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ANDREW WHEELER

is overjoyed to be back in a theatre. Stay safe. Hug those you can. Be of good courage.

AMANDA SUM

is a performer and creator dancing between theatre and music. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Recent credits include: East Van Panto: Pinocchio (Theatre Replacement), Double Happiness: Detour This Way (Nancy Tam & Robyn Jacob/Music on Main/Neworld/plastic orchid), Chicken Girl (rice&beans), and The Wolves (With A Spoon/Rumble/Pacific). Equipped with an all-female team and Asian female band, Amanda released her debut indie-pop singles, Groupthink and Mary Shelley, this fall. The first item Amanda purchased on Craigslist was a toy cat keyboard for $5. It retails for $50!!! Up next, Amanda will perform in Panto Come Home!, present a piece at Theatre Replacement’s PushOFF, and continue making arrangements for an upcoming full-length album. Amanda sends thanks to her family and friends, and looks forward to the day where lobby mingling can exist again. Antics and updates can be found on Instagram @amanduhsum, or her website amandasum.com.

CHIRAG NAIK

is a Vancouver based actor who has worked in theatres across Canada. Selected theatre credits include: Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest (Bard on the Beach); carried away on the crest of a wave (NAC); Cranked, Alone Together, Showdown (Green Thumb); Mustard, Peter and the Starcatcher (Arts Club); Apres Moi (Ruby Slippers). Film credits include: Upload, Limetown, No Tomorrow, Rogue. Chirag is a graduate of Studio 58 and the recipient of the Sydney J. Risk Award for demonstrated excellence and outstanding skills in acting. He is always grateful for your support in the arts but is particularly appreciative that you have chosen to be with us today in these unusual times.

BARRY MIROCHNICK

is a Vancouver-based drummer and multi-instrumentalist (also plays guitar, bass guitar, and pineapple shaker). Barry has performed, toured, and recorded with many singers, composers, and songwriters, both local and international. He has also been busy in Vancouver’s theatre scene since 2012, performing in Arts Club Theatre’s productions do you want what I have got? a craigslist cantata and Onegin. Barry also played in Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night, five of the past six East Van Pantos (and soon this year’s too!), and is currently involved in Rice and Beans Theatre’s upcoming production Made In Canada.

MEAGHAN CHENOSKY

is a Vancouver-based actor and graduate of UBC's BFA in Acting Program. Selected credits include: Dead Peoples Things (Zee Zee Theatre), Onegin (Arts Club Tour), Million Dollar Quartet (Western Canada Theatre/Chemainus), and Killer Joe (ITSAZOO). Meaghan was honoured with a Jessie Richardson Award for her work as Dottie in Killer Joe.

JOSH EPSTEIN

is an avid Ami/Veda fan having done many workshops, shows, and tours with them. They even won him a Jessie and a Dora Nomination for Onegin. His work as a writer, producer, actor, and Dad has taken him to all corners of the world. Currently, he's writing an original feature for Paramount, a remake for Aircraft Pictures, re-writing one for Mark Gordon/E1, as well as developing television, all with business partner Kyle Rideout. Their film Adventures in Public School stars Judy Greer, premiered at TIFF, opened TIFF Top Ten with theatricals in CDN/US/UK/JPN before landing on Netflix, Crave, and HBO Eastern Europe. Their first film Eadweard won 5 Audience Choice Awards, had 15 Leo nominations, and has been distributed around the world. As an actor Epstein has won 4 Jessies, been nominated for 3 Doras and is the recipient of the Most Promising Actor Award at the Stratford Festival. He is a proud Studio 58 grad and recently directed Cabaret, their highest grossing show in their 54 year history.

VEDA HILLE

has been writing music, making records, and performing internationally since 1992. She is a classically trained pianist, art school drop-out, performance curator, self-taught singer, theatre interloper, and independent artist. She has released 21 albums, the latest batch being Love Waves (a collection of love songs written in Berlin, 2016) and cast recordings for Onegin (2017) and King Arthur's Night (2019). Onegin is a musical theatre adaptation of the Russian classic written with Amiel Gladstone (premiered 2016). King Arthur’s Night (Neworld Theatre) is a show by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef, with music by Veda. It features a mixed ability cast and a 16 person choir in a radical retelling of the King Arthur legend. Other recent theatre projects include music for The Bakkhai (Stratford) with book by Anne Carson, and Little Volcano (Theatre Replacement), a solo show featuring Veda playing songs and telling stories from her long life in music. Next Veda will be working on the 8th round of the beloved East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement) and writing a new musical with Amiel Gladstone. Little Volcano is set to tour internationally whenever that’s possible, but in the meantime the live album of the show was released in October 2020 (recorded at the Music On Main/PuSh premiere) and Veda will have many online performances throughout the next season. vedahille.com