TRULY OUTRAGEOUS Show Program
Updated: Jun 13
Note: This show includes flashing lights.
Meet The Cast
Danielle Crook (she/her) - Jem/Jerrica
Danielle Crook is a singer, actor and voice/piano teacher in North Hollywood. Favorite musical and theatre roles include Morticia (The Addams Family), Maria (The Sound of Music), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), Cecily Cardew (the Importance of Being Earnest) and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw). She released her first EP “Nordic Evening” of her jazz arrangements of traditional Scandinavian songs, out on all platforms. Check out her Instagram @DanielleMarieSC, website DanielleCrookMusic.com and IMDB for more info and credits.
Patrick Censoplano (he/him) - Rio
According to the internet, Patrick is a Hollywood actor, voice artist, writer, director and producer. Being a (slightly obsessed) fan of the animated series, he's so super stoked to be playing Rio. As Jerrica might say, "It's VURY exciting!" Past Fringe shows include Encore Award winners 'Lincoln 2020' (Dirk, Joshua) and our very own Brandie June's 'The Importance of Being Oscar' (Dorian Gray). You can also catch him as the adorkable Stanley in 'Jews R2 Much Fun' currently playing at Santa Monica Playhouse. TV and film credits include Grey's Anatomy, Fame, Gettin’ It, The Wrinkles the Clown Show, Coming to Hollywood. Los Angeles Theater: SantaLand Diaries (Santa Monica Playhouse), Macbeth (Fearless Imp Ent.), Unscreened LA (Firefly/Haven Ent.). Regional Theater: Hearing Your Heart (Kennedy Center), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Dark), Titus Andronicus and Much Ado (VA Shakespeare Festival). Training: UCB, BGB Studio, Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts, William & Mary - BA, Theater. In the interest of visi-Bi-lity, he's proudly repping fellow bi/pan/fluid, vegan, neuro-spicy individuals. | @patrickcenso
Cassie Lujan (she/they) - Kimber & Graphic Designer
Cassie Lujan is a non-binary (She/They) artist currently living in Los Angeles. They began performing professionally at the age of twelve and have never looked back.
Beginning with music theatre, they found passion in every facet of the arts. At the age of sixteen, Cassie attended New York City Drama Academy where they discovered a taste of the film and television industry. While studying for their BFA at Metropolitan State University of Denver, they performed throughout the Denver area; some favorite roles being Audrey II in Little Shop and Queen Aggravain in Once Upon A Mattress. Upon completing their studies, they made the move to Los Angeles to conjure creative magic on the next level.
Most recently, they have been producing Augmented Reality exhibitions running down Grand
Avenue in iconic downtown Los Angeles.
Cassie has always felt a calling to share the human experience through telling stories.
Ayla Rose Barreau (she/her) - Shana
Ayla Rose Barreau, a New England native, has been on stage since before she could speak. Her recent roles as part of the SkyPilot Theatre Company include Tanya in the sold out show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Divorce, as well as Diana in the award winning one-act, Book of Life. She has also graced the screen, co-starring in Heroes and Glee, and voiced characters on the Open-Door Playhouse podcast and award-winning narrative podcast, Burner Face. @aylarosesays | www.aylarose.com | IMDB
Soda Persi - Aja & Choreographer
Soda Persi is making her fifth appearance at Hollywood Fringe this year. In the past Soda has had the wonderful opportunity to choreograph six Fringe shows, direct one, act in four and this year she’s written and produced her first: Hitchcock Lane. When she’s not doing Fringe, Soda runs a competitive gymnastics studio, has her own production company and hangs out with her five kiddos and her French bulldog Mochi. Truly Outrageous is very special to her because she gets to share the stage with her daughter Shira for the first time!
Ryker Chavez - Eric
The extraordinarily handsome, clever, and humble Ryker comes from Colorado. You may have seen him as a cute lil guy in the background available on Disney + or HBO Max. Maybe you know him from a few shorts and even a web series. Perhaps you've seen him live playing title roles such as Tarzan or Oedipus. He received training in dance, vocals, and acting from Casper College in Wyoming. You can find Ryker entertaining folks with The American Immersive Theatre improvising Murder Mysteries!!! These are just some of the many layers that make up this sweet Tiramisu of a man. He thanks his loving friends for making LA his home.
Veronica Carey Matthews (she/her) - Synergy & Secretary
Veronica is a fringe veteran, having first performed at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and subsequently appearing in 2016-2018. She then took a life break to figure some things out, which included realizing she was transgender. She came back in 2021 to write/produce/perform her one woman show TransSetter that detailed the events of such a discovery. Now in 2023, Veronica has been cast in her first stage play since transitioning, and couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity. She would like to thank everyone involved with the production and hopes you all enjoy our Truly Outrageous show!
Elise Golgowski (she/her) - Pizzazz
Originally from Orlando, FL Elise is a comedian, actress, and USC alumni. Seen frequently on Roast Battle she’s not scared to play a bully, as long as it’s in good fun with a hip soundtrack
Arden Argos (she/her) - Stormer
Arden Agos has been a JEM GIRL since childhood, and could not be happier to be portraying Stormer in this truly outrageous production. Recent past credits include Merrily We Roll Along with The Fable Theatre, Erzulie in Once On This Island at California State University Northridge, and Rapunzel in Into The Woods with Conundrum Theatre Company.
Aubrie Alexander (she/her) - Roxy & Swing
Aubrie Alexander is so excited to be back on the stage after the pandemic with this amazing cast. She has over a decade of experience in musical theatre, sketch, and improv. She is currently waiting for Writing Lab at The Groundlings, performing in multiple improv groups, and working on opening her own theatre. Check out her whole resume at aubriekalexander.com.
Omari Miller (he/him) - Howard Sands & Lawyer & Postman & Limp Lizard
Omari Miller is super excited to be taking part in his first-ever Hollywood Fringe show. Some of his previous credits include Mr. Black (Andrew Lippa's The wild Party), Jack (Into the Woods), Audrey 2(Little Shop of Horrors), Max/Herman (Cabaret), etc. Omari would like to thank the production's producer Brandie and director Jim, as well as the rest of the creative team for allowing him this opportunity to bring to life an original parody of such a Truly Outrageous piece of pop culture iconography as Jem and the Holograms. Get ready for a whole lot of synergetic showtime!
Shira Englender - Ashley & Limp Lizard
Shira Englender is over the moon to be making her theatrical debut this Fringe as Ashley in Truly Outrageous! Shira enjoys doing gymnastics , playing with slime, hanging out with her besties Amelie, Emma and Emma and drawing. The best part about being in Fringe this year was going to rehearsals instead of being at home with her four big brothers!
Meet The Creative Team
Jim Blanchette (he/him) - Director
Jim is excited to return for his sixth Fringe, and is loving his return to the director's chair to work with his friends Brandie June and Becca McGlynn on Truly Outrageous. Jim previously was the writer/director of Transference, garnering a welcome Double Sweet Rating from Better Lemons, in HFF 2019. He directed HFF 2018’s critical favorite The Women of Lockerbie, also a Double Sweet winner. Jim has been working as a dramaturg and director for Write Act Repertory for the two decades and has guided many works to premiers on both coasts; including Swing (dramaturg – LA), It Came From Beyond (director – Off Broadway), Lili Marlene (drtg. – LA, dir./drtg. – OB), The Pillars of New York (dir./drtg. – LA & OB), Renewal (drtg. – OB, dir./drtg. – LA) and The Devil’s Bride (dir./drtg.) In his spare time, Jim quilts and spoils his cat.
Cindy Kapp (she/her) - Stage Manager & Box Office
Erica Palay (she/her) - Costume Designer
Erica is so grateful for the opportunity to help bring this Truly Outrageous world to life! She is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and loves telling stories through costume and aesthetics. She believes in inclusive shows, and inclusive costuming. Her work has been seen on stage and screen, designing and costuming for movies, TV, Broadway, and semi-rural community theater. Some of her favorite projects include The Nutcracker, Sweeney Todd, The Spongebob Musical, the stage adaptation of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 2019 Project Nunway fashion show. Erica is also completing her first year of nursing school and raising two fantastic kiddos. Extra extra love and thanks to aforementioned kiddos: Hannah and Franny, BranBran, and Paul for everything.
Brandie June (she/her) - Playwright & Producer & Prop Master & Roxy Understudy
Brandie once won a Jem cosplay contest at DragCon, judged by Samantha Newark. It was Truly Outrageous! Brandie has been a performer at Fringes past and made her playwriting debut at Fringe with ‘The Importance Of Being Ernest’ (which starred Rio… errr… Patrick). She is also the author of the Rumpelstiltskin retelling duology, Gold Spun and Curse Undone. Brandie has a million thanks for the entire Truly Outrageous team for bringing her script to life! Love to Craig for tolerating Brandie commandeering their coffee table for months as she bedazzled props for the show. Brandie is neurodivergent, a queer alley, and a big believer that theatre should be diverse and accessible. You can follow her at brandiejune.com or @brandiejune.
Rebecca McGlynn (she/they) - Songwriter & Producer
Rebecca McGlynn is a transgender queer writer, actor, songwriter, and filmmaker working in film and TV production in Los Angeles. She premiered her original, award-winning one-woman show “Asexuality! The Solo Musical” in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2022. She co-wrote and produced 2016's My Big Fat Blonde Musical, which she has since adapted into a digital series as a creator, writer, composer, cinematographer and editor. Awards include the Hollywood Fringe Festival's TOP OF THE FRINGE, BEST MUSICAL, BEST WORLD PREMIERE, ENCORE PRODUCERS' AWARD, PICK OF THE FRINGE; LA Music Critic's BEST SOLO SHOW; OUTDOOR VOICES FESTIVAL Official Selection; JOSHUA TREE SOLO FESTIVAL Desert Salon Official Selection; SOARING SOLO STARS SERIES Official Selection; SOLOFEST Official Selection; iO West's 24hr SKETCH COMPETITION; LA 48hr Film Project's BEST DIRECTOR. Previous stage roles include: Vice Principal Douglas Panch (Spelling Bee), Trevor Graydon (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Caldwell B. Cladwell (Urinetown), Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Mrs. Gloop (Willy Wonka), Rachel Brown (Inherit the Wind), and God (Spamalot!). Rebecca is also an Emmy-nominated photojournalist, writer and composer of the musical Norton! The Astonishingly True Story of America's Forgotten Emperor, and founder of Denison University's first non-singing a cappella group, Talkapella.
TL Forsberg - Theatrical ASL Interpreter (6/16 performance)
TL Forsberg is a critically acclaimed award-winning solo artist (“The Book That Won’t Close”); International touring artist in the Deaf Culture; Speaker on Diversity & Inclusion; American Ambassador for Disability, and an EIPA Certified Interpreter in ASL. As a Diversity Advocate/Mentor with the HFF, TL is passionate about accessibility. TL is available as an ASL Theatrical Interpreter for the stage. Some past credits include NBC’s “ The Voice,” ABC’s “American Idol,” Theatre West, CSUF Theatre Program, USC Drama Dept, Agape International Spiritual Center, and The Hollywood Fringe. For a consultation on how to make your shows more accessible for d/Deaf audiences through ASL, she can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mona Jean Cedar - Theatrical ASL Interpreter (6/16 performance)
Mona Jean Cedar: composes, choreographs with American Sign Language (ASL); RID certified ASL interpreter; AA – Dance; BS - Deaf Studies; National Theater of the Deaf; Julliard School, NYC - Theatrical Interpreting; resident interpreter - National Poetry Slams; co-founded - ASL Cabaret; creates with musician/circuit bender husband - Burning Man, Europe, USA, blah blah blah….
"I wanted to create a show that pays tribute as much as it parodies Jem and the Holograms. The T.V. series had plenty of fun camp, but also a message of diversity and acceptance at its core. Our show has plenty of glamour and glitter, fashion and fame, but just as important, it also features a story and cast as diverse as Synergy is magical. We are a family of men, women, and non-binary individuals. Our members are queer, trans, straight, Black, Asian, White, able-bodied, people who use wheelchairs, people with invisible illness, people who adore glitter, and all who have a love of the 80's and killer comedic timing." - Playwright, Brandie June
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