Lea Zawada is an actor from Portland who got her start at Northwest Children's Theater and School where she performed throughout her youth. NWCT roles include Red in Little Red: Riding Hood, and Pinocchio in the steam-punk version of the classic story. At Stanford, Lea performed as Angie in Top Girls and Joan in Far Away. Her senior year at Stanford she produced, directed, and starred in the show Miss Julie. She is currently getting her MFA in acting from NYU. Her favorite role from Shakespeare is Ariel from the The Tempest because Ariel can manifest in so many different forms!