• Joshua Bainbridge

    JOSHUA BAINBRIDGE

    Fight Director/Sound Design

    Joshua is the Artistic Director of The Proscenium Club, touring theatre company. He is the writer and co-director of Proscenium Club’s most recent show, Sit, James. Notable writing and directing credits include; The Musketeer Trilogy, Robin Hood: King of the Outlaws, Paper Dolls, Poison Ground, I Live With Him Every Day: The Tragedy of David and Dave, and The Life and Death of John the Milkman. Notable roles include Mr. White in Reservoir Dogs. Ben in The Night of the Living Dead, Edmund in the Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective (WSFC) production of King Lear and Mercutio in the WSFC production of Romeo and Juliet. His Macbeth at The On the Edge Fringe Festival was winner of two Best in Fringe Awards; Jurors’ Choice and Audience Choice. Josh’s production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross won him Best Director at the 2014 QUONTA festival as well as winning Best Production.

    In film and television Josh has appeared in Harold and Lorna, A Dark Truth, Mums the Word, Joseph and Mary, Country Crush and the Netflix original The New Romantic as well as the television series Dark Rising: Warrior of the Worlds. The USA/NBC series Eyewitness, Letterkenny, Cardinal, What Would Sal Do? on HBO Canada, Hard Rock Medical and the true crime series Bad Blood on City TV. Josh will also appear in the upcoming films Tainted and Astonishing Tales of Terror. Josh has just begun his work as the northern ACTRA representative.  

  • John Batchelor

    JOHN BATCHELOR

    Lighting Design

    John discovered his passion for lighting design at the University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art, graduating with an Honours BFA. He designed Androcles and the Lion and Checkhov in Yalta for Performing Arts Windsor, and was lighting designer for both Summer Stock and Residency at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was both Technical Director and Lighting Designer for the U.S. tour of Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises’ Mabel-Two Nights at the Bowling Alley and We Can Do That, ending the tour at the Fleck Dance Theatre at Toronto’s Harbourfront.

    John had the pleasure of assisting Michael Whitfield in designing La Traviata and Kismet at the Royal Alexanda Theatre, Toronto. He was TD and LD for Theatre Etobicoke for four seasons, and worked with the Kingston Catholic School Board designing Les Miserables.

    John is delighted to be working with Rod Carley again, with whom he has collaborated on All’s Well That Ends Well (Domino Theatre), Coriolanus (Skylight Theatre/Walking Shadow Theatre), Oedipus/The Critic (Pinnacle Playhouse), The Passion of Dracula (Brockville Arts Centre), Macbeth (Blackhorse Theatre), The Crucible (Theatre Etobicoke), Passion Play (Rep 21), King Lear (Walking Shadow Theatre and Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective), and Romeo and Juliet (Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective). Last summer he designed The Lark for Rep 21. Previous Rep 21 credits include I Live With Him Every Day or The Tragedy of David and Dave, Passion Play and Barefoot on the Moon.

  • Rod Carley

    ROD CARLEY

    Director/Set Designer

    Rod is Artistic Director for Canadore College’s Acting for Stage and Screen Program as well as Artistic Director of Rep 21. He is also a part-time English Professor with Nipissing University. He has directed over 125 productions to date, both nationally and internationally, ranging from the classics to the development of new Canadian work.

    Recent directing credits include Arsenic and Old Lace (GTG 70th Anniversary), Hurray for Johnny Canuck! (Canadore College), Eighteen Degrees (Stratford’s Spring Works Festival + North Bay), 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt (GTG – commemorating Canada’s 150), Romeo + Juliet and King Lear (Watershed Shakespeare Festival). Previous Rep 21 directing credits include: The Lark, Barefoot on the Moon, The Tragedy of David and Dave, Passion Play, As You Like It, The Donnellys, Macbeth,The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Libertine.

    He directed the Ontario premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Berkeley St. Theatre in Toronto and the Canadian premiere of Talking to Terrorists. He is as an Associate Producer on the independent film The Drawer Boy, making the rounds on the festival circuit.

    Rod was the founding Artistic Director of the Nipissing Stage Company in North Bay from 1999 to 2005. He directed 25 mainstage productions including the Ontario premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan and Northern Ontario premieres of Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Stones in his Pockets as well as serving as co-author/director on the original musicals Train Town and Wanted.

    Additional directing highlights include the Northern Ontario premieres of The Laramie Project, Angels in America, 365 Plays/365 Days, Our Country’s Good, The Othello Project and High Life. The Othello Project was originally mounted at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts in 1995. Rod was nominated for a DORA Award for Outstanding Direction. The Othello Project received its American premiere at the Florida Shakespeare Festival in Miami in 1998.

    He is recognized nationally for his directorial adaptations of Shakespeare, having adapted and directed 17 of his works. He was the 2009 winner of TVO’s Big Ideas/ Best Lecturer Competition for his lecture: “Adapting Shakespeare within a Modern Canadian Context.”

    Rod served as an Assistant Director at the Stratford Festival in 1990 and 1991 (Young Company) and was the first recipient of the Festival’s Jean Gascon Director’s Award and 3 Tyrone Guthrie Awards. He was inducted into the Brockville and Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 2017 and the North Bay Entertainers Hall of Recognition in 2015 and was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre, the John Hirsch Director’s Award and Pauline McGibbon Award.

    Recent film/television acting credits include 3 seasons on Hard Rock Medical (TVO), Cardinal (CTV), Carter, Joseph and Mary, Frat Pack, A Dark Truth, Algonquin, The Savage Tales of Summer Vale and Harold and Lorna. Stage acting highlights include: The Crucible (Sun Dog Theatre Festival), Zastrozzi (Paper Bag Productions), Dracula + The Foreigner (GTG), Poison Ground (On the Edge Fringe Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross (2014 Theatre Ontario Festival - GTG), A Picasso (Word Toast Transport), Three Musketeers (J2 Productions), Slam!, Witless (OAC Northern Arts Grants projects) and Waiting for Godot (Winner – 2010 Theatre Ontario Festival - GTG).

    Rod completed an Ontario book tour in 2017 with his debut novel, A Matter of Will (short-listed for a 2018 Northern Lit Award). His creative non-fiction story, A Farewell to Steam, was published in the newly released anthology, Up North 150 Years and More. He is currently at work on his second novel.

  • Eryn Corbeil

    ERYN CORBEIL

    Graphics Technician

    Eryn is a proven ringmaster with successful ownership and delivery of various stages of a design/production lifecycle. From brand, campaign, signage, and point-of-sale, to team leadership, supplier management, and everything in between, Eryn brings almost two decades of tenured design at IMS, Quiznos, Moksha Yoga, and more. With a keen mind for user experience and customer decision making, Eryn enables clients to visualize design operationally, as well as throughout their customer-facing efforts.

    Eryn has won and delivered national creative and campaign messaging for McDonald’s, Home Depot, Nissan, Infiniti, American Express, Liberal Party of Canada, Thornbury Cider, and more. After an eight year stretch in Toronto, Eryn has returned to her home town of North Bay as Technologist/Part-Time Professor at Canadore College in the Graphic Design Program. In the realm of acting, Eryn holds a Film Acting Certificate from The Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television, and is a member of Annex Improv.

  • Jimmy Craven

    JIMMY CRAVEN

    Production Assistant/ Sound Design

    After studying film production and acting in the United States, Jimmy has come to North Bay to continue his studies and get involved in Northern Ontario’s growing film industry. Finishing his first year with Canadore’s Acting for Stage and Screen Program, he appeared in the workshop production of Bug by Tracy Letts. Delving into Canadore’s film world, he appeared in two recent student films, Hypocrites and Psychedelic Studies, produced by first year students. Ready to take on any opportunity that comes, this year’s Rep 21 production of Shakespeare in Hollywood is another project Jimmy jumped at chance to work on.

  • Tracey Halsey

    TRACEY HALSEY

    Speech and Vocal Coach/Stage Manager/Sound Design

    Tracey comes from a long line of theatre performers and has spent over 35 years in the profession as an actress, singer, musician, radio performer, director and vocal coach. A native of Great Britain, she trained at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting and the London School of Natural Voice. As a child, she attended Anna Scher’s Children’s Theatre School. She practiced her craft touring U.K. repertory theatres such as York Theatre Royal, Sheffield Crucible, Derby Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket, Oldham Theatre Royal, and Salisbury Playhouse. She then moved to the West End of London to perform in musicals including West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers and Girlfriends. Other favourite shows include Guys and Dolls, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Grease, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, The Pirates of Penzance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Aladdin.

    Tracey was a popular soloist with the BBC Radio Orchestra in London, on the weekly shows Friday Night is Music Night and Songs from the Shows. A highlight of Tracey’s career came in 1989 when she was honoured to be asked, by Royal Appointment, to perform with the cast of The Broadway Show in a private audience for Her Royal Highness Princess Diana at the Nottingham Playhouse.

    Canadian theatre credits include Elvis the Musical (Royal Alexandra, Toronto; National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Theatre St. Denis, Montreal), the Ontario premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley St. Theatre, Toronto), the Canadian premiere of Talking to Terrorists, and Eighteen Degrees by Maureen Cassidy (Spring Works Festival in Stratford, Ontario; North Bay Museum). Directorial work includes the Northern Ontario premiere of I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and musical direction for Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Oliver! She was also honored to be involved as vocal director and performer in the Canadian premiere of Ebenezer.

    TV and film credits include Hard Rock Medical, Stage Fright, Northern Rescue, and Overtures (Channel 4 UK).

    Locally, Tracey has performed in shows with Gateway Theatre Guild, Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre, the Interlink Choir, Trinity Arts, and Cando Theatre (Bucket List Cabaret). She has sung with the North Bay Symphony Orchestra as a soloist on three occasions. Tracey was a member of The Girls in Pearls and had the pleasure to perform with the RCAF 22 Wing Band over many years. Tracey played Sister Hubert in the Dressing Room Collective’s popular show Nunsense and has recently completed a run of BROADway Stories . She has been the Voice and Speech, Singing, and Musical Theatre instructor at Canadore College since the program began in 2005. Tracey is also a certified sound therapist and is passionate about helping people to discover their authentic voices.

  • Peggy Haskins

    PEGGY HASKINS

    Costume Design

    Peggy’s past design and construction credits include the recent Watershed Shakespeare Festival productions of Romeo + Juliet and King Lear and Eighteen Degrees at Stratford Spring Works and North Bay.

    Rep 21 productions including The Lark, As You Like It, The Libertine, The Donnellys, Macbeth, Waiting for the Parade, Rag and Bone, Passion Play, I Live With Him Every Day or The Tragedy of David + Dave and Barefoot on the Moon.

    She has contributed to many Gateway Theatre Guild productions, including Rod Carley’s adaptation of Henry V (QUONTA Outstanding Costume Design Award, 2006), Shadowlands, Private Lives, Elizabeth Rex, and A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as Nipissing Stage Company’s The Tempest starring David Fox. Peggy is always grateful and appreciative for the support and love of her husband, Brian.

  • Michelle Jackett

    MICHELLE JACKETT

    Choreographer

    Michelle has been a professional performer for 25 years. She received her training at the esteemed Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Some of Michelle’s favourite professional credits include Me and My Girl, 42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Hair, Nunsense, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disney World. Other Stage credits include, Jesus Christ Superstar, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, the King and I, The Philadelphia Story, The World Goes Round, Cabaret and Brighton Beach Memoirs and most recently, Romeo and Juliet. Recent film and television credits include: Death Comes to Town, Stage Fright, Hard Rock Medical, and Mums the Word.

    Michelle is an arts educator with the Ontario Arts Council and has been a grant recipient and jury member for Northern Ontario. Michelle also holds the position Dance Outreach Coordinator for the Capitol Centre, through Ontario Dances and the Ontario Arts Council and has worked with numerous local theatre groups, as a choreographer and director including, Theatre Outreach on Stage, Summer Challenge, Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre, North Bay Choral Society and Gateway Theatre Guild.

    Michelle is the founder and Artistic Director of Can-do Theatre, an organization dedicated to staging original works for children, teens and adults in our community with mixed abilities. She is the force behind two favorite local theatre events and fundraisers, The Bucket List Cabaret, and Gateway Theatre Guild’s Music Theatre Weekend.

    Michelle is the Program Coordinator for Canadore College’s Acting for Stage and Screen Program and teaches: Movement for Actors, Introduction to Dance, Music Theatre and Comedy Scene Study.

  • Kevin Lachance

    KEVIN LACHANCE

    Set Construction

    Kevin was born in Sudbury and has always been fascinated with the weird and wonderful in all aspects of life. His upbringing was colourful and slightly rebellious on his part to say the least. “I turned to music at a very young age and never turned back, using it as a release tool!”

    He thrives for passionate perfection to the fullest degree in all his work. As well as his music career, Kevin is an intellectual being and always has a lot of ideas brewing in his mind – accompanied with the drive to complete them as well. He has had many different past job titles from cooking, sand-blasting, industrial painting, and, now, running his own business as a carpenter/contractor in North Bay – Dark Kingdom Carpentry.

    Kevin constructed the set for last season’s The Lark as well as specialty construction and design for Arsenic and Old Lace (GTG).

    “They are more than just a client to me. They are a friend by the end of the job” You can see it in Kenin’s work, creativeness and positivity. One word that can explain him in a nutshell...... himself!

  • Dilip Patel

    DILIP PATEL

    Technical Director

    Dilip has been working at the Capitol Centre for the last 14 years as a stage technician. He has also worked with Canadore’s Rep 21 since its inception, in the capacity of technical director, assistant technical director, crew chief, and lighting technician. He has been volunteering with Gateway Theatre Guild for the last 12 years as a lighting assistant and lighting designer.