The People

Team C&G // Mural by Alepsis Hernandez

ZACHARY REEVE DAVIDSON

Artistic Director & Chief Executive Mischief-Maker

Zachary Reeve Davidson (he/him) is a theatre resurrectionist, smuggler, and lighthouse operator. As the Founding Artistic Director of Coin & Ghost, Zach has remixed Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, Italian romance, Mexican folklore, German legend, French opera, and American mythology. In his “spare time,” he is a sought-after arts administrator and creative consultant, having worked with organizations throughout Los Angeles including A Noise Within, Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, The Speakeasy Society, Conga Kids, Heidi Duckler Dance, BLKLST, Salty Shakespeare, Overtone Industries, Shakespeare Santa Monica, The West Hollywood Dance Festival, Invertigo Dance Theatre, and more. In 2023, he was named to The Nonprofit Partnership’s “Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Cohort.” Davidson is a co-author of the LA Anti-Racist Theatre Standards and has served as a panelist for the California Arts Council,  the Garry Marshall New Works Festival, the Jewish Play Project, and the CalArts New Works Festival. Denver native, CalArts Mafia, on social as @reevecreates.

ELISA ROSIN

Associate Artistic Director & Director of Music

Born in Seattle into a family of theatre artists, Elisa Rosin (she/her) is an actor, vocalist, composer, and teaching artist. She is a founding member of Coin & Ghost, where she co-created and performed in Bad Hamlet, Two Gents*, Fortunate Son, and the workshops of OLYMPIA, Too Faust, and LEAVES. Elisa has performed at RedCat, The Odyssey, Seattle Opera, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre, as well as with LA-favorite companies like Salty Shakespeare, Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble, The Speakeasy Society, and Shakespeare Santa Monica. She composed part of the original score for NMA’s Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny, and produces/performs in burlesque shows under the stage name, “Cookie St. Cream.” Elisa studied vocal performance at California Institute of the Arts.

KENDALL JOHNSON

Associate Artistic Director

Kendall (he/him) grew up in Chicago, where he first fell in love with acting. He started out as a junior in college performing in small productions and that love grew as he attended USC Master’s of Fine Arts for Acting. Completing that program and doing a three play rotation repertory is one of his greatest accomplishments.

Since graduating from USC, he has worked with Black & Sexy TV on their webseries Sexless, performed in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Dunsinane, done two shows with the Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, and performed The Tempest at Off Square Theatre in Jackson, WY.

MARGUERITE FRENCH

Managing Director

Marguerite French (she/they) is a recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary MFA program at UCLA’s school of Theatre, Film, and Television, where she co-produced and starred in the Rabbit Bandini film, Death, and directed the short, Intimate Beauty. Her first role after graduation was “Alison” in Francis Ford Coppola’s Distant Vision. As the 2015 Cirque du Soleil Directing/Marketing Fellow, she directed a commercial for the Cirque production “Baz”, helped conceive the social media campaign #cirqueway, and learned to hang by her ankles from the aerial tissu. As an actor in New York, she studied with JoAnne Akalaitis, Jim Calder, Wynn Handman, and William Esper. She is a proud alumnus of Bard College.

JOSEPH BACA

Director of Community Engagement & Envoy of Joy

Joseph Baca (he/she/they/yay) is a Los Angeles native who left the incessantly effervescent SoCal sun to pursue his undergraduate studies at Williams College in Western Massachusetts. Little did he know, he’d be trading ten months of summer for ten months of winter, so he studied abroad for two semesters in Italy at the Accademia dell’Arte studying mask and physical theatre, and one summer in Japan studying bunraku puppetry. Since acquiring his Bachelor’s in Theatre, he has studied and performed under companies such as Double Edge Theatre, the Suzuki company of Toga, Not Man Apart, and the Idiot Workshop. Now re-based in Los Angeles he uses his talents installing art exhibits in museums and galleries all across the city and teaching 5th graders the joy of ballroom dance under the non-profit organization Conga Kids. He’s ecstatic to be joining the C&G team to help bring fresh and accessible theatre to the LA community.

C&G Founding Artists: Zach Davidson, Elisa Rosin, Alex Garland, Kendall Johnson, and Niki Armato

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