Ronnie Clark is a southern California native. After receiving his BA from Humboldt State University, he completed his MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts where he was first introduced to and worked with many of his Ghost Road compadres. Previous credits with GRC include: Orestes/Agamemnon in Home Siege Home, Caliban in The Tempest, and Clotaldo in Sigismund in addition to conceiving/directing Ghost Road’s production of Stranger Things. He has also performed at A Noise Within, Theatricum Botanicum, and Moving Arts, in addition to five seasons with the Arizona Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Arizona. In his spare time, he sleeps and dreams of having spare time.
A producer, actor and director, Kimberly earned her Los Angeles theatre chops as a member of the Moving Arts theatre company, where she discovered a love for new work — producing, directing and acting in numerous world premiere productions and leading the company as its Artistic Director from 2002 to 2005. Kimberly produced the world premiere of EM Lewis’ Song of Extinction, the inaugural production of [Inside] the Ford’s Winter Partnership Program that went on to win the LA Weekly Award for Best Production of 2008. She has been involved since 2009 in the site-specific theatre experience, The Car Plays. As an actor, she appeared in The Car Play All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go, performing the piece 50 times over four day; she directed Blindspot and PCH; and in 2011 and 2012 produced The Car Plays: L.A. Stories, The Car Plays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Car Plays: San Diego (La Jolla Playhouse). She produced The Mystery of Irma Vep (LA Weekly nominee for Best Revival 2009) and Ghost Road’s world premiere production, Stranger Things. Kimberly is the Productions Marketing Manager at the Ford Theatres/LA County Arts Commission. An Ohio native, Kimberly graduated from Otterbein College, with a BFA in performance theatre.
Jen Kays is a Los Angeles based actress, painter and the Associate Artistic Director for Circle X Theatre Co. Jen has performed with Ghost Road on The Bargain and the Butterfly and Asterion and helped develop both those pieces. Jen also toured with the ensemble to Poland in 2013.
Katharine Noon is the co-founder and artistic director of the Ghost Road Company. Projects include Elektra-La-La, (conceiver, writer, director) – Spanish Kitchen and Edinburgh Fringe, The Tempest (adaptor, director) – Los Angeles, as well as collaborating with The Burglars of Hamm to create Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk – Theatre of NOTE, NY Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe. The show was nominated for best new play of 2000 by the LA Weekly and won a Garland Award for playwriting. The Clytemnestra Project (conceiver, co-writer, director) in collaboration with Theatre of NOTE, the piece was nominated for best adaptation and best lead actress by LA weekly in 2001. Katharine co-wrote and performed in Ghost Road’s Excavate the Monster in 2003 – 24th Street Theatre. She also directed and co-wrote Four Dervishes, at 24th Street in 2004 and at Los Angeles Theatre Center in 2005. She has directed readings for EST/LA, the Dog Ear Collective, and Moving Arts, and the premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s The Dark Ages for Playwrights Arena in 2006. She developed an adaptation of The Eumenides entitled Orestes Remembered: The Fury Project – Powerhouse Theatre, LA and at the Fury Factory Festival in San Francisco and she co-directed and performed in Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/Plays. In 2009, the company under her direction reworked the entire Oresteia trilogy, presenting part 2, Elektra at NaCl in NY as part of the Festival for New Theatre and Northern California at the Arcata Playhouse. The third part of the trilogy, Orestes, premiered at the Getty Villa, and the entire trilogy, Home Siege Home, premiered at [Inside] the Ford in spring 2009. She most recently collaborated on the development of Stranger Things with Ghost Road as well as performing in the piece at the Ko Festival in Amherst and Atwater Village Theatre in LA. She travelled to Warsaw with Ghost Road to work with Studium Teatralne and collaborate with their director, Piotr Barofsky on aspects of the physical world of Ghost Road’s newest piece, The Bargain and the Butterfly. Katharine is a co-founder of the Edge of the World Theater Festival, is a member and has served on the board of NET (Network of Enemble Theaters). She is a professor in the Theatre Department at Loyola Marymount University and is a recipient of the Lee Melville Award for Excellence in Los Angeles Theater.
Mark Seldis is Producing Director of The Ghost Road Company with whom he co-created and directed the workshop productions of Excavate the Monster at 24th Street Theatre and Duck[t] Tape Soup at Shakespeare Festival/LA and the Diavolo space. Mark also produced the tour of Clyt at Home to Amherst, MA, the various incarnations of Ghost Road’s Four Dervishes, the ensemble’s Oresteia adaptation (including Orestes Remembered, Elektra, and Home Siege Home) and Stranger Things (with Kim Glann ) in Los Angeles and on tour. In 2007, on behalf of Ghost Road he helped coordinate the Los Angeles productions of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Plays/365 Days and co-directed Ghost Road’s week of the play. He has directed world premieres of two of Ken Urban’s plays (Absence of Weather for Moving Arts at LATC in 2005 and Nibbler for Theatre of NOTE in 2009) and he directed one of The Car Plays for Moving Arts. Recently, Mark directed one of the FLASH Theatre plays (written by Tom Jacobson and performed in a cemetery) for Playwright’s Arena. In 1999 Seldis co-founded The Edge of the World Theatre Festival and in 2000 co-created the L.A. History Project for Edgefest. He is a recipient of the Lee Melville Award for Excellence in Los Angeles Theater.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brian has been working as an actor/developer with Ghost Road since 1995. He is honored to have helped bring to life numerous productions including Stranger Things, Home Siege Home, Orestes Remembered: The Fury Project, Elektra, Four Dervishes, Carrots for Hare, Sigismund and the workshops for the upcoming The Bargain and the Butterfly and Duc[t] Tape Soup. Mr. Weir has also been seen in several LA premieres including Zanna Don’t! (LADCC award, Ovation Nomination), Floyd Collins, Big: the Musical, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (all for West Coast Ensemble), The Break Up Notebook (Hudson), Infinite Black Suitcase, The Car Plays (Moving Arts), Mommy Mommy The Musical Musical (Hudson), The Memorandum (Odyssey), All Soul’s Trilogy (Playwright’s Arena), Sleeping With the Ambassador (Collage Dance Theatre), and the original LA production of What’s Wrong with Angry (Celebration – GLAAD Nomination). After receiving his MFA from CalARTS he founded the improv company Those Meddling Kids !@#$ with seven amazing colleagues. Brian’s done a little bit of film and a little of TV . . . but it’s the theatre he loves. He feels blessed to have found an artistic home with such an inspiring and talented group of artists.
Doug is a grateful member of the Los Angeles theater community. Doug has performed with Ghost Road in Stranger Things, The Bargain and the Butterfly, and Asterion and helped develop all of those pieces. Doug also toured with the ensemble to Amherst in 2011 and Poland in 2013.
LA theatre highlights include John Lang’s Desire, Circle X’s The Brothers Karamazov, Eurydice, Flu Season, The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder and Ghost Road Company’s Stranger Things. Doug also does voice over work and mentors, writes and directs with the Virginia Ave. Project. Film and television highlights: Criminal Minds, Hide&Seek, Significant Others, Scrubs & Bones. .
GHOST ROAD COMPANY ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
Andrew M. Lia
Ensemble members emeritus
Christel Joy Johnson
Ron Wingate Jr.