SELF-DEPORTATION: THE UNTOLD TALE OF A MARGINAL WOMAN
Wanda has a BA in English Literature from Duke University, with minors in Theater Studies and Dance. She has also trained with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Second City, and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. After her debut performance in “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” at Manbites Dog Theater, she appeared in several plays and dance performances in Durham, NC. She recently moved to Chicago, where she has appeared in theatrical productions with The Silent Theatre Company and Gallery Theater.
RYAN DAVID HEYWOOD (Happy Husband)
Ryan has appeared in several short films, including Scotty Works Out (which won the Festival Favorite at the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). In addition, he has appeared on theater and improv stages throughout Chicago. Ryan currently has the principal role in a film noir project shooting in Chicago. His one-man show, Confessions of a Tramp Stamp, had a run at The Annoyance Theater.
MARIN SCHULZ (Happy Wife)
Marin trained at Second City, Acting Studio Chicago, Black Box Studios and The Green Room. She has appeared in independent films and commercials, playing the role of a homicidal sleepwalker in the short Day for Night and a detective in Uncertainty. Most recently she has finished filming Likeness in Huntington, IN, which is scheduled for release in June 2014. This spring, Marin will appear in the Chicago-based web series, Bass Solo.
JAMES HOUTON (Politician)
Originally from Ireland, Chicago has been James’ home for the last 15 years. He has appeared in numerous commercials, most recently for Walmart. On stage, he has performed Off-Broadway and in Chicago at Steppenwolf, Writer's Theatre, Noble Fool Theater, Apple Tree and TimeLine Theatre. He has also toured nationally with Shakespeare companies. His next show will be “Juno,” a musical version of Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock,” at TimeLine Theatre
MIA HULEN (Cheerleader)
Mia is a model, actress and student from St. Louis, MO. Her commercial debut was as a principal in a Missouri Lottery (“Pay It Forward”) commercial spot. She is also featured in several Missouri Lottery radio spots. Mia was recently featured in a 7-page fashion spread in Ladue News Magazine and a 3-page spread in Street Scape Magazine.
TOMMY MARTIN (Fireman)
Tommy is a Chicago-based actor who has appeared in film, in web series, and on stage. He has trained at Second City and on various TV show sets. Tommy can be seen in “Dhoom 3,” the independent feature “Billi & Theodore” (available on Amazon and iTunes), and in the web series “Platoon of Power Squadron” and “The Club.” His dystopian feature “Cheery Point” has been picked up for distribution and should be available worldwide in 2014. In addition to acting, Tommy writes and produces for his company picture(s)talking.
TRAVIS JEFFREY MORRIS (Quarterback)
A Minnesota native, Travis is a fresh face to the Chicago acting scene. He has studied acting under the tutelage of Katherine Gately and Richard Poole. This is his first film.
FRANK ONDORF (Subway Rider #1)
Frank is a musician, songwriter and actor. He has toured internationally as a bass player. He has appeared in web series and has worked in television, as well as live stage performances. Frank also models for performance artists occasionally. His most recent stage appearance was in Robin Kay’s “Underlying Issues” at Chicago’s Stage 773.
JAMIE LEE KEARNS (Subway Rider #2
Jamie studied acting at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay before moving to Chicago in 2005. She has also studied at Second City and studied voice with Davin Youngs. Jamie most recently appeared as Lotty in Citadel Theatre's Enchanted April, and onscreen as the Young Peggy Kinsley in Bachelor's Grove. In March, Jamie will be moving to New York City to further her acting career.
SUSAN WINGERTER (Subway Rider #3)
Susan has performed in Chicago since 1999. An artistic associate with Bruised Orange Theatre Company, and an ensemble member in their hit show “I Saw You”; Susan’s previous stage collaborations include shows with Blindfaith Theatre Company, The Side Project, Interrobang Theatre Project, and the Incubator Series at A Red Orchid Theatre. Upcoming shows include an original work by Aaron Sawyer for Red Theater, and “The President, or 1,2,3” for Oracle Productions.
TIANA PYER-PEREIRA (Subway Rider #4)
Tiana has played taiko for six years, most recently as a member of Chicago's Ho Etsu Taiko ensemble. She has acted in stage shows for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and has played in the pit for student plays and community theatre productions. This is Tiana's first film appearance.
PAMELA STRATEMAN (Subway Rider #5)
Pamela is a performance artist, dancer, and tango instructor. She has studied Butoh with Sara Zalek. She has performed in a variety of dance and performance art works, in venues ranging from the Chicago Cultural Center to the loading dock of the Lyric Opera. In addition, Pamela performed a staged reading of producer Lance Eliot Adams’ one-woman play, “The Red Lantern.”
Benjamin A. Smith