We aim to use this space to connect artists including emerging, independent and professional communities alike. We hope 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 wonderful artistic community of Toronto. She is a proud founding member of The Howland Company a Toronto-based artist ensemble. 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
BAILEY GREEN – Writer & Editor
Bailey grew up just west off the Island of Montreal in a small town whose name you definitely won’t recognize. After graduating with a Diploma in Professional Theatre Acting from John Abbott College, she moved from La Belle Province to Ontario to seek out new challenges. She spent four years in University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan’s joint theatre training program, Theatre and Drama Studies. Now happily graduated, Bailey lives in Toronto where she works as a lifeguard and swim instructor (as well as a writer and actor). A fluently bilingual anglophone, her creative work is influenced by her background and the changing world around her. She’s a sci-fi fan, TV addict, avid reader, ex-smoker and late blooming dancer.
Connect with Bailey:
twitter – @_BaileyGreen
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.
Connect with Brittany:
twitter – @brittanylkay
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
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 across Canada as an actor and singer/songwriter. Favourite roles include Juliet (Romeo & Juliet – Citadel Theatre) and Toba in Chasse Galerie (Soulpepper/Storefront Theatre) for which she was nominated for a My Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical and was part of the original, Dora Award winning ensemble. You can find her singing her little heart out for audiences young and old with folk band Crooked House Road and solo project Ghost Caravan. She loves the rain, midnight jam sessions and tea with everything.
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.
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.)