Acting Up Stage produces musicals with depth, substance & does them beautifully.
Mitchell Marcus, Artistic & Managing Director
Mitchell is the founding Artistic Director of Acting Up Stage Company. Outside of Acting Up Stage, he has worked on prestigious international theatre, dance and music projects including Einstein On The Beach, 1001 Nights, Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna, Black Watch, Batsheva Dance Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Mark Morris Dance Theatre and many others through his work as an Associate Producer at Luminato for six years. Mitchell produced the 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and for four years, served as the Production Coordinator for the It’s Always Something Variety Show at the Princess of Wales and Elgin Theatres. Mitchell is a graduate of York University and teaches Arts Administration at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto.
Nathaniel Bryan, Associate Producer, Audience Engagement
Nathaniel is a theatre director, arts administrator and musical theatre enthusiast based out of Toronto. As a director, his focus is on integrating music and movement into text-based work, in both new plays and in new interpretations of the classics. Having worked for Tarragon, Soulpepper, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and Luminato (among others) he is excited to unite his love for both Toronto and musical theatre in crafting a variety of new audience interaction activities for Acting Up Stage. He is currently completing his MA in Drama with a focus on music in theatre at the University of Toronto.
Paul Beauchamp, Associate Producer, Operations
Paul is a Toronto based producer and arts administrator. He graduated from Ryerson University’s Performance Production program in 2010, and has since spent time stage managing with Mirvish Productions, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper, and Acting Up Stage for the 2012 production of Caroline, or Change. He has also been the Production Coordinator for the Luminato Festival, and currently acts as the General Manager for the barrier-free arts-education organization The Artists Mentoring Youth Project (The AMY Project). Paul also serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre Crisis.
Thomas Swayne, Intern Producer
Thomas is an actor, producer, and director based out of Toronto. A recent graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA Acting Program, he has most recently worked as the Assistant Director on The Barber of Seville with Soulpepper Theatre. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Producer on the world premiere of Queen for a Day: the Musical starring Alan Thicke. He is thrilled to work with Acting Up Stage through a Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Internship grant to create thought-provoking and moving music theatre in Canada.
David Daniels, Executive Producer
David’s activities include entertainment and real estate. He has production credits with Avenue Pictures, Odyssey Theatre, Showtime (Los Angeles), CBC, Cineplex, Metaphor, VisionTV and Acting Up Stage (Toronto). Palais Royale, A Promise Kept, The Fantod and The Mystery of Irma Vep have been nominated and/or won Gemini, Genie, Dramalogue, American Video and Dora Mavor Moore awards. He is a principal in Daniels Capital Group and SUSTAIN/able, a design, build and consultancy company and he sits on the board of directors of the Glenn Gould Foundation. David Daniels received a 2010 Gilda’s Award from the Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.