Deborah Bowman (Bo), has worked with Telltale since 1996. She has toured with the
Georgia Mountain Theater and she worked as a video conference presenter in the
Distance Learning Studio at the Center for Puppetry Arts for six years. She has also
toured a one woman show, "Bubbles", to schools for the past 15 years. She currently
serves as a Naturalist teaching and presenting demonstrations for the Chattahoochee
Nature Center and works as the education assistant at the Cobb Energy Performing
Arts Centre.
Koby Parker In addition to TellTale Koby is also a performer at Matt Davenport
Productions and Actor at Atlanta Lyric Theatre. He Studied Musical Theatre at Reinhardt
University. Originally from Douglasville, Georgia, Koby currently resides in Marietta,
Georgia.
TellTale Actor Bios
John Schmedes, founder and director of TellTale Theatre is the playwright, director
and actor for TellTale shows. He has received rave reviews from the New York Times for
his roles as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Donnie in Butterflies are Free with the
New Jersey Repertory Theater and was acclaimed in Theater World for his MacHeath in
Beggar’s Opera Off Broadway.  His many regional credits include local leads and
supporting roles at the Horizon Theater, Georgia Ensemble Theater and Theatre in the
Square. He’s played leads in tours, dinner theater and stock as well as film and
commercials.  He’s written 45 plays, 40 of them originals or adaptations for children
and families, several commissioned by orchestras or major companies.
Troy Stephens has had a love for theatre, singing, and performing since he was a
toddler. A 2013 Graduate of Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, Troy received a
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance. He has performed in many
productions over the past several years including Pride and Prejudice (Sir Lucas),
Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus) and he
currently plays the role of Scooter in TellTale's Strong 4 Life show. Troy is also a skilled
Singer, Board Operator, Choreographer, Dancer, Sound Technician and Video/Film
Editor
Andrew Crigler  is an aspiring director, actor, teaching artist, movement
choreographer, and writer. He recently received his BA in Theatre and Performance
Studies from Kennesaw State University with a minor in dance. In addition to his roles
in TellTale's "Strong4Life" and "Hans On!", his recent acting appearances include: A
Wrinkle in Time, Confederacy of Dunces (Theatrical Outfit), The Ugly Duckling (Serenbe
Playhouse), The Devil Tree, The Theory of Everything, Revolutio: Children of an Idle
Brain and The Othering of Mr. Windebaggin (The Collective Project Inc). Andrew made
his professional directing premiere with The Red Herring, The Collective Project and
also performed and directed in The Theory of Everything in 2012. Andrew was recently
the movement choreographer for GET's TYA show Aesop's Fables. He has also taught
at the Alliance Theatre, Jitterbug Performing Arts, Fabrefaction Theatre Company, and
Forefront Arts. Andrew is also a balloon artist, mime, poet, and master of ceremonies.
Becca Potter is a member of TellTale's "Strong 4 Life" cast. She is a recent graduate
from Kennesaw State University, earning two BA degrees (Theatre/ Performance
Studies and Dance). Her recent credits include 42nd Street, The Music Man (Zaneeta),
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Panacea), Will Rogers Follies,
Annie Get Your Gun (Dance Captain), and the world premiere of City of Lions and Gods
(Miri). She was also a part of the KSU dance company and KISS (Kennesaw Improv
Society,Stupid).  
Alana Cheshire Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Alana is a trained actress, singer,
dancer, and pianist. She graduated from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
with a BS in Vocal Performance and Theatre in May 2011, where she was a Founders
Scholar. Alana currently shares her talent with TellTale in the shows "Hans On!" and
"Strong 4 Life".  She has also worked with companies including Next Stage Theater,
Theatre on the Prowl and Fabrifaction Theatre. Known by her colleagues and directors
for her sensuality, vulnerability, and goofiness, Alana is equally comfortable in the
heightened situations of opera and Shakespeare as she is in quirky and irreverent
productions like The Rocky Horror Show.
Janine DeMichele  is an Atlanta based actress, and has recently been seen at the
Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern in "Romeo & Juliet", and "Measure for Measure" as a
member of the 2012/2013 Acting Apprentice Company. She graduated from Columbus
State University in May of 2011 with a BFA in Theatre Performance and is a also trained
vocalist, appearing in many musical theatre productions. Janine has also been involved
in film projects including commercials, industrials, and short films. Along with acting,
Janine is skilled in Special FX make-up artistry, sword fighting, weightlifting, yoga, and
operates a fitness blog.
Joel Coady found his love for theatre in High School under the direction of Justin
Anderson at Woodland School of the Arts. He then went to study Theatre Arts at
LaGrange College and is now in his first year in Atlanta. He made his Atlanta theatre
debut at the Fourteen Street Playhouse in the Good Works Theatre Festival. Since then
he has been in the 24-Hour Play Festival at Onstage Atlanta, The Chain Play at the
Academy Theatre produced by Working Title Playwrights, and the One-Minute Play
Festival at Actors Express. He spent many of his summers at Camp Glisson as the
Outpost Director guiding and training middle/high school and college students on
outdoor adventures such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and white water
rafting. He is currently the Technical Theatre Director at The Greenfield Hebrew
Academy and is writing their one-act play this year titled "Children of the Wire Fence".
Bekah Medford is a recent graduate from Young Harris College where she majored in
Musical Theatre and minored in Business and Public Policy. Strong 4 Life is her first
performance with TellTale and she thoroughly enjoys bringing Victoria to life. Her past
stage credits include Charity-"Sweet Charity," Becky-"Becky's New Car," Frog-"A Year
with Frog and Toad," Abigail-"The Crucible," Audrey-"Little Shop of Horrors,"
Rose-"Dancing in Lughnasa," and others. Bekah has worked at Disney as a character
performer and has performed in theatres in Georgia and North Carolina.
Jamel Booth is a graduate of Shorter College. He has previously worked with Accidental
Shakespeare. He recently returned to the Atlanta area after living in Chicago for a
couple of years. He is beyond excited to get started in Atlanta working with TellTale.