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. An alumnus of The Watah Theatre (Kente Season) where he studied the Sorplusi Methodology with d’bi.young anitafrika, Samson began working on his monodrama titled, “11:11 A Monodrama in 7D”. His monodrama can be found in ‘Black Solo 2: Watah Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Monodrama’, published through Sorplusi Institute Press. Recently, Samson’s first ever grant application got approved by Obsidian Theatre Company for the Recommenders Grant for Theatre Creators funded by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).
Twitter: @jamaloahustles Instagram: @jamalofallhustles
Facebook: Samson Brown.
Matthew Finlan – Dad/Felix
Matthew Finlan is a passionate multidisciplinary performer with: theatre, dance and vocal training. Originally from Peterborough Ontario, Matthew moved to Toronto to attend the George Brown Theatre School. Notable GBTS credits: Peer in Peer Gynt, Mortimer in Mary Stuart, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Leonardo in Munsched. Elsewhere: Peter Pan (Soul P A Woman of No Importance and Engaged (The Shaw Festival), A Flock of Flyers (Corpus, USA/Asia tour), Romeo & Juliet (Old Flame Brewing Co.), American Idiot (Yes Theatre), Peter Pan (Bad Hats Theat, Our Town (Theatre Rusticle), Our Town (New Stages).
Matthew wishes to thank his family and friends for their unconditional support and encouragement.
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 New 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.
Alice Ferreyra – Stage Manager
Alice is grateful to be joining Equity with Roseneath’s production of LGBG. As a new Aunt she recognizes the importance (now more than ever) of facilitating the younger generation with all the information and tools needed to be better equipped for the challenges of life. Apprentice Stage Manager for Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); 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); Stage Manager for various productions for Randolph Academy, Inter Arts Matrix, Capitol Theatre, Lower Ossington Theatre; Assistant Concert Manager 2013-2017 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra). Training: Technical Theatre Production, Sheridan College. Upcoming: The Canadian (The Thousand Islands Playhouse).
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).
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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