The Coven

Laurel

 

Laurel Brady as Sabrina

For Pure Carbon: Catherine/Phantom (La Loca), Ophelia/Mercutio (64 Ways to Die: A Shakespeare Death Cabaret), Irina (Three Sisters: an experiment)
Laurel Brady is a Toronto-based writer and performer. Her recent credits include Maureen in her co-created piece Chronicles of a love story, and Lynn from her One-woman show Surfacing. Laurel is so grateful to be a part of Pure Carbon’s third experiment and live her lifelong dream of being a witch. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Jennifer Busuttil as Freya

For Pure Carbon: Debut
Jennifer Busuttil is a graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and recent member of No Parachute Theatre. Growing up, Jennifer was a competitive gymnast with a love of storytelling. She moved to Toronto in 2008 to act and began training circus aerials. One of her favourite political theatre projects to be a part of was Talking Prison, Creating Art and Making Justice (Shannon Blake) performed at the Hart House Theatre. Jennifer’s passion to push boundaries led her to work in such projects as: Hotsy Totsy (No Parachute Theatre), Don’t Blink (No Parachute Theatre), Push Ups (Theatre Yarbo) and The Vagina Monologues (Adam Samson Theatre).

 

Amanda

Amanda Cordner as Lena

For Pure Carbon: Host (64 Ways to Die: A Shakespeare Death Cabaret), Natalia (three sisters: an experiment)
Amanda
is honoured to be one eighth of the witches’ coven of ‘Bitchcraft’. She has had the privilege of growing creatively alongside Katy Murphy and Alex Kentris while in theatre school at York University and she could not be more thrilled than to support these two brilliant artists in their artistic endeavours. She would like to extend her most sincerest gratitude to Pure Carbon for having her a part of this performance. God Bless.

CarlyCarly Hall as Hazel

For Pure Carbon: Desdemona/Lady Montague/Iras/Coriolanus (64 Ways to Die: A Shakespeare Death Cabaret)
Carly Hall graduated from the York University Creative Ensemble Theatre program. Having started her career with the Toronto Paprika Festival she has had many wonderful opportunities to showcase herself not only as an actor but a singer, dancer, choreographer, director and stage manager. Her past roles have included April in Anthology of Endurance (18 Monks Collective); Erin in Dinosaur Ego (Bugs In Amber, Fringe Festival 2010); Anna in Always Wear a Rubber (Deviant Production Fringe Festival, Paprika Festival); Ensemble in HAIR (First Act Productions) and Adelaide in Guys And Dolls (First Act Productions) which she also stage managed. She had her directorial debut while working on Anthology of Endurance a play which she co-wrote with the collective and now is the Artistic Educational Director for the Silver Canvas Productions company. Last year she was the Assistant Director for First Act Productions production of 13 The Musical and she excited to work with them again in their upcoming summer production of High School Musical.

 

AnneliseAnnelise Hawrylak as Bridget

For Pure Carbon: Beatriz/Phantom (La Loca)
Long before the movie rights were sold, other kids made fun of Annelise because of her resemblance to one Hermione Granger. This wasn’t a compliment yet, but she pressed on, raising her hand, waxing her bushy eyebrows, and secretly waiting for her letter. When she turned eleven and there wasn’t an owl in sight, Annelise had to reconfigure her entire life plan. Instead of magical law, she chose to study music at Brandon University, and went on to become an actor at the Randolph Academy. Today, she is both a witch and an actor. Dream come true.

 

Thalia LeonardThalia Kane as Kate

For Pure Carbon: Mother in Red Winter
Thalia is a multidisciplinary artist from New Brunswick, based in Toronto. When she isn’t in a theatre, Thalia can be found wandering the streets of Toronto with her ukulele.
Other: Skriker Marie (US) in The Skriker (ROTC), Paola in The Good Story (BeautifulObedient), Abigail in Misplaced Kisses (NewBorn), Dionyza in Pericles, Lauren in The Shop Bell Tolls (Bishops University), Marie Antoinette in Antoinette En Secret (NB Dramafest). Thalia has studied at DancEast, Bishops University and the George Brown Acting Conservatory.
Upcoming: Ryann in Sh*t Song For Some Island (NewBorn) at Fraser Studios.
“For Leslie – who continues to move me.”

 

RisaRisa Kastelic as Miranda

For Pure Carbon: Debut
Risa Kastelic is a Toronto based actor and musician. Since moving to the city, she has performed in the Summerworks Performance Bar and the Toronto Fringe Festival. Risa can also be found singing and playing piano weekly at Desotos. She is very excited to be working with Pure Carbon and amongst all the talented ladies in Bitchcraft.

 

MeganMegan Miles as Isabelle

For Pure Carbon: Debut
Megan is wickedly excited to be making magic with Pure Carbon and this incredible cast of ladies. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and co-founder of Shakey-Shake and Friends, a puppet Shakespeare company bringing the bard to kids. Thanks to Katy and Alex for bringing her along on this crazy experiment!