Marco Gomez (Director/Producer)
Has directed and produced several works including Into the Woods, The Wild Party, Lovers’ Mayhem, Pippin, Cabaret and others in the Los Angeles area. A classically trained dancer and choreographer, Mr. Gomez has remained tied to the stage after all these years. Mr. Gomez knows that each production brings more than a unique experience, it brings lasting memories. His passion for theatre is due to his mother’s influence. He is eternally thankful to his cast, crew, friends, children and most of all his immortal beloved for creating a lasting memory. “Its your dream, live it.”
Brian Michael (Musical Director)
After starting on piano at age 4, Brian gave his first public solo recital at 11, began playing professionally at 16, and has now made 100% of his income doing music for 24 years. He has been a piano accompanist for the voice studio of Julliard professor Ellen Faull and for the music departments of Portland State University and UCLA and has also worked for Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Geffen Playhouse and Warner Brothers TV. Since 2005 his day gig has been at Beverly Hills High School. He has done over 130 musicals.
JC Chavez (Stage Manager)
A drawing artist by nature, JC is extremely pleased to be working once again with DOMA as a stage manager for Passion after stage managing DOMA’s Pippin. Originally from Denver, Colorado, JC has delved in the arts from an early age as an actor and a drawing artist. Currently administrating a non-profit dedicated to affordable housing, JC looks forward to working with this great cast and crew.
Angela Todaro (Choreographer)
Angela grew up dancing in Rochester, NY where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, pointe, musical theater and hip-hop. In 2006, she was titled Dance Master’s of America Miss Dance of Chapter 8 and danced on scholarship in Los Angeles. She then attended the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Angela taught at dance studios in western NY for 8 years for both competitive and recreational students. She has performed professionally as a dancer in Le Grande Cirque and in the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Angela’s choreography has been featured on the Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble and in the Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase and Dancer’s Workshop. She recently moved to Los Angeles and is currently dancing with the Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers. Angela was dance captain for DOMA’s production of Pippin in Fall 2010. Since then, Angela has had the opportunity to choreograph DOMA’s extension of Pippin and Cabaret in 2011.
Hallie Baran (Property Manager)
A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Trinity College Dublin, Hallie holds degrees in Stage Management, Technical Theatre, and Directing. She worked as a Stage Manager/Tech in The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, The Space, The Mark Taper Annex, The Falcon, The Rose, The Alex, The Hudson, and The Black Room (Ireland). As a director she has mounted Much Ado About Nothing, Laundry and Bourbon, Closer, The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Snowbound (World Premiere), Pippin, and Love And Human Remains. Her next directing endeavor can be seen right here at The Met Theatre, an audience interactive version of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, coming in August. “True To You. True To Me. True To Self. It Shall Be.”
Brandy Jacobs (Costume Design)
Brandy is so excited to be back with DOMA Theatre Co. This is her second show with DOMA and hopefully not her last. Originally from the Midwest, Brandy received her BFA in Technical Theater and Design from Wichita State University. She has since become a transplant in New York as well as Los Angeles, designing costumes and other technical elements for hundreds of shows, small and large theaters alike. Brandy’s most resent work can be seen in San Pedro at the Little Fish Theater, as they present The Sugar Bean Sisters and My Wife’s Husband. Brandy’s list of awards include the Miller Theatre Scholarship and two Mary Jane Teall’s for her costume Design of The Tempest at The Center for the Arts, in Wichita, Kansas. A special thanks goes to Eddie Dubarr for all of his help and support. Lastly, Brandy would like to thank her wonderful support system, without them she would lose her mind.
Jason Henderson (Technical Director)
A Valley College graduate, Jason has technical experience with sets, lights and stage manager duties. Credits include The Wild Party (Independent Musical Theatre Players), George Washington’s Boy (Ted and Mary Lange), Dog Sees God (Blazeco Productions), Wizard of Oz (New Community Jewish High School), and now two versions of Pippin. Jason enjoys gaining more experience outside of college with every new show.
Cullen Pinney (Lighting Designer)
Has been a theatrical lighting designer for 3 years and has worked on Cabaret, Spelling Bee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and Dog Sees God. Cullen would like to thank his parents Patrick and Cindy, his brother William and his girlfriend Stacey Cortez. Enjoy the show.
Jose Montiel (Sound Designer)
Has spent the last decade working in theater and developing his skills as an audio engineer and musician. Recent credits include The Boys in the Band at The Coast Playhouse (ASM and Audio Engineer) and Baby It’s You (Audio Engineer), also at The Coast, Back 2 Bacharach And David (Audio Engineer) in The Music Box. Jose worked at Univision 34 as a intern and Audio Engineer. Jose studied recording at Long Beach City College and the Musicians Institute, as well as television and radio production at Los Angeles City College. Jose is delighted to be a part of this production!
Julio Rodriguez (Assistant Technical Director)
A student in Roosevelt High School, Julio loves to discover all technical aspects of every project he works on. An AP student, Julio was pulled into theater by his friend Cesar and likes the technical aspects of theater. Julio looks forward to doing more productions with DOMA and would like to thank his friends for all the support. Howl!
Michael Partlow (Drums)
Was born in Chicago, Illinois (1968), raised in Portland, Oregon, and lives in Venice Beach, California. He graduated from Portland State University where he studied Music and Psychology. He currently performs with The Robert Carpenter Trio, John Marx, accompanies at Beverly Hills High School, teaches drum set at Join The Band and is so very thankful to be back working with DOMA Theater Company at The Met Theater! In the past, Michael has collaborated in music theater with The Old Globe, Do Jump!, Portland Center Stage, The Geffen Playhouse, Triangle, Twelve Oaks, Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway Rose, Sylvia’s Dinner Theater and Portland Reparatory. In addition, he backed and recorded with various pop, rock and blues artists like Dixon, The Wayward Trio, Ashleigh Flynn, Janiva Magness, Brandi Carlisle, Duffy Bishop, Lloyd Jones, Scott Fisher, The Renegade Saints, Jim Crabbe, Ponticello, Big Jay McNeely, Earl King, Dave Fleshner, The Native Suns, and Pond. In his spare time, he loves surfing and chilling with his wife Kelly and dog Cooper.
Patricio Lopez (General Contractor)
A master electrician and general contractor by trade, Patricio has worked as DOMA’s general contractor in building anything and everything the theatre requires of him. Building sets that will impact the lives of many and enrich productions such as Passion is a reward of its own. All his work is dedicated to his wife and lovely children.
Adrian Mendoza (Bartender)
As a new and upcoming bartender, Adrian is excited to be part of this new production. Adrian graduated from the Bartenders Training institute and has been a freelance bartender for roughly 3 1/2 years now building a strong reputation through his culinary take on drinks. With a passion for flavor and innovative concoctions, Adrian will also be introducing a sensual soothing experience to add to Passion. A special thanks goes out to all of his friends and clientele from whom he learned the skills for having a unique taste that will continue bringing you back for more, and to Jason Henderson for making this opportunity possible. Lastly, enjoy the show and cheers, it’s Passion!