ARTISTS

LILY SUTHERLAND

Lily Sutherland (she/her) is a writer, director, performer, and producer with over eight years of experience creating and presenting original works. In addition to co-founding Passing Through Theatre in 2015, she has worked with independent theatre companies and performed across Canada, some favourite credits including Garden in the Sky (Fresh Meat Festival), Sylvie’s Secret Spyglass (Ottawa International Children’s Festival), and Never Swim Alone (Unicorn Productions). Lily holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with specialization in Theatre (Acting Profile) from The University of Ottawa, and has trained in Clown and Le Jeu at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France. Her musical training in singing, guitar, mandolin, and percussion is often a tool used in her creative process. Lily is also an established performing arts manager, having held a range of dynamic positions for both independent companies creating new work and larger organizations. Lily currently serves as Executive Producer at Fall for Dance North, Toronto's Premier International Dance Festival.

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SHANICE BOWRIN

Shanice Bowrin (she/her) is a Montreal born bilingual actor and voice actor situated in Hamilton Ontario. She has studied improv fundamentals at Theatre Staircase, gained experience and trained in script analysis and performance technique with LB Acting Studios in Toronto. Shanice is trained in voiceover with Kim Hurdon, Deb Munro, Elley Ray Hennessy among many others. Her recent credits include “Best in Venue” award winning play The Butler: A Superhero Detective Story (Hamilton Fringe Festival), a regularly sold out show of Mamma Mia (Theatre Ancaster) as well as a submission for The Isolation Short Film Festival hosted by Mann Casting. Recently released, Shanice stars in the acclaimed web series Sofa Queens on YouTube. Voice acting credits include her work with Microsoft Office, Synapz Productions and Valnet Studios specializing in narration, animation and e-learning. Shanice loves to bring stories to life through movement, voice or character.

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REBEKKA GONDOSCH

Rebekka Gondosch (she/they) is a theatre maker and arts educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. They are a graduate of Trinity College Dublin’s M.Phil. in Theatre and Performance program, has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and English Language and Literature from Brock University, and a B.Ed. from Redeemer University. Select theatre performances include The Vagina Monologues, Light Echo Theatre; Imposter Queer, an original devised work as part of Queer on Stage’s Pride Showcase and In the Soil Festival’s Rhizomes; and Ephemeral Home at Hamilton Fringe, Passing Through Theatre. They are a writer for the Hamilton arts blog Beyond James, a member of the Hamilton theatre company Light Echo Theatre, and director of Redeemer University’s spring 2021 main stage production entitled A Parting Glass with Lady Gregory. They are a proud alumni of the 2018-19 Hamilton Fringe ALERT program. This year marks their sixth year of teaching High School Dramatic Arts. 

Photo by Natalie Plouffe Photography

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