STEVE MARTIN (Playwright) As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history—appearing in more than 50 films over the course of his career. With titles such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Parenthood, Father of the Bride and Cheaper by the Dozen franchises, Baby Mama and It’s Complicated, Martin’s films are the kind that are viewed again and again. Martin wrote the screenplays for some of his most celebrated films including The Jerk, Roxanne, Bowfinger, L.A. Story and Shopgirl. Martin’s work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also hosted the Academy Awards® three times. Martin originally used his passion for the banjo as part of his standup comedy routine, but in 2010, he released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-Strong Banjo. Since then, Martin has played many prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy® for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and also received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin earned his Theater Arts degree from UCLA.
ROBB ANTHONY SISNEROS (Director) is excited to return for his 16th project at The Cell Theatre including last season’s The Moors and The Miracle of Ballydonal, six of "The Seven" productions, and The Reindeer Monologues, I Love You - You're Perfect - Now Change, The Last 5 Years, Mr. Paradise, Boston Marriage and The 39 Steps. A Bernalillo native, Robb received a Musical Theatre BFA from the College of Santa Fe. He has also produced/directed Buyer & Cellar and Sordid Lives as Matachine Productions.
BRUCE HOLMES* (Norm) most recently appeared with FUSION as “The Mastiff” in The Moors. He also appeared in the world premieres of The Miracle of Ballydonal, The Mayan Flute, You Can’t Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole, and Tennessee Williams’ Once in a Lifetime. Other FUSION credits include roles in: The Country House, The Night Alive. The New Electric Ballroom, Humble Boy, Clybourne Park, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, The Mandrake, How the Other Half Loves, Parlour Song, The Homecoming, Death of a Salesman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He also appeared in FUSION’s children’s tours of The Invention and The Lost Ending, as well as in Jen Silverman’s award-winning The Education of Macoloco (Samuel French OOB Festival, NYC). Bruce has also directed and acted in many annual productions of FUSION’s The Seven: New Works Festivals. In Seattle, he worked at A.C.T., Center Stage, AHA!, N.W. Shakespeare Ensemble, and The Empty Space Theatre. Bruce has also performed with The Idaho Repertory Theatre and in Washington, D.C. he performed at Arena Stage and with the Washington Shakespeare Theatre. In Virginia, Bruce appeared with The Metro Stage Theatre. Recent film/tv credits include Better Call Saul, Night Shift, In Plain Sight, the feature film Fright Night and the lead in Ultimatum Pictures’ Voiceover. He received his BFA from the University of New Mexico and his MFA from the professional Actor’s Training Program at the University of Washington. Bruce has been a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association since 2005.
MATT K. MILLER* (Gerald) For eight years Matt was a company member of the Sacramento Theatre Company, where he performed in over forty productions including The Tempest, Othello, Julius Caesar, Noises Off, Arcadia, Amadeus, Tartuffe, Of Mice and Men, Private Lives, and Fully Committed, directed several productions and was appointed Artistic Director in 2010. Other Northern California credits include many roles at Capital Stage Company, B Street Theatre, Sierra Repertory, Davis Shakespeare Festival and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Elsewhere, acting credits extend across the country and internationally, including the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain’s An Enemy of the People with Sir Ian McKellen. TV: General Hospital, Courthouse, Off Centre, 13 Reasons Why and the star of the Cartoon Network’s anime series Tenchi-Muyo!; Film: Gods and Generals, Women is Losers (currently in production); Voice-Over: hundreds of titles, most of which can be found at www.imdb.com/name/nm0588929/ Matt is also an award-winning playwright and an adjunct professor of Theatre Arts for the Los Rios Community College district. All love to Kat and Max. Matt has been a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association since 1986.
JACQUELINE REID*^ (Corky) is a founding member of FUSION. Directing credits include the regional premieres of Fulfillment Center, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Disgraced, Outside Mullingar, Doubt, and Escaped Alone, The Night Alive, Tribes, Freud’s Last Session, Red, The Mandrake, Happy Days, Death of a Salesman, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Buried Child, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Lie of the Mind, The Unexpected Man, The Long Christmas Ride Home and the world premieres of Mad Hattr and You Can’t Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole. Acting at FUSION: A Doll's House, Part 2, The Moors, Heisenberg, Old Times, Hand to God, The Country House, Stupid Fucking Bird, Annapurna, The Other Place, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Humble Boy, Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Time Stands Still, Once in a Lifetime, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, Overruled, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, How the Other Half Loves, The Homecoming, Parlour Song, Suddenly Last Summer, Private Lives, Hedda Gabler, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Taming of the Shrew, Closer, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Regional: Romeo and Juliet, Agnes of God, Crimes of the Heart, Tribute. Film & Television: Heat Lightning (Best Actress: Bend, Oregon Film Festival), Doc West, Triggerman, In Plain Sight, Unsolved Mysteries, and True Confessions with Adam Arkin. She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. Jacqueline is an Associate Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and has been a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association since 1983.
CELIA SCHAEFER* (Laura) has appeared with FUSION in Old Times, Disgraced & The Other Place. Her work Off-Broadway includes productions of Chekhovek and Voices of Swords as well as world premiere productions at Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth and Atlantic Theater Company. Celia’s other regional work includes the touring company of Chicago City Limits Improv, the Living Room Theatre's Exit the King and Stagework Hudson's Tomorrow in the Battle. Her film work includes Hungry (now in post-production), The Incoherents (currently appearing in festivals), Heterosexuals, Thirsty and Detours (all available on Amazon), and Tony Kaye's Detachment. She has appeared on television on NBC’s Conviction and CBS Daytime’s As the World Turns and in a recurring role on Hulu's original hit series The Path. She also leads workshops through the Alda Center for Communicating Science, using improv to help researchers connect and share their work with the public. More info at www.celiaschaefer.com. Celia has been a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association since 1987.
* Member, Actors' Equity Association
^ Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society