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2022 BFA ACTING SHOWCASE

 

Join BW’S 2022 BFA graduating Seniors in the inaugural BFA Acting Showcase, presented at Alchemical Studios in New York City on April 21. BW’s BFA Acting Program trains students through experiential practice and prestige, connecting students with 11 professional theaters and agencies throughout Northeastern Ohio. Learn how to access the BFA Acting Showcase below.

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BFA CLASS OF 2022 ACTORS

Bobbie Hart (she/they)

Bobbie Hart (she/they)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: Chicago

MY DREAM PROJECT: I’m a lover of romantic period pieces, but I also have a knack for athletics and action. I’d love to mix the two genres on-screen and originate a TV series about some 17th century bad-ass.

FUN FACT: I love yoga! I try to practice every day. Give me enough space and I can’t help but flash a handstand or three.

Jack Brudos (he/him)

Jack Brudos (he/him)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: Chicago

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.

Retta Laumann (she/her)

Retta Laumann (she/her)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: NYC

MY DREAM PROJECT: I know this is kinda dark, but I’ve always really wanted to play Anne Frank. My family is Jewish, and I’ve felt really connected to Anne for much of my life, and I admire her tenacity and honesty.

FUN FACT: I love experimenting with gore makeup! Check out my website for some of my favorite looks.

Kenzie Rae Hall (they/she)

Kenzie Rae Hall (they/she)

Actor

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!

Will Savarese (he/him)

Will Savarese (he/him)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: NYC

MY DREAM PROJECT: I don’t know if my dream project has been created yet. I’m really itching to get back into film and work on a really great movie script, after mostly focusing on theatre at school. In theatre, I would love to do a little bit of everything. I fell in love with Shakespeare in college and would kill to work on a really great production of any of his plays.

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 I’m also a sucker for the musical Newsies; I feel like I could do that show for 10 years and never get sick of it. As I mentioned, I get very excited to work on roles and projects that allow me to incorporate my martial arts and stunt training, so shows like Cobra Kai and that new Karate Kid musical are right up my alley. I’m also dying to do something with a southern accent, I don’t know why, I just am.

FUN FACT: I did martial arts for 12+ years! I currently have a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu and I love when I’m able to incorporate those skills into my acting work. Catch me in the third installment of Karate Kid!

Jasmyn Donya Molaei

Jasmyn Donya Molaei

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: NYC

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!

Abbie Donnellan

Abbie Donnellan

Actor

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.

Nathan Wasinski

Nathan Wasinski

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: Chicago

MY DREAM PROJECT: I’ve always really wanted to play an incredibly distinct and stylized character where nobody would be able to tell it was me. Think Gary Oldman in True Romance!

FUN FACT: When I was 4, I performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an “Elvis Impersonator” for an event on his birthday. Cute, but maybe not the most accurate impersonation.

Daniel Lindstrom

Daniel Lindstrom

Actor

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.

Christie Spessard (she/her)

Christie Spessard (she/her)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: NYC

MY DREAM PROJECT: I wrote a play called “Dear Michelle Kwan, it’s me”, about the trials and tribulations of the lives of teenage competitive figure skaters, and I would love to see it staged and also perform in it one day.

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.

Isaac Baumann (he/him)

Isaac Baumann (he/him)

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: Cleveland/Chicago

MY DREAM PROJECT: I would love to be cast in a film that challenges my abilities as an actor. I love the horror genre and I would love to eventually work my way into acting & directing a horror film that would challenge myself & the audience.

FUN FACT: I’m in the Ohio National Guard and stay I really strive to fit for my Army profession and my acting career. I play three instruments (drums/guitar/ piano) and I make music with my brother.

De’Aja Mon’e

De’Aja Mon’e

Actor

WHERE I’M HEADED: Where Ever I get booked but first stop NYC

MY DREAM PROJECT: My dream project would have to be portraying Dorothy Dandridge in a remake of her life story! (I adore her)

FUN FACT: I’ve climbed a mountain in the Dominican Republic and I was super scared.