ARTISTIC TEAM

LILY SUTHERLAND

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Lily Sutherland is a writer, director, performer, and producer with over eight years of experience creating and presenting original works. She has worked with independent theatre companies and performed across Canada, some favorite 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 Honors Bachelor of Arts degree with specialization in Theatre (Acting Profile) from The University of Ottawa, has trained in Clown and Le Jeu with world-renowned clown master Philippe Gaulier 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 currently a resident artist in the PXL program facilitated by Puppetmongers in Toronto, and serves as Associate Producer at Fall for Dance North, where she works closely with the Artistic Director to oversee all artistic programming, specifically acting as lead producer for community engagement projects and site-specific performances.

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SHANICE BOWRIN

Company Artist

Shanice Bowrin 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

Company Artist

Rebekka Gondosch is a theatre maker and arts educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. She is 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. She is 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. She is a proud alumni of the 2018-19 Hamilton Fringe ALERT program. This year marks her fifth year of teaching High School Dramatic Arts. 

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MUNA YOUSSOUF

Company Artist

Warda “Muna” Youssouf is a poet and a visual artist living in Toronto. Born in Djibouti and raised in the UK, Muna is a self-taught Artist. She was the recipient of the David Maltby Award in 2019 for her exhibition Roots, and of a Toronto Refugee Mentorship Grant, to help develop her first feature film, People from Nowhere (2019). Her practice is engaged with themes of home, change and displacement. Muna engages her local and artistic community through production and curation of story-telling shows and art therapy events at venues across Toronto. For example, she recently curated the collaborative exhibition, Roots, at Hashtag Gallery, interpreting the idea of ‘roots’ through different mediums. She has exhibited at Gallery 44 (2019), Hashtag Gallery (2018-2020), Ryerson Image Center (2019) and Day’s and Atkinson’s Almhouse Photography Competition (2013) where she placed third for her depiction of the ever-changing housing hardships in London, UK. In under 2 years in the film industry, she has produced 3 short films: Confessions (2020), Emancipation of Egbert (2019) Menagerie (2019) and with over 10 credits in commercial productions. Currently, you can find her working on her short film “Tahira”, as well as her original documentary “The Power of Names”.

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