Ida Darvish (Connie) has been blessed to live in several countries growing up, and it is through these travels that she found the inspiration to be creative and to find a form of self-expression. She started performing on stage at a very young age in Italy, and continued to do so through college, and then in Los Angeles. She has directed 3 full-length plays in Los Angeles, and is currently producing, writing and starring in short films & webisodes being shot through her comedy troupe, The Lost Nomads. The Lost Nomads has written and produced a web pilot with FOX Digital, as well as a web series with BBC, and continues to write and develop comedies for the big screen, television, and the internet. She is also developing and producing feature films and television shows through her newest venture, Angry Child Productions. Aside from founding the Actors’ Lounge, an open-mic for actors at the Greenway Court Theater in Los Angeles, Ida continues to act, direct, and produce, and looks forward to the expansion of her production company.
Evan McNamara (John) returns to Studio C Artists following the critically acclaimed solo show I Get Knocked Down, which Evan wrote and performed. Evan was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where his career as an actor began in the third grade, playing the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Dreams of a professional acting career brought him to Los Angeles, where he has worked on stage, in film, and on television. Local theatre credits include Amadeus, You Can’t Take It With You, and The Shadow, among others. Television work includes The Soup, ER, Taprooting, Silence, and The Last Bad Neighborhood. Evan has been a company member of ARTEL, Shakespeare by the Sea, and L.A. Troupe, and has studied at Studio C Artists since 2006.
John Coppola (Director) was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has had a multifaceted career as a director, producer, actor and teacher. He began his acting career over twenty years ago while attending Yale’s prestigious Dramat Purple Crayon. He has appeared on Broadway numerous times (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, American Buffalo) and in films such as Into the Paradise, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap, and You Gotta Leave Your Mark. As a director, John has helmed over 25 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, and abroad. The movie Possibility, which he directed, took the 2005 Grand Jury Prize for short film at the New York International Film and Video Festival. As part of Studio C Artists, John offers private coaching to a thriving group of students, established actors, and movie stars.