Table Read 1- Worst Night Ever

Friday December 8th at 7:30 pm

The year is 1989. Sendra, a high school senior, and her friend, J.P., go on a road trip from Rhode Island to Massachusetts to buy a used car from two college boys, Stefan and Edric. Little do Sendra and J.P. know that Edric is carrying an addictive substance, valium, which prevents him from turning into a giant, man-eating hammerhead worm. When disaster strikes, Sendra and J.P. take the path of revenge.

Actors

Billy Hulting

Billy Hulting toured for over thirteen years with Lou Rawls, The Rippingtons, Patti Labelle, and The Manhattan Transfer. He most recently toured with Zappa Plays Zappa – a band led by Dweezil Zappa performing the music of Frank Zappa, which awarded Billy a Grammy.

Birdie Roden

Birdie Roden, an actress based in L.A., started acting nearly two decades ago on a community theater stage in Minnesota and holds a BA in theater. After graduating from college in December 2019, she went on tour with The National Theatre for Children until theaters shut down in 2020. Since then, she has appeared in the Twin Cities Film Fest, and San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, and has worked on multiple independent short films and pilots in Los Angeles.

Brendan McManus

Brendan McManus is 25-years-old and is currently located in downtown Los Angeles. He has been acting in Los Angeles for five years. During those years, he has worked on various projects ranging from small-budget to large blockbusters.

Gareth Forsberg

Gareth Forsberg is a film and television actor based in Los Angeles. A proud Oklahoma City University alum, his recent credits include White Rose, Greenhaus, and Eschaton.

Hovhannes John Babakhanyan

Hovhannes John Babakhanyan is an American- Armenian actor, singer, and artist. You may know him from the projects like “Fake News” with Eric Roberts and Martin Kove, or S.W.A.T. During his professional career, Hovhannes has received numerous awards such as the Woodrow Wilson Gold Medal, the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Best International Actor from Art4Peace, and three gold medals from the Theatrical Union.

Jack Ritter

Los Angeles-based actor Jack Ritter can be seen on such shows as “Brothers and Sisters,” “Chocolate News,” “Sleeper Cell,” and “The King of Queens” working alongside stars like Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, David Alan Grier, and Patton Oswalt.  When he’s not acting, he enjoys playing soccer and practicing piano.

Joe Bartone

Filmmaker Joe Bartone has won over fifty awards as a director, writer, composer, performer, and sound mixer. Worst Night Ever was a finalist in both the Slamdance and Bigfoot screenwriting competitions. He is also an award-winning film score composer and founding member of Thelonious Dub who recorded two albums.

Joel Rading

Joel Rading is very excited to embark on his new creative journey in performance alongside director Joe Bartone in the Santa Clarita International Film Festival. Joel has lived in Los Angeles his whole life, but recently decided to take his theater training abroad, in Ireland. While in Dublin, he was able to gain a deeper love and connection for the arts and is that much more grateful to be given an opportunity to perform once again.

John Von Seggern

John Von Seggern began DJ-ing in Hong Kong in 1999 and started his first electronic band, Digital Cutup Lounge, one of Asia’s earliest acts to use computers in live performances. DCL went on to sign a recording contract with an HK-based label and released two critically-acclaimed albums, Cut Up Mixdown and Network Effects. DCL frequently performed at clubs and festivals in the region over the next few years, including significant gigs at clubs and festivals in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Guangzhou, and Beijing.

Jon Mankuta

Originally from NY as a stand-up comedian, Jon Mankuta has worked regularly as an actor and occasional producer in various films and TV shows, such as SNL, LOST, HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, and VEEP, to name a few, as well as voiceover for the animated MARVEL SUPER SQUAD, and hosted various comedy podcasts.  His most recent work was on the Indy feature films EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE IN THE END and I AM GITMO, and the short film THE SCORE.

Katy Delbis

Katy Delbis is an artist, actor, and she is proud of her work as wardrobe supervisor on Everything Will Be Fine In The End.

Lillian Adler

Lillian Adler is a graduate of Emerson College. She has worked in casting and production on several feature films and has an interest in acting.

Robert Donovan

A veteran actor of both the silver screen and television, Robert Donavan has over 130 motion picture credits to his name. He is a recognizable character actor with a strong following among suspense and horror movie fans.

Sean Rainey

A Los Angeles-based drummer and percussionist, Sean has performed and recorded globally. He has performed with Thelonious Dub, The Aggrolites, Kevin Richardson, and Vinyl Project. He is the founder of Happy Human Music Project, a music education organization.

Steve Martin

Steven Michael Martin began his music career at seven years old. After performing in dozens of music videos, he landed his debut on-screen role on a reality series about rock bands making it big in the music industry and all the struggles that come with it. He eventually transitioned into a career in film, landing several roles in award-winning movies such as Coming Back, Pick A Side, Brides Of Jesus, and Everything Will Be Fine In The End.

Suzan Solomon

Suzan Solomon has appeared in the Broadway productions Let My People Come and Bubbling Brown Sugar in a national tour. Her theater credits include Good People, Separate Tables, and The Full Monty. She has appeared in the films Still, Tarot, (A Documentary Love Story), The Sac Fly and Impact. Her TV credits include Murder Loves Company, Cory and the Wongnotes, Sex Sent Me To The ER, Hug A Bug Club, Fast Lane, Urban Myths.

Valentine

Valentine has studied psychology and criminal justice in New York to develop her craft in mystery writing which you can find on vocal.com . Acting is just one of the many paths the creative world has guided her in. You can look forward to her directing shorts in 2024 as well as other projects.