The Man WIth The Floppy Ears Cast
James "Jamie" Johnson (Arthur Sparks)
Jamie Johnson is a Maryland raised, Brooklyn-based performance artist, technician, and coordinator. He's been an international corporate live events and theatrical professional for a decade. In short, Jamie does things and believes in you. His pandemic activities include collaborations with Siobhan O'Loughlin's online "Please Don't Touch the Artist" (PDT) series and weekly readings with the Socially Isolated Script Readings organization (SiSR) Founded by Michael Perrie Jr.
Nelson Menell (Expedito "Dito" Lozano)
Nelson Menell is a Chilean South African actor living in Los Angeles (with American citizenship). He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Performance with honors, specializing in Acting. His most recent performances have been playing the lead role of Aaron in the South African production of Still, which had its international debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival; the role of Parolles in Geoffrey Hyland’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” and a featured role in HBO’s “Warrior.”
Michael Mau (Johannes "Hans" Hiemeyer)
Michael Mau, based in Atlanta, is a writer, teacher, father, runner, actor, tinkerer, artist, craftsman, and a snappy dresser. Michael recently starred in the Little Big Town video “Over Drinking” with Hollywood star Michelle Monaghan. Current projects include the short film “Lavender Boy,” the award-winning short film “Fatherless,” and the award-winning comedy feature "Our Scripted Life." He voices characters in four narrative podcasts: "Between the Devil;" "Haints," a supernatural historical drama; "Big Sandy;" and the sci-fi thriller "Derelict." His short fiction appeared in Black Warrior Review, New Limestone Review, Portland Review, and other places.
Anna DeBlasio (Anna Bach/Olivia Sparks)
Anna DeBlasio is delighted to explore a new medium of storytelling during this time. Select credits: "It Happened in Key West" (Fulton Theatre), Hermia in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Guinevere in "Camelot" (Broadway Theatre of Pitman), Tennessee Williams’ "Talk to Me Like the Rain" and "Let Me Listen" (Hangar Theatre). She holds a BA in Theatre and English, Loyola University MD. Anna worked in Slovakia as an actor/teacher/writer with Dramatic Adventure Theatre. She has participated in new play development and outreach programs at Baltimore Center Stage, notably for PlayLab 2017 and Anna Deavere Smith’s "Notes From The Field."
Julie Chapin (Mrs. Richardson)
Julie Chapin accumulated over 120 film and TV credits upon retiring as general counsel from the corporate arena. Highlights include a national commercial with Regis Philbin, a recurring role in a series starring Eric Roberts and Erik Estrada, several feature and short films plus a Web series that won numerous film festival awards. She appeared in dozens of commercials and industrials. She has produced several film and TV projects. Recently she created a voting PSA, with which she hopes to play a part in promoting increased citizen participation in our democracy.
Spenser Michaels (Miss Esther)
Spenser Michaels was born and raised in Philadelphia. This Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer and Visual Artist has spent years honing his talents and on and off the stage, performing before widely enthusiastic crowds. This progressive renaissance man and creator has blazed trails in the club scenes in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and other major cities soaking up the music, fashion styles and energy. He has brought those experiences and more to his acting, songs, art, and performances. Spenser is currently pursuing more acting roles and musical theater.
Noah Berry (Lionel/Bellhop)
Noah Berry has bunkered down in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, you could see him in the touring production of “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story,” which is slated to resume touring in 2021. Other credits include Monty Python’s “Spamalot” (National Tour), “Title of Show” (Cincinnati Landmark), “Little Shop of Horrors” (Highlands Playhouse), and “The Full Monty” (Maples Repertory Theatre). All the love to his family, friends and his Vifen.
Jake Long (Male Maitre D)
Jake Long is a Taiwanese-American actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a BA in Theater. He moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career. One of his main passions in acting is helping to advance the representation of Asian-Americans in film and television, which also means breaking negative stereotypes surrounding Asian men. He is best known for playing Kane Lee in the award-winning short series Chronicles of Jessica Wu.
Gara Roda (Female Maitre D)
Gara Roda is an actress and singer from Barcelona, Spain. She holds a diploma in Musical Theatre from Aules and has appeared in such musical theatre franchises as "Cabaret," "Sister Act," and "Bare," a pop opera and Spanish productions like "Josafat or Goodbye Barcelona." She moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked with Arts for Immigrants on various projects as a singer. She participated in the upcoming series “Emigré” and short film “The Laptop,” Gara is a professional choreographer, having worked with the Basel Dance Academy for five years.
Keith R. Grasmann (Narrator)
Keith R. Grasmann is a Bon vivant and polyglot. He is a Fulbright exchange teacher in Nantes, France. He also is trained in Flamenco singing. Keith is a National Endowment for the Arts recipient of a grant to study at the Theater Festival of Avignon, France. He is a speech and debate (Forensics) Assistant and Head Coach at Pleasantville High School. He served as a theater arts coach at Pleasantville Middle School from 1998 through the mid 2000's and an assistant director of the plays and musicals at Pleasantville Middle School from 1998-2005.