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KEITH BUNIN (Playwright) Native New Yorker Keith Bunin was recently represented off-Broadway with the new musical 10Million Miles, for which he wrote the book. He is the author of the plays The Busy World Is Hushed , The World Over and The Credeaux Canvas, which were all originally produced off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons.

The Busy World Is Hushed was nominated as the outstanding Off-Broadway play of 2006 by the Lucille Lortel awards. Jill Clayburgh, who played the lead of Hannah in this play, was nominated as outstanding lead actress and Allen Moyer for outstanding scene design.

His other plays include The Principality Of Sorrows, produced by Pure Orange Productions, The King Of Clocks, produced by Lincoln Center Lab at HERE, and A Joke, produced by Malaparte.

A Home At the End Of the World in 2004 starring Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Sissy Spacek and Dallas Roberts. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham.

Currently he is writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, which will be produced by Green Street/ Radical Media/ Open City, and has also written screenplays for Disney Pictures and Sony Pictures. His essays have been published in American Film Magazine and on the web at McSweeney’s. He lives in Brooklyn.


RICHARD KILROY (Director) Richard Kilroy has written and directed numerous award winning short films. While in his early teens, he won first place in the International LucasFilm Creativity Contest motion picture competition for his fantasy film, Star Snores. He also won the audience award at the LA CON III for his short horror film, Bloody Mary. Recently, Kilroy’s fantasy adventure short, Scene Stealer placed in the Silver Lake Film Festival and screened at the Arclight Cinemas. Scene Stealer also placed in the final elimination round of selection for the short film Academy Award (A.M.P.A.S.). Kilroy’s screenplay Proof Sheet beat out 4,600 other entrants for the final season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Green Light competition to place in the last round in the writer’s category.

Richard Kilroy recently wrote and directed the stage production, A Marvelous Night which was performed at the prestigious Colony Theatre in Burbank.

Kilroy’s visual effects work in feature films includes two best picture winners and numerous high-profile pictures including, Titanic, Terminator 2, Driving Miss Daisy and A Clear and Present Danger. He has had his film artwork published in Starlog, Cinefex and DC Comics. His matte painting work on Sam Raimi’s Darkman sold at a distinguished cinema auction for Butterfield’s.

Kilroy studied scene technique with John Miranda, directing workshop with Bruce Cook and acting for the stage with Winston Butler. He's also studied film technique under the tutelage of Emmy Award Winning filmmaker William Mesa.

Kilroy wrote and directed plays for the Atlantic Theatre in New Jersey winning The Cumberland Players director of the year award for his production of Can Michael Come Out And Play?


JUDY JEAN BERNS (Hannah) JUDY JEAN BERNS (Hannah) was last seen o L. A. stages as Kimberly in KIMBERLY AKIMBO (Best Actress Ticketholders Awards 2007)which had a long run at the Victory Theatre, Burbank; and as Eileen Barrett in Tim Turner's OUT LATE, Macha Theatre, West Hollywood.

Other favorite roles include Vivian Bearing in WIT, Nevadq Conservatory Theatre; Queen Eleanor in THE LION IN WINTER, West Valley Playhouse; Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, La Mirada Center for Arts; Margrethe in COPENHAGEN, Second National Tour; Charlotte Hay in MOON OVER BUFFALO, TheatreWorks, Palo Alto; Gertie in FUDDY MEERS and Peggy in WOMEN WHO STEAL, B Street Theatre Sacramento; Reba in THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (AriZoni Best Supporting Actress 1999), Arizona Theatre Company; Sally, Esther, Judith, Nancy and Marion in LATER LIFE (Bay Area Theatre Critics Award 1995), San Jose Theatre Company; the Mother in Raymond J. Barry's MOTHER'SON, Edinburgh Festival 1995, the MET in Hollywood, and the Magic Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska.

On film, Ms. Berns has been seen in ROCKET SCIENCE, IMPOSTOR, and FEMALE PERVERSIONS among others. Television work includes classics from ST. ELSEWHERE and L.A. LAW to SCRUBS and THE WEST WING. She studied over the years at Northwestern University and the Pasadena Playhouse as well as with Kenneth McMillan, John Lehne, and Peggy Feury.

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JOSH MANN (Brandt) Los Angeles native Josh Mann wrote and starred in the short film, Distrust, which premiered at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, where he won the best actor award. Distrust had its Los Angeles premiere at the Downtown Film Festival this August, and also played at the Hollywood Film Festival and the San Diego Film Festival.

Other film Credits include: The Good German, The Treatment, and a variety of short films.

Josh appeared in many plays in New York, some of which include the Off-Broadway premiere of The Booth Variations, and several shows at The Flea Theater Company in Tribeca. Josh also performed with the National Shakespeare Company (National Tour and Off Broadway), The California Shakespeare Festival, La Mama, and many others.

In Los Angeles, Josh performed with ICAP, Theater East, and Need Theater, where he is a resident artist and was also in the Intermediate level II class at the Groundlings.

In England, he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and at Oxford University at the British American Drama Academy.

He is currently working on developing a feature film based on one of his short stories.


ROBERT HARDIN (Thomas) Robert Hardin-is excited to be making his Los Angeles stage debut playing the part of Thomas in Keith Bunin’s terrific work The Busy World is Hushed. He is a BFA: Acting graduate of Western Kentucky University where he performed such roles as Marlowe in She Stoops To Conquer, Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Harry Houdini in Ragtime and Otto Stroll in The Memorandum among many others.
Rob was a member of the 2006 Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, New York) Lab Company. Favorite stage credits there include: Albian in The Insect God. Hecate in Bluebeard and Harold in Bunnicula.
He has also performed with the Public Theatre of Kentucky, First Frontier, Inc. and the Mariemont Playhouse (Cincinnati).