222 CAST & CREW

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JAMES ANDERSON

"JOSH"

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James (he/him) is excited to welcome you to UR Here Theater’s reading of FRIENDS WITH GUNS! A few of his previous theater credits include: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY (ensemble), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Jonny), SELMA ORIGINALS (Alvin), THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DIETY (EKO), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Claudio), and OTHELLO (Cassio). He hopes you enjoy the show!

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LAURA HAY

"SHANNON"

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Laura (they/them) is a graduate of UC Berkeley where they studied Theatre Performance Studies with a Minor in Public Policy. Laura has always been passionate about creating theatre that ignites conversation and challenges prominent narratives. Laura has been acting since the ripe old age of 5, so there is too much to list here, but some of their favorite roles include Andromache in TROJAN WOMEN, Meghan in SNOWFLAKES: OR RARE WHITE PEOPLE, and Ms. Strict in ZOMBIE PROM!

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NWACHUKWU

"LEAH"

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Nwachukwu (she/they) has a B.A. in Theatre Arts - Acting from Fresno State. Their previous acting credits include Selma Arts Center’s PUFFS (Megan Jones), HEAD OVER HEELS (Pythio), and CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Ensemble). They were also in Fresno State’s productions of RENT (Ensemble), DOG SEES GOD… (Van’s Sister), THE WOLVES (#25), and HANDS UP… (Nambi). She is a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority.

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WADE PIERSON

"DANNY"

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Wade (he/him) is a Fresno-based actor that has done multiple shows with Fresno City College and recently with Fresno State. (THIS IS OUR YOUTH- Fresno State, 2021 and THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY- Fresno City College, 2018).

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DANIEL ROSALES

STAGE MANAGER

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Daniel (he/him) is a local stage manager and earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts-General from Fresno State. Previous credits include, New Wrinkles’ SUMMER NIGHTS (Stage Manager), University Theatre’s RENT (Production Stage Manager), THIS IS OUR YOUTH (Production Stage Manager), DETROIT ’67 (Asst. Stage Manager), Theatre for the Young Audiences Tour of WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN (Company Stage Manager) and the Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s spring concert NOT WHAT IT SEEMS (Asst. Stage Manager).

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ALEXIS ELISA MACEDO

DIRECTOR

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Alexis (she/her) is a multi hyphenated Chicana artist. She’s a National Theater Institute Alum (Advanced Playwright ‘20, Theatermakers ‘22) and has her BA in Theater Arts - Acting Emphasis from Fresno State (‘21). Macedo is a Miranda Family Fellow, the recipient of KCACTF/LORT ASPIRE Leadership Fellows Meritorious Achievement, and the Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the California Arts Council. Her original works can be found on NPX, Youtube, and her website www.alexiselisamacedo.com.