BRANDON MCSHANE // BEN
Brandon McShane is an actor, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles. He is currently in production on his comedy thriller series D.M., and has two short films in which he acted and produced that will hit the festival circuit in late 2019. We Are Gathered Here is his feature film debut. He received his Bachelor of Arts in both Film and English. He has studied on-camera acting with Bob Krakower and Lesly Kahn, as well as scene study with Larry Moss, Terry Knickerbocker, and Sheila Gray.
EMMA FASSLER // LISA
Emma is a Los Angeles based actor and creator. She is a graduate of the UCLA school of Theatre, Film and Television, has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and is an ongoing student with Lesly Kahn. Television credits include Scorpion, Recovery Road, and Californication. Emma has appeared on stage at the Rubicon Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, The Blank, and Theatricum Botanicum.
OLIVIA DELGADO // JULES
Olivia Cristina Delgado is a bilingual, conservatory-trained Mexican-American actress and culture blogger based in Los Angeles. Olivia’s credits include two features currently on the festival circuit, several national commercials, and the gamut of LA theatre venues: The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Skylight Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre, Kirk Douglas, Getty Villa, The Broad, Theatre of Note, Shakespeare by the Sea, among more intimate venues. The LA Times describes her work as "Deftly [combining] mugging and subtlety," and LA Weekly says “Delgado’s standout performance serves up the bulk of engaging comic delights." Olivia attended the Academy at Antaeus, trained with Tina Kronis of Theatre Movement Bazaar, and studied on-camera acting at Lesly Kahn and Margie Haber.
CAITY WARE // RACHEL
Caity is a UCLA alumna, where she sang Handel’s Messiah in Royce Hall with the Angeles Chorale, wrote sidesplitting sketches at 2am as a member of the acclaimed Spring Sing Company, and led packed Rose Bowls in the signature 8 Clap. She has delivered bad news on American Horror Story, been held hostage on S.W.A.T., and unwillingly given Santa a ride on Funny or Die. Favorite Los Angeles theater appearances include The Comedy of Errors with the LA Theatre Ensemble, As You Like It with the Kentwood Players, and a benefit performance of RENT directed by Celebration Theatre Co-Artistic Director Michael Shepperd. Caity currently trains at Lesly Kahn and Company.
PETER BERUBE // BOBBY
Peter's recent roles include Jamie Lannister in the off-broadway production of Game of Thrones: The Musical, and Hank in the upcoming indie-comedy Makin' Friends. He is also the voice of Weapons Specialist Ornoff on the Sci-Fi series Spaceward, as well as the voice of multiple characters in the currently-running audio drama series, The Veil. In addition to acting, Peter is an established writer, fight choreographer, and photographer working in Los Angeles and New York.
MELISSA RECALDE // MARIA
Melissa Recalde is a proud South Texas native of Colombian-Argentine descent. She recently appeared in the dramatic short Ablution, which screened at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase and the Mill Valley Film Festival. She can also be seen in the indie-feature Nothing In Los Angeles, as well as the short films Tracy and Now or Never, which both premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Her most recent stage work includes Gaston at the Chance Theatre and The There There at the Denver Center. Favorite Regional Theatre Credits include The Bird and the Bee (US premiere), Bug, and Killer Joe, for which she received Best Lead Actress in a Comedy (Austin Theatre Examiner). Melissa received her MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin.