Barbara Eda-Young

Film & T.V.: Lies of the Twins; Talk to Me; Serpico; L.A. Law; Law & Order; The Murder of Mary Phagan.

Broadway credits include Death of A Salesman; A Streetcar Named Desire; Operation Sidewinder. Off-Broadway: Slavs (OBIE Award); Getting into Heaven; Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate); Trueblinka; Birdbath - the original production at Theater Genesis & revivals at LaMama & The Harold Clurman); Drinks Before Dinner; Mensch Meier; Two-Character Play; The Hawk; A Shout Across the River; Come Dog, Come Night, The American Clock directed by Austin Pendleton.
Regional: A Fair Country,(Steppenwolf, Chicago); House of Blue Leaves (Cleveland Playhouse & East European Tour); Born Yesterday, The Three Sisters, A Touch of the Poet, Orpheus Descending, After the Fall, The American Clock – (Williamstown Theater); Slavs; Frankie & Johnny in the Clair DeLune; Bone the Fish - (The Humana Festival, Louisville). Road to Nirvana (Alley Theater, Houston), Crimes of the Heart (Baltimore), ‘Night Mother (Portland Stage).

Her plays: Nobody, Chain Chain Angel Angel and Lillian Yuralia were all finalists at The Humana Festival. Nobody was produced at the West Bank Theater. Lillian Yuralia was the recipient of a Berrilla Kerr grant.


Leigh Kendrick
graduated from the conservatory, Mason Gross at Rutgers University and got to enjoy a semester studying at The Globe Theater in London.Ms. Kendrick has appeared in several short films and on television's The Guiding Light. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, biking, snowboarding and travelling.

Mando Alvarado

is a writer and an actor. He is currently a member of INTAR's Hispanic Playwright in Residence Laboratory. As part of HPRL, he's developed two plays, POST NO BILLS and GEHENNA, TX . POST NO BILLS received a staged reading as a part of the New Works Lab. His plays have received developmental support from The Kennedy Center, Rattlestick Theater, Sonnet Rep, District of Columbia Arts Center, Theater Alliance, Woolly Mammoth Theater, The Round House Theater, and Nuyorican Poet's Café. His ten-minute play, The Lion and the Mouse: a Radio Show is being performed by LEAP throughout schools in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn as part of its Aesop Fables for Youth series. His play Throat was developed at The Field ArtWard Bound Residency Program. Throat received a staged workshop production produced by Allison Prouty( V-Day, Vagina Monologues, The Good Body )in February 2006. It went on a three-city tour in the spring of 2007 to DC, McAllen, TX, and Minneapolis, MN. In May of 2007, he was a playwright-in-residence at the PANGEA PROJECTS at Theatre Alliance in Washington DC developing his new play Basilica . As an actor, he has been seen in The Sopranos, The Black Donnelley's, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: SVU, and the feature film The Choking Man . He is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

Mando is currently in production, directing the film 7 Days in his home state of Texas.


Jon Knower

was roped in to his appearance as Roy in Mira based on Director Michael Berry's notion that, "he looks just like an authentic truck driver."

Jon does in fact drive a truck, the truck that appears in the film, which he generously donated along with his time toward the making of this film. Jon serves
as groundskeeper at the Tappan Reform church in Tappan, New York and has his own landscaping business. Jon says he will continue his landscaping business until the next movie gig comes along.