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Kirk Gostkowski (Christian):  NY Theatre: Hamlet as Hamlet (The Queens Players), True West as Austin (SCC),
The Spanish Tragedy as Hieronimo (The Queens Players),  Beautiful Noises (The Queens Players),  Forward
Movement (The Queens Players),  Labors of Love (Boomerang Theatre Co.). Other past credits include Jerry in
'The Zoo Story' and Brutus in 'Julius Caesar'.  He also appears as Seth in the Independent TV series 'Dream
Roads'.  Kirk holds a BFA in performance from Hofstra University.  Kirk has studied for the summers of 2006 and
2007 in a Master's Class in Theatre with Alec Baldwin.   For more information please visit: (

Kirsten Scoles (Jackie):  NYC Theatre: The Cascade Falls (Bat Country Theatre Co.),  Hamlet and Servy-N-
Bernice 4Ever (BOFA Prods.), Pleaching the Coffin Sisters (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Period Fairy (Young
Mirror Rep.), Figaro Gets a Divorce (Adhesive Theater Project), Charlie's Ghost (Roots & Branches Theatre Co.),
Ghosts, Reckless, The Marriages Film: Calm Like a Bomb, Missing Miss Right, Am I Evil. TV: "Guys Like Us" (pilot -
Showtime). Kirsten has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and holds a BFA in Acting from Hofstra
University. She is a co-founder and co-artistic director of Bat Country, a New York City-based theatre company.

Melissa Haley Smith (Alicia):  Melissa received a BFA in Theatre Performance from Hofstra University.  Originally
from Massachusetts, she now lives in New York and loves being able to call the city her home.  This is her first
Independent Feature Film and she couldn't have asked for a better experience nor a better cast and crew to work
with. Past New York Theatre credits include: The Spanish Tragedy (Queen's Players), Labors of Love (Boomerang
Theatre Co.), Be With Me (Hofstra University at New York Theatre Workshop), and Under Milkwood (Hofstra
University at Chelsea Studios).

Adam Newman (Mike): Adam is a graduate of the Syossett Cultural Art Center, and Hofstra University's BFA
program in Performance.  He has also taken classes at the School for Film & Television (NYC).  Some of his recent
credits include; Keith Call ('Sensing Murder', The Discovery Times Channel), Laertes ('Hamlet', BOFA Productions),
and The Carpenter ('The Book of Me, Swirly Angel Productions). He is currently keeping busy wrapping the feature
length independent film Almost Amateur with Swirly Angel Productions.  This was an amazing experience for him and
it was the most fun he had ever had with a production. He hopes you enjoy the film...a lot.

Kenny Briggs (Kevin):  Born March 29th, 1982, Massachusetts.  Received a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from  Hofstra
University in 2004.  Past credits include Titus Andronicus, The Adding Machine, Three Sisters, Grease, and The
Confederacy.  Kenny is the lead singer of the band Light Up Nancy.  

Dan Rice (Joey):  Upcoming Film:  Charcoal, Triage Entertainment.  NYC Theater: David in "Atonement", The
Queens Players; Harker 2 in "Nosferatu", Rabbit  Hole Ensemble; The King of Man in "Serpent Song", Funes
Memory; Hameo in "A Bard's Day's Night", Jor-El Productions at ATA; Tour Guide in "Applied Ecological Authority",
Eugenia Macer-Story at Theater Cosmos.  Film/TV: "Tuesday", Dir. Lisa Sever; "Fate Shared in  Silence", Dir. Keith
Fox,  Sam in Independent TV series "Dream Roads", Her-Eyes-On Video.  Education: BFA from Hofstra University.

Kylie Erin Donovan (Abby Keller):  Kylie is currently a Kindergartener residing in Portsmouth, RI. This is her first
Independent Feature Film and truly enjoyed working and having fun with the cast members and crew. She has been
on the cover of Mercury Magazine (September 2006) but most notably spends her time playing youth soccer,
watching the Naked Brothers Band, and coloring. Her current dream acting job is to be on Sponge Bob!

Chris Keveney (Steve):- Film Credits: Ghost Writer (New Wave Film Distribution, The Yard (Saiyan Films), Villains
(Footnote Studios), and Alabama (Friedman Films). Theatre Credits: The Jeweler's Shop (heading to Australia in
2008 for Catholic World Youth Day!) and Ross with The Storm Theatre, Panama with Boomerang Theatre Company,
Ghosts with Rabbit Hole Ensemble, and the tour of "Lights on for Louie" with National Theatre for Children. Chris
holds a BFA in Theatre from Hofstra University.

Matt Jared (Jacob):  Matt Jared attended The Juilliard School and has since been a working actor in New York
City.  Matt has worked both regionally and in New York for such theatres as The McCarter, The Old Globe and The
Abingdon.  Currently Matt is cast in the role of Frank in Mrs. Warren’s Profession at The Rep Stage in Baltimore and
has a recurring role on As the World Turns.
Kenny Briggs (Kevin)
Dan Rice (Joey)
Adam Newman (Mike)
Melissa Haley Smith (Alicia)
Kirsten Scoles (Jackie Keller)
Kirk Gostkowski (Christian Keller)
Kylie Erin Donovan (Abby Keller)
Matt Jared (Jacob)
Chris Keveney (Steve)