2019 CAST BIOS
"Tyler Lyons (EMC) is an Indianapolis native and recent graduate from Syracuse University's BFA Acting program. There he was able to play in shows such as "Major Barbara" (Andrew Undershaft), "A Flea in Her Ear" (Dr. Finache), and "Who Killed Pablo Neruda" (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He also had the opportunity to play in Syracuse Stage's regional production of "Three Musketeers" (Jussac, Pothos u/s).
When he is not onstage he loves partying it up with his family, watching football, and pursuing his passion for stage combat and fight choreography.
Tyler is excited to live in "Hell House". He has encountered spirits on three separate occasions and is looking forward to the next."
Luis Antonio is making his Indianapolis performance debut with “Indy Horror Story”. Antonio is from New Haven, CT. Born in Puerto Rico. Graduated from the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT in 2005. Luis wrote, choreographed, and produced “Escapade: An Unusual Experience,” which premiered in October 2015, Produced in January 2016, February 2016; September 2016; September/October 2017 at Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven and commissioned by The International Festival of Arts & Ideas(June 2018), New Haven Pride Center(New Haven Pride(September 2018) Founding dancer of Elm City Dance Collective, learning, performing, teaching, creating & making his dream come true 2008-2018. World Premiere “Elevada” Yale Rep(Dancer). Films, “The Murder Pact” Lifetime Network (Choreographer, Actor”), “Nutty Christmas” Lifetime Network (Choreographer), “Holiday For Heroes” Hallmark Channel (Dancer). Performed, Nazorine Paglia (New Haven, CT), Full Force Dance Company (Hartford, CT), Salix Productions (Hartford, CT), Image/256 Productions (Milford, CT), City Lights Gallery (Bridgeport, CT). Taught and choreograph, Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven, CT; New England Ballet Company Bridgeport, CT; Cross Drama at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT.
Lissa Sears recently became SAG-AFTRA eligible as a principal performer in Baskets on FX with Louie Anderson & Zach Galifianakis.
She’s opened for people like Jen Kober, Todd Yohn, Pat McAfee, she’s been featured many times in the nationally published jumble puzzles, been seen on Comcast and heard of on Bob & Tom. She’s also friends with Louie Anderson & Debbie Gibson, actually Debbie just follows her on Instagram.
She is also a co-host for The Gays Of Our Lives & a 2 time published author in Urban Dictionary.
But she’s best known for her costarring role on an episode of Hot Bench on CBS...When lesbian love goes very wrong.
Elizabeth Ortiz Hunter
Elizabeth Ortiz Hunter (Elaine Roberts) graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2008 with a BA in Women and Theatre. Among the roles she has played are Peep-Bo in “The Mikado,” Flute/Thisbee in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Lenny in “Crimes of the Heart.” Elizabeth is absolutely thrilled to be in the first Indy Horror Story cast and hopes to return for future seasons.
Justin Howton has worked in a number of different haunts including Indiana Fields of Fear and Evil on Erie Street in Lafayette, IN and The Godfrey Haunted Hotel in Chicago, IL. Justin has been in several short films with Pentamirror Pictures. His latest roles include “Harper” (Green Arrow/Oliver Queen), “GRAY” (Daniel), and “The Last Stop” (Manny), to name just a few. Justin has also performed on stage as multiple characters in Lafayette Civic Theaters production of “Annie” and the Delphi Opera Houses production of “A Christmas Story.” A native of Albuquerque, NM, Justin now lives in West Lafayette, IN with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. Justin currently works as a mascot performer for the Lafayette Aviators Prospect League baseball team.
Josh Jacob's has been a mobile DJ since 1995 and was in various plays and shows at the Warren Performing Arts Center in his high school days. Playing the role as William is his breakthrough character since then and he hopes to land and do more roles in the future!
Andrea Pierson is a 44 year old mother of three children, ages 23, 17 and 14. She enjoys spending time with her 9 month old granddaughter and has a grandson on the way in August! Yay!
Andrea has performed in the musicals Fame and Mame produced by Footlite Productions at Hedback Community Theater in Indianapolis, IN. She was part of the cast in Mame and played "Deirdre" in Fame.
Andrea has always loved being the center of attention when it comes to singing and acting. Acting professionally has always been a life long dream of hers that she won't give up pursuing. Ever! Passion, endless, various emotions of ups and downs as well as Andrea's open-mindedness is what makes her acting so realistic and convincing.
One very unique thing about Andrea is that her speaking voice doesn't match the way she looks at all! She sounds like a child speaking! Oh! And when she sings, POWERHOUSE VOICE!!!
So, let's get to know Andrea and see how eccentric she really is!
At the age 15, Kristin got her first gig playing Magenta in the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Speedway Theatre and continued for 5 years. In 2010, she moved to New Jersey and started to pursue her passion in special effects. At that time, she started working at Spirit Halloween and was able to use her talents with makeup with customers at the store. Kristin worked for Spirit Halloween for 8 years in 4 different states bringing her love of Halloween, makeup, costumes and cosplay to children's hospitals, haunted houses and the community. She’s been a big fan of horror films since she was a child and has been able to meet some of her favorite “Boogiemen” at HorrorHound. Even though it’s been several years since she’s been on stage, she is excited to be a part of Indy Horror Story.
Jeremy Nicholas has spent the majority of his life on stage and has spent several years working in haunted houses. Jeremy also writes, acts, produces and directs scary movies. He has also promoted several local bands. Jeremy studied theater as a major at Ball State University and is currently in a movie called Cocaine and Werewolves which will be opening Nationwide soon!
CREATIVE TEAM BIOS
Andy has a long history with the performing arts and haunted houses, In grade school, he would create haunted houses in his parent's garage for trick or treaters on Halloween. This continued most years through high school. Acting has also been a passion for a long time. Credits include acting and behind the scenes work at Civic Theatre in Carmel and Theater on the Square (now the District Theater). An obsession with everything "theme park" including Disney Imagineering and Univeral Studios HHN drove Andy to create something new to the Indianapolis performing arts, escape room and haunt scenes. He hopes you enjoy this new form of immersive entertainment and hopes to keep it alive for years to come! "If you can dream it, you can do it!" - Walt Disney
Jeffrey attended the University of Indianapolis and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Theatre Education. He has worked at Warren Central High School as the Warren Performing Arts Center Director and Technical Director from 2009-2015. In 2015, he acquired his current position as the Director of Theatre Arts at Warren Central High School. In his career, Jeffrey has been involved in over 1400 events and has worked with various artists including Rihanna, Little Big Town, Ricky Skaggs, Straight No Chaser, and All Time Low. Those events also included 140 theatre and film productions for which he has held a wide range of positions including playwright, actor, director, technical director, light designer, set designer, props master, stage manager, and producer.