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Talya Klein is an award-winning director, writer & producer. She holds an MFA in directing from Brown University/Trinity Rep and is the Producing Artistic Director of The Here & Now, a company which produces one-off site-specific events. She is also an accomplished photographer and illustrator. A third-generation New Yorker, Talya recently relocated to Durham, North Carolina, where she directs and teaches acting at Duke University & UNC Chapel Hill. While Talya has directed and produced over 40 theater productions all over the country and abroad, she is proud to announce that Brokers marks her on-screen directing debut.



Aaron is a NYC based actor and writer with South Carolina roots.  She got her MFA from Rutgers University in the garden state, where she only saw one garden in the three years she was there.

 When she’s not acting, she enjoys writing sketch comedy. Her comedy short, “Now, That’s Cute” was an official selection of The Chicago Comedy Film Festival, as well as The Over the Fence Comedy Festival in Australia, where it toured across the country.  Her favorite food is snacks. She never met a chip she didn’t like.



A native New Yorker, Elizabeth has directed and produced criticically-acclaimed film and theatre in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and her new home of Austin, TX. She serves as the Artistic Director & co-Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre of Austin, TX and is the principal of EVN Productions, an independent film production company. She graduated from Yale University with honors in Theatre and History of Art and earned her MFA in Film Production at Boston University. She serves on the B. Iden Payne Awards Council of Austin as well as the board of Yale in Hollywood. For more info please visit:



Dano Madden is a playwright and director, originally from Boise, Idaho. He was a 2015 MacDowell Fellow. His web series, Precious Cargo, was released in the Spring of 2016. He received his BA from Boise State University and his MFA from Rutgers University. He is currently a speech & drama teacher at the Marymount School of New York. Dano lives in Hoboken with his wife Lauren and their cats, Beth & Buster.


Lauren is an actor, producer, and speech/dialect coach. As an actor, Lauren has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Two River Theater Company, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Cider Mill Playhouse, The Artful Conspirators, Kitchen Theatre Company, The Here & Now, Lark Play Development Center, id Theater, and Project Y, among others. Lauren played super nerd Tori Atherton on All My Children. She co-created, executive produced, and appears in Precious Cargo, a web series released in Spring of 2016. BA: Wesleyan University. MFA: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She's married to Dano. Find her online at


Mary Ruth is an actor, producer and master dabbler in fundraising, writing, directing and music in NYC. Originally from South Carolina, she spends much of her time working with artists developing new works in theater and film, suppressing her southern accent, trying not to forget how to be kind to strangers, and making fried green tomatoes. She spent time studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and is a graduate of College of Charleston and Circle in the Square.


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