Elaine Partnow

While acting is her passion, Elaine Partnow is also an author, screenwriter, quotologist, editor, instructor and performance speaker especially noted for her living history portrayals. Elaine has brought her dozens of portrayals of fabulous women to audiences of all ages across the world at over 500 venues. A member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA since the early 1960s, she's written produced and acted in her own one-woman show: "Hear Us Roar, A Woman's Connection"; and was commissioned to write and perform "Hispanic Women Speak." She majored in Theater Arts at UCLA and studied with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios in New York.



Jesse Pepe

Jesse Pepe began his acting career in the professional theater circuit in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated with a degree in Musical Theater and moved to Los Angeles shortly after, switching his focus to Film and Television. He has since starred in the HBO/Cinemax show The Girl's Guide to Depravity as a series regular, as well as multiple independent films. Along with being a screenwriter for movies, television and commercials, he loves to pen raunchy comedy music and terribly inappropriate jokes.


Alisa Vilena

Alisa was born and raised by her Russian parents in Los Angeles, California. She began her acting career at the tender age of four and a half when she booked her first role. Apart from having studied abundant forms of dance since she was five years old, Alisa is also a classically-trained singer with the ability to sing in any style. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she majored in Theater and Musical Theater.


Sadie Johansson

Sadie comes from a family of artists, with one that directed the sitcom The Jefferson’s for many years. She started playing classical piano at the age of four and began singing, dancing and acting shortly thereafter. She won a scholarship at age ten to the Los Angeles Community School of Performing Arts and got her first break in 1983 on the show Kid’s Incorporated. Her theater experience includes: The Glass Menagerie, Annie, Twelve Angry Jurors, The Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, Jeanne d’Arc, The Dining Room, Ragtime (nominated for best supporting actress in a musical) to mention a few. In the last three years she has appeared in a host of commercials, television shows such as Modern Family, Murder Book, and more, played the lead in two short films and a has a supporting role in the film Tiptoe Through which will commence shooting in September, 2017 https://www.tiptoethrough.com/. She recently had a featured part in I Think We’re Alone Now, from the Producer of LaLa Land. In addition to filming Tiptoe Through, she has a lead role in an episodic – HR805, which will commence filming in July 2017 - http://www.hr805.com/. She is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, and for twenty-five years Sadie has also worked in Casting, as a 1st A.C., Camera Operator, directed short films and recently worked on Rob Schneider’s Netflix show, Real Rob as a 1st A.C. and DP in Season One.



Alain Washnevsky

After a successful career in real estate, Alain realized that something was missing. Originally from Vienna, Austria, he decided to follow his true passion as a performer and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2011. His recent work includes a lead role in the Oscar-nominated short film Day One, as well as appearances on Scandal (ABC), and Aquarius (CBS). Alain is also a motivational speaker and competed in the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2014. He made it to the finals in Kuala Lumpur and was one of the top nine speakers in the world. He actively participates as a communications coach for the Captivating Speakers program and loves to sing opera in his spare time.



Hossein Mardani

Acting started early in Hossein's childhood. Originally from Iran, he grew up watching classics like The Godfather, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and French Connection with his father. Hossein loved to imitate the actors and often put on little plays at their family gatherings. At the age of twelve, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands where he found a way to express himself through his high school's theater productions. After graduating, Hossein decided to dedicate his life to theater and went to the School of Art in Utrecht, where five intensive years of study solidified his love for the fine arts. Since graduating in 2002, Hossein has worked in numerous theater, television and film projects all around the world.


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Jon Briddell

Jon began his professional acting carrer in 1989 performing in a Second City (Chicago) affiliated sketch comedy show. He trained in theater throughout the Mid-West prior to his arrival to Los Angeles in late 1993. His credits include over twenty feature films, constant television appearances, and numerous commercial and print campaigns. Jon is an avid Ohio State football fan. 


Lydia Muijen

Lydia Muijen is an actor, producer, and published poet whose work has been featured in many of the most important artistic venues across the globe. Her work as an artist speaks for itself. In 2013 alone, she had two shorts and one feature accepted in the Cannes Film Festival, and in each of these projects, her roles varied from lead to supporting actress to producer. Her cinematic works have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Deauville and Imagine Science Film Festival, among many others.