BEE زنبور Cast
55 NE FARRAGUT ST. #4,
PORTLAND, OR 97211
Friday to Sunday 7.30PM
Aryana Asefirad is a first-generation Iranian-American born and raised in the Bay Area. Currently based out of NYC, Aryana is a recent graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre two-year full-time conservatory program where she studied the Meisner Technique. This will be Aryana’s theatrical debut.
Cerra Cardwell is a DC/NYC/LA/Self-Tape based actor. Her heritage as a Middle Eastern-Italian American is to blame for her love of large portions and exaggerated storytelling. She holds an MA in Actor & Performer training from Rose Bruford College (London) and an MFA in Classical Acting from the Academy At STC (Washington DC). Most recently she appeared in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare Theatre Company, directed by Simon Godwin and is currently the new face of MiraLax USA as the friendly and knowledgeable "Aunt Mira".She is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bee and connecting with her Persian roots.
Müge Karagulle is from Istanbul, Turkey. Having studied Business & Economics in Franklin University in Switzerland, and done her Master's Degree in SDA Bocconi in Italy in Brand Management, after 12 years of corporate life, found her real self in theater. Since then, she has pursued her passion & dream of acting. Her passion brought her to NYC in 2015, where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, graduating from the 2 year evening conservatory in June 2017. She is a member of The Fled Collective & living in NYC.
Chanel Karimkhani, Off-Broadway: Hello Girls (listen on Spotify/Apple), Bach and Bleach, The Goree All Girl String Band. Off-off Broadway: Don’t Do This To Us, Sympathy in C. Regional credits include: Sister Act (Arvada Center), Death Takes a Holiday (Arvada Center). Europe: There’s Nothing Rougher Than Love – a cabaret (Paris, France - Broadway Au Carré). Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre graduate from University of the Arts. Thank you to my cast and team/family and friends! This one’s for you my Iranian sisters and woman everywhere. Live free…
Sara Mostafavi holds a diploma in graphics and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is the author of several children's books and has taught several courses on children's creative drama. She is trained by Brent Blair, professor of theater practice in voice and movement at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She is the compiler of Alchemy of Communication and a lecturer of solution proposals for interpersonal problems based on drama. She is a dance therapist, short film editor, and photographer.
Raz Mostaghimi is an actor, educator, and writer based in Portland. She is a regular cast member of Showdown, Musical the Musical, and Dropped Notes at Curious Comedy Theatre. She also works as a theatre teacher for a wacky, beloved crew of middle and high school students. She is thrilled to be a part of Bee!
Laila Mottaghi graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor's in international studies and double minored in theater and the Persian language. She is back from a three-year hiatus from acting and is so excited to be apart of this beautiful show. She was last seen on stage in Living Out, Anatomy of Gray and Mr. Marmalade. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and training Brazilian Jiujitsu.
Made possible by:
The people we interviewed from 2016-2017. The crowding funding of friends, family and patrons of the arts. Thank you so much for all your love and support!