Voices From Chornobyl

this is for thousands of years


April 21, 2011

Artist Spotlights: The Ensemble

It goes without saying, but we like to say it. These Awareness Events would not be possible without the continued support & dedication of our ensemble. We thank them all!

BRADFORD BEACOM(Vasily Shimanky), after acquiring his BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, left the friendly people and frigid winters of New England to move to back to his native west coast. He

Enci, Carolyn Blais & Kappa Victoria Wood in rehearsal

recently relocated to beautiful Old Town Pasadena. Besides occasional jaunts in acting, he loves well-made cocktails, Tiki Bars, and long walks on the beach.

CAROLYN BLAIS (A Solitary Human Voice) moved to LA from her hometown outside Boston, MA about a year and a half ago. An English and Theatre major, Carolyn worked administratively for two years at an educational, children’s theatre, while performing as a company member of 11:11 Theatre Company in Boston. Since moving to LA, Carolyn has kept busy by interning for The Antaeus Company, taking improvisational comedy classes, and currently working as a tutor. Carolyn hopes to teach drama class at a Montessori School in the valley this summer. She is happy to be a part of this project, helping to promote awareness of this significant cause.

ENCI (Anna Sushko) lived in Europe when the Chernobyl disaster happened, which left her with memories of songs and poems that she and her friends were singing and reciting to “vent” their fears and their uncertainty about what it all meant for them and their future. Enci is grateful for Cindy for her dedication to put up this play every year and for the cast who keeps coming back each year as well, to tell the stories, to inform the public, and to remember those affected.

AARON LYONS*(Grigory) is a member of the Antaeus Company’s A2 Ensemble. He has performed in over 80

Aaron Lyons, Bradford Beacom & Shawn MacAulay in rehearsal

productions worldwide, including Cousin Bette (Antaeus), MacBeth (as MacBeth), and is part of the original cast of VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL. He is a founding member of the Prism Dance Company and a proud member of the
AEA. He is thrilled to once again be a part of this stellar team of artists.
SHAWN MACAULAY* (Sergei Gurin) is proud to once again join Cindy and the rest of the VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL cast in raising awareness of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster and those who continue to survive.

KAPPA VICTORIA WOOD (Katya Shimanky) is honored to return to VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL, which has eerily become more relevant than ever. Some of Kappa’s previous work includes Corie in Barefoot in the Park, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Gilmer in Godspell and Gabby in The Petrified Forest. Kappa would like to thank her fiancé Michael Curran for his love and support.

VFC jr. workshop cast coming soon


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