October 13 - October 28, 2023 at OnStage Playhouse
291 3rd Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910
A satirical comedy that lovingly skewers the popular tropes of the 90s teen sitcom, ZACH introduces us to the lives and loves of two teens of color at an affluent, majority-white Southern Californian high school. P.J., a lovesick surfer boy, and Gina, a budding fashionista, are overjoyed when they're invited into the inner circle of Zach, the white, charismatic, prank-happy new kid at school. But when Zach plans a prank that goes too far, P.J. and Gina must race to stop him before it's too late -- and along the way, learn to see their peers, and themselves, with fresh eyes.
Meet the Cast
SERGIO MOREJON was born in Spain to Cuban parents, and moved to California in 2015. He discovered his passion for acting and character work in high school and has since been performing. He is currently a theater student at San Diego State University, and has performed in shows with the school in shows such as Love's Labor's Lost and The Mother****er with the Hat, in both of which he was lucky enough to work alongside the brilliant Amira Temple.
KENDALL STALLWORTH is thrilled to be making her debut with Loud Fridge Theatre Group. She is a senior at San Diego State University finishing up her degree in Theatre Performance and a minor in creative writing. She has performed in a handful of productions at SDSU and is excited to start her journey as a professional theatre artist. Kendall would like to thank Amira for allowing her to take part in this amazing new play.
Meet the Director
MICHAEL AMIRA is a visionary performance artist and director dedicated to pushing the boundaries and and challenging traditional theatrical norms to effect change within her immediate community. With a rich history of collaborations, Amira has left her mark on stages worldwide, from Backyard Renaissance and Oceanside Theatre Company to Prague Shakespeare Company and Hydrama Theatre in Greece. Her favorite roles include Hamlet and Beneatha, and some of her favorite projects include The Motherfucker with the Hat (Director) and Love’s Labour's Lost (Princess of France). Currently, Amira is contributing her talents as both a stage manager for Matilda Jr. with Project Performer and as Associate Director for the thought-provoking DocuTheatre project "Theatre for the Public Good." Beyond her artistic endeavors, Amira passionately shares her knowledge as a teaching artist, prioritizing collaboration, compassion, understanding, and community in her work. Amira holds unwavering faith in equity, solidarity, and the transformative power of joy. With theatre as her vehicle for change, she extends her heartfelt appreciation to all those championing the arts and supporting theatre artists in San Diego.
Meet the Playwright
CHRISTIAN ST. CROIX (he/him) is a playwright based in San Diego, CA. The San Diego Union-Tribune has called him “one of the nation’s fastest-rising playwrights, thanks to his ability to write multidimensional characters with wry humor and truth, as well as unique stories told from his perspective as a queer Black writer.” His plays include "Monsters of the American Cinema", winner of Italy's Carlo Annoni International Drama Award, "We Are the Forgotten Beasts", a 2022 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, and "ZACH", winner of the 2021 Young-Howze Theatre Award for Best Comedic Writing. His plays have been developed and produced by Blindspot Collective in association with the La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA), ArtsWest Playhouse (Seattle, WA), Third Culture Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), Prologue Theatre (Washington, DC), Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH), and HIT International Theatre Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, amongst others. www.saintscrossing.com
The Production Team
Director: Michael Amira
Stage Manager: Estefanía Ricalde
Set Designer: Hsi An Chen
Scenic Head: Duane McGregor
Lighting Designer: Emily Johansson
Sound Designer: Estefanía Ricalde
Costume Designer: Emily Carter Page