Conrad Grayson- Frank De Julio
Frank De Julio trained at Circle in the Square Theater School and Shakespeare & Company. His credits in New York Theatre include "Richard III" at 4th Street Theatre, "Unnatural Acts" (co-author/Keith Smerage) at Classic Stage Company (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play), "The Living Newspaper", "Monstrosity", "Dillingham City" at Playwrights Horizons, "Cymbeline" and "Twelfth Night" . His TV credits include “Smash,” “Criminal Justice,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gossip Girl,” “White Collar,” “Law & Order,” “As The World Turns,” “One Life To Live.” On film, he has starred in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning "The Normal Heart", "A Walk Among The Tombstones", and "Gabriel".
Samantha Grayson- Lauren Hines
Lauren Hines is from Hardinsburg, Kentucky but a dozen years in NYC makes her an official New Yorker. Credits include play for an all white stage (Old Vic, London) microcrisis (Ma-Yi Theatre Co, New York) Al's Business Cards (Theater Row, New York, 99 Ways..., Tomo Yo (Public Theater/Joe's Pub, New York), The Big Stew, Revenge of the Space Pandas (Atlantic Theater Co., New York), The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater), (baptism) (Playwrights Horizons, SFF, New York), Work, The Monday to Friday Plays (Ars Nova), The Bandaged Place (New York Theatre Workshop Residency/Dartmouth ). Regional credits include: Sight and Sound Theater, Stephen Foster Musical Association, MOC Musicals and others. Film & TV: Rescue Me, Attitudes in Motion, Guiding Light, A Special Occasion.
Parker- Frank Harts
Following the Netflix release of Jono Oliver’s movie, “Home” (NAACP Image Award nomination), Frank can be seen in the upcoming films, “Experimenter," directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), and "The Family Fang," directed by, and starring, Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses). He recurred on season one of HBO's “The Leftovers” alongside Justin Theroux, as Dennis Luckey, deputy to Theroux’s Police Chief. Other Television credits include: The Blacklist (NBC); The Americans (FX); It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX); Unforgettable (CBS); American Odyssey (NBC); 30 Rock (NBC). New York stage work includes roles he originated in David Ives’s “School For Lies,” Toshiki Okada’s American premiere of “Enjoy,” and Lincoln Center Theatre’s (LCT3) production of “Luck of the Irish,” written by Kirsten Greenidge. He made his Broadway debut in the 2004 Tony Award-winning revival of “A Raisin In The Sun,” as George Murchison. Up next: he will play Sebastian in The Public Theatre's production of "The Tempest", to be directed by Michael Greif (Rent). He is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Raul Julia Award.
Gigi- Eboni Hogan
Eboni Hogan is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter, actress and poet. She trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the University of Ghana. As a performance poet, she has performed in over 65 U.S. cities, as well as internationally in Germany, Austria, Ghana and India. In 2010, she was crowned the Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. Her play Foreign Bodies was produced by the Culture Project and Poetic Theater Productions.
Writer- DeWanda Wise
DeWanda Wise is an actress/writer, and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Credits in NY Theater include:Sunset Baby (Labyrinth) Sundown Name and Night-Gone Things(Negro Ensemble Company, NY)As it Is In Heaven (3Graces) Electra(Tisch) Regional credits include: Flight (City Theatre, Pittsburgh) In the Continuum (Playmakers, Chapel Hill) Film: “Spinning into Butter,” “Steam,” “African Booty Scratcher,” “Precious,” & "Pariah" TV: MOW Firelight, Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Intent, SVU, The Good Wife, The Mentalist,The Unusuals, and Gamekillers for MTV. Upcoming projects consist of films “Knucklehead” with Alfre Woodard; and “My Manz” directed by Alrick Brown. DeWanda is a proud member of Equity, and SAG-AFTRA.
Director- Paul Urcioli
Paul is an actor, director and producer. He is currently producing the film Phoenix by Scott Organ and directed by Amy Redford. Film roles include: The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Adult Beginners, Shelter, Thanks for Sharing, Morning Glory, 3 Backyards. TV: Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Americans, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Homeland, The Good Wife, Golden Boy, Royal Pains, The Unusuals, Cupid, Fringe, Cashmere Mafia, Six Degrees, Conviction, many appearances on all the Law and Orders, Third Watch, Sex and the City, All My Children, The Guiding Light and a recurring role on the CBS drama Queens Supreme. Commercial: National spots include Heineken, State Farm, MasterCard, Barclays, Downy, Healthy Choice, Progresso, Verizon Fios, eBay, Nike, Fidelity, KY, FedEx, Sheraton, Comcast, Las Vegas, Staples, Delta, Canon, Volkswagen, IBM, CNN, Brown Co. Recent theater: Point Last Seen (ATC 2nd Stage), The Invitaion (Ohio Theater), Americana Absurdum (Lucille Lortel and P.S. 122) Greg Kotis’ Eat the Taste at the Barrow Street Theater and Americana Absurdum at the Menier Theatre in London. Directing credits include: The Learned Ladies (Cake Productions and Ateh Theater Group), Reckless, Weekend at an English Country Estate (Ateh), Revenge of the Space Pandas, Our Town, The Devil & Billy Markham, Twelfth Night, Bridezilla Strikes Back (NY Fringe Festival Award Winner), Brian Parks’ Suspicious Package (HERE), The Rimers of Eldritch, The Women, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Harm’s Way, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet. Paul has taught Acting, Improvisation and On-Camera Technique at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, The Tom Todoroff Conservatory and was an Artist in Residence at Oberlin College from 1986-89 teaching acting, movement, improvisation and performing with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. www.paulurcioli.com
Director of Photography- Ben Stamper-
Ben is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in the New York City area who specializes in cinematography, editing and directing for productions around the world. Ben’s guiding principle as a filmmaker is to reveal the visual soul of the story with sensitivity and the highest artistic integrity. With a background in fine art and music, Ben’s intuitive approach to imagery and sound has led him to a broad range of human interests, from exploring remote villages in the Amazon to the complexities of human trafficking across India. Appreciated by his clients for his adventurous spirit, Ben is uniquely adapted to working in the most challenging situations. Ben’s primary work is in feature documentary, feature narrative and music video. Current projects include Don’t Foil My Plans: a full length documentary on art, autism and the transition into adulthood. www.benstamperpictures.com
Associate Producer- Joanna Castle Miller
Assistant Director- Joanna Castle Miller
Grip- Ben Gunderson
Set Photographer- Brittany Buongiorno
Hair and Makeup- Liana Fernandez
Cast A.K.- Avery Kai Spencer
Executive Producer- Michael Dunjey
Sound- Jon Seale
Gaffer- Jacob Blumberg
Production Assistant- Kalen Cheng
Set Dressing Assistant- Sasha Arutyunova