Radio Theatre Take 2
The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School
Thanks to our photographers Jasmine Paige G and Erin S-K
Bernie and Stewart, the masters of this ominous castle, are always interviewing young women to be their secretary or housekeeper. None of the women who set foot in their home ever come back out, and no one seems to notice except until Betty Malone. A woman determined to find her sister Ella, who disappeared into the castle months ago. Can Betty solve the mystery of the disappearance and find her sister? Or will she be corrupted by the castle and it’s residents?
Maddie A: Betty
Maxwell D: Bernie / police officer / the announcer
Olivia B: Chief Operator / woman
Maja M: Helen
Teo D: Stewart
DIRECTED BY PAUL MULLOY
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: TRINITY C
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: LEN SIMON
SOUND ENGINEER: BROCK M & CAM M
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: SAM A
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: OLIVIA B
SOUND FOLEY: KATE L & CARL F
Thanks in advance for paying what you can to help offset the expenses of our radio plays!
Lark was born in Calgary, Alberta and has been acting for nine years. She first started her acting career at a private arts school called Waldorf. There she experienced working with masks, Shakespeare, Harry Potter and discovered her talent for singing. She then moved on into the Central Memorial High School Performing Visual Arts Program, where she is expanding her knowledge and confidence in becoming the absolute best actor she can be.
Acting for Lark has helped her become comfortable with becoming vulnerable and helped guide her towards becoming more confident in who she is. Lark has worked with fabulous mentors, such as Christian Goutsis who helped her with developing acting techniques, Ms. McWilliam who helped her become more comfortable in mask work, Ms. Anissa who taught Lark the art of improv, and Dr. Glatt who opened Lark’s mind to the world of singing and music, which helped her to interweave music and drama together. Lark is currently working on a radio play, Murder Castle, where she will be making her first debut in voice acting.
Bernie / police officer / the announcer
Maxwell Desilets is a student at Central Memorial High School, home to the only PVA (performing and visual arts) program in the city. Max has a long history of acting education, including his current enrolment in the aforementioned PVA program. Max started acting (as a hobby) around the age of ten when he developed a keen interest in the idea of living another life in the way that acting provided. He entered a class run Calgary actors studio and taught by Dan Libman he continued attending classes until he was 14, and during that time participated in and performed a great many plays and sonnets, including Dimitri in A Midsummer’s Nights Dream, Gary in Kidnapping the Bride. by Frank Moher, and After Liverpool. He also attended a class on how to act on camera taught by one of the teachers from the PVA program. After which Max auditioned and was accepted into the PVA drama program. Max played Reverend Fred Phelps in the play The Laramie Project, a play hosted by the PVA program.
Chief Operator / woman
Olivia discovered the exciting but difficult world of acting and technical theater in the sixth grade. She has done backstage and technical work for shows such as Alice Through The Looking Glass and Beauty And The Beast. She now is a part of the technical theater and PVA acting class at Central Memorial High School. She has acted in shows such as Beauty And The Beast (Silly Girl/Ensemble), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), 13 The Musical (Cassie). Olivia wants to thank her amazing teachers for supporting her passion for theater.
A well rounded artist, Maddie is a Calgary based performer trained in acting, dancing and voice. Select credits include; Spring Awakening (StoryBook Theatre), Bring it On the Musical (Storybook Theatre), Into the Woods (Storybook Theatre) Seussical and Oliver the Musical. (Central Memorial High School) Film Credits include; Wintersong (Storyhive Film) and a Top Ten Finalist on Galala (Shaw T.V.). Maddie is very grateful to have received extensive training at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School (PVA). She has also been training with PVA’s dance program under the teachings of Christie Preston and Corraine Vessey. Maddie has also received vocal training with Lorna Sewell, Naomi Williams and Brian Farell and has achieved a level six voice exam with RCM. Maddie is very thankful for the ongoing support of her family and thanks her teachers and mentors for always believing in her.
Maja M is currently a grade ten student at Central Memorial High School studying theater in the Performing Visual Arts Program. Maja first fell in love with theater at the age of eleven at an overnight summer camp she attended where she performed a skit with her peers; from there she knew she wanted to become an actor. Her theater work includes The Jungle Book (Baby Elephant), Beauty and The Beast (Chip) and The Laramie Project (Sherry Johnson). As this year in covid times, she has enjoyed learning and acting in radio plays as this has been a unique opportunity to learn voice acting and the start of her PVA career.
Before getting into the theater world Maja was a hard-core flag football player for three years and also was a ballet dancer for eight years. When Maja isn’t performing, she enjoys peaceful bike rides, dancing, learning about sections of history and listening to all sorts of boy bands. She would like to thank the teachers, her fellow actors and tech crew, her family, and friends for the support through the radio play process. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Teo Desrochers grew up in Calgary, Alberta and has lived there for all of his life. Currently, he is attending Central Memorial High School. Before this, he attended the Calgary Waldorf school. Both of these schools are known for being very art centric schools. He has performed in a play each year since he was only 7 years old. Each year had a different play that would acquire a different set of acting abilities, ranging from Shakespeare to Harry Potter. Being exposed to plays his whole life, acting is like second nature to him. He has been lucky enough to work with many amazing acting coaches like, Dr. Larry Glatt, Christiana McWilliam and Christian Goutsis. He has appeared in television shows like Tin Star, where he was a background actor. Acting is something that has been a part of his life for many years, and many more years to come.
Mr. Mulloy attended UVic and York University where he studied vocal performance, theatre and education. In 2000, before making the leap into education, Mr. Mulloy worked as a stage actor. Most notably, he performed on Broadway in the 1989 revival of Shenandoah. Further, he acted in a number of international touring productions including Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera where he performed the role of the opera manager, Andre. Across Canada, Mr. Mulloy has had the privilege to perform with a variety of theatre companies including Theatre Calgary, the Canadian Opera Company and the Shaw Festival. Mr. Mulloy was a nominee for the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award. He enjoys his work and considers himself fortunate to be part of the PVA team at Central.
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.
Trinity Chase is an aspiring actor currently based in the Calgary area. She has had the opportunity to act in Workshop Theatre Society’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as Monica and Central Memorial High School's A Midsummer Night's Dream as Hippolyta. She started her acting journey at Trinity Christian School’s drama club and is currently attending Central Memorial High School's, Performing and Visual Arts program. To continue her acting career she will be attending the Vancouver Acting School, she hopes this education will help her pursue a career in the film and television industry. She is ready to dedicate her entire focus to furthering her future and supporting herself. She hopes to continue with many of her hobbies such as reading and writing. As an aspiring actor Trinity knows what it is to put in the work and dedicate everything to her projects. Trinity thanks her parents and Charlotte Loeppky for helping her realize her amazing passion for acting.
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 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 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.
Olivia discovered the exciting but difficult world of acting and technical theater in the sixth grade. She has done backstage and technical work for shows such as Alice Through The Looking Glass and Beauty And The Beast. She now is a part of the technical theater and PVA acting class at Central Memorial high school. She has acted in shows such as Beauty And The Beast (Silly Girl/Ensemble), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), 13 The Musical (Cassie). Olivia wants to thank her amazing teachers for supporting her passion for theater.
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.