Starfish Productions presents Blood Moon by Nicholas Kazan. This show will be brought to life through the creative input and hard work of our fabulous cast and crew.
|Actor (Manya) & Producer||Shannon Stevens – Shannon started as an athlete in competitive jump rope and was given an opportunity in a Disney movie as a performer/consultant. From that moment on acting became her passion, leading to the co-creation of Starfish Productions that encompassed her love of the arts with her partner Jennica’s love of the sciences. Lucky enough to find another thing she is passionate about, she is so excited and proud to bring Toronto one of her personal favourite plays. Prior theatre performances include Spike Heels (Georgie), The Autobiography of a Fluke (Fluke), and Rakija (Marisa). She would like to thank Jennica, Trev, friends and her family for the constant love and support and to the entire cast and crew for their dedication.|
|Actor (Gregory)||Thomas Gough – Thomas, who was first on a stage at the age of five, has appeared most recently in Food For Thought’s The Memo and Safeword Theatre’s Donors. In recent years he hasworked with Hart House Theatre, Soup Can Theatre, Single Thread Theatre, Guelph LittleTheatre, Scarborough Players, and Theatre By The Bay. He has been heard frequently off camera on MTV and in documentary narration, and has completed several independent films.His most recent film,Chris Di Staulo’s Somnolence, was shown at the 2014 Cannes FilmFestival.|
|Actor (Alan)||Michael Gordin Shore – With over 40 years of training and real world experience on stage as well as in front of and behind the camera, Michael Gordin Shore is a Film/TV/Theatre actor and Triple Award Winning Independent Film Producer dubbed by the press “One of Canada’s Top Audition Coaches” and “One of Canada’s Most Appreciated Acting Teachers”. He holds two degrees in Theatre Majoring in Acting, has been a part of over a hundred plays including over 40 new Canadian plays, plus he has numerous ACTRA, IATSE, DGC, Casting, and Producing Credits. As a Film/TV actor he can be seen in White Chicks, Stargate SG-1, Psych, Steven King’s The Dead Zone, Postal, among many others and his independent film work has been featured in festivals around the world. Michael will also be featured in upcoming movies like The Perfect Boss and Tell The World, as well as playing a recurring role on Kid’s Town.
(Appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association)
|Stage Manager||Shashwat Sharma – Shashwat is an engineering student who accidentally stumbled into a theatre one day, and decided he couldn’t leave. Selected involvement backstage includes Vinegar Tom, Neoteny Theatre (stage manager, projection designer) and four Hart House Theatre productions: Twelfth Night (crew, videography), The Wedding Singer (assistant stage manager, set construction), Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (videography, lighting board operator, set painting) and Festival of Dance 2014 (assistant stage manager). When not destroying engineering stereotypes by doing artsy things, he can be found playing with electromagnetics at the University of Toronto.|
|Producer||Jennica Nichols – Jennica is the new kid on the block having first trained as a molecular biologist and an epidemiologist before falling into the arts. She has produced Blood Moon (Edinbough Fringe Festival) and Spike Heels (Toronto). As the research manager for Starfish Productions, Jennica has managed prior Startfish Production consultancy work in Kenya and represented the organization in two scientific conferences. Jennica would like to thank her business partner-in-crime Shannon for making this journey possible. She would also like to thank the creative team for sharing this experience as well as her family, friends, and Sanjeev for their encouragement and support.|
||Alec Toller – Alec is the artistic director of Circlesnake Productions and director of Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Playwright Project 2014), Dark Matter (The Storefront Theatre), Special Constables (The Storefront Theatre Season), Angel City (Playwright Project 2013), and assistant director on the triple Dora nominated Laws of Motion (Small Elephant Co-op, dir. Christopher Stanton). Alec is also the director of the feature film Play: The Film which screened at nine festivals across the world including NYC, LA, and London, and won six awards including Best Feature and Best Screenplay. Alec is currently directing Watch Out Wildkat (Sex T-Rex) for the Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals.|