of the Damned
by the Damned Co-op!
by Eric Woolfe
by Michael Waller
Managed by Chris Dupuis
Design by Michael Waller
Consultation by Rick Banville
Music by Jay Turvey & Paul Sportelli
Relations by Lynn Lowes
The Barker – Steve
Actor One (Gogol,
Graham, Sister Ingrid, William) – Richard Alan Campbell
Actor Two (Maddy, Ezzy,
Sister Mary-Frances, Imp) – Kimwun Perehinec
Actor Three (David,
Harry, Jack, Archy) – Jason Charters
Actor Four (Waitress,
Gloria, Jenny, Madge, Shadowy Man) – Rebecca Northan
This is an Equity
Alan Campbell (Actor
Richard sweltered in the park
this past summer as Iago in Shakespeare in the Rough’s production of Othello.
Past work with SITR includes the title roles in Titus
Andronicus and King John, as well
as Lucio in last year’s Measure For
Measure. Other roles of note include: Vanek in The Co.’s Audience
Unveiling Protest, Kung Tu in The
Bundle (Equity Showcase), a very, very strange civil servant in Open
Wound (Rhubarb), Algernon in The
Importance of Being Earnest, Donny in American
Buffalo (both in Vancouver), and
the one man show Herringbone (Gate
Theatre, London UK). George W. Bush and Keith Richard's fingers scare the crap
out of him.
Theatre credits include Reece in Communicating
Doors (Magnus Theatre), Jacob Mercer in Saltwater
Moon (First Stages Theatre Co.), Jacques Plante in Jacques Plante and the Parkdale Knitting League, Benjamin in Perfect
on Paper (Toronto Fringe), The Boy in Three
Tall Women (The Grand Theatre) and Gulliver in Gulliver’s
Travels (Mermaid Theatre). Film and television appearances include
The Enduring Enigma of Susanna Moodie, Someone to Love and Due
Consideration. Jason directed Eric Woolfe’s The
Strange & Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom at the terrifying Buddies
in Bad Times Theatre in 2001 and again at the sinister Grand Theatre last
spring. Carry Me Home: The Legacy of
Nathaniel Dett, a documentary Jason co-produced, airs on Vision TV in
February 2003. He is afraid of the sound of Rebecca’s father clipping his
toenails in the kitchen.
is a director and playwright who stage manages ‘cause it's so much damn fun.
Recent SM credits include: Little Dragon (K'now Theatre), The
Fire Sermon (bluemouth inc.) and Double
Identity (The Yiddish Theatre of Montreal). He was the assistant director of
Homage (Buddies in Bad Times).
Upcoming: Five Fingers (Platform 9)
at the TPM Backspace. Chris is afraid of mime.
is an actor/improviser/director
and three time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for Best Female Improviser. She is
one of the newest members of the Second City National Touring Company
and co-producer of Micetro Impro
at the Victory Café. TV credits include: Elvira
Kurt's Adventures in Comedy, The
Endless Grind (The Comedy Network), The Holmes Show (CTV) and Liquid Soaps
Theatrically Rebecca has appeared at Alberta Theatre Projects in their playRites
Festival, Theatre Calgary and Quest Theatre, and will appear at the Manitoba
Theatre Centre in January in Philadelphia
Story. Rebecca is also a Global Television Woman of Vision Award
recipient. This month Rebecca shoots an improv pilot for the Comedy Network with
Linda Kash and Paul O'Sullivan.
of centipedes, swimming in lakes with weeds at the bottom, other people's feet
and the sound of her father clipping his toenails in the kitchen!
Actor Four replacement, Saturday October 19)
originally from Halifax, NS, and is extremely excited about being a part of Sideshow
of the Damned. Credits include Jennie in Chapter
Two, The Seven Ravens, Norah in Wrong
for Each Other and Maria in Twelfth
Night. The thing that scares her most is the prospect of doing this show
with no rehearsal.
recently workshopped then appeared in three new Canadian plays for the first
Studio Theatre season at the Stratford Festival (Jess in High-Gravel-Blind, Meredith Gryphon in Shadows and Poet Ruskin in Walk
Right Up). Other recent credits include the original production of Sideshow
of the Damned (Eldritch Theatre), Static
Cling (The Ninth Airborne), Vicious
Little Boyz in the Rain and Popsong
(Theatre Direct Canada), and a staged reading of Blessings
in Disguise (Touchmark Theatre). Film and television work includes Max
and Zoe, Puppets Who Kill, Thieves, Prince Charming and
Nikita. Upcoming theatre: The Laramie
Project for Studio 180, in February 2003. Kimwun is afraid of the people who
actually eat the things on Fear Factor.
She is a graduate of the actor training program at George Brown College.
waited a very long time for a twisted show like this! Most recently he was seen
in War Brides at Theatre Aquarius and
as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
for Theatre by the Bay. Other recent credits include How the Other Half Loves
(Sunshine Festival), Indian Ink (CanStage/NAC),
The Piper (Necessary Angel), Jesus
(Theatre Aquarius), and The
Foursome (New Stages). Prior to this he spent four seasons with the
Stratford Festival where he was seen in Fiddler
on the Roof, Julius Caesar, Man of La Mancha, Coriolanus and Richard
II among others. Some “pre-Stratford” credits include Les Miserables (Neptune Theatre), Into the Woods and A Little
Night Music (CanStage) and Lend Me A
Tenor (Piggery Theatre). Following this Steve will be seen in Sylvia
(Theatre Aquarius) and Sweeney Todd (CanStage).
Over the years, Steve has developed a healthy (albeit irrational) fear of
claymation films and some fried meats. He’s a graduate of The National Theatre
School of Canada.
Michael is thrilled to be
working on Sideshow again. Since his
last foray into this hoary world, he has directed Sean Reycraft’s Roundabout
for Theatre Direct, Dave Carley’s Midnight
Madness for Theatre on the Grand and William Shakespeare’s Othello for Shakespeare in the Rough. His last encounter with Mr. Woolfe was the
puppet extravaganza Grendelmaus, for
Eldritch Theatre. Other directing highlights include Dave Carley’s Taking
Liberties, Walking on Water and View
from the Roof (Chalmers Award nominee); Sean Reycraft’s Popsong
(Chalmers Award winner); and the Bittergirl Collective’s Bittergirl (just back from the Big Apple). Michael has also written
and acted in many CBC Radio plays, most recently Test Drive with Gordon Pinsent. Michael is the recipient of the Ken
MacDougall award and a graduate in acting of Carnegie Mellon University.
Eric is an actor and playwright.
His other writing credits include The
Strange & Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom, a suburban-gothic horror
musical about puberty and the supernatural; Grendelmaus,
the tragic tale of a doomed love and the ancient, malevolent rodent who
destroyed it; Pomeranski Rex, a
hard-boiled tragedy; and the upcoming Chichimus
Waylaid, which is about witchcraft and the early days of the CBC. His hook
lines are often better than his plays. He is the Artistic Director of Eldritch
Theatre (www.eldritchtheatre.ca), the original producer of Sideshow of the Damned. His acting credits include Timon in The
Lion King (Mirvish Productions), Ishmael in Grendelmaus
(Eldritch Theatre), Lott in Kingdom of
Earth (Touchmark Theatre), Einstein in Picasso
at the Lapin Agile (Centaur Theatre) and Miles in The Drawer Boy (1000
Island Playhouse). He has also worked for Equity Showcase, CanStage, The Grand
Theatre, MTC and the Toronto Fringe. Film & TV credits include Doc,
Due South, Traders and the cartoon
Beyblade. Mr Woolfe was raised by traveling circus folk. His father was an
armless knife thrower, and his mother was the more fully formed half of a set of
conjoined twins. Sideshow of the Damned
is his most autobiographical play to date. He fears nothing.
Amanda Parsons, Gail
Packwood, John Grey, Mirvish Productions, Miriam Newhouse, Esther Hale, Canadian
Actors’ Equity Association, Louise Gauthier, Melody Johnson, Hume Baugh, Ron
Kennell, Darren Keay, Steve DelBalso, Lisa Merchant, Lindsay Leese, Dawn Weaver,
The Great Old Ones That Were and Always Shall Be.
can I see this travesty again?