Our Acting Company


Troy Foundry Theatre Professional Company 

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Ethan Botwick* is honored to be a part of Troy Foundry Theatre's debut production. He most recently appeared in The Public Theater's production of Julius Caesar (Ensemble). Other credits include Romeo and Juliet (Saratoga Shakespeare Company), Comedy of Tenors, and Lion In Winter (Old Castle Theatre Company). Ethan also made his theatrical film debut this past spring in 'Super Dark Times'. It premiered at the TriBeCa Film festival and is set for a theatrical release September 29th. Ethan is a graduate of Russell Sage College and splits his time between NYC and Upstate NY. 

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Shayne David Cameris* is absolutely ecstatic to be part of the Troy Theatre Foundry's inaugural work New World Order. Shayne has collaborated with Artistic Director David Girard on several recent projects including Siena College's Endgame, Theatre Voices' The Birthday Party, The Rep's The Blue Sky Boys and Saratoga Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. Some other credits include: Capital Repertory Theatre-Some People Hear Thunder (Daniel der Kaloustian), Camelot (Guilliam/Percussionist), The Blue Sky Boys (CJ Caldwell); Saratoga Shakespeare - The Winter's Tale (The Clown), Love's Labour's Lost (Dull), The Comedy of Errors (Antonio); Theatre Voices-The Birthday Party (Stanley); Siena College-Endgame (Hamm), Measure for Measure (Duke), Spike Heels (Edward), Hedda Gabler (EilertLovborg) among others. He would like to thank his family and friends, old and new for their continuous support. He wouldn’t be where he is now without them.


James Carola is a Capital Region based actor and sound designer. Locally, he has worked with Capital Repertory Theatre, Troy Foundry Theatre, and the Theatre Institute at Sage as well as with the New York Musical Festival and The Globe Education. Recently, he wrapped filming on the Netflix Original Film 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' where he had the opportunity to work with writer/director Charlie Kaufman and director of photography Lukasz Zal. He holds a B.A. with Honors in Theatre from Russell Sage College. James is honored and excited to be joining his friends at TFT on their creative journey.

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Raya Malcolm is an actor & musician originally from Upstate NY. Regional credits include pieces with Boston Playwrights Theatre, The Poets’ Theatre, Central Square Theatre, Puppet Showplace Theatre, Odyssey Opera, Imaginary Beasts & Saratoga Shakespeare Company. She is thrilled to join Troy Foundry Theatre in their endeavor to create exciting and inquiry based work! Raya’s ukulele & guitar playing have led her to serve as music director and co-composer on a few Saratoga Shakespeare Company productions, while working on her own music on the side. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Theatre from Suffolk University, is a proud NYSSSA Theatre alum, and currently studies at The Lucid Body House in NYC. When she isn’t in her hometown of Schenectady, she lives in Queens where she is politically engaged in the community, practices yoga regularly, and tests out vegan recipes in her kitchen.


KD McTeigue is an actor, singer, and theatre artist. She received her training from the Theatre Institute at Sage where she was a frequently featured performer. Credits include: Romeo & Juliet; CabaretA Christmas Carol; and the world premiere of Backbeard: The Musical. An enthusiastic supporter of new work, KD has appeared in many area staged readings of mostly new plays (WAM Theatre; Berkshire Playwrights Lab; Troy Foundry Theatre). In addition to performing, KD has worked as an Assistant Director (Macbeth; Eurydice), Teaching Artist, and Stage Manager (Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School; Capital Repertory Theatre) and was the Production Stage Manager for TFT’s inaugural show, New World Order. KD joyfully makes her debut as a Troy Foundry company member in Catastrophe Carnivale: An Evening of Beckett Shorts. In May she graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Russell Sage College.

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Jacob Morgan Fisch is a native of Troy and thrilled to be a part of Troy Foundry acting company. He is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase BFA Acting Conservatory.  Some highlights include; Leonardo (Blood Wedding), Neibert (Mud, River, Stone), and Morris Townsend (The Heiress).  He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support and the Troy Foundry Theatre for this opportunity.

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Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez is an actor and singer based in London, UK but is originally from Albany, NY. Lucas has worked with such theatre organizations as The Public Theater (NYC), New York Musical Festival (NYC), Capital Repertory Theatre (Albany, NY), Theatre Institute at Sage (Troy, NY), and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA). In addition to his time on stage, Lucas can be seen in an episode of the Amazon Prime Series, Welcome Home!, premiering in late 2018. He can also be heard as the Spanish voiceover artist for the New York State Department of Health’s “Drink More Water” campaign. Lucas holds a B.S. with Honors in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Dance from Russell Sage College (Troy, NY). SAG-AFTRA.

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John Romeo* Stage:London-West End, Off-Broadway, Moscow, Jordan, Italy, Sweden. Roles include: Willy Loman in Death Of A Salesman, Lenny in Of Mice And Men, American Enterprise (East Coast Premiere) Directed by Patricia Birch, Fiorello LaGuardia in Fiorello!,Grumio in Taming Of The Shrew , MacDuff in Macbeth, Harry Brock in Born Yesterday. Saratoga Shakespeare-The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's DreamRomeo & Juliet, Cyrano, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Love’s Labours Lost. Films: As You Are, Fighting For Freedom (w/ Bruce Dern), A Tale Of Cinderella, Ice QueenThe Neighborhood That Disappeared (co-director), Breakfast Of Champions (Dir Of Photography/Editor).   Member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFTRA.  

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Alexandra Tarantelli is a graduate of Russell Sage College with a BS in Musical Theater. Off-Broadway/Regional credits include Kerrie Kowalski in Awesome 80s Prom (Davenport Theatrical) and Mina Murray in Dracula (Jenny Wiley Theatre). Capital Region credits include Elsie in Black Tie (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (TIS), and Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird (Cap Rep). Originally from Scotia, Alex currently resides in Ballston Lake with her husband Chad, their dog Maya, and cat Charlie. Alex is thrilled to be part of this exciting new venture!

*Member of Actors' Equity Association.