Yesterday we met the team who will be working on Trainspotting. Today we introduce to you the artists who will be collaborating on Sean Graney’s The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide:
JULIE CASSELMAN – Sound Designer
Julie is an actor and composer now living in Vancouver. She has her BFA in Acting and Music Minor from TWU and likes to collaborate and grow as much as possible. Sound credits include Seminar (Stages Theatre Co.), [un]BOX[ed] (Scarlet Satin), Much Ado.. Nothing and I Spy with My Little Lie (TWU). Selected acting credits: Darling a New Musical (Springboard Theatre), August in the Spring (Satellite), Don Giovanni (Vancouver Opera), The Great Divorce (Pacific Theatre), Riverview High (Entrance Theatre), The Crucible (WRPC) and As You Like It (TWU). In December you can see her as Jo in Little Women (FCP). (Douglas College.)
MONICA EMME – Assistant Stage Manager
Monica Emme is a recent graduate from the Douglas College Stagecraft program, where she stage managed The Importance of Being Earnest and was the Head of Props for A Macbeth. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Ryerson University. She recently had her first Vancouver Fringe experience stage managing Single Line Theatre’s The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War. Check out her website: www.monicaemme.com.
MARIE FARSI – Director
My name is Marie and I am a theatre director, performer and creator based in Vancouver, BC. My practice is characterized by an international background and training: I am originally from Paris, grew up in Montreal during my teenage years, lived in New Zealand, then moved to beautiful Vancouver. My love for travelling and theatre truly intersect and has taken me across the globe to study Theatrical Biomechanic of Meyerhold in Perugia (Italy), and more recently, Chinese Opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing. I moved to the West Coast 3 years ago with the intention to open up to new horizons and discover what was being created in theatre across the country. Since, I have been active in the local theatre community as an emerging theatre artist and arts administrator. The new generation of artists in this city is particularly inspiring to me; it enhances my constant desire to create better. Thank you Stephen for your constant support and precious mentorship. Other loves include reading, good food, lifting really heavy things and riding my bike. I am a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA in Theatre Performance.
AARON HOLT – Mike Rice
Aaron Holt is hard at work making his way into Vancouver’s theatre scene. The last two years have seen him featured twice in productions with Beach House Theatre, as Sebastian in “Twelfth Night,” and Antipholus in “The Comedy of Errors.” He is also taking his first steps into the realm of musical theatre, having recently played the Beast in a production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” With passion, drive, and an insatiable will to explore, Aaron continues to delve into life as an actor and beyond. Aaron is a graduate of the theatre program at Douglas College.
EMILIE LECLERC – Brenda
Emilie is thrilled to dive into her kid’s nature and be in 4th Grade again! Merci Marie and thanks to all of her classmates! Emilie Leclerc is a Vancouver-based actor and creator who works in both French and English. A Studio 58 grad, Emilie has performed for Théâtre la Seizième, Chemainus Theatre, Twenty-Something Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Sum Theatre Society. Emilie is a member of the pan-Canadian collective Les Petites Cellules Chaudes creator of ishow presented in Ottawa, Québec, Montreal, Toronto and touring in France in the Spring of 2015. Special thanks to Rumble for creating opportunities to support emerging artists.
JULIE LEUNG – Lucy
Julie is an emerging artist based in Vancouver. Since graduating from Studio 58 in April, she has been part of the rEvolver Festival with How Should You Be? (Architect Theatre), and Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride in Wild Society (star star theatre). Julie is just tickled to be part of Tremors, and gives her gratitude to Stephen Drover, Sasa Brown, Marie Farsi and the rest of the Tremors gang for this amazing opportunity.When not in theatre, Julie can be found on Commercial Drive with a coffee and knitting furiously in preparation for winter.
JESSICA OOSTERGO – Production Designer
Jessica Oostergo is a Set, Costume, and Props Designer from Vancouver. She is a freelance artist with skills ranging from scenic painting, to producing, hat decorating, creative collaboration, product design, and much more. Recently Jessica designed a number of productions including; Innocence Lost (Studio 58), The Lawyer Show – Legally Blonde: The Musical (Touchstone/Carousel), 4Play: New Work by Excited Writers (Studio 58), and The Pitmen Painters (United Players). This past summer Jessica worked as an Assistant Head of Wardrobe on A Midsummer Nights Dream and Cymbeline, while working as a Buyer for the Tempest (Bard on the Beach). Projects for the 2014-2015 season include work on cosmonaught suits for Studio 58’s Kosmic Mambo, and designs for Charlotte’s Web, Honk Jr, and Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. Jessica is a graduate of Studio 58. Visit: www.jessicaoostergo.com
KATE PREFONTAINE – Stage Manager
A graduate of Douglas College and Simon Fraser University, Kate is a certified secondary school teacher that has turned to stage management. Which evidently makes her a glutton for punishment. Along with stage managing Kate has also tried her hand at directing, dramaturgy, producing, and assorted technical work for a number of companies across the Lower Mainland. Recent credits include: The Comedy of Errors, The Three Munschketeers, Twelfth Night (Beach House Theatre), Little Women The Musical (Arts Umbrella), Iceland (Dirt Road Productions), A Dream Play & Blue Window (Douglas College).
SAMANTHA ROSE RICHARD – Sally
Samantha Rose Richard is an Actress/Cake Pop Extraordinaire (Samantha’s ChocoPops!) with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria. Recent credits include: Death of a Salesman (Blue Bridge Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Phoenix Theatre), Grimm Tales (Itsazoo), Pinocchio (Story Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Blue Bridge Theatre). Samantha is excited and grateful to be a part of Rumble Theatre’s Tremors.
SARAH ROA – Singer
Sarah Roa is alumni of both the BFA in Acting Program at UBC and Douglas College Acting Program. Her past productions include Ubu Roi, Winners (Lovers), Caucasian Chalk Circle, Twelfth Night and The Rimers of Eldritch. Sarah would like to thank you for coming to the show and supporting the arts! You are all beautiful human beings.
NAOMI VOGT – Rachel
Naomi has just completed the BFA acting program at UBC and is stoked to work alongside so many talented friends! Recently, Naomi appeared as Pere Ubu in an all-female version of Ubu Roi directed by Ryan Gladstone (UBC). Other credits include: Lovelash the Musical (Vancouver Fringe Festival), The Seagull (UBC), Pride and Prejudice (UBC), Feast Days (Wrecked Collective), Blood Relations (UBC), Georama (Windsor Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Festival by the Marsh), and Spring Awakening (Delinquent Theatre). She has been a company member of both Flint Co. and UBCimprov and has completed Canada’s National Voice Intensive. She also had the privilege of working as a company apprentice with Rumble Theatre in the 2013/2014 season and is the recipient of the Evelyn Harden Award.
BRETT WILLIS – Lighting Designer
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Brett is a graduate from Studio 58. His previous lighting work was seen in El Centro (Fringe Festival), Oleanna (Mamet on Main) and How Should You Be? (rEvolver). Brett also works as an actor, writer and director.
CONOR WYLIE – Johnny
Conor is a Vancouver-based freelance actor, dancer, director, writer, and creator. He has performed for and collaborated with a variety of companies from around the country, including Carousel Theatre for Young People, Theatre Replacement, Radix Theatre, Leaky Heaven Performance Society, The Only Animal, Dances for a Small Stage, Vancouver Art Gallery, Theatre Calgary, the Citadel Theatre, and Nightswimming Theatre. He’s also a member of two performance collectives, O, o, o, o. and A Wake of Vultures. Currently, O, o, o, o. is assisting Radix Theatre on their new interactive project, TBD. Conor is also writing and performing an original work, eatingthegame, with his friends Hong Kong Exile, as part of Club PuSh at the 2015 PuSh Performing Arts Festival. Conor is a proud graduate of the theatre program at SFU. He’s so honoured to be a part of Tremors, and to be working with an exciting mix of young artists.