The In-Between Cast & Creative Team
SKYLER CLARK as Brit
Hailing from the Laurentians of Québec, Skyler Clark has been infatuated with the arts her entire life. After performing in numerous plays throughout her childhood and adolescence, she followed her love of performance to Montreal where she attended Dawson’s Professional Theatre Program. After graduating with honours, Skyler continued on to perform in Raise the Stakes’ Macbeth; Tantalus’ Adoration; Snowglobe Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing; CBC’s Bellevue; We Are One’s SMACKHEAD (META nomination for Best Supporting Actress); Raise the Stakes’ Antigone; Geordie’s 2018-2019 2playtour (The In-Between & Little Witch – META nomination for Best Ensemble); Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and many more. One of Skyler’s greatest joys of being a performer is to help new audiences discover theatre and impress the value of imagination and storytelling.
QIANNA MACGILCHRIST as Lily
Qianna is a Toronto-based actor. Her first role following her graduation from the National Theatre School was Lily in The In-Between. She is thrilled to be revisiting this project through a new digital lens! Other credits include K in HBD2Me (Carousel Players); Juliet in Measure for Measure (Repercussion Theatre). Upcoming, Qianna will be a member of the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory.
SEPEHR REYBOD as Karim
Sepehr Reybod (he/him) is a playwright and actor based in Toronto. He received his BFA in Acting from York University, and received additional training through Factory Theatre’s Mechanicals, part of their actors’ training enhancement program. His stage credits include Mercutio in R+J (Stratford Festival) and Karim in The In-Between (Geordie Theatre). His first play Saffron & Caviar was publicly presented in the Parkdale New Works Theatre Festival in 2019. His latest work, The Karkhaneh, was developed through the Foundry unit, Factory’s emerging playwrights program and is now in a developmental residency through their Bedrock Creators’ Initiative.
MARCUS YOUSSEF, Playwright
Marcus Youssef’s fifteen or so plays have been produced in multiple languages in in twenty countries across North America, Europe and Asia, from Seattle to New York to Reykjavik, London, Venice, Hong Kong, Vienna, Athens, Frankfurt and Berlin. He is the recipient of Canada’s largest theatre award, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, for his body of work as a playwright, as well as Berlin, Germany’s Ikarus Prize, the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, the Chalmers’ Canadian Play Award, the Seattle Times Footlight award, the Vancouver Critics’ Innovation award (three times) and the Canada Council Staunch-Lynton Award. Marcus co-founded the East Vancouver artist-run production hub Progress Lab 1422 and he was the inaugural chair of the city of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. He is currently International Artistic Associate at Farnham Maltings in the UK, Playwright in Residence at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and Artistic Associate at Neworld Theatre in Vancouver, which he led from 2005-2019. Photo credit: Kari Medig.
MIKE PAYETTE, Director
Mike Payette is an award-winning director, educator and actor who has appeared at some of Canada’s finest theatres. As an actor, he has worked at The Citadel, Vertigo, Banff Centre, The Grand, Factory Theatre, Neptune, and the National Arts Centre, as well as with great local companies Geordie, BTW, Imago, Repercussion Theatre, Segal Centre and Centaur among others. Directing credits include Harlem Duet (Black Theatre Workshop); Hosanna and Choir Boy (Centaur); Venus, Burning Vision and Indecent (National Theatre School); Sensitivity (Obsidian Theatre/CBC Gem, as part of 21 Black Futures); the Quebec premiere of Héritage – A Raisin in the Sun (Théâtre Duceppe) along with the national tours of The Tashme Project (Tashme Prod/Centaur/Factory/Firehall) and Lorena Gale’s Angélique (BTW/Tableau D’Hôte/NAC/Factory/Obsidian). During his tenure as Artistic Director of Geordie, some of his favourite projects were directing Water Weight, Around the World in 80 Days, Virginia Wolf, The Paperbag Princess, and Reaching for Starlight. He was the co-founding Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and past Assistant Artistic Director for Black Theatre Workshop, and is currently Artistic Director of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre.
DIANA URIBE, Set & Costume Designer
Diana is a Colombian theatre designer, plastic artist, interior designer and an eternal child based in Montreal. She had worked for over 25 years in design and arts. In 2000 she moved to the United States where she created, along with 3 fellow Colombian artists, Interrorism, an art movement that denounced violence and injustice in her native country. Sixteen years ago, Diana moved to Canada and found her second home. In 2011, she graduated from the Theatre Design program at The National Theatre School of Canada and launched a new career. Diana is interested in the way that theatre reaches people, in the world of possibilities, dreams and change that are inherent to the theatre practice. Her passion for space and its relationship to humans, and how this affects the body and mind have inspired her work, creating spaces and costumes that evoke a metaphor of our environment. As an artist and a human, she is aware of the imprint that we leave and the importance to engage in the exploration of ecological materials and renewed theatrical practices.
AMELIA SCOTT, Video Design
Amelia Scott is a video designer, projection technologist, and new media artist working in theatre, opera, dance, and beyond. Based out of Montreal, she works in the intersection of animation, video, film, and live performance. She is also an instructor of Video Technology and Design at The National Theatre School of Canada.
TIMOTHY RODRIGUES, Lighting Designer
A former dancer/choreographer turned lighting designer, Tim Rodrigues has worked with an array of companies on creation-based projects and international tours. A graduate of the Contemporary Dance Department at Concordia University and the Production Design & Technical Arts Program at the National Theatre School of Canada, he is an active collaborator in both the dance and theatre communities. Notable lighting designs include: 1976 (choreographed by Dana Michel); Reaching for Starlight (Dir. Mike Payette) for Geordie Theatre; Dreary and Izzy (Dir. Mario Crudo) and The River (Dir. Thom Currie) for Magnus Theatre; Marjorie Prime for The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts (Dir. Lisa Rubin), which earned him a META Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design, and How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Dir. Tamara Brown) for Black Theatre Workshop, which earned him a 2019 META Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design. In November of 2020 he was announced as a Resident Designer with Montréal’s Black Theatre Workshop. In addition to his designs, he proudly serves as the President of the Board of Directors for MainLine Theatre.
ROB DENTON, Sound Designer
Rob Denton is a Montreal bred and based sound mixer, designer and composer. Highlights include a META (Montreal English Theatre Award) for sound design for Another Home Invasion in 2016. Since the inception of the METAs in 2013, Rob has been nominated for 9 awards over 7 years. In 2007, he was awarded Best Sound MECCA (Montreal English Critic’s Circle Award) for his work on the Montreal presentation of Satchmo’ Suite at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. His design for Small Mouth Sounds was named “Sound Design of the Decade” by
Broadway World Magazine – Montreal.
KELSEY RAE, Stage Manager
Kelsey is excited to be exploring Quebec (in her largest tour van yet) while being able to bring important messages to students through Geordie’s 2Play tour. She has toured with Rosalynde (or As You Like It) (Driftwood Theatre); Miststim (Red Sky Performance); Far From The Heart/Loin du Coeur (Sheatre); and SKIN/Peacemaker (Magnus Theatre). Stage management has allowed her to work coast to coast on shows including the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Alberta, 4 musicals with The LOT, Toronto, Apprentice SM on Waiting for Godot at The Stratford Festival, and Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V with Perchance Theatre, Newfoundland. She is a proud graduate of Mount Allison University: BA Drama.