CAST & ARTISTIC TEAM

CAST (In Order of Appearance)

Luke Davies (Feste / Friar / Second Officer)

Luke is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Dream North Production. He has written, directed and performed in numerous productions for The Toronto Fringe, The Thousand Island’s Playhouse, Theatre Kingston and his own LFM productions. He is a co-founder of the Toronto based alliesallover theatre co-operative and has toured around most of Canada with various indie rock bands. Luke is also a grade 8 teacher in Toronto where he lives with his lovely wife Jessi Linn.

Laura Duralija (Viola)

Laura is a Founding Member and Artistic Producer of DreamNorth, and is excited to be performing once again in Ontario and in the Yukon this summer. Selected recent credits include: Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (DreamNorth), Rosa in Espresso (Theatre Best / Before), Producer for Upstaging Cancer, and Young Girl Making out with Young Boy on the ground in a metal scrapyard / post-apocalyptic world for a Dears music video. Laura is a Drama graduate of Queen’s University (BAH), the University of Toronto (MA), and the RADA Summer School. Many thanks to Brad and the entire DN team, and love to Robin and Auden.

Scott Stephenson (Orsino)

Scott’s first professional acting job was Antonio in Twelfth Night and with such a great play and a great cast he is excited to play Orsino with DreamNorth. Originally from Nova Scotia, Scott has been based in Toronto for the last four years. He has an Honours B.A. in theatre from Dalhousie University and a M.F.A. in acting from York University. Some memorable roles include Nick Caraway in The Great Gatsby directed by David Rotenberg, his M.F.A. thesis role of Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Richard in the Da da Kamera/Dal production of Daniel MacIvor’s You Are Here and Ariel in the Shakespeare by the Sea production of The Tempest. Other Shakespeare roles include, Timon in Timon of Athens, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida. Scott is happy to be performing Shakespeare outdoors again and is looking forward to his time in Whitehorse.

Sam Bergmann-Good (Fabian)

Sam was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Up North, he has worked with The Guild Hall Theatre (The Foreignor, Comic Potential, Horseplay), Nakai Theatre (Carnival), and Moving Parts Theatre (The Elephant Man, Godspell). He has numerous technical credits including work at the Yukon Arts Centre, Northern Lights School of Dance and Leaping Feats Creative Dance Works. Sam is a graduate of the MAD program and has trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He will be returning to school this fall to attend Humber College in Toronto. He is very happy to be back with friends and family up in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Philip Borg  (Sir Toby Belch)

If third time’s a charm, then Philip is triply excited about this year production and performing once again with his lovely friends at DreamNorth. Recent selected theatre credits include Benedick and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (DreamNorth Theatre Company), Ross in Macbeth (Tempest Theatre Group), Professor in A Weekend in the Country (Killer Kat Productions), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (DreamNorth). Philip’s training includes LAMDA (One Year Classical Acting) and Queen’s University (Stage and Screen Studies). Philip is also a film director; look out for his first feature film, New Year, which he directed and co-wrote that will be making the festival circuit in the year to come. As always, a special thanks goes out to his family.

Amber Mills (Maria)

Amber  is a Toronto-based actor and this is her second year working with DreamNorth Theatre Company. Last year she was a seen as Don John / Antonia in their production of Much Ado About Nothing. Since her last visit to the north, Amber played Shelby in Steel Magnolias with the Stirling Festival Theatre, married her long time love, and spent six months touring Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice) and Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) in repertory across Alberta for Theatre Prospero. She is the proud co-founder of The Patient Logmen, a group of actors that meets weekly to work on Shakespeare together and is a graduate of the Queen’s University Drama Program. Thanks to the DreamNorth team for another great experience!

Cory Bertrand (Sir Andrew Aguecheek)

Cory is originally from Montreal, where he first had the opportunity to play Sir Andrew and perform in adaptations of Romeo & Juliet and King Lear. Since his move to Toronto he starred in the apocalyptic drama, The Curative; played a paranoid squirrel in Shrimp Magnet’s Dog Days; portrayed a bratty Tiny Tim in a musical parody by Christopher Durang; and performed in Fringe Festivals across Canada. On film he can be seen as a creepy deranged farm boy who haunts Andie MacDowell in the thriller, The Last Sign.

Rebecca Irving (Olivia)

Rebecca Irving is a Toronto-based actor, director, and writer whose work has taken her across Canada and beyond. She is thrilled to play Olivia as part of DreamNorth’s Twelfth Night. Thank you to this fantastic cast and crew, and as always, to her incredible family for their boundless love and support. Enjoy the show!

Rob Lampard (Malvolio)

A recent graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC, Rob luckily and happily rediscovered a passion for the theatre while pursuing a degree in Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston (’07). He had to postpone an August move to Vancouver, but feels extremely privileged to be a tenth-hour addition to a most wonderful DreamNorth team.

Andrew Chandler (Antonio & Music Director)

Andrew is thrilled to be back with DreamNorth after last year’s incredible experience with Much Ado About Nothing. A proud Haligonian, he holds a Bachelor of Music (Percussion) and a Diploma from Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre – Performance program. Past roles have included Oberon/Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Baker Into the Woods, and Clifford inClifford the Big Red Dog – Live!.  Thanks to Brad, Adrian, the entire DN team, family, friends, and in particular the DaPoPoli, who did more than they know. www.andrewchandler321.com

Ryan Browne (Sebastian / Curio / First Officer)

Since moving to Toronto in the spring of 2008, Ryan has appeared in “Pride and Prejudice” (Alumnae Theatre) and “Caresses” (Concentrate In Time Theatre).  Ottawa credits include: ”William and James” and “Theatrelife” (Tototoo Theatre), “Reality Check”(Mad Muses Productions) and “Dancing at Lughnasa” (Ottawa Little Theatre) as well as the Montreal production of “William and James”(Village Scene Productions) that performed Off-Broadway in NYC in summer 2007 (Cherry Lane Theatre). Ryan thanks his family and friends for their love and support.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Brad Lepp (Director & Set Designer)

Brad is thrilled to be joining DreamNorth for the first time.Twelfth Night was his first Shakespeare experience, and he’s excited about undertaking the play with such a talented ensemble. Brad has directed on three continents and written a number of short and full length plays. After teaching stints at The University of Lethbridge and Randolph Academy, coordinating the Walmer Centre Theatre, and a cross country tour of the hit show “Dickens of the Mounted”, Brad finds himself at the Luminato Festival, working with a great team to present one of the largest multi-arts festivals in the world. Enjoy the show and have a wonderful evening.

Adrian Marchuk (Music Composer)

This is Adrian’s third season composing for DreamNorth, after previously having written music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. He has also arranged and composed music for Glorious! (Thousand Islands Playhouse), and Fire (Persephone Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre). Adrian is an accomplished actor and singer in Toronto, and can currently be seen playing Frankie Valli in the Toronto company of the smash hit Jersey Boys. Other favourite roles include Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Alchemy Theatre), Gilbert in both Anne of Green Gables and Anne & Gilbert (Thousand Islands Playhouse and Ontario Tour), Edgar in Bat Boy (Vertigo Theatre — Betty Award Nomination), Max in Lend Me A Tenor (Red Barn), and two seasons at the Shaw Festival, where he appeared in Peter Pan, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the Canadian premieres of Hello Again and Merrily We Roll Along.

Jay Goodman (Technical Director & Set Carp)

Jay is pleased to be back as head carpenter this year. During DreamNorth’s off-season, he spends his time teaching high school. Sometimes, he even combines the two and teaches students how to build sets.

Nancy Rocca (Costume Design)

Nancy Rocca is a Niagara-based high school English teacher and this is her second foray into the area of wardrobe and costume design.  This year’s production is loosely set in the Depression era of the 1930s and, with the invaluable design, scavenging, and sewing assistance of her niece, Annie Fraser, she did her best to track down and create costumes which authentically reflect the setting of the play.

Annie Fraser (Costume Design)

Annie is a Second Year Fine Arts student at McMaster University in Hamilton. Her previous costume design experience includes DreamNorth’s last production of Much Ado About Nothing, several prom dresses, and many a Hallowe’en costume. In her spare time, she is a student, an art instructor, a volunteer, and a jewellery designer. In April, she launched Salt and Vintage, an online jewellery store on etsy.com. She is thrilled to be working on Twelfth Night.

Jonathan Langley (Fight Choreo)

A graduate of Queen’s University in Drama and Classical Studies, Twelfth Night is Jonathan’s third DreamNorth production. He played the roles of Oberon and Theseus in the company’s inaugural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and acted as Fight Director for last year’s Much Ado About Nothing. He is thrilled to be involved with DreamNorth Theatre Company once again.

Properties: Jaclyn Zaltz

Stage Management: Jessica Rose, JoAnna Black

Publicity Assistant YT: Robin Urquhart

Front of House Manager: Britt Gullick

Website: Anna Mathew, Ben Rankin

Poster Design: Ted Rouse

Photography: Karl Ang