Twelfth Night – Cast

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Listed in order of appearance

 

Darcy Gerhart, Viola
Leete Stetson, Fabian
Isaac Lloyd, Sailor
Daryan Borys, Valentine
Liam Volke, Duke Orsino
David Tripp, Sir Toby Belch
Alison Blair, Maria
Christopher Manousos, Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Alexander Offord, Feste
Arlin Dixon, Olivia
Scott Farley, Malvolio
Annie Crowley, Maid
Will King, Sebastian
Christopher Legacy, Antonio
Luis Lopez, Priest

 


 


Darcy Gerhart, Viola

 

Darcy GerhartFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: The Woman in The Life of Jude (Falling Hammer/SummerWorks 2013); Pat Thomas in You Can Do Whatever You Want, Feste in Twelfth Night, Irina in Three Sisters, Witch in Macbeth, Fiancée/Cat in As Five Years Pass, Katerina in The Brothers Karamazov, and Richard in Richard III (NTS).

 

About: Darcy Gerhart is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer, raised in Toronto. She studied ballet and contemporary dance at Pia Bouman School for over 10 years, is a graduate of the Drama program at Etobicoke School of the Arts and attended the Stratford Shakespeare School for 3 years. She looks forward to creating new work in Toronto, and is very excited to be a part of this production of Twelfth Night.

 

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Leete Stetson, Fabian

 

Leete StetsonFor Hart House Theatre: Tragedian in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Watchman #2 in Romeo and Juliet.

 

Selected Credits: Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder (Bygone Theatre), Man 1 in Songs for a New World (Charcoal Sketch Productions), Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever (Alumnae Theatre)

 

About: Leete grew up in Victoria, BC and attended the Victoria Conservatory of Music, followed by Dalhousie University where he got his BA with combined honours in music and Theatre. He is the general manager of Theatre Double Take, currently working on our first season (www.theatredoubletake.com). Look for our production of a new play, Madeleine Robin Known as Roxane by Grace Smith, running February 5-9, 2014.

 

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Isaac Lloyd, Sailor

 

Isaac LloydFor Hart House Theatre: Paris’ Page/Ensemble in Romeo and Juliet.

 

Selected Credits: Alonso in The Tempest (Vagabond Theatre), Doctor Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Improptu Productions), Arthur Hummingtop in The Arabian Nights (Theatre 5).

 

About: Isaac is a second year undergrad at U of T, studying theatre production and psychology and has been variously involved in theatre as an actor, tech operator, director, writer and stage manager. Isaac is happy to be doing his second show with Hart House Theatre.

 

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Daryan Borys, Valentine

 

Daryan BorysFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Claude in Hair!, Emcee in Cabaret (City Theatre Company)

 

About: Almost three years ago, Daryan threw caution into the wind, drove his beater of a car from Pennsylvania across the Canadian border, and parked it in Toronto. Since then some pretty amazing things have occurred, like finding himself upon the Hart House stage, thus making his acting debut in Canada. He is humbled and honoured to be working with such a talented cast and crew.

 

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Liam Volke, Duke Orsino

 

Liam VolkeFor Hart House Theatre: Max in Bent (March 2013).

 

Selected Credits: Billy in Top Gun! The Musical (Lower Ossington Theatre); Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night (UVic Phoenix Theatre); B1 and B2 in A Number (UVic Studio Production); Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Victoria Fringe Festival).

 

About: Liam is so very excited to return to the Hart House stage once more. A graduate of the University of Victoria’s acting program, it was there he discovered that Mr. Shakespeare is actually a fairly decent playwright, and wouldn’t mind performing his stuff more often. Liam is also a writer, working on his own improbable fictions, and contributing to the online publication Toronto Film Scene at thetfs.ca.

 

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David Tripp, Sir Toby Belch

 

David TrippFor Hart House Theatre: Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2012); Player King/Gravedigger in Hamlet (2006); Gregory/Peter in Romeo and Juliet (2005).

 

Selected Credits: Menenius in Coriolanus, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (Canopy Theatre); Erik in Theatre of the Film Noir (Love of Louis Theatre Co); Ballad in District of Centuries (Sound the Canon); Bruce in A Singularity of Being (Pencil Neck Productions).

 

About: David is terrible at writing bios, since he feels that you are only as good as your latest work. That being said, he is a graduate of the Guelph Drama Program, and when not acting on stage, David is acting responsible and raising his 3 year-old son with his beautiful wife – ensuring he never loses his sense of play. David is excited to be a part of this talented cast.

 

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Alison Blair, Maria

 

Alison BlairFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Daenyerys Targaryen in Thrones and Recreation (Queens Players Toronto), Nat in Lovelash! (Entr’Acte Studios), Helena in Caribbean Dream (Speakeasy Productions), Hocapontas in The Princess of Porn: The Musical! (Fringe 2012), Mary Brenham in Our Country’s Good, Kate Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby, Perdita/Mamillius in The Winter’s Tale (Theatre Erindale)

 

Upcoming: Alison will be reprising her role as Nat in the February 2014 Production of Lovelash!, a show which she is also Associate Producing.

 

About: Alison is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies Program. Alison is also a member of Entr’Acte Studio’s Show Choir which performs around the city.

 

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Christopher Manousos, Sir Andrew Aguecheek

 

Christopher ManousosFor Hart HouseTheatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Two Noble Kinsmen (Kinsmen Collective); Henry V (Stratford Festival); Crimes of the Heart, The Seagull, Arcadia, And Then There Were None (University Players).

 

About: Christopher trained at the University of Windsor and is an actor in Toronto. He also enjoys writing and painting on his downtime. Christopher is excited to be working with Matthew, the cast, and creative team on this production.

 

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Alexander Offord, Feste

 

Alexander OffordFor Hart House Theatre: Debut.

 

Selected Credits: As an actor – Playboy of the Western World, Spring Awakening, A Fond Husband, Saturday Sunday Monday (GBC Theatre); A Madhouse Dramedy (Stage Mages/Toronto Fringe 2012); Antony & Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale (Sky Gilbert/Shakespeare Experiment). As a director – The Hystericon (Good Old Neon/Toronto Fringe 2013); Or Be Eaten (Silent Protagonist/Toronto Fringe 2013); Mature Young Adults (Aim for the Tangent/Atlantic Fringe 2013). As a playwright – The Hystericon.

 

Upcoming: Mature Young Adults at Videofag, Nov. 20-24.

 

About: Alexander Offord is a writer, director, actor &c. He is also involved with various activist groups, including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network. He records some of the more lucid residue of his mental life on his blog: alexanderofford.com

 

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Arlin Dixon, Olivia

 

Arlin DixonFor Hart House Theatre: Ophelia in Hamlet (2006).

 

Selected Credits: As an actor: Eirlys and Eckhart (Cart/Horse Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Urban Bard); The River Lady (Lonesome Crowded West); This is For You Anna (Crane’s Performance Group). As a playwright: B Side, Record Play (Cart/Horse Theatre); Eirlys and Eckhart (Cart/Horse Theatre).

 

About: Arlin studied at George Brown Theatre School and is an actor and writer in Toronto. She also has a small greeting card business featuring her cat, which you can visit here: www.bjornthecat.ca.

 

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Scott Farley, Malvolio

 

Scott FarleyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut.

 

Selected Credits: Versati/The King in The Underpants (Alumnae Theatre); Demetrius (Paris) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream… A Puppet Epic! (Shakey-Shake and Friends/Toronto Fringe); Moritz in Spring Awakening, Sneak in A Fond Husband, Federico in Saturday Sunday Monday, Orphuls in The Europeans, Leonardo in It’s Munsch Time (GBC Theatre); Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (JM Drama); Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Norfolk).

 

About: Scott is a recent graduate of the George Brown Theatre School – you can see him on the cover of their 2013/2014 season pamphlet burning a piece of paper and looking very intense in his 1890s German short shorts!

 

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Annie Crowley, Maid

 

Annie CrowleyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Sara in Stop Kiss, Marie in The Fairies are Thirsty (Chrysanthemum Tea Productions), Queen Margaret in Richard III (Dome Theatre), Countess Aurelia in The Madwoman of Chaillot (Dome Theatre), Victoria in Cloud 9.

 

About: MA – Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies (U of T), B.Sc. – Educational Theatre (New York University), DÉC – Acting (Dawson College). Primarily a dramaturg and teaching artist, Annie is currently working with a myriad of Toronto arts enrichment organizations, teaching drama and creative play to young people all across the city.

 

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Will King, Sebastian

 

Will KingFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Valere in Tartuffe (University Players), Constantine in The Seagull (University Players), Alfred David in Welfarewell (University Players), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, David/Timmy in Lion in the Streets, and Lucien Carr in My Libertines (a Character Study).

 

About: Will King is a recent graduate from the Acting program at the University of Windsor. Will has trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School, and completed workshops with LAMDA, the Stratford Festival, and the S.I.T.I. Company from New York. He is currently gaining certification as a teacher and performer in Chekhov Acting technique from Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. When not performing Will is passionate about writing, music, and sound design.

 

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Christopher Legacy, Antonio

 

Christopher LegacyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: As an actor: 7 Stories, See How They Run, Too Many Cooks (Bancroft Summer Theatre), Till Eulenspiegel, Blood & Roses (Humber Theatre), Rope, The Antigone Project, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear (Forward Theatre/Living Arts Centre). As a director and designer: Stepping Out, Steel Magnolias, The 39 Steps, Noises Off (Bancroft Summer Theatre), The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Forward Theatre/Living Arts Centre), End of Civilization (StageBlue).

 

About: Christopher is a native of the GTA. For nine seasons he served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Forward Theatre at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre. Since 2005 he has enjoyed his summer duties as Guest Director for Bancroft Summer Theatre at the historic Village Playhouse in Bancroft, Ontario. A recent recipient of the Humber Theatre Award, Christopher is an honours graduate of the Theatre Performance program at Humber College.

 

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Luis Lopez, Priest

 

Luis LopezFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Steve in Almost, Maine; Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors.

 

About: Luis Lopez is currently at his first year at the University of Toronto studying Politics and Economics. Born in Mexico, he moved to Canada four years ago. Apart from acting, Luis has also played the piano for musicals such as Hairspray and Little Shop of Horrors. He is looking forward, not only to his debut in the Hart House, but also to his first performance in university.

 

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