Kelly was conceived during a time of free love, groovy music and equal rights. She still believes in all those things today. Except for the free love part, she is married (to one lucky son-of-a-bitch) and quite conservative when it comes to sexual partners. She has always been a shining beacon of verisimilitude and a mouthy reminder of strong will, tenacity, perseverance and many other adjectives. She began her acting career in the mid 90’s after having an unfulfilled life of no acting. Once she decided that’s what was up, she devoted herself to studying the craft of acting. She believes acting can move mountains, change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with its bare hands, leap tall buildings in a single bound and stop speeding bullets. Basically she thinks acting is Superman.
Kelly believes that art is the best way to change the world. She also believes the second best way to change the world is to do away with football. The sport, not the object (come to think of it, if the sport went away the object would be rendered useless, but that's not the point). She doesn’t mind the actual balls, really likes balls in general, it’s the concussive brain damage that bugs her. Oh, and music! She believes that music can save the world. Basically, she thinks music is Jesus. So, to sum up: Acting is Superman, music is Jesus and football is the Devil.
Damian was born during a civil unrest in his country of birth--unrest so violent that the doctor could not make it to the hospital (true story), but even the threat of gunfire could not stop birth of Damian, Son of Robinson. Fulfilling his destiny, he was brought to the great country of America. He has spent his adulthood experiencing all four corners of the nation, showing up in plays like The Odd Couple, The Hobbit and True West. He played the lead role of Eugene Marchbanks in Candida and made his lovely mother feel thoroughly uncomfortable while he kissed a dude onstage in the heartfelt play, Milk Milk Lemonade. Damian finds it an honor and a privilege to be on the ground floor of what will be a great theater company in Stage Against the Machine.
Wearer of Many Hats
Gay Freebern grew up in Oklahoma, where children are told that Hollywood, like Oz or The Land of the Lost, is not an actual destination. She was permitted--and even encouraged--to explore her creative side as a child, so she joyously learned to act, sing, write, draw, produce and direct. But, since The Land Where Creative People Make a Living was only a child's fantasy, she shifted her focus as a teen to making good grades and winning favor with the greater authorities: teachers. (Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma, she learned this also had been a flawed path, as teachers have no power in the Real World.) Gay never actually stopped believing in creativity as a way of life, despite multiple life lessons that attempted to teach her otherwise.
In between responsible jobs managing, organizing, and convincing adults that she was one of them, she continued to write, learned technical skills like video, film and sound production, established relationships with other subversive creatives, and found solace in watching lots of movies and TV. After a short stint in Chicago, she moved slowly and indirectly westward, stopping in Denver, CO for over a decade, and eventually landed in the Promised Land, Los Angeles, CA. She now lives with her husband, Raymond, and children, Devin and Maya, in Glendale, where she writes, parents, and works as a background actor for TV and film. She is certain that Travis Stanberry and Kelly Carlton are Prophets from On High, here to deliver the creative population from the shackles of Big Studio Culture. She is excited to be a part of building their new utopia, governed by inspiration, accessibility and charity.