Tamara Freeman (Elinor) is incredibly proud and excited to be in her first production with Amicus Productions. Theatre credits include: Barefoot in the Park (Scarborough Players), The Woods (Humber College) and Spoon River (Humber College). She recently trained and graduated with honours from Humber College in their Acting for Film and Television program.
Jackie Mahoney (Marianne) is ecstatic to be working with Amicus for a second season, especially as one of Jane Austen’s most vivacious heroines. She’s a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Theatre and Performance program and has been involved with theatre as an actor, director, writer and technician for almost 10 years. Past acting credits include Olivia (Shakespeare in Hollywood), Mary (Unity 1918), Rosalind (As You Like it), Maria (Twelfth Night), and Estelle (No Exit). Outside of the theatre, Jackie happily locks people up at Captive Escape Rooms Toronto.
Conor Ling (Edward) is excited to take part in his second show with Amicus this season. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Conor is very excited to continue his career in his hometown Toronto. Past credits include: A Rose Upon the Blood (Red Sandcastle Theatre), The Fox on the Fairway (The Village Players), 20/20 and You’re Trying My Patience (InspiraTO Festival). New York Credits include: Dancing at Lughnasa (Mary MacArthur Theatre) and Fifth of July (Lester Martin Theatre).
Rouvan Silogix (Willoughby) “I found a stone. I found a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone, a stone. I founded stones. I founded the / a stones and the stoni. I founded a stone – the stone – the very stone of all stones. I play that tarantella and the hounds start to roar. So I take apart my nightmares and I leave ’em at the door. And I fall out of the window with confetti in my hair. Just get me to New Orleans and paint shadows on the pews. Turn the spit on that pig, kick the drum and let me down – put my clarinet beneath your bed till I get back in town.” —Tom Waits
Matthew Payne (Colonel Brandon) is happy to be back with Amicus Productions after playing the dashing doctor in last year’s Villette. Born and raised in Australia, previous roles include The Narrator/Fred in A Christmas Carol, Jim Farrell in Titanic, Blake Barton in Bells Are Ringing, The Voice of the Book/Mr Gatch in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Mike Dillard in Working and Justin in Money and Friends.
Lindsay Bryan (Mrs. Palmer/Miss Grey) is thrilled to be making her debut with Amicus and is pleased to work with so many talented people on this production. Recent credits: The Music Man (Scarborough Music Theatre), The White Sheep of the Family (Scarborough Theatre Guild), Mary Poppins (Steppin’ Out Productions), Tribute (The Curtain Club), The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca (Scarborough Players), 84, Charing Cross Road (Markham Little Theatre), Nude With Violin (East Side Players).
Jenn Keay (Mrs. Jennings) is a Toronto-based performer who has played leading roles in more than 30 musicals and plays throughout her lively, 40-year career on stage. Selected credits include: The Tempest (Miranda), The Real Inspector Hound (Lady Muldoon), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), Carousel (Julie), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Company (Joanne), Once Upon A Mattress (Queen Aggravain). Last fall Jenn made her debut performance with Amicus in Les Liaisons Dangereuses as the matriarch Mme. Rosamonde. Not content to stay quiet for long, Jenn will be jumping into a spring production of Oliver! as the Widow Corney for BurlOak Theatre Group this April. Jenn has received a THEA award and has also performed as a voice over artist and radio host in her chequered career!
Rob Candy (Sir John) is excited to be making his first appearance with Amicus, after many years performing in the community theatre scene in Toronto, and previously in Halifax. Recent shows include Joyful Noise (East Side Players), August: Osage County, Blood Relations, The Lady’s Not for Burning (Alumnae), Mr. Pim Passes By, Strictly Murder, The Price (Village Players); Richard III, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hart House); Lysistrata, Romeo and Juliet (Canopy Theatre).
Andrew Horbatuik’s (John Dashwood/Mr. Palmer/Thomas) strikingly contrasting performances in two consecutive plays with Markham Little Theatre’s Hay Fever and Moonlight and Magnolias won him a Special Adjudicators Thea Award for Comedy. Also he has played Benedick in Much ado about Nothing (Theatre Etobicoke), Vladamir in Waiting for Godot (Main Attraction) and Dr. Mortimer in It Runs in the Family (East Side Players). Other credits include Robert in Proof with MLT and an appearance in the award winning P.S. Uncle Angus. Andrew is pleased to be back with Amicus.
Mandi Sunshine (Fanny) is delighted to be treading the boards again with Amicus. She is involved with several groups around the GTA, and has had several opportunities to be both on stage and behind the scenes. She has learned so much working on this production from director Maureen and she appreciates it immensely! The cast and crew has also been a lot of fun to work with. She wants to thank Brendan for being awesome with how busy she has been! The support of everyone has been incredible!
Sara Douglas (Margaret) is excited to be involved in her first show with Amicus Productions, and also her first play performance in Toronto. Some of her previous roles include Toni in Cactus Flower (ITOPA), Hortense in The Boy Friend (UWO), and Christine in Miss Julie (Trivial Theatre). She studied voice for seven years and recently enjoys taking improv and stand-up comedy classes at Second City.
Riley Anne Nelson (Lucy Steele) is originally from the East Cost and moved to Toronto three and a half years ago. Heaven knows that she is delighted to be working with Amicus again for the third year in a row. Past credits include: Goneril, King Lear (Mortar & Pestle) Quigley, Robin Hood (Amicus Productions) Ruth Condomine, Blythe Spirits (Mortar & Pestle) and Emilia, Othello (Bard in the Park).
Peta Mary Bailey (Mrs. Dashwood) is overjoyed to participate in her second Amicus production! She has also been in Villette last year, and was most recently seen this past fall in Joyful Noise (East Side Players). Many thanks to Maureen and all the lovely and extremely talented cast and crew of Sense and Sensibility for making this such a fun and exciting production.