Road credits: The Gift (SPF7), Billy the Bomber (SPF7), The Spanish Prayer Book (SPF8), Sex Lives of Strangers (SPF8), After Orland0 (The Word), Whiffman on the Mound (The Word)
Los Angeles Theatre: The Great Divide (Lillian Theatre, World Premiere), Women on Time (The Working Stage, World Premiere), Derby Day (Elephant Theatre, West Coast Premiere), Hellcab (Lillian Theatre), Two Grooms (Crown City Theatre), The Engine of Our Ruin (The Victory Theatre, World Premiere; 2017 Stage Raw Nominee for Best Supporting Actress), Liana and Ben (Circle X, World Premiere)
Film/TV: NCIS, True Nightmares, Bloodline, Female Fight Club, The Romantics
Training: RADA – Contemporary Drama, Larry Moss, Judith Weston, Joshua Bitton
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.
Tisha Terrasini Banker
Tisha Terrasini Banker
Theater(partial list): Welcome To Your Alternative Reality, Open Fist, Life Expectancy, The Lounge & Malibu Playhouse, That’s F*cking Hot, The Matrix, Medium, KPCC, Orchestration, The Blank, Push,Theater 40, After the Fall, (US) Open Fist, 7 Santas, Open Fist, The Idiot Box, Open Fist, Because They Have No Words, The Lounge, The Book of Liz, The Blank, Seven Judys, The Blank, Lydie Breeze, Open Fist, Playhouse Creatures, Open Fist, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Santa Barbara
TV: Untitled Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen, Welcome to the Family, Growing up Fisher, Beware the Batman, Raising the Bar, Leverage, Dirty Sexy Money, Anatomy of Hope, Sleeper Cell, Criminal Minds, Joey, The Emperor’s New School, Duck Dodgers
Training: DePaul University (MFA), Loyola University, New Orleans, (BA), Groundlings (levels 1-4), Asher/Cash (Scene Study,)Lien/Cowan (Commercial)
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: (Girl) The Play About the Baby; (Hazel) Stupid Kid; (Sarah-Alternate Cast) Delicate Ship
Road Readings: Stupid Kid with Laurie Metcalf; Sanctions; The Vagrant
Regional Theatre: Cardboard Piano(West Coast Premiere ICT); No Place to Be Somebody(The Robey Theatre); Secure Storage(Hollywood Fringe 2017); Wet Hot American Summer( The Garage Theatre);
Training: AMDA; University of New Orleans
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 credits: After Orlando, The Lyons
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.
Training: MFA in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin. Professor of Voice and Speech at AMDA Los Angeles and Acting Faculty at Pasadena City College.
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
Off-Off Broadway: As Wide As I Can See (HERE Arts Center), Afternoon Showers (Dorothy Strelsin Theatre), Community Service (Gallery Players), Tick of the Mind (New Light Theatre Project), Othello (Looking Glass Theatre)
Regional: Kill Me Now (Kaliyuga Arts), Cat’s Paw (Profiles Theatre), Stop Kiss, Becoming Ingrid (Raven Theatre), Boeing Boeing (Theatre Arlington)
Los Angeles: Trojan Women (Hollywood Fringe ’18), Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar (Project Nongenue), And Lightning Struck: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Creation (Lit Live), Childish Things (Hollywood Short + Sweet) , One Slight Hitch (Torrance Theatre Co.)
Education: MFA- Actors Studio Drama School; BA –Alma College
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
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
NY/OFF Broadway: Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner (World Premiere-New York Theatre Workshop), Omnium-Gatherum (New York Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Public Theater and Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dust (Soho Think Tank), Partition (Ensemble Studio Theatre-EST), The Wake of Jamey Foster (Cherry Lane Theater), Elektra (Actors Studio & Actors Studio Free Theater @Rawspace)
Regional: Gandhi (B Street Theatre) Someday (Cornerstone Theater Company), On the Money (Victory Theater Burbank), Our Beds Are Crowded (Write Act Rep) and Small Depravities (Greenway Court Theater)
Film/TV: Unintended, Cardboard Boxer, Inside Man, Silicon Valley, Shooter, The Brink, Switched at Birth, Guiding Light, Windfall and Law & Order.
Experience & Training: Graduate of the Actors Studio MFA Program @New School University. Lifetime member of the Actors Studio. A founding member of Connection Theatre Company. Member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
L.A. Stage credits include playing Catherine in A View from the Bridge at Pacific Resident Theatre (LA WEEKLY and LADCC nominations). Also for PRT, the world premiere of Loyalties by Tony Pasqualini. The Blank Theatre: Juliet in Doublets and Hose (an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet) directed by April Webster. Pacific Stages: Lobby Hero and Lee Blessing’s Great Falls. Edinburgh Fringe: Johnny Guitar and the award winning Star Wars Trilogy in Thirty Minutes. And most recently, Saffron and Rosewater at the historic 92nd Street Y, New York City.
Film: Wini + George with Katharine Ross (Best Dramatic Short at Outfest 2013) and two national commercials now running, one for Sky Italia with Sandra Oh and the other for Pizza Hut.
B.F.A in Acting from U.S.C., classical theatre training at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts, London. Lisa is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
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
Road Work: The Lyons (Ovation Recommended, Critic’s Choice) The True, After Orlando, The Gift, A Christmas Carol
Theatre: The Rose and the Rime – original cast( Kennedy Center), Resolving Hedda(Ovation Recommended, LA Times Critic’s Choice) Directed by Maria Gobetti. , Dracula – Directed by Ken Sawyer, Red Room – Directed by James Mellon – (Noho Arts Center), The Light Bulb w/ Stephanie Powers – (Noho Arts Center.)
TV: Recurring on Colony (USA), Recurring on Matador – Dir: Robert Rodriguez (El Rey Network), Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 (ABC)
Training: Risa Bramon Garcia- Master Class, Lesly Kahn – Master Class, Salome Jens – Master Class, Michael Nakin, Bob Morrisey, Hope College – Daina Robbins, John Tammi.
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.
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.
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.
Road Work: Understudy for THE DETECTIVE’S WIFE
Broadway: YOU NEVER CAN TELL w/ Uta Hagan
Off Broadway: THE THREE SISTERS
Regional: Kennedy Center, Alaska Rep, Missouri Rep
LA Theatre: Long Beach International City Theater, Zephyr Theater, Odyssey Theater
Film: Réalité, The Eastern/Western Singer, Hostage, I Remember Trees.
TV: over 50 roles, favorites: Seinfeld, CSI, NCIS, Star Trek, Quantum Leap, FM, One Life To Live.
BFA Otterbein College, Studied with Jose Quintero, Shawn Nelson, Lesly Kahn. Independent Filmmaker, Writer & Producer at her company, Zen Gleam Filmz.
Regional: L.A. Troupe, Theatre – In- Education (Paris is Romeo and Juliet), Colony Theatre(Palomo in Anna in the Tropics), Playhouse West (Doc Porter in Crimes of the Heart, Guy in Some Girls)
Film/TV: Voiceover in Ibiza, Lead in As Seen on T.V.’s Ultra One Clean Commercial, Michael in Getting the Girl
Training: Playhouse West- Robert Carnegie
Cherish Monique Duke
Cherish Monique Duke
Road Credits: U/S “Little Children Dream of God”
Favorite New York credits include: 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: “Criminal Minds Beyond Borders”(CBS) “The Following” (FOX)
Film: 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
Most recent past theatre include original works at the Hollywood Egyptian Theatre.
Film: The Island, Coyote Ugly, Jumbo Girl, Extreme Dating, Descendants, Downward Angel, and L.A. Dior.
TV: Whitney played Sharon Tate in the made for television movie Helter Skelter. She also has worked on various TV shows and MOW’s including Desperate Housewives, Inconceivable, Modern Men, Judging Amy, ER, Off Centre, Special Unit 2, Philly, Ryan Caulfield: Year 1, Charmed, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Invasion Y2k.
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: 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)
The Road: Liz appeared as Janell in Shem Bitterman’s Indifference, directed by Robert Murray Duncan at the 2017 SPF Festival.
Regional: Mina in Dracula at Virginia Stage Company-Virginia Pilot Best Actress Award Winner, Addy in Zen Shorts at the Pasadena Playhouse, The National Luberland 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 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 Play Per Hour– LA Fringe, Kooza by Cirque du Soleil, & Delusion.
TV: Califonication, The Seth and Avi Show, Deadly Alibi, To Whom it May Concern, Just for You, Deadly Sins, & live hosting for MSNBC & thestream.tv.
Film: LIONSGATE’S The Ghostmaker, Lady Macbeth in the Desert, The Maxx, Recovery, Flight 666, Atlantic Rim 2, Kill Like Never Before, OMG,..We’re in a Horror Movie, Human Report 85616, The Living, Save Me from the Sound of the Sirens, Fuseli, Syfy’s GhostHunters, Lifetime’s Sinister Minister, Nightmare, & Clive Barker/Seraphim Film’s The Sickness.
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, Mask and Cape, Pushing Up Daisies.
Training: Brent has been improvising since 2007 and is a graduate of iOWest. He has studied acting at Studio NOHO under Ryan Welsh since relocating to Los Angeles.
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
Laura has appeared at THE ROAD in LAKE ANNE, PURSUED BY HAPPINESS, IDLE WHEELS, (Valley Theatre nominee) and Tom Jacobson’s award winning TAINTED BLOOD directed by Michael Michetti.
Broadway: SMILE. Off-Broadway credits includes work at: The Promenade, Minetta Lane, The Horace Mann, and National tours.
She worked Regionally at: Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Huntington Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and more.
Laura’s local credits include 4 plays at Pasadena Playhouse, where she just appeared in KING CHARLES lll as Camilla Parker Bowles, also directed by Michael Michetti, The Tiffany, The Fountain, Deaf West, Will Geer Theatricum, Rogue Machine, Sacred Fools and the Celtic Arts Center (LA WEEKLY nominee).
Some Film: GOD’S COUNTRY, FINDING RED CLOUD, CALLBACK, THE MOVIE
Some TV: THE ROMANOFFS, OUTCAST, CRIMINAL MINDS, DOUBT, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, CRASH, THE FORGOTTEN, MY NAME IS EARL, WEST WING, TORCHWOOD, LAW AND ORDER.
Laura has been on the faculty of the Howard Fine Acting Studio for over 18 years and teaches workshops throughout the states and in Great Britain and taught disabled actors through MEDIA ACCESS in LA and San Francisco. She has been a Featured Artist at THE LAST FRONTIER THEATRE CONFERENCE in Valdez, Alaska for 12 years.
She studied with Carol Rosenfeld, Uta Hagen, and Ken McMillan.
Monique Marie Gelineau
Monique Marie Gelineau
Local theatre credits include Rebecca in Julie Marie Myatt’s Birder at The Road, Virginia in Shakespeare Orange County’s The Tavern, Desdemona in The Goat Exchange Theatre’s Othello, and collegiate credits from California State University, Fullerton.
Film: Lucifer, Dottie, Go North
TV: The Young & The Restless, My Crazy Ex, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Commercials: Geico – National Geographic, Daiya Foods, Career-Builder.com, The Jewelry Exchange, Kaspersky Software
Training: BFA degree in Acting from California State University, Fullerton, Second City Improv Technique Training from David Razowsky, Stage Combat – Dueling Arts International certifications in Hand to Hand, Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Small Sword, Broad Sword, and Quarter Staff, Shakespeare Studies at The Globe Theatre in London, UK.
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
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, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Numb3rs, The Practice, Judging Amy 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
Regional: Harold Clurman, NYC, The Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, The Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, New York, Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles, Davison/Valenti Theatre, Los Angeles, Theatre 40, and Beverly Hills
TV: Murder in Alaska, Parenthood, House, King of Queens, Becker
Film: Murder 101, Bear Claw, From the Top, Red, Monday Super Fantastic
Training: Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC
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 70 appearances – upcoming on The ORVILLE and in the feature BACKSEAT coming out in Dec 2018
A graduate of The Theatre School/DePaul University, Chet lived and worked in Chicago for a decade before moving to Los Angeles.
Road Credits: Boys
LA Theater: Othello (Ghost Players) Don’t Talk About it Spit About it (Casa 0101) Urban Unrest ( UTM)
Film/ TV: 12 Strong, SWAT, Counterpart, Hand of God, Submit.
Training: CSUN (Theater), Bill Howie, Amy Lyndon, Robert Beltran.
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.
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.
Road work: THE WALKERS, MY LAST CONFESSION (Drama Logue Award). As a director: IDLE WHEELS
New York Theatre: ELECTRA, HARLEQUINADE, 20 POEMS…e.e.cummings and THE COACH WITH THE SIX INSIDES for which he earned Vernon Rice and Obie Awards.
Regional work includes shows with: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Old Globe Theater, The Forum Theatre Metuchen.
Films include: The China Syndrome, All The Presidents Men, F.I.S.T, The Onion Field, Summer Rental, Sgt.Bilko, And Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Checkers
TV: Seinfeld (Screen Actors Guild Award Winner), Everwood, V, Seaquest, Star Trek Voyager, TJ Hooker, JAG, The O.C., The Fugitive, E.R., Family Law, The District and numerous others.
Richard was recently inducted into the National Broadcaster Hall of Fame for his work in Old Time Radio. He is also the co-author of PRISONER OF THE CROWN which had its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, recently completed an extended run Off-Braodway at the Irish Repertory in NYC and will soon be published by Dramatists Playwights.
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
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 roles include: 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.
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
Road credits: THE WATERS EDGE (understudy) (2012)
Film: AN ACCIDENTAL ZOMBIE NAMED TED, PAY THE GHOST, CHAINLINK, BOOK OF ESTHER.
TV: BITTEN, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, THE STRAIN, TURN, VEEP JUSTIFIED, and recurring Guest Starring on FALLING WATER.
THEATRE: What It Iz SpokenWordical – Assata – Greenway Court Theatre , We The People – Kamala – The Zoo Theatre, Gilded Lilies – Jedidiah/Pearl – Equine Dell Arte, O’ For a Horse With wings – Phoebe/Vocalist – Equine Dell Arte
FILM: Chronicles of Eve and Big P – Lead – Erika Davis Marsh, Her Good neighbors – Supporting – Keri Blunt, R.I.P – Supporting – NYFA
TRAINING: BFA, Theatre – AMDA College & Conservatory – Performing Arts, Acting – James Bontempo, Anthony Mark Barrow, Scene Study – Gary Imhoff, On-Camera – Todd Patrick, Voice Production/Speech – Deborah Ross-Sullivan, Anne Burk, Improv – Tom Greene, Daniel Fischbach
Regional Credits: Wicked Pagan Gays (Zephyr Theater, World Premiere), The Rainbow Bridge (Ruskin Group Theater, World Premiere)
Training: Ruskin School of Acting, Antaeus Academy
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
Road work as a Director: SOAR (part of CUTS), THE JUNTO, CHRISTMAS CAROL and a plethora of readings. As a Producer: AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, SWIMMING, CUTS, THE PAGANS; Assistant Director: SWIMMING, SHOVE, THE PAGANS, MARKED TREE; and Stage Manager: THE SEVENTH MONARCH. As a past Managing Director, Darryl founded the Company’s OFF-ROAD WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Darryl’s local credits include work venues such as a InterAct Theatre Company, the Met Theatre, The Tiffany, The Matrix, Theatre Neo, Fremont Centre Theatre, and Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera.
FILM/TV: Darryl attended the USC Film School and the American Film Institute and has directed several films. He is currently working as a film editor and is developing POV Pictures, an independent film production company.
Donna Simone Johnson
Donna Simone Johnson
ROAD: BROKEN FENCES (2018 NAACP Winner, Best Lead Actress), Lots + Lots + Lots of Readings
International: CLOUD 9 (Moving Art Collective, Ritu Festival, Liege). National Tours: PANG! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, NOE.
Regional: DEPTH (American Conservatory Theatre), BLOODBOUND (The Guthrie (AIT), P’ORKNOCKERS (Portland Center Stage), DOG SEES GOD (Magic Theater), Twilight Los Angels, 1992 (Vancity), THE LION KING (Pantages), as well as work at Union Square, The Royal George, African American Shakespeare Co., Moving Arts NYC.
Los Angeles: Playwrights’ Arena, Theatricum Botanicum, Rubicon, Shakespeare Center/LA, The Edgemar, The Broad Stage, Center for New Performance, Urban Theatre Movement, Watts Village Theatre Co. Lyceum and more.
Film: The Inheritors (prod. by James Franco), High School Musical 2 & 3, Loreena, My Love, Dying City,
TV: “I Am The Night” (TNT), “Teachers” (NBC), “Kickin’It” (Disney), “9-1-1” (FOX), “Agent X” (TNT).
Donna holds a MFA in Acting From CalArts and a BA in Theatre Performance from Vanguard University.
LA THEATRE: My Name Is Asher Lev (Fountain Theatre, Ovation Nomination), Mercury Fur (Ovation Nomination), Tape (Best of Hollywood Fringe), Boys’ Life (Crown City)
CHICAGO THEATRE: Broadway Bound (The Drury Lane), Tesla’s Letters (TimeLine Theatre), Robert O’Hara’s Sex/Adept (Victory Gardens), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Bailiwick Rep), Stone Cold Dead Serious (Athenaeum), and more.
REGONAL: Wig Out by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Sundance Lab)
TV: NCIS: LA, KC Undercover, Freak Out, MTV’s Disaster Date, iCarly
PLAYWRIGHT: Death House (2016 Sundance Lab Finalist, Writers Digest Competition Winner, Road Theatre SPF8 selection, Detroit New Works Semi-Finalist). Buttercup Park (Chicago Dramatists).
TRAINING: B.F.A The Theatre School at DePaul, The Second City, Chicago (Jason Sudeikis), Lesly Kahn, UCBLA
Theater: Shining City (Hollywood Fringe), The Speed of Darkness (Bill Alderson), The Odd Couple (Laguna Playhouse) Speed-the-Plow (Actors Studio), Bad Hurt on Cedar Street (Actors Studio), Sideman (Malibu Stages)
TV: Chance, Criminal Minds, Southland, Desperate Housewives, Dexter
Film: Culture of Fear, The Ascent, Parasites, Finding Red Cloud
Training: Maggie Flanigan, Wynn Handman, Barbara Bain, Penny Allen. Lifetime member of the Actors Studio (Board of Directors)
Road Work: Red Speedo, Summer Playwrights Festival 2017 (Sanctions, Henry & the Hippocampus, BOYS)
Other Theatre Credits: One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, One Night In Miami, To Kill A Mockingbird, Sea Cloud Park, One Woman Two Lives, Inside Private Lives
Television: Young Sheldon, Lucifer, Bosch, Murder in the First (recurring), NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bones, Awkward, Victorious, True Blood, Heroes
Training: Richard Seyd of Seydways Acting Studio, The Second City Acting Conservatory
Productions: Broken Fences (Barb)
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 Word: The Death and Life of Mary Joe Kopechne by Peter Lefcourt (Mary Jo Kopechne) Dry Bones by Jim McManus (Judy)
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
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: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Amphitheater, New Swan Shakespeare Festival
Training: M.F.A. Acting, University of California, Irvine
B.A. Theatre/English, Butler University, Upright Citizens Brigade
Member since 2007Regional: “The Dance Of Death” at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, “The Gary Plays” at The Open Fist, “Waiting For Grace” at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, “Years To The Day”-two person play at Skylight Theatre Co. at BHP LA, LA Stage Raw-Best Actor Nomination, also at The Edinburgh Fest UK,and 59E59 in NYC, “The Seafarer” School House Theatre NY,“Translations” Capital Rep NY, “The Chain” Circle Rep. NYC, “Burning In China” solo Show at Guild Hall NY and Poway Arts Center “Swimming” The Road Theatre Company, “Big Death & Little Death” The Road Theatre CompanyTV: Masters Of Sex on Showtime, The Practice, ABC, Evening Stew, Kenan& Kell Nickelodeon, General Hospital, Resurrection Blvd -Showtime,Film: Dark Room, Fraternity Boys, Life As a House, Arts School Confidential, The Mexican Dream, Tower Of Babel, Moving Pieces, Kill Me Again, The Hazing, Spirit, Jefe,Training: Fred Kareman, Geraldine Page, Milton Katselas, BGB, Joseph Pearlman, Cal Arts
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
Road Credits- Sunday Morning (Off-Road), After Orlando, Mine & Yours (Reading), The Madres (Reading), Muro Rica (Reading)
Regional – Los Angeles: Spring Awakening, The Madres (Skylight Theater), American Idiot, Grief (Immersive)
New York: Belgrade Trilogy (4th St Theatre), Samson & Delilah (A rock opera) 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” (* = Helen Hayes Award for Ensemble)
Film: Beautiful Girls (Cannes Short Film Corner), Hedgehog, Sage (self-written/directed)
Television: What Would You Do?: Primetime (Improv), My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Training: Anthony Meindl, Upright Citizen’s Bridgade, Atlantic Theater, Anthony Abeson, Studio Theatre, Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre, Synetic Theater (Physical Theater)
Road credits: Red Speedo (u/s Peter), Common Ground, Fribley Ashtray (SPF8), Dark Star (SPF8) 4000 Days (The Word), Billy the Bomber (SPF7).
Los Angeles Theatre: 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).
Regional Theatre: Three Sisters (T. Schreiber Studio), Reese & Babe (Gallery Players), All Men Are Whores (Curran Rep.), Under Milk Wood (Curran Rep.), Much Ado About Nothing (Curran Rep.), Gray Guitars (Spotlight on NY Fest), Cain (Steps Theatre Co.), The Case of the Transforming Detective (National Theatre for Children).
TV/Film: Insecure (HBO), General Hospital (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS) The Unit (CBS).
Training: 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: 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: 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 in November 2016 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.
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 of Katharine’s film credits visit: imdb.me/katharineleemcewan. For Katharine’s production company visit: solitaryfilms.com
Road work: The Petoskey Stones, A Better Time
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.
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
Local credits include work at Ruskin Group Theatre, UCB, and Comedy Central Stage.
Road credits include Leonard in “Melissa Arctic”, Paul in “The Different Shades of Hugh” on the main stage. He has also performed in numerous readings for the Monday night reading series The Word, the annual Summer Playwrights Festival, and opposite Ed Asner in a reading of “The Last Dance”.
While living in Minneapolis, credits include work at History Theatre, Hey City Theater, work with Outward Spiral, Bitter and Strange, and Arbor Heavy Theatre.
TV and Film: Hail, Caesar!, Fargo, That 80’s Show, American Family, Big Paw (Beethoven’s Fifth), and Great Lakes.
Tom received a B.A. in Theatre from Minnesota State University, Moorhead and has trained with Joshua Bitton and UCB.
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
Regional: Saint Joan (Jewel Theatre Company), As You Like It (Cabrillo Stage), La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Barnsdall Theatre), Mammoth (Highways Performing Space)
Film: Coyote (short)
Training: UC Santa Cruz, SITI Company, Actors Gang, El Teatro Campesino
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: Laguna Playhouse, Gloucester Stage Company, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Indiana Summerstage, Classics in the Park
Laurie has been a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company, and has also taken commissioned work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has performed at the Public Theater and 59E59 Theater, both in NYC.
Film: Why George?, Any Body, The Pharoah Project
Television: The Office, Samantha Who?, Friends, Late Night With Conan O’Brian, Cop Shop, My Own Worst Enemy, MadTV, Donor Unknown, Deadly Games, Earth 2
Laurie holds a BFA in theater from the University of Massachusetts, and has studied at The Groundlings and with Stephen Book.
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 Theatre Credits: The Lyons – Curtis (U/S), Stella – Duncan (SPF8)
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,) 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: Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.
Theater Credits: Iceland, What to Send Up When it goes Down, As deep as the Rivers, Rent (Maureen),
Film: Bezique, The Vow, How to Fight
TV: Key and Peele, The Crazy Ones
Training: BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Road credits: None yet!
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,
Training: Kent State University, UCB and Groundlings
Theatre: Mark Taper Forum; Steven Berkoff’s Metamorphosis, Taper Too; Talking With, The Five of Us, South Coast Repertory; Eric Overmeyer’s In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe, Beyond Therapy, Old Globe San Diego; Strange Snow, Spokesong, Padua Hills Playwrights; Maria Irene Fornes’ Fefu and Her Friends, Sundance Playwright Conference;Julie Johnson, Ensemble Studio Theatre; Power Plays Empty Space/Seattle; Beyond Therapy, Theatre 40; A Life, Summer, The Cherry Orchard, Back Alley Theatre; The Maids, Red Cross. Annabella was most recently in West Coast Premiere of Christian O’Reilly’s “Chapatti” at North Cost Repertory directed by Judith Ivey.
Television/Film: Roe v Wade, Good Night Sweet Wife, Orleans, Murder Ordained, Baby M, Christy, Gang of Four, Practical Magic, Roots, ER, The Adventures of Brisco County, The Paper Chase.
She would like to thank Michael Peretzian’s direction for teaching her how to work on a stage.
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
Patrick Joseph Rieger
Patrick Joseph Rieger
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).
Coronado’s Road credits include: Most recently as Peter in Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath, Czar in Broken Fences, Hugh in the world premiere of The Different Shades of Hugh, and Paul in Craig Wright’s Melissa Arctic. He has also understudied as Leonard in Craig Wright’s Melissa Arctic, as Huck in Cooperstown, and as Sandy in Flower Duet. Coronado has also done extensive work in the Summer Playwrights Series with highlights of playing David Koresh in Joe Weiss’ Waco, and starring alongside Jennifer Tilly in Blunt Force.
He has worked locally with The Open Fist Theatre, and Meta Theatre.
Film and television credits include:
CHUCK, Young and the Restless, Criminal Minds, and East Los High. He appeared in the independent film Two Million Stupid Women.
Coronado has also done several national and regional commercials.
He has studied extensively with Anthony Meindl, the Warner Loughlin technique, and with the Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film Institute.
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.
Road Work: Actor – The Lighthouse (actor/writer) Melissa Arctic, That Good Night, As White As O/ and many, many, many, readings. As 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 work: 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 The Falcon Theatre, Theatre 40, NoHo Arts Ensemble, Attic Theatre, Repertory East Playhouse, Missing Piece Theatre, The Grove Theatre (Upland) and SkyPilot Theatre Company (2012 Stage Scene L.A. Award winner: Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress).
Film: The Prestige, Something’s Gotta Give, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Cost of Heaven, Dawn, Waning Moon, The Book, Transformers 4.
TV: Harry’s Law, Mad Men, Monk, Criminal Minds, Life, In Justice, Dr Vegas, Scrubs, Ally McBeal, Dragnet, Wings, Beyond Belief, General Hospital.
Graduating from 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 Cliff Osmond (Los Angeles).
Regional (Los Angeles): American Misanthrope at Archway Theatre, Macbeth at The Harold Clurman Lab Theatre
Training: Melelani received her BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco and went on to graduate from The Art of Acting/Stella Adler Studio’s professional conservatory.
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).
Kevin’s notable work has been performing in the world premier performance and Scottish National Tour of Why do you Stand There in the Rain?, winning an Edinburgh Fringe FIrst Award in 2012. He began his professional career in 2007 working as a western theatrical stunt performer at Old Tucson Studios.
Film: Stunt performer in 4 guys music video (Diskoteka Avariya)
Kevin received his Bachelor Degree of Theatre Arts – Acting in 2012 from Pepperdine University where he enjoyed many roles in musical theatre and straight plays alike. He was the recipient of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Arts upon graduation.
THEATRE: Circle in the Square Downtown, Cherry Lane, The Directors Company, Theatre for The New City, The National Arts Club, Center Stage, Westbeth Theatre, Rogue Machine Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, Actors Studio NY/LA/Raw Space, Cornerstone Theater.
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 Credits: Directed in The Word Reading Series, and for the 2017 Summer Playwrights Festival – for which he also served as Producer.
Theatre: Directed over 50 theatrical productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and at theaters and universities across the country. He has worked as a Visiting Professor or Guest Director at university programs in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Michigan, Texas and California.
Oberservation: He has observed with Mark Cendrowski on The Big Bang Theory, with Jim Burrows on Crowded, and with Tony Morina on The Young & The Restless.
Film: His first short film, Peeling It Off (2008) was an official selection of numerous film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including the Slamdance Film Festival. He has recently finished his latest short film, Childish Things (2017), based on the play by Arthur M. Jolly and featuring numerous actors from The Road.
Training: He received his BA in Theatre from Alma College, a Certificate in Digital Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy, and his MFA in Directing from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
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
Road credits: Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby- Assistant Director
Regional: Theatre Unleashed- The Tempest, Tracing Sonny, The Woodsman, All in the Timing. NOLA Productions at El Portal- All The Kings Men. Hollywood Fringe Festival- 25 Plays Per Hour, White Trash Wedding and a Funeral, Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025.
Film/TV: The Living (2016), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mary: The Virgin Mary Documentary, MUSIC OFF!, Ron Scales: Werewolf Hunter,
Training: Meisner work at University of Iowa under John Cameron, Upright Citizens Brigade, Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Elizabeth Mestnick Summer Intensive
Scott Alan Smith
Scott Alan Smith
Scott serves as the The Road Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director, a position he has held since 2011.
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
Road credits: The Gift (Staged Reading), Off-Road show, “Anatomy of A Hug,” and “Men and Women”(Staged Reading)
Regional: Lost in Yonkers, Up the Down Staircase, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum,A Texas Romance, Comedy of Errors (all at Winchester, VA Theater)
Film/TV: “Guys and Girl’s Can’t Be Friends” Feature , “You’ll Be Fine”(Web Series), “Homeless Detective”(Pilot)
Training: Stella Adler, UCB Improv and sketch writing, Groundlings, Annie Grindlay, Patrick Pankhurst audition technique, Killian’s Commercial class
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
Hannah Mae Sturges
Hannah Mae Sturges
Local credits include The Mirror Theatre and Kingsmen Shakespeare Company.
Hannah Mae is a recent graduate of California State University Fullerton where she received her BFA in Acting. CSU Fullerton credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, All This Intimacy, The Laramie Project, Violet, and others. She was a national finalist for the KCACTF Irene Ryan Awards and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and has studied Shakespeare in Oxford with the British American Drama Academy.
Member since 2017
Regional credits include: “Bus Stop” at Theatre 40, “Hostage” at the Skylight Theatre Company, “Odd Couple” at Sierra Madre Playhouse, “Family Planning” at Colony Theatre,
“Loose Ends” at the Odyssey theatre, “Three Sisters” at the Odyssey Theatre
New York Theatre credits include: “MacBeth” at Pulse Ensemble, “The Country Wife” at Westside Repertory Theatre, “Little Eyolf” at Westside Repertory Theatre, Twelve Night at the Kraine Theatre
Training: Graduate of the William Esper Studio and The New Actors Workshop
Born and raised in Malaysia, Samantha is an international actress and dancer now based in Los Angeles after working in London and New York City.
She is the first Malaysian in history to be made a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, and is a recent recipient of the “Artist of Extraordinary Ability” green card.
Road Credits: Memorial Day
West End/UK: The King & I at the Royal Albert Hall opposite Daniel Dae Kim, High School Musical (original London cast), the London Olympics closing ceremony
Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 5:13 (Malaysia)
Training: MFA Acting – Actors Studio Drama School, New York (Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp and Susan Aston), The Groundlings LA, BA (Hons) Theatre Dance – London Studio Centre, UK. Currently trains in Muay Thai/kickboxing.
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
Regional: Montana Shakespeare Company (Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost), East West Players (Kentucky)
Local: Chance Theater (Seminar)
Film: Stomp the Yard 2, Marriane
Training: University of Washington, School of Drama – MFA, Upright Citizens Brigade, 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 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.: 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: Please Stand By, The Tiger Hunter, Fishes ‘n Loaves: Heaven Sent, Eat with Me, Intimate with a Stranger
Television: Over 50 TV appearances. Recent highlights include Big Little Lies, Speechless (recurring), Upload, Coop and Cami Ask the World, Agents of Shield, Corporate, Casual, Black-ish, Atypical, Dr. Ken, Shameless, Crowded, Code Black, Married, Castle, General Hospital
Web Series: 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
Gwen Van Dam
Gwen Van Dam
Road work: 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 credits include “Joey”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Without a Trace”, “Charmed”, “Wilfred”, “Legit” and many more.
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.
Training: Howard Fine Studio-ongoing BA Theatre University of North Texas, Comedy, Audition, Technique, Grounded, Drama, Performance, Active Interrogation, Magic Rectangle, Summer intensive, Audition workshop, Acting workshop, Scene study, character analysis- TBell Studio
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.
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.
Theatre: Gilded Lilies, This Is Our Youth, Prometheus Bound, Love of the Nightingale, Everyman.
Film: Escape Artist, Looking for Miku
Training: BFA – AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, LA & NY, Second City, Gary Imhoff, Gregory Berg-Sobek: Berg Studios.
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
LA Regional: A Delicate Ship (THE ROAD THEATRE), Dutch Masters (ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE), Cock (CREATIVE WORKS THEATRE), The Turn of The Screw, Autumn Garden (ANTAEUS THEATER), Juno and the Paycock (ODYSSEY THEATRE), Women and Wallace (The Actor’s Lab)
TV: Strange Angel, Significant Mother, House, Boston Legal, Big Bang Theory, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Breakout Kings, Kyle XY, 90210
FILM: Austin Powers 3, Sex Drive, Feast, The Hottest State, CBGB, Surviving Christmas, Pretty Persuasion, Field of Lost Shoes, Lions for Lambs
Training: Michael Woolson Studio
Stewart J. Zully
Stewart J. Zully
At The Road: As director: 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: 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, staring Aaron Paul, Piper Perabo, Joe Pantoliano and Jennifer Tilly.