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“bare” is the brainchild of lyricist Jon Hartmere, Jr. and composer Damon Intrabartolo.  After an initial staged reading at the Hudson Mainstage Theater in Hollywood, the show opened on October 14, 2000. 

Expecting a run of only 6 weeks, the cast and crew were overwhelmed by praise and support. 

JOHN TORRES (Peter), is currently pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter and actor.  Part of the original Los Angeles cast, John played the role of Peter in the amazing God Help Production, which garnered great acclaim and as well awards (Including a 2001 Robbie nomination for best actor, and  a 2001 Ovation Award for Best Musical in Small Theatre). 

Other musical theatre roles include starring as Jesus in The Tiny Band’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” as well as co-staring in their production of “Songs for a New World”.  At UCLA, John was a member, and two year musical director, of  the award winning vocal ensemble Awaken A Cappella. 

He made his solo music debut singing the single “Wrong”, written by composer Damon Intrabartolo, for the film “Urban Legends II: Final Cut.” John is currently continuing to write music, both for himself and for other artists. 

He recently performed showcases at the Viper Room in Hollywood and The Gig on Melrose, and can these days be seen playing numerous venues in and around the Los Angeles area.  He is honored to have been a member of this talented cast and wishes the show well on its journey to Broadway.

JOHN GRIFFIN (Jason) made his stage debut last May opposite Tony winner Tyne Daly playing her son in Big Maggie, directed by Women In Film co-founder Nancy Malone.

John then guest starred opposite Dick Van Dyke under Ms. Malone’s direction in a sweeps episode of  “Diagnosis Murder.” Over the last year, John has also worked for director Brad Silberling and producer Joel Silver.

John has guest starred on numerous television shows, including “The Pretender”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “The Strip” and “Sweet Valley High”. He has also done a lot of national commercials.

A recent Stanford University graduate, John studied at Oxford University as well.  Since his arrival in LA, he has been studying under Milton Katselas. John was nominated for the 2001 Robby Award for Best Actor in a musical for his performance in the Los Angeles production of bare.  He is represented by UTA, and managed by Sean Bryan at Bayonne Entertainment.

JENNA LEIGH GREEN (Ivy), is best known from her role as “Libby Chessler” on the hit show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. However, the stage has always been her first love and she was thrilled to recreate the role of “Ivy” which she originated in the bare workshop of ’99.

She has been seen on stages all over Southern California; favorites include “Juliet” in Romeo and Juliet, “Dorothy” in The Wizard of Oz, “Maria ” in West Side Story, “Anne” in The Diary of Anne Frank , “Martha” in The Secret Garden, and “Little Red” in Into the Woods . Jenna recently performed the role of “Della” in the staged readings of the new musical Valley of Kings, written by Reefer Madness authors Dan Studney and Kevin Murphy. 

Jenna’s numerous television appearences include two highly rated Mow’s for NBC as well as many guest appearences, most recently on the USA series “Cover Me”.

She  recently returned from Vancouver where she was filming the TBS movie “Hidden Target” along with Mariel Hemmingway and Greggory Harrison

SIERRA A. R. REIN (Stacey/Nadia Understudy) Having graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television in 1999 with an emphasis on directing and musical theatre, Sierra was delighted to be a part of bare.

An alumni of UCLA’s award-winning Awaken A Cappella , she has performed as the Witch in Into the Woods, as Dr. Charlotte in Falsettos, as the Castle Wench in Once Upon a Mattress , as well as roles in Reprise!’s Pajama Game and The Boys from Syracuse.