Cast & Crew
Dani Brun Dani Brun is excited to be performing at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Her past theatre credits include stage managing Lac/ Athabasca at Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival, as well as for performances in Fredericton, Sackville, and Saint John. As an actor she has performed in Theatre UNB’s productions of Age Of Arousal, Enron, Our Country’s Good and Les Belle-Soeurs.
Rebekah Chassé grew up in Drummond, northwestern NB, which is home to the Salmon River Trestle Bridge, one of the longest and highest train bridges in Eastern Canada, built between 1908 and 1911 by workers of Italian, Swedish and Scottish heritage who were paid $1 a day. Rebekah’s acting credits with Theatre Free Radical include Utopia and Free/Fall. Other credits include appearances in Bard in the Barracks’ The Adventures Of Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, The Tempest, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Macbeth; TUNB’s Rabbit-Hole and Perfect Pie; Nasty Shadows Theatre Company’s Tooth Of Crime, Marion Bridge, Play and Orestes 2.0; and Next Folding Theatre Company’s Disintegrate Me and Chicken Hearts and Baby Onions. Rebekah dedicates her work in this play to her family and ancestors from Madawaska County, and the railroad workers who opened Drummond’s wilderness to the world.
Jean-Michel Cliche is a New Brunswick theatre artist. Recent acting credits include The Adventures of Pericles (Bard in the Barracks), Cocaine Plane! (Next Folding Theatre Co.) and A Record of Us (Solo Chicken Productions). He is a member of ‘the coop’ physical theatre company and co-founder of Hot Garbage Players improv. His plays Jon and Richard Duel for Honour (2015) and Fort Faith (2016) have been featured in the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival. He is honoured to be part of Lac/Athabasca, which pays homage to the rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic, his family’s hometown.
Alex Donovan will be beginning the Master’s in Directing program at the University of Alberta this fall. Acting credits: A Record of Us (Solo Chicken Productions), Somme Letters Home (Theatre New Brunswick), The Adventures of Pericles, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard in the Barracks), A Beautiful Child, The Fried Fox Variation (NotaBle Acts). Directing credits: The December Man (Theatre University of New Brunswick), This is a Play, The Honour of the Crown, Thom Pain (Imaginary Circumstances Theatre Company), Wasters, Jon & Richard Duel for Honour, Jobbers, Alice Loves the Beach (NB Acts). Writing credits: Caged, The Field, Silky Ties & Comfy Lies (NB Acts).
Len Falkenstein is Director of Drama at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where he teaches Theatre and Playwriting. He is also Artistic Director of Bard in the Barracks, Fredericton’s outdoor Shakespeare company, and NotaBle Acts Theatre Company, whose mandate is to develop and produce new plays by New Brunswick dramatists. His plays have been produced at the SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Fringe festivals across Canada, and the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, and include Utopia, Doppelgänger, Free/Fall, Futures, and Happy City. Lac/Athabasca premiered at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival, was selected for performance at SummerWorks in 2015, and was awarded Second Prize in both the 2015 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Contest and the Ottawa Little Theatre 2015 National Playwriting Competition. The play is forthcoming for publication by Playwrights Canada Press.
Eric Hill Eric Hill manages Backstreet Records in Fredericton, NB. He writes, performs, and records experimental music as Counting on Downstairs. Recently, as an offshoot from his long-running podcast, Surgery Radio, he started a label called Patient Records. The goal of Patient is to release limited edition handmade documents from artist across the spectrum of avant-garde music. More information is available at countingondownstairs.bandcamp.com and Patient Records’ Facebook page.
Jake Martin is a Toronto-based actor and writer from Clifton Royal, NB. He is the former Artistic Director of the Next Folding Theatre Company and New Brunswick Representative for Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. Recent stage credits include The Net (Theatre New Brunswick), The Christmas Tree (Live Bait), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Saint John Theatre Company) and playing Hamlet for two seasons with Bard in the Barracks. His script Wasters recently received a workshopped production at Notable Acts and his show The Pugilist was produced at the Social Capital in Toronto. He is also a founding member of the Hot Garbage Players and co-host of the podcast “The Dust Off”.