WHO'S WHO of SUMMER MAGIC
Buddy Todd | Director
Buddy Todd has acted and directed throughout the Seattle region with organizations such as Pork Filled Productions, Studio East, Renton Civic, Theatre 9/12, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Edmonds College, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre, FantasticZ, and more. Buddy is also a teaching artist with Studio East and Seattle Children's Theatre and holds an MFA in Arts Leadership with Seattle University. Buddy is a board member with The Shattered Glass Project, a fringe theatre company that centers the voices and experiences of women, femme, and other folks whose genders have been historically marginalized. buddytodd.com
Mark is thrilled to be performing with Pacific Play Company. Mark has been in several productions in the Seattle area. His most recent appearances were in No Refunds Productions' Weiss Squad and The Shores of Kentucky. Mark studied at the University of Washington and also writes for Eater Seattle. He is excited to be a part of this new production of plays.
Pearl Lam has worked extensively as an actor in Seattle and has many stage credits locally. She also has worked with improv and comedy sketch groups. She recently finished a production of Joy Market with Jet City. She has appeared with Macha Theatre Works, Park Filled Productions, SIS productions and many others. She is excited to make her debut with Pacific Play Company.
Seattle Born and Raised, Patrick(He/Him) is honored, excited, and grateful to be making his debut with Pacific Play Company. His most recent work includes “11th and Pine” (Sound Theatre Company) and “A White Haunting” (MAP Theatre). He’d love to thank Morgan and Buddy for the amazing opportunity, his beautiful family for their love and support, and you for making time to come to the show. Peace and Love.
Sonja Rose Usher
Sonja Rose Usher is very excited to be making her debut at Pacific Play Company. Originally from Bothell, WA, she went on to obtain her B.A. in Theatre Performance at Northern Arizona University. After graduating in 2018, she returned home and has worked with various local theatre companies and was most recently on stage in As-If Theatre's The Foreigner, and Storybook Theater's The Three Pigs and Rapunzel. She also works as a professional singer with NMEntertainment and has recently picked up teaching and assistant directing young students of Theatre. She is so grateful to her team, friends, and family for all of the support and love they have shown from day one. Enjoy the show!
David Breyman (He/Him) is happy to be working with Pacific Play Company again. He’s a graduate from Cornish College of the Arts, and just finished his nine-month tour all over Washington as part of Taproot Theatre’s Road Company. Favorite credits include: Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh, StoryBook Theatre), Caiaphas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Reboot Theatre), and Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz, Tacoma Little Theatre). You can see him next in See How They Run at Drama Dock on Vashon Island! Much love to his amazing friends and family for their relentless support! Instagram: @davidbreymanbreyman
Cedric Ikaika Jonathan
Cedric Jonathan grew up in a small family with humble beginnings. He imagined he would follow in his parents footsteps and grow up to be an accountant, but it wasn’t until college where he discovered his passion in the arts. After graduating with a degree in accounting, Cedric made his theatrical debut starring as one of the lead boys in the award winning film The Haumāna. From there he moved to L.A from Hawai’i in 2012 to continue his journey as an actor. Since then he has starred in numerous films, and tv shows. His latest project is a film that is yet to be released but he stars as the romantic lead opposite to Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect) and is titled “Dance of the Heart”. Cedric is also a practitioner of hula and is a member of Hālau Nā Kamalei O Līlīlehua under the guidance of Hawaii’s own Robert Uluwehi Cazimero. He would like to dedicate his performance on stage to all of you in attendance who continue to support local theatre.
Marlena McHenry is thrilled to be a part of her second Pacific Play Company production! She has a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University, and loves new works and devising. She was most recently seen in StoryBook Theatre's Winnie the Pooh and Rapunzel, SecondStory Rep's Starmites Pro, and Proofs: Episode 2 on Youtube through Parley Productions. Other favorite Seattle productions include Triceratops Love Song with Somniterum Productions, and Orange Flower Water with Come Up Productions. Cheers and enjoy the show!
This is Carrie's second Show with Pacific Play Company, and she is delighted to be back! Carrie's been upstaged by a cat in The Flight Before Xmas, laid down the law in Romeo & Juliet, sported yellow stockings inTwelfth Night, shredded flowers in The Seagull, wrestled with demons in Ghosts, conjured elements in The Tempest, wore the perfect Little Black Dress in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and wore very little in Swinging Christmas. She’s happiest acting, whether in a two minute audition or three-act play, except when she's playing with her friends and spouse. Thanks for being here!
Becca Pauza | Stage Manager
Becca Pauza has been stage managing in Seattle since 2016. She studied performance production at Cornish College of the Arts. She has worked with Strawberry Theatre Workshop (ASM Lydia 2017 and SM How I Learned to Drive, 2018), Radial Theatre (SM The Pandemic Plays 2020, Meet Me at Dawn, 2023), LowBrow Opera Collective, (original production of #adulting, 2019) and lives for small, black box productions. She is the former Technical Director at 18th and Union, an arts space and continues to haunt their theatre. She is passionate about helping upstart and new artists to get out of the basement and onto the stage.