Our Original Cast and Crew

Sylvia Armendariz (Sylvia Forrester) is completing her BA in Drama at the University of St. Thomas. She has performed on stage, and in film. This is her second audio drama production; she previously starred in “Over Here, Over There”.

Jessica Ebanks (Astrologer) is making her stage debut. She is a student at San Jacinto College. She has never performed or even tried acting in general, but has a continuing interest in listening to audio books. The idea of a radio show intrigued her, and she was immediately compelled to audition for this production.

Christopher Thomas “CT” Gomez (Roper Daniels) acted at Bay Area Christian School. His is making his San Jac debut, and hopes to continue acting and working in the film industry.

Julia Jay (Cecilia Pillachowski) is a retired English professor at San Jacinto College Central, where she also directed the Honors Program. She has a BA in Speech and Drama from ACU, where she received a Best Actress in One-Acts award and a Best Supporting Actress award in a major production. She also has a MA in Theatre Arts from UHCL and a Ph.D. in English from UH-Central. She is pleased to work again with the brilliant director, Dr. David LaMaster, in her first radio play and to work with the talented writer, Patience Wieland.

Billy Long (Dex) leads a double life, attending film school at San Jacinto College during the day and performing in standup comedy during the night.

Billy McTavish (Derek Pillachowski) has been a Communications, Theatre and Film instructor at San Jacinto College Central since 2012. He has more than 25 years of extensive, diverse experience in film and media, including producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and editing. He received his BFA in Film Editing and Cinematography from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Masters in Multimedia Communications from the Academy of Art University.

Benjamin McWilliams (Ben) is making his stage debut. A veteran and San Jacinto college student, he plans to become an epidemiologist in public health.

John Morales (Tunnel Guy) works at Main Street Theater as a stage manager, director, and teacher. He is a Tommy Tune Award-nominated designer. John is happy to once again work with David LeMaster, Beth Dever, Julia Jay, and Lauren Ayala.

Samantha Oser (Hippie Girl) last performed a monologue in the 5th annual performance of the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Vagina Monologues. Before that, she played Thisby in San Jacinto Central’s 50th theatre anniversary. She is currently at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, double majoring in literature and communications.

Babu Srinivasan (Conrite Walters) is a professor of history at Lone Star College – Tomball. He previously appeared on the 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Pageant at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elementary School in Senaca Falls, NY. He played Indian No. 2. Babu has been seen on TV as a major champ on Jeopardy.

Brittany Stuessy (Amanda Stone) trained in the San Jacinto College Theatre and Film Department in 2008 through 2010. She has had the privilege of taking on some really great roles in several productions, some of them being, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mayzie in Seussical the Musical, Jan in Grease, and Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. When she is not on stage she enjoys cooking and spending time with her wonderful husband. She is very excited to be participating in her radio debut!

Charles “Chuck” Vaughn (Leo) first began acting in his later high school years. Ever since he was a young boy, people have loved the sound of Charles’s voice; he decided to pursue a degree in theatre and is still in the midst of his journey.

Alexander Watson (Grenville) interned and studied at The Ensemble Theater; at San Jacinto College he was in “Sussical the Musical”. In California he played in “The Glass Menagerie”; he has been in many productions in Northglenn High School in Northglenn, Colorado: in “Annie” as Oliver Warbucks, “Murder on the Nile” as the Nubian Steward, “Feed the Wales” as Shod the Cannibal, “Macbeth” as Sergeant, and Macduff, “Ragtime” as Booker T. Washington, “After Hours” as Danny the crazy manikin, “Life as a Techie or Something Like It” as Richard the Director. He also directed a one act play called “Weird is the Night”. He is excited and honored to be in this production of “War of the Worlds”, and looks forward to doing many more productions in the future.

Our Live Foley Team

Lauren Ayala, first and foremost, wants to dedicate her theatre life to her late Grandpa Harold, in whose honor she strives to achieve all her dreams. She was a theatre major at San Jacinto Central for two years, and looks forward to beginning at Sam Houston State University’s theatre program in January 2014.

Joey Colao studied technical theater at San Jacinto Central where he was involved in such productions as Pillowman and Seussical. He aspires to be a light designer for musicians, concerts and other musical events.

John Morales (works at Main Street Theater as a stage manager, director, and teacher. He is a Tommy Tune Award-nominated designer. John is happy to once again work with David LeMaster, Beth Dever, Julia Jay, and Lauren Ayala.

Brandon Ybanez is in the audio engineering program at San Jacinto Central Campus, hoping to become an ADR engineer, in hopes of working for a major animation studio.

Our Stage and Sound Team

Chris Hyunh is a San Jacinto College graduate who works for Mainstreet Theatre.

Jacob Sanchez is a San Jacinto College graduate who works for Generations Audiovisual, and cofounder of Tardigrade Theatre Company.