Meet the Actors
Stephen Jones grew up in Wilton, CT and attended both Wilton High School and Regional Center for the Arts (Trumbull, CT). During this time he studied musical theatre, singing, acting, dancing, screenplay writing, improv, videography, and photography. He has always had a love for performing and plans to pursue this passion in the future. Stephen has performed in 12 musical productions so far, his most notable roles being Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Prince/Wolf (Into the Woods), and Stephen's dream role of Marius in Wilton High School's production of Les Misérables. Other artistic endeavors include drawing/painting, voice acting, and creating LEGO stop motion films (known as Brickfilms in the film & animation community). Although mainly a stage actor, he has developed an interest in the endless possibilities of film. Astral was Stephen's first acting experience in a short film. He would like to thank the cast and crew of Astral for being supportive throughout the process and making this project come to life. Stephen will be attending Western Connecticut State University starting in Fall of 2014.
Jackie Winkler was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Newtown, CT at an early age. She attended Waldorf schools and switched to public education at age 10. From the beginning, Jackie has had a strong interest in the arts, including singing, musical instruments, art, and acting. Jackie plans on pursuing her artistic abilities as a possible profession but a definite hobby in the future. Astral was her first real acting experience, and she deems it a rewarding one. She thanks the cast, crew, and supporters of Astral and Max's work for making this new and wonderful experience possible. Jackie will be a Junior at Newtown High School in the fall of 2013.
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