Alana Mathews will read from Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile. She is excited about her debut with Stories on Stage Davis. In addition to performing for Stories on Stage Sacramento, she has appeared in several productions with Celebration Arts and received an Elly nomination for Best Lead Actress for her role of Marta in Sorrows and Rejoicings. She played Martha in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Sacramento Theatre Company. Mathews most enjoys the role of mom to her three children, Caleb, Jordan, and Josiah!
Sara Matsui-Colby will read “Study of an Orange” by Theresa Duve Morales. Matsui-Colby is a bilingual Japanese-American actress with a BA in Theater Arts and has studied Noh and Kyogen acting with Theatre of Yugen for three years. She has worked with theaters in both the Sacramento and Bay Areas and will be in Main Street Theatre Works’ production of Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play. In addition to theater, she has also worked on films and voice overs, and also teaches Japanese and acting. When she is not working, she enjoys practicing her shamisen, running, and making origami.