Artists at Play proudly presents the cast of our fifth mainstage production, the West Coast premiere of In Love and Warcraft!
ANITA KALATHARA plays “Evie,” skilled gamer and committed virgin who thinks she has it all figured out. That is until she meets the unassumingly handsome “Raul” played by JUSTIN H. MIN. JESSICA JADE ANDRES plays “Kitty,” Evie’s sexually voracious best friend and roommate. MICHAEL BARNUM is “Ryan,” Evie’s online gaming partner and somewhat boyfriend. CHERYL UMANA and EDDIE VONA are “Woman” and Man” and portray various characters throughout Evie’s life.
ANITA KALATHARA (Evie) appeared on television in the pilot of The Mindy Project as “Young Mindy” and shows like NCIS, Richie Rich and Jane by Design. Her NYC theatre credits include Teatro IATI’s I Want You By My Side and Bollywood Weddings.
JUSTIN H. MIN (Raul) has appeared on television in CSI: CYBER, Big Time Rush and in recurring roles on MTV’s Faking It and USA’s Colony.
JESSICA JADE ANDRES (Kitty) appeared on the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved as “Caroline Lee.” She has also appeared in the films Ride (dir. Helen Hunt) and The Last Airbender (dir. M. Night Shyamalan).
MICHAEL BARNUM (Ryan) has appeared onstage throughout Los Angeles in The King and I, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening and Imported Bride, among others. Michael was also an understudy in Artists at Play’s Los Angeles premiere of Cowboy Versus Samurai in 2013.
EDDIE VONA (Man) has appeared onstage in Little Man, Speech and Debate, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Lend Me a Tenor and This is Our Youth, among others. Eddie has a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
CHERYL UMANA (Woman) is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre and Film and has performed with various theatre companies including the Latino Theatre Company at the LATC, with CCAP at the Pico Playhouse and also at the Getty Villa and Casa 0101.