Sarah Fulton Group's list of active members.

Active Membership

Eleanora Avakian.

ELEANORA AVAKIAN has been acting, singing and performing for stage audiences since the age of four; by sixteen, she was starring in musical productions such as EVITA, 42nd STREET and GYPSY. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from UCLA, she further pursued her passion — acting in front of the camera as well her music video, available on YOUTUBE. In addition, she has tutored aspiring singers and performers for live performances. As any true artist, Eleanora's journey in life will be centered around her gifts as a singer, actress and performer.

Tim Byron Owen.

TIM BYRON OWEN studied drama at Miami University, received a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He's produced, directed, or appeared in over 60 theatrical productions with various LA theater companies and venues. In 1985, Tim became a founding member of The Celtic Arts Center Theater and served as president of the board.

In 1984, he began working for television production companies creating six television shows that were optioned for development by CastleRock Ent., Dick Clark Prods, HBO, and Ralph Edwards Prods. Inspired by Joh Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, Tim founded The Sarah Fulton Group with American Academy classmate Nick Cassavetes. Serving as Artistic Director since 1990, he established an outreach program for the Director’s Program at the California School of Design in Pasadena, California.

The Sarah Fulton Group has produced multiple theater productions, and two films: "A Far Cray From A Distant Land", co-directed by BAFTA member Angela Lubbock, and the EMMY AWARD winning "Where’s Jo?", for the American Heart Association. The Sarah Fulton Group hosts a variety of programs, including developing original works. Michael Edwards’ "Runt", winner of a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2001 was work-shopped and directed by Tim. In January 2002, Tim directed "A Night In November", at the Celtic Arts Center, winning a DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD for Best Performance. Garry Marshall brought it to his Falcon Theatre, initiating "Gary Marshall Presents". The Tricycle Theatre of London produced two hit runs. At the Edinburgh Festival 2002, "A Night In November" won the SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD for Best Production and the TAPWATER AWARD for Best Actor. After a hit run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, the production moved to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin, June 2003, for an eight week run. Then Owen and Maguire brought their production back to Los Angeles in 2005, earning two Ovation Award nominations, BEST PLAY and BEST PERFORMANCE, followed by a hit run at the Irish Arts Center in New York, 2006, then a three month run in Boston at Jimmy Tingle's Off-Broadway Theater.

Tim is currently developing "The Matchstick Man", a feature film about Welsh boxing champion Johnny Owen, with playwright, David Bellantoni. In August, 2005, Owen & Bellantoni won a BEST SHORT FILM AWARD at the Director's Guild Of America through Filmmakers Alliance, for their short, "The Matchstick Man". You can view the film at: johnnyowen.com.

Tim directed the West Coast premiere of "Fighting Words", a play about Johnny Owen, which opened August, 2004 to rave reviews for a nine week run at the Celtic Arts Center of Los Angeles, followed by a return engagement "Fighting Words" at the Celtic Arts Center in April 2006. This production was presented at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, in July, 2006.

Tim directed Ray Bradbury's, "Falling Upward" at Theater West, in 2007, and, again at the El Portal Theater, in 2009, earning Critic's Choice from LA Times, and Critic's Pick from LA Weekly. Also in 2007, The Sarah Fulton Group workshopped and developed Matt Sklar's, "Love Me Deadly", at the Celtic Arts Center, earning rave review for play and players from Backstage West. Tim made his debut with the CART players in 2009, directed by his friend, Abbey Theatre director, Vincent Dowling.

Philip Biondich.

PHILIP BIONDICH grew up in Montana. "I was just out of high school and working in the oil fields left me empty and compelled me to follow my heart. I hired on with the Guldstrand Corvette Racing Team in 1983. After meeting A.J. Foyte and Roger Penski on the Grand Prix Circuit, my dream of professional driving dissolved. I was lost and very disappointed, when a young lady introduced me to Theater of Arts where I discovered a sense of purpose. She explained how to get into the studios where I began to see how television was made. Acting classes, theater companies, studios, and all the history were everywhere. With a new frontier, I found an adventure once again. My first leading part I was hired for was a Western. So as it turns out, the life I grew up wanting to live, picked me."

Elaine Lockley-Smith.

ELAINE LOCKLEY-SMITH's career has encompassed the globe. A native New Yorker, Elaine feels blessed to have traveled the world using her singing, acting and dancing talents. She is, as New Yorkers would say, a true “triple threat”. She has done countless shows on and off Broadway and done command performances for royalty. Elaine has also had the pleasure of recording, touring, and performing with such artists as Janet Jackson, Patty LaBelle, Ashanti, Outkast and J’LO to name a few. She was enlisted by Epic Records as personal vocal and movement coach to then new recording artist Sean Kingston. Elaine was one of the original members of the recording group, “The Shades of Love”. Their disco hit “Keep In Touch Body to Body” went #5 on the Billboards and can still be heard on the radio and in clubs. She is currently working on her first solo album and her single, “I Know What You Want” can be found on iTunes.

Since relocating to Los Angeles Elaine has expanded her talents to include film producing, writing and casting. Elaine has starred, costarred and been featured in many independent films as well as major motion pictures. At present Elaine is in post production for her first Western entitled “Yellow Rock”, starring Michael Biehn and James Russo. Elaine is associate producer on “Yellow Rock” and she plays the role of Sequila. Some of Elaine’s television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Without a Trace, and General Hospital. Elaine loves spreading light, love, and upliftment to the world!

Tina Saddington.

TINA SADDINGTON is happy to be living again in Los Angeles. In the mid 90’s she moved away from Los Angeles to the Lake Arrowhead area, where she co-owned and operated a construction company. While living in Twin Peaks, she became involved with the local theatre company, and acted, directed and produced with them and also was instrumental in having the Lake Arrowhead Performing Arts Company become a 501c3. She also performed regularly as the lead singer with the trio Voiceover, working numerous events, public and private. Television credits include Knight Rider, Quincy, Simon and Simon and General Hospital. Theatre credits include Night of the Iguana – Miss Fellowes, Chamber Music – Osa Johnson, The Mousetrap – Mollie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Titania and Much Ado About Nothing – Beatrice. She has worked with Steve Allen, Ed Asner, Paul Winfield and Louise Sorel, the latter two also LACC alumni. Tina was President of the Los Angeles City College Theatre Alumni and Associates for over six years, and served on the LACCTAA Board for fifteen years. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Kathleen Galloway.

KATHLEEN GALLOWAY is a writer and performer. She was born in New York City, the daughter of two actors, Michael and Nancy Brannon Galloway. She performed in community theatre and was a founding member of a Commedia dell’arte Troupe in Santa Barbara, CA. She studied acting at The Lee Strasburg Institute, with Paul Kent, Santa Barbara City College and Moorpark College. She earned both her Bachelor's and Masters of Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts. She studied improv at LA Connection and stand-up with Cary Odes.

She appeared in The Vagina Monologues in 2005 at Moorpark College. She performed her one-person show, "The Narcissists' Daughter at the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2009.  She has written and performed monologues for eight years at various theatres, galleries in Los Angeles and on KPFK: “Moms Unplugged”. She has done stand-up (available on YouTube) on the open-mic circuit in Los Angeles. Currently, She is appeared the independent film, “Julian”, as “Anna”, Julian’s mother, on America’s Court as a litigant and in various other projects.

She has been writing since she was ten years old and continues to write plays, short stories, stand-up and personal essays. She has been teaching creative writing at The Conejo Valley Adult School in Thousand Oaks for the past eight years. She is a storyteller and one of her passions is to helps others tell theirs.

Roger Harrell.

ROGER HARRELL has performed and worked in most areas of the entertainment industry, from producing to dishwashing. Whether traveling nationwide doing standup comedy, or writing and performing in stage and film projects, Roger has run the gauntlet. His first foray was in standup comedy, where he came in first place in this contest, runner up in that one, and blah, blah, blah... he’s so funny. Now comfortably living in a thatched villa in Topanga, California, Roger has earned his right to just sit, write, and quietly listen to the Umpalumpas making the candy. But don’t be fooled, he is always willing to don the old outfit and get back into new projects, working with variety of talented and, no doubt, insane individuals.

Nusheen.

NUSHEEN encompasses the Mediterranean flair, the passion of the Middle East, and carries a worldly European persona. She spent her younger years traveling between the Middle East, Europe, and the US, being exposed to many cultures, forms of art, dance, and music throughout the world. She developed a deep love and appreciation for the visual arts as well as the performing arts. She has done a bit of everything from on camera to off-camera work; costume making, makeup artistry, acting, dancing, modeling, to playing with fire. She has trained and worked as a professional with The Lee Strasberg Institute, The Groundling School, Tepper Gallegos, Vine Street Working Actors, as well as many Cold Reading and Audition Workshops. Nusheen has worked as a commercial actress nationally and internationally, in such commercials as Levis, Snapple, and German car commercials. With a calling to acting as her driving force, she is returning to acting with a commitment to honing her craft and is now delighted to be working with the Sarah Fulton Group.

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