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Remembering their roots: aspiring actress pursues dreams

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The Madera County Arts Council has provided arts education in Madera County schools for nearly three decades. The following is the last of five interviews with graduates from area schools who are now making a living — or plan to make a living — in the arts.

Rhiannon Fernandez, 27

Occupation: Barista at Starbucks

Education: Graduated from Madera High School in 2004 and graduated from Fresno State University with a B.A. in theatre arts in 2008.

What are you currently working on? “I’m doing a play at Fresno State,” Fernandez said, “But for the last three years before I moved home I was living in Los Angeles auditioning and working at Universal Studios entertainment department.”

Fernandez plays the mother of a murderous pedophile’s child victim in a play called “Frozen,” written by Bryrony Lavery.

“We’ll open” this month, Fernandez said. “It’s a very intimate play, with only three or four people in it. It discusses the brain development of a pedophile murderer. It digs into their psychology, and there is also a storyline of a mother whose child was abducted by this person.” ...


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