Playing: Georgia Brooks, Abbess, PJ
Julee Cerda is an actress, comedian, and writer born in South Korea, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She has appeared in Off-Off Broadway productions for the Michael Chekhov Theater Company’s Sam Shepard Festival (45th Street Theater), First Base Coach (Player’s Theater), Over the Asian Airwaves (Roy Arias Theater), and was nominated Best Actress at the 2006 Strawberry One-Act Festival’s production of Dairy Farm (Riant Theater). Julee has studied with Stephen Adly Guirgis and Padraic Lillis at the LAByrinth Theater Company’s Ensemble Workshop, and has graduated from Ward Acting Studio’s Meisner Conservatory program, T. Schreiber Studios, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She also holds a B.A. from Marist College. Julee’s recent Film & TV credits include: The Black Box (ABC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), White Collar (USA), and Royal Pains. She will also be appearing in the upcoming feature film The Great Gilly Hopkins, starring Kathy Bates and Danny Glover. In her spare time, Julee can be seen doing stand-up at the Nuyorican Café or developing her original play, Portraits of Lady, with The Pagoda Project ensemble. She is thrilled to be a part of 2014 FringeNYC production of The Bloodline of Shadrick Grace, written by the talented Maya Contreras! (www.juleecerda.com)
Playing: Halona Wolf, Opening Tour Guide
Maya Contreras’ love of the arts has given her a substantial background in Writing (playwriting & interviewing), Performance (acting & drumming), and Management (production).
Her interview credits include: Iconic Designer Calvin Klein, Filmmaker Larry Clark (KIDS, Wassup Rockers, Bully), The Cast of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedian Bill Burr, TV Producer & Writer Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, UK), Founder of the SXSW Music & Film Conference Lewis Black, Television Chef Sara Moulton, Legendary MCs- KRS-ONE and Pharoahe Monch, Editor-in-Chief of COMPLEX magazine, Noah Callahan-Bever, Award Winning Director and Producer Jeremy Simmons (Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Life with La Toya, TransGeneration) and legendary New York Graffiti crew The Tats Cru, just to name a few.
As an Artist Manager, Maya had the privilege of working with: Academy Award, Emmy, Tony, Oscar-winner Marvin Hamlisch ("A Chorus Line"), Academy Award-winner Bill Conti ("Rocky"), Tony Award winning Actress Betty Buckley ("Cats"), Oscar and BAFTA award winning actor Joel Grey ("Cabaret"), Kennedy Center Honoree and legendary pianist Leon Fleisher, Grammy award winning conductor Sir Simon Rattle, and Chief Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel and BAFTA award winning filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich (“Last Picture Show”).
As a drummer, Maya has worked with producer Dallas Austin (TLC, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson), Professor Griff (Public Enemy) composed the music for the Jomadi/Crossroads production of Six from the Rainbow, and was a drum student of Grammy Award winning drummer Woody Williams.
Some of Maya's theatre roles include: Mary in THE WOMEN, Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez in CHARLIE'S AUNT, Lady Capulet in ROMEO & JULIET, Sissy Hankshaw in EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES, Rita Boyle in PRELUDE TO A KISS, Nurse/Lily in AS/IS.
As a professional writer, Maya has covered New York Nightlife to the current climate of the film, music, art and fashion industries. Her books, “The Him Book” & “Eight Weeks of Bruce” are available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, and her play “Nervous Breakdown the Musical” was an alternate at the FRINGEnyc Festival 2011.
Her play "The Bloodline of Shadrick Grace" will premiere at the FRINGEnyc Festival in August 2014.
Maya received her BFA from Florida State University in Theatre.
Playing: Shadrick Grace
Rory Adair graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with honors in philosophy. While there he commuted weekly to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Manhattan, studying under teachers such as Chris Gethard and Michael Delaney. He has since expanded beyond the world of improv, studying at the HB Studio and the LAByrinth Theater Company. Rory is proud to be a part of The Bloodline of Shadrick Grace.
Playing: Ruby Sterling, Maria Grace
Hannah Margaret Allen moved to Brooklyn after graduating with a degree in journalism and theatre from the University of Tennessee in 2013. While in college she played the roll of Alice Sycamore in You Can't Take It With You and Ana in The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. She has also worked with Badland Pictures as the lead female role in both a music video (Fairlane by the Dirty Guv’nahs) and a full-length feature film, Anvil Electric. In NYC, she’s studied at The Acting Studio and The Annoyance. The Bloodline of Shadrick Grace is her NYC debut and she couldn’t be more thrilled about it!
Playing: Jacob, Priest, Photographer
Ben Fisher is happy to return to Fringe NYC where he was last seen in Camille Harris’ Muffin Man: The Musical, which enjoyed an extension as part of the Encore Series. Additional New York credits include: Bastard Blood, (dir. Sybil Lines); The Poor of New York (dir. Tyne Rafaeli); Don Nigro’s Pushkin as part of the After Hours Reading Series at Drama Book Shop (dir. Annie Chadwick); The Time of Your Life (The Attic Theatre Co., dir. Laura Braza); Spoon River Anthology (dir. Jimmy Maize); and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde with BASiC Theatre Project. He was the original Sylvio Snake in The Ohmies, which played New York, Vancouver, Dubai, at Austin City Limits and The White House. Ben has also appeared in several Film, T.V./Webisodes and Comedy Sketches. He is grateful for a wonderful and supportive family, group of friends, professionals, and dogs. Ben is a graduate of The Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Emerson College. www.Benjamin-Fisher.com
Playing: Police Chief, Reporter, Monsignor, Attorney, FDR
Andrew Harriss is an actor and writer who has been a member of Wide Eyed Productions since its inception in 2007. Company credits include The Medea, Much Ado About Nothing, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, A Devil Inside, The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, Henry VI (Part III), and Plight Of The Apothocary in 2011’s A Girl Wrote It. Other credits include Gorilla Rep's Hamlet, The Jack Johnson Project, and All For Love with Boomerang Theatre Company. Andrew is also the writer, producer, and star of the webseries White Liars. He is originally from Irvine, California and holds a BFA from Hofstra University.