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.