Bryan is from Colorado Springs, CO. He started acting when he was in Kindergarten, playing the Prince in a school production of Cinderella. The stage has been his passion ever since, and he is thrilled to be part of Conundrum.
Bryan received his BA in Theatre Directing from the University of Northern Colorado. He currently works as the School Age Director for the Burbank Community YMCA.
Bryan has been a part of numerous productions, both on and off stage. He recently portrayed Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music. Some other acting credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Fuddy Meers (Kenny), and Grand Hotel. He has also directed A Company of Wayward Saints, Bringing It All Back Home, Love Letters, and The Sound Of Music.
When he has free time, Bryan likes to play the piano, read, and watch Disney animated movies.
Jackie has been involved with theatre for most of her life as a performer, director, producer, and lyricist. Theatre has given Jackie confidence and killer memorization skills, has taken her across the globe, and most importantly, it has introduced her to life long friends. Jackie’s performing has taken her to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York University, and right here to Los Angeles. Jackie is passionate about bringing high-quality and innovative theater to Los Angeles.
Jackie moved to Los Angeles for law school. However, Jackie continues to perform throughout the Los Angeles area both on stage and screen. Some favorite roles include, Winifred (Once Upon a Mattress), Roxie Hart (Chicago), Charity Valentine (Sweet Charity), The Witch (Into the Woods), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), and Maria von Trapp (The Sound of Music). Jackie has been involved in all of Conundrum's productions and her most recent role with Conundrum was Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.
Jackie has a day job she loves as the General Counsel & Director of Industry Relations at the National Association of Theatre Owners and has two adorable kiddos. For more, visit jackiebrenneman.com.
Steven Duncan Sass, a Huntington Beach native, has been performing for almost his entire life. From the very first performance, his love of theatre has only grown. Steven is quite passionate about fostering new work and allowing artists to be their true self.
Steven received his BFA from Niagara University in Theatre Performance and French. He has been seen as Eddie Ryan (Funny Girl), Al/Don (A Chorus Line), Robert (The Drowsy Chaperone), Big Deal/Dance Captain (West Side Story), Ed (Evil Dead), Brad (Hairspray), and Henry Etches (Titanic: The Musical) to name a few. Steven has worked all over the country in regional theatre as an actor, technician, and house manager. He recently moved back from Philadelphia where he was working at America's Oldest Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre. However, Southern California will always be home to him. Much love to his family and friends!
Steven Duncan Sass
Treasurer, Fund Raising Chair
Kelly Nickels is a professionally trained actor and singer-songwriter from Grapevine, Texas with over 10+ years of vocal training (choral, jazz, folk, musical theatre). She works as a professional film editor as her day job, but her passion project is writing an original musical.
Kelly received her BA from the University of North Texas in Film and Photographic Arts. Her musical theater credits include Rose Fenny (Dogfight), Hermione (A Very Potter Musical), Olive’s Mom (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Patrice (13 The Musical), Kate (Legally Blonde the Musical), and Gingy (Shrek The Musical).
Secretary, Marketing Chair
Lisa Sedares is delighted to come on board as Conundrum’s Music Director. Lisa began as a pianist at an early age and eventually became involved in musical theater, choral directing, and composing. Some of the recent shows that she has been a part of are Beauty and the Beast (vocal director), Urinetown (pianist), Oklahoma! (pianist), and Into the Woods (music director).
Lisa moved from Arizona to Maryland for school and spent 9 years on the east coast building a career in aerospace engineering while pursuing a double master’s in piano performance and space systems engineering. She recently moved to Los Angeles for a change of scenery, a new job at NASA, and to seek out more professional musical opportunities. On the side, Lisa is currently working on a new musical that is at the intersection of her two passions: Rocket Science and Musical Theater.
Gabriel Chu is thrilled to be a part of Conundrum Theatre Company. After studying voice at Baylor University, he moved to LA and has worked behind the scenes in Film and TV for the past decade. He's excited to be back on stage and is grateful to his teachers, friends, and family for their support. Gabriel has also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is a classically trained pianist and violinist. He speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and loves Coconut LaCroix.