Private Parts
Private Parts Poster for Theatre West


A Theatre West Associates Show

Friday May 31 & Saturday June 1, 8pm
Sunday June 2, 2:00 PM

$15 Suggested Donation

A collection of personal true stories, funny and sad, that make a difference. There is nothing more powerful than the truth. In life and in art. The sharing of true and personal stories are a gift to the one who shares and the ones who receive. It is a connection that brings us together with renewed energy and makes us all value the memorable moments in our own lives.

Directed by

Laura James


David Baer

Apurv Khanna (A.K.)

Mimi Kmet

Christopher Landis

Pamela Najera

Alexandria Sanders

Rick Simone-Friedland

Megan Smith

Monika Vidakovic

David Baer has appeared in or assisted in several productions and readings here at Theatre West, most notably Waiting For Lefty. He's glad to return to the TW stage after a 10-year absence. "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." 1 Corinthians 13:1

Laura James, Actor/Teacher/Director. Her career spans over 35 years. Films: Raging Bull, And the Band Played On, Losin’ It. TV: General Hospital, Y & R, The Bold and Beautiful, etc., Italy (film)/ England (Peter Cook’s Establishment), Hong Kong (theatre/clubs), E. Africa (British Equity theatre)/Stage: Old Globe, SD, Shakespeare & Co, Shakespeare SF Festival, Tiffany, El Portal, J Anson Ford Theatre, Theatre West, etc. One-woman shows: G Stein’s Ms Furr and Ms Skeene, Virginia Woolf in her own Words, Simone Beauvoir’s, The Woman Destroyed. Actor in numerous LA productions, including M Mednick’s, The Destruction of the 4th World, Landscape (Pinter), TW’s Moose on the Loose (original). Director: Idyllwyld Conservatory, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Theatre 40, Theatre West. Taught AADA, Columbia Film School, TW Associates, SAG Conservatory. Classical Theatre Lab member. Actors Studio Director-member, Open Fist member. Actor: Moose on the Loose (revival), TW.

Mimi Kmet has appeared in several Theatre West productions, including My Trans Wife, which she also co-wrote, and Bittersweet Oranges. Other TW productions include cabarets (Love, Actually, and Winter Wishes) and Proud Out Loud shows for Pride month. Among other acting credits are short films, including Matriarch, which she also wrote; Pinkberry: A Cautionary Tale; Tuesdays at 4; and Liquid Soul Lite, as well as various other cabarets. She also created and produced Laughing Matters: The Absurdity of Intolerance, a live variety show, and has written and performed live stand-up comedy.

Apurv A.K Khanna is currently a sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Hailing from India, I am 19 years young and a beginner in terms of work experience in the field. Acting is my sole passion, and I love nothing more than channeling all my energy into doing what I love the most, that is, to perform and express myself through the wide palate of emotions I have gleaned in my journey. I aim to commit my 100% to whatever I do and aspire to maximize my potential and reach new heights as an actor at Theatre West.

Pamela Najera is delighted to make her debut on Theatre West’s stage as a performing member. Her journey with Theatre West began with her one-woman show, Too Old, Too Asian, Too Short - A Story of an Unlikely Showgirl, featured in SOLOPALOOZA 2022. Prior to that, Pamela mesmerized audiences as Alexander Great’s magical assistant in Theatre West’s annual fundraiser, Millennium Magic in 2019. Pamela is thrilled to bring her passion for storytelling and performance to Theatre West once again in the fascinating production of 'Private Parts.'

Alexandria Sanders was born and raised in California. She began pursuing acting at age 14 with a small theatre group in Covina, CA. She turned her focus away from acting for school and eventually graduated from The Los Angeles Film School in 2012. She joined Theatre West in May 2023 and starred in 2023 WestFest as Meade in The Friction.

Rick Simone is an Emmy Award© winner, known to television audiences for his work on Married People, Just the Ten of Us, A Year in the Life, Life Goes On, KC Undercover, and as Joe Pistone in the Discovery Series Mob Scene. Theatre audiences may know Rick from roles in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Me Nobody Knows, Ken Page’s production of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, or as Bruno in The Theatre West production of Moose On The Loose. Rick is currently seen on the festival circuit in his award-winning short film Boystown.

Megan M. Smith began her theater career in Chicago, IL where she trained at The Second City. Her most recent work includes the role of Terri in the stage play The Naked Truth. She is excited for her first role with Theatre West, where she attributes much of her growth as an actor and writer. In addition to acting, Megan is a classically trained violinist who has performed on stages across the country. As a former teacher, she possesses a deep passion for history education and ensuring that our youth are enriched with a diverse and inclusive learning experience.

Monika Vidakovic is a Los Angeles-based comedian and actress who immigrated to the United States in 2015. Her credits include Sin City Murders, Vodi, She Goes To Hollywood among others. She trained at prestigious acting schools such as UCB, Second City and is a professional traditional Serbian dancer, martial artist as well as a graphic designer. Monika earned a master's degree in behavioral sciences, specializing in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug abuse.