Have a scene you’ve always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to be in that production? Ever wanted to perform your favorite musical number but never been given a stage to do so?
You can do it all – in BareTroupe
Yoonji Jang is a third-year majoring in Theater & Performance Studies here at UC Berkeley. She is exuberant to be returning to her fourth semester with BareTroupe and continue on as Music Manager. She was last seen in HAIR, her first show with BareStage Productions last semester and is thrilled to take part in more shows this year. Some of Yoonji’s favorite onstage roles include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (DTL Award Winner), Tuptim in The King & I (DTL Nomination), Meg Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, Player in Pippin & various dance shows with CK Dance. Yoonji is a lover of all thinags musical theatre, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Lea Salonga… well, anyone or thing related to Broadway. Here’s to fantastic & creative season!
Elizabeth is a third year studying English and Creative Writing, and she is so thrilled to be serving as BareTroupe’s Rehearsal Manager. She was most recently seen in BareStage’s 2016 spring production of The Taming of the Shrew where she played Petruchio, and she is currently directing Heathers: The Musical. Some of her favorite roles before her involvement in BareStage have included Tootles in Peter Pan, Flora Van Huysen in The Matchmaker, and Skimbleshanks/Demeter in Cats. When she’s not in rehearsal, Elizabeth can typically be found enjoying bad movies, cross-stitching, or writing her own television series.
Alex Scoolis is a fourth year double majoring in Media Studies and Theater & Performance Studies. Recently seen as Hänschen Rilow in BareStage’s Spring Awakening, Alex has been involved with BareStage since he was a baby freshman. Some of his favorite past roles include Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), Little Cosette u/s (Les Miserables), and Bruiser Woods (Legally Blonde). When not refreshing Lin Manuel Miranda’s Twitter account, Alex can be found hiding from responsibility, singing too loudly in public places, and eating multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting. Other hobbies include petting dogs and crying because he is not Cynthia Erivo.
Harry Fahn is a second year intending to double major in theater and psychology. Needless to say, he is so freaking thrilled to be making his Baretroupe debut this year. If you’ve been following the BareStage scene, you probably saw him in Hair where he totally got naked. His favorite musicals include (but are not limited to) Into the Woods, Once, Les Mis, and Spring Awakening. His talents include eating, misplacing his glasses, quoting Harry Potter and Spongebob, and making omelets (I can only flip them like 50% of the time but they always taste good so who cares).
Claire Pearson is a second year Theater and Performance Studies and English major. This is her second year with Baretroupe and is honored to work with the most awesome rag tag bunch of homies. Some of her favorite roles include the Witch (Into the Woods), Fiona (Shrek the Musical), Miss Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), and transitioning between numbers with the “wave” (Baretroupe Showcase). However, one of her proudest accomplishments was winning Baretroupe’s “Hope in Your Heart Award” this past Spring, Thanks Mom and Dad! When not doing anything theater-related you can find her staring out the window nostalgically, dreaming of being an SNL cast member or the female equivalent of Steven Spielberg.