Visiting Artists

Lana Young Instagram | TikTok | Facebook – @actorlanayoung

Lana started her acting career in her 30’s after receiving her M.A. in Acting from the Arts Educational School London. She is currently recurring. Her career work includes the recurring roles of Dr. Mary Osder in Fox’s hospital drama The Resident, as Inez Trujillo in Ambitions (OWN), Dr. Lopes in Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access), Mrs. Douglas in The Vampire Diaries (CW), Dr. Jacinta Butler in Greenleaf (OWN) and Gloria Ruiz in The Inspectors (CBS); guest-star roles include Detective Michele Hodiak in Gone (NBC), Linda in Kevin Can Wait (CBS), Dr. Highland in WandaVision (Disney+), Debbie in The Act (HULU) opposite Patricia Arquette and most recently Dr. Jantzen in Lisey’s Story (Apple Tv) opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen; co-starroles include Jessica JonesBlindspotSatisfactionNashvilleLaw & Order and Dynasty…to name a few.

In film, Lana has been honored to work with some of the greats including Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in the Oscar-winning film Beginners, playing Gloria the nanny opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in the boxing drama Southpaw and playing a fertility doctor opposite Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux in the feature film The Girl on the Train. She currently lives in New York City with her cats Monkey and Lennon, who do tricks. 

William DeMeritt Instagram | Twitter – @demeritt 

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, William is just coming off a starring turn in Lauren Gunderson’s (America’s most produced playwright) world premiere one-man show, The Catastrophist filmed on stage specifically to be streamed during the pandemic.

William has previously been seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival starring as William Shakespeare in the U.S. premiere of the stage adaptation of Shakespeare In Love. He has been featured in HBO’s Emmy-winning film The Normal Heart, HBOMax’s The Flight Attendant, the critically acclaimed webseries The Outs, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, and Law & Order:SVU. 

Additional theatrical productions of note: the Obie-Award winning production of The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and he is also the creator, writer, and star of the New York Innovative Theatre Award winning solo show, Origin Story. 

William is also a dialect coach, theatrical and voiceover director, and award-winning audiobook narrator.

Dan Friedman
Audio Engineer | Producer | Author | Voice Talent Facebook – @Sound4VO and @dan.friedman.sound4vo Twitter – @DanFriedmanVO LinkedIn – @danfriedmanvo YouTube – @sound4vo

With over two decades in the voiceover industry, Dan Friedman has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions.

In 2010 he published SOUND ADVICE- Voiceover From An Audio Engineer’s Perspective. A first of its kind in the industry, the book covers audio engineering and studio session etiquette as it relates directly to voiceover talent. He continues to write a popular blog at his website: His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry.

Dan Friedman is an accomplished audio engineer, producer, director, author, singer, renowned voiceover coach and a successful voiceover talent heard on hundreds of local and regional television commercials, as the imaging voice for radio stations, in training videos and corporate narrations. He has been the national voice for Moe’s Southwest Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Village Inn and Hulu Plus. Other recent clients include: WalMart, Hardees, PGA Tours, McDonald’s and many more.

Sarah Wisterman Instragram – @theworsterman | Facebook – @SarahWisterman

Houston native Sarah Wisterman (they/them) was most recently seen in THREE SISTERS (The Neighborhood) and A SHAYNA MAIDEL (TimeLine Theatre).  Sarah also performed in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and AS YOU LIKE IT (First Folio), the world premiere of VISITING (Artemisia), DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER and CRIMES OF THE HEART (Canterbury Summer Theatre), and just participated in OUT OF TIME, the 24-hour immersive theatre festival with The Barrens Theatre Company. Film and TV credits include CHICAGO MED, UTOPIA, WORK IN PROGRESS, and CANDYMAN. Sarah earned their B.F.A. in Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University and is represented by Paonessa Talent.

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