We are thrilled to announce our brilliant, creative ensemble for The Kids’ Table!
Leonor Aispuro a local wardrobe stylist and fashion designer based in Phoenix
Paula Alvarado is a survivor and a person that loves life who loves acting,skateboard and learning new things.
Eliana Burns is theatre president at her school, has been involved in dozens of shows and loves being involved in her community!
Matthew Dieckman is a performer from Phoenix, AZ who has been working in Portland, OR for the last six years and he is happy to be back in his hometown.
Nuvia likes things things that start with T, i.e. tacos and theatre.
Liliana Gomez is a choreographer and dancer based out of downtown phoenix.
Ashley doesn’t know if she loves animals or Beyoncé more. #slay #runtheworld #GetinFormation #animalsoveradultsbutnotyoungpeople
Anthony James Kelly aka AKELLZ is a wallflower gone A.W.O.L with a mission of bringing the creativity in people from a state of “pause,” to a state of “motion.”
Carlos A. Lara
Carlos A. Lara is originally from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico who has been working as an artist with various theatre companies through the Valley and is very excited to continue doing work in the theatre for social change and youth.
Matthew Mendez is a 16 year old performer who attends the Metropolitan Arts Institute.
Teresa Minarsich is an educator, puppeteer, director, and researcher who enjoys creating theatre with young people, and currently teaches at the North Valley Arts Academies.
Presley is a young disabled woman who loves to work in design and with others to create new forms of unconventional art.
Liz Polen is a near native actor and teaching artist and grateful to be invited to this table.
Quinn is a 15 year-old sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts, and he is passionate about discussing issues in the LGBT+ community.
Stephanie Santa Cruz
Stephanie Santa Cruz, a 14 year old freshman at the Arizona School for the Arts, has been involved in the arts since the age of 6.
Julio-Cesar graduated from Asu with a degree in theatre and enjoys working in all capacities in theatre.
Sarah Sullivan is a collaborative artist, administrator, and writer who thrives on creative idea-sharing and organizational systems.
Thameenah, often called Ty, is a fifteen year old senior who has been acting her whole life but has only been with RYT for a year.
Alex Tuchi has been a part of the valley theatre community since 2010; although he does not know what his future holds, he hopes it has something to do with puppies and bad 80s music.
Thomas J. Underal
Thomas J. Underdal is a theatre practitioner interested in using theatre as a tool for social engagement and activism.
Xanthia Angel Walker loves making theatre with rad youth and adult artists and traveling the world.
Grant Wayman is a performer, facilitator and teaching artist, currently attending the MFA Theatre for Youth program at Arizona State University, focusing on community engagement and ensemble devised performance with and for young people.