Cast

Brian Sturges – Tommy

Brian Sturges is an actor, comedian, director, writer and Jazz Fusion musician and composer. He is the writer, director and composer of the feature-length film, Wall of Flesh, and can be seen in the films, Elijah’s Ashes, God of Thunder and Hee. Brian’s on-stage credits include Candidate Confessions, The Lollygaggers, and The Really Awesome Improv Show. In 2015, Brian debuted his one-man show, Poor Life Choices, which he wrote, directed, and performed at The Second City Studio Theatre in Hollywood. As a session player on guitar, bass, piano and harmonica, he has recorded for Red Lobster, Disney and Warner Brothers Records and the Musical Director for The Second City Hollywood premium show Hell County, Florida.  Brian is currently recording the music for the Wall of Flesh soundtrack which contains over 25 original Jazz Fusion compositions. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and The Second City Improv, Conservatory and Long Form Programs.

Kalilah Harris – Kora

Kalilah was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Montgomery, AL. She was awarded degrees from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Meharry Medical College in Business Administration and Medicine, respectively. While living in Tennessee, Kalilah was an active volunteer for many causes. Today, her passion for philanthropy and volunteerism continues. Sheis a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a former Miss Black USA. Kalilah has returned to her birth place and is a full-time SAG-AFTRA professional actress andvoiceover artist. She graduated from The Second City Training Center Conservatory Program and continues training at Upright Citizens’ Brigade and The Imagined Life. Kalilah enjoys traveling and performing with her improv troupe: 850 FICO. She’s currently working on making her credit profile match the group’s name. 

Aliyah Conley – Harmony

Aliyah Conley is an actress from Los Angeles, CA. Aliyah has been featured in the films Blur and Love triangle, the TV show Baggage Claim, the web series Meet Me at the Reck, a stage production Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew”, commercials for Chevy, Google, Gilroy Gardens and The University of Phoenix, and the music video for Tamar Braxton’s The One. She has modeled for Target’s Cherokee Clothing Line and Old Navy. Aliyah was the winner of The Miss Los Angeles County Pre-Teen pageant in 2014.

Josh Willis – Jake

Josh Willis is an actor, writer and director in Los Angeles.  He also works as a climate scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  He is a graduate of the Second City Hollywood Conservatory and minored in Theater at the University of Houston.  His stage credits include Me, My Selfie and I, and The Lollygaggers, which co-wrote and directed.  He appeared with Adrian Grenier in a national PSA on climate change called Science Fair Nightmare, and has appeared as an expert on climate and weather in numerous local and national TV newscasts.

Ted Ries – Karl

Ted Ries is an actor/writer/comedian originally from Dayton, Ohio–Go Dragons! He is a graduate of the Conservatory program at Second City Hollywood, and holds a B.F.A. From Wright State University. Ted is a published playwright and has worked in several Regional Theatres across Southern California, including SD Rep, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and Laguna Playhouse. In 2005 he was bestowed with the award of “Outstanding Performance” for the play, Hemingway’s Rose at the San Diego Rep. For the over the past two years, Ted has performed in the weekly sketch comedy show, TMI Live! In addition to this he’s constantly performing improv and sketch shows with his team, ALF. Other career highlights include a super bowl commerical in 2015, and a series of political comedy sketches that were written and directed by Jerry Zucker.

Shamar Philippe – Riley

Shamar Philippe is a writer, actor, producer living in Los Angeles who grew up in Dallas Texas where he discovered his innate love for the arts. He’s currently in the works of producing, writing and acting in a festival piece with Sundance director Marshall Tyler. Shamar’s known for work with The Asylum doing such films as “Ice Sharks” and “ Fast and the fierce”. Currently he is studying at the Anthony Meindl studio, but has also studied at Second City, Margie Haber, and Ivanna Chubbuck studios. 

Allison Bills – Lemkin

Allison Bills is an actress, writer, and improvisor who hails to LA as an alumni of the Second City Chicago Mainstage.  Since moving to LA, Allison has appeared in HBO’s new hit series, The Brink, on CBS in roles on The Mentalist and Scorpion, as the neighbor, Sissy in ABC Family’s Bunheads, on the series Dog With a Blog on the Disney Channel, and was a series regular on Comedy Central’s Mash Up.  She voiced the character Dandelion Jinn in Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film, Epic.  Along with her own self-produced internet sketches, she created the original character, Summer Salads for 4th Wall Studios web-series, RVC, and recently shot an episode of Bit Galaxy’s new web-series, Masters of the Internet.

John Copeland – Mason Bruno

John Copeland was raised in rural Indiana. For many years he has divided his time between acting and public service. He graduated from Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama in 1982 and quickly began his acting career, including a 1985 production of Hamlet starring Aidan Quinn, Del Close, Deanna Dunagan and Neil Flynn. In 1986, he founded Stop AIDS Chicago, the city’s first agency devoted exclusively to HIV prevention. After serving for 4 years as Program Director, John returned to the stage in 1990, touring across the nation in The Real Live Brady Bunch, directed by Jill Soloway, and starring Jane Lynch, Andy Richter, Ana Geyster and Davy Jones of the Monkees. Since arriving in Los Angeles, he has expanded his Public Service work to include drug abuse prevention and sexual health access for youth. On stage, he starred in a popular weekly improvised soap opera in Silver Lake, The Plush Life, which ran for 6 years featuring denizens of a low-rent trailer park, who all happened to be in drag. John has also done gobs of Shakespeare. He cannot sing.