WHERE I'M HEADED: Chicago
MY DREAM PROJECT: I love Shakespeare! I’d love to perform in any professional Shakespeare company where I get to clash swords with my fellow stage combat enthusiasts. (Or maybe just any variation of The Three Musketeers)
FUN FACT: I’m currently learning to speak Farsi!
Jasmyn Donya Molaei is an actor originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She will graduate from Baldwin Wallace University this May with her BFA in Acting and a minor in Family Studies. After graduation, she is bound for Chicago with her best friends to pursue acting on stage and in television & film. She has always had a fondness for theatre and the arts since she was a child, always rehearsing for plays and musicals alongside her older brother and role model- Ali. Some of her favorite previous credits include Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Sumner in Men on Boats, and Sara in Stop Kiss. When not performing on stage, she can be found watching Survivor with her closest pals, practicing ukulele, or in the Taco Bell drive-thru.
WHERE I'M HEADED: Pacific Northwest
MY DREAM PROJECT: I’d love to book a comedy show like the Office - the opportunity to laugh with hilarious actors and get to develop a complex character for a long time. That or work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!
FUN FACT: I’m allergic to myself! My immune system thinks my skin is bad so it attacks it with hives unless I take my meds.
Daniel was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He started acting when he was 13. Some of his other passions include playing music, writing, and skateboarding. His favorite roles in the past include Renfield (Dracula) Simon (Lord of the Flies) and Selsdon (Noises Off). His top BW credits include Steve (She Kills Monsters), Calchas, Paris, & Thersites (Troilus and Cressida), and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night). After graduation, he’s planning on staying in Cleveland for a bit then heading back somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Comedy is his forte and he loves a good villain or character role. He plans to stick to theatre but has been enjoying working in front of the camera this semester.
WHERE I’M HEADED: Chicago and NYC
MY DREAM PROJECT: I would love to become an ensemble member at Lookingglass Theatre Company and perform in pieces that tell stories through acting and movement that transport people into a new world.
FUN FACT: I was a competitive alpine ski racer in high school and made it to state finals! My coach used to call me: “free-spirited Tinkerbell” because I had no technique but also no fear so I flew down the mountain and often crashed.
Christie Spessard is an actress, dancer, and singer from Vail, Colorado. Her need for constant movement has carried her through life with her background in competitive figure skating, which has aided her dance minor and stage combat studies. During her time at BW, she has found a home in physical theatre and most recently played Elizabeth in a movement-based adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. She spent this past summer in London studying Shakespeare acting at LAMDA, seeing shows at the Globe, and romping around the city. From portraying Beezelbub in Dr. Faustus as an angsty surfer bro to playing Farrah, the double sword-wielding, homicidal, dancing fairy in She Kills Monsters, Christie brings her exuberant, intense, wildcard energy to every role she plays. After graduation, she plans to move to Chicago, where she hopes to find theatre and film/tv opportunities and branch out into the Chicago comedy scene. Christie loves to write, make short films, roller skate, and ski when not performing.
WHERE I’M HEADED: NYC
MY DREAM PROJECT: I would love to be in a project like American Horror Story, not only for the genre, but to play a new character with each new season while still surrounded by a familiar company would be so cool.
FUN FACT: I spent almost a full month rafting the entire Grand Canyon with my family.
Abbie Donnellan is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up as an athlete, but right before high school she decided to focus on theater and performance. She fell in love with Pittsburgh’s rich theater scene and little did she know that years later she would be so close to graduating with a B.F.A in Acting. Some of her favorite roles played during her time at Baldwin Wallace are Olivia in Twelfth Night, Achilles in Troilus and Cressida and Mina in Dracula. Abbie is excited to branch out into even more styles and mediums of art as she takes on New York, and is anxious to dive into both the theater and film scene there. No matter what project, she hopes to bring honesty, understanding and her own varied experiences to the work she does. When she’s not acting, she is probably binging a horror show on Netflix, playing too many sad songs on guitar in her room, or going on big outdoor adventures!
MY DREAM PROJECT: I’m gonna cheat and put two: Any Star Wars project, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
FUN FACT: My music taste is all over the place. My favorite artists include Cosmo Sheldrake, Queen, Elton John, The Beatles, ELO, Tenacious D, and Poppy.
Jack Brudos is a theatre artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Jack fell in love with theatre at the age of 5. While his family lived in London, they made frequent trips to the West End and Shakespeare’s globe, experiences that would inform the trajectory of Jack’s life. Back in the states, Jack was influenced by comedians like Jack Black and film franchises like Star Wars. Jack attended Sacred Heart Preparatory and was lucky enough to have a fantastic drama teacher, Francine Torres, who kindled his creative spirit. At the end of high school, Jack had the opportunity to train at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, working with professional actors on how to process and perform a Shakespeare piece. At Baldwin Wallace, Jack tackled roles like Troilus in Troilus and Cressida, Louis in Angels in America, and St. Matthew/Caiaphas the Elder in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Jack was also the co-leader of the campus improv troupe, Faces for Radio. Offstage, Jack is a “himself of all trades”: he enjoys longboarding, running Dungeons & Dragons campaigns with friends, recording radio dramas, coding, reading, jamming with friends, listening to podcasts, watching cult comedy movies, and baking.
WHERE I'M HEADED: LA
MY DREAM PROJECT: Okay so hear me out, I’m really into jazz and I have a lot of musical experience so I’ve always dreamed of starting my own jazz band and being the singer that does all the harmonies. Think of artists like Lawrence or Couch or Sammy Rae or Reliably Bad.
I also have always dreamed of dubbing for an anime series.
FUN FACT: I’m really short! 5’0” to be exact!
Kenzie Rae Hall (she/they) is an artist from the Greater Cincinnati area where they initially grew their love for acting as well as painting. At Baldwin Wallace and beyond they intend on pursuing voice-over acting and working as a scenic painter specifically. They feel within acting it is most important to find that layer of authenticity when it comes to portraying another individual as well as staying true to yourself and remembering that this is an art form before anything else. Kenzie Rae can be found skateboarding with friends, watching the latest queer animated series, and painting another random piece of furniture in her apartment.