CECE OTTO is a sophomore in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. A graduate of Hillcrest High School, Cece performed at the 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VII Conference, and will perform in the Region VIII conference in 2015. She has been seen as Buffy in Starlight Express (HHS), Kate Nickleby in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (HHS), and many other roles. She would like to thank her family for their undying support of her passion.
Originally from Campbell, CA, MONICA GOFF is a sophomore at the University of Utah pursuing her BFA in Theatre as part of the Actor Training Program as well as a minor in Gender Studies. Past performances with WHO’S LOUIS? performances at Dark Days, Great Salt Lake Fringe 2016, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2016 in Denver. Monica has also been seen as Clown in The 39 Steps (AMHS), Mrs. Krumholtz in How to Succeed... (AMHS), Helena in Cats (CMTSJ), and Masha in The Three Sisters (University of Utah Sophomore class project). She hopes to combine her two passions, theatre and social advocacy, through inclusive representation, original works, and new interpretation of classic theatre. Monica would like to thank her parents for their constant support and her makeshift family here in Salt Lake City. This upcoming school year, Monica will be seen as Chloe in Arcadia in the Fall and as the infamous Woman #3 in Dogfight in the Spring at at U. Find her on Twitter @harmonicalynn
Ashley is a sophomore in the University of Utah BFA Actor Training Program with a music minor in vocal performance. She most recently appeared in the ensemble of Wit with Wasatch Theatre Company. On the Sorenson Legacy Scholarship, Ashley studied as a Salt Lake Shakespeare Apprentice appearing in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She has also done work with the Sandy Arts Guild [Footloose, Ensemble; Once on this Island, Storyteller], University of Utah Youth Theatre and Conservatory [Grease, Marty; Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Penny; Fallout, Tally], and Juan Diego Catholic High School [Isle of Dogs, I.A. Gold; Mother Hicks, Alma Ward; The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hippolyta/Titania; The Drowsy Chaperone, Trix the Aviatrix]. She has been a member of the University of Utah Women’s Chorus, the American Choral Directors Association 2015 Festival Choir, and is a member of the University of Utah A Cappella Choir, taking opportunities to sing with the Utah Symphony Chorus. She thanks her family, friends, and teachers for their unending love, support, and knowledge.
DOMINIC ZAPPALA is a sophomore at the University of Utah earning a BFA in Theatre as part of the Actor Training Program and a minor in Computer Science. He most recently appeared as Tunny in American Idiot at the University of Utah. Other recent performances include Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific, Baby John in West Side Story, The Bishop of Dingé in Les Misérables, and Messenger 7013 in Heaven Can Wait with Lone Peak High School; Poins in Henry IV Part I, Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing, Oliver in As you like it, and The Duke of Orleans in Henry V with The Grassroots Shakespeare Company; as well as a company member in WHO'S LOUIS?' devised piece Numb and Awake, Residue, and Apt. 404: . Dominic would like to thank the support of his parents and peers in making it this far in his career. Find him on Twitter @DomZapZ
KATRYNA WILLIAMS is a junior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. Katryna spent a year studying Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. It was there that she developed a love of physicalized acting and devised works. Since she has been back in Utah Katryna has been seen in Shrek (Herriman Arts Council), American Idiot (University of Utah), and Three Sisters (University of Utah Sophomore project). Katryna collaborated with WHO’S LOUIS for Residue, which was taken to the Kennedy Center Collegiate Theatre Festival spring 2015. This upcoming fall she will be performing in Self Defense or Death of Some Salesman (University of Utah). Katryna hopes to make a living creating inspiring and innovative theatre so that she can support her dog Tucker and future cats.
EMILY NASH is a sophomore in the University of Utah Actor Training Program and is pursuing a minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. You may have seen Emily earlier this year in WHO’S LOUIS? devised work Residue. Favorite credits include Carmen in This Girl Laughs… (Arizona State University), CB’s Sister in Dog Sees God (Jesus Alvarez Capstone), and Ensemble in James and the Giant Peach (Old Lyric Repertory Company.) Emily would like to thank her family and friends for their support/HBO passwords.