Dead Wait by Jack Kison

While working at the Silent Grove funeral home- a place that has a bad habit of housing the newly woken dead- Max finds a new challenge every day as the cadavers pester him until he helps them settle their unfinished business in life. With each new day bringing another level of chaos, mild-mannered Max finds himself trying to keep his head above water, and even manages to learn some lessons about the nature of grief and love along the way. Sometimes Max can drag his feet, but that's okay- the Dead Wait.
Meet the Cast & Crew

Jessica Klimushyn
is a proud graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Acting. She is currently an apprentice at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, where she continues to pursue her passion for making theatre happen

Jono Mammel
Jono Mammel is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. During his time there, he created, wrote for, and starred in the award-winning webseries Baked With Good Intentions along with Dead Wait showrunner Jack Kison. He can be often be found playing Dungeons and Dragons on various live-streams, as well as serving as Dungeon Master for the podcast Goofballs and Goblins.


John Michael Cox (born February 25, 1973) is an American actor and director. He began his acting career when cast as Fagan for an elementary school production of Oliver Twist. His notable starring roles include Steve in Alone; Lou/Satan in Last Stop To Midnight; U.S. Marshal Samuel Culver in Mountain Runner; The Demon in The Summoning; Dr. White in Fractured; the head priest in The Indian Within; Brian in Just Like; Steve in Head Hunter as well as several other film appearances. John has also appeared in several stage productions including Oliver Twist, All In The Timing, and To Kill A Mockingbird to name of few. John has also made television appearances on Animal Planet's Busted and co-stared as a television show host for Artist Singh Television.

Evan Lugo
recently graduated with his BFA in Acting from Western Michigan University. He is currently in his first year at University of California, Irvine working on his MFA in Acting. IG: @evan_lugo

Ian Hardy
is an actor from Sterling Heights Michigan who studied Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University. He has been in numerous productions and has co-produced two shows (The Pillowman, Twelve Angry Men) with his best friend and business partner Jacob Cook, the latter of the two shows was even directed by the creator of Dead Wait Jack Kison. He now currently lives in Chicago to pursue acting professionally with the love and support of his wife Lizzie.