Ten Nightmares Before Christmas

The Screaming Woman

by The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School

Presented by

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School

Ten Nightmares Before Christmas  Radio Plays from The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School
Thank you to Allam E.D. and Kevin Scott for the poster

The Screaming Woman


Margaret O’Leary is a little girl who spends her afternoons playing in her fort down at the old abandoned lot. One Thanksgiving, Margaret hears the mysterious screams of a woman echoing from underneath the ground. Is it real? Is it all in her imagination? Is it supernatural? Will anyone believe the O’Leary child? 

Sydney A: Mom / Mr. Kelly
Leah B: Dippy / Ms. Kelly / The Screaming Woman
Brock M:  Narrator / Dad
Luke M: Mr. Nesbitt / Cop
Laura P: Margaret
Andie M: Production Assistant

DIRECTED BY MICHELLE CRIMMINS
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: LEN SIMON
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: JUSTYN N.

 

 

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Cast
& Crew

Sydney A

Sydney A

Mom, Mr. Kelly

Sydney has had a love for theatre ever since she was 5 years old. She performed in her first ever showcase at her school and fell in love with this incredible art form. She loves to take on bold characters to challenge herself in every piece she participates in. Sydney is thankful for her education at Calgary Arts Academy and Central Memorial High School’s Performing and Visual Arts Program. She has taken training at companies such as Storybook Theatre, Pumphouse Theatre and The Youth Singers of Calgary. Sydney is a hard driven student with a passion for learning and understanding specific acting techniques, new and old. Sydney aspires to one day work in a professional theatre where she can challenge herself even further. Sydney would like to thank her family for always helping her to achieve her goals, and always being in her corner to cheer her on.
Leah B.

Leah B.

Dippy, Ms. Kelly, The Screaming Woman

Leah is a Grade 10 student attending Central Memorial High School. She first found her passion for acting when she watched a performance of Annie in the 5th grade and decided that acting was something she wanted to pursue. She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her and attending all of her performances.
Brock M

Brock M

Narrator, Dad

Brock first started acting at Willow Park school when he was 10 years old and has continued the passion for years. He first auditioned for the PVA program when he was 14. Since auditioning he has taken part in some pleaded productions put on by the PVA program. Since Brock has been acting, he has wanted to do some more comedic roles but has often been cast as a more dramatic character. Because of this, he has excelled in plates and roles such as The Village Of Idiots (Yosef), Shakespeare’s Dog (Onion). Brock has also won many awards in Ukrainian dancing and has danced since the age of 3. He has spent the last four years dancing with the Vykrutas ensemble. He has one many different awards including several from the Alberta Ukrainian dance society. Brock loves to participate in the science sides of the school including subjects such as Biology and Physics. Brock would like to thank his friends and family for all of the outstanding support in pursuing the arts.
Luke M

Luke M

Mr. Nesbitt / Cop

Luke has been pursuing acting since 2017 and has been loving every play that he has been involved in. He has taken part in Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit), Hamlet: The 20 Minute Comedy (Hamlet) and A Midsummer Night dream: The Musical (Demetrius). He is currently enrolled in Central Memorial High Schools performing and visual arts program, where he is learning many new skills such as voice work and acting for film and television. Luke gravitates to playing darker roles but loves to do comedy whenever he can get the chance. As well as this, Luke loves many sports and the outdoors where he has learned woodworking, and the importance of nature that surrounds all. He loves to direct scenes and hopes to one day direct a film or play. Luke is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead, and is looking forward to continuing to study theatre, television, and voice work after high school. He would like to thank his mentors, teachers, friends, and family that have always been helping him succeed in life and keeping him engaged in theatre.
Laura P

Laura P

Margaret

Laura P. first discovered her love for theatre when she was 12 years old and in a production of Ruddigore as a little ghost. Since then, she has pursued acting, singing and dancing, and has studied drama at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School for three years. She has performed in Shakespeare’s Dog (Marr), Princess Ida (Scynthius), Mamma Mia (Ensemble), and is currently rehearsing as Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre). She has also competed in speech and placed third at regionals last year for duet acting. In her free time, she likes to eat ramen noodles, hang out with her brother Chris, and play her yellow ukulele. Laura would like to thank her acting coaches, Michelle Brandenburg and Lonni Olson, her vocal coach, Naomi Williams, and all other friends and family that have supported her on this journey.
Andie M

Andie M

Production Assistant

Andie started acting when she was 15 and has loved it ever since. She has performed in dark pieces such as Boys, Girls, and Animals as A, and in comedic roles at Workshop Theatre in The Kids Cushion Cabaret: Stocking Stuffer Stories, in roles such as the bratty princess, and a yeti. She also has stage-managed and done technical theatre in shows such as Among Friends and Clutter, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Andie has trained with Pumphouse Theatre, New York Film Academy and Tara Laberge’s singing studio. She is grateful to be at Central Memorial’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts program for her final year of high school. She would like to thank her parents for driving her to rehearsals and being in the audience of every show she’s performed in.

Directors

Lee Lancaster

Lee Lancaster

Director

Lee Lancaster comes to Central Memorial with 14 years as a drama teacher with the Calgary Board of Education, most notably facilitating the drama programs at Sir John A. Macdonald School and William Aberhart School. A veteran writer, director, and performer with extensive experience with the Loose Moose Theatre Company, Lee specializes in spontaneous improvisation and collective creation.  He has written and produced a variety of original productions over the years including The Children of Hillside, Competition Smile and most recently The Hippocratic Oath. Lee is enthusiastic about exploring acting techniques as a device to help students learn about themselves, others, and the world of theatre. He has a passion for the arts in education and values collaboration, teamwork, and unique approaches to inspiring students to be their best!

Len Simon

Len Simon

Technical Director

Len Simon is extremely excited to be the Technical Director for these Radio Plays with the PVA Program at Central Memorial High School. These plays have added a fun new twist to the technical demands of the Technical Theatre Program at CMHS. Our student technicians have fully embraced their new roles and accepted the challenges of creating stimulating aural experiences for our audience members. Len is grateful to once again work with these talented students of the PVA Theatre Arts Programs, our amazing Guest Artist Christian Goutsis, and exceptional colleagues Michelle Crimmins and Lee Lancaster, to take on the new challenges that these play have brought. Len hopes that you enjoy listening to these plays as much as he has enjoyed helping to bring the technical elements together to make them happen.

Elijah D.R.

Elijah D.R.

Assistant Director

Elijah is an avid theatre performer and artist. When he is not onstage he can be seen creating various art pieces, busy cooking in the kitchen, or travelling with his family. He is a student in The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Program at Central Memorial High School, where he studies Theatre Arts. His credits include: Anne of Green Gables (Central Memorial PVA); The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Alberta Theatre Projects); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); a member of Dirty Laundry: The Next Generation (Lunchbox Theatre); Alienated (St. Helena Junior High School); and several television series from the Philippines such as, 100 Days to Heaven and Wansapanatym (ABS-CBN). Elijah would like to give his endless appreciation to his parents, mentors, and friends for their time and immense support in helping him grow as an artist. 

Tech Crew

Sam A

Sam A

Senior Production Assistant

Over the past three years, Sam has worked in Central Memorial’s Oliver (Run Crew), Shakespeare’s Dog (Usher), The Vengeful Corpse Radio Play (Production Assistant and Editor), Mars is Heaven Radio Play (Editor), and The Veldt Radio Play (Foley Artist). He has also helped at various events around Central Memorial such as Dance Central and pep rallies. Outside of tech, Sam is heavily involved in theatre and acting and has been accepted into the Acting for Film and Television program at the Vancouver Film School starting October of 2021. He would like to thank Mr.Simon for teaching Sam everything he knows about tech.

Brock M

Brock M

Sound Engineer

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Hayden B

Hayden B

Production Assistant

Hayden is production assistant for Requiem - Dimension X as his first step into drama, he wanted to join theatre after attending his sister Alison's performance at Henry Wisewood High School. The play Alison's drama class put on was enthralling – the sound design a particular interest to little Hayden. He sends thanks to his sister for introducing him to the wonderful world of drama, and to Central Memorial Highschool, for making the pursuit of visual arts and drama possible.

Carl F

Carl F

Sound Foley

Carl Favell realized she enjoys the technical side of theatre when she was eleven after assisting a teacher with the lighting and set design of a play. She started working on other plays throughout junior high, so she was very excited to learn that there was a Tech Theatre class she could join when she transitioned from middle school to high school at Central Memorial High School. She took on the role of Foley Artist, both this semester and last semester. Carley would like to thank her teacher Mr. Simon for helping her learn more about the technical side of theatre and her Grade six teacher for getting her interested in tech in the first place.

Brock M

Brock M

Sound Engineer

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Justyn N

Justyn N

Senior Production Assistant

Justyn is a Grade 12 student in the Theatre Arts PVA Program and Technical Theatre Program at Central Memorial High School. He worked as the Senior Production Assistant on all the Radio Theatre episodes this season. At Central, Justyn is also involved with the Vocal PVA Program and Concert Choir. Throughout his high school choral career, he has sung five different vocal parts. His technical credits include The Horse and His Boy (Assistant Stage Manager). His acting credits include Anne of Green Gables (Mr. Buote), Oliver! (Ensemble), and Into the Woods Jr. (Rapunzel’s Prince). 
Kate L

Kate L

Sound Foley

Kate first got into tech theatre after taking an elective in junior high, where they first learned about foley. After acting in a radio play the previous semester, Kate was excited to join tech theater in semester two. Kate took on the role of foley artist and is excited to see the radio plays come to fruition. Kate would like to thank their foley partner, Carl, and their parents for supporting them throughout the entire process.
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