Sandra Delgado* (La Havana Madrid/Playwright) is a Colombian-Chicagoan writer, performer and producer who creates joyful spaces of connection for all. Hailed as “her own brand of triple threat” (New City Chicago), she is best known for La Havana Madrid, her hit play with music which enjoyed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in Chicago, and in a co-production with her artistic homes, Teatro Vista and Collaboraction. A respected veteran of the stage, her acting highlights include work at Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in Chicago and The Public Theater in New York. Awards include a United States Artist Fellowship, NALAC Grant, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, 3Arts Award, Joyce Award, TCG Resident Actor Fellowship, and the 2017 Latina Professional of the Year Award from the Chicago Latino Network. She serves her city as a board member of the Chicago Public Library and is one of the women honored in Kerry James Marshall’s largest public mural, Rushmore, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Her audioplay, if you belong to me as I belong to you, is on Audible as part of a collaboration with the Oscar winning film, Women Talking and her new musical, The Boys and the Nuns, is in development with the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab in NY and Cal State Fullerton. This August, she makes her debut at the legendary Joe’s Pub in NYC with her music project, The Sandra Delgado Experience. sandradelgado.net; @yosoysandradelgado
Eduardo Enrikez* (Henry) is excited to return to SCR in La Havana Madrid. He previously graced the stages of SCR in A Christmas Carol, American Mariachi and Destiny of Desire. He was in the original London West End production of the musical, On Your Feet, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan (London Coliseum); he reprised his role as Emilio in a production at the Moonlight Amphitheatre where he just finished The Wedding Singer. His other West End/European credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Eating Raoul, Time Square Angel, Saturday Night Fever and Hair. His regional credits include The Wedding Singer; Destiny of Desire; American Mariachi; Miss Saigon; Sweet Charity; Cabaret; Blood Brothers; Is This Any Way to Start a Marriage; Ragtime; The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!; Love Songs—A Musical; Bat Boy, The Musical; Hercules On Normandie and Schoolhouse Rock. His film and television credits include Sin Frontera, Stigma, Emilio, Jornada al norte, Dog Tags, Immigrant, Infertile Hearts, “The Bridge,” “Locked up Abroad” and “Bluff.” He wrote the musical ILCAHUILIA (to forgive) where it just recently had a reading in New York and Los Angeles. @eduardoenrikez.
Maria Jimena Gastelum* (Maria) (she/her) was born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, where she began acting at the Centro de Artes Escénicas (Center for the Scenic Arts) in musical productions such as Annie in the roles of Mrs. Pugh/Connie Boylan and The Wizard of Oz as Glinda, the Good Witch presented at Centro Cultural Tijuana (Tijuana Cultural Centre). She then collaborated with non-proﬁt theatre company CAMAFEO, that fundraises for causes in her hometown; she performed the roles of Tiger Lily/Mrs. Darling in their production of Peter Pan. She worked in the Netﬂix production of “Selena: The Series” in the episode “Astrodome” credited as Boutique Employee. She recently graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (LSTFI) where she was enrolled in the Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting program. She recently appeared as Frankie in LSTFI’s production of Sam Shepard’s Icarus’s Mother directed by Mashka Wolﬀe, as June-Adele Taylor in Southern Girls by Sheri Bailey & Dura Temple presented at the Hudson Backstage Theatre and directed by Zadia Ife.
Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel* (Myrna) is thrilled to be making her SCR debut returning to the role of Myrna, which she originated in the world premiere of Sandra Delgado’s La Havana Madrid. Her selected Chicago credits include Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Fen, The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice and Electra (Court Theatre), The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Goodman Theatre); Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Lela & Co. (Steep Theatre Company; Jeff Award, Performer in a Principal Role) and The Abuelas, Hope: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy and i put the fear of mexico in ‘em at Teatro Vista, where she serves as an ensemble member and Artistic Producer. Film credits include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Rounding. On television she appeared in “Fargo,” “Chicago Med,” “The Chi” and “Empire.” She dedicates her performance to the loving memory of Myrna Salazar. For more information visit cruzgonzalezcadel.com | IG: @cruzgcadel.
Luis Herrera* (Carlos) is thrilled be making his West Coast debut with SCR! Off-Broadway he appeared in Aloha Boricua (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater) and regionally in Guys and Dolls (ACT), Rent (ACT), Man of La Mancha (Plaza Theatricals), Sweeney Todd (Park Playhouse), In The Heights (Paramount Theater) and Once on this Island (Porchlight Music Theatre). Herrera has also worked with New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Revolución Latina. Represented by Pantera/Murphy The Agency. Follow his journey @luisherreraofficial
Roberto Antonio Martin* (Tony) is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts acting conservatory. His most notable credits include Mauricio in ABC’s “Grownish,” Brian Torres in ABC’s “For the People,” Fish in the Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Royale and Eme in the 2Rythms Theatre production of Blu. When not on stage as a thespian, he is in training as a black belt in mixed martial arts. He would like to thank his Mom, Mercedes Martin, girlfriend Mallory McMahon and manager at Endorse Management Group. Additional professional credits listed at bertoantonio.com
Marlene Martinez (Maruja) is thrilled to be back at SCR after previously appearing as Ilona in the production of She Loves Me. She also had the pleasure of performing in the Pacific Playwrights Festival concert reading of Prelude to a Kiss and as Mrs. Popper in the Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Her favorite credits include the Broadway national tour of Mamma Mia!, West Side Story (Anita, La Mirada Theatre), and Native Gardens (Tania, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley). You can listen to her as The Astonishing Catalina in the upcoming Rock, Paper, Scissors animated comedy on Nickelodeon. Her film credits include Grandma and A Single Man. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton @marlenevmartinez (IG)
Tristan Turner* (Carpacho) (he/him/his) is an alumni of UC Irvine’s Graduate Acting Program, and is excited to make his debut with SCR. Past credits include Pru Payne (world premiere) with Arizona Theatre Company, Twelfth Night at Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Addams Family with 5-Star Theatricals, and In The Heights at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Thanks for coming!
Nestor Gonzalez (Percussion), Carol Macpherson (Trombone), Roberto Marin (Bass), Carlos Ordiano (Keyboard), Jorge Ordiano (Percussion).