Episode 11 Keeping Live Theatre Alive

Sky Lakota-Lynch

Lakota-Lynch made his debut in the short film Contagion. Sky has been in several Off-Broadway productions and has been featured in The New York Post. His off-Broadway and regional credits include Land of Broken Toys, Bigger Than Your Skin and Evil People. He made his Broadway debut as Jared Kleinman in Dear Evan Hansen. TV and film credits including the upcoming Iron Fist, Half Life, Plain Fiction and How They Got Over.

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Dann Florek

Florek appeared on stage at the La Jolla Playhouse and Globe Theatre in Big River, The Three Cuckolds. Series credits include Hill Street Blues, The Equalizer, Matlock, 21 Jump Street, L.A. Law and Almost Grown. Florek has been featured in such films as Eddie Macon's Run, Sweet Liberty, Angel Heart, Sunset and Moon Over Parador. Dann may be most known for his portrayal of Captain Cragen on the long-running Law & Order. He returned to his role on a spin-off series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Sean Astin

Astin made his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies. Sean is best known for his portrayal of the title role in Rudy, and for his role as Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In television, Sean has appeared in numerous series, including Jeremiah, 24, and Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain. He joined the award winning cast of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things as Bob Newby. Astin guest starred in three episodes of the final season of The Big Bang Theory, as well as an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine. Astin has served on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the National Center for Family Literacy. Sean's theater credits include Joseph Stalin in a theatrical presentation of Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy and Dr. Moricet in John Cleese's adaptation of Bang Bang!

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Joanna Kerns

Kerns is an actress and director, known for Knocked Up, Growing Pains, and Girl, Interrupted. Joanna toured with the Broadway-bound production Clown Around, led by Gene Kelly. Film credits include Ape and Coma. TV credits include Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, and Hill Street Blues.

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Richard Kind

Tucker is an actor and author. His most famous role came in the television series L.A. Law, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Other notable works include Spy, Law & Order, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and D2: The Mighty Ducks.

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Paul Nakauchi

Nakauchi has recently been featured in Netflix's Carmen Sandiego as well as performing the English-dub for Jang Deok-su in Squid Game and Hanzo Shimada in Overwatch. Broadway credits include Chu Chem and The King and I.

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