Cynthia has been an actor and performer in Sacramento since 1993. She was a long-time member of the highly successful performing ensemble, StoryVoices. Speakman, who holds a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, has taught after-school theatre arts at Leonardo da Vinci School since 2000. She has also worked with the Any Given Child program in the Twin Rivers and Sacramento City School Districts. She also taught with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Model Arts Program Robla School District for two years. Additionally, Cynthia has participated in the Seminar Planning Effective Residencies for Students offered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as various workshops for Teaching Artists offered through the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC). Cynthia has found OnStage to be the most enlightening and heartfelt experience of her life.
Rachel grew up in Truckee, CA and went to college at Sonoma State University where she majored in Liberal Studies and Spanish. She studied her junior year abroad in Granada, Spain. She has been living in Sacramento for over two years and loves it. Rachel has been involved in theatre for over 20 years. She started at the Tahoe-Truckee Youth Theatre when she was six years old and fell in love with performing. Throughout her life she has done everything from being in Annie on the biggest stage in the world, to being the assistant director for a melodrama troupe, to going to many acting camps, to directing and choreographing Grease for adults with developmental disabilities, to writing a musical for her senior project in college. She has a passion for kids, music, improv, coffee, Harry Potter and sweaters. Rachel loves being a part of the OnStage team and looks forward to every set change and "LINE" call that may come her way!!