The Cast & Team

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The Cast

Rachel Cairns – #25

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: ROMEO & JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Shakespeare in High Park). Elsewhere: BUNNY, HAMLET, THE SUMMONED (Tarragon). SEEDS, FURY (Blyth Festival). TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET, CYMBELINE, EQUIVOCATION (Bard on the Beach). PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (The Arts Club). Selected Film Credits include: ANNE (Net ix), SAVE ME (CBC), SAV- ING HOPE (CTV). Other: Rachel is the creator of three award winning web series which you can check out at www.rachelcairns.ca

Aisha Evelyna – #07

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: Her Short Film ACCIDENTALS secured 12 festival screenings for the 17/18 season including BlackStar, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Festival & Caribbean Tales Film Festival. Film Credits include: MURDOCH MYSTERIES, WORKIN MOMS, 12 MONKEYS. Other: ACTRA YEAA Shorts 2017 Resident.

Ruth Goodwin – #11

Howland: PUNK ROCK, ENTRANCES AND EXITS, LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, 52 PICK UP. Crow’s: Debut. Film & TV Credits include: Ruth has recently joined the cast of Global TV’s PRIVATE EYES as new rookie cop, Danica Powers. Previous lm and television work includes, WORKIN’ MOMS (CBC), ANGRY ANGEL (ABC), SAVE ME (CBC), DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC), MURDOCH MYSTER- IES (CBC) and BEN’S AT HOME (Awk Silence Prod/Net ix). Other: Ruth is a Founding Member of The Howland Company and 2018 Dora Award Nominee for her work in PUNK ROCK. She has also starred in the “Best of Toronto Fringe” and “Patron’s Pick” winning shows ENTRANCES AND EXITS, LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS and 52 PICK UP and just recently took part in JFL 42 with the cast of WORKIN’ MOMS.

Annelise Hawrylak – #02

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: MUNSCH MASH (Solar Stage), NASTY (Maelstrom Art Collective), THE PACK: CREATURE (Free Water for Artists). Elsewhere: TWELFTH NIGHT (Dauntless City Theatre), KINGDOM (Contra Theatre), BITCHCRAFT (Pure Carbon). Other: Annelise is a Dora Mavor Moore award nominee, and a proud graduate of Brandon University’s School of Music and the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. For Dad, who never missed a show or a game. ig: @insomnelise

Ula Jurecka – #46

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Elsewhere: DREAMS (Canadian Rep Theatre), DROWNING IN WASABI (Toronto Fringe), LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (UC Follies), FOOLISH CABARET (Studio 102) DEATH CLOWNS (Studio Theatre/The Blacklist Committee for UnsafeTheatre). Film Credits include: LATCHKEY SIBS, THE FIXER, CAPTAIN ANXIETY,e PARANORMAL SURVIVOR.

Brittany Kay – #14

Howland: Assistant Director, PUNK ROCK. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: BOOK CLUB (Port Stanley Festival Theatre). Else- where: MIKVEH (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), MARRY ME MARRY ME (House + Body), ROMEO AND JULIET CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Toronto Fringe/Best of Fringe), FITZ HAPPENS! (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), 9 PARTS OF DESIRE (Seventh Stage Theatre), PIE IN THE SKY (Touchmark Theatre), THE LION KING (Mirvish). Film Credits include: TAKEN, (NBC/Universal), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (CW), DOROTHY’S SECRET (Windy Corner Pictures, Toronto International Short Film Festival O cial Selection), HEMLOCK GROVE (Net ix). Other: Dora Nom. Best Ensemble 9 Parts of Desire. Connect: @brittanylkay

Heath V. Salazar – #13

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: TERRITORIAL TALES (Canadian Stage) & this coming Spring, Heath will be performing in SHOVE IT DOWN MY THROAT (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre). Elsewhere: CARMILLA (Pointed Cap Productions), IN THE HEIGHTS (We Are Here Productions), WE ARE NOT THE OTHERS (McMaster University), NASTY (Maelstrom Collective), DANCE ANIMAL (Dance Animal). Film Credits Include: LANGUAGE (Perspeculum Productions), THEY THEM (Ryerson University), OUT WITH DAD (JLeaver Presentations). Other: Heath V. Salazar has received a Dora Award for Best Ensemble in the Independent Theatre Division for their work on CHASSE-GALERIE (Storefront Theatre).

Hallie Seline – #08

Howland: PUNK ROCK, CASIMIR AND CAROLINE, 52 PICK-UP. Crow’s: Debut. Upcoming: Hallie is thrilled to rejoin Shake- speare BASH’d in the new year as Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT. Theatre Credits include: STAG AND DOE, JONAS AND BARRY IN THE HOME (Bluewater Summer Playhouse); SHANNON 10:40 (timeshare/Videofag); TWELFTH NIGHT, MACBETH, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, ROMEO AND JULIET (Shake- speare BASH’d); OLIVER! (Port Hope Festival Theatre). Film & TV Credits include: DOS; DOROTHY’S SECRET; MAYDAY; UNDER THE SAME SUN; TINDER; BLACK & WHITE. Other: Hallie is a founding member of The Howland Company, a 2018 Dora Award Nominee for her work in PUNK ROCK, and a recipient of a My Entertainment Award for CASIMIR AND CAROLINE, and the Best of Toronto Fringe award for 52 PICK- UP. Connect: @HallieSeline hallieseline.com

Robyn Stevan – Soccer Mom

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. First full play since taking a hiatus from acting 10 years ago to work as a TDSB and Waldorf school teacher. Elsewhere: THE MESS (Mikaela Davies and Polly Phokheev Productions); TOP GIRLS, PLATONOV, DON CARLOS, THE MISANTHROPE (Soulpepper); SAINT JOAN, RICHARD III, THE CHERRY OR- CHARD, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Citadel); THREE SISTERS (Factory Theatre/Ban Centre). Other: Robyn has received a Genie Award, and has been nominated for a Dora and a Gemini Award.

Amaka Umeh – #00

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: RO- MEO AND JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Canadian Stage Shakespeare in High Park). Elsewhere: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS (Grand Theatre, 100 Schools Tour); JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Young People’s Theatre). Other: Amaka has received three Dora Award nominations, a Toronto Fringe Patron’s Pick Award, a Best of Toronto Fringe Honourable Mention. She has also completed the Toronto Fringe Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network and Training (T.E.N.T.) and the Factory Theatre Mechanicals Programs. Amaka will ap- pear in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Grand Theatre) and TOWARDS YOUTH: a cycle of plays about radical hope (Project: Humanity/Crow’sTheatre).


The Creative Team

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster – Director

Howland: 52 PICK-UP, CASIMIR & CAROLINE. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: IDOMENEUS, INNOCENCE LOST (Soulpepper); I CALL MYSELF PRINCESS (Cahoots); ANYWHERE (Toronto Fringe). Elsewhere: THE MESSAGE (Upcoming, Tarragon Theatre); over 15 acting credits with Soulpepper Theatre; OTHER JESUS (Public Recordings); THE FLOOD THEREAFTER (Canadian Stage); PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Citadel Theatre). Film Credits include: SMALLVILLE, FRINGE, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, SHATTERED, THE DRAWER BOY. Other: Courtney has received two Dora Awards for Best Ensemble and is a grateful alumna of the Loran Scholars Foundation.

Deanna H. Choi – Sound Designer & Composer

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: (assistant) THE BOY IN THE MOON, THE WEDDING PARTY. Recently: PARADISE LOST (Stratford Festival); HAPPY PLACE (Prairie Theatre Exchange); PEARLE HARBOUR’S CHAUTAUQUA (Theatre Passe Muraille). Elsewhere: 1837: THE FARMERS’ REVOLT (Blyth Festival); MIDSUMMER (Thousand Islands Playhouse); THE MONUMENT (Factory); SELFIE (Young People’s Theatre); MIXIE AND THE HALFBREEDS (fu-GEN); FORTUNE OF WOLVES, THE BOAT, LAURIER (Theatre New Brunswick); IPPERWASH (Native Earth); LO, OR DEAR MR. WELLS (Nightwood); ROPE RUNNING OUT (lemonTree); ALIEN CREATURE (TPM). Film Credits include: PREY. Other: Nominated for the Pauline Mc- Gibbon award. Best achievement in soccer was blocking a penalty kick with face at age 7. http://www.deannahchoi.com

Sarah Doucet – Costume Designer & Movement Coach

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: Had the pleasure of working on two beautiful beasts of shows that premiered this spring/summer: LULU V.7 // ASPECTS OF A FEMME FATALE (The Redlight District, Associate Costume Designer); FLOOR’D (Holla Jazz, Costume Design); LOVESTRUCK, Decidedly Jazz, Calgary, April 2019. Elsewhere: Associate Costume Designer, DORA Nominated LULU V.7 // ASPECTS OF A FEMME FATALE (The Red Light District ); FLOOR’D (Holla Jazz – Dora winner, Best Ensemble); HEART AS ARENA, (Animals of Distinction, MTL); JULIET&ROMEO (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Calgary); TIGHT- ROPE, (2BoysTV, MTL); IF I SHOULD STUMBLE, STILL LIFE WITH SAND, WOOD, GRASS AND MOVEMENT, STINK (Jenn Goodwin); MULTIFORMS (Amanda Acorn); ROSÉ PORN (Zoja Smutny), among others. Other: Long before Sarah was a costume designer and stylist, she was a contemporary dancer. Classically trained, but a contem- porary dancer through and through, Sarah had the opportunity to create with and tour the world with some of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, The Holy Body Tattoo (Van), Animals Of Distinction (MTL), Lynda Gaudreau, Companie de Brune (MTL), Jenn Goodwin (TO) to name a few. Oh, and she’s a bona de soccer fan.

Rebecca Gibian – Assistant Director 

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: Rebecca directed a public workshop of her play BIRDS through Black Ink Collective. Elsewhere: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III (Shaw Festival); DRACULA (Shaw Festival); OUR TOWN (Shaw Festival); HARRY THE KING (Repercussion Theatre). Film Credits include: BLUE MOON; DEMAIN DES HOMMES.

Sam Hale – Stage Manager 

Howland: LEMONS . . ., 52 PICK-UP, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Crow’s: Debut. Elsewhere: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, PICTURE THIS, PARFUMERIE, RIVERBOAT (Soulpep- per); JERUSALEM, MR. BURNS (Outside The March); THE 39 STEPS (3P Productions); DISGRACED (Mirvish/Hope & Hell/Citadel); THE REALISTIC JONESES, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Tarragon); BODY POLITIC (Buddies/lem- onTree); HEDDA GABLER (Necessary Angel/Canadian Stage); MY FAIR LADY (Capitol Theatre); LEAR, A RETROSPECTIVE (World Stage); FALL FOR DANCE NORTH (Sony Centre). Upcoming: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Talk Is Free Theatre). Other: Sam has also worked for dance: made in canada, Hot Docs, TIFF and Ryerson University.

Scarlett Larry – Assistant Lighting Designer 

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: KIVIUQ RETURNS: AN INUIT EPIC (Qag- giavuut! Greenland Tour); WING NIGHT AT THE BOOT (Blyth Festival); ERGO PINK FEST (Ergo Arts Theatre). Elsewhere: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE (Carousel Theatre); JONAS AND BARRY IN THE HOME (Drayton Entertainment); THE STAGE MANAGER’S GUIDE TO DATING ASSHOLES (What She Said Theatre). Other: Scarlett is a graduate of York University with a BFA in Theatre Production. She is the artistic director of What She Said Theatre and has worked internationally as a lighting designer, stage manager, and creator.

Jareth Li – Set and Lighting Design

Howland: PUNK ROCK, LEM- ONS…, CASIMIR AND CAROLINE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: Jareth’s work can also be seen currently running
at Theatre Passe Muraille (Chautauqua), and he will soon be lighting YELLOW RABBIT at Soulpepper. Elsewhere: A CONGRUENCE OF ARRIVALS (Bouchardanse); PRAIRIE NURSE (Factory/TIP); PORTIA’S JULIUS CAESAR (Shakespeare in the Ruff); RISKY PHIL (YPT); BLACK BOYS (Buddies in Bad Times
+ Canada Tour); DUSK DANCES (Withrow Park 2015-2018); CHAUTAUQUA (Pearle Harbour Presents); CRAZY FOR YOU (Port Hope Capitol Theatre). Other: Jareth is a member of ADC, and instructor at York University.

Hannah MacMillan – Apprentice Stage Manager

Howland: PUNK ROCK. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: DRYLAND (cue 6); FANTASY- LOVER (Rock Bottom Movement); HELLO AGAIN (Artillery Collective); A MISUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Shakespeare in the Ru ); GRAY (Theatre Inamorata). Elsewhere: Front of House Coordinator (The Toronto Fringe). Other: Hannah has a BFA from Ryerson from the School of Performance in Theatre Production.

Cosette Pin – Assistant Sound Designer 

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Recently: FOOTLOOSE (Laurier Musical Theatre, Set Design); THE WORDS WE DO NOT HAVE (National Theatre School, Sound Design); PYGMALION (Guild Festival Theatre, Lighting Design); BOX 4901 (Summer Works, Lighting Design); Ballet Jörgen (Lighting Design). Other: Cosette Pin is a multi-disciplinary designer based out of London, ON, designing lighting, sound, projections, and sets for theatre and live performance. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Production Design and Technical Arts, she is excited to be collaborating with such an exceptional group of individuals. http://www.cosettepin.com

Courtney Pyke – Production Manager

Howland: Debut. Crow’s: Debut. Courtney is a Production Manager and Technical Director with over 10 years of experience in the performing arts eld. Her career
has ranged over various genres including Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Opera, Live Event, Concert, Musicals, and Theatre. Courtney is a graduate of University of Guelph’s Theatre Studies Program and the Ban Centre’s Work Study program. She is currently the Event Coordinator for Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, leading events in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core. Recently she was also Production Manager for the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Stage Man- aged the mainstage at the VELD festival. Additionally, Courtney teaches Stagecraft at Sheridan College as a Professor in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. Courtney is currently a Fellow in the Association for Performing Arts Professionals Leadership Fellows Program in partnership with the Arts Leadership Program at the University of Southern California. Upcoming: Production Manager for THE WEDDING PARTY at the NAC in Ottawa, ON.

 

 

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