CHARACTERS & CAST

Chavonne, 11 going on 12
Wes, solidly 12


The Chorus
A : Team Captain Claire, Sigmund Freud, Esme
B: Team Captain Bilal, Edward Lorenz, Ritchie
C:
New Kid, Stranger 1, Mother, Zora, Stacy

D: Yancy, Burger, TWFTPOTPWRA
E: Elon Musk, Father, Corey, Stranger 2
The cast of Pick Me Last features seven recent MFA
graduates of the UC San Diego Theatre & Dance Department.
Anthony Adu
Wes

Anthony Adu is an actor from Accra, Ghana. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from University of Denver and has studied at the Chautauqua Theatre Company Conservatory. Select regional credits: Tomorrow Will Be Sunday (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cyrano de Bergerac (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); DragON, The Christians (Denver Center Theatre Company); Tartuffe, The Electric Baby (Arvada Center); Porgy and Bess (Aurora Fox); The Merchant of Venice (LOCAL Theatre Lab). UC San Diego Credits: Uncle Vanya, Heap, Everybody Black, The Jefferson Middle School Monthly (WNPF ’19), Watch Me (reading), Incendiary (reading), Orestes 2.0, Elektra. anthonyadu.com

Rebecca Futterman
Yancy/Burger/
TWFTPOTPWRA

Rebecca Futterman is an actor and teacher from New York. She holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. UC San Diego credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Heap, Ironbound, Man in Love, Monster (WNPF ‘19), The Misanthrope. Regional credits: Taking Steps, Children of Eden (HSRT); A Christmas Carol (McCarter); The Drowsy Chaperone (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Nat’l tour: Seussical.

Cody Sloan
Bilal/Lorenz/Ritchie

Cody Sloan (he/him/his) is an actor and teacher. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated summa cum laude from Boston University and has studied at the American Conservatory Theater and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Select credits: Trainers (Diversionary Theatre), Boston premiere of Men On Boats (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Nurse Play (IRNE Award Nomination - Best Actor, Exiled Theatre), Mozart in Amadeus (Moonbox Productions), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Zeitgeist Stage), The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman (NY Fringe Festival). UC San Diego credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orestes 2.0, Man in Love, Incendiary (WNPF '19 staged reading), Shame Spiral (WNPF ‘19), The Misanthrope. Film credits: Selah and the Spades (Dir. Tayarisha Poe). www.codydsloan.com

Lee Vignes
Musk/Father/Corey/
Stranger 2

Lee Vignes is an actor and teacher. Originally from New Orleans, he attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design graduating with a B.F.A. in Theatre. SFUAD credits: Warren Straub in This Is Our Youth, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Sonny in Grease, Juliet in Shakespeare’s R&J, Mr. Papillon in Rhinoceros, and the Emcee in Cabaret. UC San Diego credits: Shame Spiral (WNPF ‘19), The Misanthrope, Elektra, and Iron Bound.

Corneilus Franklin
New Kid/Stranger 1/
Mother/Zora/Stacy

Corneilus Franklin is an actor and cellist with an M.F.A. from UC San Diego. The South Carolinian started his artistry as a cellist with an Artist Diploma from the SCGSAH and then later received a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. UC San Diego credits: Ironbound, Balm in Gilead, Incendiary (staged reading), The Gradient (WNPF ‘19), Everybody Black. Other select credits: Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford), The Tempest (Shakespeare Academy), No One Asked Me (Soho Playhouse), You Don’t Matter (NY Fringe Festival), Secret Bonds (NYU Experimental Theater Wing), The NYU Reality Show (Beacon Theater/Radio City Music Hall), Sweeney Todd (NYU New Studio on Broadway), Out Cry (NYU Tisch), Spring Awakening (NYU Tisch Mainstage). Regional credit: Put Your House in Order (ACD) at La Jolla Playhouse. www.corneilusfranklin.com

Savanna Padilla
Chavonne

Savanna Padilla is an actor and teaching artist originally from Humboldt County, California. Theatre credits: Shakespeare in Love, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, Off the Rails (u/s, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Refugee Hotel (Latinx Play Project); The Madres, The Return of Tartuffe (Ashland New Plays Festival); The Epic of Gilgamesh (Oregon Fringe Festival); Dream Hou$e (Latinx New Play Festival). SOU credits: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Secret Garden, The Crucible, Little Shop of Horrors, Caliban’s Dreams, Horse Girls. UC San Diego credits: Shame Spiral, Life is a Dream, Orestes 2.0, Elektra, HEAP, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. B.F.A. in Acting: Southern Oregon University, M.F.A. UC San Diego.

Emily Stout
Claire/Freud/Esme

Emily Stout is an actor and teacher from Steamboat Springs, CO. She graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Acting and a minor in Classical Languages. Regional credits: A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and Our Town (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Rules of Comedy (Humana Festival), and Taming of the Shrew (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival). UC San Diego credits: Uncle Vanya, Heap, Orestes 2.0, Balm in Gilead, Monster (WNPF ‘19), The Misanthrope.