The Shield & Torch: Company

Cast: Roseanna Frascona

Since leaving LAMDA Rosie has felt most at home with new work, including for: The Orange Tree Theatre (Dealing with Clair), The Bush (Nahda), Theatre 503 (There is a Field and No Border), The National (Salomé), The Pleasance (Saffron Hill) and Southwark Playhouse (Antigone). Other credits include Baby Houseman in the UK No 1 tour of Dirty Dancing, Macbeth at The Chichester Festival Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew and Follies on International Tours. TV and film roles include: Domenica in The Moonstone for BBC, Hediya in Top Boy (S3) for Netflix, Jo in Gold Star (nominated for best actress at Underwire film festival), Anna in Eat Pretty for Channel 4 and Niamh in Aine’s Place for Northern Ireland Film. Performances for immersive theatre include: Somnai (dot dot dot), The Gunpowder Plot (Layered Reality) and iAm (Bush Theatre).

Cast: Sarah Griffin

From Louisville, KY, Sarah took their Masters at RCSSD as a Fulbright Scholar, during which they trained at the Moscow Arts Theatre and developed work with the International Clown Research Project.

 Actor, comic, clown, voice over artist and theatre maker, they won the BroadwayWorld Sydney 2018 awards for Best Actress (Portia/ The Merchant of Venice) and Best Supporting Actress (Francis Flute/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream). They were a member of the award winning ensemble for the National Arts Service’s  “The Winning Crowd” and developed work with the Les Enfants Terribles award-winning SharkLegs Theatre. They have been a visiting lecturer for Ithaca College, South-Hampton Solent, Royal Holloway and the University of Macedonia. Hobbies include fire-breathing, knitting and incongruity.

Lead Creative: Chloe Mashiter

Chloe is game designer, theatre-maker and creative technician with a decade of experience in interactive and immersive theatre, specialising in playable work that draws from live gaming traditions as much as performance.

Chloe’s past work as a performer and devisor has involved street games, pervasive murder mysteries, online larps, mega-games, interactive theatre, puzzle games and escape rooms. They also write original tabletop role-playing games and systems as roll/flip/draw.

They have worked with interactive specialists such as Parabolic Theatre and Exit Productions, and are currently an associate at Coney.

Cast: Alice Merivale

Alice is from Liverpool and trained at Central. Since graduating, she’s worked on lots of immersive theatre, including “The Resistance Museum” with Parabolic, offie winning “The Grim” with Quietly Fighting Theatre, and “Dante’s In Furlough” at The Vaults. She’s a more recent fan of TTRPGs, and is currently almost a year deep into the most fantastic Greek mythology campaign written by the fabulous Luke Farrugia.

Cast: Flinn McManus

Flinn McManus is a professional actor who trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting for Screen. Now a professional Game Master, his company Play Your Roll Events offers thrilling and affordable Dungeons & Dragons adventures in Peckham. When not acting or running TTRPGS, Flinn likes to stretch himself by learning armed and unarmed combat for stage and screen.

Cast: Nathan Whitebrook

Nathan is an Australian actor, musician, dramaturg, and broadcaster based in London. His most recent works as an actor include; Handel & Hendrix with the National Youth Theatre, The Order by Phoenix Works Films, and The Forgotten Fellow with Velvet Smoke Productions. Nathanwrites, performs, and produces songwriting with an indie folk/rock influence, and released his single 17:25 in January this year. As a broadcaster he has produced and hosted a live stream titled Mixtape, celebrating original songwriting, rap, and spoken word for an audience of over 100,000 listeners in 25 countries.

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