CAST (in order of appearance)
ROB: Desmin Borges
Taco Mary, Viva El Mariachi, Cherry, Good
People, Between Two Suns, Evolution and True Blood on HBO. Chicago Theatre credits
include: Boleros for The Disenchanted (Goodman Theatre), The Defiant Muse and I Sailed
with Magellan (Victory Gardens), Elliot (A Soldier’s Fugue) (Steppenwolf Garage).
Regional credits include: Esperanza Rising (The Children’s Theatre Co. in Minneapolis).
Desmin can be seen this fall in the World Premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad
Deity by Kristoffer Diaz at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. Desmin is an
Ensemble Member of Teatro Vista and a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul
STEVEN: Adam Shalzi
is from Chicago and holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. Theatre credits include Redmoon Theater, Collaboraction, Illinois
Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Building Chicago, Redtwist Theatre, and more. He has
worked on several short films and feature films this past year with the independent film
community in Chicago. Adam is in the conservatory program at The Second City and
performs improv with KC Redheart at The Playground Theater.
MAYA: Yunuen Oseguera Pardo
Pardo was born in Mexico where throughout her teen years she
performed in various theatre and dance productions. After a year of studies in Vienna,
Austria she moved to Chicago where she began her acting and production studies at
Columbia College. She has been in several feature and short films and theatre productions
in Chicago such as "Equal Opportunity Offender," a compilation of monologues done by
and for the "Leukemia and Lymphoma Society," and "El juego que todos jugamos,"
played in Spanish. She is currently working on a feature and two short films and a play
called "Erendira," an adaptation from a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
JUNE: Samantha Garcia
is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and has lived and
worked all over the world. Since making Chicago her home, she has become a proud
company member of both A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company, and Bare Boned
Theatre. Many thanks to the cast and crew of "Taco Mary" for making this a truly
JAYSON: Josh Ryder
has been performing for imaginary audiences since the tender age of 3. At the
age of 7 real people started showing up and paying attention. Josh has worked onstage,
behind the stage, under the stage and precariously perched above the stage as well. He has
also spent time in front of, behind and just off to the side of the camera. When he can find
a spare moment, Josh also works in post production as a compositor and animator with
his one man and two cat production company 4029 Designs. As an avid fan of both
Tacos and the Virgin Mary, Josh's experiences working on Taco Mary have been both
heavenly and high in calories.