Kevin R. Free*
Brian Lee Huynh*
Master Potter Min
Master Potter Kang/Ensemble
Director: Seema Sueko
Set Design: David Weiner
Costume Designer: Moria Sine Clinton
Lighting Designer: Porsche McGovern
Composer and Sound Designer: Daniel Perelstein
Production Stage Manager: Kate McSorley Fossner*
Dramaturg: Gina Pisasale
Line Producer: Zak Berkman
* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Aaron Bell Apprentice 1/Ensemble
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Regional: An Octoroon (Wilma), Hands Up (Flashpoint), Bitter Homes and Gardens (Bearded Ladies Cabaret), We Are Proud to Present (Philly Fringe), One Minute Play Festival (InterAct), Miz Martha Washington (Flashpoint). Upcoming: East Lynne Theatre Company’s revue of Richard Rodgers’ music this summer in Cape May. Proud AEA and IATSE member.
Taysha Canales Apprentice 2/Yee/Ensemble
People’s Light: All My Sons. Theatre Includes: Philadelphia credits: La Bête, The Jungle Book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Arden Theatre), Moon Cave (Azuka Theatre), The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Slip/Shot (Flashpoint Theatre). She is a Wilma Theatre Hot House Company Member. Training: BFA in Acting from Arcadia University.
Kevin R. Free Emissary Kim/Ensemble
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes); The Fantasticks (Bellomy); From My Hometown (Audelco Award Nominee), Taking A Chance On Love (York Theatre), The Conjure Man Dies (New Federal Theatre). Regional: CENTERSTAGE, Kennedy Center, Ordway, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, North Shore Music Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare, Cincinnati Playhouse, Charlotte Rep, NC Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arden Theatre (Barrymore Award Nominee, Violet). Producing Artistic Director of Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival. His play, A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People was a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2013. Film/Television Includes: Law & Order: SVU; over 150 audio books; Welcome to Night Vale (Kevin); Gemma & The Bear! (web series). Website: GemmaAndTheBear.com, firethistimefestival.com, kevinrfree.com, and follow him on Twitter @kevinfree.
Brian Lee Huynh Tree-Ear
People’s Light: Auctioning the Ainsleys. Theatre Includes: War Horse, original Broadway cast; Measure for Measure, Epic Theatre Ensemble; The Light Years, The Debate Society/NYSAF; The 39 Steps, Triad Stage. Film/Television Includes: Elementary (CBS), The Witches of Oz. Training: BFA and MFA from Ithaca College and The Old Globe/USD, respectively.
Jungwoong Kim Deer/Fox/Ensemble and Movement Choreographer
People’s Light debut. Theatre/Dance Includes: Currently an Artist in Residence at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and recipient of a project grant 2015 from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for the creation of SaltSoul, a site specific year-long performance project that will culminate on a performance in October, 2016 at Asian Arts Initiative. Has performed for the Leah Stein Dance Company since 2010. Participated in numerous company’s site-specific projects and teaching/performance residencies in urban schools. Choreography Includes: Capsized (Asian Arts Initiative, October 2014), Septum (The Iron Factory), Undercurrents (concreted and performed with Marion Ramirez, presented at Dancespace Project at St. Marks Church in NYC and Conwell Theater in Philadelphia), Gap (The National Theater of Korea) and Keep Going, a solo piece at the Arko Arts Theater, supported by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. Training: Graduated from Korea National University of the Arts in Seoul with a BFA in choreography. Completed a certification in Korean martial art Sunmudo at the Golgul Buddhist Temple. Website: saltsouldance.com
Jeanne Sakata Min’s Wife/Ensemble
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Red, ACT San Francisco, La Jolla Playhouse, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, ACT Seattle, Geffen Playhouse, Sundance Theatre Institute. Special Honors: Los Angeles Ovation Award, Best Lead Actress, Chay Yew’s Red at East West Players. Film/Television Includes: Advantageous (2016 Film Independent Spirit Award Nomination, Sundance Film Festival’s US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision), The Babymakers, Bravo TV’s pilot True Fiction, Dr. KenM, NCIS Angeles, NUMB3RS, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Desperate Housewives, Presidio Med, ER, Threat Matrix, Line of Fire, American Family, John Riley’s I Got You, Hiroshima, and Sex and Marriage (Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF YouTube channel). Playwright: Authored the nationally acclaimed solo play Hold These Truths (2013 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance). Websites: holdthesetruths.info, jeannesakata.com
Thom Sesma Master Potter Min
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Broadway & National Tours: The Times They Are A-Changing, The Lion King, Titanic, Miss Saigon, Search and Destroy, Man Of La Mancha. Off-Broadway: NY Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, The Drama Dept., Second Stage. Regional: McCarter Theatre, Old Globe, Baltimore Centre Stage, Yale Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The MUNY, Pasadena Playhouse. Film/Television Includes: Gotham, Jessica Jones, Single Ladies, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Law & Order, Over/Under, Lay The Favorite, Canterbury’s Law, Third Watch.
Graham Smith Crane Man
Company Member since 1999. People’s Light: The Cherry Orchard, King Lead, Dividing the Estate, The Rainmaker, Shipwrecked, Valley Song, A Delicate Balance, Camping With Henry and Tom, The Miser, The Crucible, Twelfth Night, The Return of Don Quixote. Theatre Includes: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Oedipus, A Man for All Seasons (NC Shakespeare), As You Like It, The Tempest, Dracula, Humanafest (Actors Theatre Louisville), Proof, Misanthrope, Angels in America, The Substance of Fire, Dinner With Friends, (Charlotte Repertory), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Moonlight and Magnolias, Red (Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach), The Seafarer, 12 Angry Men, Camping With Henry and Tom, My Three Angels, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Florida Rep). Training: 13 tours with family vaudeville-magic show, Saucy Sorcery, BA Davidson College, MFA Hilberry Classic Theatre.
Greg Watanabe Master Potter Kang/Ensemble
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Recently made Broadway debut in Allegiance starring George Takei and Lea Salonga. Off-Broadway: The Ballad of Yachiyo (The Public) and Golden Child (Signature Theater). Regional: World Premiere productions of The Summer Moon (A Contemporary Theater), The Happy Ones (South Coast Repertory Theater, L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination, Best Featured Performance) and Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen Playhouse, Ovation nomination, Best Featured Actor). Others include: Yellow Face (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, San Diego Theater Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play), No-No Boy (adapted by Ken Narasaki). Film/Television Includes: Madam Secretary and Aquarius. Greg belongs to the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, an Asian American comedy troupe. Website: 18mmw.com.