Richard John McLain (Joe Fitch/Mortimer Strick), or RJ to many of his friends, is a Chicago native, and this is his first production with Strangeloop as well as with CIC, but as an avid comic book fan he could not pass up the opportunity. His recent credits include the films Igniting Justice as Xander and Kleptosomnia as John, with previous theater experience including productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Big Mary, The Stage Door and Grease. RJ has trained at The Second City in Chicago for improv and regularly does martial arts, more specifically Krav Maga through Krav Academy. He has also performed singing with an American Choir touring through China for the 2008 Olympic Ceremonies, and is currently working on YouTube based web series that will be premiering later this year. He wishes to thank Tim Seeley for creating such a bad ass comic that gave us such a great story, and director Brad Gunter for making all of this happen, bringing Hack/Slash to the stage while keeping it true to the original story.