athena kaitlin trinh – Krystina
athena kaitlin trinh is a Dora nominated, 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 T’karonto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas, the Wendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples. For more information, please visit her website at www.athenakaitlintrinh.com
Giacomo Sellar – Jeremy
Giacomo Sellar is a 2015 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting program and has taken a wide array of additional training in motion-capture/video game, voice acting, stage combat, mask and many forms of movement. Based out of Toronto, his theatre credits include Nigeria 287 (Toronto Festival of Clowns 2014), Scorched (NTS 2014), The Liar (NTS 2014), Caucasian Chalk Circle (NTS 2015) The Andersons (NTS 2015) and the short film It’s Not You which premiered at TIFF 2015 (Don Mckellar). Giacomo’s television credits include The Beaverton (CTV/Pier 21 Films). As a director and producer he has created several independent film projects, including Dinner for Four (2018), and the Bickersteth Trilogy (2018). This is his fourth tour of Outside with Roseneath Theatre.
Nan Chen – Daniel
Nan Chen is a Chinese-Canadian Toronto based actor and educator. He has worked in high schools and middle schools as a Drama and French teacher for the Hamilton and Toronto public school boards. Nan has also worked as a school workshop facilitator, connecting school curriculum to Roseneath’s productions of Outside, Spirit Horse and The Money Tree. Selected credits include Einstein’s Gift (Dundas Little Theatre), we are dust (National Theatre School), Macbeth (NTS), Cloud 9 (NTS), Eurydice (NTS), Melancholiac (Bad New Days) and Bird Brain (Thousand Islands Playhouse). He has trained in drama and acting at Queen’s University and the National Theatre School of Canada.
Paul Dunn – Playwright
Paul Dunn is a playwright and actor based in Stratford. He was a member of the inaugural TYA Playwrights Unit at Roseneath Theatre, where he developed Outside (Dora nomination for Outstanding New Play – TYA). He is the author of Offensive Shadows, High-Gravel-Blind, Dalton and Company, BOYS and co- author of The Gay Heritage Project (Dora nomination for Outstanding New Play). As an actor, he has has worked in professional theatres across Canada, as well as in television, radio and film. Paul has been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School, Fanshawe College and the Thousands Islands Playhouse. He is a graduate of Grant MacEwan College, and the National Theatre School. Outside was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2017 and is available for sale at http://www.playwrightscanada.com/index.php/outside.html.
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).
Allison Bjerkseth – Stage Manager
Allison Bjerkseth is a graduate of the University of Windsor. Since graduating, she has been a part of the 2011 & 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and in 2011 was selected to be a participant of the new project: Six Acts. Allison’s recent theatre credits include: Dance Captain: Menopause The Musical (Shaggypup Productions, National Tour) Assistant Stage Manager: The Hobbit & Brundibar (Canadian Children’s Opera Company), Menopause The Musical (Shaggypup Productions, National Tour). Stage Manager: Cold Comfort & Port Authority (Fly on the Wall), Seasons (SolExpress), Spirit Horse (Roseneath Theatre), Self Portrait/OMNI (Angela Blumberg Dance) Mistatim (Red Sky Performance). Production Stage Manager: MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night (Classical Theatre Project) Company Manager: Grease the Musical (Grease Toronto).
Lindsay C. Walker – Costume Designer
Originally from British Columbia, Lindsay has been working in film and theatre in Ontario since 1999. Recent credits include: Unholy (Nightwood Theatre); Marine Life (Tarragon Theatre); The Money Tree (Roseneath Theatre) Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Theatre Awakening); True (Criminal Theatre); Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Canadian Stage); Stockholm, The Red Queen Effect (Seventh Stage Productions); The Drawer Boy, Animal Magnetism (The Georgian Theatre Festival); Costume Design for Moore’s Void (short film), Costume Design for Sila (short film); Assistant Costume Designer for The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime Network-film). Lindsay is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and holds an MFA in Theatre Design from York University.
Verne Good – Sound Designer
For Roseneath Theatre: Birds of a Feather, Outside, In 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.
Michael Greves – Set Designer
Michael is thrilled that Outside returns to Roseneath Theatre, a show which strikes home on a personal level for him. Previous credits include two set designs at Sheridan College (Marathon of Hope & Urinetown), several designs for Carousel Players, including The Big League, The Forest In My Room and The Remarkable Flight of Marnie McPhee, and a full season at Talk is Free Theatre. Assistant designer at Shaw Festival for 2002 and 2003 seasons. While still passionate about theatre, Michael currently divides his time between oil painting, interior design and occasional theatre designs. Gardening, spending time in the kitchen and entertaining a sheepdog named Lula fills the rest of his time. Special thanks to Patrick, and especially family, for all of their support.
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