Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums staged reading 2021

Cast of Characters
Melody – Dana Pacheco
Greg – Lee Samuel Tanng
Zig – Patrick Vest
Decker – Ronin Lee
Richie – Ryan Knight
Marvin – Edward Hong
Cheerleader/Kid – Brendan Kane
Rose – Amanda Karr
Announcer/Guard – Bruno Oliver

Production Team:
James Rice – Director
Lisa Coffi – Producing Artistic Director
Tara Donovan – Producer
Sara Haddadin – Technical Director

THE CAST MEMBERS

Edward Hong Headshot

Edward Hong* (Marvin)

Edward returns to the Little Fish Theatre after his “stage” debut with them for Pick of the Vine’s Purgatoromeo last month. His theatre credits include DHH in Yellow Face (Firescape Theatre), Nhan/Khue in Vietgone (TheatreSquared), Tom/Marshall in the world premiere of Church & State (Skylight Theatre Company) and David in The Why (The Blank Theatre). For his film and television credits, his selected highlights are Please Stand By (Magnolia Pictures; starring Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette), a recurring role Devious Maids (Lifetime), and has appeared on Perry Mason (HBO), Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC), New Girl (FOX), Lopez (FX), General Hospital (ABC), Angie Tribeca (TBS), and many more. In addition, he has an unhealthy obsession with Cinnabons and is the proud father of three cats.  (Back to Top)

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Brendan Kane (Cheerleader/Kid)

Brendan is thrilled to be returning to Little Fish after last being seen (physically) in The Lonesome West. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, Brendan was raised in an Air Force family and is happy to call Los Angeles his home. Other recent stage credits include: Measure for Measure and Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare by the Sea), Lend Me a Tenor (Long Beach Playhouse); California Suite (Noisy Nest); A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter (Beating of Wings); Macbeth (House of Bards). Thanks as always to his amazing friends and family. For Dad. brendanrkane.com  (Back to Top)

Amanda Karr

Amanda Karr*+(Rose)

Amanda, last seen on the LFT stage in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, is thrilled to be back, at least virtually. Other LFT credits include The Clean House, Private Lives, The Ladies Foursome, Steel Magnolias, Present Laughter (StageScene LA award for Best Lead Actress), and Night Mother. Past theater credits and awards include Eleanor Islin in The Manchurian Candidate/Celebration Theater/Best Actress Drama – StageScene LA, Agatha Wyle in Smash/Long Beach Playhouse – Best Actress by OC Weekly, Zelda Fitzgerald in Tender/Knightsbridge Theatre – Best Actress nomination by LA Weekly and Hannah in Angels in America/NoHo Arts Center – Best Actress nomination by the Theater Guild ADA Awards. Television credits include The Guardian and Days of Our Lives. She has also been featured on many award winning Audiobooks. AEA/SAG/AFTRA member. (Back to Top)

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Ryan Knight+ (Richie)

Ryan is an Orange County based actor, but is so happy to call Little Fish home. He has been a company member since 2015, and a presence with Shakespeare by the Sea since 2010. He works as a performer for Disneyland resort, having started on Disney Cruise Line back in 2011. He is a founding member of Foxhole Theater Company, and is the director of their weekly podcast. He was in Little Fish’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Deadman’s Cellphone, before quarantine went into affect. Over quarantine, he has performed with SBTS in Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night and Measure for MeasureBack to Top)

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 Ronin Lee (Decker)

A graduate of Howard University and former officer in the United States Air Force, Ronin separated from the military and began acting professionally in 2012. A Method actor, Ronin has appeared in Snowfall, Dolemite Is My Name, The Mindy Project and multiple Pepsi & Toyota marketing campaigns. (Back to Top)

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Bruno Oliver (Announcer/Guard)

Bruno Oliver is making his LFT debut.  His artistic home field in L.A. is Sacred Fools Theater where he is Board Prez, performer ( Waiting for Waiting for Godot, Occupation, Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepDracula, A Musical NightmareTimon of Athens, The Coarse Acting Show, Serial Killer, Crime Scene and many more) and also producer (Gifted, The Art Couple, A Gulag Mouse, Rose and the Rime, Dubya 2000) Around L.A.: Rogue Machine, I.C.T.; Whitefire; Zoo District; SCI-FEST and multiple Hollywood Fringe. Outside L.A.:  Seattle, Chicago, Edinburgh Fringe, NY Fringe, Utah and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals Multiple TV appearances, indie films, video games and internet projects. More info: BrunoOliver.com And, oh, Bruno spent many hours in the Wrigley Field bleachers as an impressionable youth. (Back to Top)

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Dana Pacheco (Melody)

Dana is SoCal born and raised, and graduated from San Diego State University. She was in the award-winning indie film Rag Doll, recently shot a Film Independent dramatic short Witness, stars in the creepy short, Grandpa: The Horror, and was in Lying with Badgers, a dark comedy play with Native Voices at the Autry. Her comedy group, Awkward Kids, has a YouTube following of 56K+ subscribers and she has performed, written, directed, and produced comedy music videos, sketches, commercials, podcasts, and live shows. Pacheco is also a Voiceover Artist and is developing an animated pilot, as a co-writer, voice talent, and editor. She is also an expert DIYer, enjoys playing and watching sports, sings punk rock songs at karaoke, and is a loving plant mom. IG/TWITTER: @danapacheco DanaPacheco.com  (Back to Top)

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Lee Samuel Tanng (Greg)

Lee is a veteran of over 30 shows in the Southern California area. His favorite previous stage credits include A Flea in Her Ear (Camille), A Midsummer Night’s Gay Dream (Puck), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tommy), Hay Fever (Simon), Rumors (Lenny), Cowboy Versus Samurai (Travis), Dracula (Renfield), Maple and Vine (Ryu), The Tempest (Caliban), and Exit, Pursued By a Bear (Simon). Lee is currently the lead technician for the Critical Care and Emergency Department at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Irvine, CA. He is absolutely thrilled to be making his Little Fish Theatre debut.  (Back to Top)

Patrick Vest

Patrick Vest+ (Zig)

Patrick is one of the founding company members of Little Fish Theatre, and has wanted to do Bleacher Bums with Jim for a very long time!  LFT credits include:  Maj. Arnold in Taking Sides, Lord Byron in Bloody Poetry, Gabe in Taking Sides, Michael in The Country House, and Alvin in Balcony Scene where he played a huge Cubs fan.  Patrick also directed, Chapter Two, Time Stands Still, and Henry IV pt. 1. Patrick received his MFA in acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and he continues to work his way through the Bard’s canon with Shakespeare by the Sea.  See him in the reading of Richard II, and then the streaming event of Richard III this summer.(Back to Top)

PRODUCTION TEAM:

James Rice

James Rice+ (Director)

James is a 30 year veteran actor and director who has been involved with over 100 productions throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Jim recently appeared in Taking Sides, The Stones Will Cry Out and A Very Special Holiday Special at Little Fish Theatre. He also recently directed LFT’s productions of The Clean House, The Good Doctor and Best of Pick of the Vine(Back to Top)

Lisa Coffi

Lisa Coffi+ (Producing Artistic Director)

As founder of Shakespeare by the Sea and Little Fish Theatre, Lisa is delighted to present this smorgasbord of plays virtually. She has an MFA in Theatre Management from CSU, Long Beach, and a BFA from CSU, Sacramento. Lauded as “Pedro’s Playmaker” by Random Lengths News, Lisa is living up to her moniker, producing more than 185 plays in San Pedro in the past twenty three years. Lisa judiciously divides her time between San Pedro and Newcastle (Auburn/Sacramento) where she resides with her husband, Curt, two dogs (Sally & Charlie), one cat (Cricket), and two cows (Raisin & Nutmeg). (Back to Top)

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan+ (Managing Producer)

Tara has spent her time in L.A. as the owner/operator of an acting studio, an actress, a director and an award-winning producer. As an actress, she has graced the California stages from San Diego to Ventura and been seen in several tv shows including Days of Our Lives. Tara has produced over 70 plays, developed a handful of World Premiere’s and directed/produced short theatrical trailers for the theatre. As a film producer, her shorts have screened around the world. Tara received her B.A. in Theatre Performance and Political Science from San Diego State and an MFA in Producing from the American Film Institute Conservatory.  (Back to Top)

Sara Haddadin

Sara Haddadin+ (Technical Director)

Sara is a graduate of the University of La Verne. When not working with SBTS she is a freelance theatre tech, working on shows like Macbeth with an independent theatre group, and Quartet and The Balcony Scene at Little Fish Theatre. She is also a Rogue Artist Ensemble member and worked on Project Kaidan: Walls Grow Thin. During the school year most of her time is spent as the technical director for the Archer School for Girls and Mission Viejo High School. (Back to Top)

(+ denotes LFT Company Member, * denotes member of Actors Equity Association)

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