Catherine Frid’s produced plays include What I Gave I Have (Guelph Museums), Our Roots Our Future (a Canada 150 production), AfterWhys (Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin tour), Half Full (Mixed Company Theatre, school tours), Burying Toni (Alumnae), The Bold Canadian (Arts and Letters Club), Homegrown (SummerWorks and others), GuineaPigging (Alumnae), Dead Cat Bounce (Toronto Fringe and others), and numerous short plays. Her publications include Our Voices: Senior Selfies (Art Age Publications) and This Isn’t Toronto in Long Story Short, a Playwrights Canada Press 10-minute play anthology. Catherine has been Playwright in Residence at Mixed Company Theatre and Artist in Residence at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is thrilled to be premiering Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance at the Toronto Fringe, with this amazing team under Andrew Lamb’s direction.
Emotional and intense, Frank Horvat is an accomplished composer and pianist who has made the tricky musical leap that allows him to pursue a niche of his own (Edmonton Journal). Frank gives his audiences time and space to reflect in this fast-paced world. His compositions tell deeply personal stories while permitting audiences to ponder their own.
On the heels of releasing four multi-genre albums in 2017, WholeNote Magazine proclaimed him one of the most inventive songwriters to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada. Whether he writes for his band, the concert stage or film/TV, his music is both aggressive and introspective. Frank’s compositions are often based on global social injustices as well as the wondrousness of life, love and longing. With a continuously growing discography and composition premieres on four continents, his compositions have been featured in plays, films and on networks like CBC, HBO, Vice & Bravo.
Andrew Lamb is the Artistic Director of Roseneath Theatre and Theatre Awakening in Toronto. A graduate of Concordia University, Andrew trained as a director at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England. Andrew also spent five seasons as the Director of Education and Outreach at Tarragon Theatre and was part of the 2009 Director’s Lab at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. Andrew is the 2019 Canadian Comedy Awards winner for Best Direction for the web series A Gay Victorian Affair. Selected directing credits include: Outside (Roseneath), The Money Tree (Roseneath), Chasing Margaret Flatwood (Toronto Fringe), La Maleta – The Suitcase (Roseneath/US tour), In This World (Roseneath/Tarragon) – Dora nomination for Outstanding Direction, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home (Roseneath/NAC), Life x3 (Unit 102), The (Post) Mistress (Thousand Islands/Neptune/Ship’s Company), With Love and a Major Organ (Next Stage/Toronto Fringe), Songs For A New World (Angelwalk), Driving Miss Daisy (Stirling Festival Theatre), BURIED (Next Stage), My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish/Fringe Festival), In Darfur (SummerWorks). Andrew has worked as an arts educator for Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Canadian Stage Company and over a decade with the Drama School at Young Peoples Theatre.
Originally from Halifax, NS, Giustin is a Music Director, Conductor, Pianist, Orchestrator/Arranger and Keyboard Programmer based out of Toronto. Since arriving in Toronto, Giustin has worked with such companies as The Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage, Yonge Street Theatricals, Young People’s Theatre, Gingermar Productions, Smile Theatre and Hart House Theatre. He has also worked at Randolph College and at Sheridan College, where he is on staff.
Giustin’s versatility has lead him to work on a number of original works, concerts and cabarets. Selected Credits: Beauty and the Beast, Seussical (YPT); Gift of the Magi (Smile Theatre); Assassins: In Concert (Beyond Boundaries); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spelling Bee (Hart House Theatre); Life After:Workshop (Yonge Street Theatricals/Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Co.); Dancer: A Musical In Ten Furlongs (Gingermar Productions); Footloose (Theatre Sheridan); The Addams Family (Randolph Theatre); One Song Glory (Acting Up Stage); Commencement: A Work of Fiction and Musical of Sorts, Group Therapy (Toronto Fringe).
Recent stage management credits include “Living Will” for Living Will Company (Toronto Fringe 2018), “Women” for Martha Rose Productions (2016 Fringe), “Hey Good Lookin’!” for Hey Good Lookin’ Productions (2015 Fringe), “Closer” (Mortar & Pestle Productions) at Gerrard Art Space and “Blue Stockings” (Stage Centre Productions). Malcolm is also in his 15th season as the resident Stage Manager for The Civic Light Opera Company.
Megan Cinel is a Toronto based set designer and scenic artist. Her previous credits include set design for Educating Rita and Sexy Laundry (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Eurydice (Styx and Stones Productions), and Peace (Ryerson University), assistant set design for Calpurnia (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre) and We Will Rock You (Starvox Entertainment). Megan has also worked as a scenic painter at Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Coal Mine Theatre and George Brown Theatre School. She is a graduate of Ryerson’s Performance Production program.