MIHALIS BARRY, DEMETRIUS IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Mihalis is an actor from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Memorial University in 2012 and has worked with Grand Bank Regional Theatre, Rising Tide Theatre, Impulse Productions, and Beyond the Overpass Theatre Company. This past winter, Mihalis was thrilled to be welcomed into the writers' room for Halfhandsome's Almost Baymous. Some of his favourite roles include Nihad Harmanni in Scorched (Grenfell Theatre), Ignatius Rogers in West Moon (Rising Tide), and Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of the Heart (Beyond the Overpass). He is exceedingly grateful to be a part of Perchance this season.
RHONA BUCHAN, IRINA NIKOLAYEVNA ARKADINA IN THE SEAGULL Rhona is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, where notable roles include Florida in the first Canadian production of Into the Woods. She has worked in Ontario summer theatre & festivals, and toured Newfoundland and Labrador with Rising Tide Theatre’s Nothing Else To Do. Favourite roles have included the Prosecutor, In Your Dreams Freud, Artistic Fraud’s inaugural show; Portia in Julius Caesar, directed by Jill Keiley for Dick’s Kids; Anne Langton in This Beggarly WoodenCountry at Alumnae Theatre; Blanche in Tarragon Spring Tonic’s Streetcar Named Desire; 4 episodes of The Great Eastern for CBC Radio; Narrator of the series The Horse, & Sunny in Mickey, for Best Boy Productions; and various commercials. For the last 17 years Rhona’s performances have been limited to the courtroom in her role as a family & criminal lawyer. The best role she has ever scored is that of Mum to her 8-year-old twin boys Sam & Ian, & wife to Ken. Rhona is very grateful to Danielle for offering her this incredible opportunity to return to the stage with a Perchance debut, under the direction of Thomas Moschopoulos.
ZAC CROSS, LYSANDER IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & YAKOV IN THE SEAGULL Zac is an actor and writer from the big city, A.K.A. Mount Pearl. He is excited to be working on two great classics with an amazing cast and crew this summer. Enjoy the show!
GREG HOUSE, BOTTOM IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & SEMYON MEDVEDENKO IN THE SEAGULL Greg is an actor, musician, and teacher from Corner Brook and a graduate of the BFA Theatre Program from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the past he has worked with Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, Rising Tide Theatre, Stage West Theatre Festival, and Gros Morne Summer Music. He is thrilled to be back for his third season with Perchance Theatre at Cupids. Past roles with Perchance include Banquo in Macbeth, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Edward IV in Richard III and Groomio in The Taming of the Shrew. Please enjoy the show!
ALLISON MOIRA KELLY, HERMIA IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MASHA IN THE SEAGULL & ELIZA IN OUR ELIZA Allison Kelly is an actor from Gander, Newfoundland. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, and a Masters of Fine Arts from York University. This is her third season with Perchance. For Perchance: Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and Our Eliza. She has also performed with Rising Tide (Saltwater Moon, Play Me Home, Eyes of the Gull); Gros Morne Theatre Festival (1949, Neddy Norris Night); Persistence Theatre (Isle of Demons); c2c (Pains of Youth, Love You Forever); Mindless Theatrics (Tibb’s Eve); and the Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre (Dedication, The Drowning Girls). Allison has worked in film, television, and radio as well. She is delighted to be back with Perchance Theatre!
ALEXIS KOETTING*, HIPPOLYTA/TITANIA IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & POLINA IN THE SEAGULL Alexis is honoured to join this amazing company for a fourth year. She has been working as an actor for close to 25 years having appeared at the Stratford Festival, the Watermark Theatre, The Sudbury Theatre Centre, The Lighthouse Festival, Ujima Theatre in Buffalo, and many others. On screen, Alexis has appeared as Gertrude Bell in the History Channel's Women Adventurers Series, and has had roles on Orphan Black,Frontier, and the films, An Audience of Chairs, Casey, and Ida Here and There. Alexis is also the author of the Bella James Mystery series. Her first book, Encore was shortlisted in 2016 for both an Arthur Ellis and Bony Blithe Award, and the sequel, Triple Threat was released this past February. She is hard at work on the third installment. Alexis lives happily in St. John's with her Bernedoodle puppy, Sebastian, and she loves horror movies, dirty gin martinis, and has a terrible weakness for potato chips.
ERIN MACKEY, HELENA IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & NINA ZARECHNAYA IN THE SEAGULL Erin Mackey is thrilled to be back for her fifth season with Perchance Theatre. Favorite credits include: “Hero” in Much Ado About Nothing, “Juliet” in Romeo and Juliet, and “Lady Anne” in Richard III. She has worked both on stage and on screen with companies such as Atlantic Light Theatre, TaDa! Events, Peter Macdonald Productions Best Kind Productions, Gussied Up Productions, Riveting Productions, Lucky Productions, Best Boy Productions and Blue Pinion Films. Erin has just finished her first year at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montréal, and is so excited to be back with the fine crew at Perchance. She thanks Danielle and Thomas for this amazing opportunity.
GREG MALONE*, PETER NIKOLAYEVICH SORIN IN THE SEAGULL & LOOMIS IN OUR ELIZA reg Malone is well known for the CODCO and WGB TV series and his wicked impersonations of political icons like George Bush, the Queen, and of course, Barbara Frum, for which he has received many awards, including ACTRA’s Award of Excellence in 2015. Besides radio, film and TV and theatre shows, Greg is recognized across Canada as a political activist for his work on HIV/AIDS and his consistent efforts to protect the Environment. Greg’s memoir of growing up in St John’s, You Better Watch Out, and his latest book, Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders, are both Canadian best sellers. Greg has been a regular performer and a director at Perchance Theatre’s summer Shakespeare series. His recent theatre shows included a tour of Meg Coles’ Falling Trees and NAC’s production of Tartuffe, and The Laramie Project which he directed at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook in the 2018 winter semester. Greg is currently working on another book and a new stage show.
EVAN MERCER, HANK IN OUR ELIZA Evan Mercer is thrilled to be back with Perchance for his second season. Originally from down the road in Shearstown, Evan has been fortunate enough to work with many theatre companies across the province including: Theatre Newfoundland, Poverty Cove, Rising Tide, HalfHandsome and more. Recently he appeared on CBC’s Little Dog in the role of Spam. Enjoy the skit!
MICHAEL NOLAN, EGEUS IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & ILYA SHAMRAYEV IN THE SEAGULL Michael Nolan is pleased to be in his second season with Perchance Theatre, particularly to be working with such fine actors and directors. He has been in theatre for many years, beginning with the original MUN Drama. His more recent favourite roles include the title character in Fleming (Basilica Heritage), Uncle Charley in August: Osage County and Selsdon in Noises Off (Nothing On), Mr. Death in “One for the Angels” (School Zone), and Lord Hastings in Richard III (Shakespeare by the Sea). He teaches English Literature at Memorial University; his specialty is Elizabethan drama.
GEORGE ROBERTSON, QUINCE IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & YEVGENY SERGEYEVICH DORN IN THE SEAGULL George Robertson first came to Newfoundland as a university professor on a two-year contract, and is still here more than twenty years later. Now a recovering academic, he has worked as an actor, musician, and sound designer (often simultaneously in two or three of these capacities) with many theatre companies in Newfoundland and Labrador, including RCA Theatre Company, c2c theatre, Rising Tide Theatre Company, New Curtain Theatre, Open Theatre Company, Kanutu Theatre, Poverty Cove Theatre Company, Shakespeare By The Sea, Nothing On Productions, and others, as well as appearing in several locally produced film and television projects. He is thrilled to be returning for a fourth season on the beautiful stage at Cupids with the outstanding cast and crew of Perchance Theatre.
ANNABELLE SHEEHAN, PEASEBLOSSOM IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Annabelle is a 17-year old level 3 student at Carbonear Collegiate. She has been performing with her school drama troupes since 2014 and has previously performed with Perchance in their productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet in 2015 and 2016. She is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to experience Perchance once again.
ANDREW TREMBLETT, PUCK IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & CONSTANTINE GAVRILOVICH TREPLYOV (KOSTYA) IN THE SEAGULL Andrew Tremblett is a twenty-five-year old actor born and raised in Gander, Newfoundland. In 2015, Tremblett received his BFA in Acting for Stage at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus. After his degree, he went on to study with The Second City Training Center in Chicago, Illinois. It was here where Tremblett helped write and perform the sketch comedy revue show Empathy and Irony, as well as study improv with The Annoyance Theatre. His other past theatre credits include Butler’s Marsh, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Boeing Boeing, Two Planks and a Passion, Three Sisters, A Lie of the Mind, and Romeo and Juliet. Tremblett is also a director for stage and film. He recently directed the sketch comedy revue show Almost Baymous, with his sketch comedy group Halfhandsome. This is his third season with Perchance Theatre at Cupids, and hopes the audience enjoys this one of a kind theatre experience.
ALEXANDER WILSON, FLUTE IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM lexander is very excited to be working in his fourth season here at Perchance. Previous roles include, Prince Edward (RICHARD III), Curtis (TAMING OF THE SHREW), Son of Macduff (MACBETH) and Prince Escalus (ROMEO & JULIET). Other theatre experience has been in productions for Carbonear Collegiate and St. Francis School – winning the Junior Excellence in Acting Award at the 2015 Western Avalon Regional Drama Festival, as well as an Excellence in Acting Award at this year’s NL Provincial Drama Festival. Alexander can currently be seen in his first feature film, playing the juvenile lead role of Travis in CROWN & ANCHOR and can also be seen as Galley Boy/Servant in the TV series FRONTIER; season one and two are streaming now through Crave TV in Canada, and worldwide through Netflix!
PAUL EWAN WILSON*, THESEUS/OBERON IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & BORIS ALEKSEYEVICH TRIGORIN IN THE SEAGULL Paul is very happy to be back working for another season here at Perchance Theatre at Cupids. Trained as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Paul worked extensively in Melbourne and Ontario before relocating with his family to Newfoundland. Work here includes 4 previous seasons at Perchance in various roles including; Clarence (RICHARD III), Orsino (TWELFTH NIGHT), Capulet (ROMEO & JULIET), and Macbeth (MACBETH). Other recent stage roles include; Leap (LEAVE OF ABSENCE – New Curtain Theatre), Jackie “Dad” Elliot (BILLY ELLIOT – Atlantic Light), Pip/Theo Wexler (THREE DAYS OF RAIN – Sweetline), Lonny (ROCK OF AGES - TADA), and Dr. Fine (NEXT TO NORMAL – Best Kind). Having appeared in numerous short films, and two episodes of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, Paul can be seen in the recurring role of Vanstone on the TV series: FRONTIER, streaming now through Crave TV in Canada, and worldwide through Netflix.
*Appears with the permission of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association