We aim to use this space to connect artistic families including emerging, independent and professional communities alike. We plan to highlight places where theatre, art, and ideas are being promoted, nurtured and created in Toronto.
HALLIE SELINE - Co-founder & Editor in Chief
Hallie is a country bumpkin from the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec. Seeking adventure and education, she moved to la belle ville de Montreal. She then proceeded to hide away at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College for four years to soak in a degree and diploma in Theatre & Drama Studies, enriching her love of acting. Now she has made it through the haze to the bustling and wonderfully artistic community of Toronto. She is currently part of the Theatre Passe Muraille Emerging Artist Collective, and has been the Producing Intern for Seventh Stage Theatre Productions for the past year and a half. For inspiration, she looks to the human spirit, the quiet things that no one stops to listen to, the noise that makes beautiful music, the strength of the body and… well… glitter, for she believes it makes everything better. Oh yeah, she’s an actor.
Connect with Hallie - Twitter: http://twitter.com/HallieSeline
ERIN REZNICK – Co-founder & Contributor
Erin is a child of the mean, clean streets of the suburbs. She migrated south from Thornhill and now finds peace in the loud, hustling traffic of Toronto, though her journey wasn’t quite that simple. Erin detoured through Windsor and picked up a diploma in Musical Theatre performance on the way. She found refuge at St. Clair College where she spent three years learning how to be the best little triple threat that she could be. Erin now spends her time cycling, singing a lot and tripping over her own feet. She finds inspiration in language, laughter, labour and acceptance. She also really likes oversized dogs. Oh, and she’s an actor.
RYAN QUINN – Writer
Ryan originally hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, and is a recent graduate of the acting program at the University of Windsor. This successfully scrambled his mind about whether he wants to be an actor, writer, or director. He should probably figure that out. Either way, he made his way to Toronto to start to build a career in the theatre community. Keeping the East coast alive in his heart, he has a passion for ocean advocacy and the preservation of Atlantic fisheries. He also spent a few years in Guelph, where he gained an appreciation for hemp, beads, and Joan Baez (I say this with the utmost love, Guelphites). He spends his spare time obsessive-compulsively devouring plays and expanding his already-unreasonable music collection. He also dabbles in stand-up comedy.
GABY GRICE – Contributor
Gaby hails from a small-town you may not have heard of…Toronto.
It may have been storming the stage at Wonderland at the ripe old age of age five, or the fact that by age three she knew all the words to Into the Woods (and that’s a lot of words to know) that brought her to the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus. She then migrated to study vocal performance at Cawthra Park Secondary School (think Glee with less football and more jazz hands). Finally, it took her all the way to a BFA in Acting from UofWindsor. Since then, Gaby lives in the city working, acting, singing, frolicking, drinking, hanging with Chad, and pretending she’s in an episode of the HBO show Girls.
Also she enjoys karaoke.
CHAD THURLOW – Contributor
Born December 1st 1986, the year of the Tiger, in Stratford, Ontario. I guess you could say he caught the theatre bug early on. At age one he was driven across the country to live out his formative years out in B.C. Through those years he found his love for performance and story telling by guerrilla filmmaking and comedy skits for his fellow high school classmates. After that he decided to take this acting thing seriously and attended the BFA acting program at the University of Windsor. Now living in Toronto as a “starving artist,” he acts, directs, and writes…crazy right? And he loves pugs.
ANDREA LEIGH PELLETIER - Writer
Born by the ocean in rural Nova Scotia, Andrea quickly let her imagination fly free with the coastal winds. Exploring fine art, theatre and clogging from a young age her creativity reached its apex when her youth brought her to Dundas, Ontario and the Dundas Valley School of Art. From there, it was just a hop skip and a jump to OCAD, only to take another hop over to Ryerson where she completed an inspirational BFA in Photographic Studies. Always the wanderer, Andrea has a thirst for knowledge and a dangerous level of curiosity which has brought her to places like Uganda, China, The Netherlands and Chile. Similarly exploratory in her creative life, Andrea is now an image-based multimedia artist who lives and loves in Toronto. She has an addiction to social media, kale and current events. Her loves include video art, politics, colour theory, irony and Canada, but most of all she just loves love – and isn’t afraid to sing about it.
Connect with Andrea: