Barnham Book Club

Season Two: East of Eden

Big Ed Barnham and Summer America Barnham live in Portland, Oregon where they love whiskey, pie, singing, theatre, cats, independent bookstores, and reading. They love these things so much that they formed a book club  and a web series around them.

Site Credits

Background photo by Vital Sinkevich on Unsplash.

Season One Credits

Summer America Barnham's Book Club for Ladies was created by Scott Rogers and Holly Wigmore.

All episodes written by Scott Rogers.

The Cast

Summer America Barnham (Holly Wigmore)

Holly is member of Theatre Vertigo where her credits include The End of Sex, pool (no water), Bob: A Life in Five ActsThe School for Lies, The Drunken City, I Want To Destroy You, and Love and Information. Other company credits include Broadway Rose, Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Pixie Dust, Action/Adventure, Willamette Shakespeare, Tears of Joy, and others. She is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts Actor Training Program in Santa Maria, California. Holly regularly performs sketch comedy and has performed at venues such as the Jack London, Fun House Lounge, Kickstand, and Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. Holly is represented by Q6 and is also a grant writer.

Cate Garrison (Cate Garrison)

Cate began her working life as a translator and interpreter in Brussels, Belgium, followed by fifteen years as a college professor of French, education, and English as a Foreign Language in the north of England. She's also an actor, mentor and (former) theatre critic for Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon. She's published two novels, and is, most certainly, very charming.

Jessie Coulter (Kaia Hillier)

Kaia is a member of Theatre Vertigo in Portland, Oregon, and has extensive stage experience with Bag&Baggage Productions, The Pulp Stage, Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Northwest Classical Theatre Company.

Neighbor Eunice (Katie Behrens)

Katie is a Portland performer and improviser who has been involved with theater for as long as she can remember. She has been with Curious Comedy Theater since 2008 where she is a teacher, improv coach, show host, and main stage player.

Kenny Calisota (Christian Ricketts)

Christian is a standup comic and sketch comedian that was voted one of Willamette Week's Funniest Five. He's appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival Seattle, Fertile Ground Festival Portland, SF Comedy and Burrito Festival Portland, CHAD Chats, and the Famous Mysterious Actor Show. He's also a staff writer for Late Night Action with Alex Falcone.

Book Club Diane (Lanie Hoyo)

Lanie has made several television appearances including roles on Grimm and Leverage, as well as in several motion pictures. She trained at Portland Actors Conservatory and Act Now. 

Hugo the Cabana Boy (Tom Mounsey)

Tom Mounsey is Theatre Vertigo member and a graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory. He has also worked with defunkt theatre, Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre, Post5 Theatre, and Northwest Classical Theatre Company.

Mel Torment is played by Jimmy Newstetter

Jimmy is a standup comic, freelance writer and production manager in Portland, Oregon. He writes and performs for The LanceLife Comprehensive Total Life System. holds a first place finish in Competitive EroticFan Fiction, and he’s also been seen on Portlandia as a well-dressed dinner guest and a confounded cameraman. He's also appeared at Bumbershoot, Austin Sketch Fest, and the Risk/Reward Festival.

Big Ed Barnham (Scott Rogers)

In 1978, Scott wrote to Lloyd Alexander seeking permission to turn the novel The Book of Three into an elementary school play. The author never responded, which Scotty thinks best as he never cleared the idea of the production with school administrators.

Scott has since been obsessed with creating work that explores some of life's most vexing questions. What if Axl Rose were a leprechaun? What if Roman Senators were just hack, open mic comedians? What if wrestlers argued about improv comedy and Meisner instead of dominating their opponents in the ring? What if High Fructose Corn Syrup was a member of The Village People? These are just a few of the soul-searching, life-affirming, spirit-enlightening questions that Scott has dared to explore in his brave work on the stage.

Scott and his work have appeared at the Austin Sketch Festival, Dublin Web Festival, HollyWeb Fest, Risk/Reward Festival, CHAD Chats, The Famous Mysterious Actor Show, and the LanceLife Comprehensive Total Life System.

The Crew

Directed by Wallace Fessler.

Technical Direction by Mitchell Milliron.

Sound by Josh Fisher.

Editing by Scott Rogers.

Assistant Direction by Nick Beaird.

Script Supervision by Heather McGowan.

The Music

The opening and closing credit music, Matching Set of Bones, is used courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Smith.

The Photos

All photos used by permission through Unsplash or Creative Commons Licenses through Flickr. 

Episode 3 photos by Mitchell Milliron.

Season Two Credits

Hey, we're working on it.

Copyright ©2018 Brian Scott Rogers