Chris Peterson - Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Chris Peterson is an actor, writer, director and has worked in areas such as casting, front of house and publicity for the past 20 years. Performance credits include, You Can't Take it With You, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Antigone, M. Butterfly, Look Homeward Angel, All My Sons, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys & Dolls, The Dining Room and The Boys Next Door.  

Chris earned his degree in Theatre from Elmira College. He currently resides in East Haddam, CT with his wife and son. You can email him at

Greg Ehrhardt - Business Manager

Greg Ehrhardt has over 10 years of experience in Print and Online Marketing.An alumni of the University of Connecticut, he's had his fair share of experience in theatre as well once playing Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew where he co-starred with Chris Peterson. He currently resides in Prospect, CT with his wife and daughter. 

Emily Walsh - Public Relations Coordinator: Greater New York Area

Emily has been singing since before she could talk and performing on stage since the third grade. Some of her favorite credits include Carousel, Annie, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Batboy: The Musical. She is currently finishing up at Hofstra University on Long Island, where she will graduate with a major in public relations and minors in musical theatre and marketing. Emily has interned at companies including the Theatre Development Fund, 21C Media Group and Derris. She is currently interning at CooperKatz & Company. Between classes and interning, Emily is heavily involved with her all-female a cappella group, Makin’ Treble. She also studies classical voice with her teacher, Tammy Hensrud.

Emily is extremely excited to merge her two loves of the arts and public relations at OnStage!


Matthew Blank

Matt Blank is a multidisciplinary theatre professional who has most recently come off of a 10-year run as one of the Editors of and Editor-in-Chief of  His work as an arts journalist, designer, educator and lecturer has taken him across the United States, as well as Madrid, Manila, Mumbai and Seoul.  He handled social media for the Playbill brand for nearly two years, sits on the Advisory Board for Ripple Effect Artists, serves as a Theatre Bay Area Awards Adjudicator and provided live on-site media coverage at 5 Tony Awards ceremonies.  After a 13-year retirement, Matt will be making his return to the stage this April in CMTSJ's Marquee production of SWEENEY TODD and South Bay Musical Theatre's CHESS.  He returns to NYC full-time in June and is eager to cover Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, Cabaret and Opera for OnStage.

Erin Conley

Erin grew up in upstate New York and developed a love for theater at a young age thanks to frequent day trips for matinees in the city. After attending college at Boston University, Erin moved to Los Angeles, where she works in television and attempts to fill the NYC-shaped hole in her heart by attending as many theater productions as possible. A sucker for a good tap dance number, Erin is constantly reminding people why it’s not crazy to see the same show multiple times and lives for the uniquely in-the-moment experience live theater provides. She began writing about theater and television on her personal blog, On Stage & Screen, last year and is excited to share her passion with a larger audience. You can follow her on Twitter @Erinsk8

Michael Lawrence Quintos

By day, Michael Lawrence Quintos is a quiet, mild-mannered Designer. But as night falls, he regularly performs on various stages everywhere as a Counter-Tenor soloist, actor, and dancer for the MenAlive Chorus since 2002, in which he's sung everything from Broadway, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Gospel and Pop. Since 2009, Michael has also been a West Coast Contributing Editor and Theater Critic for Entertainment News site BroadwayWorld. His musical theater roots started early, performing in various school musical productions and a couple of nationally-televised programs in his native Philippines. The performing bug eventually brought him a brief championship run in the Philippines' version of the TV singing competition series "Star Search" before moving to Las Vegas, NV at age 11. College brought him out to Orange County, California, where he earned degrees in Graphic Design and Film Screenwriting. He has spent several years as a designer and art director for various entertainment company clients, while spending much of his free time either watching or performing in shows. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram: @cre8iveMLQ.


Noah Golden

Noah is a writer, video producer, actor and musician from Guilford, CT. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Noah has been involved with over 20 productions both on stage and off. Favorite roles include Barfee in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Chas in “Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” and Dr. Chasuble in “Ernest In Love.” Noah has also served as a soundboard op, assistant musical director, and assistant director as well as playing drums for multiple musicals, most recently “Little Shop of Horrors.” When not participating in or going to see theater, Noah is a video producer/social media specialist at Yale School of Medicine. 

Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis has been a first grade teacher for 28 years and is the mother of three sons. She has long been a patron of the arts. She can occasionally be seen singing on TV on the daily Celebration of the Eucharistic on WCCT-TV. She got a lead harmony vocals and creation credit on a CD recorded by singer/songwriter Robert Jones entitled Above Here. Nancy secured her first acting credit when she appeared in the 2006 Maple Hill production of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr! under the direction of Dave Gardino. where she played the lead role of a brand new teacher renamed Pearl Morton. More recent credits include Martha in the Phoenix Stage Company production of The Last Supper: A Musical Enactment in March 2012 and Maria and Meg in Bad Auditions by Bad Actors. Nancy is the author of a musical for children entitledLessons in Mother Goose that she hopes to produce in the future. She will be blogging about her opinion of the many local art and entertainment events that she attends with the intention of encouraging readers to support the arts.

Tara Kennedy

Tara Kennedy has been performing in some capacity since the age of 5, primarily as a tap dancer and in musical theatre. Her favorite roles include Florence in Chess, Dr. Eve Bolinger in Sordid Lives, Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street, and Blanche in Brighton Beach Memoirs. She has no formal degree in theatre, but has studied acting, voice, and dance since childhood as a pastime, and is an avid fan of theatre and performance. She holds a BA in Art History from Northwestern University, an MLIS/CAS in Library Science/Preservation and Conservation Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. She is a Preservation Librarian at Yale University Library and a Consulting Conservator for cultural institutions around the country. She also is a Volunteer Researcher for the state of Arkansas for The Doe Network (, a non-profit organization that assists with the identification of unidentified remains and the recovery of missing persons. She loves cats, but hated Cats.

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is a Connecticut native who is currently attending a university New Jersey for Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre. In addition to school she regularly takes voice lessons in New York and frequently participates in theatre in CT. Favorite roles include Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and Lily in “The Secret Garden”. Her dream is to be able to work in London’s West End and perform in Shakespeare’s Globe, a dream she realized after recently spending a semester in the UK and Europe. You can follow her on Twitter at @AmandaThomas_ as she navigates life, theatre, and the pursuit of petting every dog she sees.


Liz Chirico

At the age of 10 Liz saw her first Broadway show, The Secret Garden, and was instantly smitten with the theater world. Growing up in New Haven, CT allowed plenty of opportunities to enter that world and consequently she knows her way around the theater district, better than her current hometown! Liz always enjoyed music and singing but it wasn't until adulthood that she realized there was a way to pursue her theatrical ambitions via the wonderful world of community theater. Since 2009, she's appeared on stage in numerous productions, musicals, straight plays and even an opera! Her current obsession is tap dancing and she takes classes at a local dance studio. When not appearing on stage, or lending her time and support off stage, Liz attends as many shows as possible taking pleasure in the magic of live theater wherever that theater happens to be located. The magic is made better from knowing the effort, skills, determination and sometimes just sheer luck that go into making words and notes on a page come alive every night, and affecting each person who is fortunate enough to be there.

Liz holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Assumption College. In between singing and dancing, she works in fundraising and development for a local university.

Nicole LaBresh

Nicole is on the verge of graduating from Wheaton College in Norton, MA with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she grew up going to Providence Performing Arts Center and Trinity Rep and listening to soundtracks from musicals. Her true love affair with theatre began around the age of 12 when she discovered Wicked and started being in shows. She also has a background in dance and piano. After keeping a blog during her semester abroad in Denmark, she realized she could use the same platform to talk about theatre. Her blog ended up helping her to secure an internship which in turn lead her to become a theatre critic for Motif Magazine, an arts and entertainment magazine based in Rhode Island, setting her off on an entirely new path. In addition to theatre, her favorite things include guinea pigs, pizza, the Oxford comma, and making lists. You can find more of her work at and

Angelica Potter

Angelica has an A.S. in Theatre, earned a specialty degree in Shakespeare from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Psychology from SNHU. In addition to writing, she stays busy teaching dance and choreographing for a local studio. 

A classically trained vocalist, she has been performing in Collegiate, Community and Professional Theatres for over ten years. A few favorite roles have been: Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth).  She has also spent numerous years working behind the scenes as a Box Office Manager, Make-Up Designer and Company Manager with the occasional Directing project. She continues to train and perform and loves taking dance classes in her spare time. 

Fortunate to have been a member of the audience for over twenty years; Angelica has enjoyed performances not only in and around the Boston area, but also on Broadway and in the West End in London. These experiences on and off the stage have given her the ability to understand the art of theatre and to recognize great performances. Be it a ballet, a musical or a straight play, she appreciates every moment from the overture to the final curtain.   


Max Granitz

Max Granitz is a native of Southeast Michigan, currently residing in Grand Rapids. He studies creative writing at Grand Valley State University, where he will be a senior in the fall, and has been involved in the performing arts since his junior year of high school. He plans to move to New York in the fall of 2018 and enroll in the Master’s program in Performance Studies at NYU.   


Erin Karll

Erin grew up in the suburbs of St Louis Missouri with a love of performance that grew with her family's support. Wither it was trips to the many venues in the downtown area or seeing her older siblings in school plays, Erin always felt a draw to the theatre. That lead to a BFA in Arts Management and years later a AAS in Deaf Communication Studies. Travel is very important to Erin and she enjoys seeing new cities and theatres all over the world. Erin has recently established a on-line deaf theatre community in hopes of spreading accessibility to theatres for all patrons called MOAT Theatre. Search Facebook and Twitter to connect. 

Brittany Strelluf

Brittany Strelluf has a Bachelor's degree in theatre and a Master's degree in education from Avila University in Kansas City. She is theatre and English instructor. She recently served on a Teaching Advisory Board for The Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art. Her stage credits include Trojan Women, Camelot, and I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

New York

Emily Brown

Emily Brown is currently pursuing a dual degree in Theater Arts and Creative Writing from Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, New York.  When not at school, she lives near Binghamton, New York. She has a passion for the arts, especially theater and literature.  She writes fiction and reviews. In the theater she adores being backstage. You can usually find her reading, writing, designing, or stage managing. She has been a stage manager for a number of shows, and has also set designed a few shows. She loves everything about theater, and hopes to continue working in theater after graduation. You can check her out at her website

Alex Chester

Alex Chester is a California gal living in NYC. She has been performing since she was a little girl and is also the creator of the blog and the multicultural cabaret  "WeSoHapa", recently seen at The Triad. Theatre credits include: Broadway's “How the Grinch Stole Xmas” – Madison Square Garden (NYC) and the Broadway sit down production at The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. A Biker in "Bubble Boy" by Cinco Paul, original cast recording and at 54 Below, starring Alice Ripley. Minnie Fay in “Hello Dolly” directed by Lee Roy Reams at the Signature Theatre (Off-Broadway),  Joy/Skyler in “A Taste of Chocolate” with AMAS directed by Dan Knechtges (NYC). Connie in “A Chorus Line” at The Berkshire Theatre Festival (Regional), “The King and I” at Dallas Summer Musicals (Regional). TV credits include: ER, The Closer, 7th Heaven, and several national/international commercials. Twitter/Instagram @AlexFChester

Asya Danilova - Associate New York Critic

Asya Danilova is a New York based photographer and behind-the-scenes videographer for film and theater. She started a theater review blog, New Show New York, because of her passion for theater and background in art and film criticism. What began as a hobby quickly became an important means of expression. Her goal as a writer is to bring more young audiences to the theater.  

Stephen Petrovich

Stephen Petrovich grew up in Newtown, CT and saw his first Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, at the Palace Theatre at age seven. Needless to say, he instantly became smitten with Broadway. As an actor, he has toured the country [ironically] in Beauty and the Beast, and has played regionally in Spamalot, La Cage Aux Folles, 42nd Street, Annie, Hairspray (3x), as well as a handful of productions of the Wizard of Oz, playing both the Scarecrow and Tin Man.  As a theatregoer, he has seen some 300 Broadway shows over the course of the past 22 years. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory and resides in Jersey City with his husband, classical musician Harry Inglis. 

Anthony J. Piccione

Anthony J. Piccione has been writing for On Stage since 2015, and has written numerous columns on a variety of topics, including issues related to community theatre, playwriting, arts education, and more.

Outside of his work as an On Stage columnist, Piccione is primarily known for his work as a playwright. In college, his full-length drama We the People received a staged reading as part of an independent study, and his one-act plays - including plays such as How Having a Vampire Boyfriend Would REALLY Go and Ebol-A-Rama - were performed as part of the annual Phoenix New Play Series, as well as the 2016 CREATE Conference. Other one-acts to have been produced include The Good, the Bad and the Stupid, The One Plate To Fool Them All, Material Dad, The Real Tim Spacey and You REALLY Shouldn’t Drink That, which have been produced at venues such as Playhouse on Park, Hole in the Wall Theater, the Windsor Art Center and Windham Theatre Guild. Additionally, his children's play An Energy Tale was a finalist in the statewide "Wright the World" writing contest in 2016. Piccione has also been involved in numerous productions as an actor, director, dramaturge and various other positions, and has also previously taught acting classes to students in the past at Hartford Children’s Theatre and New Britain Youth Theater. He received his BA in Theatre from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016 and currently resides in New York City.

Brad Pontius

Brad Pontius is a 23 year old actor and playwright from Cincinnati, Ohio. He has performed in various stage productions and has graduated from Indiana University of South Bend with a BFA in Performance. He has also trained with the New York Theatre Intensives and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. With over eight years of theatrical experience and now living in New York City he is elated to work with Onstage.

David Roberts - Chief New York Theatre Critic

David brings his experience as an English Literature, Playwriting and Composition teacher to assess the structure and literary value of a performance. With his partner, Joseph Verlezza, they created Theatre Reviews Limited( which was originally launched in 1997 as one of the first online websites dedicated to reviewing Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, Cabaret, and Theatre Festivals in New York City. Mr. Roberts began writing for OnStage in 2014 and was promoted to Chief New York Theatre Critic in 2016. 

Lindsay Timmington

Lindsay Timmington is an playwright, actor and director based in New York City. She holds a Masters Degree in Playwriting and Performance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and studied at the College of St. Benedict as well as East 15 Acting School in London, England. She recently completed her second full length play, torn sweater, about James Dean, photographer Roy Schatt and a teenager hell-bent on chasing Dean’s ghost. When she’s not at the theatre, she’s running, drinking scotch or cheering for the Mets. She also writes at 

Joseph Verlezza

Joseph Verlezza brings over 30 years of experience in theater, film and television to OnStage and focuses on the performance and entertainment aspect of each production he reviews. He was the founder and Artistic Director of Belfry Repertory Company the small professional theatre operating under contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Belfry was considered a regional theatre located only fifteen miles outside of Manhattan in Nyack, NY. Mr. Verlezza produced and directed five shows each season for ten years including dramas, comedies, and musicals. His work received favorable reviews from both regional press and “The New York Times.” He studied at The Actors and Directors Lab with Jack Garfein and the HB Studio with William Hickey in New York City.

Evan Zelnick

Evan Zelnick is a writer/comedian who has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater and is currently on two improv teams, including one that performs weekly in Times Square. He has made guest appearances on CBS' "Limitless" and Amazon Prime's "Alpha House". He wrote a half-hour comedy pilot entitled "Bye Sexuality" that is currently circulating festivals and has another one on the way. He is one-half of the comedy duo "On The Pot" currently busy popping out sketches, music videos, parody commercials, and tv reviews with his main sister-squeeze Kirsten O'Brien. He's also very tall and recently went to see a Michael Bolton concert for his birthday. It's all downhill from here.

North Carolina

Erin Fossa

Erin is a wife, mother, actress and musician living with her husband, son, dog, and cat in North Carolina. She has a B.A. in worship arts from Spring Arbor University and an M.A. in theatre studies from Regent University. In addition to acting for stage and screen, she is also a voice actor with her own home recording studio. From that studio, she has narrated more than 20 books available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Erin loves to travel, read, write, and is mildly obsessed with health and fitness. She will be blogging to encourage fellow artists and reviewing productions both big and small in North Carolina. You can learn more about Erin and connect with her through her web site -


Danon Middleton

Danon lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife and their four cool kids. He attended AMDA, is a performer and director and has three graduate degrees. He currently teaches High School English.  

Washington D.C.

Christian Jost

Christian was Born is Kansas but has lived the majority of his life in Northern Va. Christian developed a love of acting at a young age from his mother who would act out children's books with him. He followed that love the rest of his life and now has State and National Accolades for his work on stage. He has appeared in over 20 productions and has not plans of stopping. He discovered a love of writing/creativity when he created an original work to support Autism Awareness in high school with a friend of his. Ever sense then he loves writing and creating things that have to do with theatre. Christian Dreams of one day being a successful film actor but is happy doing anything, as long as he's able to perform. 


Amanda Mills

Amanda Mills is an undergraduate at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She is shooting for a BA in both History and Educational Theatre as well as a possible minor in PR Journalism. She has worked both on stage as an actress and behind the scenes as run crew. She is extremely passionate about theatre and has loved acting since she was a small child. She has a background in dance and music (via instruments) but is working on learning to sing in order to make herself more versatile in the acting world. She hopes to work at The Seattle Children's Theatre and also write historical books, in order to inspire a whole new crop youth who love learning and performing.


James Tredinnick

James Tredinnick is a part-time actor, part-time musician, part-time writer and full-time Theatre fan from Sydney, Australia.  After seeing a production of The Pirates of Penzance at a young age he became a lifelong devotee of Musical Theatre, and performed in a number of productions throughout school. Since graduating, James has spent his time working on bringing stories from throughout Australian history, that have either been lost or deserve to be heard again, to the stage. He is currently writing a Musical based on the Eureka Rebellion, which took place in Melbourne in 1854, and is set to soon appear in Three Weeks in Spring, a Musical about Australia’s involvement in World War I. When not writing of performing, don’t bother looking for him, because he’s probably asleep. And he gets cranky without his sleep. 


Damon Jang

Damon is a performing arts performer, instructor, publicist and producer in the lower mainland. Ragtime in concert marks Damon's 3rd show with FCP after last year's smash hit CATS and Sideshow in concert in 2012.  Other recent credits include Bah Humbug (SFU Culture) The Threepenny Opera (Theatre In The Raw)  West Side Story (Theatre Under The Stars) and a short film he starred in Boy Jupiter won an international film contest.  He's had the fortune for working with such companies as: Firehall, Gateway, Applause, Ghostlight, Dreamrider, RCMT, Royal City Youth Ballet, among others.  He actively is working with several competitive, recreation and school performing groups. Damon holds a Bachelor degree in performing arts and diploma in musical theatre from Capilano University. UPCOMING performing and co-producing Songs For A New World (Fabulist Theatre) and choreographing Aladdin Jr (Moving Mirror Productions)

Joe Szekeres

Soon to be retired teacher in the Greater Toronto, Ontario area after 32 years, Joe’s interest in the dramatic and performing arts stems from his undergraduate years at Kings’ College, The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada where he earned a four year Honours Degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in French Studies.  Upon his graduation with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Joe earned Ontario Ministry of Education Dramatic Arts Parts 1 and 2 qualifications.  As a locally based community actor in the Greater Toronto area, Joe has been honoured to have appeared recently in The Diary of Anne Frank, The Miracle Worker, The Real World?, The Book of Esther, Cabaret.  As a locally based community director, he has directed Doubt, A Parable, Art, Departures and Arrivals, Love Letters and The Melville Boys.

Vicki Trask

Vicki has been working on and off stage for multiple theatre companies in her area since 2011. After spending 10 years as a competitive tap, jazz, and ballet dancer, she hung up her pointe shoes in favor of character shoes and has been performing ever since. She's had the privilege of volunteering with Calgary's Premier Community Musical Theatre Company (Front Row Centre Players) in such shows as My Fair Lady, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Anything Goes; as well as working with Storybook Theatre (one of the best semi-professional theatre companies in Canada) in shows like Hairspray, Anne of Green Gables and The Little Mermaid (as Ursula). 

As a writer, Vicki has been releasing fictional stories in blog format since 2014 and still dabbles in the occasional short story or script - though, as yet, unproduced. Though she has no formal training, she still has aspirations as both a writer and performer which push her to participate in as much as possible and learn from experience. You can keep up with her antics on twitter @vatrask.


Bety Sotomayor

Bety was born 21 years ago, in Mexico City. Started mumbling rhythmically at the age of three, hasn't stopped ever since. Being on stage has always made her happy and given her a sense of belonging. This year she will get her degree in Communication and Digital Media. Currently, theatre is her passion and hobby but someday it will pay the bills.

United Kingdom

Lewis Baird    

Lewis is an acting student who lives in Central Scotland, he has taken part in many amateur and professional productions within theatre over the last ten years. He is currently studying HNC Acting and Performance at New College Lanarkshire which is based just out of Glasgow. He visits the theatre regularly and has experienced many great plays and musicals within the UK, mainly within Scotland and London.

Due to Lewis being so central within Scotland he will be able to share an insight to many of the productions going on within Scotland’s diverse and creative theatre industry.

He will also share his opinion of many things effecting the theatre industry within not only the United Kingdom but the world. He looks forward to hearing reader’s opinions, also would love any recommendations on productions within Scotland that you would like to be reviewed.

Contact him on his twitter account:"

Laura Dumbleton

Laura is a singing teacher based in Edinburgh, UK. She has been involved in amateur theatre since she was 5 years old, and knew she wanted to perform for the rest of her life when she saw Phantom of the Opera at the age of 14. Her sensible side took over for a while, and she completed a BA in Archaeology at the University of Chester, keeping her performing as a hobby.  She has her vocal instructor (now friend and business partner) to thank for showing her the way to becoming a singing teacher and indulging her passion for the stage. Laura runs Your Voice Studio Edinburgh, specialising in Musical Theatre, and co-directs Vocal Edge Choir, an all-inclusive, non-auditioned choir in the city.  Laura has been writing for her own studio and choir blogs for the past four years, and has a wealth of knowledge on the voice and singing. As a teacher enrolled with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, she completes yearly proficiency requirements to stay ahead of the game in the singing world. This includes researching and learning about everything vocal and keeping her own voice in tip-top shape - definitely not something she complains about! 

Laura loves tea, singing and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She dislikes black coffee, Bugsy Malone and thunderstorms. Her most random achievement to date is keeping Bob (her aloe-vera cactus) alive for 9 years and counting!

Ben Huxley

Ben Huxley is a writer and actor from North Wales, who occasionally dabbles in musicals. He tours schools with an educational theatre company, and is almost always involved in an amateur production of some kind. He frequently blogs and occasionally writes for the local paper, having graduated in English Literature in 2014. He also writes fiction and drama in his spare time. 

Donna Poynton

Whilst studying for her BA in Drama and Performing Arts at the University of Winchester she was theatre editor of the university's magazine, Big Fish Little Pond, and of the National Student newspaper. She has also written pieces for Early Years Educator, BBC Blast and HISKIND magazine amongst others. 

Donna writes her own blog and is currently completing a distance course in freelance journalism, specialising in music and the arts, from the London School of Journalism. 


Ken Jones - Chief Film Critic

Ken Jones has loved movies his entire life. His earliest movie memory is seeing Pinocchio at a drive-in theater. While watching Ghostbusters at a young age, he ran out into the dining room to recite to his parents, “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!” He thought it was hilarious; his parents were less than impressed. The first movie he saw in the theater was Transformers: The Movie in 1986 (which, come on, had Orson Welles in it!). He grew up with a deep, abiding love for Star Wars. His favorite movie of all time is The Big Lebowski. He studied history at Elmira College where he met the founder of the OnStage Blog, Chris Peterson, and became good friends due to a shared love of movies, the Red Sox, and Chinese buffet. 

Since 2015, Ken has been writing movie reviews on his WordPress blog, Jonesing for Films ( You can follow him on Twitter @kenjones81 and you can also find him on Letterboxd ( He lives in Maine.

We're Not All Ninjas Podcast

Rachel Liu

Rachel Liu is originally from Windsor Ontario, Sherborn MA. She
currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. She has her own production
company called Hyperbolic Media, where she is producing a feature
(Sleepwalkers), pilots (Action Dinosaur, Ghost Story), music videos
(various) and directing a feature (Abnegate).

Melissa Slaughter

Melissa Slaughter spends a lot of time on her computer. After spending
10+ acting and performing she decided to step back. Now she blogs for
Nerdophiles, and talks about TV on Telemazing. An avid podcast
listener, she started We're Not All Ninjas when she couldn't find an
AsAm movie podcast she liked. Melissa has lived in all four times
zones of the Continental US and currently resides in NYC.



Twitter/IG: @notallninjaspod