Alicia Hechavarria


Alicia Hechavarria grew up in the theater watching her dad bring all her favorite literary characters to life, and from a very early age she knew she'd pursuit the same passion. She was 19 years old when she landed her first feature film leading role as Cecilia in 'Fabula' directed by Lester Hamlet, which won her a Festival Internacional def Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Best Actress Nomination. She would make her onstage debut as Gaby opposite her dad playing Petra, Gaby's mother, in 'Las Amargas Lagrimas de Petra Von Kant' by Teatro Publico, an adaptation of Werner Fassbinder's screenplay. Now she's at the crossroads all actresses reach, where you must leave behind the young girl roles and establish herself as an adult actress, much like Marlie comes to a crossroad in Randy's Petra, where she must step forward and take commands of her own career, and pursuit her own dream ,of being an Actress. Some of Alicia's other notable film credits include 'Club de Jazz' 'Los Buenos Demonios' 'La Espuma de Los Dias' 'Sergio y Sergei', and she has returned twice more to the stage for roles in 'Las Tumbas Olvidadas' and 'Sueno de Una Noche de Verano.'

Fernando Hechavarria


Fernando Hechavarria has over 30 years of experience in television and film with memorable roles that made him a renowned and famed actor, but his biggest passion has always been theater. His theater accolades are too many to list, but some of the more recognizable roles include 'Caligula' 'King Lear' 'The Seagull' 'The Cherry Orchard' 'The Crucible' and 'Macbeth'. Almost 10 years ago, he was casted to play Petra, a female role in Carlos Diaz' adaptation of Fassbinder's 'The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant', and it became one of the pivotal roles of his career. In June, 10 years after its premiere in Havana, Teatro EI Publico brings back the German classic, offering Fernando the opportunity to bid goodbye to one of his most iconic roles under the spotlight, or perhaps even, a goodbye to an acclaimed onstage career altogether. The parallels between his life and Karilda's aren't coincidental, Randy took the actor's personal life as inspiration for constructing the character.

Jorge Luis Alvarez


Graduated with a Performing Arts Degree from the Superior Art Institute (ISA) of Havana, Jorge Luis Alvarez made his debut as a film actor with the leading role in 'Una Novia Para David' by Orlando Rojas, one of the greatest hits in Cuban cinema. Along with prestigious actors he worked on the film 'Tirano Banderas' and in the miniseries 'Me Alquilo para Sonar'. His participation in 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' by Carlos Gutierrez, 'Mujer Trasparente' by Ana Rodriguez and Versos Robados by Orlando Rojas, are some of his other notable roles in cinema. During his theatrical development in Cuba he was a member of the Rita Montaner and La Ventana groups. On stage, he has starred in more than 20 theatrical productions in Cuba, Spain and the United States. From 2008 to 2010 he was part of Teatro Avante, which he joined to give life to 'Calixto de La Celestina' and where he also participated in other productions such as 'Yerma' and 'Aire Frio'. With El lngenio he has participated as an actor in 'Sodas de Sangre' and 'A Street Car Named Desire.'

Carlos Caballero


Carlos Caballero is an actor and theater director with an extensive international career. Beginning in Cuba in 1985, with renowned companies such as Teatro El Publico and La Ventana, he performed in over 20 plays including works by Shakespeare, Garcia Lorca, and Cocteau, and toured important festivals in Spain and Latin America. Living in Miami since 2000, Caballero has received several awards and accolades, such as the Best New Actor award from the Miami New Times and El Nuevo Herald for his work in plays like 'Cuentas Pendientes' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. In 2014, he won the Award for Best Male Actor at the Rainbow Festival de Cinema e Cultura do Brasil for his role in the feature film Verde Verde directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet.

Yaniel Castillo


Yaniel Castillo graduated as an Actor from Cuba's National School of Art (ENA) in 2009 and the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) in 2016. While still studying at ISA, he was casted by the theater group EL PUBLICO in 'Noche de Reyes' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Caligula' under the direction of Carlos Diaz, and later in 'Skyscrapers' directed by Jazz Vila. His television credits include the series 'Mucho Ruido' 'Tras la Huella' '23 y M' and the full length film 'Historia Antigua' for which he received the CARICATO Performance Award (2012) awarded by UNEAC. He has participated in several international festivals with films such as 'Mila Caos' by Simon Paetau and 'Tune!' by Daniel Chile.