Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Director & Cast

Peter Boychuk – Director

Peter is thrilled to be working with Twenty-Something Theatre on this fantastic new play. Some of Peter’s favourite directing credits include The Chamber for Dark Horse Theatre in Montreal, Nothing Like The Sun at Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival in Calgary, and How He Lied To Her Husband for Concordia University. After Prodigals closes, he will driving up to Barkerville to direct three shows for the historic Theatre Royal. Peter is currently pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Joan MacLeod. His one-act plays include Afterglow, which is published in the anthology Two Hands Clapping; Fortunate Son, which was awarded the Stanley Mills Purchase Prize, Best of the Fest at ACToberfest 2007, and an Honourable Mention in the National Playwriting Competition; and Chainmail Bikini. He is nearing completion on two new full-length plays: Shelter from the Storm and Crossing. He lives in Vancouver with his wonderful wife Joan and their grumpy cat, Leo.

Timothy Johnston – Wesley

Timothy is pleased to return to Twenty-Something Theatre after a five year hiatus, having played Warren Straub in their inaugural production, This is Our Youth. Originally from Maillardville, B.C., Tim studied Theatre at both Capilano University and the University Of Victoria. Select credits include: Hank in Ride The Cyclone (Atomic Vaudeville), Aladdin in Aladdin (Kaleidoscope), Wallace in Toothpaste & Cigars (VEC) and Cat In The Hat in Seussical (Random Entertainment).

Tara Pratt – Jen

A graduate of the University of Alberta’s drama program in 2002, Tara was last seen as Jeri in Twenty-Something Theatre’s production of Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love. Other stage credits include Hamlet and several productions with Gnomadic Artists for the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Film credits include The Red Rooster (Cinemanovel Films) and the award-winning short film, Food for the Gods.

Aslam Husain – Eliot

Aslam Husain is a recent graduate of UBC’s Acting Program. Recent roles include Gilbert Blythe in Anne (Chemainus), Peter in The Secret World of Og (Carousel) and Nick in New Canadian Kid (Green Thumb). Before graduating Aslam had the privilege to star in a production that became the first North American entrant in the International Theatre Festival SETKANI/ENCOUNTER in the Czech Republic.

Abby Renee Creek – Nina

Currently on tour with Salt Water Moon for the Arts Club, Abby is pumped to be working with Twenty-Something Theatre again! Since graduating from Capilano University, Abby has been fortunate enough to work as an actor, director, choreographer, vocal coach, front of house manager, drama teacher and audition coach. Favourite acting credits include Mary (Salt Water Moon, Arts Club), BeeBee (Suburbia, Twenty-Something Theatre), and Masha (Three Sisters, 3rd St Theatre Series).

Brandyn Eddy – Nips

This is Brandyn’s 1st show with Twenty-Something and 2nd with director Peter Boychuk. Past credits include: Jon in tick, tick…BOOM! (Ovation Award winner: Outstanding Performance Lead Male), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Derek in Chainmail Bikini, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Indio in West Side Story, the Scarecrow in The Wiz, Aramis in The Three Musketeers, Cain in Children of Eden, Guido in Nine, The Barker in Woyzeck, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Napoleon in The Man of Destiny.

Shaun Aquiliine – Greg

Shaun’s love for the stage led him to study Theatre at Douglas College. There, under the tutelage of Allan Lysell, he performed in Book of Days and Macbeth. Shaun and three close friends put up the self-written Hello, My Name is the President, Glengarry Glen Ross, and a critically lauded production of Little Shop of Horrors. Shaun then enrolled in the UBC acting program. He and his friend Danny Rempel began research for Shaun’s first screenplay, A Blue Collar Love. He completed the script while performing in Mother Courage. Throughout his UBC tenure, Shaun played many lead roles until leaving the program in 2008 to pursue a career in film. He has since written two more screenplays, one of which he is producing and hopes to complete by Winter's end, 2012.

Catch them all on stage (well except for Peter) in Prodigals at the Havana theatre from April 27 - May 2, 2010. Buy your tickets here.

~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer

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