Who We Are


Loud Fridge Theatre Group, was founded by a collection of actors and designers with the common goal of telling honest stories well. We are a brand-new theatre group, excited to celebrate art within our community.  We are dedicated to telling stories that reflect the human condition, stories that challenge us to question social norms, and stories that give us insight to every walk of life. We aim to be a constant noise in the community, telling stories that are bold, honest, and diverse- and telling them LOUDLY! We are a Theatre dedicated to people and therefore dedicated to you! Basically, we intend to make some noise!

Founding Members

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John Wells III is a Founding Member of Loud Fridge Theatre Group. He is a Local actor, playwright, and producer in San Diego and abroad. You may have seen him grace the San Diego Stage as Ben in the San Diego Premiere and LFTG's debut Straight. Other notable credits include, Cardboard Piano, The Mystery of Love and Sex (Diversionary Theatre), Chasing Fear (New Village Arts), Monsters in the American Cinema, Communicating Doors (Scripps Ranch Theatre), and BASH (Lambs Players Theatre). Staged readings & Workshops include Les Switch (Diversionary Theatre), Swimming While Drowning (Amigos Del Rep), Top Gun/Underdog (Carlsbad Players) Froggy, FOB: 

Folsom, SLAM (La Jolla Playhouse), The Saints and Stars (San Diego Rep.), and The Haunting of the Homosexuals (Old Globe Theatre. His Debut Novel, The Kalib Andrews Chronicles, will be available for purchase on Amazon in Fall 2020. 

Kate Rose Reynolds is a Founding Member of Loud Fridge Theatre Group. She is an actress, director, and designer in San Diego and abroad. You may have seen her grace the San Diego Stage in Move Over Mrs. Markham, Communicating Doors (Scripps Ranch Theatre); The Humans (San Diego Repertory Theatre); and Cardboard Piano (Diversionary Theatre). Direction Credits include, Jetty and Ripped (the Bristol Valley Theatre) and Straight (Loud Fridge Theatre Group). Design credits: Ever in the Glades/The Complete History of Theater, Abridged. (Theatre for Young Professionals). 

Her feature film, Soul to Keep, is now available on all streaming platforms.

Leigh Ellen Akin is a Founding Member of Loud Fridge Theatre Group. She is a singer, actor, writer, director and happy new SD resident. She is thrilled to have been able to lend an eye and ear to the direction of “Straight”. Other notable credits include direction of the world premier short play “The Hunt” as part of the Out on a Limb festival. Before which she “charmingly portrayed” Mrs. Markham in Scripps Ranch Theatre’s Move Over Mrs. Markham. She received her masters in Vocal Performance from the Peck School of the Arts, through her work as a classical singer she became aware of the 

Wesley Balk style of direction and studied movement and direction at the Nautilus Musical Theater institute.