MISSISSAUGA
November 18-22, 2015
Maja Prentice Theatre

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January 12-17, 2016
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In this updated version of the well-known fairy tale, Jack and her mother live on Garden Street in the shadow of a huge tower owned by The Man who runs Beanstalk Corp. Jack climbs the beanstalk to ask The Man for a donation to her mother’s charity, but can’t even get a meeting with him – until it turns out that Jack has something The Man wants. When Jack and The Man finally meet, they realize that they are not so different after all. Cow Over Moon’s Jack & the Beanstalk will address concepts of greed and charity, the importance of community, and understanding that what really matters, money can’t buy.

Cast & Creative Team
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ANN PAULA BAUTISTA – THE MAN

A graduate of the Randolph Academy, Ann Paula was born and raised in Toronto. She studied and performed various styles of music before finding her true love, musical theatre,when she was cast in her high school’s production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown as Sally Brown. Since graduating in 2012, she has been in shows such as Hair (Monk and featured tribe), Next to Normal (Diana Goodman), RENT (Joanne u/s), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Shrek the Musical (Voice of the Dragon), and Dora the Explorer in Dora’s Pirate Adventure. She also had the grand opportunity to sing the national anthems twice at the Rogers Centre for the Jays. Ann Paula was a part of Theatre 20’s Emerging Arts Ensemble 2014-2015. She is currently a part of the Carlos Bulosan Theatre Company as one of their Collective Creation artists. http://annpaulabautista.webs.com/

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PIP BRADFORD – CO-DIRECTOR

Sarah ‘Pip’ Bradford has lived and worked in the Toronto theatre community for the past five years. She freelances as a technician and stage manager for many companies in Toronto, including The Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, Aluna Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Steady State Theatre, and the Toronto Fringe.Pip has a BA in Technical Theatre and Scenography from The University of King’s College in Halifax, is the founder of Art Is Hard, a grassroots arts philanthropy project, and sits on the board of Steady State Theatre Project.

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PATRICK HUMPHRIES – THE MAN’S P.A.

Classically and Toronto trained. Acting in theatre, film and more recently web shoots, Patrick is finally back to his love of theatre. Patrick has been taught by the best that Toronto has to offer: Toronto Film School. Taught by Mark Andrada, Michael Aube, Hart Massy, John Tench and the late Karen Hazzard. Patrick has just recently finished working with 3B Solutions and the up-and-coming Author Tina Amiri on her new Book/ Book Trailer Whatever The Impulse, releasing this year. Patrick is very honored to be a part of Cow Over Moon’s Production of Jack & the Beanstalk and he hopes you enjoy the production as much as he does.

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LIIA KAJAK – JACK’S MOM/ENSEMBLE

Growing up doesn’t have to mean growing old. Liia Kajak is a graduate of the acting program at Toronto Film School and the Second City’s Improv school. She’s currently pursuing her dream of spreading laughter through comedy, performing standup and improv at venues across Toronto. Having volunteered for many years at an elementary school working with primary grades, Liia has found they brighten her gloomiest of days and wishes to repay the favour! Liia is proud to be engineered by a combination of Looney Tunes, Lego, Monty Python and great Estonian parents. Now that she’s found her way to Cow Over Moon, she couldn’t be happier.

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ISABEL KANAAN – JACK

Having graduated from Seneca College’s Acting for Camera and Voice program, Isabel is now in the Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory program and a full time actor. She has starred in numerous films, commercials, show series, and theatre shows both in Canada and in the Philippines. She just finished playing Bianca in Ale House Theatre’s The Tragedie of Othello, The Moore of Venice, and reprised her lead role as Carrie in Hey ’90s Kids, You’re Old taking the show on tour within North America. She is also one of the newest members of Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s Collective Creation Unit.

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CAITLYN KRAHN – SCRIPT SUPERVISOR & BOX OFFICE COORDINATOR
Caitlin Krahn is thrilled to be a part of Cow Over Moon’s production of Jack & the Beanstalk. She is new to Toronto, a recent graduate of upstate New York, though originally from BC. She adores writing and theatre, so is absolutely delighted to get the chance to work for Cow Over Moon in a capacity that combines both beautifully! She hopes to publish novels someday, but plans to never be far from the theatre. She is very grateful to Cow Over Moon for keeping her close to it; she can’t imagine a better way to kick off her time in Toronto than to help create a show that’s fun, heartwarming and totally irresistible.

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FIONA SAUDER – COMPOSER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR/HARP

Fiona Sauder is a multidisciplinary artist from Ottawa. Since graduating from George Brown Theatre School she has had the pleasure of working with Vertical City Performance, YES Theatre, Phenomenon Theatric and as an Artistic Intern with Theatre Gargantua. Upcoming performances include Peter in Peter Pan for Old Flame Brewing Co. Fiona is the Artistic Director of Bad Hats Theatre, currently developing Bike Show – A Cycle.

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REBECCA VANDEVELDE – CO-DIRECTOR

Rebecca Vandevelde is a designer, technician, and anything-manager based in Toronto. Career highlights include creating interactive installations like Flip the Table with Art is Hard, PM/TD with Theatre Columbus/Common Boots, lighting design for Broadfish (Hatch at Harbourfront Centre), production SM for You Should Have Stayed Home (Praxis) video co-design for Red Snow (Red Snow Collective at the Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival & Theatre Passe Muraille); an apprenticeship in lighting/video design with Trevor Schwellnus; and production work for many festivals. She holds a BA in Drama, History and speaking French sometimes from Glendon College at York.