Cast & Crew
He hosted three seasons of ABC's Just for Laughs, and Entertainment Weekly called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. A collaborator with Robert Lepage and Ex Machina, Miller has co-created and starred in the plays La Géométrie des Miracles, Zulu Time (with Peter Gabriel), LIPSYNCH and the film Possible Worlds. He hosts a History TV series Canadian Made and is developing a Bigger Than Jesus film, a HARDSELL TV series and a new performance production, BOOM. He is involved in several educational, environmental, and youth-empowerment initiatives.www.rickmiller.ca
Astrid Janson’s production design work has been seen on stages across Canada, from the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, to the Pacific Opera in Victoria, BC. Canadian theatres include 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 9 seasons for Soulpepper Theatre, The Canadian Opera Co., The Shaw Festival, Canadianstage, Citadel Theatre, National Ballet, National Arts Centre., Manitoba Theatre Centre, and most theatres in Toronto.
She designed the costumes for 13 of Michael Hollingsworth’s “Village of the Small Huts” play cycle for VideoCabaret., most recently Confederation: Part 1 and 2. Other recent credits include set and costume design for For Colored Girls….and set design for Vimy for Soulpepper Theatre. Her television career includes award winning films, specials and series. Civic projects include Expo ’86 and a Discovery Gallery for the ROM. Internationally, Astrid has designed in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Sweden, Philadelphia, Houston and New York.
She has been recognized with numerous awards for her design work, including 18 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini Award, and the Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. In June 2016, Astrid received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University.
André du Toit is a lighting designer for live performance based in Toronto, but his work has been seen on stages across the country. Recent designs include Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre), Vimy, The 39 Steps (Soulpepper), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Italian Mime Suicide, Three Red Days, Paolozzapedia, The Double (Bad New Days), Les Miserables, The Assholes, As I Lay Dying (Theatre Smith-Gilmour), Watching Glory Die (Canadian Rep Theatre), The Amish Project (Green Light Arts) FLORENCE (The Dietrich Group), Art (Theatre North West) Oraltorio (MotionLive Collective), Ralph + Lina (Edge of Woods Theatre), Mouthpiece (Quote Unquote Collective) and Quiver (Nightwood Theatre). Andre has won two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design and has been nominated for nine.
Driven by a deep commitment to the primacy of sound in creative expression, Debashis Sinha has realized projects in radiophonic art, electroacoustic music, sound art, audiovisual performance, theatre, dance, and music across Canada and internationally. A winner of 2 Dora Awards for Best Original Sound Design, his credits include productions with: The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Why Not Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, The Theatre Centre, Nightwood Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, inDance, Tribal Crackling Wind, Project Humanity, Volcano Theatre and Necessary Angel. His live sound practice on the concert stage has led to appearances at MUTEK, the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Banff Centre, The Sound Symposium, ISEA, Madrid Abierto, and other venues, under his own name as well as his alias Upanishads. http://debsinha.com.