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Written by Caleb John Cushing

Directed by Richard Israel


A considerate CEO, who is overrun by a shadowy "consultant" that seeks to break the back of the company's labor force through intimidation and exportation.


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Bruce has appeared in many productions with the Co-op since then, most recently as Beethoven in 33 Variations.  He has also appeared in the Co-op web series The Fur Is Gone, seasons 1 and 3. He has also appeared regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, and the California Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA in Acting Performance from the professional actor's training program at University of California, San Diego, and teaches Acting for the Screen and Directing Actors for the Screen internationally in Brisbane, Australia and Dunham, Canada. SAG-AFTRA.

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Marc's credits include Sammy (The Band’s Visit - First National Tour), Tateh (Ragtime - Pasadena Playhouse), Lord Farquaad (Shrek - Moonlight Amphitheatre), Lumiere
(Beauty and the Beast - 5 Star Theatricals), Aaron (First Date - La Mirada/McCoy Rigby), Che (Evita - Cabrillo Music Theatre), Sir Lancelot, et. al. (Spamalot - 3D Theatricals), Quixote/Cervantes (Man of La Mancha - Glendale Center Theatre), Leo Bloom (The Producers - Palos Verdes Performing Arts), Artie Green (Sunset Boulevard - Musical Theatre West), Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof - Bucks County Playhouse), and Fagin (Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! - First National Tour).

Website: Instagram: @marc_ginsburg Facebook: @marcginsburgspage Twitter: @m_ginsburg

Michael Worden as Foreman in


Michael is a Los Angeles based actor whose national touring credits include Into the Woods (Jack) and Footloose (Chuck). Other regional credits include Anna Karenina (Stiva), The Baker’s Wife (Barnaby), Our Town (Joe Stoddard). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (McMurphy), A Chorus Line (Al Deluca), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski), Next to Normal (Dr. Fine/Madden), Company (Peter) and Crimes of the Heart (Barnett Lloyd). Commercially Michael has appeared in national campaigns for Little Caesars, REI and Halo Top. Twitter @MAWorden

Bruce Ladd

Marc Ginsburg

Michael Worden

Playwright: Caleb John Cushing

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Caleb John Cushing is a New York City based actor, writer, and film critic. He has studied at Ithaca College, The National Theater Institute, Imperial College London, and also received an MFA from The Actors Studio. Most recently, he appeared in The Bridge Street Theater's production of 'The Subject Was Roses' and received positive reviews. He had his off-broadway debut with his one act play 'Birdsong'. He also contributes to

Director: Richard Israel

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Richard has directed west coast and world premieres at regional theaters all over the United States, including the O'Neill Theatre Center and the Laguna Playhouse.  Favorite productions include VIOLET (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Direction of a Musical), the world premiere musical HOME STREET HOME, FLOYD COLLINS (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Direction and Outstanding Musical), 110 IN THE SHADE (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Outstanding Intimate Musical), WEST SIDE STORY, AVENUE Q and the world premiere of ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS.  Richard directed the award-winning musical short film INTO LIGHT, and was the theatrical coordinator for the Emmy award-winning series BIG LITTLE LIES. He is the proud recipient of the LADCC Career Achievement Award for Directing.

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