Gabe Avila will read “Cesar Trejo’s Knuckles” by Maceo Montoya. Avila is excited to participate in Stories on Stage Davis and to share a story that touches close to home, culturally and emotionally, for him. Some of Avila’s favorite past roles include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Winters Theatre Company, Billis in South Pacific and the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz with Davis Musical Theatre Company, and Homenides in A Flea in Her Ear with the Woodland Opera House. He thanks his wife and family for their support and love.
Mariana Seda will read “Real Talk” by Nicole Simonsen. Seda is excited to be a part of Stories on Stage and share the evening with those who love great stories. Hailing from the Midwest, she has a BA in literature with a minor in performing arts from Iowa State University. After moving to the Davis/Sacramento area six years ago, she has been involved with numerous theater companies and productions. Most recently she played Julia in Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Big Idea Theatre Company) and Nina in In The Heights (Green Valley Theatre Company). Other previous roles include Wendla in Spring Awakening (GVTC), Rachel Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (GVTC), Queen Anne/Catesby in Richard III (BIT), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Iowa State University), Mama Rose in Gypsy (ISU), Cristina Kahlo in Frida (Teatro Espejo/Teatro Nagual), and Magenta in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (GVTC). In addition to performing, she also recently directed The Light in the Piazza (GVTC) and is currently directing a production of [title of show], opening at Green Valley Theatre Company in March. Thanks to all involved in this great project!