Crashbox Festival Cast
Gino Gonzales (Devlin (Club Noir))
Ronnie Lyall (Morty/Ryan (Club Noir))
Ronnie Derrick Lyall is very excited to be working with Crashbox Theatre and performing in his very first radio play. He had performed in several productions throughout the city most recently finishing a one-performance run as Marcel in Quantum Lovers. Ronnie cannot give his family and friends enough thanks as they have been his greatest support system and his biggest fans through his journey. Follow Ronnie on Instagram, for more information on excellent productions around the city, @ronniedlyall
Moni Villalba (Rosa/Alice/Announcer (Club Noir))
Moni Villalba a Latine actor, director, and artist. They graduated from The University of New Mexico in 2019 with a BA in Theatre and have been acting since the age of 15. Throughout the years they have worked in numerous productions such The Process, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Saligia. They are now based in Chicago, moving from Albuquerque in 2022. When they're not performing, Moni enjoys dedicating their time to creating art, special effects makeup, and writing.
Jaeda Larkin (Miriam/Woman #1 (Club Noir))
Jaeda Larkins is excited to be doing this work with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre in their Crashbox Short Live Play Festival. While she's originally from Chicago, Jaeda attended college at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor's in Stage and Screen Acting. Her most recent credits include “Laments of a Black Bird Summer” by Cris Eli Blak with Director's Haven at The Den Theatre as well as “A Play About David Mamet…” by Mathilde Drawta with Refracted Lab at Theater Wit. While she's mostly done stage work, Jaeda also has experience and a passion for working on camera. When she's not performing, you can catch her at her day job at iO Improv Chicago or you can watch her silly little videos on her youtube channel, JaeWatch.
Cameron Cai (Newsbo/Cabbie/Officer 1 (Club Noir) Pan/Helios (The Big Dark))
Cameron Cai is a recent graduate of The Dobbins Conservatory and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre. He's grateful to be working with Eclectic for the first time and has had a blast collaborating with the Club Noir team! IG: @cameron.cai"
Jessica Lauren Fisher (Carol (Mr. In Between) Mom/Baby Brother (Angels with Empty Juice Boxes) Eva (A Case of Deja Vu))
Jessica Lauren Fisher is a Chicago based actress and is honored to be working with this amazing group of artists. She is a founding member of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre. Notable Eclectic roles include Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Sarah Daniels in Spinning into Butter and Sally in Make me a Song. She has also performed with City Lit, Black Button Eyes, The Skokie Theatre, Music Theatre Works, Pride Arts, and Theatre at the Center. Favorite roles include Adele in Die Fledermaus, Eliza Poe in Nevermore, Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde and Marian Paroo in The Music Man. She sends her love to Andrew her Partner in everything. This performance is dedicated to her Father. LVYA Mom!
Charles Schoenherr (Man/Bill (Mr. In Between))
Charles Schoenherr "Mister Inbetween" (man) is thrilled to be making his debut with Eclectic Theatre. As a voice over artist, his voice can be heard (if not recognized) in various radio, television, and internet commercials. Additionally, Charles can be heard in video games, slot machines, and recently as the villain in the animated series, "The Magic Tree". Charles would like to thank Mary Ann Thebus and Rick Barrows for their guidance at pivotal times in his career.
Claire Metusalem (Debbie (Angels With Empty Juice Boxes) Persephone (The Big Dark))
Claire Metusalem is a Houston native and is excited to be making her Chicago debut with Eclectic Theatre! Credits include a Swing in The Play That Goes Wrong (A.D. Players), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Garden Theatre), Le Fer/Harfleur/Rambures in Henry V (Shakespeare In The Shade), Nurse/Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet (Nebraska Shakespeare Tour), Puck/Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream and various roles in Spoon River Anthology (Classic Theatre of Maryland), Miranda in The Tempest and Rinalda in All's Well That Ends Well (Prague Shakespeare Company), and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (University of Northern Colorado, Guest Artist). Next, she can be seen in the Runaways Lab Theatre Milking the Beast and Going to Hell winter festival. She has a BA in acting from the University of Northern Colorado. www.clairemetusalem.com
Drake St. Pierre (Pops/Cat (Angels With Empty Juice Boxes) Little Billy Thragg/Coroner/Window-Washer #2/Steely Voiced Narrator/Photographer(Bob The Cop) Phillipides (The Big Dark))
Drake is a Chicago based actor and improviser. Along with being enrolled in classes at Second city he also performs improv throughout Chicago as a member of his own team “Conflict of Interest”.
Patricia Tinsley (Demeter/Arethusa (The Big Dark) Mrs. Thragg (Bob The Cop))
Patricia Tinsley holds a BFA in performing arts (double emphasis in dance and theatre) from Rockford University, an MA in speech from Northeastern Illinois University and served for two years as the co-artistic director of the Rebekah Theatre Project. An accomplished actress and director, she has a long list of Chicago-area credits, including the happiest job in the world: playing Mrs. Santa Claus at Navy Pier. Favorite roles include Marilyn in Ripcord (Parker Players), Fonsia in The Gin Game (Jack Benny Theater) and Gonzala in The Tempest (CenterStage). She can be seen in episode 6 of the STARZ original series Power Book IV: Force. She is represented by Lily’s Talent.
Marcelo Nylund (Apollo/Hermes (The Big Dark))
John Oster (Max (A Case of Deja Vu))
John Oster is grateful and thrilled to be part of this EFCT production. He is an actor, writer, director, producer, lighting & sound deigner, and man about town. Thank you to his beautiful wife whom he cannot live without. He is Artistic Director of Subtext Theater Company and a proud member of the SSP Theater Company. He could also use a day off... He doesn't care that his headsot is 20 years old and is also madly in lust with Andrew...Thanks for coming to the show.
Richard Eyre (Bob the Cop/Republican (Bob The Cop))
Richard Eyre is an actor, improviser, writer, and longtime fan of comedy in all its forms. As the son of a Foley artist, he is excited to be participating in Crashbox, and is looking forward to proving his mettle as Bob the Cop. "I guess that says it all."
Connor O. Locklin (Mr. Thragg/Window Washer #1/Democrat/Lieutenant/Infomercial Announcer (Bob The Cop))
Connor O. Locklin is a Chicago based Actor, Singer, and Improvisor. Since moving to the city Connor has worked with Midsommer Flight on their production of Cymbeline and Theatre Evolve on their production of KRUGAZOR. He also co-wrote and acted in the short film The Ill Conceived, Poorly Executed Housewarming Party of Amy & Jaime which was recently nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at Indie Short Fest. You can see him around the city performing Improv and Sketch with his team Burnt Toast (@burnttoastimprov IG). Connor is represented by Actors Talent Group.
Alex Hultman (Woman Across the Alley/Little Billy's Girlfriend (Bob The Cop))
Alex Hultman (they/them) is thrilled to be a part of the Crashbox! Festival with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre! Their recent credits include Fairy Princess at the Macy’s Walnut Room Restaurant, Quinn Pierce in True Dice Podcast, and the Weeping Woman at the Haunted Soirée Chicago. Alex holds a BA in Acting from Illinois State University. linktr.ee/alexhultman