Dolann Marie Adams
Dolann Marie Adams
Regional: “Diary of a Catholic School Drop Out” at The Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center
TV: Recurring-Days of Our Lives
Voiceover: Educational Animation Series, Pearson FOundation
Film: Ceiba de Cuba, Love Poems, Out to PlayTraining: MFA in Acting, Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, BA in Theater and Mass Communications, University of California, Berkeley, Brian Reise Acting Studios, and Richard Lawson Acting Studios.
Sam serves as Co-Artistic Director of The Road Theatre Company as well as a member of the Artistic Board.
Sam is most recently known as Bernard on ABC’s megahit LOST. In a film and television career spanning thirty years and close to 200 roles, some of his favorites are the Principal in FORREST GUMP, the lethal attorney Holland Manners in ANGEL, Donna’s racist father in LA BAMBA, Dr. Fonzie in FRIENDS, the befuddled FBI agent in EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, as well as his participation in “event” television projects FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON as Dr. Tom Paine, head of NASA, and Stephen King’s THE STAND as Whitney. His role as the arrogant cardiologist Dr. Kaysen on E.R. earned him a SAG Award (Best Ensemble). Road credits include his Ovation-winning leading turn as the father in NAPOLI MILLIONARIA, THE BIRD & MISTER BANKS (Ovation nomination). Other local work includes: Odyssey Theatre (ROAD TO NIRVANA – LA Weekly Best Actor), TAKING SIDES, RHINOCEROS, David Mamet’s EDMOND – LA Weekly, Backstage West Awards); LATC, where Sam originated the role of Finney in Marlene Meyer’s KINGFISH and was directed by Simon Callow in Milan Kundera’s JACQUES AND HIS MASTER.
His directing credits include AS WHITE AS O and the world premiere of Mark Eisman’s SHOVE at the Road (LA Weekly Best Director nomination). He was co-director of Development for the Wesley School in its first years of existence, and is a graduate of the LA Grantsmanship Institute. He has an MA in American Literature and Creative Writing and is a proud member of the Mystery Writers of America. He teaches a professional Scene Study workshop and often guest lectures on acting for various schools. His own studies include two years at Descanso Garden’s Master Class in Horticulture, yoga, Tai Chi and ten years with the legendary director and teacher Jose Quintero. He is the proud father of 16 year old twins.
Andre Barron is an award-winning Director/Producer/Actor/Teacher.
Barron has directed many acclaimed productions at The Road Theatre Company: West Coast Premiere “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler (Critic’s Choice LA Times), West Coast Premiere “Broken Fences” by Steven Simoncic (NAACP Award – Best Lead Actress, Stage Raw Top 10 Production), Edward Albee’s “The Play About The Baby” (Broadway World Award – Best Direction Of A Play, LA Times Critic’s Choice, Stage Raw Top 10), LA Premiere “The Other Place” by Sharr White (LA Times Critic’s Choice, LA Weekly Go!, Stage Raw Top 10) and West Coast Premiere “Little Children Dream Of God” by Jeff Augustin (13 Broadway World Nominations) and LA Premiere “Things Being What They Are” by Wendy MacLeod (Stage Raw Top 10.)
Barron has directed extensively throughout Los Angeles, New York and Australia. He currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches Organic Acting in Studio City.
The Road: Understudied the character of Sean in That Good Night
Regional: The Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Odyssey Theater, The Next Arena, Unbound Productions, Greenway Court Theater, Lake Dillon Theater CO.
Film/Web: A Marine Story, Selves, Noise, Night Vet, The Red Shirt Diaries, Bro vs Brit
Voice Over: Mafia III, Battlefield, Amazon
Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Road Productions: Spanish Prayer Book; Stupid Kid; The Play About the Baby (LA Times CC)
Road Readings: Awake; Fertile River; Stupid Kid (w/ Laurie Metcalf); The Vagrant; Sanctions;
Other credits include: West Adams (Skylight Theatre-LA Times CC); Cardboard Piano (ICT); Splintered Soul (ICT); ESR (24th St); No Place to be Somebody (Robey); Wet Hot American Summer (The Garage Theatre)
Films: Elephants (Amazon Prime) and Sometimes Our Friends Come Over (VimeoOnDemand)
Training: AMDA; University of New Orleans
Road credits: After Orlando, The Lyons
SPF Staged Readings: TNT, The End of Beauty
Theatre: Mimi Marquez in RENT, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Hair, MidSummer Night’s Dream, Stop Kiss, The Three Sisters, Spiritwheel.
Film/TV: Guest star on Nickelodeon The Thunderman’s and MTV’s Awkward, Evidence, Nominated Best Supporting Actress in SUNNY IN THE DARK by North East Film Festival, S.W.A.T, Animal Kingdom, Echos of Violence and Finding Jessie
Training: MFA in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin. Faculty at California State University, Northridge, and AMDA Hollywood.
JAMI BRANDLI’s plays include Technicolor Life, S.O.E., M-Theory, ¡SOLDADERA!, Sisters Three, Through the Eye of a Needle, Medusa’s Song, O: A Rhapsody in Divorce, and BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in the 2014 Kilroys List. Her work has been produced/developed at New Dramatists, New York Theatre Workshop, Launch Pad, Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Lark, among other venues.
Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award, Ashland New Plays Festival and Aurora Theatre Company’s GAP Prize. Finalist for the 2016 PEN Literary Award for Drama, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Fellowship, Princess Grace Award and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her short works are published with TCG and Smith & Kraus.
Technicolor Life premiered as part of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival and received its Australian premiere in 2017. In 2018, BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) received a joint-world premiere with Moxie Theatre (San Diego) and Promethean Theatre (Chicago), ending with Moving Arts’ production at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles (LA Times Critic’s Choice and Ovation Recommended). BLISS will receive it’s next production at Defunkt Theatre (Portland, OR) in early 2020. Through the Eye of a Needle (Stage Raw ‘TOP TEN’ Pick and Ovation Recommended) received its world premiere at The Road Theatre (Los Angeles), March-May 2018. Sisters Three received its world premiere with The Inkwell Theater (Los Angeles) in December through January 2019. As a 2019 Humanitas Prize PLAY LA playwright, Jami was commissioned to write her latest play, Visiting Hours. She is represented by the Robert A Freedman Agency and Gramercy Park Entertainment. Please visit: www.jamibrandli.com
Jessica is a creative producer who is passionate about new work. She serves as the co-creator and artistic producer of Rapid Development, a new play development series for emerging playwrights at the Fountain Theatre. She has also had the privilege of working in the artistic department of La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Repertory Theatre. Formerly, she ran Outfest’s Screenwriting Lab, the leading organization that promotes LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting stories on the screen. Jessica loves working at the intersection of arts and education, and looks forward to this new venture with The Road.
Regional: Denver Center Theatre Co, Arizona Theatre Co, Pittsburgh Playhouse. barebones productions. Laguna Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, Yale Summer Cabaret, Perseverance Theatre
Local: Theatre @Boston Court, Echo Theatre Co, Latino Theatre Co, Bootleg Theater, Casa 0101, Working Stage
TV: Bull, CSI: Miami, Castle, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Life, Huge, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives
Road Credits: Death House
Regional: Macbeth by 5 (Odyssey Theatre), If You Can Get to Buffalo (Son of Semele Ensemble), If All the Sky Were Paper (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Dysfunctional Family Christmas (Defiance Theatre Company)
Film: (Features) The Extrovert, Rock Steady Row, The Axiom
Brain in viral YouTube series “Wiener vs Brain”
Almost Cool Films co-founder
Training: Chapman University (BFA Theatre Performance)
Christina (Tina) Carlisi
Christina (Tina) Carlisi
Theatre: Martha (Whitefire Theatre) 2018 Valley Theatre Award Best One Person Play, 2018 Ovation Nomination Best Actress, Twelfth Night, Burn This, The Rivals, Our American Cousin, Reckless, Juno and the Paycock (LADCC Best Actress nomination), Lady-Like (Drama Logue Award, Robbie Award), Trojan Women, Shivaree (Drama-Logue Award), The Immigrant, Seascape, Heathen Valley, Eastern Standard, Tamara (Los Angeles) and others.
Film: Happy, Happy, Bang,Bang, All About Steve, The Soul Collector, Eli (Comic Con Best Short), Jersey Rose, Hear No Evil, Wave Babes, Second Dance
TV: Supernatural (recurring), Guest Star- Bones, Criminal Minds,The Mentalist, Bold and the Beautiful (recurring), Rizzoli & Isles, CSI, Luke 11:17 (Series Regular,Web Series), Glee, Six Feet Under, Crystal Empire (Series Regular), and others.
Member: Interact Theatre Company, Parson’s Nose
Film/Tv: Southland, Broken Links, Stay Then Go, The Happy Sad (Frameline 37, Outfest official selection), The Good Doctor (Tribeca Spotlight Selection), Saving Grace
Training: B.F.A. Acting from USC
Film: TRUTH OR DARE(Blumhouse), THE WRONG MOMMY (Lifetime), CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, CHARLIE VALENTINE
TV includes: LA’s FINEST, ANIMAL KINGDOM, SCORPION, THE BRIDGE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, STATE OF AFFAIRS, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, ‘TIL DEATH, MATADOR
LA Theater includes: “ALL THE FEELS” (a one-woman short she wrote and produced which was performed live at The Broadwater Theater 2019), various IMPROV
Other Work: Professional Stuntwoman and Screenwriter, as well as a published Photographer. Lisa is a strong ambassador for the infinite potential in others as well as an advocate for Equality and empowerment.
Training: The Eastman School of Music (NY), Broadway(NY) , UCB (LA), Stan Kirsh (LA) www.lisacatara.com
JANET CHAMBERLAIN appeared Off-Broadway with The Working Theatre, Intar and The Clurman Theatre. In Los Angeles she most recently appeared in SPEED OF DARKNESS at the Riverstreet Theatre, at The Road in the second cast of THE LYONS; FOUR CHAMBERS, WHITE GUY ON THE BUS (second cast); JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN; THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, as well as several other productions including her one-woman show, SMORGASBORD. She also recently appeared in I GELOSI with Helsinki West, has worked at The Company of Angels, William Alderson Theatre, as well as others. She toured and performed over 20 original works with Theatre Education Center (TEC, Inc), which performed extensively on the East Coast. Her original play, APOSTROPHE 68, ran at The Company of Angels and won an award from Women in Theatre. She recently appeared in the feature film, A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD, and has appeared in Soaps, Commercials and several independent films.
TRAINING: NY: HB Studio, Jack Garfein, William Alderson (Meisner Program) L.A: Jeff Corey, Sam Anderson
Regional: The Heiress-Garvin Santa Barbara; The Circle-The Fountain; Stick Fly- The Matrix; Emptier-Hudson Theatre, Women and Wallace-Actors Lab; Crimes of the Heart-Orlando Shakespeare Festival; Bash, Brilliant Traces-Orlando Fringe Festival; Flower Duet, Pursued by Happiness, Petosky Stones, White People-The Road Theatre; The Seagull, The Rover, Stage Door-Antaeus Theatre Company; 100+workshops and readings.
TV: S.W.A.T. , Criminal Minds, Animal Kingdom, Crash & Burn, Damnation, Colony, The Forgotten, Grey’s Anatomy, Medium, ER, NCIS, Joan of Arcadia, Dawson’s Creek, Tanner on Tanner, Love Life, Aces, Going to California, Pick up the beat, Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Sheena
Film: Sleep No More, Deadly Desert Escape, Suicide Squad, If I Could Tell You, Unwound, Alice’s Birthday Wish, The Selena Incident, Unbound, Double, Temp for all Seasons, Your Name Here, Moon Lake Casino, Life with Fiona
Antaeus –Company Member, Steppenwolf West, Larry Moss, Virginia Tech; Ovation, Garland, Los Angeles Drama Critics & NAACP Award Winner; LA Weekly Nominee, StageScene LA Award Winner, Lillie Stoates Award – Nominee, Irene Ryan Candidate, ACTF; Best Actress–Best Short/Television category HollyShorts 2016
Brian M. Cole
Brian M. Cole
Road Credits: MELISSA ARCTIC (2014).
Los Angeles: Deaf West Theatre, Fountain Theatre, Casa 0101.
Film: I’m Harry Clark, Pie Head: Kinda True Story, Always A Bridesmaid, Simone.
Training: B.A. in FMA (Film & Media Arts) Temple University (Philadelphia).
Road Work: FINDING FOSSILS
Local credits: The Company Rep, Metropole Theatre Works, The Flight Theatre, The Zephyr Theatre, The Richard Basehart Theatre, Hollywood Actors Studio.
Film: Hot Dog…the Movie, Back to Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Hot Tubs, Accidental Christmas, Turbulent Skies.
TV: Over forty appearances, including Guest Star roles on Femme Fatales, JAG, and recurring roles on Bay City Blues and First Monday. Back in 1990 Mark played the part of “Carl Kubiak” as a contract player on the Fox youth-oriented serial drama, Tribes.
A graduate from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science.
Road work: CUTS, BUNBURY (Ovation ensemble nominee), The Smoke & Ice Follies, OUROBOROS, MARKED TREE, THE JUNTO.
Regional: Cowboy Mouth (ACT San Francisco), Les Liasons Dangerouses (Hillbarn, SF), Small Craft Warnings (Actor’s Theatre, SF) Local: Johnny Morran (Hudson), The Foreigner (Two Roads)
Film/TV: Leverage, Star Trek, Boston Legal, The Siege At Ruby Ridge, Godzilla, The Big Lebowski, Total Stranger, Are You Scared?.
John is a native of San Francisco, an avid traveler, and is happy to be currently performing as a Sherpa for his 3 year old son, Finn.
Theater: Jennifer Ramirez in Theresa Rebeck’s OUR HOUSE, Yelena in UNCLE VANYA, Lady Percy in HENRY IV. The World Premier of DATE NIGHT and RAINBOW SPRINKLES. Cole has performed all over the country in collaboration with RED LIGHT LIT, a performance event mashup of live music, photography, storytelling and poetry exploring love, relationships, sexuality and gender in the modern world.
Film: STEP ONE (Best Actress, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival; Best Actress, Hollywood International Motion Picture Festival), HEATH TAKES A TRIP (Official Selection at the Austin Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Twin Cities International Film Festival, Santa Monica Film Festival, San Jose International Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Yountville Film Festival & Studio City Film Festival) THE DEMON WITHIN (available to rent & own on Amazon, iTunes, DirectTV, Googleplay, Spectrum, & Vudu), B-ROLL with Silicon Valley’s Josh Brener & Deadpool’s Karan Soni (IKE Films, 2016)
TV: Starring as Miranda Montrose in upcoming comedy series BOOKED (When a ruthless producer learns the long-running soap she’s just sabotaged is the key to her career future, she and her bunch of misfit actors must pull together to make a hit against all odds.) Other credits include THE CAFE (series regular, prep-production) NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE (guest star), THE CATCH (recurring), & award-winning new media comedy series WORDS FAIL ME (guest star).
Training: UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Columbia College (BFA), Gately-Poole Conservatory, UCB, Warner Loughlin Studios, Lesly Kahn Studio, The Artistic Home Theater. In addition, Cole has classically trained under the ineffable Susan Hart & Jeffery Carlson in her hometown of Chicago.
Bernardo Cubría was recently nominated for best playwright at The Ovation Awards, Stage Raw Awards and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for his play The Giant Void In My Soul. He was the co-writer of the short Spanish Class that won Best Comedy at The NBC Universal Shorts Awards in 2018. His play, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement was a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neil in 2017. It received a world premiere at INTAR in NYC in the fall of 2017. In 2016, The Judgment of Fools received three critically acclaimed productions in NYC, LA, and Houston, TX. The Redhead is Coming was featured at F*ckfest at The Brick in NYC in 2015.
BROADWAY: Salome (Barrymore, NYC); Salome (Wadsworth, LA)
OFF BROADWAY AND BEYOND: Memorial Day (written and performed by Brian Delate – developed at The Actors Studio NYC and presented at Intersections International, Cherry Lane Theatre and the National Youth Theatre in Hanoi, Vietnam)
Philoctetes; (BAM & St. Ann’s Warehouse); Herakles (Aquila Theatre BAM & Festival of the Aegean, Greece); Salome (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Home Fires Burning (Chester Stage); Woyzeck (Hartford Stage); Eddie Goes To Poetry City (La Mama); Tracers (NYSF Public Theatre & Royal Court, London); Also at the NYSF – Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, The Tempest, Goose and Tom Tom, Ice Bridge.
Phoenix Theatre – Voidville, As You Like It, The Rover, Night of the Iguana, Boy Meets Girl, Midsummer Night’s Dream. River Arts Rep – Casablanca, Streetcar Named Desire, Serenading Louie, As You Like It.
FILM: Shawshank Redemption, The Truman Show, Soldier’s Heart (wrote & directed), Nice Guy Johnny, Wilde Salome, The Brave One, Far From Heaven, Rent, Spiderman, Sudden Death, Ash Wednesday and more…
TV: The Comeback 5 episodes (2015 ), Unforgettable, Law & Order, L&O SVU, L&O CI, Sex and the City, Rescue Me, The Prosecutors, The Gifted Man and more…
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Lifetime Member at The Actors Studio and also serves on its Board of Directors. BFA Rider University. U.S. Army – decorated non-commissioned officer in the Vietnam War.
Kathy Bell Denton
Kathy Bell Denton
Kathy’s regional credits include work at International City Theatre (StageScene Award), The Old Globe, Kennedy Center, The Gem (Dramalogue Award), Sierra Rep and four seasons with Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara.
Local credits include Sacred Fools, The Classical Lab, The Odyssey, Theatre West, The Unknown Theatre, Vox Humana, Malibu SummerStage, and West Coast Ensemble.
TV/Film: My X#@%&$*&! Family, Bitch (Sundance), Hypersapien, Poor Mrs. Sobel, Kadis, I’ll Pick the Flower You Love, Appleville Eats Its all Stars.
Kathy has an MFA in acting from UCLA. She is a singer, acting coach, and voice over artist.
Susan Diol (Actress/Director) has directed SUCKIN INJUN for the Fringe Fest, and numerous readings for The Road Theatre – GRACE OF GOD (SPF9), RECYCLING HAZEL, LOVE THROUGH THE CRACKS OF TIME, WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES, THE COLD INSIDE, FOOD AND DRINK, KINDLING, and PLAYDATE (SPF). She directed the short films TRICK OR TEA, I REMEMBER TREES, INTERNAL GRAFFITI, THE EASTERN WESTERN SINGER, and DEAR SUPERHERO through her company ZenGleam Filmz. Her play THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGGIE MCGEE was in SPF 7. She acted at THE ROAD in AKTIAG and MELISSA ARCTIC and many play readings. She performed in CAFE SOCIETY at the Odyssey, DEAD MANS CELLPHONE at ICT, and STATIONS at the Zephyr. OPERA COMIQUE at the Kennedy Center, YOU NEVER CAN TELL on Broadway, and TWELFTH NIGHT at Alaska Rep. She has acted in over 50 guest starring roles on TV from SEINFELD to DAYS OF OUR LIVES to NCIS and STAR TREK, and many indy feature films.
Cherish Monique Duke
Cherish Monique Duke
Road Credits: Alt. “Little Children Dream of God,” Alt. “Through the Eye of a Needle,” Alt. “Friends with Guns”
Selected theater credits (NYC/LA): The Mountaintop u/s (Garry Marshall Theater), Ida B. Wells: Woman Warrior (AW Repertory), Queen of No Hearts (Crown Theater), Dark Moon (Theater 54) Tragedy at Hood: 14542 (International Fringe Festival), Taming of the Shrew (Pulse Theater Ensemble).
TV: “Black-ish” (ABC), “Jane The Virgin” (CW), “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC), “Criminal Minds Beyond Borders”(CBS), “Pearson: Suits Spinoff” (USA)
Film: Sam, If This is Wrong, Triangle, Episode 50, Do You Know The Way to San Jose, Sandra: Say Her Name, Sushi Prince, The Houseboy
Training: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England, Second City Los Angeles, Lee Strasberg Academy, Stonestreet Film and TV Studios
Theatre includes: Falsettos (Third Street Theatre), Paloma (LA Theatre Center), The Trouble With Word (Coeurage Theatre), Babes In Arms (Rubicon Theatre), The Cradle Will Rock (The Blank Theatre), Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands (S&D Warehouse), Komitas (Atwater Village Theatre), The Forgotten Carols (Touring), Romy & Michelle’s Highschool Reunion (The Rockwell), resident at The New London Barn Playhouse
TV includes: Lopez, Kroll Show, The League, DJ5, Super-Man, Richual, FML
Film includes: Dial a Prayer, Petals on the Wind, On The Internet Nobody Knows Who You Are, One Less Stranger, Basically, Escape Sequence, A Reason To Sing
Training: Atlantic Acting School, USC (David Dukes Award recipient), The Second City, UCB, New World School of the Arts
Jesse is a member of Road Friez Sketch Comedy Team (performing monthly at The Ruby) and a professional audiobook narrator (50+ titles available on Audible). As a filmmaker, Jesse has produced internationally distributed content for Sky TV, Radical Productions, Rock the Vote, Mom+Pop Music, The Media Collective, and Dawn Machine. In 2018, he has 3 films on the festival circuit.
Recent Regional: All My Sons; Hank Williams: Lost Highway with Sierra Repertory Theatre, Proof with Metamorphosis Theatre, Performing monthly at The Ruby on Sunset with Road Friez Sketch Comedy group.
Recent TV: My Crazy Ex (Lifetime), OMG EMT (TLC), I Won’t Be Your Mirror (SHORTS TV)
Recent Film: Aliens & G.U.F.O.R.S., The Ride Home, Fat Lamb
Training: BFA in Acting from Wright State University, Improv Classes with UCB Theatre, Commercial Classes with Killian’s Commercial Workshop, Voiceover Classes with Kalmenson & Kalmenson, Acting Classes with Warner Loughlin Studios
OFF-Bway and Regional Credits: National Tour with the Acting Company, Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, numerous Shakespeare Festivals, and more.
Local credits include work at The Open Fist (LA WEEKLY nom for STAGE DOOR Ensemble), The Actor’s Gang (LA WEEKLY win for MMC Ensemble) The Whitefire Theatre, Sierra Madre Theatre (SCENIE award for Best Actress in a Comedy for TWENTIETH CENTURY), The Blank, Interact, Moving Arts, LA Shakes, etc.
Film: EL CAMINO, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENACIOUS D and the PICK OF DESTINY, THE RING, FEARLESS, LUCKY NUMBERS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, and numerous Hallmark movies.
TV: Recurrings on TRUE BLOOD, WEEDS, 24, FREAKS and GEEKS, ELLEN, as well as guests on shows including BONES, THE MENTALIST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, PARKS AND REC, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY’S ANATOMY, and TWO AND A HALF MEN, etc.
A graduate of SMU’s Professional Theatre Training program. Also holds Biology and English degrees.
Road Credits: Lost Boy (Summer Playwrights Festival 10), Breaks (Summer Playwrights Festival 10), The Support Group (Summer Playwrights Festival 7), The Life and Times of Aggie McGee (Summer Playwrights Festival 7)
LA Theatre: Iris Peabody in Living on Love (Torrance Theatre Company)
University Theatre Includes: Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler, Lady Sims in The Twelve-Pound Look, Islington in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (Imperial College London), Caroline in I and You, and Ensemble in The Interference (in association with The Rogue Machine Theatre), Medea, and Crazy For You.
Film Includes: Snowdrop, Lost and Found, The Bear, Between the Lines.
Regional: Anna In The Tropics at Open Fist Theatre Company, On The Verge at Little Fish, Time Stands Still at Secret Rose, Hunger at The Odyssey, Billy The Kid at La Jolla Playhouse, Daughters at Manhattan Playhouse, Golden Boy at Long Beach Playhouse, Parajita at The Hudson Main Stage
TV: The Rookie on ABC, 9-1-1 on FX, Goliath on Amazon, Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix, Game of Silence on NBC, NCIS on CBS, Stalker on CBS, Ray Donovan on Showtime, American Horror Story on FX
Film: NO NO NO YES, directed by Drake Doremus, Miss Virginia directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna, Sniper: Ghost Shooter directed by Don Michael Paul
Training: MFA in Acting at American Conservatory Theatre, BA in Theater at Holy Names University
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Road credits: The Other Place
Regional: Beverly Hills Playhouse, Theatre 40, American New Musical Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Write Act Repertory, John Houseman Theatre NYC, Shapiro Theatre NYC and The Body Politic Theatre Chicago
Films: Staring at the Sun (Sundance Finalist), Drive Thru, Private Victories, Blunt and How to Get Laid at the End of the World.
TV: Criminal Minds, Spin City, Young and the Restless and General Hospital
Commercials: over 25 National Spots
Training: Graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC, Theatre Major at Ball State University, Improve at The Groundlings. Tai Chi Instructor Wuhan Physical Institute (Wuhan China),
Certified Massage Therapist (Institute of Psycho Structural Balance)
Road credits: The Spanish Prayer Book (Alternate Cast), A Window With No Glass (SPF10), Figueroa (SPF10 – Director), Common Ground.
Theatre: Shakespeare and Company (under the direction of Tina Packer), Trinity Repertory Company, Magic Theatre, Circle X Theatre Company, Hudson Backstage, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Black Dahlia Theatre, Company of Angels, Cable Car Theatre, Oakland Ensemble Theatre, Climate Theatre, Antenna Theatre, etc. Original company member of Liquid Soap, San Francisco’s long-running episodic improvisational soap opera. Former member of Circle X Theatre Company and Classical Theatre Lab.
TV: Center of the Universe (CBS), Boston Public (FOX), plus numerous commercials and PSA’s.
Film: The Small (Dances with Films Festival & ITV Fest), First and Foremost, Shredder, Moonbeams (Angelciti Film Festival), Butterflies Die, The Settlement, Broken and Bleeding, Golden Gate, Hard Drive, The Ghost.
Voiceover: Clients include PBS, Lexus, Chrysler, Mail Boxes Etc., Apple, NASA plus documentary narration, looping, and animation. ADR credits include Smallville, Almost Salinas, and The Settlement.
Directing: Absentee (LA Festival Fringe), Silent Courage (Flanagan Studio Theatre), Voice Behind The Mask (documentary film). Assistant director for Oskar Eustis, Deborah LaVine, Barbara Damashek and assisted Michael Blakemore (Broadway production of Noises Off). Associate director of Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Opera Company. Choreographed Tibetan Inroads (Burbage Theatre) and Lysistrata (Rooke Lab Theatre). Wrote, directed and choreographed original pieces throughout San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Training: BA – Mount Holyoke College, American University Academy for the Performing Arts, Shakespeare and Company, Uta Hagan, Howard Fine, Laura Gardner, Joan Darling, Ellen Geer, Lisa Wolpe, etc. Dance training includes Paul Taylor Company, Trisha Brown, Elizabeth Streb, Buzz Miller, Lee Theodore, Gemze de Lappe, etc.
The Road: Liz appeared as Janell in Shem Bitterman’s Indifference, directed by Robert Murray Duncan at the 2017 SPF Festival & James McManus’ Dry Bones, directed by Sam Anderson at the 2018 SPF Festival, and Erin in Emily Jerez’s Catching Up, directed by Nancy Fassett at the 2020 SPF Festival. Liz also appeared as as Katie in Jason Karasev’s White Nights, directed by Stewart J. Zully and Coleen in Shem Bitterman’s Indifference, directed by Ann Hearn, as part of The Road’s Word Series.
Regional: Mina in Dracula at Virginia Stage Company-Virginia Pilot Best Actress Award Winner, Addy in Zen Shorts at the Pasadena Playhouse and Rogue Artists Ensemble, The National Lubberland Dance Company at Bread & Puppet Theater Company, Heather in Everything Will Be Different at Echo Theater Company-Ovation Nominee, Juliet in R+J=Love at Inner Circle Theater, Corrina in The House of Blue Leaves at The Rauh Theater- Winner of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best Supporting Actress, Sister Mary Katherine in Pope and Jill in Ligature Marks at Theatre Unleashed- Scenie Award Winner, 25 Plays Per Hour,Best of Albuquerque Fringe, and the Women of Lockerbie – LA Fringe, Bobbie in Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Big Oak Theater, Midge in the Latino Theatre Company’s presentation of the “A Sleeping Country” at PLAY LA Fest, as Trixypop in The Lombardi Case 1975 with Live In Theater, Kooza by Cirque du Soleil, & the Delusion 2016, 2018, and 2019 seasons.
TV: I Love You, America (Hulu,) Laff Mob (truTV,) Uncorked, The Seth and Avi Show (Funny or Die,) Deadly Alibi (A & E,) To Whom it May Concern, and Just for You (WQED.)
Film: LIONSGATE’S The Ghostmaker, Blumhouse and Tremendum Pictures Held, Netflix’s To the Beat! Back 2 School, Lady Macbeth in the Desert, Lifetime’s Secrets in the Snow, The Maxx, The Necklace, Amazon Prime’s Recovery, SyFy’s San Andreas: Mega Quake, Amazon’s Flight 666, From the Depths, Amazon’s Atlantic Rim 2, Kill Like Never Before, Immune, Amazon’s OMG,..We’re in a Horror Movie, Human Report 85616, The Living, As Is, Making Mary: The Virgin Mary Documentary, Save Me from the Sound of the Sirens, Fuseli, Syfy’s Ghosthunters, Lifetime’s Sinister Minister, ChillerTV’s Nightmare, & Clive Barker/Seraphim Film’s The Sickness.
Hosting: The Newsbreaker Game (MSNBC.com) and Legion Aftershow (TheStream.TV)
Training: University of Rome, the Groundlings School, Anthony Meindl’s Acting Studio, and Carnegie Mellon University.
Los Angeles: The Elephant Theatre (member), The Matrix Theatre
Jennifer received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville. Favorite credits include The Heidi Chronicles (Heidi), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Eileen), Elemeno Pea (Michaela), Anton in Show Business (Lisabette), and The Children’s Hour (Evelyn).
Road Work: As White as O (2009), That Good Night (2012)
TV Credits: Lifetime’s My Crazy Sex
Film: The Bigfoot Hunters, The Case
Web Series: Rift, The Online Dating Guru
Training: B.F.A. in Acting from California State University, Fullerton|Upright Citizen’s Brigade (Improvisation/Storytelling)| Margie Haber Acting Studio
Film/TV: An American Education, Twin Turbo, Pushing Up Daisies.
Regional: The Road, Theatre Forty, Lonny Chapman’s GRT, Whitefire, Eclectic, The Complex
TV: Women’s Murder Club, General Hospital: Night Shift, LA I.C.E.
Film: Watch the Sky, Stuck in Time, The Tango, I Gotta Be Better Than Keanu, Twisting Fate, Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party
Training: Jeffrey Tambor, Warner Loughlin, John Kirby, Stephen Book, Craig Wallace, Robert D’avanzo, Improv Olympic, Chico State University
Last appeared at The Road in THE SPANISH PRAYER BOOK. She appeared in LAKE ANNE, PURSUED BY HAPPINESS, IDLE WHEELS, ( Valley Theatre Nominee for Best Supporting Actress), and Tom Jacobson’s award winning TAINTED BLOOD directed by Michael Michetti.
Broadway: SMILE. Off-Broadway credits include The Promenade, The Minetta Lane, The Horace Mann and National Tours.
Regional Theatre: Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, NC Shakespeare, Abington Theatre, Huntington Playhouse and more
Local credits include four plays at The Pasadena Playhouse including King Charles III, also directed by Michael Michetti, Will Geer Theatricum, The Tiffany, The Fountain, Deaf West, Rogue Machine, Sacred Fools, Celtic Arts Center (LA WEEKLY Nominee Best Actress Nominee)
Some TV/FILM credits: SEAL TEAM, ANIMAL KINGDOM, CRIMINAL MINDS, LAW AND ORDER, THE ROMANOFF’S, OUTCAST, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, THE WEST WING, TORCHWOOD and more.
Laura was on the Faculty of the Howard Fine Acting studio for nineteen years in LA and Australia. Presently she teaches workshops here in Los Angeles, New Mexico, across the country as well as internationally. She has been a Featured Artist at THE LAST FRONTIER THEATRE CONFERENCE in Valdez, Alaska for thirteen years.
Go to www.lauragardner.org
Monique Marie Gelineau
Monique Marie Gelineau
Monique is a SAG-AFTRA Actress and Los Angeles native, with a B.F.A. degree in Acting from California State University, Fullerton and training at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.
April in Lincoln 2020 by Holiday Kinard a Hollywood Fringe Festival Best of The Broadwater 2020 Award Winner, Rebecca in Julie Marie Myatt’s Birder at The Road Theatre, and Desdemona in The Goat Exchange Theatre Company’s Othello.
The Young & The Restless, My Crazy Ex
Lucifer playing the leading role opposite Teen Wolf’s Ryan Kelley, and the leading role in AFI’s Hail Mary! Directed by 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Winner Juan Pablo Arias Munoz.
Second City Improv, Stage Combat certified in 6 weapons.
David was in one of the first Road Theater Productions in the critically acclaimed play the “Vig.” Playing Tony Cissero Receiving the Drama Log Award for his performance as a lead actor. Also Scene in Chisom Trail Went Through Here, Directed by Taylor Gilbert which won a number of awards and was Road Theaters first Critics Choices in LA Times. David Also appeared in White People in 1998 and was nominated for the LA drama critic circle award for a lead actor . David also directed the very first production at the Lankershim Arts Center for the Road Theater Company in 1995 “Akela” which won both actors Drama Log Awards, Taylor Gilbert and Michael Dempsey. It was pick of the week in the LA weekly and also received an excellent review from the LA times reviewer Cathy Foley calling it a new important play.
Theatre: NYSF Delacorte Theater (Shakespeare In the Park), Syracuse Stage, Pacific Conservatory Of The Performing Arts, Horace Mann Theater, Hunter College Theater NYC, Off Broadway, Stonybrook Summer Theater Festival, Laguna Playhouse, Little Theater Colombia University, Santa Rosa College, The Road Theater Company to name a few.
TV: Tv Series Regulars “Cop Rock”, “ Queer is Folk”, “ The Division”
Reoccurring parts in series “CSI”, “American Dreams”, “Sirens”, “Sisters”
Guest starred “American Horror Story”, “24”, “Castle”, “Without A Trace”, “ER”, “CSI: Miami”
Film: David has been titled in two block buster films Air Force One and Under Siege Two. “Air Force One “, “Under Siege Two”, “Federal Hill”, “Public Eye”, and “CandyMan Two” to name a few.
Training: PCPA Graduate Under the Artistic Direction of Donovan Marley. Was taught acting by a wonderful teacher and actor Powers Booth.
Taylor Gilbert is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Road Theatre Company. She also serves on the Corporate Board.
Taylor has Executive Produced over 60 Road shows. Road directing credits include: the award winning shows In The Name of the People, Mooncalf, My Last Confession, The Chisholm Trail Went through Here, Slumber Party. She co-directed Hitlers Head and Homefires, with Ken Sawyer.
Taylor has been seen on the Road stages in: Balm in Gilead, Why Things Burn, Vig, Pirates, Akela, Merlin, American Romance, White People, A Mislaid Heaven, The Seventh Monarch, The Pagans, Oroboros, Backwards in High Heels, Neither Have I Wings to Fly, Madagascar, Sovereign Body, The Other Place, The Play About The Baby and will be in this seasons opener Stupid Kid by Sharr White.
Her film appearances include: Spiderman 1 and 2, Hancock, The Island, Twister, Tucker, The Dead Pool, The McMartin Trials, Torment.
Michelle’s credits include: LA: The Road Theatre, San Francisco: Eureka Theatre, Julian Theatre Northwest: American Symphonietta, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Centerstage Theatre, Bellingham Theatre Guild, Storybook Theatre, Our of the Box-New Works Play Festival, Driftwood Players & Stone Soup Theatre.
TV: Blunt Talk w Patrick Stewart (recur guest), Superstore, Rizzoli & Isles, Arrested Development, Weeds, The Office, Criminal Minds, Good Morning, America (This is Who I Am)
Film: Labor Pains, Max Rules (Siff award), Pearl (Slam Dance award), Here Comes the Night & F.Y.D.
Michelle has directed stage productions incl. The Crucible, The Caretaker, The Misanthrope & The Music Man.
She has written 9 children’s musicals and is currently writing songs & recording her new CD entitled Michelle Sings
Michelle founded the Bellingham Repertory Co., The Northwest Arts Ensemble & Razor’s Edge Productions.
Training: Interlochen Arts Academy, WWU (BMus, BA ,MA),
Coaches: Robert Woodruff, Bart Sher, Judith Weston, Laura Gardner
Regional/other: South Coast Rep, Academy Festival Theater. St Nicolas Theater, Forum Theater(Joe Jeff Award leading role), The Goodman Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Theater For The New City, The New Dramatists,The Queen Mary, and American Place Theater
Local Theater: Interact Theater Co,Ensemble Studio Theater,Los Angeles Actors Theater (Drama-Logue Award leading role,) Echo Theater Co, Lee Strasberg Theater Center, Company Of Angeles, and Theater East
Film: Out Cold, Superstition, Cheech and Chongs Next Movie, Law And Disorder, and I’m Going To Be Famous
TV: Mulaney, Stitchers, Rhet & Links Buddy System, ER, Friends, NYPD Blue, Brooklyn South, Judging Amy, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, It’s Like You Know, Sherman Oaks, Malcolm In The Middle, Mad About You, For Your Love, Family Matters, Mc Bride, The Paper Chase, and The Comedy Co
FYR…As well a painter of portraits and florals. Los Angeles Art Association
Danny Lee Gomez
Danny Lee Gomez
Road Credits: At The Table (Alt Cast) – This Day Forward (Word)
Selected Theater (NYC/LA): Hand to God (Dezart) – Boys of Winter – Stay Tuned – Whole Lotta Love – Six Characters in Search of an Author – Death of a…Salesman
Film/TV: Temporary Forevers (Indie), Monster Care (OutFest), Phantom Spectre (Indie), Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island (Indie), Bliss Interpreted (Indie), Carrie Diaries (CW), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Play the Fool (Web), FUN-ctional (Web)
Training: John Rosenfeld Studios, Atlantic Acting School, Barrow Group, Upright Citizens Brigade, NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
Danny is an actor, host, and stand-up comedian. For contact, upcoming shows and currently running spots go to www.DannyLeeGomez.com
Regional Credits: Syracuse Stage (Room Service, Annabelle Drudge), Asolo Repertory Theater (Time Stands Still), Shetler Theater NY (Ken Urban’s Nibbler), Hangar Theater (Lyle the Crocodile, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel).
Film/TV Credits: Ouija 2 (Universal/Blumhouse), The Mindy Project (Hulu), Criminal Minds (CBS), Castle (ABC), The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
BFA in Acting from Syracuse University. Proud to be a Road Company member!
Road Credits: Stage Manager for Homefree, The Other Place, The English Bride, Melissa Arctic, Sovereign Body, Smoke & Mirrors, Pursued by Happiness, The Sidhe, As White As ‘O’, The Bird and Mr. Banks, The Friendly Hour, The Unseen, Lady, The End of the Tour, And Neither Have I Wings to Fly
LA Area: Stage Manager for Shrek the Musical (Act One Children’s Theatre), Love Struck (Beverly Hills Playhouse), The King of the Desert (El Portal Theatre), Bat Boy the Musical (The Hudson), When It Comes to Women (The Odyssey)
Zeljka “Z” Gortinski
Zeljka “Z” Gortinski
Permanent member of Belgrade Drama Theatre, repertory theatre in Belgrade, Former Yougoslavia. Credits include National Theatre, Theatre Zvezdara, City of Budva Theatre Festival, etc.
Local credits include work at The Odyssey Theater, Electric Lodge, Occidental Theatre Festival, and Classical Theatre Lab.
Film: Bury the Dog, War of the Angels, Odyssey Over Igman, October Fest, Rocket.
TV: Perception, Robbery Homicide Division LA, Judging Amy, Forgotten Ones, House of Gloom, Portrait of Ilija Pevac.
Zeljka is a graduate of University of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She earned MA in Theater from California State University where she served as a teaching assistant.
Road Work: JOHN IS A FATHER, FINDING FOSSILS; WHITE PEOPLE/ MADAGASCAR (co-producer), THE BIRD AND MISTER BANKS (running crew); set construction on most shows since becoming member. House Manager crew and play reading committee.
Off-Broadway: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Regional Theatre: Asolo State Theatre. Los Angeles credits include work with: Mark Taper Forum, Mark Taper Lab, Doolittle Theatre, Theatre East, The Odyssey Theatre, The Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Beverly Hills Playhouse, The Stage Door, Open Fist.
Film: Charlie Says, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, First Family, Battle Beyond the Stars, and a bunch of TV movies.
TV: Big Love (recurring),The Exes, Numb3rs, The Practice, Judging Amy, YOU, Animal Kingdom, Yellowstone, Shameless, and about 100 others.
Graduate in Theatre Arts and Elementary Education from Frostburg State University.
Road credits: Torture (Word series,) The Blade Of Jealously (Word series,) Four Chambers (Off Road,) A Place in the Woods (SPF8,) Of Men and Cars (SPF8,) Quiver (SPF8,) Sunday Dinner (Word series,) Maps of Stars Homes (Word series,) And Away We Go (Word Series,) Indifference (Word Series,) Prozac in the Sixties (Word Series,) Through The Eye Of A Needle (Alternate Cast)
Regional & Los Angeles: Proof, The Foreigner, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Importance of Being Earnest, Betrayal, Stay Tuned, Hay Fever
Film/TV: Darkstone: A Paranormal Series, Good Grief, James Joyce’s The Sisters, Zombie Strippers, Spreading Darkness, Sam Hell, Urban Cowgirl (Strike TV)
Training: MFA from Asolo Conservatory
Bunbury: understudy for Poe, Friar Lawrence, Old Algernon, George (Ovation nomination – Best Ensemble Cast). Don’s local credits include multiple shows with the: Avery Schreiber Theatre, West Coast Ensemble and Actors Alley.
Don is a former theatre editor for NoHoLA, and contributor to www.reviewplays.com.
Road credits: THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE (2018), BIRDER (2016), THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE (2015), THAT GOOD NIGHT and FINDING FOSSILS (2012), THE BIRD AND MR. BANKS (2009) , and SWIMMING (2007).
Regional: South Coast Repertory, Chicago Shakespeare Company, The Goodman Theatre. Los Angeles: Fountain Theatre, Odyssey, Orpheum, and numerous others…both here and in Chicago.
Film: BOOK CLUB, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, ANGELS IN STARDUST, THE CRAZIES, FAIR GAME.
TV: Over 80 appearances.
A graduate of The Theatre School/DePaul University, Chet lived and worked in Chicago for a decade before moving to Los Angeles.
Lisa Kenner Grissom
Lisa Kenner Grissom
Lisa Kenner Grissom is an award-winning LA-based playwright and producer whose work explores dynamic social issues through intimate relationships. Her award-winning short film Tattoo You is based on her one-act of the same name (Winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), and has screened at festivals nationally and internationally. Full-length plays include: Here Comes The Night (Semi-Finalist, Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival), Motherland (Finalist, Jewish Plays Project and part of 2020 National Tour); Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Fellowship) Four Chambers (Winner, Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Award), Building The Perfect Chair (Finalist, TruVoices) and Shelter (Semi-Finalist, PlayPenn). In addition, her work has been recognized as a finalist for the Ashland New Play Festival, O’Neill National Playwright Conference, The Lark, Playwrights’ Center and Heideman Award. Short plays are published by Smith & Kraus. Lisa twice attended the O’Neill Playwrights Conference as a Kennedy Center Fellow. Her work has been presented/developed at The Kennedy Center, Antaeus Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Chalk Rep, Clurman Theater, Inkwell Theater, Moving Arts, Manhattan Theatre Source, Road Theatre. Originally from Boston, Lisa is a proud member of the Playwrights Union, Dramatist Guild, and Antaeus Playwrights Lab.
Road work: Red Helen, Smoke and Mirrors.
Other theatre credits include: Jeff in The Red Brick Road’s Lobby Hero, Hamlet in The Troubadour Theater Company’s The Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark, Clifford in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Sideman.
Film work: Flesh, Love and Other Mishaps, Shaolin Apocalypse, The New Brit.
A master’s graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Kyle has studied Michael Chekhov with Hugh O’Gorman, Fitzmaurice and Linklater vocal studies with Anne Schilling and clowning with Orlando Pabotoy.
Ann Hearn Tobolowsky
Ann Hearn Tobolowsky
Ann is a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company.
Regional credits: Los Angeles Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Theatre 40, Taper Two, LaMirada Civic Center, CAST Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Missing Piece Theatre.
Film: Lorenzo’s Oil, The Accused, The Dollmaker, Dutch, My Father the Hero, Frankie and Johnny Are Married, The War at Home, Nobody’s Fool.
TV: Rizzoli & Isles, Big Love, Numb3rs, Judging Amy, ER, A Woman of Independent Means, Nixon: The Final Days, Evening Shade, Murder She Wrote, Designing Women, Jack’s Place, St. Elsewhere.
Originally from Georgia, Ann has also produced and directed several productions at Theatre 40.
The Road: Through the Eye of a Needle ( Director: Ann Hearn Tobolowsky), The Lyons ( Scott Alan Smith), HomeFree ( Michael Matthews- NoHo Fringe Fest- Best Play), Pursued by Happiness ( Robin Larsen), Bunbury ( Mark Bringelson), A Christmas Carol ( Darryl Johnson), Shove ( Sam Anderson-LA Weekly Nom. Best Ensemble, ADA Nom. Best Actress) Napoli Milionaria ( Debra LaVine),The Ballad Hunter ( Marci Hill- ADA Nom: Best Actress)), The Angels of Lemnos ( Ken Sawyer)
Assistant Director to Ken Sawyer: A Woman in Black, Backwards in HighHeels ( Also Understudy), A Mislaid Heaven ( Also Understudy) at The Road
Executive Producer and Assistant Director to Ken Sawyer: A Woman in Black – Ovation and LADCC Awards- Performed both at The Road and The Coronet.
Assistant Director to Paris Barclay and Ken Sawyer: One Red Flower by Paris Barclay at the Rubicon Theatre and Brentwood Theatre.
Regional: The Asolo State Theatre: All My Sons, Nonsense, The Foreigner, The Rainmaker,
LA Theatre Credits:
The Los Angeles LGBTQ Center: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life- Revisited, The Laramie Project- Ten Years Later ( Ovation Nom: Best Production – Nom: Best Actress- Broadway World), Deathtrap ( LA Weekly Best Revival, Best Supporting Actress; Annual Ticketholders)
The Interact Theatre: The State of the Union ( Anita Khanzadian), The Matchmaker ( Dave Florek), Urinetown (LA Weekly Award-Best Ensemble), Our Town ( Mariclare Costello-ADA Award Best Ensemble), Marvin’s Room ( Dave Florek)
Other: The Victory Theatre and The Strasberg
Proud Member of the Interact Theatre ( 18 years) and The Rogue Machine ( 2 years) and The Writer’s Group at Circle X ( 2 Seasons)
Film: Wilson ( Director: Craig Johnson- (Sundance Winner): with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, True Adolescents with Mark Duplass and Melissa Leo), USC Grad Films
Education: D.D.S.- U. of Wa. ( Seattle), MFA: Cal Arts/ The Asolo Conservatory:FSU
Training: Master Classes with Ellen Geer and Melora Marshall at Theatricum Botanicum, HB Studios – Uta Hagen ( NYC), Studied with Stella Adler @ Stella Adler Studio (NYC), Shakespeare Workshops with Roger Rees and Joesph Paap- The Asolo State Theatre, Cal Arts- Libby Appel, Robert Benedetti, Jules Aaron
Cory is a Los Angeles based playwright who has been the recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He was the recipient of the Heideman Award for his play This Quintessence of Dust and a recipient of the Humanitas Play LA Award. His recent plays include The End of Beauty (premiere at Playwrights’ Arena, LA Times Critics’ Choice, developed at the Road Theatre’s SPF); Apocalypse Play (premiere at Moving Arts, Stage Raw Top Ten); Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X and Humanitas); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, workshopped with Chalk Rep); Clandestino (workshops at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop); and The Killing of Michael X (premiere at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago). He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome and Fissures (lost and found) both of which premiered at the Humana Festival. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.
Directing: Meeghan has directed over 20 readings for the Playwrights’ Kitchen Ensemble and, most recently, a staged reading of Against The Rising Sea by Kelly Masterson for the Word at the Road. She directed Three For The Road as part of the Off-Road Series. She was a director for The Berkshire Theatre Festival Young Playwrights’ Program, Shakespeare and Company’s Youth Program, The Berkshire Public Theatre and The Wings theatre in Manhattan. She also directs audiobooks.
Acting credits include Off-Broadway & Regional theatre, as well as over 50 TV, Film, and Voiceover credits.
Road work: SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2016 ( A Dog Dreams, Merry Little Christmas, The Cocktail Party Effect), THREE FOR THE ROAD
Other theater credits include: Dinner With Friends (off-Broadway), Baby, It’s You!, Les Miserables, Sylvia, Noises Off, Lend Me A Tenor.
Film: The Spirit, Crazy On The Outside.
TV: Desperate Housewives, Bones, Scandal, Cold Case, Heros, Law & Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, Without A Trace, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Doll & Em, recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Switched At Birth, The Hoop Life.
Aja Houston is a Los Angeles-based playwright that hails from Everywhere, USA via Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Madison, NJ, Rochester, NY and The Bay Area. Aja creates with passion, politics, and magic to build off-kilter, uncanny, and whimsical worlds that humanizes people of the Black diaspora.Aja is a graduate of the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing program at The University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, and a provisional member of Antaeus Theatre’s Writer’s Lab.
Some of Aja’s work includes: Terrorist is Spelled K-A-R-E-N (developed at The Road Theatre, ATLA Zoom Festival 2020, Under Construction Zoom Festival 2020) Journey to Alice (Eugene O’Neil Theatre Conference Semi-Finalist 2019, New Works Festival III at Pasadena Playhouse 2019, Inkwell Theater’s Max K. Lerner Fellowship 2018) Counting (Inkwell Theatre Max K. Lerner Fellowship 2019, New Works Festival II at USC’s Massman Theatre 2018) The Flight of Emina and Zubaida (Playwright’s Arena, Iron Tongues Festival 2017) Floating on Credit (Dionysian Literary Magazine, Published 2017) Remembrance (DC Black Theatre Festival “Festival Favorite” 2014) and The Spooks (Towne Street Theatre 10 Minute Play Festival 2014)
Velina Hasu Houston
Velina Hasu Houston
Velina Hasu Houston, recipient of over twenty-eight writing commissions, began her career Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club, expanding globally to institutions such as the Old Globe Theatre and Los Angeles Opera. She also writes for film and television; and is a published poet, essayist, journalist, and novelist. The nationally acclaimed film short she penned, Path of Dreams, was named best original screenplay at the London International Filmmaker Festival 2019. Honored by the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, Japan Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), and others, she is Distinguished Professor & Director of Dramatic Writing at the School of Dramatic Arts, University of Southern California. A Fulbright Scholar, she served on the US Department of State’s Japan-US Friendship Commission. Currently, her work has been produced in Toronto, London, and Vietnam, and is slated for several Los Angeles productions in 2020. Matchabook, her blog, highlights female theatre artists. The recipient of a TCG Global Connections grant, Houston is writing a new play that will first bow as part of The Body Female, produced by Los Angeles Opera in its Eurydice Found Festival, January 2020, a collaboration with Nao Bustamante, Paula Cizmar, Nadia Islam, and Bita Shafipour. She is bookwriter with composer Angela Aki for the musical theatre adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha, produced by Dustin Sparks. Current film projects include adaptations of two of her plays; and a film adaptation of the short story, “Madame Butterfly.” Archives: Library of Congress, Huntington Library.
Stephen Tyler Howell
Stephen Tyler Howell
Road Credits: RAY—Red Speedo (alt. cast); NATE—A Delicate Ship (alt. cast); Summer Playwrights Festival 8: Men & Women; SPF 7
Regional: Macbethx5 (World Premiere, The Odyssey-visiting, LA); Hot ’N’ Throbbing (Illyrian Players, LA); Nightmare: Angel of the Holocaust (Crown City, LA); Love Labours Won (World Premiere, 2015 Hollywood Fringe Fest—Encore Award); Twelfth Night (Mysterium Theater, OC); RII (World Premiere, Boston Court Theater, LA (US)
Training: Cal State University, Fullerton; University of Texas at Arlington
Road Credits: Home Free (understudy)
Other theatre: Reasons to Be Pretty (Geffen Playhouse), 100 Saints You Should Know (LADCC nom; LA Weekly Theatre Award winner; Elephant Theatre); The Little Flower of East Orange (The Elephant Theatre); (Lovesick, Elephant Theatre); 7 Redneck Cheerleaders (Elephant Theatre); The Glory of Living (El CEntro Theatre)
TV/Film: Castle, Fresh Off the Boat, Save Me, Shit My Dad Says
Training: Steppenwolf West; Upright Citizens Brigade; BFA in Acting University of Miami
Road Theatre Credits: “Through the Eye of a Needle” (Dana), “The Other Place” (Dr. Teller/Woman, u/s), “Flower Duet” (Daisy)
LA Theatre Credits: School of Night – “The Faggot King, Or Edward II” (Queen Isabella; HFF Nominee, Best Ensemble), Inkwell Theater – “Sisters Three” (Anne Bronte)
TV Credits: “Days of Our Lives” (NBC), History Channel, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel
Film Credits: “Drivers’ Ed” (feature), “Eden,” “Paranoid Joe”
Training: BA Theater Arts, Brandeis University. Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (masterclass), Berkshire Theatre Festival, Springboard NYC – American Theatre Wing.
The Road: Director of “Finding Fossils” by Ty DeMartino which earned several Scenie Awards including Outstanding Direction. Directed new play readings for all 8 Summer Playwright’s Festivals.
Suzanne also directs at the Classical Theatre Lab where she serves as Artistic Coordinator and liaison to the City of West Hollywood. Most recent direction for CTL and City of West Hollywood, “The Country Wife”, William Wycherley’s comic masterpiece. College directing includes, “The Laramie Project,” “The Great Gatsby,” “A Celebration of Anton Chekhov,” and most recently a production she devised and directed, “Nation of Immigrants: Personal stories of Love, Hope, Fear, Acceptance”.
Television credits include recurring roles on several network shows and soap operas. Theatre credits include lead roles in several award-winning productions.
LA Theater Credits: “When Stars Align” (The Odyssey) “Ploughman From Bohemia (Powell Library) “Taming of the Shrew” and “Cloud 9” (Complex Theatre) “The Pain and the Itch” (Zephyr Theatre) “Here’s the Thing” (Actor’s Circle Theatre)
Television Credits: “Animal Kingdom” (TNT), “Workaholics” (Comedy Central), and “The Mindy Project” (Hulu)
Film Credits: “So Far So Good” (Official Selection at the Pasadena International Film Festival), “Pretty Baby”, “Crazy Deany and the Day She Strangled Her Boss”
Training: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television: BA in Acting, Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio Meisner Technique
Broadway: The Lion In Winter, The Rainmaker
Regional: Old Globe Theatres (Twelfth Night, Loves and Hours, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, A Complete Female Stage Beauty, An Infinite Ache) South Coast Repertory (Lucky Duck) Arizona Theatre Company (Glass Menagerie) Actors Theatre of Louisville (The Drawer Boy)
LA Area: The Colony Theatre (The Road to Appomattox, Miracle On South Division Street, Blame It On Beckett)
Film/TV: Shooter, Masters of Sex, NCIS, 90210, Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, The Cape, Men of a Certain Age
Training: MFA – Old Globe Theatres, BFA – Purchase College
Regional: Motherfucker with the Hat at The Actors Studio, Our Lady of 121 Street at Theatre 68, Better Days at The Lyric Theater, Last Days of Judas Iscariot at The Whitmore Lindley, Suzan-Lori Parks 365 at Fringe Festival.
TV: Greys Anatomy, Scandal, Gortimer Gibbons, Pure Genius, Snowfall, Versus, Unsolved: Biggie and Tupac, Five Points, NCIS LA, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire, CSI:NY.
Film: As Night Comes, For Blood, Stanford & Son, Dutchbook, Da Capo.
Training: Lifetime Member Actors Studio, Joe Palese
For more information: www.moeirvin.com
Road credits: The Waters Edge (understudy) (2012)
Film: An Accidental Zombie Name Ted, Pay the Ghost, Chainlink, Book of Esther
TV: Bitten, Murdoch Mysteries, The Strain, Turn, Veep Justified, and recurring Guest Starting on Falling Water.
The Road: (Herself) The Cabaret, (Multiple Characters) Vol. 1 A Post Racial America, (Lex) BETTER
Theatre: What It Iz/A Spoken Wordical (The Greenway Court Theatre), We the People (The Zoo Theatre), Gilded Lilies (Equine Del Arte), O’ For a Horse with Wings (Equine Del Arte)
Film: Chronicles of Eve and Big P, Her Good Neighbors, R.I.P
Training: AMDA College & Conservatory Los Angeles, Graham Shiels Studios: Desean Terry
For more information: Instagram – @AlaskaTJackson
Road Credits: Where’s the Rest of Me? (SPF9)
Regional Credits: Showpony (Victory Theatre, World Premiere), Wicked Pagan Gays (Zephyr Theatre, World Premiere), The Rainbow Bridge (Ruskin Group Theatre, World Premiere)
Theatre Credits: Delusion: His Crimson Queen, Perfect Timing, Flare Path, Awake And Sing!, Remembrance, The Merchant Of Venice, Lulu’s Last Stand, Salam Shalom, The Fall of the House of Usher, Violet Sharp, Dangerous Corner, Nicholas Nickleby, The Rainmaker, Proof, A Moon For The Misbegotten, Three Sisters, Endgame, Arcadia, The Sunshine Boys, The Altruists, The Laramie Project, Picnic, Bus Stop, Taken In Marriage
LA Area & Regional: El Portal, The Matrix, The Lillian Way Theatre, Theatre 40, Greystone Mansion, Greenway Court, The Lonny Chapman Theatre, Studio Stage, The Westchester Playhouse, Madison Theatre
Film Credits: Dominion, Dandelion Dharma, IEP, 1:03 AM, Percep7ion, Red Red Rope, Eighteen Second, The Alien
Television Credits: King & Maxwell, Bitter Brew, Pop Noir, Tage Team Talk Animation Credits: G.I. Hospital
Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts – Hollywood, James Madison University – BA in Acting & Design
Member Since: 2003
Darryl is currently the Project Coordinator and manages The Road on Magnolia. He has been a Managing Director of The Road, served as the Lankershim Arts Center Administrator, and co-founded the OFF-ROAD workshop program.
ROAD WORK: As a Director: COOPERSTOWN, SOAR (part of CUTS), THE JUNTO, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SMORGASBORD & JIMMY JUMPS (part of THE KITCHEN PLAYS), and a plethora of readings. As a Producer: COOPERSTOWN, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, SWIMMING, CUTS, THE PAGANS, The Summer Playwrights Festival. As an Assistant Director: MELISSA ARCTIC, PURSUED BY HAPPINESS, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, SWIMMING, SHOVE, THE PAGANS, MARKED TREE. As a Stage Manager: THE SEVENTH MONARCH. As a Projections Designer: SOVEREIGN BODY, STUPID KID.
L.A. AREA THEATRE: Work at venues including Rogue Machine, The 24th Street Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, the Met Theatre, The Tiffany, The Matrix, Theatre Neo, Fremont Centre Theatre, Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera, and the McCoy-Rigby Conservatory Of The Arts.
FILM/TV: Darryl attended the USC Film School and the American Film Institute, is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and has directed and edited several films.
Darryl runs a business directing and teaching musical theatre to kids in after-school programs, and co-founded a summer camp called TheatriCamp.
Road Credits: THE SPANISH PRAYER BOOK (alt. Jacob.)
Broadway credits: Tony Award-winning revival of CABARET (1998) and the premiere season of Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater (1991) THE CRUCIBLE, LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE.
Other NYC credits: NY Shakespeare Festival (Central Park) in productions of RICHARD III (w/Denzel Washington) and OTHELLO (w/Raul Julia and Christopher Walken). Off-Broadway: SYLVIA (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the Manhattan Theatre Club and many off-off-Broadway productions.
Los Angeles Theatre: SNOW GEESE at the Independent Shakespeare Company Studio (2017); FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at the Deaf West Theatre (2013); as Jacob and Jack in JACOB AND JACK at the Zephyr (2012); Gottfried in WAY TO HEAVEN (2012) at The Odyssey; STORMY WEATHER (2009) at the Pasadena Playhouse; SATURDAY NIGHT AT GROSSINGER’S (2008) at Theatre West; CHARLOTTE: LIFE OR THEATER? (2007) at The Met.
TV: More than 30 prime-time TV shows, including BLACK-ISH, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE MINDY PROJECT, LAW AND ORDER, CRIMINAL MINDS, SCANDAL, GREY’S ANATOMY, CASTLE and others.
Film: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (Ava DuVernay), FIFTH OF JULY, BATTLEFIELD AMERICA and others.
Directing: Critically acclaimed productions of KING LEAR (2003) and UNCLE VANYA (2002) at the MET Theatre in Los Angeles. Other directing credits include: ON THE VERGE (NYC and Edinburgh Fringe), THE CHERRY ORCHARD, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE WINTER’S TALE, COMEDY OF ERRORS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, and numerous staged readings.
An acting teacher and coach, Bruce has taught workshops on the plays of Anton Chekhov in Oxford, England, in Denmark, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has taught at The Yale School of Drama, Princeton, University of Scranton, The Actors Center of NY, Stella Adler (NYC and LA) and the British American Drama Academy (BADA).
MFA – Yale School of Drama (1988).
Regional: “Spanish Prayer Book” at The Road Theater Company, “Our Lady of 121st Street” at VIctory Theatre, “Titus Andronicus” at Archway Theatre, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at New American Theatre, “Fifth of July” at Art of Acting Studio, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at St. Louis Shakespeare
TV: The Good Place, 2 Broke Girls, Shooter, 68 Whiskey, NCIS, Life In Pieces, MacGyver, Adam Ruins Everything
Film: Tales of Fear, Dear Low Life, Perry & Emile, The Pascal Sign
Training: Stella Adler Conservatory/Art of Acting Studio
Productions: Broken Fences (Barb) and The Spanish Prayer Book (alt Michaela.)
The Summer Playwrights Festival: The Spanish Prayer Book by Angela Davis (Channa,) The Switch by Dimitri Neos (Monica,) Other People’s Happiness by Adam Seidel (Fran,) Buried in the Night by Vince Melocchi (Darlene,) Dissent by James Christy Jr. (Lauren,) The Night Climber by Joshua Rebell (Constance,) Unbound by Steve Apostolina (Sophie/Mrs. Cantrell.)
The Word: The Death and Life of Mary Joe Kopechne by Peter Lefcourt (Mary Jo Kopechne,) Dry Bones by Jim McManus (Judy,) White Nights by Jason Karazev (Lena Ranevsky,) The Spanish Prayer Book by Angela Davis (Channa.)
Ivy’s numerous theatre credits include work with The Geffen Playhouse, The Celebration Theatre, The Courage Theatre Company and The MET Theatre.
She has appeared in a number of independent and short films as well as commercials and webseries.
She graduated with honors from UCSD with a BA in Theatre and has trained at both UCB and The Groundlings.
Road credits: Lisa in The Lyons (Alt Cast), Shirley in Through the Eye of a Needle (Alt Cast), Lydia in Red Speedo (Alt Cast)
Word Readings: Sunday Dinner, And Away We Go by Terrence McNally, Quiver by Jenni Lamb, Maps to Stars Homes by Jim Geoghan
Summer Playwright’s Festival 8: Quiver by Jenni Lamb, The Code (director)
Common Ground: Director
Regional & Los Angeles: The Dance of Death (The Odyssey), Talley’s Folly, Betrayal, Bill W. & Dr. Bob, Proof, Sylvia, An Enemy of the People
Film/TV: Good Grief, Plane Sexy, Born
Training: The Second City, The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Carlyle is a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company.
Road credits acting: Beth in Mud Blue Sky (various awards) & Understudy Grace “As White As O”
Road credits Directing: After Orlando, Onassis and Hello Kitty Must Die
Off-Road as an actor: National Tours: Don’t Drink the Water, Macbeth, Duchess of Malfi (John Houseman) Seattle: You Never Can Tell and The Importance of Being Earnest
Local theatre: Theatre 40, Katselas Playhouse, Zephyr, Odyssey, etc.
Off-Road as a director: Marilyn Monroe Theatre, WACO Theatre,Katselas Theatre, Theatre 40, Greenway Court, Zephyr Theatre, regional theatre, etc.
Off-Road as a playwright: The Goddess, Abby Normal
Off-Road as a teacher: USC, South Coast Repretory, creator of Kid Shakespeare after school Shakespeare program from the ages of 6-12.
Training: MFA USC, Kim Stanley, Milton Katselas
Los Angeles: Benevolence-Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018
NYC: Off Broadway Theatre Festival, If I Should Die Before I Wake (solo),
Principal member Shakespeare Company tour for performance/education
Chicago: Richard III, Improvise Shakespeare, IO, Annoyance
Regional: Angels In America, Love Letters, Prelude To A Kiss, Antigone, Black Eagles, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming Of The Shrew, Romeo and Juliet
Voiceover: narration, animation/game for film, television, radio, internet and literary.
Training: BFA Theatre Kent State University, The Second City Chicago (performance)
Road work: The Other Place, Pursued by Happiness, White People, Seventh Monarch, Cuts, The End of the Tour, The Junto, and Christmas Carol.
Other theatre credits: David’s Mother (ovation nomination), Moon over Buffalo, Only a Kingdom (original cast album) at the Pasadena Playhouse, over 40 others.
Film: Rules of Engagement, Primary Colors, The Master, Spun, Eve of Destruction, and several others.
TV: Boston Legal (recurring), House M.D., Justified, Cold Case, Without a Trace, West Wing, Big Love, Scrubs, Star Trek T.N.G., Jon Bengimin has a Van, Eagleheart, and many others including over 100 T.V. Commercials.
ROAD: THE BORDER (playwright) reading for THE WORD SERIES.
Regional: NOWHERE ON THE BORDER (Hudson Theater), ROOSTERS (Santa Fe Rep)
Los Angeles: Hudson Theatre – BECOMING CUBAN (actor/playwright), The Hayworth Theatre – HAVANA BOURGEOIS and EXILES (actor/playwright), The Court Theatre, East L.A. Classic Theatre, Santa Monica Playhouse, The Comedy Store, The Improv, Bilingual Arts Foundation and more.
Film: “The World’s Fastest Indian” (dir. By Roger Donaldson), “The Mexican” (dir. By Gore Verbinski), “Bag Boy”, “Independence Day”, “Summer School.”
TV: Suits (USA), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW), “Heroes Reborn” (NBC), “Mighty Med” (Disney), “Bosch” (Amazon), “Heartbeat” (ABC), “Aquarius” (NBC), “Desperate Housewives” (ABC), “NCIS Los Angeles” (CBS), “1600 Penn” (NBC), “Chuck” (NBC), “Awake” (NBC), “The Unit” (CBS), “The Brothers Garcia” (Nickelodeon), “Persons Unknown” (NBC), “Nurses” (NBC), “Bones” (Fox), “Close to Home” (CBS), “NCIS” (CBS), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO), “Medium” (NBC), “CSI Miami” (CBS), “Judging Amy” (CBS), “Zeke and Luther” (Disney), “Eyes” (ABC), “In Plain Sight” (USA), “Friends” (NBC), “Days of Our Lives” (NBC), “Good Luck Charlie” (Disney), “Adele Givens Show” (HBO), “According to Jim” (NBC), “Dharma and Greg” (ABC), “Justice” (CBS)… and lots more.
Carlos graduated from UCLA Theatre Arts and trained with John Lehne and other good folks.
Regional: Seussical The Musical, Grease, The Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol all with Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network, Peter Pan
AD with The Road Theatre: Red Speedo, The Rescued, Death House, Friends with Guns
TV: The Chiropractor Pilot, The Trainer Pilot
Film: The Warning, Psychic Triage, After Words
Training: BA Theatre Arts Cal State Northridge, Scene Study (and beyond) with Sam Anderson
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Samuel Martin Lewis
Samuel Martin Lewis
Theatre Credits: The Normal Heart, Private Eyes, Romeo & Juliet, War Stories
University Credits: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Grapes of Wrath, Dracula, 12 Angry Jurors, The Female Odd Couple, As Bees in Honey Drown, Machinal, In the Beginning, I Think You Think I Love You
Film: Harmon Vs. Reilly
Training: Samuel earned his BFA in Theatre Performance from Salem State University
Natalie Llerena is an actor, singer, dancer & creative from the Washington, D.C. area. Her love of theater was recognized at an early age and the pursuit to study and nurture the craft has been supported over the years. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient with Washington, DC’s premiere physical theater, Synetic, has performed on Broadway’s American Airlines Theater stage with the 24 Plays on Broadway, and line produced on Sean Baker’s award winning The Florida Project. She is of Cuban, Spanish, Albanian & Romanian descent.
Road Credits: Nowhere on the Border, Death House (Alternate Cast)
Los Angeles Starry: A Vincent Van Gogh Musical (Rockwell), Spring Awakening (Cupcake Studios), The Madres (Skylight Theater), American Idiot (Cupcake Studios), Grief (Immersive)
New York Belgrade Trilogy (4th St Theatre), Samson & Delilah: A Rock Opera (54 Below) Tennant Occupied. (The New School 24 Hr Play Company)
Washington, DC Romeo & Juliet, Othello , A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, Don Quixote, Dracula, Anthony & Cleopatra, Musica Aperta’s “Pheasants”
Film: Beautiful Girls (Cannes Short Film Corner), Hedgehog (Amazon Prime)
Television: What Would You Do?: ABC Primetime, My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Training: Anthony Meindl, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Atlantic Theater, Anthony Abeson, Studio Theatre, Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre, Synetic Theater
Jennifer Maisel’s THE LAST SEDER premiered Off-Broadway with Gaby Hoffmann and Greg Mullavey after productions around the country and abroad. Her Sundance-developed OUT OF ORBIT was awarded an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan rewrite commission for plays about science and technology, made the 2016 Kilroy List and won both the Stanley Award and the Woodward Newman Award for Drama before premiering at Williamston Theatre and Bloomington Playwrights Project. Her Pen West Literary finalist THERE OR HERE had its London premiere in January, 2018. Her @thespeedofJake, also a Pen West Literary finalist, premiered in LA with Playwrights’ Arena. Jennifer has written movies for major networks and cable, as well as independent features; she recently sold a pilot to Super Deluxe with MomentumTV. Jennifer was one of five writers invited into the prestigious Humanitas 2018 PlayLA workshop where she developed her new play, BETTER. Her EIGHT NIGHTS premiered to critical acclaim at Antaeus Theatre in the fall of 2019.
Road Credits: Friends With Guns (Alt. Cast/Josh), Red Speedo (Alt. Cast/Peter), The Way North (SPF10), The Magic Car (SPF9), Common Ground 1, Fribley Ashtray (SPF8), Dark Star (SPF8) 4000 Days (The Word), Billy the Bomber (SPF7).
Los Angeles Theatre: Our Lady of 121st Street (Loft Ensemble), Everyday Heroes (The Geffen Playhouse), The Brig (Odyssey Theatre), The Sandstorm (Elephant Theatre), Everything in Between (Liberty Theatre), HellCab (USVAA), Cancer Rising (EST/LA Winterfest), Going After Cacciato (EST/LA Winterfest), Find Brother (MADLab).
TV/Film: Insecure (HBO), General Hospital (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS) The Unit (CBS), Hostage: Do or Die (Investigation Discovery), Waiting for Lucy, The Tank, Stranded, Bullets (Youtube), and Night of the Zombie King (Youtube).
Training: Scott Sedita Acting Studio, Sam Anderson, Howard Fine Acting Studio, T. Schreiber Studio, American Academy of Dramatic Arts – NY, Rosalene Kenneth School of Dance (13yrs – Tap, Jazz, Ballet).
Brian is also a former United States Marine and Iraq War Combat veteran.
Regional: Revenant Theater (Claire in Proof), Second City (Ann Coulter in Trump in Space), Dark Horse Theater (Chris/Christmas Eve in Happy No Year), Fierce Backbone (Ruth in A Good Grief, Sweetie in Rock of Abandon, Anna in Gentle Passage), Kentwood Players (Diane in Lend me a Tenor), NW Repertory Theater (Singer/dancer in River City Players), Lifeline Theater (Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle)
TV: Cinderella in After Happily Ever, Waitress in National Geographic’s Water
Film: Nurse in Untogether, Muse in To Live Forever
Training: BFA in Musical Theater from Millikin University, VO with Tish Hicks, Scott Holst, and Christa Lewis at the VO Dojo, Acting with Susan Giosa, Sam Christensen, Stephen Snyder/Leo Rossi
Road: At the Table at The Road Theatre Company
Regional: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Trashcan Shakespeare, Cloud Tectonics
Film/TV: Dear White People on Netflix, Girl on the Side
Training: BA Theatre from the USC School of Dramatic Arts, Cameron Watson Studio, Sharon Carnicke’s Active Analysis Studio, Craig Archibald Studio
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Regional: Scripps Ranch Theater San Diego
TV: Scandal, Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon, Goliath, The Fosters, The Orville, and many more.
Film: The Heiress Lethal, The Playground, The Recency Effect, The Answer, and many more.
Training: Gregory Berg-Sobek (Berg Studios) Yale Drama Program
Road work: JOHN IS A FATHER (‘Kenneth’ U/S 2016); THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY (‘The Man’ U/S 2016)
Local Theater: THE DINOSAUR WITHIN and FUTURA at Theater @ Boston Court. SWEENEY TODD and THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the El Portal in NoHo.
TV: Numerous appearances, including TIMELESS, LETHAL WEAPON, AGENTS OF S.H.E.I.L.D., CASTLE, HAWAII FIVE-O, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.
Directing: MOTHERLAND (Road Theatre Summer Playwrights Festival 2016) GODSPELL, THE RAINMAKER, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE and PLAY IT AGAIN SAM (Knightsbridge Theatre LA & Pasadena).
Cleverly disguised by day as an Associate Casting Director for film & Television. Credits include JUDGING AMY, THE GUARDIAN, JOAN OF ARCADIA, ORPHAN and the Amazon series TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN (Seasons 1 & 2).
Road Work: SOVEREIGN BODY, THE BACK FIELD, SEVENTH HEAVEN, (2015 Playwrights Festival writer)
Recent LA Theatre: LIGHT UP THE SKY, THE ILLUSION, STAGE DOOR, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS, MACHINAL, FOOTE NOTES (Open Fist Theatre) IT GOES LIKE THIS Marilyn Monroe Theatre Lee Strasberg Center, UNTETHERED Mountain View Mausoleum, THE GARY PLAYS Greenway Court Theatre, John 10:10 Hollywood Fringe
Film: (partial) THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, THE BOOK OF DANIEL, OUT OF THE WILD (Dec. 2016 release) BOBBY, THE ISLAND, WILDFLOWER
TV: (partial) COLD CASE (7 episodes as Gil Sherman), MISTRESSES, 24, X-FILES, THE SHIELD, MAJOR CRIMES, N.C.I.S., CRIMINAL MINDS, (over 25 additional guest starring roles.) THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (23 episodes as Detective Sid Meeks)
2006 – currently teaching at USC School of Dramatic Arts THTR 484 an on-camera technique class. Co-Chair SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory.
Road Credits: Common Ground Series, Stupid Kid (Assistant Director), Red Speedo (Props Master)
Regional: August: Osage County (Staged Reading), Seedless (Staged Reading), Miss Jairus, Into The Woods
Film: Bitch, Please! (2017), Drag (2017)
Training: Cameron Watson Acting Studio, Groundlings Theatre
Katharine Lee McEwan
Katharine Lee McEwan
Los Angeles Theatre credits include: Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee (Theatre 40), Private Lives (Long Beach Playhouse), The Verdi Girls (Laguna Playhouse), ‘Night Mother (Marilyn Monroe Theatre), Hamlet (The Next Stage), The Lark (Stage Lee Strasberg) and Medea (Stage Lee Strasberg).
Film credits include: Award-winning British drama Solitary, which Katharine wrote, produced and starred in. Solitary was released by Electric Entertainment and was the opening night film of both the Chelsea Film Festival in New York and the London Independent Film Festival, where it won Best UK Feature. For more of Katharine’s film credits visit: imdb.me/katharineleemcewan.
Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Katharine is also an award-winning narrator, having lent her voice to numerous titles including works by New York Times best-selling authors Maeve Binchy and Paula McLain. For more about Katharine, please visit katharinemcewan.com
James McManus (Playwright) is the author of ten plays: RADIOMAN, LOVE ON SAN PEDRO, DRY BONES, THE FRIENDLY TAVERN, FULL RIDE, DOROTHY 6, MORNING IN AMERICA, UNDERGROUND, CHERRY SMOKE and BLOOD POTATO. His plays have been developed and performed at La Jolla Playhouse, Cornerstone Theater Company, Labyrinth Theater Company, The
Road Theatre, Dell’Arte International, Working Theater, Apothecary Theatre Company, The Clockwork Theatre, Glass Umbrella Creative (Sydney), Revolt Theatre (Melbourne), New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, The Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, Barebones Productions, Irish Repertory Theatre, Son of Semele, The Side Project Theatre Company, The Lark Play Development Center and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. James was the recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting for Cherry Smoke, which is published by Samuel French. He has also received the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and is a proud alumnist of New Dramatists.
Ryan McRee is a director, writer, and dramaturg with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California.
Directing Credits: From White Plains (Road Word Reading), Where’s the Rest of Me? (Road SPF 9), The Woman Is Perfected (Hollywood Fringe Festival), Equus, Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation (Aeneid Theatre Company).
Assistant Director Credits: Two Fisted Love (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble), bled for the household truth (Rogue Machine Theatre), Stupid Kid (Road Theatre Company), The Kentucky Cycle (USC School of Dramatic Arts).
LA Credits: The Art Couple (Sacred Fools), The Woman In Black (Theatre Unleashed) A Very Die Hard Christmas (Theatre Unleashed) Drowning (HFF)
Regional Credits: Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Woodward Shakespeare Festival
Film: Zoombies 2, Steve Jobs
TV: NCIS LA
Training: MFA Ohio University, BFA Roosevelt University; Chicago College of the Performing ArtsHe has taught for Cal State University Fresno and Fresno City College
Regional: “The Dolly Project” (EST NY/Barrow Group), “Alice” (Abingdon Theatre), “Blown Youth” (New Georges), “An Act of God” (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre), RED (“Payoment on Cape Cod), “LoveSick” (Project Y), “Plant and Her” (Nylon Fusion), “Take Ten” (Theater Masters). In LA, work with The Fountain, The Blank, EST/LA, Skylight, and more.
TV: LA to Vegas on FOX, Killer Caregiver on Lifetime, Rainbow Ruthie — SXSW
Film: Campus Life, Wild Nights with Emily, A Short Drive, Flatbush Luck, Let You Help You, Silly String is Forever
Training: BA in Theater at Rutgers University
Road work: Slow Food (self-produced with Michael Dempsey) at The Road on Lankershim, Lake Anne, and The Petoskey Stones.
Broadway: Contact (Tony Award Best Musical, Fred Astaire Nominee), The Life (Tony Award Nominee Best Musical).
Off Broadway: Actors Playground, West 43rd Playhouse.
Regional: Connecticut Broadway Theatre, Radio City Music Hall
Film: Cop Dog, Acts of Violence, The Producers Movie, Pretty Dead Girls (Sundance Finalist), Lunar Landing, Centerstage, Out of Reach, The Bellman, WALK (which she produced and has won Best Short in 5 festivals.
TV: Lie To Me, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Law & Order, Meet The Santas, Judging Amy, All My Children, As The World Turns, Broadway on Bravo, CSI, Drop Dead Diva, CSI, Cyber.
A graduate of New York University.
Road Credits: Jacqueline Misaye made her Road Theatre Company debut as Sophie in At the Table, directed by Judith Moreland.
Recent theatre credits: Bliss, Or Emily Post is Dead (Moving Arts); Little Women (Playwrights Arena); Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare by the Sea); Irving’s Tiara (Theatre 68); Kentucky (East West Players); Cowboy Mouth (The New Collective); Jane Eyre (Oval Theatre, London).
TV: General Hospital.
Training: British American Drama Academy, USC School of Dramatic Arts, Groundlings, Cameron Watson, Victor Villar-Hauser
For more information, please visit www.jacquelinemisaye.com.
Regional: Fifty*Four*Forevermore (Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, dir. Tommy Tune), Falling for Make Believe (The Colony Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Connecticut Repertory Theatre, dir. Terrence Mann), Pride & Prejudice (Gusman Concert Hall, dir. Mark Lamos), Grease (The Lyric Theatre), Baby with the Bathwater (Jerry Herman Ring Theatre), Backstage Follies (Maltz Jupiter Theatre,) Another Roll of the Dice (Wyoming Theatre Festival)
Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from University of Miami, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Cooper Studio of Professional Voice
Judith has been a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company since 2020.
As an actor
Film includes: Aftermath, Dark Skies, Eagle Eye
TV includes: Pen15, Blackish, How to Get Away with Murder, Gray’s Anatomy, SWAT, NCIS, Law and Order, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory and recurring roles on Bosch and Animal Kingdom
Regional Theater includes: Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons (NY), Clubbed Thumb (NY), American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco, company member), Meadowbrook Theater (Detroit)
LA Theater includes: Fountain Theater, EST/LA, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles,
As a Director
Road Theatre: At The Table, 2019
Summer Playwrights Festival, 2018
Other Directing includes: Capital Stage (Sacramento), Blank Theatre, (LA), Inkwell (LA), UCLA
Training: MFA, American Conservatory Theater
Road Work: Summer Playwrights Festival 2018 (A Quiet Zone)
LA Theatre: Middletown (Stella Adler), True West (X Repertory Theatre), The Front Page (X Repertory Theatre), Dark of the Moon (X Repertory Theatre), Even Yet, It’s Mighty Daring Sings (X Repertory Theatre), Soldiers Don’t Cry (Whitmore – Lindley Theatre)
Film: 2 Please, Tiktaalik, Snowball, The After Party, Film de Thumb, Ask For Me Tomorrow, The Patient, Purple, Americano, Cowboy, Diamonds, Perry’s Funeral
TV: The Last Ship
Training: Stella Adler Conservatory Los Angeles, Diana Castle, Anteaus Academy, UCB, The Second City Los Angeles
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Road Credits: Little Children Dream of God
Off Broadway Theatre Credits: Lincoln Center Theatre (Measure for Measure) CSC (Othello)
Regional Theatre Credits: South Coast Repertory (Anna in the Tropics, Elemeno Pea)
Seattle Rep (Beauty of the Father), Coconut Grove Playhouse (Anna in the Tropics), Old Globe Theatre (Necessities, Hamlet, As You Like It, La Fiaca), The Acting Company (Talk To Me Like The Rain…, The Long Goodbye, Much Ado About Nothing)
LA Theatre Credits: Boston Court Theatre (Seven Spots on the Sun) Mercadet (Antaeus Theatre Company), Of Mice and Men (Antaeus Theatre Company)
Film: Pay It Forward, Desert Saints
Television Episodic Guest-Star: Grey’s Anatomy, Major Crimes, The Rookie 2, This Land, Cane, CSI, Without a Trace, The West Wing, Oliver Beene, Friends, Judging Amy, Family Law, Roswell, Becker, Payne, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue.
Training: The Juilliard School, NYC/The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Theater: Includes the Geffen theater, Playwrights Horizon, The Fountain, The Matrix, National tours of Sugar Babies, and 42nd Street.
TV: 50 plus TV shows, series reg. on Man of the People, Mind of the Married Man, Currently recurring on The Last Tycoon.
Film: 30ish movies, including Metropolitan, Barcelona, Boiler Room, Godzilla, and upcoming Chappaquiddick.
Training: Grad of the University of Michigan, UCLA school of Journalism
Road work: Associate Producer of the Summer Playwrights Festival, 2016 and 2018
Off Broadway: 365 Plays/365 Days at The Public, Lila on the Wall at 59E59
Regional: Kirk Douglas Theatre (The Elephant Room) American Conservatory Theater (When They Speak of Rita) Rogue Machine (Pocatello, Stop Kiss, Milkmilklemonade, Monkey Adored) Theatre of NOTE (Entropy, Hot Cat, Eat the Runt) Edinburg Fringe Festival (Lila on the Wall)
Film: Hughes the Force, Road Rage, Weeding Out, Why George?, Loaf of Bread, The Lake Effect
Regional: “Play About the Baby” at The Road Theater Company, Ah! Wilderness at ART, Much Ado About Nothing at AST, King Lear at AST, Romeo and Juliet at +Love Theater, Orbiting Astral Bodies at DOMA Theater Co., Servant of Two Masters at Nomadic Theater Co., Importance of Being Earnest at Queer Classics
TV: Leverage on TNT, My Crazy Ex on Lifetime, Three Days to Live on Oxygen, Combat Report on Netflix, Land the Gig on AOL Media
Film: Killer Camera Monsters, Sunnyville Heights, Lost, The End of the Road, Kill the Writer, Substance
Training: MFA in Acting at University of Houston, BA in Theater at University of Portland
Road Credits: FRIENDS WITH GUNS, Summer Playwrights Festival (FOOTPRINT, THE MADRES)
Select Theater: THE MADRES (World Premiere, Skylight Theater), ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (Fountain Theater at L.A. City Hall), SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN (U/S – The Theater at Boston Court), WOMEN BEHIND BARS (Celebration Theater), APERTURA MODOTTI (World Premiere – BRAVA! Theater Center, San Francisco), THE SQUARE ROOT OF TERRIBLE (Center Theater Group), SCHLEMIEL THE FIRST (A.R.T at The Geffen Playhouse), A WILL OF ONE’S OWN, HAMLET (Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company) Developmental workshops and readings including San Diego Rep, Inkwell Developmental Labs, Playwright’s Union First Look, Circle X, Bonnie Franklin’s Classic and Contemporary American Plays, National New Play Network Showcase and more.
Television: Recurring on THIS IS US (NBC), JANE THE VIRGIN (CW), PARENTHOOD (NBC). Also, LIFE IN PIECES (CBS), SHAMELESS (Showtime), REVIEW (Comedy Central), TEACHERS (TV Land), REBEL (BET), GORTIMER GIBBONS LIFE ON NORMAL STREET (Amazon), FAKING IT (MTV), CASTLE (ABC), MAJOR CRIMES (TNT), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), BROOKLYN 99 (FOX), GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC), LUCK (HBO), THE THUNDERMANS (Nickelodeon) and more.
Training: The California Institute of the Arts
Ray has been a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company since 2019.
Road Theatre: At The Table – Elliot & Co-Producer, From White Plains – Dennis (Word), This Day Forward – Martin/Noah (Word), The Babylon Line – Aaron (Word), Internalized Theories of Love – Larson (SPF9), Stella – Duncan (SPF8), The Lyons – Curtis U/S
LA Theatre: The Normal Heart (The Fountain Theatre), The Maiden’s Prayer (Phoenix Rising Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theater), Follow (The Knightsbridge Theatre), King Cat Calico Finally Flies Free (Son of Semele Ensemble), Preludes & Fugues (Son of Semele Ensemble), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (Son of Semele Ensemble), Animal Farm (Son of Semele Ensemble), The American Plan (Son of Semele Ensemble), Emily (The Attic Theatre)
Education: B.A with Honors in Drama, Hofstra University
Training: Cameron Watson, Daniel Henning, Lauren Patrice Nadler
Training: After serving in the US ARMY at The United States Military Academy (West Point), Adam received his BFA in Acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).
Road work: A Delicate Ship (Sarah), The Waters Edge (Erica), Petosky Stones (Julianne), The Spanish Prayer Book (Channa Alternate Cast), Flower Duet (Maddie understudy), and As White as O (Eva Understudy).
Other theatre credits include Pericles, Prince of Tyre, A Doll’s House, Some Girl(s), One Night Stands, L’Chaim.
Paris graduated from UC Davis with a double major in Dramatic Arts (emphasis in Theatre) and Political Science. She has also studied at UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television.
Television:9-1-1: Lone Star, LA’s Finest, How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Road credits: At The Table, Four Chambers, Death House (alternate cast)
Regional: The Life of Galileo (The Cleveland Play House), Fever/Dream (Cleveland Public Theatre), Everything You Touch (Theatre @ Boston Court), 4000 Miles (Sierra Madre Playhouse)
Film/TV: Nosferatu, My Crazy Ex, Mank, Proximity, Future Man
Training: Kent State University, UCB and Groundlings
Off-Broadway Credits:Haram Iran
Other Theatre Credits:Death of a Salesman, Unhitched, Language of the Heart, What the Frack Happened, Dogs of War
Film Credits:When Harry Tries to Marry, The Distance Between Us, Windy City, A Natural Disaster, Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy, Cigarette Soup
Training:Anthony Meindl’s Actors Workshop—Ongoing Master Class, Harold Guskin—Private Coaching, Pace University—Acting (I,II) Scene Study (I,II), New York Film Academy—Summer Intensive
Road Credits: THE RESCUED, THE WATER’S EDGE, FLOWER DUET, SIDHE, SOVEREIGN CELL, JIMMY JUMPS.
LA Theatre: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (Long Beach Playhouse), THE HOSTAGE (Theatre Banshee), AMERICAN BUFFALO (The Actor’s Studio), 2013 LA WEEKLY NOMINEE (Best Supporting Actor, The Water’s Edge), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Ethos Theatre Company), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Greenway Court Theatre), AN OLD STORY (Greta Seacat)
Regional Theatre/Training: Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minneapolis), The Guthrie(Minneapolis), Hamline University (St. Paul), The Abbey (Dublin), Lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, The Children’s Theatre (Minneapolis).
TV: Days of Our Lives, Dead Women Walking
Other theater credits: Geffen Playhouse, Odyssey theater ensemble, Whitefire, Need Theater, Pacific Residence Theater and outside of Los Angeles: Lit Moon Theater Company in Santa Barbara, The Walk About Theater Company in Chicago (also a co-founder) Buffalo Theater Company, European Rep. in Chicago, in Finland: The National Theater of Finland, Tampereen Tyovaenteatteri, Q- theater, Aurinkoteatteri, Theater Jurkka, Theater Little Finland etc…
Education: Nina holds a masters degeree from the National Drama School of Finland
TV/ FILM: Series regular in two Finnish TV series (Kolmannen Korvapuusti and Jaita Hattuun) , in Finland as a guest star: Ihmebantu, Finnish films: The Prodigal Son, The Glory and Misery of Human Life, Shear Fear , The Boat, and American Indie Films: Masterminds, Lilitu, Dot Got Shot, The Encore of Tony Duran
Also: Nina’s one woman show Poor Poor Lear has been touring around the world since 1998
Elizabeth Sampson is an actor, director and playwright. She is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at The American Conservatory Theatre. She teaches Acting at UCLA in their Professional Program and is also an adjunct Professor of acting at Pepperdine University in addition to her private coaching.
Actor – The Lighthouse (actor/writer) Melissa Arctic, That Good Night, As White As O/ and many, many, many, readings.
Director: Finish and Trim and many, many, many, readings
Playwright: her plays The Petoskey Stones has been performed at The Road Theatre Company and The Bay Theatre Company in Annapolis, MD (chosen for the New Women’s Voices in Theatre Festival Washington DC 2015). Her short play trilogy Irish Coffee was presented in succession at the Road Theatre Company’s Summer Playwrights Festival 2013 with Kathy Baker and Perry King. It Was The Lark 2014 with Michael O’Neill. The Lighthouse in 2015. In 2016 her festival play Hell Is Empty was performed at the Road Theatre. and has worked with playwright Craig Wright on several of his plays including Lady, The Unseen, and Melissa Arctic.
Off Road: While at A.C.T. she was asked to join the prestigious resident acting company where she performed in the west coast premiere of 1918, as well as Christmas Carol, and Twelfth Night. Her NYC credits include Bringing’ Home the Girl (Here Space as co-writer and actor), King of the Moon (Present Company, director). As a Los Angeles based actor she has been seen in Detachments w/ Glenn Healdey at the Loretta Theatre Company. She is a founding company member of A Noise Within where she did The Way of the World. Other L.A. More LA theater credits include The Memorandum, The Dearest of Friends, Mr. Happiness, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ashbury Actor’s Group) and Measure for Measure directed by Tina Packer for the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. Elizabeth studied and performed at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. Other D.C. credits include, Ten Little Indians, Killing Real Estate Women. She directed Spring Dance (Pepperdine University), King of the Moon (The Groundlings, Present Theatre Company)
Film: ‘Last Rampage – The Escape of Gary Tison’, ‘Leaving Barstow’, ‘As Easy as Pie’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (Sundance), ‘Disfigured’, ‘Modern Vampires’ (w/ Rod Steiger).
TV: ‘Law and Order True Crime The Menendez Murders’ ‘Aquarius’, ‘Rizzoli and Isles’, ‘Law and Order: Los Angeles’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Private Practice’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘E.R.’, ‘Boston Legal’, ‘Strong Medicine’, ‘The Unit’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘The Pretender’, ‘Medical Mystery Investigation’ and a long recurring on ‘The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire’.
She has been performing her short stories in the heralded Spark Off Rose, Melt In Your Mouth and Tree People spoken word events in Los Angeles for the last 15 years. She is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Road Credits: Hitler’s Head, A Christmas Carol and several readings.
June’s other theater credits include work at: Theatre East, Cast at the Circle Theatre, Agape Theatre, Strasburg Theatre, Hollywood Actors Theatre, Veterans Theatre, West End Playhouse, Golden Theatre and Colony Theatre
Film: Beginners (2010 release), The Promise, The Big Fix, Loving Couples, Mommie Dearest, Romantic Comedy, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Airplane II, the Sequel, and Hard to Hold
TV: Two Minute Warning (MOW), Specter on the Bridge (MOW) High Midnight (MOW), House Calls, Archie Bunker’s Place, Quincy, Marion Rose White (MOW), Crisis Counselor, I Want to Live (MOW), Divorce Court, General Hospital, Family Medical Center, Challenger, The Story Behind the Story & Unsolved Mysteries.
June has produced for Theatre East (Love Letters, Two Outs Bottom of the Ninth, Waiting for Betty Freidan, Beau Jeste, The Book of Esther anf Cemetery Club), the West End Playhouse (Octette Bridge Club) and Theatre West (A Dream of Butterflies and Saturday Night at Grossinger’s).
Julia’s Local Credits Include: Work at Sacred Fools, The Falcon Theatre, Theatre 40, 2Cents Theatre Company (winner of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Award for Best Immersive Play) Open At The Top at NoHo Arts Center, Repertory East Playhouse, The Grove Theatre (Upland), and SkyPilot Theatre Company (where she won a 2012 Stage Scene L.A. Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress).
Film: Music (scheduled to be released Fall 2020), Transformers 4, Butterfly Caught, The Prestige, Something’s Gotta Give, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Cost of Heaven, Dawn, Waning Moon, The Book.
TV: Artista Obscura (pilot), Body of Proof, Harry’s Law, Mad Men, Monk, Criminal Minds, Life, In Justice, Dr Vegas, Scrubs, Ally McBeal, Dragnet, Wings, Beyond Belief, General Hospital.
Web Series: Burt Paxton, Undertow.
Education: A graduate of University of Alabama, Birmingham in theatre/dance, Julia studied ballet with Stevan Grebel, Melanie Mihalic, and Yahuda Maor (San Francisco). She studied acting at American Conservatory Theatre and with Eric Morris and Cliff Osmond (Los Angeles).
Broadway: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS.
OFF-B’WAY and REGIONALLY: Kennedy Center, The Hartman, Pasadena Playhouse, The Paramount, Walnut Street, Marines Memorial Theatre, Syracuse Stage, GeVa, Whole Theatre Co., Bergenstage, etc.
Los Angeles Theatres: Boston Court, The Odyssey, The Hayworth, The Court, The Coronet, The Canon, The Hudson, The Open Fist, The Road.
INTERNATIONALLY: Florence International Theatre Company.
Film: Everybody Wants To Be Italian, Jesus, Mary & Joey, Welcome Back Miss Mary, The Manual, Divorced White Male, Five Hour Friends, Clandestine.
TV: Hung, Bedtime (Series Regular), Law & Order, ER, Lincoln Heights, Dragnet, Education of Max Bickford, Drew Carey, Ellen, One Life to Live, All My Children, Roseanne: Portrait of a Domestic Goddess, A Mother’s Wish, The Bachelor’s Baby, A Case for Murder, A Match Made in Heaven, The Twilight of the Golds,
Member of The Open Fist Theatre Co., The Road Theatre Co.
Albie’s many shows at the Road include Red Speedo, The Water’s Edge, Pursued by Happiness, The Unseen, and Lady. His hit show, Smoke and Mirrors, which he wrote and starred in, ran for 18 months at the Road. Other theater credits include Detachments opposite Glenne Headly, Robert Wilson’s King Lear, Deaf West’s Romeo and Juliet, and A Flea In Her Ear, for which he won an Ovation award.
Albie has done over 100 guest star and recurring roles on Television, most recently, How to Get Away with Murder, Code Black, Goliath, My Crazy Ex- Girlfriend, and Amazon’s The Last Tycoon.
Albie is also a magician. He’s a lifetime member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood and currently hosts a weekly magic show at the Santa Monica Playhouse called Magic Monday (MagicMondayLA.com).
Film/TV: The Sopranos, The Only Way, The Interpreter
Experience & Training: Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio Acting/Directing Units. MFA in Acting The New School University NYC, Member of Rogue Machine Theatre, Founding member of Connection Theatre Company in NYC. SAG-AFTRA & AEA Member.
Road Work: THE WATER’S EDGE
Alex’s local credits include work at Son of Semele Ensemble and the Classical Theatre Lab
A graduate of Arizona State University, Alex received his degree in the concentration of Theatre Acting
Jacob David Smith
Jacob David Smith
Directing: Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby– Assistant Director, A Delicate Ship – Assistant Director, Dry Bones The Word Reading- Director, At The Table The Word Reading – Director, Darkstar – SPF 8 – Director.
Playwriting–Five Minute Life – SPF 7
Acting– At The Table – Nate (understudy)
Acting: The Tempest (Studio Stage), Tracing Sonny (The Sherry), The Woodsman (Underground Theatre), All in the Timing (The Sherry), All The Kings Men (El Portal Theatre,) 25 Plays Per Hour-Hollywood Fringe Festival, White Trash Wedding and a Funeral-Hollywood Fringe Festival , Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025-Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Directing- He was a member of 2018 Dirctors Lab West and served as Artistic Director for Theatre Unleashed. TUNY Awards for BEST DIRECTOR in 2015, 2013, and 2012, and was nominated in the Best Ensemble category for the Stage Raw Award in 2019. 25 Plays Per Hour-Hollywood Fringe Festival, Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025 -Hollywood Fringe Festival, Three Can Keep a Secret -Hollywood Fringe Festival-Nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE, and BEST COMEDY.
Producing-The Spidey Project, A Very Die Hard Christmas– won BEST COMEDY at Hollywood Fringe/nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE.
Playwriting- Met Again (writer) was runner-up for the Fringe Award for BEST PLAY, FRINGE FIRST, and won an ENCORE PRODUCERS AWARD.
Film/TV Acting: The Living (2016), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mary: The Virgin Mary Documentary, MUSIC OFF!, Ron Scales: Werewolf Hunter
Film/TV Directing: Has directed or produced over 70 film, television, online content, web series, and reality television projects, and is on the development team for Hold for Plane Pictures.
Post Production: Discovery Channel, Original Productions, the Emmy Award-Winning Series The Deadliest Catch, Berring Sea Gold, Ax Men, Storage Wars, and Hell’s Dungeon.
Training: TV/Film production at The University of Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell College with a degree in writing. Upright Citizens Brigade, Riverside Shakespeare, Elizabeth Mestnick Acting Studio.
Screenwriting: Jacob has recently been awarded with the Best Screenwriting Award for his Film, Almost Lost, from the 100-Hour Film Race. Currently, Jacob D. Smith is a represented Screenwriter/ Director with Emmy Award Winner Darla Marasco of Marasco Management. Jacob is currently writing and producing a TV pilot for the international hit book, The Disappearance of the Universe. Most recent script sales include Little Lion, and Commerce to Gem Media, and Shocktopus to WashAshore Productions.
Scott Alan Smith
Scott Alan Smith
Scott served as the The Road Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director, a position he held from 2011-2019.
Scott began his acting career studying at the legendary Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. he then studied at Washington’s Studio Theatre and worked extensively there before getting his M.F.A. at San Francisco’s prestigious American Conservatory Theatre. He began working in Los Angeles upon graduation landing guest starring roles on television and films such as MAGNOLIA, MOUSEHUNT, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, STARGATE, DÉJÀ VU, BEWITCHED, X-FILES: THE MOVIE and most recently A MATTER OF FAITH. He serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Road Theatre Company and has been the Summer Playwrights Festival (the largest new play reading series in the nation) Festival Director since it began in 2010. At The Road he has directed the critical hit Melissa Arctic by Craig Wright (LA Times Critic’s Pick), Sovereign Body (world premiere, Don Shirley’s 25 best plays in Los Angeles of 2014 list), That Good Night (world premiere and Ovation Recommended) and Lady by Craig Wright (4 Ovation nominations and 5 LA Weekly Award nominations with 2 wins) Scott also directed New York Mets (ADA nominated) and So Nice to See You (1 Dramalogue award), and The Petoskey Stones. At Pepperdine he has directed The Yellow Boat, Almost, Maine, These Shining Lives, Three Days of Rain, Bus Stop, Proof (with Michael O’Neill), The Roads to Home. Other directing credits include: Bus Stop (at Spokane’s Interplayers Theater – People’s Choice Award), Tabak (The Met), Lynette at 3AM, Mr. Happiness, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Elizabeth Sampson’s play Bringin’ Home the Girl. He has assistant-directed Mother Courage, Light (Theater@Boston Court ) and True West (Deaf West Theater). Scott is co-author along with Adam Paul of King of the Moon which ran Off-Off Broadway, in Los Angeles at the Groundlings Theater and HBO Workspace. He co-wrote and produced the film version which and was made for FOX Searchlab and premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. He directed Ed Harris for the L.A. Philharmonic’s 2005 Season Opening Gala at Disney Hall, and Heart…Beat for the Boston Court’s Music at the Court series. As an Associate Artist at the New American Theatre he directed The Adding Machine.
Scott’s lengthy acting career includes The Dinosaur Within (Theatre@Boston Court – Stage Scene L.A. Award), Apollo (Taper Too), Richard III (with Alfred Molina), King of the Moon, Kindertransport, Detachments, The Memorandum, The Water Engine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Rose Tattoo. Scott has also appeared regionally at the Studio Theater, Scena and the Source Theater, as well as in New York at the Present Company where his two-man show, King of the Moon, ran to sold-out houses. His over 100 appearances in television and film include playing Kate Walsh’s therapist on ‘Private Practice’ appearing in 21 episodes. Other TV credits include ‘Scandal’, ‘Switched at Birth’, ‘Rosewood’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘The Fosters’, ‘State of Affairs’ ‘Revenge’ ‘Newsroom’ (with Jeff Daniels), ‘Rizzoli and Isles’, ‘Murder in the First’, ‘Hung’, ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘CSI:NY’, ‘CSI’, ‘Medium’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NCIS:LA’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘Next’, ‘Rules of Engagement’, ‘Bones’, ‘Three Rivers’, ‘True Blood’, ‘House’, ‘Chuck’, ‘The Closer’, ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘Big Love’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Justice’, ‘Philly’ (recurring), ‘NYPD: Blue’, ‘Boston Legal’, ‘Six Feet Under’, ’24’, ‘JAG’, ‘Alias’, a recurring role as Dr. Jack Gannon on ‘The Young and the Restless’, and others. Scott’s film credits include “ A Matter of Faith”, “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty”, “Stargate”, “Mousehunt”, “D.C.9/11”, “Magnolia”, “Déjà Vu”, “Bewitched”, “The Ring”, “X-Files: The Movie”, and “Bounce”. He is also featured in the documentary, No Net about making intimate theater in Los Angeles. Scott trained at Arena Stage and the Studio Theater before earning his MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, SDC and the Actor’s Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, and is also a proud alumnus of the Director’s Lab West ‘05. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Pepperdine University, and a lecturer at Cal State Northridge and UCLA.
Regional: Residence Elsewhere (EAST WEST PLAYERS), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (THEATRE THREE), Wait Until Dark (CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF DALLAS), Sacrifice (UNDERMAIN THEATRE), Celebration (UPSTART THEATRE), The Crucible (STAGE WEST THEATRE)
Film/TV: Silicon Valley, This is Us, Criminal Minds, One Day at a Time, Teachers, Days of Our Lives, Dallas
Training: The New Actors Workshop, Actorswork, Upright Citizens Brigade
NYC Theatres: The Awesome 80s Prom (off-broadway), Titan Theatre Company, Theatre For a New City, and Hudson Warehouse
Regional Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Door Shakespeare, Powerhouse Theatre (WA), Lincoln Amphitheatre, The Lost Colony, and The Sierra Madre Playhouse.
TV: Younger, My Crazy Ex, Most Evil, Amish Horror Stories, and Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots.
Training: MFA from The University of Houston, BA Hope College
Road Work: Through the Eye of a Needle (Alternate Cast); 2016 Summer Playwrights Festival (The True)
Off-Broadway: Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral; Big Al
Other Los Angeles Credits: Sacred Fools (Bill & Joan, Serial Killers); Loft Ensemble (Patron Saint of the Suburbs, King Lear); Open Fist (The Wooden Breeks, The Knackers ABC)
Film/TV (partial): Scandal, Analyze This, General Hospital, Rake
Christian has been a member of the Artistic Board of the Road Theatre Company since 2019.
Road Credits: Friends with Guns (2019)
LA Theatre: Rogue Machine Theatre (Earthquakes in London), IAMA Theatre (Mama Metal), Chance Theater (Seminar)
Regional: Montana Shakespeare Company (Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost), East West Players (Kentucky)
TV: Bones (FOX)
Film: Stomp the Yard 2, Marriane
Training: MFA – University of Washington, School of Drama, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), Stan Kirsch Studios, currently studying with Stephen Book
College Credits: Assassins, Almost Maine, Romeo & Juliet, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Parade, The Rimers of Eldritch
Voice Over Work: Voiced “Tapper” in an educational video for the “Louisville Water Company Educational Program”
Ben received his BFA from the University of Evansville
The Road: The Spanish Prayer Book (2019), The Lyons (2017), Mud Blue Sky (2015), multiple readings for The Word and The Summer Playwrights Festival
Regional Theater: South Coast Repertory (Lucky Duck, Sideways Stories for Wayside School, The BFG, The Wind in the Willows)
L.A.: A Noise Within, Whitefire Theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Theatre Banshee, Greenway Court, Theatre 40, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Greystone Mansion, The Odyssey, Antaeus, NoHo Arts Center, The Colony, Gascon Center Theatre, Pacific Resident Theater
U.K./Europe Theatre: European tours (Hair), Hackney Empire (The Pistols), Absolute Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, Prague International Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Covent Garden Theatre Museum, Wordsworth Festival, Cochrane Theatre, British Tour (Oh Coward)
Feature Film: Echoes of Violence, Please Stand By, The Tiger Hunter, Fishes ‘n Loaves: Heaven Sent, Eat with Me, Intimate with a Stranger
Television: Over 60 appearances. Recent highlights include High School Musical:The Musical: The Series (recurring), Never Have I Ever, Upload, All Rise, Modern Family, Superstore, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Speechless (recurring), Black-ish, Corporate, Atypical, Casual, Dr. Ken, Crowded, Shameless
Web Series: Y’all-R Family (series regular), You’ve Probably Dated My Mom (starring series regular role), Jewvangelist, Old Souls
Education: BFA-Acting from University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, The Second City L.A. Conservatory Graduate, The Groundlings, Actors’ Centre-London
IMDB Link: https:www.imdb.me/amytolsky
Regional: Steel Magnolias, The Goodbye Girl, Jefferson’s Garden at LA Theatre Works, The Suppliant Women, Honky, Yard Sale Signs, Stopkiss at Rogue Machine Theatre, The Death of Griffin Hunter, Just Say No, Bomba Trilogy, Food for Fish, Young Playwrights Festival at Theatre of NOTE, Slither, Diet of Worms at Chalk Repertory I Go Somewhere Else at Playwright’s Arena, Jean Anouilh’s Antigone at A Noise Within, The Exorcist at Geffen Playhouse, Stuff Happens at Mark Taper Forum, Going to St. Ives at Actors Co-op, The Maids at Stage 52, The Family of Mann at The Attic Theatre, Romeo and Juliet at Boston Court, Bailey’s Café at Hartford Stage, Mama, I Want to Sing International Tour; Directing – My Children, My Africa at Actors Co-op, The View from Here at The Actors Workout Studio, Around the Clock Festival at Rogue Machine Theatre, Local Story, NOTEworthy Playwrights Workshop at Theatre of NOTE, The Colored Museum at Ames Hall
TV: The Trial on Adult Swim, Goliath, Hand of God on Amazon, Leverage on TNT, Doubt, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Young & The Restless, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace on CBS, Aquarius, Las Vegas, Passions on NBC, Focus Groupies on Funny or Die, Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff on YouTube, Vanished on Fox, The Shield on F/X
Film: Voodoo Macbeth, On Time, Lemon, Elizabeth Blue, Stairways, The Lost One, The Social Network, Rule of Three, The Making of “Grits”, Caterpillar’s Kimono, God’s Waiting List, Art, Breathe, Slack Trek: The X Generation
Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art – Postgraduate Classical Program, Stephen Book Workshop, Wallace Audition Technique, Annie Grindlay Studio; Harvard Law School, Harvard College
Awards: Best Actress Award, Ikuska Film Festival, Spain and Grand Off Int’l Film Festival, Poland; Best Dramatic Performance nomination, Sunscreen Film Fest West; Best Actress, Mockfest; Best Female Comedy nomination, Stage Raw Awards; Best Lead in a Two-hander, Stage Scene LA Award, Best Actress nomination, Stage Raw and NAACP; Best Supporting Actress nomination, NAACP Theatre Awards
Gwen Van Dam
Gwen Van Dam
Road Credits: End of the Tour, Ballad Hunter.
Regional Theatre: Trip to Bountiful, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Showoff, Arms and the Man at the Group Repertory Theatre in L.A., House of Blue Leaves at Seattle Rep, and Geese, New York Off Broadway. Mornings at Seven @ Norris Theatre.
Film: “True Confessions” (with Robert Duvall), “Husbands” (dir. John Cassavetes), “Halloween” (dir. John Carpenter).
TV: “Joey”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Without a Trace”, “Charmed”, “Wilfred”, “Legit” and many more.
Film: DARK FANGS (2020), MEATHOOK (2020), BLACK FURY (2021), THE MCHENRY TRIAL (2019), ONCE UPON A LIFETIME, (2019), NEUROTIC BEAUTY (2019), MYSTIC BEING, (2019), NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US (2013)
Web-series: THE ENEMY IN ME (2019), COUPLETS (2018), WHAT MEN WANT (2014) NOTHING BUT DRAMA (2014)
Theatre: THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, (2020), SCINTILLA (2020), BILLIE: THIS AIN’T NO BILLIE JEAN KING STORY (2019), STILL STANDING (2019), AT THE TABLE (2019), BABY EYES (2018), WEEKEND OF TEN PLAY FESTIVAL (2018), ARTIST RISE UP LA AMERCIAN SPRING (2018), THE ODD COUPLE (2017), PERIPHERY (2017), FCBC REPERTORY SHOWCASE (2016), LOST KINDOM (2014)
Awards: NAACP Theatre Awards Nominee “Best Ensemble Cast”- PERIPHERY Stage Raw Theatre Awards Nominee “Best Ensemble Cast”- AT THE TABLE, Scenies Awards Nominee “Best Alternate Cast Ensemble” – AT THE TABLE, Bizness Magazine Model of the Year.
Training: BA Degree Theatre Arts Univ. of La Verne, Authentic Acting Workshop w/ Dino Shorte’, Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown Acting Studio, Improvisation w/ Monkey Butler
Broadway: THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL (with Al Pacino, directed by David Wheeler).
Off-Broadway: COMING ATTRACTIONS.
Regional: Malibu Stage, Hudson Theatre, Ark Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Film: Funny People, Finding Amanda, Certifiably Jonathan, Big, Little Big League and Cocktail.
TV: Castle, Two Broke Girls, Bones, The Office, ER, The Sopranos, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.
Graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts
Award-winning short story writer of Toughest Cat in the Bronx, Bozza and Finkelstein the Bear.
Saxophonist and Bandleader Allan Wasserman Jazz Ensemble.
Road work: Props Designer for THE SIDHE, THE UNSEEN, BUNBURY, MARKED TREE and THE PAGANS. Lila designs props for films, television, and theatres. Contact her at: moc.loa@ngiseDsporP
As an actor Lila has appeared in over 100 stage productions at various theatres including The Alley Theatre, Westside Dinner Theatres, Los Angeles Philharmonic, El Portal, Town and Country Playhouse, Theatre Exchange, Theatre Suburbia, The Megaw, and Pasadena Rep.
Films include: Paper Moon, The Second Door, Hot Shots, Part Deux, Frances, Hinterland, The Orkly Kid, Transgressions, Me and Miss Mandible, Creosote, First Leave, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, etc.
TV: Prime Time Glick, America’s Funniest People, Huckleberry Finn, Sweethearts, California Fever, Little House on the Prairie, General Hospital, Not Necessarily the News, Chips, The Rodney Dangerfield Special, Highway to Heaven, Dallas, etc.
Lila has been associated with the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory since 1978 and still teaches several classes at the American Film Institute.
Jennie Webb is an LA-based playwright and dramaturg (she created the new play development program, Seedlings, at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum) with works including “Currency,” “Yard Sale Signs,” “Smiling Cat Candy Heart,” “Remodeling Plans,” “Unclaimed Assets,” “On Tuesday,” “It’s Not About Race,” “Rebecca on the Bus,” “Brand New Script” and “Buying a House” produced locally by Inkwell Theater, Rogue Machine Theatre, EST/LA, Santa Monica Rep, Virginia Avenue Project, Theatre of NOTE and La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival as well as in Canada, the UK, India and Iceland. Her plays have been developed and presented by Great Plains Theatre Conferences, The Playwrights’ Center, Moving Arts MADlab, Blank Theatre, Playground-LA, National Winter Playwrights Retreat, Little Black Dress INK Festivals, Protest Plays Project, PlagueWrites, Climate Change Theatre Action, Rogue Artist Ensemble’s Rogue Lab, Road Theatre Summer Playwrights Festivals and currently, “Under Construction” at the Road. National recognition includes Finalist (O’Neill Playwrights Conference, City Theatre Short Play Festival) and Semi-Finalist (O’Neill, PlayPenn, Athena Project, Trustus Theatre Festival) nods; she is the recipient of Max K. Lerner Playwriting Fellowships and a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award. Member: the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Honor Roll!, Dramatists Guild; co-founder: LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI). jenniewebbsite.com @jenniewebbsite
Road work: SOVEREIGN BODY, WHITE AS O, END OF THE TOUR, CUTS, Acted in/or directed plays in Summer Playwrights Festival #1, 2,3, 4, 5, and 6, Produced, Acted in/or Directed 8-10 fully Staged Monday Night Readings.
Off-Bdwy.; 80 St. Mark’s Pl. Theatre; Bickford Theatre, Morristown, NJ
Regional theatre work includes: The Kennedy Center, Studio Arena, Shakespeare in Delaware Park,The Odyssey, The Playhouse, The Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, Laguna Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre Local venues include: The Falcon Theatre, Theatre East, Theatre 40, Gindi Theatre, Rose Alley Theatre, American Renegade Theatre, Circus Theatricals, Jewish Women’s Theatre, Los Angeles Jewish Theatre, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Theatre at Boston Court.
Bryna’s one-woman play, LILY, toured for 10 years in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Israel, London, Eng. and Canada.
Films include: Prescient, Slums of Beverly Hills, Delicatessen Story, Gossip-The Evil Tongue, Ashes, Quality of Life, My Dark Lady, Alibi, Taxi, Keeping Up With the Steins, Desperate Waters,The Dicksmans, The Shickles, Encore od Tony Duran, Crossroad, Alibi, Gossip-The Evil Tongue, 10-15 Short films
TV: NYPD Blue, (2) The District, Two of a Kind, Life with Bonnie, The O’Keefes, The Drew Carey Show, The Gilmore Girls, Reno 911, House, Desperate Housewives, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Kath & Kim, Nip/Tuck, Rodney, Murder Book, Speaking for the Dead, Chasing Life, Episodes, Transparent, The Jimmy Kimmel Show (4)
Jessica Suzanne Wierzba
Jessica Suzanne Wierzba
Jessica’s favorite theatre credits include Forever Fosse, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Little Women: The Musical (in which she performed and choreographed), and Cabaret with Harvard Radcliffe.
Film: People of Importance, Danny
Jessica earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College where she worked with Adam Guettel. She also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles.
Jessica is also a singer-songwriter and will be releasing her debut album this year.
Katie is currently the Managing Director of The Road Theatre.
A graduate of Illinois State University’s School of Theatre, she received a B.A. in Theatrical Directing, Design/Production, and Cinema Studies. Katie’s love of theatre has led her to many opportunities including Assistant Directing Relatively Close as a part of a co-world premiere at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. A Chicago, IL native, Katie moved to Los Angeles in 2009 where she began working for Director/Producer Garry Marshall. While working for Mr. Marshall, Katie has contributed as an on-set assistant as well as working on-screen and voice-over talent in the films Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. Katie has also worked on several theatrical productions in California including directing at The Eclectic Company Theatre and The Vagrancy Theatre, Marketing Manager for The Colony Theatre, and Producer of The Victory Theatre’s award winning production of The Engine of Our Ruin as well as Pie in the Sky. Katie is also currently working at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank as their Theatre Manager.
Road Credits: The Spanish Prayer Book (Channa), The Gift (The Word), Daughters of Love and War (The Word), Night Climber (SPF10)
Regional: This Is Our Youth (The ACME), Gilded Lilies (Equine Del Arte)
Film: Escape Artist, Protect and Serve, Finding Miku
Training: AMDA College & Conservatory Los Angeles & NYC, Second City, Desean Terry, Graham Shiels
Other: Tiffany also is a dancer with Mixed Emotion Theatrix. Touring internationally in Anais Nin – A Dance Opera. Gatsby Redux (L.A. Music Center), S.N.Y.K. (Highways & Alvin Ailey)
Lauren Murphy Yeoman
Lauren Murphy Yeoman
Regional: The Mound Builders, Two Whores, Sometimes After Dinner, Grizzly Lake Duet (Stageworks Theatre), Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet(Classic Stage Company), The Money Show (HERE Arts Center), King of Ghosts (Philadelphia Fringe), Candide (NY Fringe), As We Go (Hollywood Fringe)
International: Big Love (Encounter Festival, Czech Republic), The Tempest (Folkwang Festival, Germany)
MFA Columbia University, BA Tufts University
Currently teaching at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, and Stella Adler Academy – Los Angeles
Los Angeles: Davidson/Valentini Theatre, Santa Monica Playhouse Mainstage. New York City: Lee Strasberg Theatre, NYU Tisch Mainstage and many others in NYC.
London, UK: Studio Theatre at RADA.
Film: I AM MICHAEL, DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE?, THE SKINNY and numerous independent films.
TV: “Griot’s Lament”, “The Mindy Project”, “Parenthood”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Filthy Sexy Teen$”
Blake also works as a Film/TV producer.
A graduate of NYU Tisch School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Blake lived and worked in New York City for 10 years before relocating to Los Angeles.
Road work: FRIENDLY HOUR (ADA nomination & LA Weekly award winner best ensemble) CUTS, CHRISTMAS CAROL, SEEING RED, NAPOLI MILLIONARIA.
Regional: Neptune Productions SF, Tabu Road Rep SF, (almost) LIVE Productions SF, NRL Showboaters DC, Tantallion Community Players MD
Film: Mighty Joe Young, A Smile Like Yours, The Game, Metro, The Rock
TV: Strong Medicine, Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Film Credits: Sex Drive, Austin Powers III, Feast, The Hottest State, CBGB.
TV Credits: Significant Mother, Strange Angel, Desperate Housewives, CSI Miami, Boston Legal, House, NYPD Blue and 90210.
Stage Credits: A Delicate Ship, Eight Nights, The Autumn Garden and Rogue Machine’s “Dutch Masters”, for which he won a Stage Raw Award for Best Two Person Performance.
Josh is currently the voice of “Pony” in the Nickelodeon animated series “It’s Pony” and “Dietrich” in the upcoming Netflix series, “Beastly Adventures”.
He also recently wrote and directed two short films — A Real Adventure and An Orgy in Joshua Tree — which after a full festival circuit, are releasing on Omeleto and Amazon Prime, respectively.
Stewart J. Zully
Stewart J. Zully
At The Road: As director: Nowhere on The Border, White Guy On The Bus; various readings at The Word and Summer Playwright Festival including Years of Sky, A Spot of Bother, Starstruck, The Timekeepers, Upon The Fragile Shore, A Quartet.
Director credits: Odyssey, Theatre 40, The Whitefire, LGBT Center; Various theaters in New York, Florida and Canada.
- Off Broadway: Tabletop (American Place Theatre), The Mugger (Player’s Theater), Extenuating Circumstances (Perry Street Theater), Crazy He Calls Me (Pre-Broadway, Tyson Studios), The Rope Dancers (Theatre East).
- Regional: Nowhere On The Border (Stageworks), various theaters including Toronto.
Film: Vice, Speed Kills, Wolf, New In Town, Fighting For Freedom, For The Boys, Bonfire of The Vanities, etc.
TV: The Sopranos, Law and Order (including CI and SVU), Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Magic City, Columbo, Becker, etc.
Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY); The Michael Chekhov Studio Teacher Training Program, Lloyd Richards, Austin Pendelton, Dennis Moore, Michael Howard, Peter Frisch.
Stewart co-produced and co-wrote the feature film Perfect Opposites, starring Aaron Paul, Piper Perabo, Joe Pantoliano and Jennifer Tilly.