About Us

Playwright/Producer

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Stephanie Salazar-Amaro is a high school English teacher in South Texas, soon to be moving to New York City to teach high school English in the Bronx.  Aside from molding young minds, Stephanie also writes plays, among other things, including poetry, short stories, and academic research papers. She has an upcoming publication in CCTE Studies (a collegiate academic journal) about her studies in South Texas women writers. Stephanie previously showcased her work at the Ivy Theatre's "24 Hours of Women" and the 2018 New York Theatre Summerfest at the Hudson Guild Theatre.  She has three fur babies with her husband, Mel. Basic Glitch marks her third appearance in the NYC theatre world, but it will not be the last. 

Director

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Ashley Kristeen Vega is a New York City-based actress, singer, dancer, director, and all-around stage & screen artist. Ashley is no stranger to the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival; she made her debut with BBTF in 2018 directing Craig Donnelly’s feminist work THE REIGNING PRINCESS OF POP at the 14th Street Y Theater to positive reviews. A Texas native, Miss Vega has found success in NYC through various ventures, including Off-Broadway with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, the New York Theatre Festival, the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and more, as well as developing, producing, directing, and starring in independent theatre & film opportunities across the country.  Ashley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a BA in Theatre (Acting/Directing emphasis), a Dance Certification, and Vocal Performance credits. 

Stage Manager

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Danielle Dube (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival once more! Favorite Credits:  Adam & Brian (Broadway Bound theatre Festival); The Lieutenant of Inishmore Stage Manager (The Wilbury Group; Metamorphoses Stage Manager (University of Rhode Island); Hedwig and the Angry Inch Assistant Stage Manager (Perishable Theatre/ Trinity Repertory); Dreamcatcher Stage Manager (95 Empire Street); Rebecca Assistant Stage Manager (2nd Story Theatre) The Reigning Princess of Pop (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival). Danielle Dube has also taught Introduction to Theatre at the University of Rhode Island and Improv with some epic second graders. 


Assistant Stage Manager

Cory Alexander is a New York based Actor, Singer, Stage manager and all-inclusive theatre creator. Originally from Texas, Cory is an alumni of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi where he attained his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Cory’s original passion is-and always will be- acting and singing, but has a mutual respect and love for stage management. His first endeavor in stage management was in college and he instantly fell in love with it. Since then, he has stage managed four professional/Collegiate shows. Cory is so excited to be a part of this amazing team and is thrilled to help bring this wonderful play to life.  

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Scenic/Graphic Designer

Abigail Harris is a  NYC Transplant, a Houston Texas Native, and lifelong theatre lover. An actress, scenic artist and designer, singer and all around Theatre artist Abigail enjoys being a jack of all trades. Most recently she finished stints as a Scenic Charge Artist at  both Playwrites Horizons and Theatre Row.  Abigail graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a BA in theater and a minor in studio art. She  got her first taste of theatre acting in a school play in the first grade and was instantly hooked. From there her love for the artform only grew. 

Abigail  firmly believes that it is our job in the theatre as storytellers to show people that they are not alone in a world that can be so lonely. Whether they need to shrug off their own troubles for a couple of hours and laugh at a nonsensical farce with a room full of other people, or if they need to see the pain of someone else in a situation similar to their own to understand that even if it isn’t “okay” they aren’t alone in their pain and that there can be hope in that truth.

BASIC GLITCH CAST

Cassi Torres as RAMONA

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Cassi Torres is a South Texas born and raised performer who is equally at home on stage

as well as in the classroom. Favorite acting roles include Maria (West Side Story), Casilda

(The Gondoliers), Lucy (You're A Good Man Charlie Brown), Audrey (Little Shop of

Horrors). She has served as Adjunct faculty at New York University and Professional

Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi teaching voice

lessons, and music history courses.


Cassi received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Immediately following graduation, Cassi was accepted into Steinhardt’s Graduate Music

Theatre program at New York University where she earned her Master’s of Music in Vocal

Performance Musical Theatre and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy under the

mentorship of Dr. Brian Gill.


Currently Cassi lives in NYC where she continues to perform and teach voice lessons and

children’s music.

Laura Kay as MAGDA

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 Laura Kay is a Brooklyn based actor, singer and writer. Originally from Ohio, Laura moved to NYC 6 years ago to obtain her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. Since moving to NYC, Laura has immersed herself in the theatre industry and has worked both onstage in numerous Plays, Musicals, and Staged Readings, and offstage in administrative roles, working with the New York Musical Festival, Signature Theatre, and the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. In 2016, Laura premiered her one-woman show, "I Kissed Your Boyfriend: Another Feminist Rant" Off-Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival. Favorite roles include April in "Savage in Limbo," Rosemary in "Rosemary with Ginger," and Dr. Strauss in Julia Rae Maldonado's new sci-fi play, "Little Machine." Laura is currently studying puppetry for TV and Film so she can realize her lifelong dream of becoming a Muppet. Website: www.l-kay.com Instagram: @laurakay813  

Thomas Valdez as LINO

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 Thomas is very excited to be joining this cast In the world premier of Basic Glitch for his debut performance at the Broadway Bound Theatre Fest. Originally from Houston Texas, Thomas came to New York ready to hit the ground running! Some recent works include, Mary Stuart by Schiller ‘Mortimir’ and ‘2nd Lord’ in Alls Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare, with his theatre ensemble Hedgepig Ensemble Theater. As well as well as the world premier production of CLEO by Lawrence Wright at the iconic Alley Theatre in Houston TX. Thomas would like to thank everyone for coming to see this production!  

Patricia Perales as LEANORE

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Patricia Perales, originally from Eagle Pass TX, is a graduate of the University of TX San Antonio and Syracuse University. has been in various theater and film productions in NYC and currently studies at HB Studio with Austin Pendleton  She was Masha in the The Seagull directed by Mr. Pendleton.  She is also a graduate of the University of TX-San Antonio and Syracuse University.  An avid traveler, she is fluent in Spanish and conversational Italian.  Recently she produced her first theatrical and art show “3 Scenes in a Studio” and was Poncia in The House of Bernarda Alba.