Gustavo A. Flores

Gustavo A. Flores has been an actor in the Valley since 2012. Having received his Associates degree in Fine Arts Theatre from Paradise Valley Community College (2017), he went on to achieve his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Grand Canyon University (2020). 

In 2017 & 2018 he was nominated and represented PVCC at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region 8), making semi-finals the second year, and was awarded a scholarship for voice acting to California State University Fresno. He now joins Southwest Shakespeare as a Core Company Member to bring new life to classic and new works alike.

Past productions with Southwest Shakespeare include MACBETH and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [SOCIALLY DISTANT]. Works with other companies include: AS YOU LIKE IT with the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. RING ROUND THE MOON, MACBETH, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS, & THE TEMPEST at Ethington Theatre, as well as a black box production of GOD OF CARNAGE. ALMOST, MAINE with Glendale Community College & ALL MY SONS with Paradise Community College.

Gustavo continues to learn and hone his craft alongside his peers, and hopes to inspire true emotion in the hearts of others.

Contact me @ Gflores@swshakespeare.org

Bethan Baca

Bethany is from Phoenix, AZ who graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA with a B.A. in Theater Arts. Some of her credits include: The Burn as Mercedes at BLK BOX PHX, Tecumseh! as Wabethe at Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama in Chillicothe, OH; In the Heights as Carla at Desert Foothills Theatre & Southwest Shakespeare’s productions of Frankenstein & Pericles, Prince of Tyre. She has received First place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in the Adult Musical Theater division in 2017 & 2018 as well as First place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Musical Theater Competition in 2017 & Drama Competition in 2019. 

Contact me @ Bbaca@swshakespeare.org

Victor Yang

Victor Yang is both a Core Company Member and a Community Engagement Representative here at the Southwest Shakespeare Company. He is of Australian-Chinese origin, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and he is a classically trained actor currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and a Concentration in Acting. Notable roles include: Jorgen Tesman(Hedda Gabler), Claudio(Much Ado About Nothing), John Hale(The Crucible), Lysander(A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Odysseus(Ajax), and more. His work is also present in many student films and commercials around the valley alongside an appearance in Fox Studio’s TV series, Run Coyote Run. In addition to his work as an actor, he is also a freelance photographer, singer, songwriter, director, screenwriter, and playwright. His play, With You Always, which he wrote with fellow ASU alum Diego Sutcliffe, premiered as an ASU TheatreLAB performance in 2019. During his time at ASU, he served on both the Student Advisory Committee and the Safe Set Committee in order to help create a better learning and performance environment for incoming freshmen and incumbent students. His goal is to focus on inclusion and representation on the stage, to make theatre and the art of making theatre accessible to everyone.

Contact me @ Vyang@swshakespeare.org