Cast & Crew

Cast

Jamie has been nominated for multiple Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, has won a Dora award, and has performed in cities all over the world. Recent acting credits include: Best Supporting Actor nominated roles in Confederation Part I and II, and The Great War for Soulpepper/VideoCabaret; Thomas Novachek (Venus in Fur), and Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), for the Citadel Theatre; Antipholus of Ephesus (Comedy of Errors), and Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet) for St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival; Michael Armstrong (Armstrong’s War) for Theatre Network; Sky Marx (Genius Code) for Surreal SoReal Theatre/Catalyst Theatre.
Caitlin is a Toronto-based actor, writer and dialect coach who began her career as an artist in Peterborough, ON. Some acting credits include, for theatre: Jan in Bedroom Farce (Ted
Dykstra/Soulpepper Theatre); Betty in Buying the Moose (Matt Gorman/Port Stanley Festival Theatre; Estelle in Real Estate (Alanna Harkin/Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover); Brenda in Punch Up (Kat Sandler/Theatre Brouhaha); Our Girl in My Treasure Island!!! (Kate Lynch/Theatre Passe Muraille); Anna/Lonnie in Laws of Motion (Christopher Stanton/SE Co-Op, *Dora nomination*); April White in Savage in Limbo (Sara Kitz/Bob Kills Theatre). For TV/film: Play: The Film (Independent); Working the Engels (Global/NBC); The Canadian Screen Award-winning show: The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island (CBC); Reign (CW), St Mary (MSquared Production). Caitlin is proud to have originated many theatrical roles throughout her career including this very role in GAME of CLONES.

Creative Team

Craig Francis is a renowned Canadian writer, illustrator, performer, and multi-disciplinary creator, whose works are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. As a founding member of the 20K Collective, he is the co-Author and co-Director with Rick Miller of the theatrical productions Jungle Book and Game of Clones, as well as their Stage Manager. Craig is also the co-Author of the hit touring production Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (directed by Miller), and a Producer and designer on Miller's solo productions BOOM and BOOM X. He is co-creating Frankenstein (with Miller and Paul Van Dyck), and writing Wizard of Oz and Rose Red. Craig illustrates the animated cartoons for the Kidoons Network, as well as co-writing and voicing the characters. The videos are on display at museums in 4 provinces, with millions of views. Craig has co-developed performing arts software; created award winning marketing designs and brands; illustrated several books; appeared as a comedian on CBC, CTV, and Showtime; and his voices can be heard in animated series and games.
 
Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/actor/musician/educator who has performed in five languages on five continents, and who Entertainment Weekly called “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. He has created and toured solo shows such as the hit sensation BOOM, MacHomer, and (w. Daniel Brooks) Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL. With Robert Lepage, he has collaborated on Geometry of Miracles, Zulu Time, Lipsynch, and on the film Possible Worlds. As the artistic director of WYRD Productions and co-creative director of the Kidoons Network, Rick developed BOOM – the most-presented play in Canada in 2016 – and its sequel, BOOM X which premiered at Theatre Calgary; both currently tour North America. He co-created (w. Craig Francis) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, GAME of CLONES, Jungle Book, and animated series that educate, enlighten, empower and entertain young people. He teaches an interdisciplinary class at the University of Toronto called The Architecture of Creativity. Rick is from Montreal, and lives in Toronto with his wife Stephanie Baptist and their two daughters.
 
Astrid Janson’s set and costume design work has been seen on most Toronto stages and across Canada, from the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, NL, to the Pacific Opera in Victoria, BC. Canadian theatres include the Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, The Canadian Opera Co., Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, The National Ballet, National Arts Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and 13 Plays for Videocabaret. Her television career includes award-winning films, specials and series. Civic projects include the Ontario Pavilion interior at Expo ’86, and a Discovery Gallery for the ROM. Astrid has worked in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Sweden, China, Philadelphia, Houston and New York. For 14 years Astrid taught Theatre Design at the University of Toronto as an instructor and Assistant Professor. She has been recognized with numerous honours, including 18 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini Award, and a Toronto Drama Bench Award. She is the recipient of The Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University.
 
Alice Norton and her company House of Big Hair are best-known for award-winning work with VideoCabaret. Collaborations include Shadowland, Astrid Janson, Melanie McNeill, Angela Thomas, Robin Fisher, and Julia Tribe. Alice teaches at Ryerson University and Humber College.
 
Richard has been creating soundscores and music for Canadian theatre, dance and film since 1992. Over the years, he has worked with many prominent theatre figures including Daniel MacIvor, Michael Hollingsworth, Peter Hinton, Sarah Garton Stanley, Daniel Brooks, Darren O’Donnell, Chris Abraham, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Albert Schultz, Guillermo Verdecchia; and companies across Canada, such as the Citadel in Edmonton, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Buddies In Bad Times, Neptune Theatre, and the Shaw Festival. His work has been heard around the world, in cities like Budapest, Sydney Australia, Tel Aviv, Dublin, New York, Manchester, Amsterdam, Tehran, and Prague. He has also composed music scores for films by Daniel MacIvor, Robert Lepage, Valerie Buhagiar, and others. Richard has won seven Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the 1999 Pauline McGibbon Award, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Siminovitch Prize. www.haemorrhage-music.com/richard-feren
 

Irina Litvinenko is an accomplished creative artist, graphic designer, and video production artist. Irina has been a longstanding collaborator with Rick Miller and Craig Francis, including as Multimedia Designer for Jungle Book and BOOM X; assisting on onscreen media and DVD production for MacHomer and its educational Animated Shakespeare videos, brand design for BOOM and BOOM X, and video sequences and design elements for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. As a web and video artist, Irina is a designer, animator, and production editor of the Kidoons Network animated series. She has worked on advertising and multimedia campaigns for Performing Arts Centers across Canada and the US; for shows from BOWFIRE to Carol Burnett; and campaigns including TELUS, Cirque Musica, and the University of Kentucky Opera.
 

Laura Johnson is a Canadian lighting designer, technician and stagehand. She graduated from York University with a BFA in Theatre Production and Design. Since then, she has been predominantly working in the Kitchener-Waterloo / Toronto regions of Ontario. In 2015, Laura was Associate Lighting Designer for Canada 300, a National Conversation piece that traveled to 21 predominant Canadian cities, and was assistant lighting designer for Kidoons and WYRD Productions show Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. She is currently a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 357 and works at the Stratford Festival.
 
Brad Harley trained in Fine Arts at York University and Nova Scotia School of Art and Design and became a founding member of Shadowland Theatre in 1983.  Brad’s bold, expressionistic design style defines the company’s highly visual aesthetic. He has worked as a theatre designer internationally with Peter Minshall’s Callaloo Productions (Trinidad), Horse and Bamboo (UK), Bread and Puppet Theater, (U.S.). In Canada, Brad distinctive design sensibility has contributed to many theatre and arts organizations notably VideoCabaret’s award-winning History Plays, including The War of 1812 (Stratford co-production), the Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront Centre, Sheatre, Cinetic Creations, the Ashkenaz Festival and Theatre Direct. Shadowland was voted Best Grassroots Theatre by NOW magazine and is winner of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Costume Design. Brad is at his most creative playing with all the toys he can lay his hands on in the theatrical sandbox.
 
Melanie is a Toronto-based set, costume, and puppet designer who has worked extensively with Eldritch Theatre, Videocabaret, and Théâtre français de Toronto. Other companies include Second City, Soulpepper Theatre, Theatre Gargantua, YPT, Obsidian Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Theatre 20, ProArte Danza, Driftwood Theatre, and many more. She also works in TV, mostly in French, including Production Designer for Échappe-toi si tu peux. Melanie has received two Dora Awards, three other Dora nominations, a Prix Rideau, and a nomination for the 2015 Prix d’Excellence artistique (Arrière-Scène). Melanie is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, and a member of ADC.