A bright streak across the sky. A vacuum where an explosion should've been heard. A restricted area. A scientist, a politician, a general, and the media. What happens when a world altering secret cannot be kept?
Written by Peter Carlone and Mack Gordon
Written by Peter Carlone and Mack Gordon
Directed by Peter Carlone
Design by Spencer Davis
Voiceovers by David Brown, Spencer Davis, Melanie Moore
This is Level-Headed Friends first official performance in the Vancouver area. Level-Headed Friends was founded as a blog by Mack Gordon in late 2009. It's purpose is to recommend local cross medium talent in the British Columbia area to people who might not normally be in touch with a particular artistic community. Plays are recommended to concert-goers, bands are recommended to theatre patrons, good artistic output is recommended to good artists. The hope for the blog is to connect like-minded but artistically diverse individuals in the facilitation of colaboration.
Mack Gordon – Writer/Director
Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Mack has made his living as an actor. He's been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre award and worked for such companies as Green Thumb, Carousel, Chemainus, Pacific Theatre, Itsazoo Productions, and Project X Theatre. He just completed his Vancouver directorial debut about two weeks ago with Hardline Production's 'Bash' and is excited to be back at it again. He also just finished up playing the role of Mercutio in Pacific Theatre's “The Verona Project.” Not to mention that in four days he'll be appearing in 'The Gasheart' at the Neanderthal Festival as well. This Halloween, Itsazoo Productions will be presenting the world premiere of his play 'Debts,' an Edgar Allan Poe inspired promenade tour through the Vancouver West End's historic Roedde House. He's also getting married to the love of his life, Kaitlin Williams. Wish him luck.
Peter Carlone - Writer
Peter Carlone is a Performer, writer and graphic designer. Mack and Peter first discussed this idea a year ago and is thrilled that walking fish is helping explore it further. Peter is currently touring the Fringe festival as part of the hit duo comedy 'Peter n Chris Save the World'. Catch their brand new show this September at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.
Madeleine Wilson – CoDirector
Madeleine Wilson is a local director and co-founder of Collective Spark Productions. Recent directing credits include Dark of the Moon (Phoenix Theatre), BOYGIRL (milkjug productions) and Night Mother (Good Company Collective). Stage Management credits include, Bildungsroman (ITSAZOO/ Slam Ink) and Evelyn Strange (StairCaseXi). She served as Production Manager for Twelfth Night (The Good Company Collective) and the short film A Rendezvous (Paisley Media/ Triskelion Productions). Madeleine is pleased to be involved in this Level-Headed Friends production.
Charlene Crawford – Stage Manager
Charlene graduated from Trinity Western University with a BA in Theatre. She just finished a season with Gallery 7 Theatre where she Stage Managed Peter Pan, Quiet in the Land, and The Matchmaker. Other Stage Management credits include The Quarrel and Chickens (Pacific Theatre). She will return to her as Resident Stage Manager at Gallery 7 in the fall for their 2011/2012 season.
Kyle Sutherland - Designer
Kyle Sutherland is the designer in residence with Itsazoo Productions but is excited to be branching out and working with (not sure which company) on Visitors. Kyle also spends most of his days as a head carpenter building scenery and other art and corporate projects at the Great Northern Way Scene Shop.
James Kot - General
When James Kot isn't saving endangered species or curing third world hunger, he's making jokes that both slight what he's been up to, and are simultaneously inconsiderate to serious world issues. The honourable Mr. Kot has spent the last several months joyfully producing a short film, 'The Heist.', alongside Beatrice King, but is now happy to be back onstage. James can most recently be seen on USA Network's 'Fairly Legal' and in the upcoming JK Rowling TV Movie ‘Strange Magic’ for Lifetime.
Daniel Johnston - Scientist
Daniel is excited to be working in original theatre. A Capilano University graduate, some of his favorite roles include: Lockwood/History Boys(Arts Club), Butch Honeywell/Last Days Of Judas Iscariot(Exit 22), Thomas Andrews/Titanic(Applause) and Frog/A Year with Frog and Toad(Gemini). He'd like to thank Mack for being so prolific and you for supporting the arts. Remember, "Let's not be anemones, let's just cuddlefish.
Beatrice King - Minister
Beatrice King is not really a king. She’s a woman and actor. And really into lame puns. Graduating from the University of Alberta, Beatrice went on to complete a Full-time program in Acting. Working with Hugh Jackman on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt on 50/50, and playing Queen Sindel in Warner Brothers Mortal Kombat, Beatrice has been active in Film & Television. Training with world-renowned coaches Larry Moss and Andrew McIlroy, Beatrice has been teaching and working on her craft at Vancouver Acting School at Shoreline Studios.