The Cast and Crew of

The Wonder


Moriyahfaith Jackson as Lurancy Vennum

Moriyahfaith recently graduated from college with a BFA in acting, and she is so excited to be apart of her first podcast play. This story is so interesting and I have had so much fun exploring these characters. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!!

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Shelley O'Rourke as Mary Roff

Shelley O’Rourke is a Brazilian-Irish-American actress residing in Los Angeles. Before moving to LA, Shelley also took part in the New York City, Philadelphia, & Miami theatre communities. This is Shelley’s DPTC’s Debut! Selected LA Credits: Julius Caesar, Newsies, West Side Story, South Pacific. Thanks to our director Katie & to my super inspiring friends & fam!


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Freida Speak as Ann Roff

Freida Speak is a Los Angeles-based actress-producer-writer. Her work has taken her from stage to screen to recording studio, and beyond into the exciting, growing world of new media. A seasoned theatre professional, her work across decades includes performing, directing, teaching, and producing, and has been distinguished as Los Angeles Times Critics’ Choice.  Her ongoing training and growing resume as a voice artist include documentary narration, commercial spots, audiobooks, and animation.  Her passions for storytelling and social justice are the juice that powers her days at full throttle.

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Darrell Philip as Asa Roff

Darrell Philip was born and raised in Texas and studied in Hollywood at The Actors Center International, The Groundlings, with Ivana Chubbuck, and Larry Moss.   On stage he has been seen as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Neil Simon's California Suite,  Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Gross Indecency:  The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, as well as Bronzeville, No Place To Be Somebody, Pity the Proud One, and The Wrong King of People with the Robey Theatre Company.  He will appear in the upcoming mini-series Washington’s Armor and the films Rico San Marco, You’re Hired!, LA 4orce, and Melchizedek’s Men.

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Socorro Jones as Lucinda Vennum

With 20 plus years of entertainment experience including training in stage, film, commercial, and voiceover, Socorro is overwhelmingly excited to be working with such a talented and awesome spirited cast and crew! With goals of a television series by the year end, Socorro looks forward to upcoming projects for two features, a voiceover project and two short films in the coming weeks and couldn’t be more grateful for all projects in which she’s able to share in creativity!

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Maggie Lou Rader:  Playwright

Maggie Lou Rader tells epic stories of epic women. She has been the winner of Patty Abramson Playwrighting Award with Theater J and the Notre Dame College New Play festival, a finalist for the Henley Rose Playwrighting Award, Utah Shakespeare’s Words Cubed, and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival, and Dayton Playhouse’s Future Fest. She’s also developed her work with DePaul University, Skeleton Rep, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company with her plays produced at Theatre of Cincinnati, InBocca Performance, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, and Miami University. She’s also published with Smith and Kraus and Madwomen in the Attic. She’s also a proud member of Actor’s Equity having performed in over 75 productions since joining.


Katie Peacock:  Director

Katie Peacock is a director based in DC.  She earned an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Business Management. Since graduating college she has continued to develop her craft and has sought out new projects that would pose an artistic challenges and help bring arts to the next generation. She was thrilled to be able to direct Per for Premiere the Play last season and is honored to be a part of The Wonder.


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.