Artists in Season Two
Check out the artists who worked on Season Two. For other seasons, core team members, and actors who appear in multiple seasons, click here.
Mario plays Venerio. He is a British/Italian actor based in Los Angeles and London. He trained at Rose Bruford College in London and has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV both in the UK and the US. Films include The da'Vinci code and Nine. He has voiced the character of Vult Skerris in the animated series Star Wars Rebels for Disney. He also teaches Commedia dell'Arte and mask work and is a faculty member at Theatre of Arts school in Los Angeles.
Chiara plays the waitress in Venerio. She is an Italian actress who moved to London in 2014. She trained at KSA Academy of Performing Arts. Credits include: Ensemble in Sweeney Todd (Cockpit Theatre, London & The Space@Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh), Mrs Macaw in The Rainforest (TIE Tour), Jess in The Acapella Killers (Courtyard Theatre, London) and Rafaela in Elegies for Angels, Punks And Raging Queens (Tramshed Theatre Woolwich, London). Chiara is thrilled to be part of the Amelia Project!
Beth Crane plays Ali. She writes and plays Kilner in We Fix Space Junk, the flagship podcast of Battle Bird Productions. We Fix Space Junk follows the lives of two female repairmen travelling around the universe, fixing things and trying not to get killed in the process. Beth grew up listening to radio drama of all kinds. After completing a Master’s Degree in Scriptwriting she focused on the short play and sketch format, starting We Fix Space Junk in 2018 with her partner, sound engineer Hedley Knights.
James plays Alex. He is the writer/creator/director of the psychedelic noir audio drama podcast “What's The Frequency?”. In addition he has appeared in many other podcasts as a voice actor. Most notably as the voice of Michael Tate on the audio drama podcast “Greater Boston”, Robert Montague on “Tides” and Scott Sweet on “1994” and Azrael on “Minefire”. He's also had guest appearances on “ars Paradoxica”, “The Strange Case of Starship Iris”, “Alba Salix”, “Lake Clarity”, “Big Data”, “Jim Robbie and the Wanderers”, “Oakpodcast”, “The Haven Chronicles”, and “Radiation World”. He has also worked as director and sound designer for the podcast short “Old Fashioned Hell House” written by Jonathan Goldberg.
Joseph Grimaldi plays Etienne Duclos. Joseph was an English actor, comedian and dancer, who became the most popular English entertainer of the Regency era. In the early 1800s, he expanded the role of Clown in the harlequinade that formed part of British pantomimes, notably at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden theatres. He became so dominant on the London comic stage that the harlequinade role of Clown became known as "Joey", and both the nickname and Grimaldi's whiteface make-up design were, and still are, used by other types of clowns. Grimaldi originated catchphrases such as "Here we are again!", which continue to feature in modern pantomimes. Joseph is very excited to be part of The Amelia Project.
Movement foley for the part of Etienne Duclos was enthusiastically enacted by Torgny G. Aanderaa.
Stanley Kuschick plays Tony di Pasqua. He is an American actor with an absolute passion for performing. Stanley has credits in musical theater, film, animation and video game productions, and is always eager to do more with his love of the arts. Ever in pursuit of his own dreams, he aims to make an impact through his work so that he may inspire others the same way others inspired him. Stanley also has a Youtube channel where he uploads new content every week. Going by the stage name Stanpai, you can learn more about Stanley on his website, StanpaiStudios.com, or visit his YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/stanpai.
Felix Trench plays Bartholomew. He is a British actor. His audio work includes Wooden Overcoats (Wooden Overcoats Ltd.) and Zombies, Run! (Six to Start) as well as a number of other podcast dramas and sitcoms. Screen includes Doctors (BBC), Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures), History Bombs (History Bombs Ltd.), short films and commercials. Stage credits include classical and contemporary theatre and storytelling at, among others, London's Old Red Lion, King's Head and Southwark Playhouse theatres, and VAULT. He writes and performs short fiction which he publishes at patreon.com/felixtrench.
Gemma stars as the client in episode 18. She also voices Northcott, Nancy and Newsreader. She is an accomplished comedy writer and actor, having written for and performed in a huge number of television projects including Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Tracey Breaks the News (BBC,) Upstart Crow (BBC), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave) and Bravest Warriors (Cartoon Hangover), Class Dismissed (CBBC) and Vic Reeves’ Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC). Her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 35 million views on Facebook and was BBC Comedy’s highest rated video of 2017.
Layla plays Anna. She is a British actress currently based in Oxford. She is best known as the voice of Clara Entwhistle in the podcast “Victoriocity”, for which she was nominated for an Audio Verse award. Other voice over credits include “The Lights of Witchywood”, “Castle of Horror” and “A Little Bedtime Horror”. In 2017 she originated the roles of Kate and Jenny in “The Sgt Pepper Show” (Eleven One Theatre), a fusion of theatre and music focusing on the final days of Brian Epstein. Other recent theatre credits include “Kindertransport”, “Bronte”, “All My Sons” and “Sense and Sensibility”. Photo: Hannah Wilmshurst
Karim plays John. He has been a professional performer for more than 20 years, originally working as a medieval entertainer. With plays and film added to his professional repertoire, Karim now loves directing as much as performing. Trained at City Lit in London after first working behind the microphone at BFBS, he specializes in narration and audio drama. He has a powerful and flexible voice, capable of delivering a wide range of characters. He has also appeared in "What's The Frequency", "A Scottish Podcast", and "Witchhunter: The Beast of the Western Wilds”.
Alex plays Ant. He is a stage actor who studied English at Jesus College, Oxford. Alex's recent theater credits include appearing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as Mary Sunshine in Chicago, James Joyce in Travesties, and Lieutenant Spicer in Quality Street. In previous seasons there he has appeared in High Society, Absurd Person Singular, People, The Ruling Class, A Chorus of Disapproval, Lady Windermere’s Fan and Hello, Dolly! His other credits include Round The Horne (Apollo Theatre); The Shakespeare Revue, (UK Tour); Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs (UK Tour); Blood Brothers (Phoenix); Flahooley! and Mexican Hayride (Sadler’s Wells); Enjoy! (York Theatre Royal); A Capital Affair (Vienna’s English Theatre); Doctor Faustus (Creation, Oxford); Pool (Brockley Jack); The Tempest (Winchester Theatre Royal); Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Way To Keep Him (Artifice). His German-language credits include Was Ihr Wollt and Romeo und Julia (Openhouse, Vienna). As a puppeteer he worked on Midnight (Peacock, London); and Monstersaurus (UK Tour) and has toured the USA with The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room On The Broom and Pigeon Party! He also appears regularly as a villain in pantomime in the UK. He also works as a proof-reader and translator, for everyone from Volkswagen to the University of Bern. His translation work for the stage includes Der Grüffelo for Junges Theater, Bonn. His website is www.alexscottfairley.com.
Thomas plays Richard. He is an actor of stage and screen, and graduate of the University of Bath and Drama Studio London. He has worked extensively in theatre, including work at Stafford Shakespeare Festival, The King’s Head Theatre and numerous touring productions. He is an experienced audiobook reader and voiceover artist; he has narrated over 100 audiobook titles, including works by Bernard Cornwell, Tony Parsons and Enid Blyton.
Erin King appears in the episode “Ant”. She is a writer, podcaster, and actress with more decades' worth of credits to her name than she cares to admit publicly. She is one-half of the upcoming by-the-minute podcast Newsies Minute, is a frequent cohost of the Zombies, Run! fancast Podcast Detected, and cohosts FMK All Day, a weekly game of f***-marry-kill, alongside Your Fave Is Problematic's Elizabeth Nordenholt. In addition to her nonfiction podcasting, she can be heard on a number of independent audio dramas, including 1994 (Deirdre), Mount Olympus University (Artemis), and the upcoming EDENfall (Lucy White). She also plays Kat DeHaven, "the sports one", on the actual-play podcast Bike Brigade (formerly Kids on Bikes). Find her on Twitter @UnabashedlyErin.
Valentina Alexeeva appears in the episode “Ant”. She is a Russian/Norwegian freelance actress based in Oslo. She began with theatre at the age of four and since then been on many stages in Norway, Russia and USA. She has also done several TV-shows and films. She is part of the ensemble of the Oslo improv theatre Impro Neuf. Her work includes Lillyhammer (NRK), Helt Perfekt (TV-Norge) and feature film Headhunters (Yellow Bird).
Antigoni Spanou appears in the episode “Ant”. She moved to the UK from Greece at the age of 19. She trained as a performer at Rose Bruford College and has been working professionally and internationally since her graduation in 2007. She is a Creative Practitioner with The Lab Collective as well as an independent performer and theatre-maker. She creates work that is intimate, emotive and interactive at its core, that generates a shared experience for all.
Gavin Gaddis appears in the episode “Ant”. He is an American actor based in the cultural wasteland of southern Indiana. He has been acting sporadically since a desperate director dragged him into playing James Cagney in community theater production of Shakespeare in Hollywood. To this day he has yet to develop a working James Cagney impression. He currently produces and voices bit parts in the hopepunk science fiction audio drama Standard Docking Procedure. When not acting he works as a freelance podcast journalist and critic.
Nerys Howell appears in the episode “Ant”. She is from west Wales, and is a native Welsh speaker. She has a BA in Italian Studies, and also enjoys dabbling in many other languages. She recently started to dip her toe into voice acting, and her first roles include parts in Quirky Voices' MADCAP anthology series, and season two of The Beacon. She will also be playing Emma in the upcoming fiction podcast Y2K.
Lala Drona appears in the episode “Ant”. She is a Venezuelan-American painter and videaste, born in Denver, Colorado. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Lala Drona has since published and exhibited her work from North America to South America, and from Western Europe to Asia. Her paintings, videos, and writing explore the themes of identity, women’s bodily experience, and the Internet's effect on society, all media combining together to create a surrealistic and dystopian universe. She is currently based in Paris, France. To learn more about Lala Drona, please visit:
Sarah appears in the episode “Ant”. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, where she teaches high school English, Drama and Psychology. As a child she attended Theatre Bugs, before going onto become a teacher there, and majored in Drama at Flinders University. She has taught performing arts in both public and independent schools, and in private classes and workshops, often writing and directing original plays, musicals and short films for her students. Her amateur theatre roles include Cruella DeVil in “101 Dalmatians”, Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha.” Sarah is a critic for the Adelaide Theatre Guide, and also writes pop culture criticism and personal essays at her blog TopFiveRecords.net.
Amir Mirzai appears in the episode “Ant”. He is a storyteller, actor, writer and translator from Iran. He lives and works in Norway. He was the Artistic Leader of Oslo International Rumi Festival from 2007 - 2013.
Season 2 also features:
Hedley Knights and Beth Crane at Battlebird Productions
Nima Bameri & Kristjan Bjørge at NITRO Sound
Steinar Borgen at NSI Lydproduksjon
Robert Rustad Amundsen at Spike City Studio
The Bridge Writing Studio