When producing a zombie play, it is of utmost importance to have an adventurous, capable, hardworking, fearless cast. Luckily, we have that. These actors have spent the last several weeks memorizing text, perfecting precise violence choreography, growing accustomed to gory special effects makeup, building a cohesive and believable ensemble, and generally giving into the world of KPPL Radio in Pontypool, Oregon. Meet the intrepid cast giving life (and possibly death, because, you know, zombie play) to the characters of Pontypool.
Paige McKinney (Laurel Ann Drummond) has performed in Portland often, including Slipping, The Pride, HIR and On the Edge (Defunkt Theatre); A Maze (Theatre Vertigo); Our New Girl (Corrib Theatre); TeatroSOLO (Boom Arts); [or, the whale], Drowned Horse Tavern, Song of the Dodo, and R3 (PETE); and No Man’s Land (Action/Adventure Theatre). Paige is an AmSAT-Certified Alexander Technique teacher and audio book narrator.
Pat Moran (Ken Loney/Co-Producer) is a Portland-based actor, director, playwright, teaching artist, and producer. He is an Artistic Company Member of Action/Adventure Theatre and the Education Director at Shaking The Tree Theatre. He has worked with many theatre companies including Cal Shakes, Action/Adventure, Hand2Mouth, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Milagro Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Northwest Children’s Theatre, and more.
Todd Van Voris (Grant Mazzy) has recently appeared in such productions as Inherit The Wind at Lakewood; Title and Deed at Imago; Sense and Sensibility at Clackamas Rep; The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at Triangle Productions; A Christmas Carol with Portland Playhouse; Difficulty of Crossing a Field with Portland Opera;Thom Pain with Crave Theatre; and The New Electric Ballroom with Third Rail. Over the past 17 years, he has worked with Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage, Profile Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, and many more. Todd studied at NYU and trained at Playwrights Horizons in NYC.