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Cora Matheson, Kararina Hatzinakos, and Mark Kreder from The Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective's Shakespeare in Hospitals

The Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective (SOTMSC) was founded in 2010 by Victoria Urquhart and Sean Horbatiuk, to cultivate a community of emerging artists with a shared interest in Shakespeare and community engagement. Annually the SOTMSC performs "Shakespeare in Hospitals". A project that is exactly what it sounds like: we create new shows, using Shakespeare’s words, designed specifically to bring to patients in hospitals across the GTA, like Mount Sinai, Sunnybrook and CAMH and...


Jordi O'Dael & Andew Gaunce of Aberrant Theatre, Presenting the Ghost Light Anthology

Jordi O'Dael Jordi is a Toronto based trans nonbinary performer, director, dramaturg, and producer. A UWinnipeg/Randolph College alum, Jordi has based their career on portraying 12 year old children, ancient evil constructs, and creating queer punk feminist impressionist pieces. In 2017, Jordi served as co-writer, dramaturg, producer, and performer for the award winning, breakout hit ‘NASTY’ at the Toronto Fringe. Their primary interests are the unexplained and unsettling, ghosts and...


Philip Akin

Philip Akin has been acting and directing for over 40 years. In 2000, he was a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading black theatre company, and has served as its Artistic Director since 2006. In this role, he has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities and guidance for emerging artists. In 2002, he was part of the team that launched the Obsidian Mentor/Apprentice Program, a one-of-a-kind program that has so far helped 61 black artists embark on exciting careers as...


Rosanna Saracino

Rosanna Saracino is an Italian-Canadian director, dramaturge, educator, acting coach and costume designer, who has worked in the professional theatre industry for more than twenty years, with forays into directing and acting coaching in film, TV, video and documentaries. She received her MFA from York University in Directing, was the Director in Residence at the Canadian Stage Theatre and at Shadowpath Theatre as part of the Femme5 Operative, is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of art &...


Thea Fitz-James & Wes Babcock of Dark Day Monday

Dark Day Monday is a curated monthly performance series featuring artists who defy expectations and break boundaries. We seek out acts that explore, play, and fuck with performance forms or genres. Instagram: darkdaymonday Facebook: Thea Fitz-James Thea Fitz-James is part academic, part journalist, and part theatre practitioner. She is a theatre maker and performance artist, having created work with FADO in Toronto,...


Jennifer Walls

Jennifer Walls is a performer producer, and voice-over actor. As a musical theatre performer she has played leading roles in a wide variety of musicals including RENT, Beauty And The Beast, The Wizard of Oz and number of Canadian premiers as well as the Dora Award nominated original musical review Off-Broadway, On Stage. She was also a finalist in the CBC hit show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? As a voice actor she has voiced recurring characters on a number of animated series'...


Halifax Fringe Roundup #2

The second Halifax Fringe Roundup! In this episode we check in with Andrew Gaunce, Laura Thornton, and Mariel Kathryn Hunter to see how their Fringes have been going, talk about shows they have loved, and about surviving Fringe exhaustion! Andrew Gaunce Instagram: @TempleGaunce Aberrant Theatre Instagram: @aberranttheatre Something Wrong Laura Thornton Walesong Theatre Twitter: @whalesongprod Instagram: @whalesongtheatre The Birthday Mariel Kathryn Hunter Instagram:...


Mariel K. Hunter

Mariel Kathryn Hunter hails from Saint John, New Brunswick and moved across the country to pursue her acting career in 2012. She has since appeared in a number of independent films and web series, as well as on stage. Most recently she has performed her one woman show on both coasts to tremendous reviews and oversold houses. Recent credits include Sarah in Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still. She has also founded Fort Heart Productions and directed under their banner a number of shows...


Halifax Fringe Roundup #1

The first of two Fringe Roundups for Halifax Fringe, with Andrew Gaunce, Laura Thornton, Emilie Alexandre, and Mariel Kathryn Hunter! Andrew Gaunce Instagram: @TempleGaunce Aberrant Theatre Instagram: @aberranttheatre Something Wrong Laura Thornton Walesong Theatre Twitter: @whalesongprod Instagram: @whalesongtheatre The Birthday Emilie Alexandre House XII Theatre Instagram: @housetwelvetheatre The Easy Lovin’ Blues Mariel Kathryn Hunter Instagram: @comehomeplay I Want to...


Kendall Savage

A graduate of The Randolph Academy of Performing Arts as well as The Players Academy Toronto, Kendall completed her Undergraduate BFA in Performing Arts at Concordia University Alumna 2013. Focusing her gifts in the direction of clown and comedy, Kendall set out to fulfill her calling as a professional clown. She has trained with the likes of Francine Coté, Aron DeCasemaker, Joe DePaul, Aitor Basauri, Philippe Gaulier and her Clown mentors Mike Kennard and John Turner of Mump and Smoot....


Fundy Fringe Roundtable

A roundtable discussion featuring Fundy Fringe artists Franny McCabe-Bennett (actor/playwright of Bar Star), Elliot Delage (actor/playwright of 25), and Mark Foster (playwright of The Waiting Gentlewoman). Franny McCabe-Bennett Twitter: @Franny_McB Elliot Delage Twitter: @elliotdelage Mark Foster Twitter: @tabootheatre


James McClure

James McClure is an award-winning writer, journalist, scholar and undergraduate instructor. In 2018, James’ newest play, Glass Closets, was chosen to be workshopped at Mount Allison University as part of the 2018 Playwrights’ Colony hosted by the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. 'Glass Closets' is his second Fundy Fringe Festival production. In 2017, he wrote and directed ‘Faking It,’ a coming-of-age comedy that was also one of three winners in the Saint John Theatre Company’s...


Sarah Rankin

Sarah Rankin is an actor educator, and the director of the Fundy Fringe. Twitter: @sarahrankin03 Twitter: @fundyfringefest


Aleena Needham

Aleena resides in London, ON with her husband William – who Directed “Passing Notes.” Aleena and William are very proud parents to their two sons, Lennon and Fletcher. Aleena is an actor, playwright and the proprietor of My Neighbour’s Attic. She has co-written and appeared in “Two Prozacs Short of a Hap-P Meal” and “Occupy the Man Cave,” both of which were produced by Theatre Provocateur. She is thrilled to be premiering her new solo project, “Passing Notes,” at Fundy Fringe Festival in...


Alexander Thomas

Married to a spouse who works for the foreign service, American born Alexander, has lived in London, Berlin and currently in Toronto. He made his Toronto stage debut in HANGMAN at Storefront Theatre. Last summer he performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival in LETTERS TO ANNEBELLE as well as the Summer Works Festival in THE NAILS and was most recently seen in the world premiere of FOR BOTH RESTING AND BREEDING for Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie. And A GIRL LIVES ALONE another Summer Works...


Eric Benson, Chanakya Mukherjee & Kate Werneburg from Dauntless City Theatre's Much Ado About Nothing

Dauntless City Theatre presents Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. In this fast-paced queer contemporary staging, the hijinks and heartbreak of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing come to life as you've never seen them before. You'll follow the story around the park on foot, getting up close and personal with all the adventure, romance, and deception of this timeless tale. This event is welcoming to humans and dogs of all ages, and is wheelchair-accessible. Berczy Park, Toronto....


Kristi Boulton

Kristi Boulton an improv artist and is one of the members of the Improv Troupe, The Understudies, presenting Waaaay Off Broadway at the 2018 Hamilton Fringe. Waaaay Off Broadway: A Musical Improv Show! Waaaay Off Broadway is the musical improv show that you’ve always dreamed of seeing, especially because you create the show! Watch as the Understudies improvise dynamic scenes peppered with songs, topped off with a mini-musical inspired entirely by audience suggestions! Musical accompaniment...


Carolyn Bennett & Jennifer McKinley

Carolyn Bennett is an award-winning writer (2013 TIFF Screenwriting Intensive Jury Prize) and comedian living in Toronto. She was part of the 2017 Thousand Islands Playwrights' Unit and developed the full-length play The Monarchists. Produced plays include Mixed Media, Pure Convenience (CBC Radio), Runtkiller, The Short List, Hitler's Ass, Canis Familiaris and Sick Kids Wanna Talk To You. Her debut novel Please Stand By from Vancouver's NON Publishing will be released Fall 2019. Etc,...


Toronto Fringe Roundup #2

A roundtable conversation about Toronto Fringe on the last Saturday, as Tom McGee (Featherweight), Janelle Hanna (Robert.), Al Lafrance (I think I'm Dead), Danny Pagett (Prank), and Rebecca Perry (Bikeface) join host Phil Rickaby to talk about Toronto Fringe so far, what they’ve seen, what they are looking forward to seeing and much more. Recorded 10:00, July 14, 2018. Tom McGee Twitter: @mcgeetd Website: Theatre Brouhaha: Featherweight:...


Eliza Martin

​Eliza was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts with a Drama Specialist before attending the Theatre and Drama Studies program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.Eliza workshopped her one-woman show O, an exploration of Hamlet’s Ophelia as an early version in 2014 before creating and developing O in partnership with Ali Joy Richardson in the 15th annual Paprika Festival in 2016. The show has since been performed at the...