I’m super excited to announce that we have locked down the cast for Wrong Side Up. In this update I would like to introduce two very important characters: Mac’s Parents. Jude Moran will be playing Caleb, Mac’s father, who is a suitcase farmer. Suitcase farmers were notorious for growing wheat without the proper agriculture education and experience. They primarily worked and lived outside the community except during the plowing, seeding, and harvesting seasons, hence the name suitcase farmers. When they were in the plains tending to their crops, they were living out of their suitcase.
Katharyn Grant will be playing Suzanne, Mac’s mother. Suzanne – though married to Caleb – is very much a single mother who cares for her children and the house while Mac is away working. Money is scarce and the land isn’t fertile so Suzanne must do whatever she can to keep her children healthy, even if it means cracker soup or skipping her own meal.
Jude and Katharyn are both represented by Radical Artists Agency. Radical Artists was founded by two of Colorado’s most respected agents, Patty Kingsbaker and Kathey True. Radical represents premier Colorado talent for work in film, television, commercials, industrials, voiceovers, theatre, and commercial print. Learn more about Jude and Katharyn after the jump!
Out of High School Jude was awarded a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After studying in New York Jude won the IMTA talent of the year in Los Angeles and moved there to work with world renowned acting coaches Adam Hill and Howard Fine. His first movie was The Low Life which was produced by Donald Zuckerman and directed by George Hickenlooper. Jude worked with George a few more times before he moved to Denver to be with his young son. In Denver Jude has worked with probably every theater in town, including The Denver Center, Arvada Center, Aurora Fox and Curious Theater Company – just to name a few. He is a proud member of Actors Equity, the stage actors union and was nominated by the Denver Post for Best Year By An Actor. He was also awarded a “Best of” award by Westword for his work in K2. Jude continues to do film and recently starred as evil twins who run an old western town in the epic short, Emancipation, which is now making the rounds at various film festivals around the world.
Katharyn (“KAYTI”) Grant
Katharyn currently stars in and directed the feature length film, The One Who Loves You, which is currently playing at film festivals, including: Starz Denver; Twin Cities Film Festival (Minneapolis); River’s Edge Film Festival (Paducah, Kentucky); Knoxville Film Festival; and Red Dirt Film Festival (Stillwater, OK), where it was nominated for Best Dramatic Feature. She has written, directed, and starred in several short films including The Accoutrement, Dave and Nadine, and The Tao of Pez which have screened on IFC (Independent Film Channel), at Starz Film Center, and at the Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles and Rome, where she won a special prize for “Best Wacky Comedy.” She studied acting with William Alderson from the Neighborhood Playhouse and Jack Waltzer from the Actor’s Studio. Grant has appeared onstage in several critically acclaimed plays in the Denver area. Her favorite roles include: Catherine Holly in Tennessee William’s Suddenly Last Summer; Hypatia in G.B. Shaw’s Misalliance; and Sophie in Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant. She was most recently seen in Offending the Audience. She performs in comedies at Adam’s Mystery Playhouse and has toured internationally via Armed Forces Entertainment, performing at U.S. military bases in England, Europe, Asia, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Last year Monkey Puzzle Press published a volume of her poetry and visual art entitled Interior Life, which The Boston Literary Review called “an adventure for the eyes and a journey for the spirit.” She received her degree in creative writing and visual art from the University of Denver.