Creator, Writer, Director, Co-DOP, Co-Editor
Taryn's first experience with acting was at age four, where she was flabbergasted to discover that she had to pretend that a man who wasn't her father, was her father. That led to the formation of Our Acting Alcove, comprised of a few friends and a flowered curtain strung across the middle of her bedroom. Simultaneously, she had fun making various film shorts and sad attempts at feature films. Around age ten she attempted to put on both original shows and Les Miserables, much to the chagrin of her siblings, who were press-ganged into her casts. She performed in school shows and during her latter high school years she was accepted into a year long musical theater company.
Her acting experience includesThe Pitmen Painters (Susan Parks), Independence (Jo), and Les Miserables (Gavroche). However, her passion is directing. Her most recent work directing, co-directing, or student-directing includes Tony-Award winning play Red, The Little Father of the Wilderness, pieces of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Dinner with Friends, The Boys Next Door, and Degas, C'est Moi. In film, Taryn worked as a Production Assistant for Asleep in a Storm (2013), a camera operator for Northanger Abbey: A Novel (2013), and acted as the female lead for Unsearchable (2011). She has also worked with L.A. film and photography freelancer Blake Cyrier, as well as on shorts and various web videos. Taryn has trained with Tom Flynn (Wicked) and performed alongside Broadway's Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables, Titanic).
Taryn is twenty-one years old and studies English, Secondary Education, and Communications. She works as a technician and Properties Manager at Pew Fine Arts Center. When she's not working, studying, or constantly at rehearsals either acting or directing, Taryn enjoys working as a freelance photographer, writing poetry or her baby of a novel, going to the gym, and pondering fantastical ways to meet her idol, Mary Beth Abel (long time stage manager of shows such as Wicked and Les Miserables).
You can follow Taryn on Twitter! Username: @tearinalane
Creator, Writer, Transmedia Head, Craft Services
Carly first jumped into the world of acting in sixth grade when she performed in The Music Man. Her primary passion was with voice, and singing took up much of her high school career. She also enjoyed writing screenplays, though she's embarrased to look at them now. Her desire to earn money, however, prevented her from overloading on theater or film, unlike her other compatriots. Clearly she is the beautiful and wise one.
Carly is twenty two years old and studies English and Secondary Education. Her current work includes performing in street shows with the D.R.I.V.E. troupe, laboriously writing, editing, and being a grammar tyrant for beautiful creative works, and being the encouraging heart of In Earnest. She also spends time expertly navigating fandoms as well as fangirling over Oscar Wilde. She hopes to live in South Carolina with her two best friends, own a cat named Pounce, and show In Earnest to her future students and children.
Despite her skills with social media, Carly has chosen to not have a personal Twitter. You can contact her under the 'CONTACT tab on this website.
Creator, Writer, Production Manager, Casting Director, Costumer
Rachel has been involved in theatre ever since that day in sixth grade when her sister forced her into it. But she’s very glad she did. She enjoys acting but finds the most joy in running things behind the scenes. Her acting experience includes parts in Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and Bye Bye, Birdie.
Rachel has experience working in lighting and sound, but her love lies with the wardrobe department. She has managed costume production for multiple shows, including A Year With Frog and Toad, The Apple Tree, and Les Miserables. While film is a newer medium for her, she's excited to apply her costuming knowledge in the world of web series.
She is twenty years old and studies English. She has an affinity for organization, accounting, and scheduling, and uses those skills in at her multiple places of employment. One of her many jobs is working as a technician and Costumes Manager at Pew Fine Arts Center. When she's not working, she dabbles in photography, goes for long hikes through the hills, and does laundry while listening to music. She plans on finding a job where she can use her writing, editing, and organizational skills to serve behind the scenes in some capacity. She knows not where such a wish may take her, but hopefully it will be near her wonderful family.
Rachel is allergic to Twitter, YouTube, and personal websites, but you can reach her under the 'CONTACT' tab on this website. She also urges you to follow the show. She urges strongly.
Co-DOP, Camera Operator, Co-Editor
Ellen started exploring the world of film editing at the tender and awkward age of thirteen - her mother gave her the gift of a green screen and a camcorder for Christmas. She then starred in and produced an ICarly-esque webshow (BingBangBong) which she now regrets (all records and episodes of said webshow have been wiped from the Internet to preserve the minds and souls of anyone who may have the misfortune of stumbling upon them). She began filming and editing for her personal YouTube channel with the intention of becoming a "big Internet sensation". Her skills expanded in her latter high school years and she worked as an editor and sound technician for film at her school.
Ellen is nineteen and studies secondary education and social studies. She spends time working in the theater on various stage crews and as a sound technician. She spends her days rocking out on the piano and guitar and she very much enjoys singing. Much of her time is filled with one-on-one time with Tumblr and Netflix, even when she knows her time would be better spent writing papers and plotting world domination.
She continues to film and edit videos for her YouTube channel and hopes to keep honing and improving her editing and filming skills. Her YouTube channel, Tumblr, and Twitter have each gained a respectable following. Ellen's life goal is to become a super intelligent rock star.
Ways you can follow Ellen! (get ready)
YouTube: Ellen Pierson
Hannah is twenty-four years old and holds a BM in both Film Scoring and Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music. She made her debut as a composer for the TV series "Think it Thru," which aired internationally on INSP in 2007. She also did violin work on the main titles to both "Everyday Women" and "Irish Gospel" on INSP in 2006. She's co-directed and done musical arrangements for the Audire Soundtrack Choir and Orchestra (youtube.com/audiresc) and composed works for both the Fahrenheit 402 Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and the Scoring Sessions Orchestra. She's studied with composers Claudio Ragazzi (Postcards from Buster) and Richard Davis (orchestrator for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.)
As a classical soprano, Hannah has performed with the Boston Pops, was a featured soloist for the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds 25th Anniversary tour at Symphony Hall, sang with the Video Game Orchestra, the Sounds of Silence Orchestra, Video Game Music Choir, Audire Soundtrack Choir, the Berklee Opera Imaginarium, and can be heard on the upcoming video game album "Harmony of Heroes," She currently has a contract with Opera Carolina to play Hansel in Opera Xpress's 2014-15 production of Hansel and Gretel.
Her brief stint as a film student at Central Piedmont Community College earned her 3rd place in the 'Film People' conference in Charlotte NC, and 1st place in 'Best of Class' for the year. Since then, she's co-directed, scored, and starred in the indie film Northanger Abbey: A Novel, worked as a Production Assistant for Cochran Enterprises and INSP (on series "Raising an Amazing Generation") made acting appearances on Banshee (Cinemax,) Smallville (the CW) and was a founding member of the Women's Film Initiative in Boston. Hannah took to the stage last year, directing operas Hansel and Gretel andThe Pirates of Penzance" with the Berklee Opera, and the musical Once More With Feeling: The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical at Berklee.
Hannah has performed abroad in Limoges, France, (on violin) in Athens, Greece (voice/violin) and in Oxford, England (voice,) as well as in Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and on tour with the St. Peters Choir School.
Hannah lives with her husband and their toy poodle Cosette, and spends her free time writing fantasy novels, drafting sci-fi screenplays with her husband, sketching and painting, and being very thankful to be in the south after 4 years of Boston rent.
Follow Hannah on Twitter! Username: @hannahbelle221b
Visual Effects Supervisor, Head Artist
Brandon works in visual design and enjoys honing his drawing/animation skills. He has recieved training from various schools, including Cleveland Institute of Art, and also enjoys teaching himself new art methods and concepts. He currently studies Marketing and Communications.
Brandon is twenty-two years old and enjoys drawing (of course), videogames, daydreaming, and enjoying the company of his friends. He has most recently done design work for various companies including BoxCast and Aquent Studios. Following college he plans on working as a marketing strategist or creative thinker for companies. His dream job, however, is to one day work as a character/concept artist for an animated film.
Check out Brandon's art!
Cameron is a freelance photographer who currently specializes in newspaper and live theater photography. He has begun expanding into other areas of shooting, becoming more experienced in portrait photography. Cameron is largely self-taught, gaining knowledge quickly and making headway in the field despite his relative newness behind the camera. He admits he has an addiction to lenses, owning a collection much too large in comparison to how long he has been shooting. He brings his engineering mindset into his artistry with a camera, and his attention to detail in his work makes his photography unique. He currently works as a sound and lighting specialist technician for Pew Fine Arts Center.
Cameron is twenty years old and studies computer engineering. He'd like to join a startup business as well as continuing freelance work on the side. In his off time he enjoys working with electronics and coding, and he'll pick up a frisbee from time to time when he's not having fun experimenting with landscape photography.
Follow Cameron on Twitter! Username: @Cam__Kardashian
Script Supervisor, Transmedia Assistant, Craft Services Assistant
Emily first got involved in theater during high school, working on productions including Arsenic and Old Lace, West Side Story, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She currently performs in street shows with the D.R.I.V.E. troupe. Emily has also spent many hours of her childhood writing screenplays for her friend Elizabeth's movies.
Emily is twenty-one and studies English and Secondary Education. She most recently spent her summer teaching English in Mongolia. When she's not adventuring in other countries, Emily reads fantasy novels, plays piano, and goes ballroom dancing. She hopes to eventually teach English somewhere on this planet.
Shawna has been working in wardrobe since high school, and loved it so much she continued doing so in college. She has been in productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Her most recent work as a costuming assistant/designer was for Les Miserables and Dancing at Lughnasa.
Shawna is twenty years old and studies elementary and special education. Her current work includes working as the Costume Designer for a production of Guys and Dolls. She also works as a technician and wardrobe assistant for Pew Fine Arts Center. In her spare time she loves playing Wicked on the piano, reading, and ballet. She hopes to become a special education teacher and perhaps even learn ASL.
Production Assistant, Props/Set Dressing Assistant
Grayson Quay is a twenty year old junior studying English and Business. He enjoys working in theater and film, working as a boom microphone operator on the 2013 independent film Asleep in a Storm (in which he also played an acting role) and appearing in a stage production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure andThe Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Grayson has experience in many areas of theater and film tech, working on costume, run, and properties crews for various productions.
Grayson enjoys reading, writing, getting excessively emotionally invested in movies and TV shows - and anything beach related. He also serves as News Editor for his campus newspaper.
Follow Grayson on Twitter! Username: @grayquay