Alexandre Abdoulaev (Additional Music) is a musicologist, composer, arranger, and jazz and classical pianist. Alex is currently a Professor of Music Literature at the University of Delaware, and has been a featured speaker at multiple national and international conferences. In addition to various academic pursuits, Alex is an active performer in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas, having performed with such acts as the Butler Parks Hot Serenaders, Mike Slaps the Bass, the Summit Ridge Drive Hot Five, and Squids of Tomorrow. In 2014, Alex was a featured guest on WGBH’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. Alex currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bill Barnert (Jacob Goldberg) last appeared in the Belmont Dramatic Club’s Hot Mikado. Also:Yeoman of the Guard (MIT), What the Dickens?! and Atreus, Inc. (ImprovBoston); Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Flat Earth Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre To Go); and How To Succeed… (Wakefield Rep), and has performed both stand-up and improv comedy. Film: How Mobile Apps Saved the World.
Barbara Bourgeois (Estelle Hanson) has been performing in and around the Boston area for the past 35 years. Some of her favorite roles include Jennie in A Murder of Crows with Quannapowitt Players, Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace with Spotlight Playhouse, Clairee in Steel Magnolias with Acme Theatre, Lotta in Waiting in the Wings with Theatre To Go. She won the NETC Best Actress Award for her performance as Nell in ACT’s production of Haiku. Barbara has also been seen in T.V. commercials, industrials and film.
Tina Breuer (The Airport Announcer) has a BFA in Directing from Salem State University. Past endeavors have been Operations Manager for two Boston video production and television studios, as well as an assistant to the president of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA Boston Chapter. Currently she is an Administrative Assistant for an Environmental Consulting Firm and is a certified Event Planner, who is growing her event planning business. Tina is thrilled to be a part of this podcast production that began many yearsas a college discussion with Mr. Sofronas. Hearing it come to life is proof that if you dream, work, and have passion anything is possible!
Patrick Cleary (Danny/Special Thanks) is a playwright and storyteller from Massachusetts. He has participated in storytelling events around Boston, including Stories to Scenes, Two Truths and a Lie, and the Moth StorySLAM, which he has won twice and participated in a Moth GrandSLAM. His stories can be found on YouTube.
Will Dalley (Mark Sharpe) can be seen now in Things My Mother Taught Me as Wyatt. He was previously seen in The Burlington Players production of I Hate Hamlet, as John Barrymore and Bill W & Dr. Bob, as Dr. Bob. Recently, Will appeared in The Spotlight Playhouse production of August: Osage County as Beverly, The Concord Players’ production of Proof as Robert. He also played Reggie in Quartet at Arlington Friends of the Drama, Lyman in Other Desert Cities and Will Masters in Bus Stop at Vokes Theatre, Chandler in Comic Potential and Old Man in Prelude to a Kiss at Quannapowatt Players, Frank Strang in Equus at The Umbrella, Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird at The Concord Players, as Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind at A.F.D. and as Norman Thayer (the old Poop) in the Winchester Players production of On Golden Pond.
Ilkka Eskelinen (The Man on the Street) was strong armed into acting in 2010, working with the Villager program at King Richards Faire for two years, then becoming a Queen’s Gaurd for another two. He spent a few years as a pirate, singing shanties with the group Brethren Order of the Northeast Sea (B.O.N.E.S). He is currently a coordinator and assiatant director for the Villager program at New Hampshire Renaissance Faire. His mundane life consists of being a job superintendent, safety officer and equipment trainer for Seppala Construction.
Ed Fell (John Hanson) has appeared in almost 40 productions in the western suburbs of Boston over the last 20 years, including all of the available Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He has worked with ten different theater companies in mostly lead or supporting roles, including Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Mr. Bumble in Oliver!, Daddy Warbucks in Annie Warbucks (yes, a sequel!), Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Harry MacAfee in Bye, Bye, Birdie!, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Papa Ge in Once On This Island, and the title role in The Sorcerer. Ed also originated the role of John Hanson in the world premiere production of Two and Two Together (then known as 2&2) in 2012. He is excited to be part of this podcast and to find out what happened next to the members of the Hanson family.
Jenny Fielding (Rachel Hanson) is excited to embark on her first podcast! She is more regularly seen on the local community theater scene, having played Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park, Debra in Kimberly Akimbo, Laura Hunt in Laura, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Laura in The Unexpected Guest at Quannapowitt Players, Barb in August: Osage County at Spotlight Playhouse, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing with Dream Role Players, Goneril in King Lear at Vokes Players, Maggie in Red Herring at Burlington Players, and Aphra Behn in Or, and Ruta in Helen’s Most Favorite Day at Hovey Players. Her background also includes extensive improv work with the Susquehanna Hat Company and Friday Nite Improvs in her native Pittsburgh, as well as a season with the all female troupe, Boston Creme. She is a librarian and an avid reader and traveler, and grateful for this opportunity to expand into voice acting.
Valerie Forgione (Natalia Silvestri/Theme Composer) is from Boston, MA, and is comfortable both on stage and behind the scenes. As vocalist for Mistle Thrush, she has had her work featured in advertisements, video games, and on prime time television. Valerie has composed music for theatre for over a decade, and has produced original soundtracks and scores for more than 30 indie film and community theatre productions in Boston and NY including Emact/DASH award winning compositions for Dracula, The Woman in Black, and 29 short pieces for solo cello for The Mai. She remains an active member of the Boston music scene and currently fronts Lovina Falls.
Matthew Garlin (Paul Shaw/Guitarist Stand-in for Mark and David) has acting credits which include Quannapowitt Players: Suburban Holidays 3, 4, 5 & 6 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre to Go: Arsenic and Old Lace and Twelfth Night, New England School of Performing Arts: The Breakfast Club and The Bard Brigade: The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth, Revolutionary Theatre: Shakespeare Academy, Still Small theatre’s repertory company for How I Met Our Father and The Diary of Perpetua. His directing credits include Enchanted April for Theatre to Go Inc., Almost Maine and It’s a Wonderful Life for Theater Company of Saugus, Godspell for Sherwood Entertainment, Side by Side by Sondheim for Colonial Chorus Players, Twelfth Night for The Bard Brigade, and a short film Project Invisible. His playwright credits include: Online Dating and Curtain Call at Acting Out Company in Lawrence, How Do You Know at River’s Edge Arts Alliance, Woods at Theater@First, and A Christmas Gift at Theater Company of Saugus. His composer credits include: Almost Maine for Theater Company of Saugus, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing for The Bard Brigade, and Enchanted April for Theatre to Go.
Nick Gould (Matt Sharpe) is thrilled to be taking part in this podcast. This may only be his second time behind the mic, but his theater resume is extensive. Nick is a jack of all trades, having taken on just about every job you can in theater. As an actor, his credits include Macduff in Macbeth, Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, and Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. He also directs, where his credits include King Lear, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods. Nick also designs for theatre, works as a fight choreographer, and occasionally stage manages. When he’s not in a theater working, he teaches theater to middle school students. Thanks to Peter for this opportunity, and thanks to Laura for all her love and support.
Adam Heroux (David Sharpe) Having first gotten bit by the acting bug in first grade when he was cast as “Snake #2” in a play about hibernation, Adam has continued to ply his trade in the Boston area as an actor, improv performer, emcee and voice-over artist. Past favorite roles include Bowers in Terra Nova, Hannay in The 39 Steps, David Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias and Cohen in The Underpants. You can also hear some of his recorded work in various titles from Colonial Radio Players, including War of the Elementals, Dead Ahead, and Royall House. Adam is also an occasional playwright, with some of his shorts and one-act plays having been produced in various venues around the Greater Boston area. Adam would like to express his heartfelt thanks to his castmates for being such a fun group to work with; his family, who put up with all of those nights away from home; and most of all to Peter for providing such a wonderful opportunity to bring his words to life.
Jenny Hughes (Brin Matthews) is an artist and art teacher with a theater habit. Off stage, Jennifer has worked for Theatre Offensive and for Boston Theater Works as a house manager. On stage, she has performed as Downer in Heartbreak Hill (2012); Janelle in Spot Me (Acme New Works Winter Festival, Acme Theater, 2012); Lenny in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (Quannapowit Players, 2013); and Jenny in Blood Relations (Suburban Holidays Six Festival, Quannapowit Players, 2017). When not acting or teaching or making art, she is trying to learn to play electric guitar. And she does all of this while raising a 12-year old who either wants to be an actor or a football player. Originally from the Bronx, she currently lives in Milton, MA with her 12 year-old son and her partner.
Jackson Hughes-Page (Jax Martin), age 12, was a 2017-2018 DASH nominee for Best Youth Actor for his performance as a boy who’s convinced his mother is a vampire in the play Blood Relations, showcased in the 2017 Quannapowit Players new play festival, Suburban Holidays Six. Other roles have included Younge George in It’s a Wonderful Life (Greater Boston Stage Company, 2018); Bob, Neptune’s Crew, and Billy in the world premiere of The Runaway Bunny (Boston Children’s Theatre, 2019); and one of the Wickersham Brothers in Seussical (Arlington Children’s Theater, 2020). When he’s not acting, Jackson enjoys playing baseball and football, and volunteering at the MSPCA. He lives with his families in Medford and Milton, MA.
Damien LaCount (Steven Wagner) is thrilled to be making his podcast debut! He is a theatre child by nature and has often done silly voices and such to entertain friends. He was grateful for the opportunity to try emoting without the physicality. Florist by day, poet always and creator of interesting wares by night. He may sound the part of a young man and have a baby face he is older than most people assume. He hopes you enjoy all the incredible work that was done to create this podcast.
Joe Lourenco (The Maître D’ of La Vita Nuova) is a longtime friend of Peter’s and is pleased to be a part of P2&2T. Joe has dabbled in sketch, improv and standup comedy over the years, including three community access TV series. He has also performed on the stage in Emmanuel College productions of Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and The Beverly Hillbillies (yes, there’s a Beverly Hillbillies play!). He can currently be heard with his friend Jacques on their weekly podcast, Carnival Personnel.
Jillian Lucom (Mary Hanson) has performed in film and television, but especially loves the stage. Her most recent production will be performed at the Amici Dance Theatre Company in London, The Real Me. She has most recently performed in the Boston area with favorite roles including Violet, August: Osage County; Charlotte, Moon Over Buffalo; Kimberly, Kimberly Akimbo; Sharon, Book of Days; and Bella, Lost in Yonkers. Jillian has performed in numerous one-act play festivals throughout Massachusetts and summer stock at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Shawn Maguire (Dr. Reynolds)
Nick Mann (Max) is honored to be part of this special group of humans with so much passion to see this show come to life.
Dan Murray (Tommy Hanson/Audio Engineer) is excited to lend his voice to Tommy Hanson in Putting 2&2 Together! He has previously been seen with the Burlington Players in Red Herring and Women in Jeopardy, with the Quannapowitt Players in Prelude to a Kiss, and with Arlington Friends of the Drama in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 9 to 5: The Musical, and The Light in the Piazza. When not onstage, he can be found programming robots for Teradyne, Inc.
Amanda O’Donnell (Lisa Sharpe) is a Massachusetts native performer, educator, and theatre artist. A self-described jack-of-all-trades, Amanda has worked as a playwright, director, actor, and teaching artist. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys training to run away to the circus by honing her skills in the aerial and spinning arts. She is also currently pursuing an MFA in theatre education at Emerson College.
Alexander Pirnie (Walter Gettelman) has been immersed in acting, directing, set design and construction in community theater in the greater Boston area for the past 35 years. It’s been a wonderful ride. In the 80s and 90s, he took a jump into professional work appearing in 9 very B movies, most notably Nymphoid Barbarian (Google it!), They Bite (Google it.). He’s played numerous monsters and villains from New England to Florida to LA. He has done print work for John Hancock, commercials for Saab, numerous industrial films. Now his mid-70s he’s slowed down to just a production or two every year in community theater and this wonderful podcast, “Putting 2&2 Together.” He is so thankful to his wife, Chrissy Lewis Pirnie, for her love and support in all things, and to Peter Sofronas for casting him as Walter. Great fun!
Chrissy Pirnie (Maureen Sloan) has been acting since she was in the second grade. Some favorite rolls include Lois Wilson in Bill W and Dr Bob with Spotlight Playhouse and Clelia Waldgrave in The Nerd at The Burlington Playhouse. She also enjoys working behind the scenes as a Stage Manager, and received a DASH nomination for her work in Leading Ladies at The Burlington Playhouse. Though her work schedule does not allow her to currently do as much theater as she would like, she always makes time to perform in the Suburban Holidays new works play festival every year at The Quannapowitt Playhouse. She lives happily in Chelmsford with her husband Alexander Pirnie, their hamster, and their guinea pig Squeaks. Special thanks to the talented and creative Peter Cosmas Sofronas for asking her to be a part of this really cool podcast.
Rachael Rabinovitz (Hayley Gettelman) is very excited to be a part of Putting 2&2 Together. By day, she’s a kindergarten teacher and by night, an actress and costume designer in community theatre. Recent theatrical performances include: 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly) and Adrift in Macao (Corinna) with the Walpole Footlighters, Red Herring (Lynn McCarthy/Clerk) with the Burlington Players and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Jean Brodie) with Theatre to Go.
Chris Rose (Anthony Wallace) is thrilled to be a part of Putting 2&2 Together! He has enjoyed getting to work with such a talented group of people. This is Chris’s first foray into a scripted podcast series. He has been part of many non-scripted podcasts, including Mass Mouse Fans, a Disney-themed podcast that Chris created and hosts. He was also a frequent guest on many shows in the IPMNation Podcast network based out of New Hampshire. When not recording episodes, Chris can be found volunteering at The Burlington Players, his hometown community theater. Chris would like to thank Peter for creating such a wonderful series, and for letting him be a part of it.
Peter Cosmas Sofronas (Writer/Director/Producer/Sound Editor) is a playwright and puppeteer from the Boston area. His premiere play, 2&2, was featured at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2013. Since then, he has written a number of short, locally-produced plays. A graphic designer with over twenty years of experience, he worked from 2006 to 2014 as a freelance comic book coloring assistant. His most notable credited work included a stint on G.I. Joe for Devil’s Due Publishing, including work on their 25th anniversary cover, which broke the record for the most characters on a single cover. In 2018, he revisited the world of 2&2 by rewriting key scenes and adding new ones for publication through Amazon.com with its new title of Two and Two Together. In 2019, he set out to expand the world even further by writing a (hopefully) five-season audio drama podcast entitled Putting 2&2 Together. In 2020, Season One was launched through Bitsprout and has been populated to the major podcast outlets. Peter’s next task is to finish writing Season Two. Onstage, he has been seen as Odell in Sordid Lives, Nick in Over the River and Through the Woods, Tim in Noises Off, Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me, and Dr. Zubritsky in Fools. He has also performed as a puppeteer in a number of short plays for Quannapowitt Players’ Suburban Holidays New Works Festivals and a few hundred YouTube videos with that can be found on this web site.
Beth Stevenson (The Irate Customer), in her acting debut, is a reading teacher, and a mother of three, including cast member Casey Stevenson.
Casey Stevenson (KC Sloan) is excited to be in P2A2T! She is a rising journalist, as well as a track athlete, actress, and princess performer for birthday parties. Other productions she has been in are: Suburban Holidays 5 & 6, Peter Pan, Grease, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty & the Beast, Catch Me If You Can, and A Very Potter Musical. Casey is stoked for what lies ahead as she heads off to college and new adventures!
Kathleen Wackowski (Alice Williams) is excited to be doing her first podcast ever and is thrilled that she is part of Putting 2&2 Together. She has been in multiple shows over the years with local community theater groups. She has received Best Supporting Actress nominations for her work in A My Name Is Alice and Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. It was such a stretch for her to play a snarky, sarcastic, disapproving mother, but it was such fun to work with this talented group of performers!