Denny CastiglioneDenny’s childhood exposure to live theater set the hook and performances throughout his high school years helped him channel that desire to perform on stage, behind a microphone and in front of and behind the camera for more than 40 years. He started his professional career in radio while attending Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Since then, Denny’s career in films has bridged the creative and business side of filmmaking as a respected character actor in various independent feature films and behind the scenes as a producer, marketer, publicist and assistant director.
Giovanni CastiglioneAt the ripe old age of 12, Giovanni Castiglione has 17 live theater performances and 11 film credits already under his belt. Our newest member of The Cleveland Radio Players is certainly comfortable in front of the microphone. Giovanni has been singing the Italian (in Italian!) and U.S. National Anthems at various sports and community events throughout Northeast Ohio for the past three years. He says he favors musical theater and hopes to share the stage someday soon with some of his CRP mates.
Cory ShyCory Shy is a graduate of Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance with a focus in lighting and technical design. He is happy to join the Cleveland Radio Players on their new journey. He is a lighting designer for Rock the House Entertainment Group, a multimedia event production company.
Jack MatuszewskiYou may have seen Jack performing on stage around Cleveland in past roles such as Vallier De Tilley in convergence-continuum’s “Lillies,” Prince Florizel in Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s “A Winter’s Tale,” or Fred in Ensemble Theatre’s “Beautiful Ohio.” Even though his Love for the Stage is deep he has also been elated to make his cinematic debut as Gabe, a shunned Amish moonshiner, in Household Entertainment’s “Moonshine Kingdom.”
Kat BiKat Bi is a graduate of Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance with a focus in performance and directing. She is excited to be a part of this new venture into the “The Canterbury Tales” with the Cleveland Radio Players. Kat was recently seen on stage at Weathervane Playhouse in “4000 Miles” as Amanda, and at convergence-continuum in “A Map of Virtue” as Sarah, and is currently stage managing convergence-continuum’s production, “Terminus”.
Llenelle GibsonBorn in South Western Pennsylvania, Llenelle was trained at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera in dance, acting, voice and musical theatre performance. She went on to continue her education in musical theatre at Kent State University and plans to transfer to a film school next year. A few of her favorite stage credits include “Young Frankenstein,” “Annie,” and “Legally Blonde” at Beck Center for the Arts and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Kent State University. Llenelle also specializes in tumbling, drumming, makeup and photography.
Tyler MoliternoTyler Moliterno is a student at Cleveland State studing Film and Theater. He’s been acting since he was 10 years old, where he got his start at the Youngstown Playhouse, the country’s oldest Community theater. His biggest role since moving to Cleveland was in Cleveland State’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where he played Bottom.
Sarah MooreSarah Moore graduated in May 2013 with a BA in Theatre from Cleveland State University. You may have seen her on stage in “Ancestra” and “Sisters” at Cleveland Public Theatre, “Clara and the Nutcracker” at Talespinner Children’s Theatre, “Black Cat Lost” with Theater Ninjas, and “Metamorphoses,” “Everyman,” “The American Dream,” and “Bus Stop” at Cleveland State University. She has worked as a Production Manager on “Adventures in Slumberland,” a Clowning Advisor for the production of “The Tinderbox,” and is currently a Teaching Artist for their Outreach program at Talespinner Children’s Theatre. She also played Eva-Joe in the feature film”Moonshine Kingdom.”
Robert Branch Rob first came to the team of Horowitz and Forte with Moonshine Kingdom. He played Mordechi the Amish marijuana druglord and was so delighted with that opportunity that he jumped at the chance to try his hand as the president.
David FlyntLocal stand-up comedian, Dave has performed at many comedy clubs in Cleveland. He has also appeared as "Flynt" in the movie "Moonshine Kingdom." Cleveland native, Stand-up comedian, Actor, Writer, Olympian, Guru.
Deanna Dionne Deanna's voice-acting debut is with the Cleveland Radio Players' production of PHOENIX: A Radio Play. With a background in writing and graphic design, she also builds and manages the website and assists in editing for the CRP.
Logan SmithLogan Smith, a graduate of Marlboro College (’12), is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at Cleveland State University. However, Logan is also an accomplished actor and has appeared in numerous theatre and film productions, both in Vermont and in his hometown of Cleveland. A longtime friend and collaborator of Milton Matthew Horowitz, Logan could not be more enthusiastic about being a part of The Cleveland Radio Players. He sculpts, too, just sayin’…
Michael LawrenceMichael Lawrence is a writer, comedian and Film Maker with over 8 years experience in the entertainment industry. Received his degree for film and video production at Full Sail University.
Milton M. Horowitz is a director and writer from Cleveland, Ohio that sold his first film while attending Cleveland State University before he graduated.
Ryan Forte is an award winning video producer who formed Forte Nox Productions in 2012 while studying Film & Digital Media at Cleveland State University.
Megan Waters is President and Executive Producer of Water Tree Media, Inc. Her 9 years experience in film, TV and commercial production makes her a sharp producer when it comes to planning, budgeting, and negotiating. Waters resides in Long Beach California.
Deanna Dionne creates branding from logo to website and everything in-between. She moved to Cleveland from Detroit in 2014 and is excited to contribute to its burgeoning art scene.
Drawing from his experience at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and a background deeply rooted in music and the arts; James currently works at the Grog Shop as a live sound engineer. With literally thousands of hours operating a mixing board mixing international touring acts and locals alike, James draws parallels between his job and the equipment he operates. “The artist is the painter, I am the brush…I strive to capture the vision of the sound in the only way I know how, honestly, with attention to detail, ruthlessly defending the perspective of the performer.”
Henri K. W. Rapp
As early as 2nd grade, Henri began exploring basic and advanced electronics; so when he began to play music by the age of 14, the technical background he had already acquired became a natural gateway into Audio Engineering. Though Henri consistently produces quality recordings, he believes every project is an opportunity to learn. In Henri’s opinion, a record is a time capsule, conveying a moment, space, and feeling. In the interest of protecting these qualities, he strives to capture great sounds full of character that already fit together in an organic way.
Matthew Gallagher, born 1991 is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Oberlin College’s studio art division. Gallagher has provided the inertia to make 3 Doors a cultural hotspot of Oberlin hosting over 60 musical performances since July 2013. When not in the visual studio, Matthew is in the audio studio working on improvised musique concrete, industrial and field recording under the Machine Listener moniker.
Heavy into computers, programming and the workings of it as well as bass infused electronic music with a lot of soul and emotion. Always grinding on projects and in search of new knowledge. From Mastering tunes, to producing, to making robots, to programming desktop applications or in general just solving the worlds electronic problems. A Few At a Time while Grooving to some Hard Bass that just rinses the soul.