Life is an extended challenge.
In Game is a show about theatrical LARPers who belong to a club, but don't feel like they quite belong anywhere else.
AARON EISENBERG : BRAYDON
Recently featured on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List", Aaron Eisenberg is the co-creator, writer, and star of the Ashton Kutcher produced webseries, Eric Finley: Comment Counselor. He is also the creator, writer, and star of the webseries, Your Dad's Friends (official selection: New York Television Festival, USA Today "Critic's Pick"). Before this, Aaron was the "man on the street" correspondent on MTV's The Seven and the host/creator of People.com's The Intern Asks. He is a member of New York's Peoples Improv Theater and performs stand-up regularly. Along with his brother, Will, he is the writer/creator of the upcoming Nickelodeon series Junior Eye, in which he also acts. Aaron is a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives in LA. http://aaroneisenberg.com/
ALY VINY : CASSIE
Aly Viny is so excited to be in In Game. Originally from Cleveland, she has been seen touring the country as Junie B. in Junie B. Jones and as a lead and writer in Chuckleball. Other favorite roles include Nora in Brighton Beach Memoirs at both The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor at Cape May Stage, Ginger in The Morning After/The Night Before at the New York Fringe Festival, Frenchie in Grease at Cain Park Theatre, and Yentl in Yentl at Ithaca College, where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. Naturally, she dabbles in Jewish gangsta rap at www.jap-rap.com
HANSEL TAN : RAMBO
Hansel Tan hails from the sunny isle of Singapore, and is a proud graduate of Wesleyan University. Off B'way: Unlock'd (Prospect), No-No Boy (Pan-Asian Rep), The Ohmies (Ohmies Ent). Other NYC: I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall), Great Wall (NAMT), Future Anxiety (The Flea), Easter Mysteries (St Clements), Will Sing (Ma-Yi), Rites of Passage (Prospect), We in Silence... Whisper (Red Fern). Regional/International: The King and I (Harbor Lights), Miss Saigon (North Shore & Flat Rock), tick... tick... BOOM (Maple Giant, UK), Marco Polo (Prospect), We Can't... Hartford (The Assembly), The Tempest (ONEOHONE Theatre, UK), Romeo and Juliet (Wild Rice Theatre, SG), Never The Sinner (Stage Club, SG), The Real Inspector Hound (BUDS, SG). www.HanselTan.com
KEISHA ZOLLAR : SHEILA
California born, New School for Acting trained, and cooking enthusiast, Keisha is an actress-comedienne-creator, who performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Peoples Improv Theater doing improv, sketch, characters and general weirdness. As one of the three writers of In Game, she helped create the role of Sheila. Influenced comedically by the Maria Bamford's and Andy Kaufman's of the world, with a splash of Aisha Tyler, Keisha brings her performances to the screen and stage. Keisha has appeared on Nickelodeon, MTV, Netflix, FUSE, Comedy Central, College Humor Videos, and even was a finalist for the 2012 Andy Kaufman Awards. Fans of movies and morning television will soon be able to watch her review the latest blockbusters on Good Morning America. www.keishazollar.com
JON BANDER : JEFFERSON
Jon is an actor and comedian living in New York City. He performs musical improv with his house teams--Aquarius at The Magnet Theater and Dagger at The People's Improv Theater. As an actor, he played The Chairman in the award-winning stage show 8 Million Protagonists and Blind Colossus in the New York International Fringe Festival hit musical Nightfall On Miranga Island. He's very excited to be a part of In Game as a character whose name is not his job. @jonbander Facbook
MEGAN SASS : STEINHAUS / THE MAGPIE
Megan Sass is an actor, writer, and comedian. As an actor, she has worked with International WOW, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Williamstown Theater Festival, CollegeHumor.com, the Iron Mule Comedy Short Festival, and the webseries Stop the Bleeding! She performs musical standup, sketch comedy, and writes for Heeb Magazine and Reductress.com. Her sketches and articles have been featured on CollegeHumor, HuffPo UK, Laughing Squid, Funny or Die, 9gag, and The New York Observer. @Megan_Sass www.megan-sass.com
JOEL PEREZ : NOTORIOUS STEVE
Joel Perez is an actor and singer living in Brooklyn, NY. He's done work on TV in Person of Interest (CBS), The Big C (Showtime), and Black Box (ABC). He has also toured nationally and internationally in In the Heights and Fame. He will star in the upcoming Broadway production of Fun Home after originating the role off-Broadway at The Public Theater. He has also worked on several commercials and voice-overs. He's an ensemble member of Broken Box Mime Theater. He studied at Tufts University, The British American Drama Academy and Upright Citizen's Brigade. www.joelperez.com @misterjoelperez
CHRISTIANA COLE : SEKHMET
Christiana Little is a singer, actress and writer. Off-Broadway: Laurie Partridge in The Bardy Bunch. Recent NYC: Music Man with the Transport Group. Readings of Benjamin Button at the York Theatre Company, Teeth at Ars Nova, and a new adaptation of Lulu at the Women’s Project. Bella in Drop a Dime by Wendy MacLeod, and Rosie in Carousel of Progress by Lauren Yee – both world premieres, at the Queens Theater. In concert at 54 Below and the LAByrinth Theatre Co (soloist alongside Daphne Rubin-Vega and Julia Murney). Winner of the MOTH Storyslam. Her ten-minute musical The Charm, with composer David Shenton, was a selection in the 2013 SoundBites festival, and was produced at the 47th Street Theatre. Christiana served as dramaturg for Christopher Cerrone’s Invisible Cities, 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. BM, Manhattan School of Music. Voice with Ron Raines. Member: BMI Workshop, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Dramatists Guild. Teaches private voice lessons; Christiana is on the voice faculty at the New York Film Academy. www.christianacole.com @ChristianaLil @Christiana_Cole www.facebook.com/mschristianacole
PUN BANDHU : PALADIN
Pun has had numerous guest and co-starring roles on TV shows including: The Good Wife, Elementary, Nurse Jackie, White Collar, Body of Proof, and four of the Law and Order franchises (including the oft forgotten Conviction). In film, he can be seen in Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading, and upcoming, Stephen King's A Good Marriage starring Joan Allen and The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr, out Oct 2014. He has appeared on Broadway (MTC's Wit) and Off Broadway with companies such as Ma-Yi Theatre, Pan Asian Rep, Target Margin Theatre, Foundry Theatre, PS 122, and Soho Rep among others. Regionally, he has originated roles in world premieres at McCarter Theatre (Theresa Rebeck's "The Bells"), Yale Rep (Len Jenkin's The Birds), Williamstown Theatre Festival (AR Gurney's Far East) and Denver Theatre Center (Ken Weitzmann's The Catch where he won the CO Theatre Guild's Henry Award for Best Supporting Actor). He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. http://www.punbandhu.net/
ERIK POTEMPA : THE COUNT DE GLACSZEALIN
Erik Potempa grew up in Chicago and spent his young adult life in Oregon and northern California. His day job is running his private personal training, yoga, and pilates business. He is also into burning man, huge sports fan (Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Oregon Ducks!), and he loves spoken word poetry (he created his own weekly variety show that he hosted for 2 years in Manhattan). In summer 2014, he played the role of Naphula in the indie feature Ava's Possessions with Louisa Krause and directed by Jordan Galland. Currently, he is shopping his original pilot Pititski's Gym. And starting pre-production on his original short, 'Fuckers. www.erikpotempa.com
ROGER REED : THE WIZARD
Roger Reed is a New York-based actor, originally from the very rural, southern Indiana. After spending four years in acting training in upstate NY at Ithaca College, he has recently relocated to NYC. He has been seen at several regional theaters across the country, as well as in some not-so-widely-distributed student films. As a lover of yoga, fitness, travel, and culture, he’s always down for whatever adventures lie ahead.
JOHN GARRY : WARLOCK OF WISCONSIN
John Garry is so excited to be IN GAME! Some favorites include work with the NYC physical comedy company Parallel Exit, Spamalot (Nat'l tour), Bunnicula (Off B'way), and ...Spelling Bee (Alabama Shakespeare).
SAAD HAROON : HOGGET
Awarded 2nd place in the 2014 "Funniest Person in the World Competition," Saad Haroon is a world renowned Comedian, Writer and Performer. A comedy pioneer, he created Pakistan's first improvisational comedy troupe 'BlackFish,' which performed weekly for three year and was also selected to represent Pakistan at "Contacting The World," one of the largest international theatre festivals. A UCB trained performer, Saad went on to create and perform in Shark and The Agency, two critically acclaimed bi-lingual improvisational theatre groups that toured nationally. Haroon is also the first stand-up comedian to tour Pakistan. Having written three solo shows, he has performed in prestigious venues all over the world including the Southbank Centre in London and the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood. He created, hosted and was head-writer for The Real News, Pakistan's first English language comedy program on television which presented a mix of political and social satire. He went on to produce and star in another critically acclaimed show, Saad Haroon: Very Live!, based on his exploits traveling as a stand-up comedian. Saad's work has been featured in publications and news media over the world including The Huffington Post, NPR, The Guardian, BBC, The Telegraph, The Young Turks, and many more. Facebook www.saadharoon.com @saad_haroon