“It takes the right story, that’s all…a story they’ve never heard before.”
When Sam’s best friend Joëlle starts obsessing about Faerie, Sam doesn’t pay much attention. After all, Joëlle has always been feverishly creative, if troubled. But when Joëlle vanishes into the Otherworld, Sam must brave the darkness and the woods – rewriting her own story to get her friend back.
This new stage play is based on the award-winning audio drama by KT Bryski. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council, the original audio drama was released via podcast in 2016. It won the Parsec Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Best Story: Novella) and was shortlisted for Best of Fringe!
Cast and Crew!
Blythe Haynes: Samantha/Co-producer
Blythe Haynes is a Toronto-based actor and voice talent. Select theatre credits include “A Canticle of Light” (Missed Metaphor Productions), “In His Name” (Canadian History Project), “The Killdeer” (Alumnae Theatre), and “Mary’s Wedding” (Toronto Fringe Festival). Her voice can be heard on many podcasts, including “Campfire Radio Theatre,” “Apex Magazine Podcasts,” and the original audio drama production of “Six Stories, Told at Night.” With KT Bryski, she is one of the co-founders of Gangway! Theatre Co.
Alexandra Milne: Joëlle
Alexandra Milne is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Company 2011). NYC theater credits include When the Party’s Over (Planet Connections Festival, Best Actress Nominee), Macbeth (Aquila Theatre) and Kutsukake Tokijiro (Flea Theater). Toronto theater credits include This Will be Our Last Transmission (Fireworks Festival 2017) and Animal (New Ideas Festival 2018). Film: Dim the Fluorescents (Clumsy Ophelia, Slamdance 2017 Jury Prize), Cave Small Cave Big (Joële Walinga), The Feed (TonMan Productions) and Dogmouth (Dogmouth Productions). Television: The Blacklist (NBC).
Isaiah Kolundzic: Coyote, Peter, Wilfrid, Etc.
Isaiah is a character actor with excellent comedic timing, charm, and sincerity. He has worked on a number of film projects and has been creating a strong professional reputation for himself, both in the film industry and theatre. Born in Toronto and raised in the small town of Vineland, Ontario; Isaiah moved to train at the University of Windsor in their BFA – Acting Program. He finished school in 2016 and has been working in Toronto’s film and theatre market ever since. Recent credits include “Mary of Shanty Bay” (Theatre by the Bay), “Portraits, Patterns, Possibilities” (Culchahworks Arts Collective,” and “Matches” (Stompin’ Ground Films).
Blair Haynes: Director
It’s an honour to work with Gangway! Productions on SIX STORIES, TOLD AT NIGHT. This is the third Bryski play that Blair has had the pleasure of directing. A graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA (Acting) and MFA (Directing) Programs, Blair has enjoyed a long career as an theatre actor (twice nominated for Sterling awards), film actor (Oscar winning film UNFORGIVEN), writer (SHAKESPEARE’S DOG), teacher (U of A, U of L, Red Deer College) and director (MARY’S WEDDING, POSSIBLE WORLDS, LEND ME A TENOR, THE CRUCIBLE). Currently on withdrawal from ACTRA and EQUITY, Blair is thrilled to be lured back to his first love by the talented and dynamic duo who comprise Gangway! Productions.
Jeremy Pearson: Stage Manager/Production Designer
This is Jeremy‘s first Gangway! production and he is excited to be working on this piece as both Stage Manager and Production Designer. Recent stage management credits include Where There’s a Will (SAWITRI), Block Party (Frog in Hand), GRAMMA (SAWITRI) and Pigmania! (Education Arts Canada). He received his education in theatre and mathematics from Sarah Lawrence College.
KT Bryski: Playwright/co-producer
KT Bryski is an author, podcaster, and playwright. Select theatre credits include “A Canticle of Light” (Missed Metaphor Productions), “East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon,” (Canadian Children’s Opera Company), and “Key of D Minor” (Sears Ontario Drama Festival). She has been a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, a Parsec Award winner, and a Sunburst Award finalist. In addition to her playwriting, KT has published short fiction in various speculative fiction magazines. Find at more at http://www.ktbryski.com.