Nicole Tompkins as Joanna
Nicole Tompkins is a Texas-born actress whose work includes theater, film, voice-over, and television. Her notable roles include Idril of Gondor in the critically acclaimed video game Middle Earth: Shadow of War alongside Troy Baker; Older Scarlett in season five of the hit FX show American Horror Story alongside Chloe Sevingey and Wes Bentley; and leading roles in feature films Opening Night with director Jack Henry Robbins, Amityville Terror, Darkness in Tenement 45, and Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made. Nicole exhibits a true love of movies and the entertainment industry with a passion for stories that work on multiple layers and utilize heightened reality to reveal something exciting about the human experience. In addition to her passion for acting, Nicole applies her business marketing degree to creative behind the camera endeavors developing some of her own projects. A lover of nature and portrait photography, Nicole travels often, but loves returning home to Los Angeles and her menagerie of animals.
Casey Kramer as Martha
A recent transplant to Chicago from Los Angeles, Kramer continues to be a prolific figure in the theatre/film scene of L.A., recently nominated for two Los Angeles Ovation awards for The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Her work in The New Electric Ballroom, Dolly West’s Kitchen, Loyal Women, and A Moon for the Misbegotten has been lauded with LADCC, DramaLogue, L.A. Weekly, Outlook, and Geoffrey awards. Of late, Madrid International Film Festival recognized her work in Owen, the story of a homeless woman and her dog. She was pleased to be a part of James Franco’s Mississippi Requiem (2019). She made her Chicago debut as Rosalie, the Irish medium, in The Thirteenth Chair for Ghostlight Ensemble. A Lifetime Member of the famed Actors Studio in New York and L.A., she appreciates them always for putting her on the good road. She has been an advocate for housing the homeless in Los Angeles, as well as fighting to protect open space on the east side.