Cast and Crew
SCARES AND FRIGHTS
Trio, Wanda and Batty
Sam and Oldman
Principal and Mickey
Courtney and Sharkey
Viz and Voice
Rob and Flippy
2PLAY CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Tour Manager: James Douglas
Director (POOF): Jimmy Blais
Director (What If): Amanda Kellock
Set & Costume Design: Diana Uribe
Design Assistant: Courtney Orbin Moses
Sound Design: Rob Denton
Technical Director/Set Build: Shopdogs Inc.
Production Associate – Shopdogs Inc: Zachary Weibel
Production Manager: Drew Lyall
Production Manager (Geordie Theatre Fest): Morgandy McKinnell
Lighting Design (Geordie Theatre Fest): Caite Clark
Ravyn Bekh (Gill, POOF)
Montreal-born and Dawson Dome-raised, Ravyn R. Bekh is an emerging creative with fierce intentions towards acting, writing, and directing. Taking her first steps into the community with Geordie Theatre has been a truly life changing experience.
Ravyn aims to bring to life those homegrown stories of grime and grit and heart. She hopes to tell these stories with the optimism and natural beauty she has found life to be full of.
Symantha Stewart (Nicky, What If)
Symantha is a first-generation mixed race actress/performer born and raised in Montreal. She has spent the past 3 years studying acting in the Dawson College Theatre program, performing in productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Class, and Fuenteovejuna. As an artist, she strives to tell honest stories that show the realities of everyday life that we are sometimes too scared to face. She is excited to be given the opportunity to be joining the Geordie family and to get to work alongside talented artist as they bring impactful theatre across Canada.
Jackson Thouret (Milo, What If; Peter, POOF)
Jackson Thouret is a multidisciplinary artist whose primary interests are acting, writing, and music. He insists on constantly learning and improving the vocal, physical, and connection skills necessary for an engaging and successful career in theatre, film, and television. Having grown up watching superhero movies and reading comics, he has developed an impressive imagination and is ready to tackle roles of any kind while continuing to improve his skills as an actor and an artist.
Creative & Production Team
James Douglas (Tour Manager)
James has been involved for many years in the Montreal Theatre scene.
and as a stage manager, director, actor/director with He has worked as a lighting designer, stage manager, and technical director with many Montreal companies, including Teesri Duniya Theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, Repercussion Theatre and touring with Montreal’s Geordie Theatre for many years. Designing more recently as lighting designer Aftermath by Andrea Dworkin for Waterworks theatre and Run Norman, Run! with Norman Nawrocki. Off-theatre, James sings with The People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal and is an avid photographer. Comfortable in working in and adapting small spaces, James is looking forward to helping to stage in the big space at this year’s Geordie touring shows What If and Poof! at Maison Theatre for the Theatre Fest.
Jimmy Blais (Director, POOF)
Amanda Kellock (Director, What If)
Amanda Kellock is a theatre artist with a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Ottawa. She is currently the artistic director of Repercussion Theatre but has had the pleasure of working on many projects with Geordie over the years. She performed in Pinocchio by Harry Standjofski (directed by Dean Fleming) and Andersen’s Inkwell by Gina Wilkinson (directed by Micheline Chevrier). She has directed two mainstage shows: The Halloween Tree (which she adapted from the Ray Bradbury novel) and Colin Heath’s For Art’s Sake (a puppet/animation/ music-filled show about art) as well as four previous touring shows: The Shape of a Girl by Joan Macleod, Once Upon a Home (which she co-wrote with school children), Derwent is Different by Jamie Norris and Jabber by Marcus Youssef (nominated for a DORA when it ran at YPT in Toronto, and then toured to the US). She is so delighted to have worked on What If with this wonderful team, as well as the reading of Scares and Frights, Joys and Delights by Adjani Poirier.
Diana Uribe (Set & Costume Design)
Courtney Orbin Moses (Design Assistant)
Rob Denton (Sound Design)
Rob Denton is a Montreal bred and based sound mixer, designer and composer. Highlights include a META (Montreal English Theatre Award) for sound design for Another Home Invasion in 2016. Since the inception of the METAs in 2013, Rob has been nominated for 9 awards over
7 years. In 2007, he was awarded Best Sound MECCA (Montreal English Critic’s Circle Award) for his work on the Montreal presentation of Satchmo’ Suite at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. His design for Small Mouth Sounds was named “Sound Design of the Decade” by
Broadway World Magazine – Montreal
Zachary Weibel (Production Associate - Shopdogs Inc.)
Zach Weibel (he/him) is a Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) based emerging theatre artist and technician, originally from the Seattle area. He is currently a student in Production, Design, and Technical Arts at the National Theatre School, and is set to graduate in May 2023.
Drew Lyall (Production Manager)
Drew is a theatre designer and practitioner from Kimberley, BC. He is a graduate of the Production Design and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Drew is passionate about designing and supporting stories that open minds to new perspectives and bring beauty and joy into our lives. He now works as the Assistant Technical Director at the Opéra de Montréal.
In his spare time Drew likes to build, ride, and fall off of bicycles.
Diana Uribe (Set & Costume Design)
Diana is a Colombian theatre designer, plastic artist, interior designer and an eternal child based in Montreal. She had worked for over 30 years in design and arts. In 2000 she moved to the United States where she created, along with 3 fellow Colombian artists, Interrorism, an art movement that denounced violence and injustice in her native country. In 2005, Diana moved to Canada and found her second home; In 2011, she graduated from the Theatre Design program at The National Theater School of Canada and launched a new career. Diana is interested in the way that theatre reaches people, in the world of possibilities, dreams and change that are inherent to the theatre practice. Her passion for space and its relationship to humans, and how this affects the body and mind have inspired her work, creating spaces and costumes that evoque a metaphor of our environment.
As an artist and a human, she is aware of the imprint that we leave and the importance to engage in the exploration of ecological materials and renewed theatrical practices.