Meet our Cast….
Robin Barnes claims to be made of music from the 80's . She was a new waver back in the day and was quite stoked to use her background in radio and love of a genre to help create the mood of early mid 80's pop genre to The Odd Couple. So tubular ya know! You can hear a radio retro waker upper tune every now and then during Robin's morning show daily performance on WXTQ Radio and hear pop music from the 60-s 70-s and 80-s on 970 WATH during her afternoon show. She is totally an Ohio University Alum like, "fer sher".
Lisa is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Librarian Diaries in the role of Stephanie. She has been acting in the Cincinnati area for, what seems like her entire life, but it is only the in the past five years that she realized her knack for making funny voice could pay off
Most recently, Lisa appeared in It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Drama and The Elephant Man (February 2011) with Falcon Theatre, and behind the camera as makeup artist for Plum St. Productions' TURN and Call Me and Pinata Productions' Christmas short O, Come All Ye Unfaithful.
Lisa is a native of Northern Kentucky and has a B.A. in Drama and Speech Communications from Thomas More College. When not on stage she enjoys spending time with her always supportive friends and family, her niece Emilie, nephew Mason and her two crazy mutts Lilly and Huckleberry.
Robert Foor has had his fingers in some kind of artistic pie since high school. Over the years he has worked both sides of the still and video cameras, microphone and the stage. Writing is yet another of his passions. He is hard pressed to label one thing as a favorite when asked. This year alone, he has written and performed in a full-length play, done voice-over work, booked a musician on tour, been in two national commercials, led a team in the Columbus 48 Hour Film Project, continues to teach acting classes, and is currently working on another play.
Jennie is a native of Pittsburgh where she began acting as a teenager in high school drama classes and the National Forensic League. While pursuing degrees and later a career in science and technology, she continued to study the Arts through workshops and private lessons.
Jennie has appeared in local and regional broadcast commercials, industrial and web videos and independent films.
Jennie holds BS and MS degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Xavier University. She currently lives and works in Pittsburgh where she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and three pet rabbits.
Galen has been involved in the Columbus theatre community since he started taking classes at the Ohio State University. Since graduating in 2009 with BAs in Theatre and German, he has appeared a number of productions, including Teaching Outreach Through Theatre Student Society's Sucking Dublin and Port Authority, Whistling in the Dark's "Sundays @ 7" staged reading series, and Solstice Theatre's Dancing at Lughnasa and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.
Galen is currently in his second year as an AmeriCorps member and enjoys the Columbus sports scene.
Jack Hill has been playing the role of wisecracking, womanizing Connor Manning for years. He just didn't know it; he thought he was just being himself. On his 40th birthday, he met the woman who would become his wife and so what you hear on The Librarian Diaries is a strictly fictional portryal. No really. Honest. Jack is a 20-year radio and voice-over veteran with experience in West Virginia, Colorado, and Ohio. He will indeed talk for food, and can currently be heard daily on WMWX in Cincinnati and online at http://www.classxradio.com/
Lisa Robins is a plus size actress and model from Cleveland, Oh. She is also a graduate of Cleveland State University and John Carroll University. Along with her passion for acting and fashion, she loves animals and music. This 80's baby aspires to be apart of the movement where plus size women are acknowledged and embraced. She hopes to soon relocate to Los Angeles to continue to pursue her talent career professionally. Learn more about Lisa at her website at http://www.lisarobins.net/
Demetrius began his acting career as a child in school plays . Through the years, he appeared in plays through high school and college and some small roles in Independent films. Demetrius has a BA from Capital University and studied acting with Chad Willet of Broadway 2 LA Acting. He enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
(Narrator / Lucien Reed)
[Photo Courtesy of Locust Street Studios]
Brent Alan Burington
(Dominic Greer / Baron de Charlus)
Karen M. Chan
(Mrs. Bennet/Auntie Vinnie [Ssn 2])
Brent is a native of Columbus, a graduate of The Columbus Academy, and did his BFA program studies at Syracuse University. He currently is represented by Heyman Talent and can be seen and/or heard in a large number of commercials all over the Midwest. Since September of 2009, he has also been touring the country with Madcap Puppet Theatre of Cincinnati as well as serving as Artistic Director of Metamorphosis Theatre Company in Columbus, a company that performs solely to raise funds and awareness to two vital downtown charities, COMPASS and the BSPC Food Pantry.
Jane originally started out acting because she needed a hobby. Having found it to be both fun and rewarding, she has since performed in numerous theatre productions, training videos, and indie and feature films, including Artworks (with Virginia Madsen) and Smart People (with Dennis Quaid).
Most recently, Jane appeared in a training video for Wendy's. Upcoming projects include a Tigist Film feature and a staged reading of 84, Charing Cross Road for Westerville Curtain Players.
Jane has studied acting with Kevin McClatchy and voice-over with Susan Andre. She thanks God, her supportive family and her late brother, Mark, for watching over her.
Karen received her MFA in theater at Ohio University in 1998. Karen is a member of the Athenian Berean Community Players and was last seen as “Nanny Ogg" in "Wyrd Sisters". Karen made her ABC Players' directing debut this year with "The Odd Couple (Female Version)". She has directed and narrated for the internet, "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" and the Ohio Educational Telecommunication’s honorable mention award winning "A Christmas Carol" produced by WOUB which can be accessed at www.wiredforbooks.org. She is currently in post production of “Through The Looking Glass” and pre-production of “Peter Pan”. Karen made her International debut in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico playing the role of " B" in Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" and Jessie Cates in Marsha Norman's "night, Mother” along side her best friend and acting partner, the late Pat Elisar. Other favorite roles are OVST's Mrs. Clackett/Dotty in "Noises Off," Auntie Julie in Ohio University's Main Stage production of "Hedda Gabler," Ouiser in The Rainer Stage Company's (WA) "Steel Magnolias" and Olive in "The Odd Couple." Her favorite Ohio University School of film roles are Old Woman from Cody Vandenberg's "When You're Ready To Stop Starting Over", Mrs. White from Damiano Cinque’s “ Never Too Late”, Mrs. Sacks from Mark Shogren’s award winning film, “Instant Muscles” and Judith Horn in "Cause and Effect" directed by Vid Gelser Cinque. Local Independent films are Mrs. Brand from Dane McCarthy's "The Watcher" and Aunt Hattie from Amy Abercrombie's "The Other House". Karen is married to Jack Chan and has two grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law.
Peggy is an accomplished singer, director, and actress who has worked with theatre companies all over central Ohio, most recently with Metamorphosis Theatre Company. In the summer of 2011, she will be touring Europe performing with the Broad Street Presbyterian Church choir and the New World Singers. She is represented by Heyman Talent, but is most proud of the accomplishments of her three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.