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Victorian Closet Drama at Alumnae Theatre Company

Dates: (5/1/2024 - 5/5/2024 )

Theatre:

Alumnae Theatre Company


70 Berkeley St. Toronto, ON M5A2w6
Toronto,ON M5A2W6

Phone: 416-364-4170

Tickets: 15.00

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In a small but well-furnished Toronto parlor in the late 1800s, the eccentric Luff family holds a dinner party and stages a theatrical play in the dining room, hoping to gain the admiration of the exacting Jewells. It is not likely to go well. A silly play that playfully swipes at gender roles, conventional marriage, and the nuclear family.

Cast and Creative team for Victorian Closet Drama at Alumnae Theatre Company

Cast

Emilia Michalowska

Helen Jewell
Emilia is delighted to be making her Toronto theatre debut in the hilarious Victorian Closet Drama. Originally from Vancouver, Emilia has since gone on to receive an Associates of Arts from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts in New York City. Emilia’s recent Theatre/TV credits include the aptly named Amelia in The House Of Bernarda Alba (Off-Off Broadway, The Gallery Players), Belle/Narrator #5 in A Christmas Carol Radio Show (The Metro Theatre, Vancouver), and Bea Hall in Dark Side Of the Ring.


Tyler Bignell

William Jewell
Tyler is a veteran of the stage with notable credits including Felix in The Odd Couple, Tad in Family Affair, Peter in Prelude to a Kiss, and Bouc in Murder on the Orient Express. This is Tyler’s first show with Alumnae Theatre. When not acting, Tyler can be found blowing kisses at cars in the bike lane from his bicycle OR wandering from bar to bar on Front Street. Thanks to everyone for coming to see this show. If you made it this far, you win. Likes: Theatre, Star Trek, You. Dislikes: Open mouth chewers, the 401, poorly written bios.


Eric Amaral

Miss Priscilla Luff
Eric Amaral is an emerging actor based in Toronto. Recently graduating from York University’s Devised Theatre program, Eric is extremely grateful to be a part of the New Ideas Festival! Eric has been doing what he loves most: acting. He’s brought to life a wide range of characters, and he’s excited to showcase his talents in this new role. He is thrilled to be a part of this production and wants to thank the cast and crew for being such amazing creatives. He hopes you enjoy Victorian Closet Drama as much as he has enjoyed being a part of it.


Julie Vanderlip

Mr. Victor Luff
Julie, a Toronto-based actor, eagerly joins Alumnae Theatre’s New Idea Festival and Victorian Closet Drama. She co-created and starred in Rocks On Earth From Space at Hamilton Fringe last year with her wife. Her talent transcends to screen, featured in See No Evil. Notably, Julie was a runner-up for Best Supporting Actress at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival for Sleep Without a Dream. With a passion for storytelling and LGBTQ+ representation, Julie leaves a lasting impact on both stage and screen.


Michelle Gram

Mrs. Sophy Luff
Michelle is thrilled to be part of Victorian Closet Drama with the New Ideas Festival. Recent credits include Timekeeper: Cunning Little Vixen (Canadian Opera Company), Co-Creator/Actor: Frankenstein(esque) (Silent Protagonist Theatre – Toronto Fringe Festival), Pharlap: The Complex (Workshop: It’s Not a Pivot Productions), and Shadow Puppeteer/Builder: Pierrot and the Moon (Metaphysical Theatre). She is a puppeteer/designer, voice actor, actress, and teacher. Michelle graduated from York University’s Creative Ensemble/ Devised Theatre program and owns Story Drama Suite, offering Arts Education consulting and workshops for educators. Visit her at www.storydramasuite.com


Creative Team

Nina Kaye

Playwright
Nina Kaye is the artistic director of Unspoken Theatre Company in Toronto. A multi award-winning playwright and published poet, she is a graduate of the masters’ program in drama at the University of Toronto. Named one of “our city’s best emergent playwrights” by Mooney on Theatre, her plays have been produced in Toronto, New York, and Washington. Toronto productions include plays with the Toronto Fringe Festival, Sterling Studio Theatre, Unit 102, and Social Capital Theatre.


Kyra Keith

Director
Kyra Keith is a developing actor, director, and creator with a passion for queer, clown, and absurdist work. She graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College in the Theatre and Drama Studies Specialist program. Some of Kyra’s credits include assistant directing Back Mirror in Alumnae Theatre’s 2023 New Ideas Festival and directing An Ode to Home in Toronto’s 2023 Fringe Festival. Kyra received five nominations in the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival last year for her team’s work on Back mirror. She also received a Best Director award for her work on The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide, as a co-director for the UTM Drama Club. Kyra is very thankful to be working alongside such a great team of artists.


Srutika Sabu

Stage Manager
Srutika (Tika) Sabu (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist and storyteller. Her pandemic decision was to throw away her medical degree and deep dive into theatre initially through improv comedy and clown. She’s an alumna of the Toronto Fringe TENT program and the Toronto Arts Foundation/Neighbourhood Arts Network’s ArtWorksTO program. This is Srutika’s first time as stage manager, and she is excited to be part of the New Ideas Festival.




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