THE CURIOUS CAST & CREW
Lakeshore Players Dorval is lucky and eternally grateful for all the enormously talented people who donate their time and effort to bring you all our productions.
This is their story.
Bryan Libero – Director
Bryan graduated from the Professional Theatre Acting Program at John Abbott College where he performed in 12 Angry Jurors, HAIR, You Can’t Take it With You, Romeo and Juliet and The Rose Tattoo. He is also a graduate of Concordia University, receiving his BFA in Theatrical Performance. He has appeared at the Segal Centre in their Yiddish productions of The Pirates of Penzance, Tales From Odessa and Soul Doctor, Geordie Productions and the Rialto Theatre’s versions of A Christmas Carol (as Bob Cratchit), the Montreal Fringe Festival in the Frankie-nominated I Like Cowboys, Lakeshore Players Dorval productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Butler Did It and And Then There Were None, the inFurnace Theatre production of Stone Cold Dead Serious and at the Place Des Arts Cinquième Salle in the Village Scene Productions Bathhouse: The Musical/Bain-Sauna: Le Musicale. He was recently nominated for a META award for Outstanding Ensemble in Brave New Productions 33 Variations.
John Elliott – Dr. Emmett
A Lakeshore Players Dorval veteran, having recently appeared in this season’s opening production of Shakespeare in Hollywood, John is thrilled to be cast in The Curious Savage. And, no, he’s not a real doctor – he just plays one on stage! John has also appeared with Hudson Village Theatre and acted in a number of independent and documentary films, as well as on television in the recently renewed CBC series This Life, in which he has a recurring role as Father Deegan.
Evy Kartus-Solomon – Mrs. Paddy
Evy Kartus-Solomon has performed in many theatres in and around Montreal. She has also appeared in numerous Lakeshore Players Dorval main stage and Café Theatre productions. She was recently seen in LP’s 50th anniversary season production of The Mousetrap (Mrs. Boyle) and in last autumn’s production of Shakespeare in Hollywood (Louella Parsons). This past February, Evy appeared in Like Mother, Like Daughter at Espace Libre in Montreal. Selected film credits include Secret Insanity (Winding Road Pictures) and Fatal Vows (Your Cheatin’ Heart) on the Investigation Discovery Channel. She hopes everyone enjoys the show as much as she has enjoyed creating the character of Mrs. Paddy.
Matt Langton – Jeffrey
Matt is glad to be back for another season with the Lakeshore Players Dorval and with another talented cast and crew. Past theatre credits include: Sabrina Fair, And Then There Were None, You Can’t Take It With You, Mary Poppins. TV/Film: Quantico, Blue Mountain State, Lance et Compte, After The Ball, and Fatal Vows. Matt is also a big time softball player who captained the Lakeshore Players Dorval team to a QDF Championship this past summer and hit 50 home runs in the CPH league. “Lets go!!!” – Tom Brady
Konstantin Kokosopoulos – Titus Savage
Konstantin has been a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval since 2006. He made his on-stage debut in LP’s 2007 production of Trap for a Lonely Man, and has since appeared in several main stage productions including Fools, Twelve Angry Jurors, Bedtime Stories, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Rehearsal for Murder, and Shakespeare in Hollywood. He certainly feels right at home among this wacky, certifiably loony cast of characters.
Julie Le Couteur – Florence
Julie is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this beautiful character of Florence to the stage. She has been acting and dancing since she was young and made her stage debut in her church’s Christmas play. Julie last appeared alongside Gillian Gilbert as the flight attendant at the opening of Boeing, Boeing and in last season’s Sabrina Fair. A special thanks goes out to everyone at Lakeshore Players Dorval for making this a truly memorable experience.
Daniel Lister – Hannibal
Dan is a graduate of the John Abbot College Professional Theatre Program and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, where he majored in theatre and minored in history. Dan has been seen acting and coaching in and around the Montreal theatre scene for more than 10 years and has worked with Becket Players, Montreal Theatre Ensemble, Raise the Stakes Theatre, Left of Centre Theatre, and In The Wings Promotions. This is Dan’s first appearance with Lakeshore Players Dorval and he is pleased to be back in the West Island working with so many talented people.
Lia Ludbrook – Fairy May
Lia recently completed her studies in Elementary Education at McGill University. Prior to this, she graduated from the John Abbott Professional Theatre Program in 2011. Lia’s favourite recent theatre-related experience is putting on an original play with a group of fifteen children in Malawi, Africa in the summer of 2014. It is her hope not only to continue to pursue her own love of acting but also to continue to inspire this same love of the arts in children. You may have seen Lia earlier this season as Lydia in Shakespeare in Hollywood and as Gabriella in Boeing, Boeing.
Laura McDougall – Lily Belle Savage
This is Laura’s first appearance with Lakeshore Players Dorval. To be surrounded by such talent is inspiring! She is greatly looking forward to undertaking the challenging and complex role of Lily Belle Savage. Laura is ever so grateful to her fabulous husband, Richard, her three outstanding sons, Mark-James, Conrad, and Austin, and her wonderful mom, Jane, for their positivity and encouragement.
Carolynn Roberts – Miss Willie
Carolynn is thrilled to be back on the Lakeshore Players Dorval stage after a seven-year “break”. Her favourite roles with LP include Cindy in Self Help, Margaret in Artichoke, Carolyn in Sinners and Renee in Drinking Alone. A resident of the Laurentians, she has more recently appeared in Theatre Morin Heights productions of Self Help (where she reprised the role of Cindy), A Sting in the Tale (Maxine) and a successful month-long production of Norm Foster’s Storm Warning (Emma). In her real life she “acts” like an elementary school principal with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Thank you to friends, family, castmates and crew who support her love of theatre!
Wayne Saray – Samuel Savage / Producer
This is Wayne’s third appearance with Lakeshore Players Dorval, having had great fun blowing up fireworks in You Can’t Take It With You and looking everywhere for his wife in Not Now, Darling. He’s thrilled to be cast in The Curious Savage, even if his character this time around is rather less than respectable. He was also foolish enough to agree to Jeremy Glenn’s request (insistence?) that he take on the task of producing a show for the first time. (What was he thinking?) Wayne would like to thank his wife, Sharon, for letting him out of the house as often as he needed to be. He’s also grateful for the support of the cast, crew and volunteers of this remarkable community theatre company.
Linda Sheshko – Ethel Savage
Now in her seventh year with Lakeshore Players Dorval, Linda has served on the Board and also off-stage as Stage Manager for Boeing, Boeing. On-stage, she has had a wonderful time playing Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest, the psychic Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap, Mrs. Goodman and Mrs. Ince in The Cat’s Meow, and Julia McKinlock in Sabrina Fair. She is excited to be playing Mrs. Savage in this charming play. If her family is wondering why she has taken to lugging around a giant teddy bear, they will just have to see the play to find out!
Sharon Adams – Board Operator
Since joining Lakeshore Players Dorval, Sharon is happy to have had the chance to work with so many talented people. Her favourite stage credits include Margaret in Sabrina Fair, Rheba in You Can’t Take it With You (both with LP), as well as Diandra in Female Domination, Karen in A Song From a Bridge to Your Heart, Brenda in The Question is Why (with Montreal School of Performing Arts). This is Sharon’s first time working behind the scenes and she’d like to thank all the cast and crew for their support. And to everyone who inspires her to pursue her dreams, “I love you all!”
Holli Drum – Assistant Stage Manager
Holli has been a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval for 23 years, working either front-of-house, props, costumes or as an assistant stage manager. She’s also stage managed several Café Theatre productions. That’s well over 50 plays! Holli’s favourite production was Count Dracula in 1988. But what she loves most about Lakeshore Players Dorval are the friendships that begin backstage with the wonderful cast and crew, friendships that continue to grow from year to year.
Gillian Gilbert – Assistant Stage Manager
Originally from the U.K., Gillian enjoyed a misspent youth singing in rock bands (notably with Steve Hackett of Genesis). In Canada, she appeared at Le Festin du Gouverneur and Mount Royal Operatic Society. Since joining Lakeshore Players Dorval, she adored hamming it up as the grumpy flight attendant in Boeing Boeing and as Seamstress/Extra in Shakespeare In Hollywood as well as appearing in Jane Eyre and numerous behind the scenes frolicking. Gillian wishes to thank the entire organization for making theatre such a welcoming part of her life. Cheers to all the cast and crew.
Bill Fletcher – Production Manager
Bill is a veteran of the Lakeshore Players Dorval stage, joining the group in 1995 for a role in My Three Angels, and he’s still here 21 years later. He has appeared in a number of LP productions and has been on stage with several Montreal-area theatre companies. But he’s also been doing set work with Lakeshore Players Dorval since 2000 and has been the production manager on some 30 LP productions. He was last seen on our stage as Mr. Paravicini in our 50th anniversary season production of The Mousetrap.
Karen MacDonald – Costume Designer
Raised in rural Cape Breton and now living in Montreal, Karen has been drawing and creating her entire life. She is a graduate of the Costume Studies program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is delighted to be working with the wonderfully talented team of volunteers at Lakeshore Players Dorval.
Jo-Ann Pine – Costume Assistant
Well, what can be said about Jo-Ann? A member of Lakeshore Players Dorval since 1997, she has been script assistant for some 25 plays, a board member, chair of the Play Selection Committee, front-of-house manager, costume designer, hair stylist to the LP stars, and green room caterer extraordinaire! She is one of the many dedicated volunteers and members who help contribute to LP’s continued success after 51 seasons.
Marian Pine – Costume Assistant
Marian has worked front of house since before she was even a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval. She has helped Jo-Ann (her younger sister) with sewing whenever needed. She is a mainstay in front of house, being present almost every night for all three main stage plays. This year she is also a member of the Play Selection Committee.
Darlene Reynolds – Props Manager
This is Darlene’s 23rd season with Lakeshore Players Dorval, during which she has taken on many roles including make-up, décor and producing. She is managing props for LP for the second time this season and has also worked props for Stone Soup Productions. She is a member of the Hudson Players Club and in the fall will be properties manager for their production of The Great Gatsby. Darlene would like to give a nod to the NOVA Thrift Shop in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, where she has volunteered for 15 years and where she has purchased many amazing props at even more amazing prices. Check it out. And now, on with the show!
Seamus Ryan – Lighting Design
Seamus Ryan is a professional Stage Manager and theatre technician working in Montreal for the last twelve years. He has worked on several productions at the Centaur Theatre, the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Geordie Productions, Black Theatre Workshop and Theatre Lac Brome to name a few. His previous lighting designs for Lakeshore Players Dorval include And Then There Were None, Fools and Boeing, Boeing.
Christopher Upsdell – Stage Manager
A recent graduate of John Abbott’s Professional Theatre Program, Christopher is continuing his studies in John Abbott’s Acting Program with the goal of one day directing his own shows. An active member of the Montreal theatre community, over the past year he has stage managed for Persephone Productions, Opera da Camera and the Chocolate Moose Theatre Company. He is also currently stage managing WISTA’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. This is his first show with Lakeshore Players Dorval and he has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of working with the talented cast and crew of The Curious Savage.
Jordan Walder – Sound Designer
Jordan is a Montreal-based sound technician and sound designer, who is always looking for the next fun project to work on. His education includes the Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott college and the Audio Recording Technology Program at Vanier College. His most recent accomplishment was completing the Work Study Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts as a sound technician. Jordan is excited to be working with Lakeshore Players Dorval for the first time!
Steve Woodward – Set Designer
Steve is a professional cabinet maker whose career with Lakeshore Players Dorval started with set-building in the late 80s. A few years later, he left for the wet climes of Vancouver where he continued to work in set construction with Great Northern Way Scene Shop. He returned to us in 2010 and has been an important part of all our shows as carpenter and production manager, designing his first set with last season’s Lakeshore Players Dorval production of The Mousetrap. He is honoured to have been asked to design the set for The Curious Savage. Steve would like to thank the wonderful LP volunteers who give their time and talent to bring magic to the stage.