Edgar Oliver is a playwright, performer, and poet in New York’s downtown theatre community. He has written and performed in plays that were staged at La MaMa and other downtown venues. He is a member of New York’s Axis Theatre Company. Among his most important achievements are three acclaimed one-man shows: East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (Fringe First Award, 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Helen & Edgar (2012); and most recently, In the Park. Edgar is also one of the most beloved storytellers at The Moth.
Shaina Feinberg, Theresa Gorden
Shaina Feinberg is a comedian and filmmaker. You can hear her on This American Life, All Things Considered, RISK, Wiretap, Sirius Radio and with great regularity on WFMU. She is part of a small comedy collective called Bankrukt Productions. Together they have produced over 100 videos! One of their web series, Woody C'est Moi, recreated classic scenes from Woody Allen movies with the gender roles reversed. Shaina's first feature film, The Babymoon, is due out in 2016. She lives in Brooklyn, ten blocks from where she went to high school.
Graceann Dorse, Jillian Gorden
Graceann began her performance career as a dancer, having graduated from NYU with a BA in Dance Education. She then discovered improv comedy, training at the PIT and UCB. Soon after, she began her acting studies with Deena Levy Theatre Studio. She has appeared in several independent films, web series, commercials and digital shorts. In addition to performing improv regularly with her twoprov team Double D, her stage work includes Bella's Dream, Suburban Motel, and My Technology, an evening of self-written monologues. She still dances, but for fun. (Technically it was always fun, but now she can eat more.) Check out GraceannDorse.com to see her do stuff.
Dennis Jordan, Vince Gorden
Dennis Jordan is an actor and writer who's appeared all over downtown and many off-Broadway stages. An original member of New Haarlem Arts Theater, he appeared there in Blues for Mr. Charlie and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He has appeared in many plays, includingBurrhead, Perpetrator, Sunset Diabolocal, Migrations,and Girl Gone. He's performed his own work at Dixon Place, Bowery Poetry Club, Surf Reality, H.E.R.E., The Vinyard Theater and many others. As a playwright, he's had two plays produced off Broadway; Bloodlife by The New Voices Theater Co. and Race to the Grave at Dixon Place. His short story, Sweet Jerome, won the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation's national short fiction award in 2006. In film, he was the Man in Red in Rob Tregenza's much praised Talking to Strangers and has the lead role of Professor Emerson in the soon to be released Doublebreath by the Polish film director Rafel Janus.
Casey Webb, Mover
Casey Webb is an actor and comedian working in New York and LA. Currently he is in rehearsals with The Collective:10 cast of Daniel Kennedy's play, The Audience. On stage, he's also appeared in Mud, All About Walken, and On Dry Land. You may also recognize him from Boardwalk Empire, and commercials for the NJ Lottery, MTV, Sam Adams, Optimum/Cablevision, and more. Look for Casey later this year in the feature film McDick alongside Danny Trejo and Mo Collins. In 2016, Casey joins the cast of misfits for one of YouTube's original programs. Visit Casey on the web at CaseyWebbSite.com.
Matthew Love, Other Mover
Matthew Love is a performer and writer based in Brooklyn. Currently, he presides over comedic debate series Uptown Showdown at Symphony Space and was the host of NPR staple Selected Shorts for its 30th anniversary season. He's trained with instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, iO and the Peoples Improv Theater, where he taught and performed improv for many years. His writing credits include Rolling Stone, the London Evening Standard, Time Out New York and the Onion AV Club, among others.