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Bridgette Loriaux
Playwright, Director & Choreographer

Bridgette Loriaux began her theatre journey in 1990 at the age of 15; the moment her high school teacher Ms. Kellye Dodd placed Shakespeare’s Complete Works on her desk, gave her first monologue to learn in sign-language from Children of a Lesser God, took her to her first Joe Goode contemporary dance concert, and simultaneously introduced her to the world and discipline of modern dance.  So, she gently put her ballet shoes away, realized her passion for classical theatre, wanted to immerse herself in the exploration of movement expression, and knew that she wanted nothing else but to be surrounded by creatives and artists for the rest of her life. 


She then went on as a dance major at San Jose State University under the direction and mentorship of Gary Masters and Fred Mathews, where she trained in the Limón technique, focused on choreography and began experimenting with movement theatre. After an internship at the Orinda Shakespeare Festival, in the summer of 1996, under the direction of PCPA Artistic Director and Associate Dean, Mark Booher, she went on to be a part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for four consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2000. On her off season, she continued to dance professionally and train with artistic director, David Ho Choy of Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis, training in the Martha Graham technique. In the winter of 2000, she landed in NYC, where she was cast in the Off-Broadway and International touring company De La Guarda.  Her work in New York and abroad led her to teaching Master Contemporary Dance Classes in Buenos Aires, (where she was also a part of the creative team for Fuerza Bruta), Sao Paulo, Tokyo and London. She then returned to the stage back home in the San Francisco Bay Area where she premiered The Black Eyed by Betty Shamieh playing the role of Tamam at The Magic Theatre, played The Hunter in ‘Peter and the Wolf’ at the Hackney Empire London, and worked as assistant wardrobe crew for the BLUE MAN GROUP in the West End, London. 


She participated as an aerial performer for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and then went on holiday to Cairo, Egypt to visit a dear friend. That holiday evolved into a year of teaching, performing, living, creating, and traveling throughout Egypt. In the fall of 2009, she returned to Dubai to be Head of Show Production for Uneeq Entertainment where she toured through the deserts of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf featuring international artists and innovating theatrical events for Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Hermès, and the Royal Families of the Middle East.


National and International Directing credits include SHAKE IT! written by Rohina Malik for THE PARTICIPANTS at TheatreFIRST; COOLEY’S REEL and GERTRUDE written by Madeline Puccioni at City Lights Short Play Festival; BAGYÓ written by Rob Dario at TheatreFIRST; LE PETIT MORT (Movement Theatre Performance and commission) Darb 1718 Contemporary Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt; BELOVÉD (Movement Theatre Performance) Nova Danca Dance Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Choreographic credits include RED WINGED BLACKBIRD, written by Alyosha Zim & directed by Nancy Carlin; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Globe for All at The Globe Theatre, San Diego, dir. Patricia McGregor; PSYCHOSIS 4.48 & TENDER NAPALM, Anton’s Well Theatre Company dir. Robert Estes; DICK WITTINGTON, New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, England dir. Jane Karen; BONNIE & CLYDE, Stage1 Theatre Company, dir. Buddy Butler; RENT and IN THE HEIGHTSat San Jose State University dir. Buddy Butler; THE TEMPEST, African American Shakespeare Company dir. Nancy Carlin; THE FOURTH MESSENGER, The Ashby Stage, dir. Matt August; ‘HONK!’ Shakespeare Santa Cruz at UCSC dir. Nancy Carlin; OF THE EARTH, Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage, dir. Jon Tracy and SPRING BREAK The Musical written by Sara Faith Alterman directed by Jessica Heidt of PIXAR.


Her love affair with dance-making transcends out of the incredible need to cultivate physical theatre that ultimately heightens the experience of storytelling for both the performing artist and the audiences who dare to delve into these unknown, profound, and delicate worlds of the internal landscape. 


2 ½ BREATHS began with the desire to try something completely new. To challenge, reveal, and to explore artistically in a way she had never done before, and in the same breath, open that door to the actors who take this play on. The play inspired her to launch Loriaux House of the Arts, a non-profit organization to cultivate and nurture art in Las Vegas and support local artists within her city and throughout the nation.


Currently, she resides as mom of Teia and Phoenix Bauer, artist, commercial actor, and yoga therapist in Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada where she is the co-owner of 20/20 ChiroYoga working with her husband, Dr. Jason Bauer through the fusion and healing of chiropractic and yoga therapy.  She continues to direct and choreograph throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and is currently writing her second play, IMMERSION. 

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LynnAnn Martin
Executive Producer

LynnAnn Martin, Executive Producer, has had a career path that included 18 years as a leader with MGM Resorts International where she was Vice President of Events for 14 years. In that role, she worked with frontrunners in hospitality, oversaw and inspired incredibly creative people who produced thousands of events, and answered to discerning financial minds. Prior to that she was a self-employed graphic designer for 14 years before spending 10 years in the rare coin business.

Retirement in 2019 opened new doors for LynnAnn. She and a partner formed an online e-commerce business, The company offers lifestyle products with messages that celebrate your experience and remind you to Own Who You Are. 

LynnAnn’s involvement with 2 ½  BREATHS began with her love of art and love of life. Her friendship with Bridgette Loriaux grew from private yoga classes and hours spent with her family. Ultimately, she became deeply involved in Bridgette’s writing of the script, regularly reading both roles, through tears and laughter, yet always with love. 

The transition to the Executive Producer role is a natural step in her life. As LynnAnn continues to “own who she is,” she is driven to take on new endeavors to stimulate her mind, keep her active, and be known for her joie de vivre. 

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 David Warner
Composer & Cellist

David Warner (Cellist) is a Las Vegas based cellist, violinist, pianist, vocalist, and published makeup artist. Since attending Cal State Fullerton and UNLV for music performance, he has performed in multiple musical theater productions on the Las Vegas Strip and at The Smith Center. He has played for the Soul Train Awards, The Latin Grammys, and been in the on-stage orchestra for a number of major artists. He has recorded with artists in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, played an orchestra tour of Europe, and performed the world debut of a piece for solo cello and 2 dancers in New York and Philadelphia. He has designed multiple custom cellos and holds 2 patents for new cello and string instrument designs. 

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