The Cast and Crew of
Carl Weintraub as Jigger
Carl was fortunate to play King Lear for Dean Productions in 2019. He began his career at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 1974 and has played on many stages and before many cameras since. In 1981, Carl founded We Tell Stories, which has performed over 17,500 shows to over 4,500,000 children. He produces BackStory, a bi-monthly evening of storytelling and poetry through the Victory Theatre. Carl thanks the venerable Lou Palter for teaching him how to act.
Laurie O'Brien as Topsy
Laurie’s theatre, television, and film career has given her the opportunity to play roles ranging from lunatics and white trash, to the most beautiful woman in the world (Helen of Troy). Some favorites include the hussy Paulina in The Defiant Ones, ugly Denise Savage in Savage in Limbo (LADCC Award), crazy Mary Barnes in Mary Barnes (LADCC Award), compulsive Virginia in The Clean House, diva Meta Wolff in Times Like These (Ovation Award), and, of course, Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love.
Jordan Morgan as Junior
Jordan Morgan is an American actor from Trumann, Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Arkansas: J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences with a BFA in Theatre. This is Jordan’s first show with Dean Productions and his first time recording a play in Los Angeles. Previous credits include: The Unseen Hand (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble), Macbeth (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), Blood Brothers (Lifetime Movie Network), The Shop (Veteran Entertainment Television). He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support. Follow his artistic endeavors @jordanmitchellmorgan.
Sarah Schulte as Honey
Sarah “Sarahnade” Schulte is a SAG/AFTRA, AEA actress, singer/songwriter, and all around performer. Her most notable works include; “Fantomas: Revenge of the Image” International Tour in China, Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden as Mrs. Claremont, “When Colossus Falls” winner of Best Drama and Best Ensemble in a Drama at INK Fest 2019, “The Galen Project”- in which Schulte starred and Co-directed and won Best Female Direction from Los Angeles Women’s International Film Fest, and "just recently booked her first TV Pilot. Stay Tuned!
John Patrick Daly as The Man
John Patrick Daly is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, producer, and fight choreographer. His work has taken him from California to New York, and internationally to London and Amsterdam. Recent credits: Car Lot; Twisted Sister; How I Became A Superhero; New Kid on the Block. He strives to make work that is socially impactful and relevant, while giving audiences a chance to escape to another world. https://www.johnpatrickdaly.com/
J.R. Spaulding Jr.: Playwright
J.R. Spaulding Jr. received a B.A. in English Education and an M.A. in theatre history from Michigan State University. As a theatre artist, he has worked professionally as an actor, director, technical director, and guest instructor at theatres in Alaska, Maine and various locations in between. As a playwright, Spaulding’s works have been performed and staged throughout the Midwest as well as New York and California. Being an English teacher, he uses his super powers to un-socialize and de-roboticize the youth of America in hopes to create a new world order of literati elitists.
Rebecca Lynne: Director & Sound Engineer
Rebecca is the founder of Dean Productions. As a theatre director, her work has been seen around the world, including New York, London, New Jersey, Washington DC, Bali, and California. Among her solo directing credits are The Last Five Years, Into the Woods, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Comedic Tragedy of Macbeth, The 39 Steps, Sleeping Beauty Ballet, The Lady of Shallot, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Ghost Sonata, the Opera. Rebecca recently made her film directorial debut with Binders and The Rise of the Binders, the prequel mini-series.