Patrick Sabongui

Patrick Sabongui is a professional actor, stunt performer and teacher. He holds a Master’s Degree in Acting from the University of California, a BFA in Drama in Education from Concordia University in Montreal and has completed the Masters Acting Intensive at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO.

Patrick taught Acting, Movement and Voice & Speech for several years at the University of California, and has taught in private acting schools in the USA and Canada. He also continues to work as an independent acting coach for aspiring and experienced professionals. The focus of his teaching is to encourage actors to find Truth and conviction in their acting and to help these artists find their unique voice and realize their potential.

In recent years, Patrick has developed an effective approach to bridge the gap between stunt-performing and acting. He has helped some of the country's top stunt performers expand their skill set to include stunt-acting. Several of them continue to book significant roles in major productions.

Patrick is also a filmmaker/producer/director with several documentary and short-film credits.

Recent TV/Film credits include Fringe, “24”, Stargate Atlantis, The “L” Word, Flashpoint, the epic landmark film “300”, Watchmen, Sucker Punch and the soon-to-be-released Immortals.

Kyra Zagorsky

Kyra Zagorsky has been a professional actor in regional theatre across the US, and in Film & TV since 1998. She is also an experienced drama teacher and mother of two. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the University of California, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Southern Oregon University. Kyra is also a BC certified teacher. She holds an Independent School Teaching certificate in fine arts.

Kyra taught professional acting preparation, voice & speech as well as movement for actors at the University of California. Her other work as a teacher has ranged from developing community outreach drama programs for at-risk youth, to playing educational characters for in-school programs. She specializes in teaching Standard American speech to native English speakers and to those for whom English is a second language. She also works as a private acting and dialect coach for working professionals of all ages.

As a teacher she hopes to guide the young actor to explore a character creatively, intellectually, emotionally, vocally and physically so that they may embrace the many facets of drama with confidence and excitement about their individual creative expression. Her passion for the art of storytelling empowers the actor to build a strong foundation in script analysis, enabling them to interpret literature with their hearts and minds. Some credits include, Fringe, Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, The Troop, A family Thanksgiving and the upcoming short film, Chained which she wrote and starred in.

Daren Herbert

Born and raised on the island of Bermuda, Daren Herbert is a performer on stage and screen. He has trained and worked on stages from Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and Orange County to Minneapolis, South Korea, Bermuda and Osaka, Japan. He has worked on screen opposite the likes of Chris Pine, Kimberly Elise, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy, to name a few.

Some of his credits include, Smallville, This Means War directed by McG, Human Target, Dreamgirls, Close to Home(CBS), Kyle XY(ABC Family) and Roland Emmerich’s 2012. Daren also has an LA Drama Critics Circle Award and an NAACP Theatre Award Nomination for his appearance in the Los Angeles Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party.

He has spent time as a teacher, healthcare technician and a reservist in the Bermuda Regiment and earned his BFA in Theatre and MFA in Drama from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia and the University of California, Irvine respectively.

Omari Newton

Montreal-born artist Omari Newton is a professional actor, writer, poet and MC whose work can be seen on television, film and stage or heard on CBC and independent radio.

His stage work in Québec has earned him a number of favorable reviews and awards. Some career highlights include a best supporting actor nomination for his work in the Centaur Theatre's production of Joe Penhal's Blue Orange (soirée des masques). The play also went on to win best English language production. He is the reigning champion of Vancouver’s 2010 Pan African poetry slam, a qualifying event in the Van Slam poetry season.

He is a Graduate of Concordia University’s Communication Studies and the recipient of a DEC from John Abbott College’s Liberal arts program. Omari recently appeared as Aaron in Vancouver’s Bard On The Beach Shakespeare festival. Lovers of television may recognize him as the role of Larry Summers on Spike TV’s popular comedy Blue Mountain State or Canadian TV viewers may know him as As Remy on CBC/ABC’s sitcom Sophie. Other credits include appearances on fringe (Fox), V (ABC) and Human target (Fox).

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