THE TEAM

CAMERON AUGUST

Evgeny

New York Theatrical Debut. Previous theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Who’s Tommy, and Mary Poppins. Film: Spencer’s Story, Left Handed, and Frame of Mind. Cameron is a mixed martial arts specialist, having trained in cage fighting at the 4oz Fight Club and Team Tooke MMA in Houston, Texas and has successfully competed within his division in Brazilian Jui-jitsu in the North American Grappling Association. He was the District Champion for Poetry Out Loud and also writes and performs his own original rap. August trains at Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.

CARLOTTA BRENTAN

Zhanna

NY theater: Susan Atkins in You Are Perfect (White Horse Theater Co, dir. Cyndy A. Marion, world premiere), Mario Fratti’s Wives and Six Passionate Women (both at Theater for the New City), M. Tjark’s The Unsalable Thing (Strawberry Fest – “Best Actress” nom), J. Grossman’s Love Me (dir. Rachel Klein.) Recent collaborations on world premieres with Nylon Fusion, Him & Her Theater Co, toUch Performance Art & a workshop of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By directed by Mr. LaBute. Carlotta can be seen & heard in commercials, features, TV shows & voiceovers. Training: AADA and Academy Company. Proud member of Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab (Jim Parrack & Andrea Dantas) & Kairos Italy Theater company. Thrilled to collaborate once again with Frank & team on this important new piece. www.carlottabrentan.com

BRIAN PATTERSON

Yuri

Brian is a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College where he received a BFA degree in acting. His most recent productions at Marymount Manhattan College were John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore directed by John Basil, as well as a production of Moliere's Tartuffe directed by Ellen Orenstein. He is incredibly honored to be a member of the cast of Lured and very grateful to have the opportunity to be involved in the telling of this story.

IAN WHITT

Dmitry

New York: Atlantic Theatre Co, Abingdon Theatre Co, The Ziegfeld Society, Planet Connections Festivity. Member of the Acting Company at Brave New World Repertory. Regional Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (dir. Tony Speciale), Sleep Rock Thy Brain, 27 Ways I Didn’t Say Hi…, (Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Festival). In addition to Lured by Frank J Avella, Ian Whitt has appeared in World Premieres by Charles L Mee, Lucas Hnath, Anne Washburn, Amy Witting, and Rinne Groff among others. Film/TV: Nick and Nicky (opposite Sean Young), and others. Former ATL Apprentice, studies Bob Krakower and Upright Citizens Brigade. Instagram: @iancwhitt

JOHN BALL

Valentin

John is a Massachusetts born actor with a passion for all things intense and dark. A BFA Performance graduate of Hofstra University with previous credits including Edgar Linton in Wuthering Heights from Memory (NYCFringe) and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Hofstra University). He is incredibly amped and grateful to work on Lured and enjoys spending his spare time getting furious with Boston-based sports teams.

CALI GILMAN

Tatiana

Cali is thrilled to help bring 'Lured' to light. A University of Kansas Graduate with a B.G.S. in Theatre (Go Jayhawks!), Cali was recently featured in the popular web series 'Davenport Diaries' and will join the cast in the upcoming third season of 'Triangle.' She has worked with playwright Frank J. Avella on 'Vatican Falls' and 'The Mad Ones' in the past and is so proud to be a part of such an important play as 'Lured.' All my love to the outpouring of support from friends, family, and Kale for this amazing play!

DAVID STISHAN

Sergei

Dave Stishan: Actor/Playwright from Baltimore and schooled at Shenandoah Conservatory where he obtained a BFA in Acting and Minor in Vocal Performance.  Favorite roles; Billy 'Torch' Murphy, Riff Raff; Gerry, Dancing at Lughnasa; Willie Conklin, Ragtime; Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac.  Dave’s work has been produced in New York, Maryland, and Virginia.  His play, September 11th Was a Tuesday, placed runner-up in the New Voices of Virginia Competition and had its world premier in 2011.  He's also the Founder/Artistic Director of MidCity Productions which will kick off its second season with Orwell's 1984 in November. www.davestishan.com

LORENZO POSSANZA

Understudy

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