The Cast & Crew

Brian Cunningham
 (Wombat Man)

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Brian has an extensive musical theatre background. Since moving to LA he has studied acting at Howard Fine Studios and improv in the Second City Conservatory program. He performs regularly as a member of a house improv team at the Neon Venus Art theatre. A television editor by day, he very much enjoys playing Wombat Man by night.


KerrLordyganKerr Lordygan
(Trix the Rabbit)

Kerr has his BFA in acting from USC and has been working this in L.A. ever since. An award-winning actor, writer, and director Kerr has worked here at Eclectic for over eight years and served as President for six of those. He invented the ONE DAY PLAY here and saw the successful run his original play Askance complete a hit critically-acclaimed run in 2011. He also co-wrote and starred in the horror-hard-rock-bisexual-musical Gothmas. Some of his favorite theatrical roles include Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency and Rake Matelot in Posing Strap Pirates. He also has appeared in numerous films and web projects. Aside from acting, writing, directing, Kerr also is a metal vocalist, having sung in acts like Bloodsak, Nocturnal Instinct, and Aces High Tribute to Iron Maiden. Kerr is represented by Hollywood Original Talent and can be found at www.facebook.com/Lordygan.


Steve Jun
(The Sidekick to be Named Later)

Steve is glad to be back in Wombat Man after being in its Hollywood Fringe run. He is a graduate of the AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts and was a member of the award-winning Marin Summer Theatre. He is a part of the improv troupe Improvisers with Benefits and prefers his cereal with light milk. #wombatman


AmandaAmanda James
(Gladys) 

Amanda James is thrilled to be working with the amazing cast of Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders at the Eclectic Company Theater. She was last seen in ECT’s Spoon River: The Cemetery on the Hill in early 2015. She most recently wrapped filming on Waterdog, but describes her true love as the theater. Beloved past productions include performing with the QC Opera Company,  Sweeny Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Once upon a Mattress (Queen), and Annie (Mrs. Hannigan). Amanda is proud member of the Eclectic Company Theater family and looks forward to future productions with the company.


Anna-Laurie-RivesHSAnna-Laurie Rives
(Lucy)

Anna-Laurie Rives is thrilled to be making her debut with the Eclectic Theatre Company as Lucy in Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders!  A native Texan, Anna-Laurie moved to Los Angeles in 2013 after graduating with a BA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. In addition to live theatre, she is also a Film/TV actress and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Anna-Laurie is an original cast member in Cameron Watson’s hilarious new web series, “Break A Hip” alongside Christina Pickles, Britt Hennemuth, Allison Janney and many more. She hopes the audiences enjoy Wombat Man and that everybody remembers “Trix are for kids!”

Marzilli2Gerard Marzilli
(Spoon)

Originally from Warwick, RI Gerard Marzilli has been acting for film and stage since the age of 10. His television work includes a Muppet Show pilot for the Jim Henson Company and Criminal Minds. His film credits include William Shakespeare’s Richard III Starring David Carradine, Danny Trejo and Anne Jefferys and Dead in Love with Margaret O’Brien. He is a founding member of the repertory film company, 8 Sided Films with whom, he has produced and starred in the award-winning web series The Starmind Record and the upcoming feature film Quantum Theory. He is also the Voice of “Mango the Monkey” and other voices in the upcoming animated series “The Adventures of Annie and Ben”


MichaelDavanzo_HSMichael Davanzo
(Milk)

Michael is very excited to be a part of this production of Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders! This is his first show at the Eclectic Company Theatre. Michael has over 15 years of musical theater under his belt (sometimes a dance belt) having starred in productions such as Rent, Hair, Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Show, Into the Woods, and his favorite, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He’s a graduate from the Second City Hollywood training center, and you can sometimes find him on stage, in class, or on YouTube singing and acting a damn fool with his sketch and improv troupe, Glory Sauce. And when he’s not acting, singing, or dancing, you can usually find Michael playing with his two adorable Scotty dogs. He’d like to thank his amazing familia for their love and support and his friends for pretending that he is entertaining. Learn more about Michael at www.michaeldavanzo.com


Jeremy-Saje-Head-ShotJeremy Saje
(Chief LeibowitzTony the Tiger/ Stage Manager/ Siren)

A veteran of the stage, Jeremy proudly takes his turn in the dark for Wombat Man.  He was most recently seen on-stage as Judas Iscariot in DOMA Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Prior to that, he originated the role of Basil Hallward in DOMA’s world premiere musical, Dorian’s Descent.  Jeremy was also a featured soloist in the world premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.  Some other favorite roles include Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, The Hawker in Tommy, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Sunshine in Chicago, the Fakir in The Secret Garden, and Benny in RENT, to name a few.  Currently, Jeremy is the lead singer for the rock band, No Vanquished.  (www.NoVanquished.com)

You can learn more about Jeremy, as well as hire him for session work, at www.JeremySaje.com. 


David_HSDavid Narloch
(Commissioner BordenLucky the LeprechaunJimmy/ Siren)

David Narloch thanks the tireless scientists at C.M.U.’s National Robotics Engineering Center for enduring his intensive brain-picking about Lucky the Leprechaun (not really). He does though hold a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts (Kennedy Center’s Irene Ryan nominee) and has enjoyed copious acting opportunities in film and theatre including The Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Hollywood’s The Production Company, and world renowned Dell’Arte Theatre. He recently starred as Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off –other recent L.A. theatre credits include Claude Pichon in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party,  Leo Clark in Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, Franz Schuppanzigh in Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy and Ellard Simms in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.   Other favorite roles include Hamlet, Solange in Genet’s The Maids, Sgt. Schultz in Stalag 17, and the ensemble of The Laramie Project. Film/T.V. includes Hitler and the OccultInternal Behaviors, and other features, shorts, and commercials.


Chrisi Talyn Saje
(Writer/ Director/ Producer)

A Chicago native with an undergrad in theatre performance, Chrisi recently earned an M.F.A. from UCLA in Film/TV Producing, specializing in Showrunning and Transmedia.  She produced the twice award winning sci-fi comedy web series, “D.I.P.S.,” the web series “Dario Undiscovered” for R&B artist Dario, as well as the music video and behind-the-scenes video for his 2014 single, “Save You” and this year’s release, the video of single, “Backlash.”  Dario Online

Chrisi is a veteran improvisor gracing stages in Chicago (including the Second City MainStage), Atlanta and Los Angeles where she has also coached teams and taught.

If you thought, perhaps, she was a Batman fan.  You would be right.


 

 


PRODUCTION TEAM

Ryan Boydstun
Original Artwork and Web Design

Sean Vincent Biggins
Photography

Lara Kristine Elliott
Wombat Man’s Costume

Toni Johnson
Wombat Man’s Hat

Jeremy Saje
“Wombat Man Theme Song” Composer/Performer

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