Emelia Symington Fedy

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Emelia Symington Fedy is an actor, writer and radio freelancer. An associate artist with Radix Theatre Emelia most recently collaborated and performed in TBD, Babylonia, BUTFL PRBLMS and the Jessie award-winning play, Assembly which performed in Montreal, Ottawa’s BC Scene and at Vancouver’s PuSh Festival. Directorial/dramaturgical credits include: The Old Man and the Sea (an adaptation) at Studio 58 (2014) Townsville at Magnetic North (2008), 2 Truths + 1 Lie = Proof at HIVE, VOICE/wire: 1, an electronic and new music solo performance with composer Andrea Young and Crude Love by Big Smoke Productions. Select working credits are with Solo Collective, Radix, Arts Club Theatre, Sunshine Theatre, Green Thumb, Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Theatre Melee, Axis and Leaky Heaven Circus. Emelia is a graduate of Studio 58 and has furthered her training with John Turner (Mump and Smoot) and Karen Hines (Pochsy). Emelia is a regular contributor to CBC Radio and she also curates the popular and offbeat website tryingtobegood.com

Anita Rochon

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Anita works as a director, writer and actor in Vancouver and across the country. She's been involved in the development of more than 25 new works of theatre, ranging from movement-based pieces to verbatim theatre to traditional scripts. With The Chop she's directed KISMET one to one hundred, co-wrote Townsville, a piece written with second-year acting students from Studio 58, performed in 2 Truths + 1 Lie = Proof (HIVE) and directed the second two shows in the Patti Fedy trilogy. She performed in Theatre Replacement's BIOBOXES which has toured to OYR's High Performance Rodeo, the PuSh Festival, BC Scéne, The Theatre Centre and the FTA. In Vancouver she directed for Vancouver Opera, Théâtre la Seizième, Theatre Replacement and at her acting training alma mater, Studio 58. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School Directing program, a recipient of the 2011 Ray Michal Prize for outstanding body of work by an emerging director and in 2010 received the Siminovitch Protégé Prize.