Cast & Creative

Cast

Cydney Penner (Antigone): Theatre credits include: Isabelle in The Washing Machine (Red Betty Theatre/2012 Next Stage Festival), The Woman/Voice One in BLOOM (Steam Powered Theatre), Woman in a Monkey Cage and Alice/Doctor in Unwrap Your Candy with (Royal Porcupine Productions), Trisha in Big Sexy (Infinite Furnace Productions), Tobi in Brief (draft89), Bully/Target Masks in The Power of One (Soren Bennick Productions), Isabelle in Ring ‘Round the Moon, Margaret Kehoe in Last Man Hanged, Catherine in Pillar to Port and Gentlewoman in Romeo and Juliet (Gairbraid Theatre). Film and TV credits include: Curious and Unusual Deaths (Discovery Channel), Abolition (SKG Films), The Secret Society of Nobodies (SecretSON Productions), There Is No Undo (Digital Canaries), Weightless Weights (Next Adobe Inc), Charlie/Cinderella (C.C. Productions), Running (Homeless Entertainment).

Thomas Gough (Creon): Thomas Gough has appeared frequently at the Hart House Theatre (most recently as Jürgen in Bullet For Adolf and Frank Strang in Equus); with the Canopy Theatre (Phyllurgus in Lysistrata and Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet); with the Single Thread Theatre (Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and Sir William Campbell in The Campbell House Story); and at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (Verner Conklin in Come Into The Garden Maud and Daddy in The American Dream). A few months ago he played Malvolio in the Guelph Little Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night, and he is heard regularly as the disembodied German voice on MTV Creeps.

Glyn Bowerman (Haemon): Glyn is a Toronto-based writer, director, and performer. He holds a BA in theatre studies from York U, specializing in collective creation. He previously appeared in Soup Can Theatre’s Marat/Sade as Jacques Roux. Other highlights include Trudeautopia writer/director (Banquo’s Banquet), Little War writer/co-director (Back Burner Productions), Bungling Pedro in Emperor (Twitches & Itches), Flight Attendant in I Will Not Hatch (Pregnant Pause), and Pastor Phillip in How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abortion (Caterwaul Theatre). He is a member of the Steady State Playwriting Unit, and is currently studying journalism at Humber. He will be performing as Disease Man in I Will Not Hatch at the Edmonton Fringe, this August.

Leah Holder (Ismene): Leah Holder is a Toronto based, classically trained actor and singer, and is originally from New Brunswick. Much of her recent work has been on new works in various stages of development—full-scale productions (The Campbell House Story, Chapel Arm [published by Scirrocco Press]), workshops (The Mistress Project TPM Fall 2012) and staged readings. Leah has also been featured in several Shakespeare productions, including a sold-out run of Much Ado About Nothing at the Spadina House (Single Thread Theatre). Leah was awarded the Theatre New Brunswick Bud Bird Award, recognising New Brunswick students who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential in a theatre career. Leah is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Kathryn Malek (Eurydice): Kathryn’s Fringe Festival credits include; Death to Dating (Toronto), Perfect Wives – Desperate Lives (Hamilton), Embracing the Black Madonna (Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver). Her film credits include; Determined (Emotive Productions), Grown Up For a Day (I.E. Films), The Cello Tutor (Foresight Entertainment), and Souvenirs From Asia (Flint Productions).

Michael McLeister (Tiresias): Michael was born and raised in Alexandria, Ontario, and is a Graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Honours B.A. English Language and Literature). He has spent most of his working life in Toronto, some of it in Montreal. As an actor, he has appeared on many Toronto stages over the years including Harbourfront, the Robert Gill, the Alumnae (the Inspirato Festival) and most recently – Hart House (in Macbeth) He is a four-tour veteran of Montreal’s Repercussion Theatre.

John Chou (Messenger): Selected theatre credits: tick…tick…BOOM! (Half-Pint Theatre), RENT (Fallen Rock Productions), The Wild Party (ObraLinda), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Equus (Hart House Theatre), The Fan Tan King, KWATZ! The Tibetan Project (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre). Selected film/tv credits: Urban Legends 2 (NextFilm), Uncle Morty’s Dub Shack (ImaginAsian TV), Light and the Sufferer (The Filmmakers, Inc). John can also be seen in the upcoming webseries The Gate (thegateseries.com). John is a member of Theatre 20’s Emerging Artists Ensemble.

Adriana Crivici (Chorus): Adriana has just graduated from York University’s and received her BFA from the Acting Conservatory. Adriana originally comes from Vancouver, British Columbia were she was a competitive dancer and singer at Spotlight Dance Centre for fourteen years.  Some of her past credits include: Restoration (Theatre @ York), The Merry Wives of Windsor (York University), Hippolytos (Theatre @ York), The Provok’d Wife (Theatre @ York), Macbeth (York University), Henry the VI Part I (York University), Murder in the Cathedral (York University), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (York University), and The Kokoschka Project (York University), Fiddler on the Roof (Footlight Theatre Company), 42nd Street (RCMT), West Side Story (RCMT), High School Musical (URP), and Oklahoma! (TUTS).

Daniel Kim (Chorus): Daniel completed his BA in Theatre Studies at York University, as well as obtaining his BEd with a specialization in teaching Drama. Passionate about working with young people, he currently works as a substitute teacher, Drama instructor and English tutor for studies in Shakespeare. A long time arts educator, Daniel has been involved with Vision Youth Leadership Program, TDSB, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and The Classical Theatre Project. Stage credits: Unspoken (Unspoken Theatre).

Heather Motut (Chorus): Heather Motut is an actor/singer born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria. Credits include: Clown 1 in The 39 Steps, Ethel in Barefoot in the Park, Woman 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Penelope in The Odyssey, and Tess in Crazy For You. Heather is making her Toronto theatrical debut in Soup Can Theatre’s production of Antigone.

Chloe Payne (Sentry/Messenger): Chloe Payne is a clown around town, performing at cabarets and events around the city. Her clown “Scrappy” was featured at the 2011 Toronto Festival of Clowns. She has studied bouffon with Adam Lazarus, corporeal mime with Giuseppe Condello, and clown with Helen Donnelly. She also attended George Brown Theatre School.

Aaron Rothermund (Chorus): Aaron’s studies include Comedy: Writing and Performance at Humber College, Performing Arts at George Brown College, and the Humber Theatre Performance program where he received the Acting Achievement award and graduated with honours. He was also a member of the youth programs at Buddies in Bad Times and Modern Times Stage Company. Aaron has appeared in Smother (Theatre Lab), Death (Art & Lies), The Underpants (Coffeehouse), Protestival (TPM), Marat/Sade (Soup Can Theatre), Yerma (Canstage Fest. of Ideas and Creation), Trudeautopia (Banquo’s Banquet), Emperor (Twitches & Itches), Holding Boundaries (Mixed Company), Little War (Back-Burner), Greedy Fisherman (Cyclops), Pentheus (City of Wine), and Horse Feathers (Clay & Paper). Recently he directed And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens for ‘The Tennessee Williams Project’. Check out www.afterglowtheatre.com for more information.

 

Creative

Scott Dermody (Director): Selected Production; Production Manager for Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread Theatre), Production Manager/ Producer for Marat/Sade (Soup Can Theatre), Producer for Love Is A Poverty You Can Sell (Soup Can Theatre), Director for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (VDAY Toronto), Mentorship Intern/Production Assistant for Raging Dreams: Into The Visceral (Theatre Gargantua), Set Designer for The Marriage of Anansewa (AfriCan Theatre Ensemble), Director for Follow Your Nose (GNU Ground Festival).

Selected Stage; Jodel in Love Is A Poverty You Can Sell (Soup Can Theatre), Jarvis/Guide in Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread Theatre), Don Baker in Butterflies Are Free (Encore Entertainment), Captain 5 in The Friend Ship (Suitcase Theatre), Marik in Veronika Decides to Die (Darkroom Theatre Projects).

In addition, Scott is the Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA).

Courtney Cathers (Set Designer): Most recently Courtney has worked as a set/costume designer for Toronto Youth Music Theatre (Crazy for You), Shakespeare in Action (The Diary of Anne Frank), Smile Theatre (Anne of Green Gables), UC Follies (Threepenny Opera), and York University (Marat/Sade). She has also worked as a scenic painter for Drayton Entertainment, Jumblies, Production Canada, 4th Line Theatre, Art of Time Ensemble and The Banff Centre.

Alice Ferreyra (Stage Manager): Graduate of Sheridan Institute of Technology. Previous productions include: Apprentice Stage Manager: The Story (Theatre Columbus), The Test (Company Theatre), Stage Manager: Anne of Green Gables (Highlands Summer Festival), The Drowsy Chaperone (Sheridan Theatre), Assistant Stage Manager: Cabaret (Sheridan Theatre).

Justin Haigh (Co-Producer/Publicist/Graphic & Web Designer): Justin is a writer, theatre aficionado, and arts journalist – being the primary Toronto contributor for Plank Magazine, and the founder of performing arts website/podcast ArtsVox.ca. Justin’s theatre credits include Soup Can Theatre’s previous two shows, Love is a Poverty You Can Sell (Writer/Emcee segment Co-Director/Co-Producer), and Marat/Sade (Sound Designer/Set Co-Designer/Co-Producer).

Morgan-Leigh Hearty (Costume/Prop Designer): Morgan-Leigh Hearty is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Production and Design program where she designed costumes for a co-production (Table Talk) between Theatre @ York and Volcano Theatre. After graduating from York, Morgan-Leigh was a design apprentice with Obsidian Theatre, where she worked under designers Gillian Gallow (Ruined) and Jung-Hye Kim (Big League).  She has been the costume designer for shows in past Fringe Festivals including Wedding Night in Canada and for the company Charcoal Sketch Productions. Morgan-Leigh also works as a stage manager, production assistant and head of wardrobe.

Gabriel Nylund (Assistant Stage Manager): Gabriel is a Company Associate for Soup Can Theatre, mainly spending his in-production time in the role of Assistant Stage Manager. He was recruited into the group due to his previous experience acting as stage manager for Markham Youth Theatre stage production of Bat Boy in 2005. Gabriel, is an aspiring writer, teacher, and a deeply avid music collector, and prides himself on his Jack of all trades skill set.

Mike Rocha (Sound Designer): Mike Rocha is a Toronto-based music producer and engineer who works with signed and independent artists and bands, producing and recording their original material for digital and radio/TV release. He started his music career in 2004 as an intern with the late, great Haydain Neale of Jacksoul, running a music production company out of the studio at the former Sony/BMG Canadian headquarters. After acquiring his own three-room studio space in 2006, Mike has had the opportunity to work with ground breaking Indie acts and Major-label artists on their full-length LPs, EPs, and singles.

Sarah Thorpe (Co-Producer): Holds a BA Honours in Theatre from York University, studied Shakespeare and musical theatre at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread), You Should Have Stayed Home (Praxis Theatre / Summerworks), The Threepenny Opera (UC Follies), Canadian premiere of BARE (WatersEdge Productions), The Nightwood (Luminato), world premiere of Thomson Highway’s Pimooteewin/The Journey (Soundstreams). Film/TV: shorts with the CFC and Ryerson, video game voice-overs. Artistic Director of Soup Can Theatre: directed Marat/Sade (Nominee – Best Direction of a Musical, 2011 Broadway World Toronto Awards) and Love is a Poverty You Can Sell (2012 Next Stage Festival, 2010 Toronto Fringe & Best of Fringe, 2009 inaugural production). Upcoming: The Loyalists with Single Thread Theatre. www.sarahthorpe.net

Leslie Thorpe-Dermody (Assistant Stage Manager): Stage credits include Mozart’s Requiem and Carmina Burana (Guelph Symphonic Choir), Cult Classics; The Nightmare Before Christmas: In Concert; Bat Boy and The Outsiders (Markham Youth Theatre), three productions of The Vagina Monologues (VDAY Guelph), Everyman (Single Thread Theatre), and A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer (VDAY Toronto). Production credits include Manager of the Guelph Symphonic Choir, Fight Director for Cult Classics and Bat Boy (Markham Youth Theatre), Co-Director of The Vagina Monologues (VDAY Guelph), and Assistant Stage Manager for Soup Can’s Fringe Festival 2010 hit Love is a Poverty You Can Sell and the 2011 production of Marat/Sade. Leslie is an alumnus of the University of Guelph and York University, and one of the founding members of Soup Can Theatre.

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