Please welcome The First Martian cast!
Arista D’Nae (Dr. Eva)
In the role of Dr. Eva is Arista D'Nae, who has acting experience across film/TV and theater, as well as in stunts. Arista has studied the Meisner Technique at the Empowerhouse Acting Studio and is currently studying at The Chubbuck Studio. We're so happy to have her as our Dr. Eva! See Arista’s full bio here.
Karen Leigh Sharp (Dr. Martha)
Joining us as Dr. Martha is Karen Leigh Sharp. Karen holds a BA in Theatre Arts in acting and is trained in the Stanislavsky System. Karen recently won a Best Actress award in Toronto, Canada for her haunting portrayal of Silvia in the feature film Twisted (2022), now streaming on Amazon Prime. We're excited to see Karen as Dr. Martha! Karen’s full bio is here.
Maurizio Bandi (Dr. Adamo)
Maurizio Bandi is our Dr. Adamo. Born and raised in Italy, Maurizio has studied and worked in multiple countries in Europe and Asia, before coming to the U.S. He is also fluent in French and previously had a corporate career managing consumer brands. He has trained at the Speiser/Sturges Studio in Los Angeles and has over ten years of commercial acting experience. Ciao, Maurizio! Learn more about Maurizio here.
Misha Bakshi (TOMI)
Rounding out our cast is Moneesha "Misha" Bakshi (she/they) as the Eden Colony's TOMI (Transient Operations & Mobility Intelligence). Misha is a multi-media actor based in Eastern Canada, and an alumnus of the Acting Program at the Fountain School of Performing Arts. A proudly bisexual and non-binary artist of color, they strive to create art that uplifts the voices of marginalized people while working her way towards becoming a C-list celebrity. When not acting, Misha is a model, cosplayer, gamer, and an avid reader of cheesy romance novels. You can follow Misha for anime memes and silly art thoughts @mishasvoices on Instagram and Twitter.