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Graduate Ensemble

Class of 2022

Isaac Baker

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(he/him) is grateful and excited for his second performance with Cleveland Play House. He recently appeared in the CPH production of Antigone, as well as the CWRU/CPH MFA production of Twelfth Night. Other credits from his time with the MFA Program include Middletown, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Electra/Orestes. Other credits include The Merchant of Venice and Shakespeare in Love at the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Romeo and Juliet and The Crucible at the Public Theatre of Kentucky, as well as the collegiate premiere of Fun Home at the University of Evansville.

Kristina Gabriela

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is excited to make her second appearance in the Allen Theatre in this exciting production! Kristina is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and is in her final year in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program. She received her BA in acting/directing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and was recently seen in the cast of the world premiere of Light It Up! at Cleveland Play House. CWRU/CPH credits include Viola in Twelfth Night, Electra in Electra/Orestes, WHO’S WHO 21 and Sweetheart/F doctor/F tourist in Middletown. Other credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Mimi in Rent, and Beauty in Smokefall. She would also like to thank God, her friends, and family for their love and support. Thank you to everyone who did their part to help theatre and the arts stay alive. Enjoy the show! @quirky_kris

Sierra Grabowska

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is originally from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, though she came to the CWRU/CPH Acting Program by way of Boston. After earning her BA in theatre and English from UMass Amherst, she performed in Boston with multiple touring companies, and is a company member of Magnificent Bastards, an international Shakespearean improv comedy troupe. Other theatre credits include Juliet in Shakespeare Now’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet in Boston Theater Company’s Hamlet, and Puck in Boston Theater Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bridget Kim

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galloped over from the great state of Kentucky, where she earned a BA in political science from the University of Louisville. This spring, Bridget will graduate with her MFA in acting from the CWRU/CPH MFA Program, and head to New York City to launch her film/television career. During her last months in Cleveland, she wrote, directed, and starred in her lively one-woman show, performed as Sir Andrew in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (CWRU/CPH), and made her Cleveland Play House debut as Ismene in Antigone.

Gustavo Márquez

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is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA in Acting program class of 2022. They are so excited to be in this production and feel blessed to be working with these immensely skilled, funny and talented artists. Being in the room with this ensemble has brought so much life to him. Professional credits include Light it Up!, Antigone (Cleveland Play House); Sweat, A Christmas Carol, 22 Native Gardens (Denver Center Theatre Company). CWRU/CPH credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Twelfth Night, Middletown, and Electra/ Orestes. Other stage credits include The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar (Colorado Shakespeare Festival Tour), The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Metamorphoses, You Can’t Take It With You, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, American Idiot, Dracula and Grease. He is very grateful to his family, friends, and mentors who have supported him in his pursuit of an artistic life. After this production Gustavo will be New York bound and establish roots in the city.

Christopher B. Portley

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Christopher is a third-year MFA candidate in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. He is originally from Dallas, Texas. He holds a BS from the University of North Texas. He recently made his Chautauqua Theater Company debut this past summer playing De’Andre in Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the Root directed by Stori Ayers, and Zanni and Flavio in Commedia dell’ Arte directed by Andrew Borba. His CWRU/ CPH MFA credits include Twelfth Night, Electra/Orestes, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Middletown. Other theatre credits include Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 and 3 (African American Repertory Theatre); The Tempest and Measure For Measure (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford); Stick Fly (University of North Texas); and Memphis (Musical Theatre of Denton). Most importantly, he thanks God for this moment, and his family and friends for their continued love and support throughout his journey. Christopher is taking his final year in grad school by the horns and is excited about the next season of his life. LEARN MORE:

Jordan Taylor

is a performing artist, aspiring intimacy director, and anti-racist theatre advocate.Jordan is thrilled to be making her second Cleveland Play House appearance, and debut on the Allen Stage. Jordan is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and obtained a BFA in acting from Oakland University. Jordan is currently pursuing certification in intimacy direction with IDC. Jordan’s work is focused on decolonizing theatre, building a consent-based/antiracist culture, and centering Black Liberation within storytelling. Jordan most recently appeared in the Cleveland Play House production of Antigone.

Noah Williams

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came to the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program from Alabama, where he attended Troy University. While there, he performed in numerous roles. Notable credits include Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. Noah would like to send a huge shoutout to the family he was born with and the family that he found along the way. Enjoy the show!

Class of 2024

Josh Bates

originally hails from the sunny shores of Southern California. He has spent the last four years attaining his BFA in theatre performance at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. His most recent educational credits include Urinetown, Ordinary Days, and Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros . His professional credits include The Little Mermaid at Zilker Hillside Theatre and Legally Blonde at the Granbury Theatre Company. In his free time, Josh enjoys sports, writing/playing music, and being outdoors.

Madeline Calais

was born and raised in the smoggy yet mighty metropolis of Houston, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (summa cum laude) in acting from the University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance. Following undergrad, Madeline spent two years performing in theatres across the country with the American Shakespeare Center’s national touring troupe based out of Staunton, Virginia. Madeline is thrilled to join Case Western Reserve University’s class of 2024 graduate acting cohort in Cleveland. Other notable companies Madeline has worked with include Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Red Bull Theatre, Mildred’s Umbrella, and The Classical Theatre Company.

Ellen Grace Diehl

is grateful to be making her CPH debut, and is honored to be a part of the class of 2024. Credits include Louise (Gypsy), Sibella (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Sophie (Mamma Mia!), and Sandy (Grease) at Allenberry Playhouse; Gigi (Gigi) and “Everyone Else” in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (two-actor version) at Washington County Playhouse; and Ariel (The Tempest) and April (Company) at Messiah University. Ellen studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, received her BA in theatre from Messiah University, and trained in classical ballet for over 14 years with Chambersburg Ballet Theatre. Ellen is also a dance teacher and choreographer. www.ellen - IG: @ellengracediehl

Victoria Alev Duffy

is elated to join the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Class of 2024! A New Jersey native, Victoria spent all her childhood summers studying theatre at the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Those summers spent performing informed her decision to pursue a career in the arts. Last year, she received her BA in theatre performance from Fordham University. While there, she performed in shows including Machinal, The Most Massive Woman Wins, God of Carnage, Eurydice, DIMES: A New Musical , and more. She is excited to embark on this new adventure with her fellow classmates!

Dylan Ireland

is from High Point, North Carolina. He has plans to become a professional working actor, and began his journey as a freshman in college at UNC Charlotte. Shakespeare, commedia dell’arte, contemporary drama, and audio dramas are just a few styles that gave Dylan the chance to diversify his craft. This showed his peers, as well as himself, that he was capable of becoming a versatile actor, and that this was what he wanted to commit the rest of his life to. Before acting, he was a musician and athlete. These communities instilled some foundational qualities of self-improvement and discipline that blended seamlessly with his new journey as an actor. Dylan is also proficient on the saxophone, as he was a dedicated musician throughout middle and high school. The culmination of these qualities and what he felt he wanted to do with his life aligned with the theatre — a space where he can be himself, where he can express, where he can “just be.” Dylan has plans to continue his acting career in the hopes of becom - ing the best he can be and to show the world who he is and the story he wants to tell.

Shunté Lofton

is a graduate of the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and is thrilled to be on this next journey! She’s had the privilege of growing up all over the world and comes to Cleveland from WHO’S WHO Houston. She is thankful to God and to her family for their continued support. A lover of the classics, she has performed her way through half of Shakespeare’s canon. Some of her favorite credits include Ophelia (Hamlet) and Princess of France (Love’s Labour’s Lost) with the American Shakespeare Center, and Constance ( King John ) with Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In her free time, she enjoys playing the bass.

Gavin Michaels

is from wonderfully rainy Seattle. His stage credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet , Orlando in As You Like It (Bainbridge Performing Arts); The Prince in the musical The Light Princess (Dacha Theatre); Rolly in Mae West’s The Drag (Play Your Part Theatre); Ferdinand in The Tempest and Hamlet in Hamlet (Kentwood Players). He earned his undergraduate degree in political communication and rhetoric from the University of Washington.

AJ Ruiz

was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating with his BFA in acting from Florida International University in 2018, he sought to create incendiary and manic works of film. He spent the rest of his time working in immersive regional theatre and releasing his own music under the moniker Adult Programming. Recent credits include 7 Deadly Sins (Miami New Drama/Winner of the Drama League Award), Wynwood Stories (Juggerknot Theatre Co.), and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Fever).

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