Jacqueline Misaye is a young aspiring actor who made her East West Players stage debut in the West Coast Premier of Leah Nanako Winkler's Kentucky. Although it might be the play she is the most proud of, it was by no means her first. She was privileged to be directed by Sam Henry Kass (known for writing Seinfeld episodes) in two hilarious Kass-written original comedies. In the first she played a pissed-off Brooklyn girl in Welcome Back 29ers at the Hayworth Theatre, and then she played a bi-polar and desperate actress (which didn't seem to require much acting) in An Actor's Guide to Survival at the Santa Monica Playhouse. She recently completed a touring summer of Shakespeare by the Sea, performing for thousands of people in both Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.
Her first full-length feature film recently premiered at Laemmle in North Hollywood. Let It Bleed certainly lived up to its name, and she had a lot of fun both filming her bloody death, and ultimately watching that cringe-worthy scene on the big screen.
Comedy has always come easily to her. She is perfecting her comedic technique- taking the broad characters she created with the Groundlings and applying them to the sitcom characters in Scott Sedita's Advanced Comedy class. She has been told that she lives in comedy by Scott Sedita, by Groundlings instructors and by USC School of Theatre professors. When she was studying classical theatre in London, she was nick-named the "wittiest woman in the room" by the dean of the British American Drama Academy.
She has found an acting home in Los Angeles with Victor Villar-Hauser and his band of loyal actors-in-training. Under his coaching, she has grown considerably in terms of character-work and story-telling. It is here that she has met the fellow actors who both challenge and inspire her.
When not acting her little heart out, you can probably find her eating sushi by the boat load, taking an amateur ballroom dance class or doing other typical Los Angeles activities like hiking around L.A. landmarks, watching Hitchcock movies, staring at her pores in the mirror, etc.
By Michael Perlman
Directed by Judith Moreland
Six friends head out of the city on their annual weekend retreat. With no social media, no cell phones, no internet allowed at all, this leaves them with one thing to do… look up from their screens and talk to each other. When the liquor starts flowing and the tongues loosen, no conversation is uneventful and no topic is off-limits. In these polarizing times, what does it mean to come to the table and at what cost? Will it bring us together or reveal how far apart we really are?
PERFORMANCES START MAY 2019
at the Road at Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo, CA 91601
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