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
On a cold winter night, Diana Barker is bitten by a vampire that looks exactly like her husband. At first she is sure it is only a nightmare, until a strange twist of events leads her to believe that her husband is an undead. As Diana is slowly consumed by the insatiable desire for blood, she fights to stop herself from transforming into a vampire. Can she find help before it’s too late?
Aryanna S: Inspector / Vampire
Teela Z: Mary / caretaker / operator
Finn W: Richard / Sergeant
Kenzie R: Diana Barker
Pearl N: Host / Claudia
DIRECTOR: PAUL MULLOY
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: LEN SIMON
SOUND ENGINEERS: BROCK M, CAM M
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: SAM A
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ALEX L
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: JUSTYN N
FOLEY: KATE L & CARL F
Thanks in advance for paying what you can to help offset the expenses of our radio plays!
Inspector / Vampire
Aryanna is a Canadian actress and model based in Calgary Alberta. Aryanna Schuller grew up in Calgary Alberta, she started acting in theatre in grade four at the age of nine but she started getting into acting when she was twelve years old. Aryanna got into acting at first because it was something she wanted to experiment in and then she grew to have a passion for the art. There are so many different forms of acting, film, theatre, voiceover and so many options to express yourself creatively. Some of the skills Aryanna has are she can dance tap, jazz, contemporary, she has danced for five years and she is compatible to do any sport but the sports she mostly excels in are basketball, volleyball, badminton, track, and cross country. She also knows how to paint, draw, do the right splits and a back bridge. Some training Aryanna has done is acting training at the Company of Rogues Acting Studio, Patti Falconer acting/walking class, and Patti Falconer Catwalk class. Some of the work Aryanna has done over the years is The Wizard of Oz play put on by Father Doucet, Robin Hood put on by Our Lady of Peace, Laramie Project put on by Central Memorial, and One Night Music Video produced by Frame Productions. Aryanna has done lots of photoshoots so she knows how to be in front of a camera, she has modeled for Little Willow Clothing and many local photographers in Calgary Alberta, Isabella Photography, Ramsey Kunkel, and also bimpeKayode. Aryanna would like to thank her family for being so supportive throughout her career and all the coaches/ teachers that are guiding her through the performing arts industry; she can’t wait to learn more.
Richard / Sergeant
Finn Ware found his thrill for acting early on. When he joined the Calgary Young People’s Theatre summer intensives, he discovered his love of performing (and making people laugh!).
After falling in love with theatre, He sought out everything he could find on a stage! He tends to excel in roles that require being tall. Some of his works include Tweedle Dee (Alice in Wonderland), Little John (Robin Hood), and Bree (The Chronicles of Narnia: A Horse and His Boy). Furthering this love of performing, Finn has taken steps to branch out into playing and writing music! He has worked with companies such as Storybook Theatre, Loose Moose Improvisational Theatre, and CYPT. He is currently attending Central Memorial, where he is excited to further his craft, and keep making people laugh. Finn would like to thank his family and friends for the overwhelming support in all of his endeavours.
Host / Claudia
Pearl is a grade 11 Drama student who has been into acting since they were in grade 5. During the PVA program, they have played Tumnus in The Horse and His Boy: A Narnia Tale which was directed by Michelle Crimmins and The Host and Claudia in The Undead which was directed by Paul Mulloy. Pearl also was in the Concert Choir, led by Adam Mailman and Nicole Hounjet. They also did dance for two years at Pure Energy Dance Foundations which was owned and run by Teri Willoughby. They have a passion for the arts and plan on minoring in Musical Theatre during college.
Mary / caretaker / operator
Teela Zouak has had a love for theatre since she was seven years old when she first performed in her school’s musical adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. Since her introduction to the acting world, Teela has taken part in many productions, including The Laramie Project (Matt Galloway), Apostrophe’s (Iris), HMS Pinafore (Cousin Hebe), and Iolanthe (Ensemble). Teela credits her inspiration and education to Central Memorial Highschool’s Performing and Visual Arts program.Teela maintains her enthusiasm in building and growing her knowledge, and plans to continue in musical theatre in the future. Teela would like to express her gratitude to her friends and family for their unwavering support and encouragement on her journey.
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.
Alexander is a transgender man who found sanctuary in the arts at the tender age of eight when he played “extra #4” in Killarney Montessori’s school musical. He has gone on to act throughout junior high and is honored to be training at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School. Despite his interest in singing and dancing, Alexander prefers conventional theatre or ironically enough “straight” plays. Alexander has had the honor of playing a wide variety of roles including The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), Marr (Shakespeare’s Dog), and ElsaWertman (Spoon River Anthologies). He has never been one to shoot for the lead, but rather the role that he thinks will challenge him the most. He hopes to go on to study both fine arts and political science in university. Alexander would like to thank his family, teachers, and most of all his peers for their never-ending encouragement.
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.
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.