WALTER BRANDES (Pa, 1880s) TV: Devil Bill Rockefeller from The History Channel’s THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA. Stage: Favorite roles include Portieris from THE EMPRESS OF SEX, Lord Henry from THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Chet from THE MENTEE, Captain January from THE STARSHIP ASTROV, Frank from INSECURITY!:THE MUSICAL, Foustka from TEMPTATION, Guildenstern from ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, Antonio from THE TEMPEST, and Angelo from MEASURE FOR MEASURE. www.walterbrandes.com | walterbrandes.voice123.com
KRISTEN VAUGHAN (Ma, 1880s) her recent work includes ONCE UPON A BRIDE THERE WAS A FOREST (Eugenia) with Flux Theatre Ensemble; A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Blanche DuBois) with Bleecker Company; LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS, AND DAMN PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS (Eglantine) with Boomerang Theatre; Gideon Productions' FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS (Victoria Frankenstein) and THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY (Amelia Cooke); Retro Productions' BENEFACTORS (Jane Kitzinger, 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role). Kristen has a B.A. in Acting from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
REBECCA GRAY DAVIS (Anna, 1880s) is primarily a stage actor who has studied at NYU Tisch ETW, L.A.M.D.A., Drew University, and as an acting apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. With a few independent films under her belt and two years writing, shooting, and starring in a closed circuit television show during high school that exists on YouTube but shall remain nameless, Rebecca has been deeply involved with the independent theatre scene in New York City since 2010. She is a frequent face at The Brick Theater (favorites include MASS, FAUST, THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT ...), and has been seen regionally at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ in OUR TOWN, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and THE TEMPEST. Other productions of note include WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN (NY Mag Critics Pick) and DAUGHTERS OF LOT (Edinburgh Fringe & Frigid Festival 2012). Rebecca has had the pleasure of working on another 20+ original productions since moving to New York. www.rebeccagraydavis.com
STEPHEN HESKETT (John, 1880s) has appeared on stages throughout New York, most frequently at The Brick Theater in shows including SWITCH TO KILL, BLVD DE PARIS, BRAINEXPLODE!, RAISING CANE, GALACTIC GIRL, THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT ..., SPACEMEN FROM SPACE, THE NINJA CHERRY ORCHARD, and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS. At FringeNYC: SICK CITY BLUES, DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND ACROSS THE STREAM, and THEATER OF THE ARCADE. Other NY roles include: Abbie in Mac Rogers’s critically-acclaimed SOVEREIGN, LEN IN ECSTASY (“a scene-stealing portrayal” -NY Times), Stanley in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY at T. Schreiber Studios, Laertes in HAMLET, Clifford in SIDE MAN and Geoffrey in THE LION IN WINTER. Film: FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL and THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL.
ROBERT PINNOCK (Mister Sweetak, 1880s) worked with producers Jessi Gotta and Bryan Enk on the stage production of The Crow: Final (The Brick, October 2007) and is a featured musician on the soundtrack of their first film collaboration, The Big Bad (2011). He'll soon be seen in the upcoming rock n' roll drama Offstage Elements, directed by Frank Lisi and co-starring Tony Darrow and Mike Starr. As a performer with years of comedy under his belt, he appreciates these recent opportunities for more dramatic roles.
ALYSSA SIMON (Anna, 1900s) is an award-winning actress who has performed on film, in stage and cabaret in the United States, South America and the Caribbean. Stage credits include work at The Public Theater, The Duplex and Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC. Film credits with Jessi Gotta include THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL (Claire) and ANNIVERSARY DINNER (Beth) for which she won a Tabloid Witch Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Maverick Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress. www.alyssasimon.com
JOHN AMIR (William, 1900s) is a NYC-based actor whose work has included shows at The Public's Under the Radar Festival, Geva Theatre Center, The Brick Theater, Samuel French Festival, The Chocolate Factory and ArtsEmerson. As an improviser and sketch comedian, John has been seen at the Big City Improv Festival, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (Honourable Mention--ArtsVox's SketchFest Picks), the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, Bad Dog Theatre Company, Toronto's Comedy Bar, and New York's Union Hall and the PIT. Training: University of Rochester International Theatre Program and the Second City Conservatory, Toronto.
ERIC JOHN MEYER (Frank, 1900s) is a performer and playwright based in New York. His work has been seen at Actors Theater of Louisville, The Flea, The Brick, and elsewhere. He is a co-creator of The Truck Project, which presents original plays inside 24 ft. rental trucks. ericjohnmeyer.com
TIMOTHY McCOWN REYNOLDS (Pomeroy, 1900s) trained with Jim Kirkwood at DVC, Ryszard Cieslak, Paris Korachai, Kay Matschullat, and Louis Scheeder at NYU. Appeared in THE BIG BAD as Fenton Bailey. Works/has worked with/will be working with: American Opera Projects, Amethyst, Animal Engine, Bialystock & Bloom, Blood Brothers Present, The Brick, Fenris Wolf, Flying Carpet, GeminiCollisionWorks, Giant Squid, Hudson Warehouse, Impetuous, Improbable Volcano, Inverse, Loup Garou Internationale, Ma-Yi, Medicine Show, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Nosedive, November Theatre, Opera America, Piper McKenzie, Renaissance Theaterworks, Trav S.D., Sneaky Snake, Terra Nova, Third Lows Productions, UTC # 61. Author of LE LYCANTHROPE, A REVENGE-FARCE WITH A MONSTER MOVIE GROOVE and the work-in-progress BLUE-BEARD.
TRAV S.D. (William, 1920s) Writer and performer Trav S.D. is the author of Bette Midler's favorite show biz book NO APPLAUSE JUST THROW MONEY: THE BOOK THAT MADE VAUDEVILLE FAMOUS and he produced and directed the first revival in history of The Marx Brothers' first Broadway show I'LL SAY SHE IS, a sold-out hit of FringeNYC 2014. As an actor he appeared most recently at LaMaMa in DEAD END DUMMIES, written by Coney Island USA's Dick Zigun. He also created the role of Buster Friendly in UTC #61's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? at 3LD, and dozens of other roles in his over two decades in downtown New York theatre. An NYU Film and TV major, he appeared opposite Drea De Mateo in the 1996 film of his script POISON SHIRT. His current passion is making silent film comedies.
VICTORIA ANNE MILLER (Lillian, 1920s) is a native New Yorker and NYC based actress. Victoria has been consistently working as a performer since graduating Marymount Manhattan College in 2000 .... something ;-). She has experience in theatre, television and film and has worked with a plethora of independent theatre companies throughout New York City. Her first New York Times review came with her lead performance in the stage adaptation of BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING. Victoria has been lucky enough to collaborate and study with extremely talented, dedicated, and inspiring individuals including John Basil and Terry Schreiber. She deepens her craft with degrees in Psychology, Holistic Health, and every book she can get her hands on.
Film/TV/Web: THE DR. OZ SHOW, BUILDING A CHILD (Kars4Kids), MATING DOME (SkyFrame Pictures) BYDDER FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL (Red Cloud Rising) Credits include: Pageant TALES AND BEAUTY FAILS (Theater For the New City), FUTUREMATE (Lincoln Center), FIX NUMBER SIX (Planet Connections), AGE OF THE ANDROID (The Secret Theatre), DECOMPRESSION (FringeNYC), VOTES FOR WOMEN (Democracy Festival), HELLO, SUPERSTAR (Theatre Row), ANTROBUS (Gemini CollisionWorks), PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (DMTheatrics). www.victoriaannemiller.com
CATRIN LLOYD-BOLLARD (Minnie, 1920s) is an actor, director, musician, and writer. She is an ensemble member of Title:Point (the resident theatre company at The Silent Barn) and of The Psychic Readings Co. Stage appearances include Title:Point's EVERYTHING OF ANY VALUE and SALISH; Maria Irene Fornes' THE CONDUCT OF LIFE; Buran Theatre's MAGIC BULLETS (The Incubator Arts Project) and NIGHTMARES (The Brick); and Cameron Stuart's THE MOSS LADY (The Bohemian Grove). Favorite past roles include Merteuil, QUARTETT; Pegeen Mike, PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD; Katherina SLAVS! and Ophelia, HAMLET. She directed THE STORM (Secret Project Robot) and Sarah Kane's BLASTED (ART Loeb Drama Center). On camera credits include WHITE RHINO (Martin Noboa), NIGHT UNDOES THE WORK OF DAY (Trevor Byrne), BEAUTIFUL GARBAGE (Jill DiDonato), and music videos for Heaven's Jail and Infinity Hotel. She regularly performs solo as singer/songwriter CATFOX and co-curates and hosts a monthly salon at The Silent Barn. www.catrinlloyd-bollard.com | www.thecatfox.com
BOB LAINE (William Jr, 1940s) is an actor, poet and playwright. He has been active in New York's indie theatre scene for almost two decades. For a large portion of that time he was a member of Inverse Theater and appeared in over twenty of Kirk Wood Bromley's AMERICAN VERSE plays. His own plays WHAT'S THAT BUZZ? and COCAINE FAGGOT can be found the on the Indie Theater Now website. He has appeared in three short films: DOT DOWN, HOW PEOPLE DO and CLOWN TOWN.
CHRISTOPHER YUSTIN (Arthur, 1940s) Recent film credits include LATE NIGHT LOCAL (Inappropriate Films), THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL (a gotta and two shearers production), FAINT BY NUMBERS (Echopainter Films) and PRESIDENT OF THE FAN CLUB (Broken Window Films). Christopher will also be appearing in the film THE SPIKE in 2015. Graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy.
ALISHA SPIELMANN (Norma, 1940s) was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received her BA in Music and Theater from St. Olaf College. She can be seen starring in the streaming series PRODUCING JULIET by Writers Guild of America Award winner Tina Cesa Ward. Alisha has also been a part of the New York Theatre scene for quite some time and has been in over 20 full length theatrical productions both Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway (many award nominated) and numerous readings and workshops. Highlight productions include August Schulenburg's JANE THE PLAIN and Johnna Adams' SANS MERCI both with Flux Theatre Ensemble, Mac Rogers' BLAST RADIUS with Gideon Productions, and Off Broadway in THE RUNNER STUMBLES with Retro Productions. She is a Creative Partner with Flux Theatre Ensemble and a Company Member of Retro Productions. www.alishaspielmann.com
ALEC SHAW (Robert, 1940s) is a New York based actor by way of the Carolinas. After graduating the North Carolina School of the Arts Conservatory he starred in the independent feature film “As The Crow Flies” and went on to work at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in “Buzzer" and the Philadelphia Theatre Company in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”. He has also worked off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre in “Major Barbara” and can next be seen off-Broadway again in “Incident at Vichy” at the Signature Theatre this upcoming season. When he’s not acting, he’s rock climbing, writing, and wood working. Check out more of his ventures at www.alecshaw.com.
HARRISON UNGER (Gordon, 1940s) is an actor and Associate Artist with UglyRhino Productions (THE AWAKENING, WAREHOUSE OF HORRORS: GOWANUS '73, various TinyRhino appearances). Other NY credits include BATZ (Joe's Pub/The Brick); SIX WINDOWS PRESENTS A HERO OF OUR TIME and EYE MADE QUIET (Calliope Theatre Company); SPRING FLING '98 (FullStop Collective); readings at The Creek and the Cave and HERE Arts Center; the Royal Shakespeare Company's educational workshop The Tempest: Shakespeare & Autism (Park Avenue Armory); and numerous web shorts, notably for NPR's This American Life and for the comedy team Good Cop Great Cop. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he has studied at the British American Drama Academy and the Atlantic Acting School and trained in improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City.
CLARA F. PAGONE (Betty, 1940s) is an award-winning actress with her solo show Manifesting Mrs. Marx and lead role in Cannes-Market feature film Johnny-Ghost. Clara recently played Macbeth's Lady Macbeth, Three Sisters' Irina, Hamlet’s Ophelia, & Uncle Vanya’s Yelena. Clara is an inaugural Anne Bogart SITI Company Conservatory Alumni, lead vocalist in The Venus Orbit, Associate Member of GF&CO, & Artistic Associate of Phoenix Theater Ensemble. Clara has directed and performed around the globe; currently appears in TV show We Are NYC, Pokémon, Audible Narrator Loose Ends by Kristen Ashley and upcoming PS4 video games. Clara 2019 projects include Yuko Hamada's Japan Performing Arts Production, Texan Polaris Banks’ film Reklaw and Australian Lord Byron feature film as August Leigh in Heart of Fury. Clara is co-producer of internationally-awarded film-production company ‘Nexus Productions’ and is proud to announce that their latest internationally-filmed feature InCorpore is set to release soon.
BRITT LAFIELD (Edgar, 1960s) is thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew. Britt has been a New York Actor and Producer for the last twenty-something years during which he has had numerous stage and film credits including Bryan Enk's film version of MACBETH. Britt is the Producer of the FringeNYC Encore Series and PigPen Theatre Co's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON.
GAVIN STARR KENDALL (Carl, 1960s) is from Texas and has performed at The Brick, Incubator Arts Program, LaMama, The Kraine, The Tank, East 4th Theater and TheaterLab, with great companies like Piper McKenzie, Gemini CollisionWorks, Old Kent Road, Ten Directions, Boomerang Theatre Company, Dreamscape Theater and Nosedive Productions. Film work includes THE WIDOWERS with Charred Oak Films and THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL with a gotta and two shearers productions. He is also the co-founder and co-producer of the Bad Theater Fest and Bad Film Fest. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma, trained as a Journeyman at the Warehouse Theater under Jack Young and took improv classes at the UCB. Follow on Twitter: @thestarrkendall and @badtheaterfest. www.badfilmfest.com
JESSI GOTTA (Lillian, 1980s) is a NYC-based actress, writer, director and producer. A few of her NYC stage credits include: Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT, Boomerang Theatre Co.; Josie in INFECTIOUS OPPORTUNITY for FringeNYC; The Brick Theater's MEMOIRS OF MY NERVOUS ILLNESS and THE KUNG FU IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; and TEMPTATION for the Vaclav Havel Festival. She has appeared in three installments of Nosedive Productions' Grand Guignol NYC stage anthology, THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT..., including 2008's "THE MASTER OF HORROR," which featured stage adaptations of several Stephen King short stories.
Jessi's film acting credits include: THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL, THE BIG BAD, ANNIVERSARY DINNER, LATE NIGHT LOCAL, ABSCOND VALLEY, REVENGE OF THE PROM, and WATCHING. Her performances in THE BIG BAD and ANNIVERSARY DINNER both earned Jessi a nomination for Best Actress from the 2011 and 2012 Maverick Movie Awards. ANNIVERSARY DINNER also earned Jessi a nomination for Best Actress from the Charlotte Horror Fest. THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL won Jessi the Best Lead Actress award from the 2013 Route 66 International Film Festival. Jessi is also a voiceover artist, having recorded for many national and international commercial campaigns. www.jessigotta.com
NAT CASSIDY (Jay, 1980s) is an award-winning playwright, actor, director and musician. He appeared in the Off-Broadway remount of THE RUNNER STUMBLES (The Bleecker Company) and has been seen on stage at venues such as Lincoln Center, The Public, Classic Stage, Theatre Row, SoHo Playhouse, The Players Theatre, P.S. 122, Manhattan Theatre Source, 59E59, The Gallery Players, and many others. Nat's published works include ANY DAY NOW ("Genius... a great play for a myriad of reasons," The Fab Marquee), THE RECKONING OF KIT & LITTLE BOOTS (Winner, NY Innovative Theatre Award for Full-Length Script), THE ETERNAL HUSBAND ("Amazing, unforgettable, absolutely electrifying. Generates heat that is pure brilliance," Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio), SONGS OF LOVE: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE ("This restored my faith in theatre," The Happiest Medium), and I AM PROVIDENCE ("The most delightful thing we have ever seen anyone pull off on a stage, anywhere, ever," Tor; Winner, NYIT Award for Solo Performance; directed by DeLisa White). In 2012, Nat was commissioned by the Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world-premiere opera, which debuted to much acclaim. Nat was named one of nytheatre.com's 2011 People of the Year for his contribution to the NY independent theatre scene. www.natcassidy.com
JESSE VANDERVEER (Nicholas, 1980s) is a 9-year-old actor based out of Bushkill, PA. He got his acting start in a local haunted house as the character "Bacon Bit" at the age of 7 during the 2013 haunt season. In 2014, he began working as a background actor on shows such as THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE BLACKLIST, THE KNICK, BILLIONS and ALLEGIANCE. His love of acting also led him to work on many student and independent films with lead and supporting roles, as well as a few modeling and promotional shoots. www.facebook.com/hohbaconbit