The Cast and Crew of
There's a New God in Town
Jean Luc as God
Jean Luc is a Peruvian born theater and voice actor based in Los Angeles. From his first theatrical debut at the ripe age of 11 years old, Jean Luc knew in his heart nothing made him happier than bringing others laughter and happiness—and many a times, tears—through the art of performance. In his latest role, Jean Luc brings to life the character of God in There’s a New God in Town.
Rafael Goldstein as Satan
Rafael is a stage and voice actor from Los Angeles. He is a Resident Artist at A Noise Within Classical Repertory Theatre in Pasadena where he most recently took on the roles of The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Tim in Noises Off, and Tom in The Glass Menagerie. He was nominated for a San Diego Critics Circle award for his performance as Amadeus in Amadeus at North Coast Repertory Theatre. You may recognize his voice from Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron trilogy, or the video game The Evil Within 2.
Sam Wilkes as Michael
Sam Wilkes is an actor and director from Phoenix and now based out of Los Angeles. His most recent work was directing Charlie Moose Makes His Move for 2Cent and last performed as Michael in tick tick BOOM. Sam also works as a Standardized Patient Educator for the David Geffen School of Medicine, training actors to play simulated patients for the medical students to practice their communication skills.
Dionne Neish as Goddess
Dionne is a graduate of Drama Center, England, with a BA hons in Theater. While in Los Angeles she’s racked up credits in Starz Blindspotting, Counterpart, Netflix’s Hollywood, and Peabody award-winning FX show Better Things among other appearances. Her stage work includes: Titus Andronicus with Shakespeare by the Sea, Aida, Merchant of Venice as well as new plays. Dionne is excited to be playing the part she was born to play, Goddess. She can be funny on occasion too.
Nicholas Daue as Alex
Nicholas Daue was born and raised in Missoula, Montana where he also received a BFA in Acting from the University of Montana, with focuses in Lighting design and technical direction. While there, he toured professionally with the Montana Repertory Theater performing in a national tour of A Street Car Named Desire, and several other production companies, including the premiere tour of Out under The Big Sky. For the past fifteen years he has called Los Angeles his home, starring in an international tour of Bon Ton Roulet, and the world premiere of As sure as You Live by Roger Hedden. Produced and performed in the Independent feature film, The Triangle, as well as many other critically acclaimed short films.
Dan Borengasser: Playwright
Many of Dan’s plays have been produced or have received staged readings. Four plays–A.R@Uni.Gov, The Kindness of Strangers, The Canterbury Tales Revisited, and Sense & Insensibility–have been published. His plays have been produced in theaters across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as well as in Canada, Mexico, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Several of his short screenplays have been produced as well as a feature length film he helped write, titled The Donor Conspiracy. A number of his radio plays have been produced and broadcast nationally. www.danborengasser.com
Sophie Goldstein: Director
Sophie Goldstein is a Jewish/Chicana from Los Angeles, California. She majored in Theatre Arts and Dance at Cal State LA and received her MFA in Physical Theatre from the Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She has worked as a director/choreographer for several theaters around LA including 2Cents, Son of Semele’s Solo and Quick Creation festivals, Vaulting Ambition, The Vagrancy, MeetCute LA, New Play Project, East Side Queer Stories Radio Plays, and LeoRising Theatre Festival. She has taught Acting, Commedia Dell’Arte, Voice, and Viewpoints classes at Cal State LA, A Noise Within theater, Imagine Studios and ArtWorx LA. To see more of her work as a director/choreographer you can visit her website: www.sophiegoldstein.org
Masaki Araya: Sound Designer
Masaki Araya, a Midwestern-born and bred Asian-American, loves to wear many hats when it comes to professionally creative works. The EMMY® Award-nominee has been solely and collaboratively involved behind the scenes in various media including but not limited to: Music, TV, film, short film, theatre, live sound, radio, audio documentary, podcast, and an array of written and artistic publications. He is currently promoting himself on radio as a musical artist, primarily joining forces with other creative artists. Masaki continues building a creative legacy people could look back on. http://linktr.ee/iammasakiaraya