Teach Me by Rachel Ganz Toronto Fringe Festival George Ignatieff Theatre 15 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON July 3rd-14th, 2013
Two girls videotape their teacher committing a sex crime in his car.
Jessica Brown (Performer -Stacey) Jessica is so excited to be sharing the stage with her other half! After her graduating from Neptune Theatre's Pre-Professional Training Program, Jessica decided to pursue her love for acting and continue training at Dalhousie University. Favourite past productions include; Obeah Opera (Bcurrent/Theatre Archipelago) where it received a Dora nomination for Best New Musical/Opera, Steal Away Home (NeptuneTheatre),Blood Wedding(PPTP), Rocky Horror Picture Show (KTS),The Comedy Of Errors (Daltheatre). Jessica currently resides in Toronto where she is represented by The Characters Talent Agency and is an Artist in Resident for Newborn Theatre. She thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.
Rachel Ganz(Playwright) Rachel is a Toronto-based playwright as well as the artistic director and co-founder of Newborn Theatre. Last year she co-created and produced The Odds and Ends Festival: A Festival of Shorts by Young Playwrights. Other production credits include The Long Run (2012) and this year's Odds and Ends. She will be attending the playwriting program at The National Theatre School of Canada in September. Writing Credits include: The Long Run (Newborn Theatre), Plasterface (Newborn Theatre), Rhyme Reason or Otherwise (Hart House Players), Teach Me (Newborn Theatre), Manawi (Children’s Theatre Project), Benji Boy (Inspirato).
Kvesche (Sound Designer) Head of Audio The Crucible (2011), Performer - Marathon 33 (2012), Sound Designer - The Patient (Shadowland Theatre Summer Season Productions, Head of Props - Clown (2012), Sound Designer - Will To Live (New Voices 2012).
Emma Miziolek (Stage Manager) Selected Credits: Rhyme, Reason or Otherwise (Hart House Players), Bruised Porcelain (University of Toronto Drama Festival), Arcadia (UTM Drama Club), and Tartuffe (Sears Ontario Drama Festival), and The Teen Show Project (Bread and Circus Theatre). Emma is going into her second year at the University of Toronto Mississauga as a drama major. She has previously worked as an intern for The Oakville Academy of the Arts and John Robert Powers, both assisting lessons and administrative duties. This is her first time working with the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Robert Rainville (Performer -Mr. P.) Selected Theatre Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Briefs (Spur-of-the Moment Shakespeare Collective), P-Dale: episodes 2 & 3 (Unit 102 Actors Co.), Transit Diaries (Alphabetspoon), An Ordinary Wonder (Next Stage Theatre Co.), All’s Well That Ends Well (Alchemy Theatre), King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth (Forward Theatre), James & the Giant Peach (Sudbury Theatre Centre).
Janneke Tenbroek (Costume Designer) Janneke is one of the founding members of Newborn Theatre. She has designed for NBT's Teach Me (2013) and The Long Run (2012) and was the Wardrobe Director for their Odds and Ends Festival in 2012 and 2013. After graduating from Ryerson's Performance Production program a few years ago, Janneke has been designing for Theatre and Fashion in Toronto as well as creating her own side projects in various media (graphic design, furniture design and photography).
Victoria Urquhart (Director)
Victoria Urquhart is a Jack of All Trades: She writes, directs, acts, sings, dances, and is eager to learn. As a performer first and foremost, she constantly looks to define and explore the perspectives of performance and audience. She especially enjoys the works of William Shakespeare, and Viewpoints, which is what led her to found many projects in the collective. A recent graduate of the University of Windsor Acting Program, she brings creativity and insight to the Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective.
Steve Vargo (Lighting Designer) Steve is a recent graduate of the Theatre Production program at Humber College, and also studied theatre at George Brown College, with experience in acting, writing, and directing. His past Toronto Fringe credits as a stage manager include Bloom and War of the Clowns (2011), Transit Diaries (2012), and this year you may see Steve at the Campbell House for Elizabeth - Darcy, also part of this year's festival. Other credits include: stage manager for Should Be Theatre’s John and Beatrice at Theatre Passe Muraille, coordinating the Madeleine Collective and Musica Reflecta's Peter and the Dinosaurs, mentoring youth at the StArt Art Festival in Scarborough, and designing Something Unspoken during the Tennessee Playwright Project.
Mara Zigler (Performer -Lauren) Mara is very excited to be part of her very first Toronto Fringe Festival. A Toronto native, she studied theatre at Dalhousie University, returning to Toronto after her studies to pursue theatre. She is delighted to be able to share the stage this time around with her other half. Recent theatre credits include, Robin Hood the Legendary Musical Comedy; Hart House Theatre, The Long Run; New Born Theatre, Dracula; Shakespeare By the Sea.