The Maid’s Tragedy

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CHRISTINE DANIELS – CYNTHIA

VILE PASSÉIST: The Jew of Malta (Costume Designer), Bartholomew Fair (Actor), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Stage Manager). LIONS DEN THEATRE: Waiting for the Parade, Arsenic and Old Lace (Actor), Strawberries in January, The Underpants (Director), Reefer Madness (Costume Designer). TABOO THEATRE: Another Evening of Grand Guignol (Actor, Production Manager); A Bag, a Box, and a Bottle (Stage Manager); An Evening of Grand Guignol (Director). VPT/LDT:Kill Shakespeare (Co-Director/Actor). UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE:The Most Massive Woman Wins. DARTMOUTH PLAYERS: Sea Marks (Stage Manager). TAG: Pantomime (Actor). TRAINING: University of Lethbridge, Dramatic Arts.

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MATTHEW DOWNEY – STRATO, SET & LIGHTING DESIGNER

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl, A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, The Revenger’s Tragedy, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (Lighting Design). LIONS DEN THEATRE:Bables In Arms (Director). ATLANTIC FRINGE: Human Weakness (Director). XARA CHORAL THEATRE: Resident Lighting Designer. AJAR THEATRE: Tecumseh as a Doorstop (Sound and Video Design). NOTES:Matthew would like to dedicate this artistic endeavor to his Parents: Matt Downey Sr, and the late Phyllis Downey, who taught him that Kindness, Art and Hard work do not have to be mutually exclusive. You are loved, you are missed.

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DENTON FROESE – ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

MEDICINE HAT SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo And Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy Of Errors. VANCOUVER-WHISTLER 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS SECURITY: Scientific Support.

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DANIEL GERVAIS – MELANTIUS

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl, A Yorkshire Tragedy,The Revenger’s Tragedy. FESTIVAL ANTIGONISH: Run For Your Wife, Magical Mystery Munsch, Best of Broadway.  LIONS DEN THEATRE/VPT: Kill Shakespeare.LIONS DEN:Reefer Madness, An Evening of Ives, Strawberries in January, 12 Angry Men, The Underpants. DAPOPO THEATRE:The Heist Before Christmas, Live-In Readings. THEATRE NEWFOUNDLAND:The Music Man. TRAINING: Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (Memorial University), BFA Theatre.

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ANDREW GUTHRO – LYSIPPUS

TABOO THEATRE: The Madonna Painter.ATLANTIC FRINGE: Suicide Makes Sense. DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY: Bent, The Glass Menagerie, The March, Conspicuousness Conspicuousness, The Block, After The Fall.

 

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MAGGIE HAMMEL – EVADNE

DALTHEATRE: The Triumph of Love, The Mill on the Floss, The Ends of the Earth, La Ronde. KING’S THEATRICAL SOCIETY: Hair. DAPOPO THEATRE: The Heist Before Christmas. ATLANTIC FRINGE: The Chronicles of the Dramatics Society. TRAINING: Dalhousie University, BA Theatre.

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IRA HENDERSON – AMINTOR

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl,A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. LIONS DEN THEATRE: The Iceman Cometh (Director), Reefer Madness, 12 Angry Men, Arsenic and Old Lace. DAPOPO: Communities in Bloom, The Pirate Show,  Ferry Boat Tales. TABOO THEATRE: Grand Guignol III, Festival of Fear: Another Evening of Grand Guignol. KING’S THEATRICAL SOCIETY:Camino Royal, Romeo & Juliet, Phaedra’s Love, Macbeth, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Pillowman, The Laramie Project. ATLANTIC FRINGE: Universal Babble, Criminal Negligee, Black Jack Justice.

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ALISON HOUSE – STAGE MANAGER

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl, The Jew of Malta, Bartholomew Fair. LIONS DEN THEATRE:The Iceman Cometh, Twelve Angry Men, Arsenic and Old Lace. ATLANTIC FRINGE: Room Six, The Rejection Chronicles, Vanishing Twins. TRAINING: MUN, Fine Arts Program (2004).

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JIM LINDSEY – CALIANAX

THEATRE: Bedroom Farce, Shore Leave, Tribute, Murder in the Cathedral, The Balcony, Walking Happy, A Christmas Carol. FILM: The Road Not Taken, Dog Pound, No Remorse – with Tom Selleck, Trailer Park Boys the Movie 2, The Accountant’s Tale. TRAINING: Austin College Drama class (1973); Dartmouth Players Drama class (2006).

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COLLEEN MACISAAC – DULA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION MANAGER

VILE PASSÉIST:The Roaring Girl, Edward II, Bartholomew Fair, The Revenger’s Tragedy, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.US VS THEM THEATRE: A Tournament of Lies. LIONS DEN THEATRE: Universal Babble, Waiting for the Parade, Reefer Madness, An Evening of Ives, Arsenic and Old Lace. DEMASQUER THEATRE: A Healthy War. TABOO THEATRE:Criminal Negligee, Grand Guignol I + III. ATLANTIC FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Maids, Black Jack Justice.

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ELIZABETH MCCARTHY – OLYMPIAS

VILE PASSÉIST:The Revenger’s Tragedy. NEW ACTORS’ COLONY THEATRE:Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Munschapalooza, Blue Castle. PRAGUE FRINGE FESTIVAL: Scopophilia: Into the Eye of the Sun (Writer/Actor). ATLANTIC FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Rejection Chronicles (Co-Producer/Co-Director/Actor); Vanishing Twins. FOGHORN THEATRE: The Shawl. LE THEATRE DE BOHEME:Marat/Sade, The Balcony,1984. DAPOPO THEATRE: Rossum’s Universal Robots. TRAINING: Neptune Theatre Pre-Professional Training Programme, TooBa Physical Theatre Centre (Vancouver BC). UPCOMING: Feature film role debut in Rattlesnake Film’s Roundabout.

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MELANIE PATTEN – DIAGORAS

DARTMOUTH PLAYERS:The Importance of Being Earnest, Inherit the Wind. LIONS DEN THEATRE: Reefer Madness (Assistant Stage Manager); Waiting for the Parade (Stage Manager), Universal Babble (Stage Manager).

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TESSA PEKELES – PROPS

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl (Stage Manager), A Yorkshire Tragedy (Dramaturge/Props), The Jew of Malta (Dramaturge), Edward II (SM), A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (SM).FESTIVAL ANTIGONISH: Magical Mystery Munsch (SM), Best of Broadway (SM). HALIFAX THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:In the Fall/In This World (Assistant Stage Manager). BANFF CENTRE: Cosi Fan Tutte (ASM). OPERA NS:Luisa Miller (SM), Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (SM), Three-Penny Opera/Beggar’s Opera (Producer), Zaide (Producer). ATLANTIC FRINGE FESTIVAL:The Maids (SM). DALTHEATRE: The Country Wife (Dramaturge), New Works Festival (Production Stage Manager). DALHOUSIE OPERA WORKSHOP: Kabarett: Mahagonny Songspiel and Beyond (SM). OTHER: Kill Shakespeare (SM – VPT/Lions Den/Hal-Con). TRAINING: Banff Centre Theatre Production Work Study Program (2011); Dalhousie University Theatre Program (2011).

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LISE RENAULT – NIGHT

THEATRE ARTS GUILD: Puss in Boots (upcoming), The Drowsy Chaperone. DARTMOUTH PLAYERS: Run for Your Wife, Inherit the Wind, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY: The Mikado.HALIFAX SUMMER OPERA FESTIVAL: Dialogues des Carmélites.PPTP:Blood Wedding. GRAFTON STREET DINNER THEATRE: Tartans, Toques and Tales, Eh!, Stars on Thin Ice. TRAINING: Neptune Theatre School Pre-Professional Training Program.

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JESSE ROBB – KING

VILE PASSÉIST:The Roaring Girl,The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Bartholomew Fair, The Revenger’s Tragedy, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside,Vindice’s Folly, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore. LIONS DEN THEATRE/VPT: Kill Shakespeare. LIONS DEN THEATRE: The Iceman Cometh, Reefer Madness, It’s A Wonderful Life, 12 Angry Men, Arsenic and Old Lace. TABOO THEATRE: Another Evening of Grand Guignol. PPTP:Romeo and Juliet. SAINT MARY’S DRAMA SOCIETY:The Crucible. ATLANTIC FRINGE:A Question of Sex, Vanishing Twins. TRAINING Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program.

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MICHAEL ROBSON – MUSICAL DIRECTOR, COMPOSER, ACCOMPANIST

VILE PASSÉIST:The Roaring Girl (Actor), A Yorkshire Tragedy (Music Director, Musician), Bartholomew Fair (Assistant Music Director, Musician). KING’S THEATRICAL SOCIETY:Lysistrata (Composer, Musical Director), An Ideal Husband (Composer), The Penelopiad (Composer, Vocal Director), Sisters (Composer, Sound Design). TWO PLANKS AND A PASSION: Rockbound (Composer’s assistant).SAINTS ALIVE! THEATRE: Beautiful City (workshop) (Composer, Music Director), Into the Woods (Assistant Musical Director), The Secret Garden (Actor), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Actor). DAL OPERA WORKSHOP: Orpheus in the Underworld (Actor). TRAINING: Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Music (Composition), 2012.

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EMMA ROSS – NEPTUNE

LIONS DEN THEATRE:The Iceman Cometh, An Evening of Ives.DALHOUSIE OPERA WORKSHOP:Sweeney Todd (Makeup). KING’S THEATRICAL SOCIETY: Equus, Man of La Mancha, Camino Real, Macbeth. PPTP: The Ashgirl. TRAINING: Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program, Diploma in Makeup Artistry and Design from Eastern College.

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DAVID ROSSETTI – FIGHT COACH

VILE PASSÉIST:The Roaring Girl, A Yorkshire Tragedy, Edward II, The Revenger’s Tragedy(Fight Choreographer/Coach), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Actor). HALIFAX THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: The Patron Saint of Stanley Park(Actor, Upcoming). HEAT THEATRE: Kill Zone (Actor). LIONS DEN THEATRE:Strawberries in January (Actor). TABOO THEATRE: Phaedra’s Love (Actor). FILM / TELEVISION: Trailer Park Boys Season 8(SwearNet), Seed (CityTV), All The Wrong Reasons (Myriad Pictures), Mr.D(CBC) Moving Day (Trailer Park Productions) Call Me Fitz(HBO), Haven(E1 Entertainment). TRAINING: Humber College Conservative for the Performing Arts; Toronto Arts Centre; Fight Directors Canada.

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JENNY TRITES – AEOLUS

VILE PASSÉIST: The Roaring Girl (Composer/ Accompanist). ATLANTIC FRINGE: Human Weakness. XARA CHORAL THEATRE: Singer, 2010-present. XARA YOUTH ENSEMBLE:Collaborative Pianist. GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY: Gondoliers, Trial by Jury (Music Director), Yeomen of the Guard (Accompanist). SBTS NL:Assistant Stage Manager. TRAINING: Bachelor of Music, Theory and Composition at Memorial University (2006).

 

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ROBERTA WALLACE – ACCOMPANIST

REGINA LYRIC: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Musician). TRAINING: Studied Music at the University of Regina (2012), Suzuki Violin Teacher. NOTES: Roberta is an accomplished violinist and fiddler from Saskatchewan. She is currently a faculty member with the Halifax Music Co-op.