Cast

Ashley Risteen

Ashley Risteen

"Yelena"
Ashley has acted onstage in the greater Boston area for 16 years. Her favorite roles include Elizabeth/Creature in Central Square Theatre's "frankenstein", Annabella/Pamela/Annabella in the Firehouse Center's "The 39 Steps", and Amy Janner in Zeitgeist Stage's "Neighborhood Watch", among others. When she’s not acting, she drinks copious amounts of tea and reads high fantasy. She also consumes many podcasts, so is justifiably excited to be on one for the first time.
Michael A. LoCicero

Michael A. LoCicero

Producer, Actor "LEXI"
Michael A. LoCicero has acted in and around the New England area for almost 20 years. His versatility is evident on both stage and screen with work ranging from classic Shakespeare to modern-day horror. Some of Michael's most notable film credits include Arthur Harris in the short sci-fi thriller, Static(2016), garnering him "Best Actor" in the Top Indie Film Awards. You’ll find Michael on most VOD platforms as the menacing Kurt Davidson in Joe Begos' The Mind's Eye(2015), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2015 and screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas in 2016. Michael’s latest endeavor is the indie thriller he wrote, directed and will be featured in, Respite Road(2020). The film makes its way into the festival circuit this winter and marks the first project under his new production company, JL Pictures. Michael lives in Rhode Island with his wife, Eileen, their 2 children, Jack and Josephine, and their dog, Daniel Day-Lewis.
Darya Zabinski

Darya Zabinski

Actor "Xenia"

Mike Swain

Actor "Ken Kerwitz"
Phoenyx Williams

Phoenyx Williams

Actor "Sergei"
Phoenyx Williams is a resident artist at the Wilbury Theatre Group, in addition to being an actor and playwright. He teaches the poetics of hip hop at Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy. He is an MC and a wordsmith, known for his solo work on the underground hip-hop scene and he premiered his hip-hopera "The Invasion of Vox Populi" in the Spring of 2017 at the Wilbury Group's Festival of New Works, was most recently “Verb” in Idris Goodwin’s award winning play “Hypeman”, and can be seen playing Lewis Hayden in the documentary “Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad.” Phoenyx balances film, commercial, and television work with teaching in order to live a fulfilled life as an actor.
Alexandra Cipolla

Alexandra Cipolla

Actor "Nadya"
Alexandra Cipolla began acting and singing at the age of ten.  She began to pursue theater seriously in college, as a member of  her school's dramatic society.  After graduating with a science degree, Alexandra balanced her time making independent films and working in the sciences  She has currently appeared in over thirty independent films made throughout New England.  
Jon Audette

Jon Audette

Actor "Vlad" the Boss
Jon Audette lives in Rhode Island and has acted in a handful of plays and a handful of films as well as years and years of improv. He loves doing funny voices and accents and is constantly attempting to make his wife and children laugh. According to his family his comedy efforts are “hit or miss”. Jon hosts a live trivia night on Friday nights at 8:45. It’s free to play. Check out his Facebook page “Team Trivia at home with Jon” for more information.
Clare Blackmer

Clare Blackmer

Actor "Ludmilla, Human Resources"
Clare Blackmer has been living and acting in and around Rhode Island since 1993. Clare’s last live performance was in January/February 2020 in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Wilbury Theatre. More recently she has appeared on Zoom for the Boston Theater Marathon, PVD Fringe, Fill In The Blanck with Epic Theater and Burbage Theatre Co’s Big Time Celebration. Russian Trolls is her first podcast experience. Clare can’t wait to be live in-person on stage again. She is a company member at Burbage Theater Co. 
Nikita Zabinski

Nikita Zabinski

"Mikhail"