We have a great cast to workshop Voices From Chornobyl Jr., and am thrilled to welcome this talented group into the ensemble!

ROBERT NEGRON* (Vasily Shimanky) trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory, Antaeus Academy, A.C.T. Summer Conservatory, La Jolla Playhouse Internship, CSU Summer Arts Conservatory, and Coronado School of the Arts . He has worked in such theatres as the Rubicon Theatre, Boston Court, Old Globe Theatre and most recently at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Robert wrote and produced an adaptation of the book Into the Wild called Beautiful Blueberries 142 as a Black Swan project at OSF in 2007. He is the Artistic Director of The Indy Convergence, co-founded Dragon Fly Theatre Company in the San Diego area and Topshelf Entertainment in LA. In L.A. and San Diego Robert teaches classes including Acting for Dancers, Acting for the Camera, Acting Professionally and numerous Shakespeare workshops. Robert was the 1999 recipient of the Emerging Young Artist award.

CHANNING SARGENT (Katya Shimanky) Since moving to Los Angeles, Channing began studying comedy improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, where she continues to train today.  She also currently trains with Chekhov Studio International, an acting school dedicated to the Michael Chekhov Technique. In December 2009, Channing self-produced her original show, Legacy, at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. More information on the show can be found here. Channing is currently writing a series of short web videos, as well a short screenplay slated for production in 2011. She also teaches theatre and writing to at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area through The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, is a collaborating artist with peck peck dance ensemble, and a producer of web content at Maker Studios, creators of The Station. SAG/AFTRA

NICOL ZANZARELLA-GIACALONE* (Irina Shimanky) is thrilled to be working on Voices From Chornobyl. She is a member of the Antaeus A2 Company and NY’ s Ensemble Studio Theatre. Theatre credits include: The Capulets and Montagues (Andak Stages), Cousin Bette, Stage Door, Classicsfest 2010 (The Antaeus Company), Richard III (The Charlens Company), Swingin’ with Petula (Ensemble Studio Theatre LA/Studio 6), Romeo and Juliet (Princeton Rep), The Winter’ s Tale (Stonington Opera House), Henrietta Hermaline’ s Fall From Great Heights, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Ensemble Studio Theatre) and Arthur Miller’s Clara (Alumni Theatre Westchester). Film credits include: HOME (nominee Best Actress and winner Best Feature at Trenton Film Festival), Too Much Sleep (nominated Independent Spirit Award), Zig Zag, Manhattan Chase, Lower
than the Angels.

Sneak a peek at our Hollywood Fringe Festival Premiere

Tuesday, April 26th

3:30pm Voices From Chornobyl Jr.

Story-time at the Atwater Village Branch of LA Public Library

Featuring: Robert Negron*, Channing Sargent & Nicol Zanzarella-Giacalone*

Dramaturg: Karen Jean Martinson

Producer: Rachel Stoll

free  & open to ages 8 +

*denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union for stage managers and actors

Special thanks to Bradford Beacom, Katie Sweeney & Kappa Victoria Wood, who originated the roles in our adult script and whose feedback honed this new script.