NICOLA ROSE as Callie/Izzy Nicola is the creator of Callie & Izzy, the musical Aisle Six (Off-Broadway, Lynn Redgrave Theater, 2013), and the upcoming bilingual short film Creative Block. Bilingual in English and French, she is a graduate of Columbia University and the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris. You can find out more at her professional website, her IMDb page and her puppetry page. She also invites you to like Callie & Izzy on Facebook.
NATE STEINWACHS as Dr. Salverson Nate Steinwachs is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. He first worked with Nicola McEldowney on her father's play, 'Many Mansions', and is glad to work with her again! IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3288485/
ROB VINCENT as Narrator Rob Vincent is an artist, hacker, comedian, audio wizard, puppeteer,actor, journalist, and freelance nerd of all trades. Whether in frontof or behind the camera, onstage or backstage, on-mic or off, Rob isproud to find himself part of brilliant and eclectic creative projects like "Callie & Izzy." Among other things, Rob can be heard weekly onthe popular WBAI talk-radio program "Off the Hook." You can find Rob at http://robvincent.net , and see some of his art athttp://modern.technology .
PAUL BOOCOCK as The Doctor An award-nominated monologist, Boocock voices Dr. Jonas Venture and others on ‘Venture Bros.' He was in Elevator Repair Service, was half of performance duo PREMIUM BOB, is Wilson in Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' and 'Henry Fool', Victor in 'Arachnoquake,' Steve in 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' A founding member of writers collective 'Verbal Supply Company' and contributor to Krautkrämer's MeatWater™ Manifesto, Boocock also created segments for American Public Media and WBAI radio. BA, Williams College.
JENNIFER DORR WHITE as Mrs. Williams (Callie's Mom) (Season 2) Jennifer Dorr White has appeared Off-Broadway and on regional stages, in films including Congratulations Debby, on television series including “Law & Order: SVU,” and on web series including the Onion News Network. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory, and BA, Williams College. www.JenniferDorrWhite.com
WILLIAM OTTERSON as Mr. Williams (Callie's Dad) (Season 2) After over 30 years behind the camera as director, producer, DP and editor, William Otterson has returned to acting and in the last six years has played roles in hundreds of productions including 25 principal roles in College Humor sketches as well as roles on Comedy Central, MTV, Tru TV, Stalked, Dead of Night, Secret Lives of Stepford Wives, A Crime to Remember (Emmy Winning Series), Celebrity Ghost Stories, Monumental Mysteries, Castle Confidential, The Haunting of and Mysteries at the Museum on LMN, The Biography Channel, The Travel Channel, Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery. He is often called upon to accurately portray historical characters such as Stephen Jumel, William Jay Gaynor, Frank Coakley and Commodore Vanderbilt. He recently portrayed Wolfgang Heine, the evil psychiatrist in Excuse Me for Living with an all star comic cast including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Wayne Knight, Robert Vaughn and Dick Cavett. His live performance credits include Claudius in Hamlet at Webster Hall, NYC and Junius Brutus Booth, the father of the brothers in The Brothers booth at The Players Club, Edwin Booth’s historical home.
IAN BOYD as Max Rumphorst (Season 2) Camera Operator, Sound Recordist, Editor, Film Reviewer and Actor. A native of Fairfax, Virginia, Ian moved to New York in the fall of 2012 and quickly found his footing in the entertainment world. After serving as an editing intern with Troma Entertainment, he became part of the Programming Department of iN DEMAND, LLC. He met Nicola through collaboration on the upcoming Bad Film Fest feature My First Orgy: Documentary and, in fact, revisited his character from that film through Callie & Izzy. He is forever grateful to the Bad Film Fest and Callie & Izzy teams for helping him realize his lifelong dream of performing onscreen. Portfolio: iansdmfstuff.wordpress.com Film Blog: www.imbmovielover.com
KEVIN BARBARO as Dr. Bob (Season 2) Kevin moved to New York in 2013 after 22 years of award-winning coaching college coaching career and national radio host. Now a full-time working actor, he has starred in four feature films, made eight costarring appearances on National TV shows and has starred in over 40 commercials. He is the new spokesman and face of "Spray Nine" cleaner and regularly is on TV as spokesman for several different companies. Additionally, he owns his own event production company that handles everything from theatre and film production to sporting events and concerts. IMDb: www.IMDb.me/KevinBarbaro
DIANNA BLAYLOCK as Nurse Candycane (Season 2) Dianna Blaylock is New-York-based actor/fitness instructor and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. She was most recently seen as an inmate on Orange Is the New Black. Other tv & film credits include The Leftovers, Alpha House, The Knick, and Boardwalk Empire. Originally from Arkansas, Dianna has performed regionally in numerous productions and several Off Broadway showcases. Some of her favorite credits include: Steel Magnolias, Cabaret, Mississippi Love, Macbeth, Grease, How To Succeed..., and The Reindeer Monologues. Dianna currently lives in Riverdale with a demented cat and a puppet wielding roommate. She is thrilled to be a part of Callie and Izzy's adventures.
LISA MONDE as Reporter (Season 2) Actress, singer, director, playwright and composer. Began her creative work in Europe as a singer-songwriter (during that time, 4 CDs were recorded). Simultaneously with her solo career, Lisa worked with big European theatre companies – her most favorite roles included Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sheila in Hair, Janel in a French rock opera L.O.V.E., Sam Omega in The Pirate Story and Isabelle in the musical Francois Villon, Three Days in Paris. After moving to New York City and graduating from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute she appeared in historical plays I Know All Save Myself Alone as Isabel, as well as Mary Shelley in Ghost Writers as part of the Edgar Allan Poe Festival. At the same time musical theatre is still taking the lead – Lisa continued Off-Broadway as Isabel in I Cry You Mercy Everyone (2013), Mina Murray in Dracula’s Call (2012-2014), Elizabeth Taylor in The Elizabeth Taylor Story (2015) and Gale Storm in Strangers in the night (2016). Lisa's latest appearances Off-Broadway and Off-off Broadway include: Arsene Lupin VS Sherlock Holmes (AJ Raffles Holmes) with the Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, Dali's Dream ( Coco Chanel) at 4th Street Theatre, I Cry You Mercy Everyone (Isabelle) at Davenport Theatre, The Bacchae (Ghost) and A Misummer Night's Dream (Hippolyta/ First Fairy) with Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company. Lisa is very excited to be a part of the fun, sarcastic and incomparable web series that is Callie and Izzy!
TERESA HUI as Various Teresa Hui is a singer, actor, musician, comedian, producer, lover of #foodporn, born and raised in NYC. She is thrilled to be a part of "Callie & Izzy," and is honored to get an opportunity to work with Nicola again sharing the stage with her in "Aisle Six" as part of FringeNYC 2013! Teresa is also producer/co-writer/co-star of the comedy web series "These Three Girls." Teresa has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Dr. Oz Show, a Macy's campaign with Clinton Kelly, and a PSA with Jane Lynch (and she also apparently likes to name-drop). She has also appeared in the feature film "That's What She Said," starring Anne Heche. Teresa placed 3rd in Amateur Night for Showtime at the Apollo. www.teresahui.com
KRISTEN MICHELLE as Various Regional favorites: The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy), Nunsense (Sister Amnesia), Sisters of Swing (Patty Andrews). Kristen is a performer with the Manhattan Dolls, Speech Therapist, teacher with CardioTapNYC, puppeteer & ventriloquist. Recently in a national Snapple commercial as “The ventriloquist”, Kristen is excited to be in the off-Broadway revival of Once upon a Mattress this fall! For more adventures (including those involving her puppet Aunt Lill) www.KristenMichelle.net
EDDIE PUELLO as Greg (Season 1) Eddie Puello was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New Jersey. He first caught the acting bug at the age of 12 after seeing Reservoir Dogs. He was encouraged to pursue acting after winning the Monologue competition at the Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival at the age of 16. Since then,he has appeared on stage, short film, and web series productions. Puello has stated that acting "saved" him and is his biggest passion in life. He has studied under John Eyd and Debby Schwartz. He currently lives in Wall, New Jersey.
MICHAEL KARAS as Juggler (Season 2) Michael Karas is an award-winning juggler and puppeteer based in Astoria, Queens. See more at www.michaelkaras.net and on Instagram @karasjuggling.
VIVIAN LAM as Reporter (Season 2) This is Vivian's second time working with Miss Nicola McEldowney and she is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful series. Vivian is from Piscataway, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University and The Willaim Esper Studio. Recent credits include Emily Webb in Our Town, Rose in Driving Under the Influence, Yuna Park in Comfort Women a New Musical, and Edith in Blithe Spirit. Vivian would like to thank her beautiful Mom and Dad, and her amazing siblings Thuy Linh, Kristi, Kevin. Also her dog Tuna.
HELOISE WILSON as Reporter (Season 2) Heloise Wilson is an actor and writer working in NYC. She produces new work with her award theatre and film company Little y. She is the creator of the show, Weezy Goes Outside, and has performed, been produced and curated at a number of NY downtown venues: The Flea, Dixon Place, The Bushwick Starr, JACK among a few. You can follow her and unfollow her at @weezypea. MFA Brooklyn College, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. www.heloisewilson.comwww.littley.co
ALBERT BAKER as Casting Director (Season 1) Recent acting includes Rhinoceros (Onomatopoeia Theatre Co), The Bacchae Redux (American Bard Theater), Ebenezer (Hatmaker’s Attic Production) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare on the Sound). Recent directing: Macbeth, LINE (13th Street Theater), Antigone, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Independence (Love Creek Productions), The Body is a Legal Drug (MITF). Staged Reading: Marlowe’s Fate. TV: “Mysteries at the Museum”, “The Blacklist”.
JAMES BRICKHOUSE as Casting Director (Season 1) Actor, Singer, Entertainer and Casting Director. Has done feature films, TV episodes, commercials as well as three webseries. "I enjoy all of these things. I get my biggest joy from casting because it gives me the opportunity to help others who have the the passion to follow their dreams The feeling is heaven sent, I love it all!!!"
NAVIN DAS as Dan the Actor (Season 1) and Various Navin Das is an actor and comedian based in NYC. Even though he's never worked with puppets since high school, he's glad to be a part of Callie and Izzy. When he's not entertaining audiences with his on stage or on camera antics, or drinking coffee, he enjoys video games and making sketches with his troupe: Mind for Rent. https://m.youtube.com/user/MindForRentOfficial You can also check out his solo stuff on Youtube. https://m.youtube.com/user/VinnyCage Thanks to Nicola for having him on board.
JON REINO - Director of Photography Jon is a cinematographer and photographer based out of New Jersey. When he is not travelling the country or collecting tattoos, he enjoys fine beer and spirited political conversation. His films have screened at festivals around the country as both a cinematographer and director. To see his previous work visit jonreino.com, but most are not puppet related, unfortunately.
BRANDON ASCARI - Director/Director of Photography - See cast bio
ANTHONY D. PAUL - Director of Photography
JT SCHINDLER - Director/Director of Photography JT Schindleris a filmmaker shooting for space travel & gender equality. Currently producing an upcoming ESPN/NWE collaboration this winter. See more of his work at www.knowbodycreative.com
MARY GEERLOF - Director/Director of Photography RACHEL GAMBIZA - Composer Dubbed a “lunatic genius” by the press, Rachel Gambiza is on a mission to take over the world with her music. And a paper clip. And some cheese. Tired of the usual love songs--he loves her, she loves him, he doesn’t love her, she loves her parrot, we get it already--Rachel writes about more interesting subject matter like fishies, superhero bunnies, and guys with shiny pants. Credits as singer/songwriter of the rock opera band Gambiza include the albums Mr. Shiny Pants and Gambiza. Other credits include the musicals Mr. Shiny Pants (book/music/lyrics) and Barber From Outer Space (music and lyrics). www.gambiza.com
KAREN TRASK - Puppet Designer Karen Trask lives in Saco, Maine and has been building and designing puppets since 2012. Because it's always who you know, not what you know, she was presented the opportunity to build Avenue Q puppets for a local community theater in 2014...It was a challenge and an honor to be a part of such an amazing show. And now one of her favorite puppets has found her way to an amazing artist and puppeteer in Nicola McEldowney, another extremely proud moment . She says building them is one thing but watching them come to life in the hands of a puppeteer is the greatest thrill. You can find Karen's puppets on Etsy and Facebook under LittleRedPuppetry.
MARCELO R. BOTTARO - Graphic Designer & Additional Puppeteer Marcelo Bottaro is from Brooklyn, New York and is a self-taught cartoonist, puppeteer and voice artist who is currently creates stories for a new branch of original cartoons called Marcelo Bottaro Cartoons which is trying to bring back the classic retro cartoon look.