Robert Ernst is a co-founder of the Berkeley-based Blake Street Hawkeyes and the Iowa Theater Lab. He last appeared at Theater Works in Proof. Other selected stage roles include: The Time of Your Life at ACT and Seattle Rep. Theater, Speed of Darkness and People’s Temple at Berkeley Rep, Red State at The S.F. Mime Troupe, Play-land and The Joy of Going somewhere Definite at The Magic Theater and Road at the Eureka Theater. Robert’s own pocket operas; The John, which was presented by The Intersection for the Arts was picked for in Best of the Year Series by the Bay Guardian, Catherine’s Care, was nominated for a Critic’s Circle award for Best Play, and a workshop of his latest, Changer, was presented by Alter Theater of San Rafael. He received Dramalogue awards for Best Director and Best Production for Tokens. Robert performed non-stop, according to The Guiness Book of World Records rules, for twenty-four hours and one minute, performing both improvisation and set material and besting the existing record for longest play. He has done improvisational performances with Ruth Zaporah of Action Theater for over thirty years. Selected television and film credits include: Hill Street Blues, Valley of the Heart’s Delight, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Surefire (which won The Caligari Film prize at the Berlin Film Festival). He teaches playwriting and acting at CTE, Tamalpais High School and is also a member of the band, Smooth Toad.
Michael Kern Cassidy (Werner Heisenberg) Recent credits: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Diablo Theatre) Sugar , Three Sisters, Nymph Errant (42nd Street Moon); The Pride (New Conservatory), Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Mr. Coughran (Subterranean Shakespeare); Pride and Prejudice (Ross Valley Players); Cabaret (Pacific Coast Rep); Paint Your Wagon (Woodminster), Guys and Dolls, Man of LaMancha (Mountain Play); The Best Man (Aurora Theatre); The Full Monty (Broadway By the Bay), and productions with Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Opera, and Ray of Light Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.michaelkerncassidy.com
Karol Strempke began acting in Bay Area theatres over thirty years ago – through the years she has performed at Contra Costa Civic, Masquers, Hillbarn, Ross Valley Players, Altarena, Chanticleers, Marin Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and Theatre First. She has trained at ACT, University of Washington and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin where her studies focused on classical theatre. Most recently she performed the roles of Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, and Matron Momma Morten in Chicago! for PCRT, and Madge in the Bay Area premier of Welcome Home Jenny Sutter for Theatre First. Karol’s day job is as a corporate Facilities and Property Manager.