Red Winter Cast & Crew

Meara Tubman-Broeren

Red – Meara Tubman-Broeren
For Pure Carbon: Juliet/Regan/Claudius/Tamora (64 Ways to Die: A Shakespeare Death Cabaret), Masha (Three Sisters: an experiment)

Meara Tubman-Broeren is an emerging theatre creator, director, and producer. Recent projects include producing Here After (Upstart Theatre) and Scheherazade (Nobody’s Business Theatre), directing The Things I Need to Know (Paprika Festival), and devising and performing in The Boomerang Project (Mixed Company Theatre). She has worked as a Festival Intern for the Rhubarb Festival, Artistic Intern for Theatre Gargantua and with companies such as selfconscious Theatre, the Toronto Fringe, Dancemakers, and SummerWorks. Upcoming she directs The Memory Project (Ad Hoc Collective) and produces We Walk Among You (Artichoke Heart Collective).

Mark Johnston

Wolf – Mark Johnston
For Pure Carbon: Andrey (Three Sisters: an experiment)

Hailing from the woods of Northern-Central (Central-Northern) Ontario, I feels quite at home in Red Winter’s world of wood cabins and fierce lycanthropes. Having lots of body hair doesn’t hurt either. I am a physical theatre performer, and love being involved in maiden voyages, so this is just perfect. Incalculable thanks and hugs and kisses to my mom and dad and my sister, and to all the people who quicken my heart and light a fire under my feet.

Owen Fawcett

Charles/Fight Choreographer – Owen Fawcett
For Pure Carbon: Debut

Owen is an actor, occasional writer, sometimes director, and an alumnae of The University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College’s joint acting program. He is one of six co-founders of Bald Monkey Theatre which recently took their production of Christopher Durang’s ‘Dentity Crisis to The Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax. He is also a member of Straight Camp, who’s recent workshop production of Stumble, Topple and Stand, a Queerytale for Kids, appeared in Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2014 Queer Pride. Recent Toronto Fringe credits include Here After (Upstart Theatre), Spoon (Straight Camp). Theatre Erindale credits include Macbeth, Semi Monde, Stage Door, The Winter’s Tale, and December 1917: The Halifax Explosion which was created by him and his class and later taken on tour to Halifax. Owen’s roots are in Northern Ontario, specifically Capreol, where he learnt to love nature and grew a beard. This is his first show exploring physical theatre with Pure Carbon and he is excited to be working with such talented people on this amazing new work.

Milana Glumicic

Red’s Grandmother – Milana Glumicic
For Pure Carbon: Debut

Milana Glumicic is a Toronto-native, emerging artist and recent graduate from York University’s Devised Theatre program. Past Credits include: monster (Devised Theatre Festival – Production Dramaturge), playGround Festival (Co – Artistic Director), LightHouse (Devised Theatre Unmounteds – Production Dramaturge), FIRED (playGround 2013, Co-Writer / Stage Manager), How Much? (Interview Projects – Callgirl), Our Town (The Our Town Project TDSB Tour – Mrs. Soames).

Thalia Leonard

Red’s Mother – Thalia Leonard
For Pure Carbon: Debut

Thalia is a multidisciplinary artist from New Brunswick, based in Toronto. Selected past credits include: Paola in The Good Story (BeautifulObedient), Abigail in Misplaced Kisses (NewBorn), Dionyza in Pericles, Lauren in The Shop Bell Tolls (BishopsUniversity), Marie Antoinette in Antoinette En Secret (NB Dramafest). Thalia studied at DancEast, Bishops University and the George Brown Acting Conservatory. When she isn’t in a theatre she can be found wandering the streets of Toronto with her ukulele.

Jonathan Almeida

Huntsman – Jonathan Almeida
For Pure Carbon: Debut

Jonathan Almeida was born in Mississauga. He graduated from Theatre Performance at Humber College. His final performance at Humber was a collaborative creation called Shadowplay: The Peter Pan Variations. He has featured on Fresh Ideas at the Robert Gill Theatre. He thoroughly enjoys contact improvisational dance and has a certificate in basic combat training. Some of his hobbies include writing poetry/plays and songs. He also played in the Ontario Soccer League across the Greater Toronto Area.

Augusto Bitter

Huntsman – Augusto Bitter
For Pure Carbon: Debut

Born and raised in Venezuela and moved to Canada almost 10 years ago, Augusto is a student at the University of Toronto pursuing Drama & Performance studies. He is embarrassingly over-excited to be a part of this young company and cannot wait to continue moving and collaborating with some equally amazing artists!

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Lighting Designer – Parker Nowlan

For Pure Carbon: Debut
Parker Nowlan is a Toronto based lighting designer with a strong passion for movement based arts. Recent design credits include: Mercury Fur (Seven Siblings Theatre); The Understory (Prairie Dance Circuit); Rhydhun 2012: Band Baaja Sanskriti (Sanskriti Art Ensemble); Corpus Matris (Toronto Fringe); InspiraTO Festival 2013; In Just Spring (Sacre Celebration); Sea Swirl (Frost Moon Dances); Onward Ho, My Love, and Crepuscular (with Gabriel Cropely) (Dusk Dances). Parker is also one half of electronic music duo HolloH.

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Set & Costume Designer – Erin Gerofsky

For Pure Carbon: Debut
Erin Gerofsky is a Toronto based set and costume designer, and theatre craftsperson.  A graduate of York University’s Theatre Production and Design program, Erin was The Shaw Festival’s resident Design Assistant for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  Recent design credits include: Set Design: The Importance of Being Earnest  (Guild Festival Theatre). Set and Costume Design: Rifles (Dir. Michael Wheeler, Praxis Theatre at Next Stage Fest), The Bear (Dir. Rose Plotek, Directors Projects at Shaw Festival), FourPlay (Dir. Krista Jackson, Directors Projects at Shaw Festival). Costume Design: The Container  (Dir. Zachary Florence, SummerWorks Festival), The Speedy (Dir. Chris Hanratty, UnSpun Theatre at World Stage), What I Learned From a Decade of Fear (Aluna Theatre, Tour: Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Bogota).  When not designing for theatre, Erin can be found hunting vintage drinking glasses at thrift stores for sport.  She’s thrilled to be the set and costume designer for Pure Carbon’s first fully mounted double bill, and for the chance to satisfy some teenage-gothdom-fuled artistic desires.