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Graduate Ensemble

Class of 2022

Isaac Baker

graduated from the University of Evansville, where he played Bruce Bechdel in the collegiate premiere of Fun Home. At Evansville, he also appeared as Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!, Georg Zirschnitz in Spring Awakening, Pa Joad in Frank Galati’s Grapes of Wrath, Albert Thornton in Horton Foote’s Lily Dale, and Antonio in Twelfth Night. Other credits: Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, John Proctor in the Pheonix Theatre’s The Crucible, and Ansel in Brute Candor Production’s premiere of The Cyprus Hatley Chapel. In his first year as a student with the CPH MFA program, he was afforded the opportunity to play John Dodge in Will Eno’s Middletown, as well as aiding in various readings. Isaac is now in his second year with the MFA training program and is excited to see what the new normal brings for American theatre.

Kristina Gabriela

is from Corpus Christi, Texas and received her BA in Acting/Directing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is a current second-year student at the CWRU/CPH MFA acting program. Recent credits include: Sweetheart/Female Tourist/ Female Doctor in Middletown (CPH), Sophie in Mamma Mia, Ariel in The Tempest, Mimi in Rent, and Beauty in Smokefall. @quirky_kris

Sierra Grabowska

is originally from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After earning her BA in Theater 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 credits: 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. She also works as a director, fight choreographer, and teaching artist. Most recently she played a number of roles in CWRU/CPH's production of Middletown, including The Astronaut, The Tour Guide, The Auntie, and The Landscaper.

Bridget Kim

is from Morehead, KY, and received her BA in Political Science and a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville. While there, she found joy as Ginny Yang in Smart People, LeeAnn in A Piece of My Heart, Rebecca in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Grace in Baltimore. She was last seen as Mary Swanson in the CWRU/CPH production of Middletown.

Gustavo Márquez

was born in California and was raised in Colorado where he received a BFA in Music Theatre from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Professional credits: Sweat, A Christmas Carol, Native Gardens (Denver Center Theatre Company). Other credits: Middletown (Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Play House), The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, 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, Grease.

Christopher Portley

is from Dallas, Texas. He earned his B.S. in Integrative Studies at the University of North Texas. Regional: Father Comes Home From The Wars parts 1, 2 & 3 (African American Repertory Theatre); Middletown (Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Playhouse). Educational: The Tempest, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford); Stick Fly (University Of North Texas).

Jordan Taylor

is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan. She obtained her BFA in Acting from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. There she played Oya in In the Red and Brown Water, Shaunta Iyun in Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, and Clytemnestra in Electra. Her debut in the CWRU/CPH MFA graduate program was as the Librarian/Female Date in Middletown. Most recently, she portrayed the role of Hermia in Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s staged reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Noah Williams

is from Huntsville, Alabama, he attended Troy University. While there, he performed in numerous roles, including Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew, and Black Stache in Peter and The Star Catcher. Noah's most recent credit was playing The Cop in Middletown by Will Eno at CWRU/CPH.

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