Pillars

How far would you go to fix a broken relationship?

Playwright and performer Thomas McDevitt takes us through that very question in his contribution to Murmurs 2015. 


Thomas McDevitt

Thomas McDevitt is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program with specialized honours in both devised theatre and playwriting & new play dramaturgy. As a member of Theatre Parallax, he co-created and performed the collective’s debut work KATA that premiered at World Stage Design (WSD) festival in Cardiff, Wales. Just prior to WSD he debuted another work at the Toronto Fringe Festival titled Invisible City that he co-wrote as a member of Who’s There Theatre. Most recently, Thomas has written for the multidisciplinary work titled The 10/10/10 Project which had its debut at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival and was performed at the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival. Thomas is focused on producing a full production of KATA in 2016 and continuing to forward Theatre Parallax's successes as the company's Executive Director. You can most likely find Thomas brainstorming ways to become a full-time theatre artist and re-invigorate the Canadian theatre scene. He would like to thank his bro, Ross, and his partner in crime, Mims. 

 

Amanda Zhou

Amanda Zhou graduated from York's acting program in summer 2014. She just finished filming for the first time in Toronto as a Geisha for an upcoming pilot on NBC, and is working on a Chinese martial arts comedy show, being filmed in Toronto. In addition, she has acting projects coming up in China. Continuously building her path, she is very pleased to work with talented yorkies again and anticipates their respective creations. She sends out triple hearts to Milana for inviting her on board and the guys for their embrace!
"Why - why not?" 
 

 

Blake Murray

Blake is thrilled to be making his debut with House of Rebels Theatre, with Pillars being his first radio-play production. Currently enrolled as a third year under York’s BFA Acting Conservatory Program, Blake’s latest credits include The Crude Adventures of Choke The Executioner (Theatre@York’s PlayGround Festival 2014), The Gathering Project (Theatre@York 2014) and most recently Twelfth Night as part of the Acting Concentration’s annual Shakespeare Projects (Theatre@York 2015). He’d like to thank Milana, Ross, Amanda and Joel for making this such a fun and exciting process.  

 

Joel Edminston

Joel Edmiston is Toronto based actor/playwright, currently in his final year of study, getting his BFA specialized honors in the York University Acting Conservatory. Previous theatre credits include Tachycardia (Toronto Fringe 2014), Love and Information and Tales from Ovid (York University), as well as having written and devised three shows for the Playground Festival at York. This summer (2015) appeared in The 10/10/10 Project (Bismuth Theatre) in the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals.

 

Milana Glumicic

Milana Glumicic is a Toronto-native new generation theatre artist and member of Theatre Parallax. She would like to thank Thomas, Amanda, Blake, Joel and especially Ross for all their hard work.  Some of her recent credits include stage managing and costume designing Silk at the Hamilton Fringe Festival (2015) and assistant directing a workshop of the installation Rallentando ~ a restoration alongside Gwenyth Dobie (Out of the Box Productions - 2015). Milana is currently assistant producing a full production of Theatre Parallax’s KATA (2016),  daydreaming about future creative projects, and soon-to-be travelling around the other side of the world. 


Pillars

Written by: Thomas McDevitt

Performed by: Amanda Zhou, Joel Edminston and Blake Murray

Directed by: Milana Glumicic

Edited by: Ross Hammond

© House of Rebels Theatre, 2015.

Additional sounds downloaded from Freesound.org. Sounds were procured and altered under the Creative Commons License.