The Cast and Crew of
Best Beware My Sting
Sue Slakter as Kate
Sue Slakter (they/them) is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. They co-created MOSS Peeps, a production company with a focus on horror and comedy. Sue recently wrote and starred in Mirror Me and Ring, Ring. Other credits include A Nightmare on Greene’s Beach and the Melissa Etheridge music video "As Cool As You Try." When not on set, onstage, or writing, Sue can be found taking classes with The Groundlings, baking sweets, and figure skating.
Silas Kade as Grumio
Silas Kade is a Los Angeles-based actor originally from the Midwest. Kade won Best Supporting Actor in a feature film at the Silicon Beach Film Festival in 2021 for their work as Fred in Binders. You can hear them as Sammy in the ongoing radio series “Mystery Hour” on Moon Glow Radio, as well as Fred in the upcoming PtP audio play, Venom. Sometimes they dress up like a cat on their YouTube channel.
Casey Alcoser as Petruchio
Casey is an actor, writer, and singer in Los Angeles. Previous credits include: All's Well that Ends Well, ARENA: A House Music-al, Gideon and the Blundersnorp, Chekhov in Yalta, and The Water Engine. He's also very grateful to appear in two shows for the 2022 season of PtP -The Powers that Be and Best Beware My Sting. You can listen to him host the Steamy Stories Podcast, or visit him at www.caseyalcoser.com.
Chineze Enekwechi as O'Felia
Chineze Enekwechi is thrilled to be in this production of Best Beware My Sting as O'Felia. Chineze began acting shortly before graduating from The University of Iowa, and continued her training in New York City at the Herbert Berghof Studio. Her previous stage credits include: Famished at The Players Theatre, Taming of the Show at Sacred Fools Theatre, and Late Bus to Mecca at Studio Theatre - Theatre Row. Film credits include: Roberta in Smile, and Thalia Boyd in Alma Har'el's Love True. She thanks Donna Latham, Christine McBurney, and Rebecca Lynne for this wonderful opportunity to transform this character into a heroine.
D0nna Latham: Playwright
Donna Latham’s a feminist playwright and Shakespeare lover from Chicago. Her plays are published with YouthPLAYS, Next Stage Press, and Smith Scripts and most recently anthologized in She Persisted: New Plays By Women Over 40, She Persisted: One Hundred Monologues From Plays By Women Over 40, and Laughter Is The Best Medicine: Plays In The Time Of Coronavirus. A resident playwright at Rising Sun Performance Company in NYC and member of Honor Roll!, Donna’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
Christine McBurney: Director
Christine is an actor, director, coach, and co-founder and co-artistic director of the classical theatre, Mamaí Theatre Co. (2010-17). Her production of A Doll’s House garnered a Cleveland Critics’ Circle Award for Superior Achievement. Member Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, Directors Lab North, CPH Directors Gym, SDC, SDCF Observer. Selected acting credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fefu and Her Friends, Twelfth Night. TV: FBI Most Wanted, Fleischman is in Trouble, Paddington Saves Christmas. She’s represented by Dream Maker Talent, Docherty, Heyman, and The iGroup. BA, Columbia. MFA, Kent State. www.christinemcburney.com