Mina James – Krystina
Mina James is a Toronto based theatre performer, improviser, writer, and educator. Her most recent theatre credits include Blister in Naughty Listers (Second City), Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well and Fortinbras in Hamlet (Canadian Stage Company). Other previous acting credits include: Ensemble in Blood Wedding (Buddies in Bad Times), Chorus in Antigonick (SummerWorks 2014), Mala in Sultans of the Street for YPT (Dora Win-Best Ensemble), Lennox in Macbeth and Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Canadian Stage Company). Mina was a fellow in the 2013 incarnation of the International Actor’s Fellowship at The Globe (UK). Mina loves her bicycle, travelling by herself, and could live solely off burritos. She would like to thank Roseneath Theatre and Paul Dunn for this production. Also, Mina would like to thank her Mom and Jake for everything.
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. With strong interests in stage, screen and motion capture, he constantly hones his skills to meet any challenge. Based out of Toronto, his theatre credits include Nigeria 287 (Aaron Willis, Adam Lazarus, Toronto Festival of Clowns 2014), Scorched (Djanet Sears, NTS 2014), The Liar (Tadeusz Bradecki, NTS 2014), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Micheline Chevrier, NTS 2015) The Andersons (Ann-Marie Kerr, 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). This is Giacomo’s third tour of Outside with Roseneath Theatre.
G. Kyle Shields – Daniel
G. Kyle Shields is a Toronto based actor. Select theatre credits include: Cloud (Scapegoat Collective); Tough Jews (Storefront Theatre/The Spadina Avenue Gang) which recieved 6 Dora nominations including Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Production; the marquise of O— (redlightdistrict/SummerWorks), explicit (Rhubarb Festival); Maypole Rose (safeword); 911 (HUMANZOO); The Unseen Hand, Sucker (Theatre Brouhaha); The Man of Mode, Happy End, Little Women, Orpheus Descending (George Brown); The Rocky Horror Show (Port Mansion); The Diary of Anne Frank (Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects Young Company). He is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and an artistic associate with HUMANZOO. Kyle would like to thank Paul Dunn and everyone at Roseneath Theatre for giving this story so much life.
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).
Meghan Speakman – Stage Manager
Meghan is delighted to be returning to Roseneath Theatre’s Outside after also touring their productions of The Money Tree and Spirit Horse. She always welcomes the opportunity to work with director Andrew Lamb, who helped to start her theatre journey many years ago in a young company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Though based in Toronto, Meghan has worked as both a stage manager and assistant stage manager with theatre companies across North America. Recent credits include: Athabasca (Convergence Theatre), Animal Farm (Soulpepper), Stupidhead! A Musical Comedy (Theatre Passe Muraille), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), Come Down From Up River (Foster Festival), and One Slight Hitch (Upper Canada Playhouse). Meghan is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School.
Michele Ramsey – Lighting Design
Michelle Ramsay is a Toronto based lighting designer who has created designs for dance, theatre and opera companies across Canada and around the world. Recent designs include: Obaaberima (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Acteon & Pygmalion (Opera Atelier/The Royal Opera of Versailles/Harris Theatre Chicago); The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom (Sudbury Theatre Centre); The Royale (Soulpepper); Gertrude and Alice (Independent Aunties); Ricciardo e Zoraide (The Rossini Festival – Pesaro, Italy); To Kill A Mockingbird (Stratford Festival); Drawer Boy (Theatre Passe Muraille); Ipperwash (Native Earth Performing Arts/Blyth Festival); Broken Tailbone (nightswimming); Daughter (Quiptake/Pandemic Theatre); Lukumi (Watah Theatre); Our Town (Theatre Rusticle); The Magic Hour – co-designed with Jennifer Tipton (Jess Dobkin). She has received seven Dora Awards, a SATAward, a Harold Award and the 2008 Pauline McGibbon award.
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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