Meet The Artists
Adrian Alejandro Cruz / Actor, Nothing Good Happens After Midnight was born to a Puerto Rican father and Scottish mother, lived all over the world before graduating USC with dual degrees in Film and Theater. Cutting his teeth in the LA Theater scene as a director, Adrian began working in the comic book industry first as an editor, going on to create his horror-action graphic novel series, Seed. He wrote and produced Splinter, starring Edward James Olmos, before he, and his then writing partner, sold 7 pilots in 6 years culminating with the stylish science-fiction thriller Ascension for the Syfy Network, Lionsgate and Blumhouse. He produced and directed the divisive indie film, Eat Me. And most recently, sold his psychedelic western, Outlaw — a visionary retelling of Zorro, centered around the real-life historical inspiration for the character — Joaquin Murrietta, to ViacomCBS International Studios with Juan Campenella attached to direct.
Anna Khaja is a Pakistani-American film and television actor, solo-artist and playwright. She currently recurs as an actor on several television shows, including The Good Place, Silicon Valley, Madam Secretary, The Boys and ABC's Quantico. For all credits: www.imdb.me/annakhaja
Khaja's solo play Shaheed, which she wrote and performed, enjoyed an extended and acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Culture Project in NYC. Time Out NY said Shaheed was 'meticulously crafted.' NY Times called Khaja a 'gifted actress,' Backstage NY called the play 'heart-stopping’ and ‘engrossing, funny, moving and profound theatre' and Edge Magazine said Shaheed was “a one-woman triumph, and a testament to Khaja's talent, capacity and gifts.” Anna has performed three solo shows and is the recipient of the Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play (nominated for a Lead Actress Ovation three times). She is the recipient of the LA Weekly Award for Solo Performance. She starred in the GLAAD award-winning solo play No Word In Guyanese For Me, and was in the US Premiere of David Hare's Stuff Happens at the Mark Taper Forum. She also stars in the John Legend music video "Surefire'' about borderless love, which won the 2017 MTV Music Award for 'Best Music Video with a Message.' She participated in the 2016 Sundance Directors Lab. She lives in Hollywood with husband screen-writer Chris Rossi (Meadowland, Driver).
Atom Smith / Composer & Sound Design, Around and Around Standing well over 6 feet tall with an ironic bowler hat at a jaunty angle Atom Smith cuts quite a figure in his native Los Angeles, California. As a musician, producer, DJ, remixer, songwriter and audio engineer his first solo EP 'Flashin Like Gatsby' was released in 2018 by UK independent record label, Freshly Squeezed. He has since shown himself a master of the collaboration frequently bringing in friends from not only the local L.A. scene but as far afield as New York, Berlin and London. Guests include burlesque divas, fellow DJs, swing dancers, filmmakers, west-coast rappers and even a Hollywood Big Band arranger. Coupled with his sharp-suited beats and full bass sound this inclusive party-in-the-studio approach is what gives Atom his unique spin on vintage remix and electro swing. Be sure to catch his videos on YouTube! Before that, as the producer behind festival band The Mutator, or as one half of The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Atom developed and produced almost a dozen releases, including multiple projects for film, television, and performance. He also scored Sado Psychiatrist, which can be seen on Amazon.
Now, as an official remixer for the likes of Disney or platinum-selling Dutch artist Caro Emerald, or soundtracks for Party Like Gatsby his rise shows no signs of slowing. Atom has also made frequent international DJ appearances at Glastonbury, his home-turf Burning Man Festival and Coachella.
Carson Cohen, Bass, Harmony Vocals & Keyboards / Ice Machine Carson grew up in Los Angeles. He developed an interest in music at an early age partly due to the influences of his father (a musicologist), mother (a folklorist and amateur singer), and uncle (a session musician). He considers bass guitar his primary instrument, but also plays keyboards, guitar, mandolin and banjo, and sings and arranges background vocals. He has worked with artists such as Sarah Bareilles, Meiko, Jason Reeves, Spookey Ruben, Randy Coleman, and The Rescues. He continues to record and perform in Los Angeles.
Cody Nicholls, Musician & Sound Design / Dear Marie is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Los Angeles. He performs live with rock band Cody & The Civilians and has toured the country supporting other artists. Nicholls has recorded and performed many genres of music including rock, hip hop and country. He has released 5 solo albums since 2011, and continues to write and perform. His music can be found at Soundcloud.com/codynicholls and youtube.com/codynicholls. He can be found on Instagram: @CodyCivilians. He is currently working on a 6th solo album, due later this year.
Darrett Sanders / Ben, Around and Around is an actor, photographer and filmmaker. He most recently appeared in Echo Theatre’s online interactive play, UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES. Right before the world went into covid lockdown he appeared in Rogue Machine’s DISPOSABLE NECESSITIES. Darrett was an active member of the Los Angeles theater community for over 25 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2020. He directed the film KILL ME DEADLY as well as the original stage play when it was produced at Theatre of NOTE in 2009. He has worked with Sharon Yablon on many different productions over the years and is a huge fan of her work. You can see his photography work at https://www.oldpupy.com
David Bickford, Actor (The Singing Flower Man) & Composer / The Edge of Heaven is an actor, musician and vocal coach. He is a longtime member of Theatre of N.O.T.E. where he has appeared in over 25 shows, written music for five, and produced fifteen plays (including Sharon Yablon’s Hello, Stranger in 2017). His film and TV roles include the last three seasons of True Blood as Reverend Skinner, the morally bankrupt Senator Michaels on Scandal, and the upcoming feature Discussion Materials. For more information visit davidbickford.com.
David Haerle, Musician / Music Composer, Vocals & Guitar, Ice Machine David grew up surrounded by music and the music business. His father, Martin, emigrated from Germany to pursue a dream of working in the country music industry and co-founded the independent label CMH Records, setting up shop in the garage and side room of the family home in Los Angeles. David’s maternal grandparents owned the first full time country music radio station in Nashville, WENO with their partner Cal Young. The King of Country Music himself, Roy Acuff, took David onstage at the Grand Ole’ Opry before a full house when he was 9 years of age. As David’s own tastes developed, he and his dad would have “listening sessions” where they’d play each other their favorite records on the family’s Hi Fi. Martin’s were usually country. For David, it was rock, captivated by David Bowie and by guitar heroes he wanted to emulate. Players such as Toni Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix. He got his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster around age 13, along with a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. David played lead guitar in the rock band Four Dudes Jammin’ followed by a stint in Paradise Drive, an all original alternative rock/new wave band which played some of the noted clubs of ‘80’s Los Angeles, such as Club Lingerie and Club 88. In the late 1980’s he became a music agent at International Creative Management. Then his father, Martin, passed away suddenly. David took over the family business and has served as president of CMH Records for the past 30 years. Making music took a back seat to running the label, but David never stopped playing guitar. In 2009, he began studying with a vocal coach. Singing revived the flame and inspired him to bring music making back into his life in a significant way. Over the next few years, David began to scale back his schedule at CMH Records, built a recording studio at his house, and devoted more time to writing, recording and producing original songs. He played in the cover band Fred Harvey, performing at venues/events around Los Angeles. To gain more performing experience, David played many open mics, and put together a special show for convalescent homes. He did many such performances, often with a fiddle player in tow. In 2011, he decided to record and release his first full length album. He began in earnest and the project would ultimately take him roughly 7 years to finish. Garden of Edendale was released in the summer of 2018. His second album, Death Valley, was released in spring of 2020. His singles No More We, Train Down Memory Lane and Eddie were released in February, April and June 2021 respectively. His newest single, California Here We Come, will be released in October. David has made recurring appearances as a musical guest at the L.A. storytelling event Strong Words. He has performed for Rockwood Music Hall, Jam In The Van, Gigmor Live, Bands In Town and others. David’s music and videos have been written about and featured in publications such as Goldmine, American Songwriter, Billboard Magazine, Americana Highways, Elmore Magazine, Glide Magazine and Lonesome Highway.
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Dig Wayne / Heckler, A Night With Gig Young was a pop star in the UK for about 20 minutes in the early 1980s. Since then he’s been an actor and wannabe flaneur. He teaches Method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is also a published poet. You can visit his yet to be updated website at digwayne.com Thelonious Monk is God.
Don Preston / 1:58 AM moved to Los Angeles in 1957 and started working with Nat
King Cole. He soon got work with Shorty Rogers, Paul and Carla Bley. Preston found himself on the album Escalator Over The Hill with Linda Rondstadt and Jack Bruce. He also performed and recorded with John Lennon, Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau, Connie Francis and Nelson Riddle. Preston was music director for Meredith Monk and also became a member
of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention for 8 years. During that time he
performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The London Symphony
all the while writing music for 23 feature films while doing the
orchestrations for Apocalypse Now. Preston was awarded “Musician Of
The Year” by Mayor Tom Bradley. Preston went on to record and perform
with The Grandmothers Of Invention for 20 years and is still working
Ellen Neary is a film/TV and stage actor residing in LA. She graduated from AMDA LA, where she received her BFA in Acting. She most recently appeared as a guest star in Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy. Most notably Ellen has been in the Echo Theater Company’s production of the plays ‘The Wolves’ and ‘What Happened When,’ where she met Sharon Yablon and has had the pleasure of working on multiple projects together. Other credits include short films: Wolf, At the End of the Day, and Dear Silence. She has also starred in a YouTube Channel: Life Noggin “IRL”.
Elliott Goldkind, Composer / Music, Sound Design, & Mixing, A German Christmas has composed music for diverse media, ranging from orchestral and chamber music to film, television, and commercials. Elliott’s classical/concert music has been performed throughout the United States and Western Europe. His film scoring work has led to collaborations with Jeff Buckley, David Mamet, and many talented young directors. Elliott received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, studied at Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin. He received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teachers include Chester Biscardi, Meyer Kupferman, Stephen Dembksi and Joel Naumann. At the UW-Madison, he helped revive the UW-Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that is dedicated to performing the music of Wisconsin students/composers. Elliott is a MacDowell Colony fellow and the recipient of New York University’s Langley Fellowship.
Stylistically, Elliott’s music ranges from lyrical to nails-on-blackboard. Ideally, he writes with pen and paper, leaving it up to “real musicians” to perform. However, for film and commercial applications, various electronic/digital approaches rear their ugly heads as well.
Elliott is a founding member of the not-too-legendary New York rock bands “Bones Jones and the Jones Tones,” “Hodgepodge Lodge,” and “Freak of Nature.” Like too many others, Elliott is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles.
Gage Hurley is a 29-year-old professional Audio Engineer based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan with over a decade of experience producing, music, podcasts, and short films. Gage has had an eclectic career working with many different artists in a plethora of styles and has a tremendous passion for helping artists realize their creative vision through exceptional and immersive audio.
Gbeke Fawehinmi is a young actress working in Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX. She graduated from Pomona College, where she received her BA in Theatre and Mathematics. With 6 years of performance under her belt, she loves using her voice to help bring stories to life, whether it be onstage, behind a camera, or through a mic.
Princess Cheyenne, The Grim Sleeper
Gregory Littman / Gig Young, A Night With Gig Young and Father, The Last Transmission is an actor, writer and director who is proud to have worked with some of the finest playwrights and theatres in LA. His proudest production to date is his son Jack, who wrote and directed a feature film called Rumble Strip that has been distributed by High Octane Pictures and is streaming everywhere right now. Greg co-stars in it, alongside a lot of other wonderful actors.
Hank Bunker, Actor / Dear Marie is a playwright and actor living in Los Angeles. His plays have been produced in L.A. and throughout the U.S. and include The Interview, Futon Dialogues, and All Saints’ Day, among many others. His writing appears in the anthologies Los Angeles Under the Influence (Doublewide Press) Fever Dreams (Padua Press), and I Might Be the Person You Are Talking To (Padua Press).
Irene Greene is a singer-songwriter hailing from Berwyn, PA. Vastly interested in dystopian novels and poetry by sad women, Irene uses her dark, metaphorically dense music to tell humanistic stories about love, agony, and female fueled courage. She has released two singles, “Platinum Baby” & “Depression Nap.” No animals were harmed in the making of this singer.
Jack Littman / Sound Design & Composition, A Night With Gig Young is a singer/songwriter and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film titled “Rumble Strip” which can be viewed on all streaming platforms and on https://www.facebook.com/RumbleStripFilm/ He is also currently working on new original music which will be available for download on iTunes very soon.
Jacqueline Wright / Actress, Nothing Good Happens After Midnight is a Cal Arts grad. She works as an actor and writer in LA and NY. She co-stars in the experimental horror film EXCURSIONS (a treasured experience) which can be viewed on Kinoscope: https://kinoscope.org/v/excursions/. She stars in and wrote EAT ME, adapted from her critically acclaimed play, now avail to stream on all platforms: https://geni.us/EatMeMovie. After a live theatrical event of The Dope Elf was canceled due to Covid 19, the creator was commissioned to create 6 short films inspired by The Dope Elf. Each film was created in isolation with the director and designers working with each individual actor via zoom. Jacqueline stars in IT HAD ALL HAPPENED THROUGH THIS, THIS? The collection of 6 short films are avail to screen: https://www.thelab.org/asher-hartman-the-dope-elf
Jennifer Lee Weaver / Mrs. Huberty has kept busy in Los Angeles with film, TV, and the stage. Before the Great Shutdown, she shot a spot on Netflix's Alexa and Katie and in the digital series, The Salon. The web series she produced, Last Seen, is available now on the Ficto app and also Wilde.TV. During the weirdness of this past year she made the obligatory banana bread and kept doing readings, recordings and studied. More is on the horizon for projects she is elated to be a part of! Several of them are extra special as they honor her dear, late wife, Mariah Gretchen Robinson. www.jenniferleeweaver.com
Jesse Fair / The Boy, & Sound Design, Mixing & Production / Ice Machine Jesse Fair / The Boy is an actor and producer who went to Chapman University for Theater, and works in media production. He played Richard Gerstl in Echo Theater Company's world premiere of "Fugue" by Tommy Smith, and Hamlet at the California Shakespeare Company. He first worked with Sharon Yablon at Padua in her play "Red Milk Canyon" and played The Boy in her original stage production of "Ice Machine" at Zombie Joe's Underground. Jesse has also appeared in Sharon’s pieces “Lobelia” at Montserrat and “Rotating Head” which coincided with an art opening in a gallery.
John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, into a cop and fireman family. He began college studying aeronautical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. After working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a shipfitter off and on over many years, he returned to school attending Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx, where he discovered acting. He then spent a few years doing regional theater in Seattle, before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. He did several commercials, plays with Ensemble Studio Theatre and other theater companies, TV guest spots, and movie roles before being cast as a series regular on Nickelodeon's The Secret World Of Alex Mack.
Josephine (Josie) Fite, Actor, Charlie / The Edge of Heaven is a writer, director, actress, painter, and Los Angeles native. She attended Ithaca college for a year, studying film. She completed a month-long screenwriting program at Barnard college and is currently studying playwriting with Wes Walker. She completed two short films during the pandemic. Both collaborations were with her dad, Mark Fite. Sharon Yablon’s A Garden of Terrible Blooms (The Edge of Heaven) radio play is yet another collaboration. One of the shorts is available on youtube, titled BABYMAN, linked below. She also directed a music video for the band Juicebumps, starring the Babyman marionette which is also linked. The other short film, Toughest Things in the Desert, is now playing in festivals but will be available soon.
Jose Salazar, Audio Engineer, Arranger, & Piano / Ice Machine I am an audio engineer and musician. I’m a fan of all types of music. I was first introduced to classical piano at age 11. Soon after, I joined the music team at the church I grew up in as one of the keyboard players. Over the years I became more and more interested in recording. I went to LA Recording School to become an audio engineer. The last 10 years or so have been mainly focused on recording and mixing but I’ve slowly started getting back to playing music again. I enjoy both very much and don’t plan to stop anytime soon.
Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, actor, improviser, retired (undefeated) professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the good-time, genre-defying band The Evangenitals.
As a playwright/director, Crockett is best known for her adaptations of classic works of literature and philosophy. Published works include [or, the whale] (Delere Press) and Void Creation: Theater and the Faith of Signifying Nothing (Atropos Press). Her work has been presented at the REDCAT, Shakespeare Center, 24th Street Theatre, Bootleg Theater, and Hollywood Fringe (Los Angeles),
Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), Red Room (New York) and produced by TENT group (Portland, Maine), Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble (PETE, Portland, OR), Imaginary Beasts (Boston, MA), and Padua Playwrights (Los Angeles, CA).
Keith Szarabajka works on stage, in audio books, video games, film, radio and tv. He directed EST-LA’s production of David McMillan’s much-acclaimed WATCHING O.J. in 2015-16, his own dark comedy NESSUN DORMA in 2016, and Tony Pasqualini’s LOST IN TIME in 2018. He conceived EST-LA’s space soap opera spoof, In Search of doG and its upcoming sequel In Search of A-PIG. FILM(Acting): THE DARK KNIGHT, ARGO (2012 SAG AFTRA Best Ensemble award), A PERFECT WORLD and MISSING among others. UPCOMING FILM: INVASION (with Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer. TV: Recurring or Regular roles: ANGEL, SUPERNATURAL, COLD CASE, PROFIT, and THE EQUALIZER. He won the Audie 2002 award for FICTION UNABRIDGED for FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES by TOM ROBBINS. Keith was co-author and in the original cast of BLEACHER BUMS. He has been Ensemble Studio Theatre The Los Angeles Project’s co-artistic director since January 2015, overseeing the creation, development and production of new American plays there.
Harry, The Grim Sleeper
Ken Belcher, Musician & Guitar / Ice Machine Ken is a versatile composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has scored several short films including the Student Academy Award-winning ‘Nani’ (alongside Paul Dateh), the animated short ‘Pointy’ and the award-winning film ‘Dovetail’. He has composed custom cues for various cable series, including the History Channel show ‘The Food That Built America’. In 2020, Ken was part of the team commissioned to arrange the theme to Monday Night Football on ESPN. Ken’s many production music albums showcase a wide variety of genres and have been featured in HBO's ‘Veep’, Warner Animation Group's ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and in series on BBC, BRAVO, ESPN, HGTV, NBC and more. Ken started his career as a touring and studio musician. He has had the honor of working alongside David Bendeth, Thes One, Takeshi Furukawa, Michael Abels and Krish Sharma among others.
You can learn more about Ken, and hear his music at www.kenbelcher.com.
Kiff Scholl, Actor / Angelo Vier Vier, A German Christmas is an actor/director/writer for stage and screen. As an actor, he was most recently seen on stage at the helm of Nancy F***king Reagan, as well as in countless national commercials over the years. As a theater director, recent works include The Direction Home, West Bollywood, Brilliant Traces, The Red Dress, Wicked Pagan Gays, Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway World nominee) and the multiple award-winning La Bête at Sacred Fools. The LA Times said: “Director Kiff Scholl has few peers at keeping us intrigued.” His shows have won 7 Backstage Garland awards, 5 LA Weekly awards, a GLAAD nomination, and an Ovation Award. Scholl was also listed as “one of LA’s emerging and accomplished stage directors” by the LA Weekly. His feature Scream of the Bikini (director/co-writer) won numerous awards, including a Maverick Movie Award for Best Director. Other films include 11/11/11 (Netflix), Surprise (Dekkoo), the political comedy web series Medicare Mermaids, and his TV drama pilot Everyman was a 2021 Stage32 Finalist. Kiff also directed the International Top 100 Apple Podcast The Harvey Weinstein Trial. As an actor, Kiff has been in lots of ads, films, and TV, like Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Girls Will Be Girls 2012, Criminal Minds, Reno 911!, Untold Stories of the ER & Be Cool, Scooby-Doo (Cartoon Network). He is a proud member of SDC, and SAG AFTRA. imdb.me/KiffScholl www.KiffScholl.com /Twitter: @afkiff
Kim Debus / Sandi, 1:58 AM / Singer, Kiss Me, Mrs. Huberty is an actress, singer, voice over artist, and fashion stylist in LA and NY. She very much enjoyed working on this version of Sharon Yablon’s 1:58 AM after performing in the original theater production. Thank you Sharon and also to Thomas Chan for inviting me to sing on Kiss Me.
Lily Wilson / Singer, Kiss Me, Mrs. Huberty Lily Wilson’s music has a way of drawing the listener in and reminding us of the simple beauty of life. Her voice has been described as being “soothing in some other worldly way.” Growing up on her family’s farm in Napa, California gave Lily a hunger to collaborate and perform for larger audiences and she now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes and records with producer/bassist, Mark Browne (Melissa Etheridge, Simple Minds). She has released six albums as a solo artist, one with her band Paper Flowers. Winner of the L.A. Music Awards’ “Best Female Vocal Performance” in the AC category. Lily has performed and recorded with Melissa Etheridge, Beth Thornley, Kiki Ebsen, Philip Sayce, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin, John Batdorf, and many more.
Lisa Denke / Alice, A Night With Gig Young began her acting career at the age of 4 when she and her twin sister tap danced around Seattle as Micky and Mini Mouse. Since then, she has appeared in productions in various theaters including: The Seattle Rep, The Santa Monica Playhouse, Pacific Resident Theater and The Odyssey. Most recently, Lisa has been enjoying working on creative and original productions at The Lost Studio, The Shakespeare Center, Three Clubs Bar, and Padua Playwrights. Lisa is THRILLED to be working with Sharon again!
Marc Antonio Pritchett, Sound Design & Mixing / The Edge of Heaven is a working Actor, Director, Fight Coordinator and Session Singer in the Los Angeles area. He is also one of the Artistic Directors at Sacred Fools Theatre Company. Recent sound/music credits include The Mousetrap at Theatre Palisades, The Latrell Show at IAMA Theatre, The Play You Want at the Road Theatre, Sweat and Cry It Out at the Chance Theatre, An Octoroon, The Children and Detained at the Fountain Theatre. He is represented by Nucleus Talent Management. For additional info visit: www.marcantoniopritchett.com
Mark Fite, Actor, Jimmy and Man / The Edge of Heaven is an American actor and comedian. Originally from the Midwest, Fite graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications and Theater Arts. In Los Angeles, he has worked with several prestigious theater companies such as The Actors' Gang, Theatre of NOTE, Empire Red Lip, and The Padua Hills Playwrights' Festival. In 2009, he appeared in the world premiere comedy Matthew Modine Saves The Alpacas alongside Matthew Modine, Peri Gilpin, and French Stewart at the Geffen Playhouse. In 2016, Fite appeared as a curious surfer dude onstage with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in a production of La Mer as part of L.A. Philharmonic's Symphonies For Youth series. Fite is a founding member of the Los Angeles based comedy group 2 Headed Dog and has performed at comedy clubs, theaters, and comedy festivals all over L.A. and around the U.S for over 25 years. He also appears at L.A. favorites Lucha VaVoom and Brookledge Follies. In 2018, Fite began a residency at the Three Clubs in Hollywood portraying Tony Martini, a struggling lounge comic that assembles an all-star cast of comedians and variety performers for one more shot at the big time. Television credits include SpongeBob SquarePants (26 episodes), MOM, Bob Hearts Abishola, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy, Rizzoli & Isles, The Naked Trucker and T- Bones Show, Arliss, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, NewsRadio, Friends, and Seinfeld. Film credits include Mank, Embattled, Fight Club, Independence Day, Godzilla, and L.A.dy Dior, a short film opposite Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard, directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Mason Summit is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer, & multi-instrumentalist who has been performing & writing music for the better part of his 25 years. At an early age, Mason’s father, the late actor/musician Christopher Allport, taught him guitar basics & accompanied him at local Santa Monica open mic nights. Mason began writing & recording his own music in the wake of Christopher’s sudden 2008 death in an avalanche. From 9th grade through college, he produced & hosted Mason’s Noise Parlour, a quarterly young adult variety show, at Beyond Baroque in Venice. Mason took a gap year after high school to record 2016’s Gunpowder Tracks, for which No Depression labeled him a “pop prodigy.” While studying at the USC Thornton School of Music, Summit produced releases by Irene Greene and Jensen McCrae, and joined the rock band Jaw Talk. In 2020, he graduated USC and released the album Negative Space.
Negative Space is now available on vinyl!
Max Faugno / Andy, Mrs. Huberty is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School and has performed extensively in the New York and Los Angeles theater scenes. On screen, Max has worked with directors including Wes Anderson, Phil Morrison, Noam Murro and Tarsem Singh, to name a few. He is also a recipient of an LA Drama Critics Circle Award. Max grew up in New York City and now calls Los Angeles home. Visit him on IMDB.
Michael Bonnabel / Kerry, Around and Around is an actor/writer. Recent appearances include “THE DOPE ELF” by Asher Hartman (Yale Union, Portland Oregon). Short films based on the characters in “THE DOPE ELF” can be streamed on The Lab in San Francisco’s website as a part of their current season.“KATY CRUEL” Kathleen Cramer & O-Lan Jones, “ICELAND” Ford Amphitheatre and Boston Court. “SORRY, ATLANTIS” Machine Project, “BOB’S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY” Atwater Village Theatre, “MISS JULIEN” MorYork Gallery,“SYNESTHESIA” Bootleg Theater. The Bootleg world premiered his solo play “THE GOOD BOY” which ultimately moved Off-Broadway to The Abingdon Theatre in New York. Film appearances include “The Linguini Incident,” with Marlee Matlin and David Bowie.
Michael Shamus Wiles / Adrian, Ice Machine Mike recently performed in Hyrdogen Jukebox by Allen Ginsburg and Philip Glass. His theatre credits also include Neena Beber’s Failure to Thrive with the Padua Hills Playwrights, Cheryl Slean’s Skin & Bones and Tim Hanson’s Nobody Home at Theatre of N.O.T.E., pieces written by John Steppling and Wes Walker in The Conquest of the New World at Glaxa Studios, and the West Coast premiere of Paula Vogel’s Hot ‘N’ Throbbing at Wolfskill Theatre. Film credits include David Fincher’s Fight Club, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, and David Lynch’s Lost Highway. TV credits include recurring roles on Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files, Malcolm in the Middle, and Melrose Place.
Ramanshu Mishra / Sound Effects Design & Original Song, No Casanova Ramanshu is a 24 year old Composer, Music Producer, Sound Designer and Editor from India. Born and brought up in a country full of diverse cultures and art, his musical influence comes from various genres of music like Folk, Pop, Hip-hop, Rock, Indian Classical, Orchestral, Electric music and fusion. He has experience working in films, documentaries, podcasts and the advertising industry for various artists and renowned OTT platforms. For further work references, you can check out Ramanshu Mishra on YouTube and IMDB.
You can reach out to him on Instagram @ramanshumishra7 or
Randy Greif / Original Music, Soundscape & Mixing, No Casanova Los Angeles-based composer Randy Greif creates ambient soundscapes, abstract compositions and ethereal soundtracks. Several dozen of his albums have been released over the years in the formats of CDs, vinyl, cassettes and streaming. He is most widely recognized for his 6-hour, 5-part CD series of Lewis Carroll's “Alice In Wonderland” – presented at its most hallucinatory and glitchy. First released on the Netherlands label, Staalplaat, it is now in its third pressing on the American label, Soleilmoon. Several of Greif's albums were also released under the moniker, Shadowbug 4. In addition to album releases, Randy Greif's audio work has been created for radio plays, podcasts, and films – including his own feature film, “The Three Trials.” A number of his latest albums are readily available to hear on Spotify and other popular streaming platforms:
Reade Pryor, Drums & Percussion / Ice Machine Obsessed with hitting things from a very early age, Reade Pryor left his native Colorado for Los Angeles to attend the Jazz Studies program at the University of Southern California, where he studied under Peter Erskine and Terri Lyne Carrington. Since then, Reade has gained attention as a top professional drummer in Los Angeles. Reade has worked with Blondfire, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup), Kina Grannis, Moving Units, Outasight, Avalanche City, Shawn Hook, Linus of Hollywood, Audra Mae, Josiah Leming, Josh Kelley, legendary producers Nick Launay and Krish Sharma, and many others. Over 30 albums featuring Reade’s drumming have been released. He has played on numerous film and TV soundtracks including “Modern Family,” “School of Rock,” “Marry Me,” “Ridiculousness,” “Hello My Name is Doris,” and “Donald Cried,” among many others. He has appeared on national television including Dancing With The Stars, CBS’s Early Show, and the CW’s “Oh Sit!” Reade proudly endorses Q Drum Co drums, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks, Protection Racket Cases, and Mojave Audio microphones.
Ryan Cutrona, Actor / Casanova, No Casanova performed NO CASANOVA at Kevin OSullivan’s Pharmacy at the Mountain Bar, and at a ‘stately mansion’ in South Pasadena with Don Preston (which is how Ryan Cutrona got into the ‘stately mansion’.) He’s been on TV:
WEST WING, 24, MAD MEN. In films: THE LAST BOY SCOUT, THE CHANGELING, HOT SHOTS!; another play by Sharon and others by others. He was often heard on Joe Frank’s NPR series’ SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, WORK IN PROGRESS, IN THE DARK, and .
THE OTHER SIDE. Ryan completed his collaboration with Joe on the program A LIFE WELL LIVED, which aired on Bob Carlson’s UnFictional on KCRW. RIP Joe.
Sharon Yablon is an award-winning playwright who has been writing and directing her plays in Los Angeles for many years. Her work has appeared in a variety of sites, and on stage with The Echo Theater Company, Padua Playwrights, Zombie Joe's Underground Theater, The Lost Studio, Theater Unleashed, Bootleg, Theater of N.O.T.E., and others. Her short stories, "Perfidia" and "The Caller," can be found in journals, and her published plays are in Desert Road's One Acts of Note, Fever Dreams, Los Angeles Under the Influence, LA Writers and Their Works, and others. She was co-editor of an anthology of plays from the LA underground scene titled I Might Be The Person You Are Talking To, and most recently, her play Hello Stranger (Theater of N.O.T.E., 2017) was published by Original Works. She is a frequent writer and sometime co-curator with Susan Hayden's Library Girl, a "Best of the Westside" monthly literary series centered around a music theme. Her one-acts inspired by crimes in LA history have appeared in LA True Crime’s quarterly evenings since its inception in 2015.
Shawna Casey, Actor / Dear Marie is an award-winning actress who’s played on stages in Los Angeles, New York and Europe. Cast in premiere productions by Irene Fornes, Murray Mednick, Jose Rivera, Sharon Yablon and Michael Sargent, she now writes plays of her own with an eye towards love in all its glory, pathos and humor.
In 2021, her short play STARS IN THEIR EYES, about a teenage brother and sister emerging from the pandemic in rural Ireland, was read at the Birr Theatre's Scripts Ireland Festival as part of an evening about teens and mental health.
Full-length plays include:
BLUE BLUE MOON – Last Frontier Playwright Conference, Alaska; Tangent Theatre’s NEWvember Festival, New York.
STRONG FORCE – Tangent Theatre's NEWvember Festival, New York; Aurora’s Global Age Project Competition (finalist); Playwrights Foundation BAPF Competition (semi-finalist).
NIGHT BECOMES DAY – 2nd place in The Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize Competition.
Produced short plays include:
CATCH (What She Said Festival, Duluth, MN), THE AEGEAN (Lillian Theatre, Hollywood), ANIMAL STYLE, SAP and HIS NAME WAS LUKE (Lost Studio, Los Angeles) and OUT OF THE BLUE (There in Ten, Los Angeles).
She has received 6 DRAMALOGUE awards and 8 LA WEEKLY AWARD nominations for her work as an actress, and earned her MFA in Writing at Spalding MFA in Louisville, KY.
Soren Narnia / Mick, 1:58 AM is the author of the ‘Knifepoint Horror’ podcast and the audio fiction archive ‘Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They’ll Never Be Forgotten.’
Irene Greene & Mason Summit join forces as The Prickly Pair, a newly-formed duo specializing in angsty Americana with a contemporary perspective. The two met at the USC Thornton School of Music, where they bonded over shared influences & unsolved mysteries. Both have pursued solo careers, but sought to combine their talents in a project that demonstrates a deep mutual love of country & western traditions while staying true to their own musical instincts. Together, they write evocative songs rich in imagery & emotion, harmonizing above soft acoustic fingerpicking or lively strumming. The Prickly Pair released their debut single, “Rosemary” on February 25. For updates, follow @ThePricklyPairMusic on all platforms.
Thomas Chan is a musician, composer, editor, and multimedia sound designer. Mr. Chan has frequently performed with comic Emo Philips and many others, at The Tomorrow! Show with Ron Lynch. In addition to his recent work with Sharon, Mr. Chan was nominated for a Stage Raw Award for music performed in producer/playwright Wes Walker’s Animal Show presentation of Our Many Ghosts, and assembled and performed with the musical ensemble for Guy Zimmerman's play, Clearwater, at the Bootleg Theater. Thomas also played, sang, and occasionally pitched jokes in the long-running live alternative comedy review The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show, including their own Comedy Central television series and guest appearances on Conan O’Brien, Kimmel, and Bill Maher’s television shows. The Naked Trucker Show was praised in the LA Times, Vanity Fair, and Entertainment Weekly, and was awarded the Best Sketch/Alternative Jury Award at the HBO Comedy Festival. Thomas’ 35-year career in post production and sound design includes multiple awards and nominations from Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). He recently completed his work on season six of the rebooted classic Tom & Jerry, as well as sound effects and mixing work for Sesame Workshop.
The Last Transmission, The Grim Sleeper & Mrs. Huberty:
Music & Lyrics written by Thomas Chan, ASCAP
Music, Lyrics & Sound Recordings published by Magnetic Oblivion Music Company, ASCAP
Tina Preston / 1:58 AM was a member of Padua Playwrights Festival from the beginning. She appeared in plays by Maria Irene Fornes, Julie Hebert, Murray Mednick and John O’Keefe. She performed in John Steppling’s DREAM COAST (Taper) and O’Keefe’s REAPERS (Odyssey). She has appeared in many plays by Michael Sargent and SHAKESPEARE and URBAN DEATH at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater. Ms. Preston won LA Weekly Awards for GHOSTS (1980), Kelly Stuart’s TAXI DANCE and O’Keefe’s DON’T YOU EVER CALL ME ANYTHING BUT MOTHER. It was remounted at Open Fist and Zombie Joes and was nominated for best solo performance by Stage Raw and Valley Theater Alliance. She performed at The Red Cat in The Gob Squad’s PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY. She was last seen in O’Keefe’s GHOSTS at The Open Fist Theater.