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Lion in the Streets
Pacific Theatre
Vancouver, BC
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Lion in the Streets
Isobel, a nine-year old Portuguese girl, races around her neighbourhood lost and frightened. She observes a series of interconnected episodes that give graphic glimpses into the desperate and unsettled lives of the strangers in her community. With no distinction between reality and fantasy, Isobel is drawn into a dreamlike state to consider the power of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption.

The play is being performed by Resonance Theatre Collective, a group of professionals from across Canada and the United States.

Bronwyn Carradine - Director

Carradine directed her first play, Train Tracks, a show based on 14 year old Prince Tyres death, when she was 17. Since then she has been travelling across the country both in productions and continuing her training. After a summer at the Stratford Festival, she attended Bishops University, and later Studio 58 where she was able to continue her passion for acting, as well as writing and directing. AD credits include: Elbow Room Cafe, the Musical phase 1 & 2 (Zee Zee Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (The Chop), and Dressing For a Wedding (Solo Collective). Most recent writing credits include: Honour (Zee Zee Theatre), Polished (Intrepid Theatre) Numbers (Studio 58), No Strings Attached (Risky Nights). She currently has plays in development with Speak Easy and Green Thumb Theatre. Carradine is a graduate of Studio 58.

Genevieve Magtoto- Stage Manager

Genevieve has been a theatre professional for over a decade. Her efforts have garnered her with back-to-back IATSE Awards for Technical Achievement (UofT Drama Festival). Her career spans working in the Toronto theatre community, to assisting the stage management team for the Stratford Festival, to coordinating AV & Technical Services for the TED Conferences. Most recently, she acted as the speaker concierge for CVR, a virtual reality conference and expo. Genevieve is a Jill of All Trades, wears many hats, (looks great in them), and is a maven of all things live.

The actors of the company are as follows:

Olesia Shewchuk:

Olesia is thrilled to work with this talented team on one of her favorite Canadian plays, Lion in Streets.  She is an actor, singer (opera and musical theatre), dancer (ballet, tap, jazz, folk) and filmmaker.  Stage credits include the title role in The Merry Widow (North Shore Light Opera), Anything Goes (Royal City Musical Theatre), The Imaginary Invalid, We Are Three Sisters, and Ivanov (United Players) and producing and acting in the sold-out Chekhov at the Hycroft:  The Bear and The Proposal and Four Dogs and a Bone (Havana Theatre).  She has been seen in TV roles on CTV, ABC, TLC, Discovery, Bravo, Fox21, Lifetime.  Thank you to Bronwyn, and Resonance Theatre for this amazing opportunity, and to Jason, Valya and Nina.

Deanna Kouris:

Deanna Kouris is thrilled to make her debut at Pacific Theatre and incredibly grateful to be among the cast of Lion In The Streets. Deanna is a multi-faceted artist. Aside from her passion for acting she is also a songwriter, singer and hip hop artist with an avid passion for all forms of art and creative collaboration. She studied theatre at UBC in the BFA acting program and took to travel following her studies to Europe and the United States seeking more influence and creative inspiration. She lived in Irvine, OC where she apprenticed at South Coast Repertory Theatre. Previous accolades include Oliver, Guys and Dolls, The Laramie Project and Animal farm. After taking a leave from acting to follow her production/songwriting pursuits and work for a New York based music app, she is excited to enter the theatre world once again and get her feet wet in the local scene and greatly anticipates future theatrical endeavours.

Brandon Bagg:

A recent graduate of Studio 58, Brandon is thrilled to be working with Resonance Theatre Collective.  Previous theatre credits include:  Louis in Angels in America  Part One: Millennium Approaches at Studio 58, Directed by Rachel Peake;  Marty  in George F. Walkers The Crowd, directed by Patrick Macdonald; Colonel Peters in Bronwyn Carradines Numbers, directed by Kathryn Shaw; Homais in Madame Bovary, directed by Anthony Johnston and Nathan Schwartz; and Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Directed by Anita Rochon.  He would like to thank the cast and crew of Lion in the Streets for bringing this terrific piece of Canadian theatre to life with such grace and poise; His siblings, for keeping him humble, guessing, and smiling;   J, for her unfailingly love and support; His mother, for thinking hes cool; And his father, for reminding him she still does. You can catch Brandon next this fall in Green Thumb Theatres production of Jabber, an original work by Marcus Youssef.

Logan Mitev:

Logan is an artist from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He received coaching in New York and Stratford before completing a degree in acting from Uvic. He works as an actor, writer and director and hopes that increases his chances of making a living. As a writer/director, his most recent piece was "Prof." (Metro Theatre). As an actor, he most recently appeared in DirecTv's Audience series "Rogue". He hopes this challenging play can resonate with audiences and reveal truths that are not normally made public.

Arielle Permack:

Arielle is a recent BFA grad from the University of Victoria and is thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit this haunting play, and its beloved characters for the second time around.  Previous credits include: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania), Lion In The Streets (Jill, Lily, Scarlett), The Threepenny Opera (Mrs. Peachum), Wild Honey (Anna Petrovna), all with The University of Victorias Phoenix Theatre, and most recently Art of the Eight Limbs (Blue), with Vino Buono for the Victoria 2016 Fringe Festival.

Nicola Whitney-Griffiths:

Nicola was born and raised in Metchosin, BC and graduated from UVic in 2015. She is an award winning choreographer (Wyrd Sisters, 2015) and avid shower singer. She also makes time for Burlesque, Drag, amateur strip competitions, stunt-work, acro-yoga, cinematography and photography. There is no better way to get to know Nicola then to go right up to her and muster the biggest hug you can manage. She thanks you from the bottom of her humbled heart for giving up your hard earned free time to Resonance Theatre. This one is for you, Momo.

Joanne Hope:

Joanne Hope is an actor originally from Alberta.
She studied with Company of Rogues in Calgary under Joe-Norman Shaw and Stacie Harrison. In Vancouver, she has studied with Christiane Hirt at Rogues West and June B Wilde. Before pursuing acting as a career, Joanne spent over 15 years working as a cowboy on various ranches throughout Alberta.

Levi Schneider:

Levi is a graduate of the acting program from the University of Victoria's theatre department and a CTC award nominee. Select credits include Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening (Tomo Suru Players) dual set designer & ensemble member in The Rocky Horror Show (Geekenders), Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats (FCP), and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (UVic's Phoenix Theatres). He is very excited for his roles in Lion in the Streets as well as taking on the set design to bring this world to life. He is also very glad to be working with such a fabulous team of talented and creative people.


Pacific Theatre (View)
1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H1M8


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 15
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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