HOWARD DAVIS (Alex Park)
Howard Davis is a diverse multi-disciplinary artist. Acting work include Bombay Black (Factory Theatre), Pygmalion, Sweet Charity (Shaw Festival) and Downsizing (Paramount). Production credits include Video/Projection Designer for Oh What A Lovely War (Shaw Festival), The Mountaintop (Black Theatre Workshop), Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre), Intern Director/Designer for Silence (Grand Theatre), Assistant Director for Louis Riel (NAC). Howard recently assisted Marie Clements on her upcoming film Red Snow and continues touring his internationally acclaimed short film C’est Moi. Howard is also working with Tantoo Cardinal on an upcoming project. More info: www.howardjdavis.com @thehowarddavis.
RICHARD GREENBLATT (Charles Wakefield Cadman)
Richard Greenblatt is an actor, director, playwright and musician. He was born in Montréal and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. He has acted in radio, television and feature films, as well as in theatres across Canada and abroad, and directed some 130 theatrical productions, including many groundbreaking pieces for Young Audiences. Upcoming, he will be directing The Caucasian Chalk Circle at George Brown College, directing a new opera Hook Up for Tapestry Opera, and performing in Athabasca, which he co-wrote with David S. Craig.
COURTNEY CH’NG LANCASTER (Nelle Eberhart)
Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster is an actor and director from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She is a founding member of the Howland Company and a resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre where she has performed in over 15 productions, most recently Idomeneus and Innocence Lost. Her other acting credits include roles with Public Recordings, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre and upcoming performances with Tarragon Theatre and Festival TransAmeriques. As a director, Courtney co-directed The Howland Company’s hit production and remounts of 52 Pick-Up, Theatre Inamorata’s world premiere of Gray, and will next tackle the Toronto premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s acclaimed play The Wolves as the Crow’s Theatre/Howland Company 2018-19 season opener.
MARION NEWMAN (Tsianina Redfeather)
Kwagiulth and Stó:lō First Nations, English, Irish and Scottish mezzo-soprano Marion Newman is firmly established as one of Canada’s most accomplished singers in repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Vivier. Noted for her “sumptuous mezzo tone and impressive vocal agility”, Marion’s operatic roles include Carmen and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. On the concert stage, Marion has performed with Canada’s most prestigious orchestras and choral organizations and has starred in many world premieres of several operas/chamber works that speak to her First Nations identity.
AARON M. WELLS (William Morin)
Aaron Wells comes from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Tsimpsian Nations of the Northwest coast of BC and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Aaron has been involved in the creation of new Indigenous Canadian works like Children Of God, Thanks For Giving and The Cure For Death By Lightening; as well as being included in discussions investigating the Indigenous Body of Work and space on the national stage. Many thanks to Jani, Marjorie and Keith! Klecco! Klecco!