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Meet National Players Tour 71!

  • Lisa Danielle Buch Headshot

    Lisa Danielle Buch (Mrs. Van Daan; Mrs. W/Sugar; Rosalind/Adam) is excited and honored to work with National Players Tour 71! Previous credits include: Regional: The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Snug); New York credits: Simple Math at the New York International Fringe Festival (solo show: self). Lisa also just completed narrating her first audiobook. Collegiate Theatre: Failure: A Love Story (Gerty), Middletown (Librarian), Machinal (Young Woman) Education: BA Psychology (Michigan State University), MFA Acting (Ohio University). Lisa is a former competitive swimmer and you will often find her in a pool (or some other body of water)! Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • Saira Grewal Headshot

    Saira Grewal (Margot; Margaret/Mary/Lou/Bickle/Nurse/Doctor; Le Beau/Amiens/Phebe/Martext) is delighted to join Tour 71 of National Players. Previous credits include: Monumental Theatre Company's Daddy Long Legs (Jerusha u/s), American University's The Wolves (#8), Pippin (Fastrada), Assassins (Balladeer), Little Women (Amy), A Funny Thing... Forum (Geminae). Education: BA in Musical Theatre and minors in Computer Science and Management from American University. Instagram: @sairagrewal Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Matt Merline Headshot

    Matt Merline (Dussel/Kraler/Second Man; Mr. B/Lunatic/Brother; Touchstone/Dennis) is fresh out of college and is so excited to join the National Players Tour 71! Recent credits include: American Idiot (Rock and Roll Boyfriend), She Kills Monsters (Mage Steve), The School for Scandal (Sir Oliver), Bad Jews (Liam), The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Adam), Every Brilliant Thing (Narrator). Matt is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts group Dance in My House. He is an avid audio engineer and has been recording since high school. He is currently at work on his third album. Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Liz Monasky Headshot

    Liz Monasky (Stage Manager) is thrilled to join National Players for Tour 71! Previous Credits Include: Pacific Conservatory Theatre: Oliver Button Is a Sissy (Stage Manager); Macbeth (Stage Manager); and Peter Pan (Assistant Stage Manager). Stage Dreams Youth Theatre: Willy Wonka Jr. (Assistant Stage Manager). Northern Arizona University: Summer and Smoke (Lighting Designer) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Lighting Designer). Education: BS in Theatre with an Emphasis in Design and Technology, Minor in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • Faith Ore Headshot

    Faith Ore (Otto; Gramps/Sheriff; The Dukes/William) is thrilled to be joining Tour 71 with the National Players! Previous credits include: Laurel Mill Playhouse: The Tempest (Prospero); Sitar Arts Center: A Raisin In The Sun (Asagai); The Angel Wing Project: Tears of The Soul (Brandon). Collegiate credits include: NCDA: Twelfth Night (Orsino); Enemy of the People (Mayor); The Big Funk (Oscar). Education; National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Before Venturing into a career as an actor, he previously had aspirations of opening his own bakery. Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Miranda Pepin Headshot

    Miranda Pepin (Anne; Sal; Oliver/Lord/3rd Bro)can hardly believe she's hitting the road with National Players this year. Previous regional theater credits include Birmingham Children's Theatre: Alice In Wonderland (Cheshire Cat); Nashville Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar (Casca), Antony and Cleopatra (Dercetas), The Winters Tale (Dorcas); Woven Theatre: Truth/Dare (Maeve); Pipeline Collective: World Builders (Whitney). Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • Cedrick Riggs Headshot

    Cedrick L. Riggs Jr. (Peter; Boy/Ben/Officer; Orlando/Corin) is delighted to return for his second National Players Tour having just completed Tour 70 in the roles of Reverend Hale (The Crucible), Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night), and Ensemble (Around the Word in 80 Days) as well as serving as a teaching artist, truck driver, the Stage Manager for Around the World in 80 Days, and served as an assistant Master Electrician. A graduate of Belhaven University, Cedrick has played Father Flynn in Doubt at the FLEX Theatre, as well as Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Anna Shafer Headshot

    Anna J. Shafer (Edith; Gram/Partridge; Jacques/Audrey/Lord) is thrilled to be joining National Players for Tour 71! A native Philadelphian, Anna is a recent graduate from American University, and now calls Washington, D.C. home. Regional credits include: Three Muses Theatre's God Is Dead and April's Getting Married (El). Educational credits include: The Wolves (#11), The Crucible (Danforth), What Goes Around... (The Wife), and Dracula (Van Helsing). Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • Emma Stern Headshot

    Emma Stern (Miep; Phoebe; Celia/Lord) is so excited to be joining Tour 71 and making her debut into professional theatre! She just finished acting in a production of Jewish Queen Lear with Theatre J. Before that, she has acted in several productions at Georgetown University where she studies English and Theatre and Performance Studies. Some of these include Anonymous, The Infinite Wrench, Seph, and Much Ado About Nothing. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • John Yazzo Headshot

    John J. Yazzo (Mr. Van Daan; John/Mr. W; Silvius/Charles/Lord) is ecstatic to be joining The National Players on Tour 71! Previous regional credits include: Merry Go Round Theatre: Aesop's Fables (Various Roles), The Keeper's Voice (Horace P. Klein); Bright Star Theatre Company: U.S. and Intl. Tours 2017-2018 (Various Roles); International Opera Theatre of Philadelphia: Un Sogno di Una Notte Mezza Estate (Pier Cotogno); REV Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peter Quince), The Comedy of Errors (Antonio); Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company: Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Antonio); Pig Iron Theatre Company: Pay Up (Barker). Education: BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts; Semester in Classical Acting at LAMDA. Pronouns: He/Him/His

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