A NIGHT WITH US 2019
Please join us for an exciting evening of staged readings, cocktails and conversation!
We look forward to honoring our work with you as we watch a dedicated cast of esteemed actors perform the inspiring work of our students, bringing it to life!
The night’s talent includes the following and additional surprise guests:
Rebecca Delgado SmithActor, writer, comedian. Rebecca was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, FL. She has a BFA in Acting from NYU, where she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. Rebecca is a member of the sketch comedy group, Harvard Sailing Team, and for the past 10 years they've performed at comedy theaters (UCBT, The PIT & The Nerdist amongst others), as well as comedy festivals around the country (including Just For Laughs, Montreal). Their Youtube videos have over 17 million views. Rebecca's TV credits include: The Good Place, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The League and New Girl. She's currently developing a half-hour dramedy set in Puerto Rico for the Sundance NOW network.
Anna DiopBorn in Senegal, Anna Diop moved to the states at age of 5 where she was raised in Texas. Anna can be seen as the lead role of alien superheroine ‘Starfire’ in DC’s live action series “Titans,” which premiered late last year. Diop’s additional credits include “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Quantico,” “Greenleaf,” “The Messengers,” and “24-Legacy.” Up next, she will be seen in Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated “Us’ in theaters March 22nd with a special screening at this year SXSW.
Iddo GoldbergIddo Goldberg was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and producer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and Salem (2014).
Tess ParasTess Paras is an actress and writer, known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), Grimm (2011) and Take My Wife (2016).
James RansoneJames Ransone is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO's crime drama series The Wire, United States Marine Corps Cpl. Josh Ray Person in the war drama miniseries Generation Kill, and The Deputy in the supernatural horror films Sinister and Sinister 2.
Ellie ReedEllie Reed is an actor and writer from Chicago most known for her role as Annie on Netflix's Girlboss. You may have also seen her on Two Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, or Chicago P.D. Her plays have been performed in several Chicago theaters, and her screenplays have been read by several important Hollywood people (she swears), though you are also welcome to read them even if you don't think you are important at all. She's honored to to be a part of tonight, and excited to help The Unusual Suspects in any way she can.
DeWanda WiseDeWanda Wise began her professional career with roles in many award-winning shorts and independent features including "Spinning into Butter” and "Precious" among others. Wise appears as the iconic ‘Nola Darling’ in the Netflix adaption of “She’s Gotta Have It,” created by Spike Lee. Other television credits include FOX’s drama “Shots Fired,” WGN's "Underground," HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” CBS’s “The Good Wife” and “The Mentalist,” and NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.” Wise will be seen next in CBS All Access’ reboot of the “Twilight Zone" and the Netflix Original romantic-comedy, “Someone Great."
Event: A Night With US 2019
Date: February 27, 2019
Location: Gold-Diggers | 5632 Santa Monica Blvd | LA, CA 90038
6:00 pm: Happy Hour
7:00 pm: Show begins
8:00 pm: More drinks and conversation!
Lyft/Uber is encouraged.
Suggested donation at the door or online. RSVPs are encouraged.
About the venue: Gold Diggers bar has become an East Hollywood hotspot hosting live performances and events by acts like Iceage, Nick Waterhouse, Sofi Tukker, Leon Bridges and more. Gold Diggers also encompasses a campus boasting more than three decades of Hollywood history behind the storied doors of what was once a decadent dive bar, including a boutique design hotel, and recording studio. Once a tavern and inn catering to motorists traveling Route 66; a film studio and rehearsal space for punk and rock bands, the soundstage space was also home to Ed Wood’s production studios in the ’50s (the original catwalks are still hanging). L.A. rock history surrounds the studio walls too where a Slayer-themed graffiti tag from the studio’s seedier era was purposefully left untouched in the renovation, and currently in the studio, one might see the likes of Sam Hollander, who wrote Fitz and the Tantrums’ smash hit “HandClap,” cutting tracks while Dave Trumfio, who has produced for Wilco and My Morning Jacket, oversees the main recording rooms.
Sorry, this one is 21 and older only.