Samantha Lawson plays Elizabeth Barlow. She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has since worked for the RSC, the National Theatre in London, English Touring Theatre and others. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway where she teaches Shakespeare and works as a freelance actor.
Dave Moskin plays Zale Indigo Ravenheart. Originally from NYC, US, he now resides in Vienna, Austria where he works as an actor and musician. Dave studied acting in New York with Jack Waltzer and plays piano, guitar, and percussion.
Robert Cudmore plays Nathaniel McBride, and assisted with sound recording on the same episode. He is a podcaster best known for the award-winning series, The Audio Drama Production Podcast. As well as producing and presenting several documentaries and dramas for radio, he is also a freelance broadcast journalist, having worked with several radio stations including BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4. He is currently a radio lecturer in Scotland, on top of which he is also a freelance narrator and producer of audio-books and established voice actor. Robert has starred in Edict Zero, Aftermath, Campfire Radio Theater, Hadron Gospel Hour, and A Scottish Podcast.
Megan Crain plays Alicia Cairn. She is an actress, singer, and composer/arranger from New York City where she performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, various theatre projects and concerts, and produced her first two solo albums. Since moving to Vienna in 2014 she has performed alongside Conchita Wurst, sung in the opening show of the Tuntenball in Graz, and has been on the stage with Open House Theatre, Theater 82er Haus, and various vocal ensembles. In 2016 she released her third solo album and created the music for the video game Sam Commander which was released in 2017. Megan lives in Vienna with her husband and their son.
Elisabeth plays Siiri. She graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London with a BA in classical acting in 2003, on top of her training in physical theatre at Circomedia in Bristol. As well as working as an actress internationally, she is the Artistic Director of The Norwegian Shakespeare Company. Selected credits: American Drama Group, Croydon Warehouse, Prussia Lane Productions, TIIS and Akershus Teater.
Elisabet Hagli Aars
Elisabet plays Siiri's maker Solveig Larsen. She trained as an actress at The Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, GITIS Scandinavia in Århus. She has worked as an actress since 2005, and has been part of productions at several theatres in Norway as well as with independent theatre companies. She is also a producer and actress in her own theatre company, touring across the country. In 2014/2015 she starred in the monologue show "Den perfekte samtalen" (“The Perfect Conversation”) produced by Imploding Fictions.
Dean Clark plays Steve. He is an artist based in Oslo, with credits that range from Off-off Broadway cellar theatres to art galleries to magazines to jazz clubs to rap movies and Norwegian soap operas.
Modou Bah plays Bob Cox. He trained as an actor at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has since worked as an actor and voice over artist for theatres, film and TV producers such as the regional touring theatre Akershus Teater in Norway, the national Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK, the Norwegian National Theatre and Sedendu film.
Glyn plays Cecil. He has been a musician (drums and percussion) since the 1970s performing in outfits playing Cumbia, Reggae and Jazz through Soul, Rock, Blues and Funk as well as Gospel, Ska, Salsa, Celtic Soul, Andean, Urban Folk, Pop, Samba and more Fusions than you could shake a Large Hadron Collider at! He was co-founder and Editor of WorldMusic.co.uk and WorldMusicRadio.com and creator of world music radio show WorldBeatUK, currently on BrumRadio. Glyn has recently been gaining recognition as a spoken word artist and poet, publishing his first book “Still Life”, and performing as his comic Chap Hop character Armitage Spode.
Michael Smulik plays Luke. He was born in Port-Elizabeth, South-Africa in 1970, where grew up bilingually. Starting out as a musician, he moved on to acting, attending the Vienna Conservatory. He has played in German and English theatre productions accross Europe, starring in 2 award winning productions. A member of the English-Lovers, Austrias national Improv champions, he travels regularly to play and teach. He is the guitar-player, principle writer and composer for the Vienna based SchlagerPunk formation "Christian & Michael und die Emotionale Rock & ShowBand". For TV, Michael has portrayed the character "Jesus" in the internationally successful series "Schlawiner". Michael´s voice can be heard in significant documentary films and in many commercials, as well as on plattforms such as Spotify and Vienna´s Art History Museum. He rents living space in Vienna and is happily married to the talented actress Christina Laas. Photo: Marco Zimprich
Pete Lutz plays the cashier in episode 8. He comes from several generations of community theater actors and performers. He himself started treading the boards at an early age, appearing at 10 years old in a production of "Tom Sawyer". He's been as active as he possibly can be ever since. Some of his favorite roles were Louie in "Lost in Yonkers", Fred/Petruchio in "Kiss Me Kate", Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls", Brad Majors in "The Rocky Horror Show", The Man in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby", Lazar Wolf in "Fiddler on the Roof", King Ferdinand in "Love's Labour's Lost" and Prof. Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady". He recently directed a local stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace." Pete has nursed a lifelong love of old-time radio shows and an equal desire to be a voice actor. His audio drama series, "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", has been podcast since 2013 and has won awards for production, writing and acting. Pete has also lent his vocal talents to dozens of other people's audio dramas in the past four years, creating such varied character voices as an East Indian soldier, a Russian scientist, a demon cowboy, an insane murderous clown, a Yiddish restaurateur, an English despot, and one of Christ's disciples. He lives in Texas, U.S.A., with his dear wife and their odd, smelly teenage son.
Tom Middler plays Percy. After working in Austria for Vienna’s English Theatre in 2013, Tom left the shores of the U.K. to take up residence in the 'Eastern Republic'. Since then he has become a part of Open House Theatre’s ensemble team both on and off the stage, most recently writing the stage adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", and playing Dr. Watson in “Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet” and Algernon Moncrieff in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Tom also works as a voiceover dubbing artist on various German language TV shows and documentaries, as well as being a radio host intern with Vienna’s bilingual FM4 radio station, and he's busily working away as a sports journalist in the meantime, regularly covering football and Formula 1 in print and online. Photo: Hannah Neuhuber
Kudra Owens plays Melissa. She was born in Seattle Washington. She studied both theater and dance in Seattle at The Cornish College of Arts and in New York at The William Studio, before moving to Vienna. Some of her credits include Elaine, "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers", Various Characters, "Vital Signs", Clair, "Ordinary Days”, Dionne, "Hair", Maria Madelana, "Jesus Christ Superstar", Alice, "Thank You For Bombing" (Lotus films), Mrs. Corry in "Mary Poppins", Beatrix / Dogberry, “Much Ado About Nothing” & Mama/Big Tony, “Dogfight”.
Fiona Thraille plays Tara. She is a British voice actor, narrator and audio producer who has worked in voiceover, podcasts, and who has narrated and produced over a dozen audiobooks through Audible.
For a year she co-hosted and produced The Audio Drama Production Podcast, and is excited to be part of their UK troupe taking new audio dramas onto the stage this spring.
Her audio drama "When We Were Two" will be released 2018, and she is due to work on production on Hell Is For Other People by Leslie McMurtry, for the Audio Drama Network summer 2018.
Sarah plays Lily. She has played a plethora of diverse characters in audio drama since 2014, after having being a bit shy and skirting round becoming an actor by working as - amongst other roles - an education officer for a theatre company, a tv producer PA, and a drama teacher. She rinsed her BA (Hons) Course in Drama Film Tv and English at UCRYSJ for all it's worth, also studying Dramaturgy in Århus and working at Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. On seeing her performing as Granny Weatherwax, Sir Terry Pratchett (may-he-rest-in-peace) called her 'the definitive Granny Weatherwax, against whom all others shall be measured". Always keen to play with accents, Sarah can be found enjoying diverse roles as Lizzie in Wynabego Warrior, Drunk Helen in a Scottish Podcast, Sarah in Hostile Worlds, Pam in Subject Found Season 2, Marian in Edict Zero, and Alia in Ancestry, and she currently hosts The Audio Drama Production Podcast as a version of herself! She organised and produced the first live ADPP Show utilising original Audio Drama scripts created for a competition, and is performing three of these at Vault Festival 2018 in collaboration with active listeners and contributors to the show. www.audiodramaproduction.com
Maria Lohn does additional voice work for The Amelia Project. She received her acting training at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Austria, as well as at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Credits include acting work for Dschungel Wien, BBC Radio Scotland, , ORF & ZDF TV, “Es kann nichts passieren“ (Silberne Diana for best short film 2014), “Straight to REM“ (which she co-produced & starred in, shortlisted for Cannes Short Film Festival 2014). As an ensemble member of the Wiener Klassenzimmertheater her shows were nominated for the Stella Award 2011 and 2012. Winner of Jury’s Choice Award at the Domino Theaterfestival Göttingen, Germany in 2011. She celebrated her director’s debut with Open House Theatre’s “Collected Stories” in 2016.
Tanja appears in Percy Part 2 and the season two episode “Ant”.
“Voice acting is my passion! Acting allows me to freely express myself and put voices to all kinds of characters whom I may not otherwise get to play. Recording stories on my tape player was a large pastime in my childhood; I also improved stories for fun with a friend as a teen. Now-a-days I get behind the microphone to record characters for various radio dramas and games both paid and unpaid from home. I'm constantly looking to improve my accents with the assistance of a dialect coach and dialect resources on line. Working with different producers for the past decade has allowed me to meet so many creative friends and co-workers. The audio drama community is my second family; we all support one another. I've continued to take classes so that I can better my skillset. This year I've gotten involved in more live shows (we've performed radio dramas with foley and music on stage). Being a podcast addict means that I can fill my commutes to my day job with audio goodness; I produce braille at a library for clients in and out of state. My lovely guide dog Nabu and I travel together and are a friendly team.”
Photo: Jason Laffer
Erin appears in Percy Part 2.
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, and Voice of Jason Flint in the audio drama podcast Love and Luck. Erin is a fat, queer, disabled, trans man, and is the driving force behind Love and Luck. He lives with his partner and co-producer Lee in St Kilda, with their two cats, Tribble and Boop. A writer and speaker who turns his attention to many different media, Erin performs original spoken word pieces a few times a year, periodically speaks on panels about disability and queer issues, occasionally writes small interactive fiction games, and publishes a small, personal and poetic monthly mini zine called Floodlight Viscera. You can learn more about Erin via his website, erinkyan.com.
Lee appears in Percy Part 2. Producer and Voice of Kane Baxter in the audio drama podcast Love and Luck. Lee is a bisexual cis man, who lives with his partner and co-producer Erin in St Kilda, with their two cats, Tribble and Boop. Lee has been helping out behind the scenes in many productions and demonstrations over the years, as well as front of house duties. Love and Luck is his first production where he is taking a more central role.
Julian is pleased as punch to be making a cameo appearance in the episode Percy Part 2. Julian is the voice of the snarky teenage warrior monk, Magnus of Hezelford in the audio drama podcast Alba Salix. Julian is an irrepressible goof with a theatre arts education and a mean front kick. He also has a facility with words that regularly escapes him, much like unexpected wind. He will be re-appearing as Magnus in Season 2 of Alba Salix, set to debut, October 26 2018.
Sarah Rhea Werner
Sarah appears in Percy Part 2. She is a writer and podcaster who lives in the midwest. She is the creator of the audio drama Girl In Space, which is about a girl in space, and founder of the Write Now podcast, which helps aspiring writers find work/life balance while pursuing their creative passion. You can find Sarah at sarahwerner.com, or simply stalk her on the social media platform of your choice.
Joshua plays Klaus. He hails from Edinburgh, and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His deep resonant voice has featured in numerous audiobooks across many different genres and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio Four, where he reads everything from J.M Barrie to Wordsworth. As a stage actor he has trod the boards on some of the UK’s most prestigious stages including The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre of Scotland, Manchester Royal Exchange and has worked with the likes of Mark Rylance and Alan Ayckbourn. He adores voice work, and likes nothing more than bringing the written word to life.
Philip is a sound consultant for The Amelia Project. He is Creative Producer of Bunbury Banter Theatre Company. Philip’s theatrical credits include over seventy radio plays and productions at venues including Riverside Studios, Battersea Arts Centre and the Finborough Theatre. For his work with Bunbanter earned Phil a place as one of five finalists for a Channel 4 Talent Award in 2008 and a nomination for Best Producer in the Radio Academy Awards 2012.
As Artistic Director of Bunbury Banter Theatre Company, Ali Anderson-Dyer regularly shares with us from her extensive knowledge of audio drama. She originally trained as an actress with Bodyworks Dance Company and at Drama Studio London. After several years in the industry, Ali then re-trained as a theatre director, with Masters Degree from St Mary’s University.