Regina Little Theatre Fall One-Acts Cabaret
October 29 and 30, 2021
The Death of Me
By Norm Foster
Ken Spencer - Director
Active in Regina's community theatre scene since 1989, Ken has previously directed 5 one-act plays and 15 full-length / mainstage plays (14 of those for RLT). Most recently he directed 2 one-act scenes from Bedtime Stories [comedy play; RLT; May 2018], Moon Over Buffalo [comedy play; RLT; February 2017], What Is Susan's Secret? [comedy play; New Hope Lutheran Players; April 2016], Lend Me A Tenor [comedy play; RLT; February 2015], and Deathtrap [thriller play; RLT; April 2012] which won several awards at TheatreFest 2012. His first love is acting; he's appeared in 35 plays (29 of those for RLT), 30 musicals, and 9 operas; his most recent roles were: Fred Baxter in A Red Plaid Shirt [comedy play; RLT; February 2020], Mr. Pinky in Hairspray [musical; for Regina Summer Stage; July 2019], and Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar [rock opera; for Sterling Productions (Regina); May 2019]. Ken served on RLT's board of directors from 1996 thru 2008 (7 of those 13 years as president).
Pat Wilson - Stage Manager
Pat has been hanging around RLT for a number of years now, enjoying the opportunity to try out many of the exciting opportunities that theatre offers: stage managing, acting, set design and decoration, and occasionally organizing the prop room. For this outing, she is proud to be working with both new and familiar faces. Thanks to all the cast and crew for their dedication and support!
Karla Kozoriz - Assistant Stage Manager
Karla is excited for her first foray into stage managing and her first time working with RLT. Karla has over 30 years experience coordinating events such as the Buffalo Days Parade and Grey Cup Parade, along with numerous conferences and seminars. She plans to bring her enthusiasm and organizational skills to the theatre.
Alvin Pugla - John Adderly
Hi I'm Alvey! Born and raised to a Filipino immigrant family here in Regina. I'm 39 years old. Grew up in the East end of town and went to Campbell Collegiate for high school. I loved Drama Class. To tell you the truth, this will be my first role in a play. So be gentle. Just kidding. I come with plenty of stage experience having been a TV personality (as VJ Alvey), Event Host and Commercial Model (as Alvin Alfonso) for 9 years in Asia. That being said I am still extremely wet behind the ears in terms of the theatre so I welcome any and all constructive criticism. It's been a long time since the last time I've been in front of a camera and/or performed but I figure it's like riding a bike. I miss performing and I've always wanted to be part of a stage play. I'm uber excited to bring this play to life with you guys. In the real world I'm a dad, a building manager and a landlord. I love The Great Outdoors. I love to sing. I love to fish. And I love being a dad.
Kim Barschel - Angel
Kim was born and raised in Regina. Is anyone able to hear the phrase "born and raised" without thinking of the Fresh Prince theme song? Just me? Okay. Kim is happy to be returning to the RLT stage after focussing her time and talents with ShoulderBirds Productions. She played Georgeanne in their award-winning production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in the before times of Spring 2019. When not playing make believe, Kim works for Ranch Ehrlo, buys more books than she can read and has gotten a tattoo on three different continents. Be kind, be safe and enjoy the show!
Laura Abramsen - Cassie
Laura has been acting in film and theatre since 2011. She had her start in theatre at the University of Regina, which quickly brought her into the world of film. Since then she has had to joy to be a part of eight productions and seven feature films. She spent three years acting and training in Toronto, where she had the honour of working on the TV show Schitt's Creek. On set, she mistook Eugene Levy for a stagehand and asked him to direct her to the snack table. She is glad to be back home working in the theatre.
Mark Kelly - Doctor
Mark recently relocated to Regina from Toronto and is thrilled to join Regina Little Theatre's production of "The Death of Me". Although not new to the theatre world, most of his performance experience has been gained through improv. During the day, Mark has a less dramatic life working in video production. In his spare time, Mark enjoys sitting in te audience of comedy shows, live theatre and movies - and is eager to explore Regina's performance community as life *hopefully* returns to normal after COVID.
By Tom Stoppard
Robyn Sanderson - Director
Robyn Sanderson is thrilled to make her directing debut with Regina Little Theatre. She has been involved and working in the Theatre and film scene for the past decade and has cultivated her craft here in Saskatchewan, training through the University of Regina's BFA acting program, as well as the Globe Theatre's Conservatory program. She is looking forward to participating in this years one acts, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Tyler Toppings - Stage Manager
Tyler Toppings is a theatre artist Regina. He is stage managing for both Deck Chairs and 15-Minute Hamlet, so if anything goes wrong you now know who to blame (he's up in the booth). Tyler has worked as an actor, stage manager, and producer for over 10 years, most recently with The Trial of Louis Riel and The Globe Theatre Play Reading Series. He has had a blast working on a play with his friends.
Lachlan McLaren - Hamlet
Lachlan McLaren is a 19-year-old actor, who got his start at RLT with "Anne of Green Gables". He is very happy that after almost a year, "Writers' Runaround" finally came to the stage for an excited audience. He spends his spare time reading, writing, playing video games, acting, and hopefully one day traveling. Until then Lachlan Loves being around his dogs, going to auditions, and applying for other shows that appreciate people who think they are much funnier than they are.
Amanda Schenstead - Gertrude & Ghost
Amanda is very excited to be part of the "15 Minute Hamlet"…for a second time around! Nine years ago, Amanda played the role of Gertrude for a run of this show directed by Jennifer Lynn Squires and presented on the community stage for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. She has enjoyed exploring it once again, working with yet another exceptional group of talented people. Amanda has been active in Regina's theatre community since 2010 as an actor, musician, director, and playwright. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Amanda's last project with RLT was providing live music for "It's A Wonderful Life" radio drama directed by Dallas Duffus. Interestingly enough, after the one acts, Amanda's next project will be providing music for RLT's production of "Charlotte's Web". During the day, Amanda enjoys working as a Music Therapist in the Veteran's and Extended Care programs at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.
Emily Krieser - Ophelia, Gravedigger, & Bernardo
Emily Krieser is currently a grade 12 student at Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School and has been involved in her school's choir and vocal jazz groups since grade 9. She loves to read, act, sing, play piano, drive around and listen to music, spend time with her family and friends and play board games!! Emily has been in many plays with RLT. Some of her favourites include Anne of Green Gables, The Whole Shebang, and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus! Emily is super excited to be performing back on a physical stage again and hopes that you are excited to be back inside the theatre and enjoy the shows!
Dan Carr - Polonius & Laertes
"...since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief."
Dan Carr has been performing with Regina Little Theatre since 1981. He has most recently appeared in "Writers' Runaround". He sincerely thanks our audiences for their support.
Devon Bonneau - Horatio, Priest, & Osric
Devon is a Saskatchewan theatre artist with a focus on creation, performance, and lighting & sound design. He has appeared onstage in many shows for Saskatchewan based theatre companies, including Regina Little Theatre. Devon is a graduate of the 2016 Globe Theatre Acting Conservatory. He would like to thank the 15 Minute Hamlet team, and the entire One Act Play Festival team, for their fantastic work on this festival. Enjoy the show!
Keith Forrest - Claudius
It's been a long time since Keith's last theatre experience. He doesn't very often get on the stage to take part in the wonderful glowiness and happy-spewing of theatre, but when he does, he likes to play a character who has murdered someone. Enjoy!
By William Arnold
Aimee Tetreault - Director
Aimee Tetreault (she/her) is an artist and theatre creator that has been working in various capacities in the Regina Theatre scene for over 10 years. She is most happy when building or finding props, and directing. Aimee is a founding member of ShoulderBirds Productions and has directed several shows for them including Women by Chiara Atik and the award winning I Dream Before I Take The Stand by Arlene Hutton.
In her free time Aimee enjoys painting, reading, playing trivia and board games with friends, and thinking about ghosts.
Tyler Toppings - Stage Manager
Adam Tulloch - Albert Swanson
In place of plain words to know him,
Language is more fun in poem.
He's skilled with all cats.
Needs work on his lats.
Quite keen but sometimes a touch dim.
He's loud - extrovert through and through,
Board games all the time,
Seeks Crush flavoured lime,
His height provides quite a fine view.
Sugar and candy are his vice -
But so are burgers and fried rice!
More food food food food...
So good good good good!
DQ and the Hut do entice.
His luck is over-abundant,
His glasses are near redundant.
But fashion comes first,
So bring on the thirst,
For this Charlotte's Web incumbent.
Last seen on the stage moons ago,
The man with a crooked second toe.
Deck Chairs is a blast
With such a grand cast,
He hopes you enjoy this great show.
Ryan Spencer McLeod - Mr. Pembrooke
Ryan is a graduate of the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts (although that was many moons ago) and went from there to the television set of Corner Gas where he was lucky enough to work as stand in to Brett Butt and also was able to use the opportunity to actually land some roles in front of the Camera. He has also been on stage at RLT a great deal in shows such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and In the Cards and has also worked on stage productions with the theatre group Shoulder Birds in their productions of Women and I Dream Before I Take the Stand. He is delighted to be back on stage with old and new friends, and extends a big welcome to one and all, and he dearly hopes you enjoy the evening and your return to the theatre.
Nena Hawkes - Duchess Mansard
A local theatre artist whose favourite performance styles include mask, improvisational theatre, and classic British farce, Nena has been performing for more than two decades. Often busy working behind the scenes, you may have seen her in RLT main stage productions The Fox on the Fairwayand Opening Night. Other most-loved recent projects include portraying Ruth Condomine in Blithe Spirit, and SHE in I Dream Before I Take the Stand, both with ShoulderBirds Productions. Offstage, Nena is a holistic nutrition coach with a soft spot for a good homemade pie.
Nena is glad to be involved in another RLT Cabaret and is having a lot of fun working with the team bringing you Deck Chairs. She would like to thank Aimee for trusting her with another role, her loved ones for championing her, and you for supporting local talent!
Joseph Shane McLellan - Mr. Harrington
Joseph is a 2020 graduate from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Performance. He performed in the University's productions of "Spring Awakening the Musical" (2019), "Bone Cage" (2018), "Antigone" (2017), and "Spring's Awakening" (2016) and has also participated in both the University of Regina Choir and Chamber Singers. He performed in SaskExpress' web mini-series "The Crocodile Club" (2020). You might recognize Joseph's voice from Regina Little Theatre's radio drama "A Christmas Carol" (2020). Joseph is excited to return to the stage for Regina Little Theatre's One Act Play, "Deck Chairs"!