Molly Murphy 

Mad is Molly’s first role in a feature film. She was also the assistant editor on the project, working closely with Joseph DiGiovana over the summer of 2016. She created many of the Mad vlogs in the film, as well as editing the SPARK song sequence, that the teens perform at the end of the film. She also contributed as a camera person.

Molly has been participating in theater for as long as she can remember. She loves to write, sing, make films, play ukulele, direct, create content for YouTube, and do anything that inspires and motivates herself and/or others in ways ordinary life does not. Currently she is a senior at Buxton School in Williamstown, MA and is looking forward to the college. She is unclear where her life is going to take her, but is sure that Waking the Wild Colonial has opened many different doors for her future and she is forever grateful for that!

Molly’s Website

Molly’s Vlog, which inspired the film

MadVlog with additional content

Liam English

Actor, musician, and artist, Liam English has been involved in performances since elementary school. Avidly involved in both community and school produced theater and concerts, he has appeared in many productions, won in Shakespeare recitation contests, and received recognition for instrumental and artistic accomplishments. Currently attending Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, NY, he hopes to be well known enough to get rides so he doesn't have to bike everywhere. 

Noah Bailey

Noah Lewis Bailey is an aspiring actor based in the Berkshires. He is currently in high school and plans to major in theatre in college and make it his career. Noah is currently working on writing and directing a one act play that will be performed at his highschool. Inspired by the 1989 film, “Dead Poet Society” directed by Peter Weir, Noah says he does theatre not because it is cute, but because he is a member of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. "Medicine, law, business, and engineering are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life, but poetry, beauty, romance, love, and theatre is what we stay alive for."

Eli’s Vlog with Additional content

Carly Yon 

Carly, a recent graduate of Pittsfield High School is currently attending Fairfield University. At Fairfield she is in the honors college and majoring in accounting. Carly is involved in theatre as well as several other clubs on campus. While in high school, Carly was an member of the Pittsfield High varsity swim team and dedicated member of the schools theatre program. Her shows include "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", "Almost, Maine", "Urinetown", "Our Town", "Cats", "You Can't Take it With You” and "Grease". Carly has also been singing in her church choir for over 11 years. Since the time she was little, Carly has been obsessed with television and movies. She is beyond excited to be making her film debut as Mary David.

Merudjina Normil

 Merudjina Normil is a proud member of Williams College's Class of 2019.  At Williams,  she enjoys dancing with Kusika and Ritmo Latino.  When Merudjina is not at dance practice or performing,  she enjoys working with Cap and Bells on their theatrical productions as an actress or crew member.  Before her time at Williams, Merudjina was the co-chair of the Pittsfield Youth Department and performed with Barrington Stage's Youth Theatre Program and Pittsfield High School's Proteus Theatre.  Though Merudjina has a lot of interests, she truly enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Joe Weinberg       

Joe  is in seventh grade at Richmond Consolidated School.  Every year he participates in the upper school play and is excited to try out this year and possibly land a main role.  He loves drawing abstract pictures, and writing short stories.  He has a passion for language and often spends his time creating his own.  At school he plays the piano and the french horn in the orchestra and jazz band, and at home he is always at the piano creating new songs for himself.  Joe loved his part as Paul’s little step brother “Joey” in the movie and can’t wait to see it on the big screen. 

Amy Brentano   


Amy Brentano moved to The Berkshires after performing, writing, and directing theater in New York City for twenty-five years. She was the Co-Artistic Director of Red Earth Ensemble and Producing Director for Don Quixote Experimental Children’s Theater.

She was the theatre director at Berkshire Country Day School in Lenox, Ma from 2010 to 2014, where she also taught their digital film program and produced numerous student short films. Previous to that, she was the Theatre Director at Richmond Consolidated School from 2005 to 2010.

Brentano is also an accomplished actress, appearing in numerous films as well as on stage. She traveled the U.S. on tour with National Shakespeare Co. and acted and produced the one- woman show A Child Behind the Eyes. She has performed at La Mama ETC, as a member of the Teatron Co. and appeared in Moises Kaufman’s production of The Nest at Theatre for the New City.

Brentano is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts –BFA Theatre, 1983. She has worked with Anne Bogart, Spalding Grey and Moises Kaufman.

She is currently working on her original play "Cycling through the Apocalypse" which will have it's world premier in Spring 2017.

Conn Horgan

Conn Horgan has appeared on stage, both here in the USA as well as his home country, Ireland. In the New York theater, he has acted at Irish Rep, The Irish Arts Center, as well as Off Broadway and has appeared in many of the classic Irish plays, including works by Sean O'Casey, Brian Friel and Martin McDonagh.

He has appeared in the films "Gods and Generals", "Gettysburg", "Batman Returns" , as well as the independent film, "Beyond the Pale." Most recently, he completed the independent films "Carmen", "Selfie 69" and "The Horseman."

Television credits include "Person of Interest", "Elementary" "New York Undercover" and like any New York actor worth one's salt, "Law and Order", the SVU version.

Allison Mackie


This is the second time Allison has had the good fortune to work with Director, Shannon McMahon Lichte, the other being the independent feature, "Our Very Own", starring Allison Janney, which Shannon produced. Her most recent films include the soon to be released "Amy Makes Three", "Night Sweats", and "The Sounding". Other film credits include "Those People", "Lucky" "The Gymnast", "Original Sin" & "Gia" (both with Angelina Jolie), "Friends & Family", "Rear Window" and "Sliver". Recent television includes: "The Affair", "Unforgettable", "The Big C” and "Law & Order, SVU”

She made her Broadway debut as Roxanne opposite Frank Langella in "Cyrano De Bergerac" and appeared in "Candida" with Joanne Woodward. Off Broadway she appeared in "When Last We Flew.” Regional Theater includes appearances at Williamstown, New Jersey Shakespeare Theater and Westport Playhouse.

Allison is a proud graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where she was in the same class as McMahon Lichte, Allison Janney and Executive Producer Steven Rogers. She is member of the Actor’s Studio.

Katherine Allentuck 

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Katharine grew up in a theatrical family and has had a lifelong love of the arts. She is returning to the screen after a  46 year absence. She first appeared in the film, Summer of '42 in 1970. In the interim she has worked at the Millay Colony for the Arts, behind the scenes as the Administrative Director at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and as an elementary school teacher in Berkshire County. She is also the proud mother of two grown children, Alexandra and Max.  She is a keen rower, enjoys reading, cooking and is an avid  C-SPAN watcher. She holds a Master's Degree from Smith College in Deaf Education. She is thrilled to be working with the outstanding cast and crew of Waking the Wild Colonial.

Adam Weinberg


Adam Weinberg was an actor many years ago but became a landscape contractor because digging holes is where the money's at. Now he is once again eagerly looking forward to finally hitting the big time after his star turn in Waking the Wild Colonial.  However should this not pan out please browse

Wild Colonials

Wild Colonials are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992 by Angela McCluskey, Shark, Paul Cantelon, Scott Roewe, and Thaddeus Corea

Formed as an impromptu jam session at an Irish coffee house, singer Angela McCluskey gathered together a group of fellow musicians to arrange a “musical evening” to showcase her friend/guitarist Shark, who had recently relocated to Los Angeles from New York. The musical evening evolved into a regular gig from the group soon to be known as Wild Colonials.

The group developed a large following, performing regularly at Molly Malone's, an Irish pub in Los Angeles, and then moving to Café Largo a larger venue in West Hollywood. With a Tuesday night residency that lasted several months the buzz that developed in the LA music scene procured the Wild Colonials a record deal with DGC/Geffen Records.

Fruit of Life (1994) and This Can’t Be Life (1996) were both released to critical acclaim, landing the group as the second stage headliner on the prestigious Lilith Fair lineup in 1997. Over that time, Wild Colonials–either as a group or as individual artists - have lent their musical talents to the great art of film - a collection of unreleased tracks, soundtrack only tracks and score cues was collected to make up their third album "Reel Life vol 1.

Wild Colonials Web Site