THE TEAM

CREATIVE TEAM & CAST

FRANK J. AVELLA

Playwright / Co-Director

Frank J. Avella is the recipient of a 2018 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship. He was also awarded a 2015 Fellowship Award from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a 2016 Helene Wurlitzer Residency Grant and the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Playwright Award for Consent, which was a 2012 O'Neill semifinalist. His play, Vatican Falls, took part in the 2017 Planet Connections Festivity and Frank was nominated for Outstanding Playwriting. Lured was a 2018 O'Neill semifinalist. Frank has written many plays and screenplays. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

CARLOTTA BRENTAN

Co-Director / "Zhanna"

Carlotta is a New York-based theater artist, specializing in fostering original play development as an actor, translator and producer. Recent acting highlights: world premieres of Paolo Bignami's The Journey I Never Made (Cherry Lane), Erik Ehn's Clover (LaMaMa), Cyndy A. Marion's You Are Perfect (WorkShop Theatre). Executive Producer of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, Member of Kairos Italy Theater. Training: AADA, Academy Company. www.carlottabrentan.com

CALI GILMAN

"Tatiana" 

Cali has workshopped a number of Frank J. Avella plays including Mad and Nemesis. Cali originated the role of Tatiana in Lured at the Dream Up Festival. You can see Cali starring in the popular soap opera web series Triangle on BRTBTV.com

www.caligilman.com

MARC LOMBARDO

"Valentin"

Marc is an actor based in NYC. Favorite roles include Jeremy in the NY premiere of Mr. Boom and Sid in Waiting for Lefty.

JOHN DiMINO

"Dmitry" 

John graduated NYU Tisch with a BFA in Drama. He has been seen in The Shelter's production of The Red Room and the world premiere of Alex Riad's The Floor is Lava produced by the Farm Theater.

BRENDAN DAUGHERTY

"Evgeny" 

Brendan is a Brooklyn based actor, musician and artist. In the past year he has been seen on SNL, MTV and various other TV shows. Follow on Instagram @brooklynbrendan.

KALEN J. HALL

"Sergei" 

Kalen has been recognized at film festivals all over the world for New York 2150, newyork2150.com, and The Kidnapping of a Fish, thatstormfilms.com. www.kalenjhall.com

DAVID JOSEPH VOLINO

"Yuri" 

David is an actor based out of New York. Recent credits include: Reservations: Meet Me in the Lobby (The Kraine) and "The Rose Garden" (Amazon Prime, Direct TV).

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