Cast and Creative

CAST

chrisChris Coculuzzi (JOHN WILLIAMSON) is an actor, director, playwright, and producer who’s been involved in community, educational, and independent theatre for over 20 years. Chris became a member of Amicus Productions in 2011 and has served as club President for the past three years. For this season, Chris played Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and was co-producer for Sense and Sensibility. In his other life, Chris is a high school teacher for the Toronto District School Board.

frankFrank De Francesco (DETECTIVE BAYLEN) is an actor and writer who’s excited to make his debut with Amicus Productions in Glengarry Glen Ross. Frank has performed in such theatre productions as Rumors, Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds, The Psychic and The Red Velvet Cake War. As well, Frank can be seen onscreen in Tinder the Web Series, horror flick Chewed and is set to work on Hitman Hobbies: The Magic of Friendship.

darynDaryn DeWalt (SHELLY LEVENE) has been performing in community theatre for the past 15 years. In 2016 he played the role of Max Reinhardt in Shakespeare in Hollywood which was his first play with Amicus Productions. Daryn is a multi-award winning actor and is thrilled to be playing Shelly Levene in this wonderful production. Daryn recently retired from the educational publishing world and is now pursuing a full-time career in film, television, and theatre. He can be seen in the feature film The Recall later this summer.

neilNeil Hicks (DAVE MOSS) has been away from the acting scene since 2002 so is pleased to make his comeback/debut with Amicus Productions.  Neil’s theatre experience was more extensive in Nova Scotia where he worked for Neptune Theatre, Shakespeare by the Sea, and Mermaid Theatre.  Nowadays, his career focus is towards psychotherapy and he will be graduating in late May.

abbasAbbas Husain (JAMES LINGK) has been involved in various community theatre plays and musicals in the GTA over the past 10 years. He was most recently seen on stage as Inspector Closely in The Last Resort for Curtain Club Theatre, and as Lawrence/Liam in Calendar Girls for Scarborough Players. When not on stage, Abbas enjoys working as an elementary school teacher. Abbas would like to thank the wonderful Cast and Crew of Glengarry Glen Ross for an amazing experience.

jerroldJerrold Karch (GEORGE AARONOW) is thrilled to be working with this fabulous cast and crew in his first Amicus production. Theatre experience in acting and stage management includes: The Shaw Festival, The Second City (Toronto and Edmonton Companies), Theatre Direct Canada, The Red Barn Theatre, and community theater groups such as Encore Shows, Teatron, and The Scarborough Theatre Guild. On television Jerrold has been featured in Street Legal, This is Wonderland, Mayday and numerous commercials. He can also be seen in the web series, The Fursona Files. Jerrold spent over 25 years teaching secondary school dramatic arts for The Peel Board. In his spare time Jerrold hangs out in LA (Lafontaine) in Georgian Bay.

derekDerek Perks (RICHARD ROMA) has been acting in theatre for over thirty years and has performed in over forty productions. During the last decade he has been seen on various Toronto stages, most notably in Private Lives as Victor, A Flea in Her Ear as Don Carlos, Lost in Yonkers as Louie, and Doubt, a Parable as Father Flynn. He has also performed in television and web series and was last seen on the big screen in the academy award-winning film Suicide Squad. Derek can be seen next on the small screen as a NASA scientist in the Television series May Day.

CREATIVE

susanSusan McQueen (PRODUCER) has been involved in community theatre for over 40 years, working on-stage, off-stage and as a board member for a number of groups. This is her fourth production with Amicus, following last season’s Shakespeare in Hollywood.  Selected production credits include Wonder of the World, Over the River & through the Woods and Laughter on the 23rd Floor with East Side Players, and Big Maggie and Outside Mullingar with Toronto Irish Players. Glengarry Glen Ross brings together an ensemble Cast of seasoned performers supported by an award-winning production team. What a potent mix!

harveyHarvey Levkoe (DIRECTOR) This is Harvey’s tenth production with Amicus. Starting with The Watchtower in 1998 he has had the great good fortune to direct Wait until Dark, Harvey, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Anne, All My Sons, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Madwoman of Chaillot and last season’s Shakespeare in Hollywood. This production has been a special experience to be able to work with a very talented Cast, Crew and team of Designers. Harvey would also like to thank Chris Coculuzzi for his trust in giving him this distinctive, unique and extraordinary play to direct.

karenKaren Farnocchi (STAGE MANAGER) has Stage Managed for a number of theatre companies in Toronto and is very happy to be working with Amicus again. She extends a great big THANK YOU to Harvey and everyone in the Cast and Crew who have brought their A-Game to this extraordinary play.

MaryJaneMary Jane Boon (LIGHTING DESIGN) has worked in community theatre as a Set and Lighting Designer for over 20 years. Her last show with Amicus Productions was Shakespeare in Hollywood. When not working in dark theatres throughout the GTA, Mary Jane is the Canadian Finance Manager for a European-based manufacturing company and the current President of Theatre Ontario.

wayneWayne Cardinalli (SET DESIGN) “Well **** another *** **** Bio to write.  What the **** am I going to say this time?  I just love working with this group of *** *****! They always make me feel like ****! With a **** load of thanks to David Mamet. He’s a ****ing prize.  There, I’ve done it, now **** ***!!!”

bernieBernadette Hunt (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a long-time member of the Toronto Irish Players and enjoys working mainly on costumes and set. She counts many Amicus members as good friends and over the years has enjoyed the many ways that TIP and Amicus have shared each other’s talents to produce wonderful community theatre.

johnJohn McQueen (SOUND DESIGN/OPERATOR) John works with many local theatre groups where he’s been a sound designer, actor, photographer, builder, producer, board member and promoter of audience development. John won a Thea award for his sound design of The Importance of Being Earnest. John is like most people – he has lots of interests – but among his favourites is live theatre where the audience is your greatest critic and your best friend. I hope my sound design for this production gives you a sense of the time and place as well as the mood of the action.

JoanJoan Jan (SCRIPT ASSISTANT) “Participating in this intense play has been a welcome challenge. Thanks to all for the opportunity.”

sharonSharon Kamiel (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) Sharon’s background is in Social Work, but she has also worked as a Choreographer, and most recently, a puppeteer. She choreographed 9 years of productions for Crescent School and currently puppets with Teaching Awareness through Puppetry. Backstage experience includes ASM for Remember, Maggy?, Dresser/ASM for The Maltese Bodkin, and ASM for both Shakespeare in Hollywood and Outside Mullingar. In addition to being ASM in Amicus’s recent production of Sense and Sensibility, Sharon had her first onstage role in many years, playing Gossip #1 and Servant. When not involved in theatre, Sharon works with disabled children at Holland Bloorview. She is excited to be a part of Glengarry Glen Ross as ASM.

davemDavid Merchant (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) joined Amicus Productions in 2016. Glengarry Glen Ross is the second production he has been involved in as an Assistant Stage Manager with Amicus Productions and third with director Harvey Levkoe.

daveDavid A. Fitzpatrick (PHOTOGRAPHER) is delighted to return to Amicus for another show as photographer for Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of David’s previous Amicus credits include: Cyrano De Bergerac, Barefoot in the Park, Villette and Shakespeare in Hollywood to mention just a few. David’s work can be seen at DaveTakeMyPicture.com (DFMServices.ca), and he can be reached at 416.993.3283 or at dafitzpatrick@gmail.com for all your photography needs (wedding, events, portraits, headshots, etc.).

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