The 2019 Collective
Producer; Director; Performer
As a performer selected credits include: Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Into the Woods, Woman in White (Broadway); Pal Joey, Pygmalion (Shaw); Romeo and Juliet, Oedipus Rex, The Miracle Worker, Man of La Mancha (Stratford); The Last days of Judas Iscariot (Birdland); Passion (Chicago Shakespeare); 39 Steps, The Last 5 Years, The Rocky Horror Show (MTC). Adam has been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards as an actor, director and producer. He is co-creator of the PPTF with Rosie Shaw and lives in Charlottetown with his brilliant wife Melissa Kramer and their two boys.
Technical Director, The Guild
Eric attended the Ontario School of Audio Recording Technology in London, Ontario. Before working at The Guild, he toured as sound tech for various musical acts including Paper Lions. Eric began his time at The Guild as a technician in 2007, and has since moved into a position as Theatre Manager. Well known throughout the Island, Eric looks forward to helping make The Guild sound and look spectacular!
Over the past seven years Mark has directed shows for The Victoria Playhouse and The Guild as well as performed in many productions in PEI and in other parts of Canada throughout his extensive career. Now a permanent resident of Charlottetown, Mark is delighted to be part of this wonderful collective - which gathers just down the street from his house - and would like to express his sincere gratitude for the efforts of everyone involved. Thank you and enjoy the show!
Becca Griffin is a local performer, originally from Saint John, NB, but has been surviving and thriving here in Charlottetown since 2012. She attended the Holland College School of Performing Arts, graduating in 2014 with a certificate and diploma in Theatre Performance. Since then, Becca has worked with multiple companies. From dinner theatre to working with The Victoria Playhouse, she has seen and performed on many a’stage. Becca also owns and operates The Cat’s Pajamas Theatre Co. which produces content for young audiences. In her spare time, Becca enjoys walks to the harbour, listening to CBC Radio, and slow-dancing in the kitchen with her tabby, Linus.
Events and Operations Manager, The Guild
Michelle has worked in the Arts and not-for-profit sectors for the past 10 years. She is a graduate from Dalhousie University with a double major in Theatre Studies and English Literature, and was proud to be a part of Neptune Theatre’s Box Office and Front of House team during that time. Before joining The Guild, Michelle was planning events and doing community development work with the CNIB in Charlottetown. She also has experience as a Box Office and Front of House manager from a variety of theatres, including The Victoria Playhouse, Centrepointe Theatre, The Shenkman Arts Centre, and Darlinghurst Theatre Co. Michelle is very excited to work with so many talented artists and performers on Prince Edward Island.
Executive Director, The Guild
Alanna is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience successfully managing her own company, Image Factory, as well, she is an established Island visual artist whose work has been exhibited at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, among other galleries across Canada. With proven marketing and communications skills, she is an community leader , a Holland College distinguished Alumni Award recipient, winner of the 2016 Cultural Industry Award of PEI, and has recently supported the PEI government in its events and planning protocols and strategies. Alanna has a keen appreciation for The Guild and the role it plays in our cultural community, and sees opportunities for The Guild to grow its connection to artists, performers, government partners, private sector sponsors, and audiences. In the last five years of being Executive Director, The Guild has continued to grow into a cultural hub where artists gain much needed exposure, creative industries have space to be innovative, and the community has a meeting spot where everyone feels welcomed. She is thrilled to lead The Guild and looks forward to a long and dynamic relationship as she continues to support and strengthen The Guild’s mission to provide members of the cultural and arts community a vibrant, supportive, affordable, creative space in which to develop and flourish, by providing access to the Gallery, the theatre, office space, studio space, and skilled staff.
Selected credits include: Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia! (Charlottetown Festival); Silence (The Guild); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre by the Bay); The Ride Down Mount Morgan (Birdland). Melissa is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School. She lives in Charlottetown with her husband and two boys.
John was born and raised in Montague the beautiful. After attending Sheridan College for Music Theatre Performance, John lived in Montreal and worked in the video game industry before returning to the island in 2018. You’ll often find him slingin’ beers at Copper Bottom Brewing or singing to his beloved pets; Sookie the cat and Molly the dog. Big thanks to all my pals and all involved with the festival!
I am super excited to be the Stage Manager for PPTF for the 3rd season! I will be graduating from Dalhousie University with a BA in theatre this spring. I have been a stage manger for the past 5 years in wonderful production across the Island. I graduated from the Holland College Heritage Retrofit Carpentry program in 2015. TV/Film production is also my passion. I love theatre, film, carpentry and all things creative, and bringing the PPTF to life is a joy. With great thanks to her friends and family for their unlimited support in all my adventures. This cast and crew are my friends and I love them all! Congratulations to the cast and creative team, please enjoy!
This is Donnie's third winter doing off-season theatre on the Island, and marks his directorial debut, although he has been working professionally in theatre for nearly 25 years. Originally from London, Ontario, his favourite roles include: Algernon in The Importance Of Being Earnest and Badger in The Wind in the Willows (Watermark Theatre); Stewpot in South Pacific (Stratford Festival); and Dr. William Fergusson in Bloodless: The Trial Of Burke And Hare (Theatre 20). Donnie moved to the Island nearly four years ago with his beautiful wife, Rosie.
This is Fraser's second season with PPTF. Theatre: 'Jacob Mercer' in Salt-Water Moon; 'Fred' in A Christmas Carol (Watermark); 'Ryan Seabiscuit' in Cinderella: A Fairly Tall Tale and 'Will Scarlett' in Robyn Hood (Confederation Centre); 'George' in Our Town, Inherit the Wind, and Jack the Ripper (ACT).
Other: publicist at Confederation Centre/Charlottetown Festival; Lead singer/band-leader for Award-winning Island band Racoon Bandit; founding member/performer with 4 Skit's Sake Improv (The Guild).
Thanks to Donnie, Jeana, Rosie, Michelle, Alana, et al. Enjoy!
This is Marlane's third season with PPTF. Stay tuned for her bio!
Tap Choreographer, Chief Safety Officer (CSO)
Graham Putnam has been a writer, producer and comedic performer on PEI stages for nearly two decades, notably in the comedy groups Sketch 22 and Popalopalots as well as appearances in the Confederation Centre Christmas Pantos Aladdin and Robin Hood. Along with numerous theatre shows, he lends whatever creative hand he can to local web, TV and film productions like Just Passing Through and jiggers. As a hobby and occasionally a job he edits videos for himself and others and tries to be as creative as possible and still make a living in a province he is happy and proud to call home.
This is Rosie's third year producing winter theatre in Charlottetown. Rosie is a born & bred theatre brat (Stratford, ON), and co-founder of The PPTF with Adam Brazier. By day, she is Director of Donor Relations at Confederation Centre of the Arts. Other highlights as Producer include Time Flies; In the Morning; Grace and Glorie; and It's All in the Timing (PPTF); Company, Bloodless: The Trial of Burke & Hare (Theatre 20); and the world premiere of A Misfortune (NSTF - Toronto). Prior to moving to the Island, she was founding General Manager for Theatre 20 (2009-15). She has held positions in publicity, PR, and corporate communications at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, Canadian Stage Company, Sony Centre, PEI’s Confederation Centre of the Arts, and Watermark Theatre. She lives in downtown Charlottetown with her incredible husband Donnie, a lot of glitter, and various furry and feathered friends.
Rory is a non-binary actor, director, playwright, and stage manager. Originally from Toronto, they have been involved with Island theatre since 2012. They have worked extensively with UPEI’s Vagabond Productions and Theatre Society, as well as ACT: A Community Theatre, performing in While We’re Young, Captives of the Faceless Drummer, and The Laramie Project. They have also participated in the Island Fringe Festival for several years with credits in writing, acting, and directing shows such as Small Talk, Nutshell, and Realizations. Their playwright debut, Just The Way It Is, won them the Island Fringe Festival award for Best Original Play. This will be their first show with PPTF and they are thrilled to be a part of this incredible production!
This year, we're excited to be welcoming the help of Mikey Woz, Charlottetown's ambassador of everything fun! Mikey is a marketing consultant, hosts monthly events around town, runs a successful e-commerce business, flips homes with his lovely wife, and is getting ready to launch a new Charlottetown food truck. Needless to say, this guy wears many hats but he is known for bringing fresh ideas and positive vibes to whatever project he attaches himself!