Joseph Hinks – Father Brest, C.C.
Joe hails from the historical city of Portsmouth, England and has been in Vancouver for three years; he has been on the board of Metro Theatre for two and volunteers for many theatre organizations including Vancouver Opera and the GVPTA. A film/theatre all-rounder, his most recent achievements include directing Macbeth for SRO Theatre and mentoring on the Access to Music youth project Death in a Dumpster: The Musical. He has also just wrapped as construction coordinator for the upcoming indie-flick The Iron Sixth.
Nevada Yates Robart – Miss. Bridgie Andover
Nevada is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria BC. Some favorite stage credits include: The Exquisite Hour (Relephant); Media Redux (Xau Xau); Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Hoarse Raven); The Secret Garden (Gateway); Hello Dolly (Chemainus); Footloose (TUTS); and nine seasons as a performer, director, choreographer and writer at the Wild Horse Theatre in Fort Steele BC. She is also a tour guide with Forbidden Vancouver and can been seen in the Prohibition City tour here in Vancouver. Nevada is delighted to be a part of this production and dig into her very Irish past. Enjoy!
Kevin Ibbotson – Rev. Canon Pratt, P.P.
Kevin has spent many years acting, but this is the first time he has ever been involved in an Irish play despite being Irish. He thinks it’s very odd to be doing an Irish accent on stage. He trained with Bull Alley in Dublin, studying theatre and perfecting his craft. He moved to Canada nearly 2 years ago and has since worked in both theatre and TV but hopes for bigger and better things. He is extremely happy to be performing with SRO after first getting involved as an accent coach for The Weir. He loves cats, Pink Floyd and bourbon. Not necessarily in that order.
Jonathan MacDonald – Father Loran, C.C.
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 six 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. Moll is Jonathans second show with SRO, previously appearing as King Duncan in last years MacBeth. In Vino Veritas.
Keara Barnes – Miss Maureen “Moll” Kettle
Keara is a Vancouver born actor, producer, writer and co-founder of SRO Theatre. She holds a BFA in Theatre from UVic and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York. Recent acting credits include: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth (SRO), Olya the Child (2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival), Almost a Stepmom (2015 Victoria Fringe Festival), The Weir (SRO), Hug (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Mikado and The Hollow (Metro Theatre), Waiting for Ghostbusters (Genus Theatre), Pheobe in As you Like it (Kaleidoscope Theatre), as well as various short films. UPCOMING: The Motherers (Pull Festival 2016), and her one woman show Almost a Stepmom at the 2016 Calgary Fringe Festival. http://www.kearabarnes.com
Rod Megill – Ulick & His Lordship the Bishop
Rod was a member of the National Arts Centre Young Company under Denis Hayes; who introduced improvisation, movement and modern dance. Rod went onto study under Richard Pochinko, the renowned clown and mask teacher who introduced the concept that an actor should celebrate surviving on the edge of risk and take simple joy in each outcome. Accepted by the National Theatre School of Canada and supported by his parents, he jumped on the bus to Montreal and rented an old doctor’s office in the basement of a three-story walk-up to learn. After an extended absence from the stage, Rod feels well-equipped and ready to ride again.
Tracy-Lynn Chernaske – Director
Excited to be Directing another CelticFest Vancouver piece (last year’s sell-out The Weir) Tracy-Lynn is also resident Scenic Painter/Set Decorator at Metro Theatre. She has designed many shows including Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Hollow, Go Back for Murder (Metro Theatre) and SRO’s Macbeth. Her favorite work was for the Kay Meek (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) – for which she painted a 32′ realistic moon across the stage. She also dabbled in film, working on locally filmed K-os and Michael Buble music videos. Co-founder of SRO, she’s excited to see their continued success with the support of amazing people.
Susan Hanson – Stage Manager
Stage manager, by turns worshiped and feared. As it should be. Motto: She who must be obeyed. As it should be.
Chelsea Hanson – Assistant Stage Manager
Chelsea has been in theatre since she was nine years old. She has taken on various roles in theatre, both on stage and backstage. Her favorite spot to be in is in the light and sound booth. That’s all you need to know about her~
Chantel Short – Costume Designer
Chantal Short is a graduate of the Phoenix Theatre at the University of Victoria. Although her passion is the use of arts in social justice and wellness, design seems to be where she has found her feet in the theatre. Recent credits include Wardrobe Maintenance on Kooza (Cirque du Soleil) Designer’s Assistant for A Doll’s House (Slamming Doorb Collective), Set/Costume design for Another Shot (star star theatre/Shift Theatre Festival) and Costume Design for The Graduate (Metro Theatre). Chantal thanks the Standing Room Team for having her onboard!