Originally hailing from the deserts of Arizona, Alexander Whitover gave up his cowboy boots and migrated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. An alumnus of the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts, Alexander’s directing credits include productions of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and the debut production of Reginald and Gunderson Learn to Live by Michael Warker. No stranger to the world of immersive theatre, he has written and creatively designed for Alterea Inc.’s Rotary International Angel City Celebration and the first iteration of Ascend: When Myths Fall Heroes Rise, which performed at USC in 2019. Currently, he serves as Alterea Inc.’s Artistic Director. When not in the world of stage or screen, Alexander’s pastimes include reading fantasy novels, playing soccer, and stressing about current events.
Jacob is an immersive theater creator who has a passion for all things sci-fi and fantasy. Originally hailing from the Midwest, he is an alumni of USCs theater program and has been creating in the immersive world since 2016. He has created, produced and acted in a variety of immersive shows, including Ascend 1.0 and 2.0, Alohomora and Agents of Influence. During quarantine he spent his time teaching others how to perform immersive work. When he isn’t diving into the theatrical world he enjoys DnD, video games and exploring the mythos of religion.
Producer- Marketing Emphasis
Ashley is a LA-based producer & marketer hailing from New Orleans. She is a double Trojan, holding a M.S. in Marketing from USC Marshall and B.A. from USC's School of Dramatic Arts. She has produced a plethora of live events including plays, musicals, escape rooms and immersive entertainment, usually managing the marketing and PR for those productions as well. Signals is her second time producing at Fringe, having previously produced the Encore! Award-winning Ascend: When Myths Fall, Heroes Rise in 2019. Currently, Ashley serves as the Director of Communications for Hero Theatre. She is so thrilled and grateful to be producing live theatre again with such a stellar cast and production team! Ashley is also performing as Dany Taylor in Signals so check out that bio or www.ashleybusenlener.com to learn more.
Producer- Design Emphasis
Nick Griffith graduated from USC this Spring with a degree in architectural studies. He originally attended the university to become an architect, until he realized immersive entertainment design is infinitely more fun. He aspires to work in theme park design at the intersection between design and operations implementation. Past projects include, among others, design director for the storyliving event Ascend, operations manager for the immersive theatre installation Madcap Motel, production designer for the short film Arcana, and creative director for the multimedia gaming event Agents of Influence. His jack of all trades background lends itself towards leading and organizing creatives of all backgrounds.
Sabrina is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California’s Cinema and Media Studies Master of Arts program. Within their studies, Sabrina focuses on pieces of interactive media, games, and media that facilitate live communal forms of play. A two-time USC alum, Sabrina also attended USC’s theatre school for undergrad. Their work in theatre focuses on new play development, having worked with companies such as the Geffen Playhouse, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Playwrights’ Foundation. Their past work in immersive content includes work with Alterea and working on the narrative team for an earlier version of Ascend: When Myths Fall, Heroes Rise.
Welcome to Kale's Bio 2: Electric Boogaloo. You heard right, folks, in addition to playing loveable grump Agent G.O., Kale also did the costumes for Signals. Unfortunately, this means she has a surprise extra bio and so can kinda go nuts in this second one. She likes candlelit dinners but prefers candlelit full moon rituals with Cab Calloway playing in the background. Kale will now gift the remaining 21 words allotted to her second bio to Michaela, who will use this extra space to express regret that she did not make her bio funnier. Michaela also enjoys candlelit dinners.
Keo is excited to be joining the Last Call team and the interactive theater community for the first time! He is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in Theater (Design). Over the course of his college career, Keo has designed a variety of projects, including a mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, a student production of Once on this Island and an original student-written musical titled Camp Song. Beyond college, Keo has also designed productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, The Coward, and Of Mice and Men. A special thanks to the Last Call team for the opportunity to work on this amazing project!
Jason Pollak is an artist from the bay area. They are very interested in talking to you about the intersection of games and live theatre, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. They have been seen in LA at Calarts (String of Butterflies, We are Here, Machinal, Pass, The Great Gatsby), Hollywood Fringe (Tabletop: The Musical, Ascend), and beyond. Calarts class of 2022. All my love to mom, dad, and Ruby. jasonpollak.com