Ride the Cyclone - June 16 - July 09, 2023

Forest Theater Guild

 Meet the Actors 

  • Ryan Parker head shot

    Ryan Parker

    as The Amazing Karnak

    Ryan Parker is stepping on stage for the first time in a leading role as Karnak for Ride the Cyclone. Ryan has always been interested in the performing arts and is really excited to be working with the Forest Theater Guild. Ryan’s experience with his constituents has been very rewarding and he’s learning a lot about how things are done. He hopes to do more work in the future.  Ryan would like to thank Laurel, Hunter, & Yvonne for giving him this opportunity and to his partner, Paul, and all his friends for bearing with him as he tries to remember his lines.

  • Tara Mann head shot

    Tara Mann

    as Jane Doe

    Tara Mann is thrilled to be in her first lead role as Jane Doe in Ride the Cyclone! She is a Monterey native who has been performing live theatre for over ten years. Some of her favorite roles include The Drowsy Chaperone (Tap Dancer/Monkey), Peter Pan (Islander), Madagascar (Tap Dancer/Lemur)and Mary Poppins (Statue). She graduated from Chapman University in 2022 with a degree in Creative Writing, where she performed and choreographed in the annual Happy Chappy Tappy Show. While she writes her novels and searches for representation, she is excited to be back on the stage of her childhood.

  • Elsie Sorenson head shot

    Elsie Sorenson

    as Ocean Rosenberg

    Elsie is a recent graduate of Monterey High School, and is so excited to be performing locally once more before studying Performance in Theatre Arts at San Diego State University. You may recognize her on this stage from Something Rotten! (Portia u/s, ensemble) or Legally Blonde the Musical (Vivienne).

  • Soledad Quevedo head shot

    Soledad Quevedo

    as Constance Blackwood

    Soledad Quevedo has been doing theatre ever since she was 11. She is proud to say that this production is her first adventure into shows outside of her school productions. She is a skilled dancer, and singer and you will occasionally find her doing tech for productions as well. She is 16 years old and is excited to continue her journey in theatre.

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