Meet the Cast & Crew of Peter

Severn Thompson - Director

Severn Thompson is very happy to be working on Peter Pan with Bad Hats Theatre. Her directing credits include Madam Mao (SummerWorks & Azure Productions), Beyond the Farm Show (Blyth Theatre Festival), and The Munsch Bunch (George Brown College). Severn has worked extensively as an actor, appearing most recently in the Theatre Passe Muraille production, Elle, which she also adapted. Elle will be touring to Vancouver and Winnipeg in the new year.

Nathan Carroll - Musical Director

Nathan has played on stages across Canada, from Vancouver to Charlottetown. He has been a member of the Dora-award winning ensembles of Once (Mirvish), The Chasse Galerie (Storefront), and The Wizard of Oz (YPT). Other credits include The Drawer Boy (Port Stanley), The Two Gentlemen of Verona/The Tempest (St. Lawrence Shakespeare), Floyd Collins (Talk is Free/Patrick St.), Salt-Water Moon (Common Roof), A History of Summer (Summerworks), Forever Plaid (Harbourfront, PEI), The Sound of Music (Citadel), and The Book of Esther/Bordertown Cafe (Blyth). He has workshopped new material for the Segal Centre, Theatre Aquarius, Acting UpStage, the Belfry, Young People's Theatre, the Lighthouse Festival, Port Stanley, Theatre 20, and Drayton Entertainment. Nathan is the Artistic Director of Common Roof, where he recently directed Little One by Hannah Moscovitch. He is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and the Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Programme.

Jack Rennie- Fight Director

Jack Rennie is an actor, dancer, fight director, and choreographer from Toronto, Canada. He has toured across Asia, Europe, and the United States, including performances at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, the Glimmerglass Festival in New York, and the Chateau de Versailles in France. In the new year, he will be in the new musical Sousatzka in Toronto before making its Broadway debut in the fall of 2017. Jack is incredibly excited to be working with the amazingly talented artists at Bad Hats theatre on a story that is very dear to his heart.

Fiona Sauder - Writer / Peter Pan

Co-Artistic Director of Bad Hats Theatre, Fiona is a Toronto-based creator with a background in devised physical theatre. A graduate of George Brown Theatre School, she has worked internationally as an actor, writer and director (Theatre Gargantua, Blyth Festival Theatre, Driftwood Theatre, Fresh Meat Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, YES Theatre). Fiona also writes music and takes photographs. Fiona is the recipient of the Timshell Challenge Award for Excellence, the John Bannerman Memorial Award and the Natalie Stern Scholarship for Theatre.

Reanne Spitzer - Writer / Tinkerbell

Reanne is a Toronto-based actor, playwright and director. She is a proud founding member of Fourth Gorgon Theatre--a feminist theatre company dedicated to giving voice to the words and bodies of women. Selected credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Director / Choreographer for Peter Pan (Old Flame Brewing Company), Performer/Writer in You Know I Know, Molly Bloom in Molly Bloom (Fourth Gorgon Theatre). Upcoming: Mary Snow in Salt Water Moon (Old Flame Brewing Company), Ensemble in Peter Pan- remount (Bad Hats Theatre Company). Reanne is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and will be peacing off to France next summer to attend clown school at École Phillipe Gaulier.

Landon Doak -
Composer / Michael Darling

Landon is a Toronto based actor as well as a singer-songwriter. He is currently in the midst of his first season at the Shaw Festival and is looking forward to his return to Toronto to make his Bad Hats debut in ‘Peter Pan’!
Selected Theatre Credits include Francis in A Woman of No Importance, Sentry in Dance of Death (Shaw Festival). Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Michael Darling in Peter Pan (Old Flame Brewing Company); Theo in American Idiot (YES Theatre), Seryozha in Anna Karenina, Scandal in Love for Love, Melvil in Mary Stuart, The Duke in Women Beware Women (George Brown Theatre School). FILM/TELEVISION: Grandpa George is Dead, Notes, Dragons’ Den, A Clown Story, Teenage Kicks: Shit Eater (music video); various commercials. Landon is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Lena Maripu - Wendy Darling

Lena is a Toronto-based actor, singer, and theatre creator. A graduate of George Brown Theatre School, her featured credits include: Performer/Collaborator (Molly Bloom, Fourth Gorgon Theatre), Miranda (The Tempest, Ravenous Theatre), Mrs. Do/ensemble (The Really Real Adventures of Scott Free and Will Do, Solar Stage Theatre), Wendy (Peter Pan, Olde Flame Brewing Co, Port Perry), Charlotte (Sizzle and Spin, Plan A Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival), Solveig (Peer Gynt, GBTS), Angelica (Love for Love, GBTS), Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest, GBTS). Lena is also passionate about working with children in theatre. Her teaching experience includes directing The Jungle Book at Rolph Road Elementary School, working as the Theatre Arts Camp Director at Upper Canada College, assistant directing at The Drama Playground in Leaside, and volunteering as an assistant teacher at Young People's Theatre.

Victor Pokinko - John Darling

Born-and-raised in Ottawa ON, Victor is a Toronto-based actor, theatre-creator, and avid musician who has been working professionally in theatre since 2010. He has entertained audiences on stages ranging from parks to museums, from stone amphitheatres all the way to the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. His creative endeavours are mainly rooted in Toronto’s independent theatre scene and he is most known for his work in Pea Green Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, which continues touring this summer across Ontario. Most recent credits include: Victor Lustig in Pea Green Theatre's Clique Claque and John Darling in Bad Hats Theatre's Peter Pan Brewery Tour

He is a graduate of Sheridan College and the University of Toronto, where he holds a diploma in Professional Actor Training and an HBA Specialist degree in Theatre and Drama Studies. He is also a co-founder of Re:Current Theatre, a small Toronto artist collective. Check out www.victorpokinko.com for more information.

Graham Conway - Captain Hook

Graham Conway is a Toronto-based actor, producer, teacher, podcaster, and occasional pirate. Graham is 1/3 of The Ravenous Theatre Co., a group of hungry young artists devoted to producing immersive theatrical works in atypical locations throughout the city. Recent acting credits include Gonzalo in The Tempest (Ravenous Theatre), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Old Flame Brewing Co.), Osric in Hamlet (Hart House), Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina, and Lord Leicester in Mary Stuart (George Brown). This summer, Graham and partner-in-crime Rochelle Douris will be setting out on a North American tour with GROstival, the world's FIRST music festival podcast!

Matt Pilipiak - Smee

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Matt is a Toronto-based actor, producer, and theatre creator. Best known for his work as Jay in Pea-Green Theatre's Three Men in a Boat, Matt has toured both nationally and internationally working with professional and indie theatre companies across the country. Some of his other favourite credits include, Felice in The Two-Character Play (good old neon), Smee in Peter Pan (Old Flame), Sammy in Wedding Singer (Hart House Theatre). Currently Matt is playing Puck in Humber River Shakespeare's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Matt is a proud graduate of George Brown's classical acting conservatory.

Jocelyn Adema - Tootles

Jocelyn Adema is an actor, writer, director, and theatre creator. Jocelyn is the co-founder of Fourth Gorgon Theatre, for which she recently directed and arranged Molly Bloom, an original adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. She also co-wrote, performed, and produced their 2015 Toronto Fringe performance of You Know I Know, which toured to North Bay, Ontario. Jocelyn created and performed in Shaking Up Shakespeare as part of Soulpepper Theatre's Cabaret Series, in co-operation with George Brown Theatre School. She is a sought-after collaborator in the Toronto independent theatre scene, most recently working as a workshop contributor for Silk Bath Collective's Toronto Fringe performance Silk Bath. Recent acting credits include: Mrs. Free/Ensemble in Really Real Adventures of Scott Free and Will Do(Solar Stage); Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Tootles in Peter Pan (Old Flame Brewery). Upcoming: Janet in Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests (Theatre Genesis), Penelope in WILF (Theatre Genesis); and Lauren in Tire Swing (Filament Incubator). Jocelyn is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Tal Shulman - Nibs

Tal Shulman is elated to be returning to the big city, having just completed a season at the Stratford Festival, where he played John Webster in the North American premier of Shakespeare in Love, and appeared in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Favourite Toronto onstage credits include: Dill Harris is To Kill a Mockingbird (Young People's Theatre), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Ale House/ Toronto Fringe), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Ale House), Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Vlas in Summerfolk, and Bud Frump in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (RTS). Tal is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School, and positively refuses to grow up. As always, Tal would like to thank his family, friends, and Jess Rapp for all the support a lost boy could need in the world.

Nicola Atkinson - Curly

Nicola is the Co-Artistic Director of Bad Hats Theatre. She has worked as a writer, actor and director both onstage and on screen across North America ( Good Old Neon, Mystic Horde, KidSwitchblade, The Writers Studio , Greenwhich Treehouse Reading Series, Original Kids Theatre Company, Fresh Meat Festival and Manhattan Film Festival). Nicola was the Assistant Director/Stage Manager/Production Manager/Producer for the Peter Pan Brewery Tour and is absolutely thrilled to be stepping into the cast for this iteration of Peter Pan.
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Matthew Finlan - Slighty

Matthew Finlan is a passionate multidisciplinary performer with: theatre, dance and vocal training. Originally from Peterborough ON, Matthew moved to Toronto to seriously peruse a career in the performing arts. Finlan is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School, his GBTS credits include: Peer in Peer Gynt, Mortimer in Mary Stuart, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Leonardo in Munsched. Elsewhere: Ensemble in A Woman of No Importance and Engaged (The Shaw Festival), Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet and Slightly in Peter Pan (Old Flame Brewing Co.) Jimmy in A Flock of Flyers (Corpus, USA/Asia tour). Matthew can been seen later this season at Buddies In Bad Times where he will be playing George in Our Town.

Amy Wallace - Costume & Set Designer

Amy Marie Wallace is a Toronto based Actor, Musician and Designer. Selected Theatre credits include: As Costume Designer, Heart of Steel (NSTF/ Aim for the Tangent) As Designer, The Wakowski Bros. (Best of Fringe 2012/Aim for the Tangent), Or Be Eaten, and Tam Lin. As Actor, Salt Water Moon (Tweed & co.), Heart of Steel (NSTF/Aim For the Tangent), The Seance with Nicholas Wallace (TPM), Centre of the Universe (Theatre Lab), Or Be Eaten (Silent Protagonist). Selected Film/TV credits include: 11.22.63 (Bad Robot/Hulu), Diaphony (Cinematoscape), Woods (Km4 Prod.) Amy is a graduate of The George Brown Theatre Program and a classically trained violinist with a Bachelors Honours degree in Music from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ariana Sauder - Graphic Designer

Ariana Sauder is a visual artist and designer based out of Montreal, Canada. Born in Ottawa she graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Art. She continues her creative practice in painting, drawing, dressmaking and graphic design out of her Mile End space Strange Sky Studio. Check out her work here.