Imagine three actors playing over 65 characters, accompanied by a live musician! That’s what you’ll see in Roseneath Theatre’s production of Spirit Horse.
Cara Gee (plays Angelina)
Fast Facts: Performed in many theatre productions. Graduated with a BFA in acting from University of Windsor.
In Her Own Words:
I’m Ojibway and English with some Spanish and Irish mixed in!
While I was born in Calgary where this play is set, I grew up in Bobcageon in southern Ontario. I still have family there.
One of my favourite things about Spirit Horse? Conquering my fear of heights on the set.
Michaela Washburn (plays Jesse)
Fast Facts: Has worked as a performance artist, stand-up comedian, clown and actor in theatre and film. Graduated on scholarship from The Second City Training Centre in Toronto.
In Her Own Words:
I’m proud to be a Métis artist of English, Irish, French and Cree descent.
I grew up in the small town of Leduc, Alberta.
I love performing for young audiences and I’m excited to be co-writing my first play for young people.
I have a special attachment to Spirit Horse. I was part of the original production that has toured across Canada and internationally.
Meegwun Fairbrother (plays Pa)
Fast Facts: Ojibway from Grassy Narrows First Nation. Traditional singer and dancer. Has performed in pow wows, plays, film and TV, and a Cree opera! Graduate of York University’s conservatory acting program.
In His Own Words:
I’m of Ojibway and Scottish decent. I’m a Northern Boy – I’ve been around—I’ve lived in Thunder Bay, Kenora, Beardmore, Pic Mobert First Nation, Webeque and Big Trout Lake! I remember going to Kenora’s Beaver Brae Secondary School and Pic Mobert Elementary.
My mother is a teacher and she’s taught in tons of northern places like Pic Mobert, La Croix, Whitefish Bay and currently, Hearst.
I love the north and I’m so exciting to be touring here again!!
Alex Lamoureux (on-stage musician)
Fast Facts: Award-winning fiddler. British Columbia’s Fiddle Champion in 2008 and 2009 and a top ten finalist for Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Contest the same year. Recordings include ‘Groove’ (2009) and ‘Want to Have a Few Tunes’ (2005).
In His Own Words:
I’m of Métis of Wabigoon and Ukrainian descent. I grew up in Manitoba.
Started fiddling when I was five. I guess that’s because I followed my mother around to old time dances, fiddle camps, and music performances.
I’m proud that I’ve been a mentor for Métis youth.
It was really something to record my music and make a music video. You can view and listen to both at www.alexlamoureaux.com.
Leslie Jost (Stage Manager)
Leslie Jost is the stage manager who does most of the driving and keeps the schedules on track. Each evening she writes a report to the office about the day’s shows and determines the travel routes for the next day. She has to keep an eye on the performance to be sure the director’s intentions are still intact and is also looking out for the well-being of the cast.
She used to teach voice and sing in operas, art-song recitals and various churches and synagogues after she did her B. Mus. at the University of Toronto in 1981. Leslie re-trained as a CAEA stage manager in 2004 by going to The Banff Centre; The Grand Theatre, London; and The Stratford Shakespearean Festival.
She has enjoyed Stage Managing at various theatres across Ontario for dramas, comedies, operettas and operas. This is her second Roseneath Theatre tour. The first one involved a tour to the U.S. far west in February to present Rocket and the Queen of Dreams. Leslie is thrilled to be part of Spirit Horse.