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The Favorite Obsessions Shadowcast
FRANK-N-FURTER: SIMONE CAMPBELL (She/They): Despite being told by a former director she’d never play Frank on the big stage as a woman, Simone is thrilled to be proving him wrong and debuting her version of Frank N. Furter with you all! She’s incredibly grateful for the energy, community, LOVE, and just plain lunacy the Rocky Horror world brings, and invites you along for this sensual daydream with open arms. By the light of day, she’s a senior at UNM studying psychology and philosophy, and works at Agora Crisis Center as the campus outreach coordinator. She’s missed the stage desperately though, so what better re-introduction than donning fishnets and 6 inch heels to tantalize and seduce audience members for two nights at the Guild!
JANET: SAMANTHA NAGEL: Samantha (She/Her) has always dreamt of being in the Rocky Horror Picture Show ever since she snuck in to her first show in the town over from her small, conservative hometown at 15 years old and realized there were queer weirdos and wild and untamed things out there just like her! Sam is a writer of poetry and fiction, a lover of dogs, and drinker of (too much) coffee. She is thrilled to be not just dreaming it but being it on stage as Janet. She hopes you’ll come in to the hunting lodge for rich weirdos, come up to the lab, and see what is on the slab.
BRAD: ARIS ZAFFER (He/His): Aris began acting and playing music when he was 6, instantly falling in love with theatre. Eventually he went to SFUAD to study acting, later graduating with degrees in acting and history from UNM. Since then he’s worked with the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival and on a number of films, including Big Sky, Waco, Outer Range, and Obliterated. Currently Aris spends his spare time as the host of two podcasts, running a production company, playing music, doing mixed martial arts, and working as a psychic and energy healer. Working with the Favorite Obsessions is Aris’ return to his true love, theatre. So now, I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.
MAGENTA/TRIXIE: FIONA DE LEV (She/Her): Fiona de Lev joined The Favorite Obsessions in 2017 as a Transylvanian, then after one heck of a cat fight, clawed her way to the role of Magenta in 2018. Her lifelong love for Rocky Horror has been fully realized in this amazing group of freaks. She has been titillating audiences in the burlesque world since 2019, singing and stripping all over town with her quirky yet sexy acts. You can catch her at Sidewinder's, JUNO Brewery, The Black Cat Cultural Center, and The Soch regularly. This fun-sized snack of a woman loves to roar, and you will be left begging for more!
ROCKY: SAMSON CALLOPY: Samson has been a Rocky cast member for over a decade, starting with the Transvestite Preservation Society cast in 2007. He is a dancer with Festival Ballet, has sung with Opera Southwest, performed as a burlesque dancer, is an active social dancer, has worked as an actor in the film industry, and has probably made sexual overtures to your parents. His next project is to hide himself in your underwear drawer for use at your loneliest moments.
DR. EVERETT SCOTT/CRIM: EDDIE DETHLEFS: Eddie Dethlefs (Maj. Metcalf) - Eddie was last seen as Mr. Mushnik in Hold the Applause’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Recently he has been in Miracle on 34th Street, Spamalot, Pride and Prejudice, Deathtrap, Black Coffee, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, The Importance of Being Earnest, South Pacific, and And Then There Were None. He has performed in and directed a number of shows for Foul Play Café such as Elaine Whales and the Mummy of King Khufu, and Murder at Café Noir.
EDDIE: DAVID ESPALIN: David grew up in Albuquerque spending most of his free time studying various martial arts but didn’t realize his hidden love for performing arts until his early 20’s. He has been dancing and performing on stage for over a decade now. He is extremely excited to share the stage with all the wild performers of the Favorite Obsessions cast. David can be seen at various performances in Albuquerque but always looks forward to reprising the role of Eddie. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, riding motorcycles, blacksmithing, and spending time with his wonderful wife and two black kitties.