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Gross Old Man
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Whit Flint
UNCLE JOHNNY / WRITER

MFA in theatre directing - University of Essex's East 15 (UK). He additionally studied in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Formed Riot Act in East London 1025 and serves as Artistic Director. Former Young Vic Directors Programme member and invitee director for Toneelgroep Amsterdam. 

Directing / writing credits: Science Fiction, the Chekhovian adaptations Bad Person (Platonov), Mopey Wrecks (Three Sisters), Poor Bastard (Ivanov), The Misbegotten Hope of the Dirty Bird* (The Seagull) as well as Blindness and Periphery of Sight (based off of Sophocles), Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and The League of Youth, and his Shakespearean interpretations Høüses and Dóttir. Directed the US regional premiere of Annie Baker's The Aliens, Anatomy of Arithmetic, BlokeLunatic (based off Stoker's Dracula) and Coverage, a newsroom retelling of Julius Caesar. He has directed at the Arcola Theatre and Southwark Playhouse in London.


He was last seen as Oedipus in Riot Act's Blindness and Periphery of Sight. Additional acting credits: The AliensThree Sisters, An Enemy of the People, Anatomy of Arithmetic (UK prod), True West, Twelfth NightA Midsummer Night's DreamThe TempestMeasure for Measure, Hamlet.  His film and TV work include: Jurassic Park, Glee, Raising Hope, Dreamworld, The Perfect 46 and Star Wars: Clone Wars

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Natalie Battistone
SOPHIE

BIO

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Anthony Gaskins
DR. MICHAEL ASTROV

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Emily Hope Vazquez
ELENA

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Akul Dang
WAFFLES

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Rory James Leech
DIRECTOR

From the United Kingdom now based in Los Angeles. Founding artistic director of Misfit Toys Collective. Recently directed the premiere of Fear of Kathy Acker. Currently an Associate Producer at Center for New Performance and a 2023 Producers Academy Fellow with Beth Morrison Projects. He has formerly produced podcasts with Lemonada Media, including the award winning investigative journalism podcast Believe Her, and experimental theater with Rec Room Arts, joining the core artistic team at just sixteen years old. As a theater director, his credits include The Death of Walt Disney, FAUSTPILLED, The Twenty-Seven Club, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Seinfeld Live. Producing, acting, and creative credits include: Cloud Tectonics, Here Be Sirens, Roberto Zucco, Scene with Cranes, Woyzeck, Hansel and Gretel, Crucible, The Royale, Springs Awakening, Bald Soprano, Gatsby, 20202021, Ragtime, Next to Normal, The Acts of Afra, Contrition Pageant, He is an alumni of California Institute of the Arts and HSPVA, and was awarded as an Arts Activist by Dramatists Guild of America. @roryjamesleech

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