MELISSA STEPHENS studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Following graduation, she worked Off-Broadway at PS 122 and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Since relocating to LA, she finished all levels of Groundlings and started performing at UCB. Currently a member IAMA Theatre Company as a producer and actor. IAMA Theatre Company credits: Reverb (June), Bachelorette (Gena), Assistance (u/s Nora, producer). Film credits: Elektra Luxx(dir. Sebastian Gutierrez), Breakup Talk (short) The Dirty Backs (Channel 101 Web Pilot). She is currently co – writing and starring in Thin But Poor an HBO Webseries with Leslye Headland. Californication (Reoccuring Role)
SARAH UTTERBACK'S theater credits include The Accidental Blonde and Surfer Girl (IAMA original cast), Mud, North of Providence, Il Bidone and Ladybird (Rushforth Productions), Hamlet, BASH, Taken in Marriage (Steppenwolf Garage Theater), Full Circle (NYU mainstage), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (NYU), and Macbeth (RADA). TV & Film: NCIS, Mysteries of Laura, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Family Guy, Pathlights and My First Time Driving. BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and 2003 graduate of the School at Steppenwolf.
Founding member of IAMA Theatre Company.
CYMBRE WALK began a lifelong love affair with theater at a very early age. As a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Theater, Cymbre parlayed her skills and interests into producing film. While in NYC, Cymbre partnered to form The Group Entertainment, a NYC based independent management/production company and Associate Produced “Mentor” which premiered at Tribeca in 2006.
She went on to earn a MFA from the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at USC where she was awarded the Peter Stark Filmmaker Award for producing her short film “Stuffed.”
Cymbre previously worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation as the Casting Associate on such films as “Tangled”, “Wreck It Ralph”, “Frozen”, “Big Hero 6″, and “Zootopia”. Additionally, she served as Casting Director for “Willowbrook”, a short film that premiered at Tribeca in 2012, and is currently casting an upcoming feature for ReelFX. Cymbre currently works as a freelance Producer and Casting Director in Los Angeles.
Keliher Walsh: 2015-16 Jerome Fellow. Her work includes, Proof of Circling, Desire Line/Plymouth Rock, Idols of the Cave, Year of the Rabbit, Fifth World, and INDIGO. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater, in New York and Los Angeles where YEAR OF THE RABBIT was produced in 2012 and was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize. IDOLS OF THE CAVE presented at Blank Theater Living Room Series in 2015. IDIGO at The Playwright’s Center, in 2016. She is the winner of the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference. As an actor she’s appeared on Broadway, regional theaters across the country, TV and Film. She directed the premiere of Louise Munson’s Play, DO LIKE THE KIDS DO both in LA and in NYC.
CHRISTINE WOODS is best known for her work on television, most recently the HBO series and television movie Hello Ladies starring opposite Stephen Merchant. She was featured in this season of AMC’s The Walking Dead as well as NBC’s About a Boy, co-starring David Walton and Minnie Driver. Previously, Christine recurred opposite Matthew Perry on NBC’s Go On and was a regular on NBC’s Perfect Couples and ABC’s Flash Forward. Other television credits include The Odd Couple, Bad Teacher, The Closer, House M.D, NCIS, Cold Case, Necessary Roughness, Castle, In Plain Sight. This year, she is featured in Demetri Martin’s film directorial debut Dean, also starring Mary Steenburgen and Kevin Kline. Christine is a native of Orange County, California and studied musical theatre at the University of Arizona.
JAMIE WOLLRAB is a director, actor, producer, coach. Professionally He has founded two theatre company’s that have collectively produced over 50 plays. He has recently directed at The Hudson Theatre, iama theatre, Rogue Machine (asst. director) and the west coast premiere of Super Sunday. Other LA credits include: Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Feeding the Monkey in Hollywood, Two Rooms and The Mistakes Madeline Made. In 2011 he produced the feature film Leave with Bryan Cranston, in 2014 he produced and acted in Nightmare Code. He directed his first film Sunder which will be premiering festivals later this year. He has also directed music videos for bands Hot As Sun (when we fell) and Dead Man’s Bones (werewolf heart). Jamie is currently coaching several hit television shows and films. He holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University and he has been Head of the Voice & Movement Department at Warner Loughlin Studios for the last 7 years. He is also the Artistic Director of The Triptych Group which produced Gruesome Playground Injuries which won Best Production of Colorado in 2014.