Amy Shepard graduated in May 2000. After leaving college, she moved to Cincinnati to do live shows and entertainment management. She now lives in Los Angeles and has been a resident for five years successfully living as an artist. She is the owner of EYE KNOW PHOTO (website www.eyeknowphoto.com). Her days are filled with photography and The Amy Shepard Show. You can catch her every Friday and Saturday night at Jillians Universal City Walk, doin' it up.www.myspace.com/theamyshepardshowwww.eyeknowphoto.com email@example.com
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Bill Jenkins is the chair of Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, where he serves as an associate professor of musical theatre, directing, and acting. Since arriving at Ball State, he has directed The Laramie Project (which was selected as the national alternate for the KC/ACTF Competition), A Flea in Her Ear, A Little Night Music, The Philadelphia Story, Cabaret, and Orpheus in the Underworld. Mr. Jenkins also annually directs Ball State's "New York Showcase" with NY Casting Director Stephanie Klapper. Professor Jenkins is an active professional director whose experiences includes extensive work in Chicago with the Noble Fool Theatre (Ruthless, Musical of Musicals: The Musical, and Roasting Chestnuts), Famous Door Theatre Company (The Living, which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Production), and work with the musical theatre group Cabarrah including the 2006 Sondheim Celebration at Millennium Park, Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Knight of the Burning Pestle and Fifteen-Minute Hamlet, among others), Summer Studio Theatre Company at the Krannert Center (Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Educating Rita, Born Yesterday, This Property is Condemned, and An Unsatisfactory Supper), Nebraska Repertory Theatre (Measure for Measure), and Ball State's professional summer company Shakespeare Under the Stars (Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet). In addition to his directorial credits, Professor Jenkins serves as the President of the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) and is active as an evaluator for the acting auditions through the University/Resident Theatre Auditions (U/RTA) in Chicago.Prior to his arrival at Ball State, Bill served as the head of directing at the University of North Dakota. While at UND, his production of How I Learned to Drive was the first ever production from that institution selected for performance at the Regional KC/ACTF Competition. He received his MFA in directing from Illinois State University, and also holds master's and bachelor's degrees from Ball State University in speech communications and acting. His greatest role is that of husband to his beautiful wife, Sarah, and father to his beautiful little girl, Catie Rose, and golden retriever, Daisy.
Cathy Burns has been out in LA for two years. She has spent the past two years auditioning, taking classes, and doing extra work. Her current goal is to have an agent or manager by pilot season (which starts in December). She is working as a bartender to pay the bills, and she loves living and playing in LA!
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Christine Barger is currently a working actress in Los Angeles. She moved to LA after booking her first role in ALONG CAME POLLY while on an exchange program with Cal State LA. She took a break for a little over a year to work at a corporate office of a large real estate company. She was drawn back to her passion of entertaining and gave up her day job to focus entirely on her career in entertainment. To find out up to date info go to www.christinebarger.com.
Cynda Williams began a professional life of acting and singing after relocating to New York from her native Chicago. Her debut film Mo' Better Blues, directed by Spike Lee, was a critical and commercial success. Blessed with a role that also required singing, her song Harlem Blues went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened the door to her next performance in Carl Franklin's One False Move-the true icebreaker for Cynda's career. This break out independent film appeared on many Best Film lists and Cynda was nominated for the coveted Spirit Award.
Cynda has since appeared in numerous films including: Salvador Litvak's When Do We Eat, Billy Wirth's MacArthur Park, P.J. Castellante's Relax...It's Just Sex, Darin Scott's Caught Up and Wesley Strick's The Tie That Binds. She has also performed memorable quality television roles including: BET's Hidden Blessings, Lifetime's The Courage to Love, HBO's Dorothy Dandridge, Oprah Winfrey's ABC miniseries, The Wedding, and PBS' Tale of the City.
Cynda presently resides in Los Angeles with her producer husband Roderick Plummer and Sophia Gabrielle, their daughter. Cynda continues to sing and accept quality roles in film and television.
Dave Storrs (actor/writer/director) lives in Los Angeles, CA. TV credits include, ER COME TO PAPA, BREAKING UP WITH SHANNON DOHERTY, and SCARE TACTICS (which his Rat Monster bit, got #1 prank of all time...according to VH1, and we know how much VH1 knows about comedy...still, Dave has never gotten #1 before, so he'll take it.)
Last year Dave wrote, acted and directed on the second season of Hi-Jinks for Nick at Nite. He has written and performed his One Act play INBETWEEN, with Kristen Wigg (SNL). Recent film projects include INIGMA WITH A STIGMA, and JAPAN, starring Peter Fonda. His short film FLOAT A BRIEF STORY, showcasing him in his "whitie tighties," had its West Coast debut at LA shortfilm festival...a lot of people vomited at all the hair. Currently Dave is working on a new NBC show THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE, set to air in early April. You can catch him on the Internet series PROM QUEEN, produced by Michael Eisner. You can catch him online at atomfilms.com or go at his website davestorrs.com
Dustin Spence is a resident Chicago actor and lighting designer. Dustin has recently appeared in Robert Ayres' North American premier production of The Castlecomer Jukebox (Shapeshifters Theatre), and Thomas Murray's World premier production of The Wall Reader (City Lit Theatre). Dustin's Chicago design work includes Karen Kessler's production of War (Seanachai Theatre), and Joe Slowik's production of The Time of Your Life (Provision Theatre). Dustin will be back on stage April 3, 2008 in David Wolley's World premier production of Los Desaparesidos (Babes with Blades) at The Raven Theatre in Chicago.Dustin Spence resume
Jamie Leann Marshall-Bennett was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 24, 1981. She was adopted by her parents, John and Jana Marshall. Though acting was her major, Jamie discovered quickly that she had many other talents behind the scenes as well. She did it all: assistant stage manager, stage manager, director, writer, producer, assistant director, and light board operator.
Jamie met her husband/soulmate/love of her life at Ball State, Dustin Michael Bennett. Jamie and Dustin were wed on February 1, 2004, at the Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Soon after, Jamie landed her first entertainment job at Entertainment Tonight as a production assistant. While she was at ET, a new show called The Insider started up, and Jamie found herself at a new show. She is now the production manager for The Insider.Jamie Marshall-Bennett resume
Jennifer Keller has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2005. A proud member of the SAG, Jennie can be seen on TV in a National Commercial for American Express, on the web with the Gieco Caveman in the "Caveman's Crib Party" at www.cavemanscrib.com and on video in student films and corporate industrials for companies such as AAA and Canon Printers. While a student at Ball State, Jennie was crowned Miss Ball State University, and after graduation, went on to compete in her home state in The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, where she was the 4th Runner Up to Miss Ohio 2004. She was awarded the Miss Ohio Spirit Award as well as the prestigious Miss America Community Service Award for her work in raising awareness on college campuses about dating violence. This honor is given by MAO to only one woman per state. In her spare time, Jennie enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Lincoln Skinner; taking classes at The Actor's Space; and hanging out with fellow BSU alums, Jamie and Dustin Bennett.Jennifer Keller resume
Jillian Rafa is a 2005 graduate of Ball State and hails from Chicago where she currently lives with her husband, Daniel. Favorite Ball State roles include: Female Chorus Leader in Lysistrata, Rengin/Dympha/Cain in Love's Fire and Boo in Blue Window for which she received a KCACTF Irene Ryan nomination. Her post graduate work includes performances with the Side Project An Evening of Tennessee Williams, 20% Snapshots 2007/08 and Center Stage Arcadia theatres. Jillian is an ensemble member of Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre and a proud founding member of Strangeloop Theatre (www.strangelooptheatre.org).
Chicago Tribune review of After Ashley:http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-after-ashley-ovn-1016oct16,0,4576276.story
Liz Davito has been working in film and theatre in New York City since she graduated in 2001. Theatrical productions around the city include work with LaMama, The John Houseman, The Blue Heron, Gorilla Rep, Makor Theatre, and The Ontological. She is most often found performing with her theatre company; on stage, online, digitally and internationally, Anonymous Ensemble produces the multimedia political rock show, The Best. Liz is featured in Four Eyed Monsters (Two Spirit Award nominations, winner of indieWIRE's Sundance Channel Audience Award). Her voice can be heard on several commercials and as a frog-loving kid Ted. (www.lizdavito.com)
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