10604021_10152607238071153_1180772611036384730_oMichael Verderber, Artistic Director

Verderber received his B.A. in Theatre Arts and B.A. in English at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He completed his Master’s in English and currently teaches at Texas A&M Univ – Kingsville. He has worked on over 100 theatrical projects including Zero Untitled work. Some of his work include:

Directing

The Rape of Lucrece, Lurker, A Life With No Joy In It, Plaza Suite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and almost 60 others.

Writing

Author/editor of the anthology [nonspace]: theatre off the stage (Fountainhead Press), the forthcoming Twas the FLOP Before Christmas (Sarah Book P), and Night by the River (VAO Publishing). His other works include: Epitaph by Moonlight (finalist at the Kentuck Play Contest), Amputation (Pop Culture Association selection), and his play “Once Enslaved” was taught at Texas A&M Univ.-Kingsville. He is the author of over 50 others.

Acting

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Dormouse), The Laramie Project (Doc O’Conner, Jedeiah Schultz, Stephen Mead Johnson, Matt Mickelson, etc), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), The Servant of Two Masters (Truffaldino), The Prodigious Snob (Covielle), Our Town (Professor Willard, Baseball player #2, Joe Stoddard), and about 60 others.

Backstage & Tech

The Shape of Things (lights), Curse of the Starving Class (properties), Pulse: One Man’s Journey Through Himself (lights), and over 40 others.

He has also been trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England and received improv workshop training with The Hideout Theatre in Austin, TX.

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Katherine Verderber (Orozco), Director of Mainstage

Katherine received her B.A. in English and her B.A. in History at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is currently completing her Master’s in English Literature at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Some of her Zero work includes:

Directing

Broken Wheels, Lolita and the Fox, The Thin Divide, and co-direction of  A Glass Veil, in addition to several others.

Writing

A Glass Veil, Lolita and the Fox, Nightmare of Oz; the latter of which was published in [nonspace] theatre off the stage and was taught at Texas A&M Univ – Kingsville.

Acting

 Into Hell, Madness in Wonderland, The Rape of Lucrece, Heart and Stole, The Unraveling, Acoustical,  Too Young to Die, and several others.

Her other acting endeavors include work with Visual Pictures on their feature film, The Violent States of America, work with STX Media in Deviant Behavior, The Roommate, Part II, and their new anthology of horror, Dreadtime Stories.

She has also been a part of another feature, called Sunset Sabbath. She has been trained at the Globe Theatre in London, England, as well as with the Broadway cast of The Lion King in NYC. She was nominated for the best actress award at the San Antonio Horrific Film Festival for her role in The Roommate, Part II.

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Poodle Robert Trujillo, Co-Director of Premature Punchline

 

Directing
He has guest directed scenes for “And Then There Were None” and several PrePunch skits.

 

Acting

He has recently performed as The White Rabbit in The Wonderland Massacre, And Then There Were None (Rogers), Ravenscroft (Inspector Ruffing), The Taming of the Shrew, and several others. He appeared in the world premiere production of From Inside. His film work includes the holiday short Christmas Off The Shelf. 

Training

He has done accent work, mimes classes, and other training under ZU. Additionally, he composes the majority of the soundtracks and scores for Zero Untitled’s productions.

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Drea Andrea Lorin, Co-Director of Premature Punchline

Directing / Writing
She has guest directed scenes for several PrePunch skits and Textual Overture  plays. She is the author of A Girl and Her Monster. 

Acting

She has recently performed in The Taming of The Shrew, And Then There Were None, the title character in Medea:Cerberus, Ravenscroft , and several others. Her film work includes the Christmas Off the Shelf and other shorts. She appeared as a singer in the immersive theatre piece A Night at the Opal and has sung at several Textual Overture shows.

Training / Tech

She has done accent work, mimes classes, and other training under ZU. For tech, she has worked lighting for the latest Shakespearean Sonnet videos.

 

 

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julio edited Julio Martinez, Director of “Textual Overture”

Graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, he has been a part of Zero Untitled Films/Productions for 3-4 years.  He has acted in several productions and has recently taken up directing plays.  He currently helps run Textual Overture with Joshua McCaulley and C.J. Lillie, and assists Premature Punchline as a writer and sometimes actor.

Directing

There is a Hotel at the end, The Brother’s Complex, Dependents, Only Slightly Mad, and stage manager for A Winter’s Harvest.

Writing

Games for the improv comedy troupe Premature Punchline, wrote and directed There is a Hotel at the End, Game of Fortune, and several short poems and monologues featured at Textual Overture that have been published within the journal Writer’s Bloc.

Acting

Madness in Wonderland, Relapse in Wonderland, Nightmare of Oz, Cooookie!, A Kidnapping, Seriously?), Dependents, Coach of the Year, The MIME-nificent Seven, It’s Not Very Effective, and several other skits.

 

 

 

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Beth preferred Beth Marie Cantu, Co-Director of Premature Punchline

Beth Marie Cantu is an English Major, Music Minor at Texas A&M – Kingsville. Beth enjoys working on her novel, and coming up with ideas for plays that are really difficult to stage on a tight budget. Some of her works include:

Directing

“The Writing Process,” “There’s No Snow in Texas,” and Premature Punchline Comedy Group. Writing: “Coming Out Party,” “All Tied Up,” “There’s No Snow in Texas,” “The Great Sorority Massacre” (Coming Soon)

Acting

“All the World’s a Stage (US Team),” “Wonderland Massacre,” “Nightmare of Oz,” “The Factory,” “Relapse in Wonderland,” “All Tied Up,” “Orale!” “Flowers in the Fall,” Premature Punchline Comedy Group

Training

Vocal/ Opera Coaching: Dr. K.D. Williams. Beth has performed with the TAMUK Opera Workshop in projects such as “The Magic Flute,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Beth also enjoys in dabbling in special effects makeup, photography, and graphic design for ZU’s flyers.

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Charles is working on his B.A. in Theatre Arts and B.A. in English at Texas A&M-Kingsville, and joined Zero Untitled in 2012, he is currently one of the directors for Zero Untitled’s Textual Overture.

Directing

The Merchant of Venice (audio – post production), Shrink, There Always.

Writing

Assistant editor of the anthology [nonspace]: theatre off the stage (Fountainhead Press), writer of Only Slightly Mad, as well as Not that Wise (R-Rated Christmas Show) and Welcome to College (Fishnado – 2013).

Acting

Nightmare of Oz (Sherwood Payes /Oz), Game of Fortune (Mr. Bennol), Only Slightly Mad (Lykos*), Coookie! (Mr. Kemp), Rorschach Test (Professor Professorson), Merchant of Venice (Shylock/Lorenzo), and Glamorgan (Owen Pendragon)

Backstage & Tech

A Glass Veil (set building)

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Rebekah Ramos, Assistant Director of “Textual Overture”

Rebekah has her B.A in English at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and has been a part of Zero Untitled Films/Productions since 2011.  She has been a technical and lighting manager for variety of shows and has currently taking up the roles of stage managing and directing plays. She is now assisting in the directing of Zero Untitled’s Textual Overture with Julio Martinez and C.J Lillie.

Directing

The Game of Fortune, The Failed Frat, It’s Not Very Effective…, A Winter’s Harvest, Coach of the Year, Don’t Forget the Other, Poorly Designed Character’s Club.

Acting

Relapse in Wonderland, Nightmare of Oz, Glamorgan, The Factory, Saints and Gunshots.

Backstage and Tech

Acoustical (lights), Cooookie! (lights and sound), Lolita & the Fox (lights and sound), There’s a Hotel at the End (lights),The Rape of Lucrece: Kingsville performance (lights), and several others.

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