* Elegies is an Equity approved Independent Artists Projects Policy production.


Doug is delighted to be making his debut with Acting Up.  For the past thirteen seasons, he's been a member of the Shaw Festival company, where he has appeared in such shows as "Saint Joan", "Rosmershölm", "Floyd Collins" and "Three Sisters", to name a few.  He has worked in theatre, TV, film and radio across the country, and he is also an accomplished playwright.  Since its publication in 1993, his first play, "Who's Under Where" (written with Marcia Kash) has had scores of productions in countries around the globe and been translated into four languages.  He and Marcia have also penned "A Party to Murder", and "Too Many Cooks", and they are currently working together on a musical based on Sherlock Holmes.


Bio coming soon!

(Mrs. Crowe)

Liz is delighted to be a part of the Canadian premiere of A Man of No Importance. Most recently, Liz played Teri Stern in the world premiere of Muhammed of Yorkville for the Toronto Summerworks Festival. Film and television credits include: Degrassi The Next Generation, Regenesis III, Lizzie Takes an Ax, Atonement. Toronto theatre credits include: The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Same Time Next Year, Company, The Shadowbox, Deathtrap, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Nunsense, Jake’s Women and The Second Time Around.  Another passion of Liz’s is directing.  Productions include:  The Goodbye Girl, Over the River and Into the Woods, and Crossing Delancey.


Kyle is thrilled to be back with Acting Up Stage.  He was last seen in Toronto as John in Andrew Lippa’s john & jen.  Kyle has spent the last seven seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where roles have included Will Parker (Oklahoma), Jack (Into the Woods), Ambrose Kemper (Hello Dolly),  Lucentio (Taming of the Shrew), Servilious (Timon of Athens), Noah Claypole (Oliver), Filch (The Threepeny Opera), the Professor (South Pacific), and Pandar (Pericles). Other credits include Inigo Jollifant (The Good Companions) at the Bleeker St. Theatre, NYC, and productions with the Grand Theatre, the Drayton Festival, the Huron Country Playhouse and the Oakville Centre.  Most recently Kyle stirred things up as the Cat in the Hat (Seussical the Musical) at Theatre Aquarius.  Kyle is a graduate of the University of Windsor and The Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training. This spring Kyle will appear as George in the new musical The Ha’Penny Bridge at the Princess of Wales Theatre.


After a brief hiatus from the acting world, Chris is overjoyed to debut with Acting Up.  Selected theatre adventures include A Winter's Tale, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Brampton Heritage Theatre), Lady Windermere's Fan, Angels in America Part I and Three Penny Opera (GBC).  He is a member of "The Nearly World Famous Dufflebag Theatre" which creates and performs interactive adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespeare classics for young audiences across Canada and the U.S.  Chris also voiced numerous characters in the television cartoon series "Lets & Go".  He is a graduate of George Brown College's Conservatory Acting Program.  Next up for Chris is a remount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Toronto's Papermill Theatre, as well turning his hand to writing to co-create and develop a play based on the life of Russian composer Alexander Scriabbin.

(Carney/Oscar Wilde)

An eleven year veteran of the Stratford Festival, Mr. Deakin has appeared in over two dozen of Shakespeare plays, including The Tempest, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Anthony and Cleopatra, Henry IV and Troilus and Cressida. He appeared as the Duke of Albany in the Broadway production of King Lear, and off Broadway was seen in Much Ado About Nothing, and the Miser. His musical credits include Blind Pew in Julie StyneÕs Pieces of Eight: He originated the role of Inspector Closely, in The Last Resort, and has appeared in the Sound of Music first as Rolf , in his early career, at the Theatre in the Park, Vancouver, and more recently as Uncle Max at the Neptune Theatre. Other musicals include Oliver, Cabaret, and West Side Story. Mr. Deakin twice appeared in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and is delighted to be appearing in A Man of No Importance.

(Mrs. Grace)

Bio coming soon!


Bethany is thrilled to officially debut with Acting Up Stage, having had the immense privilege of working with Mitchell in the early days of his producing adventures playing Mary Snow in Salt-Water Moon. Most recently, Bethany spent a fantastic fall working with Daniel MacIvor (and several other wonderful, talented and inspiring artists) at the Tarragon Theatre as Brooke in How It Works. Other credits include:  Tough! (Factory Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre Group),  Brecht: 50 Years Later (UCDP/Piccolo Teatro di Milano), A Fibber’s Fable Workshop (Theatre Gargantua), and Romeo and Juliet (Hart House Theatre). Also a dancer and choreographer, Bethany has choreographed for the Driftwood Theatre Group, Cadence and worked extensively with the Silhouettes Dance Company. Bethany is honoured to have the opportunity and is looking forward to the challenge of performing My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatre Panik) at the Tarragon Extra Space this June.  I can’t quite express my full gratitude to family, friends and fellow artists for such faith, support, love and laughter - but thanks all the same.


Gary's 1st musical after honing his skills at Stratford in the classics was "The Fantasticks," off-b'way. He played the juv lead in "The Education of Hyman Kaplan," for the legendary director, George Abbott. Other NY credits include,"Company" and "Anyone Can Whistle" by Steven Sondheim. 4 seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 2 at the Shaw Festival. Many other musicals in Toronto & NY. Gary's voice can be heard on dozens of animated series, including "X-Men," "Police Academy," and "Free Willy."

(Mrs. Patrick)

Megan just recently graduated from George Brown College ' s Conservatory Theatre program and is very excited to be debuting in her first professional production.  Before coming to the big city Megan was heavily involved in community theatre in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie.  Since the age of ten she’s been involved in over 50 productions.  Including, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Laramie Project,” “Under Milk Wood,” “Therac 25,” “Les Miserables,” and “Humans Being.” During the years she spent at George Brown she was very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with some extremely talented artists.  She is forever indebted to the core teachers who continually pushed her not to shy away from being seen and heard.  Some favourite credits include, (Josie) “The Skriker,” (Kate) “Gut Girls,” (Anne) “The Queens,” (Lady Fidget) “The Country Wife,” and the role she originated, (Lady Russell) “The Diaries of Lady Russell.” Thanks to my family and friends for their overwhelming support!  And thanks to Ama for being there for me my whole life.

(Mrs. Curtain)

Among Nora’s work on the large and small screen are the feature film The Mighty and network television movies The Grid, Me and My Shadows, One Kill, Trapped in a Purple Haze, Guilty Hearts, No Greater Love, The Dan Jansen Story...Select series credits include the upcoming Long Island Confidential, Puppets Who Kill ,The Jane Show, Eleventh Hour, Queer as Folk, Wonderfalls, The Associates, Earth:Final Conflict, Due South and Street Legal. Nora can also be heard on the CBC radio dramas, The Viola Desmond Story and Afghanada

However, it’s the theater where Nora feels most at home. Memorable stage highlights include leading roles in A Christmas Carol, Fireweeds, Thumbs, Rumours, Chapter Two, Drinking Alone, Cabaret, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Nunsense, Steel Magnolias and Sylvia.

(Father Kenny/Rasher)

After a long absence from Toronto stages, Barrie is very pleased to be Acting Up Stage in such an exciting project with a great group of people.  A 35-year career has many twists and turns, too numerous to list, but particular highlights include the original Canadian Cats company, the Charlottetown Festival, six seasons at the Stratford Festival, and long runs of Crazy for You, The Who’s Tommy and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales and two U.S. tours.   Barrie just completed a run in the family musical The Giant’s Garden at Theatre Orangeville, thrilled as always to see new Canadian work hit the professional stage.  A person can’t do this for so long without sacrifices on the part of others, and those have been made uncomplainingly (mostly!)  by the Three Girls who are the real leading players in this story. Thanks.