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Peter Romano (Creator, Writer, Director)

Peter Romano is an Actor, Musician and Teaching-Artist. As an actor, he has travelled the world and country working in theatre and a variety of other mediums. Recent credits include the U.S. Premiere of Terror (Mr. Bigler) at Miami New Drama, Othello (Iago) with Classic Stage Company in New York, the African tour of Antigone (Hamon) where he was an actor and musical director, and he will make an appearance in this season of "The Blacklist" on NBC. Peter received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts, his BFA from NYU:Tisch where he studied with the Atlantic Acting School and he is committed to creating stories with universal themes that unite audiences.


Brynne McManimie (Producer, Editor, "Charlotte")

Brynne McManimie is an actor, singer, editor, and teaching artist, with an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Recent acting credits include Othello (Bianca) with Classic Stage Company, Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs, dir. Tyne Rafaeli) and Blue Window (Emily, dir. Ken Rus Schmoll). TV: Elementary, Bull, The Mysteries of Laura. When she is not acting or editing, she is teaching music, theatre, and Shakespeare to kids all over New York City. 


Christina Hurtado-Pierson (Producer)

Christina Hurtado-Pierson is a NYC-based dramaturg, producer, and proud mother of a native New Yorker. She is one of the creators of the award-winning pilot Sox News, and recently made her directorial debut with documentary TransMilitary. Film credits include: Mount Lawrence (documentary), Kate + Date (web series), 13 (award-winning short film) and Blink (short film).Theatre credits include: Comedy of Errors, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage Company), Eurydice, Pride & Prejudice (American Players Theater) Arabian Nights (Williamstown), The Happy Journey to Camden & Trenton (Williamstown), and The Poor of New York (Columbia Stages).

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Stephanie Weyant (Executive Producer)

Stephanie Weyant is a producer and writer hailing from Kansas City.  With on set production experience in studio films (credits include: Middle MenThe Kingdom) and research and marketing experience through independent TV and web series (credits include: Harlem KnightsPhoenix RunSo SoHa), Stephanie collaborates with her fellow artists whenever she can.  She also hosts a YouTube channel, giving girl and travel advice through true stories and sarcasm.  When Stephanie is not filming, she's likely traveling the globe, visiting friends, and exploring different cultures.


Michael Mullen (DP, "Leonard")

Michael Mullen, a southern California native has been an actor and filmmaker for most of his life. He received his BA in Television Producing from Cal State Northridge, his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and is Co-Owner of Blackbox Productions ( When Michael is not on set or stage you'll usually find him painting or in the kitchen making home made pasta with a nice glass of red wine.


Matthew Dunivan (DP, "Mickey")

Matthew Dunivan is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a member and co-owner of Blackbox Productions (, a company dedicated to creating original work. Off Broadway and New York Credits: Soul Doctor at Actor's Temple Theater, The Tempest at CSC. Regional: Proof (Theater with a View). Matthew received his MFA from Columbia University. 

Fang Du ("Fang")

Fang Du was born and raised in China until he was 17 years old.  He spent the second half of his life in the United States, more specifically Boulder, Colorado.  He attended the University of Virginia with the intention of studying business, but his passion for acting pushed him to finish with a degree in Drama.  He is currently pursuing his MFA in acting from Columbia University.  His favorite credits include Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie(national tour), Bedford in Henry V, Orpheus in Eurydice, Jack/Jesus in Reefer Madness.  He has also appeared on TV in Mr. Robot, Law and Order, If Loving You Is Wrongand The Haves and The Have Nots.  He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and loves traveling, and food! 

Amber Chardae Robinson ("Wanda Wilson")

Amber Chardae Robinson was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a B.A. In Theatre. She recently graduated from Columbia University (2015) with an MFA in Acting. This past year, she joined the cast of AMC's Hell On Wheels for their 5th and final season as historical figure Stagecoach Mary Fields.

Aaron Morton ("Brick")

Aaron Morton is a NY based Actor and Artist. Born and raised in Plainfield, NJ, Aaron received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University. In addition to The New Neighborhood, Aaron has done work on ABC's The Family, NBC's The Blacklist and CBS' Blue Bloods.


Lauren Maykut ("Margaret")

Lauren Maykut hails from the (not so cold) country of Canada.  She now calls Brooklyn home after graduating with her MFA from Columbia University's Graduate Acting Program.  She has appeared on stages around New York City, including Classic Stage Company, The Gene Frankel Theatre, and outdoors in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Washington Square Park.  Her first feature film, "Deadline" played to sold-out crowds at the 2016 Toronto Indie Film Festival and was a festival award winner.  When she is not acting, Lauren can be found teaching piano, playing the guitar, and throwing down in boxing class.


Kenard Jackson ("Geoffrey")

A wool, silk, cashmere, fur and skin aficionado. Also a fan of fine cheeses and delicacies.  Columbia MFA.


Keith Michael Pinault ("Erasmus")

Keith Michael Pinault is an actor, director, and musician based out of Queens. Originally from Boston, Keith is a graduate of Hofstra University and the Columbia University MFA acting program. Keith has performed onstage with Classic Stage Company and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others, and is featured in the webseries "Lady Parts" and the upcoming "Spirit-ish." He is also the bassist for the acoustic rock band Norwood, whose second album, "Notes to My Blood," is now available on all streaming services. Follow Keith on Twitter at @kmpinault.

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Eric Williams ("Thackery")

Eric Williams is an actor and singer, and has recently produced many sketches with his writing partner Ester Steinberg. Eric starred as Buddy the Elf in the national tour of "Elf the Musical" and Danny Tanner in "Full House the Musical" Off-Broadway. Other performances include shows at Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, UCB, Joe's Pub and More. BFA NYU Tisch (Atlantic Theater Company). Sketches and more at