The Cast & Team

The Cast

Ruth Goodwin

Selected Theatre: 52 Pick-Up (Best of Toronto Fringe), Casimir and Caroline (The Howland Company), And Now, The End (SummerWorks), Tagged and It’s Complicated (Out of Reach Theatre)
Selected Media: Save Me (CBC), Workin’ Moms (CBC), Designated Survivor (ABC), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Lost Girl (Showcase) and Ben’s at Home.
Other: Ruth Goodwin is an actor, producer, writer from Toronto (you’ve probably seen her during the commercial breaks of your favourite shows plugging the occasional Tim Horton’s wrap or car.) She has produced for CTV, been published in The Globe and Mail and performed on various stages and screens throughout the city. Ruth is also Co-Host and Co-Producer of Intermission Magazine’s comedic web series The Show Show. @Ruth_Goodwin

James Graham

Selected Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (73H Productions/The Howland Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Director, Unit 102/Leroy St), Mockingbird (NSTF, Dora Nominee), King John (Shakespeare BASH’D, 2015 My Entertainment Award Winner, Best Supporting Actor), NSFW (Studio 180), Titus Andronicus, As You Like It (Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage), 52 PICK-UP (The Howland Company/Toronto Fringe), New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), South Pacific (U.S. National Tour), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C.), As You Like It (Two Pence Shakespeare, Chicago), Beyond the Score (Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
Selected Media: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC)
Other: Northwestern University, Apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lab Company at Hangar Theatre (Ithaca NY), and Acting Fellow at Shakespeare Theatre Company


The Playwright

Sam Steiner – Playwright

Sam is a young British playwright and screenwriter. He has just finished an attachment at Paines Plough as their Playwright Fellowship and is a founding member of Walrus Theatre. Sam’s debut play, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, completed a national tour in 2016 after back-to-back sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival. The play is published by Nick Hern Books, received a reading in New York from Sienna Miller and Russell Tovey in 2016 and has been translated into several different languages. Other pieces of Sam’s work have been showcased at the Royal Exchange, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Cannes Film Festival. Sam’s next play, KANYE THE FIRST, will premiere in London this autumn as part of Hightide festival and he is also under commissions at Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

 


The Team

DougWatters

Doug Watters – Producer

Selected theatre: Midwinter Night’s Dream, Our Town (Outside the March/Convergence Passionate Players), N-town Mary Play (PLS), Romeo and Juliet (Hart House Theatre), As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Nightwood Theatre Lawyers’ Show)
Selected media: Writing for Monday Magazine, Coach House Press, Pottersfield Press
Awards: Various academic and writing prizes, Ontario Arts Council writing grant, Banff School of Fine Arts acting scholarship
Other: Doug has written and spoken for a living – and just living itself – for a good while. He has a B.A., English (McGill University), an LL.B. (Dalhousie University); was a team member in the start up of Artists’ Legal Advice Services; a board member at Community Legal Education Ontario; and worked at the Kawartha Festival in another era.

Harveen Sandhu – Director

Harveen Sandhu is a Toronto-based actress from Ottawa, best known for her work at the Shaw Festival, one of Canada’s most prestigious repertory theatre companies. At the festival Harveen took on such roles as Chloë Coverly in Arcadia (orginal Shaw production and Mirvish remount), Sylvia Craven in The Philanderer and Eliza Doolittle in Peter Hinton’s modern adaptation of Pygmalion. Harveen played Mercy Lewis in Soulpepper’s original critically-accalaimed production of the The Crucible and took on the role of Elikia, a child soldier, in Plaeides Theatre’s production of The Sound of Cracking Bones (both French and English versions). She was named one of the city’s “Top 5 Breakout Talents” of 2015 in Toronto Life Magazine, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Ryerson Theatre School, having graduated in 2012. Harveen is most recently a graduate of the 2016 Actor’s Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre.

Rebecca Ostroff – Assistant Director

Selected Theatre: Call (Director, New Ideas Festival/Alumnae Theatre), Boeing Boeing, Jesus Christ Superstar (Assistant Director, Hart House Theatre), All I Want (Playwright/Director, U of T Drama Centre), The Wedding Singer (Assistant Stage Manager, Hart House Theatre)
Selected Media: Thelma (Upward Sparks Productions)
Other: Honours Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto (2016), Fundraising Intern at Nightwood Theatre, Interim Education and Production Coordinator at Hart House Theatre

Sam Hale – Stage Manager

Selected Credits: 52 Pick-Up, The Glass Menagerie (The Howland Company); Disgraced (Mirvish/Citadel/Hope & Hell); The Realistic Joneses, An Enemy of the People (Tarragon); Body Politic (Buddies in Bad Times/lemonTree Creations); Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel/Canadian Stage); Parfumerie (Soulpepper); Mr. Burns (Outside The March); Lear: A Retrospective (World Stage); My Fair Lady (Capitol Theatre); Here On The Flight Path (Foster Festival); The Last Five Years (Daemon Theatre); And Now The End (SummerWorks); Jesus Christ Superstar (Hart House), Fall For Dance North (Sony Centre).
Other: Conference Assistant Stage Managing the Arts in Canada Conference 2014. Ryerson University B.F.A Theatre Performance Production.

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