We're a group of cage free, grass-fed artists and enthusiasts who are passionate about telling stories that inspire minds and change hearts. 

 
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JASON BURKEY
chief instigator | actor | idea man

Jason is a professional actor who first broke ground with a lead role in the surprise hit movie, October Baby, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 15 most impressive box office performances of 2012.
You can now find Jason on television with roles in The Walking Dead, Atlanta, The Gifted, The Originals, Halt and Catch Fire, Shots Fired, Nashville, The Have and The Have Nots and Being Mary Jane. Movie credits include I Can Only Imagine, Bigger and The Art of Self-Defense. 
He loves awakening people to the beauty of life and is delighted to continue doing so through Act For A Change. 

 


APRIL BILLINGSLEy  
Co-instigator | actor | gatherer 

A native of Duluth, Georgia, April Billingsley is a graduate of the Florida State University film program. She is also an actress that you might know from her recurring role as Barbara Langston in the ABC show, “Resurrection”, or from the star studded cast of “Last Vegas” where she plays a supporting role opposite Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro and others. She has also appeared on hit shows like “The Walking Dead”, "The Mentalist", "The Vampire Diaries”, “Constantine”, “Satisfaction" and "Drop Dead Diva.” Recently, she filmed a supporting role in the yet to be released Doug Liman film, "Mena", alongside Tom Cruise. Currently, she is starring in independent film, “The Dark Red” directed by Dan Bush (The Signal). She loves acting and production, and is very excited to be giving back to her community as a founding member of Act For A Change.

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LISA TORRES DOUGLAs
Impresario | Director | imagineer

Lisa is a seasoned Producer/Director in video production with over six years of international experience. But she's always been a thespian at heart; from playing way too many imaginary games as a wee tot, to directing fringe theatre in London.

Lisa ended up marrying a Brit and lived there for several years (ah, that explains the "wee tot" phraseology). She's now thrilled to be a part of the arts community in Atlanta and help champion local charities alongside an awesome group of fellow thespians.  


JESSICA CLAIRE
MINISTER OF MARKETING | DIGITAL DOCTOR | ACTOR

Jessica is an actor and entrepreneur, and uses her background in marketing to help support Atlanta's brilliant artists and groundbreaking charities. She is a wild and crazy fan of theatre, film, and storytelling, and loves seeing it used as a vehicle for impactful connections and transformative experiences. 

Jessica gets pumped about melding her passion for thoughtful digital connection, creative expression, and community outreach in order to bring people together in a meaningful way. With Act for a Change, she's on a mission to expose local artists and charities to those who are thirsty for change.