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Mythic Thunderlute: A D&D Podcast Musical


Professional actors and musicians, Jake, Lillian, Michael, Steve, and Leigha, play a tightly-edited Dungeons and Dragons campaign. After they record, they add sound effects, underscoring, and full-fledged musical numbers!

Full Cast & Crew Bios

Jake Blouch (Producer, Composer, Guitarist, Voice of Edgar Hawke) is a Philly-based actor, song writer, voiceover artist and future President of the United States. He has performed in theaters across the Philadelphia region, and even a couple times in Delaware! In addition to his “career” as an actor, his songwriting and musical projects include his parody band Jawbone Junction, which aims to give Southern Rock the Spinal Tap treatment (Steve Gudelunas on the drums).  His original musical Something Like a War was commissioned by 11th Hour Theatre Company, and received a showcase reading in 2019.  For his turn in their production of See What I Wanna See, he won the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical.  He lives in South Philly with his true love, his wife Sophia, and her true love, their dog Teddy, and cats Tobias and Sister Aloicius. 

Leigha Kato (Voice of Pugface Doodleop) is a west coast heart living on the east coast! Credits include; The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Saint Joan, Mother Courage, Doctor Faustus (Quintessence Theatre Group); Peter and the Starcatcher, Into the Woods (Theatre Horizon); Metamorphoses, A Year w/ Frog & Toad (Arden Theatre Company); Spelling Bee (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Broken Biscuits (1812 Productions), 4000 Miles (Philadelphia Theatre Company); HAIR (Tribe Chance Theatre) She lives in Mt. Airy with her love, Lee and their beautiful cat Dottie!

Lillian Castillo (Voice of Jocasta Stormwood) is a Chicago-based actress and life long gamer. Her passion for theater and games found its perfect intersection when she was introduced to table top RPGs in college. It was love at first role! She and her husband have just welcomed a new family member, William, into the world!

Michael Doherty (Producer, Head Writer, Editor, Game Maker) is an east coast-based actor, writer, and comedian. He has participated in nearly 50 theatrical productions across the country, including productions at 59E59 Theaters, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, the Wilma Theater, and more. His television pilot, Los Jarochos, won Best Writing at the 2013 Independent TV Festival. Michael is a published educational researcher in an ongoing collaboration with the University of Denver, studying the thought processes of professional actors. In 2019, he married fellow actor and best friend Alex Keiper during preview week for The Nerd at Milwaukee Rep. IG: @thedohberman; Website:

Steve Gudelunas (Resident Drummer, Voice of Roscoe Chubb) is a Philadelphia-based vocalist, drummer, and actor. He is also one of the creators of Mythic Thunderlute. Steve lives at home with his wife Rebecca, dog Lola, and cats Amani and Smokey.

Alex Keiper (Producer, Chief Story Editor, SFX) is wife/writing partner to Michael Doherty, our Game Maker. She’s an actor/director who’s worked all over the country at companies such as The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Co, 11th Hour Theatre Company and many more. She’s thrilled to be joining the greater podcast community and can’t wait for the world to be taken over by Mythic Thunderlute! 

Dan Kazemi (Producer, Composer, Underscoring, Mixing/Mastering) is a New York-based composer, actor, director, music director, educator and is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. His directorial work has been seen at Milwaukee Rep with the hit productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Ring of Fire. His recent musical direction credits for Milwaukee Rep include In the Heights, The All Night Strut!, Murder for Two, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha and Dreamgirls. In Philadelphia, Dan recently musically directed Lizzie (Barrymore Award), Herringbone (Barrymore Nom), and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musicals, Field Hockey Hot (Barrymore Nom) and Tulipomania. Dan’s music has been performed at the Cirque de Demain in Paris, Ballet Fleming and in the 213 collective’s collaborations Untitled Project #213 and Your Attention Please!. Dan is also the composer of a new musical, The Tapioca Miracle.

Molly Foy (Production Manager) is a stage manager and theater artist based in Philadelphia. A recent graduate of Temple University (BA Theater Studies, 2021), Molly’s recent credits include the world premiere of Chance the Snapper (Temple University), Chess (11th Hour), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Temple University). Many thanks to the production team! Shoutout to Mom, Dad, and Dan. 

Sarah Royds (Social Media Coordinator) is a graduate from the class of 2019 at Washington and Jefferson College with a dual degree in English and Communication Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. She has spent the last year interning at theatre companies across the Philadelphia region, including: People’s Light Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company, and Shakespeare in Clark Park. Sarah loves to spend her free time with her kitty boys, Greyjoy and Gandalf. And a fun fact about Sarah: she has dyed her hair every shade of the rainbow!

Judd Mellinger-Blouch (Marketing Consultant) Judd’s most noteworthy accomplishment is marrying Ellen Mellinger-Blouch and doing his small part in producing Jake Blouch and his much cuter sister, Leah. Beyond that, Judd has worked in healthcare public relations, marketing, and workforce development for 35 years.

Campbell O’Hare (Web Designer) is a Barrymore Award-winning actor with the Wilma Hothouse company, a teaching artist, editor, choreographer, visual artist, and halfling cleric. Lover of D&D, lover of podcasts, lover of D&D podcasts.


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