Main Cast

Dan Illian > Jim Kotofsky
dan_illianDan has originated many roles on the stage, most notably in Lars Norén’s U.S. premiere of “The Last Supper,” “Dead City,” Sheila Callaghan’s play based on Ulysses by James Joyce, and “Self Defense” by Carson Kreitzer. Mr. Illian recently appeared as Jason in “Medea” at LaMaMa e.t.c., and on tour in Istanbul and Adana, Turkey. He appeared as Rodolfo in “West Pier” at the Koltès Festival; as Lopakhin in “The Cherry Orchard,” and Alceste in “The Misanthrope.” Other theater credits include numerous roles as a company member of the renowned Guthrie Theater under the late Artistic Director, Garland Wright, including “The Winter’s Tale,” directed by Doug Hughes; “The Play’s the Thing,” directed by Michael Engler; “King Lear;” “Merchant of Venice” and “A Woman of No Importance.” Film credits include leading roles in “And” and “The,” two films by artist/director, Pierre St-Jacques; “Leaving Ashland;” “I.D.” and “Shoot You Back.”

Vanessa Morris-Burke > Susan Kotofsky
vanessa_morris_burkeVanessa Morris-Burke is a New York based actor and producer. She was last seen on stage in William Electric Black’s “Betty and the Belrays” at Theater for the New City. Other roles include Sonya in Jay Scheib’s “In This is the End of Sleeping”, based on Chekhov’s Platonov fragment (Connelly Theatre), Ophelia and Horatio in “The Hamlet Project” (LaMaMa e.t.c.) and Chrysothemis in “Elektra” (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center). Vanessa has worked as a theatre producer with ROTOR Productions Ltd. on “West Pier” in New York and Tolstoy’s “Power of Darkness” at the Trafo theatre in Budapest, Hungary.

Abigail Savage > #3774
abigail_savageCredits include “Precious” and Brian De Palma's “Redacted,” as well as several short films including “Misdemeanor” and “Lone Star State.” On television, she's made appearances in “Law & Order SVU” and “The Return of Jezebel James.” Abby is also a sound designer for film and credits include “Universal Soldier: Regeneration,” episodes of “Ugly Americans” and “SuperJail,” “The Pat Tillman Story,” “Sugar,” and all three of Ramin Bahrani’s films (“Goodbye Solo,” “Chop Shop,” “Man Push Cart”). She was born and raised – and still lives – in New York.

Michael Strelow > Niskaa
michael_strelowMichael Strelow was born and raised in Kansas. Acting credits include Raymond in the independent horror film “The Vampire Diaries: Part 1, Thicker than Water” (official selection of the 2007 Independent Features Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas). Michael has been seen on television in “Flight of the Conchords” (HBO); “Engineering an Empire” (History Channel); and on an installment of “The American Experience, Roads to Memphis” (PBS). His work on the stage includes Deborah Warner’s “The Angel Project” (Lincoln Center). Michael currently lives in New York with his fiancée and their six-month old son.

Atticus Cain > Nicodemus
atticus_cainBorn in Memphis, TN and raised primarily in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Atticus Cain's introduction to acting came during his junior year of high school, when he was recruited to substitute for a fellow student in a play. After graduating, he advanced to local theater, appearing in several roles ranging from Shakespeare to Guare. After a brief hiatus from acting, Atticus moved to Pittsburgh in 1997. He resumed acting with a cameo role on the CBS series “The Guardian” (2002). Since then, he has appeared in short films, including "Wrong Number" (2003) and “The Stranger” (2005); the Bobby Moresco feature “10th and Wolf” (2006); and “The U” (2009), a television pilot centering on an African-American University. Also in 2009, he was selected to be the first actor to portray Dr. George Washington Carver for Syracuse University's esteemed Backstory program - bringing to life the great inventor in a touring show for elementary and high schools. Most recently he starred in the award-winning short, “Deadline” (2009), produced by Corkwood Pictures. Atticus divides his time between New York and Pittsburgh.

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