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. 

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KATE McARTHUR

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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, a nomination for a Prix Rideau award for Outstanding Female Performance for her work in Romeo and Juliet produced by a Company of Fools, 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

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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 MALONEY

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Breanna is an actor, writer and theatre maker who is passionate about telling stories from a feminist and socio-political point of view. Breanna comes from a theatre background in movement, classical and devised storytelling, and her recent artistic endeavours have focused on the exploration of shame and grief through use of dialogue and movement. Recently, Breanna's contributed writing to Tall Tale Theatre's Night Terrors podcast,  the Windsor-Essex Nature Poetry and Environmentalism zine and The Tank NYC's Rule of 7x7.  Her first semi-autobiographical play, Cooking for Grief, debuted at the Vancouver’s Fringe Festival in 2021 after a successful digital staged reading. Breanna is a graduate of  East 15 Acting School (MFA) and the University of Windsor (BFA), and is grateful for her training that has led her to work and collaborate with artists and training programs in London, England, Stratford, Ontario and Moscow. Theatre credits include: The Christmas Carol,  Ether (White Mills Theatre Co.);  The Dutch Courtesan (Poculi Ludique Societas); Hamlet(s), Coriolanus and 4.48 Psychosis (Skipping Stones Theatre),  Crave (Pure Carbon Theatre), The Night Watch (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre/Globe Education). Breanna acts for stage and screen and her full portfolio can be found at www.breanna-maloney.com

SEAN O'BRIEN

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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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