FATA MORGANA -CAST BIOS
J. Heston Gray (Jack)
Heston Gray studied theatre at Colorado State University and has been fortunate to perform extensively in the Denver area. With "And Toto too Theatre, he has performed in Appliance and in the annual play crawl. Mr. Gray would like to remind you, most plays digest better with a glass of red wine.
Paula Friedland (tori)
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-writtenthree 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. Additionally, in August 2014 Friedland returned to Lannie’s for the 4th time with her one-woman show, Aging: the Musical.
Charis Swartley (Morgan)
Charis has previously been seen in various plays, musicals, and films with Spark Theater, Three Leaches, Taylor Pictures, and Stage Flight Theatre, including roles such as Macbeth (Macbeth) and Jo March (Little Women). She is ecstatic to be reading for Morgan for her last production in Denver before moving in the fall. Charis is excited to begin her studies at Tisch School of the Arts for a degree in the Stella Adler Studio for Acting, but, of course, will miss performing, working and experiencing art here with the Denver community.
carol timblin (shelley)
Carol is a graduate of Loretto Heights College, Carol has acted and production managed for many Denver theater companies over the past 30 years including The Changing Scene, Aurora Fox, And Toto Too, and Germinal Stage. Most recently she was seen on stage in Germinal's Six Characters In Search of an Author.
vicky serdyuk (the crow)
Vicky is super excited to get to be a part of Fata Morgana. She fell in love with this obscure style of theatre within her first years of high school theatre, and still loves the fascinatingly weird way that absurdist theatre is performed. Vicky has performed in many school shows, as well as at the Aurora Fox as an understudy for Anna in Beets, and a performer at their 30th annual benefit gala. She is so honored to get to be a part of this too, and hopes you enjoy entering this weird world as much as she enjoyed exploring it.