Monica Ammerman (Teresa) recently graduated from the University of California at Davis, where she received her BA in Theater. She is currently acting in the Bay Area both in film and on stage and is loving every minute of it. Recent credits include Lulu in The Birthday Party (Dragon Theatre Productions), Chorus in Antigonick (Scatterstate), and Ermengarde in The Matchmaker (Role Players Ensemble). She is also a teaching artist for various youth theater programs including the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy.
Erika Bakse (Diane) is approaching her two-year anniversary in the Bay Area, and what better way to celebrate than to rail against the patriarchy in Pleiades! Erika is excited to be a part of the vibrant local theater movement. Recently, you may have seen her in Relatively Speaking with the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley or in Red All Over as part of the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival.
Kailah Cayou (Meredith) is ecstatic to make her San Francisco theater debut with such a wonderful and talented group of artists. Kailah is currently studying both technical theatre and acting at Diablo Valley College. When not immersed in the acting side of the theatrical world, she enjoys working on lighting and electrics as well as drawing, singing, and writing. She would like to thank all of her friends and family who have supported her crazy passions through the years.
Miranda Hanrahan (Kelly) is studying theatre at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. Pleiades is her first professional production, and she’s delighted to be involved in such an innovative and inspiring project.
Annabelle King (Alison) is an actor trapped in a food industry employee’s body. She is a Bay Area native who is extremely excited about working with such a talented ensemble. She last appeared in the 2013 San Francisco Olympians Festival, as well as several Studio A.C.T. cabarets and Look At Me! productions.
Susannah Lee (Moira), known offstage as Susannah Rea-Downing, is very pleased to be making her Bay Area theater debut in Pleiades. She is a recent graduate of California College of the Arts (and Crafts) with strong interests in woodworking and the history of visual art. Susannah is grateful to be working with this talented group of people on such an inspiring script. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.
Emily Ludlow (Sarah) is thrilled to make her San Francisco theater debut in Pleiades after living in the City of Angels for three years. A Bay Area native, Emily grew up in the North Bay and attended San Domenico School. Spending her adolescent years at an all-women’s high school certainly helped prepare her for a play centered around seven sisters! Emily attended Loyola Marymount University, where she studied theatre arts and history. In the spring of 2013, she had the opportunity to study in Moscow at the Moscow Art Theatre School. Today, she works as an actor and teaching artist in the Bay Area. When not acting or teaching, Emily enjoys writing, composing, playing piano, painting, reading, and exploring.
Amy Nowak (Elaine) holds a BA in performance from Fordham University in New York City. Favorite local projects include Dark Play or Stories for Boys with Do it Live! Productions, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock at the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival, and The Glass Menagerie with the A.C.T. Fellows.
Paul Rodrigues (Bruce) is ecstatic to be returning to No Nude Men, with whom he’s previously been seen in Giant Bones, The Monk, and several nights of San Francisco Theater Pub and the San Francisco Olympians Festival. Film credits include Tenderloin and the title role in the recent short film “Bran.” He had the honor of performing in the wonderfully comedic “Mark +/-” by Daniel Ng at Theatre Bay Area’s 2014 Conference. Other local credits include Tony in Savage in Limbo at Actors Theatre of San Francisco, Orestes in Andromache at Central Works, and Boo in The Marriage of Bette and Boo at Studio A.C.T. He would like to thank his wonderful castmates for their beautiful work, and his friends and family for their unending love and support.