About the Cast
“It’s one of the greatest opportunities in the history of science. She’s very lucky.”
Cat Walleck originally hails from Lakewood, OH and currently resides in Brooklyn. Her New York Stage credits include WAR HORSE (Original Cast; Lincoln Center), THE ROYAL FAMILY (MTC), and DIAL “M” FOR MURDER (Engeman Theatre). Regionally she has also appeared at the Guthrie of Minneapolis (HAY FEVER, CAVIAR ON CREDIT), the American Conservatory Theater (ROMEO AND JULIET, A CHRISTMAS CAROL), American Repertory Theater (LULU, PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD), and Marin Theatre Company (WHAT THE BUTLER SAW). Film credits include ODESSA, SICKY, and MARIE CURIE: THE MYSTERY OF MATTER (PBS, Summer 2013). She is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater’s MFA program and Harvard University. She was thrilled to be on the ODESSA adventure with the cast and crew!
- Website: catwalleck.com
“I couldn’t imagine leaving for 100 years and then coming back to find everyone you’ve ever known is dead.”
As an actor is elated to have entered the galaxy of talent involved in making Odessa.
His photography and films can be viewed at www.rustyteeth.com
“Are you going to buy them or what?!”
~ Store Owner
Madalyn McKay was born and raised in the beautiful high desert area of Central Oregon. She fell in love with being in the spotlight when at the age of seven when the famous comedian Red Skelton made her a part of his dinner show one night at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Since moving to New York, her Film credits have included: Taffy Was Born (Aunt Min – Lead), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehena (Soccer Announcer), P.S. I Love You (Maid of Honor) and the upcoming Public Hearing (Janet Weaver). Television: Damages (Ponzi Scheme Victim) and the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire. She has also entered the world of new media by appearing on the webseries The Whitest Kids U’Know (Mrs. Huggins). Her Theater credits include: The Choreography of Cyn and Marta (Cyn), A Perfect Wedding (Daphne), Anais’ Nin Goes to Hell (Queen Victoria), Save The Goondocks (Mama Fratelli) Winner Best Ensemble at the New York Fringe Festival, Metamorphosis (Mrs. Samsa), Blues for Mister Charlie (Hazel) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (The Player). She is a proud member of A.F.T.R.A.
- Website: madalynmckay.com
“I can pretty much heat up anything and throw a shot of bourbon in it.”
Robert W. Smith served in the US Navy during Korean War. In the 1950’s and 60’s he appeared in The Jackie Gleason Show, The Defenders, The Nurses and other TV and Radio shows. He also appeared off-Broadway, toured and working summer stock. After retiring from the NYC DHMH he once again sought film and stage work. Over the past three plus years he has performed in over 40 short films including It’s All Relative, Lakota Films, Adrift, Companion Pictures and The Meet, 3Ps Productions. He has also appeared in several off-off Broadway productions, a Fringe play and a punk rock opera. He is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
“Why would the National Aeronautics and Space Organization invest so much time and money into this one planet? What’s so special about Odessa?”
A native New Yorker, Judy Maier began her career in film production at Merchant Ivory Productions before pursuing her career in acting. She received a BA in Broadcasting from Montclair State University, NJ, and studied contemporary dance at Middlesex University in London. Recent credits include the lead role in the Feature Film, The Wreck (premiering September 19th, 2008 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX), Fair Game opposite Sean Penn, All My Children, One Life to Live, short films L’Égaliseur, and Transitions, and a web commercial for Nokia N95. Judy is a recent graduate of the 2-year Meisner Acting Program at the William Esper Studio, a student of Bill Esper; studied improvisation with Alan Arkin, and is currently writing her first Feature Length Screenplay.
- Website: judymaier.com
“Dr. Helena Peng’s cryostasis research revolutionized space travel twenty years ago and is a huge factor in making this endeavor possible.”
Brit Whittle’s New York credits include: The Mnemonist of Dutchess County (World Premiere), The Attic Theater Company, Lyric is Waiting (World Premiere), a co-production with kef productions and South Ark Stages. JB and Language of Angels at the 78th Street Theater Lab. Grace in the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival. Regional credits include: Art, God of Carnage at The Gulfshore Playhouse, Cobb at Riverside Theatre, June Moon, Dulcy, and Theophilus North at Dorset Theatre Festival, Grapes of Wrath and The Laramie Project at the Alliance Theatre. Laughing Stock, Enchanted April, Anything to Declare, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Asolo Theatre. Vincent in Brixton and Glass Menagerie at the Banyan Theater. TV credits include: Blue Bloods, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns for CBS TV, Law & Order: SVU, Beach Lane (Pilot), Mercy, and 30 Rock for NBC TV, All My Children, and One Life to Live for ABC TV. Film credits include The Adjustment Bureau, Say Yes Quickly and House of Lords.
- Website: britwhittle.com