Delphine Bienvenu – Chorus Leader
Delphine is a 2003 graduate of the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Montreal and has performed lead roles in classical theatre (Chekov, Goldoni) as well as in modern plays (Edward Bond, Martin Crimp) and collective collaborations (L’éblouissement du chevreuil d’Évelyne de la Chenelière, Théâtre Extrême de Jean-Guy Legault, Trois à L’Espace Libre).
Her English début, Bliss, was at the Centaur in 2012, and at Buddies in Bad Times theatre in Toronto. She has been a member of several improv leagues, (LNI, la LIM) and has appeared on television in Les Bougon, La vie rêvée de Mario Jean,Les États-humains, ARTV, Les Invicibles 3 and was the lead role in Anne-Marie Ngo’s feature film À trois, Marie s’en va.
Hugo Dann – Cadmus
Hugo has been a professional actor for more than 30 years, performing across Canada, as a member of the Shaw Festival acting ensemble for four seasons, also with Alberta Theatre Projects, Neptune Theatre, and Buddies in Bad Times. He was in the English premiere of Lilies by Michel Marc Bouchard at Theatre Passe Muraille, and played Creon in Die in Debt’s epic production of Seneca’s Oedipus, directed by Sarah Stanley. Most recently, he appeared in Whale Riding Weather by Bryden MacDonald, directed by Thom Fitzgerald.
Holly Gauthier Frankel – Chorus
Holly is thrilled to be performing with Scapegoat Carnivale for the second time and so happy to be back onstage at the Centaur. A trained singer, writer, actor and Burlesque performer, Holly has been in show business and vocal work for over 20 years, lending her voice to hundreds of cartoons, TV shows and albums. Some favourite stage credits include: Schwartz’s: The Musical, Salt-Water Moon, Medea, Oliver!, Inherit the Wind, and Holly’s own award-winning, one-woman burlesque show, Miss Sugarpuss Must Die! She dedicates this show to her beloved friends and family, and to the cherished memory of Jacqueline McClintock.
Karl Graboshas – Messenger/Attendant
First time Scapegoat-er (couldn’t be happier). Native Montrealer. Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, and Dawson’s Professional Theatre program. Later this fall, you can catch Karl in the role of Stevie in Good People here at the Centaur, and next spring, in the role of Watson alongside Jay Baruchel’s Holmes in the Segal Center’s production of Sherlock Holmes. You may have also recently seen Karl as a cocky Russian defenseman in the Canadian hockey comedy Goon. Karl is the coach and mentor of several of Montreal’s talented, up and coming young actors, and the happy father of his amazing young son, Samuel!
Jessica B. Hill – Chorus
Jessica is excited to join in the Bacchae frenzy, surrounded by such a talented cast and crew. A graduate of McGill University and of Dawson College’s Professional theatre program, she works in theatre, television, voice and film in both English and French. Past credits include Ilona in The Play’s the Thing (Segal Centre), Tamora in Titus Andronicus (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company), Lena Horne in Joe Louis : An American Romance (Infinitheatre) and Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest (Village Scene). Most recently, she appeared as Caroline Mercier, a school teacher on Radio-Canada’s tv series, 30 vies.
Gitanjali Jain – Chorus
Gitanjali’s background is in theatre and voice. She studied at l’École Internationale de Jacques Lecoq as well as voice and improvisation at Panthéâtre in Paris. She later studied some Hindustani classical vocal music from Guru Brijendar Singh in New Delhi. She performed as an aerialist, actor and dancer in the acclaimed production ‘Ulalena in Maui, Hawai’i for five years and most recently sang at the FIJM with Roma Carnivale. Gitanjali also performed as a member of the Chorus in Scapegoat Carnivale’s production of Medea. She is currently directing and producing her own work, Alicuanta, premiering at Gesù in November.
Greg Kramer – Tyresius
Greg’s credits cover more than 30 years and well over 140 productions across the country, including work at The Stratford Festival, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club Theatres, Buddies-in-Bad-Times, Theatre Passe Muraille, MTC, and as a member of the English Acting Company at the NAC. In Montreal, he’s played Nudie the vampire couturier in varying incarnations of SideMart’s Haunted Hillbilly, directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Segal (for which he won a MECCA award for best director) and is currently writing Sherlock Holmes for next spring. His novels are all published by Riverbank Press, an imprint of Cormorant Books.
Alex McCooeye – Dionysus
Alex is a Montreal bred actor, living in Toronto. Selected theatre credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Repercussion); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Citadel); The Pit and The Pendulum (Second Body); Saint Carmen (NAC/CanStage); Mother Courage (NAC/MTC); Nativity; A Christmas Carol; The Ark 2007 (NAC); Beethoven Lives Upstairs; The Little Prince (Geordie); The 39 Steps (Aquarius, Magnus); Harvey (Segal); Rock, Paper, Jackknife (Talisman/Centaur); Rabbit Rabbit; Me Happy (Summerworks). Alex is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada and John Abbot College.
France Rolland – Agave
France is happy to return to the Centaur stage with Scapegoat Carnivale. She played the title role in their award winning production of Medea. In December, France will be at La Licorne in Théâtre Urbi et Orbi’s Contes Urbains.
Melissa Trottier – Chorus
Melissa is thrilled to be working on her second production with Scapegoat Carnivale since 2010’s Medea.An Arts Canterbury alumnus, she trained at George Brown Theatre School and has been performing since childhood. Melissa is also an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist and is currently recording her second album of original music.
Paul Van Dyck – Messenger/Shepherd
Paul last had the pleasure to perform with Scapegoat Carnivale in The Heretics of Bohemia. Aside from acting, Paul is also the Artistic Director of Rabbit in a Hat Productions, for which he created the plays The Cyclops, Sahara Crossing, Haunted, Paradise Lost, The Harvester, and directed and co-wrote Miss Sugarpuss Must Die! His next play, based on Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, will be produced by Persephone Productions and The MAI in February 2013, following which he will direct Jim Burke’s Cornered at infinitheatre’s Bain St. Michel. Paul will then spend a season at The Shaw Festival as part of the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project.
Brett Watson – Pentheus
A professional actor for the past 17 years, Brett works regularly in theatre, film, television and voice. Recent stage credits include Elizabeth Rex (Tableau d’Hote), Teaching Hamlet (Wildside Festival) and Sexy Beton( Porte Parole – Denise Pelletier). Other stage credits include Paradise by the River, Romeo and Juliet, and Cheech (Centaur) , Dr.Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde( Theatre Lac Brome), So Many Doors ( Sour Brides – national tour), Zarathustra Said Some Things, No? (Infinitheatre – Bridge Theatre co.), and Amadeus(Segal Centre). Brett is happy to be working with Scapegoat Carnivale for the first time and is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School.
Andreas Apergis – Director, Co-Translator, SCT company member
Andreas is a Montreal native and has been working in the theatre for over twenty years. He has been an active member of Scapegoat Carnivale since 2006, appearing in Joseph Shragge’s The Works, as Segismundo in Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream, translating, co-directing and playing the role of Jason, in the award winning Medea and this past spring, as Equine the courtier in Scapegoat’s fantastical puppet extravanganza, The Heretics of Bohemia. Many thanks to the centaur staff and Roy for their continued support.
Joseph Shragge – Assistant Director, Co-Translator, SCT Co-Artistic Director
Joseph Shragge is the co-artistic director and co-founder of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. Recent productions of his writing: The Heretics of Bohemia (Segal Centre Studio), Vertip (Urban Tales, Centaur Theatre Company/Theatre Urbi & Orbi,), Moshe Feldstein: Icon of Self-Realization (New York Fringe), Perv (Edgy Women Festival, Studio 303) His performance pieces in collaboration with Leslie Baker have been performed in Montreal, San Francisco and Bulgaria and his short fiction, translations and adaptations have appeared in Matrix Magazine, Snap, Phantasmagoria and The Capilano Review.
Todd Bricker – Stage Manager
Todd is thrilled to be returning to Scapegoat Carnivale after stage managing The Heretics of Bohemia earlier this year. A 20-year veteran stage manager, recent credits include: The Play’s The Thing, La Sagouine, Blithe Spirit, Inherit The Wind, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, I, Claudia, Shakespeare For My Father, A Doll House, The Tempest, Man of La Mancha, A Night In November & Major Barbara for The Segal; Somewhere Beyond The Sea, Heroes, Blood Brothers and The Blonde, The Brunette & The Vengeful Redhead for The 1000 Islands Playhouse; The Dollar Woman for Theatre New Brunswick; The Comedy of Errors and With Bated Breath for The Centaur.
Brian Lipson – Composer
Brian Lipson is a composer and trumpeter originally from Detroit, MI. This is his second time composing music for a Scapegoat Carnivale production. Brian is currently studying law at Université Laval in Quebec City and is thrilled to be a part of The Bacchae! He would like to thank the cast for their incredible efforts at learning the music, and to Scapegoat Carnivale for putting their trust in a “composer” who will very soon be a “lawyer.”
David Oppenheim – Musical Director, SCT company member
David Oppenheim is a member of Scapegoat Carnivale, and has been composing, directing and performing music for theatre since 2003. His past projects include The Scavenger’s Daughter (Roy Street Collective),The Works (Montreal Fringe Festival), Life Is a Dream (Centaur Theatre), Medea (Centaur Theatre), which won a a MECCA award for Best Production, and The Heretics of Bohemia (Segal Centre). His musical inspiration comes from a wide variety of genres including jazz, experimental, and folk music from around the world. He also plays in the gypsy-punk band Roma Carnivale.
Francis Farley – Set Designer
Francis is a 2005 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s design program. He has worked as an assistant set designer on numerous theatre productions since graduating, as well for the opera and the circus. His design work was seen in Sacre Coeur, directed by Alexis Martin (2008), Le Baron de Munchausen, directed by Hugo Bélanger (2011) and Bienveillance, directed by Claude Poissant (2012). He is an songwriter, composer, performer and the founder of the Folk-rock band Bernadette.
Susana Vera – Costume Designer
Susana has worked as Costume designer and couturière for over a decade. She received her BFA with honors in studio painting prior to studying at the renowned Dalhousie University Costume program. Recent Design credits: The Heretics of Bohemia for Scapegoat Carnivale, Intimate Apparel for the Centaur, Haunted Hillbilly for SideMart Grocery, The Taming of the Shrew for Repercussion Theatre, On 2nd Avenue and EQUUS for the Segal Centre and EL 12 for La Otra Orilla. Susanaʼs upcoming projects include: Harlem Duet for Black Theatre Workshop and HomoBLABLAtus for La Otra Orilla. Susana has received a MECCA for costume design of the Jungle Book for Geordie Productions and nominated for several others.
Erwann Bernard – Lighting Designer
Erwann designs for the theatre, dance, variety shows and is a museum lighting consultant.He has collaborated with Claude Poissant (Je voudrais me déposer la tête, Dragonfly of Chicoutimi), Robert Bellefeuille (L’Opera de Quatr’sous) Geoffrey Gaguère (Toxic, Enquête sur le pire) , Olivier Choinière (Chante avec moi ), René Richard Cyr (Contre le temps), Martin Faucher (Musique pour Rainer Maria Rilke), Serge Denoncourt (le Blues de la métropole) This season, he has worked for Théâtre de Quat’sous ,Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Théâtre de l’Opsis, theatre PaP and le Rideau vert . He won the Cochon d’Or for best lighting in 2009 for Le Nid and the prix de la Relève Olivier Reichenbach for L’Opera de Quatr’sous at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in 2011.
Leslie Baker – Choreographer
Leslie Baker is a director, choreographer, movement teacher, and performer in both theatre and performance art; working internationally since the mid-1990’s. As a director and performer, she loves working in traditional arenas as well as sight specific performance installations, exploring performance in theatrical contexts while simultaneously working with interventionist experiences. Her work is articulated through a range of performance states from pedestrian to fully embodied theatrical expression. Leslie has lead workshops in the Six Viewpoints Internationally as well as taught movement at the National Theatre School of Canada, University of Costa Rica, and Concordia University.
Peter Cerone – Sound Designer
Peter Cerone has designed and engineered sound for theatre and installations since 1980. He began his career in Rome, working for 10 years at the National Theatre of Rome (Teatro Argentino) with directors such as Maurizio Scaparro, Luca Ronconi, and Federico Tiezzi. Peter began working for Robert Wilson in 1992 with G.A. Story, an installation celebrating the work of fashion designer Giorgio Armani. Since then he has designed extensively for Robert Wilson, including; Persephone,Wings on Rock, Lady from the Sea, The Days Before, Relative Light, I La Galigo and Rumi – In the Blink of the Eye. He has also worked with Peter Greenaway on 100 Objects and Wash and Travel, and is Centaur Theatre’s audio engineer.
Vladimir Cara – Special Effects Designer
Vladimir loves his job. To find out more about what kind of magic Vladimir does, follow him on Facebook: Vladimir Cara FX.
Enjoy the show.
Tanner Harvey – Technical Director
Tanner’s happy to be working with Scapegoat again, last enjoying their company while TDing Joseph Shragge’s Heretics of Bohemia. In recent times Tanner won the Summerworks Canstage-Award-for-Direction for his work on Jeremy Tayloy’s Big Plans, Directed the enchanting fusion-bellydance troupe Ethereal Tribal, and Lighting Designed Shiong-En Chan’s Kissed by a Butterfly. Upcoming: Assistant Directing Centaur Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People. Tanner is an administrator and board member for the Freestanding Room.
Melanie St. Jacques – Production Manager, SGT General Manager
Melanie has been working as a Stage Manager and Production Manager for 15 years and is one of the co-founding members of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. She is a graduate of the Dawson Theatre Program in Montreal and currently teaches Stage Management at the National Theatre School of Canada. Love to family and friends for their endless support. Enjoy the show.
Kate Hagemeyer – Production Assistant
Kate graduated Concordia University with a BFA (Major in Theatre) in 2011, where she had the fortune to work on a wide variety of productions. Since graduation she has been working crew calls, Stage Managing for small theatre companies, has become General Manager for The MAP Project, and is now planning to begin her Equity apprenticeship. She is excited to be working with Scapegoat Carnivale for the first time!
Alison Darcy – Producer, SGT Co-Artistic Director
Kathy Kennedy – Choir Coordinator
Janis Kirshner – Publicist