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2018-2019 Season

Season Staff:

Brian Goldenberg, Artistic Director/Producer
Dave Crawford, Associate Producer
Marni Brinder Byk, Assistant Producer
Dean Johnston, Assistant Producer
Alanna McConnell, Assistant Producer
Kristen Pepper, Assistant Producer
Jonathan Shaboo, Assistant Producer
Farnoosh Talebpour, Assistant Producer
Jean-Paul Yovanoff, Assistant Producer
Danny Sylvan, Company Manager
Paulina Luciani, Production Manager
Vicky Tan, Alumni Engagement, Archival & Events Manager
Kayla Ado, Marketing, Communications & Box Office Manager
Carrie Cooper, Marketing, Communications & Box Office Manager
Barbara Morrone-Sanchez, Marketing, Communications & Box Office Manager
Elizabet Karapetian, Technical Director
Quanah Lawrence, Technical Director
Ethan Mofford, Technical Director
Percy Rebelo, Costumes Manager
Elizabeth Furlano, Props Manager
Shannon Murtagh, Show Choir Choreographer
Athena So, Show Choir Assistant Music Director

​The Girl in the Photograph

​The Girl in the Photograph

Nov. 15 - 25, 2018
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

The Girl in the Photograph is a play based on a true story set in Mexico, telling the story of Paula, who gets caught up in a forbidden first love amidst a whirlwind of emotion and drama. The play leads us by the hand as we witness the development of a teen relationship with intricate consequences on everyone it touches. More than the sum of its parts as a drama, there are also several themes and thought-provoking subjects being explored: how can love develop even when circumstances would forbid it? What is that strength that carries us through moments of manipulation, how does it activate, and how did it come to be in us?

"The Girl on the Photograph" is a raw, unapologetic telling of a power abusive relationship told and constructed by my own personal memories...This is my #metoo stand, while telling a story of love... I feel honoured and grateful to have the opportunity to share and work on this piece with VCP because of its students. The artists in this piece share a sensitivity and passion for this story that is rare and unique. I am excited to see how from the seed of my memories they can grown these characters into their own and see them go on a journey of storytelling with a collective creative drive".

Content Warning: Partial Nudity, Sexuality and Abuse surrounding Underage Relationships.
Scenes may be triggering.

Created by Andrea Cabeza
Written by Joel Pettigrew

Directed by Andrea Cabeza 
Dramaturgy by Andrea Cabeza and Victoria Urquhart 
Assistant Directed & Stage Managed by Kayla Ado 
Assistant Stage Managed and Props Designed by Lauren Westbury 
Intimacy and Fight Choreographed by Anita Nittoly 

Set Designed by Ethan Mofford 
Lighting Designed by Marissa Wheler 
Costume Designed by Beth McInnes 
Props Designed by Lauren Westbury 
Sound Designed by Althea Reyes 
Board Operated by Sanne van Mastbergen 
Closed Captioning for Relaxed Performances Operated by Yaffa Segal  
Photography by Élodie Dorsel 
Videography by Marissa Wheler 
Original Poster Designed by Daniela Molina 
Poster Designed by Natalia Morales Caceres 

​Araceli Ferrara as Alexia
Barbara Morrone-Sanchez as Paula
Kim Craig as Martina
Matt Hall as Beto
Sara Cerna as Ofelia 

Althea Reyes, Araceli Ferrara, Beth McInnes, David Eldridge, Emma Jones, Samantha Levy, Yaffa Segal 

FOH Staff:
Araceli Ferrara, Elaine Slonim, Kayla Ado, Taryn Waldorf, Lauren Westbury

The Exonerated

The Exonerated

Nov. 16 - 25, 2018
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong – and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it. Winner of 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, declared "the #1 play of the year" by the NY Times.

​"The Exonerated is a compelling piece about the true experiences of 6 innocent people who were sentenced to Death Row. The play is based on a collection of interviews that took place after their release. They faced Institutionalized racism, a flawed justice system and bigoted law enforcers.  Some of them went decades without being heard or believed.  After overcoming the unimaginable, they shared their stories of loss, struggle, survival and hope.  It is with honour we give voice to their stories so we can now share them with you." 

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Directed by Jane Spence
Stage Managed by Quanah Lawrence
Assistant Stage Managed by Doris Zhang

Set/Lighting Designed by Ethan Mofford
Sound Designed by Vicky Tan
Costume Designed by Sanne Van Mastbergen
Props Designed by Doris Zhang
Board Operated by Rachel Roberts
Closed Captioning for Relaxed Performances Operated by Yaffa Segal
Photography/Videography by Marissa Wheler
Poster/Programme Designed by Natalia Morales Caceres

Andrew Carson Bond as Carey
David Eldridge as Gary
Davis Okey-Azzunah as David
​Élodie Dorsel as Sunny
Gregory Lavalle as Ensemble #1
Jadon-John Barton-Williams as Robert
Jordan Longley as Delbert
Kaitlyn Stollery as ​Sandra/Sue
Nathanael "Nate" Iwanochko as Ensemble #2
Rochelle Smith as Georgia

Althea Reyes, Araceli Ferrara, Beth McInnes, David Eldridge, Emma Jones, Samantha Levy, and Yaffa Segal​

FOH Staff:
Araceli Ferrara, Elaine Slonim, Lauren Westbury, Kayla Ado, and Taryn Waldorf

Ground Zero Fringe Festival

Ground Zero Fringe Festival

Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2019
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

A Wish for Granted  written by Patrick (Trick) Campbell 
Alterations  written by Vicky Tan 
Speech Therapy  written by Elaine Slonim 
The Dilemma  written by Joel Pettigrew 
Two Siblings, One Family  written by Laura Bourbonnais  
What You Egg  devised by Rikki-Katarina Brophy-Wiltshire, Victoria Carella, Jayna Mees and Taryn Waldorf

A Wish for Granted
Greg discovers a magic lamp, containing Astra, the all-powerful genieShe's got three wishes - and he's got a lot of problems.

Childhood rivals, Adam and Evelyn, are reunited when they both get left at the altar. Together, they discover things about themselves and each other.

Speech Therapy
A session of speech feminization takes an unexpected turn.

The Dilemma
A game of “Would You Rather,” between two friends takes a sudden turn, when one of them proposes a situation which isn’t so hypothetical… 

Two Siblings, One Family
Two Siblings, One Family
explores the ups and downs of a sibling relationship over fourteen years after their life changing move from Québec to Ontario.

What You Egg
A multi-media piece about the relationship between leaders and the media. With ideas drawn from MacBeth and current events, it explores the journey of corruption.

A Wish for Granted 
Written by Trick Campbell 
Directed by Paulina Luciani 
Stage Managed by Sharan Rai 
Ethan Mofford as Greg 
Tesla Shaye as Astra 
David Eldridge as Actor #1 
Yaffa Segal as Actor#2

Written by Vicky Tan 
Directed and Stage Managed by Leanne Connor 
Justin Ierullo-Gerrior as Adam Clairmont 
Vicky Tan as Evelyn Ing 
Kaitlyn Stollery as Maria Strauss/Ensemble #1 
Kyra Wellington as Ensemble #2 
Perseus Rebelo as Maitre'd/Ensemble #3 
Jadon-John Barton Williams as Devon/Ensemble #4 
Logo Design by Casey Wang

Speech Therapy
Written and Directed by Elaine Slonim
Elaine Slonim as Elaine 
Karen Bishop as Karen/Speech Therapist 

The Dilemma 
Written and Directed by Joel Pettigrew 
Lucas James as Harry 
Thomas Sarigiannidis as Tristan 

Two Siblings, One Family 
Written and Directed by Laura Bourbonnais 
Assistant Directed by Alise Rosemin and Emma Wood 
Stage Managed by Riley-Lynn Hickey 
Assistant Stage Managed by Mashiat Altaf 
Program Logo Designed by Ronni Wolczyk 
Show Posters Designed by Mashiat Altaf 
Samantha Felix as Reese 
Cody Hodgins as Jules 
Linda Ge as Josie 
Liam Ryan as Matthew 
Zara Massey as Aunt Andrea & an extra 
Alise Rosemin as Maude 
Roshni Nayar as Miss DayeBabysitter Ren & an extra 
Jay Strathy as Miss Jen & an extra 
Mitchell Brock as Antwon, Nick and Cousin 2 
Emma Wood as Cousin 1 & an extra 
Crew: Alex Lo, Jay Strathy

What You Egg 
Devised by Rikki-Katarina Brophy-Wiltshire, Victoria Carella, Jayna Mees and Taryn Waldorf 
Inspired by work devised alongside Karley Jagusic 
Logo design by Ainsley Waldorf

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Feb. 28 - Mar. 10, 2019
Fred Thury Studio, 258 Vanier College

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Orignal Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford

Directed by Justin Büyüközer 
Music Directed by Athena So
Choreographed by Shannon Murtagh and Jade Silman 
Stage Managed by Aysha Mantilla
Assistant Stage Managed by Lester Samuel Ruiz and Ashley Ovington

Set Designed by Emma Jones
Lighting Designed by Elizabet Karapetian, Catherine Brown, Quanah Lawrence and Shannon Murtagh 
Costume Designed by Elizabeth Furlano and Thulacy Sriskantha 
Sound Designed by Matthew Sabido 
Props Designed by Beth McInnes
Animation Designed by Selena Betterley
Board Operated by Vicky Tan
Follow Spot Operated by Sanne Van Mastbergen
Makeup by Emily Banks, Emily Gray, Renee Lunau, Sam Archer, Sara Cerna, and Tessa Burrows
Photography/Videography by Barbara Morrone-Sanchez
​Poster Designed by Casey Wang

Alessia Scanga as Happy Person/Papa Bear/Performer/3 Blind Mice
Ashley Murphy as Captain of the Guards/Knights
Cadence Bishop as Elf/Gingy/Rat
Catherine Brown as Guard/Thelonius/Knight
Davis Okey as Donkey
Elizabeth Furlano as Humpty Dumpty/Performer/Rat/Little Bunny
Ellise Roth as Happy Person/Young Fiona/Blue Bird/Choir Member
Ethan Mofford as Third Little Pig
Isaac Le as Happy Person/Performer/Bishop
Isaiah-John Sison as Papa Ogre/Tweedle
Jay Strathy as Young Shrek/Greeter/Pied Piper/Dwarf
Jenna Brown as Mama Ogre/Ogre Fiona
Jessica Balyk as Guard/Thelonius/Knight
Joshua Hughes as Happy Person/Big Bad Wolf/Performer/Rat
Kaitlyn Stollery as First Little Pig/Guard/Performer/Cow and Moon/3 Blind Mice
Leanne Connor as Happy Person/Baby Bear/Performer/3 Blind Mouse
Martika Mclean as Fairy Godmother/Dragon
Matt Hall as Shrek
Matthew Sabido as King Harold/Farquaad
Meg Roth as Mama Bear/Dragon
Megi Kaca as Happy Person/Wicked Witch/Puss in Boots/Antelope/Rat
Mitchell Brock as Second Little Pig/Guard/Performer
Nicole Mesec as Queen Lillian/Ugly Duckling/Performer
Perseus Rebelo as Happy Person/Peter Pan/Performer/Knight
Ryan Garvida as Guard/Knight
Selena Otello as Happy Person/Sugar Plum Fairy/Performer/Rat
Shannon Murtagh as Dragon/Duloc Dancer/Rabbit/Rat
Taryn Waldorf as ​Fiona
Tesla Spoar as Teen Fiona/Pinnochio
Conductor/Keyboard 1 played by Athena So
Keyboard 2 played by Diane Vallesteros
Flute played by Perseus Rebelo
Trumpet/Flugelhorn played by Michael Thornton
Clarinet/Soprano Sax/Tenor Sax played by Yevgeny Leurdo
Bass played by Clayton Harder
​Drums played by D'Andre Wilson
Ashley Murphy, Ashley Ovington, Catherine Brown, Davis Okey, Ellise Roth, Isaac Le, Isaiah-John Sison, Jack Barry, Jade Silman, Jay Strathy, Jenna Brown, Joshua Hughes, Kaitlyn Stollery, Kayla Ado Leanne Connor, Lester Samuel Ruiz, Martika Mclean, Matt Hall, Matt Sabido, Meg Roth, Megi Kaca, Mitchell Brock, Nicole Mesec, Sanne van Mastbergen, Selena Otello, Taryn Waldorf, Tesla Shaye, Thulacy Sriskantha, and Yaffa Segal 
FOH Staff:
Araceli Ferrara, Ashley Ovington, Caren Meaney, David Eldridge, Gabi Grande, Lauren Westbury, Sara Masciotra-Milstein, and Tamara Mobarak

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, ​Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Mar. 26

Directed by Jonathan Shaboo
Assistant Directed by Lauren Griffiths 
Stage Managed by Althea Reyes 

Alejandro Hernandez 
Ashley Boldt 
Élodie Dorsel 
Ethan Mofford 
Francesca Falcone 
Hailey Perault 
Kaitlyn Stollery  
Mason Choffe 
Matt Hall 
Nkechinyem Oduh 
Patrick Campbell 
Samantha Levy 
Sarah Choi 
Scott Swain 

Show Choir

Show Choir

​​​​Mar. 21 - 24
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

Vanier College Productions' Show Choir performs its annual concert, with a mixture of Broadway showtunes and Top 40 hits. Selections will include songs from The Greatest ShowmanMoulin RougeHeathersCatch Me If You CanSomething RottenKiss Me KateThe Wild Party, and songs made famous by Sam Smith, Frank Sinatra, Alicia Keys, Kristin Chenoweth, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, The Pentatonix, and the Jonas Brothers!

Music Directed by Brian Goldenberg
Choreographed by Shannon Murtagh
Assistant Music Directed by Athena So

Stage Managed by Lauren Westbury
​Assistant Stage Managed by Breagh MacDonald and Stefan Porfirio
Lightning Designed by​ Kaitlyn Stollery
Costume Designed by Elizabeth Furlano
Board Operated by Ethan Mofford

Abbie Metcalfe
Ashley Hannah
Ashley Ovington
Becky Watt
Elizabeth Furlano
Ellise Roth
Jay Strathy
Laura Bourbonnais
Linda Ge
Manisha Khan
Martika McLean
Matthew Sabido
Melody Wang
Mitchell Brock
Ossinia Brown
Perseus Rebelo
Sara Masciotra-Milstein
Tamara Mobarak
Theresa Nguyen
Trimaine Blake
Vicky Tan
​Yaffa Segal

Conducted by Brian Goldenberg
Keyboard played by Athena So
Bass played by Brian Kruschel
​Drums played by Daniel Korn

FOH Staff: 
Araceli Ferrara, Hailey Perrault, Lester Samuel Ruiz, Nicole Mesec, Selena Otello, and Stefan Porfirio