The Cast & Designers

 

Henry Beasley

Peter

Henry is extremely grateful to Mark and Melissa for the opportunity to be spending a summer in sunny Chemainus. A graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre program, Henry has worked with Vancouver Opera, Gateway Theatre, and Barkerville’s Theatre Royal. He is extremely thankful to his friends and family for their support, and dedicates this show to Tony, who instilled a love of stories in him at a very young age.

 

Georgia Bennett

Lucy

Georgia is pleased to be making her home town theatre debut! A graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance Program and former intern of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean/Producer Come from Away. Georgia’s credits include Rose in Dogfight, Mamma in Senza Luce, Ethel in Footloose, Nurse in Sunday in the Park with George (Theatre Sheridan), Les Misérables, Oklahoma, and Miss Saigon.

Sarah Cashin

Susan

Sarah is a graduate of the UVic Phoenix Theatre Acting Program. Past credits include Reasons to be Pretty (Western Edge Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lion in the Streets (Phoenix Theatre), Female Transport (Langham Court Theatre), The Dream Collectors (Impulse Theatre), and Shop Talk (Theatre SKAM). This is Sarah’s first production with the Chemainus Theatre Festival, and she is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful show.

 

Mark DuMez

Set Designer

Mark is a proud resident of Vancouver Island and has enjoyed directing Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves in Bloom, A Pretty Girl (A Shayna Maidel), Ring of Fire, Elf: The Musical, The 39 Steps and Amadeus for Chemainus Theatre. Other favourites include: A Christmas Carol, Strindberg’s Easter, Anne, Mr. Pim Passes By and Pet the Fish. He has collaborated with companies including Theatre X, Pacific Theatre and TheatreOne to develop over a dozen new plays. Favourite acting credits include: Mass Appeal, Enchanted April, Queen Milli of Galt and Streetcar Named Desire.

 

C.S. (Fergie) Fergusson

Costume Designer

CS Fergusson-Vaux is a freelance designer recently arrived to metro Vancouver. She is currently pursuing studies at UBC in the fields of Performative History and Transnational Studies. Her credits include work with Santa Fe Stages, The Gallery Players of Park Slope, and The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Recent productions include Wait For Me Daddy Redux with Brief Encounters and Sunday in the Park With George with United Players of Vancouver

 

 

John Han

Edmund

John is a Victoria based performer and music director who is returning for his second summer in Chemainus. For Chemainus: Pet the Fish, and Falling: A Wake. Other appearances include: Blisskrieg (Atomic Vaudeville), A Christmas Carol and Spring Awakening (Belfry Theatre), Lieutenant Nun (Puente Theatre), and Robinson & Crusoe (Kaleidoscope Theatre). Big thanks to everyone involved with Chemainus Theatre Festival and everyone who supports live theatre!

 

Liz King

Stage Manager

Liz is always ecstatic to be invited back to Chemainus. Most recently for CTF Liz stage managed A Christmas Story. Other select credits include Hand to God (Arts Club), Key Change, The Last Wife (Globe Theatre), Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre), Pericles (Stratford Festival). Next up Liz will be the stage manager for Green Thumb Theatre’s Not So Dumb. Outside of the theatre Liz is an avid cross-stitcher, kayaker, and London Fog connoisseur.

 

Nicole Lamb

Lighting Designer

Taking off her hat as Production Manager, Nicole is excited to  be part of the creative team for this  show!  Prior to her duties as Production Manager, she worked as a Stage Manager and Theatre Technician.  Selected Stage Management credits include: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Countryside Christmas (CTF), Cranked, 500 Words, Out in the Open (Green Thumb Theatre).  Lighting Design credits include Grace & Glory, Harvey and Pet the Fish (CTF).

 

 

Melissa Young

Director

Melissa is thrilled to be back at Chemainus Theatre Festival where she got her start 13 years ago. As an actor and choreographer Melissa has worked with The Arts Club, Carousel Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Western Canada Theatre, Gateway Theatre, and Pacific Theatre. Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre from SOU, and recently studied with the SITI Company in NYC. She is the director of the Theatre Program at Royal Bay.