Ceci Fernández is a NYC-based actor and writer who received an MFA from The Yale School of Drama. Ceci has been on stages all over the world, most recently in Tiny Beautiful Things and Mobile Unit production of Twelfth Night at The Public Theater. As head writer of InstaMiniSeries, she has worked with The Roots, David Bowie, Fred Armisen - to name (drop) a few. Additonal acting credits: Frontieres sans Frontieres (Bushwick Starr);The Fatal Eggs (Araca Project); These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep); Vanity Fair, Romeo and Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal); Miss Julie, Heart’s Desire, Have I None, and reWilding (Yale Cabaret). TV: “The Exorcist,” “The Good Wife”, "Temporary Guardian" and “Squad 85.” She is a recipient of the CubaOne Fellowship, a proud member of New Neighborhood and is currently trying to be friends with Tracee Ellis Ross.
Paola Lázaro is an actress and playwright from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Theater: OUR LADY OF 121 ST - Signature Theater - TO THE BONE - Cherry Lane - Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. Playwriting: TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM - Atlantic Theater - Nominations: Drama League Award for Best Production and Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award. Currently the Van Lier Playwright in Residence at Public Theater. Awarded Sundance Institute Storytelling Fellow for her play THERE’S ALWAYS THE HUDSON - 2017 Relentless Award finalist. TV/Film: Shelter (NBC), Pimp, Scenes from the Underground. BFA SUNY Purchase MFA Columbia University. Paola is a proud LAByrinth Theater Company member.
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The Public: Othello, Pericles, Comedy of Errors. Off-Broadway: Dolphins and Sharks (Labyrinth Theater), Seven Spots on the Sun (Rattlestick), Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam), In the Time of the Butterflies (Repertorio Español). Regional: Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep, Two River Theater, PlayMakers Rep. International: The Motherfucker with the Hat (National Theatre, London). Film: Big Exit (post-production), The House that Jack Built. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Chicago PD,” "Madam Secretary," "God Friended Me" (pilot). MFA: UNC-Chapel Hill.
Emma Ramos is a bi-lingual Mexican actress, comedian, and sketch comedy artist. She produces, writes and performs in her web series B.U.T.S. (Bilingual Underrepresented Titless Sallies) which was nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Imagen Award and has appeared in various sketches for FLAMA and Broadway Video's Más Mejor. On the theater side, she is best known for her role in Ivo Van Hove's Scenes From a Marriage. She starred in Water by Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Premiere Stages and this past March, played the lead in Frontiers Sans Frontiers at the Bushwick Starr and received rave reviews. TV credits include LAW & ORDER: SVU for NBC and UNFORGETTABLE for CBS.
Shirley plays the role of "Vanessa Suarez" on Jason Katims’, RISE for NBC. Last year she starred in the independent film, 11:55 opposite John Leguizamo and Elizabeth Rodriguez as well as David Frankel’s, COLLATERAL BEAUTY for New Line Cinema starring Will Smith. She recently completed guest star roles on BLUE BLOODS for CBS and POWER for Starz. Shirley is a graduate of Harvard University.
Lorena Russi is a comedian-actor-writer-centaur hybrid. Her experience ranges from 8 years in improv/sketch comedy to head writer for Spotify’s web series. She feels confident creating content in both English and Spanish, and can also write, film and edit content in fast-paced environments, like during her time with the “Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert” Digital team and hosting Chipotle’s Snapchat channel. Outside of comedy, Lorena is an ex-pro soccer player, currently playing on a Nike sponsored team, where she daydreams about what symmetrical knees could be like.