VetStage Theatre Company Members
|VetStage company members are made up entirely of veterans and prior military. Some are still active members of the reserve forces. In order to be a company member, one MUST have prior military experience. Acting, writing, heck any type of creative experience is a plus, but NOT a requirement. Through workshops, classes, labs, etc., company members can develop their inner artist, or volunteer in other ways.|
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|David Fofi, US Navy veteran |
Actor, Director, Producer
A veteran, who after serving with the US Navy, went on to study theatre at California State University Long Beach. After which he founded the Elephant Theater Company. In 1998, along with Don Cesario, he created Elephant Stageworks and the Lillian Theater in Hollywood, where he serves as Producing Artistic Director.
Dave has enjoyed working in many aspects of theater, as a director, actor, producer and designer. Directing credits include: Hellcab by Will Kern (Critic’s Pick, Backstage West), the world premiere of Robert J. Litz’s One World (Recommended, LA Times and LA Weekly), a workshop of the award winning playwright Lyle Kessler’s Robbers, the self-written King of Clubs (Recommended, LA Weekly), 4H Club by Sam Shepard, (Critic’s pick, Backstage West), Search and Destroy by Howard Korder (Recommended, L.A. Weekly) and Sean Huze’s The Sand Storm (Recommeded LA Times, Critic’s Pick Backstage West).
|April Fitzsimmons, US Air Force veteran |
April grew up in New Zealand and Montana. She went into the Air Force at 17 and is a Former Intelligence Analyst (USAF) She is the author of the book: Breaking and Entering (Lone Eagle Publishing) and the critically acclaimed play, The Need to Know.
|Roberto Sanchez, US Navy veteran of Desert Storm |
This native of Cuba was raised in Miami, Florida and is a Desert Storm Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Roberto recently appeared on stage in the critically acclaimed Our Lady of 121st Street, as Rooftop. Other stage productions include the world premiere of Mating Dance of the Werewolf at the prestigious Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura California and Bang! A Love Story at The Sidewalk Studio in Burbank, CA.
Roberto has appeared extensively in commercials and as a print model. He was discovered in Miami by Director John Singleton who cast Roberto as one of the leads in the blockbuster 2 Fast 2 Furious.
|Other Members: |
Ted Haler (US Army Vietnam veteran, Actor)
Rio Miner (US Army OIF veteran, Actor)
Charlie Pacello (USAF veteran, Actor)
Max Thayer (US Army Vietnam veteran, Actor)
April Turner (US Army OIF veteran, Writer)
The VetStage Foundation
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Los Angeles, CA 90038