CAST & CREW

Sean Bolger, Jef

Sean Bolger is excited to be part of Porno Dido and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Originally from Chicago where he trained at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City, this is Sean’s first full length play in Los Angeles. While in Chicago he performed in over 30 stage productions as well as roles in film, commercial and television – including roles on The Chicago Code and Chicago Fire. Since landing in LA, Sean has continued his work in theatre, film and television including recent roles on Marvel’s Agent Carter, Days of Our Lives, and the just announced Twin Peaks reboot. He wants to thank the entire cast and crew for all their hard work.

Colbert Alembert, Bob

Colbert Alembert recently appeared in the second production of Pieces at the Pasadena Playhouse, reprising the role of Jovi.  He also recently shot the pilot Home.  His most noticeable credits are The DL Chronicles, General Hospital and Celebrity Sex Tape on Netflix.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and AADA.  An immense gratitude to Heather for this opportunity and to his mother, family and friends for all their unwavering support and encouragement.

Kate Bowman, Kristi

Kate Bowman is so thrilled to be a part of Porno Dido. Her favorite past roles include Chrissy in In the Boom Boom Room, Catherine in Proof, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Maggie in the World Premiere of Games Poets Play, Alysha in Fugitive Songs, and Joanne in RENT. Kate is also a co-founder of 2Cents Theatre Group. You can also catch Kate in HFF 2016 as Creedence in Nilbog: The Musical and one of the principal performers in Mad Lib: The Musical, both at Three Clubs. Kate would like to thank Heather and the rest of this crazy talented team for giving her the wonderful opportunity to take on this character, and to Sean Graney for writing such a daring, unique piece of theatre. 

Christina Calph, Sparkles

Christina Jacquelyn Calph can be seen on screen in Arthur (Warner Brothers) alongside Russell Brand and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and in Tower Heist (Universal) starring Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy. Her New York theater credits include The Sunshine Boys with Lewis J. Stadlen & Chip Zien and Streetcar Named Desire in the role of Stella Kowalski directed by Austin Pendleton. In Los Angeles Theatre, she has played the role of the Goddess Aphrodite in Tony Tanner's Phaedra and as a company member of The Classical Theatre Lab she played the role of Eliante in Moliere's The Misanthrope. TV credits include Tiny Apartment (Comedy Central), He Said, She Said (MTV), Deception (NBC), Made in Jersey (CBS), Rescue Me (FX), Whitest Kids U Know (IFC), & The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central). She is also the director, writer & producer of the comedic Youtube web-series, Bad Girl’s Ball. Subscribe! 

Sean Graney, Writer/Associate Producer

Sean Graney is a Chicago-based theater artist who concentrates on adapting and directing classic plays to create relevant theatrical pieces for our contemporary society. His work was last seen in Los Angeles with The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide. He is the Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, a Chicago theater company he founded in 1997. In 2013 he was fortunate enough to be a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where he completed writing All Our Tragic, a twelve-hour adaptation combining all thirty-two surviving Greek Tragedies. This modern Festival of Dionysus had a reading at the Getty Villa in 2014 and was presented by The Hypocrites during the summer of 2014 and remounted the summer of 2015.

Heather L. Tyler, Director/Producer

After studying theatre at Rhodes (B.A., cum laude), a dedication to new and bold work led Heather to Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene where credits include The Threepenny Opera w/the hypocrites @ Steppenwolf and critically acclaimed Dirty Diamonds @ The Factory Theater. In L.A., she developed the title character in Meditations: Eva Hesse, a world premiere at Highways Performance Space, and Heather has played with Rogue Machine in A Bright New Boise and Wish I had a Sylvia Plath (u.s.) & with Sacred Fools in the recent A Gulag Mouse, Film/TV credits include Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word premiering at SXSW and The Bridge (FX). Catch her in several commercials, and follow her work at HeatherLTyler.com

Daniel Braunstein, Assistant Director/Social Media Manager

Daniel Braunstein is originally from the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University this past spring. This is his first time working with the Hollywood Fringe Festival and he couldn’t be more elated! Daniel was most recently seen in Los Angeles New Court Theatre’s production of Atlas Pit (Mark). Other directing credits include: This Is How It Goes, The Metal Children, and Really Really (Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre). Daniel is currently working with the Actors Project Theater Company on their production of The Hare Who Cried Ant. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support. Love you, Mom, Dad, Ben, and Jahn.

Michael Mullen Tamburlinia

Michael Mullen (Tamburlinia) is an actor, costume designer, writer, and avid eater who lives in Hollywood with his dog, Wally. He has performed in and costume designed several productions both on stage and on film throughout Los Angeles. Some of his favorite theatre roles to date include: Tom/Phyllis/Leslie in Sylvia (StageSceneLA Award: Best Featured Actor-Comedy), Voice 2 in Porcelain (StageSceneLA Award: Best Ensemble-Drama), Arthur in On Tidy Endings, Miss Texas in Pageant, Harry Roat in Wait Until Dark (StageSceneLA Award: Outstanding Featured Actor- Drama), and Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Mmmkay! XOXO ;)  

Miles Tagmeyer, GEB

As a native Minnesotan who grew up doing theater, Miles Tagtmeyer is excited to be returning to the stage for the first time since moving to Los Angeles. Credits include Disney’s The Descendants: School of Secrets, Major Crimes and the pilot Soap in the City. Miles has also been in a number of short films, and recently completed Advanced Writing Lab at the Groundlings. He also just completed his SCUBA certification so if you need a dive buddy let him know.

Shaan Dasani, E.Q.

Shaan Dasani is an Indian-American transgender actor and filmmaker.   He made his LA stage debut in The Blank Theater’s The Not Lesbians (Michael A. Shepperd), taking on the lead role of a transgender college student who is meeting his ex girlfriend for the first time after transition. Additional stage credits include: KATE in Queer Classic’s rendition of The Taming of the Shrew and TeAda Productions’ Global Taxi Driver. Film/TV credits include: a new spot for “Google Goals” and short film Making a Mark (Gaurav Bhatnagar). Prior to venturing into the acting world, Shaan learned the art of storytelling from behind the camera.  With an MFA from Chapman University, and as an alumni of Film Independent’s Project:Involve program, he has written & directing over 30 short films, commercials, music videos. To find out more, please visit:  ShaanDasani.com

Matt Samsel, Production Design/

Associate Producer

Matt is a seasoned fabricator with more than 25 years experience in the fields of Engineering, Interactives and Animatronics, with a specialized focus in materials and process design.

In Chicago, he created interactive exhibits for the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the John G. Shedd Aquarium. He has also created interactive works for Disney, Universal Studios and the U.S. Navy.

Matt continues to be enthralled by the level of excellence and creativity that institutions incorporate into their exhibit planning and execution. Motivated by purpose-driven and socially conscious projects that make a lasting impression, Matt’s energies are focused on assisting these institutions realize their ideations.

More recently he adapted and directed HMS Pinafore to accompany his highly popular versions of The Mikado and Pirates of Penzance, completing a Gilbert & Sullivan Trilogy. He attended Emerson College and has taught at University of Chicago, The Theater School at DePaul University,  Columbia College Chicago and Lake Forest College. Other works include Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, an adaptation of all seven surviving texts of Sophocles, which had  successful runs in both NY and Chicago. As a director, Sean has helmed over 50 productions for The Hypocrites since 1997. He was a participant in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. He has won four Joseph Jefferson Awards. His work has been seen at American Repertory Theater, Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Rep, Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Court Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Steppenwolf for Young Audiences, Chicago Children’s Theatre and in February 2016 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. SeanGraney.com

Mandie Wastor, Music Composer/Special Contributor

Wastor is a composer, classical violinist and recording artist. Originally from Athens Greece, she has been 2 times awarded by Unicef for "Exceptional contribution to art" after composing music for theatrical plays under the auspices of Unicef, and has released 4 albums (Warner Music, Universal) one of them awarded Gold. She has worked as a composer in countless plays in Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and has been the Orchestra director of the National Theatre of Greece for 3 consecutive years (Lysistrata, Birds, Frogs by Aristophanes).  She is a graduate of the Conservatory of Athens and awarded by scholarship by the Berklee College of music. Living in LA since 2015 on a green card based on "extraordinary abilities in art," she is proud and honored to be a part of Porno Dido and the Fringe festival.