The Team

TURNING BLUE

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Kathleen Chalfant has been electrifying audiences on stage and in film and television for many years. BROADWAY: Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nom.), Racing Demon, Dance With Me. OFF-BROADWAY: A Woman of the World, Wit (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Connecticut Critics Circle, Obie Awards), For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, A Walk in the Woods (Drama Desk nom.), Tales from Red Vienna, Miss Ovington &  Dr. Dubois, Talking Heads (Obie Award), Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination), Henry V (Callaway Award). OTHER NY CREDITS: The Vagina Monologues, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Endgame, Sister Mary Ignatius..., The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador. FILM: Isn’t it Delicious?, R.I.P.D., The Bath, In Bed With Ulysses, Lillian, Duplicity, The People Speak, Lackawanna Blues, Perfect Stranger, Dark Water, Kinsey, Laramie Project, Random Hearts, A Price Below Rubies, Murder and Murder.more (WINNER, Teddy Award, 1997 BERLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL). SELECT TELEVISION Recurring on “The Affair,” “The Strain,” “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “Rescue Me,” “The Book of Daniel,” “The Guardian,” “Law and Order” “One Life to Live”; “Madam Secretary,” “High Maintenance,” “Elementary,” “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO), “Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime), “Voices from the White House” (PBS). AWARDS: 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, 2004 Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of Professional Women. 2018 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for her body of work and hold an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Cooper Union.

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Lisa Lanford is a graduate of Harvard University, Lisa is an actress and playwright.  In addition to television and film, Lisa has acted Off-Broadway (Playwrights Horizons), regionally (LaJolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and locally (Cleveland Play House, Dobama and Mamai).  Her plays have appeared at Cleveland Public Theatre (ICOGNEGRO, THE NEGRO PERKINS, THE BOMB and, most recently THE ART OF LONGING) and convergence-continuum (OUTSIDE/IN: THE FATTENING HOUSE and THE SPLIT SHOW).  Lisa has also been a copywriter, a journalist, and a member of the creative team that launched the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s greeting card line. She received her MFA from Cleveland State.

Laura Valladao is a Cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her passionate interest in light and deep connection to community inspire storytelling rich with honest and stunning visuals. She shot the short film "My Nephew Emmett", which won the student Academy Award in 2017 and went on to be nominated for an Oscar. Her most recent feature, "Premature" premiered in the NEXT program at Sundance 2019, and premiered in theaters early 2020. Laura has won the 2016 Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematography, and regarding her commercial work, she has won awards at the prestigious Porsche Awards and was shortlisted for the AICP.

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John Turk has over 20 years of experience in the film and commercial industries as a  gaffer and electrician. His many credits include gaffer on Matthew Libatique’s new film,  Native Son as well as on Marc Meyer’s award-winning film, My Friend Dahmer.

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