Born and raised in Chicago, Maura Locke Antas was welcomed into the acting career at the age of six. She began her studies in the BFA Acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she ultimately earned her degree in Dramatic Arts and a minor in Cinematic Arts. Before completing her studies, Maura had the privilege of attending the British American Drama Academy in association with the Yale School of Drama on a talent scholarship, where she played in the productions of A Midsummer Night’sDream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. On the less theatrical front, Maura recently finished production on two short films, and shot a national commercial for Samsung. Maura is honored to be a part of the Bennington Gothique cast and gives thanks to Gregory for the opportunity!
Nick is an L.A.-based actor and comedian from Philadelphia. After attending Temple University, Nick had 2 supporting roles in The Lovely Bones and Rocky Balboa while performing at various comedy clubs around Philadelphia. After achieving all he could in Philadelphia, Nick made the move to Los Angeles in 2012. In his first year, Nick filmed over 30 projects in the L.A. area. Nick is poised to have a big second year in L.A. that will kick off with Bennington Gothique and his own web series that is starting production in the coming months.
Cory hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. He studied Communication at the University of North Florida and is thrilled to be a part of Bennington Gothique.
Varda recently wrapped shooting on the feature films Forever and Ripe, and the shorts No Hitter and Those who Grow. She was nominated Best Actress at the Rio Web Fest for her protrayal of Agatha Bennington.
MALCOLM JAMAL BOWEN
Malcolm Jamal Bowen is an American actor who was born in a small southern town to a care-giving mother and pastor father. He is the youngest of 3 siblings. As a child, Malcolm originally thought he'd grow up and have a "normal" life. Then at the tender age of 8, while watching the ending credits of one of his favorite movies, realized he wanted to do pursue entertainment. His first role ever came in high school when he landed the part of Woody in the play Footloose. He moved to California about a year after completing college and can be found in Los Angeles actively pursuing his career.
Noveen was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began her acting career at the age of 7 performing at The Hartford Stage Company's production of A Christmas Carol from 1998 to 2002. She later appeared in four TV commercials for the Science Center of Connecticut. After graduating high school, she attended AMDA: College & Conservatory of Performing Arts where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Noveen's most notable achievement is her numerous appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her voice can be heard in video games, promos and on this year MTV VMA's as the show announcer. She is excited to work with a talented cast and crew, and thanks Gregory for this opportunity.
Maggie started in Theater as an apprentice at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, followed by fashion modeling and commercial acting in Manhattan. Later, a career U-turn: becoming an RN in NY. Following NY, next stop Los Angeles working as an RN in UCLA’s CCU, later advancing to Nurse Practitioner and Lecturer at UCLA. Maggie served in the Air Force Reserve as a Flight Nurse, deploying during Desert Storm, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. While at UCLA, MGM developed ‘Group One Medical’ a reality series where Maggie played the group’s nurse. She has studied with Laura Gardner, Jeannie Hackett, Gordon Hunt’s Workshop and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. Theatre credits include Entropy at the Whitmore-Lindley and Duality in the Hollywood Fringe Fest, sketch comedy on Jimmy Kimmel and at Second City. Currently appearing in web series “Bennington Gothique” and “AVA”. Other credits include currently in rehearsal for “Resolving Hedda”, opening late September at the Victory Theatre and a feature film “Chasing the Sun” in post-production.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Chi'Von has always had a passion for the arts. Growing up, she started out modeling for Jacobson's Department Store and performing in school
and church choirs. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Michigan where she was a member of Allure Dance Company. Upon graduation, she moved to L.A. where she is currently pursuing her acting career.
Matthew has appeared in various Theater (HAMLET, A Wonderful and A Chorus Line), Film (Jack and Me, Billionaire Butcher) and TV/Webseries (A Haunting of…, Patty and Patty) productions. He is a singer and dancer which makes him perfect for the role of Rock Star Vampire Lucien Craven.
MARK CHRISTIAN JAEGER
Mark was born in El Paso, Texas, but moved back to his parents’ home country of Germany when he was just 6 months old. While in Germany, Mark played and coached basketball on a semi-professional level. At an early age, he also fell in love with movies and acting. He decided to follow his dreams and move to the U.S. Mark's first stop was Denver, Colorado where he studied English and Theater. After school, he ended up in Los Angeles where he started to hone his skills studying with David Kagen, Anne Grindlay and Anthony Meindl. Mark is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Evan McKenzie is a California-born actor, filmmaker, and artist. He started off in the theatre with credits like Cyrano de Bergerac and The Taming of the Shrew. He can next be seen in the upcoming motion picture The Lovely Rejects.
Courtney first love is Dance. She's a first year Communications major from Santa Barbara, California. She is trained in ballet, jazz, Broadway, modern, and contemporary styles of dance, and has been dancing since the age of 6. She recent appeared ina film short, "My Marilyn" about Marilyn Monroe.
Kyle Eastman is small town boy with big city dreams. He has recently closed The Importance of Being Earnest in his dream role of Algernon. He is a graduate of both South Coast Repertory’s AIP program and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he starred in The Maiden’s Prayer and Dancing at Lughnasa. Kyle is excited and proud to be a part of Bennington Gothique.
Chuck Filipov is a native San Franciscan who spent some time in Chicago before moving to LA. He has just begun his journey into the world of film and is looking forward to the ride. Catch him making caffeinated beverages at Caffe Luxxe or in Culver as an intern member at The Actors’ Gang. Thanks to Greg for the opportunity!
Yumi hails from the Great Pacific Northwest where she received her degree in the Theatre Arts. This is her first web series and she is very excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew.
Jordan is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bennington Gothique. She just wrapped up playing Juliet, from Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, with the Downtown Repertory Theater Company. She currently has her first narrated audiobook coming out, Sleeping in the Forest of Shadows, on Amazon for purchase. And the first film she starred in/produced is coming out in November, titled, Roadie.
Growing up traveling the country as a renaissance merchant, Sullivan moved to Los Angeles two years ago from Kansas City. He has just graduated from the intensive program at Stella Alder Los Angeles. His most recent credits include his Stella Lab Theater debut in The HistoryBoys (Posner) directed by Milton Justice and Misalliance (Bentley Summerhays) directed by Susan Vinciotti Bonito. Other Los Angeles credits include 45 Secondsfrom Broadway (Mickey Fox) also directed by Milton Justice and Our Lady of 121stStreet (Victor/Pinky) directed by Bonnie Mcneal. Other theater credits include Multitudes (Bob) directed by Robin Murphy and Lezlie Zucker, Kansas City Fringe Festival, and Into The Woods(Steward) as a member of the Crane River Theater Company.
Originally from Morristown, Tennessee, Taylor Napier moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. After a brief stint working behind the scenes in Reality TV (in which he tired of thinking up of ways to ruin lives) Taylor returned to acting. He is featured in Amazon Studio's Wheel of Time series. He has starred in (or at least been a part of) numerous commercials, short films and even appeared on True Blood. You may have also seen him on a book cover while browsing the young adult and/or romance section of Barnes and Noble or your great aunt's library.
Taylor was born and raised in Southern California. This is her first web series.
Daniel was born and raised in Branford, Connecticut. After finishing his degree in Biology at Providence College, he packed up his five boxes and moved to California. Since, he has had some commercial success working for companies such as Coca Cola, Google Glass, and Ray Ban. He is thrilled to join the cast and crew of Bennington Gothique.
Libby is thrilled to be part of Bennington Gothique. After receiving her MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, she has enjoyed working in film, on television, and on stage in most of the 50 states and abroad. Favorite experiences include playing a nurse on Six Feet Underand an undercover agent on Jericho, taking a film to the Sundance Festival, and appearing at The Public Theater and The Promenade Theater in New York City. For more info, you can visit www.libbywest.com or www.imdb.com/name/nm0160644
John Woodley is an actor from Niagara Falls, NY. He graduated with a degree in Theatre from Niagara University and has been following his dreams ever since. He had the great experience of working in the Web Series "The Church" for three seasons. He was an apprentice at New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College as well as New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He is very excited to be a part of Bennington Gothique.
John Wuchte has worked with Gregory on several projects including In The Face of Madness and Free Fall. His 2 current films Blood Rush and Horror House recently had their West coast premiers. John has been a stage and screen actor for more than 20 years with 50+ projects under his belt. For more info, www.johnwuchte.com.