is a Denver Center for the Performing Arts Lewis Meyers Scholar, which provides her with the opportunity to further her training by taking a wide variety of classes, including scene study, dialects, on-camera and more. She has trained with a diverse group of instructors including Lawrence Hecht, Sabin Epstein and Timothy McCracken. Other favorite Denver credits include Picnic, Our Time; An Evening of Sondheim and The Heidi Chronicles, (DCPA-Ed.). Christine recently signed with Lincoln Talent.
Christy Newhof (stage directions)
Christy Newhof is happy to be a part of Cabaret Kalisz with And Toto too. She has trained extensively with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Education department. Most recently, she appeared in MacBeth, and Picnic as Madge. She is currently represented by Donna Baldwin.