Colin Bruce Anthes
Colin Bruce Anthes is a Niagara-based actor, writer, director, producer, and educator. He’s played lead roles with over a dozen companies, been artistic director of a couple more, directed over 20 productions, and currently teaches between Brock University, Centennial College, and Randolph College. Colin has received the Humber Theatre Award, Theatre Ontario’s International Training Scholarship, a St. Catharines Arts Award, and was recently inducted into Stamford Collegiate’s Arts Wall of Fame. For DART, he teaches Introduction to Performance (1P99) as well as some cross-listed courses through the Centre for the Study of Arts & Culture (STAC).
Roberta Doylend is Head of Wardrobe at the Marilyn I Walker School of fine and Performing Arts, in addition to running the costume shop and storage for Dramatic Arts. Roberta creates the costumes and all hand props for all productions, as well as teaching stitching and stagecraft skills to students. Her background is as a Designer/builder and she has designed and built over 400 professional shows in live theatre, opera, dance and film.
Ed Harris is the Head Of Scenic Construction. He has over 25 years experience on and backstage as a drummer, stage technician, rigger and carpenter. He came to Brock Dramatic Arts from The Shaw Festival where he worked in Construction Electrics/ Automation, and as a scenic carpenter. Ed got his start in the entertainment industry as a working drummer and a touring stage technician in New Brunswick for multiple production companies, and as a stagehand at the Imperial Theatre, Saint John, N.B. In his spare time, you may find him in a tree manicuring and preserving the Urban Forest. He also has 30 years experience as an Arborist. Ed builds the scenery necessary for all plays at DART, and is also teaching the carpentry labs in 1P97 – Introduction to Stagecraft, Production and Design, as well as 2P41 – Stagecraft II.
Adam Paolozza is a performer, director, playwright, producer and arts educator. Paolozza is the Acting Instructor for DART 2F50 Sections 1-3 and the Artistic Director of Bad New Days, a Toronto based theatre company he began to pursue his vision of a poetic theatre of gesture. He’s been a sessional instructor at the Soulpepper Academy, taught at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. He has given independent workshops all over Canada, using his own unique interpretation of the Lecoq pedagogy. Adam’s goal as instructor is to help students develop a spontaneous mind and body connection through a coupling of formal technique and improvisation.
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Ali Joy Richardson (she/her) is a writer and director in Tkaronto (Toronto), originally from Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). She’s a past member of Nightwood Theatre’s Write From the Hip playwriting unit, has been an RBC Director in Development with Canadian Stage, and an RBC Apprentice Director with the Musical Stage Company. Her play A Bear Awake in Winter was recently published by Scirocco Drama and her play Dad will be performed virtually this winter as part of Studio 180’s season. She’s the book-writer and director of One Deep Breath (Education Arts Canada), a trilogy of musicals about mental health for preteens which has toured to over 50,000 students. She was Artistic Producer of Toronto’s Paprika Festival from 2017-2019 and has been an instructor and guest director at Sheridan College, Randolph College, and George Brown College. www.alijoyrichardson.com Ali is teaching 4F56- Advanced Studies in Theatre for DART this year.
Matthew (he/him) is thrilled to be teaching DART 2P11, Voice and Speech. Matthew is a sought-out educator who’s currently on faculty at York University, Randolph College, and the Moving Voice Institute (Associate). Matthew is the executive board chair of lbs/sq” performance and holds an M.F.A. in Performance with an emphasis on Teaching (voice) from York University. As a performer, selected credits span from Broadway (Tony nominated JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Off-Broadway (ZORBA), The Stratford Festival (JCS & CAMELOT), National Tours (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Zach in A CHORUS LINE – B’way World SF nomination, and Flute/Thisbe in Theatre Rusticle’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Dora nomination.
Marcel Stewart is a theatre artist, arts educator, and hip-hop enthusiast. It is important for Marcel to explore the intersections between race and gender, particularly blackness and masculinity. Marcel’s curiosity about history and lineage – within the context of colonialism – is at the basis of his art. How did we get here? Who have we lost? What stories need to be told? Marcel will be teaching DART 4Y93, 4th Year Performance, in January.
Jacqueline Taucar received her PhD at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Her doctoral research examines the performance of multicultural nationhood and diasporic identities in Toronto’s ethnocultural festivals. In addition, she builds Caribbean Carnival costumes with Michelle Reyes, designer/performer of Saldenah Carnival’s Queen Mas. Currently, Jacqueline is working to establish an archival infrastructure for documenting and preserving the primary materials and oral traditions that inform the design, creation and performance of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival costumes. This year at Brock, Jacqueline has the pleasure of teaching DART 3Q91, 3Q92, and 1P92.
Originally from NYC, Corey is an actor, educator whose research explores best practices in actor training from the lens of artistic agency and mental health. She teaches at Ryerson University’s Chang School and served as a Guest Artist for Rosebud School of the Arts, and Brooklyn College. Recent acting credits include:The School for Wives (Moliere in the Park); Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival; Pink Slime Caesar Shift Series by Jen Liu (Contemporary Art Museum St, Louis; LACMA; Smithsonian; Berlinale; San Diego Asian Film Festival). MFA York University. Corey will be teaching DART 3F50 (Performance II) in the 2021 Winter Term.
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Curtis holds a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto (OISE), his thesis focused on crafting public persona in educational leadership. He is an arts professional trained in classical theatre, children’s performance, and voice and his career spans years as an actor, director, and owner of theatre companies in both Ontario and Alberta. Also, Curtis was a schoolteacher, arts consultant (Drama, Music, Visual Arts & Dance) and school principal. In addition to published work on teaching and learning and the arts in education, Curtis is presently conducting research with members of Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute. He served as a Board of Directors member with Carousel Players Theatre Company for young audiences and Willow Arts Community for individuals suffering and succeeding with mental health issues and addictions. This year (2020-21), Curtis teaches DART courses 1P95 Creative Play for Education and 2P21 Drama in Education II in addition to a cross-listed course with STAC (Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture) at Brock.
Kelly Wolf is a Theatre Maker, a Set and Costume designer and an Artist Educator who has created designs for many theatres across Canada ranging from small independent companies to the major festivals. Recent work has taken her into the realm of site-specific theatre creation with her company Open Heart. Recent design work includes Team on the Hill, Berlin Blues, Judith (Blyth Festival), Hook Up – (Tapestry/Theatre Passe Muraille), Waiting Room (Tarragon Theatre), Quiver (Nightwood, Theatre Aquarius Studio),
Recent designs for Brock: Orlando (costumes), Pantalone’s Palace (set & costume) Top Girls (costumes), Radium Girls (set & costume). Graduate of York University (BFA) University of Toronto (MA) Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Member of Associated Designers of Canada.