Cast Bios

Pastor Ben Nicholson – David Sapiro

David Sapiro – Ben Nicholson – Dave is a highly-acclaimed stage and screen actor who has garnered raves in several major publications for his characterizations. His roles have ranged from Lloyd in “Noises Off” to Cassius in “Julius Caesar” to Judas in the forthcoming Boettcher+Trinklein Television production of “Come Follow Me.”



Jennifer Batiansila plays Jill Nicholson in "Leaving Eden"

Jennifer Batiansila plays Jill Nicholson in “Leaving Eden”



Jennifer is a classically trained actor and vocal talent who has spent time acting for stage and screen and directing stage performances. Her roles have included Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” to The Witch in “Into The Woods” and Dottie in “Noises Off.” She’s a 2-time nominee for the Irene Ryan Award for Voice and Acting.

Josh Pope – Lucas Carlove





Josh is a highly-regarded performer and stage actor who has drawn raves for his roles as Garry in “Noises Off,” Lenny in Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” and Ren in “Footloose.” Josh is an accomplished composer who has released his own album, and performs with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus.





Scott Prox is Les Mueller in Leaving Eden

Scott Prox Plays Les Mueller

Scott burst into acting with a role in “Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon.” Director Michael Bay called him back for a commercial he shot for Victoria’s Secret. Prox has studied improvisation at Second City Theater in Chicago, and most recently appeared in “Sweeney Todd.”









Leaving Eden's Mackenzie Luce

Ashley Warner – Mackenzie Luce

Kenzie is studying acting and dramatic arts at University of Wisconsin. Most recently she returned from studies in England, where she starred as Tarfful in “Andromedan Nights” at the Imperial College London Campus. She’s also played Poppy in “Noises Off,” The Witch in “Into The Woods,” and Elsa Greer in “Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder.”




Carole Dunn - Angela Mack

Carole Dunn – Angela Mack

Angela Mack is an actress, musician and performer who has recently starred in “Hairspray” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” She currently works as an acting and vocal coach for the North Shore Academy of the Arts.

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