Cast Bios - Hand to God
Bob Linebarger (JASON/TYRONE) is so excited and honored to be back at one of his absolute favorite theaters ever since he saw his first show here in college. His first and only other show at the Unicorn was Inspecting Carol. Other shows you might have seen him in around town are Big River at MTH, Chainsaw: The Musical at The Living Room, and he just got finished producing, directing and acting in a production of Matt and Ben. He would like to thank Cynthia for this wonderful opportunity and you all who make the theatre experience in Kansas City so great.
Heidi Van (MARGERY) is thrilled to return to the Unicorn after appearing in Next Fall; In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play; and Bright Ideas. Heidi is Curator of the Fishtank Theatre where she recently starred as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn/God directed by Jeff Church. Heidi is an actor, creator and producer of contemporary experimental live theatre and her original works include The Coppelia Project, The Penis Monologues, Death by Shakespeare and Heaven + Hell, an immersive theatre experience that fuses The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde and takes place in multiple rooms of the Fishtank (look for that every weekend in October.) Find out more at www.fishtanktheater.com.
Marc Liby (PASTOR GREG) is honored to be back at Unicorn Theatre! This marks his 22nd year in professional theatre with over 40 directing and 30 acting credits from all over the country. Recent acting credits include Oscar in The Odd Couple (Maples Rep), J.D. in Hands on a Hardbody (Unicorn Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Unicorn Theatre), and Footloose (Starlight Theatre). All his love to Ashley – his best friend, foundation and wife; Sophia – his daughter, who reminds him what it’s all about; and Smokey – the dog … he’s a really great dog.
Matthew J. Lindblom (TIMMY) Recent credits include Lupus ChronicSLE, KC Fringe; Roof of the World, KC Rep; A Charlie Brown Christmas, Coterie Theatre; Equus, The Living Room Theatre. This is his first time returning to the Unicorn’s Levin Stage since playing Kev in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
Mariem Diaz (JESSICA) is ecstatic to be returning to the Unicorn Theatre after the production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Credits include: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Unicorn Theatre); And Justice for Some (Coterie Theatre); Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Our Town directed by David Cromer; The Audio Cart (KC Fringe Festival); The Learned Ladies directed by Theodore Swetz; the world premiere of Freedom Rider directed by Ricardo Khan; Blue Berry Hill Accord, Immeasurable Heaven, and Troilus and Cressida (UMKC Theatre). Education: BA, Gettysburg College; MFA, University of Missouri-Kansas City.