David Anderson (Uncle Vanya). David is originally from Whitinsville and completed his M.F.A. actor training at the University of California, Irvine. His professional acting career spanned Washington D.C., New York, Seattle and Los Angeles and included work as a playwright, director and conservatory teacher of acting. Recent area credits include Far Away (Whistler in the Dark – Boston), Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God (Apollinaire – Chelsea, MA), The Sisters Rosensweig (New England Rep – Mansfield, MA), Vinegar Tom (Whistler – Calderwood Pavillion, “Hubby Award” – Best Ensemble), A Nice Family Gathering (New England Rep), and the recurring role of Jim Tyrone, Jr. in 4th Wall’s inaugural productions of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Moon for the Misbegotten. David is also a part-time high-stakes professional poker player.
Frank Bartucca (The Professor). Frank is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall Stage Company, and has appeared in a number of 4th Wall productions. He appears frequently with New England Repertory Company, where recent plays include All My Sons, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Moon Over Buffalo, 1940’s Radio Hour, Shadowlands, and QED. He has also acted with a number of other theatre companies both locally and in the Boston area. Frank received both BA and MA degrees in English Literature at the University of Delaware, and pursued Doctoral work at Emory University. He has studied acting with the Boston Lyric Theatre, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Foothills Theatre, The New Repertory Theatre, and has participated in Meisner training.
Melissa Earls (Yelena). Melissa is returning to 4th Wall Stage Company for a third consecutive season. She was previously seen in From Orchids to Octopi (Emma Darwin, Doctor, other), and The Savannah Disputation (Melissa). Melissa’s recent roles include Theresa (Circle, Mirror Transformation), and Lenny (Crimes of the Heart) with Pilgrim Soul Productions; Alice Kinnian (Flowers for Algernon), Emilia (Othello) and Gertrude (Hamlet) with Stageloft Repertory Theater. Melissa can also be seen in Cornely Productions’ Murder Mystery Dinner Theater shows at The Salem Cross Inn, The Publick House, and other venues. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.Ed. from Boston College. Melissa is an elementary school principal in Springfield.
Nancy Hilliard (Nanny). Nancy recently played Dogberry in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothingwith GhostLight Players of MetroWest in Marlboro, Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Stageloft in Sturbridge, and Julia Leverett in Ken Ludwig’s farce Lend Me a Tenor with Spotlight Players in Haverhill. Nancy has worked with Medway Players’ Michael Legge in his Blight of Stars, and studied character development with Jim Porter. Her training includes 3 years with Peter Frisch at Harvard’s Loeb Theater, where he directed her in The Kitchen.
Allison Matteodo (Sofya). Allison’s previous 4th Wall appearance was as Kelly in Simpatico. Recent roles include Jacqueline Andrews in the web series Karma by Blueprint Aligned Productions, and Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias with Theatre with a Twist. Allison recently appeared on The Bob Show, an award winning Cable Access Show. She has completed introductory fight training for film and television, and holds an MFA in Film Production from Boston University. She is currently involved in a four month Martial Arts and Film Program in preparation for the Mission Park Quinology, a super hero action saga. Allison works as a Standardized Patient for UMass Medical School where she portrays different medical conditions and evaluates learners with written and verbal feedback. She also works as a tour guide with Boston Chocolate Walking Tours.
Christopher O’Connor (Telegin). Uncle Vanya is Chris’ second 4th Wall production. He previously appeared with 4th Wall as Earl in The Late Henry Moss. Roles with other theatre companies include Henry in Lion in Winter, Doalty in Translations, Scoop in The Heidi Chronicles, and the Angel in It’s A Wonderful Life. Chris has directed for the Barre Players in their Winter Shorts Festival.
Steve Robsky (Workman). Steve’s appearance with 4th Wall is his first stage production since college. Steve attended school at CalTech where he studied geophysics and applied math. He worked for many years as a software/firmware engineer and manager, and was active in his community as a Boy and Girl Scout leader and a Soccer Coach. Steve’s interests include opera, astronomy and sailing.
Alice Springer (Mariya). This is Alice’s debut appearance with 4th Wall, but she is no stranger to the stage. Much of Alice’s work is with the New England Repertory Company and MMAS, where she appeared recently in 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Nice Family Gathering, Food Chair, Enter Laughing, Broadway Bound, and Lost in Yonkers, along with a host of other plays with MMAS and NERC and other New England Companies. Alice received a Best Actress Award from EMACT for her role in Annie Warbucks. She has studied acting with Tom Hunter at NERC, with Fred Sullivan and Joe Wilson at the Trinity Rep Theatre in Providence and the GAMM Theatre in Pawtucket. Alice has taught English in the Brockton School System for many years.
Sean Stanco (Dr. Astrov). This is Sean’s fourth production with 4th Wall. He played Carter in Simpatico and Ray in The Late Henry Moss. He was last seen as Joe Cooper in Killer Joe with Zero Point Theater (a co-production with 4th Wall). Previous roles include Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire at Vokes theater, Lomiere in The Arabian Night at Apollinaire theater, Adam in What the Night is For, Pale in Burn This, and Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross with Zero Point Theater. He appeared as Val in Val’s Story, a one-man show by Tennessee Williams at The Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, Ma. Other plays include The Boys Next Door, Macbeth, Never Swim Alone, Romeo and Juliet, Fool for Love, A Few Good Men and Wait Until Dark. Sean is a member of SAG and can be seen in numerous day player roles on soap operas such as As The World Turns, All My Children, and One Life To Live. Sean studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and has studied in LA and MA with acting teachers such as Paula Plum, Fran Weinberg, Bridget O’Leary, Bob Lambert, Marci Phillips, Judy Kerr, Peter Kelley, and Carolyn Pickman.