Venue:  Robertson Theatre
Time:  Saturday 8pm; Sunday 4:30pm
Category:  Theatre + Spoken Word
City of Origin:  St Catharines ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass

Snapshot:

When do routines become addictions? At Wits’ End explores how we create, monitor and exploit patterns through movement and humour.

About:

Sean and Nick met at Brock University and quickly established they wanted to open a theatre company that brought theatre “to the streets.” A few years later Refraction Theatre Collective was born: a collective that uses elements from modern dance, mime and music to tell linear stories in abstract ways. At Wits’ End is the premiere production from RTC. First work-shopped in August under the name What’s Your Frog, the production has since entered another devising period, and will be appearing at In The Soil with a new title: At Wits’ End.

Artists:

Sean Rintoul (Artistic Director/Actor/Creator) is a graduate of Brock University’s Dramatic Arts program with specialization in Performance. Sean is Co-Artistic Director of Refraction Theatre Collective. He also acts and collaborates with Twitches and Itches Theatre in St Catharines. Recent credits include: Circus Labyrinth (The Minotaur), Twelfth Night (Toby Belch), and RUR (Harry Domin).

Nicholas Leno (Artistic Director/Creator) is currently a MFA candidate studying at the University of Ottawa for Theatre Directing. Nicholas is the Co-Artistic Director of Refraction Theatre Collective. Recent credits include: A Journey Through Safari Niagara (Playwright/Director), The Belles Stratagem (Assistant Director/Co-Adaptor) and Hide and Seek (Director).

Jeremy Knapton (Creator) is currently studying Dramatic Arts at Brock University. Recent acting credits include: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Iago/The Ghost/Chorus), RUR (Hallemeir), Drugs are Bad (Brad), and Playwrighting 101 (The Jumper).

Eduardo DiMartino (Actor/Creator) Graduate of Humber College Devised/Physical Theatre Performance Program. Upcoming: Twitches & Itches Theatre (Bacchae; Chess Pieces; Time, Again). Credits: Slippery People (Atlantic Fringe Festival Waiting for Batteries); Twitches & Itches Theatre (Once); Theatre Lab (You Can Sleep When You’re Dead); Slumgum & Quaqua (Toronto Fringe Festival Give Up the Ghost); Third Panel (Shadowplay).

Nicola Franco (Actor/Creator) is a graduate of the Dramatic Arts program at Brock University. She currently lives in London Ontario, and is very excited to be working with RTC in St Catharines. Recent credits include: In Real Life (Coby), Awkward and Uncomfortable (Tracy), and The Belles Stratagem (Flutter).

Amanda McDonnell (Stage Manager) is a graduate of the Dramatic Arts program at Brock University. Amanda is the resident Stage Manager for RTC. Recent stage management credits include: Production Stage Manager of Awkward and Uncomfortable for Brock University and Assistant Stage Manager of Jehanne of the Witches for Brock University.

Hayley Rose Malouin (Performer) is a graduate of the Dramatic Arts program at Brock University, with a concentration in performance. She is a company member of Twitches & Itches Theatre Company, a St. Catharines-based physical theatre company that produces devised ensemble work. Hayley is also a member of KO Improv, and founder of Girl ‘Prov, a project aimed at encouraging and developing a women’s improv community in St. Catharines. Recent acting credits include: Waiting For Alonzo (Empty Box Theatre), In Real Life (Attic Window Theatre), and Once (Twitches & Itches).