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December 14, 2015:

Primary update at the moment is that LARPs Season Two is almost completely released online! We have the finale coming up this week, but those who need to catch up from the beginning can access the entire Season 1 and Season 2 playlist below:


July 26, 2015:

Wow. Several months of updates coming right up!

  • LARPs Season 2 is WRAPPED! We’re all knee-deep in post-production work at the moment but from what I’ve seen so far this season is going to be off the charts. Every single element has been taken to the next level: filming, episode length, fights, costumes, cast size, music. I cannot WAIT to share it with everyone. Oh my god.
  • I’m a wee bit late with this one, but Fuddy Meers had a great run. It was such a fun show to perform in and the team was top-notch.
  • I’ve been doing a little bit of voice work lately, which is always a blast. Listen for my Toyota radio spot! I’ll make sure to release stuff here when I track it down.

Apr. 29, 2015:

Got some updates from the land of the crazy!

  • LARPs has wrapped block 1 of filming. We’ve shot all the interior scenes and let me tell you they look stellar. Having the episodes at 11 minutes as opposed to 6 means more time for character development. The scenes/dialogues are longer and we really get the sense of knowing these people both in-game and out. Exterior shooting will take place in the second half of May. Oh, and did I mention the Indiegogo campaign raised 40K? 😀
  • Fuddy Meers opens tomorrow!!! We’ve moved into the theatre, the set’s in place, our costumes are done and everything is looking fahhhbulous. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here. Don’t miss this mad-cap roller coaster of a show!

Mar. 22, 2015:

Hey-o! Got three amazing projects on the go right now:

  • Trout Stanley is almost halfway through its run and has been going really well so far. This is some of the most fun I’ve ever had on stage. My character is pretty “out there” and basically a blast to play. Here are some photos from the production:

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  • Fuddy Meers rehearsals continue and the show is shaping up to be really great. Fabulous and hilarious cast and creative team!
  • LARPs: The Series: The Indiegogo is almost at its goal of $30,000. That said, we still have stretch goals to announce. Raising more money in the campaign would be amazing!

Feb. 2, 2015:

Wow, have I been failing at these updates. Unacceptable. Here’s life from the past several MONTHS:

  • LARPs has relaunched on Geek and Sundry, which is pretty huge for us. There is a much bigger audience this time around, which is nerve-wracking but ultimately awesome. So far episodes 0, 1 and 2 have been released, with a new one coming out each Friday and bonus content on Saturdays.
  • Season 2 is in the works. We are deep in pre-production right now. New cast members, bigger crew, exciting new changes (all for the good!). It’s happening.
  • My first Helix episode came out:
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    Look, it’s me (and Billy Campbell…)!

     

  • Because I’m insane there are of course several plays on the go as well. First up we have Trout Stanley, an absolutely wonderful play by Canadian playwright Claudia Dey. It’s being produced by AcidHawk Theatre and will go up in March.
  • Following right behind (and smack-dab in the middle of our predicted LARPs shoot) is another show with LVD Collective (Living Room. Dark.) called Fuddy Meers. This is a crazy one, but the script is hilarious and the characters are so much fun. Our poster just came out yesterday, in fact:

    Design by Perry Gratton

    Design by Perry Gratton

  • While the film and television scene is pretty slow right now (being Winter) I’ve still had a few opportunities to go in and do some voice dubbing for an animated show. It was so so SO fun. More of that, please!

Ok. That’s it. That’s all. For now.


Sept. 28, 2014:

Life at the moment:

  • Just had another day on the Helix set! It was great to be back, although you’ll have to wait until the spring to see what exactly I get up to on the show!
  • The META nominations were announced earlier this week and there were some wonderful surprises. A bunch of my friends were nominated in various categories (ex. Jonathan Silver and Donald Rees for Unseamly and Mistakes Were Made, respectively) and some of my favorite shows from this past year got some love (If We Were BirdsThe Seagull and Top Girls). Finally, on a personal note, Contractions was nominated for Outstanding Independent Production and I was nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist! The full list of nominees can be viewed here. Congratulations to everyone and I can’t wait to see you all on October 20th at the awards!

Sept. 16, 2014:

Life at the moment:

  • Contractions closed a very successful run. As an actor this show was probably one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, which also made it so rewarding. It was wonderful having so many friends and family members come out to support me in this very tough play!
  • LARPs made another event appearance– this time at the Montreal Comiccon. We had a great panel and got the chance to interact with a bunch of fans we had never met before. Even met a few people who had never seen the show but are hopefully fans now!
  • Also at Comiccon we had Monstrum. What a great team to work with. All in all, a very satisfying weekend!
  • Next up I have prep for MORE shows. Because WHY NOT? AMIRIGHT?

Aug. 22, 2014:

Life at the moment:

  • Contractions opened yesterday to a great house. I love this show. Hooray for 8 more performances!
  • Booked and shot 2 actor roles: 1 on The Fixer and 1 on Helix. Had a swell time on set and got a swanky 1/4 of a trailer to boot!

Just me, my lil trailer, my picture of horse and dog. #ActorLife

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  • Recorded a voice gig for a corporate video. Voice acting is the shit. For serious. Need to do more of this.
  • Back from Gen Con where LARPs won “Best Series”! For a more detailed recap check out my blog.
  • Suffice it to say, I’m sleepy and happy 🙂

July 31, 2014:If I thought things would calm down in July post-Fringe I was sorely mistaken. It’s the best kind of busy, though, so no complaints here!

  • I’m in rehearsals for show called Contractions, by Mike Bartlett. It’s a twisted, amazing, dark comedy with only two characters. Produced by Moving Forward Productions and playing August 21-30th at Mainline Theatre. You can buy tickets here.  contractions
  • A few weeks ago I had three days on set for the tv show  Fatal Vows. This is the same production company that did Inheriting Trouble, which I was in about two years ago. Really great group of people. I always enjoy working with them.
  • Apart from that I’ve had some exciting auditions (and a few more coming up), am shooting a short film next weekend and continue to rehearse for Monstrum. Gen Con and the Montreal Comiccon are coming up… Yeah, things are gooooood.

July 3, 2014:

The Sex & Ethnicity launch party was covered by Mabuhay Montreal TV and the video has just been released. The segment starts at about 15:45.

AND, if you’d like to binge-watch the show now is your chance! Every episode has been released and Season 1 can now be watch in its entirety. So much Montreal talent at work here. I’m loving how many people are creating their own projects!


June 23, 2014:

  • Ok! Fringe is done and I am WIPED. Brighella had a great run with fantastic audiences. We even got a few reviews under our belt, listed below:

On Stage Ottawa: “endearing and hilarious”; “The cast is all exceptional. Each actor commands the stage the moment they take it, all of the actors play to each other’s strengths when they share scenes and the chemistry is just palpable.” Bloody Underrated: “fun piece of Commedia dell’ArteMontreal Rampage

  • Next up for me is a staged reading of Monstrum, a re-worked and newly bilingual version of Fear Liath, to be presented at the Montreal Comiccon in September. I’ll probably be also hanging around Comiccon that weekend to promote LARPs, so it promises to be a fun and busy weekend for me!
  • In other LARPS news, I’ve booked our accommodations in Indianapolis for GenCon in August. Can. Not. Wait.
  • Finally, Sex and Ethnicity has released up to episode 4. There’s so much incredible Montreal talent on display here. Check it out! Subscribe! Share! Comment!

May 26, 2014: I’ve been seriously neglecting my “News” section! Seems like my LARPs blog is getting all the love. Time to change that with some updates!

  • Living Room. Dark. wrapped a few weeks back. It was a great experience that I was so happy to share with a terrific cast and crew. Good audiences, good buzz, good times!
  • I’m currently in rehearsal for a Fringe show called Brighella, written and directed by Adam Alberts with Collective Productions. Synopsis: Carlo, The Pimp of Napoli, is a senile old man with a problem: he’s madly in love with his son’s fiancée, Maria. For Maria however, that is just the beginning: her own father, a drunk doctor, is also madly in lust with her. The family is about to reach it’s breaking point when Brighella, one of Carlo’s old hired guns returns from his prison sentence seeking revenge for the past. For Brighella, murder isn’t just a job, it’s a game. This play combines deception, disturbing comedy, death and unbridled passion!” See below for show dates and further info. Should be disturbingly fun! brighella

Apr. 26, 2014: Review # 1 for Living Room. Dark., courtesy of The Charlebois Post! tackles big questions with an excellent cast”, “the performance was spectacular”, “each actor was a real joy to watch”


Apr. 25, 2014:

  • Living Room. Dark.opened last night. We had a great crowd for our first show, really nice to see! I’ll start posting reviews as they come out, probably as of this weekend.

That’s all for now! Can’t wait for the T.O. WebFest!!!


Apr. 8, 2014: And now a few updates.

  • I filmed my scene for Sex and Ethnicity a few weeks back and had a great time. The team that Michaela got together (cast and crew) is superb and the shooting ran like clockwork. Can’t wait to see the finished product!
  • Living Room. Dark. rehearsals continue. The script is still undergoing changes but with each week we get closer and closer to the finished product. Another immensely talented team working together. I know the show’s going to be something special. For those of you in the Montreal area, inFurnace Theatre will be hosting a fundraiser on April 15th to raise money for the production. More info is on the Facebook event.
  • LARPs continues to dominate my life. Our views have been climbing steadily on YouTube and we’ll be attending the TO WebFest next month. We’ve also submitted for The Geekie Awards so hopefully we’ll see our names among the nominations in July!
  • Other than that we have some good auditions and workshops here and there. Trying to keep busy!

Mar. 16, 2014: The poster for Living Room. Dark. is complete! With each and every rehearsal I get more and more excited for this show. Living Room. Dark.


Feb. 19, 2014: We had our first readthrough of Living Room. Dark. last Sunday and wow, we have a pretty amazing team on board for this one! Since this is a new work a lot of elements in the script are still subject to change. I love that we as actors can share our insights on a script and be part of its birth. It’s a fascinating process and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to explore this show with! Living Room. Dark. will be produced by an artist’s collective called LVD Collective, and supported by inFurnace Theatre. Check out the website for the most up-to-date info on cast, crew and performances.


Feb. 15, 2014: LARPs: The Series has become such a huge part of my life that I’ve created a separate blog to post more frequent updates on how it’s doing. Check out LARPs: The Blog for media, screencaps and more!


Feb. 6, 2014: The last two days have been an absolute whirlwind of awesome. As I type this, LARPs: The Series’ Episode 0 has almost 7000 Youtube views, almost 500 likes on Facebook and TONS of positive comments on Reddit. The entire team is blown away by the response and we can’t wait to release the rest of the episodes! In the meantime, here are some screencaps from Episode 0, featuring yours truly. Wait patiently until March and you may actually hear me speak! LARPs3

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Feb. 4, 2014: The day I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, may I proudly present to you Episode 0 of LARPs: The Series: Love it? Amazing! Please like us on Facebook, subscribe to our Youtube channel, and follow us on Twitter! The rest of the episodes will be released next month following our official launch party. More details on that to come, but in the meantime please enjoy this gem of a teaser as much as I do.


Jan. 22, 2014: All right, I think I can start announcing some upcoming projects!

  • A few months ago I was cast in a new web series called Sex and Ethnicity. Created and written by the crazy-talented Michaela Di Cesare, it is “A Montreal ethnic girl’s answer to all those damn shows about what girls are ‘really’ like”. I’ll be playing “Anna’s stupid cousin Angela [who] is planning a stupid wedding to stupid Luca…” It will launch this year. More details to come, but what I’ve read so far of the script is hilarious! In the meantime check out the website and the Facebook pagesex and ethnicity logo
  • Very recently I was cast in the production Living Room. Dark.. It’s a new work written by Leah Jane Esau, directed by Stuart Fink and going up at the end of April/beginning of May. It’s going to be very much an ensemble production with a small cast, in which I’ll play a couple of characters. Very dark subject matter but a wonderful script. We should be starting rehearsals next month.

Jan. 16, 2014: Happy (rather belated) New Year! The next couple of months promise some exciting things. Tonight will be the first class in the videogame workshop. Sooooo excited to get started! LARPs: The Series is coming along swimmingly. Just a couple more touch-ups as far as post goes and it should be ready to launch soon! I’ve seen all the episodes and…just wow. The entire team worked so hard and I can see all that work paid off. I can’t wait for this baby to launch so I can start posting links and photos!


Dec. 17, 2013: Oh winter, how I have missed you. Lie. I did not miss you. A notoriously slow time for actors too, but this year I’m keeping myself busy with workshops and private coaching sessions. There’s nothing worse than having auditions pick up again only to realize you’re rusty from months of hibernating indoors with hot chocolate and Downton Abbey. The workshop I am definitely the most excited for is a videogame one, organized through ACTRA Montreal. We’re going to be working on voice acting, dubbing and performance capture (to name a few) and the class will span from January-March. The perfect winter activity as far as I’m concerned!


Dec. 3, 2013: Busy week coming up. The Fear Liath performance is tomorrow, then I’ve got a “Voice for Videogames” workshop on Friday that I can’t wait for. Then there are a few exciting auditions taking place over the next several days. Finally, I’ll be reading Stave Two of A Christmas Carol for a benefit on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm at St. Columba by-the-lake Presbyterian Church. Going to have to fine-tune my “Scrooge” voice by then!


Nov. 27, 2013: Have to take a quick moment to gush about a show I just saw last night. Kaleidoscope Theatre‘s production of None of the Above is really worth seeing! Great acting (yes, I’m biased and no, I’m not just saying that) and directing and the show features some fabulous Montreal bands. Only plays until Saturday, November 30th at Mainline Theatre so get out there and see it! Buy tickets here.


Nov. 11, 2013: Fear Liath rehearsals are going swimmingly so far. It’s a great group of people to be working with. Such a shame we’ll only have one showing of the finished product! Apart from that, I’ve had some exciting auditions over the last couple of weeks and a few more coming up. Here’s hoping that next year will be as full of amazing projects as this one!


Oct. 21, 2013: Quick update time!

      • Stone Cold Dead Serious closed last week. We got 2 more great reviews from Mobtréal (“The whacky minor characters will have you entertained and surprised!”) and Bloody Underrated (“The actors’ zealous performances did justice to this intense show.”) Our final two shows were also sold-out! I’m so glad I got to take part in inFurnace’s inaugural production and hope to work with them again in the future. Their next show will be in April 2014 and is a new work entitled Living Room. Dark. 
      • Our director has been hard at work editing LARPs: The Series. I’ve seen rough-cuts of the first couple of episodes and it looks soooooo good. Can’t wait to see more and share it with everyone!
      • Earlier this month I was cast in a short film called Baby, You Can Drive My Car. It’s an ACTRA MIP horror film directed by Brendan Bradley and Chris Wilding. I will be playing Molly, a very pregnant woman on her way to the hospital with her husband. At the risk of spoiling things I’ll say no more, but you know how these dark country drives down deserted roads generally go. This past weekend we completed 2 overnight shoots (hellooooooo Redbull) in Rawdon, Quebec and will film interior apartment scenes this weekend. Will post updates re: release date when I get them.
      • Tonight will be my first rehearsal for Brave New Production‘s staged reading of Fear Liath, a play by Michael Mitchell. It will be performed on December 4th as part of Infinitheatre’s annual Pipeline series. Some info on the show, cast and crew here.Keeping with the apparent theme of October (at least for me), this will be a horror-play. “The horror! THE HORROR!”

Oct. 9, 2013: Stone Cold Dead Serious has been running for almost a week and has been going really well! We received our first review yesterday, courtesy of The Gazette’s Pat Donnelly. Nice little shout-out for me: “The twists and turns and zany characters, like[…]the NYC Snake Lady (Elizabeth Neale), keep our eyes glued to the stage.” Read full review here.

As Snake Lady in "Stone Cold Dead Serious"

As Snake Lady in “Stone Cold Dead Serious”

On another note, we finished shooting LARPS: The Series last week. Just wow. What an incredible experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with. Can’t wait for the launch when we can start sharing our promo photos and preview episode!


Sept. 21, 2013: Costume fittings today for LARPs. We’re going to look incredibly bad-ass, if you don’t mind my saying. We start shooting on Monday the 23rd. In the meantime there’s still a rehearsal and audition to run lines for. How my brain is able to find any room for all this stuff is beyond me.


Sept. 9, 2013: inFurnace Theatre has launched an Indiegogo campaign for their upcoming production of Stone Cold Dead Serious. Every little bit helps! Here is the link to the campaign. And my bio’s up on inFurnace’s site!


August 9, 2013: Just got offered a role in the upcoming production of inFurnace Theatre’s Stone Cold Dead Serious, by Adam Rapp. I’ll be playing the part of “Snake Lady”. Very unlike anything I’ve ever done before and I can’t wait to take it on! Check out inFurnace’s website here My bio should be up soon. September’s shaping up to be an insane month what with the play AND the web series, but it just goes to show that in the acting world things either happen all at once or not at all!


July 15, 2013: Was recently cast as a lead in an exciting new web series tentatively titled LARPs. It centres around a group of friends and their “live action role-playing” game. I’ll be playing the role of Shane. We start shooting in the Fall and I am so stoked to be working with a very talented group of people! Will be posting more details re: cast, crew and storylines shortly.


June 6, 2013: Just found the Desjardins commercial online. Watch it here. Towards the bottom of the page. Blink and you’ll miss us! It was so fast!


Apr 15, 2013: Just finished shooting a commercial for Desjardins to promote a new product. Never done a commercial before–what a difference!


March 22, 2013: About a year ago I filmed a docudrama with CMJ Productions called The Will: The Estate of Ted Williams. See some clips of me as Claudia Williams here. I’m so shifty.


Dec. 4, 2012: The Blue Spruce is now available online in its entirety! Check it out here. What a fantastic experience.


Oct. 6, 2011: A sneak peek video of The Clown Prince is now available! Click here to give it a watch!


The line-up for the children’s theatre series at the Centaur Theatre has been announced! Check it out here. Look for The Clown Prince among the shows! The performance will be on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30am.


The Blue Spruce will be screened at the American Artist Film Festival on September 23, 2011! Congratulations to the cast and crew of this wonderful film!


I just finished filming Lapsus, a short film for the Trebas Institute. In it I play Christina, a mysterious woman who tries to help a recently deceased man pass through to the “other side”.


In the fall/winter I will be appearing in In Your Face entertainment‘s production of The Clown Prince. The children’s theatre show will appear in Centaur Theatre’s children series and tour to schools in the Montreal area. Visit In Your Face entertainment’s website and keep checking back here for more details!

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