May 6 - 8, 2022
LGBTQ+ Military Veterans and the
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Era.
Sharing Our Truth
is an anthology of personal narratives by LGBTQ veterans and military family members that documents and archives a critical moment of transition in US military history (1950s-present).
Performed in conjunction with the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center and the Military Kid Art Project.
Learn more at the Museum of American Military Family website.
meet the Team
suzanne birrell: lucretia
A Renaissance woman with a multi ethnic background from small town America (where the women are strong), Suzanne Birrell writes screenplays from a unique perspective. For inspiration, Suzanne teaches middle school (where children are wild and hormones rage), plays bass in a country band, and generally observes life as inspiration.
Jeremiah Core: avery
Thank you all so very much for coming out to support your local theatre and our production of SHOUT! Jeremiah Core is the father of 2 boys, and one of 13 children, born in the Boston, Mass. suburb of Newton. As a child he wanted to play for he Boston Red Sox, be in the Jackson Five or New Edition, play in the Negro Leagues and be Janet Jacksons boyfriend! Every day as a child was spent singing, dancing, acting out scenes from tv shows or playing sports. He played college baseball and left school and joined the Army after 9/11, going to Air Assault and Airborne schools, joining 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and 3 tours of Iraq. His acting career began 4 years ago. He is repped at the O'Agency with Lynette O'Connor and will be attending the prestigious Stella Adler Art of Acting, Los Angeles, this fall.
Renato Estacio-Burdick has performed, stage managed or directed in 30+ unique shows to include musicals, operas, operettas, theater, in both the U.S. and abroad. While in secondary school, Renato was the recipient of 2 Mark Hamill Awards (named after Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker, an alum of the same school) for his contribution to the arts. In June '22, Renato will travel to the Netherlands to the role of Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Marco, (Gianni Schicchi), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), and Marullo (Rigoletto) and during July & August Renato will travel to Germany to sing at the International Opera Festival Berlin as Frank in the opera Die Fledermaus and Sarastro (understudy) in Die Zauberflöte.
rebecca lynn farrell: caitlin
Rebecca Lynn Farrell is a New Mexico based actor known for her roles in A Beautiful Nothing, Muffler Bruthlers, and Letters to a Dead Poet, among others. She started her acting journey in 2018 and is passionate about her craft. She finds inspiration from watching and learning from other actors, directors, writers, crew members and from the daily experiences life brings.
Gurudarshan holds a bachelor's degree in theatre, and has acted in commercials, TV, and film. This is her return to live theatre after some years. She loves acting and all the arts, New Mexico, gardening; kindness, wonder, and the unending potential for creativity and evolution in humanity.
herman johansen*: dan
Herman Johansen is an actor, director and writer based in New Mexico. TV credits include Big Sky and MadTV, film credits include Dead for a Dollar and Surrounded. Theatre credits include The Odd Couple (with George Wendt), The Front Page, Omnium Gatherum, Fiddler on the Roof, The Master Builder, Copenhagen, American Buffalo, Free Man of Color, The Boys Next Door and Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dial M for Murder, Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Moon Over Buffalo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey and Leading Ladies. Directing credits include Man of La Mancha, Our Town, Caldwell’s Bomb and Agnes of God. His full-length drama, Fading Light, was produced in the 2015 The New York Int’l Fringe Festival.
Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA. www.hermanjohansen.com
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
jeffrey jung: stevie
Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Jeff is very excited to make his ABQ theatrical debut. With a love of performing and some quick wit, Jeff has quickly been able to find some familiarity in the theatre scene around His new city and couldn’t be happier. Some theatre credits include Krogstad in A Doll's House (Capital Shakes), Gary/Roger in Noises Off (Dakota Stage), The Dogman in The Shining (Fargo-Moorhead Theatre), and Amos Hart in Chicago (Sleepy Hollow Theatre).
candice neu: sara
Candice began her career in film in the early 2000's working for private companies and community organizations producing short films and educational videos. She stepped into the public sector more
recently, producing several festival pieces and her first television series, Broadway Bound Live. She is also the host of her own talk show, The Neu Agenda, where she explores the arts and interviews artists about their work and career journeys.
lora zachek: Robbie
Lora Zachek is a local New Mexico SAG-AFTRA actor who began her acting career as a background actor and wrangler in many New Mexico film productions. She eventually landed a role as a court reporter in the Emmy Award Winning TV Series Better Call Saul. This role was especially fitting since Lora is an actual licensed court reporter. In her spare time, Lora enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, playing softball, and riding her four horses. She is continuing
her education in acting and enjoying learning more about the fascinating film industry.
tim wilkins: stage manager
Over the course of Tim's theatrical career he has participated in all phases of a production. Starting as an actor he progressed to the technical side early on and has since taken out national and international tours and worked in award winning theaters in Minneapolis, South Florida, New York and California and now here in Albuquerque. He is extremely proud to be a Founding Board member of Actors Studio 66.
zoe yeoman: director
Zoë, a Founding Board Member of Actors Studio 66 is a working actor and member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA-The Professional Stage Actor's Union) and SAG-AFTRA (Film and Television Union). Having begun performing at a very early age, Zoë's first love has always been the theater. You may learn more about Zoë on her website: zoeyeoman.com or follow her on IMDB.com We bid you a hearty welcome to our theatrical home; thank you for allowing us to entertain you and we hope we see you over and over again.
deborah cohler: talk back guest
Deborah Cohler, PhD., is a professor of women and gender studies at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth Century Britain (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). At SF State, she teaches courses on LGBTQ+ literature, feminist theory, gender, and war. She has been a research partner at the Museum of the American Military Family in New Mexico since 2017, using their excellent collections for her research and collaborating on LGBT+ projects. She is currently writing a book about US military spouses in the early 21st century, provisionally titled Married to the Military: Domestic Citizenship and the Forever Wars. https://faculty.sfsu.edu/~dcohler/ On YouTube SF State LCA Presents: Women and Gender Studies Faculty Profile–Deborah Cohler
adrian doerfler: Tech volunteer
Before the pandemic, Adrian volunteered at the Aux Dog Theatre in acting, stage hand and technical capacities. He is a videographer and works at Field and Frame. a video rental business in Nob Hill. He is happy to be involved in the theater community once again.