FRANK & LAMAR
"Frank and Lamar" is an outstanding new comedy series premiering this year with IFC. The series follows two best friends who live together and work together as middle school teachers in New York City. When workplace drama, romance, and personal growth turn their world upside down, their friendship is put to the test.
We are happy to have writers/producers/co-stars, Carl Foreman, Jr. and Anthony Gaskins, along with the cast and crew of "Frank & Lamar for a full series screening and celebration.
TESSA CLAIRE HERSH
Tessa Claire Hersh is a professional actor, comedian, and writer based in New York City, where she can be seen performing two running shows at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater as well as perform on one the theater's house sketch team.. She also starred in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show BLANK! an improvised musical. She is the Host of Friendliest town a family friendly comedic television show on the travel channel, you can also catch her MTV's Bugged Out, and TruTV's Friends of the People. She is a regularly contributor to Refinery 29's Riot channel with her web series Truth Fairy. You can check out additional video sketches and web-series at her website tessahersh.com
Originally from Arkansas, DeLance has been working professionally in New York since 2008.
Favorite Theatre Credits include:
Honky (Off-Broadway), Dust (Off-Broadway), Lights Rise on Grace (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.), Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre), Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theatre), Phoenician Women (Moscow Art Theatre), A-Train Plays (Neighborhood Playhouse), All The Way (New Stages Theatre) and Soldier's Play (Arkansas Rep). TV Credits include: Shades of Blue (NBC), Redrum (Investigation Discovery) and Luke Cage(ABC/Netflix). DeLance is a company member of BrickABrack Theatre Company in NYC.
He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Henderson State University and a MFA in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre - Institute for Advanced Theatre Training @ Harvard University.
CARL FOREMAN, JR.
Carl Foreman, Jr. is an actor, writer and comedian living in New York City, raised in Baltimore, MD. He missed the memo sent to all the other Baltimore actors and never appeared on The Wire.
Carl has appeared on network television, in national commercials, regional theatre, and in sketches for CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Above Average, MTV: Other, and the Huffington Post. Carl also performs and directs sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He was selected as one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch for Sketch Performance.
He has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from The American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute (IATT) at Harvard University. At The American Repertory Theatre, Carl played Bernard in David Mamet’s Romance, which also starred Prez fromThe Wire, finally fulfilling his Baltimore actor requirements.
Anthony is an Actor, Writer, Producer, and Teacher from California by way of Las Vegas, NV.
Anthony was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Play by the Adelco Awards for his performance in the world premiere, Honky, at UrbanStages. Other credits include, Brother Jacob in the New York Theater Workshop Debut, Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and Directed by Des McAnuff.
Anthony has appeared on three CBS television shows; Elementary, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary and is now working on a new television show with IFC.
Film Credits include the Award Winning short, Crazy Beats Strong Everytime -Sundance Film Festival Premiere, The Jerk Theory -Netflix Release, Inside -SLC ComicCon Feature Film Winner. Other films include Weight Classes, Fallout, and ‘Cell. Anthony is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater, Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.