Ross Hammond - Playwright & Performer (Oliver)
Ross Hammond is a playwright, performer and co-founder of House of Rebels Theatre. Since graduating from York University's Devised Theatre and Playwriting programs, Ross has been performing and producing theatre for both the stage as well as online through House of Rebel's Podcast. The Resurrectionists is Ross' second fully-mounted play on a Fringe Festival stage, following King of the Castle (Playwright & Director, Critics Pick - Mooney on Theatre) in the 2016 Toronto Fringe. Additional credits include: A Complete Set (Performer, The RED Show - InspiraTO Festival 2017), KATA (Sound Designer, Theatre Parallax), monster (Playwright & Sound Designer, Theatre P.O.V, The Devised Theatre Festival 2014). Ross also regularly performs with superstar improv troupe Abra Cadaver (Toronto Improv League 2017 runner-ups) as a part of the newly-minted improv company The Assembly.
Maite Jacobson - Director
Maite Jacobson is a Toronto raised theatre artist combining her varied backgrounds in choreography, design, writing, dramaturgy and management to generate new work and supplement the projects of others. Graduated from York University’s Fine Arts Program with a specialized Honours in Devised Theatre, this artists credits include: KATA (Director, Theatre Parallax Toronto, 2016), Silk (Director, Theatre Parallax Toronto, 2015), The 10/10/10 Project (Choreographer, Bismuth Theatre, 2015), KATA (Director, Projections and Promotional Design, Theatre Parallax Toronto, World Stage Design Festival 2013), the RESISTIBLE rise of arturo UI ( Assistant Director/ Stage manager, the red light district, 2014) Taming of the Shrew in High Park (Assistant Director, Canadian Stage, 2013), XYZ (Co-Director/Set Designer/Video-Op Penumbra Collective, Devised Theatre Festival @ York 2013).
Anthony Di Feo - Performer (James)
Anthony Di Feo is a Toronto based theatre artist who specializes in physical theatre performance and text based creation. Anthony is always looking at the potential and possibilities of language, be it physical or verbal, as a means of exploration into socially relevant issues. Anthony graduated in 2014 from York University's Devised Theatre program with a minor in creative writing. He has spent the last few years working with Theatre Parallax Toronto on their show KATA which premiered at the World Stage Design Festival in 2013, was workshopped in Toronto in 2015, and saw a full production in Toronto in 2016. Other notable credits include; So Long Sally (Jack, Chahley Horse Productions), Silk (Jeremy, Writer, Theatre Parallax Toronto), The 10/10/10 Project (Choreographer, Bismuth Theatre), Quarter Life Crisis (Creator, Performer, Affinity Theatre), and playGround 2013 (Artistic Director, Theatre@York).
Olivia Winston - Performer (Shelly)
Olivia Winston is a 2016 graduate from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Born in '96 and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Olivia pursued her passion for acting during her last year in high school by attending The Montreal School of Performing Arts as well as The Acting School of Montreal. Once finished with high school, Miss Winston attended Dawson's College Theatre Arts Program for a short while. Soon after she made the move to New York and earned an Associates Degree for TV/Film Acting. Olivia Winston's credits include: an appearance in a U.S television series, Ascension, a lead role in a feature film, Ladies First, several short films such as, The Cheaters Club, Gossip and a web series named The Jon Tron Show.
Laura Harding - Performer (Daisy)
Laura is stoked to be a part of The Resurrectionists. Select credits include: Superintendent in Dancock's Dance, Katie O'Malley in The Hogtown Experience, Mindy in the Dora award-winning production of Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan), Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), Babi in Room for Failure (Springworks). Training: Proud graduate of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance. Upcoming: Diana in Moral Deficit (Skipping Stones Theatre/Hamilton Fringe), and Bonnie in Stag and Doe (Bluewater Playhouse).
Gillian Kessel - Stage Manager
Gillian Kessel is a Toronto-based artist who is interested in multi-media art, physical theatre, and directing. Gillian is a graduate from the Devised Theatre Program at York University, where she Assistant Directed two shows, JOB (3rd year unmounted show directed by Alison Humphrey) and the The Beggar’s Opera (Theatre@York, under the direction of Gwen Dobie). Gillian worked as the Choreographer/Assistant Stage Manager for the Toronto Youth Theatre’s production of BARE. This is Gillian’s first time working on a Fringe Show and she is so excited to be Stage Managing for The Resurrectionists. Gillian would like to thank her company for being such wonderful and amazing people, without whom this production would not have been possible.
Andrea Nelson - Lighting Designer
Andrea Nelson is a graduate of the Theatre Production and Design program at York University and is excited to be working with old friends and new as a Lighting Designer for this production. She has three years under her belt working as an ALD with the Canadian Opera Company, and has also assisted lighting designers Brad Trenaman (Nu Musical Theatricals, Cats) and Steve Ross (Ross Petty Productions, The Little Mermaid). She is currently completing her stagehand apprenticeship with IATSE Local 58, but still enjoys designing on the side. Her work as a lighting designer includes; King of the Castle (House of Rebels Theatre), The Shape of Things (Theatre Bassaris), Solo: A Boy's Journey (Red Canoe Studio), Solferino (Rogue and Peasant Theatre).
Kelly Anderson - Set & Costume Designer
Kelly Anderson is a graduate of York University’s theatre program, specializing in Design, Playwriting, and Devised Theatre. Recently, she has been working as a set, costume, sound designer, and playwright in theatre – and a costume and production designer in film. Recent design credits include: lighting and set design for Personal Development LTD (Theatre By Committee); production design for webseries pilot Speakeasy (Spiderclown); costume and production design for the film April in Autumn (Warren Sulatycky); costume design for web series pilot Jib & Jab (Kurt Ogilvie); sound design for Pearle Harbour’s Sunday School (Justin Miller); costume design for Faust (Theatre by the Bay).
Thomas McDevitt - Producer
Thomas McDevitt is the Artistic Producer and co-founder of Theatre Parallax Toronto (TPX). Since creating TPX three years ago Thomas has continued to grow the artistic and administrative capabilities of the company. TPX has created and performed work both in Canada and the UK including their work KATA, their debut piece, which premiered internationally at World Stage Design in 2013 was work shopped in Toronto in 2015, and saw a full production in Toronto in 2016 (which Thomas both produced and performed in). In 2015 Thomas both produced and performed in TPX’s work SILK at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. As a playwright, Thomas co-wrote Invisible City, which premiered at the Toronto Fringe in 2013. Thomas also wrote for the multidisciplinary work titled The 10/10/10 Project that ran at both the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals in 2015. Thomas is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. This time last year he participated in the Toronto Fringe Festival’s TENT program and is excited to apply his newfound knowledge in this year’s Fringe!
Dylan Shumka-White - Social Media Manager & Fight choreographer
Dylan grew up in Kenora, Ontario, moving to Toronto to pursue a degree in Devised Theatre at York University where he helped form Theatre Parallax Toronto (TPX) when they performed "KATA" at World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. As a Resident Devisor of TPX, whose specialty is physical/movement-based theatre, he focuses mainly on the creative aspects of projects such as choreography and dramaturgy with a high priority given to performance. He is heavily influenced by the surrealist, futurists and absurdist movements and aspires to try his hand at Co/Assistant Directing. Recent works include: "Orpheus and Eurydice" (Theatre TOnight, 2016); "SILK" (Hamilton Fringe Festival, 2015); "MacArthur Park Suite" (Rhubarb/SummerWorks Festival, 2015); "An Apple a Day" (Division Performance Art Festival, 2015); "Paris' Fairest" (York University's PlayGround Festival, 2014).