Morgan Boland – Cherry
Morgan Boland is a senior acting specialist in the Theatre Department at UW Madison. She is so excited to be working on her first full length film. In addition to Main Street Meats (Cherry), Morgan is also currently working on independent horror/comedy indie film Dead of the Night (Paige Marshall). Favorite theatre credits include Rose of Sharon in UT’s Grapes of Wrath, Crissy in UT’s Hair, Diana Moralez in A Chorus Line(To the Stage Productions), and Female Lead in UTA’s Bring Me to Light.
Kenny Fayas – Tommy
Kenneth goes to school at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for Engineering. Doing mainly print work, acting is somewhat new to Kenneth. He has appeared in seven commercials. However, Main Street Meats was his first film. He definitely enjoyed his role as Tommy and plans on pursuing other speaking roles.
Steve Golla – Floyd
No stranger to microbudget horror. Lead singer of The Blowtorches. Credits include The Amateur Monster Movie (2011), Psycho Holocaust (2009), and Wicked Wood (2009). Find out more about Steve at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2794227/resume
Stacey Pepper Weber - Sis
Stacey Weber has performed on stage in the U.S. and Japan, including an adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology at the Aichi Opera House in Nagoya. She has appeared in Japanese television and promotional ads for everything from pillows to soft drinks to video games. This is her U.S. film debut. In her spare time, she loves writing punk and rockabilly songs, and enjoys long walks on the beach.
Don Markus – Neddy
Don has studied in Chicago at The Second City, Improv Olympic, Annoyance Theatre, Profiles Theatre, The Acting Studio Chicago, Act One, Victory Gardens, The Green Room, private voice coaching with Kate DeVore, Shakespeare with Susan Hart, Black Box Acting Studio, and Cook County Social Club workshops.
Theatre credits include ELECTRA & ORESTIES at 20% Theatre, WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR at Collaboraction’s SKETCHBOOK X, both Red Tape Theatre’s Jeff Recommended productions THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE and MOUSE IN A JAR, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at The Village Players, Comedy of Errors at Chase Park Theatre and BEST OF TENS at The Second City Donny’s Skybox for The Second City’s Directors Program. Long-form improvisation credits include playing on the team SAM HILL at The Playground Theatre, YOU PEOPLE at the IO Theatre and the independent team BUTTER.
More can be seen at www.donmarkus.com
Catherine Wilcox Nash – Ma
Linda Cieslik – Betty
Linda Cieslik has a soul crushing day job. To maintain sanity, on weekends and vacation days she assumes the personas of various odd characters. She has appeared in over 25 films in the last three years. She also does commercial and industrial work. This fall she will be seen as a cavewoman riding a stegosaurus in a Wisconsin Tourism spot.
She has been cast in leads and supporting roles as a homicidal mother, Sociopathic detective, hostess at a pickup bar, wise old lesbian, crazy neighbor, a mother who calls the cops on her son who is standing on the front porch in his underwear, an abused wife who comes back to get revenge on her husband, two college professors and an 80 year old hard drinking Latvian grandmother (for which she learned to speak lines in Latvian). And most recently she walked up and down Mitchell Street in Milwaukee about 100 times for the second unit on the Warner Brothers feature, “Bridesmaids”.
She has a Ph.D. and lost her left index finger in an unfortunate accident with a chimpanzee but that’s another story.
Gary Albano – Mechanic #1
Spense Rowe – Mechanic #2
Susan Bibby – Mrs. Butterfield
Susan Bibby is a director, actress and musician who lives in Illinois. She also hangs around Charles Ramsey (Mayor) a lot.
Errol McLendon – Mr. Butterfield
Errol McLendon has been seen in the Chicago area in Red Tape Theatre’s “Endgame” and “Enemy of the People”, New World Rep’s “Betrayal”, Oak Park Village Player’s “You Can’t Take It With You” and full frontally seen as the Marquis de Sade in “Quills”. Errol is currently playing Gary Busey playing Angelo Pappas on the long-running “Point Break Live”. Errol has directed over 20 productions in Chicago and can be seen briefly (and much younger) as the Umbrella Man in “JFK”. Errol is a company member of Red Tape Theatre and is also a Tarot card reader, Reiki healer and Tantric coach. He lives with his actress/wife, Wendye Clarendon and his two fur-children, Morgan and Jake.
Andy Osborne – Cop
Andy lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his snake Xerxes.
Charles Ramsey – Mayor
Andy Schatner – Diner Guy
Andy Schatner plays a slightly disturbed Diner Guy in Jeff Lyon’s new film Main Street Meats. Andy studied Telecommunications at Michigan State University before transferring to the film program at Columbia College in Chicago. He eventually decided he’d rather be in front of the camera and dropped out of film school to study acting at Center Theatre. Since then he’s acted in dozens of student and independent films most notably, Satanic Panic, the cult classic Incest Death Squad and Fallen Souls. Schatner just completed his first film that he wrote, cast, produced and starred in, a vampire flick entitled Afraid Of Sunrise which will be submitted to film festivals next year. You can find out more info at www.indiegogo.com/afraidofsunrise
Mike Pusateri – Meat Customer #1
Mike began his journey into the world of acting at the Piven Theatre Workshop and has had the honor of studying directly under Joyce Piven. He has performed in over a dozen films including a key role in the Hollywood feature film “Holiday Baggage” starring Cheryl Ladd and Barry Bostwick. Mike also had a lead role in the short film, “The Interrogation,” an Official Selection of the 2010 Short Film Festival of Los Angeles.
No stranger to the Chicago stage, Mike has been seen all around town. He has appeared in the original play “Brick Wall” last year in the lead role of Murray Zachman. He also appeared as Hugh Fullerton in “The Black Sox Scandal of 1919.”
Mike does voiceover work and has been heard on Chicago area radio and national cable television commercials. Mike’s contact information and a sampling of his film and V/O work can be found at his website, www.mikepusateri.com.
Christopher Elst – Meat Customer #2
Christopher Elst is a professional actor and fight director based in
Milwaukee, WI. He ranks as an Advanced Actor Combatant with the
Society of American Fight Directors, as well as having extensive
training in Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, and Krav Maga. He also is playing
The Bodyguard in “Dead of the Night,” another film with Morgan Boland
as the female lead. His personal website can be found at http://www.christopherelst.com/
Jeanne Leep – Meat Customer #3
Jeanne Leep, Ph.D. (director) is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Edgewood College.
She received her Ph.D. in directing from Wayne State University, and her M.A. from the University of Michigan in theatre studies. Leep has also studied the Stanislavski system at the Moscow Art Theatre’s training program.
She is a founding member of River City Improv, a performance improvisational troupe based in Michigan.
She also continues to perform short form improv with River City and Experiment Royale as her schedule allows.
Her book, Theatrical Improvisation published by Palgrave Macmillian, came out in 2008.
Marcee Doherty-Elst – Meat Customer #4
Marcee Doherty-Elst is a professional actor based in Milwaukee, WI. An accomplished stage actor and no stranger to commercial work, “MAIN STREET MEATS” is Marcee’s first film. Marcee has performed with various theaters in the Milwaukee area, including Windfall Theatre, Off the Wall Theatre, Sunset Playhouse, and the Alchemist Theatre. Marcee’s favorite roles include Grace in ANNIE, Emma Goldman in ASSASSINS, Benvolio in JULIET & ROMEO (a gender-flipped adaptation of Romeo & Juliet), Lady Macduff in MACBETH, Citizen One/Winston in 1984, and most recently, Mother in A CHRISTMAS STORY. Marcee and her fellow-actor husband, Christopher Elst, launched their own theater production company in 2012 in Milwaukee – Theater RED. “Like” our Theater RED page on Facebook or check out our website www.theaterred.com for more information!
John Waelti – Meat Customer #5
John has appeared in “2012 Devolution” now in post production, and a Noah’s Arc commerial. He was also cast in a minor role in “Arms of an Orphan.”
Ellen Atterbury – Hippie Girl
Ben Philippi – Hippie Guy
Adison Monroe – Nudist Girl #1
Mandy Daniella – Nudist Girl #2
Megan Orion – Nudist Girl #3
Ariel Feather – Nudist Girl #4
Arthur Noble – James
Leah Stargardter – Leslie
Don Vasa – Axe
Erika Koivunen – Jude
Glen – Sal
Chloe Spencer – Cheerleader
Chloe Spencer is a model with Rock Agency in Madison, WI. Along with her role as the Cheerleader in Main Street Meats, she also acted in a dark-themed music video for the song Open Eyes by California band Sleepy Sun, and has done various photo shoots. Chloe has been a member of various drama groups throughout her years, performing in plays open to the public. She has also been a dancer since she was 4 years old, trying almost every type of dance there is, with her favorite being Hip Hop. Chloe is also an internet entrepreneur, professional blogger and writer for the Huffington Post. She started her first company at only 14 years old, and speaks at conferences all over the United States on how to make money online. Chloe is coming out with a training program on how to make money online exactly as she does in the next few months, so stay tuned! Find out more about Chloe at www.ChloeSpencer.com or find her on Facebook.
Joan Boudro – Middle Aged Woman
Joan Boudro has appeared in several local films, including “Cleaning House”, winner of 8 awards in the 2010 48 Hour Film Project. She has appeared in numerous theater productions in the Milwaukee area since 1999, including Neil Simon’s “Rumors”, “Blithe Spirit” and “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Joan also does commercial and industrial work, along with occasional radio show guest hosting. Her first love, however, is television and she aspires to have her own sitcom in the future. Keep an eye out for her!
Rex Sikes – Middle Aged Man
Rex Steven Sikes is a producer, director and professional SAG actor. He has been active in film and television since a teenager in Los Angeles. Rex has worked with lots of big names and small in film and television for 40 years.
Many people remember Rex, who played Rodney, from the cult classic he costarred in “Massacre At Central High”. Some more recent feature films Sikes co-stars or stars in include “Horrid”, “The Spade County Massacre” both available now on DVD. A comedy feature “Port of Call” and sci-fi movie “Broken Orbit” among others. Recently, he portrayed killer Mark Libecki in “Unusual Suspects: Blood Trail for the Discovery Channel.
Rex works behind camera in a variety of positions (Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager, Director 1st AD) and serves as a consultant to productions. He has worked as an acting coach in Los Angeles and today is an on-set acting coach helping guide actors in creating their roles and performances.
He is one of the producers on the grizzly horror feature “The Spade County Massacre”, and the new horror comedy hit “Girls Gone Dead”. He is producing the upcoming feature “Serial Daters Anonymous”, a TV cooking show and he produced the TV pilot “Woody’s World” the first live action/animated motion capture situation comedy ever. Rex is currently directing a suspense thriller TV pilot “Serum”
Rex travels providing workshops for actor, speakers and film production. He is working on finishing his book on the business of film and writing a number of screenplays.
He is also the owner, publisher and host of Rex Sikes’ Movie Beat “conversations with film makers”.Rex Sikes’ Movie Beat is considered a “Master Class in Film & TV production” and is your source for “everything film and TV”. Movie Beat features online audio interviews with professional filmmakers. All interviews are available on the website at http://www.rexsikes.com and as podcasts from itunes.
Dianne Bischoff – Cheerleader’s Mother
Dianne Bischoff is an actor based in Chicago and has worked in over 50 films, commercials and theatre projects and was featured in the WI Dells commercial for the past two summers. Dianne has represented Fortune 500 firms as a product trainer and spokesperson and wrote an awesome 300 page memoire, The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now that will be published in March 2013. She is launching Live Your Everything, an exciting new online business for people needing a midlife transformation. www.diannebischoffjames.com
Ruthy Boehm – Tennis Girl
Hello, My name is Ruthy I am an aspiring actress and professional model, I have always loved horror movies since I was a kid, My parents would catch me sometimes way after midnight, watching my small little tv in my room, all wrapped up in blankets, and the volume down so i could just hear it, and carefully placed towel up against the small gap between the door and the floor of my bedroom so that my parents wouldn’t see the flickering of the light from the tv, My eyes glued on my favorite horror film.
I really enjoyed working with Jeff Lyon for my small role in Main Street Meats, and a pleasure to work with Neddy AKA, Don Markus, to talk theater with him and pick his brain about his experience and dedication to the arts. I hope to be much more involved in film and the big screen in the near future. My personal website and add my fan page at www.RuthyBoehm.com
Reed Meschefske – Janitor
Rick Stemm – Radio Voice
Rick Stemm is a playwright, director, screenwriter, actor, fight choreographer, voice actor, film critic, and presenter. His comedy writing and cinematic fights can be seen in various Madison productions. Currently he is working on a follow-up to his resoundingly successful play You’ve Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery: A Choose Your Own Adventure Theatrical Tale, which he co-wrote with Christian Neuhaus.
Greg Johnson – voice of Ma’s Husband
Incest Death Squad
Incest Death Squad 2
Spade County Masacure
Hole in the wall
Joe Hollows “Cannibals”
Grayson H. Goss – Young Floyd
Ashlee Summer – Young Sis
Miguel Graber – Young Neddy