The Cast and Crew of

In Lieu


Carl Weintraub as Old Man

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.


Elan Garfias as Adams

Elan Garfias is a professional voice and stage actor who grew up backstage and onstage at several local theatres, and has performed with Grupo de Teatro Sinergia, The Eclectic Company Theatre, Pasadena Civic Ballet, Glendale Centre Theatre, and the The Candlelight Pavilion. He attended L.A. County High School for the Arts Theatre Program and recently graduated from Whittier College with a major in Spanish and double minor in history and French. When not on stage or in the booth, he loves to travel, learn new languages, and read and write.

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Thomas L. Durkin:  Playwright

Thomas began summer musical theater presentations when he was thirteen at a youth group in Cincinnati, his birthplace. He accepted roles in shows with that group for four summers and in every high school play he could find. During the Vietnam War, he joined the U.S. Air Force. One of his tours of duty provided him a six and a half year stay  in England where he was able to join the base theater troupe. Meanwhile, he started writing In Lieu, not realizing it would take 47 years to complete. It was the one play for which he thought he would never find the right ending, but in 2020 In Lieu at last found its finish.

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Rebecca Lynne:  Director

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 YearsInto 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.


Masaki Araya:  Sound Engineer

Masaki, the Midwestern-born and bred Asian-American artist, loves to wear many hats when it comes to professionally creative works. The EMMY® Award-nominee has solely and collaboratively involved behind the scenes in various media including but not limited to: Music, TV, film, theatre, live sound, radio, audio documentary, podcast, and an array of written and artistic publications. He continues building a creative legacy people could look back on.

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