Berkeley Interactive Theater
Shyanna graduated from UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies in December 2014. She first joined Berkeley Interactive Theater in Spring of 2013 as an actor for the Nutrition Client Program. Some of her favorite work has been with BIT in furthering discussions of equity and inclusion through the interactive theater process with various departments at UC Berkeley and beyond. Her overall interests lie in pursuing social justice through artistry and youth theater education. She hopes to use theater to empower young people through awareness of their immediate communities as well as their placement as citizens of the world in order to foster love for themselves and empathy for others.
Samanta Cubias is an actor/writer/comedian born, raised, and thriving in California. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in Political Science and Theater and Performance Studies. She then began work at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where she currently serves as the Audience Development Manager. Samanta began work with Berkeley Interactive Theater in 2015. She lives in Oakland, where she spends her time with family, writing stories and training for marathons.
Jonathan finished his studies at UC Berkeley in 2011, with a degree in Public Health. During his time at Cal, he was an active member of Theatre Rice -- a UC Berkeley Modern Asian American Theatre. He first joined Berkeley Interactive Theater in 2010. Currently, he is a Project Engineer at Pipe and Plant Solutions, but he continues to do theater work through house management at the Aurora Theatre, standardized patient work with the UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program and Samuel Merritt University, as well as the various diversity education workshops conducted by BIT.
Emma graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 and holds a BA in Rhetoric as well as in Theater and Performance Studies. Emma has been a BIT ensemble member since 2012. In addition to working at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Emma is also the Artistic Director of FaultLine Theater, a new works company based in San Francisco. She is a freelance actor, choreographer and director.
Breidi Truscott Roberts
Having joined the Berkeley Interactive Theater company in 2008, shortly after its creation, Breidi has been involved with BIT almost from its birth. She began in the role of Jennifer, a staff member returning from maternity leave, in "Entitled." In 2009 breidi became the Program Coordinator for the company - helping with logistics, acting, and facilitating when needed. Over the next few years she frequently reenacted the role of Professor Jamison in "A Little More Time." She has a background in theater and her life's work is social change; two of her passions that come together while doing interactive theater. Currently she is an Intercultural Trainer at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus and moonlights with BIT whenever possible.