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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PETER PAN AND THE WENDY LADY

CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM 

(March 8th - 23rd)

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“While she was dreaming, the window blew open, and a boy dropped to the floor. He was
accompanied by a strange light, no bigger than your fist, which darted about the room like a living
thing. It must have been this light that woke her ... “


When her dreams invade the waking world, a misfit storyteller leaves high society behind as she’s
whisked away to a universe of her own making. Joined by a quarrelsome fairy and the boy who taught
her to fly, she quickly discovers that a life of adventure comes at a price. With the memory of her family
fading, she and her companions must outwit a hungry crocodile, brawl with pirates, and find the magic
within themselves to return home again, or remain in the land of make-believe forever. An immersive
glimpse of Edwardian Toronto featuring the music of Stauss, Rachmaninoff, and Vivaldi, Peter Pan and
the Wendy Lady invites you to take flight and join Wendy on a journey of self-discovery amidst the
historic backdrop of Campbell House Museum. With just a pinch of faith and fairy dust, this whimsical
adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale takes audiences on a moonlit voyage past the second star to the
right, then straight on till morning.

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~ The Villain ~

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~ The Storyteller ~

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~ The Fairy~

Above Portraits by White Mills Theatre Co.

Edited by Daniel Tofach

CAST AND CREW

MEET THE TEAM

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ELLA MAZUR

~ Wendy Darling ~

Ella Mazur is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work explores the beauty of nature and the power of the human imagination through visual art, poetry, murals, and performance. She is thrilled to be working with White Mills Theatre company once more as Lenore.

 

www.ecmazur.com.

BREANNA MALONEY

~ Peter Pan ~

Breanna (she/her) is thrilled to be back collaborating with White Mills Theatre Co. on this spooky theatre excursion. Breanna earned her MFA in Acting at East 15 Acting School in the UK and is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA acting program. Recent theatre credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Iphigenia in Splott (Toronto Fringe), Cooking for Grief (Vancouver Fringe), A Christmas Carol, Ether (White Mills Theatre Co.), Hamlet(s) (Skipping Stones Theatre) and The Dutch Courtesan (Poculi Ludique Societas). A few of her favourite writing endeavours include one-act play Cooking for Grief, contributions to The Tank NYC Theatrical Productions and poetry contributions to The Nature Poetry and Environmental Zine,  curated by Alley Biniarz (Windsor, ON). Breanna is passionate about storytelling that challenges our perception of society and the way in which we interact with each other and our environment. It is Breanna’s ongoing mission to create professional theatre with care, joy and curiosity. She hopes you enjoy the show!

www.breanna-maloney.com

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SPENCER SCHUNK

~ James/Captain Hook ~

Spencer Schunk is a writer and fitness coach living in Toronto. He has worked as a performer, stage manager, playwright, and video editor. Recent creations include the web series Old Movies for Young People with Brad Fraser. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from the University of Toronto and a BA in Theatre from York University.

Instagram: @spencer.schunk

CASSIE DAVIDSON

~ Liza/Slightly ~

Assistant Director, Fight Choreographer

Cassie is an actor, producer, stage manager, playwright and theatre educator from the beautiful small town of Walkerton Ontario She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from The University of Guelph and is a graduate from George Brown Theatre School’s acting conservatory.   She is also a founding member of Theatre Foolscap, a Toronto theatre company dedicated to creating performance opportunities for emerging artists.  When Cassie is not teaching or working on a production, she enjoys hiking with her partner and dog, Remi.


 Some of her favourite theatre credits include: Liz (Girl’s Night Cabin Fever, Theatre Foolscap), Tanya (Een, Theatre Kingston), Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol, White Mills Theatre Co.), Paisley (Ether, White Mills Theatre Co.)  d’Eon (Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman, GBTS) 


Cassie is thrilled to be joining White Mills Theatre Co. once again for this incredible season of offerings.

 

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Instagram: @cassanova5000

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SCOTT GARLAND

~ Solomon/Caw/Skylights/The Moon ~

Scott Garland is a German-born, Alberta-raised Toronto-based actor and writer. A George Brown grad, with a BA from the University of Alberta, he's best known forperforming across the country, and occasionally overseas, as Harris in Pea Green Theatre's award-winning Three Men in a Boat. He's one of the founding members of the puppet theatre company Silent Protagonist and former curator of the new works play reading series Sing For Your Supper.
 

Other credits include Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Bruce County Playhouse), Midnight Madness (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Bain & Bernard), Threepenny Opera (Soup Can), Miracle on 34th Street (Sudbury Theatre Centre). Writing credits: A Madhouse Dramedy (play), Half A league (play;) and episode writer for Female Therapy (web series). You can hear him in the award-winning animated series People Watching (CBC Gem) and Let's Go Luna (PBS Kids); or catch him on select episodes of Workin Moms, Mayor of Kingstown, Murdoch Mysteries, and Titans.

Instagram: @scottdontgotthegram

BARB SCHEFFLER

~ Mary Darling/The Crocodile ~

Barb Scheffler is a Toronto based actor, singer and playwright. For the last five years, she has been a member of the Canadian cast of “Menopause the Musical” touring across the country.  As an actor she has performed with many theatre companies including the Drayton Festival, Huron Country Playhouse, The Classic Theatre Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and the Kawartha Theatre Festival. Her favourite roles include Sister Amnesia in “Nunsense”, Yum Yum in “The Mikado”, Florence Vassy in “Chess”, Lysistrata in “Lysistrata”, Dee Dee in “Suds” and Goneril in “Lear Incorporated”. She has performed in several of her own cabarets, including “The Barb and Laurie Show”, “The Way We Were – Songs of the 70s” and “Songs in the Key of Love” which she toured across Ontario with Smile Theatre. She has written several murder mysteries for the stage, and her comedy “The Beaver Club” (will have/ had) it’s premier production in August at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre.

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SHELBY HANDLEY

~ Tootles ~

Shelby is a Toronto-based actor with a concentration on film and vocal work. While focusing her film career, she has also spent the last two years performing and writing for the Mentalism group Beyond Mental Borders at The Rec Room Toronto. Shelby is thrilled to finally be rejoining White Mills Theatre Co. in Tales of the Grotesque after playing Shirley in their last production at Spadina House, A Christmas Carol. She is excited for you all to explore Campbell House; and the stories & secrets within.

Instagram: @shelbyhandley

Kara Austria

~ Nibs ~

Kara Austria (she/her) is a Filipina-Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. She works primarily as a performer and costume designer, specializing in musical theatre, improv and sketch comedy and historical costume construction. She is currently finishing her Level 9 Classical Voice Training for the Royal Conservatory of Music and is enrolled in the Second City's Conservatory Program. Selected Credits: Player on Sauced Improv (April 2023-Current), Player on Second City's Coached Ensembles (September-December 2023), Helen Bechdel in Fun Home (Bowtie Productions, 2023), Shelby in The Last Piece (2023), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (St Michael's College, 2020), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Victoria College, 2019).

 

Instagram: @kararuizaustria 

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JESSI ELGOOD

~ Michael Darling ~

Since obtaining her BA in Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting, Jessi has been fortunate enough to have performed both locally and globally, from Parkdale to Osaka, with plenty of places in-between. Her latest theatre gig was the play Bone Cage by Catherine Banks, a production in which the entire ensemble received a 2023 Dora Nomination. When theatres closed their doors in 2020, Jessi finally had time on her hands to formally dive into Intimacy Direction Education. She now works as an Intimacy Director alongside her acting career. 

JONAS TROTTIER

~ John Darling ~

Jonas is an emerging theatre-maker living and working in Toronto. A graduate of George Brown Theatre School, he has been lucky enough to tread the boards with many great indie companies in Toronto. After being away from the stage for a few years due to a global and prolonged health event, he is very happy to be returning to the stage and to be making his debut with White Mills Theatre Co. in this delectably macabre exploration of the work of Edgar Alle Poe. 

Past Credits (selected): December Man (Theatre at Eastminster), Dry Land (Cue6), All of Me (Theatre Insomnia), The Provok’d Wife, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Candide, Machinal (George Brown Theatre School), RED (In Your Eyes Productions).

Instagram@Jonassqjt

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Scott Moore

~ George Darling/Mr. Smee ~

Scott is a Toronto-based actor and singer who has performed in numerous productions over the past 30 years. Some of his favourite roles include: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Cassius in Julius Caesar and Clarence in Richard III (Hart House Theatre); Creon in Antigone and Moon in The Real Inspector Hound (Alumnae Theatre); Coulmier in Marat/Sade (Soup Can Theatre); Tobias in A Delicate Balance, Hitler in Mein Kampf,
and Deflores in The Changeling (Graduate Drama Centre); Master Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, and Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Alchemy Theatre); Goldberg in The Birthday Party and Ernest in The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (Rhino Productions); and Strepsiades in The Clouds (Ancient Comic Opera Co.); Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (White Mills Theatre). He is thrilled to be performing in this his second production for White Mills Theatre.

RAE GALLIMORE

~ Musician 1/Odette ~

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Rae is a musician and comic, currently based out of Toronto. Throughout North America, Rae has shared her passion for performance and education. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Rae has collaborated as a viola soloist with the Sooke Philharmonic and Sidney Classical Orchestra. An advocate for new musical works, Rae was also a selected soloist for a composer reading with the Victoria Symphony. During a recent West Coast concert series, she commissioned a new work, a viola/piano duo for a selected young composer. 

While studying, Rae found a love for engaging with her surrounding communities. As a Community, Performances and Partnerships at NEC and as a Morse and GLUCK fellow at Juilliard, she brought performance and education to public schools, hospitals and retirement homes. Currently, Rae is a teaching artist for Sistema Toronto as well as a private violin teacher. 

 

This past year, Rae has dived into the world of comedy, studying the craft at Bad Dog Theatre and Second City. She can be found performing at clubs around the city, such as Comedy Bar, Comedy Lab, and SoCap. She blends her comedic voice with her classically trained viola playing, sharing to the world/universe how cool classical music can be!

www.raegallimore.com

Instagram: @raeraebakess

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AUSTIN LARUSSON

~ Noodler ~

Praised for his "fine baritone voice" (The Brooklyn Eagle), "Austin Larusson sang beautifully" (barczablog.com), “Austin Larusson’s Crespel was a very effective and even touching foil” John Gilks operarambling.blog), Austin most recently appeared in DIE FLEDERMAUS as Frank, DON GIOVANNI as Masetto and TOSCA as the Sacristan and covering Scarpia with Toronto City Opera. He was pleased to return to the stage this past season as Shem and Patho in CONAN AND THE STONE OF KELIOR with Mightier Productions, John Sorel in the THE CONSUL with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, covering Conte Di Luna in IL TROVATORE with Opera Sustenida, Potrero/Sereno in LA VERBENA DE LA PALOMA, Montschi in A WALTZ DREAM and Mars in ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD with Toronto Operetta Theatre, Fiorello in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with the Mississauga Symphony, Priest/Armed man in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE With Opera York, and Louis Pasteur in the new music THE LEGEND OF LOUIS PASTEUR with Thick and Thin Theatre.

 

Previous engagements include Vicomte Cascada in THE MERRY WIDOW, Ajax 1 in THE BEAUTIFUL HELEN, Massakroff in THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER and the Sergeant of Police with Toronto Operetta Theatre, Johann in WERTHER, Lorenzo in I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI and George Jones in STREET SCENE with Opera in Concert, Leporello in DON GIOVANNI and Malatesta in DON PASQUALE with Vera Causa Opera, Crespel in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN with Toronto City Opera, and Bartolo/Antonio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Conte Ceprano in RIGOLETTO with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera.

EMILY TRACE

~ The Shadow/Odile ~

Emily is a writer, poet, and movement artist who has participated in a number of previous White Mills productions, including the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in 2019's A Christmas Carol. When not haunting Toronto's heritage buildings, she works on writing and researching a manuscript.

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ANTHONY BOTELHO

~Bill Jukes~

Anthony Botelho is a Toronto-born actor, voice actor, and writer, as well as the co-creator of award-winning horror anthology podcast Wrong Station. Anthony is thrilled to be joining White Mills at the Campbell House again in this exciting new adaptation of a personal favourite! Selected Theatre Credits: Tales of the Grotesque (White Mills); God of Carnage (CAA Theater); Forever Plaid and We Will Rock You (Starvox Entertainment); The Crucible (Hart House Theatre). TV/Film: Teletubbies (Netflix); Slugterra Ascension (WildBrain); Thomas & Friends: Sodor Mystery (Mattel). 

\Instagram: @AJVBotelho

ROB CARRUTHERS

~ Musician 1/Mullins ~

Rob is an emerging artist based in Toronto, deeply connected to the world of music. His passion for self-expression finds its voice through his compositions, arrangements, and performances on multiple woodwind instruments.

 

Rob's musical journey began at the prestigious Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park. Here, he learned the value of collaboration and leadership within bands and choirs spanning a variety of genres. Now, as a student at York University, Rob continues to explore and expand his creative boundaries, always seeking to learn and grow through his music.

 

In addition to his work as a composer and arranger, Rob shares his talents by playing a variety of woodwind instruments. Among his musical projects is 'The Pit,' a 7-piece jazz ensemble that he founded and leads. This ensemble, characterized by its saxophone quartet, multiple instrument doubles, and a vibrant rhythm section, explores a fusion of musical tastes and styles, resulting in a truly distinctive sound.

 

His performances resonate with audiences, inviting them on an emotional journey through his music. Rob's modest blend of talent and versatility, combined with his deep love for music, offers a refreshing and genuine presence in Toronto's music scene.

 

As an emerging artist, he aspires to make meaningful contributions to the world of music, one heartfelt note at a time. With his unique artistry, Rob hopes to continue connecting with listeners and sharing his love for the craft.

https://linktr.ee/robworks1

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SHANNON MILLS

~ Tinker Bell ~
Producer, Co-Director & Musical Director

 Shannon Mills earned her Master of Arts with distinction in Music Performance from California State University, Fresno, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge. Inspired by the achievements of her academic mentors, Shannon has gone on to instill a love of opera in children—previously working as a Program Assistant with the Canadian Opera Company’s After School Opera Program. With this in mind, Shannon is driven to produce engaging work for fellow artists within her community. Recognizing both the wide range of talent and few performance opportunities in Toronto, Shannon founded White Mills Theatre Co. to bring her fresh perspective to the stage. As Managing Director, she reimagines classic libretti to produce original theatre projects and newly relevant opera, creating fulfilling work for herself as a soprano. Shannon’s extensive musical training has been an asset in her ventures as a theatre director, working closely with actors to develop the cadence and musicality of spoken text. 

BRANDON WHITE

~ Producer, Co-Director, Playwright & Production Designer ~

Brandon White is an interdisciplinary artist whose passion for queer theory and theology recurs throughout much of his body of work—both thematically as a director and visually as a designer. A graduate of York University’s comprehensive Theatre program, Brandon specialized in Devised Theatre, with an emphasis on collective creation, directing, and design. A wearer of many hats, Brandon’s numerous interests are integrated into a singular vision as Artistic Director of White Mills Theatre Co. His original work has toured throughout much of Central America, earning him a Bernice Adams Memorial Award nomination at an early age. More recently, he has collaborated with the City of Toronto to animate local heritage sites, working together with his creative partner, Shannon Mills, to stage an immersive adaptation of Menotti’s The Medium at Spadina Museum: Heritage House and Gardens. An active participant in the Toronto theatre community, Brandon creates inclusive opportunities for performers of diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and experience.

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DANIEL TOFACH

~ Assistant Stage Manager ~

Daniel Tofach received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in 2010. As a visual artist, Daniel’s work has been featured in Small Works—Small Space (Gallery 1313), Experiencing Perspectives (Mercedes-Benz Financial), Canadian Landscapes Juried Exhibition (Agnes Jamieson Gallery), and Masterworks (Peterson Art Gallery). Although known for his expressive landscapes, Daniel’s most recent work explores the nature of portraiture—capturing the abstracted interplay of light and darkness on the plains of the human form. With this in mind, his work has been known to make its way to the stage in the form of set dressing. A frequent collaborator with White Mills Theatre Co., Daniel has assisted at various stages in production development—as an artist, sound technician, and production assistant.

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This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.

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