by Skyler Cooper

Directed by Mary Guzmán

Skyler Cooper
Skyler Cooper / Ensemble

Skyler Cooper is thrilled to be performing at TheatreFIRST and for their first time! Skyler has worked with Crowded Fire Theater, B Street Theater, SF Playhouse, California Shakespeare company, Faultline Theater, Impact theater, and various other companies around the bay area with a strong appetite for gender-bending characters roles.  He has gone from playing Othello the moor (Director, Melissa Hillman) to Queen Margaret (Director,Jon Tracy).  He took some time off from theater to write, produce and direct his award-wining short film HERO MARS about gender-stereotypes in the world of classical theater actor.   Skyler trained in acting with Phil Bennett Lab, A.C.T. and a summer internship with the California Shakespeare Company.  Always gratitude for this moment…you for being here with us…and for what art can do!

Director / MARY GUZMÁN
Director / MARY GUZMÁN

Theater: Children are Forever: All Sales are Final (Best Non-Fiction Show Award, United Solo Festival);  The Rita Hayworth of this Generation (Best of the SF Fringe) Forever Never Comes (Crowded Fire Theater Company); Learn to be Latina (Impact Theatre; Best Ensemble Casts in a Comedy, San Francisco Bay Guardian; Best Ensemble, SF Weekly; Reader’s Choice Best Play, East Bay Express.);  Bright Ideas (Shotgun Players, Berkeley); Learn to be Latina (Short) (Golden Thread, San Francisco) Danger of Bleeding Brown (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, San Francisco).

Film: The Wait; Worst Case Scenario: Femme Edition, (Best of the Fest Pittsburg LGBT Film Festival); Mechanic’s Daydream, (Best Stunt Work Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival); Do The Math, (Audience Award Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza); Worst Case Scenario: Butch Edition, (Best Short Comedy SF Women’s Film Festival; Best Women’s Short Reel Affirmations Film Festival); Mind if I Call You Sir? (Best Local Voice San Francisco Women’s Film Festival; Audience Award San Francisco LGBT Film Festival);  Desi’s Looking for a New Girl, (the first Latina lesbian feature film) (Making Herstory Award Boyle Heights Latina IFE; Outstanding Emerging Talent OUTfest Los Angeles).