|(front: Maya Lawson, back: Katherine E.
Scharhon) photo: Alan L. Weintraub.
Maya Lawson (Sis)Maya Lawson was born and raised in San Francisco, where she grew up performing on stage. She has worked with such theater companies as ACT, Portland Center Stage, Book-It Repertory, Center Stage New York and Ensemble Studio Theater LA. She received her BFA in acting from Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle. It was there that she was so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Maddin, and make Brand Upon the Brain! her first feature film. She lives in Los Angeles. Maya Lawsons Myspace
Gretchen Krich (Mother)Gretchen Krich recently moved to Seattle after living and performing in New York for 25 years. In NY she has work with New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, HERE, New Dramatists, SoHo Rep, and the Cocteau Repertory. Favorite productions include the 1st National Tour of the Vagina Monologues, Hal Hartley's Soon at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, The Beauty Queen of Lenanne, Spinning Into Butter, Anton in Showbusiness, Ti Jean Blues (directed by JoAnne Akalaitis), Anna Bella Eema, Krapp's Last Tape and Dancing at Lughnasa (Broadway U/S). She has performed at Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Hangar Theater, Hartford Theatreworks, BAM, La Mama, Joe's Pub and The Empty Space. Television and film include: Law & Order, Third Watch, As the World Turns, Ghostwriter, Hal Hartley's Henry Fool, Room (Sundance 2005) and Guy Maddin's Brand Upon the Brain. In Seattle she was most recently seen in The Great Gatsby at Seattle Repertory and in Upstart Crow's all female production of King John at The Capitol Hill Arts Center. Gretchen thanks all at The Film Company and Guy Maddin for giving her this opportunity to really sink her teeth into being "Mother."
Erik Maahs (Guy Maddin as an Adult)
Erik Maahs is a veteran of the Seattle theater and film community. He was a founding member and actor in the award winning performance group The Compound. As a director, his short films have played in festivals in the United States and Europe. He currently lives in New York City.
Katherine E. Scharhon (Wendy Hale/Chance Hale)
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Katherine E. Scharhon has performed in many plays, (such as the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of "The Time of Your Life" directed by Tina Landau at the Seattle Repertory Theatre), Voice-overs, short films, and various regional as well as national commercials. Katherine's feature film credits include a dual, gender-bending role as both a brother/sister duo of famed teen detectives "The Lightbulb kids" Chance Hale and Wendy Hale in Guy Maddin's new film Brand Upon The Brain!, which recently had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and its US premiere at the New York film festival with Isabella Rossellini performing live narration.
Katherine is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Katherine E. Scharhoms Myspace & Website:
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