Annie Sadovsky Koepf (She/Her) REVIEWER is a model, actor, singer, and teacher. She and her rescue pug/chihuahua, Belli-girl, call Green Valley home. After a life time performing in front of small children for 6 hours a day, she ventured into acting on theater stages 3 years ago. With degrees in Art and Education, she thought her retirement years would be spent painting, but art is art. Making theater accessible, especially to children is a passion of hers. Additionally, seeing more mature actors on stage compels her to be a part of local community theater. Character roles are fascinating for her, and she has enjoyed playing a psychic, the devil, one of Joseph’s brothers, and Mrs. Cratchit. She is honored to be a part of Taming of the Review.
Betsy Labiner (She/Her) REVIEWER/LEAD EDITOR is a PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Arizona; her dissertation focuses on English drama from the 16th and 17th centuries. Betsy earned her bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and continues that twinned focus on literature and history in her doctoral work. Along with her academic work in drama and the arts, Betsy also works in the box office of The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.
Felíz Torralba (She/Her) REVIEWER/EDITOR “Felíz Torralba is a proud member of the Tucson theatre community and is thrilled to be a part of TOTR. For the past decade, she has worked with numerous theatre companies as an actress, choreographer, director, and music director. Most days, Felíz spends her time running two businesses: VozFeliz, a private vocal wellness studio, and Vegan Feliz, a local pop up. Alongside all at Taming, Felíz hopes to create quality reviews that you love to read and encourage you to step out and experience the magic of live theatre. Torralba is passionate about all elements of storytelling and seeks to commend and command, setting the bar as high as it can go when it comes to the quality of performance art in Tucson.”
Gabriella De Brequet (She/They) REVIEWER/EDITOR/LEAD COORDINATOR is a writer and co-founder of Taming of the Review. She was born and raised in Tucson Arizona and has been working professionally as a performer in Tucson since 2012. She has been seen on stage at The Rogue Theatre, The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre, Winding Road Theatre Ensemble, Invisible Theatre and the Something Something Theatre. She has also had an extensive career off stage as a costume designer, prop designer, stagehand, dresser and professional child wrangler. Gabriella has a passion for people and their stories. Taming of the Review provides her a platform to share stories with the Tucson community which has been a true gift and a humbling honor.
Mara Katrina Capati (She/Her/They) REVIEWER Mara Capati is a newer member to Taming of the Review and is honoured to be collaborating along side a team of incredibly diverse talent and passion for the Theatre Arts. Mara has performed in local musical and straight play productions with SAPAC, Live Theatre Workshop, and The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre. Mara’s favorite credits include Dolly in Hello, Dolly!, Aouda in Around the World in 80 Days, and Mina in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Mara’s production credits include co-directing “To Kill a Mockingbird” and choreography and direction for children’s theatre at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. She most recently assistant directed and choreographed CYT’s production of Addam’s Family Jr. By day, Mara is a Crisis Advocate at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault and a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in Foster Care. She is also completing her Master of Social Work at ASU Online.
Richard ‘Chomps’ Thompson (He/Him) REVIEWER began as a contributing author for Taming of the Review in 2019 and has been priveliged to write content for this growing organization each time his perspective has been requested. There are many women working to make Taming of the Review possible. Though not everyone is pictured, this passion project wouldn’t be possible without them.