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CAST (click photos for larger images)
MICHAEL WESTON (Max) Michael Weston starred onstage in Kenny Lonnerganʼs The Waverly Gallery (Pasadena Playhouse), Snakebit (off-Broadway), and several plays at Williamstown. Film credits include: The Last Kiss, State of Play, Pathology, Garden State, Dukes of Hazzard, Hart's War, Getting To Know You, Lucky Numbers, Cherry Falls, Sally, Looking For Sunday, Wedding Daze, and Coyote Ugly. Heʼs had recurring roles on “Six Feet Under,” “Scrubs,” “Law and Order: SVU,” and currently “House.” Born and raised in New York City, Weston is a graduate of Northwestern University.
JAMES RODAY (Finn) James Roday is one of the oldest living vampire brick-masons in the United States.
There are others in places like Bucharest that are much older and look like Klaus Kinksi. James thanks YOU for your continued support of RDS and the crazy notion of theater in Los Angeles. He doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis.
AMANDA DETMER (Missy) Amanda Detmer received her MFA at NYU. Stage credits include Cecily in The
Importance of Being Earnest
and Constanza in Amadeus at the Guthrie Theatre. Film and television credits: Saving Silverman, The Majestic, “Private Practice,” “Law &
Order,” and others. This is Amandaʼs third production with Red Dog Squadron.
STEFANIE E. FRAME (Victoria) Stefanie E. Frame is based in New York. Some favorite credits are Jinx (Love Sick,
FringeNYC), Maria (Twelfth Night, Lake George Theatre Lab), and improv at UCB and The PIT. Sheʼs appeared in several independent films, including You Don't Know Me (Audience Choice Award, NYC Downtown Short Film Festival). Stefanie also narrated “Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives” (PBS NOVA) and played Renee in “The Kill Point” (Spike TV).
PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
GABE MCKINLEY (Playwright) Gabe McKinleyʼs plays include Welcome Home Rock Rogers, The Kitchen Sink Play, Funny and Floodplains, among others. His short play, The Grave, was the winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, while another short play, Heroʼs Grave, was recently performed at Londonʼs Old Vic. Gabe is a member of the Old Vic/New Voices program and is published by Samuel French. BFA: NYUʼs Tisch School of the arts. MFA: The
New School for Drama.
WAYNE KASSERMAN (Director) An actor and musician, Wayne Kasserman is Executive Producer and Creative Director for the New York Collective for the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to providing emerging artists with additional platforms for their work. He holds his MFA from the American Conservatory Theater and his BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has performed at many leading theaters in the U.S. and internationally, including The Public, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Mr. Kasserman recently starred in NBC's two-hour movie remake of Knight Rider, and he has guest-starred on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Jury, The Kill Point, and Crash. His film credits include Ashes and Imaginary Heroes.
BREANNE MOWDY (Producer) Breanne Mowdy produced Finally at the Black Dahlia Theatre and Big Signature
Productionʼs La Ronde. She is a graduate from UC Irvine and is a regular member of the Transversal Theater Company. Her involvement with TTCʼs Blue Shade gave her the unique opportunity to tour the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania. Other credits include: TTCʼs Woof, Daddy, Red Dog Squadronʼs Grand Delusion, and the multi-award
winning Secrets of the Trade.
SUSAN K. COULTER (Production Stage Manager) Susan K. Coulter has worked on numerous productions here in LA, including noteworthy stints at the Music Academy of the West, Black Dahlia, A Noise Within, and
the Theatre at Boston Court. BA - UMKC, MFA - UC Irvine. She would like to thank Lilʼ Rod and the gang for somehow talking her into dealing - yet again - with this lovable and ridiculous nonsense that makes up RDS.
KURT BOETCHER (Scenic Design) Kurtʼs recent designs include Courting Vampires and The Pain and the Itch/
Theatre@Boston Court; Oliver Twist, Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado(2010)/A Noise Within. Kurt's designs have also been seen onstage at Furious Theatre, Celebration,
The Colony, El Portal, Rubicon, Deaf West, East West Players and West Coast
Ensemble among others.
MIKE DURST (Lighting Design) Mike has designed throughout Southern California, Chicago, and NYC. In Los Angeles he is the resident lighting designer for the Black Dahlia. In Chicago he works at The Goodman Theatre. He has received the Ovation award, San Diego Critics Circle award, San Diego Playbill award, and Chicagoʼs Jeff award. Most recently credit: the stage tour of Itʼs Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Nightman Cometh.
GALI NOY (Costume Design) Gali Noy has been dressing herself every day since she was two years old, and
is therefore eminently qualified to be a Costume Designer. She's worked on the
The Royal Tenenbaums, Two Weeks Notice, Raising Helen, All About Steve, The Zookeeper, television's "Las Vegas," "Medium," and "Weeds," and is currently working on Spider-Man 4.
STEVE BARR (Technical Director)