In the Telling



Chelsea began her theatre career in her first few years at Mount Allison University, from which she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. She is currently enrolled at St.FX University for a final year of an Education degree, with the goal of being involved in enough theatre at the Bauer while there, to eventually move back and live in Halifax permanently, to work towards becoming a full-time equity Stage Manager, or gain an apprenticeship by the time she graduates from X. Chelsea’s passion lies in Stage Management, with which she has tackled such productions as Spring Awakening, Godspell, The Glass Menagerie, MacBeth, Theatre Arts Guild’s The Full Monty, Sackville Township’s Free Land, and Tintamarre’s CAMP!.



Danielle recently moved back to Halifax after living in Montreal for a number of years. While away, she studied with Jock MacDonald at Straeon Acting Studios, performed regularly as an improviser at both Theatre Ste. Catherine and the Montreal Improv Theatre and acted in several plays. This past year she completed the Pre-Professional Training Program at Neptune Theatre. She would like to thank Dorian and the entire team for this exciting opportunity! Select credits include: Autobahn (Road Trip) / Freestanding Productions; Macbeth / Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company; Help! I’m Having a 1/4 Life Crisis / Atlantic Fringe; Spring Awakening / Neptune PPTP.

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Dorian Lang is a Halifax based theatre artist who studied at Dalhousie University and enjoys devised theatre creation. He is very excited to be taking VPT’s first adaptation project on a tour of Maritime Fringe festivals. For the Atlantic Fringe festival, Dorian is also directing So ho, by so, with Ajar Theatre. Dorian’s previous productions as a director include Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue (Lions Den), Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread (Lions Den), A Yorkshire Tragedy (VPT), Stay at Home Dead (Ajar), and Tecumseh as a Doorstop (Ajar).

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Colleen is the executive director of Vile Passéist Theatre, the administrative coordinator at 2b theatre company, and serves on the board of the Bus Stop Theatre. Recent credits include: The Maid’s Tragedy, The Roaring Girl (Vile Passéist), Waiting for the Parade, An Evening of Ives, Universal Babble (Lions Den), A Tournament of Lies (Us Vs Them), An Evening of Grand Guignol, Criminal Negligee (Taboo), Waiting on the Eastern Line, Constellations (Xara Choral Theatre), Black Jack Justice, The Maids (Atlantic Fringe). This fall, Colleen will be performing in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Lions Den, and directing Gallathea for Vile Passéist.

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In the Telling will be the second show Jenny Trites has composed for VPT. The first, The Roaring Girl, was nominated for a Merritt award for Outstanding Original Score. She also performed in the chorus of VPT’s production of The Maid’s Tragedy. A composer, pianist, chorister, and music educator, Jenny regularly sings with Xara Choral Theatre, and is the collaborative pianist for the Xara Youth Ensemble. Jenny studied Music Theory and Composition at Memorial University.