- Daniel MacIvor
Bruno & Hogginfritz
"Bruno and Hogginfritz is a superbly crafted and skillfully performed foray into the human spirit."
- Deborah Ann Smith
Figurehead Theatre would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which we gather and operate is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
"Hello, everyone! I’m Jade Walker, the playwright and director of Bruno and Hogginfritz. I am beyond excited for my play to be touring Canada this summer as part of the Toronto Fringe festival and the Vancouver Fringe festival. I have wanted to tour this play for years with the Fringe and I’m very happy for it to finally have its opportunity to be part of a Canadian tour. I eventually want to tour it globally. Thank you for being part of the debut tour of Bruno and Hogginfritz. We want to end the tour by doing a couple of nights in London Ontario for friends and family because the play was first written and workshopped there and because London Ontario is where I grew up and discovered that I wanted to be a writer.
I want to thank you for supporting local original indie theatre and coming to see my play! I hope you find the show splendiferous!"
MEET THE CAST AND CREW
Jade Walker - Writer, Director.
Jade Walker is a pansexual playwright, performer, writer, director, theatre deviser and multi-disciplinary artist whose plays have been performed in Toronto, Kyiv Ukraine, Hamilton and London Ontario. Her art explores themes of queerness, isolation, mental illness, eco-justice, feminism, sexual abuse, healing and trauma. She is especially interested in empowering the female voice through her art and using art as activism to create social change, protect the environment, support neurodiversity and to stop sexual abuse. Her poetry has been published by Horsebroke Press, Dark Poets Club, Wordsfest and Maythorn Magazine. Her poetry book Penultimate Perpetual Purgatory was recently published by Bookleaf Publishing (2022). Her short story Blood Ritual will be published by The Vermin Magazine in their inaugural issue Acknowledge the Cockroach, 2022.
Douglas Peerless - Stage Manager
Douglas is a Nisei 二世 (2nd generation) Japanese-Canadian actor, writer, and storyteller from Toronto, Ontario. He has a wide range of performance experience including musical theatre, children’s theatre, voice acting, and Shakespeare. He studied theatre at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in performance. Favourite roles include Max in The Little Mighty Superhero (Geordie Theatre), Reverend Parris in The Crucible (Canadian College of Performing Arts), architect Francis Rattenbury (BC Parliament Buildings), Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival), and Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (UVic Phoenix Theatre).
Tyler Lionel Parr - Hogginfritz. Producer.
Tyler Lionel Parr is a Toronto based actor, director, writer and filmmaker. He has spent the last 30 years performing on stage and 18 years in film and Television. Tyler has performed across Canada and as far abroad as Prague and Turkey. Tyler has been awarded the Brickenden Best Actor Award for his role as RJ in George F. Walker's Problem Child, Best Actor for the Victoria BC 2004 Film Slam, and Brickenden's Best Production Award for Daniel McIvor's Never Swim Alone. He has written, produced, directed and performed in two professional short films (Dragonfly, Ironied). Both have screened at Cannes, Court Metrage. Ironied has gone on to screen in over 30 festivals worldwide, picked up 11 ‘Best Of’ awards internationally and has had over 1.2 million views on Omeleto. Tyler won the Brian Linehan Best Actor Award for the National Screen Institute of Canada and Best Actor Award for the Open World Toronto Film Festival for his roles in Ironied. Tyler has trained with Dave Conron - professional clown and mime instructor who studied with Marcel Marceau. With Jim Schaefer - founder and artistic director (78-91) of Port Stanley Festival Theatre, and with Art Fidler - educator, director, and mentor. Tyler attended Lester B. Pearson School of the Arts and took extensive workshops and classes at The Second City & The Grand Theatre. He has trained under Canadian Film Director and Screenwriter Carl Bessai and with Writer/Producer Vic Perillo.
Jack Copland - Bruno
Jack Copland is a Toronto-based actor, educator, writer and producer who works in film and theatre. Jack holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Theatre Arts Performance certificate from the George Brown Theatre School. As an artist Jack strives to empower audiences through empathy. As a theatre performer, Jack has worked across southern Ontario in classical and contemporary repertory theatre, theatre for young audiences, and short play festivals of new works. Jack was nominated for Best Actor at the 14th Annual Brickenden Awards in London, ON for his portrayal of R.P. McMurphy in Theatre Western’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Recent projects include Allswell Production’s 2021 production of Patchface written by Camille Intson, and CAHOOTS Theatre’s 2022 production of Three Ordinary Men directed by Tanisha Taitt. As a film actor, Jack has worked on independent short films, network television series, and a web series. He played one of the leads in 2019’s Pink Rabbit, which was screened at the 2020 Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea and the 2021 Amsterdam Imagine Film Festival in Holland. Most recently, he appeared on the Canadian staple television series, Murdoch Mysteries. Jack recently assistant directed the Young People’s Theatre’s senior company production of Morris Panych’s Seven Stories and devised a piece for their junior ensemble.
Mark Terene - Augustus
Mark was born in Toronto and grew up in North York where his first experience of Theatre was a school touring Opera from The Canadian Opera Company called the Shiveree in grade 4. He was amazed at the voices and the emotions he felt. He studied at Ryerson Theatre school in the late 70's then took classes at Toronto's Second City and was fortunate to have John Candy and Joe Flaherty as guest teachers for Improvisation. He has appeared in Theatres across Canada and 100 TV commercials, several Films and TV shows.
Mark's favourite roles are Pumbaa The Warthog in the original Toronto production of The Lion King for Mirvish/ Disney and Cogsworth the Clock in Disney's Beauty and The Beast. Both musicals were at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. Mark played Tenor Ukulele and wanted to get back to being a Therapeutic Clown for seniors affected with Dementia challenges in Long Term Care Homes.
This is Mark’s 5th Fringe show!!
Love to my partner Geoff and my amazing Daughter Adelaide.
This show is dedicated to my late sister Linda and my Mom who passed last year.
Patricia Vasconcellos - Bernice
At 17 years old Patricia began studying Spanish Dance, and at 24 years old graduated in Music and Piano instrument at the Federal University of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For 20 years she studied the Flamenco art, tap flamenco technique, castanets (playing and dancing), and Bata de Cola. Patricia has performed at the London Dance Festival and Festivals within the Community and abroad, the University of Western Ontario, and Heart Links. In 2020 she participated in an International Flamenco Concert with the Sunfest Festival and has been promoting workshops in London and surrounding areas.
Paul Dick, Jason White, Jeff Culbert, College Street United Church, Kai White, Beatrice Fowler Campbell, Keith Brown, Lara Hamburg, Kristi Ann Holt, Julia Webb, Reed Needles, James Patrick Dick, Kevin Cherry, Trefor Levins, Ben Gardner Grey, Jevan R S Weekes, Andra Zlatescu, Jim Doucette, David Occipinti, Martha Zimmerman, Rachel Jones, Jacqueline Ambrosia Peter, Sean Ballantyne, Jen Frankel, The Grand Theatre, Lisa O’Connell, Laura Piccinin, Erin J. Walker, Tyler Graham, The cast of Wanda, The Goulet family, Tinkerspace Theatre, Deborah Ann Smith, Michael Gellman, Theatre Passe Muraille, The Tarragon Theatre, Daniel MacIvor, The Walker family.