Meet some of our Amazing Entertainers

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading