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FAYE VIVIANA (Director) Faye Viviana is an actress and an award-winning filmmaker, and is very excited to be making her LA Theatre Directing Debut. Her professional ballet career with American Ballet Theatre cut short by injury in 2007, she pivoted to acting and filmmaking. She has appeared in numerous roles on TV, most notably for LONGMIRE (Netflix), S.W.A.T. (CBS), and DEPUTY (FOX) to name a few, and many independent films. After working as an independent film producer for several years, she branched out on her own, founding V3 Productions in 2019. She is also the executive producer of Crimson Square Theatre Company, having produced I Am My Own Wife, Dinner With Friends, Cock, Sex With Strangers, The How & The Why, and Live At The Purple Lounge to much critical acclaim. She is passionate about all facets of storytelling, exploring the human condition and has a pretty serious book and gummy bear addiction. She sends a big thank you to Lisagaye, Craig, and Allen for your trust, incredible talent, and generosity. You can find her on social media as @FyVivi
DERRICK MCDANIEL (Lighting Designer) Derrick McDaniel has been working in the live theater arena for over 25 years, both in Los Angeles and New York. From Romeo and Juliet to Guys and Dolls, Derrick has designed lighting for many plays, musicals and corporate and private events. A few of his lighting credits include “Mercy Seat” (2012 LA Weekly Awards Winner) at the Inside the Ford Theater, “Spring Awakening” at the Malibu Playhouse, “The Addams Family” at the Madrid Theater; and “An Octoroon” at the Fountain Theatre – and many others. Derrick’s latest nomination was for a 2020 Ovation Theater Award for Lighting Design for “Nowhere On The Border” at the Road Theater on Magnolia. He would like to thank the staff and officers of the Crimson Square and the Beverly Hills Playhouse for providing the opportunity to create. Luckily, the theater spirits have allowed us to create live theater, again. Derrick would also like to express his hope that everyone is staying safe in our troubling times!
JEFFREY SUN (Stage Manager) JEFFREY SUN (Head Stage Manager) is back on the saddle stage managing Crimson Square’s Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeffrey made his stage debut in the San Francisco production of Allen Barton’s
ENGAGEMENT in 2014. In 2015, he performed in Jordan Harrison’s MAPLE & VINE (Los Altos Stage Co.), and David Henry Hwang’s CHINGLISH (Palo Alto Players) where he received a nomination from Theatre Bay Area for Best Supporting Actor. In 2016, he had the wonderful opportunity to direct and perform the lead role of DHH in the San Francisco production of YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang at the Firescape Theatre where it was nominated in the SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. And in 2018, he reprised his role in Firescape Theatre and Yolk Productions' of YELLOW FACE at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. He recently performed in Crimson Square’s World Premiere of LIVE AT THE PURPLE LOUNGE as John. Jeffrey has appeared in WHY WOMEN KILL (Paramount +), THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS), THE PATIENT (FX), and 9-1-1 (FOX). Huge thanks and appreciation to Allen Barton, Faye Viviana, Art Cohan, The Beverly Hills Playhouse, Crimson Square, and to the cast and crew.
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CRAIG BACHMANN (Hogan) Craig graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in directing. He started his career as a PA and once was Russell Crow’s assistant set which ultimately inspired him to act. He then studied at HB studios with Laura Esterman and Austin Pendleton before attending the University of Washington for his MFA in acting. He then returned to New York City where he began acting professionally on Stage, screen, and TV. Several years later, he moved to Los Angeles and studied Improv at IO West and The Groundlings, performing on many teams. Some of Craig’s Theatre credits include; Piece of Cake (New York Post Comic pick of the Week), Chekhov’s Rifle (World Premiere), Too Much Water (World Premiere), Boy Gets Girl, Fool For Love, and Cabaret. His film credits include Father, Singularity, The Last Days of Flannel Daphne, and The Transplant. He has also appeared on Guiding Light, 4400, and a variety of commercials. Craig is excited to work with Crimson Square and is honored to be surrounded by such talented artists. He would like to dedicate his performance to his late agent and friend Anthony Schiano whose hard work made it possible for Craig to move to LA. RIP Anthony, “Thanks for making me look good"
LISAGAYE TOMLINSON (Veronica) Lisagaye is a Jamaican-born actress, musician, composer, and writer who is pleased to be making her Crimson Square debut in LOST LAKE. She began her career on stage in South Florida as Dionne in a Caldwell Theatre production of HAIR and went on to play Erzulie in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. Locally, she's performed in the Hollywood Fringe Festival production of FIFTY SHADES OF SHREW and received outstanding reviews for playing multiple supporting roles in Firescape Theatre and Yolk Productions' remount of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE, in association with the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Recent film and television credits include HOME ECONOMICS, PARALYSIS, her first horror feature, and the delightful comedy short MELONS. Music has always played an integral role in her life and she is deeply inspired by her mother who sang every day in their family home. Lisagaye is a proud volunteer for the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service and the Hollywood Food Coalition.