Marlo Bernier (Josephine)
Marlo appeared as Roy Cohn (Best Actor 1998 City Paper/Baltimore) in Angels in America, as well as in Love! Valour! Compassion! (John/James), God’s Country (Berg), Patient A (Lee), Largo Desolato (Leopolod), and Kindertransport (Ratcatcher, et al) at AXIS Theatre/Baltimore; and 9 Rooms Worth/Dead Parents (Jack/Sonny) and Lapis Blue-Blood Red (Cosimo) at Theatre Project/Baltimore. TV credits include guest starring roles on “Cold Case,” “Las Vegas,” “Alias,” and “Homicide;” and creating the title role of “Myrna” for a TV Pilot. Marlo is writer / director / producer of the films The Last Time We Were (Silver Remi WorldFest/Houston award as writer-producer), STEALTH, Finding John Smith, and LEAP.
Matthew Hancock (Zakia)
Matthew’s credits include Greg Kalleres’s Honky (Rogue Machine Theatre), Ike Holter’s Hit The Wall (Los Angeles LBGT Center), Lauren Gunderson’s I and You (Fountain Theatre), Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size (The Fountain Theatre), and Marcus Gardley’s The Road Weeps the Well Runs Dry (Los Angeles Theatre Center). Matthew will be recurring on “I’m Dying Up Here” for Showtime, executive produced by Jim Carrey, and has appeared on HBO’s “Insecure," “All My Children,” and can be seen in the indie short “Martyr” (California Women’s Film Festival Best Actor Nominee). Matthew holds a BFA from Adelphi University and is a graduate of the New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television. Awards include a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Stage Raw, LA Stage Alliance Ovation nomination, Broadway World Los Angeles nomination, and a NAACP Theatre Award nomination.
Eden Lane (Sandra)
After early years as a dancer and actor in NYC, this production at A.R.T. marks Eden Lane’s return to the theater. During Eden's absence she became a homemaker, stay at home mother, and built a successful career in television journalism. Her award winning work as host/producer/reporter focuses on community affairs, politics, and the arts. She has been featured on PBS affiliates, CNN Tonight, ET, Huffington Post, and other outlets. As America’s First Transgender Television Reporter Eden Lane is a Trailblazer.
Bianca Leigh (Tatiana)
Bianca is an actress, singer, writer and educator. A graduate of Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, her acting roles include Mary Ellen in the groundbreaking film TransAmerica, Time/Wind in Taylor Mac’s epic The Lily’s Revenge, Franny Halcyon in the New York and San Francisco workshops of the musical Tales of the City, Tatiana in Trans Scripts at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Dr. Rachel Sandow on “Law & Order: SVU,” and Karma in the feature film Hurricane Bianca. She wrote and performed her acclaimed solo musical BUSTED at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2012. Miss Leigh was profiled this year in Cranes New York for her work with students at NYU Medical School, and was the commencement speaker at Rutgers University’s Lavender Graduation in 2014. She recently participated, alongside MJ Rodriguez, in the Samuel French panel discussion “On Stage and Off: The State of Transgender Artists”.
Rebecca Root (Eden)
Rebecca is best known for playing Judy in BBC Two’s groundbreaking comedy series “Boy Meets Girl.” The second series was broadcast in summer 2016. Other screen credits include The Danish Girl, Hank Zipzer, Hollyoaks, Casualty, Midsummer Murders, and Keeping Up Appearances. She appeared in the award-winning production of Trans Scripts at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and starred in the play 1977 for Radio 4. At the end of 2015 she was a guest on "Celebrity Mastermind," winning the contest with the specialist subject ‘the novels of Graham Greene.’ Rebecca is also a respected voice coach, gaining her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Rebecca is patron of the charities All About Trans and Diversity Role Models and is a passionate advocate for LGBT visibility, equal rights and societal acceptance.
Mj Rodriguez (Luna)
Mj has been pursuing a theater career ever since age 11. She has performed the role of Angel in the Off-Broadway revival of Rent, and appeared in Dreamgirls, The Pajama Game, Once On This Island, the City Center Encores presentation of Runaways, and the recent Street Children. Mj has also made TV guest star appearances on “Nurse Jackie,” The Carrie Dairies” on The CW Network, Netflix Original Series “Luke Cage,” as well as the feature film Saturday Church!
Jack Wetherall (Dr. Violet)
A long time leading member of the Stratford Festival Theatre company, Jack played lead roles in Henry V, As You Like It, and The Seagull, the last two opposite Maggie Smith. He performed the title role of The Elephant Man on Broadway; Off Broadway and regional credits include Henry VI at Theatre for a New Audience; The Tempest at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre of D.C.; The Last Days of Mickey and Jean and Six Rounds at Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at Cincinnati Playhouse; Heartbreak House at the Goodman Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac at The Guthrie Theater; Pericles at Hartford Stage; Twelfth Night and The Rivals at The Old Globe; Romeo and Juliet at Long Wharf Theatre; Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Richard II at Utah Shakespearean Festival; The Greeks at Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Cherry Orchard at ACT; and Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Pittsburgh Public Theater. TV and film credits include Third Man Out and “Queer as Folk” (four seasons as Vic).