Introducing Our Players
Janey Hirsh comes from a New England family of more serious published writers - two sisters, a brother and father, who nonetheless seem to appreciate her zanier approach to the written word. After years working and touring in live theater and puppetry, Janey finds that writing radio pieces for this particular group is what gets her out of bed in the morning - especially comedy!
A New Jersey native, Michael Monahan studied philosophy in college in Boston, then moved to the West Coast, where he experienced a career shift to boilermaker working on ships at San Francisco's Hunter's Point. A later career shift led to acting - possibly an inheritance from his grandfather, a vaudeville street performer in NYC. Michael particularly loves playing the more eccentric characters in our stories.
Born near Chicago, Illinois,
Roxanne Jacobs was surrounded by Pentecostal and Puerto Rican neighbors. The storytelling, music and food of the different cultures she grew up with, made a lasting impression, and drew her to theatre arts. Love of theatre was postponed: A family was raised, alongside a corporate career in the natural products industry. Backyard herbalism, landscaping, and creating stories with accompanying illustrations, were sustenance prior to her first acting gig. Member of the ADP for the past five years, Roxanne feels her dream of acting has now come true.
Watch out for the Quiet Ones!
Cheryl Leighton enjoys showing off her creative side when she can. As a youngster she often entertained her friends and family with foreign accents and famous impressions, a real ham at heart!…with plans for a creative life ahead. She looks forward to doing more creative projects when she retires from her Nursing career.
Having performed stand-up comedy through the nineteen-seventies,
Steve Hastings continued to perfect his skills in the eighties as actor, musician, tap dancer and set designer, while also writing songs and touring with the band Air Whale. When the group disbanded, Steve continued as an actor, taking on many roles in film, radio and live theater productions.
Lori Sue Curtis is a natural comedienne, a graphic artist in many mediums, and a lover of redwood forest fairy rings and body surfing, and an extra-Tourettstrial whose verbal tics are wonderfully waylaid by performing.