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Alex Abundis - Griff


Alex Abundis is an up and coming actor living in Colorado Springs. Some favorite acting credits include An Ideal Husband, Night of the Living Dead, After Orlando: An International Theater Response, and Short Eyes, just to name a few. This summer, Alex had the opportunity to work and perform with Bread and Puppet Theater, and write and direct his own show: The Nightmares of P. Thompson. Graduating in May, Alex hopes to go on to work and create in the Artistic Industry. He is incredibly excited to perform with Theatrix USA, under the direction of Kevin Durkin.

A drama in three acts by Mike Broemmel, Kiss tells the tale of Jacob Roone, his two daughters, Olivia and Anna Beth, and a young gentleman suitor. The Roone family leads a hardscrabble existence. The characters in Kiss are horribly broken people, confronting incest, predatory sexuality and coming to terms with abortion. In the end, the play reminds a theatergoer that where something is broken, it can turn out stronger in the end – sometimes.

Cast 

Tara Kelso - Anna Beth Roone


Tara graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a bachelor’s in acting/directing and a dance minor. Some of the roles she played at school were Vanda in Venus in Fur, Nat in Rabbit Hole and Mary in Vanities. Outside of school, Tara choreographed for various shows at Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and played Celia in As You Like It. Ms. Kelso has been seen in the following productions around Denver including Dog Sees God (Equinox Theater Company), Taming of the Shrew (Lost and Found Productions) and Romeo and Juliet (Foothills Theatre Company).

Larry Ciferno - Jacob Roone


Larry Ciferno came to Denver a few years ago after a long career as a high school English teacher and drama director in Ohio, where he participated in university, community, and professional theatre through the years, accumulating numerous acting and directing credits at Kent State University, John Carroll University, the Trumbull New Theatre, the Youngstown Playhouse, and The Great Lakes Theatre Festival. He appeared most recently in Denver in The Nance and A View from the Bridge at The Edge, and as Sebastian in the Foothills Theatre Company production of The Tempest.

Theatrix USA

Kevin Durkin - Director


Kevin Durkin has deep roots in Denver Theater. He was in the inaugural cast of the Denver Center Theater Company in 1979.  He acted at the now closed Bonfils Theater and The Changing Scene Theater.  He spent the 80’s in New York City doing Off-Broadway work.  He studied acting with the world-renowned Uta Hagen.  Since returning to theater two years ago he has performed with the Firehouse Theater Company, The Upstart Crow Theater Company, Denver's Dangerous Theater and the Foothills Theater Company  He has also appeared in two feature films,  “Unmarked” and “The Curse of the Dragon Sword”.

Angela Cooper - Olivia Roone


Angela is excited for her debut with Theatrix.  She was most recently seen as Scully in a parody production of X-Files with Lafayette Theater Company.  Angela thanks Kevin Durkin for the opportunity to work together again (having performed together previously at the Dangerous Theater).  Angela has long been performing in the theater (in California, Arizona and now in Colorado), but her greatest performance is playing a straight-laced government gal during her day-job with the State of Colorado at the Department of Human Services.