Cam Torres is a recent graduate from Emerson College. He was most recently seen this summer in rep with the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company in A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Winter’s Tale. He has also performed with Cape Repertory in Jerusalem. College credits include: The Grapes of Wrath, and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. He would like to to thank his family and Ashley for constant love, and never ending support.
Rachel Tondreault is a former student of Bridgewater State University; her credits there include Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. She was awarded the Irene Ryan Acting Award and competed and placed in the finals in the American College Theatre Festival for her portrayal of Laura. Rachel’s other credits include Jerusalem at Cape Rep Theatre, The Mystery of Irma Vep at MMAS Blackbox Theatre, and Oleanna at the Fall River Little Theatre Fire Barn. She is currently a counselor of Child and Family Service of Newport County.
Paul Kandarian is a writer and actor from southeastern Massachusetts who has appeared in many plays in regional theaters, as well as independent movies, web series, film shorts and commercials. He also brings his own story to this one: As the father of a recovering addict, he knows the challenge and uncertainty of being a parent in a situation that often seems hopeless, and is proud to help spread the message of this play that needs to be told.
Becky Minard is an actor and social worker currently living in Westport Point, Massachusetts. She has appeared in community and professional productions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. As a social worker and a mediator in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, she has worked in schools, with families involved in the child welfare system, and has practiced and trained in the field of restorative justice in schools, the courts and in the community. Becky is pleased to be combining her passion for social/mental health issues with her love of acting through Four Legs to Stand On.
Jane Bird is honored to be a part of COAAST, she is returning to drama after several years as an improv comedian. Trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade and at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she is pleased to be returning to something she so enjoys. Since leaving New York, Jane has worked as a public speaking coach in Massachusetts, incorporating theater techniques into her clients’ preparation for formal presentations. With Four Legs, she feels lucky to be a part of the conversation about addiction support, and privileged to be working with such talented and caring artists.
Sarah Reed was born at an early age. She is going into her senior year at Rhode Island College, majoring in Musical Theatre. She’s thrilled to be involved this beautifully written, moving piece! Her favorite roles include the Player Queen in Hamlet at the Colonial Theatre of Westerly, Elaine in Arsenic & Old Lace, Mariane in Tartuffe, Jessie in ‘night Mother, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Rhode Island College, Frenchy in Grease with Star Players of Bristol County, Schwartzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Little Theatre of Fall River, and Julia in the Terrifying Tales of the Brothers Grimm at Epic Theatre Co. She will next be seen as Allison in First Date: The Musical at Priscilla Beach Theatre. “Huge huge HUGE thank you’s and lots of love to Lara, Ana Bess, Lindsey, both of the talented casts, Mom, Chris, and my car!”
Mike Zola has been a pursued acting as a passion for many years. He was fortunate to work with many talented casts, directors and crew members. At 2nd Story Theatre his favorites include The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Of Mice and Men and Death of a Salesman. His all time favorite role was Angelo, in Cinderella, a holiday season panto at The Gamm in the year, 2000. Most recent he held a role in Doubt, staged at the Barker Theatre with The Players in Providence.As an healthcare professional he believes this is an essential art that endeavors to raise awareness about addiction, self discovery, and Recovery.
Emily Lewis is a Providence-based actor who has performed in dramatic and improvisational productions throughout the Northeast. Her favorite roles include Juliana in The Other Place, Abbey in The Late Christopher Bean, Molly in Love Song and Ivy in August: Osage County. When she is not performing, she works as Program Manager for the Manton Avenue Project, an after-school play writing program for children in Providence, RI. She is thrilled to be part of the Four Legs team.
Jessica Schroeder is a new mother living in Santa Cruz, California with her daughter and partner. She holds a BA from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where her thesis focused on the importance of humor and performance. She has created and written two sketch comedy performances that both played in San Francisco at the Dark Room Theatre. This fall Jess is beginning a Masters at CIIS in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Inquiry with a concentration on writing and performance. She studied Method Acting under Shelly Mitchell at the Actors Center in San Francisco and with The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She has performed on stage and also on screen in film and TV.
Maya Hormadaly graduated from the Drama Therapy program at NYU. She has lived most of her life in Israel, and received her acting and directing training in the beautiful city of Tel Aviv. In addition, Maya is a published playwright and musician. Her play “Concerta for Eight” is a musical about learning disabilities and is currently being preformed in Israel’s national theatre, Habima. She is currently interning at Kings County Hospital and at NYU’s Nardoff Robins center as a drama therapist.