PAST PRODUCTIONS: As You Like It, Community RiSING, The Gertrude Stein Project, A Midsummer Night's Dream, An O. Henry Christmas, Thistle & Weeds, Waiting for Godot (at Theatre Out), and Waiting for Godot 2.0 (at Hollywood Fringe Festival)
PAST PRODUCTIONS: As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Community RiSING, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Immaculate Reunion, Irish Wake, Journey to the West, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mob Wake, Redneck Wedding, Russian Wedding, The Taming of the Shrew, Waiting for Godot (at Theatre Out), and Waiting for Godot 2.0 (at Hollywood Fringe Festival)
Jesse is a Founding Ensemble Member of Alchemy Theatre Company. She has directed, devised, produced, and designed for the company throughout it's five-year history. She is a producer of the forthcoming Truck Theatre Project.
Jesse is an Associate Faculty Member at Fullerton College, and has taught at Irvine Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, and the University of Oregon (Graduate Teaching Fellow). She teaches classes in directing, acting, dramatic literature, theatre history, theatre design, technical theatre, and fine arts.
Her work has been seen on stages throughout Orange County (STAGEStheatre, Cal Rep, Shakespeare by the Sea, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Garden Grove Playhouse, Fullerton College, Saddleback College, Insurgo Theatre Movement, The Cabrillo Playhouse, The Gem Theater, Mysterium Theatre, The Hunger Artists Theatre, Vanguard Theater). She is an alumna of the California State University at Long Beach (B.A. Theatre Arts), and the University of Oregon (M.A. Theatre Arts). The University of Wales at Aberystwyth published her Master's Thesis as an article in Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts.
For more information about Jesse, please visit her website at JesseRunde.com.
PAST PRODUCTIONS: Community RiSING, Irish Wake, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Redneck Wedding
Stephen John is a Founding Ensemble Member of Alchemy Theatre Company. He has directed, designed, and produced for Alchemy, and is the originator of the Alchemy du Fromage show format. His original script, Thistle & Weeds, was produced for Alchemy's first entry into the Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2014.
Stephen holds a BA in Theatre from the California State University at Fullerton and is currently working on his MFA in Directing for the Theatre at the University of Idaho. He has been nominated over 10 times by the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for Design and Stage Management. Stephen has worked professionally for over 15 years and has multiple professional credits as a producer, director, designer, stage manager, and technician. Stephen’s first directorial attempt in 2000 was awarded the honor of 3rd best show of the year by the Orange County Register, (1st and 2nd were both shows at the prestigious South Coast Repertory).
Directorial and design collaborations include STAGEStheatre, Fullerton College, Soroptimist International of Fullerton, Mysterium Theatre, Stage Works at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa Arizona, Crazy Red-head Productions (Scotland), Handless Man Productions and 3D Theatricals.
For more information about Cory, please visit her website at CoryLeeJohn.com.
PERFORMING UNCOMMON ACTS OF THEATRE IN ORANGE COUNTY, LA, AND BEYOND SINCE 2013
Alchemy Theatre Co.
PAST PRODUCTIONS: The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Irish Wake, Midsummer Night's Dream, Mob Funeral, An O. Henry Christmas, Redneck Wedding, and Thistle & Weeds
Cory John is a Founding Ensemble Member of Alchemy Theatre Company. She designed and coordinated costumes for every production in Alchemy's first two seasons.
She is a native of California and holds her MFA in Costume Technology from Indiana University as well as her BA in Technical Theatre from California State University Fullerton.
Cory has have been fortunate to work on shows throughout California, Indiana and Arizona for companies such as The Disneyland Resort, The Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Mysterium Theatre, Mesa Children's Theater, STAGEStheatre, The Hunger Artists, and One More Productions in Garden Grove. Most recently her designs have been scene on the stage at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Tiffany Berg is a Founding Ensemble Member of Alchemy Theatre Company. She played Titania in the first of what would become annual Shakespeare in the Park Productions and performed in various roles in the Alchemy du Fromage shows while also supporting the company since it's inception.
Tiffany is an award-winning international actor, performer, and dramaturge. Her credits include the Sundance Film Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, CES Las Vegas, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Orange Curtain Theater, Mysterium Theatre, Westminster Community Theatre, The Camino Real Playhouse, STAGEStheatre, The Hunger Artists Theatre, Covina Center for the Performing Arts and Victor Valley College.
As a performing member of the Young Americans, Tiffany was afforded the opportunity to tour nationally and mentor younger cast members. Currently Tiffany serves as Honda’s International Co-Host with ASIMO the Robot, serving the Greater North American Region, including Canada.
Jeff Lowe is a Founding Ensemble Member of Alchemy Theatre Company. He has performed in many an Alchemy show, including the Alchemy du Fromage and Shakespeare in the Park Productions, and directed or produced consistently throughout the company's history.
Jeff is a graduate of the California State University at Fullerton. He holds a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing and has been a member of the Orange County theatre community for over a decade as a director, actor, and technician. Jeff has been named as one of the OC Examiner’s Best of OC in both acting and directing. He is currently the Theatre Director and Coach for Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California.
Jeff's collaborators have included STAGEStheatre, Theatre Out, Mysterium Theatre, The Camino Real Playhouse, Saddleback Civic Light Opera, The Hunger Artists Theatre, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Covina Center for the Performing Arts, Redlands Shakespeare Festival and La Habra Depot.
For more information about Stephen, please visit his website at StephenJohn.org.
PAST PRODUCTIONS: The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Irish Wake, A Midsummer Night's Dream, An O. Henry Christmas, Redneck Wedding, Taming of the Shrew, and Thistle & Weeds