(I don't want to dance with straight people by Kyle Capstick & The Dumb War by Rachel Ganz)
89 Niagara Street
August 21st - 24th, 2014
CAST & CREW
Johnny Cann (Lighting Designer)
Johnny is a designer and artist originally from New Minas, Nova Scotia. Recent work includes assistant directingThe Tempest (Driftwood Theatre), design/technical assistant for The Water Thief (Twelfth House/SummerWorks), four seasons with the Gros Morne Theatre Festival as a lighting and sound designer, and a recent performance with musiciansThe Brood as a shadow puppeteer/overhead projectionist. Having recently attended Acadia University (BA, Theatre Studies), Johnny is currently entering his final year of the National Theatre School’s Production Program. He is one half of ‘Second Sight’, a collective currently developing an interdisciplinary piece based on Nova Scotian ghost stories, and will be exhibiting a video piece in collaboration with artist Tyler Hyde at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of their ‘4th Wall’ exhibition this fall.
Kyle Capstick (Director - The Dumb War)
Kyle is an emerging playwright/director and native of Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia. He is the Managing Director of Newborn Theatre. Writing credits include: Of Shapes Transformed by Love (Newborn Theatre/Aim for the Tangent); Clunk (Acadia Theatre Company); Uncertain (Atlantic Fringe Festival); and Something for My Grandparents (Cape Breton Stage Company).
Christina Fox (Shawna - The Dumb War)
Rachel Ganz (Director - I don't want to dance with straight people)
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)
Bria McLaughlin (Ina - The Dumb War)
Bria is delighted to be making her debut with Newborn Theatre. A fourth year Theatre student at the Ryerson UniversityBria's recent credits include: Sasha, Heirloom, Ryerson New Voices Festival (2014); Mrs. Lupin, Martin Chuzzlewit, Ryerson Theatre School (2014); Ensemble, Clown, Ryerson Theatre School (2013); Roberta, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Ryerson Theatre School (2013); Angry Vagina, Vagina Monologues, Durham College Women's Centre (2011).
Alexi Pedneault (André - I don't want to dance with straight people)
Alexi is a Toronto-based performer and visual artist and one of the founders of Living Room Theatre. He completed his theatre training through Red Deer College in 2012. Past Credits include: I don’t want to dance with straight people (Newborn Theatre), If Graveyards Were Forests (VideoFag), Of Shapes Transformed by Love (Newborn Theatre/Aim for the Tangent), and Lord of the Flies (Lower Ossington Theatre). He has also organized a number of informal performances through New Art Night.
Andrew Pimento (Noah - I don't want to dance with straight people)
Andrew is a Toronto-born actor and playwright who competed training at Ryerson Theatre School in 2014. Some past credits include The Valley (ECT), I don’t want to dance with straight people (Newborn Theatre), Komunka (Toronto/Hamilton Fringe), Of Shapes Transformed by Love (Newborn Theatre/Aim for the Tangent), The Intuition of Iphigenia, Elektra in Bosnia, Ajax in Afghanistan (Women and War Project- Greek Tour), The Misanthrope (Guild Festival), Drina, Instinct A, Cerulean Blue, Six Characters in Search of An Author, Cinderella, The Book of Wiseman, Lion in the Streets, The Girl From Maxim’s, Clown, Antigone, Richard III (Ryerson Theatre School). He has also written, performed and co-produced two solo plays called Stockboy and Phoenix.
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).