Obi Wan Kenobi once famously said:
“The cast of the Hinges. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”
That’s right, even jedi fear the almighty comedic talents of the following individuals…
Aaron Bornstein is a San Diego based actor for television, film and someday the stage. He is represented by Shamon Freitas Agency and… the “Oldest (age wise) Hinge.”
Aaron has been happily training with the Hinges since April 2010.
As he felt a mid-life crises in his path, he searched for the surest fire cure available. Laughter….. he says it heals ALL!!!
Who’s that in the sky? is it a bird, is it a plane? no its ANTONIO! the one man show! With his super powers of making you laugh till you pee your pants! Can beat anyone with his awesome dance moves, his laughter that is loud and powerful. With the ability to heal you with his beautiful smile, and his attractive looks. Plus he has a NOICE ass.
Born in San Diego, California, Antonio plans to become something great in this world. Plans to make a difference in a way that would make others want to do the same and make a stand for what they truly believe in. With his mind set on becoming one to the greats of a Director, Actor, Writer, Antonio also has one goal above and beyond anyone of his dreams. To inspire one person. Not a million, not 20, no, just one. To inspire one to do something great with themselves as he was inspired to become the greatness that he is now.
With the support of his family and friends, Antonio promises to become even greater then his greatness now and share his wealth with the world. “I AM GREATNESS…and you are too! Just put your mind into it and it will happen for you.”
Giovanni first got into acting in 1994 by reading lines to actors auditioning for a student production. The director asked him to take a part in the play. With a fear of public speaking and being shy in front of people, he politely declined. Later, after having the lines memorized and one part still open for casting, he took the part. Two performances later, Giovanni fell in love with performing on stage. Years later and after training as an actor, he still continues his need to perform.
Giovanni changed his major 5 times in college until finally settling down with theatre. He minored in Swedish Coffee Table Making, but IKEA wouldn’t hire him due to being overqualified.
In 1999, Giovanni took a long break from acting until getting back into it again in 2005 when he was casted for Over The Asian Airwaves, a Playwrights Project Production at the Old Globe Theatre.
Harold first caught the acting bug his senior year of high school and has been unable to and unwilling to find a cure ever since.
He has studied with the Actors Workshop in Laguna Hills for the past five years and his first major TV appearance was on Days of Our Lives. He has a passion for film and television, but his presence on stage is undeniable, having received notable reviews for his performance in the role of Tick in The Great White Hope.
Some would say that Harold was born to be an actor. Like most kids, what he wanted to be when he grew up changed with weather. The difference between him and most everyone else is that he was smart enough to figure out that if he became an actor he could be everything and more.
Harold has a large and eclectic repertoire of skills including: forklift driving, Chinese, and ice skating. With the Hinges he can now add improv to his bag of tricks.
Born and raised in London – UK, not Kentucky – before fleeing to Boston, MA to escape the weather, dentistry and Cricket for over a decade, (then fleeing to San Diego, to escape the weather, Baseball and a couple warrants) Jason has developed a unique accent that we like to call ‘confusing’.
He discovered the joys of improv when he realized that his habit of speaking in the imaginary voices of inanimate objects was actually a good thing – in stark contrast to when he did it in job interviews, at funerals and that one time at the Trappist monastery (luckily, He is supposedly a forgiving God).
Recently returning to her home, San Diego, after four years in Orange County working for The Mouse, Josie is thrilled to find herself doing what she loves: Stage managing for an amazingly talented group of people. Josie tends to be a quiet individual, but there’s no better cure for that than being around laughter.
After joining the speech team in high school, Josie quickly discovered there is nothing better in this world than being a part of a creative environment. Not being the best performer herself, she discovered that even creativity needs an organizer/boss/mom figure and that person is called a stage manager.
An odd mix of OCD and a laid back attitude helps keep things organized without going insane over the little things. Correction, insanity is actually the best part of being around performers. Just stay away from the stressful kind.Back to top ↑
”Kat Brown is a San Diego native, growing up on the beach with only sea shells and sea gulls as her friends, which would explain her need for attention and use of bad puns. She is happy to be back in San Diego after recently graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in theater arts and a minor in woodworking. She is a proud feminist even though she promises she shaves her legs (most of the time).
What is there to say about Narcisa Cunha?
Oh wait, she’s one creative and inspiring photographer, and has the voice of a guardian angel, singing to a sleeping baby. Did I forget to mention, she was a Queen for Columbus Day Parade, and for an Italian/Catholic Association for 2 years! Also, she’s a San Diego native, born and raised by her Sicilian mother and Brazilian father, what a interesting combo, right?
She loves helping the Hinges, whether it means manning the front table, selling tickets, passing out flyers, or helping the Hinges stay pumped up before a show, she is one of the most loyal Hinge Crew members of all time.
Stefanie was born on her birthday. Having been raised in Ohio she quickly became the class clown to battle the boredom. Consistently pulling in Ds and Fs, she somehow managed to get As in one class—Drama. After miraculously graduating high school, she moved to Chicago, where she studied Television Writing & Production at Columbia College Chicago. No longer the class clown, she continued honing her sense of humor by becoming a Cubs fan (anyone who knows anything about baseball understands that optimism and a sense of humor are a necessity for any Cubs fan—along with a can of Old Style).
After battling what she refers to as her “creepy stalker dude,” Stefanie took up boxing. Unfortunately, a nasty shoulder injury forced her to find a new hobby. She asked herself, “What could be as scary as getting punched in the face?” Performing in front of a room full of strangers trying to make them laugh, of course. And so it was… improv became her new addiction. Stefanie has taken improv classes at the National Comedy Theatre in San Diego and has performed with the Secret City Comedy Society in Fullerton, California.
In her spare time, Stefanie likes surfing the Internet for nothing at all, occasionally voting for reality TV, and attempting to win the lottery. She still likes the Cubs.Back to top ↑
Tim has been called “Cleveland’s Favorite Son” which is very odd because he’s never been there. Apart from being stalked by a city, Tim’s hobbies include: pole vaulting, sanding down gym shorts for the homeless, half-eating Chinese pizzas, and impersonating Boutros-Boutros Gali
Some of Tim’s favorite pianos include: upright, keyboard and daddy long legs. Hipper than hip with an undertone of cherries, Tim is the vintage for any party or church marriage.
Tim is a prolific actor, writer, director, producer and filmmaker, and now that he has acquired the proper equipment, not even Hollywood’s elite can stop him from making films. No matter how hard they try. No matter how many ninjas await him in the bushes around his home.
After years of inappropriate humor in the wrong place at the wrong time, Vanessa has finally found merriment with the Hinges. Originally from Miami , Vanessa got her B.A. in Theatre from SDSU, and has dabbled in all kinds of jobs and things.
In her spare time she enjoys writing for music site The Owl Mag, hanging with her dog and a healthy side of bacon.