Slight of Mind
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In Collaboration with Theatre Yes (Edmonton, AB)
VENUE • Slight of Mind will be a roving performance. Audience members will meet at the box office.
ACCESSIBILITY • Slight of Mind requires audiences to be on their feet. You will need to stand and/or lean to watch performances, as well as walk to locations in the Citadel complex and climb stairs. Very limited seating is available for specific portions of the piece.
CONTENT • Slight of Mind is a story that touches on themes of death, including the death of a parent. There is no profanity, violence, or depiction of sex. The suggested age for Slight of Mind is 14+; however, parental discretion is up to the patron.
Cast & Creative Team
- Lora BrovoldValentina Tereshkova×Lora BrovoldValentina Tereshkova
Lora is delighted to be working Theatre Yes on this première production, written by one of her favourite playwrights. Favourite theatre credits include: Sweat (Arts Club Theatre/Citadel Theatre); A Few Good Men (Citadel Theatre/RMTC); The Encounters Festival and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Citadel Theatre); Bust and Let the Light of Day Through (Theatre Network); The Invention of Romance (Workshop West Theatre); God’s Ear, (Studio Theatre); The Supine Cobbler (The Maggie Tree); Circle Mirror Transformation (Shadow Theatre/Sage Theatre); The Liars, and Three Days of Rain (Shadow Theatre); Heroines, Mo and Jess Kill Susie, and Fat Pig (Northern Light Theatre); The Elevator Project Part 1 & 2, Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, and My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatre Yes); Fetch (Interloper Theatre); and Effie’s Burning (Peregrine Theatre). Lora is Artistic Associate at Theatre Yes and a six-time Sterling Award Nominee. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program and the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.
- Ivy DegagnéAgnes×Ivy DegagnéAgnes
Ivy was a member of the youth ensemble in A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). She enjoys singing, acting, and reading immensely and is actively involved in her school's arts programming, serving as playwright in her drama club and participating in her school concerts every year. Ivy also enjoys theatre and dance camps hosted by the city of Edmonton and Foote Theatre School at the Citadel. Ivy is excited to be working with the amazing team at Theatre Yes and the Slight of Mind ensemble.
- Philip GellerIcarus×Philip GellerIcarus
Philip Geller is a Jewish and Métis artist, who is exploring his identity and how it effects his artistic practice. As a theatre artist he is an actor, director, producer, clown, and devisor. He is thrilled to be working with Theatre Yes for the first time in Slight of Mind. His most recent credits include directing Doll and Oats (Play the Fool Festival), and assistant directing Billy (Les Jours De Hurlement) (L’UniThéâtre); assistant directing Doll House (Studio Theatre); and directing The Skriker (ABBEDAM). As a performer he has worked most recently on Hangwoman (U of A); The Listening Room (Cardiac Theatre); and Miserable Worm (Toronto Fringe Festival. Upcoming he will be working on Tree Play Collective at Found Festival, and Weal Thyman The Third, a new bouffon/clown show. He is a graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. He is honoured to be working on Treaty 6 territory the home of many First Nations, Inuit and fellow Métis peoples who enrich the communities all around us.
- Cole HumenyCaptain/Police Officer/Khrushchev×Cole HumenyCaptain/Police Officer/Khrushchev
Cole is an Edmonton-based theatre artist, and is happy to be back with Theatre Yes! Last time you saw him with Theatre Yes was in
The National Elevator Project in a piece at the C.N. Tower called Earworm Duet. Favourite theatre credits include What a Young Wife
Ought to Know (Theatre Network); Terry and the Dog (Edmonton Actors Theatre); Genius Code (Surreal Soreal Theatre); Murderers Confess at Christmastime (The Serial Collective); One (Ghost River Theatre); A Few Good Men, and Clybourne Park (Citadel Theatre/RMTC); Shatter (The Maggie Tree); Ride, The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide, and Victoria
Martin: Math Team Queen (Northern Light Theatre). Cole is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program from MacEwan University, the B.F.A. Acting Program from the University of Alberta, and is a Red Seal endorsed Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist. Thank you for
supporting theatre in Edmonton.
- Ian LeungDaedalus×Ian LeungDaedalus
Ian Leung is an Edmonton-based actor, director, playwright, and independent producer. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta's BFA acting program and MFA directing program. He is also the founder of theatre no. 6, an independent company that currently focuses on work exploring ideas about Canada and what it means to be Canadian. For theatre no. 6 he has produced and directed his own first play, U: The Comedy of Global Warming, Wallace Shawn's The Fever, and Michael Healey's Proud. Companies for which he has performed as an actor include the Citadel Theatre, National Arts Centre, Shaw Festival, and Neptune Theatre. His most recent acting credits include James Wormold in Our Man in Havana (Bright Young Things); Ogawa in Pugwash (Ship's Company Theatre); Doyle Trigorin in Stupid Fucking Bird (Edmonton Actors Theatre); and King Berenger in Exit the King (Studio Theatre).
- Byron MartinKevin×Byron MartinKevin
Byron is an Edmonton-based actor, as well as the founder and Artistic Director of Grindstone Theatre in Edmonton. He has been working as an improvisor for the past 10 years and is the director of The 11 O’clock Number! The Improvised Musical, which he has toured internationally. Byron is a graduate of the MacEwan Theatre Arts Program and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland MA Musical Theatre Program. Byron has worked as an actor for The Citadel Theatre, Alberta Opera, Edmonton Actors Theatre, The National
Theatre of Scotland, The Citizens Theatre (Glasgow), Trunk Theatre, Malachite Theatre, and Theatre Yes to name a few. He is the recipient of Theatre Alberta’s Community Service Award, voted VUE weekly’s Champion of the Arts, and was nominated for Outstanding Artistic Director at the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts. As an actor, Byron was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences at the Edmonton Sterling Awards. Directing credits include Here Lies Henry, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie, and Urinetown The Musical (Grindstone Theatre).
- Silverius MateriFred Noonan/Alexander×Silverius MateriFred Noonan/Alexander
Silverius is a recent graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta. Originally from Red Deer, he is a gold medalist in the Southern Alberta Regional Improv Games and has competed at the national level. Since moving to Edmonton, Silverius has helped develop several new works, including Freeing Heaven’s Secrets (Luay Eljamal); F***, Marry, Kill (New Works Festival); and (Un)Known Stories (In Arms Theatre Collective). Recent theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Other Side of the Pole (Prime Stock Theatre); Lion in the Streets, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, As You Like It (U of A); A Bright Room Called Day,The Lower Depths, and The School for Scandal (Studio Theatre). When he is not acting, Silverius is sharing Alberta’s democratic history at the Alberta Legislature and peeking into the future by slinging tarot cards. Join us on this trip, will you? Many thanks to everyone who loves me and everyone I love.
- Rebecca MerkleySusie×Rebecca MerkleySusie
Rebecca Merkley is a B.C. raised, Alberta-based, Theatre Artist. Most recent performance credits include: Found Festival’s Off’d on Whyte and Catalyst Theatre’s 4play. Rebecca has worked with Guys in Disguise, Ghost Writer Theatre, Theatre Network, The Fox-Den, Punctuate! Theatre, Wild Side Productions, Impossible Mongoose, Whizgiggling Productions, Promise Productions, Broken Toys Theatre, Capitol Theatre, and Kaybridge Productions. Select directing/writing credits include The Unsyncables, Rivercity the Musical, Merk du Soleil, and Bountiful with her Company, Dammitammy Productions. She recently composed music Cardiac Theatre’s Kaldrsaga and music-arranged/co-directed Calla Wright’s Christmas Play. She has been nominated for two Elizabeth Sterling Hayes Awards for her work. Catch her this Fringe in her solo performance debut in Five South.
- Melissa ThingelstadAmelia Earhart×Melissa ThingelstadAmelia Earhart
Melissa Thingelstad is an Edmonton-based theatre artist. Originally from Saskatchewan, Melissa received her B.F.A. in Acting at the University of Alberta. She is an Associate Producer for theatre no. 6 and an Artistic Associate with Theatre Yes. Selected credits include Stupid Fucking Bird and Fatboy (Edmonton Actors Theatre); 10 Out of 12 (Wildside Productions); The Supine Cobbler, and Age of Arousal (The Maggie Tree); Viscosity, The Laws of Thermodynamics, and The List (Theatre Yes); Proud and The Fever (theatre no. 6); Three Sisters (Broken Toys Theatre); Kill Me Now (Workshop West Theatre); An Accident (Northern Light Theatre); and Hedda Gabler at Rutherford House (Vault! Theatre of Invention). She has received three Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards for her acting. She has created new works for Visualeyez Festival, Storefront Cinema Nights, Expanse Festival, Kaleido Festival, and was co-curator on The National Elevator Project.
- Jessy ArdernFlight Attendant×Jessy ArdernFlight Attendant
Jessy Ardern is an actor and playwright. She graduated from the U of A's B.F.A. acting program in 2016. Favorite roles include Beth in The Alien Baby Play (Impossible Mongoose Productions), and Margarethe in Copenhagen (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre). Jessy is thrilled to be working with Theatre Yes for the first time in one of their amazing interactive shows.
- Samantha JefferyFlight Attendant×Samantha JefferyFlight Attendant
Samantha Jeffery is an Edmonton-based actor, fighter, and intimacy director. She graduated from the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program, and is the co-artistic director of StoneMarrow Theatre. Sam is a Sterling award-nominated fight director, and also teaches and performs fights for stage and film. Treading the boards, her credits include Macbeth, Henry V, Twelfth Night (Malachite Theatre); Stormshelter (StoneMarrow Theatre/Workman Arts Toronto); Whiskey Business (co-created with Miranda Allen Entertainment); Dead Centre of Town (x3 with Catch the Keys Productions); After Miss Julie (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre); A Beautiful View (Precipice Productions); A Thought In Three Parts (Theatre Outré); as well as I Am For You, and The Bully Project (Concrete Theatre). On the small screen you can currently catch her as Grimly in Abracadavers. Sam is thrilled to be making her Theatre Yes debut with Slight of Mind!
- Marina Mair-SanchezFlight Attendant×Marina Mair-SanchezFlight Attendant
Originally from México, Marina is a bilingual actor, singer, and dancer currently living in Edmonton. This is her second time working with Theatre Yes and she is very excited to welcome you aboard this flight! Some of her past theatre credits include Beatrice in Dead Centre of Town (Catch The Keys Productions); Eva in Anxiety (Theatre Yes/Skam Theatre); and Celia in No One Showed Up For the Anarchist Rally (Nextfest/Theatre Network). She has also had the pleasure of working with numerous theatre companies across Alberta such as Theatre Prospero, Alberta Workers Health Centre, Heritage Park Acting Troupe, and Memoria Viva Edmonton Society in their Spanish musical Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando. When not on stage, you may find Marina at the University of Alberta where she is currently pursuing her master’s degree, or at home wearing one of her numerous onesies and cuddling her dogs. Special thanks to Aaron for his endless patience and continued support. Enjoy the show!
- Hayley MoorhouseFlight Attendant×Hayley MoorhouseFlight Attendant
Hayley is an actor and writer, and a recent graduate from the University of Alberta BFA Acting Program. Recent performance credits include Bug (Univeristy of Alberta); The Bully Project (Concrete Theatre); Off’d on Whyte (Found Festival); The Mirror Project (Nextfest); A Bright Room Called Day, The Lower Depths, and The School for Scandal (Studio Theatre). As a playwright, she’s been fortunate to have her plays showcased through The Citadel Theatre Young Playwriting Company, SkirtsAfire Festival, and Nextfest.
- Priya NarineFlight Attendant×Priya NarineFlight Attendant
Priya Narine is an actor and singer currently based in Edmonton. A recent graduate of the B.F.A. Acting program, her select theatre credits include Meet Me By the Gnarly Tree for Found Fest (Cardiac Theatre); and The School For Scandal, The Lower Depths, and A Bright Room Called Day for Studio Theatre. In March, catch Priya in a staged reading of fawn by Ashleigh Hicks for Peepshow at the SkirtsAfire festival. This is Priya’s debut with Theatre Yes.
- Erin PettiforFlight Attendant×Erin PettiforFlight Attendant
Erin Pettifor is an Edmonton based theatre artist. She is a recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s B.F.A. Acting program. Erin is thrilled to be a part of the team in Slight of Mind. Erin most recently performed in a central Alberta tour of Butt Ugly: The Ballad of Chewie and Hack. She also collaborated with Gabby Bernard in the creation and performance of Lady Be Good, a neo-bouffon piece that premiered at Play the Fool 2018. Select theatre credits include The Witch in Opera NUOVA's Into the Woods; Mylar in Prime Stock Theatre's Other Side of the Pole; Elora in Off the Top Theatre Projects' Tempting, and Viola in Prime Stock Theatre’s Twelfth Night. Erin is a 2015 graduate of Red Deer College’s Theatre Performance and Creation Program. She continues to craft her creation and Pochinko Clown skills at the beloved Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. Erin wishes the audience an exciting journey in Slight of Mind.
- Beth GrahamPlaywright×Beth GrahamPlaywright
Beth Graham is a playwright and actor. Her plays and collaborations have been produced across Canada and, internationally, in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. She has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award (The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble) and for the Carol Bolt Award (The Drowning Girls). Beth has received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award, Sterling awards, Betty Mitchell awards, and the Alberta Playwrights’ Network Award for her plays and collaborations. She has been an artist-in-residence with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and Catalyst Theatre. Beth has attended retreats at the Banff Playwrights’ Lab, The National Theatre School, and The Stratford Festival of Canada. Her own plays include The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, A Life in the Day, Pretty Goblins, and Working It Out. Her co-creations/collaborations include The Drowning Girls (with Daniela Vlaskalic and Charlie Tomlinson); The Vanishing Point (with Daniela Vlaskalic); Fortune Falls (with Jonathan Christenson); Mules (with Daniela Vlaskalic); and Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things (with Nathan Cuckow). She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s B.F.A. acting program.
- Heather InglisDirector/Producer×Heather InglisDirector/Producer
Heather Inglis is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She is an award-winning director, producer, dramaturg, and educator, whose career has taken her across the country. She has directed and assistant directed over 40 productions, many of which have been new Canadian works. Heather is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Yes and the Resident Dramaturg (North) of Alberta Playwrights Network. Heather is a recipient of a 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award for her body of work much of which has been under the banner of Theatre Yes. Heather has received the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Celebration of Women in the Arts Award (twice), as well as the Telus Courage to Innovate Award at the Mayor’s Evening of the Arts. Eight of Heather’s productions have been nominated for a total of 16 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, including 6 Nominations for Outstanding Independent Production and nominations for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Fringe Director. Theatre Yes was honoured with 2014 Special Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Innovation in Theatre for the creation and production of The National Elevator Project. Check out her personal website at heatheringlis.net.
- Tessa StampStage Manager/Scenic Designer×Tessa StampStage Manager/Scenic Designer
Tessa Stamp is an Edmonton-born theatre professional, entrepreneur, and found object artist. A dancer first, Tessa has made her career in technical theatre. She travelled the world as a pirate, ran away with the circus, and eventually landed back in Edmonton. Tessa enjoys set, lighting and costume design, and stage management. Recent credits include Lake of the Strangers (Naheyawin); What a Young Wife Ought to Know (Theatre Network); Métis Mutt (One Little Indian Productions); Snow Queen (Azimuth Theatre); Infinity (Theatre Network); Constellations (Shadow Theatre); The Preacher, The Princess, and a Crow (Azimuth Theatre); and The Supine Cobbler (The Maggie Tree).
- Daniela MasellisScenic Designer×Daniela MasellisScenic Designer
Daniela Masellis is a western Canadian designer and theatre artist. She was born, raised, and currently resides in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty 6 Territory). She is interested in theatre that pushes boundaries, provokes audiences, and challenges traditional modes of presentation. Daniela’s training includes a B.F.A. in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta, a Grant MacEwan Diploma of Fine Arts, and a design apprenticeship abroad at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Daniela has collaborated professionally on over 65 theatre productions, designing for companies such as the Stratford Festival, Citadel Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Vancouver Arts Club, Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre, Akpik Theatre, Mayfield Theatre, L’Unithéâtre, The Green Fools, Mile Zero Dance, Kill Your Television, The Maggie Tree, Alberta Opera, and many other independent companies and festivals. She is excited and grateful to be joining this team of multi-talented artists in bringing the fanciful Slight of Mind to life.
- Gary James JoynesSound Designer×Gary James JoynesSound Designer
Gary James Joynes, also known as Clinker, is an award-winning sound and visual artist and composer who has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds, auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema A.V. performances, and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. The most recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented a new large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound in May of 2015. Broken Sound was awarded the 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for Best Solo Art Show of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros, which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015. He has been commissioned by Brian Webb Dance Company for original sound and musical score for 2019. Gary was recently awarded an A.F.A. grant to help fund the production of his new large-scale visual-sound installation entitled The Crepuscular Sound Ray Reflecting Pool ((( Sonic Suns, Sonar Winds, Wings & Sound Beams ))), which will premiere in the fall of 2019.
- Ian JacksonVideo & Visuals Designer×Ian JacksonVideo & Visuals Designer
Ian Jackson is delighted to be back with Theatre Yes! His last design work for the company was in 2012 for The List. He is a three-time Sterling Award winner for projected media. Ian is also the lead photographer at EPIC Photography Inc., a full-service photo agency based in Edmonton.
- Brian BastCostume Designer×Brian BastCostume Designer
Brian has been resident designer with Theatre Yes for over 20 years, designing such productions as My Name is Rachel Corrie (Sterling nominated for Set Design), The List (Sterling nominated for Set Design), Race, Mercy Seat, Fire in the Stable, Getaway, The Enchantment, and most recently, VISCOSITY. He is a multiple Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nominee for his Set and Costume designs. In 2006, he received his first Sterling for Outstanding Costume Design for Shadow Theatre’s Production of 10 X 2: The Eternal Courtship. Brian’s design work has been seen on stage all across Alberta with Shadow Theatre, Theatre Network, Alberta Opera, Players De Novo, Red Deer College, Festival Players, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Opera Nuova, Teatro la Quindicina, MacEwan University, The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, along with numerous Fringe Productions. Brian has also been resident costume Designer for Victoria School of the Arts (20 years) and Players de Novo (9 Years). Some of his favourite productions that he has designed include Glorious, Spring Awakening, Color of Flesh, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, The Weir, Xanadu, Treasure Island, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Little Night Music, As You Like It, White Christmas, MacBeth, Crazy for You, 12th Night, Cinderella (Sterling Nominated for Costume design), Singing in the Rain, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, and My Fair Lady.
- Jason HardwickChoreographer×Jason HardwickChoreographer
Jason is an Edmonton based actor, improviser, and choreographer. He was last scene on stage in Western Canada Theatre’s production of Elf: The Musical. Some favourite credits include Don’t Frown at the Gown,Puck Bunnies (Guys in Disguise); Dennis in All Shook Up (Mayfield); Cinderella: A Pantomime (Capitol Theatre Fort Edmonton); Hairspray, Chicago, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Theatre); Chicago, All Shook Up, Sweet Charity (Stage West Calgary); Mary Poppins (Globe Theatre); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Ah, Romance!, A New Brain, Drat The Cat, and Little Fish (Plain Jane Theatre Company). He has recently choreographed The Drowsy Chaperone, Big Fish (MacEwan); H.M.S. Pinafore (Edmonton Opera); What Gives? (Teatro La Quindicina); A New Brain, and Drat The Cat (Plain Jane Theatre); as well as choreographing musicals and showcase pieces for Leduc Composite High School and Eastglen School.
- David LeyRussian Dialect Coach×David LeyRussian Dialect Coach
David is a professor in the Drama Department at the University of Alberta where he teaches Voice and Speech, Dialects, and Acting. He spent ten seasons as a Voice Coach at Canada’s Stratford Festival and several years as an instructor in Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory. He has done numerous feature newspaper interviews commenting on dialects and vocal performance, and has been featured in two CBC documentaries on Canadian speech. His video, “Three minutes to a Proper British Dialect”, has been seen over one and a half a million times on YouTube.
- Lin SnellingMovement Coach×Lin SnellingMovement Coach
Lin Snelling’s performance, writing, and teaching is based in the qualities improvisation can offer to dance, theatre, somatic practice, and explorations into the spoken, sung and written word. Lin teaches in the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. Her recent dance collaborations include eva (StageLab); Anything Goes: GWG Dance in 17 parts with Gerry Morita; Versing with musician/composers Michael Reinhart, Jeremi Roy, David Ryshpan and lighting designer Yan Lee Chan. She works with Montreal choreographer Tedi Tafel, and was part of Crying in Public, Life World, Calendar, and Everyday.
- Chris De La CruzTechnical Director×Chris De La CruzTechnical Director
Chris de la Cruz is a long-time technician and facilitator of all things. He is tremendously excited to be back with Theatre Yes, helping create another fantastic-out-of-the-box theatre experience. His past work was with L'UniThéâtre, Theatre Network, Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, and other companies and festivals around Edmonton. Chris also helped found and teaches at a youth theatre camp on Alberta Avenue called Spark! Youth Camp.
- Bevin DooleyAssistant Producer×Bevin DooleyAssistant Producer
Bevin Dooley is a Sterling Award-nominated Edmonton-based playwright and dramaturg. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art/Trinity College Dublin. Her play, Slack Tide, was presented both as a staged reading at the 2017 Serca Festival of Irish Theatre, and as a full production at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. It went on to be nominated for Outstanding Fringe New Work at the 2018 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards. Bevin is a past member of the R.B.C. Emerging Artists Mentorship Program at Alberta Playwrights’ Network and of the Citadel Theatre Playwrights’ Forum, as well as the recipient of the 2016 Alberta Playwriting Competition’s Novitiate Prize for her play Deadstock. Her most recent play, The Drowned, was presented in a public reading at the 2018 SkirtsAfire Festival. She is currently one of the Playwrights-In-Development at Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre. In addition to her work as a playwright, Bevin also works as a dramaturg, and has assisted in the development of new plays through the University of Alberta’s New Works Festival, Alberta Playwrights’ Network, and Alberta Opera Touring Association. She is thrilled to be working with Theatre Yes as their assistant producer and hopes you enjoy the flight!
- Megan VerbeekAssistant Director×Megan VerbeekAssistant Director
Megan Verbeek is a recent graduate of the University of Alberta, thrilled to be working under the tutelage of Heather Inglis. As an emerging director and physical theatre performer, her work has been seen at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival (The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine; Director); Play The Fool Festival (Two Sleepy People, The Closet of Olfactory Sorrow and Great Fanny Anguish, Flashdance; Performer); and is currently in development of bouffon show called The Revival (Michael Kennard, Director). She would like to thank Heather, Beth, and the rest of the Slight of Mind team for their bravery and ambition. Enjoy the show!
- Emily RandallAssistant Stage Manager×Emily RandallAssistant Stage Manager
Emily Randall is a freelance artist. Primarily focused on scenic painting, they also work within various artist collectives taking on festival stage management, production management, and design assistant roles. Em’s highlights and most recent credits include La Traviata (Edmonton Opera as Head Assistant Scenic Painter); Blood of our Soil (Pyretic Production as Design Associate and Head Scenic Painter); Lake of the Strangers (Naheyawin Productions as Scenic Artist); and Five Artists One Love (Stage Manager and Assistant Designer).
- Sarah KarpyshinDesign Assistant×Sarah KarpyshinDesign Assistant
Sarah is currently working as a freelance theatre designer based in Edmonton. She is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design, and has a Diploma of Fine Art from Grant MacEwan. Sarah believes that theatre is a great and powerful force. She strives to create a space that works with the performance and performers and transports the audience into a new world and hopefully a change in thinking. She enjoys working with creative minds and collaborative souls. She also enjoys the challenge brought on by found spaces and non-traditional theatre, and wants to continue to sculpt and push the boundaries of theatre and performance. Recent credits include Once Upon A Frost (Festival Place); Macbeth (Malachite Theatre); Shakespeare’s Will (Thou Art Here Theatre); Three Mysterious Women (Stagelab); All Proceeds Go To: (Fringe Festival); Last Chance Leduc (Snowflake Productions, Set Design); Cleave (Tiny Bear Jaws); All Fall Down (University of Alberta); and Twelfth Night (Malachite Theatre).