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Get to Know THE HAMS

Charlie Traisman

Charlie Traisman (They/Them) is an actor, producer, and writer. They recently co-founded Madhouse Films, a femme-led production company that tells stories about pressing cultural conversations. They acted in and co-wrote the company’s first short, See This, which starred Rachel Hilson and was directed by Tricia Lee. They are currently in pre-production for their next film, Long Pork, which will star Lena Headey.
Other recent credits include: Power of Sail starring Bryan Cranston at Geffen Playhouse and Independent Feature Love is A Map (now streaming on Amazon Prime). MFA: American Conservatory Theater, B.A.: Vassar College

Mākena Miller

Mākena Miller (She/They/Mak) grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mak moved to New York City and experienced her first winter (yikes!) when she attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and as a result Mak now has a proper winter coat.  Soon after Mak dove into improv at UCB (advanced study), as well as other comedy theaters in New York.  Mākena has an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater and recently trained with Philippe Gaulier, CLOWN ALERT! You can catch her at various comedy shows in Brooklyn doing what she loves best, bearing it all and being goofy as hell!

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Billie Aken-Tyers...

is a Made-in-Britain creative artist specializing in ensemble based work. Billie is a firm believer in facilitating a safe, creative environment in which actors, and the work can thrive. Her original play, Your Alice premiered Off Broadway at BAM in May 2018 and  ventured to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018 where it was critically acclaimed and was named one of the top ten shows to see at the fringe. The play had a London premiere reading in 2018 at the Arcola Theatre London and starred Louise Dearman.​

Billie is currently the resident Associate Director of the smash hit Titanique :Une Parode Musicale Off Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theatre.​

Other credits include the New York premiere of Red Winter by Anthony Mercado and Lysistrata Jones (Nominated for Outstanding Production of a Musical, NYIT Awards), both at Ophelia Theatre. Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Shenandoah Music Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson and Timeless: A devised play at New College Durham.​

Associate/Assistant credits include: Me and the Girls written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane starring Alan Cumming. To Wong Foo the Musical written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane and The Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Jenny Lingham.​

Billie was the Artistic Director at the Ophelia Theatre Group form 2017-2020.​ Billie is currently repped by United Talent Agency for writing and Directing.

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