Cast

We took full advantage of Colorado’s amazing pool of local talent and are pleased to showcase many terrific Colorado actors in The One Who Loves You. Our cast includes many well known film actors both in and out of Colorado and the best the Denver theater scene has to offer.

Katharyn Grant as Gloria Sings

Katharyn Grant as Gloria Bethune

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KATHARYN (“KAYTI”) GRANT has written, directed, and starred in several short films in collaboration with her current producing partner, Chris Graves; titles include The Accoutrement, Dave and Nadine, and The Tao of Pez which have screened on IFC (Independent Film Channel), at Starz Film Center, and at the Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles and Rome, where she won a special prize for “Best Wacky Comedy.”  She studied acting with William Alderson from the Neighborhood Playhouse and Jack Waltzer from the Actor’s Studio.  Grant has appeared onstage in several critically acclaimed plays in the Denver area; favorite roles include Catherine Holly in Tennessee William’s Suddenly Last Summer, Hypation in G.B. Shaw’s Misalliance, and Sophie in Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant.  Currently she performs in comedies at Adam’s Mystery Playhouse and has toured internationally via Armed Forces Entertainment, performing at U.S. military bases in England, Europe, Asia, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.  Last year Monkey Puzzle Press published a volume of her poetry and visual art entitled Interior Life, which The Boston Literary Review called “an adventure for the eyes and a journey for the spirit.”  She received her degree in creative writing and visual art from the University of Denver.

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Briel DiCristofaro as Roy Hutchins

Briel DiCristofaro as Roy Hutchins

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BRIEL DiCRISTOFARO rolled out from Boston to L.A. at age 19. He booked his first paid role in a feature film, The Shining Blood, while he was homeless sleeping on a photographer’s studio floor. His luck was changing for the good.

At 28, he landed the lead in Along the Way (aka The Haven), a drama which won Best Picture at the Delaware International Film Festival.

After doing stand-up in L.A., he snowboarded his way back to Colorado where he was the chairlift-snow-fanatic in the Vail Resort’s “Yard Sale Epic Pass” Video.  His big claim to fame was being the young cowboy in the Budweiser “Replay” Clydesdale 2003 Superbowl Commercial.

His recent foray into feature film drama has him portraying Roy in The One Who Loves You.

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Megan Heffernan as Miriam

Megan Heffernan as Miriam

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MEGAN HEFFERNAN is an actress, writer, and freelance producer.  She’s dazzled TV viewers as ‘Mom,’ ‘Wife’ and/or ‘Woman’ in commercials like “AAA”, “Colorado Lottery” and “Furniture Row” and has been in several independent films such as Suburban by Fruition Films and Ink by Double Edge Films.  Her latest theater credits include: Ginnie in Remaining in Orbit at the Evergreen Players, various principal roles in Motherhood Out Loud at The Avenue Theater and is a ‘Legit Player’ in the on-going scripted-theater-meets-improv show, SCRIPTprov. With a BA in ‘Communications: Radio, TV and Film’ from UW- Madison, Megan works professionally as a freelance cable TV producer and does news radio producing for a national PR firm called News Generation.  She is currently in the process of writing and producing her own play called Go Away Come Closer which has already won several awards at the TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins. Most of the time, however, Megan plays Mom/Wife for real at home with her two kids (her best productions yet) and her husband.  Megan is very grateful for the opportunity to be in such an authentic, lovely film, acting opposite some of Denver’s absolute finest.

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Marty Lindsey as Ernest

Marty Lindsey as Ernest

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MARTY LINDSEY’s love of acting took him to Los Angeles in 1996 where he studied with famed acting coach’s Ivana Chubbock and Christina Pickles. During his early Hollywood years Marty was featured on several television series and in a multitude of independent films. Marty busted out in the bizarro comedy, God Made Man, where he played Lovester, the psychotic but affable donut delivery man, for which he received the Audience Award for Best Performance at the 2000 MicroCineFest in Baltimore, Maryland. Appearances in everything from NYPD Blue and Passions to the film noire, Suspects in the Murder of Miss May further illustrate Marty’s versatility in front of the camera.

Marty garnered industry attention in the feature film, The Zodiac (starring opposite Philip Baker Hall, Justin Chambers, Rory Culkin and Robin Tunney), Marty played the elusive Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac was released by ThinkFilm and Myriad Pictures on limited screens throughout the United States in March 2006, with the nationwide DVD launch in August 2006, and availability through subscription services, HBO, Cinemax and Starz, in early 2007. Marty’s performance received acclaim from industry experts and Zodiac aficionados alike.

Since returning to Colorado, Marty has taken the helm in several Colorado based films including Race Walkers (WINNER Best Feature Film 2010 Festivus Film Festival, Official Selection, 2010 Vail Film Festival), The Inner Room (Official Selection, 2011 Vail Film Festival), 13th and Pearl (Official Selection, 2011 Denver Film Festival) and a memorable supporting role in the highly acclaimed Double Edge picture, Ink. Marty wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Suburban. Suburban world premiered at The Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA and went on to a successful theatrical release in Denver at the Starz Film Center. Suburban is a production of Fruition Films, a company launched by Marty and his producing partner, Lorii Rabinowitz.

The One Who Loves You marks Marty’s second collaboration with producer, friend and colleague, Chris Graves.

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Candy Brown as Ruby

Candy Brown as Ruby

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CANDY BROWN began her professional career as a dancer on Broadway working with amazing directors and choreographers, most notably Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Hal Prince. (Hello Dolly, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Liza With A ‘Z’ etc) after a seven year career on Broadway, Ms Brown relocated to Los Angeles where she enjoyed a career in film and television. Since the West Coast premiere of For Colored Girls, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Candy has acted in regional theatres around the country, including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has many television, commercial and film credits Zebrahead, Babyboy, NYPD Blue, CSI Miami, 6 Feet Under, Motel 6, Ali [Mrs. Clay], for example, as well as some smaller independent films. Ms Brown has a BA in Performing Arts from St Mary’s College of California. She has staged cabaret acts, directed small films, and created choreography for Loyola Marymount, Cal State Northridge and Denver School of the Arts. Since relocating to Denver five years ago, Candy has worked with the DCPA, Curious Theatre Co, readings for Stories On Stage as an actor and is currently a guest artist teaching movement for actors at DSA and the new Sol-Via Modern Arts Company and this summer will be a part of the Telluride New Playwrights Festival.

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donnie l. betts as Samson

donnie l. betts as Samson

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DONNIE L. BETTS is an Emmy Award winner filmmaker, four-time CABJ award winning radio journalist and Broadway performer. He is a founding member of two theatre companies in Denver, City Stage Ensemble and Denver Black Arts Company. He attended Yale School of Drama. His theatre performance credits include The Gospel at Colonus on Broadway, The Warrior Ant at BAM plus regional performances including Spunk, Driving Miss Daisy, Home, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and many more. Theatre directing credits includes Crumbs From the Table of Joy, K2, Emperor Jones, Zora and Slut Energy Theory and over 30 other productions. His film acting credits include Switchback and Honeydripper both written and directed by John Sayles. His production company, No Credits Productions, produces the award winning radio drama Destination Freedom, Black Radio Days, and documentary films including Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr. screened at over 25 film festivals worldwide and winner of eleven “Best Documentary” and Audience’s Choice Awards plus airing on PBS and the Documentary Channel. His first film, Dearfield: The Road Less Traveled, a docudrama about the all-Black town in northern Colorado was nominated for an Emmy, won several film festival awards, aired on PBS and screened at FESPACO in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He won an Emmy for his film My Voice. donnie’s two current documentaries are airing currently on Rocky Mountain PBS, Lincoln Hills and Justina Ford, MD
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Rhonda Brown as Lucille

Rhonda Brown as Lucille

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In her early acting life in Los Angeles RHONDA BROWN had several film/tv credits including a movie called Love Bites with Adam Ant and a show called Raven with Lee Majors.   She followed her husband to Denver for a job relocation and has fell back in love with the stage.  Rhonda is a two-time Denver Post Ovation Award winner for Best Actress in a play (Bug & End Days, both at Curious Theatre), a two time “Best of Westword” winner (supporting actress for The Fourth Wall & best actress in a comedy for Fiction) and a Henry Award winner for Best Actress in a Play for Bug. She is grateful to Chris, Katharyn and Beaty for a wonderful experience and for making film in Colorado!

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Elizabeth Rose as Shannon

Elizabeth Rose as Shannon

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Laura Norman as Sandy

Laura Norman as Sandy

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LAURA NORMAN earned her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado with an acting emphasis. She is active in both the Colorado film and theatre scenes. She recently appeared as Myra Babbage in the critically acclaimed Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) production of Ghost-Writer. Other favorite on-stage roles include Harper in Angels in America, Parts I and II (Best Actress – Denver Post/Westword), Valerie in The Weir (Nominated, Best Actress, Henry Awards), Wren in A Body of Water (Best Supporting Actress, Westword), and Ben in Matt & Ben. Favorite on-screen roles (in addition to Sandy in The One Who Loves You) include Cynthia Curtin the Season 3 Finale of USA Network’s In Plain Sight, Lindsay in the independent feature Jimmy Said, and Katharine in the independent short film The Famous. Laura is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

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Martha Harmon Pardee as HelenMartha Harmon Pardee as Helen

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MARTHA HARMON PARDEE has been working as a voice over artist for the past 25 years. Over the last 19 years, she has recorded over 1600 books the Library of Congress for which she has been awarded both national and international awards for Best Fiction Narrator. Ms. Pardee has provided narration for Blackstone Audio, Audible Books and for many Fortune 500 companies’ online and video training programs and has been the voice of the Denver NBC affliate’s “Optimum Wellness” television promotion for the past 13 years in addition to other Denver and national radio spots.  A graduate of Northwestern University’s esteemed School of Speech, she is also an award-winning actress who has performed with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Curious Theatre Company, the Arvada Center, Paragon Theatre Company and numerous other Denver and Boulder theatres.  While in LA, Ms. Pardee studied at Playhouse West and AFI. Previous films include Spaced Invaders, Juncture, and Bad Kid.

Judy Phelan-Hill as LurleenJudy Phelan-Hill as Lurleen

Patrick Adamson as Red

Patrick Adamson as Red

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All Cast:

(in order of appearance)

Jordan Leigh
Katharyn Grant
Nick Busheff
James O’Hagan Murphy
Kendra Crain
Taylor Steinmark Schoen
Megan Heffernan
Marty Lindsey
Briel DiCristofaro
Elizabeth Hill Patten
Jesse Sledge
Deborah Persoff
Candy Brown
donnie l. betts
Tyee Tilghman
Steve Bruner
Laura Norman
Carol Machier
Martha Harmon Pardee
Randy Garcia
Daymond Caylo
Rhonda Brown
Whitey Smith
Ron Tarver
Lowell Sipes
Jonny Barber
Graham Haworth
Brett Bryant
Phil Crimaldi
Marilyn Spittler
Gary Carnes
Shelley McMillion
Michelle Baldwin
Judy Phelan-Hill
Patrick Adamson
Phil Lee
Mark David Nelson
Elizabeth Rose
Adam Bratten
Mark Corrigan
Jenni Graham
Daniel Valdez
Madonna McAllister
M.C.
Gloria Bethune
Piano Player
Trip
Joanne
Jeanne
Miriam
Ernest
Roy Hutchins
Ms. Korn
Jimmy Korn
Miss Hornblower
Ruby
Samson
Record Store Employee
Record Store Manager
Sandy
Hairstylist
Helen
Bouncer
Bo Plowden
Lucille
Granddad
Homeless Man
Gary
Band Leader
Drummer
Keyboardist
Bass Player
Laughing Woman
Cecil
Woman On Bus
Nashville Prostitute
Lurleen
Red
Jimmy Earl
Hotel Manager
Shannon
Duke
Diner Owner
Peggy
Buddy Dillard
Waitress