Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski (Director)
Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski has dramaturgically supported the work of a variety of Denver’s most prolific playwrights while fortunate enough to maintain a deep, on-going, creative partnership with Melissa Lucero McCarl. Continually drawn toward active engagement with ideas and institutions, individuals and communities, Patrick works within the practices of teaching, directing, and dramaturgy.
Anne Oberbroeckling has performed at the Boulder Ensemble Theatre (Ripcord), The Arvada Center (Dividing the Estate and Cabaret), The Cherry Creek Theatre (Doubt and The Glass Menagerie), The Curious Theatre (After the Revolution) and with Abster Productions (August: Osage County) (True West Award for Best Actress) and many seasons with the Country Dinner Playhouse. Regionally with the Guthrie Theatre (Foxfire) and Mixed Blood (Beyond Therapy) in Minneapolis and several seasons with the Old Creamery Theatre in Iowa! Anne studied at Circle in the Square in New York.
Mark Collins has visited zoos in Denver, Santa Barbara, San Antonio, San Diego and St. Louis with his wife, Melissa Lucero McCarl. On stage, he has performed with And Toto too (The Gun Show, Lost Creatures), Benchmark Theatre (Fever Dream Festival), Miners Alley Playhouse (God of Carnage, The Cripple of Inishmaan), The Edge Theater (Medea, Jerusalem, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), square product theatre (How I Learned to Drive, SLAB) and The Catamounts (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Mr. Burns – a post-electric play). See him in January in Rumors at Spotlight Theatre.
Arlene Rapal is honored to be among the amazing artists involved in The Humanity of Orangutans. She was blessed to perform another original McCarl piece during the 2016 And Toto too Play Crawl. Arlene has received recognition for some of her work at Vintage Theatre: Miss Saigon (2015 Westword Best of Denver Award and 2015 Marlowe Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical) and Avenue Q (2012 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical). During the day, Arlene works in Kaiser Permanente’s Arts Integrated Resources Department.
Gabriel Morales is happy to be making his And Toto too debut in The Humanity of Orangutans. A graduate of Colorado Christian University and the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Mr. Morales was most recently seen in In The Heights at Town Hall Arts Center. Colorado audiences have seen his work with Denver Center Theater Company, Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, Vintage Theater, Performance Now and Imagination Makers Theater Company. He was also in the new musical I Am Alive at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California (www.iamalivethemusical.com).
Royce Roeswood's past stage credits include Hir (Miner's Alley); The Flick, Soul in Turmoil (Curious Theatre); Buried Child, boom (Edge Theater); Indiscretions (Germinal Stage); Twelfth Night (Off Center, WY); and Barefoot in the Park (Triumvirate Theatre, AK). He is currently performing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's touring productions of The Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar. Producing credits include An Interactive Theatre Experience Set in a Dystopian Future and Custom-Made One Act Play. Playwriting credits include Romeo and Juliet: Werewolves vs. Vampires and God Finds Religion. He is a teaching artist for Denver Center for the Performing Arts Education, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the Bovine Metropolis Theater. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also an audiobook narrator and mascot performer. Follow him on Twitter at @royceroeswood and on his website at www.roeswood.com.
Paul Page most recently appeared at the Arvada Center as General Waverly in White Christmas as well as their productions of The Crucible, The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Wonderful Life, Jekyll and Hyde and As Bees in Honey Drown, for which he received the Denver Drama Critics Circle Award. Recent work elsewhere: Other Desert Cities (Vintage Theatre), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Glengarry Glen Ross (Edge Theatre), receiving an Edgy Award and Marlowe Award for both. Paul graduated with a BFA in Acting from Kent State University and then spent ten years as a working actor in New York City before relocating to Denver. www.paulpage.biz
Mark Pergola received his BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City and has performed in theaters in New York and Denver including Curious Theatre, The Arvada Center and Town Hall. Mark was nominated for a Denver Post Ovation Award for his performance in Curious Theatre’s Eurydice. He assistant-directed Snow Falling on Cedars, One Man Two Guvnors, and Rabbit Hole at The Vintage Theatre. Recently, he made is directorial debut with The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Vintage. Thank you, Melissa, for this lovely opportunity!
Maggy Stacey's performance background began in improvisation and grew with live theatre, film, and movement. Her BA is in Psychology, with a minor in theatre. She is a teaching artist with DCPA Education, narrates audiobooks for the National Library of Congress, works with healthcare practitioners at Kaiser Permanente to enrich communication and empathy, and does martial arts as often as she can. She received a Henry Award for her role as Izzy in Rabbit Hole, and a Henry nomination for her role as Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Brian Harper, although not officially a native, has always known Colorado as his home. After attending California Lutheran University and then touring for a year with Missoula Children’s Theatre, he was excited to become a part of the Educational Theatre Programs for Kaiser Permanente in 1996. Brian is the manager for the Educational Theatre and oversees touring productions, expansion programs and internships. In addition, Brian was an owner and performer at Madcap Theater, an improv comedy club where he performed for over 10 years and 3,500 live shows. He is blessed to share this life with his amazing wife and two stellar boys.