J-C is thrilled to be given the opportunity to breathe life into this tragedy with such an amazing cast. This process has been and continues to be a challenging, enriching and stunning way to live a life with surprises at every turn. Most recently he was seen voicing several characters in Spectral Theatre’s Late Night Double Feature live radio plays Attack of the Bee-Girls and Vulvania: She Queen of the Devil Women. Other credits include John Proctor (The Crucible) with the White Rock Players and Prospero (The Tempest) with Sandbox Theatre. J-C is a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK), Arts Club Actor’s Intensive (CA) and Algonquin College.
Keara is an actor, producer, and writer from Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from The University of Victoria in 2009 with her BFA in Theatre and has gone to work with theatre companies around the world. Upon graduation she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she spent three years working at the Abbey Theatre: The National Theatre of Ireland, and the Gaiety Theatre. Recent credits include: Olya the Child (2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival), her one woman show Almost a Stepmom (2015 Victoria Fringe Festival), The Weir (Standing Room Only Theatre), Hug (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival), The Mikado and The Hollow (Metro Theatre), Waiting for Ghostbusters (Genus Theatre), As you Like it(Kaleidoscope Theatre), as well as various short films. www.kearabarnes.com
Jonathan MacDonald is a classically trained actor born and raised in Nova Scotia. Trained in the Arts degree department of Dalhousie University’s Fine Art program, Jonathan moved to British Columbia five years ago to pursue an acting career on the West Coast. Selected credits include Philip Blake in Go Back For Murder, Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest, Antony Wilding in Enchanted April, and Tom in the original play trilogy A Bar Scene. Macbeth is Jonathan’s first show with Standing Room Only Theatre.
Christine feels very lucky to be part of Standing Room Only’s production of Macbeth, her favourite Shakespearean Tragedy! Originally from Winnipeg, Christine recently graduated from Studio 58 and is forever grateful for that experience. Her final Solo Show, La Petite Mort, was selected for SFU’s 2015 Launch! Festival. Some of her favourite roles include \Gertie Cummings (Oklahoma; Studio 58) and Polly
Devon made his theatrical debut as the dragon that meets his most unfortunate end upon St. Georges mighty sword. Amid his death throes he wowed the audience and stunned his poor teacher by roaring “I Have Been Slewed” and collapsing. Since that seminal moment in his childhood Devon has grown up with a love of theatre craft and it is because of that love you are reading this section of this particular Website today. Devon is fresh out of his studies in acting for stage and film. He is busily building away at his resume having starred in two short films Cong and Whisper and performing on stage in Animal Farm and staring in Lanford Wilson’s play Balm in Gilled where he just made it out alive. He is currently (As of January 2015) beginning work on a web series with New Image Entertainment. Like St. George’s sword a career in film and theatre can be daunting; luckily Devon has the heart of a dragon.
A graduate of Gastown Actors Studio and a student of Mel Tuck, Tara has been acting on stage and screen for most of her life. She is a powerful presence on stage and deftly maneuvers from character to character. Some of her recent roles include Stephana in “The Tempest” ( Sandbox Productions), Woman in “The Portable Phonograph” ( Spectral Theatre Society), and Dr. Emma Brookner in “The Normal Heart” ( Raving Theatre). She is beyond words to describe how excited she is to work with this highly creative and energetic company. She is currently represented by Leo Management.
Currently pursuing a Theatre degree at Thompson Rivers University, Kuup is an aspiring actor who Is looking to improve. Having spent a summer working in Vancouver, and training with Second Circle Studio, Kuup graciously welcomed the opportunity to work with Standing Room only theater on the challenging, yet thrilling project that is “the Scottish play”. The perfect combination of an experienced crew, with an amazingly talentedcast made this a learning and a humbling experience. Many thanks to director Joe Hinks and our incredible team for making this possible!
This is Nate’s second SRO production after playing Jim in ‘the Weir’ last year. A recent graduate of the Vancouver Acting School ‘Comedy Showcase program’, Nate is now working part-time as a theatre technician/acting teacher and he can been performins Stand-up, Sketch and Improv Comedy around the city and performing in ‘The New Thing’ ensemble doing shows at school creative’s Blake Snyder Theatre.
Lloyd Darling is originally from Australia but has been living in Vancouver for 10 years. Having done a lot of theatre growing up in Australia he recently got back into theatre in 2011 as Billy Bibbit in “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” and in 2012 launched his own company “Atmosphere Theatre Company” with the production of “Murder Play”. His more recent productions include “Slaughterhouse 5”, “Go Back For Murder” and “Heatstroke”. He is honoured to be a part of this production.
A British National, Joe has been active in the Vancouver theatre scene since 2013; he is on the Board for Metro Theatre and he volunteers for several other arts organizations in Vancouver; the GVPTA and the Vancouver Opera. Joe directed Go Back for Murder (2015) at Metro Theatre, Assistant Directed SRO’s sell-out run of The Weir (2015) and their recent foray into the Victoria Fringe, Almost a Stepmom (2015) by Keara Barnes. He also worked on The Switch (2015), the world’s first Transgender sitcom.
Currently, Joe is extremely proud to be working with some gifted individuals as Mentor Director on Death In a Dumpster: The Musical, written and directed by disadvantaged, at-risk youth, which premiers at the Waterfront Theatre in November. Joe also teaches drama classes at Quantum Day Program. He is extremely excited to be working with an amazing and talented cast and crew on one of the bard’s strongest and darkest tragedies.
Though technically a free lance Scenic Artist, Tracy-Lynn has been the resident Scenic Painter and Set Decorator at Metro Theatre for the last five years, creating wonderfully rich and realistic looking sets for classic plays such as Brighton Beach Memoirs, Relatively Speaking, The Hollow and Go Back for Murder. Outside of Metro, Tracy-Lynn has worked for theatres and theatre groups all over the Lower Mainland, including Fighting Chance Productions (Rent) and most recently the Kay Meek (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) – for which she was required to paint a 32′ realistic moon across the stage. She is and co-founder of SRO and excited to see their continued success with the support such amazing people.
Sarah, a Studio 58 graduate, and recent Jessie Award winner has been working in music, theatre, TV and Film for over 10 years. Select credits include: designing; Glengarry Glen Ross, The Last 5 Years, A Doll’s House, stage managing; Kosmic Mambo, The After Party Girls saga, Private Lives, 3…2…1… and a variety of original works presented at the Edmonton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals, 4Play at Studio 58 and Shift Festival. After this fantastic show you can find Sarah with Carousel Theatre, Hardline Productions, and Zee Zee Theatre in their upcoming productions. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Maria began her theatre career in elementary school, working on- and off-stage for productions such as Santa’s Holiday Hoedown, Christmas At The OK Corral, and Teddy Stewart: The Musical. She graduated from UBC in 2010, and spent the following year at the Banff Centre. After a 3-year stint working in child care, Maria is back and honoured to be part of this production – her first show with SRO! Maria also enjoys building things with her hands and waving at people. Thanks to the cast and crew. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Sylvie is very excited to be creating the fights for Macbeth along with the talented Mike Kovac and Ryan McNeill Bolton. She has been training in stage combat for over four years with Academie Duello and Fight Directors Canada. Most recently she choreographed the fights for If We Were Birds (Theatre Inconnu), Fool for Love (Clockwork Theatre), and Jump (Julian Phillips). Sylvie is especially pleased to be working with such a fantastic group of people, and she hopes you enjoy the show.
An Advanced Actor Combatant with Fight Directors Canada, Mike has been trained in professional wrestling, kung fu, stage combat and weapon combat. Mike has been a fight coordinator for shows including One Man, Two Guvnors (Arts Club Theatre), Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre), Twelfth Night (UBC) and Romeo and Juliet (University of the Fraser Valley). He has also been a part of such films as Yesterday, Mon Ami, Extraterrestrial and the upcoming feature, Interrogation. As well, look for him in the iZombie, Backstrom, Some Assembly Required, and Supernatural television series.
Ryan McNeill Bolton is a Vancouver based Actor and Certified Fight Choreographer. He has recently played stunt roles in Epic Quest and Ben (both in post production). He is active in fight/stunt choreography for theatre having recently designed stage violence for The OC: The Musical, Artsclub’s One Man Two Guvnors, and Gateway Theatre’s Crazy For You. Recent acting credits include Vixens of Wonderland, Grimm Girls, and Riverview High: The Musical. Ryan is also a voiceover artist, photographer, and producer
Rebecca is a recent graduate and Overall Achievement award winner from John Casablancas Institute. After spending the better part of the past year studying makeup and special effects, she has found her true passion in the “gory end” of FX makeup and prosthetics. While attending school she worked on the RAW Fashion Show, the independent film, Noesis, and Theatre Under The Stars production of Hairspray. This is her first show with SRO and is excited to be a part of MacBeth! Visit her website at www.beautyandblood-mua.com
Sean has been writing, signing, recording, producing and engineering music for over 20 years and is a graduate of The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology in London, ON. He has also performed in many theatre productions, recently in Fighting Chance Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar and United Players’ Welcome to Thebes. Sean is thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic show and sends his congratulations to the cast and crew for all their hard work!
Rima Issa – Rehearsal Photographer
Cheyenne Mabberley – Special Effects
Alex House – Lighting Designer