Biographies, Life After God
David studied acting at Sheridan College under Ron Cameron and went on to study directing at the University of Victoria. He started his first theatre company at the age of fifteen and has been involved in theatre ever since. He has worked on stage, in television and film, and had a number of successes in plays such as No Sex Please We're British, A Man for All Seasons, Twelfth Night, Jitters, A Sleep of Prisoners and She Stoops To Conquer. He spent a season working at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. David directed The Occupation of Heather Rose in Victoria and Salt Spring Island, and Sky Gilbert's Drag Queens On Trial at the Station Street Theatre in Vancouver. He has worked as an arts administrator in Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto. His play, If you asked me..., starring Araby Lockhart, premiered in Toronto last year.
Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian NATO base in Baden-Sollingen, Germany, on December 30, 1961. He grew up and lives in Vancouver. Since the debut of his novel Generation X, his work has been on best seller lists around the world. He is the author of Microserfs, Girlfriend in a Coma and Miss Wyoming. This September his latest novel will be released by Random House: All Families are Psychotic.
TH&B Company (To Hell and Back) is a new company, founded last year to produce Life After God. This production will tour to Fringe festivals in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Upcoming production plans include a production of James Reaney's Three Desks and Machiavelli's Mandragola. The company is also working on developing two new scripts by David Eden.
Sharon's designs range from the interdisciplinary Return of the Moon, to Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Ibsen's Ghosts, Carlo Gozzi's The King Stag, Max Frisch's Andorra and Woody Allen's God. She recently designed the lighting for Medea, the Prelude for the Arte Flamenco! Spanish Dance Company and will be designing the full version this autumn. She is the lighting designer for Hay Fever, currently running at the Gravenhurst Opera House.
This is Sean's first opportunity to design for Toronto's Fringe festival. Sean's recent credits include: 'Sept, Buddies and Bad times Rhubarb festival; Under the Skin, The Alumnae Theatre, studio space; and The Soldier Dreams, Theatre at York, Joseph Green Studio. Please take some time out to see Sean's second Fringe design for 'Night Mother premiering the week of the Toronto Fringe Festival 2001 also at the Tarragon Theatre, next door at the Extra stage.
John Gzowski has played banjo in Banff, oud in Wells, guitar in Whitehorse, cello in Toronto, electric dowel in Kitchener Waterloo, adapted guitar in New York and ship's horn in St. John's. He has performed rock with the Garbagemen, new music with Hemisphere's, world music with Tasa, traditional Greek and Arabic music with Maza Meze, jazz with mecca and microtonal music with Critical Band. He has written music for over 40 theatre productions, winning Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Froth's Quartet, DVXT's The Dollhouse and Coyote Ugly and Guardian Spring's Widow Judith. His work in dance has included pieces for Dancemakers, Julia Aplin, Kate Alton and Peggy Baker. He has also written for Array Music, Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble, Critical Band and Hemisphere's, writing for replicas of Harry Partch's instruments, bicycle bells and horns, tape and acoustic instruments. He builds and plays his own instruments such as the Cat's Cradle, electric 2x4, and the surrogate chromelodeon, some of which have been exhibited by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Annie has recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England. This is her first job as a stage manager, and she is looking forward to touring out west this summer with the show.