Our Mission and “Who’s Who”

 

Our Mission

Breach Once More is primarily dedicated to producing plays that are rich with emotion, from deep despair to unbridled hope and joy. Our goal is to illuminate the complexities of the human condition. In other words, we aim to hit our audience in the mouth, with the hope that we awaken feelings of empathy while providing generous entertainment. Additionally, we are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities to talented semi-professionals with the desire that they may pursue their artistic endeavors. What is more, we feel that theatre takes many shapes and forms; From “traditional” theatre to “mash-ups” and all the way to include  immersive theatre  variety acts and cabaret.  We strive to define theatre differently, so that we may resonate with new audiences in a new era.


Artistic Director

Steve Bologna  

As an Actor, Director, Producer and Fight Choreographer, Steve has worked for several Bay Area and Los Angeles theaters and production companies. He would list them but who really cares? its not like he worked with Al Pacino or anything…(he has not) he just wants to keep you reading.  Steve Digress’!  Steve, holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Theater Arts from San Francisco State. His education and practical experience includes all facets of theatre.  Steve is particularly interested in viewing classical and famous plays through new, culturally relevant lenses. He is also committed to producing exciting new works. Overall, as Artistic Director, Steve is passionate about producing entertaining plays that grapple with human struggles and ignite his audience’s sense of empathy

 

 

Contact steve@breachoncemore.org

 

 

Managing Director

Lauren Burgat

L.Burgat HeadshotLauren Burgat obtained her BA in Drama from San Francisco State University in 2012. Her love of theatre began in 8th grade when she performed in her first musical Footloose with River City Theatre Company in Sacramento, California. She continued acting all throughout high school and into college, where she gained a love for the production side of theatre as well. Outside of performing, she has worked in the Wardrobe Department of California Music Circus form 2008-2012, directed two shows for SFSU’s Brown Bag Theatre Company, and directed Breach Once More inaugural show, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. and hit Mash-up Much Ado About Lebwoski.  She looks forward to her future with Breach Once More!

Contact Lauren@breachoncemore.org

 

Executive Director

Justine Reichman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justine is more than an accomplished executive, she is always searching out creative ways to work to help people improve their position in life and enhance their self-esteem.

Justine’s strategic vision with Breach Once More is to support the company and enable it to grow and have broader presence in the community, she strives to support artists and provide a platform for them to share their talents. This gives each artist a chance to express themselves, and provides the members of our community an opposition to see moving and awakening performances. By working with Breach Once More, Justine has found yet another way to bring art to the community.

Contact: Justine@breachoncemore.org

 

Production Manager/Resident Stage Manager

Sara Ramos

Sara HeadshotSara Ramos graduated with a B.A in Theatre Arts( Stage Management Emphasis) from   San Francisco State University. She previously worked with Artistic Director Steve Bologna on his post-apocalyptic and thought provoking production of Othello as the Stage Manager. She is a Bay Area native who has participated in nearly every facet of the theatre and has loved all of the friendships and experiences she has run into along the way. Sara loves being the organizational and emotional support that helps drive along the artistic process and make sure anyone’s artistic vision and expression can become a reality. When she’s not performing her theatre related duties, Sara spends her time actively following the San Francisco Giants and listening to as many movie scores as she can put her ears to. Contact: Sara@breachoncemore.org

 

Director of Development/Artistic Associate

Willem Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willem is beyond pleased to have found a home with Breach Once More. The artistic integrity and risk-taking approach BOM brings to the work inspires him endlessly. As an actor Willem is a proud member of AEA and has originated many roles and appeared in countless west coast and regional premiers including, An Octoroon, Woodboy Dogfish, Tribes, and Tempest Redux. As an “Actorvist” he produces street theatre through the Titan Award winning company Vigilante Artists of which he is the founder. As an educator he has taught many ages and abilities around the Bay Area including at the Cal Shakes Conservatory. In 2015 Willem Co-Founded the Arts for Autism Education Program at the Lyric Theatre in L.A. During the 2017-2018 season at Role Players Ensemble and Eugene O’Neill Foundation in Danville, he served as Associate Artistic Director and assistant directed productions of Animal Farm and The Rover. Willem has a MA in Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London.

Contact willem@breachoncemore.org

New Play Development/Artistic Associate

Vadanak Ke

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Vadanak Ke is the Artistic Director of Zeitgeist Artworks and a Co-Founder of Planets Aligned Theatre Company. He likes making movies, writing plays, and on occasion skeet shooting- no, not really, I haven’t fired a gun in my life. In fact if you’ve made the effort to read this far into my bio I want to personally congratulate you. These things tend to be so boring and self indulgent. In case you’re wondering, I haven’t won any awards, none of my movies got picked up, and I work at a locksmith shop, so I might not be the finest example to your kids who are looking to get into the industry. However, with that said, I have a wonderful wife who still texts me beautiful quips, two shining kids who redecorate my walls daily with permanent markers, and an overbearing mother who still reminds me to take a shower even after I’ve just taken one.

So my life isn’t so bad when you look at it from that perspective. I hope that you, fine patron, are truly doing well in whatever it is you’re doing, that you are passionate in your ventures, and that you still long for orange painted sunsets. I also want to thank you for actively participating in and contributing to this wonderful thing called art. Thank you, truly. Before I go, I will leave you with two quotes: one from a friend of mine named Efron who said “Words without actions are lost ideas” and the other quote is from my son Fable who asked “why?” How profound. We all have stories, let’s start telling them. Ke@breachoncemore.org

Resident Technical Director

Larry Santy Keep Calm and let Larry handle it”

img_4941Larry’s been the TD for the Primitive Screwheads since 2004. He had retired from the Screwheads in 2011 but like Michael Corleone once said, “Just when I though I was out…they pull me back in!” He was approached by Steve Bologna to collaborate with Breach Once More, and gladly dusted off his power tools to do one last run backstage.

 

 

Company Members


 

 

 

Tricia Brooks

Tricia Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricia Brooks first met Steve and other company members while acting in Brown Bag Theatre company, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts at SFSU. Early on she decided she wanted to work with Steve’s passionate, creative direction and got the opportunity when working with Breach Once More in Othello.

After graduating SFSU, Tricia attended an intensive in London, England at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where she studied with conservatory professors such as Brigid Panet. She has also studied at ACT with Andrew Hurteau. Tricia has done a wide variety of work from Shakespeare to Checkov to Rebeck to feature and short films. Today she is pursuing her acting and directing career in film in Los Angeles and has recently signed with a theatrical and commercial agent.
 
Michael Zavala
Michael ZavalaMichael Zavala met BOM Founder Steve Bologna while pursuing a degree at SFSU, where Steve directed Zavala in multiple productions, including Bologna’s Master’s Thesis, a post-apocalyptic Othello, where Zavala played Iago. He would like to thank Steve and the BOM crew for their vision and hard diligence.

Zavala is a lifelong Bay Area performer. He was born and raised in the East Bay, where he trained with local and regional theater companies such as Center REP and ACT. As well as being an actor since age 8, Zavala is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, writer, and trained swordsman.

 Tommy Scott
Tommy ScottAt the age of 16, without friends or any sense of loss, Tommy took to the stage to create a career in stand up comedy. After entertaining many crowds with his dry and naive sense of humor at such prestigious clubs as; The Purple Onion, The Punchline, The Comedy Store, and The IMPROV, he decided to pursue an education in theatrical arts in 2010 from San Francisco State University. That’s where he met Steve of Breach Once More. It was he who first imbued confidence in Tommy’s performance as an actor both onstage and off. With a keen eye to constructive guidance and minute detail, Steve has helped Tommy to develop the subtleties within a performance as well as pushing the limits his comfort zone.
Having recently appeared as Ray in Breach Once More’s production of Lone Star (and Othello in 2012), Tommy resides in Los Angeles where he is currently studying with The Upright Citizens Brigade.

Renzo Romero

2014-10-25-Renzo-Test-740Renzo Romero obtained his B.A. in Theatre Arts (emphasis in Performance) from San Francisco State University. His love for theatre and performance was found through enrolling in a general acting class to fulfill his arts requirement while still studying sociology as a major. Renzo’s passion grew for the arts and discovered that acting is very similar to sociology in which both study human behavior–acting is utilizing that study and representing it through one’s body. So, he studied both Sociology and Theatre giving him a different perspective on acting. His last productions include SFSU’s “A Chorus Line” and his first leading role as Pinocchio in “I Never Lie: A Pinocchio Project” by Meredith Eden (produced by our friends at 99 Stock Productions). For more info on donating or like to know where your money is going, contact Renzo@breachoncemore.org

Neal Honda
 
TheatricalNeal Honda has been passionate about acting and performing since a very young. A clear sign was when his mother caught him watching himself in the mirror, and marching along to a Barney Parade that was playing on TV.

Since that time Neal has performed in a number of plays and musicals through schooling, which ultimately lead him to get his B.A. in Theatre Performance at SFSU, graduating in 2013. Neal just recently made the move to Los Angeles in hopes of making acting his full­-time career by cracking the television and film industry ‘beast’. In an ideal world, he hopes to leave his day job and work on a television series with showrunner Damon Lindelof (Lost & The Leftovers), but only if he’s killed off after three seasons, no more, no less. Be sure and check out Neal’s IMDB page, though it looks like a barren wasteland now, who knows, that may change soon(ish).

Neal has been lucky enough to have been a part of a few Breach Once More productions, notably Othello as the role of Roderigo, and SubUrbia as the role of Jeff. He would like to thank Steve Bologna and the rest of the B.O.M. crew for giving him the opportunity to be a part of such a savvy group of artists. What Neal loves most about B.O.M. is that they are tackling the theatre scene in the Bay Area the right way, grinding it out. Don’t sleep on these guys!

He especially wants to thank Steve for being a constant role model, teacher, coach, and bro through all the years. Your insight and friendship mean everything. Though he knows his future with B.O.M. is just beginning, he hopes to collaborate with them again sooner rather than later.

Rachel Goldberg

Rachel is so thrilled to become a company member with Breach Once More! She has been fortunate enough already to perform in 3 of their productions so far (SubUrbia, The House of Ramon Iglesia, and Mr. Marmalade).  Previous works in San Diego include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Honey) with A Delicate Balance Theatre Co., and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Evelyn/Ensemble) with Perfect Circle Theatre Co. Credits in the Bay Area include Millicent Scowlworthy (Reese Scowlworthy) at 99 Stock Productions, West Side Story (Maria) with Pacifica Spindrift Players, On Clover Road (Angela) at The San Francisco Playhouse, and Gravedigger the Musical (Nurse/Wife/Girl) at Piano Fight.

Rachel earned her B.A in Theater Performance at San Francisco State University in 2014. Favorite credits from school include Lorenzaccio (Countess Cibo), Eurydice (Secretary), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), Wedding Singer! the Musical (Julia), In Hollow Time (Key), and Into the Woods (Witch).  You can catch Rachel next in the 5th remounting of Gravedigger the Musical (Sister/Mechanic/Mama/Dad) at Piano Fight.


Board of Directors

Andrea Silarajs- Board President

Alex Silarajs-  Vice President

Peter Weber-Legal

ADVISORY

Doug Fioranelli

Amber Collins Crane

Sarah Sheppard