John Wamsley is a gay, Indigenous actor, dancer, and choreographer born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Since graduating from the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto, he has been fortunate enough to work both on and off stage developing a passion-project entitled off my chest., which was presented at this year’s Dark Crop Performance Festival. John’s recent credits include the sold out run of the Fringe 2018 Patron’s Pick, Everyone Wants a T-Shirt!, Private Harris in The Grand Theatre’s production of Timothy Findley’s The Wars, and participation within the 31st annual Weesageechak Festival. John is currently the Communications Manager for the Paprika Festival, and continues to do graphic and video design for several theatre companies in the GTA. He also works in a restaurant… typical.
Bryn Kennedy has been an actor ever since she can remember, but found her passion for directing in high school when she lead a production of ‘night Mother at the Sears Drama Festival, winning an Award of Excellence in Directing and Producing. Since then, Bryn has continued this journey, taking Directing with Richard Rose at Tarragon Theatre and as a member of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Unit. She is also an arts educator and is growing her experience as an arts administrator with companies such as SOULO Theatre, Rabbit in a Hat Productions, Binocular Theatre and Nightwood Theatre. Her directing credits include, Jean Anouilh’s Antigone(co-director Rachel VanDuzer, UTMDC), Overtones, Beneath the Bed (Erindale Fringe Festival), Happy Family (Toronto Fringe Festival), Selections from Vitals (Paprika Festival Directors’ Lab), Reasons to be Pretty (RTBP Collective), Vitals (Theatre Born Between) and A Bear Awake in Winter (Assistant Director, Canadian Stage Workshop and Next Stage Theatre Festival with Binocular Theatre). She is a graduate of the joint Theatre and Drama Studies Program at Sheridan College and University of Toronto earning an Acting Diploma and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. Her special skills include baking, knitting and finding a way to mention her recent haircut in almost any situation.
BENEATH THE BED
Written by Gabe Golin
Directed by Bryn Kennedy
In the aftermath of a trauma, a young child meets a monster living under their bed and together they discover through searching the stars that this too will pass. An exploration of childhood and imagination, grief and loss, Beneath the Bed is a twisted tale exploding with music, wit, heart, and joy.
Thursday, July 4 – 7:00 p.m. – Performance 1
Friday, July 5 – 8:00 p.m. – Performance 2
Saturday, July 6 – 2:00 p.m. – Performance 3
Sunday, July 7 – 2:00 p.m. – Performance 4
Monday, July 8 – 7:00 p.m. – Performance 5
Tuesday, July 9 – 8:00 p.m. – Performance 6
Thursday, July 11 – 8:00 p.m. – Performance 7
Friday, July 12 – 2:00 p.m. – Performance 8
Friday, July 12 – 8:00 p.m. – Performance 9
Saturday, July 13 – 3:30 p.m. – Performance 10
Sunday, July 14 – 2:00 p.m. – Performance 11
Tickets: https://fringetoronto.com/fringe/show/beneath-bed (on sale June 6)