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ECLECTIC FULL CONTACT THEATRE PRESENTS ITS ALL-AUDIO 9TH SEASON

WHO DECIDES WHAT’S NORMAL?

Violet is a psychologist-in-training struggling to navigate young adulthood and a challenging master’s program at a prestigious university. People are the most interesting thing in the world to her, and she wants nothing more than to understand them. If she helps someone along the way, cool. The catch? Violet might be sociopath. When Violet’s professor diagnoses her with Cluster B Antisocial Personality Disorder and the news spreads throughout campus, the world that she used to sail through with ease and grace turns hostile. Her emotionally stunted, sleep deprived lab partner Penelope and high-strung roommate Keira are the only people who don’t believe that Violet is a monster.

THE MINDS BEHIND THE STORY...

OUR WRITERS

KEMMER KESWANI COPE

Kemmer Keswani Cope is a writer, voice actor, and aspiring pirate queen. At the Vancouver Film School, she studied Writing for Film & Television and honed her skills as a certified comma witch. Kemmer believes that engaging with stories is one of the best ways we can connect with other people’s experiences and build empathy, so she works to create the kinds of inclusive, intersectional, and super queer stories that she wants to see in the world. She is excited to share the dark comedy Clusterf**k with an audience that’s hungry for such narratives, too.

LOGAN GILBERT

Logan Gilbert lives in the Okanagan region of British Columbia with his family and absolutely adorable oinking dog, Nibs. He studied Writing for Film & Television at the Vancouver Film School (Logan did, not the dog) and loves writing characters that don’t do what they’re told. Logan tries very hard to make everyone he works with laugh, or at least smile slightly, on a daily basis.

Clusterf**k is a great opportunity for Logan to send the diverse, inclusive, and queer stories that he loves to write directly into people’s ears

OUR DIRECTOR

EMILY ROBINSON-DYKSTRA

Emily Robinson-Dykstra is thrilled to be working with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre again! She worked with the company previously when she directed in two of the Chicago 24 festivals. She is an actor/director who has worked throughout the Chicago area and also in eastern Indiana.

Just like how the main character in Clusterf**k (who's studying to be a psychologist) loves studying people, Emily loves delving into the minds and motivations of characters. She can relate to how horrible it would be to discover lacking the ability to empathize with and understand people...possibly the single most important skill needed for her dream job. So, she's excited to direct a series that explores such a tricky conundrum!

THE CAST

Misha Bakshi—Violet Khatri

Moneesha "Misha" Bakshi (She/They) is a bisexual performer of Indian Descent located in K'jpuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Originally from Greeneville, TN, she is currently studying Theatre at Dalhousie University's Fountain School of Performing Arts. They strive to make art that uplifts and empowers marginalized voices, and works to break down barriers across art. Misha is excited to make her (socially distant) Chicago debut as Violet in Clusterf*ck, and take yet another step in her long journey to become a C-list celebrity. Selected Theatre Credits: The Ashgirl (Theatre Antigonish), E.V.I.L (Halifax Fringe), Concord Floral (Fountain School of Performing Arts)

Amber Zangari—Penelope Skoog

Amber Zangari is very excited to make her Eclectic Full Contact Theatre debut as Penelope Skoog in Clusterf**k. Zangari dabbled in the theatre scene in the Chicagoland area before her move to Orlando FL to work for Walt Disney World Entertainment.You may have seen her in children's productions with Chicago Kids Company and Alphabet Soup Productions. She is currently preparing for her new role of Company Manager at the Dunes Summer Theatre in Michigan City IN where she will also be assisting Directing 'Forever Plaid'. When Amber isn't on the stage she is teaching young minds musical theatre techniques online through her small teaching business on Outschool. She would like to dedicate this performance to her wonderful Husband, Alex Voeller who has been her rock during this difficult time of the pandemic.

Amelia Roque—Keira Holloway

New to the windy city, Amelia is so incredibly grateful and delighted to be making her Chicago debut with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre’s audio production of Clusterf**ck. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Amelia has explored artistic endeavors with theatres and organizations such as The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, NorthWest Dance Project and NSLC’s Acting Intensive at Yale. Receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance last May (‘20), Ms Roque is looking forward to the way in which creatives step away from the physical spaces/stages we once knew to re-examine our approach as storytellers in this world. She hopes to continue collaborating with creators and theatres dismantling oppressive tools and practices here in Chicago. Amelia’s work is driven by liberation and joy - she aspires to share much more in the years to come! Follow her on instagram @ameliaroque_

Elena Victoria Feliz—Shannon Inezza

Elena Victoria Feliz (she/her/hers) is a Chicago based Afro-Latina actor and singer, and is thrilled to be working with EFCT Audio for the first time! Theatre credits include Queen of Sock Pairing (Red Tape Theatre), All Quiet on the Western Front (Red Tape Theatre, Non-Equity Jeff Award Winner - Best Ensemble, Best Production of a Play), Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista), Our Town (Redtwist Theatre), Revolt! (Visión Latino), Cosmic Events are Upon Us (Waltzing Mechanics), and In the Heights (MusicalFare Theatre). She is proudly represented by DDO Chicago. Website: www.elenavictoriafeliz.com/ Instagram: @felizmeanshappy.

Andre Luc Martinez—Braxten Jameson James

Andre is an LA trained voice actor working from his pro home studio in Flagstaff, AZ. When he's not voice acting, you can find him exploring virtual reality or hunting for the paranormal wherever reported hauntings occur.

Anthony Morales—Graham Ortiz

Hi there, I’m Anthony Ray Morales and I have been voice acting for 6+ years. I originally got my start editing parody videos and had to provide voices for various background characters since then. I have received training from studios and professionals in the industry to help me hone my skills. I’ve voiced in video games, Audio dramas and some ADR animation.

For video games, I’ve been cast as Liam in the upcoming “Clea 2”. Nathaniel in “I’m a side character in a BL story” And Dr. Gherkin in the upcoming “Brok the Investigator”.

For Audio Drama, I’m Tode in season 3 of “Inn Between”, Harris in “Among the Stars and Bones” and David in “Drama in 10”

As for animation, I am the English voice of Ralph in the cartoon “Albert the Cat”.

I’m always up to try out any kind of voice work and lend my services whenever I can. No voice over job is too big or too small.

Emily Cox—Dr. Helen Marin

Known for her work in modern music, opera and MT, Emily has firmly established herself as an active performer throughout the Chicagoland area since 2014. Performance credits include the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Chicago Chamber Opera, the “”D:Activate”” concert series with the City of Chicago, Chicago Folks Operetta, Music for Theatre Chicago, Petite Opera, Davenport’s Piano Bar, and Classical Revolution. Emily is an active member of Opera on Tap, Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Chicago Opera Theatre’s Educational Subcommittee, Illinois Theatre Professionals, and Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium. She was honored to be selected as a 2020 Chicagoland Stratera Artist Mentorship Mentee.

Her appearance in 2019 as The Patient in the world-premiere of the electronic opera, Open Wide, received ample praise from critics and audiences alike. Following on its heels, Emily went on to world-premiere pieces written for her by local composer Elizabeth Rudolph in the inaugural 2019 SongSLAM Competition. This past fall, Emily returned to work with Rudolph to world-premiere works written specifically for her, entitled Litany. Emily also world-premiered the role of Ruby Stella in La Trout Lilly, a new operatic work by Chicagoland composer Paul Schafer, which was released this past fall for distribution. As comfortable in the writing room as she is onstage, Emily’s one-woman show, Swipe Left: Dating In the Windy City Blows, was an Audience Favorite recommendation of both the 2018 Chicago Fringe Festival and the 2018 Elgin Fringe Festival. It was selected as a featured production in the inaugural 2020 Chicago Cabaret Week.

Emily is currently the Artistic Director of Acting Out, a nonprofit organization that produces social justice and political works and events. She currently writes, produces and directs new musical works throughout the Chicagoland area.

Joe Griffiths—Dr. Steve Wilcox

Hello there! My name is Joseph, and as a full-time professional voice actor, I genuinely enjoy getting in the booth and telling stories. I remember being fascinated by all of my favorite cartoon characters growing up, never realizing a person behind a microphone was breathing life into these wonderful creations.

The ability to take words on a page and speak them into existence in such an exciting way, that’ll keep an audience engaged and prompt them to take action is an amazing gift to share. Thanks to those before me, I now share that passion, and my drive to push further increases every day.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Andrew Pond—Editing Zach Stinnett—Sound Design

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