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Tina Parker, Co-Artistic Director & Administrative Director at Kitchen Dog Theater
Tina Parker, a native Texan, is a graduate of the Division of Theatre at Southern Methodist University, where she studied both acting and directing. She currently serves as the Co-Artistic Director and Administrative Director at Kitchen Dog Theater. Active with the company since 1993, she has been directly involved, as an actor, director, or designer, with over 50 Kitchen Dog Theater productions. Her work has also been seen at the Dallas Theater Center, Junior Players, Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, Undermain Theatre, and the Arts and Letters Live Reading series. Tina has appeared in many film and TV projects, including recent roles in THE LONE RANGER, LONGMIRE, as well as a recurring role on the award-winning BREAKING BAD. Over the years, she has received both acting and directing awards from Dallas/Ft. Worth Critics Forum, Leon Rabin Awards, D Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Tina is represented locally by The Horne Agency.
Currently plays Greg on the STARZ show POWER.
Michael Hollomon is a theatre educator and actor. He currently teaches at Ted Polk Middle School, where he is the Director of Theatre. After leaving Collin College, Michael received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Woman’s University. Michael has served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Bosnia. While at Collin, Michael appeared in numerous productions, including Picnic, As Is, All in the Timing, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Side Man, The Exonerated, and many others. Michael is a graduate of Newman Smith High School(class of 1993) and also taught 13 years at R.L Turner High School.
Aaron Kirby graduated from Newman Smith High School in 2002 and now lives in Chicago. Selected Chicago credits: Drury Lane Theatre’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; Redtwist Theatre’s GOOD PEOPLE, AMERICAN CLOCK, RED (Jeff Nomination - Actor in a Leading Role), GEEZERS (Jeff Nomination - Actor in a Leading Role), & BEAUTIFUL DARK; Route 66’s CICADA; the Goodman’s world premiere LUNA GALE (U.S.) and A WORK OF ART (Playwright Series); Two Lights Theatre’s THE ALTRUISTS and PLEASANT DREAMS; Collaboraction’s DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS (Jeff Award- Actor in a Supporting Role); the House Theatre’s CYRANO; and Redmoon Theatre’s LUNATIQUE. Regionally he has performed with Trinity Shakespeare, Casa Mañana, Waterworks Theatre, Hilberry Children’s Theatre, and Detroit Free Shakespeare. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School. SAG-AFTRA member and has appeared on NBC’s Chicago Fire, Showtime’s Shameless, and numerous commercials. Aaron holds a BFA in Theatre (Musical Theatre Performance) from TCU, an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University, and is happily represented by the fine folks at Stewart Talent.
Manuel C. Cruz is a graduate of Newman Smith (1986) and holds a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Theatre from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2002). He is currently in his fifth semester at Academy of Art University San Francisco where he is in the MFA Acting program (2016). A veteran actor, he has appeared on stage at the Core Theatre, Rover Dramawerks, Teatro Dallas, Addison Centre Theatre, and has interned at Dallas Theatre Center. Television include several SAG/AFTRA projects as well as background work with WALKER TEXAS RANGER and WISHBONE. he has been featured in film projects INVENTORS AND VENDORS, and HOMEBOUND by award winning director Fanny Veliz. www.manuelccruz.com
Reagan Wallace is a 2011 Newman Smith Graduate who earned his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville in 2015. While at UE, Reagan assistant-directed their MainStage production of Sweeney Todd, worked as the voice coach for a production of Machinal, and acted as president of the University’s male A Cappella group, Trebles Without A Cause. Since graduating, Reagan directed a production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] in Texas, then moved to Los Angeles, where he performed in productions of The Vampire Masquerade and Children of Camelot. Currently, Reagan is recording voiceover work as the lead role for the book Atlantis, Bearer of Fruit. Reagan also had the opportunity to act in a film called Battlecreek; directed by Alison Eastwood, Battlecreek premiers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 6th, 2016.