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Let Me Just: A new play by Chan Meinero. Graphics courtesy of Bekah Zornosa.

Let Me Just Online | April 23-24, 7:30

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Let Me Just explores a moment when eleven college students gather for a virtual birthday party. Experience the friendship, awkwardness, and love.

Beware: anything can happen on zoom … keep some candles, bread, and a pet at your side.


Cast & Creative Team Biographies

  • Lily Burka (Becky)
    Lily is a junior musical theatre and psychology double major from Chevy Chase, Maryland. Previous AU roles include Hedy LaRue (How to Succeed), Bird Chorus (Aristophanes’ The Birds), Marta (Company). Other roles include Charity (Sweet Charity), Leading Player (Pippin), and Peter Pan (Peter and Alice). Thank you to my family and friends for their love and support, and thank you to the Let Me Just cast and crew for bringing me joy during this isolating semester, and to Megan for creating a fantastic play.
  • Cate Ginsberg (Kim)
    Cate is a junior musical theater major from Dallas, Texas. Previous AU credits include Ensemble (Miss You Like Hell), Assistant Director (Wired - AUQC), and Ensemble (The Birds). All the thanks in the world to Carl, Megan, and the rest of the LMJ team!
  • Sultana Qureshi (Frankie)
    Sultana is a senior theatre performance and communication studies double major from New York City and Jakarta, Indonesia. Their previous roles at AU include Vic (Shared Space), Therapist (The Boy Detective Fails), Judge Hathorne (The Crucible), Mother-in-Law (Blood Wedding), Harry (Company), and Guildenstern (Hamlet). Love always and forever to Mom, Bianca, Edmée, Ben, Cat, Jorge, Patrick, Katey, and Daniel. 
  • Sirra Faal (Luna)
    Sirra is a first-year at AU and she is so excited to be part of this production! Her previous roles have included ensemble in Overture, Doralee in 9 to 5 The Musical, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She would like to thank everybody involved in LMJ for making this experience a great one, and she hopes you all enjoy the show!
  • Emma Welch (Olivia)
    Emma is a first year musical theatre major at AU and is excited to be a part of Let Me Just! She was last seen as Lydia in Pride and Prejudice, as part of the ensemble in Overture, and as Teen Fiona in Shrek the Musical. She is so happy for everyone to see the show and would like to thank the cast and crew for making this such a wonderful experience.
  • Sapphire
    Sapphire is an 11 year old chihuahua and this is her first ever production! While not performing she enjoys sitting on laps, napping in the sun, and eating her favorite snack, apples. 
  • Nicole Klokiw (Naya)
    Nicole is a junior double majoring in musical theatre and sociology from New York, NY. She has previously been in The Women at AU as Peggy. 
  • Maggie Rocha (Morgan)
    Maggie is a senior communication studies and theatre arts double major from Dedham, MA. Previous credits include The Women (Ensemble), The Birds (Stage Manager), A Doll’s House (Nora Helmer), and Shared Space (Lisa Singer). Dedicated to Chloe Ting and the DMV. See more at
  • Bekah Zornosa (Assistant Director)
    Bekah is making her assistant directorial debut with Let Me Just. Currently, she is playing Jasmine in Pipeline at Everyman Theatre. Regional credits include various shows Rorschach Theatre, Adventure Theatre, and Open Hydrant Theatre. Previous roles at AU include: Philomena (The Pliant Girls), Beatriz (Miss You Like Hell), Violet Dew (The Boy Detective Fails), Smitty (How to Succeed...), and Helen (Carrie). She would like to thank Carl, Megan, Meg, cast and crew for making this show a wonderful experience. 
  • Meg Zettell (Stage Manager)
    Meg is a junior theatre arts major from Matawan, NJ. Since coming to AU she has been working on shows in any way you could imagine. She would like to thank Carl, Megan, her SM Team, and of course her family for being her number one fans. Break legs to the cast it has been a pleasure working with you all! 
  • Siena Maxwell (Dramaturg)
    Siena is a sophomore Theatre Arts major and History and Cinema Studies minor participating in her second DPA show!! Some recent productions include AU Rude Mechanicals’ “Macbeth” (Director) and “Pride and Prejudice” (Lady Catherine de Bourgh) and independently producing her own radio production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” She would like to thank Carl and Megan for trusting and inspiring her and Faedra for the mentoring and patience throughout the process! Break a leg, everyone!
  • Kelsey Walker (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Kelsey is a sophomore Musical Theatre major with a minor in Business for Entertainment. Recent credits include Ensemble in The Boy Detective Fails, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Northern Stage), and Olive in Spelling Bee. Past production team credits include writing and directing A Frog Talks to God and Memory Walk. Big thanks to Carl, Megan, and Meg for creating a natural and personalized virtual theatre experience to look forward to!
  • Julia Ford (Delaney)
    Julia is a senior studying Journalism and Theatre. Her past credits include The Government Inspector at American University. Julia would like to thank her loved ones for their endless support, the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to making this production, and to Carl for giving us space to grow and learn as both actors and people. She would like to dedicate this performance to her father.
  • Patrick Donoughe (Alex)
    Patrick is a junior CLEG and Theatre major from Altoona, PA, his previous roles at AU include Fenton in The Boy Detective Fails and the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors. He would like to thank Megan, Carl, Julia, Meg, Natasha, Kelsey, Bekah, and Siena for all of their hard work and dedication to this show!
  • Jae Gee (Jack)
    Jae is a freshman and a double major in political science and theatre arts. Jae is very  excited to appear in their first show with AU. They would like to thank their parents for always supporting them.
    Barnabus (Fish)
    Barnabus, as portrayed by Barnabus the Fish, is a red betta fish. He likes to spend most of his time under the big yellow thing, or behind the black thing that makes sounds. When asked for comment, Barnabus responded, “blub.”

Greenberg Theatre/Katzen Arts Center Production Group

  • Operations Managers: Lisa Barr & Greg Anderson
  • Technical Coordinator & Streaming Engineer: Erin Sullivan
  • Technical Support: Daniel Erickson, John Stahrr, Wyatt BalaEddy
  • Costume Coordinators: Barbara Tucker Parker & Sydney Moore
  • Production & Event Coordinator: Michael R. Burgtorf
  • Patron Services & Event Coordinator: Samuel Megill
  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Ashon T. Mask
  • Website & Program Support: Thomas Meal & Dylan Singleton