Jacob - Branden Hembree
Branden is a local Atlanta Actor, Artist and Musician and is thrilled to be returning to the ATL stage. He makes his Synchronicity Theatre debut in the workshop presentation of TLTWWH, and feels incredibly fortunate to be playing a role that allows him to showcase so many of his passions at once. Branden was a member of the band for MURDER BALLAD at Actor's Express and his music and performance has been featured at Atlanta's Fractal Festival, and on film in the upcoming, aptly titled, "Teenage Wine Snobs 2". Love to friends and family and TLTWWH creative team for this opportunity.
Grace - Kristina Adler
Kristina is so thrilled to be joining the TLTWWH family, and we are so thrilled to have her! Atlanta Credits: Pace Cregan in The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek (Catalyst Arts Atlanta), Sandy U/S in Start Down (Alliance Theatre), Hotlanta/Breastia in The Great Greek Puntheon (Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern). Favorite Credits: Man of La Mancha (Open Space Cafe Theatre), Around the World in 80 Minutes (California International Theatre Festival), Crimes of the Heart (Elon University), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Alabama School of Fine Arts). TV/Film credits include: "Your Worst Nightmare", "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell", "The Drunks", "Dirty Nails", and "Birthday Cake". Graduate of Elon University BFA Acting and BA Theatrical Design and Production. Co-founder & Creative Producer of film production company Jump Cut Collective. Proudly represented by People Store | Atlanta Talent Agency. Stay connected with her at www.KristinaAdler.com and @Kristina_Adler on Instagram and Twitter.
Guitar: Bennett Walton
Drums: J.R. Hawkins
Bass: Jarod Boles
Strings: Stephen Lawrence
Jake McCoy, Producer
Benjamin Davis, Associate Producer
Music & Lyrics by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs
Book by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs & Jessica De Maria
Jennifer Alice Acker, Director
Ed Thrower, Music Director/Pit Leader
Suehyla El-Attar, Dramaturge/Script analysis
Elizabeth Jarrett, Production Designer
William Joel Coady, Lighting Designer
Preston Goodson, Sound Designer
Amanda Washington, Assistant Director
Elin Hill, Assistant Director
KICK Strategy, LLC, Public Relations, Jenny Costantino
Stage Manager: Damien Helms
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Co-writers Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria are both Atlanta based writers and performers. Hobbs, an actor, singer, songwriter and musician, appeared as "Riff Raff" in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Actor’s Express for which he was nominated for a Suzi Bass Award. He recently starred as Peter in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Georgia Ensemble Theatre and appeared in the world premiere of TELL ME MY DREAM by Pearl Cleage at the Alliance Theatre. He has written countless songs, and a published novella, Love/Sick. De Maria, a Long Island native, appeared recently in SWEENEY TODD at Actor’s Express and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit. Up next, you can catch her in KISS ME KATE at Stage Door Players and THE THREEPENNY OPERA at 7Stages. Other credits include THE GRIMM LIVES OF THE INBETWEENS (Alliance Theatre), MARY POPPINS, LES MISERABLES (Aurora Theatre) and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Stage Door Players). Jessica has also performed with, Georgia Ensemble, Synchronicity and Pinch N' Ouch.
HOW THEY CAME TO WRITE IT
The very beginnings of The Last Time We Were Here started in 2008, when, in a playwriting class in college, Jeremiah challenged himself to write a musical. Over the years, the music, the lyrics, and the story continued to evolve as a labor of love for Jeremiah. Enter Jessica in early 2014 as a writing partner with new passion and perspective. Together they fleshed out the story, songs, and life of the piece. Their collaboration was the impetus to get the show where it is today. The musical was presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2015.