SHOW: Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau
PRODUCER: Thirty Below
VENUE: The Cultch Historic Theatre
DATES & TIMES (View Full Schedule)
- July 21 @ 7:00 pm
- July 22 @ 9:30 pm
- July 23 @ 7:00 pm
- July 24 @ 4:30 pm
- July 25 @ 7:00 pm
“Women don’t have to justify wanting their own. And I don’t either. I want a baby.” Simon and Ethan want a baby. Unfortunately, neither of them has a womb. But when four people come together to create a new life, someone's bound to feel left out. The grim reality that one day we all need to grow up comes to a head as nine months tick by.
History of the Work
2007 - commissioned by Playwrights Theatre Centre as part of “The News” commissioning program – staged reading presented as part of the Granville Island New Play Festival, directed/dramaturged by Heidi Taylor and starring Brad Dryborough, Matt Fentiman, Erin Wells, Emelia Symington-Fedy, & Kyle Cameron.
2009 – presented by Sage Theatre as part of their IGNITE! Festival in Calgary, Alberta June 11-13, 2009, directed by Matt Dewald and starring Mat Mailandt, Peter Aichison, Anastasia St. Amand, Bobbi Goddard & Aaron Zeffer.
Cameron Mackenzie, Director
Cameron Mackenzie is a founding member and Artistic Director of Zee Zee Theatre, for whom he has directed both Whale Riding Weather and Dave Deveau’s Nelly Boy. Born in South Africa, he is a Vancouver-based producer, director, designer, drag queen and sometime dramaturg. Directing credits include: Jocasta (assistant, Studio 58 – Vancouver/City of Wine Project - Toronto), Whale Riding Weather (Zee Zee Theatre),The Zeigarnik Effect (Walking Fish Festival),White…Another fu#king Identity Piece (BC Buds). As a designer, Cameron has worked in various capacities: assistant set and props design for King Lear (Caravan Farm Theatre), props design for Stupidity (Theatre Conspiracy) and set design for The Glass Menagerie (Trinity Western University). Cameron also works as a performer, noted as part of NOW Magazine’s Outstanding Ensemble for his work in an undershirt(Toronto Fringe), and more recently as part of the ensemble-driven piece Twenty Minute Drag School (Firehall/BC Buds Festival). Cameron recently directed and dramaturged the world premiere of Dave Deveau’s latest piece My Funny Valentine for Thirty Below Theatre, as part of Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival, and will direct the play’s premiere for Zee Zee Theatre in April 2011. He is a graduate of the theatre program at the University of the Fraser Valley and Studio 58 where he will be returning this fall to direct Risky Nights
Dave Deveau, Playwright
Dave investigates queer themes in plays that speak to a broad audience. His work, created vastly through his company Thirty Below Theatre, includes My Funny Valentine(Toronto's SummerWorks Festival), Tiny Replicas (Playwright’s Theatre Centre, Calgary's IGNITE! Festival), Courte Forme (Théâtre la Seizième), and Nelly Boy, which premiered in October through Zee Zee Theatre. His epic play Map of the West was shortlisted in both the Herman Voaden Competition as well as Tarragon Theatre's new Under 30 National Playwriting Competition. He is the 2010 recipient of the Gordon Armstrong Playwright’s Rent Award. As an actor he is more noted for his work in the TV series Are You Afraid of the Dark? He holds an MFA in Playwriting from UBC. Upcoming: My Funny Valentine (Zee Zee Theatre, April 2011). For more information visit www.davedeveau.com
Jillian Perry, Stage Manager
Jill is a recent graduate from the University of the Fraser Valley, where she studied Theatre. Her most recent Stage Manager positions include Matters Domestic (Fringe), Heaven and Hell (VanArts), Nelly Boy and Whale Riding Weather (Zee Zee Theatre), The 21st Floor (Lyric Stage Project), Macbeth (UFV), Unity (1918) (UFV). Besides stage managing, she has many other theatrical hats; props and lighting designer, actor, and technician. She would like to thank her friends, family, and co-workers for adapting to her crazy schedule! She will next be seen up in the booth for Zee Zee Theatre’s 2011 show My Funny Valentine.
Greg Armstrong-Morris, JUDE
Greg is thrilled to work this closely with Dave, his Unofficial Little Brother. Most recently Greg reprised the role of Malcolm for Patrick Street‘s remount of The Full Monty at Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon). Favourite roles include: Hedwig, Hedwig & the AngryInch and Simon, Corpus Christi (Hoarse Raven); Mr Mayor, Seussical (Carousel); Lita Encore, Ruthless (Ophidian); Le Beau, As You Like It and Nathaniel, Love’s Labours Lost (Bard on the Beach).Experience most worthy of dinner conversation: ensemble & under-study for Bilbo,Lord of theRings, Mirvish Productions, Toronto. Upcoming: Hunter, [title of show], Homeshark Theatre, Vancouver, Jan 2011. Greg is currently writing a solo show,Anthrax! The Musical, and is the author of 2 blogs: The Tumour Cycle and The Hobbit Letters(web.me.com/gvanderwoude/Gregs_Site/Welcome.html)
Nicholas Carella, SIMON
Nicholas Carella is an award-winning actor and writer, born and raised in Toronto. Since moving to Vancouver, Nicholas has appeared in a trifecta of winter-themed disaster movies titled Polar Storm, Ice Twisters and Ice Quake respectively (no joke). Some of Nicholas’ non-winter disaster films include: Tooth Fairy, Citizen Duane, the upcomingUntitled Seth Rogen Cancer Comedy and Hooked on Speedman (for which he was a double-nominee at the 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay).For television, Nicholas has done numerous guest spots on a variety of shows including V, Smallville, Degrassi: TNG, Psych, Eureka and Little Mosque on the Prairie as well as the recurring role of Deputy Patrick Lillis on CBS’s Harper’s Island and the upcoming mini-series The Kennedys, directed by Jon Cassar for The History Channel. Most recently, Nicholas starred in writer/director David Tamkin’s dark comedy The Millionaire’s Club and produced the 16mm short film, This Feels Nice (re-teaming with Hooked on Speedmandirector Michelle Ouellet), a heart-wrenchingly poetic love story, shot entirely on location in Vancouver.
Marlene Ginader, DAYNA
Marlene is truly excited to be a part of this production. Recent and recent-ish credits include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Arts Club), Around the World in 80 Days (Gateway Theatre), The Vertical Hour (UP), Jocasta (Studio 58/Nightswimming, City of Wine Festival, Toronto) and Townsville (Studio 58 w/The Chop Theatre/Magnetic North Festival). This past spring, Marlene spent a month touring Europe/UK with local dance band Fan Death (musician/vocals) as the opening act for Vampire Weekend. Marlene hails from Brandon, Manitoba and is a graduate of Studio 58.
Sean Hewlett, ETHAN
Sean moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg way back in 2007 to attend Studio 58. Credits include Randolf (Bye Bye Birdie) Ephraim (Lot’s Wife) and The Photographer (Where's Charley?). Now that he's recently graduated, he is thrilled to be working with such talented people in his professional premier.
Julie McIsaac, AUDREY
Currently based in Vancouver, Julie is a graduate of Carleton University and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Credits include As You Like It (Citadel), Black Comedy (Arts Club), The Tempest and Titus Andronicus (Bard on the Beach), The Real Thing (Belfry/Arts Club), The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and The Secret World of Og (Carousel), Out Like Flynn (Fugue), The Shape of Things (Twenty-Something), Emily (Gateway), and Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, She Stoops to Conquer and Little Women for the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Upcoming projects include directing Stewart Lemoine's The Exquisite Hour for the Vancouver Fringe.