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Meet the creators!

Director / Writer / Lead   Lily Richards  Lily Richards is a 22 year old Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. Her directorial premier was in 1995 at the tender age of two in her living room where she directed a series of stories starring small plastic miniatures of Snow White and the Seven dwarves. Since then she has gone on to direct her own one act play, “The Silent Table” which premiered at the Rarework’s Women’s Theatre Festival in the Spring of 2015. “Twenty” is Lily’s film directing debut. 

Director / Writer / Lead

Lily Richards

Lily Richards is a 22 year old Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. Her directorial premier was in 1995 at the tender age of two in her living room where she directed a series of stories starring small plastic miniatures of Snow White and the Seven dwarves. Since then she has gone on to direct her own one act play, “The Silent Table” which premiered at the Rarework’s Women’s Theatre Festival in the Spring of 2015. “Twenty” is Lily’s film directing debut. 

Producer / Production Manager / Marketing Director   Caitlin Combe  Caitlin Combe is from Ireland but was brought up in South East Asia. She graduated from Emerson College in December 2016 with a B.A. in Film Production.  She works best when she is surrounded by creatives who are equally driven and invested as she is. She has previously spent time at Annapurna Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, and Management 360. She says that making this web series was the best decision she has ever made. She has enjoyed working with absolutely everyone involved and can't wait to see where Twenty brings us all. 

Producer / Production Manager / Marketing Director

Caitlin Combe

Caitlin Combe is from Ireland but was brought up in South East Asia. She graduated from Emerson College in December 2016 with a B.A. in Film Production.  She works best when she is surrounded by creatives who are equally driven and invested as she is. She has previously spent time at Annapurna Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, and Management 360. She says that making this web series was the best decision she has ever made. She has enjoyed working with absolutely everyone involved and can't wait to see where Twenty brings us all. 

Meet the cast!

Lily Richards - Maya   Lily Richards is a 22 year old Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. She is currently on the true crime television show, “I Married A Murderer” (as an actor, not as a real life murderer), In the last few months she has starred in several short films currently on the festival circuit including “Toxic” (dir. Myles Yaksich), “The Jacket” (dir. Sergio Vaccaro), “The Bunker” (dir. Nick Eaton), and “Under The Bed” (dir. Julian Gilbert). She has also starred in two Los Angeles based plays: “A Breakup Is Swift” (dir. Clint Bagwell) and “LACMA Presents: The Hereafter Institute” (dir. Benita De Witt/ Game Barca Colombo). She also plays a supporting role in the Web Series “Bad Conchas” and has guest starred on the popular science fiction podcast “Paradoxica”. Lily recently graduated from Emerson College. During her time there she starred in many Boston based theatre productions including “Mad Cow” (dir. Maria Croce), “We Are Pussy Riot” (dir. Ken Prestininzi), “On My Honor” (dir. Joe Antoun), “All This Intimacy” (dir. James Blaszko), and “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” (dir. Bob Colby). Lily also loves to write one act plays. Her first one act, “The Silent Table” premiered at the Rareworks Women’s Theatre Festival in the Spring of 2015. When she is not creating content she can be found fawning over cute dogs on the sidewalk.

Lily Richards - Maya

Lily Richards is a 22 year old Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. She is currently on the true crime television show, “I Married A Murderer” (as an actor, not as a real life murderer), In the last few months she has starred in several short films currently on the festival circuit including “Toxic” (dir. Myles Yaksich), “The Jacket” (dir. Sergio Vaccaro), “The Bunker” (dir. Nick Eaton), and “Under The Bed” (dir. Julian Gilbert). She has also starred in two Los Angeles based plays: “A Breakup Is Swift” (dir. Clint Bagwell) and “LACMA Presents: The Hereafter Institute” (dir. Benita De Witt/ Game Barca Colombo). She also plays a supporting role in the Web Series “Bad Conchas” and has guest starred on the popular science fiction podcast “Paradoxica”. Lily recently graduated from Emerson College. During her time there she starred in many Boston based theatre productions including “Mad Cow” (dir. Maria Croce), “We Are Pussy Riot” (dir. Ken Prestininzi), “On My Honor” (dir. Joe Antoun), “All This Intimacy” (dir. James Blaszko), and “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” (dir. Bob Colby). Lily also loves to write one act plays. Her first one act, “The Silent Table” premiered at the Rareworks Women’s Theatre Festival in the Spring of 2015. When she is not creating content she can be found fawning over cute dogs on the sidewalk.

Alessa Esparza - Catalina   Alessa Esparza Wichtel is an Emerson College graduate with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Psychology. Born and raised in Peru, she participated in several short-films, tv shows, commercials and plays while growing up in Lima. Most recently she's been acting in New York and Boston, both on camera and on stage. On stage, her favorite roles include fearless and unapologetic women such as Antigone, Beauty and most recently Maria, in Fresh Ink's "La Llorona" (a worldpremiere). Other favorite stage work includes, "Cyclops: a satyr play" (Oberon, A.R.T's second stage, Boston), "La vida es sueño/Life is a Dream" (Emerson Stage) and "The Laramie Project" (Lima, Peru). She enjoys writing, dancing, travelling, long hours on a film set and floating in the ocean. She is so excited to be a part of TWENTY - an honest and raw project that will inspire many laughs and much love for the characters. She is grateful to Lily and Caitlin for letting her participate in this crazy fun adventure and unique creative process. She is beyond grateful to her parents and family for the constant support & love - a cumplir sueños, vamos por más!

Alessa Esparza - Catalina

Alessa Esparza Wichtel is an Emerson College graduate with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Psychology. Born and raised in Peru, she participated in several short-films, tv shows, commercials and plays while growing up in Lima. Most recently she's been acting in New York and Boston, both on camera and on stage. On stage, her favorite roles include fearless and unapologetic women such as Antigone, Beauty and most recently Maria, in Fresh Ink's "La Llorona" (a worldpremiere). Other favorite stage work includes, "Cyclops: a satyr play" (Oberon, A.R.T's second stage, Boston), "La vida es sueño/Life is a Dream" (Emerson Stage) and "The Laramie Project" (Lima, Peru). She enjoys writing, dancing, travelling, long hours on a film set and floating in the ocean. She is so excited to be a part of TWENTY - an honest and raw project that will inspire many laughs and much love for the characters. She is grateful to Lily and Caitlin for letting her participate in this crazy fun adventure and unique creative process. She is beyond grateful to her parents and family for the constant support & love - a cumplir sueños, vamos por más!

Kathy Dorn - Tina   Kathy was raised in the suburbs of Chicago - and found herself writing and performing in her own SNL-esque sketches since she learned how to press record on her home camera at age 9. The passion for performing stayed with her ever since. Kathy received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College and continues to hone her improv chops at The Groundlings and in independent comedy troupes around Los Angeles. She has been featured on Funny or Die;   other credits include:  Not Here To Make Friends, Token of Love, The Crying Chef, Cyclops: A Satyr Play  (a.r.t.'s OBERON).   Being a part of  Twenty  has been one of Kathy's most favorite and positive creative experiences thus far in her career and she is endlessly grateful to be a part of this wonderful cast.

Kathy Dorn - Tina

Kathy was raised in the suburbs of Chicago - and found herself writing and performing in her own SNL-esque sketches since she learned how to press record on her home camera at age 9. The passion for performing stayed with her ever since. Kathy received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College and continues to hone her improv chops at The Groundlings and in independent comedy troupes around Los Angeles. She has been featured on Funny or Die; other credits include: Not Here To Make Friends, Token of Love, The Crying Chef, Cyclops: A Satyr Play (a.r.t.'s OBERON). Being a part of Twenty has been one of Kathy's most favorite and positive creative experiences thus far in her career and she is endlessly grateful to be a part of this wonderful cast.

 
Sarah Doerner - Liz    Sarah Doerner is a Los Angeles based actor pursuing her BFA in Acting for Film and Television at the Studio School in DTLA. She grew up performing professionally around the state of Colorado and then eventually out of the country and hopefully one day, out of this world. She can't wait to be the founder of the first theater company on Mars. A few of her favorite roles include: Juliet ( Romeo and Juliet , Fearless Theatre), Hunyak ( Chicago , Breckenridge Backstage Theatre), and #7 ( The Wolves , Brian Hostenske). She has had the incredible opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center twice; once in the chorus of  Parade  and the other as a semi-finalist in the English Speaking Union's 'National Shakespeare Competition.' Sarah adores the cast, crew, and creators of  Twenty  and when she isn't working on playing the fierce character of Liz- she enjoys singing, making people laugh, eating chocolate covered raisins, and watching  RuPaul's Drag Race . Follow her on Instagram: @sarah_doerner 

Sarah Doerner - Liz

Sarah Doerner is a Los Angeles based actor pursuing her BFA in Acting for Film and Television at the Studio School in DTLA. She grew up performing professionally around the state of Colorado and then eventually out of the country and hopefully one day, out of this world. She can't wait to be the founder of the first theater company on Mars. A few of her favorite roles include: Juliet (Romeo and Juliet, Fearless Theatre), Hunyak (Chicago, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre), and #7 (The Wolves, Brian Hostenske). She has had the incredible opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center twice; once in the chorus of Parade and the other as a semi-finalist in the English Speaking Union's 'National Shakespeare Competition.' Sarah adores the cast, crew, and creators of Twenty and when she isn't working on playing the fierce character of Liz- she enjoys singing, making people laugh, eating chocolate covered raisins, and watching RuPaul's Drag Race. Follow her on Instagram: @sarah_doerner 

Taylor Bennett - Hazel   Taylor Bennett is a Los Angeles based actor and writer who earned her B.A. Acting degree at Emerson College. She recently booked her first co-star on  Vida  on STARZ ,  she was recently invited to audition for the ABC Diversity Showcase and was featured on Funny or Die. Some of her past theatre credits include  For Colored Girls ,  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III  and  Twelve Angry Women.  In her free time she can be found baking brown sugar poundcake with Rosé champagne in her hand.

Taylor Bennett - Hazel

Taylor Bennett is a Los Angeles based actor and writer who earned her B.A. Acting degree at Emerson College. She recently booked her first co-star on Vida on STARZ, she was recently invited to audition for the ABC Diversity Showcase and was featured on Funny or Die. Some of her past theatre credits include For Colored Girls, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III and Twelve Angry Women. In her free time she can be found baking brown sugar poundcake with Rosé champagne in her hand.

Sarah Youngblood - Victoria   Sarah Youngblood is a Southern California native who holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College. Highlights of her work include the short film "Taco Night",  a music video for award-winning recording artist Joanna Wang (“I Don’t Give a Hoot,” Sony Music Taiwan) and the short film "Black Magic", recipient of the Jury Award for Best Short Film directed by an African American Director at the 22nd Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards. She has received additional training at American Conservatory Theater's Summer Training Congress and continues her studies at The Archibald Studio. Sarah is represented by Maxwell Garafolo Management. She really likes coffee, her bear of a Newfoundland dog Molly, and playing messy, complicated women. 

Sarah Youngblood - Victoria

Sarah Youngblood is a Southern California native who holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College. Highlights of her work include the short film "Taco Night",  a music video for award-winning recording artist Joanna Wang (“I Don’t Give a Hoot,” Sony Music Taiwan) and the short film "Black Magic", recipient of the Jury Award for Best Short Film directed by an African American Director at the 22nd Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards. She has received additional training at American Conservatory Theater's Summer Training Congress and continues her studies at The Archibald Studio. Sarah is represented by Maxwell Garafolo Management. She really likes coffee, her bear of a Newfoundland dog Molly, and playing messy, complicated women. 

 
Reyn Beeler - Charles    Reyn Beeler is a New York based actor with passions for comedy, improvisation, stage combat and weaponry, voice over, writing, and video games. He is named after a Hawaiian shirt company. Reyn grew up overseas in Indonesia (where he was born), Venezuela, Nigeria, Canada, Kuwait, and Australia. He knows accents, not languages. After spending time in LA as well as NYC he has trained at Groundlings, UCB, Lesly Kahn and Company’s, Killian’s Workshop, and the Academy of Theatrical Combat. He knows performance, not theoretical physics. Alongside his training he's performed with his comedy team, “Flambé!”, voice acted in The Bright Sessions podcast as Charlie Decker, and A.R.S. Paradoxica podcast as Chet Whickman.  Cool kids think he’s a nerd, nerdy kids think he’s cool. He has had such a blast playing in front of the camera for "Twenty", and is humbled by the talent, passion, and creativity he is surrounded by on the project!

Reyn Beeler - Charles

Reyn Beeler is a New York based actor with passions for comedy, improvisation, stage combat and weaponry, voice over, writing, and video games. He is named after a Hawaiian shirt company. Reyn grew up overseas in Indonesia (where he was born), Venezuela, Nigeria, Canada, Kuwait, and Australia. He knows accents, not languages. After spending time in LA as well as NYC he has trained at Groundlings, UCB, Lesly Kahn and Company’s, Killian’s Workshop, and the Academy of Theatrical Combat. He knows performance, not theoretical physics. Alongside his training he's performed with his comedy team, “Flambé!”, voice acted in The Bright Sessions podcast as Charlie Decker, and A.R.S. Paradoxica podcast as Chet Whickman.  Cool kids think he’s a nerd, nerdy kids think he’s cool. He has had such a blast playing in front of the camera for "Twenty", and is humbled by the talent, passion, and creativity he is surrounded by on the project!

Mona Moriya - Sophie   Mona Moriya is an actor and playwright from Los Angeles and a graduate of Emerson College's BFA Acting program. Her theater credits include "Serials" at The Flea Theater, workshops at The Lark, and "Lost Properties" at Boston Playwrights' Theatre as well as "The House of Bernarda Alba", "Lizzie Stranton", and "Richard III" with Emerson Stage. Her film and TV credits include Flawless Brown Pictures' "School Don't Cost A Thing" and Emerson Independent video's "Losing It". Mona is thrilled to be a part of the TWENTY family with an amazing cast and crew! She is a proud company member of The Bats at The Flea Theater. 

Mona Moriya - Sophie

Mona Moriya is an actor and playwright from Los Angeles and a graduate of Emerson College's BFA Acting program. Her theater credits include "Serials" at The Flea Theater, workshops at The Lark, and "Lost Properties" at Boston Playwrights' Theatre as well as "The House of Bernarda Alba", "Lizzie Stranton", and "Richard III" with Emerson Stage. Her film and TV credits include Flawless Brown Pictures' "School Don't Cost A Thing" and Emerson Independent video's "Losing It". Mona is thrilled to be a part of the TWENTY family with an amazing cast and crew! She is a proud company member of The Bats at The Flea Theater. 

Guillermo Guerrero - Hector   Guillermo Guerrero, born in Monterrey Mexico, moved to the Houston Texas at the age of 4. After playing college basketball at Dallas Christian college for two years, he transferred out to the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he joined the Theatre Group and participated in a few productions. Guillermo has appeared in Shakespeare's "Richard The III", Lakeisha Lemon's "Border Break" and an independent short "Called Backpage." 

Guillermo Guerrero - Hector

Guillermo Guerrero, born in Monterrey Mexico, moved to the Houston Texas at the age of 4. After playing college basketball at Dallas Christian college for two years, he transferred out to the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he joined the Theatre Group and participated in a few productions. Guillermo has appeared in Shakespeare's "Richard The III", Lakeisha Lemon's "Border Break" and an independent short "Called Backpage." 

Meet the Crew

Ned Trim   Director of Photography

Ned Trim

Director of Photography

Nathan Jacques   Boom Operator / Sound Mixer

Nathan Jacques

Boom Operator / Sound Mixer

Sam Beasley   Script Supervisor

Sam Beasley

Script Supervisor

Nick Franco   Editor

Nick Franco

Editor

Illisa Greenberg   Editor

Illisa Greenberg

Editor

Natalie Reilley   Editor

Natalie Reilley

Editor

Becca Chairin   Camera Operator

Becca Chairin

Camera Operator

Becky Saunders   Camera Operator

Becky Saunders

Camera Operator

Brady Kane   Camera Operator

Brady Kane

Camera Operator

Yasmina Hilal   Camera Operator

Yasmina Hilal

Camera Operator

Max Friedlaender   Grip & Electric

Max Friedlaender

Grip & Electric

Walker Sayen   Grip & Electric

Walker Sayen

Grip & Electric