KATHERINE BANKS  (MARY MARSHALL)  is an actor, teacher, and soap opera enthusiast.  She recently appeared onstage at the Tipping Point Theatre in  Every Brilliant Thing  and  The Odd Couple (Female Version)  and at the Performance Network in  Salvage . Katherine spent ten years in Chicago where she appeared in the Jeff Award winning  Men Should Weep  with Griffin Theatre and in Buzz 22 Chicago’s sold-out production of  She Kills Monsters  at the Steppenwolf Garage. Onscreen, she plays JoAnn, wife of the mysterious ADT salesman, in the Netflix hit  Mindhunter .  If she sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve heard her voice on commercials for Ford, Jewel-Osco, First Midwest Bank, Hotel Indgo, Sittercity, 24-7 Comfort, or Moneris Solutions.  She currently teaches drama at Greenhills Middle School. 

KATHERINE BANKS (MARY MARSHALL) is an actor, teacher, and soap opera enthusiast.  She recently appeared onstage at the Tipping Point Theatre in Every Brilliant Thing and The Odd Couple (Female Version) and at the Performance Network in Salvage. Katherine spent ten years in Chicago where she appeared in the Jeff Award winning Men Should Weep with Griffin Theatre and in Buzz 22 Chicago’s sold-out production of She Kills Monsters at the Steppenwolf Garage. Onscreen, she plays JoAnn, wife of the mysterious ADT salesman, in the Netflix hit Mindhunter.  If she sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve heard her voice on commercials for Ford, Jewel-Osco, First Midwest Bank, Hotel Indgo, Sittercity, 24-7 Comfort, or Moneris Solutions.  She currently teaches drama at Greenhills Middle School. 

  TED GIBSON (JOHN COWEN, VARIOUS VOICES)  is a Sophomore BFA Acting Major pursuing a Minor in Community Action and Social Change from Westport, CT. He is a graduate from Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He is currently a performer with CRLT Players with past credits including:  True Blue: A Tribute to Michigan! , “Claudio” in  Much Ado About Nothing , “Riff” in  West Side Story , and “Huey” in  Italian American Reconciliation . He is so excited to be a part of this project and is excited to embark on Mary’s journey with the rest of the cast and creative team.

TED GIBSON (JOHN COWEN, VARIOUS VOICES) is a Sophomore BFA Acting Major pursuing a Minor in Community Action and Social Change from Westport, CT. He is a graduate from Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He is currently a performer with CRLT Players with past credits including: True Blue: A Tribute to Michigan!, “Claudio” in Much Ado About Nothing, “Riff” in West Side Story, and “Huey” in Italian American Reconciliation. He is so excited to be a part of this project and is excited to embark on Mary’s journey with the rest of the cast and creative team.

  MATTHEW WEBB (SCOTT DASCOMBE, VARIOUS VOICES)  Matthew Elijah Webb is a senior at Eastern Michigan University studying Written Communications. Professionally acting for five years, Matthew has performed on stages in and around Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti, Michigan. His training stems from years of intensives, workshops with notable directors, and hands on experience in the field. Post graduation, Matthew looks forward to earning his Master’s in Fine Arts at The Yale School of Drama before taking on the world with his great passion to perform and change lives.

MATTHEW WEBB (SCOTT DASCOMBE, VARIOUS VOICES) Matthew Elijah Webb is a senior at Eastern Michigan University studying Written Communications. Professionally acting for five years, Matthew has performed on stages in and around Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti, Michigan. His training stems from years of intensives, workshops with notable directors, and hands on experience in the field. Post graduation, Matthew looks forward to earning his Master’s in Fine Arts at The Yale School of Drama before taking on the world with his great passion to perform and change lives.

  EVA ROSENWALD (JILL MARSHALL, VARIOUS VOICES) is an Ann Arbor native and University of Michigan alumna.  She has worked for many years in theaters across Southeast Michigan as well as in film, commercials, industrials, and voiceover.  Additionally, she is in her 13th year with the CRLT Players, an applied theatre company at the University of Michigan.  

EVA ROSENWALD (JILL MARSHALL, VARIOUS VOICES)is an Ann Arbor native and University of Michigan alumna.  She has worked for many years in theaters across Southeast Michigan as well as in film, commercials, industrials, and voiceover.  Additionally, she is in her 13th year with the CRLT Players, an applied theatre company at the University of Michigan.  

   LOREN BASS  (MATT MARSHALL, VARIOUS VOICES)  has been a professional actor for 40 years from New York to Los Angeles and numerous stops in between. Roles include Stanley in  A Streetcar Named Desire,  Treves in  The Elephant Man , George in  Of Mice and Men , Marc in  Art , Robert in  A Life in the Theatre , Rosencrantz in  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead , Finzi in  Tamara , Otto Frank in  Diary of Anne Frank , Styler in  Mind Game , Emperor Joseph II in  Amadeus , Earl of Leicester in  Mary Stuart , Judas in  The Passion , and Tom in  The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin . Shakespearean characters include Macbeth, Richard III, Iago, Brutus, Petruchio, Lysander, Mercutio, Malvolio, Marc Anthony, and Jacques. Film appearances include  Gifted Hands, Kill the Irishman, Street Boss, AKA Jimmy Picard, Ocean of Pearls, War Flowers, Batman vs. Superman,  and  It Follows.

LOREN BASS (MATT MARSHALL, VARIOUS VOICES) has been a professional actor for 40 years from New York to Los Angeles and numerous stops in between. Roles include Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Treves in The Elephant Man, George in Of Mice and Men, Marc in Art, Robert in A Life in the Theatre, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Finzi in Tamara, Otto Frank in Diary of Anne Frank, Styler in Mind Game, Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Earl of Leicester in Mary Stuart, Judas in The Passion, and Tom in The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. Shakespearean characters include Macbeth, Richard III, Iago, Brutus, Petruchio, Lysander, Mercutio, Malvolio, Marc Anthony, and Jacques. Film appearances include Gifted Hands, Kill the Irishman, Street Boss, AKA Jimmy Picard, Ocean of Pearls, War Flowers, Batman vs. Superman, and It Follows.

  TERRY HECK SEIBERT (VARIOUS VOICES)  is a professional actor, director and teacher of acting. Terry has been seen Off-Broadway in Howard Korder’s  Episode 26  at the Lambs Theatre as well having extensive credits in regional theatre. Credits include roles at The Alley Theatre in Houston, Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Repertory Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA and Actors Theatre of St. Paul where she was a resident company member. In Michigan she has been seen at the Performance Network, Tipping Point Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Meadowbrook,Williamson Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Jewish Ensemble Theatre. Representative roles include Prof in  Taking Shakespeare,  Sonia in  Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike , Lady Bracknell in  The Importance of Being Earnest  (Rogue Critic Award) Zlata in Eve Ensler’s  Necessary Targets , (Detroit Free Press Award/ Best Featured Actress) Laura in Joe Zettlemaier’s  Language Lessons , (premiere, Detroit Free Press and Wilde award nominations), and Mary Sue in Jeff Daniel’s  Norma and Wanda , (premiere: Detroit Free Press nomination and Wilde Award nomination). Directing credits at Eastern Michigan include  Prelude To A Kiss, Agnes of God, Boy’s Life, Ladies of Lanford, The Good Doctor, The Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoirs,  Bergman’s  Nora  and Joe Zettlemaier’s  Night Blooming . Terry has been a Resident Artist with Purple Rose Theatre Company and is an Associate Artist with Performance Network Theatre.

TERRY HECK SEIBERT (VARIOUS VOICES) is a professional actor, director and teacher of acting. Terry has been seen Off-Broadway in Howard Korder’s Episode 26 at the Lambs Theatre as well having extensive credits in regional theatre. Credits include roles at The Alley Theatre in Houston, Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Repertory Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA and Actors Theatre of St. Paul where she was a resident company member. In Michigan she has been seen at the Performance Network, Tipping Point Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Meadowbrook,Williamson Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Jewish Ensemble Theatre. Representative roles include Prof in Taking Shakespeare, Sonia in Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Rogue Critic Award) Zlata in Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets, (Detroit Free Press Award/ Best Featured Actress) Laura in Joe Zettlemaier’s Language Lessons, (premiere, Detroit Free Press and Wilde award nominations), and Mary Sue in Jeff Daniel’s Norma and Wanda, (premiere: Detroit Free Press nomination and Wilde Award nomination). Directing credits at Eastern Michigan include Prelude To A Kiss, Agnes of God, Boy’s Life, Ladies of Lanford, The Good Doctor, The Glass Menagerie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Bergman’s Nora and Joe Zettlemaier’s Night Blooming. Terry has been a Resident Artist with Purple Rose Theatre Company and is an Associate Artist with Performance Network Theatre.

  JOHN SEIBERT (VARIOUS VOICES)  has worked as a Michigan-based actor, director and teacher for over 25 years. He has collaborated with many professional theatre companies in and around Detroit, has been an associate artist with both The Performance Network in Ann Arbor and The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea and has served as a theatre lecturer  and director at both Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan.  Favorite recent roles include George in  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf  (Wilde Award 2016) Vanya in  Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike  and Frederik in  A Little Night Music (Wilde Award 2013).    On camera, John’s been seen in the films  Super Sucker ,   Kill The Irishman   and  Batman vs. Superman, Dawn of Justice  (with Holly Hunter).  He is  a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA and the proud husband of fellow actor and teacher, Terry Heck.

JOHN SEIBERT (VARIOUS VOICES) has worked as a Michigan-based actor, director and teacher for over 25 years. He has collaborated with many professional theatre companies in and around Detroit, has been an associate artist with both The Performance Network in Ann Arbor and The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea and has served as a theatre lecturer  and director at both Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan.  Favorite recent roles include George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Wilde Award 2016) Vanya in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike and Frederik in A Little Night Music (Wilde Award 2013).   On camera, John’s been seen in the films Super Sucker,  Kill The Irishman  and Batman vs. Superman, Dawn of Justice (with Holly Hunter).  He is  a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA and the proud husband of fellow actor and teacher, Terry Heck.

 Well known street artist and illustrator   DAVID ZINN  (ANNOUNCER, VARIOUS VOICES)  holds a degree in Creative Writing and English Language from the Residential College of the University of Michigan. He has taught creative writing and scenic painting, performed in and directed several Gilbert & Sullivan operas, recorded audiobooks, and hosted two children’s radio shows (The Rug Rat Revue on WCBN-FM and The Mud Pie Cafe on Michigan Radio).  His artwork is featured in  Temporary Preserves: Chalk Art by David Zinn.      

Well known street artist and illustrator DAVID ZINN (ANNOUNCER, VARIOUS VOICES) holds a degree in Creative Writing and English Language from the Residential College of the University of Michigan. He has taught creative writing and scenic painting, performed in and directed several Gilbert & Sullivan operas, recorded audiobooks, and hosted two children’s radio shows (The Rug Rat Revue on WCBN-FM and The Mud Pie Cafe on Michigan Radio).  His artwork is featured in Temporary Preserves: Chalk Art by David Zinn.  

 

  MICHAEL BYERS (WRITER and DIRECTOR)  teaches radio drama and comedy (as well as creative writing) at the University of Michigan.  His first book of fiction,  The Coast of Good Intentions , was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and garnered a Whiting Writer's Award. His first novel,  Long for This World  ("the energy of John Irving, with John Updike's eye for the telling detail and Saul Bellow's profound moral authority" --  Publishing News )   won the annual fiction prize from Friends of American Writers.  The  Times of London  described  Percival's Planet,  Byers' second novel, as "An extraordinary, sprawling tale. . .utterly mesmerising...breathtaking, triumphant. . . a towering achievement."  Byers' short fiction has appeared several times in  Best American Short Stories  and  Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards .  His novella  The Broken Man  was a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards in 2010, and his nonfiction has appeared in  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Best American Travel Writing , and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.    

MICHAEL BYERS (WRITER and DIRECTOR) teaches radio drama and comedy (as well as creative writing) at the University of Michigan.  His first book of fiction, The Coast of Good Intentions, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and garnered a Whiting Writer's Award. His first novel, Long for This World ("the energy of John Irving, with John Updike's eye for the telling detail and Saul Bellow's profound moral authority" -- Publishing News) won the annual fiction prize from Friends of American Writers.  The Times of London described Percival's Planet, Byers' second novel, as "An extraordinary, sprawling tale. . .utterly mesmerising...breathtaking, triumphant. . . a towering achievement."  Byers' short fiction has appeared several times in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards.  His novella The Broken Man was a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards in 2010, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.

 

 Actor and director  WALLACE BRIDGES (VARIOUS VOICES)  has been teaching theater at Eastern Michigan University since 1992. His directing credits at EMU include  Crimes of the Heart, Tintypes,   Ain't Misbehavin',  and  In the Blood ; his professional directing credits include productions at the Lawton Community Theatre in Oklahoma and at the University of Michigan-Flint. He co-wrote and co-directed an original play with music,  Soaring on Black Wings , with EMU students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with Tony and Emmy award-winner Ben Vereen. Bridges has also acted professionally onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan and at the Black Rep in St. Louis, Missouri. He created the role of Lenny in the Purple Rose Theatre Company world premiere of Mitch Albom's play  Duck Hunter Shoots Angel . Bridges has appeared in several feature films, including  Trust  and  Flipped,  and in the HBO television series  Hung . In 2004 Bridges founded and directed  (until 2011) the Idlewild Theatre Company, producing Afrocentric theater in historic Idlewild, Michigan each summer.  In 2016, Bridges received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and direct African-American theater at the University of Ghana-Accra.

Actor and director WALLACE BRIDGES (VARIOUS VOICES) has been teaching theater at Eastern Michigan University since 1992. His directing credits at EMU include Crimes of the Heart, Tintypes, Ain't Misbehavin', and In the Blood; his professional directing credits include productions at the Lawton Community Theatre in Oklahoma and at the University of Michigan-Flint. He co-wrote and co-directed an original play with music, Soaring on Black Wings, with EMU students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with Tony and Emmy award-winner Ben Vereen. Bridges has also acted professionally onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan and at the Black Rep in St. Louis, Missouri. He created the role of Lenny in the Purple Rose Theatre Company world premiere of Mitch Albom's play Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. Bridges has appeared in several feature films, including Trust and Flipped, and in the HBO television series Hung. In 2004 Bridges founded and directed  (until 2011) the Idlewild Theatre Company, producing Afrocentric theater in historic Idlewild, Michigan each summer.  In 2016, Bridges received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and direct African-American theater at the University of Ghana-Accra.