Carmen Mendoza is paw-sitively excited to make her Off Broadway debut as Kim Katdashian! She has studied and performed improv at iO Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade, and sketch comedy at The People’s Improv Theater. She has also danced on the distinguished stages of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Salvatore Capezio Theater. Carmen’s honored to be a part of Bob and Tobly McSmith’s newest creation. In the words of the real Kim K. "I’m doin’ it with class, ‘cause I got a big ass!"
It might be the Ayahuasca talking, but Elliott Brooks believes she has finally realized her true purpose to be doing meowsical theater after a ten year hiatus from the stage. Her kat nips are at full attention to be purrtraying Khloe Katdashian, whose profane brand of catty kweeness has begun to sink into Elliott's being, evidenced by a newfound habit of yelling obscenities at her loved ones for no apparent reason. Though she's mostly been pussyfooting around since TISCH, Elliott lately serves as head sugar temptress at her baking company, Campfire Crispies. Meeow! Follow Elliott at @ellbowroom @campfirecrispies
Bridget is feline #blessed to be back with her Medium Face family after originating the role of Aunt Becky/Gia in Full House the Musical! Originally from Asheville NC, she went on to study at University of North Carolina and William Esper Studio. Favorite credits include: Kelly Kapowski u/s in Bayside! The Musical, and Romeo and Juliet with Evan Rachel Wood. Special thanks to Bob and Tobly for all of the incredible opportunities and John Duff for forever being my Uncle Jesse. Love to my family, framily, and to my amazing husband, Bryce.
KREATIVE DIRECTOR / KOSTUME DESIGNER / KREATOR / KRIS KATDASHIAN
Bailey Nolan is the definitive energy artist of New York City. Hailed "the new Carol Brunett dressed by Bob Mackie" by the New York Times, she has toured Internationally with The Ann Liv Young Dance Company and presented work at prominent institutions including MoMA, Greene Naftali Gallery, the Roger Smith Hotel, and University of WA Seattle. She is the founder of the feminist performance collective BabySkinGlove; and the co-founder of Buoy, the joyous dance force alongside Viva Soudan, www.buoyrr.org
Follow her @babyskinglove
bruce / catlyn jenner
Peter Smithis a NYC (fill-in-the-blank). You can see @ptrsmth around town or the Internet in various venues doing various things. @ptrsmth most recently played Antonin Artaud in Artilliers' production of 'Artaud Artaud' and is excited to be playing another historical figure as Catlyn. @ptrsmth strongly encourages you to check out the Gender Expansion Project on Facebook. @ptrsmth's Instagram and Twitter handle is @ptrsmth.
KHOREOGRAPHER / KREATOR / kylie jenner
Viva Soudan is a choreographer, performer and fitness innovator. She has toured internationally with performance artist Ann Liv Young, the band Jessica 6 and Buoy, an experimental dance duo. Soudan is the co-founder of BouyRR, a womyn’s residency and retreat program in rural Connecticut. Her project Bodyroll Workout, a 90s themed dance aerobics brand and character, awarded her performance artist of the year by the international art collective Raw Brooklyn and has been showcased throughout the country. True to her name, Viva’s love for life shines through her every movement. Meow me @vivasoudan
Get sweat @vivabodyrollworkout
Ariel has been obsessed with "Cats" ever since VHS was a thing. She is so excited that her love of musical theatre and reality TV can finally become one! When she is not dancing her tail off on stage and modeling in underwear she is actively pursuing her dream of becoming insta famous! So make sure you get tons of fierce pictures of Kenny during the show and tag me on insta @arieldanse! Thanks, Dolls! Meow! #model #kenny #famous #prettierthanyou
DASH DOLLS // UNDERSTUDY
Originally from LA, Alexis Kelley is a NYC based actor, performer, and feline friend. Alexis is an Associate Artist of the Brooklyn Based Theatre Company Built4Collapse, as well as a member of the BlackFriar's Repertory. Most recently, Alexis performed in Benjamin Bitten's "The Rape of Lucrezia," with the company LoftOpera, with whom she has danced with for their past two seasons. Other recent theatre credits include: "We Were Wild Once," (BRIC Media Lab), "Ravishing Medusa" (Theatre for the New City) and "Antigone" (Storm Theatre Co.). On screen, Alexis can be seen as Whitney on the hit web series "Local Attraction," and as the pseudo psychic Sheryl in the horror/comedy flick "6:66 pm," to be released on Netflix later this year. Meoowww! Alexis attended NYU as an English Major and is a graduate of the William Esper Conservatory. She believes this may be her ninth life. www.alexiskelley.tv // @alexiskelleyy
dash doll / understudy
Jenyvette Vega(Titsie) This kitty kat was born and raised in San Juan, Purrrrto Rico. After doing some theatre and TV shows, she decided she was ready for a bigger yarn ball, so she moved to NYC. Studied Meowsical Theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School, from which she graduated in 2014. Favorite credits include: Mark's Mom/Alexi Darling in Rent; Mona in Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Randy in Batboy: The Musical. Recently she was featured in the New York Daily News in the editorial "Wait for this". Loving this production as much as she loves catnip and thankful for her family and friends' support. ¡Los amo, my kittens!
bob and tobly mcsmith
bob: rob katdashian
tobly: executive producer
Bob and Tobly are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of “Bayside! The Musical!” and “Full! House! The Musical!” and “Showgirls! The Musical!” and "JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!" Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including “Most Likely to Improve Sexually” (Tobly, 5th Grade) and “Class Masturbator” (Bob, 1st-12th Grade). They are working on their next musicals: “Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)” and “Philadelphia: On Ice”
John Duff has been a member of Medium Face since 2012 (when he casually asked to be in "Bayside the UnMusical" on the subway.) Since then, John has performed in "Showgirls! The Musical", "Bayside! The Musical" (OG Slater), and "Full House!" (OG Uncle Jesse). He has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse, but he is one hundred percent sure all of his skills and ideas were developed when he was locked in his basement as a child. He couldn't be more excited to create and collaborate on this new musical with so many talented individuals. @iamjohnduff
music director / ARRANGEMENTS & orchestrations
Assaf was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2007, Gleizner moved to the United States, where he graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Jazz Performance. Since graduating Assaf has been consistently working as a music director, orchestrator, arranger and performer all over the world, but primarily in the tri-state area. Favorite credits include: Off-Broadway: THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT - (Workshop Theatre) Orchestrations, Full House (Randolph Theater Canada & Theater 80) MD & Orchestrations. Flak House (Actors Temple) orchestrations and vocal arrangements. The Travels (NYMF) orchestrations, vocal arrangements, MD. I Battled Lenny Ross (Ensemble Studio Theater) MD.
dRAMATURG / KATDASHIAN EXPERT
Wesley Flash is a writer, performer, & historian. Using archival research and community anecdotes, he creates walking tours of queer and transgender histories in Philadelphia and New York City. Flash also co-directs BuoyRR, a retreat and residency for womyn artists on ancestral land in Connecticut. From 2009 - 2014, he worked with performance collective BabySkinGlove. His extracurricular interests include tarot, astrology, and the Kardashians.