A Second City alumni and Dora Award nominated writer, Wendy has created and produced six original television pilots including the Canadian Comedy Award nominated Fancy for the CBC, American Freak and Nature Boy (with Harland Wiliams) for Comedy Central, and co-created the Gemini award winning series, The Tournament, serving as both writer and director during its run.
Wendy started her career as an actress and improviser in Toronto working with many of Canada’s great comic talents: Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and as a regular cast member in Maniac Mansion, created by Eugene Levy. As a solo performer and writer for the stage Wendy toured the US, Canada and Australia with her 3 solo shows. Her Melbourne International Comedy Festival play The Wendy Show was a Best of the Fest pick. Her short play On The Way Out was produced at Sydney’s Short n’ Sweet festival in 2020.
Wendy has directed award winning television including Corner Gas, G-SPOT, Lovingspoonfuls and co-directed the feature film Wetonkawa, nominated for the SlamDance Grand Jury Prize. www.iamwendyhopkins.com
An award-winning actor/producer, who has worked at The Geffen, South Coast Rep, The Odyssey and Coast Playhouse.
Some of her theatre credits include: Killer Joe (LA Premiere and four time Ovation winner), Bug (LA Premiere) -Critic's Choice and Drama Desk Award, Man from Nebraska, Ourselves Alone, Loose Ends.
She has been continuously working in both TV and film and most recently can be seen playing Marilyn Pearson in the award-winning hit TV show "This Is Us " and has two movies coming out this year: "The Last Thing He Wanted with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe; and "Those Who Wish Me Dead '"alongside Angelina Jolie. Other credits include: Jobs, Justified, NCIS:LA, Castle and more here: www.aboutlauraniemi.com
An award-winning actor/director/producer, who most recently appeared as Hertz in Rock of Ages-Hollywood at The Bourbon Room on Hollywood Boulevard, and as Sinclair Saint Claire in the world premiere musical Bronco Billy at Skylight Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Garry Marshall; Charles Busch’s Die, Mommie, Die!, Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, Celebration Theatre; Skullduggery -The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, Sacred Fools; Hoboken to Hollywood — LAWeekly Award, Best Musical; Stoneface and Kiss Me Kate, Pasadena Playhouse; Bob's Holiday Office Party.
Directing: Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage — World Premiere; Exorcistic - A Rock Musical Parody Experiment — Best Musical, Hollywood Fringe; SKETCHES from The National Lampoon; Ionesco's Exit the King; Gorey Stories — Ovation Award, Best Musical, Sacred Fools; Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope, SciFest LA.
Pool Boy is the first site specific play under the LATC banner. On the coattails of what has proven to be a heartbreaking and challenging year for so many, LATC is bringing theatre back to L.A. in a covid-friendly way - Poolside overlooking the beautiful landscape that is Los Angeles in various regions. We wanted a safe way to bring back the arts and add a little levity during these times..
Lost in her isolation, a house sitter finds renewed hope in an unexpected encounter with an atypical pool boy. A comedy about connection during Covid
sat & sun @ 6PM
Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in over 90 productions throughout the United States either as an actor, director and/or fight choreographer. He recently directed TRUE WEST for Vs. Theatre Company in Los Angeles which had a six-month sold-out run. Scott’s Los Angeles directing credits include the LA premieres of KILLER JOE (Four Ovation Awards including Best Direction and Best Production as well as Critics Choice LA Times) and BUG (Critics Choice LA Times, LA Weekly, Backstage West) both by Tracy Letts with Lost Angels Theatre, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY (Ovation Nomination-Best Direction) as well as THE PAGANS (ADA Award Best Ensemble, ADA nomination Best Direction) both by Ann Noble with The Road Theatre Company, MR KOLPERT (Critics Choice LA Times) and MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS both at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, BRIGHT IDEAS with Morgan Productions, BOYS’ LIFE at USC and WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at San Jose State University. In Chicago, Scott has directed the World Premiere of CARMILLA and MOTEL 666 for WildClaw Theatre Company, the Midwest premiere of SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE for Seanachai Theatre and I’M SPIRITUAL DAMMIT by Jenniffer Weigel for Route 66 Theatre. He also directed AMERICA DEAD, BUNBURY and DISCO PIGS at Northwestern University. Other Chicago directing credits include MARKED TREE (After Dark Award – direction) and CALAMITY MEAT for Seanachai Theatre, BLOODY BESS (After Dark Award – Ensemble) for Red Hen Productions, MISSING ANGEL JUAN for Powertap Productions and SAWDUST & SPANGLES for Prop Theatre/Powertap. Other directing credits include CORIOLANUS, THE WINTER’S TALE, CYMBELINE, RICHARD III, COMEDY OF ERRORS, HAMLET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, for Lakeside Shakespeare. He has acted with such companies as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Next Theatre, Noble Fool Theatricals, The Organic Theatre, Famous Door Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, The Odyssey Theatre (LA) and Syzygy Theatre (LA) to name a few. He has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards (Actor in Principle Role, Fight Direction, Ensemble). He is an Artistic Associate for both WildClaw Theatre Company and Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre. He has also appeared in several TV shows and few films….but that’s not important right now. Scott has a MFA from Northwestern University in Directing and a BFA from University of Illinois in Acting. Currently he is Lecturer of Theatre at San Jose State University.
Opening July 17th