Cast & Crew Bios
Ashley Alvarez (Tiffany Haddock) is a Cuban-American actress, writer and producer based out of NYC. She has performed professionally in Miami, Chicago and NYC. Theater credits include Anna in the Tropics (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center), Peter and the Starcatcher (original workshop at Williamstown Theater Festival), Convention (Irondale Center) and The Beacons (INTAR Theater). She recently co-starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Ashley received her BFA from Florida International University and is a graduate from The Atlantic Acting School. Catch her next in the world premiere of The Cubans at Miami New Drama in Miami, FL. Visit at: ashleyalvarez.com
Chris Booth (Axel Rand, Playwright) is an awarding winning New York based actor, writer, comedian, storyteller and founder of the A Collective Artists as well as serving as Head Playwright in Residence. His television work includes National Geographic’s "Brain Games" as well as being the co-creator, writer, and co-star of the Spike TV pilot "Punching The . . . " and the Travel Channel pilot "Ultimate Fan Pass." His stage credits include writing and starring in three solo shows "Quarterman," "The Bowhead Whale," and "BaBoom!" as well as starring in the Off-Broadway hit "Awesome 80’s Prom" and "Born Without Clothes." Chris is also the co-creator, writer, and co-star of the awardwinning sketch comedy group City Hall, for which he co-wrote three Off-off Broadway shows; "The Fifth Man," "Jail Bait," and "Hi-Jinks on the High Seas." He has performed improvisation at UCB, the Magnet, and has toured with the National Comedy Theater. Chris can be found online at: @thechrisbooth.
Christina Bottley (Dr. Allison Presage, Executive Producer) is an Actor, Singer, Musician, Producer, Music Director, Voice and Piano teacher. She is a proud founding member and the Producing Artistic Director of A Collective Artists. Her acting credits include: Convention (Frank Walker), The World After Wednesday (May Soon), Beethoven Web Series (Kate), Miss Saigon (Kim), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix the Aviatrix), The More You Ruv (Solo Cabaret). She has also performed at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Christina is a resident Music Director for Rebel Playhouse, a TYA company in New York City. Her credits include: Edna the Stomper and The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q. Christina is a proud graduate of the Atlantic Acting School’s Evening Conservatory, member of Actors’ Equity, and a certified Steinway Educator. She lives in New York City with her husband, Francesco, and their young, scrappy, and always hungry Miniature Schnauzer: Bentley. Visit at: christinabottley.com
Atticus Cain (Doug Millstone) is pleased to work on this new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal work. Favorite and recent credits: The award winning short film “A Handful of Dust”, “The World after Wednesday”, “The United States of Paranoia”, “All Hail Beth”, “The White Dress”,“Mary Stuart” at Hedgepig Theater Company, “Moby Dick Rehearsed”at Oculus Theater, “Grace is Good” at Textile Theater company. He is a founder and ensemble actor in the A Collective. Visit at: atticuscain.com
Kyle David (Ian Gladden) was born and raised in Brooklyn and has been running around the city performing, writing, and producing for a while. He studied at the Atlantic Acting School and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He recently appeared on stage in Moral Dilemmas of the Modern Day Vampire and Danny Rocco's Convention. He is the co-creator and co-star of Beethoven: The Web Series which is soon to be a short film. He works with the 52 Street Project as a playmaking assistant and dramaturge/director and regularly performs with the improv and sketch group KRISTEN.
Gary Hilborn (Anthony Albertson) New York theatre credits include: Transfiguration (Best One-Man Drama Winner - USoloFest), Sweet, Sweet, Spirit (Manhattan Theatre Works), A View from the Bridge (Best Actor Nominee - BroadwayWorld), and The Love Junkies of Hell’s Kitchen (Theater for the New City). Regional stage credits include: A Bright Room Called Day, Dancing at Lughnasa, Betrayal, Amadeus, All My Sons, Barefoot in the Park, The Boys Next Door, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Television credits include: “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “The Sinner,” “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist, and “Gossip Girl.” Film roles include the upcoming The Volunteers, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, The Space, and In Stereo. He has studied with Mercedes Ruehl, Karen Kohlhaas, and The Atlantic Theater Company. Visit at: garyhilborn.com
Lizzie Stewart (Sarah Bardo) is an NYC based actor/comedian who has been working in NYC for the past seven years. She is also the proud co-parent of the political/comedy podcast Let's Get Civical produced by More Banana Podcasts, which focuses on breaking down how our government functions in a fun and accessible way. For more updates you can follow her on Twitter at @Lizzie_The_Rock or at: letsgetcivical.com
Crystal Tweed (Dr. Maggie Millstone) is a SAG/AFTRA model-actress from Sullivan County, NY. Fresh off a regional theatre debut at the Denizen Theatre in New Paltz, NY she was cast in the US Premier of the stage play Meek by British playwright Penelope Skinner. The play is set in an alternative reality. A mystery set in modern day Scandanavia about a woman in prison. Crystal also has several movie credits which include the film “Unintended” and “Can You Keep A Secret”, shot in the Hudson Valley. Both films will be available on all streaming services. “Having a chance to work with actors from all walks of life and backgrounds is so fulfilling creatively. I look forward to working with my fellow cast mates in War of the Worlds: Mosaic.”
Paul Urriola (Officer Ramirez, Travis, Morgan) is an actor and director from Western NY. Favorite credits include Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Geva Theatre Center, NY), Amos Hart in Chicago (Show Palace Dinner Theatre, FL), and Horton in Seussical (Cape Fear Regional Theatre, NC). Thanks to A Collective Artists for letting me join in their tribe to tell this amazing story! Paul can be found online at: @mrwhiskerface or visit at: paulurriola.com
Kaelin Elizabeth Fuld (Stage Manager) is a native New Yorker, a proud founding member of the A Collective, and a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Select SCAD credits include Man of La Mancha, Silver Screen Serenade, and The Lucas Show. Regional: Pippin, Little Shop of Horrors, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change. NYC: Venus, Sign of the Times, A Sliver of Moonlight. Endless thanks to the friends and family who have supported every crazy endeavor, and especially to the A Collective for creating important art right when the world needs it most. It is an honor and a privilege to work with this team.
Franco Bottley (Technical Director) first took the stage when he was ten years old performing with Julie Andrews in Walt Disney World’s grand opening special. He continued to work for WDW entertainment division into his early twenties playing a myriad of roles. Franco has performed in over 50 musicals and 7 Operas throughout his acting career. Franco has extensive experience as a set designer, production manager and has worked as an assistant technical director on Broadway. Franco is the president and creative director at Francesco Studios – a video production and graphic arts design studio in New York City.
Allyson Musmeci (Lighting Design) is a 2015 theatre graduate of the College of Charleston and a 2017 graduate of the Atlantic Acting School Evening Conservatory. She has worked with a variety of theatre companies, including Pipeline Theatre Company, The NOW Collective, Journalists Theatre, and now A Collective Artists. She admires new work and is inspired everyday to help others see more accessibly and be seen more often. Allyson is a founding member of the A Collective Artists.
Matthew Cox (Audio Engineer/Composer) is a classically trained musician who studied Music Composition at the University of Illinois. Since then, music has taken him from the stage to the studio as a performer, as well as behind the scenes as an audio engineer. He started out working for the Walt Disney Music Department, Universal Studios Entertainment, and the House of Blues Production Department. Since then, he has gone on to work with Ryman Hospitality Properties Entertainment, the Grand Ole Opry, and OLE RED - Nashville. Recent productions include CMT HOT 20 LIVE, OPRY NEXT Series, and CMA Fest SPOTIFY HOUSE, where he was a Front of House Audio Engineer. Currently based out of Nashville, TN, Matthew is active in the music community as an Audio Engineer, Musician and Songwriter.
Justin Geyer (Foley Artist) With a background as a keyboard player and composer, Justin has participated in a wide array of projects, ranging from solo piano to jam bands to chamber jazz. Growing up a music enthusiast, he has been playing and writing for bands and ensembles since he was 15. Justin went on to earn a Bachelors in Music from Bard College (Grad. 2018), where he focused on Jazz piano and composition, and was a member of the modern jazz sextet Rattus Rattus. In the realm of theater, Justin was the second keyboardist for Wahconah Regional High School’s 2014 production of the Off-Broadway show “Dames at Sea”, and most recently was the synth player for the Theater Barn's 2019 production of “Lucky Stiff” in New Lebanon, New York. He is currently based out of Western Massachusetts, where he gives piano lessons and works as a pianist/keyboardist in a variety of local projects.