Catherine Babbitt • Jill
Grant Bryan • George
Trevor Chauvin • Ben
Eric Dorsa • Man
Robin Early • Jenny
Kimberlyn Gumm • Emily
Michael Holley • Jack
Tyler Keyes • Dion
Martha Prentiss • Swanee
Gloria Sanchez • Alex(andra)
Emily Spicer • Chris
Alex Gloria Sanchez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the University of the Incarnate Word. Her San Antonio Playhouse credits include: “A Christmas Carol” (Mrs Dilber/Auntie Fezziwig), “Corpus Christi” (Bartholomew), “Electricidad” (Electricidad), “Mame” (Mother Burnside), “Enchanted April” (Constanza) and “Santos Y Santos” (Victoria). Her performances with the Attic Rep Theatre include: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Martha), “God of Carnage” (Veronica), “Hell Cab” (Ensemble), “Lydia” (Rosa), and “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” (Stevie). Gloria has also performed stand-up comedy at LOL Comedy Club, Rivercenter Comedy Club, The Improv, and was a finalist in NBC’s “Stand-Up for Diversity.” By day, Gloria is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant at The Village at The Incarnate Word.
Jill Catherine Babbitt has been an active member of the theatre community, as an actor and director, since moving to San Antonio in the 1980s. She is perhaps best known for her depiction of Georgia O’Keeffe in the one-woman show “OKeeffe!” In addition, Catherine has performed fare ranging from Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” (Jennie Malone) at the Woodlawn Theatre, for which she won an Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Globe Award for lead actress in a comedy, to Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” (Paulina) at the Classic Theatre. Other roles include the lead in John O’Neill’s “Lucky Woman” (Vivian Parker) at the Overtime Theatre for which she won a Globe Award for lead actress in a drama. Her several appearances in Inception Theatre’s productions include “Scenes from an Execution” (Galactica), for which she also won a Globe Award for lead actress in a drama, and “Other Desert Cities” (Polly). Currently, Catherine is working on Edward Albee’s two-character drama, “Marriage Play,” with actor Andy Thornton and director Tim Hedgepeth. “Marriage Play” will run October 7-23, 2016 at the Classic Theatre.
Ben Trevor Chauvin was last seen at the San Antonio Playhouse as Doody in “Grease.” His other favorite Playhouse credits include “Fiddler on the Roof” (Motel); “Les Miserables” (Marius); “Ragtime” (Younger Brother); “Spring Awakening” (Moritz); and “Hello, Dolly!” (Barnaby Tucker). His roles at The Woodlawn Theatre include “Into the Woods” (Jack) and “The Addams Family” (Lucas Beineke). At The Classic Theatre his performances include: “Ghosts” (Osvald) and “The Lion in Winter” (John). Trevor has been seen on stages at every theme park in San Antonio, as well as many stages across the US. He studies voice under the guidance of Vivienne Elborne, has his associate degree in drama from Northwest Vista College and is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in theatre at The University of the Incarnate Word. Trevor sends special thanks to Jerry for his constant love and support.
George Grant Bryan began appearing on San Antonio stages in 2015 with roles in “The Last Five Years” (Jamie), “Grease” (Teen Angel), and “A Christmas Carol” (Cratchit). He was featured in the San Antonio Bar Association’s 2015 Ethics Follies’ “Scamalot!” In addition, Grant performs with the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers. He studied music as a trombonist and vocalist at Pepperdine University, where he also completed law school before moving to San Antonio.
Jenny Robin Early is delighted to have the opportunity to perform at the Cellar Theatre. Some of her favorite performances are “Dixie Swim Club” (Jerri Neal) at the Boerne Community Theatre; “Season’s Greetings” (Rachel) at the Harlequin Theatre; “Gertrude Stein and a Companion” (Alice B. Toklas) at JumpStart Theatre; “Steel Magnolias” (Clairee) at the Back Door Theatre; and “Social Security” (Trudi) at the Steven Stoli Playhouse. Robin enjoys acting in independent films and commercials. She is also an active member of the Austin SAG/AFTRA Conservatory and Fiber Artists of San Antonio. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Spanish from Texas Christian University.
Jack Michael Holley studied acting at Texas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was also immensely fortunate to spend a summer studying at the Shakespeare Learning Center in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Michael’s acting credits include “Venus in Fur” (Thomas); “Of Mice and Men” (Lennie); “Arcadia” (Bernard); “The Seagull” (Constantine); and “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Parolles).
Chris Emily Spicer has performed in numerous San Antonio theatre productions and won three Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Globe Awards. Her favorite roles include Masha in the Classic Theatre’s production of “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike;” Yelena in “Uncle Vanya,” also produced by the Classic Theatre; and Coco Chanel in the one-woman show “No. 5” at the Playhouse San Antonio.
Dion Tyler Keyes is an actor and theatre teacher in San Antonio. His recent acting credits include “Stage Kiss” (He) at the Cellar Theatre; “The Irish Curse” (Stephen) with Attic Rep Theatre; “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Nick) also with Attic Rep Theatre; and “Arms and the Man” (Bluntschil) at the Classic Theatre. Tyler recently had the opportunity to train with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York. In addition to receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from Trinity University, Tyler has also completed conservatory training at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.
Swanee Martha Prentiss is now happily retired from a 28-year career in the jewelry design business and takes acting jobs on a case-by-case basis. Theatre goers may best remember Martha as Gertrude Stein in “Gertrude Stein and a Companion” at JumpStart Theatre; Detective Baylen in “Glengarry Glen Ross” at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre; the People of New Orleans in Carol Lee Klose’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Little Carver Theatre; and her two runs as the titular character in Carolyn Gage’s one-woman show, “The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman.” Most recently, Martha is spending time making changes in her home.
Emily Kimberlyn Gumm hails from Dallas and is thrilled to be in San Antonio as part of this passion project. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University and hopes to continue training in graduate school. Recently, Kimberlyn performed at the San Antonio Playhouse in “Tribes” (Ruth) and in “Of Mice and Men” (Curley’s Wife). Her favorite role to date has been Lilly Sabina in The Wimberley Players’ production of “The Skin of Our Teeth.”
Man Eric Dorsa is currently a drama major at San Antonio College. He was recently cast as Brother Boy in “Sordid Lives” and Dr Chumley in “Harvey.” Eric is also an award-winning female impersonator. He looks forward to growing his careers as an actor and as a drag queen.