Medium by Karla Comanda

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MEDIUM is a comedy about Anna, a teenager who wishes to speak to her dead grandfather. Helping her out is Grace, a novice medium who connects her with John, another man who has the same name as Anna’s grandfather.

Performance Times: |March 24th 7:30pm | March 25th 2:00pm | March 26th 7:30pm

 

PLAYWRIGHT:

comanda-karla-bnpr-headshot1Karla Comanda is a poet and translator. Her journalistic and literary works have appeared in publications in Canada and the Philippines. She is currently the fiction editor for Ricepaper Magazine.

 

 

DIRECTOR:

dale_macdonald_headshotDale MacDonald is an emerging director, theatre artist, and educator. A recent graduate of the University of Alberta; his most recent works are Ode to a Camping Trip at 2016’s Brave New Playrites Festival and assistant directing United Player’s The Lion in Winter. Dale also dabbles in writing about the theatre scene in Vancouver. All of his work can be found at Daily Hive online publication.

 

CAST:

danisa-rambingDanisa Rambing (Anna) is an actor, photographer, and ice cream-enthusiast originally from Los Angeles, California. Moving here a few years ago, Danisa has grown to love Vancouver and it’s acting community. This will be her first year at UBC and one of her first collaborations with UBC’s Creative Writing Program.
dsc05864-2Javier Sotres (John)  is a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist from Mexico City. He is an alumnus of the BFA acting program at UBC and self-taught photographer. He is also a stage manager and sound designer, so basically, his life revolves around the theatre. In recent months Javier has begun his Voice Over training with On The Mic Training. Selected credits include David (Quizmaster, BNP), Ben (The Dumbwaiter, UBC). Javier would like to thank Dale for his passion with this project as well as his fellow actors for standing tall with him on this show. Javier would also like to thank his parents for their constant love and support.”
dsc_6859editedwebuseNicola Whitney-Griffiths (Grace) is a graduate of UVic’s Acting Specialization. After winning an award for her choreography in The Wyrd Sisters (Victoria Fringe 2015) she moved over to Vancouver to pursue Acting in Theatre and Film. She is a stunt girl, singer, dancer, avid yogi, burlesque performer, writer and much more. Her most enduring passions are Science Fiction, Shakespeare and being upside down.

 

 

 

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