The tale of a married, middle-aged architect, Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, whose lives crumble when Martin falls in love with a goat, the play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society. Through showing this family in crisis, Albee challenges audience members to question their own moral judgment of social taboos.
Amanda Liz Cutting is thrilled to be directing The Goat. Recent directing credits include Morpheus Theatre's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, assistant director of StoryBook Theatre's The Last Five Years and Peter Pan, as well as directing ACT's productions of The Shape of a Girl, Boiler Room Suite, and Spring Awakening. She is a Mount Royal University Graduate in Theatre Arts. Amanda held the position of Director.
Ben Francis is a graduate of the master class program at the Company of Rogues actors studio. Select theatre credits include: All in Good Time, The Rimers of Eldritch, The Bar Off Melrose, and Almost, Maine. Ben is thrilled to be working with Artists' Collective Theatre and hopes you enjoy the show! Ben played the role of Billy.
Charlotte Loeppky is an actor, director, musician and teacher. She has studied theatre in various venues over the years and considers herself a lifelong student of the craft, enjoying the challenges that any new production will offer. This is her second production with ACT, having worked on the award winning musical, The Apple Kingdom as Music Director. Recent acting credits include Ivy in August Osage County, Mrs. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank and three episodes of Hell On Wheels for TV. Charlotte played the role of Stevie.
Christopher Heatherington is thrilled to be a part of ACT’s production of one of Edward Albee’s most challenging works. He has been active in stage and screen work for many years while working as a writer and Creative Director for ad agencies from Toronto to Vancouver and has created and appeared in multiple TV commercials and commercial videos. Recent stage roles include Virgil’s Wedding, The Good & Faithful Servant and Move Over Mrs. Markham. Christopher played the role of Martin.
This is Darcy Wilson’s first encounter with Artist’s Collective Theatre and it has been a wonderful experience. Having worked with a majority of the production team/cast on Diary of Anne Frank (Morpheus Theatre) is a big plus for Darcy because he gets to jump straight into the project without having to figure out artistic styles. A graduate from the University of Calgary, Darcy has been involved with stage and television in various levels of fervor for over twenty years. Look for him next as the apocalyptic preacher in the Zombie flick Breakdown Lane - currently in post production. Darcy played the role of Ross.
Emerald Tofte is extremely excited to be producing The Goat. Past theatre credits include: Almost, Maine (Artists' Collective Theatre),The Apple Kingdom (Calgary One-Act Festival), The Diary of Anne Frank (Morpheus Theatre). She feels privileged to be working with such an incredibly talented and inspiring group of people. Emerald held the position of Producer.
Eric Pettifor is a graduate of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School and Artistic Dramaturg of Artists' Collective Theatre. He has directed for the company, and most recently appeared as Easton in ACT's production of Almost, Maine and Sprugg in Boiler Room Suite last year. This is the second time he has had the good fortune to be married to Charlotte, since he played Otto Frank to her Edith in Morpheus' production of The Diary of Anne Frank. He is grateful for the challenge of playing Martin in The Goat. Eric played the role of Martin.
Erik Hope is ACT's resident set builder, going all the way back to our innaugral production of The Lonely Soldier Monologues where he created for us near indestructable benches which served again in our production of Almost, Maine. He worked on Hanne's first design for ACT, Spring, Awakening, and has been essential once more in bringing her vision into the realm of reality for The Goat. Erik held the position of Set Builder.
Hanne Loosen is extremely excited to be participating in the productions of Artists’ Collective Theatre. As an independent theatre designer she worked for theatre and opera performances in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Russia, the Netherlands and Canada (www.hanneloosen.be). Recent credits in Calgary include: Spring Awakening (ACT), Five by Eleven (Sage Theatre), The Barber of Cowtown (Cowtown Opera) and The Real McCoy (Ellipsis Tree Collective). She is honored that ACT trusted her to follow her ideals as set designer. Hanne held the positions of Set and Costume Designer.
Keri Lyn Halfacre is a graduate of Red Deer College’s Theatre and Entertainment production program. She’s excited to be part of her second ACT production as props master (first being Spring Awakening). Recent theatre credits include Steven Evanik’s A Spark Extinguished (designer) and Joe Semenoff’s The Health Inspector (props master), both at Pumphouse Theatre’s One Act Festival. Recent film credits include set dressing for Forsaken and the TV series Fargo. Keri held the position of Props and Set Dressing.
Kimberly Currie 's recent credits include Adventures of a Comic Book Artist, Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night, and and the film and tv side was in a Crime Stoppers episode, and was 3rd assistant director on Gordon Herschell Lewis' Bloodmania. Kimberly held the position of Front of House.
Lisa Floyd is a 2013 graduate from the University of Lethbridge, with a BFA in Tech and Design. She has recently worked closely as a Lighting Designer and/or Stage Manager on the following productions; Calgary Fringes: WILF, Straight on Till Morning, Spring Awakening: The Musical, Stick Rag Idols, Ignites: Dance Series, Opaque, Shape of a Girl, Almost Maine and Cowtown Operas: The Bachelor Cabaret. Lisa recently worked with Ghost River Theatre and ATP on The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst workshop as the Technical Director. She has also worked with Diabolique Films on the Bloodmania Mini Series as an Assistant Casting Director. Lisa looks forward to working with ACT again on such an exciting show. Lisa held the position of Light Designer.
Liz Butterfield ACT Theatre debut. Other credits include: L’incoronazione di Poppea (COSI), Barber of Cowtown (Cowtown Opera), Touch Me: Songs for a disconnected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild), Love Train (Stage West Calgary), BIG the Musical (StoryBook), I Love You Because (Stage West Calgary), Grease (St. Clair College). Liz received her BFA focused in Theatre Performance Production from Ryerson University and an Advanced Diploma in Entertainment Technology from St. Clair College. Liz would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her throughout her dreams in theatre and events. Liz held the position of Stage Manager.
Samantha Braitenback has been performing since she was very young. She started her career in community theatre at the age of 12 and has been involved in the arts ever since. She graduated from Mount Royal University in 2010 and studied at Rogues Actors Studio. She was in productions such as Twelfth Night, Rimers of Eldrich, Les Miserables and Artist Collective Theatre’s Almost Maine. Sam held the position of Assistant Director.