Joy Cooper (Soldier 2): Joy Cooper is an actress studying theatre, film, television, and radio production at Palomar College. She is a military veteran having served four years active duty in the United States Air Force as a civil engineer. This is Joy’s second theatrical performance with Cal State San Marcos; in Spring 2018 she portrayed the role of Desiree Thompson in the play “Sisters in the System". Joy’s other recent productions at Palomar College are “Clybourne Park” (directed by Annie Hinton), “Ten Acrobats and an Amazing Leap of Faith”, and “Facing Our Truth: Six 10-minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege".
Brittany Escobedo (Soldier 3): Brittany is a theatre major currently in her third year at California State University, San Marcos and she has been acting since she was in middle school. During her time at Trabuco Hills High School, a local pioneer in theater and film, she participated in many different musicals, her favorite being Cinderella, and plays that were mainly student written. She was also a part of her school's film class where she took part in two very different student film. At San Marcos she has been in a few different plays, most recently "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (directed by Jason Heil) and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" (directed by Hans Vermy). As the daughter of a Marine Corps Retiree, Brittany is extremely happy to be a part of this production and she hopes to make the amazing women of the armed forces, including her own mother, proud.
Sheradyn Luro (Soldier 1): Sheradyn has been attending Cal State San Marcos for three years as a Theatre Major. She has been acting since she was in 4th grade and did shows all throughout high school. Some of her favorites include: Winnifred in "Once Upon a Mattress", Joy in "Cinderella", and Ursula in "Bye Bye Birdie". She has done 5 shows at CSUSM including: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Waiting for my Summer" which was a new work that traveled to other schools to raise awareness about privilege, and "Juste: Red Nose". She is beyond excited and thankful for this amazing opportunity!
Nina Watts (The Captain): Nina has been dancing for about five years. During her senior year of high school she was a member of a dance crew called "Unofficial" which was a hip-hop competitive dance crew. She has danced in about 7 dance productions combined between Murrieta High School and CSUSM. She is currently a student at CSUSM with a major in Visual & Performing Arts with an emphasis in Arts & Technology and a minor in Dance Studies. She is the president of the Cultural Dance Club at CSUSM