Ali Joy Richardson, Co-Founder
ALI JOY RICHARDSON is a director, producer and creator from Toronto. PAST: As Director: Get Yourself Home Skyler James, Still and O (Binocular Theatre), We Are XX (The Regent Collective/Paprika Festival 2016), Oklahoma! (First Act Productions), A Spirit’s Face (Spiderbones Performing Arts), Rumpelstiltskin (Solar Stage Children's Theatre). As Assistant Director: Julius Caesar (Canadian Stage), BRANTWOOD (Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project), The Rover (Theatre Erindale). Ali recently co-created and performed two sold-out Fringe shows: the interactive/site specific Andy Warhol Presents: Valerie and The Dinner Table. UPCOMING: Directing Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House for Alumnae Theatre and directing/co-writing The Secret Life of Riley K., a musical about mental health for Grades 4-6 with Education Arts Canada. OTHER: Ali has created and performed work in Edinburgh, Vancouver, Berlin, Halifax & Toronto in museums, art studios, defunct record shops, closed schools, kitchens and harbours. She is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga/Sheridan College. www.alijoyrichardson.com & www.binoculartheatre.com
Ben Hayward, Co-Founder
Ben Hayward is a Toronto-based actor and writer. He has appeared in The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia (ATIC Productions); Marianne, Are You Asleep (Beck Festival). He is a founding member of Well Fought Theatre and a co-creator of the touring production; December 1917: The Halifax Explosion. He has directed for the Toronto and Atlantic Fringe Festivals and will be Assistant Directing on Brantwood (Sheridan Musical Theatre, Mitchell Cushman/Julie Tepperman). He is the author of the plays Faith, Pathetic, Sometimes and Think Tank. He is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto. www.theatrebycommittee.com
Lucy Powis, Production Manager, The Dinner Table
Lucy is finishing up her fourth year studying theatre at York University, having specialized in devised theatre and new play dramaturgy. This summer, she is also producing and dramaturging "The 10/10/10 Project" for the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals. Recent credits include artistic directing the 2015 playGround Festival at York University and assistant directing Paul Lampert's"Hamletmachine" (Theatre@York).
Madeleine Brown, Assistant Cook, The Dinner Table
Madeleine Brown is a Toronto-based actor and recent graduate of the theatre and drama studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga. Recent acting credits include: Jake in Rowing (Chrysalis Workshop), Girl in Brother, Brother (inspiraTO Festival), Mrs. Potts in Picnic (Theatre Erindale) and Maine Lewes in Sundry (Beck Festival). Madeleine is currently completing an artistic mentorship with Theatre Gargantua. She will appear next as Brian in then, then with Messy Kween Collective.
Matt White, Guest Director Andy Warhol Presents: Valerie
Matt is an instructor in the Theatre & Drama Studies joint program between Sheridan College and the University of Toronto at Mississauga, sits on the Board of Directors for fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and is the Interim General Manager of Necessary Angel where he recently produced Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and runs the WMD project in Weston-Mt. Dennis. Other directing credits include: Eirlys and Eckhart (Cart/Horse Theatre, world premiere);The Amish Project (knowmore theatre, upcoming Canadian premiere). As dramaturg: Two Toonies (Douglas Campbell); Red Rouge (Laura Anne Harris); Concessions (Brianna Brown); Frame (Julia Lederer) Wong’s Garden (Donald Woo) and Giving Birth to a Squid (David Levine).
"Gerard Malanga", Sound Design &
Stage Management, Andy Warhol Presents: Valerie
Nicholas Potter is a trained actor from the Theatre and Drama Studies joint program between Sheridan College and University of Toronto Mississauga. In addition to this, he is also a playwright and sound designer, composer and video game enthusiast. He is the co-founder of the writing collective Vertebrae, Undone, which had its Toronto debut at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival with the Alleyplay Don’t Splash (Shelley Rae), which made it onto In The GreenRoom’s top picks for the Fringe that year. His writing has also appeared on the Hart House stage for the 2013 and 2014 U of T Drama Festival, winning the President’s award for Best Production for his play Marianne, Are You Asleep?, and most recently the Robertson Davies Playwriting Award for his play Pur.Gat.Ory. His sound and composing work appeared in the 2013 Vancouver Fringe for A False Face, and even more recently at the 2013 Erindale Fringe, which debuted his original music and lyrics for the surreal horror musical Catatonia.