"A CAMEL IS A HORSE DESIGNED BY A COMMITTEE"
For TBC: Creator, The Food Project (2017)
Veronica Baron is a theatre creator currently based in Toronto. She graduated from the Theatre Performance Program at Concordia University and more recently the Longform Improv Program at Second City. Some of her Toronto credits include The Coat/Le Manteau (touring GTA), Dreams (Canadian Youth Theatre), The Rhinoceros (Seven Siblings Theatre) and War & Peace (New Ideas Festival). She is currently a Young Innovator with Nightwood Theatre and a member of a Toronto based sketch comedy troupe called Sketch Betch.
For TBC: Stage Manager, Omnium Gatherum (2017), The Food Project (2017)
Jordan is a third-year University of Toronto student specializing in theatre and Stage Managment. This is Jordan’s first show working with Theatre by Committee and it's been a ride. Selected credits include; Stage Manager for: A Doll’s House (Etobicoke School of the Arts and The Theater Centre); Assistant Stage Manager for: A Doll’s House (Winds Theatre), Into the Woods (Hart House), Tideline (Hart House), Carrie:The Musical (Hart House); Director for: Mountain Song and Age of Arousal (Etobicoke School of the Arts).
For TBC: Graphic Designer
John Wamsley is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and recent graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto. He has been featured in many productions - as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tottering Biped Theatre), Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors and Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Erindale). He also directed the Tennessee Williams' one-act, Talk to Me Like the Rain... And Let Me Listen (Beck Festival) and choreographed several dances for Theatre Erindale's How to Make Love in a Canoe and the UTM Dance Team. John is currently in rehearsals for Spain, with OPIA Theatre Collective! Check out johnwamsley.ca for more!
For TBC: Actor, Omnium Gatherum (2017)
Basel Daoud is an amateur with aspirations. Or an aspiring amateur. Something like that.
He has been acting for the last 8 years, starting in his hometown of Cairo, Egypt. And to say that he's looking forward to many more would feel... well, a little understated.
Most of his time on Canadian stages has been with the Socratic Theatre Collective, and this is his first time with Theatre By Committee. And he hopes you enjoy the show!
For TBC: Actor, Omnium Gatherum (2017)
Shalyn is a graduate of the Trinity Western University acting program with a BA in Theatre, and she has also trained with Vancouver's Arts Club Actors Intensive. Having spent her earlier years in Southern California and NYC before moving to Canada to live in Vancouver and now Toronto, she has carved a giant Zorro-style "Z" across North America. When not performing, she can be found with making friends with the nearest cat, sewing, knitting, or obsessively baking and force feeding others with it.
Recent credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Gretchen in Boeing Boeing (Hart House Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, The Winters Tale (Leroy Street Theatre). Find out more at shalynmcfaul.com.
For TBC: Committee Member; Faith (2016), Family Debts (2016), Lion in the Streets (2015), Tournament of Lies (2015), 'Dentity Crisis (2014)
Hannah Jack is a Toronto based writer and comedian. She is a founding member of Theatre By Committee and with them has performed in Lion In the Streets, A Tournament of Lies, Family Debts and ‘dentity Crisis. She is also a writer/performer with the sketch comedy troupe The 95s. Check out Hannah’s work as a contributing writer for The Huffington Post Canada and HelloGiggles. Working with TBC has been an absolute joy for Hannah and she eagerly awaits all of their exciting future projects.
For TBC: Committee Member, Comme-ci - Comme-ça (2016), Lion in the Streets (2015), Tournament of Lies (2015)
Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto & Sheridan College's joint theatre and drama studies program where she met the other founding members of Theatre By Committee. In 2015 she received her Masters degree at the Centre for Drama, Theatre, & Performance Studies at UofT, and she is now there currently completing a PhD with a focus on the intersection of feminism and theatre pedagogy. TBC is one of her proudest projects, and she wishes the current members the very best moving forward.
Laura is a freelance producer, matter-of-fact life coach, and ardent YouTube supporter. She graduated from the joint Theatre and Drama Studies program between the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College, and now attends Humber College for a postgraduate certificate in Arts Administration and Cultural Management.
She previously produced Damn Tank (Toronto Fringe) and The Tempest (UTMDC), directed Fanny, Fluff & Dandruff and Some Counterspace (U of T Drama Festival) and assistant directed Arcadia (UTMDC). She participated in Fringe 100 (now T.E.N.T.), Theatre Gargantua’s Emerging Artist Roundtable, and the inaugural Producers Learning Network. She enjoys volunteering for the Toronto Theatre Database and learning American Sign Language at the Canadian Hearing Society.
For TBC: Lighting Designer, Faith (2016), Playwright, Family Debts (2016); Designer, Family Debts (2016); Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, Comme-ci Comme-ça (2016); Set and Costume Designer, Lion in the Streets (2015)
Kelly is a recent graduate of York University’s theatre program, specializing in Design, Devised Theatre, and Playwriting. She is currently working as set, costume, sound designer and playwright based in Toronto. She is also a part-time pioneer at Black Creek Pioneer Village. She is interested in history, feminism, musicals – and the three combined.
Recent credits include: costume, set and lighting design for Love Me Forever Billy H Tender (Jesse LaVercombe); costume and set design for Lion in the Streets (Theatre by Committee); sound design for Canadian Content-ed! (Justin Miller); playwright for radio monodrama Still Alive (House of Rebels); and assistant sound design for Julius Caesar and Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in High Park).
For TBC: Actor, Family Debts (2016)
Suzanne Crone has spent most of her five decades trying things. She spent scads of time doing improv at Theatresports and in Second City classes and has taken a few runs at stand up. She has a B.A, in English from McMaster, an Honours Certificate in P.R. from Humber, and a pretty solid warranty on her new coffee grinder. She has just sent her third novel off to be considered for publishing. She has a small role in an independent film, “52 Words for Love,” soon to be released. She has two boys that she is crazy about. And a bike. She loves her bike. She is thrilled to be joining the members of TBC and the production of “Family Debts.” Suzanne is not very tall but she can jump pretty high.
For TBC: Director, Comme-ci Comme-ça (2016)
A graduate of Sheridan College and The University of Toronto, Cory has been acting and directing throughout Ontario for over a decade. He has directed for Hart House Theatre, The Homestead Theatre Project, The Scarborough Players, Scarborough Music Theatre, and several Fringe Festival shows. As a director Cory has worked on comedies, musicals, dramas, farces, one man shows, classical and theatre of the absurd. Cory is also an award winning actor with several ACTRA and Gemini nominations to his credit.
For TBC: Director, Family Debts (2016)
Brian Postalian is a director, actor, and performance creator. He is an alumni of emerging artist programs Summerworks S.L.I.P. and Magnetic North Theatre Festival Compass Points – of which he is now the Curator/Coordinator.He has worked in various capacities creating performance with NCA Small Theatre, High Fest International Performing Festival, Common Boots Theatre, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ecce Homo Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Quiptake Theatre, Sheridan College and the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Paprika Festival, Toronto Youth Theatre, and Theatre Gargantua. He is the founding Artistic Director of Re:Current Theatre and has been a guest lecturer at U of T and Ryerson. www.brianpostalian.com
For TBC: Playwright, Comme-ci Comme-ça (2016)
Christian studied Theatre and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. Born in Toronto, raised in King City, he began acting on stage at a young age and excelled in various forms of writing. Now a published poet, actor, writer, producer, and director, he is driven to keep himself a staple in the Canadian Theatre scene as well as a thriving player in both independent and studio produced film. With Parcel Face Productions, which he co-founded in early 2010, he has completed several award winning short films, and actively pursues new challenging and exciting projects.
For TBC: Stage Manager, Family Debts (2016)
Joshua Wiles is a singer/songwriter, musician, and actor based in Toronto, Canada and is happy to be working with the wonderful artists at TBC. Recent credits include: Jason in The Ring of Fire. Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre), Jamie in The Last 5 Year (Daemon Theatre), Horatio in Hamlet, Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night (Classical Theatre Project), Berger in HAIR! (US National Tour), Terry Fox in Marathon of Hope (Canadian Musical Theatre Project), and Jack in Bremen Rock City(Toronto Fringe). Thanks to my family for their never ending love and support.
For TBC: Fight Choreographer, Lion in the Streets (2015)
Alexandra Barberena is a fight director and film/stage performer. She graduated from Humber Theatre Performance program and trained stage combat with the Academy of Dramatic Combat. Fight directing credits include: Shakespearience from 2013-2016, Wizard of Oz (Markham Youth Theatre), We Walk Among You (Artichoke Heart), The Three Musketeers (E.S.A) and DINK; she also helped put combat together for Stratford Festival's Man of La Mancha (2014) and Breath of Kings (2016).
For TBC: Photographer
Working as both a photographer and camera operator, Kevin Bryan enjoys working on projects of all sizes and shapes as each comes with its own set of benefits and challenges. When he's not behind the camera or on set Kevin is most likely talking about his motorcycle, talking about travelling, or talking about pretty much anything to anyone who will listen.
For TBC: Actor, Lion in the Streets (2015); Fight Choreographer, Lion in the Streets (2015); Fight Choreographer, Comme-ci Comme-ça (2016)
David Chinchilla is a Toronto native actor who graduated from Humber's Theatre Performance Program. In the past 3 years David has had various theatre credits including Han's in Horses at the Window ( Go Play Productions), Greenie Doctor in We Walk Among You ( Artichoke Heart Collective), and Othello in Othello. In addition to acting on stage; David has had the privilege to learn from fight director and stunt Co-ordinator John Stead working in various theatre and TV shows from ESA's The Three Musketeers, Stratford's Man a La Mancha, Crazy for you . Film and TV work includes Bitten, The Listener, Dark Matter as well as acting roles in Manchester's voted top six movies to see Kidnap Capitol and Free Forms Shadow Hunters.
For TBC: Stage Manager, Tournament of Lies (2015)
Nathaniel Kinghan is a Toronto based actor and upcoming graduate of both Sheridan College and the University of Toronto. Graduating in June of 2016 with a Conservatory Acting Diploma from Sheridan and an H.B.A. in Theatre and Drama Studies from U of T, Nathaniel is excited and ready to take what skills and ambitions he has accumulated during his education into the industry.
Past credits include Jean in The December Man (The Curtain Club **), Troilus in Troilus and Cressida (Theatre Erindale) and Orestes in Orestes (Theatre Erindale). Nathaniel is also an avid writer and an aspiring director who plans to use these passions to inform his work as a creator at large.
For TBC: Actor, Tournament of Lies (2015)
Iain is a local Toronto theatre and film actor. A graduate of McMaster University's School of the Arts, he previously starred in TBC's production of Tournament of Lies at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2015. Iain also works as a Production Manager and Assistant Director for film, with a background in theatrical producing and stage management.
For TBC: Actor, Tournament of Lies (2015)
Sarah is an MA graduate from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and Honours English Literature from Concordia University. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant in English Theatre. Sarah has worked on diverse projects ranging from burlesque, Beijing Opera and clown. Follow her at sarahmarchand.com!
Recent credits include: Helena, RUR (Blameworthy Productions) Liz, A Tournament of Lies (Toronto 2015 Fringe Festival); Witch, Macbeth (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective); Hero, Much Ado About Nothing (Hudson Players Club); The Soldier, Palace of the End (The Waterworks Company).
For TBC: Sound Designer & Operator, Lion in the Streets (2015); Sound Designer, Winter Play Project (2016)
Once upon a time Shaun was a paramedic, until one day he realized that his passions revolved around sound. Shaun can often be found in some studio recording some band or maybe backstage clearing the blood, sweat, and tears out of microphones. Shaun can take whatever situation is thrown at him; it’s said that he can even hear sign language. He studied Artist Management and Audio Engineering, and has a very wide range of technical and business skills to bring to a project. Shaun is always excited to be creative with sound, whether in the live chaos of the theatre, or the meticulous work in the studio.
For TBC: Actor, Lion in the Streets (2015)
Now Toronto-based, Natasha is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and The University of Toronto. In addition to Theatre by Committee, she has performed with SolarStage Theatre, Fail Better Theatre, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective, and has performed in multiple tours with Education Arts Canada. She is working on an upcoming one-woman production with Binocular Theatre in this year's 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.