Synopsis

Like a lot of people today, jaded campaign manager Tess Baker (think Jessica Jones meets Josh Lyman) is sick of politics. She’s just about ready to throw in the towel when somebody wakes up a candidate she can work with - Abraham Lincoln.


Will he be a good President in 2020 America? Will he even win?

You decide - the play has two endings and your vote counts!

Team

Holiday Kinard

Writer / Producer

Holiday Kinard is a playwright and TV / Film writer with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Florida. She is also a producer of Theatre, TV and New Media. Recently, she wrote on the first season of The Titan Games (NBC) with Dwayne Johnson, and she continues to produce for the popular YT channel, New Rockstars, and IAMA Theatre Company. She lives in North Hollywood with two great guys, one of whom is a dog. Hobbies include watching West Wing and pretending it's the news. 

Collen Labella

Director

Colleen Labella is a Los Angeles based director. Recent directing credits include: a journey through minimalism at the Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring the LA Philharmonic, Toyer at the Hudson Theatre for the Polymath Theatre Company, MeetCute's Engineers Need Soap, and an LGBT retelling of Almost, Maine with her theatre company, Four Walls and a Stage. Associate/assistant director credits include Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Colleen holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and trained at Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU. Her short film, searc(her) was featured at the Lovesick Film Fest this spring. @colleenlabella

R.S. Buck

Lighting and Projections Designer

RS Buck is an international lighting designer for theater, dance, and mixed media, as well as a creator of immersive environments and interactive art.  Their work has been seen in LA at the Ford, the Wallis, REDCAT, LATC, 18th St Arts Center, the Bootleg, the Mortuary, and more. In NYC their work has been seen at The Public, Ars Nova, the Bushwick Starr, and more. Buck has an MFA in Lighting Design from CalArts and a BA in Dramatic Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Trey Douglas

Sound Designer

Trey works frequently with Keane Productions and the Glendale Theatre.

Tim Kopacz

Actor (Abraham Lincoln)

Tim Kopacz is thrilled to be returning for this third consecutive Hollywood Fringe Festival, having worked on "Slashed! The musical" and "Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk". He is a proud member of Sacred Fools Theater Company, and a graduate of the MFA program at Brown University / Trinity Repertory company. For updates, and full theatrical resume, check out his website at timothykopacz.com.

Allie Leonard

Actor (Tess Baker)

Monique Gelineau

Actor (April)

Monique Marie Gelineau (April) is a SAG-AFTRA Actress and LA Native, with her B.F.A. degree in Acting from California State University, Fullerton. You may have seen her in The Young & The Restless, Lucifer the movie with Ryan Kelley, and that holiday Gap Commercial with Janelle Monae! Special skills include being Stage Combat certified in six weapons and a Los Angeles City Lifeguard. Learn more at www.MoniqueMarieGelineau.com or follow @MoniqueMGelineau on IG.

Amandla Bearden

Actor (Hunter Haynes)

Allie Leonard is a Los Angeles based actor and writer. She grew up in Washington DC and graduated with a BFA from NYU Tisch. TV credits include General Hospital (ABC), The Tick (Amazon), Billy on the Street (truTV). She is currently in post-production on two short films that she wrote, produced and starred in. They’re directed by her mentor Keith Powell. She is incredibly grateful to Holiday & Colleen for the gift of Tess and to be a part of the Lincoln 2020 family. Love you Mom, Dad and Nicky.

 This is his third time Hollywood Fringing and it is always fun, interesting, and wild. He and his younger sister have lived in southern California their entire lives; however, his Dad is from Texas and his Mom is from Mississippi. Since he can remember he has always loved movies, television, and interesting, well-written stories. Cal State Long Beach graduate, Theatre Performance: Acting Emphasis, BA ’14 (studied with Hugh O’Gorman and Alexandra Billings). Immediately following, he graduated from UC Irvine Acting, MFA ’17 (studied with Richard Brestoff, Andrew Borba, and Cynthia Bassham). National commercials: CreditKarma, indeed.com. TV: The Young & the Restless, Sugar & Toys. Theatre: CYH-HM, Coriolanus, Iliad, Woke.Black.Love. When not acting, he drives for Uber and is a newly-licensed life-only agent. Believer in work ethic, communication and pushing himself especially when he feels uncomfortable. 

amandlaxbearden.com 

Rebecca Knowles

Actor (Kenzie)

Rebecca is thrilled to be in her first Fringe show with such a wonderful team! Credits include: TELEVISION: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Snapchat’s Solve, Discovery ID, Lifetime. FILMS: Immortal (w/ Dylan Baker), Coping a working title, Wedding Season, Vitamins!, Waste, Fairytale Remix. WEB SERIES: Nobodies of New York, Phenomelogic. THEATER: A Month in the Country, Pinwheel! a new musical, Girls in White (w/ Michael Cerveris 54 Below), Pittsburgh CLO, NYMF. TRAINING: Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Theatre Wing, BFA Point Park University, UCB. Learn more: www.RebeccaKnowles.net

@rebeccasunnybrookfarm

Janet Chamberlain

Actor (Mallory Britton)

Janet Chamberlain has appeared in New York with The Working Theatre, Intar and The Clurman Theatre. She toured with Theatre Education Center for four years creating and performing over 20 original works. She is currently a member of The Road Theatre where she appeared in The BUTCHER OF BARABOO, FOUR CHAMBERS, the second cast of THE LYONS, as well as several other productions. She has appeared in several plays here in Los Angeles, most recently in SPEED OF DARKNESS at The Riverstreet Theatre. Her one woman show, SMORGASBORD, appeared at the Fringe Festival and had a run at The Road Theatre. Her play, APOSTROPHE 68, ran at The Company of Angels, and received Honorable Mention from Women in Theatre. She has worked in soaps, commercials and film and recently appeared in a short entitled I CAN'T DO THIS which showed at the Noho Cinefest.

Kristen Cook

Actor (Ensemble)

Kristen Cook is a full-time musician and educator who has been performing since she was a young, east coast, theater-loving kid. She is currently a member of the house team, McCallister, at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, and is a founding member of the musical improv team, Rose´. Find her family-friendly side on Spotify or iTunes Music, or steam on her website kristencook.com. Kristen is super excited to share the stage with such an incredible cast, and is honored to be a part of this fantastic show!

Patrick Censoplano

Actor (Ensemble)

Patrick Censoplano (Ensemble) Select credits: Film: The Public, Fame, Gettin' It. Television: Grey's Anatomy, Coming to Hollywood. New Media: The Wrinkles the Clown Show, Surviving Therapy. Los Angeles Theater: SantaLand Diaries, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Turning Thirty, Climax (Santa Monica Playhouse), Macbeth (McCadden Place Theater), The Importance of Being Oscar (Hollywood Fringe Festival), Unscreened LA (Firefly/Haven Ent.), Out of Your Mind (Steven Kane/GuerriLA Theatre). Regional Theater: Hearing Your Heart (Kennedy Center), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Dark), The Sorcerer (Sinfonicron Light Opera Co.), Titus Andronicus, Much Ado (VA Shakespeare Festival). Training: UCB, BGB Studio, AIDA (Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts), BA Theater - William & Mary. Contact: Torque Entertainment | @patrickcenso

Eric Delgado

Actor (Ensemble)

Eric Delgado is a Los Angeles based actor who was born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised in Malaysia. At 16 months old, he made his acting debut in a Thai baby products commercial and never looked back. A proficient singer and dancer, he received a BFA degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Florida. Film/TV credits include: The Banker (w/ Anthony Mackie) and Dr0ne (w/ Lance Reddick). Stage Credits include: Damn Yankees, The Rocky Horror Show, and Our Town. Eric is excited to make his Hollywood Fringe debut and dedicates all of his performances to his newborn niece, Nora Miriam. www.EricDelgado.net

Adam Gentzler

Actor (Ensemble)

Adam Gentzler (Ensemble) is originally from Canton Ohio. He recently added writer, director & producer to his credits with the short comedy Parking Enforcement: Encino (P.E.E.) which won him Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy at a 2018 short film festival. Along with working on his own projects, he trains with John Rosenfeld. Notable credits: Snug the Joiner in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Dramaturg Alfred Molina. This is his return to the stage after 2.5 years. First Fringe Festival. He likes finding great places to eat, traveling, dogs, cringe compilations and Cleveland sports. He believes strongly that his football team, the Browns, won't be awful this year.

Dan Torson (Ensemble) is an actor and improvisor. He's on one of UCB's Harold Teams and performs regularly in LA. FILM: Have Hands Will Travel, Fracked, Porky's Boys. He is also performing in the Fringe show, "Stuff I Think is Funny and Good."

Dan Torson

Actor (Ensemble)

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