Meet some of our Amazing Entertainers

Jake Scott

Jake has been performing improv in the Minnesota area since 2006. He has appeared in a variety of shows at HUGE Improv Theater in Minneapolis, including Star Trek: The Next Improvisation, Creature Feature, and Overheard in Minneapolis. As a member of the duo Interplanetary Appeal, Jake co-created and performed in Deadline: A Choose Your Own Adventure Story at the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival as … More

Alexandra Gonzalez

Chicago actor Alexandra Gonzalez has most recently has been seen at Lifeline Theatre working as an understudy in Click Clack Boo and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Previous Chicago credits include Dead Souls (Spartan Theatre Company), Little Women (NightBlue Performing Arts Company), Dancing in the Mirror (Chicago Pride Films and Plays). Around the country she has been seen as Mary Jane … More

Dan Chase

In the past 40 years, Dan Chase has performed and directed at theaters around Iowa in such diverse shows as “Wait Until Dark” at the Des Moines Playhouse, Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Fine Arts Series production of “A Man For All Seasons”, and “Marat/Sade” with Des Moines’Drama Workshop, with musical stops in “Assassins”, “Damn Yankees”, and “All Shook Up”, to name a few. Most recently, … More

Debi Kilde

Originally from Fergus Falls, MN, Debi moved to the Twin Cities to attend Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater. Debi went on to study improv at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. You may have seen her recently at Plymouth Playhouse “RING OF FIRE”, “THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES” or the Old Log Theater “COWGIRLS”, or “PERFECT WEDDING”. Other … More

Vincent Montgomery

Tallahassee murder mystery actor Vincent Montgomery, Jr. hails from Orlando,Florida. He is currently an actor and student at Florida A & M University. Vincent has held several lead roles in digital web series’ such as College Boyfriends Season 3, and FAMU’s own Undergrad Chronicles and The BEETtv. Vincent has also starred in several plays in the Tallahassee area, most notably the Leaf Theatre’s (Quincy,Fla) … More

Melanie Stefan

Melanie (Lane) Stefan is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She now resides in NYC, having stayed in the city after completing her Masters at ‘The Actors Studio’. Melanie has worked in several forms of performance, with her early acting years being largely in musical theater. Singing, dancing, and acting are her three great passions, along with working with animals. Melanie has interned at Soho Playhouse … More

Danelle Drury

She has worked on various theater, television, film and voice-work productions, including the BBC TV-drama, To the Ends of the Earth. Some Kansas City credits include script in hand performances for the Kansas City Public Libraries: South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, I remember Mama, The Heidi Chronicles and You can’t take it with you; Enchanted April for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater, Stonelion Puppet Theater … More

Randy Manning

Randy Manning is the creator, writer, and producer of “Jest” Murder Mystery Company. Jest performs, not only in the St. Louis area, but also travels throughout the US from California to New York, and everywhere north, south, and in between. Randy has enjoyed directing and acting in several theater productions in the area, and you may even see him on TV, or in print … More

Carol Palmer

She has performed in 50 productions since the early 1980’s such as: Singin’ in the Rain, CATS, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, Hairspray, Music Man, 42nd Street, Sweeny Todd, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls and many, many more. She has acted in several training videos, commercials, and print work over the years. Carol also performs a one woman cabaret act featuring Broadway Musical numbers which is … More

Christopher Schultz

Christopher Schultz travels the country performing with Jest Mysteries, as well as his own children’s production company FAIRE STORIES. He has performed as Dave in The Full Monty, Swindler in Emperor’s New Clothes, as Francois in Wintertime. He’s also performed at King Richard’s Faire, the New England Pirate Faire, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Florida Renaissance Festival. Chris works with the Boston Freedom Trail … More

Debi Brigman

Tallahassee actor Debi Brigman is a consummate professional and has performed professionally with The Laughing Stock Musical Cabaret in the Tallahassee area for over 20 years. She was trained at FSU’s School of Music and also puts that soprano voice to work as a guest performer regionally.  On the side, Debi is the owner of Wadesboro Place Senior Living Facility and a caterer. She … More

Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez is a founding member of IC Improvs comedy troupe. She has appeared with the John Houseman Acting Company, Iowa Touring Theatre Company, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Des Moines Playhouse, Drama Workshop, CR Follies, UI Dance Theater, Ingersoll Dinner Theater and Starlighters II Theater. She is a featured vocalist with Pseudolaic praise band and moonlights as a prop master/costume designer for clients including Revival Theater … More

Allison Matteodo

Boston area actor Ally Matteodo attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA where she majored in Psychology and English. During her time as an undergrad Ally performed in several campus productions, and after graduation pursued a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Boston University. Ally completed her last semester of study at BU in a study abroad program located in Los Angeles, … More

Johnbarry Green

Born and raised in a suburb north of Boston, Johnbarry—JB to his friends—went to Salem State to pursue a BFA in acting. He has performed locally in the North Shore for years, working with various groups both as an actor and a director. When not in Massachusetts, from spring to fall, he lives in South Florida, performing in many productions ranging from stage plays … More

Ryan Roets

Ryan Roets is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and is overjoyed to be joining the Atlanta company of Jest Murder Mystery. Ryan’s favorite stage credits include Dave Bukatinski in “The Full Monty” at Allenberry Playhouse, Man 1 in “The Stephen Schwartz Project” with No Rules Theatre Company, and Christmas Present (Holographic Recording) in “A Dollywood Christmas Carol” with Dolly Parton. … More

Isaiah Mueller

Isaiah Mueller is delighted to be collaborating with the Jest Murder Mystery company! Being a profesional film & television actor he is excited to have the oppurnunity to stretch his creative abilities with this unique, crowd engaging show. During his career Isaiah has been lucky enough to appear on hit shows like FOX’s Gotham & ABC’s The Black Box. He has also made a … More

Denise Saylor

St Louis actor Denise Saylor is thrilled to be working with Jest.  She has a BFA in Acting from Stephens College and is a RVT at MVRC. She’s performed in  Love, Sex, and the IRS,  How I Learned to Drive, See How They Run, Playing for Time, The Dixie Swim Club, and Dancing for Lughnasa to name a few. Denise is part of an … More

Jay Kistler

You might have seen him in 2015 as Brian in “Flanagan’s Wake” (Actor’s Theatre MN), the titular “Hamluke” (Dana’s Boys), the nameless Boy in “Chewing Marbles” (Ben Kelly Prod. via Bedlam Lowertown) or as Henry in “Frankenstein” (Dangerous/RawRedMeat Productions) as well as various “Drinking Game MN” shows with Shadow Horse. He also has been working without scripts in the groups Mixed Messages (Improv Happy … More

Ari Bavel

Kansas City actor Ari Bavel has been working film and television in the KC area since 1999 playing everything from a cybernetic uber-zombie from the future in Zombie Bloodbath 3 to a VA doctor in Finding John Smith to an old bootlegger in Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula. Theater credits include various police, guard, and bailiff types in plays like Inherit the Wind, The … More

Harrison Shaffer

Harrison Shaffer is a founding member and former assistant director of the Forest Drive Improv Company. He enjoys directing and coaching high school speech groups and individuals. Harrison’s latest performance ventures include founding the Living Improverty comedy troupe, and acting with The Giving Tree Theater. His favorite roles include “El Gallo” (The Fantasticks), “Nicely Nicely Johnson” (Guys & Dolls), “Lenny” (Rumors) and “Edward” (Sense … More

Madeline Acquaviva

Madeline Acquaviva is just a Midwestern girl trying to make it in the acting world. Originally from Naperville, IL, she has been performing in theatres since the age of nine. She has a BFA in Music Theatre Performance and a minor in Communications from Western Michigan University. Some of her favorite credits include: Dance Captain/Ensemble in” The Rocky Horror Show” at Miller Auditorium, June in “Chicago” at … More

Jasmine Ready

Jasmine D. Ready lives in South Florida and is currently reprising her role for the sixth year as Queen Isabella at the Florida Renaissance Faire. Jasmine has done extensive production work with Kaleidoscope Theatre; integral in the production and mounting of their long-running Summer Touring Series, as well as the touring shows to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.  Environmental Theatre projects include Queen Guinevere at The … More