It is an honour and pleasure to be able to work with Chris, and the many likewise talented individuals on this production. Recent stage management credits include: Greenland (TigerMilk Collective), Legally Blonde:The Musical 2014 (TUTS), Iceland (Dirt Road Production), Dissolve (Shameless Hussy Production), Legally Blonde: The Musical 2013 (TUTS), Duchess: aka Wallis Simpson (Theatre@UBC) and The Bombitty of Errors (Twenty Something Theatre). Last but not least, she would like to thank her family back in Korea — 사랑해!
Annabel’s career has spanned a few decades and many parts of Canada. Most recently she was seen at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike. Over the last few years she’s appeared in the Vancouver Playhouse production of La Cage Aux Folles, Peninsula Productions’ Blithe Spirit (playing Madame Arcati), the Winnipeg Studio Theatre production of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, and Henry and Alice: Into the Wild at Theatre Northwest.
She has also appeared in numerous Arts Club Theatre productions including My Fair Lady, Evita, Private Lives, Coward Cabaret, The Thing About Men and Dinner With Friends. Other productions include the role of Anna in The King and I (Richmond Gateway), A Little Night Music (Vancouver Playhouse), Dads, the Musical (Richmond Gateway), A Streetcar Named Desire (Theatre Northwest), and Mom’s The Word (Belfry Theatre).
She is a recipient of two Jessie Richardson Awards, for Aunt Dan and Lemon and more recently for her performance in The Elephant Man. Film and television appearances include Arrow, If I Stay, Married Life, The L Word, The Client List, Smallville and Jumanji. She is also a certified 500 hour Yoga instructor. Annabel trained at Studio 58 and is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Annabel lives in Kerrisdale with her partner Barry and two grown sons who come and go (boomerang generation) and her spectacularly beautiful Golden Doodle, Tosca, who was named for her favorite opera, not a brand of artichokes!
Daniel is very excited to be back on stage, in excellent company, after a three-year sabbatical. A graduate of the Capilano Musical Theatre program, Daniel has been seen on numerous stages around the lower mainland. Select credits include Lockwood/The History Boys (Arts Club), Frog/A Year with Frog and Toad (Gemini Theatre), Toby/Debts (Itsazoo), Butch Honeywell/The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Exit22 OnStage) and Judah/Joseph…Dreamcoat (Footlight).
Daniel has been running various restaurants around Vancouver for a number of years and would like to thank his family for being ever supportive, his work family for covering shifts and his girlfriend for encouraging him to get back in the game.
Pam has been a professional Set Designer for 35 years. Her designs have travelled throughout Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. Pam has received several Jessie Richardson Awards for her outstanding work and in 2012 Pam was honoured with a “Career Achievement” Award. Pam continues to guide and inspire young talent, as she is a design instructor at Studio 58.
Since she was dragged, kicking and screaming, to a performance of Charley’s Aunt at the age of 13, Kathleen has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with live theatre. With a diverse 30 year background in communications, marketing, sales and organizational methods, her passion for all things creative led her to become a partner (with her Producer husband, Bill Allman) in the North Shore based production company, Famous Artists Limited, where she works as both an Associate Producer and as a Marketer/Publicist of live theatre and music productions in the Greater Vancouver area.
Kathleen is also the owner of Lasting Impressions Creative Services, a company offering a variety of decorating, gift and lifestyle services.
Kathleen is thrilled to be working with such a wonderful team on this stellar production of Snapshots. Many thanks to Wendy and Ron Stuart of WRS Productions for this amazing opportunity! For more information on Kathleen, please visit www.famousartists.ca and www.lastingimpressionsvancouver.com.
Jocelyn is thrilled to be returning to the cast of this amazing production, and to share the stage with such a talented group of artists. She recently appeared in Les Miserables at the Arts Club Theatre Company, and in December, will be appearing as Maia in Theatre Calgary’s world premiere of Nicholas Lloyd Webber’s new musical, The Little Prince.
Jocelyn grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she began acting, singing, and dancing in regional productions at the age of seven. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of British Columbia, and then continued her studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In addition to acting on stage and in film, she has been playing classical piano and flute from a very young age, has trained in ballet, jazz, and tap, and is a classically trained vocalist. She most recently played Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (TUTS), for which she won an Ovation Award, an E.V. Young Award, an Aida Broadbent Award, and was a finalist on the CBC show Triple Sensation, receiving an award for Most Outstanding Actress. Other selected credits include Adrienne in Strawman, Anais Pnin in The Idiots Karamazov, Anastasie in Old Goriot, Beatrice in Unity 1918, Rose in Ruddigore, and Ariel in Footloose, to name a few. When she’s not performing, Jocelyn teaches voice, musical theatre, and acting to children at a few different academies throughout the Lower Mainland.
Thank you to the entire cast and creative team of Snapshots for this opportunity, and to da Costa Talent for their relentless dedication. A special thank you to my family, friends, and professors, whose tireless support and encouragement has helped shape me into the artist that I am today, and most importantly, to my husband, for his unwavering love and support.
Matthew hails from the small community of Manning, Alberta and moved to Vancouver nine years ago. Being an actor/singer himself, he’s recently been in Shrek – the Musical (Align Entertainment), Legally Blonde – the Musical and the 2014 remount (TUTS) and will be playing Uncle Fester in The Addams Family Musical (Align Entertainment) in February where he is also Volunteer Coordinator.
Matthew has volunteered with numerous companies around the city and was just coordinator for Darling – A Musical with Springboard Productions. If anyone is interested in volunteering for The Addams Family, please email him.
Dawn has worked with numerous theatre companies as a performer and director-choreographer. Select credits include Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music (Gateway Theatre), Fosse, Fosse, Fosse (NY Jazz Co), The Wiz (FCP, CTC Award), Anything Goes (Metro Theatre, CTC Award and Ovation nominee) and 42nd Street (Metro Theatre, Ovation Award). Dawn trained at the Canadian School of Ballet, is a CCPA grad, danced with Enpoint ENT in Japan and performed with Ballet West in Oban, Scotland, as a company member and soloist. She brings 16 years experience teaching dance and musical theatre, the last 11 spent at the Gateway Theatre Academy. Dawn was nominated for Richmond’s Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award three years running. She is currently the Artistic Associate at Gateway Theatre. Thank you to the fantastic cast/crew and production team. All my love to Family & Friends!
Peter was theatre critic at the Vancouver Sun for 15 years and movie critic for five years before that. He toiled in the fields of journalism for more than 30 years, largely in arts reporting but also covering courts, school boards, late-night police calls and cats up trees. He is grateful to Ron and Wendy for the opportunity to help plant bums in seats and keep musical theatre humming along in Vancouver.
Courtney is excited to be working on Snapshots! Before getting into theatre she was a dancer for twelve years with Tri-City Dance Centre. With her studio she got the chance to dance in Disneyland and on cruise ships. SM experience includes One Plus One (Pipedream). ASM experience includes Annie, My Fair Lady (RCMT), Legally Blonde Remount (TUTS) and Darling (Springboard Productions).
Chris is so happy to exclaim “We’re Back!!!”. Having produced Snapshots last year with The Snapshots Collective, he is thrilled to see the show at Presentation House with WRS Productions. Most recently as a Producer, Chris helped launch Lion Fish Entertainment, with Danny Balkwill and Diana Kaarina. Their inaugural production was the smash hit The Last 5 Years. He has also previously been Associate Producer to two shows with Intimate Theatre, I Love You Because and The Girl In The Frame. He conceived, created, and produced Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Songbook with Wendy Stuart, co-produced by WRS Productions and Intimate Theatre. Chris studied theatre at the University of Victoria, receiving his BFA, and trained in producing with Brian Richmond. Chris is also a performer, having appeared recently as Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with the Globe Theatre in Regina and touring B.C. schools with Axis Theatre’s new musical Hamelin: A New Fable, playing The Pied Piper. As a Sound Designer, Chris has worked with some of Vancouver coolest companies, including Pacific Theatre, Itsazoo, Honest Fishmongers, star star, Yogurt Theatre, and of course, The Snapshots Collective. More info at www.chrisadamsacts.com
Adam is a website creator and graphic designer with 20 years experience in the industry and over 10 years as an independent designer and consultant. He’s also an actor, singer, and voiceover artist – so working with The Snapshots Collective is a natural fit! Find out more about Adam Abrams Design and Consulting, or check out Adam’s personal and acting blog.
Stephen Aberle graduated from Studio 58 and has worked in theatre, film, radio, TV and opera in Vancouver and other Canadian centres for over 35 years. Recent credits include Fagin in Oliver! at TUTS, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof for Chemainus and Western Canada Theatre, People Like Vince for Green Thumb, All Shook Up for Chemainus and the Gateway, Uncle Vanya for Blackbird Theatre, and TV appearances on The L Word, The Guard and Supernatural. Stephen was part of the 2014 Vancouver production of Snapshots, and is delighted to return to work on this magical material with such a talented group of old friends and new colleagues.