Ricardo Pitts-Wiley (Willy Jefferson)
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley is an accomplished actor, director, playwright and composer who has performed critically acclaimed roles at various venues throughout the United States including The Actor's Shakespeare Project in Boston, The Old Globe Theater and San Diego Repertory in San Diego, North Carolina Black Repertory, and Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, where he was a member for 18 years.
He has directed over 70 plays and musicals, from Romeo and Juliet to Driving Miss Daisy and has adapted and directed productions of Moby Dick: Then and Now, Frankenstein, and The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. His writing credits include the script, lyrics and music for the musical, Celebrations: An African Odyssey in addition to Waiting for Bessie Smith (which includes the music of the legendary jazz musician). He was also co-composer for The Spirit Warrior's Dream, Sara's Jukebox, Night Voices, Man/Woman/Chaos, A Secret Meeting of Black Men, and A Kwanzaa Song.
He will be the Martin Luther King Visiting Artist at MIT this Fall 2009.
Jeremiah Kissel (Flight Director Lex Harrison)
Jeremiah Kissel is a twenty-five year veteran of professional stages. He has been a member of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, the West Side Repertory Theatre in New York City, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, as well as understudy for both Nathan Lane and Richard Nixon.
He is the recipient of the first annual Outstanding Boston Actor Award at the Elliot Norton Award Ceremonies in 1990, an IRNE Award for best Supporting Actor in 1999, and, in June of 2003 was presented with the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence.
His recent credits include Shylock in Actor's Shakespeare Project's The Merchant of Venice as well as Boston Playwrights' upcoming new Ronan Noone play, Ludology.
Paula Langton (Mayor Kate O'Connell)
Paula Langton's Shakespearean work includes Cordelia in King Lear, Isabella in Measure for Measure with Actor's Shakespeare Project; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Miranda in The Tempest with Shakespeare & Company; Kate in Taming of the Shrew with Boston Theatre Works; and Feste in Twelth Night with Los Angeles Shakespeare Company at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.
She was principal cast in American Repertory Theatre's Trojan Barbie and will appear in Boston Center for the American Arts forthcoming The Glass Menagerie. She is Head of Acting in the School of Performing Arts at Boston University's College of Fine Arts.
Will Luera (Voice of Lil' Moe)
Will Luera is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston where he directs the Mainstage cast as well as the seasonal productions of Sitcom, Secret Society, Blue Screen, Playbook, and Quest. He is also the Assistant Director of Improv Asylum's Summer in New England Mainstage show.
Will has appeared at the Chicago, New York, Toronto, and the Greater Boston Improv Festivals as a performer and has taught his unique "Physics of Improv" class around the nation to a number of professionals and up-and-coming improvisers. He has studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone. In 2004, he won the Boston chapter of the PAX-TV World Cup Comedy competition as well as the 2005 national competition in Los Angeles.
He was principal cast in Improv Boston's Summer 2009 production, Ocean's 2.
Jeremy Brothers (Craig Cates)
Jeremy Brothers is a mainstage cast director for Improv Asylum. His Asylum acting credits include: Harry and Sara's Hanukkah Extravaganza, AlterEgos, Postmortem, and Flight or Invisibility. He's co-creator of the two-man sketch shows Punch for Punch and Old Habits Die Hard. He has also performed around Boston as one half of The Menace, one third of Salazar's Diet and one fourth of Dinx. He's recently starred in the Columbia University graduate film, "1918", as well as appeared in national spots for Kitchen Etc. and Subway.
Lawrence Dierickx (Assistant Flight Director)
Lawrence Dierickx is a Belgian actor making his American film debut. He has appeared in commercial spots ("Look"), international short films (Ed Gregoor's "THE TRAVELER"), and series television ( "My School Has Donkey's Ears").
He is also a singer/songwriter, the frontman for several alternative rock bands (Need, Earwig).
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