Carrie Costello was raised in Prince George, B.C. and now makes her home in Winnipeg, MB. Since graduating from York University, she has dedicated herself to Theatre for Young Audiences. She is an accomplished puppeteer and has toured with both Carousel Players (The Last Drop, For Art’s Sake, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home) and Roseneath Theatre (Dib and Dob and the Journey Home for the Ontario and Scotland tours, Rocket and the Queen of Dreams for the Ontario and US tours). Carrie has created and toured six scripts for preschool aged children with Castlemoon Theatre. She also wrote There’s Mouse in My House (based on a book by Sheree Fitch) for primary audiences, which was produced in 2009 by Carousel Players and later remounted and toured to Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and Theatre Direct. Her latest script for primary audiences, Water Under the Bridge, which she co-wrote with Michaela Washburn, was produced in 2012 by Carousel Players and will be remounted in 2013 for Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. During the summer of 2012 Carrie wrote and puppeteered in Castlemoon Theatre’s latest project for preschool age children Snail and the Whale.
Cole Lewis, a 2014 MFA candidate in Directing at the Yale School of Drama, is a director, writer, and performer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is a graduate of Brock University’s Theatre Program and attended the National Theatre School of Canada, where she studied playwriting.
She is a founding member of St Catharines’ award-winning Suitcase In Point Theatre Company (SIP), a group of like-minded artists who strive to engage and excite through collaborative play development. As an Artistic Associate of SIP for ten years, Cole worked on 23 original cabarets and directed 6 original productions. These include BeWearing Wolf, at Harbourfront Hatch Festival in Toronto, as well as Emily Chesley, at SummerWorks Festival in Toronto and Keith Richards: A One Woman Show at Fixt Point in Toronto.
Other projects and productions in Canada include Ministry of Love, an original adaptation by Cole and the ensemble of George Orwell’s 1984 for Theatre Rien Pantoute in Edmonton, Alberta. In Calgary she worked as a resident company artist at Theatre Junction where she performed in Archaeology and assisted Artistic Director, Mark Lawes, throughout the season. At the National Arts Centre of Canada in Ottawa, she assistant directed the new play, And All For Love. She also worked as assistant director for Carousel Players’ interactive show for Kindergarten to Grade three students Peg and the Yeti.
Clelia Scala is a mask maker, sculptor and illustrator based in St. Catharines. Her masks have appeared on stages in Ontario and in galleries, shops, schools, and television in Canada and the United States. She has taught mask-making and theatre makeup to groups of five to twenty-five people in classroom and workshop settings. Clelia’s latest credits include mask design and construction for the the play “Tales from the Garden” (Theatre Beyond Words) and for the film Sniff: The Dog Movie (director: Barry Stone). She recently illustrated the poetry collection I Can Say Interpellation (BookThug) by Stephen Cain and is currently writing and illustrating an alphabet book for adults.
Colleen Costello has been involved in music her whole life, beginning with church and school choir, piano, and trumpet and evolving later into guitar, percussion and composition. She has been writing, playing and recording for the public since 1996, and touring Canada in live bands since 1999. While her primary focus was at first writing, recording, performing and touring, in2003 she branched out into adapting music for the theatre environment, especially children’s theatre, as she shows a special affinity for writing catchy and melodic sounds. She was a puppeteer, street performer and singer for Crispy Salamander Theatre Co. for the productions Horton Hears a Who (1997) and Songs and Stories (1997) as well as the pianist for the SATCO adaptation of Peter and and the Wolf (1996).
More recently, Colleen Costello has been the sole sound designer for Castlemoon Theatres touring productions: The Snail and the Whale (2012present), Looking for a Moose (2009), The Girl Who Hated Books (2007), Eeny Meeny Miny (2005), Wide Awake Owl (2004), and FiveSense Worth (2003). She was also the lead sound design and songwriter for the Award winning short films Falling for Caroline (2009) and Click! (2013) by Christine Chew, both of which toured Europe and North America film festivals.
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