Creative Team

(Playwright) Chloƫ Moss grew up in Liverpool and attended Manchester Metropolitan University. She joined the Royal Court's Young Writers program and wrote her first play, A Day in Dull Armour. Other Work includes How Love is Spelt at the Bush Theatre London 2004 and Off-Broadway 2005; Christmas Is Miles Away at Liverpool Everyman, 2006. Her most recent play This Wide Night played at the Soho Theatre London in 2008. A commission from Clean Break, the play went on to a subsequent tour of women's prisons around the UK.

Astrid Van Wieren
: Most recently finished a U.S. tour of Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath). Featured roles in CanStage productions of Dreamland, Twelfth Night, Amadeus, and Habeas Corpus. Toured North America with Mamma Mia! for Mirvish Productions. Lead roles in BAAL (Mercury Theatre) and in Shaking the Foundations and The Bird (Buddies in Bad Times). She's a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Upcoming: The Drowsy Chaperone (Sudbury Theatre Centre).

(Actor) Claire Burns: Claire has performed at the Blyth Festival, in Mail Order Bride and The Nuttals; at The Grand Theatre, in Pride and Prejudice, and at SummerWorks, in The Sad and Cautionary Tale of Smackheaded Peter. She's a graduate of the University of Toronto, and the George Brown College Theatre Program.

(Director) Jon Michaelson: For Mercury Theatre, among some two dozen Canadian and Toronto premiere productions directed; highlights include Brian Friel's Faith Healer, Wendy Kesselman's My Sister in this House, Talking With...* (Poor Alex Theatre), Michael Hastings' Lee Harvey Oswald (Bayview Playhouse), Agnes of God, Alan Bowne's Forty Deuce, Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime (all at The Bathurst Street Theatre), Ellan Mclaughlin's Days and Nights Within (Nathan Cohen Studio), and August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (at Theatre Passe Muraille), and Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill**. Other productions include Mary Lou Johnson's Brilliant Traces, and Jim Cartwright's Road (at the Liberty Street Theatre), Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls* (at The Annex Theatre), Rose Cullis' BAAL (at Buddies In Bad Times). He produced Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul* at Berkeley Street Theatre, 2007.
*Dora Award Nomination
**Dora Award

(Set & Costume Designer) Lindsay Anne Black has designed sets and costumes for theatre and dance of all sizes, both scripted and devised. Designs include: The Animals Are Planning an Intervention (Blue Ceiling Dance/DanceWorks), Vincent River (Cart/Horse), Roshni (Theatre Passe Muraille), Peer Gynt (Thistle Project), My Mother's Lesbian Jewish-Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish), and Birnam Wood (Theatre Rusticle). She was the recipient of the 2007 Pauline McGibbon Award for production craft, and was formerly the head scenic artist for Tarragon Theatre.

(Sound Designers) Mike Conley & Emily Derr: Mike composed the music for Pandemic Theatre's production of Imbalance, and did the sound design for their productions of My Gaza, 'tis of Thee, and Mahmoud. Emily attends the University College Drama program in Toronto and has also worked for Pandemic Theatre.

(Lighting Designer) Colin Harris is a University of Guelph graduate, specializing in Theatre and Physics. In his nine years of experience in theatre tech and design, he has spent his summers working for Red Barn Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, and is currently the house technician for the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. He adores all things theatrical and still maintains close connections with, and regularly designs for, community theatres across Toronto.

(Production Manager) Meredith Henry is a graduate from the University of Guelph's theatre studies department. In Toronto she has stage managed The Shakespeare Experiment at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, The Selkie Wife (Fly By Night Theatre), Oh, Ryan at SummerWorks (Lost at Sea Theatre), and apprentice stage managed Le Docteur Miracle and L'Heure Espagnole (Glenn Gould School), Lu Xun Blossoms at LuminaTO (Theatre Smith-Gilmour), and Don Giovanni (Opera Atelier).

(Artistic Associate) Tom Arthur Davis is a graduate from UC Drama at the University of Toronto where he specialized in theatre. He is currently the Artistic Director of Pandemic Theatre where he has acted in, written, and directed several shows including The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid, Murder on Ossington, Mahmoud, Imbalance, My Gaza, 'tis of Thee, and Guantanamo Hotels & Resorts.