Working Title: Safe Harbour
Alison is a writer and actor. She wrote and starred in The Catering Queen, which had two sold-out, critically acclaimed runs in Toronto and was published by Scirocco Drama. Her play And All For Love premiered at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and bittergirl, which she co-authored with Annabel Fitzsimmons and Mary Francis Moore, (also published by Scirocco Drama) has had sold-out runs in Toronto, in theatres across Canada and in London, England. The bittergirls co-wrote the self-help guide Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped, (published by Penguin Canada, Plume U.S. and in Brazil) and have appeared on TV and radio across the continent including NBC’s Today Show, and they’ve workshopped bittergirl: the musical with both Mirvish Productions and the Banff Centre. Alison’s other work includes personal essays for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post. Upcoming: her new play Shannon in Toronto in 2014.
Title: The Full Mounty
William has appeared as an actor in two productions on the Lighthouse Festival Theatre stage; The 39 Steps, Gentleman Clothier. He has performed in shows in Toronto, Montreal, Kingston and Winnipeg and has toured throughout much of Canada. He has appeared in film and TV as well; Taking Lives, Covert Affairs, Reign. William met Bruce Davies when acting in The 39 Steps here in Port Dover. It was laughter at first site. And, out of a joke came the seed of a play, and eventually, a script. William has previously written two plays; The Tin Can Time Machine, See a Penny.
Title: The Full Mounty
Bruce trained as an actor at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, and began his career at the Arts Club in Vancouver under the direction of Morris Panych. He has appeared at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre as an actor in “The 39 Steps”, “Who’s Under Where?”, and “Corpse!”. In his twenty years as a performer, Bruce has been seen in numerous stage productions across Canada, including three seasons with the Shaw Festival and four seasons with the Citadel Theatre. Film and TV credits include Reign, Forever, The Lady in Question and Due South. This project marks Bruce’s first crack as a playwright with his writing partner, William.
KRISTEN DA SILVA
Working Title: Hurry Hard
Kristen is a writer and actor with a background in improv and sketch comedy development. She self-produced her first play, “Book Club” in 2015 to enthusiastic audiences. In 2016, she won the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy award for “Gibson & Sons”. In addition to working on her sixth script, she is looking forward to upcoming productions of “Five Alarm” (premiering at Port Stanley Festival Theatre in July, 2017 followed by a production by Lighthouse Festival Theatre in August, 2017) and “Sugar Road” (premiering at Theatre Orangeville in October, 2017).
Working Title: #Happy
Sarah is a writer, actor and director. Having begun her career on the fringe festival circuit she toured throughout Canada, Ireland, England, the U.S. and Australia with her self-penned works ‘Thanks for the Mammaries’, ‘Sex and Sensibility’, ‘The Men Commandments’, ‘Do You Take This Man?’ and ‘B4 & After’. ‘Do You Take This Man?’ became CBC’s Pick of the Edmonton Fringe and received an ‘outstanding Drama’ award at the Melbourne International Fringe the same year. Sarah’s other plays include ‘Sunshine Express’, ‘Having Relations’ and ‘Knickers! A Brief Comedy’ which was part of Lighthouse’s 2013 season and has now been performed around the world and published by Playscripts in New York.
Sarah is currently the Artistic Director of Globus Theatre in Bobcaygeon, ON