Meet the cast from The Trance’s premiere of  Last Gasp, First Breath

         Katherine Bellantone

Katherine Bellantone is thrilled to join such a talented cast to bring Trance’s first production to life. Most recently she has worked with Hell in a Handbag Productions in L’imitation of Life and Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical. She can also be seen in short films such as When We Prey by True Hinds, CIVET with The Inner Below, and Grumble by Zachary Green, for which she is currently nominated for a Best Actor award at the Benton Park Film Festival in St. Louis. She is a Southern Illinois native and received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

        Dwayne Everett

This Northwest Indiana native is honored to be working with The Trance in its inaugural production. Dwayne holds a BA in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago. Recent credits include Bright Star at Boho Theatre, The Total Bent at Haven Theatre, Little Women at Brown Paper Box Co. and productions at About Face Theatre, American Theatre Company, Redtwist Theatre, and Refuge Theatre Project. Many thanks to family and friends for continued love and support, this incredible cast, and our brilliant Creative Team. 

              Julia Germeroth

Julia Germeroth is a Chicago based actor. She graduated from Roosevelt University CCPA with a BFA in Acting and The Second City Conservatory. She is an Artistic Associate with Theatre Evolve and an avid scrapbooker. Past productions she’s appeared in include: IN THE BLOOD (Pulse Theatre), TWELFTH NIGHT (Theatre Evolve), VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Aleotoric Theatre).  She is represented by Big Mouth Talent. 
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            Jann Iaco

Jann is thrilled to be part of this inaugural production for The Trance. She has
performed at many Chicago theatres including Provision, Raven, Lifeline, Griffin, First
Folio, and Fourth Wall where she was nominated for a Jeff Citation. She taught acting at
the Victory Gardens Training Center and stage managed at the Guthrie Theatre in
Minneapolis. Jann received an MFA in directing from the University of Minnesota and is
a CPLP, Certified Professional of Learning and Performance.

            Kyle Quinlivan

Kyle is excited to be a part of The Trance’s first production. Recent credits include The Front Page (Earl Williams) and Mass Appeal (US Mark) at Oil Lamp Theater, The Wizard of Oz and Happy Days at The Palace Theater in the Dells, Tom Sawyer in Big River at Theatre at the Center, Jesus in Godspell, Danny in Baby, and Owen in The Foreigner with Cincinnati Landmark Productions, and Piero/Leo in Big Love at the Theatre Festival of Havana.  He is a member of Improv Playhouse, has a BFA in Acting from Webster University and thanks his family and friends for all of their continual support.  

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           Sean Wesslund

Sean Erik Wesslund is a master of acting–well, technically he holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting, but he likes the sound of the first one better.  Sean is excited to work with Trance on its inaugural production!  Sean is an actor, singer, Advanced Actor Combatant, and fight choreographer in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  He holds his MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University, his BA from Northwestern University, and is represented by Grossman and Jack Talent. He lives in Evanston with his wife and daughter.