fall of the house of sunshine

season 2

cast and crew

 
  Co-Creator/Brushee

Co-Creator/Brushee

Matthew Roi Berger

 is a New York City-based songwriter and the composer for films and stage works, including New York Musical Theatre Festival's Best of Fest Award-winning FAT CAMP, the indie cult fav SPIDERMUSICAL, and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble's TWELFTH NIGHT. He has written music for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Vic's Arden Project and UC Santa Barbara, among others. Matt is the guitarist and songwriter for Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Experimental Theater Wing.


  Co-Creator

Co-Creator

Jonathan A. Goldberg

is an internationally produced playwright with work seen across the country. Some works include: The Jew and the Demon (Rita and Burton Goldberg Prize), How to Shoot a Bull Moose (Israel Baron Award), Real Dead Ghosts (Jeffrey Mackey Award finalist), Sousepaw (Best of SF Fringe). He won the L Magazine Pocket Fiction Contest and has far too many cats. MFA Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He and Matt also wrote a musical about Warren G. Harding fighting a walrus.


  Audio Engineer / Mixer

Audio Engineer / Mixer

Marcus Bagala

Marcus has composed music, designed synths and crafted sound design for tv shows, films, podcast and the stage. A graduate of The Berklee College of Music Film Scoring program, Marcus now lives and works in Astoria, NY.  Highlights: Original music for NPR’s acclaimed radio program and podcast This American Life; Original synth designs for Showtime’s Golden Globe winning show The Affair; Co - composing the score to the upcoming doc Fathers Of Football with The Flaming Lips; Participant in BMI's 2016 Composing For The Screen Workshop; Writing the music for the claymation short The Last Dance which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013; Contributing music that was included in NFL Network’s The Timeline. Marcus is also an multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin, ukulele, bass and keys performing in many venues across the north east and on the scores of television shows and movies.


  Assistant audio engineer / mixer

Assistant audio engineer / mixer

will melones

A prolific songwriter and arranger, Will Melones has written everything from advertising music for companies worldwide to a complete educational musical. His original music was recently featured on the hit FOX series Empire. Will Melones founded Doc's Basement, a Baltimore-based mobile recording studio dedicated to providing young musicians with radio-ready albums at a price they could afford. He has also worked as both engineer and producer on a number of projects in Boston and New York City.


  Sound Designer

Sound Designer

M. l. Dogg

Broadway credits include Oh, Hello on Broadway and The Pee-wee Herman Show, and his Off Broadway designs include The Moors, Fade, The Ultimate Beauty Bible, Aubergine, Mercury Fur, Permission, Little Children Dream of God, Jacuzzi, A Walk in the Woods, Here Lies Love (co-design), The Open House, Core Values, Modern Terrorism, Sons of the Prophet, The Lapsburgh Layover, All New People, Trust, Monstrosity, The Language of Trees, Boom, A Hard Heart, and transFigures.  He won the Outstanding Sound Design Lucille Lortel Award for Here Lies Love and the Outstanding Sound Design Award at the FringeNYC Festival for Go-Go Kitty, GO!


  Childbot / others

Childbot / others

rebecca soler

is an NYC based actress whose voice currently can be heard on PBS's Pinkalicious & Peteriffic.  Other notable animation work includes TMNT (April O’Neal) Viva Piñata (Ella and Simone), Huntik (Sophie) The Winx Club (Techna) and Chaotic (Sarah).  She is a multiple Odyssey & AudioFile Award winner for her work in narration.  She’s also received an IRNE nomination for her work in Becoming Cuba at The Huntington Theatre.  Rebecca is the Executive Producer of the web series With Friends Like These www.wfltseries.com.  Education: BFA Carnegie Mellon University.  She loves books, football, fashion and cheese. Follow her on twitter @rsolervo


  Mombot / others

Mombot / others

Hannah Fairchild

is a writer and performer based in New York City. If you want to learn about her vengeful punk music, go to www.hannahvsthemany.com. If you want to learn about her upcoming forays into musical theater composition, go to www.hannahfairchild.com. If you want to learn her opinions on online dating, pop music, and Moon Pie, follow her on Twitter @hannahvsthemany. 


  Y-Puter

Y-Puter

Billy griffin jr

has appeared in Florence Foster Jenkins, Outlander, Black Mirror (San Junipero), and many theatrical production in both London and New York.


  Professor Y

Professor Y

DIANA OH

is an actor/singer-songwriter/theatremaker/performing artist. She is the inaugural 2016 Van Lier Fellow in Acting with the Asian American Arts Alliance, one of Refinery 29’s Top 14 LGBTQ Influencers, the First Queer Korean ­American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio, Creator of #AsianPeopleareNotMagicians on Mic.com, Creator of {my lingerie play}: a concert & installation series in lingerie staged in an effort to provide a saner, safer, more respectful world for women to live in featured in People, on stage at EST, The Lark, Joe’s Pub, All For One, and on stage at Rattlestick Theatre September 2017 in co-pro with Ma-Yi. She will be in concert in April 2017 at The Center (www.gaycenter.org). The Wall Street Journal & Upworthy call her "bad­ass."


  Dr. Lu

Dr. Lu

daniel k. isaac

is an actor and writer based in New York City. You can currently see him on the small screen as ‘Ben Kim’ in Showtime's “Billions.” Select NYC Acting Credits: Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO), Underland (59E59), La Divina Caricatura (La MaMa, Under the Radar & St. Ann's Warehouse), Anna Nicole the Opera (BAM). Select Regional: The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater), Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). Film/TV: MONEY MONSTER (dir. Jodie Foster), “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (TV LAND), “Search Party” (TBS), “Crashing” (HBO), "The Following" (FOX), "Person of Interest" (CBS), “Believe" (NBC, pilot), TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO), and “According To My Mother” (NYTVF Best Drama & Best Actor, Inaugural Sundance New Voices Lab, www.AccordingToMyMother.com). As a playwright, Daniel is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, Page 73’s Interstate 73, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. Training: UCSD, BADA.


  Ellen Cantrell

Ellen Cantrell

lauren shippen

is the writer and creator of the science fiction podcast, The Bright Sessions. Since its debut in November of 2015, the podcast has won numerous awards, was named iTunes Best of 2016 and has been featured in Vox, Popular Science, Wired, The London Evening Standard, among others. Lauren is currently developing the podcast as a TV series with Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment. On top of her writing work, Lauren also has acted in numerous podcasts - including her own - as well as short films and web series. She has a degree in music from The College of William & Mary and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media for 2018. Lauren is a New York native and now resides in Los Angeles.


  Pantagruel

Pantagruel

Arian Moayed

is a Tony-nominated actor, co-founder/Producer of Waterwell, an arts educator and award-winning writer/director for film. Starred in the Tony Award winning The Humans on Broadway, Won an Obie Award for Performance in the “Best New American Play”, Guards at the Taj. He was nominated for a Tony award for his portrayal of Musa in Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. He is a proud recipient of the Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award. He has worked with Bill Murray, Alfonso Cuaron, Barry Levinson, Spike Lee and Jon Stewart, to name a few. Notable projects: Madam Secretary, Rock the Kasbah, Appropriate Behavior and Rosewater.


  Nerd Flexly

Nerd Flexly

Eryck Tait

is a New York based artist and musician.


  Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

carl howell 

is a New York Actor who has appeared in National Tours, Off-Broadway, and regionally.  He earned his BFA at NYU Tisch, primarily the Atlantic Acting School, where he now serves on faculty. Carl loves beaches, waterfalls, and rescue dogs, and he's a passionate fan of Bruce Springsteen and Dawes.  He's at home in guitar shops, onstage and in rehearsal halls, and he's happily married to actress Angela Janas.   


  Jean-Claude Disquette / others

Jean-Claude Disquette / others

megan dorn

is an actor/singer/stunt artist based in NYC. Recent voice work: documentary Fathers of Football (2018 release), and At The Table Podcast (S1, Ep. 10). Megan plays the leader of a team of vampire slayers in the first two seasons of the critically acclaimed action-packed musical webseries, The Hunted: Encore. Selected theatre credits: The Sisters Rosensweig (Portland Stage Company), Panic! The Musical, Skippyjon Jones. You can often find Megan playing her guitar or ukulele, and writing songs with her amazing husband, Marcus Bagala. If not there, look for her somewhere there are puppies. BFA The Boston Conservatory


  Detective Dankent

Detective Dankent

NATHANIEL KENT

is a Brooklyn-based actor originally from the Bay Area. Film: Shrapnel; The World Doesn't Wait; Basic Witch (web series); Seeking Sublet (web series). Voice Over: Limetown (podcast); Buick City 1AM (podcast, forthcoming); and Motherland Departed. Theatre:We Are Proud to Present... (Playmakers Rep); Mother of the Maid (Shakespeare & Co); Trevor (Lesser America); Ten Ways On A Gun (Squeaky Bicycle); Four. Five. One. (Access Theatre); Real Dead Ghosts, Font of Knowledge, The Land Whale Murders, and Fallsway (all with Shelby Company, for which he is a co-founder). He was featured on Rover.com's 2018 "Puppy Bowl Sunday" commercial. BFA: NYU Tisch.


  Emperor Fuzzo

Emperor Fuzzo

JARED LOFTIN

New York credits include: GIGANTIC (Vineyard), SATURDAY NIGHT (York Theatre), GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST (NYMF, Outstanding Individual Performance Award), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (DR2 Theatre). Regional credits include: PETER PAN (Smee), ALL SHOOK UP (Dennis), FAME (Joe), and JOSEPH... (Issachar/Baker) at Artpark. Television: RED OAKS (Amazon). BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University.


  Adviso

Adviso

adam chanler-berat

made his Off-Broadway debut in the 2008 musical Next to Normal, which later transferred to Broadway in 2009. Chanler-Berat was cast in the role of Boy (Peter) in the Off-Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher. After Peter and the Starcatcher, Chanler-Berat participated in a number of Regional and Off-Broadway productions, including The Fortress of Solitude as Dylan Ebdus, Sunday in the Park with George as Georges Seurat, and Amélie as Nino, the latter of which transferred to Broadway 


  Elsa

Elsa

MOLLY HAGER

Currently in Waitress on Broadway. Other theatre credits include Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Weston Playhouse), Fat Camp (Off-Broadway, regional & NYMF productions), Cloaked (CAP21), Factory Girls (NAMT). TV: “Happyish” on Showtime, “Young Hearts Unlimited”, “Life Itself”. Film: It's Kind of a Funny Story (Focus Features), Mad City (with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman), Goodbye Lover (with Patricia Arquette). Recordings: “Broadway Here I Come” on The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree Album, and original cast recordings of Heathers: The Musical and Waitress (all on iTunes). Follow her on instagram (@hagermolly) and twitter (@yesmollyhager)!


  Announcer/Others

Announcer/Others

JAMES B. KENNEDY

Recent selected NYC credits include Shelby Company's Ephemerama, Dogs Of Oklahoma by Eric John Meyer; His Beauty by Ashley Jacobsen;  New Beulah by Dan Moyer; and Couples Counseling by Carey Lovelace.  He also has been at the Minnesota Fringe the past three years in Fallsway, Font of Knowledge, and Sousepaw in which he originated the role of Rube Waddell. 


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Max Dylan Ash

is a writer/actor/comedian living in New York City. He developed his sketch comedy chops by writing and performing with Hammerkatz, NYU's premiere sketch comedy group which was fun. He writes for UCB's Maude team "Hot Bird" and previously wrote for "Dangerous Woman." Both groups are/were equally fun. He currently has a show running at the Chelsea theater called "BEENG BOONG: The Great And Powerful MTA" which is about the NYC Subway System and it's really fun. Thank you.


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GRACE MCLEAN

Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Kazino; Brooklynite,Vineyard Theatre; Bedbugs!!!, Arclight; The World Is Round, BAM; Sleep No More, The McKittrick Hotel; Twelve Ophelias, Woodshed Collective. Regional: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, A.R.T.; Pump Boys and Dinettes, Weston Playhouse; La MaMa Cantata, Spoleto, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; From The Fire (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, MTM Best New Musical); The Last Goodbye, Williamstown Theater Festival. Grace McLean & Them Apples performed in both the 2015 and 2016 Lincoln Center American Songbook seasons and in April 2015 traveled to Pakistan on a US State Department sponsored tour. Original music available on iTunes.


  Feltina Guernica

Feltina Guernica

Christina pumariega

Broadway: Seminar. Off Broadway: The Comedy of Errors(Public Theater + Mobile Shakespeare Unit), Coriolanus, Volpone, The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull), Uncle Vanya(u/s, Soho Rep), Catch-22 (Lucille Lortel), All Eyes and Ears(INTAR), Enfrascada (ClubbedThumb), Sousepaw (FringeNYC), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges). Regional Theater: Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Hartford Stage, Barrington Stage, Merrimack Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Television/Film: “Bloodline," “The Family,” “Elementary,” "Nunsense," "With Friends Like These," “Maggie Black,” “Notes on Being Young,” “Just Cause 3.” CCC award, NYIT and IRNE nominations. Education: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.


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emily gardner xu hall

Emily is a composer-lyricist, and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and a member of the Musical Theatre Factory Writers Group. Studio Tisch held a reading of her original musical Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at Studio Tisch, and a workshop presentation of her new Cymbeline musical. She also made her debut as a composer at MuseMatch X at 54 Below last July, and performed her own songs at Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre New Songs Now! where she was selected as a featured singer-songwriter.


  Lil Oskie

Lil Oskie

MELISSA LUSK

 Brooklyn-based composer, mother, legal secretary, and member of the band Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. Creator performer in  Baby No More Times. Favorite writing credits include ...things i found on craigslist (music and selected lyrics) and l(y)re (music and lyrics).

 


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JACQUI ROSSI

is a writer, actress, and comedian living in Brooklyn. She currently works at the History Channel where she hosts and produces a series called History Explained. She loves board games, pop psychology and tinned fish.


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JENNIFER JOAN THOMPSON

is a writer, actor and scholar. Her plays have been workshopped and performed at Studio Tisch, Cap21, Yale University, and the Martin E. Segal Center among others. Acting credits include: Broadway: Dividing the Estate (Lincoln Center); Off Broadway: Look Back In Anger (Roundabout), White People (Ensemble Studio Theater); Regional: The Pioneer Theatre (Arty Award, Best Sister Act), Indiana Rep, the Geva, the Fulton and the Hangar Theatre; Television: The Good Wife, Unforgettable. She's presented papers at IFTR, served as associate managing editor of European Stages, and will sit on panels at IFTR and ATHE. She currently teaches acting at Brooklyn College, holds a BA in History and Theatre Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Acting from NYU.

 

  Huphelumphugus

Huphelumphugus

RACHEL FLYNN

studied directing at Harvard/A.R.T. under Robert Woodruff and Marcus Stern. She is the artistic director of At the Table, a play reading podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher. She directed the Boston debut of Martin Sherman's Bent starring TV's Jack Cutmore‐Scott, Heathers the Musical in concert, (54 Below) and is developing Dust and Shadow, a new musical, for fall 2018 production. She won best new director at MITF for her direction of Dayle Ann Hunt's Either/Or. As an actress, she originated the role of Stoner Chick in Heathers, the Musical (New World Stages), once vomited fake blood onto the guitars of the Yeah YeahYeah's (Stop the Virgins, St. Ann's Warehouse) and championed feminism through the art of glitter and hair jewels (Baby No More Times, Ars Nova, The Lark). Proud AEA and Harvard grad.


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Morgan lynch

 would be an avocado if she were a food. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has died a couple times on Law & Order. Has been lucky enough to appear on stage at The Signature Theater, The Public, PowerHouse NYSF, IATI, INTAR, CenterStage, The Connelly, PS 122. Recent Film credits: Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America and Golden Ceiba Productions’ The Strike. Further TV: Bull (CBS). Directing Credits: SWEPT (2015), The Four Walls of Olivia Pell (2016). She is also the lead singer of two New York based bands- Teen Girl Scientist Monthly and MeMo.


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lauren lim jackson

Lauren Lim Jackson has been professionally performing with a career that spans Broadway, Television, Film, and Stage. Originally from Orange County California, she graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts where she was the Academic Valedictorian as well as Valedictorian of her Commercial Dance Department. She later attended Harvard University where she received her B. A. in Sociology with a Secondary in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. HerFilm/TV credits include The Post (dir Steven Spielberg), The Blacklist, When We Grow Up, Shades of Blue, AKA Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Deadbeat, Bikini Moon, Strange Past, Smash, The Smurfs, Mrs. Santa Claus and Kidsongs. Broadway credits include Motown, Memphis, Wonderland, and Finian’s Rainbow. Off Bway/Regional/Tour include The Wiz (Encores), Chicago (Velma Kelly), Big Fish (Josephine), Ring of Fire (Alpine Theater Project), Rocky Horror Show (Old Globe), and West Side Story (Anita). Choreography Credits include the Off-Broadway smash hit Sistas (AUDELCO nominee),The Salts (Art.Party.Theater.Company), and The Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Upcoming Project: PRETTY WOMAN on Broadway. Ms. Jackson is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.


  Berdie

Berdie

HANNA CHEEK

has performed in Chill & Serve, at numerous venues around New York City and Sweetness & Light. In April 2004, Ms. Cheek performed at Playwrights Horizon in First You're Born to much critical acclaim. She has also appeared in The Pumpkin Pie Show: Ringside Seats at the Belt Theatre. Other NY credits: Broken Boughs (Blue Heron Arts Center) Judith, a comedy troupe (The Kitchen), The Pumpkin Pie Shows: Rise Perverts Rise, Big Top, and The Birds and the Bees. In LA she wrote, directed and produced Bad Touch: A Sketchy Show (Masquerade Theatre) and performed numerous improv shows at IO West. Ms. Cheek studied at Sarah Lawrence College where she played Nina in The Seagull and Eva in Kindertransport. While studying abroad at the British American Dramatic Academy in London she also portrayed Lady Macbeth (Bridge Lane Theatre). TV credits: The West Wing, Titus, and MTV's Undressed.


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john balicanta

is a musician, songwriter, guitar player, and general all around good dude. Former front man of Lola Ray, he's now planning a solo EP and working on several other projects with several talented individuals.