Rose Red, Future Snow, Snow White and the Magic Mirror
Leila Ben-Abdallah is an actor, comedian, puppeteer, writer, and associate producer for The Box Show. A graduate of the William Esper Studio, Leila is a company member at The Flea Theater, and has created four original solo plays. Check out ScaryMommy.com for her upcoming appearance in Preggo Nancy, a comedic series about pregnancy.
Orange Orange, Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Magic Mirror
Geri Brown is storyteller and business owner living in NYC. AEA. “We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Erin Healani Chung
Snow White, Snow White and the Magic Mirror
Erin Healani Chung is a Hawai’i-born, New York City-based actor and collaborator. She has developed new work with Pipeline Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New Georges, Capital Repertory Theatre, UglyRhino, Sticky and New York Madness among others. Most recently, she graduated from the Evening Conservatory at the Atlantic Acting School. www.erinhealanichung.com
Creepo / Marvin, The Literate Mermaid
Joseph Cordaro is a NY-based actor of stage, screen, and, now, podcast. He has performed at the Signature Theater, the Abingdon Theater, Theater for a New City, The Ivoryton Playhouse, and many others. He is proud to join this group of talented fellow artists in promoting literacy among young women.
Carol Claus, Mom, Dasher, Cupid, Rudy the Female Reindeer
Rose, Mrs. Thompson, Beauty and Bea
Tessa Flannery is an actress, improviser, photographer, and voiceover artist based in Brooklyn. She is thrilled to be working with the Girl Tales team! Tessa writes and performs feminist theatre in collaboration with Rebecca Cunningham as a Voyage Theater Company Artistic Associate. Favorite voice roles include Princess Diana in Diana: Tragedy or Treason (TLC). Tessa also can’t stop impersonating Katharine Hepburn. www.tessaflannery.com
Niko, The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses
Jean Goto is a native New Yorker HAPA (half Japanese) who is passionate about yoga, fighting climate change, creating films and acting. Highlights include: The Blacklist, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blue Night (a Sarah Jessica Parker film), and Bruce!!! (winner of Best Director at ABFF). She is a proud founding member of the theater company The Anthropologists!
Sophie is an actress and comedy writer. She’s recently performed in Bright Half Life (Erica) in Sun Valley, Idaho and is currently producing a web series about Customer Service she co-wrote and taking improv (!). Sophie holds an Acting BFA & Feminist Studies BA from UC Santa Barbara and is represented by Synergy Talent. SophieHassett.com
Yalda, The Mayor The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses
Lisa Hickman is a NYC based actor/singer/voiceover artist and author of Ordinary Magic. Thrilled to work on Girl Tales, some of her favorite credits include, Bathtub (The Tank), Hal Hartley’s Meanwhile and Orange is the New Black. MFA Acting: Brooklyn College. More at www.lisahickman.com
Rabbit, The Princess Musicians of Maple Street
Polina is a Kazakhstan-born actor and director. She is a graduate of Pace University BFA Acting program. In NY, Polina has performed extensively with the Grotowski-based theater group Dzieci, the immersive theater workshop PlayLab with Jeff Wirth, Concrete Timber co, and others. Polina is a co-founder of a Brooklyn-based collaborative performance ensemble, The How (www.thehow.nyc), dedicated to bringing diverse, international theater to adventurous NY audiences. www.polinaionina.co
Amina, Joss The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses
Bonita Jackson is a NYC based actor who is all about using this craft for shaking thangs up. Her calling is to help give voices to minorities and the underserved. To the dope Queens and unheard Kings. All for the betterment of humanity. Wanna know more: Bonitacjackson.weebly.com
Sunny Yellow, Queenie, Snow White and the Magic Mirror
Dorothy is a Brooklyn-based actor and puppeteer. Credits include: Made In China (Wakka Wakka, 59E59), The New York Spectacular… (Radio City Music Hall), The Pact (Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Poofs (Kate Brehm, imnotlost), and Patriot (AmazonVideo). www.dorothy-james.com
Santa Claus, Dad, Donner, Drummer Boy, Rudy the Female Reindeer
The King, James, Peter, Mark, Elisa and the Swans
Russell Jordan is a two-time Planet Connections Theatre Festivity outstanding actor award recipient. He has appeared on Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, and Dangerous Book for Boys. Recent NY Theater credits: Doric Wilson’s Street Theater (The Other Side of Silence), HARAM! IRAN! (Emerging Artists Theatre), A Touch of Cinema (The Wild Project). Twitter Instagram www.russelljordan.com
Graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Laureen has performed for the stage in Chicago, has done commercials in Los Angeles, and has now launched her own web series in New York called #WhineWednesdaze.
Jessica, Beauty and Bea
Alexandra has a BFA in Acting from Pace University. Recent tv/film credits: Evil Lives Here, Comedy Central, Teach with Reggie Watts. Recent NYC theater credits: Twelve Angry Women, Getting There (NY premier), As You Like It (Phoebe), Into The Woods (Witch). Much love to all the Girl Tales folks!
Kitty, The Princess Musicians of Maple Street
Gulshan is a South African Actor, Director and Activist. Her New York acting credits include Acquittal (Theatre Row), The Mecca Tales (The Sheen Center) and Unveiled, a solo play about 5 different Muslim women. Gulshan is currently the Assistant Director on Aasif Mandvi’s one man show, Sakina’s Restaurant. GulshanMia.com
Myra, The Literate Mermaid
Caitlin is currently appearing in Drunk Shakespeare. Other NY credits: Minor Character (The Public/UTR), William Shakespeare’s Mom (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Five-Sided Triangle (HERE Arts Center). Regional: Williamstown (workshop of Love’s Labour’s Lost with Alex Timbers, Valley of Fear directed by Lila Neugebauer), Sharon Playhouse, CATCO, Arrow Rock Lyceum, and Parrish Art Museum (Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos). Co-founder of Pitch Her Productions. Creator of award-winning web series Sublets. B.F.A: Otterbein University. www.thecaitlinmorris.com
Alba, The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses
Kristina Mueller is an actress based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Munich, Germany, she grew up listening to stories on cassette tapes about 3 boy detectives solving mysterious cases, so she is thrilled to be voicing a girl detective for Girl Tales! More info at k-mueller.com & BEtheseries.com.
Sol, The Literate Mermaid
Ashton Muñiz is an actor, artist, and activist based in NYC. Recent New York credits include Esai’s Table (Cherry Lane), Shasta Geaux Pop(The Public’s—UTR), Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann’s / Pomegranate Arts), BitterSuite (BAM), On False Tears and Outsourcing (New Museum). Ashton has recently danced with various artists such as Rihanna-Dancehall Medley(MTV VMAs), Gypija Q(Jack Fuller) & Miles Francis. Training: Ithaca College, Moscow Arts Theatre School (MXAT/NTI), S&Co-Young Company. For More info check out @arshton on Instagram/Twitter.
Bea, Beauty and Bea
Maria Ortiz-Marquez (Bea) is making her voiceover debut in Girl Tales. Her latest project was LORDES for Columbia University. A graduate from University of Maryland, Maria has worked for the Kennedy Center, University of Maryland, and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem in North Carolina.
Birdie, The Princess Musicians of Maple Street
Amanda is a New York based actor and singer. Credits include The Inn at Lake Devine (Tongue in Cheek Theatre), Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown), and The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz (Carnegie Hall). www.amandarodhe.com
Betty the Sea Witch, The Literate Mermaid
Elise Santora appears on Netflix series Iron Fist, Orange is the New Black, and co-stars in Shades of Blue. Broadway: In the Heights, The Capeman, and Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She toured with such legends as David Bowie and as a veteran teaching artist, she is also a choreographer for MTC’s Stargate Company.
Sorceress, Hawk, Leena The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses
Sorceress, Richard, John, Elisa and the Swans
Claire is an actress with over 20 years professional experience across theatre, TV and film. With a specialism in Shakespeare, she has performed across America, the UK and Europe. She is also an Intimacy and Fight Director, as well as a teacher of Shakespeare and stage combat and an acting coach.
C. Kelly Wright
C. Kelly Wright is an actress, singer, and dancer. She has performed in Off-Broadway musicals and plays in New York City and in television and film in the U.S. and internationally.
Rudy, Elf, Blitzen – Rudy the Female Reindeer
Delaney Yeager writes for TV and – occasionally – the stage. Her television credits include The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (for which she won 1 Emmy and 1 Peabody), The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Approval Matrix, and a kids’ sketch show – The Who Was? Show – coming to Netflix in January! She is currently looking for work. If you know of anything, slide into her DM’s. Twitter: @delaney_yeager