Kailena Mai as Halina
Kailena is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington School of Dramatic Arts. She moved to L.A to pursue her acting career in 2012. Since moving to LA, Kailena has become a part of the indie film community. She became a member of Congress Films, a film collective in which she has written, produced and starred in several short films including Room 3, which screened at LA Live in 2016. Acting is her life's passion and she will continue to follow it on the screen and stage.
Paul Outlaw as Ira Aldridge
Paul is a L.A.-based experimental theater artist whose internationally acclaimed solo and group works are not limited by the boundaries of a single art form. Paul was the recipient of a 2012 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, awarded to artists “who dedicate themselves to an ongoing body of excellent work, garner respect from their peers, and serve as role models for other artists.” Germany’s Schwarzfahrer, starring Paul, was the winner of the 67th Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Sean C Dwyer as Casimir and Henry
Sean has appeared in Mural in the Mountains (2012) and Simply Compliqueì (2011) and wrote, directed, and produced La farfadette montréalaise vient du Brésil (2009) and Rolling Night Attack (2010). His recent theatre roles include Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac (2015) and Jonathan Harker in Dracula (2015). Sean majored in Film at Western Washington University graduating with honors and studied Cinematic Production at Institut Grasset. A native of Toronto, he speaks French, Spanish and Japanese.
Nicola Bertram as Ellen Tree
Theatre work includes: Sarah, in Pinter's The Lover, Isabella Bird, in Churchill's Top Girls. Inez, in Satre's No Exit, Alice, in Mark Ravenhill's Some Explicit Polaroids and has worked with the award-winning theatre companies Forced Entertainment and Theatre de Complicite. She has appeared in many British soaps, including; Eastenders, Coronation St, Casualty, The Bill, and Doctors. Her most recent film role is Fiona Highbridge in The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson (2016 release).
Amanda Charney as Betty
Amanda graduated from USC, where her favorite performances were Avenue Q (Kate Monster) with Little Table Theater, The American Clock, and most recently, Curious Conversations with The Eclectic Company Theatre. She was classically trained at the British American Drama Academy in London, where she fell in love with the city and appeared in a production of The Eumenides. A Hermosa Beach native, USC was a gateway into the world of film, television, and voice over acting. More at amandacharney.com.
Erin Elizabeth Reed 2016 web(2)
Erin is a two-time graduate of the University of Texas, receiving her B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre, and her J.D. in Law. She practiced as a civil litigation attorney for six years in Houston, before transitioning full-time into acting. Erin has appeared opposite Nicolas Cage in the drama, Joe (2013), and most recently starred in Carmilla, an adaptation of the 1872 Gothic novella, at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre. She continues her training with some of the city's best acting coaches.
Ben Warner as Charles Kean
Ben Warner is excited to join the cast of Red Velvet in his Atwater Playhouse and Los Angeles theater debut. He would like to thank his amazing girlfriend Leah (who at this point probably knows his lines as well as he does) and his parents for their endless love, support, prayers, and Girl Scout cookies. Ben is also grateful for his wonderful management and Rep team- Thank you Matt, Jennifer, & Tiffany!
Dee Dee Stephens as Connie
Dee Dee Stephens earned her Master’s degree in Acting from the University of Southern California. She has performed a variety of theatrical roles, favorites include Katherine (Taming of the Shrew), Emily (Our Town), and Helen (Trojan Women). Before she moved to Los Angeles, she produced, directed, and hosted a talk show that aired in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently producing and starring in a short film.
Adam Chacon as Terrence and Bernard
Adam Chacon discovered his love of acting about five years ago after attending classes at East Los Angeles College. Since then he has appeared in productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, Woyzeck, A Doll's House and To Kill a Mockingbird. He is very excited to be a part of this production and hopes all involved--cast, crew and audience--have an enjoyable experience.
Collin Campbell as Pierre Laporte
Colin has worked in NYC, at the Royal Court Theatre, and is a member of the Italian speaking repertory theatre Teatro Il Punto. Recently Colin played Carleton Fitzgerald in the Open Fist production of “Light UpThe Sky”, and Monceau in “Incident at Vichy” at The Sierra Madre Playhouse. Recent movie work includes “Iowa” as Rosanna Arquette’s meth dealing in-law, and the upcoming “Rehearsal” starring Rob Morrow. TV appearances include “Cuts”, “Numb3rs,”and as a series regular on “You’re The Worst.”