Melina graduated from Emerson College. She moved to LA in 2016 after living in NYC for 3 years, performing in various projects including improv at UCB, stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, a new play at The New Theater, and various short films. Since moving, she shot the indie horror-comedy, Witch-Hunt, which premiered at the USA Film Festival, and season 2 of the award-winning web series Nasty Habits soon to stream on Blue Fever. Since April she has started a comedic podcast called Actress Shmactress on itunes. She is stoked to join Pop Up Theatre in Pterodactlys and thanks her family and friends for continuing to pretend like this isn’t a pipe dream.
Benjamin David Rawls
Benjamin Rawls, 25, is new to the LA scene and has trained with American Conservatory Theatre and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. As both a musician and actor he lives and performs in Hollywood whilst finishing his Bachelor'a degree. His credits include, most recently, "Catlady" (Oliver) with LOFTEnsemble in Sherman Oaks; "Animal Farm"(Narrator), "The Henriad"(Hotspur), "Dracula"(Lord Holmwood), and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"(Neville Landless), "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"(Spike). He sends all the love to his angel of a Mother who keeps him from starving and has always uplifted his dreams, and his patient Father who continues to inspire him to skate the river and work harder every day, and of course, everyone else who helped along the way. Ben loves the work he does and can't wait to see where it takes him.
Cambrian Thomas Adams
Cambrian is originally from Deerfield, Massachusetts. He graduated Yale University with a degree in Theater Studies. Since moving to Los Angeles, his work has included appearances on Amazon's Transparent and Disney's Kirby Buckets, as well as a variety of short film roles. When he was a child, he knew the names of all the dinosaurs.
Skip PipoArthur - Skip'scredits include LA Theater Works national tour of "Dracula", "Copenhagen," "How I Learned to Drive, " Mrs. Warren's Profession" (LA Weekly nominee), LADCC award nominated"Equus" and "Enron," and the North American tour of "West Side Story." Thank you to all the "pterodactyls" team for this wonderful opportunity!
Donna Lear Goldfarb hails from Miami Beach where she made her acting debut in the production of “Gidget." She had a successful career in selling network-television advertising time before raising a family . Donna also holds an M.S.W. and leads grief support groups for Our House while continuing to support other non-profit organizations. Donna came back to the stage in 2016 for the starring role of Susan in Pop Up Theater's hit show Becky Shaw (Pulitzer Nom.) and is thrilled to be in the new production of Pterodactyls. Donna would like to thank her husband Barry and children, Michael and Amy, for their continued love and support during this exciting endeavor!
Jill Galbraith is a current senior at the University of California, Los Angeles in the School of Theater, Film and Television. She is absolutely delighted to be making her Los Angeles stage debut with Pop Up Theater LA. Her previous theater credits include Proof (Act III Theatre Ensemble), Peter Pan (Peninsula Youth Theater), Judith (UCLA Theaterfest), and Nine (UCLA TFT), to name a few of her favorites. She wants to humbly thank the cast and crew of Pterodactyls for their generous support and warmth, as well as her adoring parents, who are still getting used to this whole "acting" thing.
Raleigh is an actress/writer/producer and owner of Wild Mountain Features. She’s grateful to be a company member of Pop Up Theatre where she played Becky Shaw in their 2016 production of Becky Shaw, and she’s thrilled to be back working with them on Pizza Man. Best Actress Winner at The Broad Humor Film Festival for her web series Vageniuses (also wrote/produced), Best Actress in a Web Series Winner 2014 Chicago Comedy Film Festival for her web series Or the Burrito Gets It! (also wrote/produced). Raleigh considers her biggest accomplishment to date not being able to tell she’s vegan by her Facebook posts.
Freddy Giorlando is an actor and producer. After working 8 years in New York he has recently moved to Los Angeles this past year. He is currently pitching his show Adulthood to networks, a television pilot he acted in and co-produced. His past credits include working on the HBO show Vinyl directed by Martin Scorsese & the Off Broadway Production of the Slums Of Neverland. Pizza Man is his first production with Pop Up Theatre. Freddy is super grateful for the opportunity to work on this story would such amazing people and would like to thank all his family, friends and girlfriend for their continued support.
Emma Chandler is thrilled to be playing Julie in her first Pop Up Theatre LA production. Originally from Pasadena, CA Emma has been acting in Los Angeles for over 10 years and graduated from the University of Southern California where she received her B.A. in Theatre. When she’s not playing a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Emma can be found obsessing over cats and eating Chipotle…although now that sounds very similar. Her favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Texas in Cabaret, and Ivy Smith in On The Town. She dedicates this performance to anyone who has ever felt helpless or taken advantage of.