An Actor and Writer raised in a large family from Newcastle in the north of England. Albert gave up a 27 year career with British Airways to become a full time mature student, graduating in 2020 with an MA Acting degree from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst living in Germany for four years he was Production Co-ordinator for the Welton Theatre and directed “Wait until Dark” for the BFG Theatre Festival. In the UK he has undertaken many roles at Theatre Royal Lincoln and Key Theatre Peterborough. His one man show “Unmasked” was published in 2021 as part of a Covid Drama series for DDArts Birmingham.
Aldo D’Ibaños (Brazil 1979) is a Spanish/Brazilian actor based in Barcelona. A professional musician since the age of 17, he has toured and recorded with many local artists around his hometown in Porto Alegre. He began his acting career in Brazil, studying in the “Casa de Teatro” and participating in several independent productions along with a full-length film called “Trapaça”, which was nominated for Best Movie Picture in the independent section of the “Festival de Gramado” in 2020. In theatre, he is part of the company “Cllã” which has won several Açorianos awards in 2018 including Best Act of the Year.
With a professional background in Advertising, Public Relations and Digital Marketing and with a career as a professional actress, director, playwrite and model, Mercè is a very versatile artist. She loves to work as an actress in cinema, tv shows, theater plays and to act in Catalan, Spanish and English.
Samuel was introduced to theatre at a very young age while growing up in Cyprus. He fell in love with acting and performed in several film and theatre productions around the island. He then went on to study a Performance Degree at university in the U.K. After moving to Catalonia, he signed with an agency and booked jobs starring in short & feature films, TV series and commercials. His passion for the stage was kept alive by his involvement in local theatre groups like Project B and SETC. While in Mexico, Samuel fell into a new line of work as a voice-over artist. Upon returning to Barcelona, he joined the Watch This Space improvisation team, where he helps to put on and participate in weekly improv jams.
Born in the UK, Rebecca is an actor and award-winning voice artist. Sine graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, she has worked in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio, for companies including the BBC, Channel 4, The Royal National Theatre, Amazon Prime & Hulu.
Michelle Ivannova (2000) was born and raised in Bulgaria. At the age of 7, she discovered her love for theatre and started taking acting classes and participate in several plays in Bulgarian, English and German language. In 2019, she moved to the Netherlands, where she obtained her research Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2022, she moved to Barcelona to continue her higher education. In the meantime, she has actively participated in acting workshops and has further developed her passion for acting.
Nastasiia Shapoval (Kiev, Ukraine). A Ukrainian director, actor and acting coach, graduated from The Program of the Meisner Technique by Javier Galito-Cava (Barcelona 2020) and Ivana Chubbuck Teacher Trainee (LA 2021). She opened the Acting Studio in Kyiv (2021) which now works for Ukrainian actors online. In the last 2 years she has participated as a director and assistant director in more than 5 plays in Barcelona and Kyiv (2022-2023).
Mathias Schindler was born in Germany and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. His passion for the theatrical arts was kindled during his middle school years, leading him to explore a myriad of stage disciplines, including acting, dancing, and even rapping, in amateur productions in his home country. In 2021, he deepened his knowledge and passion for the performing arts through an intensive drama program at a Danish boarding school, honing his craft for three transformative months. In May 2023, he directed and produced “An Innocent Little Murder” at the Comedy Clubhouse in Barcelona, marking his directorial debut.
Óliver Novelles was born in Terrassa and he graduated from the Col·legi de teatre in Barcelona and later in Meisner Technique Programme of Barcelona.
He has played leading roles in various works such as "A las doce me marcho..." by Pilar Seijo or "Els fills del sol" by Màxim Gorki, as well as several roles in micro-theatre, some of his own dramaturgy, at Microteatre Barcelona, Microdegustación Theater and Weller Bar St. Boi. On television, he has appeared on TV3 or Netflix series and films in small roles, as well as in several commercials.
Michael Strelow was born and raised Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas where his first became interested in acting as a Theatre & Film major. He has lived and worked in both Los Angeles and New York City, where he got his first film, TV and stage credits. He now lives in Barcelona, Spain where he continues to garner actor credits working on international film, television and commercial projects. He is a founding member of the Blue Book Theatre Co. in Barcelona.
(1981). Christopher is a seasoned actor and director, having spent 10 years in the esteemed Brussels amateur theatre scene. He has starred in All My Sons, The Glass Menagerie, Arsenic and Old Lace, 12 Angry Men, Melancholy Play, among others. Some of directing credits include: Dinner With Friends, Doubt, The Crucible, and Steel Magnolias. In 2015, Christopher took his own adaptation of Spoon RIver Anthology to the Festival of European Amateur Theatrical Societies, winning best stage presentation.
Ricardo Keegan, (Palma 1990) moved to Madrid to begin his studies in drama at Arte 4 Estudio de Actores. It was there where he premiered his first play "El baño" directed by Ramón Quesada. He dedicated his career to the theater and works in plays such as “El latido mudo (dir Eva mir) or The Human Party” (dir Asier Andueza) among others. He’s part of the company “La Perra Creaciones” which premiered “Bestia da stilo” (dir Ana Cavilla) or “Perros en Danza” by María Velasco. He jumped into the screen with the short film “Absolución” (dir Fede Canal Santiangeneli), winner of several awards. His latest job has been for the tv show "La Unidad" (dir Dani de la Torre) Movistar+.
Actress and Entrepreneur
Jonna Roxe Voare (1975) is a Swedish-American entrepreneur and actress born and raised in Sweden. She holds a master’s degree in international business and Spanish. She has lived and worked in several countries and runs an international footwear and eyewear business together with her partner. Jonna discovered her passion for acting 3 years ago and has since attended acting courses with the Act Attack Theatre School, trained with a private coach as well as with award winning casting director Luci Lenox. She joined the Blue Book Theatre Company in 2022.
Lara Gano (Mallorca, Spain 1991). Photographer. Born and raised in Mallorca, her interest in photography began in her early 20's. She has then graduated in Photography from the ESADIB in Mallorca and has lived in Madrid to specialise in portraiture. She regularly works with actors and actresses and is currently based in Barcelona where she is doing a master in fashion photography in the IEFC.
Valeria Scheilen (Russia) is a multilingual actress who has made her mark in the international theater and film scene. With fluency in German, Russian, English, Spanish, and a growing understanding of Catalan, Valeria brings a unique linguistic versatility to her performances. Having studied at Michael Tschechow Studio in Berlin, Valeria’s training has shaped her into a dynamic and skilled performer. Her talent has taken her to stages across Berlin and Germany, where she has showcased her acting prowess in both theater and film projects. In addition to her acting skills, Valeria finds joy in the expressive art of salsa and tango, infusing her performances with an added layer of passion and grace.
Aileen Marie Kelly (Chicago, 1984). A designer by trade and with degrees in both Design and Cultural Anthropology, she fell in love with theatre and acting at a very young age. She is now privileged to be studying the Meisner Programme with Javier Galitó-Cava and collaborating with the talented humans of the Blue Book Theatre Company, which she founded with her colleagues in 2022, after the pandemic.