Founders

Image credits (c) Natalya Micic

Massimo Guasti

Massimo Guasti
(c) Hana Kovacs

Massimo Guasti is a multifaceted Italian actor expatriated in London. His recent roles include Robert in Playing With Grown Ups by Hannah Patterson and Jean in Miss Julie by Zinnie Harris. After joining a theatre company in high school, where he also collaborated in writing some of the plays, he decided to join the Anna Magnani School of Cinema  where he graduated in 2012. Thanks to his desire to learn and improve himself constantly, he moved to London where he joined the London School of Dramatic Art and graduated in 2017. While studying, he was also involved in projects such as Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty, where he played the role of Greg, and a documentary called The Ballad of a Sack of Prato where he played one of the lead characters. He is passionate about music, good food, and martial arts.

Paloma Jacob-Duvernet

Paloma Jacob-Duvernet
(c) Piotr Mirowski

Paloma Jacob-Duvernet crossed the Channel to study at Central Saint Martins and started off as a stage designer for dance, circus and theatre productions. Not long after graduating, she resumed her acting training and joined the London School of Dramatic Art. Rich from her experience as designer and with her acting skills, Paloma embarked on her director debut for the first Wretched Strangers production, Medea.

 

Piotr Mirowski

Piotr Mirowski
(c) Ross Gamble

Piotr Mirowski, a native of Poland who grew up in France, studied for a Diploma in Acting at LSDA – London School of Dramatic Art (2015-2017). He also trained in improvised theatre in Toulouse, France (C cédille and Ligue d’Improvisation Universitaire, 1999-2002), New York (QUICKTHINKING! Improv, 2003-2006 and Gotham City Improv, 2011-2013) and London (City Academy and Imprology, 2013-2014 as well as The Showstoppers, Hoopla and The Nursery, 2014-2018), with a predilection for musical and narrative long-form. Piotr performed in several hundreds of improv comedy shows, was a member of New York-based improv volunteering charity Cherub Improv (2007-2013), performing in hospitals or nursing homes, London-based short form group Improvable (2013-2016), and co-founded artificial intelligence-based improv duo HumanMachine (2016-), which was featured in the Sunday Times, RTE One and the New Scientist and was performed at ImproFest UK 2017 as well as the Brighton, Camden and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, and Turing Test-based improv comedy Improbotics (2018-). Stage credits include The Hotel (Cambridge Theatreworks, 2003), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Moose Hall Inwood Shakespeare Festival, New York, 2006), Playing with Grown-Ups (LSDA, London Fringe, 2017) and upcoming Medea (The Wretched Strangers, Brighton Fringe, 2018). By day, Piotr is a research scientist in artificial intelligence and robotics and graduated with a PhD in computer science at New York University in 2011.

 

Camille Wilhelm

Camille Wilhelm
(c) Hana Kovacs

Camille Wilhelm is a Franco-British actress, who graduated from the London School of Dramatic Art in 2017. She acted and trained in France for 7 years before moving to London in 2015. While at university studying economics, Camille co-founded and ran a theatre club, putting on two plays per term. 5 years later, the club is successfully still running after being handed over to younger students. Camille also has experience as an assistant producer for a UK mid-scale touring theatre company.