BareTroupe is a hive of creative expression. Created as a self-directed performing group, BareTroupe provides actors the opportunity to practice their craft beyond the confines of a set show.
Jessica Slaght is a third year Theater & Performance Studies and Media Studies double major who is extremely excited to be returning to BareTroupe for her second year as a manager. Jessica was welcomed into the BareStage family her freshman year and has since appeared in , , , and Other favorite roles include Millie () and Maria (). This year, Jessica is also super excited to be directing BareStage's musical, Hair, in the Spring! In her spare time, she can be found patrolling the halls of Clark Kerr Campus as a Resident Assistant, obsessively following the progress of movie on Broadway.com, or, most likely, enjoying the company of her insanely funny and talented BareTroupe fam.
Yoonji Jang is a sophomore majoring in Theatre and Performance Studies & Cognitive Science here at UC Berkeley. She is thrilled to be returning to her third semester in BareTroupe as Music Manager and to BareStage as Historian/Web Designer. Some of Yoonji's favorite onstage roles include Tracy Turnblad in (DTL Award Winner), Tuptim in (DTL Nomination), Meg Giry in Player in & various dance shows with CK Dance. Yoonji is a zealot of musical theatre & was recently awarded "Most Likely to Facebook Stalk Broadway Stars". She would like to dedicate everything to Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan.
Adam is a senior double majoring in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies & Film Studies. He has performed in the BareStage productions of , and . He has also appeared in and . Adam's favorite musical is probably by either Stephen Sondheim or Weston Scott.
Daniela Grinblatt is a sophomore double majoring in Economics and Statistics. She joined BareTroupe the first semester of her Freshman year, and like a baby to a mother's breast, she has not let go since. When she's not practicing jazz hands in the CRH, Daniela spends her time at The Daily Cal office where she works as the assistant development editor. She likes the small thrills in life, like riding fast on the 51B, overdosing on Reese's Pieces, and writing about herself in third person.
Matt Heid is a graduate student in the School of Education. He is obtaining a Masters in Education as well as a credential to teach secondary mathematics. He serves as the accompanist for BareTroupe, and he is also the Assistant Music Director for BareStage's production of Hair this semester. He has acted in productions of Legally Blonde the Musical and Bye Bye Birdie as well as serving as Pit Director for Seussical the Musical. Before coming to Berkeley, Matt attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he studied mathematics. His hobbies include crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, coffee, and singing Broadway hits sung by female characters.