AARON ROTHERMUND -playwright & director-
Aaron was born in Ottawa, and spent his formative years living in Nova Scotia, British Colombia, and Ontario. Aaron currently resides in Toronto, and travels to Brighton, NYC, Florida, Cuba, and Paris whenever he has the opportunity. Aaron studied Comedy: Writing and Performance at Humber College, and Performing Arts at George Brown College. Then Aaron joined the Buddies in Bad Times youth programme, and the Modern Times Stage Company’s youth unit. In 2009, Aaron became a proud graduate of the Humber Theatre Performance program with Honors, and in his final year he received the Acting Achievement award. Aaron created original work with Curious Carnivore Performance Collective, Back-Burner Productions, Cryptozoology Playground, and Clay & Paper Theatre. Ambiguous is Aaron’s first full-length play, but not his last.
GARTH DROOG -stage manager-
Garth was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1987. He moved to Toronto in 2007 to attend the Humber Theatre Production Program. In first year he assistant stage-managed Humber’s production of The Scattered Dust of Antigone, directed by Brad Kromholz and Tannis Kowalchuk. In second year he stage-managed A Field Guide to Fever and Curses directed by Raymond Bobgan and Karin Randoja. He graduated in 2009 and in summer, 2010 stage-managed a FRINGE Kids show The Boy Who Cried Wolf, written and directed by young director Eli Jenkins. Early this year he apprentice stage-managed for Native Earth and Red Diva’s production of Tombs of the Vanishing Indian written by Marie Clements and directed by Yvette Nolan. He is very excited to be back at the FRINGE Festival and working with Aaron Rothermund, as well as the entire production team and cast.
MIQUELON RODRIGUEZ -musical director-
Miquelon is an actor, musician, and writer in Toronto and the GTA. He attended York University for Theatre Studies with a specialization in collective creation. He has been a musician and composer for over 18 years, playing piano, drums, guitar, bass, and turntables. Select composing credits include GAIA (Intelligent Infinity), secret societies (Back Burner Productions), SAMVAD (Sampradaya Dance Creations), DISS (Mixed Company Theatre), and Toronto Noir (Cheeky Magpie Productions). He has also composed for TV and film and currently plays in multiple bands. When he’s not on stage, backstage, or creating for the stage, he’s probably teaching music or DJ-ing as his alter-ego, DJ Tronix.
REMINGTON NORTH -video projections & puppet animator-
Remington is a young visual artist based in Toronto. He has a strong love for lighting/video design, and working as a camera operator in the TV/Film industry. He is just so happy to be here he could spit.
BRYAN HALL -lighting designer-
Bryan started his lighting design career working on productions in high school. He graduated Humber College’s Technical Theatre program, studying lighting design, among various other subjects. Following college, Bryan has enjoyed working as a lighting technician for Canada’s Wonderland, The Al Green Theatre, and Stage West. Last year he was the Lighting Designer on Emperor, from Twitches and Itches Theatre. Bryan is excited to be doing his first design for the Toronto Fringe festival, as well as for Afterglow Theatre.
JAKE BLACKWOOD -sound designer-
Jake is delighted to take part in Afterglow Theatres debut performance of Ambiguous. He has worked with professional theatre companies such as Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, World’s End Theatre Company (based on remote Fogo Island, NL) and most recently for Video Cabaret.
MARY KEENAN -props designer-
Mary has just finished two years attending Humber College’s Theatre Production Program. This is her FRINGE debut. Her latest credits include: For Theatre Humber College Set, Costume Designer & Assistant Stage Manager – The Backspace Project (directed and written by 3rd year performance class of Humber College), Stage Manager- Wasted on the Young (written by: David Yee & directed by: Nina Lee Aquino), Assistant Stage Manager- Tir Na Nog: A Visitors Tale (directed by: Kerr Wells). She would like to thank everyone for her wonderful first FRINGE experience!
GUY DOUCETTE -puppet designer-
Guy is currently residing in Prince Edward County! He is the artistic director of Back Burner Productions and the Co-Artistic Director of Hallowell Gardens – Education, Arts and Wellness Centre. Guy is thrilled to be part of the Ambiguous team and to have been given the opportunity to share his work! For more information and to read about how you can become involved with the artist see www.backburnerproductions.wordpress.com and www.hallowellgardens.wordpress.com
ADAM BARRETT -gabriel-
Adam is a theatre and performance artist based in Toronto. His credits include Dirty Girls (NOW Pick of the FRINGE 2009) a twisted fairy-tale wherein he played a psychotic, germaphobic king; A Memory a Monologue a Rant and a Prayer (FRINGE 2008), a collection of pieces edited by the celebrated Eve Ensler, in which he played an imprisoned psychopath; theurbanFarmShow (FRINGE 2006/uFS Collective) an adaptation of the groundbreaking 1972 The Farm Show, which employed documentary theatre techniques to examine the state of our food and our relationship with those who grow it; Hugs from Strangers (Clay and Paper Theatre 2007, Buddies in Bad Times 2006), a piece wherein he hugged hundreds of people and kept Polaroid records of each hug; Reefer Madness: The Musical (Hart House), the Canadian premiere of this irreverent, political musical in which he played the mad reefer fiend Ralph to great critical acclaim. Adam is thrilled to finally be working with long-time pal Aaron Rothermund.
GEOFF STEVENS – wigworm –
Geoff is tickled to be a part of such a unique piece of queer theatre. He returns to FRINGE this year after producing, writing & starring in The Silent City (Best of the FRINGE 2010). Recent credits include: Jeffery in seasons 1 & 2 of Lingerie (HBO/Cinemax), Paul in Seven Sins: On Greed (BRAVOfact), Abraham in Altar Boyz (Arts Club) and Emcee in Cabaret (Hart House). Massive thanks to Aaron and the whole Ambiguous team for inviting me into this weird, wonderful world.
GREG WILLMOT -kyle-
Shortly after Greg learned to walk he acted in his first role–a sheep in the local church Nativity Play in King City, ON. Though he continues to jump at every opportunity to be on stage, Greg also has a passion for writing and hopes to finish his first novel later this year. To pay the bills he works for Kinghaven Energy Consultants, a local company that provides administrative services for prospective renewable energy projects. Past stage credits include: Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Kiss Me, Kate! at St. Andrew’s College; Walter Hollander in Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water at Neuchâtel Junior College; Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus at Glendon College. This is Greg’s first time participating in the Toronto FRINGE Festival.
TASHIEKA MCTAGGART -claire-
Tashieka was born in Kingston Jamaica and came to Canada at the age of four. She is an actor, singer and writer who is passionate about these aspects of her life. A graduate of the Humber College Theatre Performance program, she believes in using theatre for social change. She is thrilled to appear in the production of Ambiguous. Her future endeavour is to continue to craft and develop her art, and to pursue her passion in theatre with hopes of entering the film and TV industry with full force. Selected Theatre Credits include: Woody Harrelson’s Bullet for Adolf, The Bully Show: Clown in the round (U.N.I.T Productions), The White Bone (Summerworks Festival) and The Lesson (Toronto FRINGE Festival).
TIMOTHY ECKMIER -nick-
Timothy was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. From the early age of 9, he has performed in several productions with Koinonia Musical Productions and the Impact Drama Team. He currently resides in Toronto and is a recent graduate of Humber College’s Theatre Performance program (2010). Previous performances with Humber Theatre include: The Liar in tir na nOg, Ensemble in Unfinished Passage, Brent in The Survivalists: a radio play, and Ishmael in The Children’s Crusade. Timothy has previously worked with Afterglow Theatre as Sebastian in Pied Piper. This is Timothy’s first time participating in the Toronto FRINGE Festival.
JESSICA MCGANN -rachel-
Jessica is very excited to spend her second summer performing in the Toronto FRINGE Festival. In 2010, Jessica preformed a Principal role in an original FRINGE production called Fester by Kristofer Van Soelen at Factory Theatre. Always aspiring to entertain Jessica grew up in Mississauga, Ontario with a love of creative collaboration and theatre. Jessica started young in her training, taking dance lessons and attending musical theatre camp. Jessica graduated from Cawthra Parks regional arts program as a drama major and received the grade twelve drama award for excellence. As a recent graduate of the George Brown Theatre School (2011) Jessica hopes to continue working with new emerging artists creating excellent new theatre! Favorite George Brown credits include: Mammoth/Fortune Teller in The Skin of our Teeth (Rosemary Dunsmore) Lady Catherine in The Admirable Crichton (Jennifer Tarver) Nina in The Seagull (Diana Reis) Tina in Tough (Jordan Pettle) Bel-Imperia in The Spanish Tragedy (John Jarvis).
LEA RUSSELL -hysteria-
Lea is a Toronto based, independent artist and a graduate of Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program. She is thrilled to be performing in the Toronto FRINGE Festival for the fourth year in a row! She is very excited to be working with such a talented group of artists and to be creating provocative theatre. Some of her selected credits include; “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (Hart House Theatre), “The Big Lie” (Toronto FRINGE Festival), “Gaggle” (Hysteria Festival), “Our Asylum” (self written/directed, Toronto FRINGE Festival),”The Son of the Man” (Toronto FRINGE Festival).
EMILY JEFFERIES -panic-
Emily recently graduated from George Brown’s classical conservatory. Ambiguous is her first show out of Theatre School. Past credits include: Ivona in Ivona Princess of Burgundia (Paul Lampert), Ms. Fisher in The Admirable Crichton (Jennifer Tarver), Duchess of York in The Queens (Jordan Pettle), Vittoria in The White Devil (Jeannette Lambermont-Morey), and Arkadina in The Seagull (Diana Reis).