The Alchemy of Imperfection
An Intimate, International Portrayal of the Modern Woman
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A member of the Screen Actors Guild, now SAG/AFTRA, since 1987, Doris has worked as a principal, supporting actor and co-star on independent film as well as major studio productions. She’s had the honor of working with such respected and generous actors such as Robert Duvall, Tom Selleck, John Travolta and Judd Nelson, to name a few. Theatre, Doris’s “first love,” began with her childhood productions in her back yard. Years later some of her cherished stage roles were as Ruth in “A Raisin in the Sun”, Terry in “Extremities”, MacMillian in “Nuts”, and the Lady in Red in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf”. Doris has authored a play, “Daughters of Judah, a Dramatic Musical.” Born in Miami, Florida, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She calls the beautiful and diverse city of Los Angeles home.
|Joan E. Mann|
Joan E. Mann is an American SAG actress currently residing in Los Angeles. She has recently moved from New York City where she lived for 5 years, cultivating her dance and acting careers. While in New York, She performed in numerous modern dance companies around the city, appeared in commercials for Apple, Procter Gamble, Kellog’s, Verizon and many more. She recently wrapped her first independent feature leading role in ‘Beyond the leaves’ and starred in a few short films and TV roles here in LA. Joan E. graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts from the University of Utah with a Major in Modern Dance Performance. Her love for acting and the arts drew her to New York City, and eventually Los Angeles where she is currently studying with Anthony Meindl’s actor studio, Lesly Kahn Comedy Intensive and Improv at IO West. Joan E. was born Joan Elizabeth Mann, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Suzuki- trained violinist and a classically-trained modern and ballet dancer. As an advanced yogini, she teaches yoga and meditation to both children and adults. She is immensely excited to get back to her roots of live performance and grateful to be working with Cara and Cast in The Alchemy of Imperfection. www.joanemann.com, https://vimeo.com/joanemann
|Desi G. Ivanova|
Desi is Bulgarian/Georgian born yet raised all over the world. She’s had the opportunity to grow up in countries such as Georgia, Russia, Libya, Bulgaria, UAE and Australia. Immersing herself in these fascinating cultures has helped Desi gather a plethora of incredible worldly stories, which ultimately inspired her to become a storyteller in hopes of bringing unity, unique perspectives and understanding. Because one thing it’s taught her is: no matter how diverse, we are all one. Desi is a Los Angeles based actress. With a BFA in Theatre and a MFA in Screen Acting. She received the “2008 Minter Ellison-Rising Star Award” for best emerging actress in South Australia. Some of her theatre credits include: Clov in Beckett’s “End Game”, Anne Page in Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor”, Masha in Chekov’s “The Seagull”, Malory Kingsley in the musical “City of Angels”. She has written, produced and starred in short films and a webseries which were official selections at Film Festivals around LA. Www.desiivanova.com
ShaiFali is an actress known for Killer Punjabi, All for Love, Outsourced, Children’s Hospital. Her first major role involved working with Christopher Guest! Her first major motion picture role, starring opposite Bollywood star, Pooja Batra, as a Second Lead, Killer Punjabi, also earned her rave reviews. Playing the lead role of Sajel, she is currently filming All for Love, comedy series based on real life relationship of an interracial couple. All for Love- The Dance episode was Official Selection at 2015 Gary International Black Film Festival, St. Louis Black Film Festival, Urban Media Makers Film Festival, 2016 San Diego and 2016 Los Angeles Black Film Festivals. She’s all set to work as a Presenter for 8TV!
Vivian Ahn was born in Taiwan, raised in Canada, and now resides in Los Angeles. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre for 2 years, and received her MA in Motion Graphics (New York Institute of Technology) and BFA in Computer Animation and BA in Japanese (University of Utah). Last year, she began studying improv at Second City. Recent credits include HP commercial, co-starring in a China/Hollywood movie “Come Across Love” and Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger”. For more about Vivian: www.vivianahn.com
Hilary Powers was a child star who on her very first audition landed the iconic role of Charlie Brown’s sister Sally Brown. Hilary went on to voice Sally in seven Peanut specials and nearly sixty commercials. Childhood fame has a price. Unfortunately growing up as a child star while living in a dysfunctional home, her acting turned into self-destruction and her fall was as great as her ascent. Today her recovery from abuse and the addiction journey has brought her full circle. She has been a mentor to women for decades, an LVN, fine artist, published author, a script supervisor and returned to her roots as a successful actress in Hollywood.
Born in Culver City, Inez was raised by a Mexican-American mother and Palestinian father. She has learned the Spanish language and loves to cook food from both cultures. Over time, Inez has gained experience in theater and film, modeling, and voiceover. Recent projects include voiceover in the short film, Pas de Deux, as a reporter and modeling for the t-shirt company, Story Spark. She recently contributed to an untitled short film by On the Horizon Films, Inc. as the lead role of Cathy. In 2014, Inez graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology and gerontology; and now works in higher education, reaching her third year in the field this June.
Sidney Lou (born Sidney-Louise Williams)is a 21 year old Singer and Songwriter from Los Ángeles California. She is celebrated for her soulful sound. She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg Kansas as a Music Performance major. Soon after leaving school, she dived full force into her budding music career, recording her first single “Quarterback,” late 2016. Since recording her first record, her soulfully unique and distinct style has placed her around music influencers such as #LeilaSteinberg and a host of other affluent artist, songwriters and composers drawling her into many collaborative efforts. She is now currently building her music catalog and pursuing performance opportunities as they are purposely presented.