Virtual Table Read
Independently organized by playwright
April 2, 9, 16, 2022
Adriel Irizarry (he/him) is a Chicago-born actor of Puerto Rican and Colombian descent. He graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC, having attended both campuses in LA and NY. His recent theater credits include: Xavier in Visión Latino’s Y TU ABUELA, WHERE IS SHE; PART 1, Leach in Urban Theater Company’s BACK IN THE DAY and Older Brother U/S in Steep Theatre’s THE LEOPARD PLAY OR SAD SONGS FOR LOST BOYS. Film credits include: VITA opposite Joe Morton, and “UEFW” directed by Madison Freeland. He is represented by Gray Talent Group and would like to thank all of his supporters for all the love and support throughout this process.
Ashley Nicole Cabrera (she/her) is in her second year working at Kentucky Shakespeare as an Artist Educator. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from James Madison University, concentrating in Performance. Beginning in the fall of 2022, she’ll be attending University of Louisville where she will receive her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Performance. Ashley is passionate about being a part of this new work and creating art with this cast.
Eli Campbell (they/them) is a playwright, dramaturg, and portrait photographer based in Chicago. They attended the University of Iowa for theatre and Spanish, then worked as a literary and dramaturgy intern at Theatre Goodman. As a playwright, they've collaborated with The Story Theatre (Nest), Artemisia Theatre (Jarred), and 20% Theatre (Jarred) in new play development, and have had a number of productions mounted at the University of Iowa (Jarred, All the Yellows, short plays). In the fall of 2022, they'll return to the University of Iowa to pursue their MFA in playwriting.
Erwin J. Jacob Jr. (he/him) is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and an Alum of The Indiana University Theatre Department and The Academy at Black Box Theatre. Recent credits include The First Financial Bank Campaign, Tubman: Road to Freedom; Chicago (GreatWorks Theatre); How Water Behaves (Theatre 502); Bagels (Louisville Actor’s Workshop); George Washington Carver, Hansel & Gretel, Coretta Scott King and The Fight For Freedom, The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit (The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati). He is grateful for the constant and relentless support of his family and friends.
Hannah Perez (she/her) is a Cuban-American actress based in Chicago. She has appeared on screen in Vice Principals (HBO) and short films Andrea and Guess Who Killed My Sister. She has also appeared on stage in a reading of They Could Give No Name (Northwestern University). Perez studied Acting and Playwriting at Northwestern University and recently graduated from the Second City Conservatory. She can also be seen performing on the Rec League Team Amy, It's Raining at ComedySportz.
Ian Díaz Marrero (he/him) is a talented Cuban musician currently living in Ecuador. He holds a BFA in Music with emphasis in Percussion from Universidad de las Artes ISA of Havana, Cuba, where he graduated with honors in 2010. He has been the Principal percussionist of the Orquesta Filarmónica Municipal de Guayaquil, Ecuador since its foundation in 2017. Throughout his career Ian has performed across a wide range of musical genres, playing with numerous orchestras in his native Cuba including the Gran Teatro de La Habana’s Symphonic Orchestra (accompanying Cuba’s National Ballet and Opera), Chamber Orchestra of La Habana and Opera Della Calle’s orchestra. Since his arrival in Ecuador in 2011 he has been touring and performing as a drummer/percussionist with Ecuadorian artists such as pop stars Pamela Cortés, Mirella Cesa, Jorge Luis del Hierro and Daniel Betancourth, bachata singer Maykel, rock band Mamá Soy Demente and legendary bolero singer Patricia González, to name a few. As a music educator, he's been a faculty member at various music conservatories including the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory (Havana, Cuba) and Niccolo Paganini Conservatory (Guayaquil, Ecuador). Ian’s first acting experience will be in this virtual workshop of Lady Alhambra. He’s excited to explore another side of his artistry.