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Vince Tortorici
Voice Talent and Lead Puppeteer- Terrence M. Cotton

Vince Tortorici was involved in two award-winning educational programs for Georgia Public Television, where he performed as a principal puppeteer and head of the script-writing team. He is a guest instructor at Emory University and the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he teaches intensive workshops in Popular Theater Forms. The creator of Il Teatro Machiavelli—a solo presentation of Italian comedic and political theater—Vince performs and lectures at Conservatories and Universities across the country. His endeavors also include the Big Apple Circus Clown Care unit, where he leads a team of performers in entertaining children and families in Atlanta's pediatric hospitals.


Chris Clabo
Voice Talent - Archie Goodfoot, Callous McGhee, The Haberdashery Clerk, Blue-ring Tube Sock

Chris Clabo has been in the business of entertaining audiences since he was 15 years old, doing stand-up comedy at the Punchline, Eddie's Attic and for Carnival Cruise lines. Chris recently worked with the creaters of the animated film Delgo, helping them refine and perfect several different characters through the use of improv and his many dialects. For the last five years, Chris has been a mainstage improv performer at the hugely successful Whole World Theatre. Recently, Chris won a spot on PAX television's World Cup Comedy show which is produced by Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier").


Eric Goins
Voice Talent - Phoot Fung Us, Spats Sinclair, Old Wool Sock

Eric Goins is a Main Stage actor at Whole World Theatre and an instructor for their Improv Training Programs. A graduate of Emory University, after college Eric was the SEARS Goodwill Ambassador for Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He created and executed educational programming for Boys and Girls Clubs in over 45 US Cities working with groups of up to 250 children. Eric is currently involved with Kate's Club, an organization committed to empowering the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.


Reay Kaplan
Lead Puppeteer - Heelda Brum, Kicky LaFetiche, Madame

Reay Kaplan received her Master of Arts in Puppetry from The University of Connecticut, and has puppeteered for Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Nickelodeon Studios. In addition to co-owning and operating Curious Moon Puppet Theatre, a touring company which performs original puppet theatre across the Southeastern United States, Reay is a performer at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, the preeminent puppet center in America. Reay is on the Board of Directors for UNIMA-USA, the national chapter of puppetry’s international organization, Union Nationale de la Marionette.


Melanie Parker
Voice Talent - Heelda Brum, Tootsie

Melanie Parker contributes voice-over and on-camera talent to the commercial film industry, appearing in segments for The Coca-Cola Company, Chick Fil-A, AT&T and the U.S. Postal Service. Her commercial credits include TLC.'s Spymaster Series and The Georgia Lottery. In 2003 she was the voice of The LeMans Race Series. A skilled actor, Melanie has performed live for Microsoft, Home Depot, and BellSouth. She is a member of Bacchus Mystery Theatre, an Atlanta dinner-theatre troupe.


Annie Peterle
Lead Puppeteer - Heelda Brum, Kicky LaFetiche, Phoot Fung-Us, Old Wool Sock, Baby Bootsey

Annie Peterle holds a master’s degree in educational theatre for children. Her theatre credits include work with the Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatre Gael, and Piccadilly Puppets, all of Atlanta, and several national and international tours with Janie Geiser’s Jottay Theatre. Film and video credits include Sesame Street’s 25th Birthday, Elmo in Grouchland, and the educational series The Organwise Guys. Annie co-wrote and performed in three multi-season educational children’s television series produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting. The awards garnered by this body of work are 20 regional Emmy Awards, three Golden Camera Awards, five Citations of Excellence by UNIMA, and an Obie.


R.T. Steckel
Voice Talent - Big Toeny, Sgt. O'lastic, Patches the Barber, Red-ring Tube Sock, House of Bootah Waiter

R.T. Steckel's artistic efforts include a wide variety of entertainment mediums. He was a main stage performer at the well respected Whole World comedy improv theatre for five years and has performed stand-up at clubs all around the country. His on-camera work includes the award-winning films Party Animals and Moved which both screened at numerous film festivals including Slamdance, Cinequest, Vail and the L.A. International Shorts Festival. He also worked on a number of comedy variety shows as a writer, producer and actor, and his voiceover spots include 7up and Wing Zone. R.T. recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue opportunities in Hollywood.


Melanie Walker
Voice Talent - Kicky LaFetiche, Baby Bootsey, Madame

Primarily a stage actress, Melanie Walker received her BFA in Acting from Roosevelt University in Chicago. After graduation she toured with American Family Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast. Melanie is a regular performer at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, Dad’s Garage, and Jewish Theater of the South. In 1998 she was named “Best Supporting Actress” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Her voice can be heard on numerous training videos and interactive software for Georgia Pacific. Other voiceover spots include Omni Health Care and Girl Scouts of America. She can be seen in commercials for Wild Adventures, Georgia Lottery, and Bell South Mobility.


Evy Wright
Lead Puppeteer - Big Toeny Marnetti, Archie Goodfoot, Spats Sinclair, Sgt. O'lastic, Tootsie

Evy Wright is a puppeteer who received much of her training at the famed Storybook Theatre in Oakland, California. Evy also performed as a resident puppeteer at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, and her work can be seen on the CD-Rom version of Dinotopia as well as the feature film Muppets From Space. Evy co-owns and operates the touring puppet company Curious Moon Puppet Theatre. In addition, she is a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care unit in Atlanta, GA.


Lynn Lamousin
Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter

Lynn Lamousin's screenplay for The Lady from Sockholm received an Award of Excellence from the prestigious Slamdance Screenplay Competition and her romantic comedy script Make Me a Match won the 2004 Southeastern Media Award and a prize package valued at $100,000. As owner of the creative firm KITTYBOY Creations, Lynn consults several Fortune 100 companies on large-scale media initiatives. She is currently writing a sock puppet western entitled A Fistful of Buttons.


Eddy Von Mueller

Eddy Von Mueller has worked as a cartoonist for a wide range of clients, including the U.S. Department of Education, for which he helped develop a series of comic books on substance abuse for at-risk kids. His illustrations have adorned everything from scientific texts to children’s books, and Eddy’s paleontological reconstructions have been displayed in museums all over the world. His reviews, cartoons and commentary have appeared in a variety of outlets, including the Bloomsbury Review, Atlanta’s alternative weekly Creative Loafing, and Turner Classic Movies. Eddy has worked on a wide range of film and video projects, including videos for The Impotent Sea Snakes and rap outfit Li’l Jon and the East Side Boys. Eddy teaches film and television at Georgia State and Emory Universities.


Evan Lieberman
Co-Director, Co-Cinematographer

A graduate of the American Film Institute, Evan Lieberman has an MFA in Screenwriting, and worked for Churchill Films writing and directing educational films. His first film for Churchill, Dropout Blues, won the Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and has shown all over the world. While living in Los Angeles, Evan also worked for ESR Films, TV-Ontario, and French Studio CFC. He moved to Atlanta to pursue a Ph.D. from Emory University in the Institute of the Liberal Arts. As a Cinematographer, Evan has worked on a number of projects including a short film by former Fellini-assistant Cecilia Miniucchi for RAI Italian television. Evan has directed numerous music videos, commercials, and the comedic feature Kathy T Gives Good Hoover. He teaches film at Emory University.


Jon Swindall
Co-Cinematographer, Co-Editor, Lighting Designer

Jon Swindall works professionally as a Director and Director of Photography. He has an MFA from Florida State University film school and received his bachelor’s in Film History and Theory from Emory University where he visualized and created Emory T.V., the closed circuit television station that still runs today. Jon's main corporate client, Mohawk Industries, the Fortune 500 flooring company, consistently turns to him to produce, direct, and edit their commercials, trade show presentations, and sales training. Versed in shooting and lighting all mediums — film, hi-definition and video — Jon's other credits include 2nd unit director on MTV¹s reality show Room Raiders and lighting/electrical on a number of Hollywood features including The Clearing, Dumb and Dumberer and Beauty Shop.


Jacob Gentry
Co-Editor, Sound Designer

Jacob Gentry is an Atlanta-based writer, director and editor. His short films and music videos have shown on MTV and at many prominent film festivals including SXSW and Tribeca. In 2003, Jacob wrote, directed, and edited his first feature film, Last Goodbye. The film, which stars David Carradine and Faye Dunaway, has been profiled in a number of major news outlets including The New York Times and ABC's 20/20. Last Goodbye is scheduled for distribution by Warner Home Video in September 2005.


Jeffrey Zwartjes
Set Designer, Builder, and Dresser

Jeffrey Zwartjes majored in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has done character animation for CD Rom games and numerous illustrations for books and periodicals. Jeff's theater experience is both on and off stage, and he has been an actor, puppeteer and set designer. He regularly performs puppetry and educational outreach with the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program and has done puppet building and set design for Dad's Garage Theatre Company and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Jeff was featured in the 2004 New York Fringe Theatre Festival, performing in Geek Love, an adaptation of the cult novel by National Book Award finalist Katherine Dunn.


Evy Wright
Puppet Designer and Builder

Evy Wright is a puppeteer who received much of her training at the famed Storybook Theatre in Oakland, California. Evy also performed as a resident puppeteer at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, and her work can be seen on the CD-Rom version of Dinotopia as well as the feature film Muppets From Space. Evy co-owns and operates the touring puppet company Curious Moon Puppet Theatre. In addition, she is a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care unit in Atlanta, GA.


Hutch DeLoach
Original Music

Hutch DeLoach has a degree in Music Education with a focus in composition. He has composed for symphony, concert band, and jazz ensemble, and has written and recorded many radio and television jingles including those for national chains Folks and Gayfers Department stores. In 2004, he was a guest conductor at the University of West Georgia Spring Concert where he conducted his composition "Patty's Song." He scored the film Deadly Spygames starring Tippi Hedren which won "Best Music" at the Milan Italy Film Festival. Hutch owns the music production company Digital Soundtracks.

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