VOG Cast Members

2016-2017 Cast

Hannah

This is Hannah's fifth year with Vessels. She is 17 years old and has always enjoyed the performing arts. Hannah performed with Kidshine Performing Arts camp for 5 summers, was involved in drama class at PACE, and also participated in classes at The Actor's Playhouse. Hannah has been taking piano lessons with Teofana Mezincescu since 2005. She also has taken voice lessons with Silvia Ledon and is now continuing voice lessons with Sarah Hale. In addition to her passion for the arts, she loves going to church and serving there any way she can.

Esther

Esther has loved drama her entire life.  She loves the challenges of trying and performing various types of drama.  She has not only participated in but also helped to  direct her church youth drama team in dowel rod drama, original skits, and lyrical interpretations.  Esther is an "out of the box" person who loves to share through music and drama.  This is her third year in Vessels of G.O.L.D. and she hopes to continue in the future. She is 17 years old and in the 11th grade. She loves working with other young people and continuing to learn to polish her talents for the Lord to use however He wants.

Adam

Adam is between 15 and 17 years old. He has been in the performing arts for exactly half of that vague number of years, and does not plan to stop performing anytime soon. He expects that his third year of Vessels will be just as incredible as the first two, and especially looks forward to the unplanned moments onstage that will no doubt occur throughout the season. He wants to thank all the people who have helped and encouraged him in all of his endeavors... but he’ll do the thanking in person, so unless you’re one of those people, you won’t be hearing any sappy stuff from Adam in the near future. He can’t wait to get up on that stage, transform into his characters, and make you laugh, cry, yodel, swim, scurry, melt, make your own pesto, or whatever else his performance inspires you to do. Now, it’s been lovely chatting with you all, but Adam has to go eat something.

Cristina

Cristina is 17 years old. This is her second year in Vessels of G.O.L.D. and she is enjoying every moment of it. The troupe incorporates many of her favorite activities, including music, dance, and drama. Cristina enjoys playing violin, piano, and guitar, and has been dancing ballet and tap since she was young. She participated in KidShine Performing Arts Camp from third grade through eighth grade, and in the Vessels of G.O.L.D. summer camps twice. She would like to thank the directors, Mrs. Carr and Emily, for their instruction, as well as her family for their loving support, this year and always.

Logan

Why so serious? Logan Gonzalez is a peculiar fellow who is very excited to be joining vessels of gold for the first time. He is 17 years old and is in the 11th grade. He is quite fond of breaking social norms, dancing, anime, living, writing, sleeping, the beach, and pretty much anything fun and/or awesome. He has journeyed may places throughout his life, and has always been around the theater but never in it. He would like to thank his brother for being his inspiration to get on stage, as well as his mother and father for always being there and supporting all of his adventures. Also, his friends have provided the encouragement and help needed to make getting here happen; his life would not be even close to as awesome if they weren't in it. Now, before you watch the show, remember to love, laugh, and learn, as all of us have when creating this wonderful show.

Luisa

Luisa Paulus is 16. She enjoys a good book, whether it’s a graphic novel or historical fiction. She also has a passion for writing, and loves the way it can transport you into a different world. Some other hobbies include drawing, painting, lettering, photography, and singing with her 4 younger siblings. She loves theater, and sometimes sings Broadway music subconsciously. She is very excited for her second year of Vessels, and can’t wait to work with this amazing group of people!

Nick

Nicholas is 17 years older than when he was born and in 11th grade. Have you ever wondered: why are biscuits mistreated in this society? The instant they grow mold, they are tossed into the trash without a second thought. Why? Nick does not know. Next time you see a moldy biscuit, please, PLEASE, spare it just a second thought, and you will understand. Nicholas is sometimes a writer, sometimes a musician, sometimes an artist, and sometimes a performer. He always likes to confuse people, like with this sentence. Also, he sometimes wears a hat with a pig on it… He is super excited for this year’s show and hopes you all enjoy!

Owen

Hello!  I am 13 years of age and am profoundly aflame to participate in this year’s show.  I love to act, dance and sing, and do many other things such as being a black belt in martial arts, and basketball.  This is my second year in Vessels, following a few years in the younger group, Chrysos.  Thanks to Ms. Debbie and Emily for making this happen!  I advise you to stay in your seats and watch, because you’re here now and leaving would be counter-productive.

Abigail

Abigail is 16 and finds it hard to believe that this is her 4th year in Vessels. Abi very much enjoys acting, singing and music, but her passion is dancing. She is a Senior Co. member at her dance studio and a dance teacher at TU. Abi plays the piano, violin, and harp, and enjoys making music in her orchestra and with family and friends. Abigail is a Christian, and is active in the kids’ ministry in her Church. Abi loves books -- from reading them to writing them to making them. She appreciates all of her friendships here in Miami, and is beyond grateful for all of her directors, teachers, and cast members. It’s been a fantabulous year guys, let’s kill it!

Andrew

Andrew is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. This is his first year in Vessels of G.O.L.D, and he hopes to learn a lot from this experience. He has performed in Vessels of GOLD summer camps and was also a member of the Chrysos performing group. Andrew likes video games and enjoys playing soccer. He is excited to have a great year and hopes you enjoy the show!

David

David is 15 years old and loves fishing, paintballing, traveling, hunting, and playing video games. He was born into a family of Miami Dolphin fans, and his favorite pastime is sleeping. This is David's second year in Vessels of G.O.L.D., and he is excited to be a part of the Vessels family for another performing season.

Joshua

Joshua Fernandez is 14 years old and in 8th grade. In his spare time, you may find him playing multiplayer games with his friends, developing a new program, drawing, creating digital artwork, designing websites, or playing some sport (including but not limited to: Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and pretty much anything he happens to make up). Whatever activity he is currently partaking in, he will be creating some sort of random extraneous noise. His prior experiences in public speaking, clarinet, violin, piano, and voice have prepared him for Vessels of G.O.L.D. He was also a Chrysos founding member and performed in VOG two years ago (Perfection). He would like to thank Mrs. Carr and Emily for their direction, instruction, and encouragement, and his family for their loving support.

Michael

Michael is 17 years old and in the elephant grade. He enjoys cooking, playing basketball, flying to the moon, and being Batman! (Please don’t tell anyone his true identity.) Michael has attempted to play the piano and guitar, but neither of the two ever stuck with him. However, it was when he first listened to Frank Sinatra that Michael realized his favorite instrument was his own voice. What is the meaning of life, you ask? Honey, honey is the meaning of life. If you are ever sad, just eat a spoonful of honey. Winnie the Pooh has been trying to show us this whole time, and no one ever realizes why he has no honey. It is simply because Winnie the Pooh has no life. -- Oh no! It’s the bat signal! Michael has to go save the city now! He hopes you all enjoy the show!

Felicity

Felicity is a 16 year old happy, out going christian that loves to spend time with her family and friends. She is the Vice President of the Miami Dade County 4-H council and  is very active in community services.  She is very involved in her church, and volunteers in the elementary ministry, is a worship leader for the middle school ministry, and serves wherever she is needed. Felicity loves all music, singing, playing the piano, dancing and choreographing dances for her friends and herself. She also loves horseback riding, and animals of all kinds.  This is her first year with Vessels and she is very excited and looking forward to performing with all her friends. 

Bruna

Bruna is 16 years old, and has been a part of Vessels of G.O.L.D. for two years. She has been involved with the arts since she was six years old, and is currently acting in and co-directing Talents Unleashed’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also helped to direct the Chrysos performing arts group and the TU musical theater camp for kids. Though she adores the arts, her true, undying passions lie within the Internet, which provides the two most important ingredients of life: Netflix and the Hamilton soundtrack! Internet aside, Bruna is very excited for this year’s production of Harmony, and hopes that the audience will laugh, cry, and enjoy the show as much as the actors do!

Samira

Samira is 13 years old, and wants to live in a world where there are endless books to read and animals to love and care for, all leading to her goal of being a vet. A homeschooler since the age of 6, she has had the chance to participate in many classes such as creative writing, piano, ASL, marine biology, animal husbandry and singing, to name a few. However, if you look for her she will probably be somewhere reading a book (books have had to be banned from several activities). Samira is the proud mother of Alice the ferret, Papi Chulo the dog, and Charlie and Dakota the chickens; however, she wants more, and will probably wind up having a farm. This is her second year in Vessels, and she is so excited to meet new friends, grow, perform and make you laugh!

Jocelyn

Jocelyn is 14 years old and this is her first year in Vessels of G.O.L.D. She enjoys singing and has always performed in school choir. She is the oldest of her 4 siblings, and enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Jocelyn is part of the youth worship ministry at Life Point Church in Homestead, FL, and enjoys serving the Lord. She is very excited to be a part of the Vessels of G.O.L.D. family and is looking forward to a wonderful year!