Heather Ayers is an actress with an impressive resume filled with Regional Theater, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Film, TV, and now a National Tour of Mean Girls. Other credits include; Broadway: Groundhog Day, Young Frankenstein, On a Clear Day…, A Little Night Music. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, Second Stage, Lucille Lortel, Minetta Lane. Regional: Goodspeed, Old Globe, Yale Rep, LaMirada…. TV: “American Vandal”, “The Affair”, “Brockmire”, “Scandal.” Ayers has done what many aspire to do, which is to work in all fields of the entertainment industry.
Christian Thompson is a 30-year old actor, dancer, singer and writer from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Growing up, his mother moved them across the street from North Andrews Elementary School of the Arts in the hopes that he would be inspired. “Little did she know…” Thompson says with a smirk. He recalls seeing a touring production of Cats at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and that’s when he decided he wanted to be an actor at the young age of 8 years old. “I was sitting in the aisle and I saw an actor dressed as a cat and they get paid to do this?! I want to do that,” Thompson continues, “And that was all I needed, it was a wrap… so I set my mind to it.”
If you scroll the internet, you’ll probably find lots of people named Jim Tyminski. But in South Florida, there’s only one with connections in the various fields of theater, music, real estate and computer software. With a measure of humility, articulate artisan Tyminski, a Floridian for 22 years, proclaims he has notched “the art and science of programming, the art of real estate and also theater, which covers all the other arts.”
If you’re a regular in the South Florida theatre scene, you may know Eytan Deray from his appearances in plays and musicals with various local companies over the past six years, including a most recent turn as Eugene in MNM Theatre Company’s iteration of Grease. But what you may not yet be aware of is that the experienced actor also has a passion for playwriting—which he is eager to finally get a chance to share with the wider South Florida theatre community starting July 29th, when his full-length play Educating Asher is set to make its world premiere.