The Hit Show is Back!

Created by Roy Cruz, Streep Tease: An Evening Of Meryl Streep Monologues
Performed by an All-Male Cast,
is a group of seven actors recreating scenes
from the most unforgettable movies of one of the greatest actresses of
all-time Meryl Streep. The show aims to explore this all-male cast’s
fascination with the brilliant actress and the brilliant movies that she
has starred in. The show is a combination of drama and comedy.

Now playing at the Theatre Asylum
Tickets available at
50% Discount Code: Sophie

Cast & Crew

Roy Cruz is a stand up comedian/actor. He was born
and raised in the Philippines and moved to Los Angeles
many years ago. He has written a short film Keisha Vs.
Geisha which screened in Slamdance Film Festival.
His comedy performance in the TV show Wisecrack can
be seen on Logo TV. He has headlined at the Maui Cultural
Center, Lake Tahoe Winterfest, Salt Lake City’s Comedy
101 and at the Outlaugh GLBT Comedy Festvial in 05,06
and 09. He performs regularly around Los Angeles and
its environs. His essay “Janeane’s Garofalo’s Greasy Hair”
was published in the book “Out on the Edge: America’s
Rebel Comics.” He would like one day to play all the
women of Tennessee Williams with Filipino accent.

David Dean Bottrell - David co-wrote the screenplay
for the Fox Searchlight release KINGDOM COME starring
Whoopi Goldberg and L.L. Cool J., Other studio work
includes scripts for Fox, MTV Films, Paramount and Disney
feature animation. His weekly blog,
(a seriocomic look at being middle-class in Hollywood) has
quickly developed a dedicated following. David is a regular
performer at "Sit 'N Spin" @ the Comedy Central Stage in
Hollywood and his first-person essays appear regularly on
the Huffington Post, and in Metrosource Magazine.
Recent acting gigs include guest star roles on "Ugly Betty,"
"Women's Murder Club." "Criminal Minds" and a reoccurring
gig playing the psychotic "Lincoln Meyer" on "Boston Legal."

Ron Morehouse is thrilled to be apart of this exciting
project honoring his most favorite actor of all time.
Ron is a company member of Theatre of Note where he
has performed in many award-winning productions including
Nibbler by Ken Urban, and Fubar by Karl Gajdusek.
Off-Broadway: The School for Scandal, Richard II (Pearl
Theatre Co.), Henry V (Expanded Arts). Regional Theatre:
The Liar, MacBeth (NJSF), Ex-Mas (Open Fist) Servant
of Two Masters(Slow Train Theatre) among others. TV:
Boston Public (2 Seasons Recurring) Guest Stars include:
Cold Case, The Starter Wife, Justice, West Wing among
others. BFA: USC

Trent Walker is an actor and an accomplished singer/
songwriter originally from Knoxville Tennessee. His film
credits include “Gods and Generals”, “Gettysburg”,
“Demolition Man” and “The Expert”. Among his TV credits
are “Ellen”, “Unsolved Mysteries” and “One Life to Live”.
Trent has preformed with several improv groups in Los
Angelesincluding “Smoke The Kitty” and “Lurlene,” both
casts were invited to be a part of the Chicago Improv
Festival. Other stage appearances include stand-up at
“The Improv” and “Manhattan Punch Line,” “Oh Boy” at
the New York Producers Club” and Reckless in the “Nashville Shakespeare Festival.” Trent’s music and vocals can be
heard on several soundtracks including “Try 17”
and “Daybreak.”

Joel Scher lives in Los Angeles by way of NYC. Proud member
of Theatre of Note, LA. Some recent credits include: Eat The
Runt, Holy Ghost, He Asked For It (ovation nom.), and There
Just Like Us. Many off and off off Broadway credits including:
The 2G's, Pardon My Inquisition (Charles Busch), Moon Lake
Casino, and Juicy's Blues. Currently can be seen in the new
web series Act Now, and the feature film Scream of the Bikini.
Look for Joel in the up coming feature from Satyricon Pictures:
The Silver Case.
Matthew Nouriel is a British born, Iranian, Jewish Stand-up
Comedian/Actor/Egoist Extraordinaire living in Los Angeles,
California. In his spare time he enjoys living off of credit
cards, kebabs, and the colour gold. Matthew has worked
in Film, Television, and Theatre, and is a regular at
The Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles.
Teddy Margas is an actor/standup/writer from West Hollywood. He can be seen at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Improv and various venues throughout the globe. He was a theatre major at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a co-founder of The QUEERS of COMEDY, a trio of gay comics who tour the land bridging the gap between ignorance and tolerance through humor. Comedy comes natural to him.
Felipe Figueroa - After graduating from NYU (BFA Drama), he did summer stock and regional theater. Favorite roles include Paul in A Chorus Line and Bernardo in West Side Story. Having just arrived in LA this past January, he has hit the ground running. Short film - The Gelephant. He wrote, directed and produced his own short - Talk to Me. New favorite Meryl movie - Iron Lady - because I want to be the Puerto Rican Margaret Thatcher.

Fred Tallaksen, Choreographer is an award-winning
choreographer whose work can be seen and recognized all
over the world. He is a two-time Emmy nominee, an
American Choreography Award winner, a nominee for
a second American Choreography Award, a winner of two Choreography Media honor Awards, an Espirit Award winner,
as well as several Gala Awards, and a nominee for an
Ovation Award and a Robby Award.

Fred worked one on one with Madonna and created choreo-
graphy for her "Sorry" music video. He was then asked to
choreograph the finale for her Confessions World Tour.
The televised special on NBC earned him a Choreography
Media Honors Award. Fred has also choreographed music
videos for Weezer (Pork and Beans), James Blunt (1973)
Kellis (Good Stuff) and Enrique Iglasias (Can You Hear Me.)
The music video Fred choreographed for Juanes (Me Enamora)
won a Latin Grammy Award for best video of 2008. Fred has
also Directed music videos including: Tavio (Mi Pais), Storm
Lee (I Came Here to Dance) and Carbon 9. (My Friend)

Ezra Weisz, Director, hailed as “the master of improvisation”
by the L.A. WEEKLY, has been the director of the bang Improv
Conservatory since 2003. Before going through the bang
program himself, he taught improvisation at Cal Arts,
The Company of Angels, California Migrant Education,
and SCRT. He joined bang’s teaching staff in 1999. He has
performed improv with many groups in numerous venues
around LA, including The Doubtful Guests (which headlined
the 2009 Chicago Improv Festival) and bang’s house group
iProv. He works as an actor in television, directs voice-overs,
and does audience warm-up for several network television
shows. Ezra has dedicated his life to improv and finding
new and creative ways to present and teach it.
Lorenz Esguerra, Executive Producer, is an ad exec based in Minneapolis. He has worked for P&G, Mattel, WPP, BBDO and Modern Climate in various senior executive marketing roles. Currently I'm the EVP of Business Development for this new hot digital agency called Modern Climate in the Twin Cities. I love watching Ryan Gosling movies but who doesn't.

Watch the Streep Tease Teaser

Show Information

The Hit Show is Back!

Playing at the Theater Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. 90038

Saturday, September 15th: 9:30

Reservations Recommended

Directed by Ezra Weisz/Produced by Roy Cruz and Lorenz Esguerra

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