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We are a Toronto based theatre performance company committed to investigating moral, political, and social paradoxes by integrating avant-garde aesthetics with traditional storytelling, which is shitty and vague as far as mandates go, but we're doing our best.
Alexander Offord
Alexander Offord

Co-Artistic Director

Alexander Offord is a writer, director, performer, &c. His written work includes the plays The Hystericon, Potosí, and the upcoming The Savage God, as well as numerous essays and articles for publications as diverse as #CdnCult Times, BlogTO, The Literary Review of Canada, and his own blog, alexanderofford.com. He is periodically involved with various kinds of political agitation. He was born in Montreal and will most likely die here, in Toronto.

Nicole Wilson
Nicole Wilson

Co-Artistic Director

Nicole is a Toronto-based actor, director, and improviser who recently won a People’s Choice My Theatre Award for her portrayal of LeBlanc in the 2014 Toronto Fringe Production Potosí. She holds a diploma in Theatre Performance from George Brown Theatre School and two Honours degrees in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She also teaches acting and improv across the city and runs a math tutoring business which you can find out more about at www.themathroom.ca. Favourite recent credits include: Kim in Mixed Messages (Mixed Company Theatre), Jaquenette in Love’s Labours Lost (Dauntless city Theatre), Pattie in Brimstone and Treacle (Precisely Peter Productions), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hart House), Nina in The Seagull (Chekhov Collective), Catherine in Waiting for the Parade (Jordan Pettle), and Octavia in All for Love (Jeannette Lambermont-Morey).

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Written by: Dennis Potter

 

Directed by: Nicole Wilson

 

War is in the air. Across a landscape riven by famine, penury, and the scent of ash, seven children come out to play. Set originally in England, 1943, Good Old Neon has taken the play out of its historical context and turned it into an expressionistic fever-dream, a speculation on the nature of human interactions in a world pulled apart by hunger, civil strife, and the terrified impulses that give rise to Trumpism.

 

Where: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Studio 107

 

When: February 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th

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BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS - Cast & Crew

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NICOLA ATKINSON as “Audrey”

Nicola is the Co-Artistic Director of the Toronto based multidisciplinary company 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).

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MICHAEL-DAVID BLOSTEIN as “Peter”

Michael-David Blostein is a Toronto based actor and vocalist. A graduate of George Brown Theatre school, he has also studied singing in classical, jazz and pop styles for over 15 years. A long time admirer of Good Old Neon, he’s both humbled and grateful to be among the ranks of such incredible performers for this production!

 

Selected Credits: Benjamin, THE FOUR OF US (Foxglove Theatre), Prospero, THE TEMPEST (Ravenous Theatre); Duke Frederick/Senior, AS YOU LIKE IT (Theatre By The Bay), Sir Sampson Legend, LOVE FOR LOVE (George Brown Theatre School), The Emcee, CABARET (Hart House Theatre)

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KAY BRATTAN, Stage Manager

Kay Brattan is a graduate of Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program. She has worked as an actor, dramaturg, producer, and director in various indie theatre projects in Toronto with Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective and Artichoke Heart Collective. As a stage manager, her credits include Dauntless City Theatre’s Love’s Labours Lost (Bard in Berczy 2015), Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (Rebecca Perry Productions, Brighton Fringe 2016), and Romeo And Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Toronto Fringe 2016).

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VINCE DEIULIS as “Raymond”

Vince Deiulis is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Theatre Arts program. Over the years, Vince has had the pleasure of working with some of the brightest talents in Canadian theatre, including: Gil Garratt, Hume Baugh, Maja Ardal, and Anna Chatterton. Vince just finished a remount performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at The LOT. He also had the pleasure of touring two TYA performances with To Be Determined Theatre: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and “Out in the Open”. He has also performed in “Othello” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Bard in the Park. Vince would like to thank his friends, family and audience members for their on-going support of live theatre.

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JEFF DINGLE as “Willie”

Jeff is very pleased to be appearing in Blue Remembered Hills for Good Old Neon. He has appeared in over eleven hundred productions since he moved to Toronto over seven years ago. Originally from New Brunswick, Jeff also returns to the Maritimes from time to time where he has appeared in over eleven thousand productions since his birth. He also did a play in Sudbury once… and London. Recent stage credits include Titus Andronicus (Seven Siblings), Skylight (Troubadour Theatre), Shakey-Shake and Friends and Let’s Travel in Time (Toronto Fringe), and The Baby (Storefront Theatre). On film he can be seen in the series Man Seeking Woman (FXX Network), as well as in the short films Hello My Baby, Luvvie, and 45. When not acting Jeff enjoys farting in front of his girlfriend and writing original stories for his nephews (who are too young to read L).

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HAYDEN FINKELSHTAIN as “Donald”
Hayden is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Acting program (formerly the Ryerson Theatre School). Recent theatre credits include: Titus Andronicus (Seven Siblings Theatre Company); Counting Sheep: A Guerrilla Folk Opera (Summerworks/Hot Feat Productions); Criminal Genius (Ryerson Theatre School); and Genesis and Other Stories (Aim For the Tangent Theatre/Toronto Fringe). Along with various commercial projects, Hayden also performs various characters in shows with Radio Project X, can be seen as ‘Stomach’ in the web series Belushi’s Toilet, and can be heard as Nikola Tesla and Z3 in Super Science Friends, an animation by Tinman Creative Studios.

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ARA GLENN-JOHANSON as “Angela”

Ara Glenn-Johanson is a performer, choreographer, and maker of contemporary performance. She’s been seen in Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge at both The American Repertory Theater and The Magic Theater, The Donkey Show at The American Repertory Theater, Sitting in a Circle with Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, the international tour of This Is All I Need with Mugwumpin, the UK tour of Mankind with The PLS, and The Judge for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Ara choreographed Act 3 (The Love Act) of The Lily’s Revengeat The American Repertory Theater, The Magic Fish at Boston’s Outside The Box Festival, and She Kills Monsters at The Boston Center for the Arts among many others. Her contemporary performance works have been curated in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, San Diego, and Boston. Ara holds a BFA from NYU-Tisch Schools of the Arts and MFA from UC Davis. She was an Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) and The Garage (SF) as well as a recipient of the Fort Mason In Performance Grant (Hewlett Foundation).

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SAMANTHA HOLLAND, Producer
Samantha Holland (Producer) is a producer, director, performer, and arts educator who is proud to have grown up in Mississauga, ON. She is a producer for Safeword Theatre, IFT Theatre and Good Old Neon, and a founding member of Foxglove Theatre. Recent production credits include: Oraltorio (IFT/ Off-CINARS), The Four of Us (Foxglove), Contempt (Safeword), THIS (Alumnae), Peter Pan, Guys and Dolls, Oliver! (Living Arts Centre), King Lear (Watershed Shakespeare), Ambrose (Single Thread), Nine Mile Portage (Theatre By The Bay), My Lakeshore My Home (Sirius). As an assistant director Samantha has worked for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare School. She has also taught at various cultural institutions including The Living Arts Centre, Stagecoach Theatre Arts and Innovative Arts. Samantha trained at George Brown Theatre School. She was one of two inaugural students in Theatre By The Bay’s Producer Training Program. Samantha is also currently working on a large scale textile art project for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, check it out on instagram @shakespeare_in_the_sheets.

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ALEXANDER OFFORD as “John”

Alexander Offord is a writer, director, performer, &c. His written work includes the plays The Hystericon, Potosí, and the upcoming Donald Trump-inspired Willy Loman’s America, as well as numerous essays and articles for publications as diverse as #CdnCult Times, BlogTO, The Literary Review of Canada, and his own blog, alexanderofford.com. He is periodically involved with various kinds of political agitation. He was born in Montreal and will most likely die here, in Toronto.

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NICOLE WILSON, Director, Choreographer, Designer

Nicole is a Toronto-based actor, director, and improviser. She holds a diploma in Theatre Performance from George Brown theatre school and two Honours degrees in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She also teaches acting and improv across the city and runs a math tutoring business which you can find out more about at www.themathroom.ca. Nicole is beyond grateful for the love and support of her momsicles, daddy bear, sister Jess, and partner Xander.

 

Favorite Credits: UK tour of Mankind and The Pride of Life with Poculi Ludique Societas, Claire in The Two Character Play (Good Old Neon), Leblanc in Potosi (Good Old Neon – winner of People’s Choice Award from My Entertain Awards), Kim in Mixed Messages (Mixed Company Theatre), Jaquenetta in Love’s Labours Lost (Dauntless City Theatre Toronto), Pattie in Brimstone and Treacle (Precisely Peter Productions), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hart House), Nina in The Seagull (Chekhov Collective at The Berkeley Theatre), Blanche in The Hystericon (Good Old Neon), Fly in Happy End (Allen MacInnis), Catherine in Waiting for the Parade (Jordan Pettle). Co-founder of Good Old Neon www.goodoldneon.ca

Past Work

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Written & Directed by : Alexander Offord

 

Winner of the 2014 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest and the 2014 My Theatre Award for Best Original Work, the critically acclaimed and sell-out hit Potosí returns for a limited run in an updated production.

 

A young emissary from a Canadian mining corporation is sent to a remote country to investigate reports of sexual violence at the mine. As ethnic civil war breaks out, she is taken hostage at gunpoint by a former miner. A psychological game of cat-and-mouse ensues in this darkly funny parable on colonialism, gender, and greed.

 

Where: Artscape Youngplace, Studio 109.

 

When: November 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st @ 8:00PM 

 

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Written by: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Amy Keating

 

Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour―brother and sister―find themselves deserted by the trope in a decrepit “state theatre in an unknown state.” Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact “The Two-Character Play”―an illusion within an illusion, an “out cry” from isolation, panic, and fear.

 

“I think it is my most beautiful play since Streetcar,” Tennessee Williams said, “and I’ve never stopped working on it….It is a cri de coeur, but then all creative work,all life, in a sense is a cri de coeur.”

 

Where: Tarragon Workspace

 

When: February 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th @ 8:00PM, & February 20th, 27th @ 2:30PM

 

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