MICAH SCHRAFT's plays include A DOG’S HOUSE (World Premiere at IAMA Theatre, directed by Trip Cullman, published by Dramatists Play Service) and THE PROPAGANDA PLAYS (Dixon Place). In addition his work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Lab, P73, Miranda Theatre, Rising Phoenix Rep, IAMA and the Public Theatre. He co-wrote the feature film THE QUIET, which was developed at the Sundance Lab, premiered at Toronto Film Festival, and released by Sony Pictures Classics. He co-wrote/composed/starred-in the movie musical SUNNY & SHARE LOVE YOU, which premiered at the Outfest film festival (Audience Award) and was released by Vanguard Cinema. He has written movies and pilots for Universal, Sony, Disney, Paramount, Fox Searchlight, MGM, Big Beach, Overture, WB, ABC and HBO. In television he’s written two produced movies as well as on the series, JANE THE VIRGIN (CW), JESSICA JONES (Marvel/Netflix), THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (CW), RED WIDOW (ABC), THE SECRET CIRCLE (CW), and HUNG (HBO). He holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MFA from Columbia University. He has taught writing at UCLA, NYU and Columbia, and has mentored at The Ghetto School, Young Storytellers, PEN Prison Program, Virginia Ave. Project, and the Outfest Lab.
BRANDON O'NEIL SCOTT grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the youngest of three. In eleventh grade, he enrolled in his first theater course for fun, and, coincidentally, discovered how to express himself. After graduating high school, he enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, intent on an acting career. Constant training at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and NYU’s Classical Theater Studio has brought him thus far. Credits include: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Life Support (HBO), The Unit (FOX), Heartland (TNT), Law & Order (TNT), The Forbidden City (Lincoln Center Theatre, NY), Mark Twain: Timeless Humor (Lincoln Center Theatre), etc.
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Graham Sibley is a founding member of IAMA Theatre Company and a member of EST-LA. AT IAMA: World Premiere Productions of Leslye Headland's Cinephilia and Assistance, as well as Christian Durso's World Premiere Productions of Shiner and Redline and Micah Schraft's World Premiere of A Dog's House. Graham began his film and television career starring in the cult classic Zombie Honeymoon, executive produced by John Landis. From there, he appeared in the Emmy-Award winning film Nanking, directed by two-time Academy Award Winner Bill Guttentag and starring Woody Harrelson. Other credits include television roles on Fear The Walking Dead, The Affair, Grey’s Anatomy, Aquarius, How to Get Away with Murder, The Newsroom, Jane the Virgin, G.L.O.W; as well Before the Sun Explodes, Imaginary Order and Better Off Zed staring alongside fellow ensemble member, Christine Woods; Clint Eastwood's Sully, starring Tom Hanks and The Honor List, executive produced by Zoe Saldana for Lionsgate.
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. After leaving Disney, Cymbre worked as a Freelance Producer and Casting Director before joining DreamWorks Animation TV in 2016.
In addition to her work with IAMA, Cymbre is currently the Director of Casting for DreamWorks Animation TV and works on over 21 television shows which can be seen across multiple platforms.
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.