Read about the people behind Sylvia

Kalli Jonsson (Director)  has been acting in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last fifteen years, recently as James in The Internationalist (Just Theater) at Ashby Stage, Father Barry in On the Waterfront at San Jose Stage Co. (dir. Ken Kelleher), and as Aunt Augusta in Travels With My Aunt at Cinnabar Theater (dir. Ken Ruta). Kalli also appeared in several SAS productions, among them as Richard III, Pericles, and Feste in Twelfth Night.

Sami J. Granberg (Sylvia) is a theatre artist from Oregon, trained at Trinity University in Texas, and the National Theater Institute at The O’Neill in Connecticut. She has performed in Texas and Chicago, and is the proud company member of Proxy Theatre in San Antonio where she acts and directs. Favorite past roles are Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Mary Magdalene in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Nena in The Conduct of Life.

Tim Green (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie) is an actor, writer, and busboy working in the Bay Area. He is thrilled to be involved in this production of Sylvia, one of his favorite plays. He has appeared in Spring Break the Musical at the Eureka Theatre and RENT at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda. He would like to thank his grandmother for introducing him to the magic of the theatre and Francine Torres-Kelly for teaching him all his tricks and never letting him get comfortable. Most importantly, he hopes you enjoy the show!

Jocelyn Roddie (Kate) is very excited to be a part of this production. Since her graduation from UC Irvine in 2011, she has performed with various Bay Area theatre companies, such as 6th Street Playhouse, Ross Valley Players, the Mountain Play, PCRT, and Novato Theatre Company. Favorite past roles include Kate Hardcastle (She Stoops to Conquer), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), and Liza (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). When not onstage, she teaches acting to elementary and middle school students. She would like to thank her supportive circle of family and friends, the talented people working with her in this production, and you, the audience, for continuing to support live theatre.

David Shirk (Greg) is a resident of Marin county, and has been seen on bay area stages for the past ten years, most recently as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.  Other favorite roles have included Officer Lockstock in Urinetown with Novato Theatre Co, Mannigham in Angel Street at Masquers, Andrew Rally in I Hate Hamlet and Linus Larrabee in Sabrina Fair, both with Ross Valley Players, and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast with Independent Actors of Marin.  His work has also been seen as an occasional production and stage designer.  He studied fine art and film at Pratt Institute in NYC and works on movies as an animator.  David recently returned to the bay area after a year and a half in London, where he supervised animation for a forthcoming feature film.

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