RUSS GAGER is a member of the Saint Sebastian Players in Chicago and discovered the new medium of Zoom theater during the two years of the pandemic that the company performed a new play over Zoom every two weeks. His roles onstage have been corrupt or drunken characters in The Front Page, Born Yesterday, Our Town, Charley’s Aunt, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He enjoys participating in workshops for promising new plays such as She Tunes the Violin.
TARA HAIGHT (SAG/AFTRA-Eligible) is a TV, Film, Voiceover, Stage, and Commercial actor based in NYC. An expressive actor with incredible depth and instincts, she has been described as easily direct-able and a joy to work with. Her film work includes THE LAST OPERATIVE (Winner: Best Supporting Actress at the AOF/Hollywood Dreamz IFF) and LOLA AND THE PROFESSOR. She’s been seen on stage at NJPAC, ANDTheatre Company, The New Short Play Festival (Best Supporting Actress Nom), Manhattan Rep, and 4th Wall Theatre. Favorite stage roles include, Mother: RAGTIME, Kate Monster: AVENUE Q, Molly: THE MOUSETRAP, and Hope: ANYTHING GOES. In voiceover, Tara voices multiple characters in VISIONARIES, VERONICA, and THE LIVING FEARS. She has studied theatre and film with ATC Studios, UCB, HWC, The Network, Scott Powers Studios, TBG, Actors Connection, Brooklyn Comedy Collective and holds a degree in Theatre from Montclair State University. Tara is represented by Marius Bargielski (MAA, Legit Agent), Deborah Dotoli (AAG Talent, Manager), and Ramona Pitera (Ramona’s Model & Talent, Commercial Agent). She moonlights as an entertaining & lovable P.I.C. to her husband Michael, playful cat mom, stellar audition coach, selfless reader with Actors Connection, amateur photographer, diehard warm weather fiend and a fabulous bartender. www.tarahaight.com
KIERA MERCEDES is 14 years old and loves acting, writing scripts and creativity!
JEFFREY POLANCO is from Newark NJ, his favorite hobbies are boxing and playing piano. He speaks two different languages. He recently did a Play at the Teatro Latea and the name of the play was called King Jaja. Thank you Lisa Dellagiarino, and Kathleen Kellaigh at ATC Studios, also thanks to Voices Of Women Theatre Festival.
CASSANDRA RINN is based in New Jersey where she received certification in Cinematography & Film Production. Moving from behind the scenes to in front of the camera, Cassandra has been training as an actor for two years. She has performed in several community productions and short films including recently, “The Odd Couple (Female Version)” as Olive Madison.
CHRIS ROBERTSON (Thomas Jefferson) is honored to be participating in the Voices of Women Theatre Fest this year. No stranger to the theatre (or zoom screens), Chris has been acting since childhood and continues to pursue his career in show biz. Some of his favorite credits include: Emcee (Cabaret), Jesus (Godspell) and Snoopy (YAGMCB). For a full list of credits, please visit his website: www.thechrisrobertson.com. Thank you to Lisa for this opportunity and a very special thank you to the first woman’s voice I heard, my Mom. Instagram:@thechrisrobertson
ELLE WHITE (aka) Linda White is an award-winning actor and director and is an accomplished voice actor, public speaker, and thought leader. She has performed on stage and in a number of short films and currently performs sketch comedy at Family Fun Experience Theater in Virginia Beach, VA. Elle is also Co-founder & Moderator of the Uncorked-N-Conversation Podcast.