John Ryan Benavides is a writer/actor born and raised in Montebello, California. His credits include : The Mad Hatters gin and Tea party, The Nutcracker immersive fete, White people shit (Fuse TV) and has performed all over the United States and Canada. John Ryan would like to thank his Mom, Grandmother and sisters for being at every show and supporting him every step of the way.
Katharine McDonough was last seen onstage as “Marian Paroo” in THE MUSIC MAN at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, opposite Adam Pascal. Other theatre credits include “Evelyn Nesbit” in RAGTIME (Pasadena Playhouse); “Ariel” in THE LITTLE MERMAID, “Mary Poppins” in MARY POPPINS, and “Eliza Doolittle” in MY FAIR LADY (Musical Theatre West); and “Elsa” in FROZEN (Hyperion Theatre). Currently, Katharine is producing her debut album of original folk music, Kate & The Wild Things, hopefully to be released this fall! @ladykatethegreat
Jenna Byrd is honored to collaborate again with this incredible production team on this original work! An Oxnard, CA native, she received her B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine. Performance credits include: CW Winner of 2020 Christmas Caroler Challenge, Bucket of Blood (Ari Stidham Production), Spiritualized The Band (Colbert Late Night Show), BAZ: Tour de Force (Vegas), Ovation Nominated: Recorded in Hollywood (Kirk Douglas Theater), Disney’s Frozen Live & Five and Dime. Music and Film credits include: Debbie Gibson Int. Tour (Keys/Voc.), Original Web-Series “Crazy with a K” (Composer), Title Of Show (Asst. Music Director). Jenna is also a singer-songwriter! Follow her instagram @jbyrd_radio for more!
Adam Cagley is an actor and comedian best known for his role as Kuzner on Shameless. Playing Chewbacca is the role of a lifetime for Adam Cagley. As a lifelong Star Wars fan and self-identified half-Wookiee, Adam has been quoted as saying "AUUUGH RAAAAAH HURRRRR MRAAAAH". While we don't speak Shyriiwook, we believe that roughly translates to "20 years of acting, producing and standup comedy experience have led me to this moment and I couldn't be more excited for it. Let the Wookiee win!"
J. Elijah Cho is a writer/actor based in Los Angeles by way of Tampa, FL. He can be seen as a semi-frequent guest on the Pack Theater Twitch channel. Mr. Yunioshi, a show he wrote (in which he played Mickey Rooney developing his character for Breakfast at Tiffany's), won the award for Best Solo Show at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Television: Halt & Catch Fire. Social Media: @jelijahcho
Zach Green is thrilled to be a part of this far, far out zoomsical! Zach is an actor and filmmaker from Austin, Texas. His movies have premiered at Sundance, SXSW and numerous festivals around the country. His previous roles include appearing opposite Chris Doubek and Alex Karpovsky in LOVERS OF HATE, which premiered in the Sundance US Dramatic Competition in 2010. He also acted in LOVE & AIR SEX (2013, SXSW Film Festival) with Sara Paxton, Zach Cregger and Michael Stahl-David. He is a trained voiceover actor with experience recording audio books, radio spots, and character voices, as well as ample past musical theater production experience dating all the way back to elementary school. And it shows. Thank you for watching and May the 4th be with you all! <3
Emmy Ross is an actor, producer and musician in Los Angeles, who keeps finding herself in increasingly nerdy situations. A big lover of sci-fi and fantasy, she can be spotted in various D&D shorts, imitating Ming-Na Wen at every turn - as Mulan in Damsels, Dice & Everything Nice - and now Fennec in Solo Must Die! When she isn't on a campaign, making music, or watching animated shows, she's developing and producing television series, in the pursuit of starting a production company that highlights creative voices often excluded in entertainment.
Ari Stidham is a director, writer, actor and songwriter native to Los Angeles. He’s most notably starred as Sylvester on “Scorpion” on CBS for four years. His theatrical credits include full-scale Los Angeles productions of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Solo Must Die at the Hudson Backstage in 2018 and his Edgar Allan Show in 2019. Stidham’s festival premieres include credits at the NY New Filmmakers’ Fest and Fangoria Fear Con with an Executive Producer credit on Sundance-premiering NYT Critic’s Pick “Clara’s Ghost.”
Jordan Stidham - ther credits include: Jon Snow in Thrones! A Musical Parody (Sydney Opera House), Bill Clinton in Kings of America (Sacramento Theatre Company), Arthur Nicholls in The Three Sisters Bronte (Rubicon Theatre), Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (PCPA), Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie (PCPA), Slim in the World Premiere of Bubble Boy: The Musical, Alf in Raw Sill Productions Peter and the Starcatcher. www.jordanstidham.com @jstidz on Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter
Michelle Wicklas (she/her) is a Los Angeles based performer and teaching artist. She is a proud company member at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum and is very excited to return to the stage soon. She is grateful to have a second go at a new virtual Solo Must Die!