Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslis

Mark Jude Sullivan, Byron Lane, Tom Lenk, Jayne Entwistle in  TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

Photo by Tristram Kenton



With sold-out and critically acclaimed runs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London and Edinburgh Fringe, TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST is a must-see cult comedy.


TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST stars Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Instagram sensation Tom Lenk as iconic actress Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on dissecting his life as part of a character study for her next big movie role. 

Written by Byron Lane (Last Will & Testicle). Directed by Tom DeTrinis (Bright Colors and Bold patterns). Starring: Tom Lenk (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Rock of Ages on Broadway), Byron Lane (Last Will & Testicle), Jayne Entwistle (Feud: Bette and Joan), Mark Jude Sullivan (Pan Am). 


TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis.



TOM LENK's (Producer/"TILDA") Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Transformers," "Date Movie," "Much Ado About Nothing" & his dorkumentary "Nerdgasm" available on Amazon! On stage Tom starred in the one man play, "Buyer and Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater and Hartford Theaterworks, and in both the Broadway and original Los Angeles casts of Rock of Ages. Now regarded a FASHUN ICON, Tom's "Lenk Lewk For Less" photos and videos have gone viral with 100's of millions of views and 1/2 a million followers on Instagram (@tommylenk). 


BYRON LANE (Playwright/”WALT”) is a writer and actor whose play Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in Last Will & Testicle, an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about his tryst with testicular cancer. He wrote, produced, and co-stars with Octavia Spencer in the feature film comedy Herpes Boy, winner of Best Comedy at Comic Con 2010 and a 2009 Audience Award from Austin Film Festival. He lives in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and their rescue dog, Tilda. ByronLane.com



JAYNE ENTWISTLE ("JANET") is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created Big City Improv, which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; Feud: Bette & Joan, The Good Place, You're the Worst and Desperate Housewives. Jayne Entwistle and Tilda Swinton are both pale and British. Any other similarities are pure fabrication.




MARK JUDE SULLIVAN ("HERMAN") is a regular in L.A. theatre. His stage credits include Good Grief (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), Immediate Family (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), Casa Valentina (Pasadena Playhouse), Act One, Amadeus, The Whipping Man, The Liar and Romeo and Juliet (LA Theatre Works), Private Eyes, Lobby Hero and Betrayal (InHouse Theatre) and Mary's Wedding (Malibu Playhouse). Broadway: To Be or Not To Be (Manhattan Theatre Club). NY: The Dining Room (Keen Company - Drama Desk Award), Surface to Air (Symphony Space).  Regional: The Whipping Man and The Sisters Rosensweig (Old Globe Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Measure for Measure and Melissa Arctic (Folger Shakespeare Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Studio Theatre), Big Death, Little Death and After Ashley (Woolly Mammoth Theatre). Film: Bear With Us. TV: ABC's Scandal, For The People, Pan Am, YouTube Red's Sing It!, CBS's As The World Turns.


TOM DETRINIS (Director) is so proud of the whole TILDA team and is grateful to everyone who has enjoyed far and wide! Recently on stage, Tom played David in The SantaLand Diaries at Virginia Stage Company and Lance in the Ovation Recommended DIE MOMMIE DIE at the Kirk Douglas Theater and at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. He is the producing director of the critically acclaimed theater company, 30 Minute Musicals, and has been on the producing team for three productions with the IAMA Theatre Company, as well as BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS at Celebration and Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater and the SoHo Playhouse. More? detrinis.com or @detrinis on insta.