#45 – Lindsey Middleton & Ben Hayward of Theatre by Committee
Theatre by Committee is proud to present “FAITH”, a new play by company member Ben Hayward. After a successful run at the Hamilton Fringe, “FAITH” will be performed in the Chapel of St. Luke’s United Church. “FAITH” follows the coming of age a troubled teenager and her complicated relationships with God, her father and the minister at the church she no longer attends. Written by Ben Hayward, directed by Brandon Gillespie, and featuring Lindsey Middleton and Ben Hayward, “FAITH” explores issues of morality, authority, love and finding meaning.
Lindsey Middleton hails from the teeny town of Ridgeway, Ontario. Lindsey is best known for playing Vanessa on the internationally award winning, Toronto based web series, Out With Dad. Lindsey also co-produced her own spin off series called Vanessa’s Story and recently won the 2015 IAWTV Award for Best Female Performance in a Drama for her role. Lindsey has also worked on international best selling writer Linwood Barclay’s book trailer Tap at the Window and you can find her in the horror feature Red Spring. In 2016 Lindsey will reprise her role as Vanessa in the new series Counselling Vanessa and return to Out With Dad.
Lindsey is a very active member in the Toronto theatre community. Lindsey is a graduate of University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College Theatre and Drama Studies Program, a co-funder of Well Fought Theatre Company and Theatre By Committee. Upcoming in 2016 you can find Lindsey starring in Theatre By Committee’s remount of FAITH and in the new IPF winning web series Squadron 86.
Lindsey has also co-created a brand new documentary web series HappyHer focused on sharing women’s stories about happiness from all over the world.
Ben Hayward is a Toronto-based writer, actor and director. He is a founding member of Theatre by Committee. As a writer he has authored the plays ‘Faith’ (Best New Play Hamilton Fringe 2016); ‘Pathetic’; ‘Andy Warhol Presents:Valerie’; ‘For Elise’ (presented at Luminato); and ‘KINK’. He is currently developing ‘The Food Project’, a piece of documentary theatre in collaboration with Unit 102.