Radio Theatre Take 2

Dimenson X (Requiem)

by Lancaster/Crimmins cast | 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

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School Presents PVA Radio Theatre Productions - Take Two | June 1, 2021. Audiences can access all 10 episodes by visiting www.pvaperformance.ca. Pay what you can.
Thank you to Roan M and Kevin Scott for the poster

Thanks to our photographers Jasmine Paige G and Erin S-K

Dimension X (Requiem)

Del Harriman is a wealthy woman who has almost everything. Her last wish before she leaves this Earthen realm is to see the moon. However, due to her old age, the pursuit of such a mission has never been more dangerous. Does she make it? “Under the wild and sorry sigh, dig my grave and let me lie, gladly that I lived and gladly die. Home is the sailor, home from the sea and a hunter home from the hills.”

Amanda T:  Charlie, Jane
Gabrielle M:  Captain McIntyre
M M: Henry / Will
Marina K:  Del Harriman
Matthew D:  Host, Marshal

DIRECTED BY: LEE LANCASTER / MICHELLE CRIMMINS
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: LEN SIMON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ELIJAH D.R.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: HAYDEN B
SOUND ENGINEERS: BROCK M, CAM M
FOLEY ARTISTS:  ZETH W, RAY G

Thanks in advance for paying what you can to help offset the expenses of our radio plays!

Cast
& Crew

Amanda T

Amanda T

Charlie, Jane

This is Amanda’s first year in the Performing and Visual Arts Program at Central Memorial High School. She has loved being part of a production with this wonderful cast, and appreciated the opportunity to learn to work with a microphone. Before going to Central, Amanda went to Calgary Arts Academy, where she discovered her love of acting three years ago playing Banks in Something Germy This Way Comes. Since then, she has played Harriet in Le Mirage, Padme and Yoda in Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge, and Elizabeth Fry and Phyllis Fraser in Camp.
Amanda has taken classes at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio with Michelle Crimmins and at Calgary Actors’ Studio with Dan Libman, Tory Doctor, and others. Amanda wants to pursue a career in acting because she loves the feeling of being someone else, and the thrill of “being in danger” in performances. Amanda is a voracious reader – sometimes whole novels in one day! She loves cross country skiing, hiking and just being out in nature.
Amanda would like to thank the technicians for the dedicated work and time they put into her show. She would also like to thank her cast for constantly making her laugh, and being the reason rehearsal was always the best part of her day.
Gabrielle M

Gabrielle M

Captain McIntyre

Gabrielle MacIntosh is a contemporary actress located in Calgary, Alberta. Born in New Brunswick and raised in Ontario and Alberta, Gabrielle has been acting since 2018. Her more recent productions include The Laramie Project with Central Memorial High School and Anne of Green Gables with Calgary Actors Studio. Some of her skills include singing and guitar. She is very excited to be a part of such a thrilling project, and is very grateful to her peers and directors for all their kindness and support.
M M

M M

Henry / Will

M’s first experiences on stage in front of an audience was ballet recitals when they were 5. A year later they had their first acting experience, cast as a duck in a community play, and they loved it. M was one of ‘101 Dalmatians’ in a school production in grade 5 and after that participated in Storybook Theatre camps and performed at Fringe Fest with Reality is Optional through the Alexandra Writing Society .

In junior high M was cast as Juror 8 in 12 Angry Jurors’, a role that really solidified their appetite for acting. M worked hard and it paid off, much to their surprise and delight they were honoured with the Most Progressed in Drama award.

That experience convinced them to audition for the renowned PVA Program at Central Memorial and M was thrilled to be accepted. In their first year they were a tech on the fall production and discovered they liked the behind-the-scenes work a lot. In the spring M had three monologues in Spoon River, the next year they got to try their hand with comedy as Sir Richard in Shakespeare’s Dog.

M was invited to do a guest spot with the Dirty Laundry Youth Improv troop at Lunchbox Theatre and thoroughly enjoyed that experience too.

In this, M’s final year, they were a sound tech on the first round of fall radio plays and really enjoyed foley work and they were cast as Henry and Will in the upcoming production of Dimension X: Requiem.

Marina K

Marina K

Del Harriman

Marina has performed in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), The Neverending Story (Storybook Theatre), and Les Misérables, Macbeth, Vimy (Artstrek Summer Theatre School). Marina is a gifted vocalist, pianist and sketch artist. She’s excited to share her work in a new, scary and unfamiliar performance setting. Marina thanks her directors, PA, and castmates for the amazing support!
Matthew D

Matthew D

Host, Marshal

Matthew Denittis is an aspiring actor and current student of the Central Memorial High School Performing and Visual Arts program. Over the course of his life, Matthew has participated in many theatre productions and plays, including the CASSA production, You Ain’t Nothing but a Werewolf and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Junior High School’s  Into the Woods Jr. Matthew has gained an expansive knowledge and understanding of theatre through hands-on learning, and is willing to push himself further in order to become a professional actor. Matthew has also participated in a number of Drama classes and extracurricular activities such as Improv Club at both Sir Wilfrid Laurier Junior High School and Central Memorial High School. Matthew’s email address can be found at matthewd106@educbe.ca and is open for any questions or concerns.

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!

Michelle Crimmins

Michelle Crimmins

Director

Michelle Crimmins graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and began her teaching career outside of the public school system as an Instructor and Studio Coordinator for The Company of Rogues Actor’s Studio and for Central Memorial’s PVA Theatre Arts Program as a guest artist. She later pursued her Bachelor of Education at the University of New Brunswick before heading overseas to teach in Beijing, China. Upon returning to hometown Calgary, Michelle further developed her instruction skills through teaching for Calgary Young People’s Theatre. Recently, Michelle returned to leading the Teen classes at the Company of Rogues Actor’s Studio. Teaching at Central gives her great joy and purpose and she considers PVA her “second family.”

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.

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.

Brock M

Brock M

Sound Engineer

Brock Muncks’ interest in sound design and sound engineering began when he saw the movie Munich By Steven Spielberg. Since then the has realized the importance that sound plays in the viewing experience of movies and other media. This has been Brock's first experience as a sound engineer and he has also begun to familiarize himself with the editing process. Mr. Simon has been an incredible and thoughtful mentor through Brock’s learning curve. Brock’s hope for the future is to gain an internship at the Bioware game studio in Edmonton. Brock would like to thank his parents for making it possible to attend Central Memorial High School and attend the PVA program.

Cam M

Cam M

Sound Engineer

Cam is a Sound engineer for this semesters radio plays he was previously apart of the backstage crew for Suessical and is enjoying learning the differences between radio plays and regular plays.

Ray G

Ray G

Foley Artist

Ray Groves developed their love for acting and theatre technology from the young age of six, when they took part in a school play. They loved being both backstage and on stage, whether they were acting, working the lights, sounds, music and so much more. Ray has worked with both acting and tech for many years and worked on plenty of plays backstage and on stage like, Shape Stowaways (3D), Juliet And That Guy Romeo (Tech), The Laramie Project (Harry woods, Zackie Salmon, News person 2), The Whole Town's Sleeping (Tech), The Dead Laugh (Tech), The Vengeful Corpse (Tech), Cabin B13 (Tech), The Thought (Tech), Requiem (Tech), On A Country Road (Tech), The Blind Beggar Dies (Tech), Poltergeist (Tech) and Bad Medicine (Narrator, Haskins). They have performed many times on the Jubilee stage from the age of six to the age of eleven.

Ray is grateful for the knowledge for both acting and tech from Calgary Arts Academy, Vincent Massey Junior High and Central Memorial High School’s Performing Visual Arts Program. Ray is so thankful for all the support they have been given from their friends, family and peers.

Zeth W

Zeth W

Foley

Zeth is fulfilling the role of Sound Engineer for this season’s Radio Theatre episodes at Central Memorial High School. In grade 10, he performed technical roles such as Light Operator in Shakespeare’s Dog, Light Engineer for a Central Memorial Jazz Concert, and various other tech roles in smaller productions. In junior high school, he participated in drama performances and focussed on set design. His work in media arts and design studies further his interest in developing skills to enhance performances through Tech Theatre. Zeth enjoys working behind the scenes with lights and sound to enhance performances. Zeth is thankful for working on a team with the tech crew this season to provide support any way he can.
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