C.E. JORDAN (Wicked Witch of the West) comes with an impressive artistic career as model, ballet dancer, drama teacher, poetess, writer and more! She’s been touring in Story Chicks alongside Terri Martin Lujan where she recreates her childhood memoirs and anecdotes growing up in Ojai, California in “Tale of Two Cowgirls”, “Food For Thought”, “Natural Disasters” and “Global Eats”. She brings her expertise, acting chops and charming (sometimes wicked) personality to this production and we can’t be any more grateful for it.
TERRI MARTIN LUJAN (Wicked Witch of the East) is Story Chicks’ other half, the storytelling duo that shares their nostalgic tales of childhood. Not only does she act, she’s also produced and directed theatrical productions such as “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Hero’s Tribute” and “Pippin”. Terri also has experience in dance improvisation, modern lyrical and jazz techniques which led her to choreograph “Straysod”, her first work in 1980.
HEAVENNEZCREE (Glinda) Who better to embody the the Good Witch of the South than HeavenNezCree who previously played Glinda in the “The Wiz” in the Falson Firehouse Theatre, New York? She has also starred in numerous theatre productions such as “Dreamgirls”, “Café Gladys Place” (where she gained a Best Female Gospel Performer in 2010), among other heavenly good roles in theatre, films and TV. For more information, make sure to check her website www.HeavenNezCree.com
DAVE MUELLER (The Wizard) provides the ominous and powerful voice for The Wizard as well as being Stage Manager for this production of “The Oz Monologues”. He’s featured in the song “Now” and in the independent movie “Crazy in Love”. Dave is also a writer and has been spotted sharing his short stories and poems in Sabor y Cultura’s Freedom of Speech Open Mic in Los Angeles.
CHRISTIAN GEO (Scarecrow) is returning to the Hollywood Fringe Festival after his solo performance in “HOUSE of ME” and is very excited to fill the Scarecrow's shoes (and all other farmer’s clothing) in “The Oz Monologues”. Other theatre productions include solo shows “iLucifer” and “Meisner with Mama”. Christian brings his film and theatre experience from New York to Los Angeles' writing and theater communities, and we can’t be any more ecstatic to have him as part of the cast.
SERGIO DE OLIVEIRA (Tin Woodsman) is the author of the short play “The Black Aunt”, the founder of "Teatro Alegría", he also put his skills to the test by adapting, acting and directing “El Héroe", “La Felicidad a Tu Medida", "The Closet" by Anibal Aprile; some of his film credits are: “Cowboys & Hipsters", and award winning films: “Man Behind 55,000 Dresses” by Stacey Stone, “People From Another Planet” by Gustavo Coletti, and the series “The Man From Jalisco" by Ryan Brandt. A man of many hats and talents with a heart of gold comes alive as the Tin Woodsman in “The Oz Monologues”.
JOHN KLENK (Cowardly Lion) possesses all of the courage needed to step into a role so complex, and his previous acting experience in theater and film plus training at Radford University (Radford, VA) will certainly come in handy. Previous films he’s been featured in include “Unfallen”, the shorts “Alienated”, “The Gamer”, “The Chocolate Affair” in addition to roles in theatre productions such as “Heart in the Ground”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Marathon ‘33”. We are so glad to have John in the cast of “The Oz Monologues”.
IRINA KOMPA (Flying Monkey) should never be underestimated. Her credits show her diversity and dedication: from theater productions like “Crimson”, Morning News”, “The Twelve Chairs”, “A Bear” to films like “The Follower”,“Lost In Translation”, “The Godless Hour” to TV in “L.A. Undercover”, “Now It Begins”. Irina is quite the athlete and, armed with her team of flying monkeys, will create havoc on and off the Let Live Theater stage. You have been warned…
RACHEL FREY (Dorothy Gayle) is as sweet as they come. She was part of her drama club while she attended High School in Palmdale, CA and comes with a fresh attitude that this Dorothy needs after everything she’s been through along the Yellow Brick Road. We are so happy she’s joined our cast and look forward to her future projects.
TRANSE (Tin Woodsman, understudy) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He has always had an active interest in magic and pursued that career choice seriously in 2011. Through magic, he has found an interest in acting courses, which he has taken in and out of school. Attending Art Institute of Hollywood, he has used the skills of constructing storyboards and acting to create animation pieces throughout his schooling. TranSe currently focuses his attention on performing magic and poetry for the people around the Los Angeles area.
CINDRA SKOTZKO (Wicked Witch of the West, understudy) comes with a very impressive and extensive acting background. Her theater credits include “Crimes of the Heart”, “Hooters”, “Close Ties” and “Sweet Birth of Youth”, acting in films “Fatal Pulse”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash" and "Tequila Sunrise”; and in TV she made appearances in “Fame”, “Dynasty”, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “T. J. Hooker”.
SEB BROWN (Stage Director, Stage Designer) is an intricate part of “The Oz Monologues” production and a wizard when it comes to creating magic on the stage and behind the scenes. When he’s not working on “The Oz Monologues” he can be seen and heard at any of his concerts and producing musical scores for short films. His songs can be heard on musical projects “About Me” and “Different Spaces” via Emerging Artist Entertainment (www.eme.media), iTunes, Spotify and more. Seb believes his music inspires people to reflect, realize how we can grow from adversity, and make positive changes to this world.
VICTOR SOTOMAYOR (Author, Producer, Director) is the real wizard behind the curtain, author of "The Oz Monologues", a collections of monologues based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” which spawned several interpretations like MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and “The Wiz” (1978). Victor loves to write poetry, short stories and plays and wishes to spread his message of love, hope, forgiveness and courage through the beloved characters in “The Oz Monologues” and future projects. For more information, visit his website