Actor (John): Eli is grateful to be part of this new adaptation and team of artists. Selected acting credits: Mary’s Wedding, Wilberforce Hotel, Stag and Doe (Blyth Festival), The Hours That Remain (New Harlem/SNTC/Gwaandak),
Actor (Mustafa): Nehassaiu deGannes: “Lady Capulet” Romeo & Juliet, “Queen Anne” The Three Musketeers (Stratford Festival); “Gertrude” Hamlet (Driftwood); U.S.: “Nell Gwynn, Maria & Lady Davenant” OR (Shakespeare & Co.); “Prudence” The Convert (Central Square Theater, Elliot Norton Award Best Production); “Cordelia” King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); “Angel” Marisol (Luna Stage); “Nurse” EQUUS with Alec Baldwin (Guild Hall); Proof, The Skin Of Our Teeth, Cider House Rules, Trinity Rep. Off-Off Broadway: Target Margin; LaMaMa; Dixon Place. Brown University MFA and Trinity Rep Conservatory.
Actor (Henry Foster): Carlos is a Toronto based performer and translator. His performance work has taken him from Toronto to Buenos Aires, Prague, Havana and Bogotá. He has been nominated three times for a Dora Mavor Moore award in the Ensemble category. Credits include: The Death of The King (Modern Times Stage Company/Theatre Centre), Blood Wedding (ModernTimes Stage Company/Aluna Theatre), Hallaj (Modern Times Stage Company), Nohayquiensepa (Aluna Theatre), Crave (Nightwood Theatre), and Endings (PassBo Dance).
Actor (Lenina): Zoë is an actor, producer, movement and acting teacher and Co-Artistic Producer of FeverGraph Theatre Company. Recent credits include: Bartender/Dead Roads (Dead Roads Collective), Jule/Objections to Sex and Violence (FeverGraph and Praxis), Helena Charles/Look Back in Anger (FeverGraph), The Bound Man/Enough Rope (Enough Rope Performance Collective), Cunningham/The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Theatre @ York), Stella/A Streetcar Named Desire (UCRC), The Young Wife/Hello Again, Lady Macbeth/Macbeth. Zoë has an MFA in Performance from York University, an Honours B.A. from University of Toronto and Sheridan College and is part-time faculty at Sheridan College/University of Toronto at Mississauga.
Actor (Fanny/Linda): Sophia Fabiilli is a Toronto-based actor, writer, and producer. As an actor, she has performed across the province and is honoured to be collaborating with Litmus Theatre. Her first play, The Philanderess, won The Second City Award for Outstanding New Comedy at the 2015 Toronto Fringe. Upcoming: co-developing a comedy-horror web series The Mystery of the Fatal Murder; her second play, Liars at a Funeral, premieres at the Storefront Theatre in May 2017. @sophfab
Producer/Actor (Helmholtz): Adriano is a classically trained actor from York University’s MFA Acting Conservatory and Australia’s National Theatre Drama School. Recent Screen: The Strain (FX) directed by Guillermo del Toro, Saving Hope (CTV), and a recurring role on Covert Affairs (USA). Recent Theatre: A reprisal of his Best Supporting Actor nominated role in Theatre Fix’s The Container in September 2016. Adriano is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Litmus Theatre. adriano.workbooklive.com
Actor (Bernard): Jesse’s theatre credits include: Red (Segal Centre), Ugly One (Tarragon/ TIP) Tin Drum (Unspun), Great Expectations, Farther West (Soulpepper) Romeo & Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Caesar & Cleopatra, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair (Stratford Festival), Of the Fields Lately, Counsellor-at-Law (Theatre Calgary) Euryidce (SummerWorks) Silverwing (MTYP), Get Away (ATP). Screenwork: His Masters Voice (upcoming), Adam’s Wall, Silas & the Tomb, Imitation, The Cats, Fifth Estate (CBC), Beauty & the Beast (CBS), Clementine (ABC) Apocalypse 10.5 (NBC).
Actor (Director of Hatcheries): Ryan is an award winning actor and writer, that was born and raised in Toronto. He is an ensemble member of the Actors Repertory Company. Passe Muraille: Rochdale, Sparta, A Good Idea. Recent theatre: Hero of Hunter Street, Bad Luck Bank Robbers (4th Line); This Hotel, Possible Worlds (TIFT); Helen Lawrence, Macbeth, Shrew (Canadian Stage); Warhorse (Mirvish). Recent TV/Film: The Strain (FX); X-Men Apocalypse (Fox); Saving Hope (CTV); Murdoch; Republic of Doyle; Othello (CBC); The Shape of Rex (Factoria). Upcoming: Pomona (ARC).
Director/Adaptation/Producer: Matt is Co-Founding Artistic Director of Litmus and has directed both the company’s previous productions: Birth of Frankenstein (Dora Award, Outstanding Direction) and Matchbox Macbeth (Top 10 Plays of 2010, NOW Magazine). He recently apprenticed with Kim Collier on her production of Romeo & Juliet at Bard on the Beach. Other directing credits include: The Ghost Ship & The Selkie of Kincardine (Sundown Theatre), Oregano (Theatre Rhea), Mourning Dove (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Disco Pigs (Lasting Dose). He is a graduate of York’s MFA in Theatre and of Dalhousie’s Acting Program.
Producer/Dramaturg: Claire is the Co-Artistic Director of Litmus Theatre and the Communications Manager at the Toronto Fringe. She is also an actor, producer, administrator and writer. Recent writing credits: The Ghost Ship, The Selkie of Kincardine (Sundown Theatre), co-writer of the Dora Award-winning Birth of Frankenstein (Litmus Theatre). Recent stage credits include: Mary Shelley in Birth of Frankenstein, Lady Macbeth in Matchbox Macbeth (Litmus Theatre). Claire holds an MFA in Acting from York University and an undergraduate degree in film/theatre from Queen’s University.
Lighting/Set Designer: Patrick is a production designer for independent theatre. He is the recipient of 2 Dora Awards, for both lighting design and set design. His recent and upcoming work includes; The Circle (Tarragon Theatre), Extremeophiles (Summerworks), Killer Joe (Coalmine Theatre), Late Company (Why Not Theatre & surface/underground theatre), Crawlspace (Videofag), It Comes in Waves (Necessary Angel/Bluemouth), Birth of Frankenstein (Litmus Theatre). Patrick also works as a production manager for; Necessary Angel Theatre Company, and Volcano Theatre.
Costume Designer: Lindsay is a B.C. transplant, and although she isn’t quite sure what she’s doing in Toronto for the most part, she is very glad to be working with Litmus Theatre on Brave New World. Other credits include The Harvester (FAWN Chamber Creative), Tuesdays and Sundays, The Ghost Ship, The Selkie of Kincardine (Sundown Theatre), Hansel and Gretel (Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre), The Hollow Square (kith and kin) and Birth of Frankenstein (Litmus Theatre).
Sound Designer: Nick Storring is a Toronto-based composer and musician active within various aesthetics. Winner of the Canadian Music Centre’s 2011 Toronto Emerging Composer Award, he also placed first in the 2008 Jeux De Temps competition for electroacoustic composition. His music has been presented and performed by the Esprit Orchestra, Eve Egoyan (a 24-minute commissioned solo work) Quatuor Bozzini, Beijing’s Musicacoustica Festival, and Vancouver New Music. An avid collaborator Storring has composed for films by Terrance Odette, Ingrid Veninger and, in collaboration with Dafydd Hughes, for the National Film Board’s award-winning web documentary High Rise : Universe Within directed by Katerina Cizek. He’s also scored danceworks by celebrated choreographers Yvonne Ng, Deepti Gupta and created music for ‘ambient gaming environment’ Tentacle which was mounted at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2011. www.nickstorring.ca
Stage Manager: A native of Ottawa, Sarah studied at Queen’s University (Drama/Art History) and Studio 58 (Production), apprenticing at GCTC and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. She stage manages theatre, musical theatre, dance and new creation projects for companies in Toronto and across the country. Of proud Maritime parents, she has the good fortune to have spent her last sixteen summers in Nova Scotia with Festival Antigonish. Sarah is also a member of Harbourfront Centre’s Technical Services department, and has provided production support for local, Canadian and international productions in that capacity for the last ten years. Recent credits include Little Thing, Big Thing (Festival Antigonish), Pomegranate workshop (Tapestry Opera), The Beaux’ Stratagem (George Brown Theatre School, and a mini-tour of Ontario with ProArte Danza. Sarah is honoured to be taking Brave New World to its next level.
Associate Producer: Kevin Matthew Wong – Kevin is an emerging actor, director, musician, producer and environmentalist. He is the co-founder and Artistic Producer of Broadleaf Theatre, a company that aims to make Canadian environmental-issues more immediate, accessible, and fun. Kevin is also a graduate of Generator’s inaugural Artist Producer Training Program. He sings bass with Tunes Beats Awesome acapella and can be found producing and performing all over Toronto.
Sponsorship Director: Cody is the Development Manager at the Toronto Fringe Festival, and the Associate Producer of Theatre Smash. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Art History from Queen’s University, and is a graduate of Humber College’s Arts Administration program. Cody has worked in many capacities in both arts administration and production at TIFF, the Luminato Festival, Canadian Stage, and the Thousand Islands Playhouse.
Production Manager: Selected PM Credits include: PM and Facilities Manager for TPM (2012-current). The Next Stage Theatre Festival (2008-2013) Toronto Fringe Festival (2011, 2012) and co-PM (2013, 2014). Jason’s alternate life in design includes Associate for 2 Pianos 4 Hands in (2005-current), Canadian Associate Lighting Designer for Warhorse, Lighting Director for Stars on Ice (2007 – 2009), Lighting Director for Ballet Jorgen Canada (2003 – 2005) Jason graduated University of Alberta with a BFA in Technical Theatre, Stage Management.
Production Assistant: JP Faienza is a Toronto-based theatre worker and artist. This is his first time working with Litmus Theatre, and he is happy to be doing so. JP makes original performance work in the time he isn’t busily contributing to a functional capitalist society. In Toronto, he has worked on productions with Obsidian Theatre, Aluna Theatre, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Progress Festival, and SummerWorks. He had work shown in SummerWorks 2015.