Cast: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

In alphabetical order by last name

 

Louis Farber

LOUIS FARBER (Ned / Associate Artistic Director) is excited to be back for his eleventh appearance on the Stray Cat stage. You may have seen him in one of the following Stray Cat productions: The Antipodes, Stupid Fucking Bird, Year of the Rooster, The Flick, Heddatron, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, 12th Night of the Living Dead, or The Play About The Naked Guy. Other performance credits include: S#!TFACED SHAKESPEARE (BLK BOX PHX), Hand to God (Phoenix Theatre/Stray Cat Theatre),The Santaland Diaries (Davisson Entertainment), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Southwest Shakespeare Company), A Vampire Tale (Scorpius Dance Theatre), Big River (Mesa Encore Theatre), Equus (Nearly Naked Theatre), And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, Flora & Ulysses, The Giver, Honus and Me (Childsplay), Mr. Marmalade (NewBrave Theatre), SHOTS: a love story (Progressive Theatre Workshop – New York Fringe Festival) Directing credits include: MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel, All New People by Zach Braff, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, The TomKat Project by Brandon Ogborn, Heathers: the musical by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See by Ron Hunting, Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, Silence: the musical by Hunter Bell and Jon and Al Kaplan, The Power of Punctuationby Natalie Margolin, Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler, The Toxic Avenger: the musical by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Louis is thrilled to be directing The Truth About Santa (An Apocalyptic Holiday Tale) for BLK BOX PHX and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Southwest Shakespeare Company later this season. Louis is grateful to have been a part of crafting Stray Cat Theatre’s eighteenth season which will continue the company's mission of bringing audiences engaging and provocative contemporary material that provides a visceral theatre experience. LOVE! (headshot by Reg Madison Photography) 

Jesse James Kamps

JESSE JAMES KAMPS (Jan) Originally from Cleveland, Jesse has made his home in Arizona for the last ten years. Previous credits include work with Deaf West Theater, Borderlands Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre Company, SignStage, and Cirque du Soleil. Jesse was a founding company member with The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, a member of Great Lakes Theater's acting company, is a Southwest Shakespeare Company Associate Artist where he most recently played the title role in Frankenstein & directed The Three Musketeers, and is the founding Artistic Director of Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. He lives downtown Phoenix with his beautiful and talented wife Emily.

Alex Kass

ALEX KASS (Rodney) is thrilled to work with Stray Cat Theatre and on this production of Small Mouth Sounds. 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. This is his second show with Stray Cat Theatre and Alex is beyond grateful for the opportunity and he hopes audiences enjoy!

Alan Khoutakoun

ALAN KHOUTAKOUN (Teacher) is a Phoenix based performance artist and has been performing professionally in Arizona and nationally since 2010. His favorite theatre credits include: St. Jimmy (American Idiot, Stray Cat Theatre), Phil D’Armano (The Wild Party, A/C Theatre), Henry (Pete, or the Return of Peter Pan, Childsplay Theatre), and Margaret Mead (Hair, Desert Stages Theatre, AriZoni Nominated). Currently, Khoutakoun can be seen dancing around the Valley with NicoleOlsonMovementChaos. @iRdancr

Brianne Massa

BRIANNE MASSA (Alicia) is so excited to be part of her first Stray Cat show! You may have seen her around the Valley as Angie in Country Blue Saloon at Space55 or as Reese in Harlowe at Nearly Naked Theatre last season. She has been involved in theatre around the Valley and in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years (and counting!). Brianne studied at the Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop and improv at the Groundlings School in Los Angeles. When she isn't on stage she enjoys watching hockey and spending time with her husband and their Border Collie. Enjoy the show!

Katie McFadzen

KATIE MCFADZEN (Joan) is damn happy to be back at Stray Cat Theatre playing with this fab cast and creative team! Stray Cat credits: The Cake (director), The Trump Card (director), Year of the Rooster, and Speech and Debate. Other acting credits include: 26 years of productions at Childsplay; Mamma Mia, The Women, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Something's Afoot at Phoenix Theatre; Good People, The Pursuit of Happiness, and Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show at Actors Theatre; A Christmas Carol (one woman version), The Great Gatsby, and How the Other Half Loves at Arizona Theatre Company; and Rasheeda Speaking at Black Theatre Troupe.

Jodie Weiss

JODIE WEISS (Judy) Jodie Louise Weiss is thrilled to once again be performing with Stray Cat! Jodie works with Childsplay, where she has been: an actor, a teaching artist, a director, and is currently their Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator. She has directed and acted with a variety of theatres around the Valley including; Scottsdale Community Players, Greasepaint, Childsplay, Phoenix Theater, and the Hale Theater Center - Elsewhere at The Globe, San Diego Rep, La Jolla Stage Company, Oregon Cabaret Theater, and Starlight Musical Theater. Favorite roles; Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Gertrude in Seussical, Lucille in Junie B Jones, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Sister Robert Ann in Nunsense, and Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed in Buisness. Jodie has her BFA in Theater from ASU and her MFA in Musical Theater from SDSU.