ROAD RAGE is the story of Matt Lipton (Adam Roth), a sixty-something recent widower who, having attempted to find solace in a series of misbegotten romantic encounters, finally sets his sights on Missy Taylor (Kristin Jann-Fischer), a would-be Princeton socialite he meets at a Christmas party. Though the chemistry between the two is wobbly at best, Matt convinces Missy to go on a road trip into the deep south, where they manage to bring out the absolute worst in each another. Upon his return home, Matt must now face the consequences of betrayals old and new, as lifelong friends fall away and he is left alone, with his unresolved grief and new-found regret. In the end, an opportunity for growth and redemption presents itself . . . if Matt can only summon the courage to take it.
Adam Roth, a world-class rock guitarist with a devoted cult following, was born in Philadelphia on May 16, 1958, the
younger of two musical sons, to renowned cartoonist Arnold and his artist wife Caroline. Described by Billboard as a
"staple of the underground scene in the Lower East Side since the '70s," Adam was a highly revered and dynamic
lead guitarist who worked and collaborated with a a broad range of artists, including author Jim Carroll and actor-
producer-writer Denis Leary. Roth contributed music for Leary's hit FX television show Rescue Me, as well as the
recent comedy series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Roth also pursued an acting career, making occasional appearances
in Denis Leary's Rescue Me, and others.
After graduating High School in New Jersey, Roth attended Emerson College in Boston. There, he fell in with an
influential group of comics that included Steven Wright and Denis Leary. In 1979, Adam and his musician brother
Charles moved from their family home in Princeton, NJ to New York, where he played in a number of lineups
including Del Fuegos, Hoy Boy and the Doys, David Johansen, and The Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando. During
the final several years leading up to his death from cancer on December 16, 2015, both Adam and brother Charles
had been playing with a hard rock and soul fusion group called the Liza Colby Sound.
Kristin Jann-Fischer is a singer, actress and teacher who resides in Charlotte, NC. Originally from New Jersey,
Kristin has moved around a bit from Maine to Virginia to Hawai'i. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music
Education from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She took a year off to hone her waiting and bartending skills
(because we know you need to be good that those things to be a "working artist"). After that, Kristin received her
Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Hawai'i.
Kristin's first passion is for Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Cathy in Last 5 Years, Yonah in
Children of Eden and Janet Wiess in The Rocky Horror Show. Kristin can also be seen on screen in different projects
including commercials, Television and Film. She has featured roles in the movies Athena (Marion), Praise Band
(college student 1), Blood Done Sign My Name (Betsy Teel) and Palmetto Haunting (desk clerk) and in Southern
Fried Stings on TruTV. She also has featured roles in commercials for McAlister's Deli, MTB Heating and Air and
The Levine Cancer Institute.
Brad Mays, a theatrical director much acclaimed for New York and Los Angeles productions of Euripides' THE
BACCHAE, EQUUS, THE WATER HEN by Stanislaw Ignacy Witiewicz, Peter Weiss' MARAT / SADE and
numerous others, began making films in 1987. During most of his 22 years in Hollywood, he and his late wife
Lorenda Starfelt collaborated on a number of independent feature films, including SING*ularity, THE
WATERMELON and I GREW UP IN PRINCETON, which was finished three years after Lorenda's untimely death
from cancer. ROAD RAGE is Mays' attempt to honor that union, while taking their collaborative mission to the