An innovative young producer, writer & director with a unique vision and approach to his work, Roland specialises in theatre of the extreme, physical, political and relentless. He's been accused of “ambition, rawness, and a willingness for excess”. Before 5 Out of 10 Men went to the Edinburgh Fringe (2016), his critically acclaimed production Blush of Dogs (2015) at the Tabard theatre followed murder-mystery-cannibal-thriller-dream-play Planter’s Island (2014). He trained at Drama Centre, worked with Chicago’s Sideshow Theater Company, and aged 16 wrote and directed plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stalemate (2008) and Man Pursued (2009).
co-producer & long-time collaborator
Ben trained at the Drama Centre where he recently graduated. He writes and performs comedy professionally on the London Fringe circuit. His credits whilst training and professionally include: The White Guard, The Imposter, Much Ado About Nothing, Mother Courage and Her Children.
His roles with Fragen include the Cannibal in Planter's Island, and Atreus-Tiresias-Slave in Blush of Dogs.
Anastasiya Zinovieva is an actress trained at Moscow School of New Cinema, who recently played Mrs. Watson in The Victim (Playground Theatre, 2018), Princess Mary/Vera in A Hero of Our Time (Edinburgh Festival, 2018), as well as starring in A Clown’s song, a feature movie. Her work also includes the following shows I am because you are (Etcetera 2016), Autumn Secret Project (Hackney Town Hall, 2016), Mystery-Bouffe (Waterstones Piccadilly Circle, 2017) and Chukovky’s Tales (Rudolf Steiner House Theatre, London 2018), To the Devil (The Tabernacle Theatre, 2018) and a scratch for 3SSTRS in Arcola Theatre. She played the lead part in the following shows Hamlet in Hamlet Fool (Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Streatham Hill Theatre, 2017), the Little Prince in Little Prince (Cockpit, 2017), Gloria in 50 Days, a television pilot and Nashua in Clown Song (2019).
Isabella Van Braeckel