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#44 – Vivian Hisey

With over 20 years in the theatre and 15 years as a professional voice over and television actor, Vivian Hisey made the leap to Director in 2010. Vivian brings both her life and performance experiences to her interpretation of every play she directs. She looks for opportunities to bring today’s real world messages forward in her plays so audiences can, not only enjoy the play for itself, but can think beyond what they see and feel they have something in common with the characters.

While her directing experience lies primarily with comedies and farces – Don’t Dress for Dinner, Love’s a Luxury, Office Hours and Rumours, the play that brings shivers to her skin is Conspiracy. “Set in an historic church hall with amazing actors and the audience truly being on the stage with us, this interpretation became a lesson for every performance.”

Vivian continues to perform on stage in musicals and plays in community theatre companies throughout the GTA. As a performer her most cherished roles include Elsa, in the Sound of Music, for which she won an Adjudicator’s Award, Lina Darling in Nine, Wilhem Kritzinger in Conspiracy and Sandy in Bedtime Stories.

Scarborough Players:
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@ScarbPlayers

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#43 – Kat Letwin, Michael Musi & Kat Sandler of Theatre Brouhaha and Zoomer Live Theatre’s Late Night

The old boys club of late night talk shows is about to be injected with an atomic shot of millennial female. Welcome to the final taping of Marty O’Malley’s Early Late Show, where heir apparent to the host chair, comedienne Sarah Goldberg ­ (Kat Letwin ) is about the fill the very large shoes of reluctant retiree Marty O’Malley ­ (Alon Nashman). The kicker? The Early Late Show is going LIVE, for the first time in 22 years.

To commemorate the passing of the torch, long time executive producer of The Early Late Show has organized to have Marty and Sarah share the host chair. A mistake, that may be the first and last of her career, after a freudian slip throws the taping into chaos.

Housed in media mogul Moses Znaimer​ Zoomerplex, The Zoomer Live Theatre, will serve as both a theatre and TV studio for Late Night. The theatrical event will be recorded live for broadcast on Vision TV, providing an interesting meta theatrical TV experiment for both the audience and creative team. Kat Sandler’s original script, which won the Fringe 24 hour playwriting contest in 2014 caught Znaimer’s interest due to its unique examination of ageism in the media and entertainment sector. The generational partnership between Canada’s best known media mogul and it’s hottest young playwright has created the perfect breeding ground for the next theatrical smash hit of the year.

Late Night Opens Oct 7, 2016

Kat Letwin:
http://letwinka.tumblr.com/
@letwinka

Michael Musi
@michaelmusi

Kate Sandler
@katsandler

Theatre Brouhaha
http://www.theatrebrouhaha.com/
@TheatreBrouhaha

Zoomer Live Theatre

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#42 – Crowdfunding Roundtable

Crowdfunding offers indie theatre groups the opportunity to fundraise that doesn’t require the task of creating and organizing a fundraising event. Crowdfunding gives us the opportunity to get our campaign seen outside of our personal networks and potentially reach new people that we might not have been able to reach before. Unfortunately, many indie theatre groups do a very bad job of using crowdfunding, and seem to see it as just another way to solicit donations. But crowdfunding doesn’t really work that way. Crowdfunding needs something more. But what would it take to make crowdfunding work for indie theatre?

Siobhan Richardson (@fighteractress), Adrianna Prosser (@adriannap) and Hayley Pace (@haelaaaaa) join host Phil Rickaby to talk about Crowdfunding theatre.

Siobhan Richardson
www.SiobhanRichardson.com
twitter: @fighteractress

Instagram: @fighteractress

Adrianna Prosser
http://www.adrianna-prosser.com
Twitter: @adriannap
Instagram: @adriannaprosser

Hayley Pace
www.hayleypace.com
Instagram: @haelaaaaa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hayleypacee

Hayley’s crowdfunding campaign, mentioned in the episode: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-teeny-tiny-music-show#/

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#41 – Hayley Pace

Hayley Pace is a freelance designer, technician and award-winning performer from Kitchener, Ontario. She is a graduate from the Devised Theatre & Design program at York University. Select performance credits include The Teeny Tiny Music Show (Hamilton Fringe) Rent (Vanier College Productions) and The Beggar’s Opera (Theatre@York). Select design credits include set for Hamletmachine (Theatre@York), costumes for The Village Green (Applebox Film Company/Rockzeline) and Plato’s Atlantis (Canada’s National Ballet School). Hayley has also worked as a personal assistant for the award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actress, Tovah Feldshuh during the Toronto premiere of Golda’s Balcony.

www.hayleypace.com
Instagram: @haelaaaaa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hayleypacee

Sneaky Sneaky Productions
https://www.instagram.com/sneakysneakyproductions/

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#40 – Rebecca Northan

Rebecca Northan is a Canadian actress, improviser, theatre director, and the creator of the hit show Blind Date. Originally from Calgary Alberta, where she began her improv training at the Loose Moose Theatre. You’ve seen her on stage, TV and screen in everything from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, to Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

Twitter: @RebeccaNorthan

Blind Date:
Twitter: @blinddateontour
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlindDateOnStage
http://www.blinddateonstage.com/

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#39 – Aaron Jan

Aaron Jan is an award winning, Chinese-Canadian playwright, director and founding member of Filament Incubator, a collective devoted to producing 8 plays in 8 months. Most recently, Aaron trained in directing new work as an inaugural member of Factory Theatre’s Foremen Program. Recent directing credits include, Silk Bath (Toronto Fringe), Rowing (Toronto Fringe), Love Broke(Then They Fight) and The 10/10/10 Project (Bismuth Theatre). This fall, Aaron will be producing Curtis te Brinke’s rural monster story, Tire Swing in October and will be directing his own play, queer murder-thriller, Swan in November.

Twitter: @afatchineseboy
Instagram: afatchineseboy
Facebook: facebook.com/filamentincubator

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#38 – Carlyn Rhamey

Carlyn Rhamey is an actor, writer and co-founder of Squirrel Suit Productions, a theatre collective passionate about creating new work and making a positive impact on their community. Through Squirrel Suit, Carlyn wrote and performed her very first one-woman show “SAOR (Free)” on the 2016 CAFF Fringe Tour.

Carlyn is a Fanshawe College Theatre Arts graduate. Her theatre credits include “Lavinia Andronicus” in Titus Andronicus (Funeral Pyre Theatre),”Ophelia” in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Passionfool Theatre), “Abigail Williams“ in The Crucible (Passionfool Theatre), performer/playwright of In Their Shoes (Squirrel Suit), “Bridget” in Moonshine (Toronto Irish Players), Shakespeare on a Subway (Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective). “Ophelia” in Hamlet (Fanshawe Theatre), “Sissy” in Unity (1918) (Fanshawe Theatre).

Web: http://squirrelsuitproductions.emyspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squirrelsuitproductions
Twitter: @SquirrelSuitT

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#37 – Adrianna Prosser

Adrianna is a storyteller: online, onstage, and on film as a playwright, actor, geek and social media guru. She is a host and Executive Producer for the award winning education webseries Cranium Cookie, Producer of her smash hit one-woman show Everything But the Cat… and the Social Media Community Manager for the City of Toronto Historic Sites.

http://www.adrianna-prosser.com
Twitter: @adriannap
Instagram: @adriannaprosser

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#36 – Evan Buliung

Evan Buliung has acted on almost every major stage in Canada, including Canadian Stage (most recently in Chimerica), the Stratford Festival (Pericles, Carousel), the Shaw Festival (Star Chamber, Devil’s Disciple), Western Canada Theatre (Peter and the Star Catcher), Mirvish Productions (Cloud 9, We Will Rock You), and Soulpepper (Long Day’s Journey into Night).

Twitter: @EvanBuliung

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#35 – Aisha Jarvis

Aisha Jarvis graduated from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Program in 2015 and was a member of the Theatre 20 Conservatory Program from 2015 to 2016. She performed in Theatre Sheridan productions including Prom Queen (CMTP), Hello Dolly, Godspell, In The Heights, and Brantwood. Since graduating, other theatre credits have included Sally Styles in Hogtown, Wilhelmina in The Postman (Appledore Productions) and Snow White in Snow White (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre). She has been training since the age of 4 and has performed in corporate events for The United Way, TD Bank (Shaw Festival Theatre), and The Premier’s Awards Gala 2012. Some of her television credits include Breakfast Television, and a performance on ET Canada that she choreographed! Currently she is performing in the Charlottetown Festival playing Lisa in Mamma Mia and playing Prissy Andrews and understudying Miss Stacy/Mrs. Gillis in Anne of Green Gables.

Twitter: @AishaJarvis
Instagram: aishaljarvis

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