Wendy Hammers - writer/performer
Wendy Hammers is a hyphenate.
An actress/writer/storyteller/writing teacher/stand up comic/creativity coach/producer/wife/mother/foodie/hip hop dancer/jersey girl/hopeless romantic/lover of life. Not in that order.
She loves chai tea, dancing 'til she sweats, desserts that are wheat and gluten free but not taste free, and Bruce Springsteen. In no particular order.
Her true heart belongs to a triad of "G's" - her beloved Grandma Gussie, her wonderful and funny son Griffin, and her dear husband Garth.
As the the chief bottle washer at Tasty Words Productions, a live event company that produces the monthly hit spoken word salon of the same name (now in it's 12th year), Mrs. Hammers delights in creating and hosting evenings of theatre which celebrates hilarious and horrifying true life stories from a host of famous and infamous writer/performers.
An an actress, she is the recipient of two Drama-Logue Acting Awards, one for her solo play undressing new jersey (and other states of mind), and the other for her work in Chris Durang's Laughing Wild. undressing new jersey was invited to be one of four solo shows chosen for the The Sacramento Theatre Company's International Solo Festival. Currently, her latest solo show, RIPE, which played to SRO audiences in Hollywood in 2012, is out on a national tour.
She is a published author You've Got Meal (Marabout Press), and has contributed essays to the anthologies What was I Thinking? (St. Martins Press), and That Time of the Month (Melanie Vara), as well as a contributor to The Huffington Post. All the stuff you need to know about her professionally can be found on either this website or www.wendyhammers.com. Anything else, just email her and ask: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalleia Sheerin - Director
Kelleia Sheerin is a wild-west born American actor/dancer/director/choreographer. Equal parts performer and creator, Kelleia is a rare broad who has carved out a career telling bewitching, quick-silvered stories of people on the verge of the either a break down or a break through. From directing award-winning plays to dancing as an absurd Scottish Tart in Eric Idleís live radio-play What About Dick?, from portraying the ultra-savvy Burlesque Star of her time Tempest Storm alongside Ryan Gosling & Josh Brolin in the film GANGSTER SQUAD to originating a role on Broadway in Urban Cowboy and directing/choreographing on myriad shows, plays, musicals Kelleia has built her reputation on an inherent understanding of the work, a respect for the unpredictable, the 10,000 hours of a professional and the ability to solve anything. www.Kelleia.com
Karen Aschenbach - Original Direction/Dramaturg
...is active on stage and screen as a writer, director, actor and producer from East Coast to West. Her directorial background includes plays (Mrs. Cage, Critics Choice – Los Angeles Times), short films and independent features seen on television and in festivals from Japan to Croatia and throughout the U.S. Ripe, which she developed with Wendy Hammers, made its Hollywood debut at the Greenway Court Theatre and began a national tour in 2014. After a successful run at The Promenade Playhouse in May 2014, Coming Out Kinky, A Grownup Comedy with Jean Franzblau is enjoying a multi city tour. Her latest directorial effort with Alexandra Morgan, Sexegenarian will be open at the Whitefire’s SoloFest 2015. Karen is a creative coach, taking projects from inception to full-fledged production. She works with storytellers, essayists, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, actors and solo performance artists. www.Karenaschenbach.com