ONE ACT PLAYS

Each year we select a few plays that are written by youth ages 13-29, and we take those plays and mentor writers, directors and everyone a part of putting together the play, work on it for a couple months and showcase the final product at the C-lab at The Cultch

From directors, to actors to set designers, all of it is created by youth. 

This year, 2017, we have 2 plays! Scroll down for more info on the cast and crew!

 

Shows are at 8pm each day, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday the 13th. 
 

ONE ACT PLAYS 

"Sorry God"  Cast & Crew

Zoë Wessler- Director and Sound Designer

After a year of artistic floundering post-grad, Zoë is thrilled to be back inside the dark bowels of a theatre. Although she graduated the University of Victoria with a specialization in acting, Zoë has always found a passion in putting on her directorial bossypants and pretending she knows what she’s doing. School also helped Zoë discover her penchant for strange noises, and she’s been lucky enough to work as a sound designer for various independent theatre companies in Victoria making these glorious beep-bops and doo-dahs. Previous directing experience includes Tic, Tic, Toc (SATCo) and Jane and the Giant Peach (Knockout Theatre). Select Sound Design credits include Blind Portrait, Art of the Eight Limbs (Vino Buono), Describe My Lonely (Catador Theatre), and Hidden People (SATCo). Forrays into acting include Summer and Smoke, Lovers: Winners, Lion in the Streets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Phoenix Theatre), SCAPE: Victoria (Intrepid Theatre), and One More Name (Belfry Studio). In July, Zoë is headed to Winnipeg Fringe Festival to produce and perform a new, collectively devised work- Shadow Aspect.

Sasha Ballon- LEN
Sasha Ballon grew up on a rural vegetable farm in the suburban town of Ladner. Now apart of the Vancouver metropolis, she studies at Railtown Actors Studio, and is soon to be graduated from Langara College’s Fine Arts Program. Sasha is an interdisciplinary artist and strives to incorporate her mixed media work, her dance background, and her performance work into her craft. She has worked on independent films, numerous local theatre productions in her hometown, and is excited for her debut in Vancouver’s professional theatre scene. Sasha would like to extend her gratitude to her director, Zoë , and to all her fellow art-makers that were involved in this process and became the creative vision behind this show.

Carson Bokenfohr- SIMONE
Carson was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta and grew up in Saint Albert playing high level sports. Upon graduating from high school, he chose to pursue acting over a college baseball scholarship, turning westward instead of south. Carson graduated Vancouver Film School's full year intensive in 2015 and since then has been training at Anthony Meindl's acting workshop, among other studios. He is heavily involved in improvised and sketch comedy, performing and training with The Fictionals, Blind Tiger and his own group, Thumbs Up Thumbs Down, as well as writing for various sketch and variety shows around Vancouver. Carson is in the works of creating his own improv company focusing on long form improvised theatre (unnamed as of yet). This is Carson's first lead in a play and he says that being given the chance to play a drag queen is a dream come true. It's only the first of a wide range of diverse characters he wishes to portray on both stage and screen.

Colette Habel- Playwright

Colette is an all-around theatre artist, coffee lover and accidental orchid killer currently based in Victoria, BC. She is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria and holds a BFA in Theatre and Writing. Colette holds directing, playwriting, and sound design credits from UVic's Phoenix Theatre, SATCo, Theatre SKAM, Catador Theatre, the Victoria Fringe Festival, and Intrepid Theatre's YouShow, New Play Reading Series, and queer theatre festival OUTStages. Colette is the former Drama Editor of the Warren Undergraduate Review, a former panelist at the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre's annual conference,  and is the current Director in Residence for the new Victoria-based indie theatre company Vino Buono. Colette would like to give a huge thank you to Mom and Dad, Joan and Zoë , and her ride-or-die love, Simone.

Tory Ip- LIGHTING DESIGNER
Tory is a recent graduate from UBC’s Theatre Production and Design program. During her time at UBC she was Assistant Lighting Designer for Eurydice and Arabian Nights. She was also the Lighting Designer for UBC’s Les Belles Soeurs at the Frederic Wood theatre. Tory is happy to have her first off campus design working with the company and crew of sorry god.  

Jamaica Pettigrew- MAKE UP ARTIST

Brea May- SET DESIGNER Brea May is the other half of the design team with David, and thrilled to take on another artistic challenge by his side. A filmmaker and artist (and a lesbian witch who does MDMA) who's been deeply touched to have been a part of this show.  

Brea May- SET DESIGNER
Brea May is the other half of the design team with David, and thrilled to take on another artistic challenge by his side. A filmmaker and artist (and a lesbian witch who does MDMA) who's been deeply touched to have been a part of this show.
 

Meghan Dubois-Phillips- PROPS MASTER

Meghan is thrilled to be a part of this production and to be working with our fabulous director again. This is her debut performance in the role of prop master.

David Thomson- SET DESIGNER David Thomson loved working alongside his best friend and co-art director Brea May. A working Drag artist, he's excited to be a part of this show!     

David Thomson- SET DESIGNER
David Thomson loved working alongside his best friend and co-art director Brea May. A working Drag artist, he's excited to be a part of this show! 
 

 

Michelle Bowes- COSTUME DESIGNER Michelle Bowes’ interest in costumes began at a young age when she was dazzled by the sparkle and drama of competitive synchronized swimming. A BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria (Lion in the Streets – 2015, Unity: 1918 – 2014, The Skin of our Teeth – 2013) and her unique experience working with swimwear and movement clothing assisted her designs for DamnSpot Theatre’s The Wyrd Sisters at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2015, and various costumes for students of the Happening Dance Studio last year. Having taken several months off from theatre last year to travel Europe, Michelle is thrilled to be working on new projects with familiar faces. sorry god is Michelle’s first production in the Ignite! Festival, and motivated by her sport-induced fetish for glitter and sequins, she is tremendously excited for the chance to dress, of all things, a stripper and a drag queen. Wave them freak flags!

Michelle Bowes- COSTUME DESIGNER
Michelle Bowes’ interest in costumes began at a young age when she was dazzled by the sparkle and drama of competitive synchronized swimming. A BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria (Lion in the Streets – 2015, Unity: 1918 – 2014, The Skin of our Teeth – 2013) and her unique experience working with swimwear and movement clothing assisted her designs for DamnSpot Theatre’s The Wyrd Sisters at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2015, and various costumes for students of the Happening Dance Studio last year. Having taken several months off from theatre last year to travel Europe, Michelle is thrilled to be working on new projects with familiar faces. sorry god is Michelle’s first production in the Ignite! Festival, and motivated by her sport-induced fetish for glitter and sequins, she is tremendously excited for the chance to dress, of all things, a stripper and a drag queen. Wave them freak flags!

"Always" Cast & Crew

IGNITE! week at the histortic theatre May 16-20th
One Act Plays at the C-lab May 12-13th
Visual Arts Gallery Exhibit May 3rd-20th

ONE ACT PLAY SUBMISSIONS

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