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. This past Spring, she had the pleasure of being a part of the first Theatre Passe Muraille Emerging Artist Collective, and has been the Producing Intern for Seventh Stage Theatre Productions for the past year and a half. She is looking forward to playing Juliet in Shakespeare BASH’d upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet November 19th-23rd at the 3030 Dundas West. 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: @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 & Editor
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.
Connect with Ryan: Twitter – @MrRyanQuinn
SHAINA SILVER-BAIRD - Writer & Contributor
Shaina grew up a shy, two-steppin’, book worm who dreamed of writing stories. When she realised she could tell stories by being IN them, she was hooked. She completed her BFA in Theatre Performance at York University and has since been working in her beautiful hometown of Toronto as an actor and singer/songwriter. Shaina also enjoys juggling the many other hats in her career closet: she has worked as the Marketing Associate for Nightwood Theatre, Arts Educator for Shakespeare in Action as well as with The Canadian Stage Company and SummerWorks. You can find her singing her little heart out for audiences young and old with Oozakazoo, The Book Club and as a solo vocalist. Shaina is looking forward to travelling to the far off land of Alberta as part of the Banff/Citadel professional training program in 2014. She loves the rain, midnight jam sessions and tea with everything.
At the end of the day, she’s really just a storyteller.
BAILEY GREEN – Writer
Bailey grew up just west off the Island of Montreal in a small town whose name you definitely won’t recognize. She spent an incredible three years training at John Abbott College. After graduating with a Diploma in Professional Theatre Acting, she set her sights high and moved from La Belle Province to Mississauga. This fall, she will enter her final year in the Sheridan College and UofT Mississauga’s joint program, Theatre & Drama Studies. Upon completion of her degrees, she dreams of moving downtown and exploring Toronto, full-time. Fluently bilingual but completely anglophone, her creative work is influenced by her background and the changing world around her. She’s a sci-fi fan, lifeguard, TV addict, avid reader and ex-smoker. Some things that inspire her: her family, Ellie Goulding’s music, So You Think You Can Dance, her fellow artists and the resilience of the human spirit.
Connect with Bailey: Twitter – @_BaileyGreen
CHARLOTTE CATTELL – Writer
Charlotte is a suburban dweller, of the Ottawa variety, trying now to surivive in the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. She recently graduated from UofT Mississauga and Sheridan College with a degree in Acting and a HBA in Theatre & Drama Studies. Charlotte has been immersed in the theatre world from a very young age, learning much of what she knows from her grandmother and from her involvement in the community theatre and improv scene in Ottawa. She has performed in musicals, theatre, improv at The Canadian Improv Games, stand-up at Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off; as well as a little hip-hop dance here and there and special (obnoxious) performances of nonsense for family at the cottage (much to their chagrin). Now she looks forward to the exploration of the world of writing and Toronto’s artistic community; a new adventure with the skilled team at In the Greenroom! In the meantime, Charlotte contiunues to pretend to exercise (I miss high school basketball…), read dense literature (Archie Comics), and “keep it real” by watching educational documentaries (…cartoons. I. Love. Cartoons.)
MADRYN McCABE - Writer
Madryn is originally from the thriving metropolis of Windsor, though she’s lived in Toronto, Montreal, and now Toronto again. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor, where she solidified her love of theatre, Shakespeare and running around like a little kid in the name of art. She is a production member of Intersection Theatre, which had its successful Canadian debut at the Toronto Fringe last year. Her quest for adventure has brought her to seventeen different countries (and counting!) including Zambia, Botswana and Turkey. She’s a not so closeted geek, and will gladly debate the finer points of Star Wars, table top role playing games and Elder Scrolls video games with you.
She also loves her two cats. Like, a lot.
BRITTANY KAY – Writer & Contributor
Brittany grew up just north of Toronto in suburbia where too much of her time was spent in basements and garages. She sought refuge in community theatre, where her love for the performing arts blossomed. After a childhood spent much in acting she decided to make this passion of hers into a career and grab a diploma from the Theatre and Drama Studies joint program at UTM and Sheridan College. From there she spent some time interning as the producing intern for Seventh Stage Theatre Productions, collaborating with the co-founder of this lovely operation, Miss Hallie Seline. She’s a born actress, loves teaching children, and enjoys awful TV reality shows.
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.