Directed by Dan Bray and Colleen MacIsaac
Written by Dan Bray, Colleen MacIsaac, and Thomas Middleton
Heather Beresford: Signora
Jocelyn Conway: Columbina
Eric Fitzpatrick: Pulcinella
Colleen MacIsaac: Prologue
Wendy Martin: Minstrel
Keith Morrison: Pantalone
Jesse Robb: Pierrot
HEATHER BERESFORD – SIGNORA
A native of Newfoundland, Heather was classically trained at Memorial University Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. She has worked with A.N.D. Theatre Company and Theatre By the Bay in Newfoundland, and has previously collaborated with various members of VPT through the Atlantic Fringe Festival (Vanishing Twins) and Taboo Theatre (An Evening of Grand Guignol). She was also involved with Vindice’s Folly (VPT’s Nocturne project) in which she played Signora.
DAN BRAY – DIRECTOR, WRITER
Dan Bray is a proud alumnus of the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and Dalhousie University. Over the past two years, Dan has directed two shows for VPT: The Duchess of Malfi (2009) by John Webster and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore by John Ford (2010). He also co-created/directed Vindice’s Folly with Colleen MacIsaac for the 2010 Nocturne (Art at Night) Festival. He is very excited about his current production – Thomas Middleton’s decadent drama, The Revenger’s Tragedy – and is glad he is has the opportunity to share it with such a large group of amazing actors.
JOCELYN CONWAY – COLUMBINA
Born and raised in Toronto, Jocelyn has been a resident of Halifax for over three years. Currently cast in the vampire film Bloodtini and with the recent completion of Maggie 30,000 (co-writer, director, and actor), Jocelyn is excited to also begin work with VPT. Other recent credits include Zombiementary and The Vagina Monologues. Jocelyn is a graduate of Neptune’s Pre-Professional Training Program (2009-2010).
ERIC FITZPATRICK – PULCINELLA
Born and raised in the small town of Mulgrave, NS, Eric Fitzpatrick has been a resident of Halifax for the past four years. After being exposed to theatre in high school, Eric went on to train with the Neptune Pre-Professional Training Program (2009-2010).
His recent roles include Henri, Adrian & Joubert in ‘An Evening of Grand Guignol (Taboo Theatre), Pulcinella in ‘Vindice’s Folly (Nocturne performance with VPT), and Jonathan Sage in ‘Breaking Point, an original work that he co-wrote and co-directed for the 2010 Atlantic Fringe Festival.
This is Eric’s second year working with Vile Passéist Theatre. Last season he played the role of Banditti in ‘‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and looks forward to working once again with this talented group of professionals.
COLLEEN MACISAAC – PROLOGUE, DIRECTOR, WRITER
Colleen MacIsaac is originally from Alberta, and is currently living in Halifax. Previously with VPT she has been seen as Putana in ‘Tis Pity. Some of her other favourite roles to date have been Constance in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Dal Stage Society), Louise in After the Fall (Dal Theatre Society), Edith in Black Jack Justice (Atlantic Fringe Festival), and Anne Hathaway in For Now (Birmingham Porch Theatre Collective). She currently works as an actor on the Keith’s Brewery Tour when she is not spending her time trying to make an animated film, drawing comics, or working on plays.
This year Colleen is trying out assistant directing for the first time, working on Vanishing Twins at the Halifax Fringe Festival and Vindice’s Folly and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside for VPT. This fall she was seen in Taboo Theatre’s Evening of Grand Guignol. She is also the Executive Director for Vile Passéist Theatre. You can see her work at http://littlefoible.net
KEITH MORRISON – PANTALONE
To date, Keith has been involved in over 200 productions throughout Nova Scotia. A native of Cape Breton, Keith is a former pupil of William and Heather Osler at Greenleaf Theatre and was one of the first graduates of Cape Breton University’s Certificate in Theatre Arts program. Some of Keith’s more notable stage roles have been: the Old Man in William Butler Yeats’ The Hawks Well (CBU 2005) Banquo in William Shakespeare’s Scottish Play (CBU 2002) and Bernard Nightengale in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (CBU 1998.) Keith also played D’arcy on Season One of CBC’s Pit Pony and Ulieum in the Genie nominated short film The Wake of Calum MacLeod. Since January of 2010, Keith has been touring throughout the Maritime region as the obnoxious co-promoter/turned-manager “Mr Keith” with the Halifax based professional wrestling company Ultimate Championship Wrestling.
JESSE ROBB – PIERROT
Jesse Robb has been performing most of his life in one way or another. His theatrical experience includes Tybalt in the Neptune Theatre School’s Pre-Professional Training Program touring production of Romeo and Juliet and John Proctor in the Saint Mary’s Drama Society production of The Crucible. His most recent roles include Friar Bonaventure in VPT’s production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Tyndareus in the Fringe production of Vanishing Twins and Pierrot in VPT’s Nocturne production of Vindice’s Folly. He is most pleased to be working with VPT again!