The Box Social company

Michael Bradley
Director, Producer

Michael’s directing credits include Spaces and the Tree for the 2006 Summerworks festival, as well as co-directing and performing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Square in London, UK. Michael wrote the music and lyrics for Preface Theatre’s The Cloth of the Serpent Pembe Mirui.  Performing credits include Danny in Grease, Agamemnon in Troilus and Cressida, as well as roles in Preface Theatre’s collaborative project The Lost Villages Project, Much Ado About Nothing and Discovering Romeo for Resurgence Theatre, and Julius Caesar for Alchemy Theatre. Michael also performed as a featured singer in a West-End musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. Most recently Michael has performed in the musical comedy Stories From Our Black Books, in The Two Mrs. Kissels for Lifetime television network, as well as performing the role of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Michael is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies program at the University of Toronto, a joint program with Sheridan College.

Lisa Karen Cox
Actor

Past credits include: Guys 'n Dolls, Edith in Pirates of Penzance; Anita in West Side Story, Dorothy Brock in 42nd St (Desperation Theatre Company); Horatio in Hamlet (Beyond the Cubicle Productions); The Vagina Monologues (8000 Nerves); Timon of Athens, Cymbeline, King John, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Edward II, (Stratford Festival);
Klank! (Hatch Festival); Hello, Again! (Tarragon Extra Space); Pompey in Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare in the Rough); Selene in The Penelopiad (Royal Shakespeare Company); Choir Master in Raising Luke (tiny bird/SummerWorks). A graduate from Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Studies programme Lisa studied contemporary dance, jazz vocal, theatre and business. SMH

Sarah Cutfield
Stage Manager

This is Sarah's first production with Preface Theatre.
Select credits include: Stage Manager for The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (06/07/08 seasons);Apprentice Stage Manager at The Sudbury Theatre Centre (Cinderella/ Rabbit Hole/ Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story);Production Assistant at the Canadian Opera Company (The Marriage of Figaro/ Elektra).
Sarah received her BAH in Drama from Queen's University in 2005, where she was involved in numerous productions as a stage manager, lighting designer, actor, head of props and production manager.

 

Sarena Parmar
Actor

Sarena is thrilled to be working with Preface Theatre. Past acting credits include Romeo and Juliet (Forward Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage Company), Fool’s Gold (MetaPhysical Theatre). Sarena is also an emerging playwright. Her work has been read at Summerworks, Diaspora Dialogues, and Masala! Mehndi! Masti! Sarena is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

 

Nicole St. Martin
Actor, Adaptation, Producer

Some of Nicole's performance credits include;  Emma Currie in Storm Warning for Globus Theatre, Titania and Hippolyta for Dream In the Square's A Midsummer Night's Dream (U.K.), Emma Goldman in a staged reading of Dangerous Aliens and Popova, in The Bear for Preface TheatreShe has appeared on The Smart Woman's Survival Guide and Cold Blood.  Nicole is recent graduate of  Drama Centre, London (U.K) M.A. European Classical Acting where favourite roles included Masha in The Three Sisters and the title role in Hedda Gabler.  As part of Drama Centre MA, she trained at Shakepeare's The Globe in London, UK at the Vakhtangov Institute, Moscow, Russia
As a director and choreographer, some credits include choreography for the Hart House Festival award-winning Pagan Love Songs for the Uninitiated at the 2001 SummerWorks Festival, and for The Mississauga Arts Council Award ceremony.  She was Assistant Director to Kate Lynch for The Dispute, to Dennis Hayes for The Millennium Project, and to Simon Johnston for Mycenae.  She was also the director of Resurgence Theatre's Junior Conservatory 2004 and their production of Hansel and Gretel

Joel Sturrock
Actor

Joel Sturrock began his performance training at the age of five with dance and voice. A diverse exposure to various disciplines springboarded him not only into a career, but a life of storytelling through contemporary and commercial ideas using performance art. Joel trained at Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and went on to become a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA). He completed a mentorship in Choreography under CCPA Artistic Director Jacques Lemay, where he was assistant choreographer for the show On Broadway. He has since then performed and continued his studies all over North America and Europe.

 Selected stage credits include: the lead role in The Shape of Things by Neil Labute (Twenty-Something Theatre), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club), General of Hot Desire (CCPA), and Move Dance Company. Selected film credits include: the feature film Hell on Heels, The Battle of Mary Kay (Alliance Atlantis), Daydreamer (CBC Award Best Drama) and festival favourite dance film Perceptions.

  Joel also had the honour of performing at the Royal Visit of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Victoria BC, and on board Norwegian Cruise Lines dancing for Rosie O'Donnel and Johnny Tartaglia's AD-Liberty. Most recently Joel was  guest choreographer and dance partner on MTV's Dancing with the Hosts. He now currently resides in both Toronto and Vancouver where he is producing a short film entitled Gone.

Kelly Hope Taylor
Actor, Assistant Producer

A graduate with Honours from U of T and Sheridan College's Theatre and Drama Studies Program, Kelly is an actor/writer/producer based in Toronto.
Kelly's theatrical background has led her into several projects across the spectrum including film and television. Most recent television credits include: Regenesis (Shaftesbury Films) and Lifetime's production The Gathering (with the OC's Peter Gallagher). Kelly participated in the critically acclaimed TV series Its Me, Gerald, a six-part series on Showcase Television which boasts some of Canada's finest actors (Kristen Thompson, Diego Metamoros and Tom McCamus). She was also a guest star on the UPN television series Kevin Hill starring Taye Diggs.
In film: Arthouse flick The Room premiered at the Warsaw International Film Festival in 2006 and Kelly played a lead role in the feature film The Poet which won second place prize for the People's Choice Award at the "Canadian Film Fest" in 2007.
In Theatre: Writer/Performer in Theatre Columbus' two-week  intensive The Knee Play Labs with Martha Ross and Leah Cherniak; Mistress Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, Hipployta/Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Alchemy), Fran in Just Around the Corner (Phoenix Foundation), and several staged readings including work for the ColoUred Girls' Collective and Reelworld Film Festival.
With Preface Theatre: Kelly participated in the 2006 workshop of The Box Social at the Palmerston Library.
Working very closely with creative partner Mark Day, Kelly and Mark have several television, film and multimedia projects currently in development with their companies AmeDAYus Films and Lunch Gang Productions.

Mark Day
Media Liaison

Born and raised in Port Hawkesbury, NS, Mark is best known for his acting roles in Jay Dahl’s International award winning short films Backjumping and Boyclops and Cheap Draft, a hilarious half hour comedy written and directed by Dahl which aired on CBC. Mark has also worked alongside Hollywood heavyweights Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Harrison Ford and Sissy Spacek and was featured in the critically acclaimed CBC Mini Series October 1970, based on the FLQ crisis. Mark is also the creator, writer and twisted voice(s) in the underground internet radio sketch phenomenon “The Tony Bishop Show”. 
On the producing side of things, Mark has collaborated with author Lynn Coady as a producer on the feature film Strange Heaven and is developing a number of projects for both stage and screen.