Titus Andronicus – Cast


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Tristan Claxton, Saturninus – oldest son of the late Emperor of Rome

Megan Miles, Bassianus – youngest child of the late Emperor of Rome

David Mackett, Titus Andronicus – Roman General*

Annie MacKay, Marcus Andronicus – his sister

Laura Meadows, Aemilius – a Tribune/Nurse to Tamora 

Dylan Evans, Lucius – son of Titus

Nathaniel Kinghan, Quintus – son of Titus

Melanie Leon, Martia – daughter of Titus

Theodor Iordache, Mutius – son of Titus/Caius – Titus’ Kinsmen

Bailey Green, Lavinia – daughter of Titus

Laura Darby, Young Lucius – son to Lucius/Clown, a narrator

Meghan Fowler, Publius – child of Marcus/Alarbus – child to Tamora

Ezera Beyene, Sempronius – Titus’ Kinsmen

Shalyn McFaul, Tamora – Queen of the Goths

Felix Beauchamp, Demetrius – son to Tamora

Thomas Nyhuus, Chiron – son to Tamora

Shawn Lall, Aaron the Moor – Tamora’s lover

Cassidy Sadler, Saturninus’ Attendent

Several cast double in multiple support roles: attendants, messengers, etc.

 

*The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).



Tristan Claxton, Saturninus – oldest son of the late Emperor of Rome

Tristan ClaxtonFor Hart House Theatre:  Debut

Selected Credits: Aufidius/Sicinius Coriolanus (Skipping Stones Theatre), Peter Spanyaardt  The Megantic Outlaw (Quarter Century Theatre), Self The power of one (Soren Bennick), Mercutio Romeo And Juliet (Greenwood Theatre). Film/TV: Mayday (Discovery) Detectives Club: New Orleans (Discovery U.K)

About: Tristan is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA program,  and earned his MA in Classical Acting form the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in the U.K. Tristan is thrilled to be working with this outstanding group on this dark and challenging play. Tristan can be found shamelessly promoting himself and his favorite sports team TFC on instagram at @tri_axton

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Megan Miles, Bassianus – youngest child of the late Emperor of Rome

Megan MilesFor Hart Ho:use Theatre: Ursula/Watch in Much Ado About Nothing

Selected Credits: Marta in Waiting For The Parade, Hannibal in Happy End (GBC); Rosencrantz in Hamlet( Shakespeare BASH’d); ZIP in Shakey-Shake, Brutus in Caesar (Wolf Manor Theatre); Ella in This Will Be Our Last Transmission (Alumnae Theatre); Carl in Clueless Dead (Players TO).

Upcoming: Richard III for Shakespeare Bash’d at the Monarch Tavern Feb 6-11 and Measure For Measure for Shakespeare Bash’d, May 2018 

About: Megan is an actor and puppeteer. She is co-founder of Shakey-Shake and Friends, a muppet Shakespeare company dedicated to bringing a love of classical text to kids – shakeyshakeandfriends.com  She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

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David Mackett, Titus Andronicus – Roman General

David MackettFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Arcadia (Citadel Theatre); Dublin Carol, Port Authority, Cold Comfort (Fly on the Wall Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare BASH’d);  After the Fall (Equity Showcase), The Weir, The Good Thief (MacKenzieRo); Aftershock (SummerWorks); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Touchmark Theatre); Half Life (Rose Theatre); All’s Well that Ends Well (Shakespeare in the Square); Lucrece (Willow Cabin Theatre); Peter Pan (TheatreWorks/USA); Candida, Of Mice and Men (Kentucky Rep). Film/TV: Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew (YTV), Heroes Reborn (NBC/Universal), Amelia (Fox Searchlight).

 About: David is a graduate of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, Circle in the Square Theatre School (NYC), and completed his Classical Theatre Training at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  He is Co-Artistic Producer of Fly on the Wall Theatre (www.flyonthewalltheatre.ca).

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Annie MacKay, Marcus Andronicus – Titus’ sister

Annie MackayFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Rebecca in The Crucible (Kindling Collective); Elizabeth/Johanna in Bodies Strange (Messy Kween Collective/Toronto Fringe); Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing (Unit 102/Leroy Street); Beth in Trying (Alumnae New Ideas Festival); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Queen Margaret in Henry VI: The Rise of York, Inez in No Exit and Bunny in The House of Blue Leaves (McGill Players Theatre). 

Upcoming: Assistant Producer for Music Music Life Death Music (One Little Goat). 

About: Annie is an actor, producer, and arts administrator originally from Vancouver. She is the Marketing Coordinator at Studio 180 Theatre, co-producer of the Secret Shakespeare Series, and a board member of Theatre Ontario. Annie is a graduate of McGill University, where she studied theatre and history. Find her on Facebook, Twitter @annie_mky and on Instagram at @anniemky.

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Laura Meadows, Aemilius – a Tribune/Nurse to Tamora 

Laura MeadowsFor Hart House Theatre: Don John in Much Ado About Nothing 2016

Selected Credits: Kate HardCastle in She Stoops To Conquer (The Guild Festival Theatre) Silenced (HERstory Counts Theatre Company); Olivia in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre Troupe); Tina in This is My Last Transmission (Alumnae Theatre); Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (The Guild Festival Theatre); Luciana in The Comedy of Errors (Theatre@York); and Hamlet & Ophelia in Hamletmachine (Theatre@York).  

About: Originally from the rainy city of Bath, in the UK, actress Laura Meadows has made Toronto her home base for the past seven years. She is a graduate from York Universities Acting Conservatory Program (BFA). Laura is so excited to be working with such a wonderful cast and crew for her second show at Hart House Theatre. She is currently a recurring role in a web series that will finish filming later this year and she is proud to say that she has just finished directing and recording a voice over for her first a commercial for tech company platform/App. Find her on Instagram at @laurameadows99 or on facebook.com/LauraMeadowsArtist/.

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Dylan Evans, Lucius – son of Titus

Dylan EvansFor Hart House Theatre: Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, Guildenstern in Hamlet

Selected Credits: Bonario in Volpone (Shakespeare Bash’d); Dylan in String Quartet No.14 in G Major (Rock Bottom Movement); Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Bard in the Park); Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire (Plain Stage); Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Confidential Shakespeare Project)

About: Dylan is a graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA acting program. He currently works with Dufflebag Theatre, touring children’s theatre around the GTA. Recently Dylan spent 6 weeks work-shopping a new show with Soulpepper Theatre. 

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Nathaniel Kinghan, Quintus – son of Titus

Nathaniel KinghanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Two seasons as Blondbeard with Pirate Life Toronto; Nathaniel in Fair Verona (lost&gone); Peter Pan in Peter & the Starcatcher (Lower Ossington Theatre); Orestes in Orestes, Troilus in Troilus & Cressida (Theatre Erindale).

Upcoming: Nathaniel will be producing Mrs. Mama’s House at the Bata Shoe Museum in the 2018 Toronto Fringe. He can also be found sailing the high seas once more aboard the Island Rogue as Captain Blondbeard with Pirate Life Toronto from May-October 2018 (www.piratelife.ca).

About: Nathaniel is a graduate of Sheridan College and U of T’s joint Theatre and Drama Studies program. When he doesn’t have buckles in need of swashing or Shakespeare in need of reciting, Nathaniel can be found at home teaching his confused parents how to play Dungeons & Dragons. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @N_Kinghan_Actor, or online at www.nathanielkinghan.weebly.com.

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Melanie Leon, Martia – daughter of Titus

Melanie LeonFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Katherine in Shakespeare in Hospitals (SOTMSC), Tina in This Will Be Our Last Transmission (Fireworks Festival), Ensemble in FLOODED (North America), Caesar/Portia in CAESAR (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), and Madame de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Amicus Theatre). Selected TV and Film: Claire in AntiSocial, Erica in Thornewood Manor (Wise Owl Productions), and Farrah in Little Miss Jihad.

Upcoming:  Configurations of a Divine Bitch (Common Chaos Lab), FLOODED (2018 Fringe)

About: Melanie received her acting training from the University of Victoria. Recently she finished a year long mentorship program with Factory Theatre’s “Mechanicals”. A true Shakespeare junkie at heart, Mel is thrilled to be working with James for the first time. She enjoys baking, pole dancing and drinking prosecco. For more info, check out her website www.melanieleon.com

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Theodor Iordache, Mutius – son of Titus/Caius – Titus’ Kinsmen

Theodor IordacheFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Assistant Stage Manager for The Glass Menagerie (The Howland Company)

About: Theodor is a first year student at University of Toronto’s St. George campus, studying drama and economics. He’s recently received his basic-level stage combat certification from RapierWit, and is excited to put those skills to use in his first ever Hart House Theatre production!

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Bailey Green, Lavinia – daughter of Titus

Bailey GreenFor Hart House Theatre: Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest

Selected Credits: Margaret in Much Ado about Nothing (The Secret Shakespeare Series); Eubulus in Gorboduc, Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Arthur in King John, Earl of Kent in Edward II (Shakespeare BASH’d). 

About: Bailey is an actor and writer originally from Montreal, now based in Toronto. She’s a graduate of University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s joint actor training program—Theatre and Drama Studies. She’s an editor and contributor for In the Green Room. She’s also a book hoarder, yoga lover and tea addict. To learn more about her work visit www.baileygreen.ca

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Laura Darby, Young Lucius – son to Lucius/Clown, a narrator

Laura DarbyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Theatre: Skye in Paw Patrol Live:Race to the Rescue (Canadian National Tour); Narrator/Farrah/Gabbi in She Kills Monsters (Orphaned Egret Productions); Sophie in Crux (Sky Above Us/Toronto Fringe); Ensemble in Spring Awakening, Polonius/Alfred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Randolph Academy). Film: Emily in What We Owe (Secodo Productions, short film), Michelle in Once Upon a Time at Christmas (Lionsgate, feature).

Upcoming: Laura will be joining Filament Incubator as a producer and artist in their upcoming Fringe project this summer, stay tuned!

About: Laura is a graduate of the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts majoring in Musical Theatre Performance. When she’s not performing, she can be found at circus gyms around the city dangling upside down from a hoop or a silk. Find her on Instagram at @lauradarbs10.

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Meghan Fowler, Publius – child of Marcus/Alarbus – child to Tamora

Meghan FowlerFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Constance in The Three Musketeers, and Sue, Jill, Joanne, Joan in Lion in the Streets (University Players); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Windsor); and Lor in Inertia (self-written and produced).

About:  Meghan is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA Acting program.  She’s also trained with the Stratford School, and Kristin Linklater in Orkney, Scotland.  When she’s not under the bright lights, she can be found at George Brown College in the culinary program, perfecting her macron recipes.

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Ezera Beyene, Sempronius – Titus’ Kinsmen

Ezera BeyeneFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Territorial Tales (Canadian Stage)

About: Ezera is an emerging artist of colour born and raised in Toronto. Currently enrolled at the University of Toronto in the Performance Studies program, Ezera is passionate towards acting and loves the creative processes that occur during rehearsal. 

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Shalyn McFaul, Tamora – Queen of the Goths

Shalyn McFaulFor Hart House Theatre: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Gretchen in Boeing, Boeing

Selected Credits: Duchess of York/Grey/Blunt in Richard III (Shakespeare BASH’D), Suzie in Omnium Gatherum (Theatre By Committee), Antonia in Much Ado About Nothing (Unit 102/Leroy Street Theatre). Vancouver credits include Suky Tawdry in Beggars Opera (Seven Tyrants), Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music (Gateway Theatre), Godspell, You Still Can’t, Remnants: A Fable (Pacific Theatre)

About: Shalyn is a graduate of the Trinity Western University acting program with a BA in Theatre, and has also trained with Vancouver’s Arts Club Actors Intensive. Having spent her earlier years in Southern California and NYC before moving to Canada to live in Vancouver and now Toronto, she has carved a giant Zorro-style “Z” across North America. When not performing, she can be found with making friends with the nearest cat, sewing, knitting, or obsessively baking and force-feeding treats to others. Find out more at shalynmcfaul.com.

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Felix Beauchamp, Demetrius – son to Tamora

Felix BeauchampFor Hart House Theatre: Debut 

Selected Credits: King Henry/Romeo in Shakespeare-In-Hospitals (Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective), Clown Fritz in Scarabouche! (Toronto Festival of Clowns), Casca/Octavius/Calpurnia in Julius Caesar (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), Steve in Les Zinspirés Cinq sur Cinq (Théâtre Français de Toronto) *Dora-Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble*, Zeus/Charon/Chorus in Persephone (Pencil Kit Productions), Grizzly in Animal Nature (Clay & Paper Theatre). TV & Film Credits: The Host in The Modica Project (Macrocosm Collective), Gerro in Machiavelli and Me (GMP Films), Levon Monk in Imposter Syndrome (Jesse Yules Productions), Jimmy Swanson in Guess Who’s Not Coming to Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? (March Mercanti Productions).

About: Felix is an English-French bilingual actor originally from Calgary, and a graduate from the Ryerson Theatre School acting program. When he isn’t acting, Felix enjoys rocking out on the drums as part of Toronto’s local band People Walking By. At present he’s working on a TV series entitled Lorenzo & Lili with Groupe Média TFO, in which he plays the role of Jobard Junior. He’s also thrilled to have recently been accepted onto Cirque du Soleil’s talent roster; he’s currently awaiting placement in a creation workshop and/or a show with the company.

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Thomas Nyhuus, Chiron – son to Tamora

Thomas NyhuusFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (YES Theatre); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Secret Shakespeare IV); Steele Ways in Circles (The Dead & Lovely Collective); Lars in Meant (Under Pressure Productions); Doctor Finache in A Flea In Her Ear, Touchstone in As You Like It, Edward Marryot in Cavalcade (GBTS); Perchik in Fiddler On The Roof (YES Theatre); Laertes in The Prince of Denmark (Third Wall Theatre); Jay in Lost In Yonkers (Ottawa Little Theatre); and The Boy in Henry V (Third Wall Theatre). 

About: Thom is an actor and artist from Ottawa currently based in Toronto. He is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, and is so excited to be performing this absolutely insane story with this incredible company.

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Shawn Lall, Aaron the Moor – Tamora’s lover

Shawn LallFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Dan in The Valley (East Side Players); Mohammed in Omnium Gatherum (Theatre By Committee); Nat in The Chinese Life Force (InspiraTO Festival); Lord Hastings, Duchess Of York in Richard III: The Pleasures Of Violence (Kadozuke Kollektif); Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale(Humber College).

About: Shawn Lall is a graduate of Humber College where he received training in both the Theatre Performance and Acting for Film and Television programs. When not on stage, he is an avid photographer and visual artist. Titus Andronicus marks Shawn’s first turn with Hart House Theatre — an opportunity he’s equally humbled and excited by. Today a Plotter of Woes, tomorrow a Jedi Knight. shawn.lall@gmail.com

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Cassidy Sadler, Saturninus’ Attendent

Cassidy SadlerFor Hart House Theatre: Simone in Tideline

Selected Credits: New Guise in Mankind (Poculi Ludique Societas and the Metropolitan Museum of Art); Queen in The Pride of Life (PLS and Stan’s Cafe); Lucres in Fulgens and Lucres (PLS); What She Said (Off-Key Productions); One More and the Bill (Little Boy Lost and the Toronto Fringe Festival); Thaisa in Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Drama Centre); Margot in Seances (Guy Maddin)

Upcoming: The Dancing Man of Macklin Street by Andrew Lee in Alumnae Theatre’s 30th annual New Ideas Festival. March 7-11, 2018.

About: Cassidy is a Toronto-born actor, director and writer.  She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Drama and English.  Cassidy is thrilled to be returning to the Hart House stage with such a talented team and remarkable script.

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