Shelby – Young Joo Lee
Young Joo Lee is a multimedia artist from South Korea, currently living and working in Cambridge, MA and Los Angeles. Her work deals with personal narratives about her experiences of being an immigrant in Europe and the US, a woman, and a cultural nomad. In her recent moving image works, these personal narratives interweave with the current and historical narratives in order to investigate the issues of cultural colonialism, alienation, and assimilation processes. Young holds an MFA in Sculpture at Yale University and an MFA in Film at the Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule Frankfurt. She currently is a Visiting Lecturer in Animation at the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She was a College Fellow in Media Practice at Harvard University (2018-20), a Fulbright Scholar in Film & Digital Media (2015-18) and a recipient of DAAD artist scholarship (2010-12). Her work has been exhibited in national and international institutions and film/video festivals.
Caleb – Kayodè Soyemi
Oluwaseun Kayodè Soyemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and considers Atlanta, GA his home away from home. He currently resides in the tri-state area of New York. He’s been professionally active since 2005, touring the Southeast in his youth and has since made accomplishments in playwriting and producing. As an actor he welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on new and “impossible” works, being featured at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Aurora Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Yale Cabaret, House Party Theatre, Prism Co. and Dallas Theater Center. His play, I AM NOT YOUR TEACHER, was produced at Shaking the Tree, Yale Cabaret, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and New World Theatre. He’s currently in workshops for his newest play, Potter’s Exhibition, with mentorship from Josh Wilder as part of The The Playwrights Workshop — Part One of the play was produced at Yale Cabaret’s Rough Drafts Festival. Kayodè went to the HSPVA Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts and graduated with the largest total amount of artistic award offers in his class. He received his B.F.A. from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, a recipient of one of the Meadows Artistic Merit Scholarships in Acting. He is an alumni of the ‘18-’19 Professional Training Company at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and is currently pursuing his MFA at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale where he is a co-leader of FOLKS, the affinity group founded by Angela Bassett and a Jerome L. Greene fellow.
Collector – Brandon Keeton
Brandon Keeton had received a scholarship to College (Morehead State University in KY) for Acting and did not take it. He joined the Marine Corps instead and stayed for 21 years. After Brandon retired from service, he opened his own martial arts academy, where he still teaches occasionally. Now, at 47, retired from everything, Brandon is giving his first love, acting, another shot.
Monica, Gallerist – Dina M.Selimovic
Dina Selimovic was born on November 11, 1981. She is an actress, known for Sentinel (2021), Impossible Monsters (2019) and Pumpkinhole (2021).
Gallery Assistant – Lindsey Wilson
Lindsey is a fearless young actor based in Los Angeles, CA who has appeared in Criminal Minds, a variety of short films, independent features, and has a promising future in the Voice Over world. You can find her most recent work on two episodes of the Arcane podcast
series by Sonder Productions. When not acting, you can find Lindsey in the water surfing, and nurturing her obsession with sharks.
Gallery Visitor – Brianne Buishas
Brianne is a model, actor, and voiceover actor who lives to create, tell stories, and pursue her creative work goals. She has voiced characters in various productions, novels, toys, video games, and commercials, most notably the new voice for the Little Tikes Sing-a-Long Piano, Moonlight Magic Video Game, and co-host on Repo Radio the Duck. As a model, she has worked for various brands and magazines, specializing in editorial and beauty. You can find her in publications such as Vogue Portugal print, Lucys Magazine, Gothesque, and Pump Magazine. Aside from her career, her passions include baking, animals, traveling, and aerial yoga.
Factory Dorm Mate – Dan Chen
Dan Chen is an actor best known for his work in film and television. When not on set, he enjoys working in education at an independent school for girls in Manhattan, and as a college adjunct professor (including a course on Art and Social Change). He is a graduate of Cornell University, Brooklyn Law School, and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Dan is a
proud member of the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA) and earned his SAG card with a guest starring role on the HBO hit series THE SOPRANOS.
Between teaching and acting, Dan feels blessed to be able to do what he loves. He is represented by Central Artists Talent Agency in Burbank, California.
Factory Worker 1 – Joe Bagtas
Factory Worker 2 – Mack Kuhr
Mack Kuhr was born on September 9, 1975 in Gainesville, Florida. He is an actor, stunt performer, voice actor and producer based in New York City. His acting debut came on ABC’s Ugly Betty (2010) soon followed by roles on CW’s Gossip Girl (2011), John Wick (2014) Gotham (2015), Madam Secretary (2016) and NBC’s prime-time The Blacklist and Law and Order:SVU (2017). He attended Virginia Tech earning a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.Ed with honors in Health Promotion.
Homeless Woman – Melissa Chambers
Melissa Chambers is a character actor who was born in Oklahoma and grew up in New Mexico and Washington D.C. where she graduated from The National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She went on to study acting at The American Academy in NYC and New Mexico State University. Melissa lives with her two dogs in the foothills of Santa Fe, New Mexico and performs in theatre as well as acting in television and film.
Curator – Kasey McNulty
A Massachusetts native Kasey now resides in NYC. She earned her BFA in Theater Performance from Salam State University and graduated from The Atlantic Acting School. Most recently she was seen on the ID channel in Diabolical. In pre-COVID times she enjoyed swing dancing in her free time, but now she has been catching up on missed TV shows and has developed an unhealthy obsession for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Ballerina – Ellen Press