The Cast & Team

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The Cast

Rachel Cairns – #25

Credits: The Summoned (Tarragon), Bunny (Tarragon) Save Me (CBC) Other: Rachel is the creator of three award winning web series: At Your Feet, Mom & Me, and BUDZ

Aisha Evelyna – #07

Credits: Her Short Film “Accidentals”, which she wrote, co – produced, and starred in, is now touring the festival circuit with four upcoming screenings for 2018, including a much anticipated American Premiere.

Ruth Goodwin – #11

Credits: Howland Company Founding Member. Ruth has most recently joined the cast of Global TV’s Private Eyes (starring Jason Priestley) as the show’s new rookie cop, Danica Powers. Other credits include Punk Rock (The Howland Company, Dora Nomination “Outstanding Ensemble”), Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Patron’s Pick, Toronto Fringe) 52 Pick-Up (Best of Toronto Fringe), Workin’ Moms (CBC), Save Me (CBC).

Annelise Hawrylak – #02

Credits: Twelfth Night (Dauntless City Theatre), Kingdom (Contra Theatre), and Nasty (Maelstrom Art Collective).

Ula Jurecka – #46

Credits: Dreams (Canadian Rep Theatre), Drowning in Wasabi (Toronto Fringe), Les Enfants Terribles (UC Follies), Foolish Cabaret (Studio 102) Death Clowns (University of Toronto). Selected Media: Latchkey Sibs (Short Film).

Brittany Kay – #14

Credits: Book Club (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Mikveh (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), Marry Me Marry Me (House + Body), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Toronto Fringe Festival/Best of Fringe), Fitz Happens! (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), The Yellow Ribbon and Misprint (Musical Works), 9 Parts of Desire (Seventh Stage Theatre), Pie in the Sky (Touchmark Theatre), Jerry Springer the Opera (Hart House), The Lion King (Mirvish).

Heath V. Salazar – #13

Heath V. Salazar is a Dora Award-winning trans latinx actor/singer/dancer/writer who performs as male, female and gender variant. Select credits include the Dora Award-winning Canadian musical Chasse-Galerie (Storefront Theatre), Usnavi in In the Heights (We Are Here Productions), as well the multilingual film adaption of King Lear entitled Languages. Most recently, they entwined the worlds of theatre, drag and poetry through VIRGEN, a solo show which they developed at Buddies In Bad Times

Hallie Seline – #08

Credits: Howland Company Founding Member, PUNK ROCK (Howland Company, Dora Nomination “Outstanding Ensemble”), Casimir and Caroline (My Entertainment Award “Outstanding Ensemble”), 52 PICK-UP (The Howland Company, Best of Toronto Fringe), Stag and Doe, Jonas and Barry in the Home (Bluewater Summer Playhouse), Trafalgar 24 (Driftwood Theatre), SHANNON 10:40 (timeshare, Videofag), Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare BASH’d).

Amara Umeh – #00

Credits: Munsch Mash (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, Dora Nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in High Park), Beethoven Lives Upstairs (The Grand Theatre, London ON), All Our Yesterdays by Chloé Hung (Patron’s Pick Award; Honorable Mention, Best of Fringe).

The Creative Team

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster – Director

Credits: Howland Company Founding Member, Soulpepper: Idomeneus, Innocence Lost and New York Times Critics Picks productions as part of Soulpepper on 42nd Street. Her other acting credits include roles with Public Recordings, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Cahoots Theatre and upcoming performances with Tarragon Theatre and Festival TransAmeriques. As a director, Courtney co-directed The Howland Company’s hit production of 52 Pick-Up, and Theatre Inamorata’s world premier of Gray.
She is a grateful alumna of the Loran Award and a recipient of two Dora Awards for Best Ensemble (Incident at Vichy, Of Human Bondage).

Deanna H. Choi – Sound Designer

Recent credits: Selfie (Young People’s Theatre); Mixie and the Halfbreeds (fu-GEN); The Monument (Factory); Chicho (Pencil Kit/TPM); Ipperwash (Native Earth); Lo, or Dear Mr. Wells (Nightwood); Fortune of Wolves, The Boat (Theatre New Brunswick); Rope Running Out (lemonTree), Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua (RISER/Summerworks).
Upcoming: Stratford Festival, Blyth Festival.
Deanna H. Choi is a Korean-Canadian sound designer, composer, and violinist with a degree in neuroscience from Queen’s University.

Jareth Li – Set and Lighting Design

Select lighting design credits include: Punk Rock, The Glass Menagerie, Lemons… Casimir and Caroline (The Howland Company); Prairie Nurse (Factory & Thousand Island Playhouse); Risky Phil (YPT); Black Boys (Buddies in Bad Times + Canada Tour); Chautauqua (Pearle Harbour Presents); What Linda Said, Serenity Wild, (SummerWorks 2017); Dusk Dances Withrow Park (2015-2018); Portia’s Julius Caesar (Shakespeare In The Ruff); Crazy For You (Port Hope Festival Theatre).
Jareth is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada, and is a stagecraft instructor at York University.
Upcoming: Chautauqua (TPM)

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