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Wendy Gough

Wendy Gough (Soroka)

Wendy is a Los Angeles based theatre artist.  She has been seen in L.A. as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Desdemona in Othello, the title role in Joan Silsby’s The Devil’s Bride, Esther Summerson in the critically acclaimed Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, Imogen in Cymbeline, and multiple roles in Transports of the Heart, including Calamity Jane and Groucho Marx.  Other favorite roles include Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Dorine in Tartuffe  and Helena in All’s Well that Ends Well.  She made her directorial debut at Write Act Repertory with Diane Grant’s One-Act Sex and Violence, and continued her directing career with The Masque of the Red Death, Driving Rain, and Clyde Derrick’s Teshuvah.  She also appeared in The Trial, for which she was Assistant Director and Maskmaker, creating over 60 masks for the production.  Wendy’s masks have appeared in numerous productions in Los Angeles and around the world.  Many of her creations can be viewed online at her website: www.wendygough.com.

In 2005 and 2008 Wendy staged her solo show, The Divine Madness of Isabella, about the great commedia dell’Arte actress, Isabella Andreini, for which she was awarded the Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award.

Wendy holds a Master’s Degree from the Hilberry Repertory Theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit.  She has also studied at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, and is a graduate of The University of California at Santa Barbara.

Wendy is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

When not on stage, Wendy is an avid gardener, dog-lover and relapsed Martial Artist.  She is the Communications Coordinator at IATSE Local 871.

More info about Wendy can be found at: www.wendygough.com.

 

Jeff SorokaJeff Soroka

Jeff is a L.A. based theatre artist who has been involved in 99-seat theatre in the southland for over 15 years.  In recent years he has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and The Divine Madness of Isabella.  He has also served as stage manager and production manager for both The Misfit Toys improv group and WriteAct Repertory Theatre.  Jeff hails from Alabama where he cut his teeth at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and numerous other local theatre companies.  He olds an MFA from the Hilberry Repertory Theatre at Wayne State University in Stage Management.