The Cast of Eight Lessons

Of course, the bulk of work fell on Kendall and Darrell. They were great with the awkward chemistry of Roger and Tatum.

Kendall Rileigh

Kendall is a Southern-bred, NYC-based actor, aerialist, and aerial choreographer. She graduated Duke University Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in Drama and Psychology. Her theater work includes a Broadway tour, off Broadway, off off Broadway, and regional productions, and her TV/film work includes 30 Rock and feature Eight Lessons in Living Together.

Because Kendall had gone off to seek her fortune in NYC (and found some) she was a SAG member, so this film was the first Turnip did under a SAG contract.

A former competitive gymnast, Kendall began training as an aerialist in 2007 and is invigorated by the dramatic possibilities of merging theatre and aerial work. She specializes on aerial silks and rope. Her work as an aerial director, choreographer, and performer has taken her to Ireland, Mexico, and across the U.S.

Darrell Parker

Darrell Parker created Roger and Tatum for Turnip's short film, The Longest 3 Minutes in which the couple fumes and then imagines while waiting for the results of the home pregnancy test. (It's negative).

Darrell’s unique storytelling ability has been noticed by other filmmakers and actors alike. Parker has written the screenplays for seven shorts that have been produced. Darrell Parker lives in Sanford, North Carolina with his wife Brandy and two lovely kids.

The world of Roger and Tatum is filled out by our wonderful supporting cast.

Barbette Hunter

Lormarev Jones

Naomi Eckhaus

Kathy Rainey

Heather Fisher

Evan Sullivan

Reid Dalton