Chairman Barnes :: Ambassador Sutherland ~ Anansi and the Demons
Chairman has appeared in Wake Not the Dead (WL12), The New Catacomb (WL13), The Tell-Tale Heart, The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16) and various Unbound Productions staged readings. A USAF veteran and former military reporter/disc jockey Chairman has studied performance at L.A. Valley College, CSUN, the Summer Training Congress at ACT and Groundlings. He is a member of Sacred Fools Theatre Co. and currently can be seen in the Snapple “Telegraph” commercial and the indie film Middle Man with Jim O’Heir (Parks & Rec). He shares an LA Weekly Ensemble award for Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara(Sacred Fools/Matrix) as u/s Louis Prima.
Ariel Brown :: Mmotia ~ Anansi and the Demons
This is Ariel’s third production in sunny California since moving from Maryland and she is certainly a connoisseur of the Arts! She plays classical violin, dances West African dance, and her theater repertoire includes Memphis, Sweet Charity, The Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, and just last summer she starred as Othello in Shakespeare’s Othello! Ariel would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support in all her endeavors. She gives all glory to God for his grace over her life!
Eric Cire :: Nigel ~ Anansi and the Demons
Eric is a Los Angeles citizen of nearly a decade. While being fortunate enough to write, act, and direct for stage and screen, he has cut his teeth in Los Angeles theatre working with Theatre Unleashed and The Bellweather Brothers in numerous productions, and is extremely excited to be involved in his first production with Wicked Lit.
Brooke Clendenen :: Margaret ~ The Shadowy Third
Brooke does not like to speak about herself in the third person, but she has set that aside to write this biography. Brooke is a native of Los Angeles County, and is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also a member of The Open Fist Theatre Company. This is Brooke’s first production with Unbound Productions, and she is very excited to be a part of Wicked Lit 2016. Brooke would like to thank Genevieve and Riley for their constant support.
Kevin Dulude :: Big Papa ~ Camp Mountain View
Kevin has performed in many theatres throughout L.A. including Nurse Rachet in The System (WL15). Currently, he is entertaining audiences with his one-man shows. In Shadow of the Villain, he plays eight different characters to share one man’s descent into the darkness. In Hepburn Sings!, he portrays the actress and American icon, Katharine Hepburn, in a semi-musical journey through her life. And in Inside Vincent Price, written by Sharon L. Graine, he performs the title role. In past productions, Kevin has also appeared as Clark Gable, Otto Preminger and Bette Davis, so beware dead legendary celebrities, you may be next!
McKenzie Eckels :: Rebecca ~ The Shadowy Third
McKenzie is delighted to be joining the Wicked Lit company once again, though she misses her fangs (Dracula’s Guest, WL14). McKenzie is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and if you count the 2nd grade musical, this is her 25th play. She would like to acknowledge her wonderful family and partner in crime, Jeffrey, who continue to support her artistic endeavors and bad behavior.
Rodnesha Green :: Obayifo ~ Anansi and the Demons
Rodnesha is excited to be making her debut with Unbound Productions! Rodnesha is hotly pursuing her talents in film, theatre and dance. She was recently featured as a choreographer & dancer in the LG Mobile campaign “Everyday, SPECTACULAR!” Previous theater credits include: Return to the Forbidden Planet, LIVE! From the Last Night of My Life, Side by Side by Sondheim and Ain’t Misbehavin. She also made regular appearances in both seasons of HitRECord On TV directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Rodnesha also writes & produces YouTube serials with her team Mixed Nuts and enjoys her work as a photographer (INspired Photos).
Dusty Hess :: Crawford Tillinghast ~ From Beyond
Dusty is excited to be playing with the Unbound family again bringing the adaption of From Beyond back to life after a staged reading of it last year! Other Unbound credits include WL2014 and a staged reading of A Christmas Carol. When not on stage, he can be found singing tenor with the Angel City Chorale or jumping out of airplanes. A huge thank you to Jonathan, Jeff, and Paul for creating a loving and warm place for us to bring such colorful characters to life. Have fun tonight!
Eric Keitel :: Dr. Howard Phillips ~ From Beyond
Back for his 10th Unbound show, Eric is embroiled in a fierce battle with Richard Large to determined who reigns supreme as the most Wicked. Hailing from rival sports towns (Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh), this seemed inevitable. Eric has killed and dismembered Richard in The Tell-Tale Heart, threatened to blow him up in The Lurking Fear (WL13), been vigorously slapped by him in Dracula’s Guest (WL14), and now…well, you’ll see. Other Unbound credits: The Body Snatcher (WL11), The Dead Smile (WL12), Two Pictures in One (HL12 & WL16). Echo Theater Company: The Suitcase, Fugue, The Optimist. Film: Most recently, Eric starred in the sci-fi feature, Agent, coming out early next year.
Richard Large :: Inspector Theobald ~ From Beyond
For Unbound, Richard has played Herbert in The Monkey’s Paw, Delbruck in Dracula’s Guest (WL14), Deputy Toby in The Lurking Fear (WL13), Stephen in The Tell-Tale Heart, the Deacon in Count Magnus (WL12), Toby Veck in The Chimes (WL10, WL11), and Baltrus Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09). He is a veteran of over 80 productions in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Favorite roles include Shotover in Heartbreak House, Brack in Hedda Gabler, John Cleary in The Subject was Roses (Shellie Award winner) and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Richard was awarded a Dramalogue Award for his direction of The Cave. MA in Theatre Arts from SFSU.
Meghan Lewis :: Peggy ~ Camp Mountain View
This is Meghan’s first show with Unbound, and she’s thrilled to be joining all the amazing artists in Wicked Lit! A Southern California native and proud graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, Meghan is a member of Urban Theatre Movement and keeps busy with dubbing telenovelas, voiceover, and audiobook narration. Favorite productions include The Theatre@Boston Court’s The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, Replica with Urban Theatre Movement, and Delusion: Masque of Mortality and Lies Within. Love to Molly, Jack, HD, and her family! www.meghanlewis.info
Jennifer Novak Chun :: Annie-Jane ~ Camp Mountain View
Jennifer is an actress, professional Cellist, composer, and writer. She has performed on TV in such iconic roles as “Enraged Bride” and “Baby Killer.” Her recent favorite theater roles were Alice in Wicked Lit’s The Monkey’s Paw, Mama in Robert Riemer’s Grace Note, and Mary in Lojo Simon’s Love All. She has performed at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater in Urban Death and Sex and Love in the Modern Age and is a member of the Artist’s Team for Force of Nature Productions. She is part of Edgar’s Angels, an all girl group that performs songs of the macabre.
Richard Mooney :: Detective Littlewit ~ From Beyond
An avid actor for both the stage and screen, Richard is fiercely dedicated to providing exciting new work and a strong voice in the arts. He holds an MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Some of his favorite plays he has performed in include: Proof, The Shape of Things, Our Town, Stop Kiss. You can catch him live in San Diego in Women Are Crazy at the Horton Grand Theater starting in December. For more information please visit his website at www.iamrichardmooney.com
Paul Myrvold :: Storyguide ~ The Shadowy Third
Paul has performed on Broadway (Shenandoah, Kings), Off Broadway (My Old Friends) and Off-Off Broadway (The Gilded Cage). He has also been a Guest Artist at colleges and universities across the country. Paul studied theatre at San Jose State University earning both a BA (Drama) and an MA (Theatre Arts). He also trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and with Wynn Handman in New York. Favorite roles include Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Lear in King Lear, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Mack the Knife in The Three Penny Opera, and Trigorin in The Sea Gull.
Michael Perl :: Dr. Maradick ~ The Shadowy Third
Michael (WL10, WL11, WL12, HL12, WL14) is happy to be back with the Unbound guys and the astounding talent they attract. Michael produced the West Coast Premiere of Jump/Cut by Neena Beber (directed by Paul Millet) Lately he’s been writing, directing and producing short films and a web-series with his uber-talented wife, Melissa. He’s looking forward to serving as producer on her directorial debut, In Between, going into production late 2016 under their Burton Street Productions, LLC banner. To his family and friends, he gives his heart. To Melissa, he gives his soul, be it as it may. michaelperl.net
Guy Picot :: Lucas ~ Anansi and the Demons
Guy is a British actor/writer now resident in LA. He played Charlie Chaplin in Stoneface at the Pasadena Playhouse and at Sacred Fools Theatre, where he is a member and has served on the artistic committee. For British TV he’s written episodes of the Primetime Network shows Bad Girls and Footballers’ Wives. He has written lyrics for several children’s shows produced by the international touring company, Big Wooden Horse. Guy is associate director for LA’s Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater.
Jacquelin Schofield:: Anansi ~ Anansi and the Demons
Jacquelin is a proud native of Brooklyn, NY. She is a 2012 Ovation Award winner for her performance in The Color Purple and was also nominated for an NAACP Theater Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Mrs. Muller in Doubt: A Parable. She has been seen on TV One, TruTV, Showtime and, recently on the REELZ Network premier of Hollywood 911. Jacquelin played Mae in Two Pictures in One (HL16) and is very excited to be a part of Wicked Lit 2016, and gives thanks to GOD for every opportunity she gets to share her gift with the world.
Sam Silverstein :: Howie ~ Camp Mountain View
Sam is a Sacramento native, a burgeoning children’s book author and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps turned actor. Having been accepted to an MFA program through the Actors Studio Pace University comma he chose instead to train locally with some of the most respected names in the business. Sam also played Preston in Unbound’s summer production of The Garden Party (HL16).
Tory N. Thompson :: Pak Kenwe ~ Anansi and the Demons
Tory (TNT) is an alumnus of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), and excited to be in Wicked Lit for the second time. He previously played Adam in The Lurking Fear (WL13). TNT recently starred in the Sony feature film The Final Girls. Some of his other previous credits include Gilmore Girls: Seasons (2016), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Code Black, Bosch, Days of Our Lives, Nick Cannon’s Incredible Crew, General Hospital, Better With You, and 1,000 Ways To Die, and numerous commercials. For more info visit www.ToryNThompson.com
Hannah Whiteoak :: Charlotte ~ The Shadowy Third
Hannah returns to the Unbound Clan after playing Mrs Sheridan in this summer’s The Garden Party (HL16). She was so impressed with the wonderfulness of the troop, she had to come back for more! Heralded from the UK, she escaped, and she now is making her big break here in sunny California. Actress, Singer, Film Lighting Lady. You can find her on Instagram: hannahblakewhiteoak2015 to follow her on her next adventure.