Betsy is the co-creator and producer of Accomplice. In 2004, she and her brother Tom conceived of the Accomplice concept after being on a walking tour of the Lower East Side. As a child, Betsy loved scavenger hunts and knew that the mystery of surprise and intrigue, often lost in adulthood, was a great concept to build on for entertainment. Betsy is eternally grateful for the talented improvisational actors and hard-working crew that have made Accomplice a reality.
John CannatellaJuly 4th, 1943 - March 31st 2020
John Cannatella is a veteran of stage, screen, and television, enacting the roles of Aaron Burr and Ivan The Terrible for The History Channel. He is an actor, director, and playwright in residence at The Westchester Collaborative Theatre and The Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit. He has been a member of the Accomplice family from the beginning, enjoying the camaraderie, respect, and affection shared by the cast and production team alike.
John originated the role of “The Fed” in 2006. Throughout his time with Accomplice, John only missed a handful of shows. Countless people the world over remember John ending Accomplice New York as “the drunk guy”. He was universally loved and respected by all.
Ian Federgreen currently performs in the off-Broadway comedy Truffles. Stage credits range from Shakespeare and Feydeau to Neil Simon and Chris Durang. Favorite roles include Lenny in Rumors, Charlie in The Foreigner, Buddy in City of Angels, Allan in Play It Again, Sam, and Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris’ one-man show The Santaland Diaries. Also a comedian and improviser, Ian made his TV debut on AMC’s Date Night. www.ianfedergreen.com.
Katharine Nedder is an NYC based actress and NYU Tisch graduate. She has been performing for fifteen years across the US. Most recent credits include Dennie in The Killer (Egg and Spoon Coll.), Rosalind in As You Like It (Ozark Actors Theater), and Cinderella in Upcycled Cinderella (Bright Star Touring Theatre). She is a co-founder/board member of the Something From aBroad theater company in residence at the Kraine and can be found teaching preschool when she is not acting.
Jacklyn Collier grew up in coal region of Pennsylvania dreaming of big city life so she is thrilled to be a part of Accomplice the Show where she gets to combine two of her greatest loves: theater and New York City. Jacklyn has appeared off-Broadway in Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Awesome 80s Prom, and My Big Gay Italian Wedding. She’s gotten murdered in several Discovery ID shows and married on HBO’s The Deuce. Upcoming films include Love, Fall & Order for Hallmark Channel and Blood Conscious (definitely not for Hallmark Channel). Jacklyn is a co-host of Hallmark Channels’ The Bubbly Sesh Podcast and is the founder of a personalized board game company called Bundle with her sister. (Yes it is all fun and games and no, not going to get a regular job someday.) IG @jacklyncollier
DAN is an actor, writer, and comedian originally from Springfield, MA. With his company Wet Paint Theatre, Dan has written, produced, and appeared in 2 original parody musicals. Recently, Dan has played classical roles such as Ariel in The Tempest and Malcolm in an adaption of Macbeth, as well as more contemporary roles such as Robert F. Kennedy in RFK with Face to Face Films, and Booker in Douglas Carter Beane’s Revival of Babes in Arms. Dan is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was a member of their 2019-2020 Acting Company. He has been with Accomplice since February of 2022 and couldn’t be more thrilled to be your guide through New York! Hope to see you out there! Instagram @itsdankelly, www.itsdankelly.com
Sydney is an actor, drag performer, dancer, and singer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Theatre in 2019. A recent transplant to NYC, she has enjoyed working on short films, music videos, drag shows, and more since her move to the big city. “Accomplice” is one of Sydney’s first and favorite projects in NYC, and she hopes you get to experience all the magic it has to offer! Instagram @sydneyelliot20
Elise is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and is an Actor, Improviser, & Teacher based in Astoria, Queens. She got her BFA Musical Theatre LIU Post. Elise is a Professional Improviser and is a resident Actor/Company member of Theatre Nerds Murder Mysteries (theatrenerds.com) She also performs Musical Improv and Short-form Improv with 8 is Never Enough Improv Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club. She can be seen making up musicals on the spot at The Magnet Theatre and performs Musical Improv, Hip Hop Improv, & Long-Form/Short Form Improv in multiple Comedy Clubs around the city. When not performing, Elise can be seen taking day trips with her fiancé David and cuddling with, but also trying not to be scratched, by her kitten @milkafromastoria. Check her website eliseramaekers.com for more updates. Instagram @elise_ramaekers.
Al Ro is Manhattan-based actor, singer, comedian and host from Wichita, Kansas. You can catch him on stages all over the city, from the Broadway Comedy Club to Carnegie Hall. He is the resident host for the hit cabaret series Drunk Musicals and he produces the Loose Change Comedy Show which raises money for charities in Washington Heights. Al love all things puzzles and is thrilled to be a part of Accomplice, the coolest show in NYC! Thanks go to Betsy and his fellow cast mates for keeping him somewhat sane. Follow @alrocomedy for upcoming performances!
She currently works as a company member of Accomplice, an immersive theater experience in the west village, and teaches theater in Brooklyn, NY.
Dean is a NYC based artist! He graduated from Fordham University where he studied theatre performance and currently works supporting theatre and venues around the country. Check him out on Instagram @deanort or at DeanTierney.com
Mark is an actor, writer, and singer from Illinois. Credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweeney Todd, Beyond the Horizon, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mark also travels around the East Coast to perform murder mysteries. He’s done stand-up, new plays with music, clown shows, and solo work including a one-man online performance of Plautus’ “The Haunted House.” He’s currently one half of a podcast “Looking for the Ocean,” where he reviews Pixar movies. You can find him in Central Park dropping juggling balls, or online at markyoungperformer.com.
Evie Brandford-Altsher is a NYC-based actor, singer, and writer. She studied at NYU Tisch’s Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Stonestreet Studios. Evie performs in immersive improv/comedy shows in NYC, including the Brooklyn-based The Art of Killin It. She also performs with the NJ-based SPQR Stage Company. Check out her original silly songs @e.v_b.a.
Olivia is an NYC-based actor from St. Louis, Missouri. A 2023 graduate of the Stella Adler Professional Conservatory, she most recently played Hotspur in Henry IV Part 1. She received a BA in theater from Washington and Lee University in 2020 and has studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade. In her free time, she volunteers at Theater for the New City in the East Village. She is so grateful to now be a part of Accomplice!