Written by: Erin Fleck
Directed by: Maya Rabinovitch
Puppet Design: Sarah Fairlie and Erin Fleck
Video Art Direction: Sarah Fairlie
Musical Director: Brad Casey
Set Design: Roxanne Ignatius
Lighting Design: Pip Bradford
Graphic Design: Leah Renihan
Featuring: Glyn Bowerman, Sascha Cole, Talia DelCogliano, Erin Fleck, Marcus Jamin, Jordi Mand, Michelle Urbano, and Brian Webber.
Maya Rabinovitch: Maya is a Toronto-based director, dramaturg, educator and producer. Since her time at York University studying dramaturgy and collective creation, she has focused on developing and directing new plays. Recent writer/director credits include 18 Twitching Cheerleaders (Edmonton Fringe), I Will Not Hatch! (Steady State Theatre Project/Edmonton Fringe/Toronto Fringe/Hank Marvin Theatre Company), Double Double (Toronto Fringe) and collaborator/co-director for The Green Show (Mixed Company). Recent directing credits include Zero Visibility (SummerWorks/AMY Project), Don’t Look (Next Stage Theatre Festival), How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abortion (Toronto Fringe) and nisha ahuja’s A World of Bananas (Hysteria Festival). Maya has collaborated on a number of projects including The Famous Remains of Piggy Palace (18 Hands Theatre Collective) and Rule of Thumb (Toronto Fringe). Maya is the Artistic Producer of the Steady State Theatre Project, which focuses on creative methods for new play development, and produces the annual, week-long Script Scrap festival.
Maya is about to begin her second year as Co-Session Director for the AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth). Other upcoming projects include Essential Opera’s presentation of Maya's one-act libretto, which she wrote with composer Elisha Denburg, and Lara Stokes’ Fantastic Extravagance, which Maya will be directing in the 2014 Toronto Fringe.
Glyn Bowerman: Glyn is a Toronto-based journalist, playwright, and actor. He studied collective creation at York University, and recently graduated from Humber College's print and broadcast journalism program. Currently, he is working with Spacing Magazine to produce a series of stories promoting urban livability, sustainability, and resilience. He is delighted to be back with Caterwaul Theatre, having previously performed in How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abortion. He played a cucumber. It was a whole thing. Written plays include Trudeautopia, Little War, and “Little Sparrow” in You Can Sleep When You're Dead.
Pip Bradford: Pip is a technician, designer, production manager, and stage manager for many companies in Toronto, including The Lab Cab Festival, The Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, Aluna Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Steady State Theatre, and Tarragon Theatre. Pip has a BA in Technical Theatre and Scenography from The University of King’s College in Halifax; creates performance art with Art Is Hard Productions, including the 2014 Toronto Fringe hit Flip The Table; and works with
organizations such as the Toronto Fringe, the Toronto District Schoolboard, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival to create outreach programs and workshops for young artists and arts patrons alike.
Brad Casey: Brad is a writer who has been featured in publications such as VICE, Noisey and The Antigonish Review. He is currently working on a novel while submitting short stories religiously to The Paris Review. He is also a film photographer and semi-retired touring musician with 132 rolls of film and 6 albums of music somewhere in the world.
Sascha Cole: Sascha Cole is a Dora nominated actress based in Toronto. Most recently she performed in the world premiere of Corpus by Darrah Teital in Ottawa. Some favourite credits include: New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company), Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (GCTC), In The Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play (Same Day Theatre-Ottawa), Shakespeare's Nigga (Obsidian Theatre), Post Eden (Suburban Beast-Next Stage Festival), Dutchman (lemonTree Creations-SummerWorks), The Diary of Anne Frank (Shakespeare In Action), The Apology (Next Stage Festival), Bethune Imagined (Factory Theatre), Rock N Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel), and Whale Music (Seventh Stage). For film and TV Sascha has appeared in: Murdoch Mysteries, The Family, The Great War, and Clarissa. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada as well as the Midsummer In Oxford Program at the British American Dramatic Academy.
Talia DelCogliano: Talia DelCogliano is a Toronto-based actor and puppeteer. She has been an active member of Artichoke Heart Collective since 2011. Recent works include Cirqular (AHC/Toronto Fringe Festival) Sophie Claxton in You Can Sleep When You’re Dead (Theatre Lab), Sybil in The History of Battle (My Brother the Changeling), We Walk Among You (AHC/ Montreal Fringe Festival), Hope in David Yee's wasted on the young directed by Nina Lee Aquino and Amanda Payne in Year 25 Vigil, co-directed by Raymond Bobgan and Karin Randoja. Talia is beyond excited to be collaborating with Caterwaul Theatre for upcoming SummerWorks performance of Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales.
Roxanne Ignatius: Roxanne is an illustrator and textile artist working in a variety of media, including gouache, spray paint, digital collage, and textile collage and embroidery. Roxanne has created album artwork, posters, stage pieces, and costumes for a wide variety of artists, genres, and performance formats, from a series of quilts made from children's drawings to costumes and sets for the serial rock opera Henri Fabergé's Heligoland Follies. Gig poster clients include the Polaris Music Prize, the comedy series Rapp Battlezz, and the long running concert series and blog Silent Shout. Roxanne holds a BFA in visual art from York University.
Marcus Jamin: Marcus is a designer, actor, writer and Co-Artistic Director of Dutch Uncle Puppetry. Founded in 2009, Dutch Uncle Puppetry was formed to explore new and innovative ways to approach puppet theatre. Marcus’s puppetry work has been featured at Theatre Passe Muraille, The SummerWorks Theatre Festival, the Fresh Ideas Festival, the Lab Cab Festival and Les Trois Jours de Casteliers in Montreal. Most recently, Marcus has had the privilege of acting as the Workshop Assistant to Ronnie Burkett on his productions of Penny Plain and The Daisy Theatre.
Jordi Mand: Jordi Mand is a Canadian playwright. Her first full-length play, Between the Sheets, premiered in 2012 as part of Nightwood Theatre’s ’12/’13 season in Toronto and has since been produced both nationally and internationally and was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Other plays include: The Speedy (Unspun Theatre/Harbourfront Centre), Right of Passage (Theatre Yes), The Knot (The Tonic). Jordi is a resident artist of Theatre Passe Muraille. She was the ‘13/’14 Playwright in Residence with Nightswimming Theatre and a past member of Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit. Jordi is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Leah Renihan: Little Speak Design
Michelle Urbano: Michelle is the co-Artistic Director of Artichoke Heart Collective - upcoming is Cirqular (Toronto Fringe) and We Walk Among You (Tarragon Extraspace). Recent performing credits include You Can Sleep When You’re Dead (Theatre Lab), shadow puppeteer for Pierrot and the Moon at the Puppets Up! Festival (Metaphysical Theatre), shadow puppeteer and clown in the Hope Blitz project (Theatre Passe Muraille’s Theatre Beyond Walls initiative) and wasted on the young (Humber Theatre/Nina Lee Aquino) for which she also composed and performed the musical score. She has built puppets for Suitcase Theatre, Pandemic Theatre, Banjo Puppets and attended the New England Puppetry Intensive hosted by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.
Brian Webber: Brian is an award winning actor and director with 23 year's professional experience. Brian
spent his formative years working at the prestigious Market Theatre in Johannesburg, is adept at many
different performance genres and was most recently nominated for a Naledi (Shining Star) Award for
his portrayal of Molina in “Kiss of The Spider Woman” at the Nelson Mandela Theatre. Internationally
Brian is best known for playing the role of Rudy, Max's (Clive Owen) ill fated young lover in the
feature film “Bent”, based on Martin Sherman's acclaimed stage play. Brian directed the feel good,
musical feature film “Liefling” (Darling), which, to date, is the highest grossing Afrikaans feature film
of all time. Brian curated the successful group exhibition “Load Shedding”, assembling together the
work of fourteen prolific artists. He is also co-founder and integral part and of the cutting edge
“Fortune Cookie Theatre Company”, which continually creates original new work.