EVAN BULIUNG - George
Evan Buliung has appeared on countless stages across Canada, leading companies for the last twenty years. Most recently you can catch him on screens staring in the Hulu/Family Channel Canada TV series HOLLY HOBBIE, and in Global’s DEPARTURE. A regular company member of both the Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival, he's enjoyed playing such roles as Sky Masterson in GUYS AND DOLLS, Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET, Pericles in THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, Petruchio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Jack Worthing in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Stanhope in JOURNEY’S END amongst others.
Elsewhere across the country, he’s starred in DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Larry Murphy, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as Black Stache, THE AUDIENCE opposite Fiona Reid as John Major and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT for Soulpepper. His musical theatre credits include, FUN HOME, for which he won a Dora award for best performance, WE WILL ROCK YOU, LORD OF THE RINGS for the Mirvish Enterprises in Toronto. As well he's performed Shakespeare in both Chicago and New York. Evan’s television credits include guest spots on SUITS, DEPARTURE, SAVING HOPE, BITTEN, DAMNATION, REIGN, THE LISTENER, GANGLAND UNDERCOVER and HAVEN. He's also been in numerous video games for Ubisoft including ASSASSIN’S CREED and the FAR CRY series.
TESS BENGER - Dot
Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Grand Theatre), Miss Bennets Christmas at Pemberley (MTC), Pal Joey (TIFT), The Penelopiad (Grand Theatre), The Last Five Years (YRG Productions), Girls Like That (Tarragon), Mamma Mia (Citadel), Grease (Elgin Winter Garden), Chasse Galarie (Soulpepper/Storefront), Sunday in the Park with George (TIFT), Philadelphia Story, Cabaret, Top Girls, Sweeney Todd, The Next Whiskey Bar (Shaw Festival), Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown). Film and tv: Top ten contestant on CBC's Triple Sensation season two. Upcoming: The Curious Voyage (TIFT)
Tess is a proud graduate of Sheridan College's Music Theatre Performance Program
ERIC CRAIG - Jules
Resume excerpts include Matilda: the musical (1st National Tour/Toronto company), The Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary), Fun Home, Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables (Arts Club), the title role in Hamlet (SLSC), The Hobbit (Grand Theatre), The Last 5 Years (Angelwalk), Edges (Musical Stage Co), The Glass Menagerie (TiFT), and The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go Prod). Select credits on the small screen include The Handmaid’s Tale, Good Witch, Workin' Moms, Murdoch Mysteries, Reign, 12 Monkeys, Mayday, and Flashpoint. His voice can be heard on Peg+Cat, Cyberchase, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Much love and innumerable thanks to Jax. Ravenclaw.
TRACY MICHAILIDIS - Yvonne
For Eclipse Theatre: Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Dora nomination) Tracy has just finished a run of Piaf/Dietrich for Mirvish, and will be returning to the CAA theatre this Spring with Studio 180's production of Indecent as part of the Off-Mirvish Season. Favorite credits include: Life After (Musical Stage Company, CanStage, Yonge Street Theatrcals: Dora award), The Light in the Piazza (at both Musical Stage and Theatre Calgary), Mary's Wedding (Magnus Theatre), Anything that Moves (Belfry Theatre), Emily (Charlottetown Festival), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March), Three Sisters (Atlantic Theatre Festival), The Other Place (Weston Playhouse). She has spent seasons at both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, as well as her beloved Charlottetown Festival, where she made her debut as Anne Shirley a few moons ago. She currently divides her time between New York City and Toronto, making some art and enjoying the views. Tracy is also a teaching artist and runs her own private studio as well as being on the faculty of MTCA in New York City and The Performing Arts Project in North Carolina. Enjoy this glorious piece of art about art, and keep making your own! www.tracymichailidis.com
CHARLOTTE MOORE - Mother
40 years in Canadian Show Business, 9 Seasons with the Charlottetown Festival, 3 Seasons with the Shaw, 8 productions with Drayton Entertainment (including Blood Brothers and Damn Yankees), 3 productions with Mirvish (Les Mis, Hairspray and The Wizard of Oz), many many original Canadian Shows (including world premieres of The Last Resort and Marathon of Hope), shows with The Grand Theatre London (last season's interactive Cabaret for one), shows with The Neptune Theatre Halifax (including Mama Rose in Gypsy), two self-produced albums (both available on iTunes), and two kids!
RENEE STRASFELD - Assistant Director
Recent theatre includes the Fringe and Best of Fringe hit Carpe Into my DM’s which she co-wrote and stared in. Renée has toured all across North America performing for children for the better part of a decade. She has voiced several video games and can be heard on the radio and on TV as the voice of Lysol as well as representing other brands. Renée is looking forward to working with the Eclispe team in this new capacity. Many Thanks to Evan for the encouragement, support and guidance. Love and thanks to Michael Rubinoff, Michael Rubinstein, Jude Foster and of course my one and only, Mark. Follow me on instagram to find out about upcoming sketch shows @Rstrassy
ADAM SAKIYAMA - Musical Director
Adam Sakiyama is a Toronto-based music director & composer. Recent theatre credits include Reprint (Musical Stage Co.), Next to Normal (Musical Stage Co. / Mirvish), Billy Elliot (Stratford), and Dr. Silver (Musical Stage Co. / Outside the March). Composing credits include Quench (Axon Interactive) and in between (National Ballet of Canada). Songwriter & Arranger for Super Simple Songs, one of the most watched educational channels on YouTube. Currently writing the score for Macbeth (Ballet Kelowna), premiering spring 2020.
ALLYSON MCMACKON - Movement Director
Allyson is a director/producer/creator who has been working in the Toronto Independent Theatre community for 30 years. She is the artistic director of the award-winning Theatre Rusticle whose work has been seen at Harbourfront Centre, Passe Muraille, Magnetic North, throughout BC. Theatre Rusticle has received 12 Dora nominations and has partnered with Buddies in Bad Times since 2013. Selected coaching includes: Farther West (Soulpepper), If We Were Birds (Tarragon), Them and Us (Theatre Passe Muraille), Coyote Ugly (DvXT) and various projects with Zata Omm and Blue Ceiling Dance. She directed Trudeau Stories (NAC, Centaur). Recent directorial projects include: Scott Shorts and Zelda (George Brown Theatre School), Threepenny Opera (Theatre Sheridan), and Our Town (Rusticle at Buddies). She has taught at George Brown Theatre School, U of T, Centre for Indigenous Theatre and The Globe Conservatory (Regina). She currently teaches at Sheridan College in the Musical Theatre Programme and has been on faculty at York University since 2008 teaching Movement and Physical Theatre in the BFA and MFA conservatory streams. She has mentored with Paprika and Buddies’ Young Creators. Allyson was nominated for the KM Hunter Award, received a Dora nod, and was Harolded in 2008. She has an MFA from York University and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto. Upcoming projects: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Rusticle) at Buddies in Bad Times, January 2020). https://theatrerusticlewordpresscom.wordpress.com/
MICHELLE BOHN - Set and Costume Designer
Off-Broadway: A Four-Letter Word (Classic Stage Company); Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre Project); Orpheus (Next Wave Festival). Regional: Jukebox Hero (Ed Mirvish Theatre); Measure for Measure (Canadian Stage); Theory (Tarragon); The Nether (Coal Mine); Crees in the Caribbean (Theatre Aquarius); The New Canadian Curling Club (Blyth Festival); Amadeus, The Gamblers (Talk is Free Theatre); The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Relativity, Rising Water, Kimberly Akimbo (Southern Rep Theatre). Film & TV: Save Me season 2, For the Record (CBC Gem), NOLA, The Red Thunder (short), Good Sister (short). Ms. Bohn has taught at Tulane University, CUNY – Hunter College, Baker University, and Fanshawe College. She holds a BFA in Design for the Theatre from Concordia University, and an MFA in Costume Design from University of Missouri – Kansas City. Upcoming: Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well (Stratford Festival).
WENDY LUNDGREN - Lighting Designer
THEATRE: Select credits include: HMS Pinafore, The Trials of Ezra Pound, Agamemnon (Stratford Festival); The Countess Maritza (Pacific Opera Victoria); Never Not Once (Theatre Aquarius); Miracle on 34th Street, Outside Mullingar (Chemainus Festival Theatre); 4000 Miles (Belfry); Annie – The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Elf, Pride and Prejudice (Persephone Theatre); Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Bittergirl – The Musical, Romeo & Juliet, Man of La Mancha, Tuesdays With Morrie (Globe Theatre); Dream A Little Dream (The Grand Theatre); Peter Grimes, The Handmaid’s Tale, Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Associate Lighting Designer, Canadian Opera Company). FILM/TV: Zombies, Zombies 2 (Disney TV); Rocky Horror Picture Show 2016 (Fox TV). TRAINING/TEACHING: York University BFA, Honours. Past Guest Faculty with National Theatre School.
ET CETERA: Wendy has both Dora Mavor Award and SATA Nominations. UPCOMING: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Stratford Festival)
TIM LINDSAY - Sound Designer
Tim Lindsay is a Toronto-born sound designer. Previously: Consumption Patterns, pool (no water), We Three & Kate and Sam are Not Breaking Up (Cue6); Emotional Labour (Crimson Wave); Clitoria: A Sex-Positive Superhero! (Laura Bailey); Sea Sick & This Is the Point (The Theatre Centre); Red Light Winter (Unit 102); After Miss Julie (Red One); The Chance & C’mon, Angie! (Leroy Street); six plays for Kat Sandler & Theatre Brouhaha. Tim also designed and co-produced Hedwig & The Angry Inch (BFL Theatre tours, 2009–2013) and Hard Core Logo: Live (Toronto premiere, 2017).
KATHLEEN JONES - Stage Manager
Peter Pan (Bad Hats Theatre/Soulpepper); Sisters (Soulpepper); The Jungle, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (Tarragon Theatre); The Wager (Theatre Gargantua); Winners and Losers (Chromatic Theatre); Molly Bloom (Fourth Gorgon); Lukumi, Esu Crossing the Middle Passage, Bleeders (The Watah Theatre); Bright Lights, Big Plans (Theatre Brouhaha); Slip, Special Constables (Scapegoat Collective); Edward II (New Theatre Projects).
LORI MIRABELLI - Live Artist
Lori Mirabelli is an abstract painter who is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Lori studied Psychology at Laurentian University and went on to work in the Child Welfare field for 20 years. Despite having a full-time career, she continued to pursue her love of art. In 2009, she relocated to Southern Ontario to focus more seriously on her art career. She currently resides in a live/work studio in downtown Toronto.
Lori Mirabelli has exhibited in several exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa and London, Ontario. She has collaborated with Nuvango Art Gallery & Fashion Designer, had her art displayed on the hit Television series MadMen and was the artist featured in the Winter 2019 issue of Luxe Magazine Canada. Her paintings are currently in several private collections nationally and internationally.