Cast Includes:

Vivian Bang
(Carol, Tina, Waitress, Lion) Vivian Bang was last seen in Yes Man, the hit-comedy starring Jim Carey. She was awarded Best Actress for the AA FilmLab Short film- Elizabeth Ong Is Missing.  Film credits include: Memoirs of a Geisha, Little Black Book, Robot Stories, Henry Fool, and the 2006 Oscar-nominated short: Our Time Is Up.  Her TV credits include:  Better of Ted, Numb3rs, House M.D., Kath & Kim, How I Met Your Mother, Monk, Sex & The City, The Corner, Becker, and others.  Theater credits include the World Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's Calling Aphrodite, the Premiere of Please Stand By with Thumping Claw, Off-Broadway & Big Art Group's  Shelf-Life, Flicker, and the Obie-nominated Benton Kozo.   She is a transplant from NY and has lived in Los Angeles for five years.  She’s a member of the Propagande, OPM Comedy Troop, and a graduate of NYU - Tisch.

Scott Damien

(Rick, Wagner, Ed’s voice, Home Buyer) After leaving his native home of New Orleans, where he graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans, Scott studied at The British American Drama Academy (BADA), in Oxford, UK, where he was taught under the guidance of Michael Kahn (artistic director, Julliard), Tony Randall, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, and various directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Partial theater credits: Actors Co-op: Roat in Wait Until Dark, Yank in Hasty Heart, Axel in The Nerd, Medvedenko in The Seagull, Dick Dudgeon in The Devil’s Disciple, PD Productions:  McCutcheon in El Salvador, BADA: Soranzo in Tis’ Pity She’s a Whore, to name a few. The Dramalogue Award for best actor: Ira Stone in the Long Beach Playhouse production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor.  His TV credits include guest star and co-star roles on The Shield, The Office, Joan of Arcadia, Scrubs, and Las Vegas to name a few.  Film credits: The Audition, The Nature of my Enemy, Zero vs. The Matador, Truly Unusual, and the upcoming thriller from Red Horse Pictures, Sheltered. Coffee Stains, a new play developed and written by Scott, is being developed and produced for an August premiere in New Orleans, starring DianeVenora and directed by Jessie Corti (  This performance is dedicated to his family and friends who are still affected by the devastation of Katrina.  Much thanks to Catherine, Joshua Kay, Michael, STG, and Phil Brock for this great opportunity!

Joshua Grenrock
(Burke) – Joshua is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles after spending several weeks in New York wandering around Lincoln Center. After being bounced from the Juilliard School of Drama, Joshua found solace and financial reward as a series regular on Eight Is Enough and with a recurring role on Cagney and Lacey. You might remember him best as that curly haired crazy, Soldier #1 from the hit series, M.A.S.H.  Always eager to challenge himself artistically, Joshua accepted the lead role of Chisel in the Front Row Theatre’s production of Sleeping Giants. More recently Joshua guest starred in the Hallmark Channel’s The Detective and Co-Starred in ABC’s series, Firefly. Joshua is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles based Improv group, Na Forney and performs flip turns daily at the East Valley YMCA.  He wishes to thank Ukulele Ike, Mookie Stutz and the Tullisville Men’s Correctional Facility for all their love and support. 

Kate Hollinshead
Kate is delighted to be returning to Desperate Writers to play Ashley. She is originally from England and studied for four years at ArtsEd School of Acting, London. She worked in numerous Theatre companies, National Tours and Repertory seasons some of her favorites being Bella in Worms Eye View at the Lyceum Theatre , Annie in Living Together and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lilly in The Tea Ladies at the Talk of London Theatre Drury Lane, Riggie in Doctor in the House and Sorell in Hayfever both at the Manor Pavilion Theatre Exeter.  She has been a series regular on popular television shows such as Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and HeartBeat.  Since being in California her credits include Judy in The Perfect Wedding, Sierra Repertory Theatre Company, Mary in How The Other Half Loves at the Odyssey Theatre Company, Sophie in The BFG at Main Street Theatre Company, Nell Qwynn in Le Female Stage Beauty for both Rogue Machine Theatre and The Ventura Court Theatre and most recently she played Proserpine in Candida at the award winning Colony Theatre.  Television: The New Adventures of Old Christine.  She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG.

Brian Krause
Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of white-lighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling's Charmed [1998-2006 / The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. The actor played the ever-developing character for eight television seasons, and during the fifth season he showcased his writing skills by penning one of the episodes [Sense and Sense Ability]. In May 2006, starring in the series finale marked Krause's 145th episode on the program.

Since completing the series, the actor has appeared in a variety of television programs, including: CBS' CSI: Miami,  TNT's The Closer, AMC's Mad Men, Lifetime's Devil's Diary and Sci Fi Channel's Warbirds.  He has also landed starring roles in several feature films, including:  Jack Rio, Desertion, Nowhere to Hide, The Gods of Circumstance, Growth  and Cyrus.

Among the actor's other television credits are: Highway to Heaven [1989], Tales from the Crypt [1993], Bandit [1994], Family Album [1994], Walker, Texas Ranger [1995], High Tide [1996], Return to Cabin by the Lake [2001] and Ties that Bind [2006].

Krause's additional film credits include: Return to the Blue Lagoon [1991] with Milla Jovovich, An American Summer [1991] with Brian Austin Green, December [1991] with Balthazar Getty, Stephen King's Sleepwalkers [1992] with Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick, The Liars' Club [1993] with Wil Wheaton, Breaking Free [1995] with Christine Taylor, Mind Games [1996] with Soleil Moon Frye, Trash [1999] with Jaime Pressly and Jeremy Sisto, The Mission [2006] with  Alex Hyde-White and Protecting the King [2006] with Tom Sizemore.

A native Californian, Krause currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. The bachelor often unwinds by playing golf or poker with his buddies.

Basketball, baseball, soccer and hiking with his Golden Retriever [Penny] and Australian Shepherd [Buddy] keep him fit. A lover of music, he enjoys playing the guitar as well as the harmonica. However, quality time with his 12-year-old son, Jamen, tops his priority list.

Prior to making his mark as an actor, Krause juggled various part-time jobs - including driving a pie truck and hanging drywall. He is currently putting his construction skills to the test as he tackles a complete renovation of his Southern California Ranch Home.

Stephen Grove Malloy
(Jackson, Marty, Zeno, Perspective Homebuyer) An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film, TV and stage characters, Mr. Malloy was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up a citizen of the world. Educated at Georgetown University, he went on to serve in the Armed Forces and then worked as a corporate career. He’s studied acting with two wonderful teachers, Daphne Eckler-Kirby and Marilyn Fox. Stephen was nominated for the Annual NAACP Theatre Awards - Best Actor for Hattie by Bill Blinn. He employs a natural style to play flesh-and-blood, three-dimensional characters - an Everyman who hits ‘every’ note. Stephen’s television appearances include “Ghost Whisperer”, “Young & The Restless”, “Las Vegas” and “Strong Medicine”. Film “Drip” went to Palm Springs, “The Interruption” won at Houston, and “She Smokes” won at Sundance. Current commercials: ebaY, State Farm, Capital One, Caffe Latte, CVS. Stage performances include Devil’s Bride, Boys In The Band, and Lost Lady With a Violin. He resides between Los Angeles and (whenever he can) New York City!

Eden Malyn
(Nikki, Laura, Sycophant, Wives One and Two)Eden is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this production.  A recent graduate of AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy), she is brand new to the LA theatre scene!  She recently played Dr. Benjamin in Waiting for Lefty at the Lillian Theatre, and her Michigan credits include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Gert in Neil Simon’s California Suite, Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona among many others.  Look for her this year in the upcoming features “Deadheads” and “Thanks for Dying”, and every month performing with her improv troupe “Spontaneous Productions” at the Lyric Theatre in Hollywood!

Catherine Schreiber
(Jessica) began her career in New York where she created the role of Jill in the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s play, Wayside Motor Inn, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. She performed Margot in Craig Anderson’s production of Anne Frank at the Hudson Theatre Guild. Catherine followed that with the National Company’s production of Sly Fox directed by Arthur Penn with Jackie Gleason and Cleavon Little. In Los Angeles, she played June in The Man Who Came to Dinner with James Whitmore and starred as Rochelle in Saturday Night at the Cast Theatre.  Catherine’s film credits include The Jane Austen Book Club directed by Robin Swicord, Rat Race directed by Jerry Zucker, Night Falls on Manhattan directed by Sidney Lumet, Volcano directed by Mick Jackson and a starring role in Laughing Matters. Her many television roles include guest star appearances on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arliss, Cybill, Seinfeld, West Wing, Days of Our Lives and a recurring role on Cagney & Lacey. Catherine graduated from Yale University where she worked with Meryl Streep and Chris Durang at the Yale Cabaret. She created the role of Mary Tyrone Karamazov in the Chris Durang/Albert Innaurato production of Brother’s Karamazov and Katie Barr in the Wendy Wasserstein comedy, Montpelier’s Pazazz. Catherine was also a member of the Second Company at Williamstown.

Jennifer Taub
(Vanessa) Miss Taub is an award-winning actress who has appeared in over 60 theatrical productions. She is a long-time member of the critically acclaimed Pacific Resident Theatre as well as a new member of the Rogue Machine Theatre company

Theatre includes starring as “Mae West” in “Dirty Blonde” (Portland Center Stage), a Garland award-winning run in “A Servant of Two Masters” (International City Theatre), an ADA award for Best Supporting Actress for “The Heiress” (West Valley Playhouse). Some favorite productions include “Golden Boy” with Orson Bean, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”, “Divorcons!” ,"The Three Sisters", "I'll Die Happy" directed by Douglas Sills( Pacific Resident Theatre); Raytre); Ray Cooney’s “Funny Money “ (Norris Theatre), "The Wicked Stepmother" in “Cinderella” (Cabrillo Music Theatre), “Filumena” directed by David Galligan (Court Theatre), “Dracula” directed by Calvin Remsberg (Hermosa Beach Playhouse, “Cyberqueer” (Celebration Theatre). “Under the Gaslight” (Laguna Playhouse), “Red Noses (Theatre Bansehee) and “Singing in the Rain” (Civic Light Opera of South Bay).

A voice actor as well, Jennifer can be heard on television as the Italian mama in the current Red Bull national ad campaign. She trained at U.C.L.A., and in London at N.Y.T.G.B. and L.A.M.D.A. She dedicates her perf ormance to her actor husband Jaxon Duff Gwillim,and to their son, Harry, aged four and a half. Thanks to Kay and to all in this production.

Andrew Ross Wynn
(Goldberg) Mr. Wynn hails from our nation's capitol where he worked at many of D.C.'s prestigious stages including The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and The Folger Shakespeare Library. His performance of the Major General in Pirates Of Penzance was nominated for a Helen Hayes award. Since moving to Los Angeles Mr. Wynn has acted for The Laguna Playhouse, International City Theatre, A Noise Within among others. A few national commercials and short films have kept him from feeling completely desperate.


Meyer deLeeuw (David) Meyer is excited to be a part of Desperate Writers. His recent stage credits include Theo Maske in The Underpants, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Bobby Strong in Urinetown, and Joe in the national tour of Blues Clues Live. His recent film credits include the upcoming feature film “Roslyn,” “Since Then,” “Fort Doom,” “Blood Relic,” and “Air Jesus.” Meyer is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a recent LA transplant. He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support.

Amie Farrell (Ashley Understudy) Amie has worked with such theaters as The Geffen Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, Shakespeare Festival LA, Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep & Starlight Theater. Her theater credits include Cinderella in Into The Woods, Sylvia in Sylvia, Suzanne in Picasso at the Lavine Agile, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Annie in Over The Tavern & Polly in TheThree Penny opera. Her television credits include “Criminal Minds,” “The Riches,” “Whoopi,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Guiding Light,” “GOD, Inc.” and numerous commercials. Amie thanks Leonard for his unwavering faith.

Patrick Hancock (Male Swing) Patrick is excited to be sharing the stage with this talented group of actors. TV/Film credits include “Blades of Glory,” “Entourage,” “The Andy Dick Show,” “Off Centre” and “V.I.P.”  Theater credits include The Dying Gaul (Elephant Theater), Snoopy! The Musical (McCadden Place Theater), Banned Plays (GuerriLA Theater Co,), The Rivals (Demeter Theater Co.), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Eclectic Theater Co.) The Firebugs (Kairos Theater Co, NYC), Heart of a Dog (Theater for the New City, NYC) and Tamburlaine the Great (American Theater of Actors, NYC). He was also a cast member of Shakespeare Reveries, a Shakespearean improv troupe which performed in NYC’s Central Park. Patrick would like to dedicate his performance to the memory of his father, Larry Hancock, whose Jerry Lewis impersonation sparked his interest in learning the art of comedy.

Karen Volpe (Female Swing) Karen is a graduate of Fredonia State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Recently she performed in Great Expectations at the Odssey Theatre and Oklahoma! at Downey CLO. Her favorite role was as Gilda Radner in Bunny, Bunny, Gilda Radner A Sort Of Romantic Comedy. Thank you to Kay for this opportunity. 

Starring Brian Krause
(Leo Wyatt from the hit series “Charmed”)

Vivian Bang*, Scott Damian*, Joshua Grenrock*, Kate Hollinshead*, Steven Grove Malloy*, Eden Malyn, Catherine Schreiber*, Jennifer Taub*, Andrew Ross Wynn*
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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