KEITH BAKER (Resten) trained under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse, under John Houseman and Michael Langham at Julliard and in advanced music studies at the University of Freiberg. Prior to joining BRT, he was artistic director of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the original Florida Repertory Theatre. In 2001, Keith was invited by the U.S. State Department to collaborate with artistic directors in the country of Armenia. Subsequently he brought an original Armenian production of Forget Herostratus back to BRT. He has directed over 90 productions of plays and musicals for BRT. Keith started his career as Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and later appeared as Jeeves in the Goodspeed production of By Jeeves. He sang leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Western Opera Theatre, and the Kentucky Opera Association, and has performed in theatres all over the country. In Florida he was nominated for eleven Carbonell Awards for Best Actor (winning twice). Baker won a Broadway World Award for his acting work in the BRT production of Old Wicked Songs. Most recently, Keith played Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in BRT’s production of Mountain - The Journey of Justice Douglas.
IRUNGU MUTU (George) is absolutely thrilled & blessed to be making his Bristol Riverside Theatre debut! Selected Off-Broadway/NY credits: Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre); Bikeman (Tribeca P.A.C); A King of Infinite Space (HERE Arts Center & NY SummerStage); Bronks Ekspres, The Moth & the Flame (Target Margin Theater). Regional: Stepping Out of the River at Dawn, Ruined, Hijab Tube (Mixed Blood Theatre); The Convert (Wilma & Woolly Mammoth theaters); Henry V (Arkansas Rep); A Raisin in the Sun (Crossroads Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher, Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse). TV/Film: The Blacklist (NBC), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Maanokoobiyo (Sundance Dir. Lab), Match.Con (Fahrenheit Films Org). Training: Irungu is a graduate of the Univ. of California: San Diego (MFA), Rutgers University-MGSA (BFA) & studied abroad for a semester at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre-London. Irungu wishes to thank his outstanding cast-mates and Adam, the superb BRT Team, Stephanie Klapper and his exceptional team of Wolf Talent Group and Grant Management. For dad, mom na aciari a tene. Upcoming: Starring on Preacher (AMC pilot premiering this May). Twitter: @irungum Instagram: @i.images www.irungumutu.com
JO TWISS (Alta)) is happy to return to her BRT home. Recent credits here at BRT include Always…Patsy Cline (BroadwayWorld.com nomination supporting actress in a musical), Deathtrap, Steel Magnolias, Up (BroadwayWorld.com supporting actress nomination), Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Barrymore nomination) and Pride & Prejudice (BroadwayWorld.com supporting actress nomination). Recent Regional Theatre credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Pride & Prejudice and Hamlet at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Jo has also performed in the Philly area at the Wilma, the Walnut, the Hedgerow and the Arden Theatres. Other recent Regional Theaters include the Passage Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Theatre Works, Premier Stages, The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jo was also a member of the world renowned Circle Rep Theatre Company in NYC in the 80s & 90’s. She was on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is a repeat offender in all three Law and Order series, and the first season of House Of Cards.
TIFFANY VILLARIN (Emma) Regional Credits: Peerless (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Grown Up (Actors Theatre Humana Festival 2014), Ghostwritten (Goodman Theatre). New York credits: Peerless (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Figaro (The Pearl Theatre Co.), The Winter’s Tale (Hang a Tale), Dream Acts (Re/Union Company), Gentrifusion (Red Fern Theatre Co.), Resurrection (Diverse City Theater), Nina in National Asian American Theatre Company’s vaudeville inspired version of The Seagull, Six (Second Generation/2G). Chicago credits: Naomi Iizuka’s Concerning Strange Devices From The Distant West (Timeline Theatre), David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child (Silk Road Rising), The Search For Odysseus (Adventure Stage Chicago), 365 Days/365 Plays (Remy Bumppo Theatre Co.). Film/Television credits: The Blacklist (recurring), Gotham (co-star), Certainty (supporting). Sundance Theatre Lab 2007: Ghostwritten and Ann Marie Healy’s Have You Seen Steve Steven? Ms. Villarin has a B.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School of DePaul University. She is also a member of The Actors Center.
JULIANNA ZINKEL (Mary) Off Broadway/NYC: Three Men on a Horse (TACT), The Lover (SoHo Playhouse). Regional: Biloxi Blues, Pride and Prejudice, Barcelona, The Trip to Bountiful, The Miser, The Crucible, A Tale of Two Cities, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Auctioning The Ainsley’s (People’s Light); Blackbird (Theatre Exile), Under The Skin, Stick Fly, Rabbit Hole, As You Like It, Crime and Punishment (Arden Theatre); The Eclectic Society (Walnut Street); From Prague (CATF), Big Love, Wintertime (Wilma Theater); Love and Communication (Passage Theatre). Company member of People’s Light acting company. Next up- The world premiere of Zak Berkman’s new play: The Harassment Of Iris Malloy (People’s Light). Big love to my family.