MEET THE TEAM
Cast (Wedding Planner)
Julia is a co-host and producer of the nationally touring comedy show "The Air Sex Championships," which has performed in NYC, Atlanta, Austin, Las Vegas, DC, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Denver, and more. Her festival production credits include the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Fantasy Fest, and the Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival. In New Orleans, she produces comedy shows, theatre, networking events, and pop culture-themed dance parties.
Co-founder, Executive Producer
In events, Alex has worked with Voodoo Fest, the French Quarter Festival, Top Taco, The WWII Museum, New Orleans City Park, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and Republic NOLA. He is also a marketing consultant whose clients have included Fireball Whisky, TGI Fridays, the LPGA, Pernod Ricard, and Urban South Brewery. Alex is a co-founder of Ghost Tequila and a company member of The NOLA Project theatre company.
Operations & Finances
Jon is an operations and logistics coordinator who has built and restructured both small and large-scale companies. His ability to network, build teams, host think tanks, manage large projects, and apply financial principles has allowed him to optimize each organization he’s been a part of. Jon is a founding member of a local, medical transportation startup that has been awarded numerous contracts in both private and public sectors. He has served on numerous advisory panels and is considered an expert in his field.
Media Director, Photographer
Brian is an award-winning wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer in New Orleans. Clients have included René Rofé, Playboy Intimates, Joeboxer, and Ed Hardy eyewear. With a background in theatre, Brian combines a winsome style of directed and photojournalistic photography with a charming and irreverent attitude that translates to show-stopping results.
Brian started working in hospitality at 15, cutting his teeth at New Orleans institutions such as Emeril’s and Cafe Adelaide. In 2011 he moved to Chicago to open a new restaurant concept and ultimately became the restaurant and bar manager for Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse on Michigan Ave. He moved back to New Orleans in 2021 where he continues to hone his culinary skills.
Kali Russell is an ensemble member of The NOLA Project. She trained at NYU, Loyola, and NOCCA. She was recently seen as Sally Bowles in CABARET where she won the Big Easy Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Choreography. Other New Orleans theatre credits include HAIRSPRAY, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, ZANNA, DON'T!, TITUS ANDRONICUS, and THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Kali would like to send much love to her family and friends for their love and support.
Kendall is a New Orleans-based DJ and musician creating under the name warm advice. After two decades of writing songs and playing guitar in a handful of bands, Kendall discovered their passion in the amalgamation of music and technology and dove into electronic music production and DJing. Since then, they've released a melodic trap-pop EP and taken on the role of resident DJ at their self-produced monthly event Now That's What I Call Queer.
Duncan is the technical director for Loyola University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. Recent projects include set design for CRAIGSLISTED with The NOLA Project and lighting design for RENT with Tulane Summer Lyric Theater. He previously served as stage manager for the Leon Bridges Good Thing world tour, and lighting director for the Orpheum and Civic Theaters.
J’aiLa graduated from Reinhardt University with her BFA in musical theatre and is now a graduate student at UNO. Her background includes dance, TV, and film. She recently worked with The NOLA Project playing Gifty in SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, Lady Capulet in UNO's production of ROMEO & JULIET, and CandyLady in HOODOO LOVE. Look for her this May playing Helena in The NOLA Project's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
Carlos M. Gonzalez
Carlos is an actor, photographer, and retired oil-patch engineer. Theatre credits include the Cowboy in Le Petit’s THE RITZ, Judge Taylor in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Kippy in TAKE ME OUT, Dale Harding in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Oz in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Murray in THE ODD COUPLE, and Richard Bravo in THE BAD SEED.
Claire has an MFA from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard/Moscow Art Theater School and most recently got to be a reporter on the tv show "Leverage: Redemption." She can also be seen in the WW2 Museum's EXPRESSIONS OF AMERICA playing for the foreseeable future. She is so pumped to be a part of this tasty immersive experience and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she has.
Ken Goode is a local actor who definitely does NOT cry at weddings. Never once. I'm telling you, it's never happened. Catch him onstage when he's on stage or catch him somewhere else when he isn't. Thanks to everyone who made "The Wedding Party" the jam that it is.
Joe is a New Orleans born-and-raised actor. Recently, he has been seen in Fat Squirrel’s MACBETH (Lennox), Rivertown's PETER & THE STARCATCHER (Peter), Goat in the Road's Play/Write Festival, and the New Orleans InFringe Festival as part of The Non-Prophet Theater Company. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and East 15 Acting School.
James Walsh is an artist of many stripes. This is his first wedding. He’s pleased to be here.
Kerry most recently appeared as Ouiser Boudreaux in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at the Azienda Theatre and is also part of a local acting troupe, the Crows. She is a veteran of immersive theatre, often performing with the Murder Mystery Company of New Orleans, which travels the Southeast, turning audience members into suspects.
Anna is a Czech-American actress, independent filmmaker, yoga teacher, and psychology student. She studied acting at Prague Film School and appeared in numerous short films. She co-created and co-starred in the independent feature film, “Dawn Chorus," which will premier towards the end of 2023.
Sam is a performer and puppeteer who always has his hands full (literally and figuratively). When he isn’t tinkering in his workshop creating new gadgets, gizmos, and games, Sam works at Escape My Room as a creative designer and teaches comedy with Anubis Improv. He writes, produces, and hosts Detective Game Show, an original stage mystery and comedy competition.