|Marie Kirstine Bang||Assistant Director
I am 21 years old and a graduate of the Free Youth Education in Denmark, a 3 year individual education, focusing on writing and directing theatre. Aside from courses in physical theatre and writing, I have been working for the Danish theatre Kaleidoskop in several productions within the last 2 years. I have worked as an Assistant Director and Assistant Stage Manager with Martin Tulinius (Kaleidoskop), Assistant Director and Backstage Manager with the Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, as well as other companies.
|Alison Benjamin|| Ensemble
I am Alison Benjamin and I am a 2nd year arts student at UBC. My favourite theatre credits include the 2003 AMS production of The Vagina Monologues and traveling to Ottawa to compete in the 2002 Canadian Improv Games. When I'm not acting, I co-direct and run the tech for a current affairs show on CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver. I've loved being a part of this show, witnessing the actors' processes, and learning from the life of a writer who says his life was a "hesitation before birth". Thanks to Martin, Kaleidoskop and Rumble for giving me the space to shine through K. Act as if you are in a dream: Be daring and don't apologize.
|Dick Veloso Chow|| Ensemble
Dick is in his final year in UBC's Theatre department and is very grateful for this multi-national experience. At UBC he has had the opportunity of appearing in Measure for Measure (Provost), Oh What a Lovely War (Pierrot), The Marriage of Figaro (Pedrillo) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Pablo). He recently finished a UBC short film called Officer Tedward and a role on the Fox TV show Jake 2.0. " I'd like to thank Martin for being so much bloody fun (and also an amazing director) as well as the cast (fantastic) and the crew (superb). There are probably not enough superlatives to describe this experience. I hope you enjoy the show!"
|Angela Ferreira|| Assistant Director
Angela is an alumnus of the Theatre program at UBC where she received the Yvonne Firkins Prize for outstanding achievement in directing. She was last seen as The Pupil in Ionesco's The Lesson and as Francis, the young boy, in The Falstaff Project. She will next appear in Andromache for United Players of Vancouver and will next direct Adam Cowart's A Cloudless Sky premiering at the 2004 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Thanks to Martin, Norman, Marie, Galia, Patrick, Jamie, Karin, Stanley, Helina, Stokes, and the ensemble. Much love.
Anastasia feels privileged to work with such a diverse and fascinating group of artists. She would like to thank UBC and Rumble Productions for making it possible for students like herself to partake in this embrace of international theatre, and to work alongside such acclaimed professional actors, especially with such a self defining theatre artist as Martin. This project has had no shortage of surprises – not to mention a daily tasting of odd Danish treats. A delightful approach to a piece that plunges into the darkest questions. A third year student of theatre and philosophy, some of Anastasia’s favorite UBC theatre credits include Strophe, Phaedra's Love, The Ashgirl, and Lucietta, Il Campliello. The warmest thanks to all her supporting friends, and to all: enjoy the show!
|Galia Goodwin||Stage Manager
Galia attended UBC a decade or so ago, graduating from the English Department as she had not yet discovered her place in the theatre. She is happy to go backwards, so to speak, to experience theatre in a university setting. Galia's previous shows with Rumble are the Burning Vision tour to Montreal and Ottawa this spring, and Two in the back, Three in the head in 2000, and she is thrilled to be working with Norman Armour, the actor. This year has been very full for her, stage managing Opera Underwater (Modern Baroque Opera), Flying Blind at ATP in Calgary (Axis / Arts Club / Legs on the Wall), the aforementioned Burning Vision tour, Bard in the Vineyard's inaugural season in Kelowna of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Garden for Modern Baroque Opera, a brief stint with the Arts Club's Othello, and Shopping and Fucking for Pi/Ruby Slippers. And she also found time to get married this year to her favourite Technical Director Terence van der Woude. Many thanks to Jay, Helina, and Adam for all their hard work.
|Patrick Keating||Assistant Doctor
Patrick is thrilled to be working, especially on a wonderful production with such a talented cast and crew. Since graduating from Simon Fraser's School for the Contemporary Arts, Patrick has worked with several Vancouver Theatre Companies, most recently in Respectable and An Enemy of the People with the Firehall Theatre Company. He can also be seen in locally made T.V. and Film productions. Patrick is proud to be an artistic associate of Rumble Productions.
|James Long|| Kafka
For the second half of the nineties James created a number of critically acclaimed alternative theatre works with Boca del Lupo, a company he formed with a group of Simon Fraser graduates in 1996. He has since moved on to selected theatre and film projects, including ones with the Leaky Heaven Circus and Urban Ink. In 2003, he formed Theatre Replacement with artist Maiko Bae Yamamoto. In the upcoming year the company will premiere three new works; Broiler, Long's one person show about a little chicken, Train, Yamamoto's story of a man endlessly waiting in a Tokyo train station, and The Empty Orchestra, an examination of karaoke and agoraphobia the pair will be creating with musician Veda Hille. Next with Rumble is Aaron Bushkowsky's Soulless.
|Helina Patience|| Assistant Stage Manager
Helina is currently in her fouth year B.A. Major in Theatre and Minor in English programs. She recently transfered to UBC after beginning her studies at Concordia University in Montreal. In Vancouver, she played a superannuary in UBC Opera's The Bartered Bride and she was one of the directors of the first annual Walking Fish Festival. This is Helina's fist time assistant stage managing a production and she has enjoyed every minute of it. She will be directing Over the Edge in this years Brave New Play Rites Festival being held April 14-18. A few of Helina's interests include acting, singing, dancing, drumming, and photography.
|Amy Peradenic|| Ensemble
Although Amy has been active in theatre productions in the community and with UBC’s English Students Society, this is her first foray into one of UBC Theatre’s mainstage shows. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful cast of actors, both fellow students and professionals. Amy was most recently seen last August in an eight-hour marathon of Ionesco’s The Lesson, and was a part of the first annual Walking Fish Festival last June, among other projects. She is completing her last year of a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Theatre and English, and plans to pursue a career in the theatre.
|Adam Stokes||Assistant Stage manager
Adam is currently finishing his degree in Production and Technical Theatre. He has stage managed two Theatre@UBC productions as well as other outside projects, and has been a student TD in numerous theatre festivals on campus. He hopes to follow his education into a career as a stage manager or technical director. Beyond theatre, Adam enjoys outdoor recreation and martial arts. After he gains his black belt Adam will take a year-long hiatus to teach English in Asia. Adam would like to thank the cast and crew for their hard work, and for making K. a wonderful experience. Enjoy the show.
|Matthew Thiessen|| Ensemble
Matthew Thiessen is grateful to have worked with the very cool cast and crew of K., who have all metamorphisized into friends. He is pursuing a major in theatre, is currently in his third year, and has appeared on the UBC stage in The Falstaff Project, The Bald Soprano, The Marriage of Figaro, Measure for Measure, and the Brave New Playwrights Festival. Other credits include You Can't Take It With You (Pacific Theatre/Stone's Throw Productions), Beans Talk (Vancouver Fringe), and Fifth of July (Gasown Actor's Studio). He has also enjoyed studying with director/teacher David Jones, and has since landed roles in television, commercials, and short films. Interests include soccer, soccer, and soccer (okay, it's an obsession).
In 1994 Martin Tulinius founded the Theatre Kaleidoskop with Mikkel Harder Munck-hansen and Peter Busch. Acknowledged as Denmark's leading contemporary theatre, Kaleidoskop Theatre is considered the centre for modern experimental theatre and related art forms in Copenhagen. Originally an visual artist, Martin Tulinius' way to theatre began with the set design. In 1998, he directed his first theatre production, a staging of Schönbergs Pierrot Lunaire. In 1999 he wrote his first play K., which he co-directed with Mikkel Harder Munck-Hansen. Later in 1999 he created the visual design and solo directed the staged experimental music production Dream Tracks in the Night. In 2000, Martin Tulinius re-staged Pierrot Lunaire in an international touring version. This version was shown at Kampnagel Hamborg in November 2000 to a great success.
|Stanley Weese|| Old Man
After serving in the US Army in Africa and Italy during WW II, Mr. Weese attended the Universities of Minnesota, Illinois and Stanford. He joined the faculty at UBC in 1965 where he worked as a teacher, an actor and as a director. In 1971, Mr. Weese was awarded a University of British Columbia Master Teacher’s Certificate of Merit. His dozen or so roles as an actor included Pantalone in A Servant of Two Masters, Ferapont in The Three Sisters, and Glouster in King Lear. The plays he directed at the Frederic Wood Theatre ranged from Long Day’s Journey into Night, Waiting for Godot, Entertaining Mr. Sloane to The Glass Menagerie. Mr. Weese retired in December of 1988 and on the 14th of December, 2003 celebrated his 80th birthday.