In alphabetical order by last name


Kathleen Berger

KATHLEEN BERGER (MOM) MEOW! Stray Cat debut and first nonmusical play since high school! Recently: Domina (A Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Theater Works); Woman 3 (The World Goes Round, Scottsdale Arts); Mrs. Corry/Miss Andrew (Mary Poppins, Arizona Broadway Theatre); Eulalie McKechnie Shinn (The Music Man, Showtune Productions); Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat, /FHTAZ); Love is Here to Stay (Theater Works); Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd, MET – Best Supporting Actress); Nettie Fowler (Carousel, AZ Broadway); Yvonne/Naomi (Sunday in the Park With George, FHTAZ); Queen (SpellBound!, Southwest Shakespeare, premiere); Solange (Follies, Theater Works, AZ premiere); Miss Jones (H2$, Theater Works, AriZoni nomination); Rose (The Secret Garden, AZ Broadway). I love and could not do this without my SuperManuel, my twin toddler Alba-Bergers, my family, and the Four Kitties of the Apocalypse!

Brandon Caraco

BRANDON CARACO (JONNY) is thrilled to be making his Stray Cat debut with this bold and bloody show! Currently a junior at Grand Canyon University, he recently took on a dream role of playing Macbeth last fall for his first G.C.U. show. Previously he was heavily (and happily) involved with the theatre program at Mesa Community College where he played such roles as Orpheus in Eurydice, and Al in All in the Timing. This past year he has been traveling the state with Southwest Shakespeare Company in their educational tour of Julius Caesar and is grateful to be bringing the word of the Bard to local students. Since 2015, he has performed in over 200 murder mystery style shows with The American Immersion Theatre Company; be sure to crack a case with him at one of their public shows! Brandon would like to thank his friends, family, murder mystery gang and girlfriend Annalynn for their endless support and to Ron May for giving him this opportunity!

Duane Daniels

DUANE DANIELS (HAKAN) is an acting coach (Actor's WorkHouse in Phoenix and Berridge Programs in France) that is still a working actor. He is best known for his work in the TV series and movie Veronica Mars. He is a current AriZoni winner for Actor in a Major Role (2018-19) for Ear, an original script by Ashley Naftule at Space 55. In addition to his Zoni Award, he has won the Drama-Logue Award, ACT Award, Patte Award and Blitz Award, and been nominated for The L.A Critics Association, LA Weekly and Garland Awards (Variety Magazine)

Scott Hyder

SCOTT HYDER (HALMBERG / MR. AVILA) is honored to be in his first production at Stray Cat Theatre, working with some of the best professionals both on and off stage. Scott has performed in many other shows around town, including God of Carnage (Alan Raleigh), Church & State (Senator Whitmore), Gypsy (Herbie), Annie (Warbucks), Follies (Buddy), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dale Harding), Life X 3 (Hubert), Almost Maine, Noises Off (Frederick), Deathtrap (Sidney), Boeing, Boeing (Robert; Bernard), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus), and The Producers (Max Bialystock). Special thanks to Ron for this amazing opportunity. Much love to Claudia, his wife and number one fan.

Alex Kass

ALEX KASS (JIMMY / TORKEL / JANNE / FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY) is thrilled to work with Stray Cat Theatre and on this production as both an actor and as the Fight Choreographer. Alex is a recent graduate of Scottsdale Community College with credits ranging from Sir Francis Bacon in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Max in Wellesley Girl, and Poseidon and Hercules in The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less. His professional credits include playing Dudard in Now & Then Creative Company’s Rhinoceros, John Willoughby in Southwest Shakespeare Company’s Sense and Sensibility, and several independent films across Arizona and California. As a Fight Choreographer, Alex has worked as assistant choreographer for GCU’s Macbeth, and as the head choreographer for Scottsdale Community College’s Failure: A Love Story and Now & Then Creative Company’s Rhinoceros. The next step in his journey will be to continue his BA in Acting on the East Coast.

Kaivan Mayelzadeh

KAIVAN MAYELZADEH (KURT / JOCKE / NILS / DAD / STEFAN) is bloody stoked to return to Phoenix in a show with such bite. Stage: Heathers (Stray Cat Theatre); Cabaret, The Most Happy Fella (Quisisana Resort); Spellbound, FairyWorlds (Southwest Shakespeare Company). TV: Deadly Dentists (DiscoveryID). Biggest thanks to Ron, Amanda, and the cast/crew for all of their support. Local theatre is made possible by audience members like you!

Nathaniel Smith

NATHANIEL SMITH (OSKAR) is an actor, musician, and alchemist from Mesa, AZ. He has performed locally for several years, in roles such Rabbit Hole’s Jason Willette (Theatre Artists Studio), Mr. Burns’s Gibson (MCC Theatre), and Of Mice and Men’s Whit (MCC Theatre) among others. He’s very excited to join the cast of Let the Right One In in what will be his first show with Stray Cat Theatre.

Brittney Watson

BRITTNEY WATSON (ELI) is a two time Arizoni Nominated Actress whose most notable roles include Mary Dalton (Native Son), RoAnne, Kim & Miss Borkowski (Good n’ Plenty) and Dawn (All in the Timing). She is extremely excited to be back at Stray Cat, and sends her love to the cast and crew that put their blood, sweat and tears into this show.

Chase Zeiner

CHASE ZEINER (MICKE) is excited to be performing in his first show with Stray Cat, and to finally break his constant streak of comedic relief roles. He started theatre by accidently auditioning for a high school show and now is currently in his second year of studying Theatre at ASU and hopes he can one day make a career out of it. He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support even though coupled with endless streams of jokes. Some of his more recent performance credits are Rocky (Rocky Horror Show) with Scottsdale Community Players and Spike (Vanya... Spike) with Mesa Encore Theatre.