The Palooka - Bryan Batt

Bryan Batt is a native New Orleanian, actor, designer, fundraiser, and civic activist. He has won 2 Screen Actor’s Guild awards for his portrayal of “Salvatore Romano” on AMC’s critically acclaimed series MAD MEN . Theatrically, Bryan is most proud to have created the role of Darius in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick’s ground-breaking comedy Jeffrey. Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, Sunset Blvd., Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, and Cats. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back,and Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act (Drama Desk Nomination). Honors include 2007 HRC Equality award, OUT Magazine’s Artist of the Year 2007, N.O. Aids Task Force Humanitas award, Big Easy 2008 “Entertainer of the Year”, Backstage Magazine’s Bistro award for best vocalist 2008, the Isidore Newman School Distinguished Alumnus Award 2008-2009, and the 2013 New Orleans Arts Council Community Award. Bryan can also be seen in the films 12 Years a Slave, Parkland, and The Last of Robin Hood.

The Kid - Zack Kron

Zack Kron is a New Orleans-born actor living and working in New York City. He is no stranger to the time period, having previously played a depression-era vaudeville dancer in Steel Pier. Other favorite roles have included West Side Story's Baby John, and the Devil in the award-winning Les Mauvais Garcons. His film work has been seen all over the country in various festivals and competitions, and he is excited to be a part of such a great on a once-in-a-lifetime Tennessee Williams project.
When not acting, Zack can be found working on his on screenplays—including a yet-untitled web series set in a New Orleans cemetery, playing with his dog, or avoiding cleaning the apartment at all costs.

The Trainer - Dane Rhodes

Dane is an actor and director in New Orleans La. He has appeared on stages and in films around the world. Some of his favorite experiences have included working on a world premier play called MAcbeth at the Gates with Roy Marsden and his friend David Lumsden and getting to work with John Travolta, Scarlette Johannson, and Shanie Gable on A Love Song for Bobby Long (the movie that launched his journey into film).
Dane has acted with too many celebrated and gifted actors to list and has worked with genius directors like Tony Scott, Martin Campbell, Walter Hill, Jay Roach, and Timur Bekmambetov among others. He has also gotten to be a part of the magic that happens when Quentin Tarantino stands behind and in front of the camera.
When he isn’t chasing his career, he is chasing his dog Hunter around the Big Easy… his home away from home.