I Will Not Hatch! at the Edmonton Fringe

It is the ninth of November and on one ill-fated flight, well-meaning Suzie is taking matters into her own hands. Ten jet stream-crossed passengers have roughly thirty thousand feet to live as Suzie saves the world. So please, return tables and trays to their upright positions and fasten your seatbelts as Suzie and her fellow commuters take to the skies.

The Steady State Theatre Project Presents

I WILL NOT HATCH!

At the Edmonton Fringe

The Westbury Theatre at the TransAlta Arts Barns

10330 84 Avenue (Northwest corner of Arts Barns)

August 16h 8pm

August 18th  6pm

August 21st 12:15pm

August 23rd 4:30 pm

August 24th 11:00pm

August 26th 2:15 pm

Writer/Director: Maya Rabinovitch

Producer: David Levine

Assistant Director: Sandra Crljenica

Associate Producer: Jaclyn Zaltz

Cast: Michael Bedford, Glyn Bowerman, Simon Esler, Erin Fleck (Those Who Can’t Do…), Laura Anne Harris (Pitch Blond), Kat Letwin, Duncan McCallum, Liam Morris, Kristina Schartmann, Jaclyn Zaltz

For tickets visit Tickets.FringeTheatre.ca

or Call 780-409-1910
“Outstanding Director” and Outstanding Ensemble” – NOW Magazine Fringe Wrap-Up 2009
“…Tight and polished… I Will Not Hatch! cleverly critiques the dangers of a society
built on fear and shame… FOUR STARS”
– EYE Weekly, 2009
“A winner… Provided a good share of laughs and a couple of shivers…” – NOW Magazine, 2006
BIOGRAPHIES
Michael Bedford – The Doctor Michael is a performer and a playwright. Michael, an Honours graduate from York University’s theatre program, has performed in every incarnation of Maya Rabinovitch’s I Will Not Hatch! from its inception at York University’s playGround series in 2005, to its staging at the Upstairs Berkeley Street theatre space the following year, to our very well-received staging in the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2009, and now to this incarnation at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2012. His Toronto playwriting debut occurred in June of this year at Steady State Theatre’s “Script Scrap” play reading festival with a dramatic reading of his absurdist-style comedy, [play]. He is very excited to have the chance to be involved in the performance of such a great show with such an amazing team in such an amazing festival.
Glyn Bowerman – Disease Man Glyn is a writer, director, and actor. He holds a degree in theatre studies from York University, specializing in collective creation. Recent writing credits include Trudeautopia (Banquos Banquet), Little War (Backburner Productions), and collaborative credits include The Nightwood (Backburner). Performing highlights include Jacques Roux in Marat/Sade (Soup Can Theatre), Bungling Pedro in Emperor (Twitches & Itches), and The Fool in The Nightwood (Backburner). He will be performing as Haemon in Soup Can’s Antigone for Fringe TO 2012.
Simon Esler – The Soldier Simon emerged from theatre studies at York University where he focused on collectively created theatre. Recently, he has been in a number of Toronto productions including Suddenly, Last Summer (Red Light District), Murder at Twilight (Mysteriously Yours) and Tangled Web (Mysteriously Yours). This is his second time with the production and Simon is glad to be back for yet another refusal to hatch, Edmonton style.
Erin Fleck – Suzie Erin presented her original work Those Who Can’t Do… with Theatre Passe Muraille, Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, Passe Muraille’s  BUZZ Festival and Buddies in Bad Time Theatre’s Hysteria Festival. Other playwright/performance credits include PlastiCo (Mixed Company Theatre), Reckless Daughters (Orlando and Victoria Fringe), How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abortion (Toronto Fringe) and Connect Four (Tarragon Spring Arts Fair). She is an alumna of Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources, Passe Muraille’s Upstarts, TheatreKairos’ Writer’s Circle and Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program. Performance credits include Double Double and I Will Not Hatch (Steady State), John Yoko Bed Piece (draft89), Vagina Monologues ( V-Day Toronto), Atomic Vaudeville’s Toronto Cabaret, Magnetic Laboratorium (Nuit Blanche), Man in the Moon (Shrimp Magnet Theatre), and The Space Between (Clay and Paper Theatre). Erin is a company member of Dutch Uncle Puppetry, whose work has been seen at After Hours@TPM, Canzine 2010, Theatre Passe Muraille’s BUZZ Festival, Summerworks and Factory Theatre’s LabCab Festival.
Laura Anne Harris – The Teacher Laura is a performer/writer/director, born and raised in Victoria, B.C. Laura trained at the University of Victoria’s Acting program and graduated in 2007. Since graduating Laura wrote and starred in Pitch Blond a critically acclaimed production touring Fringe Festivals for four years! Laura has toured productions to the Fringe Festivals in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Wakefield, Ottawa, Orlando, and Toronto. At the Toronto Fringe Festival she received an honourable mention as Critic’s Pick, Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performance by NOW Magazine. After the Toronto Fringe, she was selected to perform at the „Best of Fest‟ holdover festival at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (Pitch Blond). Since November 2008, Laura has lived in Toronto focusing on new play development. She has acted in workshops of new pieces at the Tarragon theatre, Pivotal(arts) theatre, TheatreKairos, The Paprika Festival and Glasswater Theatre.
Kat Letwin – The Mother Kat is a Brantford-born, Toronto-based actor/comedian who didn’t quite graduate from the University College Drama Program at the University of Toronto. Kat has played a multitude of roles for a multitude of companies, and her performances have been described as “balls-to-the-wall” (My Entertainment World, Marat/Sade, Soup Can Theatre), “a laugh riot” (The National Post, The Misanthrope, Mirvish/the red light district) and “the cast includes” (The Varsity, Assassins, UC Follies). Kat also writes and performs with her sketch troupe Rulers of the Universe on a regular basis. Recent credits: Fenja in The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi The Flaccid (Pandemic Theatre), Mrs. Griggs in Sockdolager (The Templeton Philharmonic) and Noaman in A Funeral For Clowns (Zanni Arte Productions/Toronto Fringe)
Duncan McCallum – Flight Attendant Since 2006, Duncan has worked with Mixed Company Theatre using theatre as a tool for social change. In 2011 he was made the Associate Artistic Director. He has performed and held workshops in Minneapolis, New York, Austria, and throughout Ontario. His production of DISS, which he directed in 2011, was nominated for two Dora Awards.
Liam Morris – Boogeyman Boy Liam studied collective-based theatre creation at York University. Alongside fellow alumni he helped write and perform material for 18 Hands Theatre Collective’s The Famous Remains of Piggy Palace. Most recently he co­-created and starred in The Green Show with Mixed Company. Liam was named for Outstanding Ensemble in the 2009 NOW Magazine Fringe Wrap-Up for his work in I Will Not Hatch! and received a “My Theatre Award” from MyEntertainmentWorld.ca for his performance as Jean Paul Marat in Soup Can Theatre’s Marat/Sade. Other acting credits include Banquo’s Banquet’s Trudeautopia and Bury the Dead, and The Pied Piper of Toronto at Factory Theatre’s Lab Cab. Most recently Liam Performed in [ZED.TO] Byologyc: Where You Become New at the Toronto Fringe.
Kristina Schartmann – God Girl Helloooo Edmonton!! Kristina can’t decide what she’s more excited about: playing God Girl in I Will Not Hatch for the third time, or doing so in the Edmonton Fringe Festival! Some favorite past credits include the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Stirling Festival Theatre), a deviser and lead performer in KD and the BOMB (Backburner Productions, Toronto Fringe), and Juliet in Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Pinnacle Playhouse). A Toronto-based performer and student at Second City, Kristina performs with her improv group KERL, writes songs for her YouTube channel KristinasUkulele, and spends a ridiculous amount of time telling jokes to her very serious cat. Kristina can next be seen in the independent film Quitter (Weekenders Present Productionsz).
Jaclyn Zaltz – Safety Girl/Associate Producer Jaclyn is a props builder and sometimes actor in Toronto. Acting credits include Safety Girl all three previous productions of I Will Not Hatch!, Marni in Double Double (Steady State Theatre, Toronto Fringe) and Woody in PlastiCo (Mixed Company Theatre). Most recently she spent a season and a half as the Head of Props at Hart House Theatre, working on six shows, including Bullet for Adolf, written and directed by Woody Harrelson. She also spent six months working at the prop shop at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv-Yafo and spent a summer as a work/study at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the scenic paint department.
Maya Rabinovitch – Playwright/Director Maya is a Toronto-based director, dramaturg and collaborator. Recent writer/director credits include Double Double, I Will Not Hatch! (Toronto Fringe) and collaborator/co-director for PlastiCo (Mixed Company). Recent directing credits include Gregori’s Phantastik Big Time Show (Dutch Uncle Puppetry, After Hours@TPM), Abra-Cadaver (Toronto Fringe) Don’t Look (Next Stage Festival), How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abortion (Toronto Fringe) and nisha ahuja‟s A World of Bananas (Hysteria Festival). Maya has collaborated on a number of projects including The Famous Remains of Piggy Palace (18 Hands Theatre Collective) and Rule of Thumb (Toronto Fringe). She is the Artistic Producer of The Steady State Theatre Project, which focuses on creative methods for new play development. She was been named Outstanding Director in NOW Magazine’s Fringe Wrap-Up in 2009 and 2010.
David Levine – Producer David is a writer, producer and journalist in Toronto. Recent theatrical productions include Speech! (Toronto Fringe), I Will Not Hatch! (Steady State), and his own play, Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid (Fringe Tour, 2009: “5 Stars”– Vue Weekly; “4 Stars” -Edmonton Journal; “A+” -Uptown Magazine; Hon. Mention: Best Original Production – Montreal). David is a TAC Emerging Playwright Grant Recipient (Under Grace). He is currently a writer and researcher of Documentary TV programming.  
The Team of the 2004/05 Production Julia Ainsworth, Jason Sharman, Kristina Schartmann, Shannon Roszell, Kristy Piper, Liam Morris, Adam Kirkham, Michael Bedford, Jaclyn Zaltz, Duncan McCallum, Michelle Blore, Linsy Rotar, Suzanne Hopkinson
The Team of the 2006 Production Amy Lee, Andy Cheng, Kristina Schartmann, Shannon Roszell, Kristy Piper, Jaclyn Zaltz, Liam Morris, Michael Bedford, Glyn Bowerman, Sarafina DeFelice, Adam Kirkham, Carolyn Mykytychn
The Team of the 2009 ProductionErin Fleck, Andy Cheng, Alyson Pratt, Shannon Roszell, Kate Kudelka, Jaclyn Zaltz, Michael Bedford, Liam Morris, Glyn Bowerman, Simon Esler, Katie Horrill, Zoe Joffe

Suzie
Photo of Erin Fleck
Photographed by David Levine

Disease Man
Photo of Glyn Bowerman
Photographed by David Levine

The Doctor
Photo of Michael Bedford
Photographed by David Levine

Flight Attendant
Photo of Duncan McCallum
Photographed by David Levine

God Girl
Photo of Kristina Schartmann
Photographed by David Levine

The Soldier
Photo of Simon Esler
Photographed by David Levine

Safety Girl
Photo of Jaclyn Zaltz
Photographed by David Levine

Boogeyman Boy
Photo of Liam Morris
Photographed by David Levine

The Teacher
Photo of Laura Harris
Photographed by David Levine

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