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Characters & Cast

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Kaia Bugler

Kaia Bugler is thrilled to be making his La Jolla Playhouse debut as Jin in Jin vs. The beach with this incredible company! His previous credits include Nicky in Noel Noel (San Diego Symphony) Dennis in All Shook Up, Oliver Hix in The Music Man, Angel City 4 (Bass) in City of Angels, Orlando in As You Like It (Coronado School of the Arts) and Cat in The Hat in Seussical! (Vanguard). Kaia would like to thank his friends and family for always pushing him to be his best! IG: @kaiabugler

Kailey Agpaoa
Cora (Actor 2)

Kailey Agpaoa (she/they) is a multi-hyphenate artist. Born in Aiea, Hawaii and raised in Yokosuka, Japan, she spent her young adulthood with the unique experience of performing on two continents. She couldn’t be more grateful to be making her debut with La Jolla Playhouse. She extends even more gratitude to her family, friends, and partner for their neverending support. Theatre Credits: Hand to God, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Spring Awakening (Tokyo International Players); Lit: A New Musical (Blindspot Collective); Jekyll and Hyde, Assassins (Wildsong Productions)

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Alyssa Anne Austin
Teacher Ria (Actor 3)

Alyssa Anne Austin is an Actor, Author & Creative Entrepreneur. As an actor, she has worked throughout San Diego since reconnecting with her love of performing in 2016, including at La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, San Diego REP, Oceanside Theatre Company, and LEGOLAND California, as well as numerous on-camera & commercial projects. She debuted her one-woman show, Always a Banana, Never the Bride: An Ode to Broadway's “Lesser Ladies,” this past October to rave reviews. When not performing, Alyssa coaches others to success through her company, “Being brave is not the same as having no fear!” @alyssaanneaustin

TaiReikca L.A.
Ranger Irv (Actor 4)

TaiReikca L.A. (they/them) is an Actor, Poet/Writer, Performance Artists, & Stage Manager; they are very excited to be a part of this amazing show! Recent credits include: Acting – Oliver in As You Like It (La Jolla Playhouse); Starra in FLEX (Hero Theater); Toshi in Mud Row, Roshni in House of Joy (San Diego Rep); MJ in Black Pegasus (The Old Globe); 1st Witch/McDuff in Macbeth: The Unsex Me Project, Stephanie in Hands of Color (OSF Midnight Projects); Yolanda in Crowns (Hattiloo Theater). Assistant Stage Management – How to Catch Creation, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Hairspray, Henry V (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Originally from Indianapolis, IN, TaiReikca received their B.A. in Theatre Arts from Alabama State University and their M.F.A. in Stage Management from California Institute of the Arts. They are a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Managers’ Association.

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