The Cast of E.P.G.
Born in Hays, Kansas and residing in Kansas City, Jeffrey Staab overcame a stuttering problem and conflicted youth to become one of the most sought after and prolific actors in Kansas City's burgeoning Independent film scene. Having appeared in over 90 productions, including features, shorts, and commercials, Jeffrey Staab is best known for bringing a brutal sense of honesty and vulnerability to the characters he portrays. Having appeared in features for indie film directors Kevin Willmott and Patrick Rea, and performing with actors William Baldwin and Kip Niven, Jeffrey also starred in 35 episodes of the popular web series, 'Smoke Break." Currently he costars in a new indie feature, 'Found Wandering Lost.'.
A prolific actor and Improv comedian, Chad Crenshaw, in addition to his performance in E.P.G., also costars in the sci-fi horror feature, "No Good Heroes." Chad also had the opportunity to go to the Cannes Film Festival with two short films in 2014. Aside from acting, Chad has co-written and directed over a dozen short films. Several have won awards in festivals, the last two being awarded Best Film.
Kip Niven has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, in 100+ network television shows, and over a dozen feature films (including JAYHAWKERS, MAGNUM FORCE, EARTHQUAKE, MIDWAY, and, yes, NEW YEAR’S EVIL). He has worked in virtually every professional theatre in Kansas City including: Starlight Theatre (MARY POPPINS, SOUND OF MUSIC, etc.); the New Theatre Restaurant (NEVER TOO LATE, CACTUS FLOWER, etc.); KC Repertory Theatre (DEATH OF A SALESMAN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, etc.); Spinning Tree Theatre (WEST SIDE STORY, THE FANTASTICKS); and Musical Theater Heritage (OLIVER!, GYPSY, etc., and, upcoming, URINETOWN). The father of three, grandfather of five, cat-father of two, Kip lives in Leawood, KS, with his sweetheart, Claudia Copping.
An actress of stage and screen, Jennifer Seward-DeRock, appearing in a variety of independent films, web series, music videos, and commercials, is also known as a producer and costar of the comedy short "Mean Spirited." Committed to progressing Kansas City's independent entertainment industry, Jennifer has served on the boards of the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, CinemaKC, and the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City.