Nick Mataragas is a director, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, and improviser, and is a graduate of the IO Chicago training center (so many things!). Nick can be heard on multiple podcasts on the DVMPE network including Memoriam Productions, SURIAL, the Last Days of Macho Man Will Shiflett, and Freak of the Week. For many years he could be seen in improv shows at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora, Illinois. When not working way too much, Nick celebrates the god Dionysus, enjoys reading, and sleeps. Nick is the founder and Executive Director at Memoriam Development.
Head of Theatrical Production
Amanda is an actor, writer, director, singer, and photographer, and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. She made her directorial debut with ‘Oh My Gods’, in late 2017 which was also her first full-length play. She is the Vice President of Development at Memoriam Development where she has acted in, and co-written multiple projects including ‘Participation Trophy’. When Amanda isn’t performing or creating, she spends her time traveling, cooking, and sitting alone in a dark room drinking wine and wondering if she had any real talent. You know, artsy stuff.
Head of Digital Content
Patrick is a co-creator of the podcast Ghostly and Head of Digital Content at Memoriam Development. He is an Improv Comedian, Actor, and Musician by night and a Designer of Education by day. He is a Zen Buddhist that is forever looking to become a better human being by practicing empathy. Patrick has been in several Memoriam Development podcasts and sketch shows. Including – Participation Trophy, Freak of the Week, both seasons of Surial, Mr. Wiggly’s Moist’N’Happy Friendship Garden and Unfxxxingrelatable. In his spare time… Ha, let’s be honest there is no spare time.
Not an actor by trade (unless you count his performance as a janitor in a 4th grade classroom play), David Musto is accomplished in the art of starting artistic projects with little to no follow through. He is the writer of multiple unfinished scripts for film and television. He is currently the host of the Unfxxxingrelatable podcast where he is an insufferable blowhard.
Allan Morgan has been trying to make others laugh since he found it could divert attention away from his pixie-size feet. He has produced, written for, and performed in radio and television sketch shows dating back to college, and continues to emcee for suburban Chicago events and perform as a main stage player at the Comedy Shrine improv theatre when the owner forgets to post security at the stage door. He is also a songwriter whose music and voice has been featured in movies, network and cable television, and numerous appearances on the Dr. Demento radio show. He is kept unreasonably well-fed by a tolerant family in Oswego containing his wife, two kids, a dog, an, reluctantly, two cats.
Rebecca has been in Nerdy and Dirty, Participation Trophy at Elgin Fringe Fest, and Nightshade. She can also be heard on several Memoriam podcasts, including Freak of the Week and Mr. Wiggly’s Moist’N’Happy Friendship Garden. Rebecca and her partner Pat cna also be heard on Ghostly, their podcast debating the truth of your favorite ghost stories and legends. Rebecca received her Master’s in English Literature as well as one in Education from DePaul University and works as a Career Counselor.
Bob Anderson is the host of the paranormal podcast, Bob After Dark. Being a Swiss Army Knife of the metaphysical, he well versed in the world of ghosts, cryptids, demonology, and even extra terrestrial activities. Coming from a comedy and performance background, Bob love having a good time, and telling stories for all to enjoy.
Ashli is a Columbia college Chicago graduate. She has been podcasting for about 8 years, and is now taking acting classes for camera. Ashli has been involved with Nightshade for the past 2 years, and hopes to do much more once the pandemic ends.