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Radiant

In desperation, Ayla hitches a ride across the country with Rachel and an RV full of artists. Rachel connects with the Goddess on her terms. Ayla connects with Allah whenever she can. Relationships unravel as the close-quarters bunkmates grapple with faith, mortality, and Rachel’s need to be in control.

August 29th at 5:00pm PDT

written by

directed by

EnActe Zoom Room

BT Montrym

Vineet Gupta

A Playful@EnActe reading. Join us in the Zoom Room and stay for the talkback!

FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Meet the Cast!

Isobel Beaman as Rachel
Isobel Beaman

Isobel Beaman (she/her) has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Cal State Fullerton, where she gained her favorite credits including THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Liubov Andreyevna), MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY (Quincy/Edna Krabappel), and RED SCARE ON SUNSET (Mary Dale). Since graduating, her favorite medium has been music videos (catch her walking around the background of Taylor Swift’s music video, “YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN”) as well as songwriting and drunk karaoke. @izzywithano

Amytza Maskati as Ayla
Amytza Maskati

This is Amytza Maskati’s second EnActe staged reading and fourth virtual performance this summer! Amytza (she/her) entertains audiences through musical theatre, dance, improv, film, and web series. She made her livestream debut as “Isobel” in “The Emeryville Horror” with Same Boat Theater Collective. Amytza was cast by “Blue’s Clues” creator Todd Kessler and starred in the “LORALI” World Premiere as “Princess Lorali,” teaching children environmental awareness in Miami, Florida. This first-generation Puerto Rican Catholic & Indian Muslim is from Edison, New Jersey, where she was awarded Highest Honors in Theatre. Amytza also inspires through teaching and coaching and now resides in Silicon Valley.

Raphael Stigliano as Tristan
Raphael Stigliano

Raphael Stigliano (he/him) is a writer, director, and actor living and working in the San Diego area. He co-created the original online investigative research game “What Happened to Becky Acorn?” (2020) and directed and co-wrote “That Sinking Feeling” (2019), a series of comic vignettes inspired by historical shipwrecks. He also founded Dino Days Adoption Agency, an organization seeking to pair normal, anxious humans with small plastic dinosaurs.

Satchi Thockchom as Satya
Satchi Thockchom

Satchi Thockchom (they/them) is an undergrad at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Justice and Food Systems. Though they have limited acting experience, they enjoyed Radiant for allowing them to explore the role of gender and share it with others. As a queer, gender non-conforming South Asian, they walk through the world searching for pieces of themself in others and ways to fit various boxes they see. So, every day becomes a performance of identity. Satchi is thankful for this chance to bring Satya, a Trans South Asian Man to life in hopes that people see themselves in him the way they do.

Hank Tian as Dylan
Hank Tian

Hank Tian (he/him) is a new college graduate from Everett, Washington who is trying to figure everything out right now. He is passionate about arts education and community engagement, and has previously performed with and directed a staged reading of “Model Minority” by Chloé Hung with the Stanford Asian American Theater Project. Outside of theater, Hank enjoys playing steelpan, very long and very tense road trips, and hanging out with his new kitten, Coffee.

Renee Rogoff as the Agent
Renee Rogoff

Renee Rogoff (she/her) is an alumnus of The Lee Strasberg Studio, Stella Adler, Repertory Philippines, and American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Her appearances include Hannah in “When We Were Young and Unafraid” (CMTC), Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Lin in “Cloud 9” (CMTC), The Voice in “Ways To Leave a Body” (Cutting Ball Theater), Alice Paul in “Strange Ladies” (Central Works), Josie in Eugene O’Neil’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” (Roustabout Theater Co.), Tituba in “Witch Hunt” (Those Women Productions) and has performed with Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.

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