The Tenant Cast
Kelly Opalko (Diana Harling)
Kelly Opalko is a Chicago-based actor, musician, and producer. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned a B.A. in Theater from Case Western Reserve University. Her virtual theater credits include performances with This Moment Productions, Barely Concealed Productions, and Theater on the Hill. She has performed onstage with New Colony Theater, Factory Theater, A Red Orchid Theater, Halcyon Theatre, and Compass Creative Dramatics. In addition to performing, Kelly is also a producer for Machine Culture, a Chicago-focused artists collective, and was a producer for the Chicago Podcast Festival.
Mark Robinson (Ted Harling)
For the last 15 years, Robinson has worked as a jazz singer, performing widely in the San Francisco Bay Area. In recent years he's expanded his horizons to acting and legit singing. His theatrical credits include roles with Opera Parallèle, Cinnabar Theater, Oregon’s Siletz Bay Music Festival, Woodminster Summer Musicals, 42nd Street Moon, Bay Area Musicals, South Bay Musical Theater, Silicon Valley Shakespeare, and now — huzzah! — This Moment Productions.
Sid Ross (Elliot McAllister)
SID ROSS (Elliot) is an actor and writer and is thrilled to be making his debut performance with This Moment Productions. Acting credits include Birthday in the Bronx (The Tank), Abdication! (Theater for the New City), and The Cherry Orchard (Columbia University School of the Arts Theater). Virtual credits: Hidden Little Worlds (SUNY Purchase POV Festival), The Cribbage Game (MIU Productions), Caroline in Jersey (Uprooted Theatricals), and Kill My Darlings (PlayZoomers). Film: Denture Adventure (Golden Dolphin Entertainment), Seasons Greetings (Overall Specialists Films, LLC), Thousand Points of Sun (Overground Railroad Filmworks). Music Video: The Other Line (Team Zebra Squad Alpha). Sid also wrote and performed the solo piece Becoming OCD, which was selected for the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. Playwright: Becoming OCD, A Feeling of Family. He lives in Long Island City with his wife, artist Lori Sanford-Ross, and their daughter Rachel. www.sidross.com
Robert Kinsella (Ronald Dietch)
Bob Kinsella was raised in the Chicagoland area but now lives with his fiance, Ben Wright, in Bloomington, Illinois. Bob’s day job is as a physician at Illinois State University but his true passion is acting. He has been in many different and varied roles over many years from farces to dramas to musicals. His favorite part of the theatrical process is rehearsal where the creative process really happens and he loves being part of an ensemble cast. Some of his favorite roles were Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”, Fagan in “Oliver!”, Robert in “Proof’, and as Max Bialystock in “The Producers.” Bob has four children, Jacob, Grace, Sean, and Nathan, who are all very supportive of their father’s pursuit of his dream to continue to grow as an actor/artist. He is excited to try this new medium for acting and grateful to the director for giving him this opportunity. Bob is very impressed by his fellow cast and looks forward to bringing this wonderful script to the virtual stage!
Wendy Parman (Commercial Voice Over)
Wendy Parman has been seen on Chicago stages since the mid 80’s and returned in 2014, after a break to focus on original projects and music exclusively. She has added film, commercial, and voiceover work to her resume, and created an original series on Youtube, Callie’s Solo Web Series. Since the pandemic, Wendy has appeared in a number of virtual projects including Clue, and A Very Covid Christmas Carol, with This Moment Productions. She also participated in their recent 48 HR Festival Fundraiser, in the play Two Birds with One Scone. Recent theatre project include: Elizabeth Rex at Oak Park Festival Theater; The Flora and Fauna at The Apollo Theater, (a performance to benefit the #metoo movement) and #Metoo Monologues with Connective Theatre. She was looking forward to appearing in Nine the Musical with Blank Theater, when the Coronavirus changed everything. Check out her website to stay current with her latest work: https://www.wendyparmanvoice.com/actor
John Madison (Tim "Pizza Guy")
John is excited to be a part of the Tenant and to return to the virtual stage with This Moment Productions. He is a huge supporter of original plays and hopes everyone enjoys Dana Hall's hilarious show. You can check John out on All Facts Matter his original YouTube show tacking current and historic events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9cclolP1c