Alana has appeared on stage with the Echo in Bob, God’s Ear, Everything Will Be Different (Ovation Award nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Play), and the Echo One Acts of 2009 and 2006. Other LA Stage credits include: The Hive Project (Padua Playwrights), What May Fall, Have You Seen Alice?, Shake, NIBBLER (all at Theatre of NOTE),Lascivious Something (Circle X), and Doomsday Kiss!(Bootleg Theater). On screen credits include Shelly in the indie sci-fi feature Dark Space, OK, Good (recently distributed by Slamdance Studios), host Andrea Bishop in the viral internet campaign for the film Prometheus, Great Things, and Someplace Better Than Here. Alana has a B.A. in Theater from Occidental College and also serves as the Echo’s Literary Manager.
recently played Monyca in The Echo Theater Company's World Premiere of Wirehead. She has worked at American Conservatory Theater, Zeum Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Alpine Theater Project. Favorite roles include Nora in A Doll’s House, Scilla in Serious Money, Caliban in Another Side of the Island a world-premiere adaptation of The Tempest, starring Olympia Dukakis and Olivia in Twelfth Night. Amanda has appeared in film, television and many national commercials. Amanda is a graduate of Princeton University and received her MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Amanda is a Los Angeles native. She has appeared in many plays/performances including Kafka Thing (nominated for Drama Critics award), Buddha’s Big Night (both Odyssey Theatre), Fubar (Theatre of NOTE), An Artists Life Manifesto with Marina Abramovic (MOCA), Seascapes with Sharks and Dancers (MOTH) Absinthe, Opium and Magic, 1920’s Shanghai, A Children’s Show *not for children (both Grand Guignolers) and Uncle Vanya (The Washington Center). She also has created her own performances pieces including Prey/Pray, a performance piece for Coyote (site specific/Echo Park), Amnesia (TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE, Phyllis Stein Gallery) and currently Series Studies (site specific home performances). Amanda has acted in a handful of indie films including HOW TO CHEAT (winner Best Performance - Los Angeles Film Festival) and in over 50 national commercials. While attending the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, Amanda co-founded The Skirts, a performance art band that toured with The Cha Cha Cabaret. She currently studies with Sandra Seacat and Kim Gillingham and in the past has had the pleasure of studying with great folks like Wynn Handman and at RADA. She also writes, makes art and tells jokes too. She is thrilled to be a new member of The Echo.
has been a proud member of the Echo Theater Company since appearing in the One Acts of 2004. Recent credits include the indie feature BFFs (which she co-wrote), the Off-Broadway play White’s Lies, and the upcoming Terry Green film No God, No Master opposite David Strathairn. Echo productions include the West Coast premieres of David Ives' The Other Woman and Kate Robin's ANON. Film credits include: Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, Outside Sales, Homecoming (which she co-produced), and Primo. Guest star credits include: "Castle", “Law and Order, L.A.”, "Brothers and Sisters", "October Road", "InJustice", “The District”, “Girl’s Club”, and "24" (recurring).
Bob is an actor, sculptor and mask maker, having studied with Julie Taymor in the early 80s in New York. His regional credits include GREATER TUNA, SHEAR MADNESS at the Kennedy Center, TINTYPES, and THE WASPS at the Getty Villa.
TV & Film: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, FRIENDS, LAW & ORDER LOS ANGELES, THE WEST WING, BONES, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, AWAKE, LIE TO ME, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, OUTBREAK, HEARTBREAKERS, among others.
He has written two full length plays with masks and puppets with his writing partner Rob Harrison, STORIES OF THE SEASON and IN THE VALLEY OF MIST.
He is currently working on a full-length adaptation of THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, all done with puppets.
Broadway credits include Broadway Bound, The Shadow Box, The Rose Tattoo. Off-Broadway she did The March On Russia and La Ronde. She also did the national tours of The Odd Couple and A Day In The Death of Joe Egg. Some of her Regional Theatre credits are House of Blue Leaves, David’s Mother (Cleveland Playhouse and Pasadena Playhouse), Prisoner of Second Avenue, I Ought to Be In Pictures, Chapter Two (Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter Fla.), Good King Charles Golden Days, Colette, The Gin Game (originated the role of Fonsia Dorsey), Bluewater Cottage, The Jewish Wife (ATA) The Chalk Garden, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Firebugs (Actors Workshop) Triplets in Uniform, Dreams From Bunker Hill (TCG). Home Grown and the One Act Festival ‘06 (Echo Theater Company). She is the recipient of four Dramalogue Awards for work here in Los Angeles. Some of her films include The Family Stone, Daytrippers, Bachelorman, Paternity, Sharkey’s Machine, Best Friends and the recently completed Ray of Sunshine. Television roles go all the way back to "Bonanza", with lots in between; but most recently guest star performances on "Numb3rs", "ER", "Without A Trace".
is an actor, director and producer. With Daisy 3 Pictures, she directed the feature film 29th and Gay by James Vasquez (released by TLA) and the short film Feet of Clay by David Caudle. She also executive produced and starred in James Vasquez's Ready? OK! soon to be released by Wolfe Video. She is currently a series regular on HBO's “True Blood”. Other acting credits include Towelhead; Vicky Christina Barcelona; Doubt (the film); Duplicity; Transamerica; Lovely by Surprise; Straight-Jacket; My Best Friend's Wedding; Mercury Rising; "Desperate Housewives"; "Numbers"; "Sex and the City"; "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"; "Wonder Falls"; "Hope and Faith"; "Good Morning, Miami"; "Spin City". NY theater credits include Broadway: Festen, The Rivals, The Tempest; Off-Broadway: Chaucer in Rome ;Straight-Jacket; Freedomland ;The Libertine; Antony and Cleopatra. She studied acting at the University of Evansville and Juilliard and is married to the actor Michael Emerson.
Broadway: Spring Awakening (currently), Sisters Rosensweig, Heidi Chronicles, I’m Not Rappaport, Cherry Orchard. Off-Broadway: Ladyhouse Blues, Baby With The Bathwater, Blue Window, The Boys Next Door (Drama Desk Award), Pastorale (Obie Award). Regional: Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The Long Warg, American Repertory Theatre, (Charlotte Cushman Acting award). Films: "Spider-Man 2," "The Usual Suspects," "Catch That Kid." Television: best known for "Desperate Housewives."
DAVID GIUNTOLI is a mid-westerner, through and through. This St. Louis native is the product of a Dead Poets' Society-esque all boys high school, and majored in International Business and Finance at Indiana University in Bloomington. While frequenting his local watering hole, Dave was selected to join the cast of MTV's "Road Rules: South Pacific" where he ventured to the far reaches of Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand. Dave settled down to Los Angeles where he most recently booked a recurring role on "Veronica Mars" for the CW and a guest star "Ghost Whisperer" for CBS.
Theatre: Uncle Vanya (Lillian Theatre), Pigs and Bugs (Echo Theater), Dracula (The Old Globe/San Diego), The Distance From Here (The Almeida/ London), Merry Wives of Windsor (NY Shakespeare Festival), Arabian Nights (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Triumph of Love (The Guthrie Theatre), Hamlet (Yale Rep). Television: "Flashpoint" (CBS), "Veronica Mars" (CW), "Just Shoot Me" (NBC), "Hope and Gloria" (NBC), "James Dean" (TNT), "A Member of the Wedding" (USA), "Celine" (CBC), "Numb3rs", "Brothers and Sisters", "CSI", "NYPD Blue".
Film: My Mom’s New Boyfriend, Sherman’s Way, Weather Girl, Full Frontal, AI, Galaxy Quest, Stigmata, The Wrong Guy, Albino Alligator, Money Train.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Trained at The Yale School of Drama (New Haven, CT) and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC). Lives in Los Angeles with his two kids and a dog named Chekhov.
Local Theater: The Projectionist, Good Thing, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Center Theatre Group); Hamlet, Violet Hour (South Coast Rep); Sin, Adam Baum & the Jew Movie (Hayworth Theatre) Other Theater: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Love's Fire, The Square (The Public, NY); Busy World is Hushed, Recent Tragic Events, Chemistry of Change (Playwrights Horizons, NY) Good Thing (New Group, NY). TV/ Film: Groove, Fantastic 4, Live from Baghdad, "Pushing Daisies", "American Dreams", "Gideon's Crossing", "New Adventures of Old Christine".
Hutchi Hancock hails from Kentucky, therefore, she has a special affinity for bluegrass, bourbon and all things equine. After earning her degree in theater studies from Kenyon College, Hutchi moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Film & Television because she is a masochist. Just kidding. She loves her line of work. Hutchi has appeared on network and cable TV as well as a number of films. She is a member of The Echo Theater Company. She is also a decent cook.
is a Southern California native and a proud member of the Echo, having performed in Anon and the Echo One Acts 2009. Favorite roles include Kristi in Mickey Birnbaum's Big Death & Little Death with the Road Theatre Company, Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan,, Nina in The Seagull and Jessica in This is Our Youth. Jeanne has studied with Bread and Puppet and the LA Poverty Department, and is a graduate of Hunter College.
An actor and photographer, Jeff Galfer holds a Master’s degree in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Political Theory from the University of Evansville in Indiana. He has worked professionally on stage in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, & Los Angeles. Film & television credits include the new Beach Boys biopic "Love & Mercy", "Six Ways to Sundown", "NCIS", "Castle", "Law & Order", "Numb3rs", "Z Rock", "Guiding Light", "All My Children" (recurring) and a recurring role on the Steven Spielberg/Oren Peli produced "The River" for ABC. He has also been in over thirty commercials and recently finished producing his first short film Buried Treasure, which he wrote. Currently, he is developing more episodes of the web series "Date-A-Max", which he co-created and sold to Fullscreen's web comedy distribution network.
Jennifer Chambers is the co-founder of Green Beetle Productions and the founder of Wilder Theatrics LLC. With Green Beetle she developed and produced the world premiere of The Muscles in Our Toes By Stephen Belber and Sam Wolfson’s Playdates. Her directing credits include the world premier of Stephen Belber’s The Muscles in Our Toes at the El Portal, Yog Sothoth, The Third Best Debater and Here to Serve You at San Pedro’s Little Fish Theatre, Suzan Lori Park’s 365 Play/365 Days at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Land of the Blacks by Michael Shaw Fischer, the world premiere of Sam Wolfson’s Playdates at the Elephant Theatre and Theatre Asylum, Twelve Angry Men at Theatre of Arts and the west coast premier of Andrea Kuchlewska’s Complete at the Matrix Theatre. She has assisted Jonathan Moscone on Cal Shakespeare’s production of Man and Superman and Liz Diamond on Catherine Treischman’s Crooked at the Women’s Project Theatre. She has worked as a teaching artist, drama therapist and mentor for Theatreworks and The Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Alta Bates Hospital, Theatre Unlimited, The Living Arts Counseling Center, The Young Storytellers Project and The Virginia Avenue Project. She has a BA in theatre arts from Northwestern University and an MA in drama therapy from The California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of the Director’s Lab West 2010, Chicago Director’s Lab 2013 and an Associate Member of SDC.
grew up in Southern Oregon and Southern Denmark, and graduated from UCLA and University of Exeter, England. Recently he was seen on the Echo stage in the Matthew Benjamin & Logan Brown's Wirehead (LA Weekly nom. Best Actor) and Jessica Goldberg's Ovation-nominated Body Politic. He has been an Echo Theater Company member since 1998. Other Echo Productions include: Ovation-Award winning World Premiere of War Music by Bryan Davidson (later at The Geffen Playhouse), Homegrown by Rick Cleveland, Thursday by Adam Bock, and a couple of Echo One Acts for good measure. He has enjoyed workshopping Adam Rapp's Finer Noble Gases, Jessica Goldberg's Good Thing, Frank Basloe's Please Continue, and David Lindsey-Abaire's A Devil Inside with the Echo, Mark Taper Forum, and various Playwrights Festivals around town. Some stage: Ghosts in the Cottonwoods,Welcome Home (Edinburgh Fringe), Macbeth (U.K.), and Marat/ Sade (U.K.). Some TV and Film: “Summerland”, “MTV's Undressed: Season One”, “The Andy Dick Show”, “Sabrina: the Teenage Witch”, “Felicity”, “Linc's”, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Duke, The Hazing, and Winning London. Jeremy also lends his voice to various Films, TV Shows, and Video Games. Skaal.
Joanie has worked Off and Off Off-Broadway: Favorites include Heartbeat to Baghdad, Ajax por Nobody (NY & Australia), Baal, Billy the Kid, all directed by Jim Simpson at The Flea Theater; Radioshow at BAM's Bric Theater and Tonic; Pitched at Actor's Playhouse; The Velvet Rut at The Flea; Frizzled Onions at The Milagro; Buried Child at The Producer's Club. In LA, All My Sons at The Raven; Nibbler at Theatre of Note (where she is also a company member). Joanie has developed new work with David Deblinger at The Public, Karen Finley at The Flea, Joseph Chaikin at La Mama, Tom Noonan at The Paradise, Kathleen Dimmick at New York Theater Workshop, and Joe Morton at The Actors Studio. Her TV credits include "Sons of Anarchy", "Law and Order: Criminal Intent", "Law and Order", "Late Night with Conan O' Brien", and "The Sopranos".
Since moving to LA in 2007, Josh has been studying improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings. Prior to that, he studied real acting at the American Repertory Theatre and silly acting with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. Favorite roles with the former include Skippy in The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Jamie in The Last Five Years, and Newton in The Physicists. Favorite roles with the latter include Paula Izecaps and Old Speller, a female Ekimo and a pink poodle respectively. Josh dabbles in writing as well and is lucky to have his more talented brother as his writing partner.
Jud Williford was last seen at the International city Theater production of Around the World in 80 Days as Phileas Fogg. Other credits include: Asolo Repertory Theater in Twelve Angry Men (dir. Frank Galati), Las Meninas, and La Bete. He was a company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco from 2008 thru the 2011 season where some of his highlights include Scapin (with Bill Irwin), The Imaginary Invalid, The Time of your Life (Tina Landau), War Music, Happy End, The Rivals and Tom Stoppard's Rock'n' Roll. Other Selected regional theater credits include; Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Macbeth (title role), The Tempest, and Nicholas Nickleby at the California Shakespeare Theater, and Saturn: The Musical (featuring Jeffery Alexander Galfer as Alexander Oakwood) at the 30 Grant Black Box. Other theaters include, The Aurora, The Huntington, The Peoples Light Theater and others. Film credits include, Rite time Wrong Spot (w/Olympia Dukakis), and The Tripper (dir. David Arquette). He received his MFA from ACT.
Is a born and raised Los Angelino. Some of his favorite Theatre credits include: El Nogalar (Fountain Theatre), Oedipus El Rey (Boston Court; 2010 Ovation Award nomination for ‘Best Lead Actor’), Farragut North (Geffen), Electricidad (Mark Taper), Strike-Slip (Humana), Stones (Kirk Douglas), Zorro (TheatreWorks), My First Radical (Ojai Playwrights Festival), Aesop in Rancho Cucomunga (Lewis Family Playhouse), Dias Y Flores (Company of Angels; 2009 TicketHolders Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’), dAWGS (Ivar Theatre), The Legend of Jane & Joe (Ricardo Montalbán Theater). Film: Angel of Death, Better Half, Maddoggin’, Hood Vengeance, Chris/tina, The People I’ve Slept With, S.E.R.E, Ten ‘Til Noon, American Flyer, Love Sick Diaries. TV: Justified, Dexter, NCIS:L.A., Law And Order:L.A., Weeds, and NYPD Blue.. He is also an accomplished director, lighting designer, and Ovation Award-nominated set designer.
is a veteran of the LA sketch comedy and improv scene, where she's performed long-form improv at the Groundlings, IOWest, UCB etc.. Last fall, she premiered on the LA stage in the Echo’s production of Anon by Kate Robin. On television, she plays Lady, The Janitor’s girlfriend on “Scrubs”, among other appearances in TV shows and commercials. She can be heard weekly on the improv podcast TheExpertologists.com, or in various venues around town blissfully playing light rock hits in the duo, The Artists (with Jean Villepique). She thanks her lucky star to have found the Echo and all the stars within.
After graduating from Sanford Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse, Kristina began working as an actress with the renowned Circle Repertory Company in New York, dedicated primarily to developing new plays. Often working on projects from first reading through to production Kristina originated roles in works by Paula Vogel, David Mamet, Joan Ackerman and others. She continues to work as an actress in theater, film, and television.
Kristina comes from a family of writers, builders, and visual artists and has always had a strong interest in character, aesthetics, and design. After primarily working as an actress, Kristina embarked on writing and directing and with her first and original screenplay, COUGH DROP, was one of eight women awarded a grant and fellowship to the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, won best film and honorable mention award and has played throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Dedicated to the development of new work, Kristina has served as Associate Artistic Director of the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles. The company’s recent productions include the west coast premieres of Kate Robin’s (Six Feet Under) ANON, Pulitzer prize nominated Sarah Ruhl’s, MELANCHOLY PLAY and Jessica Goldberg’s BODY POLITIC. Kristina also starred in the productions of ANON and BODY POLITIC. With the Echo, Kristina developed and taught ACTOUT, an ongoing writing and acting program for incarcerated boys in the California Youth Authority system.
Kristina recently began programming for The Green Mountain Film Festival in Vermont, and Spool MFG, an artist’s collective in upstate New York.
Currently, Kristina is a finalist for the 2013 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab with her first feature script, a film she also intends to direct.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David Warshofsky, their young daughter, and her stepson.
Liz began her stage work in various productions with the Virginia Stage company and the Governor's school of the Arts. She headed to work with Bread and Puppet Theater company, stilt walking and performing dance and puppetry, immediately after receiving training at the University of Rome and afterwards Carnegie Mellon University. In Los Angeles, she has trained with Jamie Rose Studios and the Groundlings. Liz has also appeared in the Seth and Avi Show, Box of Shadows, Immune, Fixed Income, Missionary Positions, performed live hosting for MSNBC, and can be found singing jazz in smoky clubs around the city.
is thrilled to be a member of the Echo. With the Echo she has perfomed in some One Acts and Kate Robin's Anon. Some of her New York theater credits include Noises Off on Broadway, Adam Rapp's Blackbird (Edge Theatre), Paula Vogel's Mineola Twins (Roundabout Theatre - Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Keith Reddin's Frame 312 (Atlantic Theatre Co.), Jessica Goldberg's Refuge(Playwrights Horizons), The Penetration Play (13P), Stupid Kids (WPA/Century Theatre). She's also performed at Williamstown, NY Stage & Film, Yale Rep, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and The O'Neill. Film: Winter Passing, School of Rock, Liberty Maine, and The Out of Towners. Television: "Bones", "Grey's Anatomy", "Eli Stone", "Studio 60".
was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His first foray into the performing arts produced a scholarship to the Eliot Feld School of Ballet at the age of 10, but for his sake and ours we are grateful that theater quickly drew his attention. He is a graduate of NYU’s TSOA drama program and has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The Experimental Theater Wing, HB Studios and with Ms. Sandy Marshall. His NY & L.A. theater credits include Edmond, Light Up The Sky, Hurlyburly, Burn This and The Shape of Things. His TV credits include the pilot “Martian Law”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel” and “Friends”. His film credits include Bullet, Four Faces of God, Spin Cycle and Marcus. He and his writing partners are currently writing and developing their TV show. Marc is happy to have found his theatre home in Los Angeles with The Echo.
Theatre credits include Electra, A Thousand Clowns, and The Tempest on Broadway. Some of her Off-Broadway and regional credits include Kate Robin's Anon (Echo) and also Robin's What They Have (South Coast Rep) both directed by Chris Fields; Rose and Walsh and Rabbit Hole (The Geffen); Blue Window (MCC); Miss Julie (Rattlestick); The Dybukk and Esther Demsack (The Public Theatre); The Changeling (Theatre for a New Audience); Sabina (Primary Stages); Jayson With a "Y" (New Group); Henry VIII (NYSF); Wonderful Time (WPA); God of Vengence (Williamstown); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre); Ghosts (Center Stage); Uncle Vanya and Escape From Happiness (Yale Rep) and many others. She has appeared as a series regular on ABC's "Once and Again", and currently plays Judith on CBS's "Two and a Half Men". Other television appearances include "House", "ER", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "Brothers and Sisters", "Without a Trace", and many episodes of "Law and Order". Some of her film work includes roles in the recent What Just Happened, Turn The River, Rails & Ties, Quarantine, Final, Friends With Money, Fast Track, I Am Sam, Dark Blue, Cough Drop, Who's the Top?, the upcoming Weather Girl, and many others. Marin is originally from Massachusetts and received her BA at Brown University and her MFA from New York University. She is thrilled to be a member of the Echo Theater Company.
Michael moved from small-town Virginia to crazy-town California many moons ago to hone his acting skills at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. As a student, he was awarded the prestigious Spencer Tracy Scholarship. After graduating, he starred in a pilot for MTV called "Normal Joe" and played small roles on "JAG" (hasn't everyone?), "Arli$$" and "Chicago Hope" (takes you back, right?). He's a member of Circle X theater company and has been seen in a number of their productions including: Fathers and Sons, American Book Of The Dead – The Game Show and Flu Season. He also serves on the company's board of directors. Other memorable stage roles: Gore Hounds (Theater/Theatre), Split (Circus Productions), Cahoots (Gene Bua), A Midsummer Night's Dream and Saint Joan (Will Geer). Michael co-wrote and starred in the short film, Clown. Other film credits include the indie-features, Alleyball and The Lie. If his voice sounds familiar, it's because you've been hearing him for years on the NFL ON FOX, ABC, CBS, E!, FX, CW, ESPN and others. He also does in-show narration for programming on NAT-GEO and Discovery Channel and movie trailers, most recently for the critically acclaimed motion picture, Anna Karenina.
MICHAEL THOMAS a bay area boy...Man, has worked up and down the coast in such plays as Slow Dance on a Killing Ground, Butterflies are Free, Steel Kiss, Race, Midsummers Night Dream, Souls on Fire and most recently The Hasty Heart at P.R.T. Michael has also appeared on such TV shows as "Karen Sisco", "Will and Grace", "The Shield" and "The Young and Restless" and such movies as Spider-Man I & II, Stuck On You, Duck and the independent film Nick and Eddy in Trouble as Eddy Jones.
appeared on Broadway in Howard Davies' 1999 production of The Iceman Cometh w/ Kevin Spacey. Other NY work at The Signature, The Public, E.S.T., Circle Rep, La Mama. In London @ The Royal Court, Kings Head, and on The West End. TV and Film includes: "Hawaii Five 0", "Off The Map", "Lost", "Law & Order", "Third Watch", "Spin City", "Princess Kaiulani", Graeme Clifford's "Past Tense," Benjamin Busch's "Bright" and Hal Ashby's "Coming Home."
Training: NYU w/ Olympia Dukakis. Also member of Milton Katselas' Saturday Class @ BHP.
is a graduate of the UC Davis department of Theater. He was most recently seen with the Los Angeles Theater Ensemble in Kindred. Previous roles include Lenny in Neil Simon’s Rumors (Capital T Players, Sacramento) and John in David Mamet’s Oleanna (Ghostlight Theatre Festival, Sacramento). Collegiate appearances: Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya. In 2004 he was awarded the John Shields Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in drama.
A native of Puyallup, WA, Ozborne graduated with honors from the S.U.N.Y Purchase Acting Conservatory in NY in 1999. He made his professional acting debut in October of that same year in the Off-Off-Way Off Broadway play called “Our Country’s Good” at The Theatre of Holy Cross on 42nd Street. One of his favorite roles included playing Sam Crane in the H.A.D.L.E.Y Players of New York's production of Killing Sam, a play loosely based on the mysterious death of soul singer Sam Cooke (his favorite musician), in which he got to sing three original Sam Cooke songs.
He has worked across the board in Theater, Film, and Commercial Television in both NY and LA. He now calls Los Angeles home and loves be a member of this thriving theater company, “The Echo”!
From Detroit, Paul Studied theater at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. His first stage performance in front of a live audience was in David Mamet's "American Buffalo", which he played Teach. Before arriving in Los Angeles, Paul worked as a stand in for Michael Imperioli on ABC'S Detroit 1-8-7, where he learned how to act on Camera. After the show was canceled, He relocated to Los Angeles. When he arrived, he was immediately cast in Gary Lennon's play "The Interlopers". Since then, he has made appearances on television shows such as "Vegas" "Two Broke Girls" "Detroit 187" and other various films. In 2011, he was received a "Best Actor" nomination in the "Action on film festival". He also is a up and coming stand up comedian and has performed all over the country. Currently, he can be seen regularly at The Comedy Store, the Improv & the Laugh Factory.
Rachel Weber studies at USC, where she is currently in the process of receiving her B.A. in theatre. A native of Washington, D.C., Rachel has performed at such theatres as Ford's Theatre, Synetic Theatre Co., The Theatre Lab, and American Century Theatre. Other credits include Sharing is Caring, Forget Sex, and La Ronde at USC. Rachel can also be seen in the indie film, MY ONE AND ONLY. Before moving to Los Angeles, Rachel studied under playwright Martin Blank and Lilia Slavova.
Rich Liccardo is a recent transplant from Denver, and loves this play. He spent the past three years working with the Denver Center Theatre Company both as an actor and a Teaching Instructor. While there he worked on productions of Three Musketeers, Charlie’s Aunt, and Cult Following. Other DCTC credits include A Lie Of The Mind, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Hey Fever, Pierre, Betrayal, and Cyrano De Bergerac. For the past two years Rich has been the “Voice of Colorado Tourism”. He received a BFA from the University of Evansville and an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.
Rod McLachlan’s first production as playwright was at David Mamet’s Atlantic Theater Company. GOOD TELEVISION opened at the Atlantic Second Space on June 4th, 2013 to great acclaim. Rod’s professional acting credits include seven shows on Broadway, five shows at Lincoln Center, five seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and numerous Regional Theater productions. Locally, Rod has acted in Wait Until Dark, at the Geffen Playhouse, November, by David Mamet, at the Marc Taper Forum, Keep Your Pantheon, at the Kirk Douglas Theater, and The Lonesome West, at South Coast Rep. In addition, Rod has appeared in several films and guest starred on network series such as The Crazy Ones, Mad Men, CSI and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has taught acting for the Camera at UC Riverside, and guest lectured at the American Repertory Theatre Institute, The Williamstown Theater Festival, and Northwestern University. He has also directed student showcases and plays in New York and Los Angeles.
Longtime friend of the Echo, Sarah Jane Morris joins the group this year and can't wait to do her first production. In the meantime, Sarah is busy playing Julia Walker on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" created by playwright Jon Robin Baitz. This current gig follows recurring arcs on NBC's "Windfall", "Felicity" and "Boston Public" as well as many guest stints on shows such as "Cold Case", "Ed", "Dark Angel" and Judd Apatow's "Undeclared". Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Sarah graduated from SMU and headed to Los Angeles shortly after to start her acting career.
Sean Wing hails from Park City, Utah. Favorite role was Bunbury in the Ovation-nominated Bunbury : A Serious Play for Trivial People. Broadway : Green Day's American Idiot. TV/Film: You Again (with Betty freakin White!), Series Regulars on ABC Family's "Beautiful People" and the short-lived ABC legal drama "The Whole Truth". He's done other various projects but this is the coolest stuff. Look out for him in the new Steven Merchant show "Hello, Ladies" on HBO airing sometime in 2013.
has diverse international theatrical experience and has won the best actress award twice at the Chicago International Theater Festival. Locally she has performed at the Old Globe, Group Rep, LA Theater Works and Wallenboyd. Some of her favorite acting teachers have been Scott Kelman, Jeff Corey, Stella Adler, Larry Moss, and Ed K. Martin. Sigute is also a vocalist and has performed at international music festivals and LA cabaret/clubs. Having taken time off to rear her rambunctious eleven year old, Lana, and garner numerous medals in the US Masters Swimming Championships, Sigute recently returned to the theatre in the Echo's production of Kate Robin's ANON. She is proud to be a member of this fine company.
Tara Karsian has guest starred on such television shows as LONGMIRE, SHAMELESS, THE EXES, IN PLAIN SIGHT, PRISON BREAK, THE MENTALIST, ENTOURAGE, SAVING GRACE, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, BONES, LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL, WITHOUT A TRACE, C.S.I., DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, SIX FEET UNDER, N.Y.P.D. BLUE, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, among countless others. For the last 4 years of E.R., she played the hospital’s social worker, Liz Dade. Upcoming, she can be seen in the new Comedy Central series, REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL. Her film roles include: TERRI (2011 Sundance Premiere), NUMBER 23, ENVY, READY O.K.?!, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE and the upcoming indie feature HEADS WE DO which she co-wrote/produced and stars in with fellow company member Andrea Grano. She is a proud acting member and Associate Artistic Director of the Echo Theater Company and an Ovation nominated producer for the Echo’s production of Everything Will Be Different.
Troy is thrilled to be making his Echo debut with God's Ear. Originally from Seattle, he has has appeared on various & sundry LA stages including Circle X (The Sherman Family...), Theatre of Note (Shake, Tenant, Titus Andronicus) Sacred Fools (Serial Killers, Peer Gynt The Christmas Present). TV: “CSI:NY”, “Las Vegas”, “Medium”, “Smith”, “Dharma & Greg”, “Buffy”, “Charmed”,
“Family Law”, “King of Queens”, & “She Spies”. Film: The Island, Collateral & Prom Night.
grew up in Caratunk, Maine. He discovered acting at the oldest summer theater in the country, Lakewood Theater in Madison, Maine. He has acted, and continues to act there every summer season. Most recently Wallace seen at Lakewood theater as the knavish spirit, Puck in Ken Ludwig's farce Shakespear in Hollywood. Wallace is a proud Alum of American Musical and Dramatic Academy where he received his B.F.A in acting. His undergraduate credits include Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gint, William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Lanford Willson's Balm in Gilead. His New York Credits include Albert Camus' Caligula.