Hayley Pace – Artistic Director, Playwright, Performer, Designer
Hayley Pace is an award-winning performer from Kitchener, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Devised Theatre & Design programs at York University and since has worked internationally in Antwerp, Prague, Edinburgh Minneapolis and New York. Her storytelling shows include the The Teeny Tiny Music Show and High School Symphony which have played in various venues and festivals throughout Ontario. Other devised work includes A Language for Dogs and Paperweight at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Other performances include RENT, The Beggar’s Opera and Curtains. Set design credits include set for Peep! (Nuit Blanche/Theatre Panik), and Hamletmachine (Theatre@York). Costume design credits include The Village Green (Applebox Film Company/Rockzeline) and Plato’s Atlantis (Canada’s National Ballet School). Hayley graphic designs all promotional material for her shows, and for various artists such as Socratic Theatre, emerging singer-songwriter T. Thomason, and Broadway and television star, Tovah Feldshuh.
Daniel Walsh – Musical Director, Composer, Arranger, Sousaphone, Bass Guitar
Daniel Walsh is a York University trained multi-instrumentalist based out of Toronto, Canada. He built the beginnings of his career as a street performer and the founder of Turbo Street Funk in 2010 where he served as the manager, arranger, front man and composer for the group for 3 years. Since that time he has moved on to work as a sideman and featured artist for a number of acts around Toronto such as DLO, Busty and the Bass, Saul Torres, The Shuffle Demons, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, Zakary Miller, Riotron, Ted Peters and Gumbo YaYa and many others and has had his original compositions featured on Jazz FM as well as on Indie FM. Daniel is renowned as a high energy performer who’s completely unafraid of making a crowd dance and, having played on stages such as Roy Thompson Hall and the Air Canada Center to the Smiling Buddha, Rebel Nightclub and The Opera House, Daniel is a seasoned performer, improviser and entertainer.
High School Symphony
An eight-piece, Big Band “Mean Girls”. A remarkable friendship between two grade school girls is tested when they face suspension for sexual harassment toward their teacher. The drama unfolds with a cast that consists of an immersive marching band who double as hot teachers, note-passing BFFs, and of course, the enemy popular group. Ignoring the guy who always plays “Wonderwall”, the soundtrack is decked with video game references, anime theme songs, and slicked-up sounds from the early 00’s that got every millennial through their pimply prepubescence!