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Web Series Watch-a-long: The Ladies & The Gents

Wed, 4/17


Web Series Watch-a-Long

UPDATE 10:44a.m.: We had a great time talking with the Creators, but the actual Watch-a-Long was not successful to the viewers. Watch the episodes here and hear our first thoughts in the video below. 

ladies gents show

Ask the creators your questions in the comments or via #WebSrsWatchalong.

Series Info
Created and Produced by Stephanie Thorpe, Tanya Ihnen, Avi Glijansky, Robb Padgett and Steve Lekowicz.

“Eats Like a Bird”
Sandra J. Payne – Writer/Director

AuroraCelia Aurora de Blas – Robyn
Celia Aurora de Blas grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, started
onstage as a ten year old mime and performed in theater through
college. She received a BA in theater on scholarship from Towson
University, appeared onstage opposite Charles S. Dutton and studied
abroad acting and performance in England at Dartington College of
Arts. In 2006, she started the (now defunct) theater company ‘Theatre
Release” in San Francisco with internationally acclaimed Master
Teacher and Director, Tom Bentley-Fisher. She resides in Los Angeles
continuing to work in Film, Theater and New Media.

beth fisherBeth Fisher – Anna
Beth Fisher is an L.A. native and classically trained actor who has
studied with such greats as Fiona Shaw and Francis Lederer. She is also
a foodie and traveler, so she started Busy Beth’s Blog, a video and
written blog dedicated to travel, food, and fun. Beth is currently
working with her sister, Lara, (who appears in an episode of The
Ladies) on a short film called Bloom. As a result of working on The
Ladies and The Gents, Beth will never again

“An Appraisal”
Avi Glijansky – Writer/Director
Avi is an independent Writer/Director/Producer of shorts and web series
based in Los Angeles. His new media work includes “The Further
Adventures of Cupid and Eros” (IAWTV Award Nominee: Best
Supplemental Content, Indie Intertube Award nominee: Best Dramedy),
“The Silver Lake Badminton and Adventures Club” (CTW4 Winner:
Judges Prize), and most recently, “The Ladies” and “The Gents”, two
companion web series which he produced alongside Robb Padgett,
Steve Lekowicz and Tanya Ihnen of KATR Pictures and Stephanie
Thorpe of Ultimatum Entertainment. His work has screened at festivals
across the country and been featured on Tubefilter, BBC 5’s Outriders
Podcast, Those Video Guys, and Indie Intertube, among others.

Josh Heine – Ben
Josh is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University
where he studied at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, Royal
Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Stonestreet School of Film and
Television. Theater credits include the world premier of My First Time
and the co-lead in Jewtopia, Diving Normal at Fringe NYC (Outstanding
ensemble award). Josh understudied the title character in Wendy
Wasserstein’s last play, Third, at Lincoln Center, and starred in Sick
opposite Andre DeShields at the Summer Play Festival. Regional credits
include Picnic (Baltimore Centerstage) and Women and Wallace
(Williamstown Theatre Festival). He played Benjamin in the national
tour of The Graduate (Las Vegas). Josh is an IAMA theater company
member. LA theatre credits include The Accidental Blond by Lesley
Headland and House of Gold at Ensemble Theater Studio West. Film:
Nice Knowing You, Manslaughter, Exposed, A Night in the Hill.
Television: “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday”, “Without a Trace”, “Law &
Order: CI”, “Off The Map”, “The Exes”. Web: The Further Adventures of
Cupid and Eros (Cupid), The Silverlake Badminton and Adventurers

graham sibleyGraham Sibley – Ray
Graham Sibley is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA
and a founding member of IAMA Theatre Company. He has created
roles for Leslye Headland, Neil LaBute and Christian Durso and remains
an active member of the LA Theatre scene.
Graham also plays Danny Zanders, the zombie, in the award winning
cult classic “Zombie Honeymoon”. The horror flick received critical
acclaim and was awarded the Fuse TV/Fangoria Chainsaw Award for
“Best Indie Horror Film”. He has also earned roles on television such as
“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Days of Our Lives, ” “Boston Public, ” “The O.C. ”
and “Strong Medicine”, as well as lending his voice talents to the
popular sci-fi web series, “Afterworld. ”
Graham appeared alongside Woody Harrelson in “Nanking”, directed
by two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag. “Nanking”, which premiered
in competition at Sundance, won countless awards at a number of
prestigious film festivals including two Emmy’s.
Most recently, Graham stared in the sci-fi action/horror flick
“Robotropolis” and the special effects heavy bio-pic “Saving Lincoln”.
In addition to his acting credits, Graham has penned a number of
screenplays, plays and short stories including Dog Lovers (co-writer
Tonya Cornelisse), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and
his first graphic novel called Cirrus: The Red Storm alongside illustrator
Hillary Bauman. He earned his BFA from Chapman University in

Trent HopkinsTrent Hopkins – Al
Trent Hopkins is a member of the acclaimed Gangbusters Theatre
Company of Los Angeles and was nominated for an Ovation award for
“Tracers” in which he played Sgt. R. Lee Williams. He played Polonius in
“Hamlet”, receiving RAVE reviews. He has several independent films
under his belt. He studied with Ellen Burstyn, the late Susan
Strasberg, and George Tapps, just to name a few. He was Managing
Director of the Professional Actors Council of Hollywood. He is a
graduate of East Tennessee State University. He received the E.T.S.U.
Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Awards. On Stage he has been
cast in some of the most revered roles in theatre. Stanley in “A
Streetcar Named Desire”, Alan Strang in “Equus”, Finian in “Finian’s
Rainbow”, Charlie in “Flowers for Algernon”, Captain Hook in “Peter
Pan”, John Procter in “The Crucible”, Harry Cooper in the world
premiere of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”, plus many
more world premieres including “Jesse Boy”, “The Good Steno” and
“That Good Night” to name a few. He is in the National Honor Society,
Who’s Who A.A.H.S.S… While working across the U.S. He has produced
and directed and starred in several successful productions. Films
include “Autopilot”, “Posers”, “Music Lessons” and “To Dance with a
Witch”. On the web, he played Fernando Fernando in “The Silver Lake
Badminton and Adventurers or Club.”

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