Samson Brown – Fin
Samson Brown is a self-described, Jamal Of All Hustles, with a primary focus on trans advocacy and the arts. He uses the arts (acting, tap dancing, playwrighting, stage, and production managing) to create visibility for men of trans experience and to educate the general public on trans issues.
athena kaitlin trinh – Mom/Holly/Teacher
Athena Kaitlin Trinh is a queer Chinese-Vietnamese actor, writer, and spoken-word poet. with roots stemming from Brampton, Toronto, and Ho Chi Minh city, Athena celebrates her Chinese-Vietnamese heritage and dedicates herself to diverse, intersectional, and inclusionary art-making. she attended the Claude Watson arts program at Earl Haig SS as a drama major and is a recent acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada. athena is a settler in Toronto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples. notable NTS credits: Loveplay dir Ann-Marie Kerr, King Lear dir David Latham, The Laramie Project dir Djanet Sears, Lear dir Brendan Healy, and Gary Mok’s we could be clouds dir Nigel Shawn Williams.
Aris Tyros- Dad/Felix
Aris Tyros is an award-winning filmmaker and actor from Montreal. His debut short film HOW I BECAME A MOVIE THEATRE MURDERER, has been selected into 16 festivals around the world winning prizes in Switzerland, Egypt, and the United States including ‘Best Director’. In Switzerland he met collaborators for his next project LITTLE DEATH, a virtual reality series currently in post-production. His theatre credits include touring JABBER (Geordie Theatre) through the U.S. and playing the titular role in HARRY THE KING (Repercussion Theatre). Film credits include TORCHING THE DUSTIES and MAGIC MUSHROOMS. He’s lent his voice to TV ads, radio commercials, audio-books, and video games. Keep an ear open as it will be featured heavily in an upcoming Ubisoft game. He is a graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre Program.
Alice Ferreyra – Stage Manager
Given the recent events surrounding Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum, Alice is especially grateful to be touring Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls with Roseneath Theatre once again. Stage Management credits include The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); Godspell (Theatre Sheridan); The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Curtains, If We Were Birds, Nine (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts); Seussical Jr. (Capitol Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Evita, Shrek the Musical (Lower Ossington Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Back in ’59 (Highlands Summer Festival); Assistant Concert Manager 2013-2017 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra); Apprentice Stage Manager for Bakkhai (Stratford Festival); The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company); City of Angels (Theatre By The Bay); The Story (Theatre Columbus); The Test (The Company Theatre).
Dave Deveau – Playwright
Dave Deveau is a Vancouver-based award-winning writer and performer whose work has been produced across North America and in Europe. He is the Playwright in Residence for Zee Zee Theatre who produced his plays Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas, My Funny Valentine, Lowest Common Denominator and Elbow Room Café: The Musical (with Anton Lipovetsky). His first three theatre for young audiences plays were all commissioned and premiered by Green Thumb Theatre and have subsequently continued into other productions: Out in the Open, tagged, and Celestial Being. He is currently working on new commissions for Zee Zee Theatre, The Belfry, Arts Club, and Nashville Children’s Theatre. His plays have been nominated for 1 Dora and 21 Jessies. He is currently raising his first child Dexter with his husband Cameron Mackenzie. www.davedeveau.com
Andrew Lamb – Director
Andrew Lamb is the Artistic Director of Roseneath Theatre and Theatre Awakening in Toronto. Andrew spent five seasons as the Director of Education at Tarragon Theatre and was part of the 2009 Director’s Lab at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. Selected directing credits: The Money Tree (Roseneath), Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Toronto Fringe), La Maleta – The Suitcase (Roseneath), In This World (Roseneath/Tarragon) – Dora nomination for Outstanding Direction, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home (Roseneath/NAC), The (Post) Mistress (Thousand Islands/ Neptune/Ship’s Co.), With Love and a Major Organ (Next Stage/Toronto Fringe), BURIED (Next Stage), My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish/Fringe). Andrew has been nominated for two Dora Awards for Outstanding Direction and is on the board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.
Verne Good – Sound Designer
For Roseneath Theatre: Outside, In This World. Elsewhere: sound design for Pericles, Hirsch (Stratford Festival); NSFW, The Normal Heart (Studio 180); Was Spring, Communion (Tarragon); Bingo! (Factory); Queer Bathroom Stories (Buddies in Bad Times); The Odyssey (Driftwood); sound design and original music for The Atomic Weight of Happiness (StandUp Dance); Stockholm, The Red Queen Effect (Seventh Stage) and others. Upcoming: Sound designs for The Grand Theatre, Studio 180, Obsidian Theatre, Soulpepper, and the Blyth Festival. Training: Bishop’s University, National Theatre School of Canada, Humber College. Verne is also a certified personal trainer and poet.
Anna Treusch – Costume/Set
Anna is a Set and Costume Designer and Scenic Painter based in Toronto. Recent design credits: Calpurnia ( Set; Nightwood and Buddies and Bad Times); The Secret Garden (Costumes; Young People’s Theatre); Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (National Arts Centre); Million Dollar Quartet (Thousand Islands Playhouse); MAMMA MIA! (Theatre St.John’s); Ayre (Costumes, Against The Grain); Superior Donuts (Coal Mine Theatre), The Public Servant (GCTC, Nightwood and Common Boots); The Dog and the Angel (Costumes, Theatre Columbus); The Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre, DORA Nomination- Costume Design); Mary Poppins, Grease (Set,Theatre St. Johns); Anna has been nominated for such awards as the Pauline McGibbon Award, the Virginia Myrtle Cooper Award and been the recipient of one DORA award for her work on Tails From The City (Costumes, Common Boots).
Sim Suzer – Assistant Set and Costume Designer
Sim Suzer is a recent graduate from Ryerson University’s, Performance Production Program. Her specialization is in costume design, wardrobe and scenic painting. She is very passionate about performance arts and design. Sim has worked on multiple productions as wardrobe assistant, costume designer or scenic painter. Her most recent credits include: scenic painter – Calpurnia for Nightwood Theatre (2018), scenic painter – Trigonometry for Factory Theatre (2017), assistant wardrobe – Marriage of Figaro for Opera Atelier (2017), assistant costume design – Lion King Jr. for Ryerson Theatre Summer Camp (2017). Currently, Sim is employed as assistant teacher at Ryerson School of Performance’s Corsetry, Costuming III and Scenic Painting classes. She is extremely excited to be working with Roseneath Theatre on Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls.
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