The fifth grade talent show is approaching, and everyone is abuzz at Baldwin Elementary. Winston wants to win the talent show with his cheerleading routine to prove to others that he’s more than the unfriendly “Fishboy” nickname they call him. Introverted artist Gina wants nothing to do with the talent show, and she knows that the overzealous (and generally unpleasant) twin sensations, Randy and Brandy, are probably going to win it all anyway. But with the persistence of Elliott, the school’s new kid and resident rebel, these unlikely friends form Hoopla, a dazzling hula hooping trio, and help each other navigate through the pressures of being a kid.
A fun play for the whole family!
Jaeonnie Davis-Crawford (she/her) is a San Diego actor and director. She graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in general theatre arts. Credits include: Safa’s Story (Imagine/Blindspot Collective), kNOw MORE (PLNU’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation), Connecting Flights (Blindspot Collective), Blackademics (Trinity Theatre Company, reading), The Two Musketeers (Trinity Theatre Company), Julius Caesar (San Diego State University) and The Trojan Incident (Dir. Tug Watson). Jaeonnie is also an artistic associate of Patchwork Theatre Company.
Shaun Tuazon (he/they) is an actor, designer, and donut enthusiast originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Some favorite credits: Vietgone, House of Joy (San Diego Rep.); #SuperShinySara (La Jolla Playhouse); Mamma Mia (East West Players); The Emperor's Nightingale (Lewis Family Playhouse); In the Heights (Cabrillo Music Theatre); Girlfriend (Craig Noel Award Nom.), Dooley, Altar Boyz (Diversionary Theatre); RENT, Joseph...Dreamcoat (SDMT); Deconstruction of a Drag Queen (Craig Noel Award Nom.); Zanna, Don’t! (SD Premiere), The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Intrepid Theatre); as well as productions/readings with The Old Globe, Lamb's Players, New Village Arts, Cygnet Theatre, Breakthrough Workshop, Ion and more. BA in Theatre Arts, SDSU.
Joy Yvonne Jones*
Originally from Houston, Texas Joy Yvonne Jones attended The High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts and went on to study at the University of Minnesota in the Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joy is a recipient of the San Diego Critic Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play for her performance of Saartjie Baartman in Voyeurs de Venus at Moxie Theatre. Her most recent credits include Cherise Howard in Flex at The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Isabelle in Ring Round the Moon at Lambs Players Theatre, Zuzu in Dance Nation and Jane in Kate Hamil’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. She is an accomplished playwright and poet as well as the President of the San Diego Black Artist Collective. Joy is a creative hurricane working on the revolution at the speed of inspiration with her baby boy Leo James on her hip.
Alexis Park is a Los Angeles based actress and voice over artist! She is also the
founder and co-artistic director of Recover Me, an International Mental Health
Awareness Film Festival. Some of her favorite credits include: the staged reading
of Laughs in Spanish (Amigos Del Rep, Latinx New Play Festival), UN (TuYo
Theatre) and Julius Caesar (San Diego State University). Her voice can be heard
as Rita in the english dub of the Netflix Original Series, Summertime: Season 2!
BA Theatre Performance, San Diego State University
I am so honored to be returning to theatre, playing Randy and Big Win in this production of Hoopla! Broadway: Lesmiserables. T.V. / Film; Meet Dave, Team Spitz, Moon Rocks and Lighter Fluid. Regional: Kingdom City (La Jolla Playhouse); October Sky, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Lost in Yonkers, The First Wives Club (The Old Globe); Lost in Yonkers, Newsies (McCoy Rigby Entertainment); Secret Garden (Lambs Players); Spring Awakening, Peter and the Starcatcher, Secret Garden (Barnstage Theatre)
Shaun's Theatrical Portfolio
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