Head à Tête Cast & Crew 18/19 Season

CAST AND CREW
 
From the 2019 production of Head à Tête

 
MORGAN ST. ONGE – CAST

Morgan is a multilingual actor, activist, and theatre creator from Sudbury, Ontario. She trained in Theatre Arts at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. Selected acting credits: Black Dog: 4 vs the wrld (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Moss Park, Muskeg & Money (North Road Theatre), Plague: a sic love story, MEANT (2017 Toronto Fringe), Peter Rabbit/Pierre Lapin (Little Red Theatre), and Sheatre’s award-winning Ontario tour of Far from the Heart/Loin du cœur, an interactive play about consent that allows the audience to stand up against unhealthy relationships. She has also been working since 2014 with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation’s PlaySmelter, an annual festival of new works by northern theatre creators. This is Morgan’s first play with Roseneath, and she is vraiment excitée to share this spectacle with les jeunes and their adultes! www.facebook.com/morganstongeactor


ANTHONY RAYMOND YU – CAST

Anthony is a Queer Asian-Canadian actor based in Toronto. Originally from PEI, he moved to Ontario to study at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College for Theatre and Drama Studies. His past works include Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s Kaldero and Anak (which he co-wrote), and two seasons with Pirate Life. He also produced and directed Dog Sees God – a Queer Charlie Brown parody – for the 2017 Hamilton Fringe; and recently finished training with their ALERT program. Along with theatre, Anthony loves circus, and practices aerial silks, contortion, and juggling. Il est tellement heureux d’utiliser ses douze années d’études en français d’immersion pour son premier spectacle avec Roseneath Theatre – même s’il passera le plupart du temps à parler anglais 😉 Son oeuvre est dédié à ses neveux: Isaac, le nouveau-né Hugo, et le futur bébé BaYuga.


DAVID S. CRAIG – PLAYWRIGHT

David S. Craig is a founding co-artistic director of Roseneath Theatre. He has written over 30 professionally produced dramatic works, garnering many awards and award nominations. His canon includes many plays for young audiences which premiered at Roseneath Theatre over its 35 year history, including Danny, King of the Basement, Smokescreen, Tough Case and an adaptation of The Neverending Story (which will be produced at Stratford Festival in June of 2019.) Recent premiere productions include: BOMBERS: Reaping the Whirlwind (4th Line Theatre 2017) and Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia (Odyssey Theatre, 2018). As an actor, he has performed across North America. In 2014, the City of Toronto awarded Mr. Craig with the Barbara Hamilton Award for Artistic Excellence. He is Past President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.


ROBERT MORGAN – PLAYWRIGHT

Robert is delighted that audiences will have the opportunity to experience Head à Tête once again. The play stands alongside his other all-time favourite Roseneath creation Morgan’s Journey, which was also co-created with the play’s original director and theatre co-founder David S. Craig. Robert has won the Chalmers Award for outstanding playwriting six times and is the inaugural recipient of Trent University’s Distinguished Alumnae Award for his “vision, commitment, creativity and leadership within his field and beyond.”  Since 2010, with a band of acclaimed Canadian musicians, Robert has performed On a Night Like This, a heartfelt tribute to the music of Nobel Laureate, Bob Dylan. Robert is founding artistic director of the Children’s Peace Theatre in Toronto where he currently resides with his wife, the acclaimed mother of their two remarkable daughters.


ANDREW LAMB – DIRECTOR

Andrew Lamb is the Artistic Director of Roseneath Theatre and Theatre Awakening in Toronto. Selected directing credits: Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls, Birds of a Feather, Outside, The Money Tree, La Maleta-The Suitcase (Roseneath), Don’t Talk To Me Like I’m Your Wife (Summerworks), Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Toronto Fringe), In This World (Roseneath/Tarragon), Dib and Dob and the Journey Home (Roseneath/National Arts Centre), The (Post) Mistress (Thousand Islands/Neptune/Ship’s Co.), With Love and a Major Organ (Next Stage/Toronto Fringe), My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish/Fringe). Andrew has been nominated for two Dora Awards for Outstanding Direction, is on the board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and is the director of the hit web series A Gay Victorian Affair (agayvictorianaffair.com).


MARTINE BELAND – STAGE MANAGER

Martine is thrilled to be working with Roseneath Theatre. For the past five years, she has toured Canada with Canada’s Ballet Jorgën as the stage manager for Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Anastasia, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Nutcracker. Over the years, she has had the pleasure of working for many theatre companies including Stratford Festival, Black Theatre Workshop, Repercussion Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Festival, The Neptune Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Shaw Festival, Blyth Festival, The Grand Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange and the Belfry Theatre. As a script supervisor in film, Martine’s credits include The 4th Floor, Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives and Frozen in Fear. In 2006 she was a stage manager for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.


ACE FALKNER – SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Ace Falkner is an up and coming costume and all around theatrical designer. He graduated from Ryerson Theatre School in 2017 where he designed for Such shows as The Venetian Twins, and The Artful Widow by Carlo Goldoni, Enola Gay by Alexander Zonjic, a student written play about sexual abuse. Since graduating, Ace has worked on a number of theatre shows such as The Lion King (Ryerson School of Performance Youth and Community Program) where he built costumes and Arranged Marriage (Ryerson School of Performance) where he designed and built props. Ace has also costume designed for a number of dance pieces such as 33/33 (Choreographed by Kylie Thompson). He has designed for local burlesque and drag performers even having one of his burlesque creations apearing on one of the stages at Toronto pride 2018.


VERNE GOOD – SOUND DESIGNER

For Roseneath Theatre: Birds of a FeatherOutsideIn This World. Other credits: Stratford (Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Hirsch); Carousel Players (Tick); Soulpepper (The Heidi Chronicles, The 39 Steps [Dora Nomination]); Obsidian (Up The Garden Path); Studio 180 (You Will Remember Me, NSFW, The Normal Heart); Native Earth (Free As Injuns); Buddies in Bad Times (Queer Bathroom Stories); Driftwood (The Odyssey); sound design and original music for StandUp Dance (The Atomic Weight of Happiness); Seventh Stage (Stockholm, The Red Queen Effect) and others. Upcoming: Sound designs for Cahoots, Humber, Factory, and Stratford. Training: Bishop’s University, National Theatre School of Canada, Humber College. Verne is also a certified personal trainer, and has a very cute Corgi named Pants.


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