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Fishing for...

Written by Martha Magruder

Directed by Tyler Pavey

An ambitious young reporter battles with a hardened rancher about endangered salmon and water rights.



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Nicole is an actor, teaching artist, and yoga instructor. She has just received her MFA in Acting at University of California, San Diego, and currently resides in Los Angeles with her pup, Zorro. 


Nicole is currently a faculty member at New York Film Academy, teaching Voice & Movement and Scene Study. She has also previously taught Intro to Acting, Public Speaking, and was awarded the Teaching Assistant Teaching Award for her work and dedication as a supervisor and teaching assistant at UCSD. Nicole has also collaborated with TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA), Red Ladder (San Jose, CA) , and Working Classroom (Albuquerque, NM).  Her courses have included ensemble work, movement, Shakespeare, and storytelling. She has performed in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival several times, both as a nominee for performance and featured in a production. Nicole was an apprentice at Touchstone Theatre Company and holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University.

Regional credits: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (South Coast Repertory), Diana the Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), Forever Poppy (Provincetown Playhouse),  tokyo fish story (TheatreWorks), Rapture, Blister Burn (Aurora Theatre Company),  Flor (Cornerstone Theatre Company), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Orange County), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Crowded Fire Theatre), and Dis/Connected (New Conservatory Theatre).

UC San Diego Credits: A Beautiful Day in November on the Greatest of the Great Lakes, Mothers, Othello, What of the Night?, Eurydice, (w)holeness, Taming of the Shrew(d) and Though It May Shift.  

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Recently Chris was a featured Bandolero in Kleber Filho’s BACURAU (Cannes Jury Prize 2019) and Trey Shults’s dad in KRISHA (Indy Spirit Cassavetes Award 2016). He also got to be Cassie’s creepy Uncle Ted in EUPHORIA, & ‘greens dept’ in Ryan Murphy’s HOLLYWOOD. Chris co-starred with Alex Karpovsky in LOVERS OF HATE, a Sundance Competititon film in 2010. Chris was fortunate to have a summer stock theatre in his hometown, the Hampton Playhouse, where he stayed out of trouble during high school summers by working as an apprentice. Now sadly 'Playhouse Drive', it lives on in memory as a reminder of the beginning of a great adventure.

Nicole Javier

Chris Doubek

Playwright: Martha Magruder

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Martha Magruder is an actor, writer and producer from Northern California who received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. Martha cut her teeth in film by producing the independent western feature, The Gunslinger, starring Eric Roberts, and since then, has produced and written a handful of independent projects. Most recently, Martha wrote, acted in and co-directed the short, Hayseeds, which has appeared in the Annapolis Film Festival and the Women's Film Festival with more to come. On the acting front, Martha was cast as a recurring guest-star in Amazon's, Goliath, alongside Billy-Bob Thornton. Martha also appeared in the stage adaptation of the Graduate, as Elaine, alongside Melanie Griffith as Mrs. Robinson. 

Director: Tyler Pavey

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Tyler Graham Pavey is a narrative feature film director and a documentarian from Oakland. While putting together his early projects, he worked professionally at ABC Television, then on the writing team of a Pulitzer Prize winner, before founding his own production company. He deeply believes in arts education, and has spent many years teaching film techniques and storytelling to children without programs at their schools. Tyler was formally trained at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, and studied philosophy in London - a discipline that has become central to his film work. His award-winning features have screened theatrically across the country and in festivals around the world.

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