Members of the Collective
The core members of Skipping Stones Theatre are New Generation Artists who came together through their love of storytelling and have been creating together ever since. The collective strives to integrate their mandate into practice and facilitate opportunities for Feminist, Queer, and Mad artists to share their stories and perspectives.
Kate identifies as a Mad (Bipolar Disorder 1) and Queer actor, theatre artist, and producer who earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor. She received a nomination for a Critic's Pick Award from My Entertainment World for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play (Independent) for her work in Hamlet(s) produced by Skipping Stones Theatre and won the 2019 BroadwayWorld Toronto Award for Best Performance by a Female in a Featured Role (Play-Equity) for her work in Bygone Theatre's production of The Rear Window. She is a participant of the 2019/2020 Nightwood Young Innovators Program and believes that being an artist can involve building skills across the board. Kate finds great satisfaction working on the technical/design aspects of theatre as well as performance. She is constantly searching for growth as an artist, and is dedicated to producing professional, exciting work.
Selected Acting Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gorboduc, The Changeling (Shakespeare BASH'd); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (a Company of Fools); The Rear Window (Bygone Theatre); Hamlet(s), Laughing Wild, Coriolanus, 4.48 Psychosis (Skipping Stones Theatre); The Tom and Gertie Letters Project (Springworks Festival); Room For Failure, Richard III (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective); Shakespeare in Hospitals 2015, 2019(Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare).
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Tamara Freeman is a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College. Since graduation, she has had the blessings and incredible experiences of being on stage, on-set and in a recording studio as an actor and creative, working professionally in both Toronto and Ottawa. She continues her artistic journey by setting her sights on directing and artistic leadership. Select stage credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in Action), A Midsummer Night's Dream & Twelfth Night (A Company of Fools), Hamlet(s) (Skipping Stones Theatre) and A Christmas Carol (Soup Can Theatre).
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Breanna is an actor, singer and writer based in Toronto. Breanna has trained internationally and collaborated with artists of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MXAT) in Russia and the Globe Theatre in London, UK. Since returning to Toronto, Breanna has continued to create, devise and write plays. Breanna’s most recent one-act play, Cooking for Grief, was developed with Feminista, a writing unit based in Hamilton. Select theatre credits include: Lizzie Cratchit in The Christmas Carol, Charlotte in Ether (White Mills Theatre Co.); Crispinella in The Dutch Courtesan (Poculi Ludique Societas); Ophelia in Hamlet(s), Valeria in Coriolanus and Woman in 4.48 Psychosis (Skipping Stones Theatre), B in Crave (Pure Carbon Theatre), Kay in The Night Watch (Tristan Bates Theatre), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre/Globe Education). Breanna holds a BFA in acting from the University of Windsor and an MFA in acting from East 15 Acting School (UK).
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Sean has been writing and directing theatre in Toronto since returning from his M.F.A. abroad in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School in London, U.K. Most of his work has been under the banner of Skipping Stones Theatre. Through Skipping Stones he’s directed 4.48 Psychosis, Coriolanus, and Hamlet(s). He also wrote Moral Deficit, adapted from a draft play by Umed Abdullah. Elsewhere he’s directed Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan (Redwit Theatre). He's directed at two seasons of the Newmarket National Play Festival and at Inspirato 2019 in Toronto. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor and has trained an GITIS in Russia and has studed with I Nyoman Sedana at Isi Denpassar in Bali.
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