Graceann is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in numerous festivals, including the New York Television Festival. In addition to writing for the screen, she created an hour-long solo show Farty of One, as well as several character and sketch productions. She is currently producing her pilot The 40 Pact, to be directed by Tribeca Film Festival alum Shaina Feinberg ("Theresa" in The Skull).
To learn more about her work, please visit GraceannDorse.com.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Christopher Webb is a Cinematographer and Technical Director specializing in commercial production and in-camera VFX. His narrative cinematography work has included the award-winning "Hey Diddle Diddle", "Sydney", and "Popous Pane and the Kids He Loves to Hate". He directed and photographed the feature-length documentary "Air Racer: Chasing the Dream" which aired on the Documentary Channel. Visit www.ChristopherWebb.tv for more information.
Mark Bracamonte is a freelance filmmaker currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He has filled various roles in production and camera department, but specializes in Directing, Assistant Directing and Story Development. Mostly working on commercial and promo content, Mark has also directed multiple short films and music videos. He developed his craft at the San Francisco Academy of Art, where he received his MFA in Motion Pictures and Television, graduating cum laude. He is currently in post production on another short, and is also in the process of writing his first feature film.
Jessica has been editing in NYC since before the dawn of jeggings. She cuts a bit of everything, from car spots to story-crafting long form documentaries. Primarily, she loves collaborating with a talented team and solving the puzzles that each new edit presents. Favorite projects include Air Racer: Chasing the Dream and anything cut to good music. Her work has screened at the New York Television Festival, San Antonio Film Festival, On Location LA, MoMA, AirVenture, and Filming Shakespeare, as well as on The Documentary Channel, PBS, and Lifetime. In between edits, she can be found acting on stage and screen and petting other people's dogs.
Patrick Castillo leads a multifaceted career as a composer, performer, writer, and educator. His music has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the US and internationally including Spoleto Festival USA, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Bavarian Academy of Music in Munich, and the Havana Contemporary Music Festival. His vocal chamber music is featured on The Quality of Mercy, a forthcoming release from Innova Recordings. Patrick has been a guest lecturer at Fordham University, the Milwaukee Symphony, ChamberFest Cleveland, and String Theory at the Hunter in Chattanooga, TN, among others. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Senior Director of Artistic Planning for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is founding composer and managing director of Third Sound. www.PatrickCastillo.com