Mark Philip Lichtenstein - Director/Co-Writer
Mark Philip Lichtenstein has been LARPing since 1997, when he discovered the hobby at New York University. In 2000, while overseas, he joined an international role playing game organization that runs a single "theatrical style" LARP simultaneously played all over the world, allowing players to travel to different cities and play the same character in the same story continuity. As an officer at both the local and national level in the United States, he witnessed all manner of club politics, and the sorts of reoccurring archetypal players that propagate in this niche of the gaming community. Mark sincerely believes that playing games, especially ones that bring us face to face with other players, makes us better people.
Born and raised in New York, Mark has directed and edited a host of film and television projects, from narrative films to network news (ABC and CBS.) He continues to attend LARP events once a month. When he isn't LARPing or directing, Mark works as a professional magician. @MrLichtenstein
Zoe Samuel - Co-Writer/Producer
Zoe Samuel is a British-born writer based in New York City, represented by ICM’s Di Glazer. Her two-act farce, “A Comedy of Manors”, is being produced in the UK by Neil Laidlaw. A previous show Jihad! The Musical, sold out runs at Jermyn Street Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A new musical, Helen of Troy, has been developed by the Lark, Princeton University, and others. Her work has been performed at the York, the Lark, the Sage, the D-Lounge, and more.
Samuel is a consultant for Theatre Live, a new proposition from Concert Live, who provide mobile merchandising at live events. Audiences at an event with Theatre Live can order concessions, downloads, and physical merchandise directly from their phone - no standing on line - and enjoy digital programs and personalized offers and information. Samuel co-created the theatrical department and works with the CEO and team to sign up Broadway, West End, and regional productions.
Further work as a writer includes Re-Branded! a web series coming March 2015, a handful of short films in various festivals, and a novel currently under consideration at several major publishers. Samuel worked at Code Entertainment in Hollywood, and is an alumnus of UCLA Professor Emeritus Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting Colony, and of Oxford University. She is a member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild of America, and the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.
Keisha Zollar - Co-Writer/Producer/Actor
California born, New School for Acting trained, and cooking enthusiast, Keisha Zollar 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 The Today Show (NBC.) @KeishaZ
Laura Swisher - Producer
Raised in Tuscon, AZ, television personality and comedian Laura Swisher has appeared on Destination Stardom, Chicago Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Last Comic Standing (semi-finalist), and Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly. She co-hosted national late night talk show Unscrewed... With Martin Sargent on Tech TV, which earned her a tech-savvy fan base of people who were a lot smarter than her. Most recently she wrote, produced, and starred in segments for the highly-successful Mark Burnett reality show Cold Rush, and is a regular correspondent on Reelz Channel’s show Dailies. She is now a writer on Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central show The Nightly Show. http://www.lauraswisher.com/main.html