Trained and got her master’s degree in acting at the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University (class of 2017). Moved to New York City right after graduation. Credits include “Carmen”, “BFF”, “the conduct of life” and “a dream play” at the A.R.T.; “yolka at the Ivanovs” at the Moscow Art Theater (MXAT)
Select NYC productions: Romantic Trapezoid (off-bway world premiere, Theatre Row), The Great Divide (Metropolitan Playhouse), After the Ball (Irish Repertory Theatre), Busker Alley (York Theatre), Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, The Clean House, & NY Fringe Fest, NYMF, and Planet Connections shows. Regional favorites: Goodspeed Opera House, Gateway Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Davis Square Theatre, & Place des les Arts (Montreal). National Tours include Annie, CATS, Strike up the Band, and Hello, Dolly! Film and TV includes: Ocean’s Eight (summer 2018) Girl Most Likely (opposite Kristen Wiig), Gypsy (w/ Naomi Watts), Person of Interest, Black List, Royal Pains, Gossip Girl, and I Love You, But I Lied. Elizabeth is also a voice actor, and has been heard and seen in many commercials. http://www.elizabethinghram.com
Christian Ryan is an actor, writer, musician, and VO artist from Texas, currently based in Brooklyn. His acting work has taken him all over the country, frequently appearing in regional and New York productions of Shakespeare. Theaters include Westport Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, and a few stints at Orlando Shakespeare. He is a frequent collaborator with Ross Howard, and together they won the Samuel French OOB festival with Frisky and the Panda Man. He made his feature film debut this fall in Dementia 13 from NBC/Universal. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in English/Creative Writing and competed on both the track and football teams. IG: chris.d.ryan
RIK WALTER is apparently on a jag of portraying foreign literary figures, having recently played Charles Dickens and John Muir. As co-founder of UP Theater Company, Rik has either directed, produced and/or acted in over 30 readings, workshops and productions. Rik was an original member and work-horse of The Present Company, founders of FringeNYC -- in which he returned in 2016 as Ops Manager for the 20th anniversary. Regionally, he has played Walnut Street Theatre, Orlando Shakes, Connecticut Rep, Two River Theater (“Best Actor in a Comedy”), Ivoryton Playhouse, Chester Theatre, Bickford Theater and Luna Stage, among others; as well as tours and festivals in Ireland, Scotland and Germany. He has appeared in “Unforgettable”, “30 Rock”, “American Masters”, all the “Law & Order” franchises, some soaps that are no longer on the air, and a smattering of indie films. Rik volunteers as an acting coach and instructor in his teenagers’ schools and with Pied Piper Children’s Theatre. Vero nil verius. http://www.rikwalter.com
Dana Watkins was last seen in Alan Zweibel’s Playing God at 59E59. Before that, he appeared in The Dark Clothes of Night at 59E59, New Federal Theatre’s production of In White America, The Culture Project’s production of Tennessee Williams' last full length play, In Masks Outrageous and Austere, Verse Theatre Manhattan’s production of Kings (Achilles), and My First Time which enjoyed a two and a half year run at New World Stages. Dana also played F. Scott Fitzgerald in the world premiere of Allan Knee’s The Jazz Age at 59E59. Other credits include Marat/Sade (Corday), Native Son (Jan Erlone), Macbeth (Banquo), The Cherry Orchard (Trofimov) at the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Charles in The French Lieutenant’s Woman at The Fulton (world premiere), Kafka in Stanley Walden’s Letter to My Father at the Kaye Playhouse (U.S. premiere), John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Scapino in Scapino!, Hal in Henry IV parts I and II at the Workshop, and Poe in the one man show An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Dana has appeared in innumerable plays and readings and workshops, working with Naked Angels, the Mint Theatre Company, the Westbeth Theatre Center, Expanded Arts, Playwright’s Horizons, EST, and the sketch comedy group Commedia Dell’ Jilles among others. TV: “Once in A Lifetime”, Hallmark’s “Christmas With Holly”, “OLTL,” “Guiding Light,” “The City.” Film: The Stuff, Sarah is Not Her Name, Falling to Pieces, How to be a Man, The Empath, Dreamgirl, Unbridled. Dana Watkins has been performing since the age of seven. In his nine years as a boy soprano both in the chorus and as a soloist at the Metropolitan and New York City Operas he performed in almost every opera with children, including The Magic Flute, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, The Cunning Little Vixen, Wozzec and Billy Budd and working with such directors as Frank Corsaro, John Dexter and Franco Zeffirelli. He toured annually with both companies, as well as performing with many east coast opera companies. Other roles include Amahl and The Night Visitors at BAM (directed by Giancarlo Menotti), and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem. He has produced both the Off Broadway production of The Jazz Age at 59E59 and Black Nativity Now Off Broadway at The Theatre at St Clements with his company Lost Generation productions. Graduate of SUNY Purchase.
What Critics Are Saying About Our Cast:
TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES
“Charlotte Stoiber is the perfect innocent whose dreams mirror and wake Jeremy from death.” –
“Christian Ryan nearly steals the show with his witty and hysterical portrayal. This man’s rubber face is beyond comical.”
“Rik Walter is ethereal and wise.”
“Dana Watkins reaches into our hearts as the man inconsolable in his longing for what once, was a perfect love.”
“Inghram’s Kate is always mysterious and alluring as la belle dame sans merci (the beautiful woman without mercy, an archetype of the seducing, devouring muse and lover).”
DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
"The outstanding Dana Watkins stars as the melancholic and romantic protagonist."
“Elizabeth Inghram [portrays Kate] with an appropriately seductive chill."
"Played with over-the-top self-indulgent gusto by Christian Ryan."
"Winningly captured by the terrific Charlotte Stoiber (her method-acting warm-up technique is another of the play’s comic highlights)."
A WORK UNFINISHING
“Dana Watkins brings an affable and awkward charm to a man teetering between rejuvenation and self-immolation.”
“Christian Ryan has the best lines in the show, and he delivers them with a light touch, finding the vulnerability under the bravado.”
“Charlotte Stoiber's Chrissy is engagingly earnest with her wide-eyed view that the world can't be nearly as bad as Jeremy seems to think.”
DIANDRA REVIEWS IT ALL
“Elizabeth Ingraham is fierce as Kate; drawing upon charisma and conniving to assure that you still like her, despite feeling an undercurrent of villainy.”
“Christian Ryan as Eddie is a complete breath of fresh air. He is the only character that everyone will laugh and revel in his definite, political incorrectness. Ryan plays him like the young, brash brother we all know.”