FEMINISTA

We are thrilled to announce Feminista, a new initiative all-female playwriting initiative in partnership between Erika Reesor and Cassidy Hicks, who were part of the inaugural female playwriting unit “The Women’s Room” with Sonderlust & Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. The purpose of the group is to provide artistic support for exceptional female writers, with the end goal of readings and sharing of work for the public in the early summer of 2018.

THE WRITERS

ERIN BURLEY

Erin Burley is a graduate of the University of Windsor's BFA Acting program, and a Hamilton native currently living in Toronto, On. She premiered an original show entitled Rosemary at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival with her company Life/Art Theatre, and is currently developing a new piece for next year's fringe season. Erin is an actor and playwright with a passion for feminist theatre, classic literature, and science fiction.

BREANNA MALONEY

Breanna is a Toronto-based actor and theatre creator from Markham, Ontario. She has recently moved back to Canada after spending two years living and studying in England, where she received her MFA in acting from East 15 Acting School. Prior to her time in England, Breanna studied acting at the University of Windsor, where she was first introduced to playwriting and theatre devising. Since completing her degrees, Breanna has been acting, writing and producing with independent theatre companies Skipping Stones Theatre and Life/Art Theatre. Last Summer, she had the opportunity to work with OPIA Theatre Collective as a writer/performer for their first ever nocturnal theatre festival (Dark Crop Festival). As an artist who is passionate about learning, she aims to continue exploring current socio-political issues through art and storytelling. Recent theatre credits include: Coriolanus and 4.48 Psychosis (Skipping Stones Theatre), The Isle is Full of Noises (Life/Art Theatre), FREE(ZE) (Parrhesia Theatre Collaborative, UK), The Night Watch (Tristan Bates Theatre, UK) and Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre). 

CARLYN RHAMEY

Carlyn Rhamey is a proud Fanshawe Theatre Arts Alumni. She is a performer, playwright and Artistic Producer of Squirrel Suit Productions. Carlyn premiered her second one-woman storytelling show The ADHD Project at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, earning the Ottawa University Emerging Artist Award. Her first solo show SAOR won Best of Venue at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in 2016 and toured across Canada on the 2017 Fringe Festival circuit.

Recently Carlyn also completed the Hamilton Fringe, ALERT program. Currently she is involved in the Theatre Aquarius program: The Junction. Carlyn also works with adults with special needs in St.Catharines, ON, is an ADHD advocate, avid coffee drinker and vegetarian.             

ANNIE ROSENBURG

A former actor-turned-writer, Annie is a graduate of the Humber School for Creative Writing and a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Jelly Bucket, Stone Highway Review, Reader’s Digest, Double Reed, the Four-Cornered Universe, Upbeat, the Toronto Star, the National Post, Marketing and Outlook. Her one-act play, This Way Out, was produced at the Strawberry One-Act Festival in Manhattan this past summer. 

JADE WALKER

Jade Walker is an actress, writer, and playwright from London, Ontario.  She completed the two week intensive acting course at VADA.  She played Laura in Tyler Graham's play Swallow at The ARTS Project in 2015 and is a member of Tinkerspace Theatre Company.  She has completed two full sessions of on-camera acting classes at Pro Actors Lab Stratford with Marvin Hinz and continues to attend classes there.  Her play that she wrote titled Bruno and Hogginfritz was chosen to be part of The Grand Theatre's Playwright's Cabaret and was performed at The McManus Theatre in January 2017.  In May 2017 there was a public reading of Bruno and Hogginfritz in the upper floor studio of The ARTS Project by Tinkerspace Theatre.  She will continue to workshop Bruno and Hogginfritz with Passionfool Theatre Company in January 2018.;