denial, anger, depression...and a seriously wicked groove
Randy Kovitz – Earl
Randy has played drums for most of his life. He is an award-winning film director, most recently earning a Remi Special Jury Award, the top prize for a short film, with Lightweight at the Worldfest-Houston Film Festival. He is also a veteran actor with credits across the entertainment industry.
TV and film appearances include The Fault In Our Stars, Parks and Recreation, Supah Ninjas, E.R., The Practice, Numbers, King of Queens, Dawn of The Dead, Knightriders, The Addams Family and many others. Randy has also appeared on Broadway — in Burn This with John Malkovich and Joan Allen, Othello with James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Diane Weist and Kelsey Grammer and Macbeth at Lincoln Center.
Regional theater credits include shows at Yale Rep., American Shakespeare Festival, Laguna Playhouse, L. A. Theatre Center, Shakespeare Festival/L.A. and many others. Pittsburgh audiences have seen Randy in shows at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Playhouse Rep, P.I.C.T., Bricolage, barebones and others. Recently, he played The Librarian in Underneath The Linte, performing the show with 12 Peers Theater, at several venues in California and in repertory at Off The Wall Production Company in Carnegie, PA.
Bria Walker – Rose
Bria is a Pittsburgh-based theatre, commercial and film actress, singer, and writer. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Theatre Arts. She was born in northern California and later moved to the western Pennsylvania area. Bria received her B.F.A. from Wright State University and her M.F.A. from the National Theatre Conservatory (in conjunction with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts) where she was one of 8 chosen annually to attend.
In New York, Bria is a member of Fight or Flight Aerial Company (where she performed in Steven Cole Hughes’ Behold! The Fig Leaf Apron) & the Lelund Durond Theatre Group (LDTG). Bria had the pleasure of acting in & writing several pieces (Monk Monk’s Interlude & Tattered Love) for LDTG’s production of The Doll Confessions, which was directed by Tony award winner Trezana Beverly.
COMPOSER Paul Bernstein is also a producer, player and teacher. A Geffen recording artist in previous years, he has scored a number of films including Lightweight, Progression and the cult short Mombies. He has produced recordings for DB Shapiro, Nicole Samreny and The Whiskey Outlaws. In addition to working together on Lightweight, Paul teamed with Randy Kovitz to create Happy To Be Here, a theater performance piece in 2007.
PRODUCER Deborah Hosking began her career as a painter, graphic designer and writer. She now works in digital photography and video. Her work includes the video installations Second Nature, Memento, and Memento II (HK), which was installed at the Mattress Factory Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and production design for the short films The Specials and Lightweight, which she also co-wrote and edited.
Other video work has been shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the 2 Minute Film Festival, Acid Rain Productions on Manhattan Neighborhood Cable, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers' annual Film Kitchen Contest. Deborah has also been an exhibiting artist for many years, showing in New York, Hong Kong, Europe, Los Angeles and elsewhere.