The October 26th 7:30 pm show is available for purchase as a masked audience performance.
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Cast & Creative Team
Michelle Diaz is a Filipino-Canadian actor and performer based in Edmonton, Alberta where she graduated from MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program in 2016. Theatre credits include: Sister Act (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Plain Jane Theatre Company), The Finest of Strangers, For the Love of Cynthia (Teatro la Quindicina), The Snow Queen (Azimuth Theatre), SISTERS (The Fox Den Collective), Safe & Fair: Scene at Work, Working It Out, THAT’S DANGER! (Alberta Workers’ Health Centre), and The Bully Project (Concrete Theatre).
Soccer Mom / Assistant Director
Lebo Disele is a theatre-maker with a focus in movement, acting, directing and dramaturgy. She is currently an Artistic Associate at Mile Zero Dance and is a mentee in the Citadel Theatre’s RBC Horizon Emerging Artist Mentorship Program. Recent performance credits include Breaking Ground (Mile Zero Dance, 2022), The Space Between (Expanse Festival, 2022), Antidote to Violence as Care (Brandon Wint), and All That Binds Us (Azimuth Theatre, 2020); Belleville (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre, 2020). Lebo also co-directed Ayita (SkirtsAFire, 2022) and curated Sight/Site/Place (Mile Zero Dance, 2021).
Daniela Fernandez (she/her) is a Latinx actor, singer, dancer and emerging sound designer/ producer. She is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts program and inaugural recipient of the RBC Horizon Emerging Artist Mentorship Program for Sound Design. She is so thrilled to be a part of this production with such an incredible team. Recent credits include Mamma Mia! (Mayfield Dinner Theatre/ Performer) and Smoke (Tiny Bear Jaws/ Sound Designer). Daniela has also worked as a performer and sound designer for the Citadel Theatre, Bright Young Things, Concrete Theatre, Plain Jane Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Carter-Ryan Productions and Workplays School Program. You can find Daniela on stage this upcoming season in A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre) and Jersey Boys (Citadel Theatre). Many thanks for the support!
Marg Lawler is an actor, improviser, comedian, and singer, lucky to call amiskwacîwâskahikan home. They are an improviser with RapidFire Theatre, and can be seen in OffBook: The Improvised Musical, Big Nasty Hook, The Kelly & Marg Experience and more. Select credits include: Titus Bouffonius (Theatre Network); Hamlet in Isolation (Thou Art Here); Ren and the Wake (Catch the Keys); and The Big Sad (Fox Den Collective). Marg holds a BFA in acting.
Jameela is a Jamaican-Canadian artist from Edmonton. She is thrilled to be making her Maggie Tree debut and return to the Citadel stage. Citadel credits: All Because I’m A Woman, As You Like It (RMTC co-production); The Color Purple (RMTC co-production). Other select credits include: Heaven (Lunchbox); Tell Us What Happened, Here There Be Night, John Ware Reimagined (Workshop West); until the next breath (Catalyst Theatre); Sister Act, All Shook Up, and Soul Sistas (Mayfield). Jameela is a graduate of MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program.
Sokhana Mfenyana is a South African singer, actor, mover and performance educator. Born and raised in South Africa she has always had a passion and knack for the performing arts. She has been part of the Edmonton choral community for a few years and has worked closely with the Kokopelli Choir Association teaching African Choral Music with Scott Leithead and all over Canada, Africa, and Europe. Sokhana just completed the MacEwan University Music Theatre Performance program this spring. Previous credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (MacEwan University); Nitecap Cabaret (Plain Jane Theatre); Thunder (Cats) (Grindstone Theatre); and Naledi: An African Journey (South African State Theatre).
Pauline Miki is an Edmonton-based Filipino performing artist. She’s so stoked to work with The Maggie Tree and Citadel Theatre for the first time! She made her debut on stage during the 2022 Edmonton Fringe Festival with Cathexis Theatre in the new musical Wild Moo’s Chase. She thanks her mom, her sister Draks, and her friends Brittany and Christine for their overwhelming support! She sends her love to her lola Inday, lolo Ting, lola mommy, dad, and siblings. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @paumikkii.
Dean Stockdale grew up in Treaty 6 territory Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is a player and writer of music, a dancer, and a pacifist. They want to create art that educates, informs, questions, and brings people together through the expansion of perspectives. Their most recent productions include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure (FreeWill Shakespeare) as Francis Flute, Peaseblossom, Froth, Nun; Rochdale (University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre) as Whitman; and Love’s Labour’s Lost (U of A) as musical director, Longaville and Holofernes. They are psyched to play with this team.
Asia Weinkauf-Bowman is a theatre artist from Edmonton, Alberta, and a soon to be graduate of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Arts program, with a major in drama and a minor in women and gender studies. Past performance credits include Moonie and Maybee Dig Up A Grave (Nextfest Arts Co); until the next breath (Catalyst Theatre); Tracks (Vena Amoris Projects); and E-Day (Serial Collective). As a disabled woman, Asia recognizes her privilege and responsibility to represent and uplift the voices of other disabled people through her work.
Kaeley Jade Wiebe,
Kaeley Jade Wiebe is a Métis actor, singer/songwriter and multidisciplinary artist based out of Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). Select theatre: All Because I’m a Woman (Citadel House Series); A Christmas Carol (Carter-Ryan Productions); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Chrysothemis (Studio Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare by the Bow); and the world premiere of Two-Headed/Half-Hearted (Northern Light Theatre) for which she also composed the music. Under her folk-pop music project, “Kaeley Jade,” she has played venues across Canada, and her debut full-length album Turpentine will be released on September 23rd. www.kaeleyjade.com
Sarah DeLappe’s acclaimed play The Wolves premiered Off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm, following an engagement at New York Stage and Film, and development at Clubbed Thumb and Great Plains Theatre Conference, and was subsequently remounted at Lincoln Center. The Wolves received the American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize.
Director / Maggie Tree Producer
Vanessa is wildly excited to run with this pack! She is a co-founder of The Maggie Tree and was co-artistic producer at Azimuth Theatre from 2016-2020. Directing credits include: Cleave (Tiny Bear Jaws); 9 Parts of Desire, The Supine Cobbler, HROSES: An Affront To Reason, Shatter, A Life in the Day, and Hunger Striking (The Maggie Tree). Selected performing credits include: 19 Weeks (NLT/Azimuth); Fallen Angels (Bright Young Things); Comedy of Errors/Hamlet (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); The Crucible (Theatre Calgary); Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre); Monstrosities, and Folie à Deux (The Maggie Tree).
Maggie Tree Producer
Kristi (she/they) is a disabled actor, singer, producer, and budding technologist. Kristi is also the co-Artistic Director/founder of the independent theatre company, The Maggie Tree, which is dedicated to the work of women and gender expansive artists. Previous theatre credits include: Dear Rita (Confed Centre); Candide (Edmonton Opera); The Silver Arrow, A Christmas Carol, and Alice Through the Looking Glass (Citadel Theatre); and The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre).
Amber is an Amiskwaciwâskahikan based creator/performer working in theatre and contemporary dance. She has choreographed (Sterling Award/Scythe) and performed (Sterling Award/Little One) in both theatre and dance across Canada, the United States and in Japan. Delighting in creation (Scythe, Moon at Midnight, No Guesses Found), collaboration (REMIX -CanDance/Studio 303/MZD/NDW) and exchange (Centre de Création O Vertigo’s International Exchange Project). Amber is thrilled to be working with The Maggie Tree again! Next up, Amber travels to St. John’s to adapt Oderin by poet Agnes Walsh.
Whittyn Jason (they/them/theirs) is a queer, non-binary, mixed-race artist of South African and Ukrainian descent. They are currently living and creating in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (colonially known as Edmonton), where they work primarily as a scenographer. Previous credits include The Fiancee, Heaven, A Brimful of Asha (Citadel Theatre); and Smoke (Tiny Bear Jaws). They hold a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta, and are a member of Associated Designers of Canada (ADC). In addition to scenography, they’re also the Festival Director for Found Festival (Common Ground Arts Society).
Kiidra is a sound designer and stage manager based out of Edmonton (Amiskwacîwâskahikan). Selected theatre credits Include: Black Horse, Joyride (Caravan Farm Theatre); Tell Us What Happened (Workshop West Playwrights Theatre); Michael Mysterious (Pyretic Productions); Heaven (Citadel Theatre’s Horizon Series); A Vendre, Suspension, Kaldr Saga (Cardiac Theatre); Dead Center of Town (Catch the Keys); Boy Trouble (Vena Amoris Projects); Origin of the Species (Northern Light Theatre); Gemini (Defiance Theatre); Do this in Memory of me/En Mémoire de moi (L’Unithéâtre).
Rehearsal & Performance Stage Manager (September 7 to October 16, 2022)
Roxanne Côté is an Edmonton-based stage manager who has had the pleasure of working with many local companies including L’Unithéâtre, Good Women Dance Collective, Inside Out Theatre, Thou Art Here, Theatre YES, Concrete Theatre, as well as various festivals across the province. Most recently, she’s had the chance to spend a month in Banff working on A Christmas Carol with Carter-Ryan Productions and apprenticed on Ayita with the Skirtsafire Festival. She is always delighted to join wonderful teams of artists and hopes you enjoy the show!
Performance Stage Manager (October 18 to 30, 2022)
Frances is a stage manager based in Edmonton where she also started ReadyGo Theatre Collective, for which she is the PM/TD. She is thrilled to be joining the company of The Wolves and grateful to everyone for the smooth transition! Previous credits include: Network (Citadel Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); 2022 Tour of The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre); Clue, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Here There Be Night, Slight of Mind (Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre); Hacking and Slashing, Lemon, Brother Rat, I, Animal, Monster (ReadyGo Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Last Wife (Soulpepper Theatre). She would like to thank her parents for instilling in her a passion for art and Erik for being her rock every day.