“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

PHILIP LIGHTSTONE (Lucas/Jason Understudy) is very proud to have been a part of bare from the beginning.

He has appeared on stage in the national tour of Fame: The Musical, A Few Good Men (a Broadway benefit for DRA), the world premiere of Disney’s Mulan at the Hollywood Bowl, and with the CDT’s Festival Ballet.

You can see Philip in Mandy Moore’s music video “I Wanna Be With You” from the movie “Center Stage”, and in the upcoming film “Arnie”.

Philip would like to thank Damon, Eric, Jon, and Debbie for their years of work on this amazing project, and his family and friends for their love and support.

CHARITY HILL (Tanya) started her stage career at age 10 with the world renowned Children’s Theatre Company. Having done seven consecutive seasons (over 4200 performances) of more than 30 different productions at the Guthrie, Ordway, Penumbra, Child’s Play, Children’s and Mixed Blood Theatres before the age of eighteen, she is a veteran of musical theatre.

Her performances encompass everything from “Macavity” in Cats to Jean Genee’s six-hou epic The Screens .

She began her television career with over ten commercials under her belt while also performing with Prince, MC Hammer, and LL Cool J. Since then she has appeared on numerous television programs, including: “The Jamie Foxx Show”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “Martial Law”, “Sister Sister”, and “Power Rangers”. Upcoming feature credits include “2020: The History of Our Future”, “The Breaks”, and “Lucky 13”.

JENNIE KWAN (Diane / Ivy understudy) is a Southern Californian known to most as “Samantha Woo” on NBC’s sit-com “California Dreams”.

Prior to that, she played the lead fole of “Kim” in the first national touring company of Miss Saigon. Jennie’s musical careers bega at age 11 with the performing group Kids of the Century. Currently, Jennie is involved in an all-girl pop/rock group called Zoom which recently traveled to Japan to promote their new album, “Zoom”.

In addition to her music career, Jenni also performs in Faces of America, a one-person stage show that travels the nation to promote diversity and multiculturalism through the eyes of generation Y2K.

Additional credits include “The Nanny”, “Maloney”, “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Family Matters”. She has appeared in the feature film “Trojan War” and in Oliver Stone’s mini-series “Wild Palms”.

REED PRESCOTT(Jake/Matt Understudy

Recent Credits: “The Sound of Music” (Rolf) for Downey Civic Light Opera, “Camelot” (Mordred) for Cabrillo Music Theatre, “Meet Me in St. Louis” (John Truitt) for the Glendale Centre Theatre, “Little Shop of Horrors” (The Dentist) for the East West Players, “The Secret Garden” (Lt. Shaw) for CLOSBC, and “Deathtrap” (Clifford Anderson) at the Knightsbridge.

Reed had the opportunity to be directed by Francis Ford Coppola in “Gidget – a Rock and Roll Musical,” as well as replacing Chad Allen in “*change at Babylon” at the Tiffany Theatre.

Other credits include “Advice From a Caterpillar” (Brat), “Summer and Smoke (John Buchanan), “Sweeney Todd,” “Grease,” and “Joseph…Dreamcoat.” Reed’s new single “The Reluctant Soldier” can be heard on singer/songwriter Steve Schalchlin’s new CD “Beyond The Light” . He can also be heard on the “South Park” Christmas CD and while you wait in line for “Men in Black: The Ride” at Universal Studios Florida.

Film credits include “Cyberdorm” (Troy, a psychotic divinity student), “The Hunted (Lance, a serial killer), and “The Virgin Larry” (Nude Model) directed by Damion Dietz and is currently playing across the country at numerous film festivals.

On TV, Reed has appeared as a series regular on “The Gender Gap,” and in commercials for SONY, Washington Mutual, and United Way.