Meshaun Labrone Arnold—Received his BFA in Theatre from FIU in 2005. He has worked in prestigious Miami theaters such as the M Ensemble, New Theatre and Coconut Grove Theatre. For three years he was a company member of the Miami Theatre Center. In 2009, he was voted Best Actor by Miami New Times for his portrayal of Tupac Shakur in his solo show Right to Remain…Tupac Shakur. Labrone has taken Right to Remain to London’s Off West End and Washington, DC. When he is not writing or acting, Labrone devotes his time mentoring students in the Washington, DC area and has led acting workshops for college students, most recently at Southampton Solent University (Southampton, England).
Labrone has also worked in TV and film and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Daniel Gutierrez—Daniel has been on and off the stage over the last five years. His most recent successes include being part of an award winning sketch comedy troupe, Sitcoms Blow, where he has performed in various venues including the Santa Monica Playhouse as well as the world famous Hollywood Improv located in Hollywood, CA. He will be working on a web series this fall following the success of the YouTube hit ‘Lie Detector’.
He is currently a coordinator on the Emmy award winning Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ivan R. Lopez—Ivan is thrilled to revive this production of Glengarry Glen Ross and share the stage with his college friends again. He discovered his passion for acting and the theatre while taking an Introduction to Acting class as a student at FIU. Since then, he has acted in over 40 plays and short films in New York, Denver, and Miami. Some favorite roles include Katurian in The Pillowman (White Rose Miami), Hal in Proof (White Rose Miami), Davey in second. (S12E – NY), Treves in The Elephant Man (Denver Center), Felix in Bird in the Hand (New Theatre). He co-founded and is currently the co-Creative Director of White Rose Miami, a theatre, film, and creative education company. He is an adjunct professor at FIU teaching Introduction to Acting and Dramatic Literature classes. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Theatre Conservatory and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. Check out WRM: whiterosemiami.com
Joe Llorens —Joe graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from FIU in 2003. During his time there he had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented and driven artists he’s ever met. He remembers Glengarry Glen Ross as his favorite acting experience while at school, and is honored to be back on stage with this collection of brilliant actors.
After his graduation, Joe went on to perform as an Equity Cast Member of Walt Disney World for several years. He is currently living in Winter Garden, FL, and can be seen in commercial spots for Publix Supermarkets and Brighthouse Networks.
Gustavo David Ortiz —Gustavo is excited to be working with this incredibly talented group of artists again in the space where his formal training in the arts began. His experience at FIU helped him to better understand the direction of his passion as an artist, which led him to do what he loves most – produce. He has produced live theatre (including The Big Funk and Three Days of Rain), live music and poetry, stand-up comedy featuring the Miami Comics, improv-theatre featuring Laughing Gas, and other performing and visual arts at The Madman Experiment – a company he organized (which started as an FIU club) with colleagues Daniel Suarez, Jeanette Taylor-Mahmoud, and Lucia McArthur. He was the Theatre and Event Manager at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, as well as Theater Manager of the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. As an independent producer he has produced a number of multi-media awareness promotions and live music events in historic downtown Hollywood including the Conscious Artist Collective Save Darfur – Groove Series and the AEG Live Official DubFest 3-Venue After Party. He is currently the Marketing and Social Media Manager for The US Postal Solutions Company and the software development subsidiary, PackageLog, LLC. He also volunteers his time with the City of Clermont as they begin the development of the revitalization of their downtown district and hopes to be their advocate for the arts in Historic Downtown Clermont.
Danny Suarez— Daniel Suarez is an Alumni of the Theatre Department, earning his BFA in 2006. Daniel went on to become an engineer and is currently the Technical Services Director for MDC Media Services Department. Daniel is also an accomplished local musician, and has performed in many of Miami’s musical venues. Daniel is ecstatic to be able to reunite with the original cast and rekindle his acting days with friendly familiar faces.
Ramon Vuenes — Ramon joined FIU’s Theatre program in 2001. He dove into his theatre classes, eager to augment his performance experience as a musician with the high quality acting training provided by FIU Theatre’s excellent faculty. After graduating with a BFA four years later, Ramon spent several years working at various area theatres. Eventually, he transitioned to a career in education, using his training as an actor to play his most important role ever: as a teacher shaping and inspiring the young minds of tomorrow.
Ricky Waugh — Ricky is originally from Fort Pierce, Florida and graduated in 2006 from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and is appearing in this performance with special permission. Having worked professionally in South Florida for the past twelve years, he has earned several Carbonell nominations and multiple Silver Palm Awards for his work in theatres from West Palm to Miami. At GableStage he performed: In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Reasons to be Pretty, Betrayed, and Shinning City. At the Mosaic Theatre: Dying City, In a Dark Dark House, and In Darfur. Promethean Theatre: Dumb Waiter, Two Sisters and a Piano. New Theatre: The Rant, The Mission, Saint Joan, Julius Ceaser, Cymbeline. Florida Stage: Bridegroom of Blowing Rock. PlayGround Theatre: Steadfast Tin Soldier, Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. Creation of the World…, The Love of Three Oranges, Brooklyn Bridge, Pluft the Little Ghost. FIU: Cabaret, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Crucible, Shakespeare’s Journey, The Food Chain, Gypsy, The Tempest (1 performance). Television: Burn Notice, The Glades. Right now, you can see Ricky Waugh playing ‘Cuda’ in the STARZ original series Magic City. He will also appear as ‘Dr. Kerney’ in USA Network’s new drama series The Arrangement which is currently in development. Ricky’s greatest roles are those of father and husband. His heart overflows everyday with unending love for Erin Joy and Lily Grace. See more at rickywaugh.com
Don’t miss your chance to see the returning cast – three performances only!
August 8-10, 2013 at the Alternative Theatre Festival
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre. Performances at 8PM. Suggested donation of $20, all proceeds go toward the FIU Theatre Student Scholarship.