Mindy Donner is an arts educator, puppeteer and storyteller who makes plays. She has trained in Commedia with Marco Luly, dell'Arte Luoghi, Rome, Italy, and has workshopped and performed with Sandglass Theater (O'Neill Playhouse, Connecticut;) Bread and Puppet Theatre (France;) Object Theater with Jacques Templeraud (Vermont;) Guillermo Gomez Pena and LaPocha Nostra (Sushi, San Diego.) Donner has performed story theater in Mexico and in India, as well as an original piece with puppets at the '14 International Fringe Fest (San Diego) "Matinee with Miss Peg" (produced by San Diego Guild of Puppetry.) Donner is proud to be a recent graduate of MCIT Studio, and thanks Lisa, Liz and Mike for their expertise and generosity.
Joel Castellaw Joel Castellaw is an actor and performer, as well as an educator. He has appeared locally with Intrepid Theater, Scripps Ranch Theatre, InnerMission Productions, and the New Play Café. His voice can be heard on the audio book, The Giant Book of Poetry, and he has performed as a spoken word artist with So Say We All. He is a professor of Communication at Grossmont College, where he teaches Readers Theatre, among other courses. He is grateful to everyone at MCIT for the opportunity to grow as an actor and to play.
Jessie Reisdorf is so proud to be a MCIT studio graduate! She is a commercial/film actor appearing in local independent films, company ads including Palomar health and Petco unleashed to name a few, multiple long running commercials, and is so excited to add stage to her repertoire. The studio offers encouragement to grow, a place to feel safe and let go, as well as a permanent actor's home to come back to when the need arises.
Connor Sullivan could not be more grateful to have completed this incredible training! He has worked on local San Diego projects including the feature film Thane of East County, the new play Unplugged at Scripps Ranch Theatre, and readings at both Cygnet and Diversionary Theatre. He is also thrilled to have joined the Educational Outreach Program through Lamb’s Players Theatre, and currently performs in an improv show at LEGOLAND. He received a B.A. in both Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Communication Studies from University of San Diego. Favorite collegiate projects include roles in The Mail Order Bride, The Government Inspector, and Eurydice. A huge thank you to my family and friends for always being there to support, and to Lisa and Liz for their endless amounts of wisdom, encouragement, and love of theatre.
Molly Maslak is a recent MCIT graduate, completing the two year comprehensive training program in 2015, as well as additional courses in movement, scene study and Shakespeare with the studio. She received her BA in theatre arts and English from the University of San Diego in 2012, and has since worked with Circle Circle dot dot, Scripps Ranch Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, Sledgehammer Theatre, Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Theatre and the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Molly is an actor, educator, writer and budding puppeteer, but most importantly a self-proclaimed "professional creative dork". Molly was recently seen in the workshop production of "When It Comes", presented by the Old Globe and directed by MCIT master teacher Lisa Berger. More info and bits and pieces of Molly's work can be found here: https://www.backstage.com/mollymaslak/
Joseph J. Stephen got his Bachelor of Arts at S.F.S.U. He is a recent graduate of MCITStudio's 2 year Program, and is proud of his work there, and the growth it has provided. Joseph is currently taking Master Class at M.C.I.T Studios, as well as Improve classes. He has just signed on with ItModelManagement. You can see some of his works, St Jacques, Oxîgeno, The Z's, at Genericpictures.com