Phillip Larrea is an actor and writer. As an actor, he was a staple in Sacramento-area theater in the late seventies and early eighties, including multiple roles for Stagedoor Comedy Playhouse. Larrea moved to New York, where he worked regularly in Off-Off Broadway productions as well as regional theater, summer stock, and touring shows. Since 2012, his poems have appeared in over sixty journals, anthologies, and magazines in the U.S., Ireland, Canada, and Asia. He is the author of the poetry collections We the People (Cold River Press) and Our Patch (Writing Knights Press) and winner of the 2013 New Frontier Prize for poetry. Larrea’s unique contribution to poetry is his original short form, the “tricube,” which consists of three stanzas, three lines per stanza, and three syllables per line—i.e., three cubed.
Roberta Feldner Stuart graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, in 1959. Since then she has pursued an eclectic career in stage, nightclub, recording, television, and film as a working actress, singer, and voice over talent. Although semi-retired, Stuart maintains her status as a working member of The Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television Artists (recently joined together and known as SAG-AFTRA). Over the years she has continued studies with many legendary teachers, including Milton Katselas, John Lehne, Dick Orkin, Patrick Frayley, Dee Marcus, and Ted Lott. She has taught theater and voice over technique privately and in a summer school setting for young performers in Manhattan Beach, California.
Stuart has appeared on stage Off Broadway in New York and Los Angeles productions, and in numerous television commercials and dramas. She appeared in Brian DePalma’s film The Fury and in many made-for-television films popular in the 1980s. She has recorded books for Books on Tape and spent many years volunteering for Recording for the Blind.
While living and working in Los Angeles, Stuart produced, directed and hosted the talk show All About Real Estate on KIEV 870 AM, marrying her broadcasting talents to her second career as a California realtor which, after twenty-four years, she continues to enjoy as an associate with Lyon Real Estate here in Davis.
No, she has never had a face lift, but she does color her hair!