Outside – Cast & Crew

From the 2016 production of Outside

Mina James – Krystina 

Mina James is a Toronto-based actor and arts educator. Recent Credits: Blood Wedding (Modern Times/Aluna Theatre), Antigonick (SummerWorks 2014), Sultans of the Street (YPT, Dora Award for Best Ensemble), 6 Essential Questions (Factory Theatre), Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew (Canadian Stage/Shakespeare in High Park) Previous Credits: The Post Office (Pleiades Theatre), Witch of Edmonton (redlightdistrict), TOUGH! (Magnetic North Theatre Festival) Training: 2013 International Actor’s Fellowship (The Globe, UK), British American Drama Academy, Midsummer Program in Oxford (2012). Mina would like to thank her mom for everything.

Giacomo Sellar – Jeremy

Giacomo Sellar is a 2015 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s (NTS) acting program. With strong interests in stage, screen and motion capture, he constantly hones his skills in voice and movement to meet any challenge. Based out of Toronto, 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).

G. Kyle Shields – Daniel

G. Kyle Shields is a Toronto based actor. Select theatre credits include: Marquise of O (redlightdistrict/HATCH), 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 a core team member of HUMANZOO. He could not be more thrilled to be part of the creative team bringing Outside to life. Kyle received a Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding Peformance – Individual for his portrayal of Daniel in the 2015 premiere production of Outside.

Paul Dunn – Playwright 

Paul is a playwright, actor and instructor based in Toronto. He was a member of the inaugural Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Playwrights Unit at Roseneath Theatre, where he developed Outside. The 2015 premiere production of Outside earned Paul a Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding New Play. He is the author of Offensive Shadows (winner of the Now Magazine Audience Choice Award – SummerWorks Festival), High-Gravel-Blind, and BOYS. He was nominated for a Dora Award as co-author of The Gay Heritage Project, which premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2013. Paul is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at Grant MacEwan College, and the Acting Program at the National Theatre School.

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).

Meghan Speakman – Stage Manager

Meghan is delighted to be returning to Roseneath Theatre for their production of Outside after recently completing her second Roseneath tour of The Money Tree. She always welcomes the opportunity to work with Andrew Lamb, who directed her in a young company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream many years ago. Recent credits include: Peg and the Yeti (Carousel Players), The Ghost Island Light (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Old Wives’ Tales (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard (Outside Inside), The Thing Between Us (the mcguffin company), Cockfight (Red One Theatre Collective/Theatre Brouhaha), Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Birdland Theatre), and When the Ice Breaks (Down n’ Out Productions). Meghan is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School.

Lindsay C. Walker – Costume Designer

Lindsay C. Walker is a Toronto-based Set and Costume designer. Originally from British Columbia, she has been working in film and theatre since 1999. In 2013, she completed her MFA in Design at York University. Recent credits include: The Money Tree (Roseneath); 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); Vote By Ballot, Mouthing Off (The Shaw Festival Directors Project); Design Assistant at The Shaw Festival 2004 and 2005 Season; Assistant Designer for Into the Woods and South Pacific (The Stratford Festival).

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.

Michael Greves – Set Designer

Michael happily joins Roseneath Theatre for the production of Outside. Previous credits include two set designs at Sheridan College (Marathon of Hope and 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. Michael currently divides his time between a Niagara winery, horse and stable care, and occasional designs.

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