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Festival of Jewish Playwrights: Shel Silverstein, Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein
CAST (click photos for larger images)
SARAH NATOCHENNY (Shel Silverstein, Ethan Coen) has been the voice of Ash Ketchum and 30 other characters on Pokémon since 2006. She is making her Los Angeles stage debut in the Festival of Monumental Jewish Writers.

Born and raised in NYC, Sarah trained at Lee Strasberg and UCB. During her time in NYC, she led many animated series and films, worked extensively as a film editor, and did occasional stage and screen work. She’s acted opposite Oscar/Golden Globe nominees in award winning podcasts.

She has made several videos about voice acting and dubbing with Vanity Fair, and has spoken at UC Berkeley, at conferences in DC, Georgia and Armenia, and at many comic cons internationally. She won a Voice Arts Award in 2019 and a Webby for best Celebrity/Fan Social Media in 2023.

She is currently focused on acting and producing her own projects exclusively. Sarah is represented by Cory Wang at Authentic Management (across the board) and at CESD LA (VO). Sarah lives in Los Angeles and has a home in NYC.
HARRY WHITE (Shel Silverstein, Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein) is proud co-artistic director of the LA based theatre company Foster Cat Productions, and has co-directed and acted in their productions of An Evening of One-Acts by Ethan Coen, No One Will Be Immune and Other Plays and Pieces, and Putting it Together, as well as performed in their production of Three Guys Naked From the Waist Down. Off-Broadway: 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. Regional: Tosca, Otello, Der Zwerg (LA Opera) Guys and Dolls (Plaza Theatricals, NY). He’s probably the only person you’ll ever meet whose name describes his physical appearance.
ELLIOT WHITE (Shel Silverstein, Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein) is the co-Artistic Director of Foster Cat Productions and former artistic director of the NY-based Bluebird Theatre Company. Last year he starred in a sold-out run of An Evening of One-Acts by Ethan Coen, and Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, directed by Phyllis Katz, founding member of the Groundlings. Other producing credits include The House of Bernarda Alba (Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2). Elliot is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company's conservatory program and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Representation: BMG Talent.
COOPER MCADOO (Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein) has been acting onstage since age
seven. He studied theatre at the
American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) for four
years along with the University of Montana’s
theatre program.
WILL FULGINITI (Shel Silverstein, Ethan Coen) was born as a baby- like most. He began climbing a ladder and once he got to the top he had two options: Climb back down the same way he came, or jump. He chose the latter. You're watching him now... falling!
RONA JOHNSON (Shel Silverstein) is a Los Angeles-based fashion model, actress, and entrepreneur. Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Rona lived in Tokyo where she debuted as a fashion model and began working behind the scenes on photoshoots. After a few years working in the fashion industry as a model, she took an interest in production and began working as creative director and lead for over forty photoshoots
across Asia.

Since relocating back to Los Angeles, Rona has found herself expanding her work into acting and voiceover. Among some of these films are her
own written and directed works including her directorial debut, 'Monster Under the Bed,' which earned her recognition with the 2nd Grand Champion Audience Award Runner-Up at the 2023 48 Hour Film
Festival in Los Angeles.

Rona's other interests include her start-up company featuring health products, hosting and producing her own podcast, training dogs for shows, and working with clients in the Los Angeles area as a certified
nutritionist advisor.
RACHEL TROY (Shel Silverstein) is an actor, director, comedian, and clinical therapist based in Los Angeles and New York. She has studied acting for over a decade at The Lee Strasberg School in New York City and was also trained at The Moscow Art Theater in Russia. Comedy training includes The Groundling School and The Idiot Workshop here in LA, as well as a lifetime of experience as her mother’s daughter, who is possibly the greatest gift she received from the comedy Gods.

Rachel has worked on a number of experimental theater projects in NYC, including as an assistant to the choreographer for Punch Drunk’s world renowned Sleep No More. Recently, Rachel received a grant from the City of Munich, to develop a performance art piece, which will be premiering in Germany in 2025. Do not miss Rachel's solo show "BABY" , a clown tragicomedy and psychological odyssey, premiering this June at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Check out the show here
SCOTT THIEDE (Ethan Coen) is a very tall bisexual and award winning screenwriter and performer originally from Bethesda, Maryland. His comedy pilots have been finalists in competitions like the Screencraft Fellowship, Film Empire, the Los Angeles International Screenwriting Awards, and Script Summit. You can catch Scott writing and performing sketch comedy with his team Trainwreck on Maude Night at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater and performing musical improv with Candy Apple Red. Scott is seeking representation.
EDEN ROUSSO (Ethan Coen) is an LA-based writer/producer/performer. As a descendant of Greek Holocaust survivors and an active member/volunteer in LA's Jewish community, Eden is thrilled to be part of this festival of Jewish playwrights. Growing up in the SF Bay Area, Eden acted in over 40 plays and musicals before she discovered her love of writing and directing, for which she won the Program Scholar & Michael Peters Awards at Loyola Marymount University's SFTV. Currently she is a freelance writer on a TBA Nickelodeon cartoon (2025) and writes/performs with The Pack's house sketch team (Popwich). Past work includes: Disney TVA's The Owl House & writing program, Cut (casting producer), and Pickleball music video (dir. Evan Blum for Pickleball Magazine). In her spare time Eden moonlights as "DJ Baby Eden," and does improv & stand-up. @edenrouss0
MARILUNA BEACY (Wendy Wasserstein) is a proud company member of Foster Cat Productions. She was most recently seen in Delusion, Measure For Measure, and the Belgrade Trilogy. She graduated from NYU TISCH the same year that Taylor Swift got her honorary doctorate. Shout out to mom and dad for believing in her.
MIA SCHACHTER (THEY/THEM) (Wendy Wasserstein) was born and raised in Los Angeles. They’re a writer, intimacy coordinator, consent educator, podcaster, and founder of Consent Wizardry. They are thrilled to be part of Wendy Wasserstein’s shorts, and grateful to their parents for paying for acting classes for so many years.
ISABELLA COSTA (Wendy Wasserstein) is an LA based artist & mystic, and a proud member of FCP Theatre Company. She was recently mentioned in the LA Times for her performance in FCP’s critically acclaimed Evening of One Acts by Ethan Coen. She thanks her cat Oberon for always supporting her, although he has yet to make it to a show. Much love to the cast, crew, and audience!
LIZZY RUDAKAS (Wendy Wasserstein) is an actress, comedian, and writer who is always down to hear any ghost story you have. Originally from Chicago, Lizzy honed her skills at the iconic Second City Chicago. She’s had the pleasure of having her live and digital sketches featured at festivals across the country including Toronto Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Columbus Comedy Arts Festival. Lizzy has been the recipient of awards such as Best Ensemble Cast from the Portland Comedy Film Festival and Best Micro Short from Big Teeth Small Shorts.
CLARK PAVLIK (Wendy Wasserstein 3/9) is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Chicago, Clark sharpened his comedic skills at the Second City where he studied improvisation. He has performed at The Second City, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Currently, he is a writer and performer for The Wait What Show, Loose Teeth, and a House Sketch Team at The Pack Theater.

IG: @clark_bar_
PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
ETHAN COEN (Playwright) is an Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer. Most famously known for his work with his brother Joel Coen, he is a pillar of modern American cinema. Film: The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo Stage: Almost an Evening, Offices (Atlantic Theater Company).

But perhaps one of Ethan Coen’s greatest written works is his review of his brother Joel’s recent movie, “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
WENDY WASSERSTEIN (Playwright) won a Pulitzer Prize for her renowned play, The Heidi Chronicles. She is often cited as one of the most important feminist authors in theatre history. Other works include Isn't It Romantic?, Uncommon Women and Others, and Third.
SHEL SILVERSTEIN (Playwright) is an acclaimed children's book author of titles such as The Giving Tree, and Where the Sidewalk Ends. He has also written many popular songs including Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue." He has written over 100 plays and shares one screenwriting credit with David Mamet on Things Change.
KIM IOSUE (Stage Manager) is a LA County native who has been stage managing live and virtual events in California for the better part of 12 years. Recent projects: An Evening of One-Acts by Ethan Coen, Three Guys Naked From the Waist Down, Space Captain: Captain of Space, NMI's 15 Minute Musicals, Emerge: A Virtual Cabaret, The Addams Family the Musical: Quarantined Concert Edition. You can also catch her as an animated performer at Universal Studios Hollywood, where she is also a member of the Show Quality team for their Halloween Horror Nights events.
JAN MCADOO (Executive Producer) is founder of MacPac Entertainment. Past work includes Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Tony-nominated Broadway play, End of the Rainbow.
NANCY KRAMER (Executive Producer)
RACHEL KRAMER (Executive Producer)
JOSEPH MARKOVITZ (Executive Producer)
KATE NOONAN (Marketing) has worked in theater and event marketing for 15 years, holding roles at Table 7 Strategy, City Center, Carnegie Hall, FIAF, and Lincoln Center. Kate loves to study the ever-evolving social marketing landscape, and collaborate with equally enthusiastic minds to develop best-in-class brand solutions that break through the clutter. She is fascinated by how nonprofits, theaters, and Broadway/Off-Broadway shows can use the many tools Meta and Google have developed to help drive brand awareness and revenue. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Tom, and their kids Millie and Jack.
DUSTY HEGER (Photography) @daffydusty
SELENA PRICE (Lighting Designer)
FOSTER CAT PRODUCTIONS aka FCP Theatre Group, is a Los Angeles based theatre company, founded by alumni of Atlantic Theater Company's conservatory program. Our mission is to shine a light on the lesser known works from great authors who have had a significant impact in the industry. FCP is dedicated to exploring pieces of theatre that join the actors and audience together, striving to challenge the status quo.
The name "FCP" stands for Foster Cat Productions, inspired by the artistic team's love for fostering sick and stray cats and finding them forever homes (~30 so far)!

Last fall, the foster cats brought An Evening of One-Acts by Ethan Coen to Hollywood in a sold-out run that was mentioned in the LA Times.
THE FIELD (fiscal sponsor) * FCP Theatre Group is a sponsored artist with The Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field),
a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community.
Contributions to The Field earmarked for FCP Theatre Group are tax-deductible to the
extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field, or for our national
charities registration, contact: The Field, 225 West 34th St. Floor 9 New York, NY 10122,
phone: 212-691-6969. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from
The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau,
120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
SPECIAL THANKS (click photos for larger images)