You know 'em! You love 'em! It's the delectable team that, against all odds, somehow makes it all happen!
Luke Van Marter is a Chicago-based actor and writer originally from Louisville, KY. Luke began writing and performing original, irreverent work in his native home of Louisville and has since performed his works in Chicago and as far away as small town Alaska. Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from Columbia College Chicago and is a graduate of The Second City's Comedy Studies program. He holds stage combat certifications with the Society of American Fight Directors and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. He would like to let you know that he will never apologize for creating Tiger Hitler.
Luke feels the need to put out there: How tall was Napoleon really? Couldn't have been as short as we think.
Tori Johns attended Columbia College Chicago and finished her studies in 2014. She is one math credit away from holding a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Acting and a minor in Stage Combat. She will probably never get that last math credit. She is an advanced actor-combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, with certification in all eight SAFD weapons styles, and also holds certification with the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat in Smallsword and Single Rapier. Tori has been acting on stage, in voiceovers, and on camera in Chicago since 2010. Sometimes she performs in non-fighting roles. Sometimes she does serious dramatic work. But most of the time, she's dying or killing for the sake of comedy. In her spare time, she creates abstract art, primarily with acrylic paint and mixed media. If you'd like to know about Tori and her upcoming projects, please check out her website at www.victoriajohns.com
Tori's favorite stage weapon: Small Sword. No... Knife. Wait... Sword and Shield. NO WAIT. Hammer. Hammer vs. Knife.
Tori has performed with Robert Frosty in "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas", "The Three Wisemen vs. Richard Dawkins", "Serves Up! Part Deux!", and "CAPITALI$M: A Cabaret Through Time in Space" @ Elgin Fringe Festival 2016
Jeff is a Chicago-based actor, writer, producer and director. He first came to the City With Big Shoulders in 2011 armed with only a foul mouth, dirty mind and a BFA in Acting from Wright State University. Jeff’s writing has appeared at Prop Thtr, Stage 773, The Alley Stage, Angel Island, The Frontier, The Underground Wonderbar, KC Fringe Central and The Jubilee Theatre. Jeff has directed for She&Her Productions, The Rum&Coke Collective, Bare Knuckle Productions, Black Mamba Theatre Company and Hot Shot Productions. Jeff is proud to be a member of the huge theatre community that calls Chicago home and extra pumped to join the wild ranks of Robert Frosty! Let’s go crack some skulls!
Jeff joined the league of Robert Frosty as Guest Director for the 2nd annual production of "'Twas The Fight Before Christmas". And we made him sign a very official-looking piece of paper so there's no going back now. Good luck, Jeff!
Scott Myers is a Chicago-based Actor and Fight Director. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's in Comedy Writing & Performance and a minor in Stage Combat being the first person in the world to hold these two degrees concurrently. Proudly bearing the Advanced Actor-Combatant designation with the Society of American Fight Directors and holding certifications with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, Scott is also a graduate of Second City’s Comedy Studies program. He served as Robert Frosty's Artistic Director from the company's conception in the summer of 2014 until the fall of 2017 when Scott enrolled in the Classical Acting program at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. Learn about his current projects, his never-ending list of interests and hobbies, and a multitude of other things you won't be able to unlearn at www.ScottMyersActor.com!
Scott's favorite poem: "Fleas" - ask him for a dramatic oration when you have the time to spare.
What follows are the fine and friendly fellows and felons that fiercely fence and furiously fight for frivolous fortnights in favor of the future of Frosty.
Robert Parise is an actor, combatant, and costumer hailing from New York, New York and a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. Robert began his interest in swordplay practicing historical fencing in rapier and smallsword, finding a new passion in theatrical violence and swashbuckling choreography. As a costumer, his passions are Anglo-American fashions of the early 18th through mid 20th centuries. When not on stage, he can be found impersonating an amorous pirate captain, fake killing fake nazis as a fake GI in fake WWII, or frantically working on some crazy sewing project.
Roberts's burning question to the world: If a ship, slowly and over its lifetime, has each board replaced such that none of the original wood remains, is it still the same ship?
Robert has performed with Robert Frosty in "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas", "The Three Wisemen vs. Richard Dawkins", "Serves Up! Part Deux!", and "CAPITALI$M: A Cabaret Through Time in Space" @ Elgin Fringe Festival 2016
This Chicagoan was born and raised on the south side. There was grammar school, high school, then after several years of acting and writing he finally graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. He’s grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with the Robert Frosty Theatre Company. His favorite song is Payback by James Brown. Even though he doesn’t have stage combat experience his favorite stage weapon is the sword. He loves mint ice cream and Archway lemon cookies. His favorite music groups are D12 and Slaughterhouse. He wants to learn Silat. www.jelaniwest.com
Jelani has one big burning question to ask: Who watches the Watchmen?...(He does on TV.)
Jelani portrayed Neil deGrasse Tyson in "Battle Royale (w/ Cheese)" and Jesus Christ, Karenga, and Uncle Sam in "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas."
Alex is thrilled to be working with Robert Frosty! He received his BFA in Acting from Wright State University before moving to this glorious city of Chicago. Alex has enjoyed performing in various shows around town, including El Stories (Waltzing Mechanics), The Best Intentions of Selfish Men (Rum&Coke Collective) and Play (Glass Apple Theater). He is also a professional Voice Actor within the city and you can catch him on The Cockburn Files podcast coming out later this year.
Alex' favorite flavor of Frosty from Wendy's: Vanilla. DON"T YOU JUDGE ME WITH THOSE EYES
Alex has performed with Robert Frosty as a Server in the award-winning presentation of "Serves Up! Part Deux!" at Snubfest 2016 and in the role of Sandbar Steve in "Serves Up! Part Rosé!" at Ovation Chicago.