Neely Seams is from a small town in southern West Virginia. She grew up in the theatre and pursued many interests in music, dance, and social justice issues. She focuses her advocacy on intersectionality and showing people a side of her state that they may not have seen before. Growing up as a biracial woman she has an experience of WV that is not often looked at in the media, and she hopes to show the diversity that is within her state.
Barry Westmoreland is super excited for everyone to see Normal for Now. He is native of Huntington West Virginia and graduate of Marshall University. Go Herd! He recently completed an acting apprenticeship in Atlanta. The “new normal” was never ideal but stay positive and healthy! Thank you everyone apart of the project!
Proudly hailing from West Virginia, Afsheen Misaghi is an actor, director, artist, and human being. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from West Virginia University, he attended the University of Florida where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting. He also received extensive improv training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy School and is a certified stage and screen combatant. He has appeared in numerous productions including professional theatre, award winning film projects, and national ad campaigns.
Paige Looney is an Appalachian jack-of-all-trades, or at least hopes to be. You can see her in various Coseri comedy sketches and in the upcoming musical feature film, Wake Up Dorothy. She prefers the behind-the-scenes work, serving as Producer and Production Manager for the short film Exodus 23:20. She is grateful for the opportunity to help grow the arts in Appalachia.
Emily O'Neal, from Huntington, WV, is a senior at Marshall University double majoring in anthropology and theatre, along with minors in history, sexuality studies, and women's studies. Some of her favorite stage credits include Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, directed by Leah Turley, and performing as the orchestra pianist for School of Rock under the direction of Mark Smith. In addition to being on the stage, she has worked behind the scenes as the stage manager for Sense and Sensibility at Marshall. Normal for Now is her first time appearing in film, and she's absolutely loved the experience.