Past Participants


Steve Coombes

Theatre credits include Hamlet, Much Ado About NothingTwelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I Hate Hamlet, and Harvey. Steve has appeared Breakout KingsSCTV, Kojack, Rookie BlueKim’s Convenience, and Wingin’ It.  His one-act play, Norbury, received several productions, and a full-length play, Force of Will, is in development. 

Belinda Cornish

Belinda previously appeared at the Citadel in A Christmas Carol and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Other credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus ; The Realistic JonesesWhiplash Weekend, The Exquisite Hour, Witness To A Conga; Don’t Dress For Dinner, Boeing Boeing, The 39 StepsThe Deep Blue Sea, We Were Dancing. She’s a two-time Sterling Award-winning writer, a member of DieNasty, and appears in Tiny Plastic Men.

Robin Craig

Robin Craig graduated from Queen’s University, and was an original company member at Tarragon Theatre. She’s appeared at Factory Theatre, Lighthouse, Young People’s Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, Victoria Playhouse, Nightwood, Canstage, and the Confederation and Jubilee Theatres. Television credits include Degrassi – The Next Generation and Wind at My Back, for which she won a Gemini Award. 

Patrick Dodd

Patrick is a Calgary-born, Vancouver-based actor and improviser. Favourite credits include Red, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Fool For Love, as well as performing in the Vancouver International Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon (New York). He has a B.Eng. from McGill University and a M.Eng. from UBC. 

Stephen Gartner

Selected theatre credits: Blithe Spirit, Great Expectations, The Comedy of Errors, Frankenstein, Romeo & Juliet, Peter and The Starcatcher, Mary Poppins, Robin HoodYankee Tavern, The Hobbit, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Macbeth. He spent seven seasons at The Stratford Festival, and graduated from National Theatre School, Stratford’s Birmingham Academy, and the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

Julia Guy

Select credits include Arcadia, A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Othello, Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, Fuddy Meers, and Whisper. Julia is a former ensemble member with Rapid Fire Theatre, and a graduate of the BFA acting program at U of A.

Kristin Johnston

Kristin is an Edmonton-based performer and instructor, and a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Red Deer College and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Recent credits include: If We Were Birds, The Unsyncables, Fortune Falls, The Mommy Monologues, and Release the McCrackin.

Emily McCourt

Favourite credits include VigilanteBone Cage, Bright Lights, Cold Water, Fiddle Cat, How to Eat Like a Child, Almost MaineSalome,  and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Film credits include Cut Bank, the upcoming BloodmaniaThe Icarus Complex, and the short promotional film Impact.

Matt O'Connor

Matt graduated from the BFA acting conservatory program at the Ryerson Theatre School. Selected theatre credits include: Evangeline, West Side Story, Summerland, Elly’s Emotions, Corpus Dance Projects, They All Do It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Film and television credits include Murdoch Mysteries, Country Crush, The Carmilla Series, Golden Teachers, Lawmen, The Door, Ozion, Paranormal Witness, and See No Evil.

Katie Ryerson

Credits include: Miracle on 34th Street, Armstrong’s War, Into the Woods, Janet Wilson Meets The Queen, GenerousPomme & ‘Restes: Shipwrecked!, Dream a Little Dream, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hal & Falstaff, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors. Katie is an honours graduate from Ryerson University’s BFA Performance Acting Program.

Adam Sanders

Adam graduated from MacEwan University in 2013. Show credits include: Into The Woods, Spring Awakening, AladdinThe Full Monty, Naughty But Nice, UrinetownAs You Like It, Misprint, and A Servant Of Two Masters. Adam also works as a studio vocalist for the YouTube channel Super Simple Songs.

Madison Walsh

A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ conservatory program in New York City, Madison lives in Toronto. Theatre credits include: Killer Joe, A Spirit’s Face, Present Laughter, and Buried Child. Television credits: Extreme Babysitting, Dual Suspects. Madison was a recipient of Nightwood Theatre‘s Write From the Hip playwright mentorship in 2014.

Beth Dart Intern Director – Peter and the Starcatcher

Beth Dart is a director, producer, theatre collaborator, lighting designer, and stage manager. She is the co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions, and the artistic producer of Common Ground Art Society and Found Festival. From 2008-2016, Beth curated the Nextfest NiteClubs. She works regularly with Good Women Dance Collective, Defiance Theatre, Send in the Girls Burlesque, Azimuth Theatre and is the programmer and stage manager of The Late Night Cabaret at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

Kristen Finlay Intern Director – Sense and Sensibility

Select directing credits include Chess, Proof, Rabbit Hole, Nine, and Crimes of the HeartFrom Something, Little Monsters, CRACK, Pieces, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Last 5 Years, Shout!Playmates, and Sweeney Todd. Playwriting credits include Pieces, From Something, Little Monsters, Zachary and the Storytelling Stones, Tight Rope, and The Easy Road. Selected acting credits include Double, Double – The MusicalShout!, On the WireThe Threepenny Opera, The Misanthrope, and A Little Night Music.