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ars PARADOXICA

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Kristen DiMercurio

voice of Dr. Sally Grissom

Kristen just sort of “fell into” the ars PARADOXICA universe by chance. She studied Musical Theatre at Emerson College, where she’s pretty sure she had like one gen-ed class with Mischa, but they sat at the opposite end of the room and contributed in useful ways to the class dialogue. Kristen was most likely drawing a comic about polar bears and penguins getting drunk and dueling. She now lives just to the right of the Big Apple, where she spends most of her time face painting (thirdeyefacepainting.com), auditioning, and working the oddest jobs she can find. She’s also very proud to work for a consent education and sexual assault prevention company called Speak About It, traveling around the country performing at college orientations. Before getting on this show, Kristen knew very little about time travel and the laws of the universe. Two seasons later, she now knows even less. 
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Katie Speed 

voice of Esther Roberts

Katie is a Theatre Educator and Teaching Artist currently residing in Somerville, MA. She has a Masters in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA in Theatre Education (Acting) from Emerson College. She currently is creating the theatre program at UP Academy Oliver, a public turnaround middle school in Lawrence, MA. The busy schedule of working at a public school keeps her from returning to the stage as frequently as she'd like, but in that sense, ars PARADOXICA has been her saving grace, giving her the opportunity to act on her own schedule. Favorite past credits include Elena in A Future Perfect, Maria in Twelfth Night, and Martha in Spring's Awakening (Flyleaf Theater), and Marge in Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Regatta Players). Working on ars PARADOXICA has been a joy, as she fulfills her feminist goal of playing strong female characters–and Esther definitely fits that mold. http://www.katiespeed.net/
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Lia Peros

voice of Petra

Lia is so excited to be back for another season of ars PARADOXICA! She graduated summa cum laude from NYU, where she received her Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance. Favorite theatre credits include The Secret Garden (Ayah), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Smitty), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti). Lia also performs with the Yuletide Carolers by Michetti-Knowles Entertainment, and is a member of the Academy Repertory Company at New Musicals, Inc. When she's not performing, Lia loves talking to her cat, playing ARG's, and eating all the churros at Disneyland. All of them. 
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Reyn Beeler

voice of Chet Whickman

Reyn graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Acting and is now an actor based in LA. He’s been so grateful to be brought aboard ars PARADOXICA and work with such a talented, passionate, and dedicated team. Reyn’s recent projects have been his voiceover work for The Bright Sessions and performing in a Facebook Live show produced by Funny or Die with his sketch comedy team Flambé!.  When he is not stuck in a time loop, you can find him improvising comedy, choreographing combat, or playing video games. He is a sucker for American history, paradoxes, and general geekiness, as a result he feels right at home with the ars PARADOXICA team!

L. Jeffrey Moore

voice of Lou Gaines

Jeff is an actor and filmmaker based in Northern CA. As a young boy, Jeff would go to see every science fiction and action adventure movie he could get himself into. His true love, was Richard Donner’s “Superman," which began his path to filmmaking. He received his BFA in theater from NCA&TSU, his M.A. in Media and Performing Artsfrom the Savannah College of Art and Design, and studied briefly at the prestigious American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco CA. When Jeff is not leaping tall buildings and saving cats from trees, he and his 8 year old son Banneker spend their time studying the ways of the force. ljeffreymoore.com

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Preston Max Allen

voice of Bridget Chambers

Preston is a writer, composer, and lyricist living in New York City. His work has been featured at the New York Musical Festival, Musical Theatre Factory,  Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub, Laurie Beechman Theatre, York Theatre, Gallery Players, and Second City Chicago. Preston conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS, A NEW MUSICAL (Hudson Backstage Theatre, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition, nominee for Best Production and Music Direction), REMISSION (NYMF Developmental Reading Series), THE RAGE: CARRIE 2, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Feinstein's/54 Below), and MY GAY KILLER HUSBAND: A LIFETIME ORIGINAL MUSICAL (Boo Festival Award Winner). Additional projects include book/lyrics for FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER (composer Will Buck, Sound Bites 4.0 Selection), music/lyrics for BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS (Diverging Elements), music/lyrics for THE HUNTED: ENCORE (LA Webfest Outstanding Score), and a collaboration with composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki. Preston is a graduate of the Second City Chicago Comedy Studies Program and alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.
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Robin Gabrielli

voice of Anthony Partridge

Robin is an actor, voice artist, sound designer, musician, technologist and educator recently transplanted to the West Coast, who has been appearing on stages all over southern New England for the last twenty years. Robin can be heard an Serjeant Rook in the Colonial Radio Theatre series "Ticonderoga," Ned Land in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and Hercules/Kronos in "Wrath of the Titans." Robin is a former company member at Flat Earth Theatre and works at Sony in San Francisco, CA.

Also starring

– Introduced in Season 1 –

Dan Anderson   (Hank Cornish)

Dan Anderson
(Hank Cornish)

Zach Ehrlich   (Jack Wyatt)

Zach Ehrlich
(Jack Wyatt)

Susanna Kavee   (Helen Partridge)

Susanna Kavee
(Helen Partridge)

Lee Satterwhite   (“Quentin Barlowe” / Ben Quigley)

Lee Satterwhite
(“Quentin Barlowe” / Ben Quigley)

Rob Slotnick   (Director Bill Donovan)

Rob Slotnick
(Director Bill Donovan)

Hannah Trobaugh   (June Barlowe)

Hannah Trobaugh
(June Barlowe)

Charlotte Mary Wen   (Penny Wise)

Charlotte Mary Wen
(Penny Wise)

 

– Introduced in Season 2 –

Bernardo Cubría   (Mateo Morales)

Bernardo Cubría
(Mateo Morales)

Arjun Gupta   (Nikhil Sharma)

Arjun Gupta
(Nikhil Sharma)

Richard Malmos   (Agent Ray Vico)

Richard Malmos
(Agent Ray Vico)

Richard Penner   (Dr. Fitzgerald)

Richard Penner
(Dr. Fitzgerald)

Lauren Shippen   (Maggie Elbourne / Sam Barnes)

Lauren Shippen
(Maggie Elbourne / Sam Barnes)

 

– Introduced in Season 3 –

Tina Huang   (Tonya LeMartine)

Tina Huang
(Tonya LeMartine)

Sammi Lappin   (Miriam Roberts)

Sammi Lappin
(Miriam Roberts)

Ego Mikitas   (“Adler”)

Ego Mikitas
(“Adler”)

 

Additional Cast

 

– Season 1 –

Amanda Bailey
Erin Bark
Billy Finn
Eric Rafael Ibarra
Pete Lutz
Daniel Manning

Julian Mundy
Cameron Scott Nadler
Geoff Pictor
Barry Stanton
Zak Stevens
John French Williamson

– Season 2 –

Heather Auden
Eli Barraza
Austin Beach
Brock Bivens
Elyse Cain
Ai-Chan
Alexander Cole
Jean DiMercurio
Kathy Dorn
Todd Faulkner
David Gallic
Aze Gates*
John Grilz
Katie Hume
Jade Johnson

Tom Killam
Ian McQuown
Gabriela Milo
Conrad Miszuk
James Oliva
Lily Richards
Thea Rodgers
On Shiu
AC Slamet
Mark Soloff
Mischa Stanton
Fionna Thraille
Bonnie Williams
Tauheed Zaman*

– Season 3 –

Sheldon Brown
Rina Ceramé*
Dennis Connors
Maxximilian Dafoe
Alexander Danner
Michael Fisché
Brandon Grugle
Karim Kronfli
Zach Libresco
K. McIntyre
Rob McCollum

Malcolm Montgomery
Thomas Isao Morinaka
Kessi Riliniki
Donna Semel*
Danielle Shemaiah
Emma Sherr-Ziarko
Eric Silver
Laura Faye Smith
Briggon Snow
Pasha Sol
Zach Valenti

With special thanks to Isabel Atkinson

Daniel Manning

head writer

Daniel thinks that it's necessary to comment on the difficulties of self-description wherever he does it. Frankly, it's exhausting. Daniel is the former host of "QDAM," a college radio show canceled after it was discovered to be a hotbed of late-night unauthorized broadcasting. Bitten by a radioactive know-it-all as a child, Daniel enjoys correcting others, pedantic arguments, intricate mythologies, and endlessly toying with a Rubik's Snake.
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writing credits:

  • 01: Hypothesis

  • 02: Blackout

  • 03: Trinity, Act I

  • 03: Trinity, Act II

  • 04: Bullet

  • 05: Midnight

  • 06: Exile

  • 07: Distraction

  • 08: Cage

  • 10: Consequence, Act II

  • 11: Blackroom

  • 13: Signal

  • 15: Butterfly

  • The Intrusion

  • 21: Jailbreak

  • 23: Contact

  • 28: Adversary

  • 30: Volunteer

  • 34: Path

  • 35: Tangent

  • 36: Release

Mischa Stanton

story editor, director, producer & sound designer

Mischa is a mad audio wizard, whose bat-guarded castle is built upon the ruins of Los Angeles, CA. So you can be pretty sure they have an opinion on media, NOT that anyone asked. When not locked in the studio for days (weeks) at a time, Mischa is also a technology and futurology enthusiast, a novice punk-rocker, a decent cook, and a self-proclaimed expert on time travel in fiction. They work on entirely too many podcasts to count, but most notably The Bright Sessions and shows at the networks Stitcher and Wondery.
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writing credits:

  • 01: Hypothesis

  • 04: Bullet

  • 10: Consequence, Act I

  • 15: Butterfly

  • The Intrusion

  • 18: Boundary


  • 33: Home

  • 34: Path

  • 35: Tangent

  • 36: Release

  • Minisode: “Director Whickman”

production credits

  • the whole show

Eli Barraza

staff writer

Eli hails from the moderately sized town of [REDACTED]. After graduating from [REDACTED] in [REDACTED], she somehow stumbled her way onto the writing team of ars PARADOXICA. In addition to time travel and incredible characters, her interests include [REDACTED], pursuing [REDACTED], and investigating [REDACTED]. Eli is also the creator, writer, and star of The Far Meridian.
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writing credits:

  • 17: Plasticity

  • 20: Hitchhiker

  • 26: Grip

  • 32: Riposte


  • 34: Path

  • 35: Tangent

  • 36: Release

  • Minisode: “Gourmet By Grissom”

Julian Mundy

staff writer

Julian was created in the occult flesh-pits of Milwaukee, WI, and transported to a safehouse in Poughkeepsie, NY to be tutored by secret societies. He therefore seems to be a run-of-the-mill pick for ars PARADOXICA's writing staff. Julian and Mischa have known each other since they were fourteen years old, when they both survived an incident that law enforcement officials are still prohibited from discussing. Julian has been on the fringes of aP for several years, watching it coalesce from hare-brained idea to finished product, and finally joined the team in July 2015. Julian is also the creator and head writer of StarTripper!!
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writing credits:

  • 09: Decay

  • 12: Asset

  • 19: Gumshoe

  • 25: Abesnce

  • 31: Control


  • Minisode: “ODAR & You!”

  • Minisode: “Mr. Cornish Goes to Washington”

  • Minisode: “The Life & Times of Archimedes the Cat”

Danielle Shemaiah

staff writer, director & fight choreographer

Danielle doesn’t actually exist. This has been confirmed by the Ars Team on numerous occasions since she mysteriously joined up with the writers. Allegedly, she also went to Emerson College, graduating in 2014 with a Double Major in Theatre Studies and Literature… and yet no one can remember ever having seen her there… except Kristen, who sometimes facilitates her unnecessary roadtrips, and Mischa, who Danielle had a rousing conversation with one night at a Speakeasy. The evidence is mostly circumstantial at this point. If she did exist, she’d describe herself as a Storyteller. An Actor-Combatant and sometimes Writer who delights in curating the make believe and who, in turn, finds “reality” rather limiting. Which explains a lot, if you think about it. Allegedly, Danielle’s a fan of swordfighting, spytech, sci-fi, impossibilities, and intersectional feminism. She may or may not be playing a role in (and producing) a certain Harry Potter Fan-film, due to be released later this year. If she actually exists, she sounds like a bit of a geek. Go figure.
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writing credits:

  • 16: Greenhouse

  • 24: Dilemma

  • 32: Riposte

  • 33: Home

  • Minisode: “Municipal Matters”


production credits

  • 14: Anchor

  • 15: Butterfly

  • 17: Plasticity

  • 19: Gumshoe

  • 21: Jailbreak

  • The Recorder of Dr. Nikhil Sharma

  • 22: Dawn

  • 27: Breach

  • 32: Riposte

  • 36: Release

  • Minisode: “The Life & Times of Archimedes, The Cat

Tau Zaman

staff writer

Tau is trying this thing where he says Yes to everything. Thankfully, it's taken him on his biggest adventures yet: he's thrilled to be writing for ars PARADOXICA, as well as serving as showrunner for Liminusa performance project that blends AR gaming technology with live theatre. If he had any spare time, he might spend his nights as an undercover friendly neighborhood crime-fighting superhero. But alas, that would require spare time. He wouldn't know anything about that. Tau is also the creator and writer of CARAVAN.
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writing credits:

  • 14: Anchor

  • The Recorder of Dr. Nikhil Sharma

  • 22: Dawn

  • 27: Breach


  • 29: Odyssey

  • 34: Path

  • 36: Release

 Other Contributors to ars PARADOXICA

Lauren Shippen (The Intrusion)
Erin Bark (18: Boundary)
Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason (Curses)
Tyler Pomponio (Timeswimmers)
Gary Pascal & Brad Einstein (Timeswimmers)